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Official Rules

1. Sponsor.

The official Sponsors of the Annual Beauty Blogger Award 2015 are Blo Blow Dry Bar, Inc., a Delaware corporation with a principal place of business at 1881 Yonge St., Suite 710, Toronto, ON, M4S 3C4 and Blo Blow Dry Bar, Inc., an Ontario corporation with a principal place of business at 1881 Yonge St., Suite 710, Toronto, ON, M4S 3C4 (collectively, “Blo”).

2. Period.

The search for the Annual Beauty Blogger Award 2015 begins on August 19, 2015 and ends on September 30. Users of Blo websites can nominate bloggers as the best from August 19, 2015 (12:01 am Eastern Daylight Time) through August 31, 2015 (11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time). Users will then vote among the nominated bloggers on Blo websites beginning on September 9, 2015 (12:01 am Eastern Daylight Time) and ending on September 30, 2015 (11:59 PM Eastern Daylight time). The winners of the Annual Beauty Blogger Award 2015 will be announced on October 7, 2015. There will be one Upcoming Blogger winner and one Established Blogger winner.

3. Process.

There will be a nomination phase and a voting phase that are open to all users of the Blo websites and social media. The voting phase results will be split equally between the users and five appointed judges. Blo will appoint the judges.

4. Nominations.

Users of the Blo websites and social media accounts can visit https://blomedry.com/ and https://blomedry.com/2015/08/blo-beauty-blogger-awards-voting/, in order to nominate a user’s favorite beauty industry blogger. Blo will ask each user for his or her name and e-mail address, and data collection will conform to Blo’s privacy policy at https://blomedry.com/privacy-policy/. A user may nominate as many beauty industry bloggers as possible. A user must provide the beauty industry blogger’s name and blog address.

5. Requirements for nominations.

Every nominated blogger will be evaluated and must be a blogger that discusses the beauty industry (encompassing, but not limited to, blog posts about hair, hair products, make up, lip gloss, skin products, perfumes, manicures, pedicures, or product comparisons). Bloggers must use original photography. A nominated blogger with under 50,000 followers on Instagram (“Upcoming Blogger”) will be placed in the Upcoming Bloggers voting group. A nominated blogger with over 50,000 followers on Instagram (“Established Blogger”) will be placed in the Established Bloggers group. Bloggers must be residents of the United States of America (all 50 states) and the District of Columbia (excluding any other territory) or residents of Canada.

6. Voting for users.

Users of the Blo websites and social media accounts can visit https://blomedry.com/ and https://blomedry.com/2015/08/blo-beauty-blogger-awards-voting/, in order to vote for the user’s favorite beauty industry blogger of those nominated. Blo will ask each user for his or her name and e-mail address, and data collection will conform to Blo’s privacy policy at https://blomedry.com/privacy-policy/. Users may then vote for one Upcoming Blogger and one Established Blogger. Final results from user voting count as one-sixth of the final score.

7. Voting for judges.

Blo will commission and appoint five judges. The judges will judge both the Established Blogger and the Upcoming Blogger. Each judge will create a score of 1-10 for the nominated bloggers from the following criteria:

A. Leadership: As a person who guides or directs a group, this blogger must lead the blogging community and direct thought (as seen by those who quote this blogger).

B. Ambition: This blogger has a strong desire to do or to achieve something with his or her blog, typically requiring determination and hard work.

C. Inspiration: This blogger motivates his or her readers to do something positive.

D. Tastemaker: This blogger decides or influences what is or will become fashionable.

E. Passion: This blogger is passionate about empowering women and girls.

The six scores will be averaged by each judge. The top score will be the vote for the judge. The winner of the Annual Beauty Blogger Award 2015 will be the blogger with the most votes. If there is a tie, then the tiebreaker is the higher vote from the users.

8. Prizes.

The winners (one Established Blogger and one Upcoming Blogger) will receive:

The ability to control the @bloheartsyou Instagram account for one day (3-5 posts).

The Established Blogger will receive:

Illustrations in their image in the November 2 Holiday Menu, showing all hair style trends.

One Blo Tab (8 blowouts at the blogger’s closest location with a retail value of $266 CAD, $280 USD except in New York, NY and San Francisco, CA in which the value is $315 USD in Blo locations.).

A UNITE gift pack:
UNITE Backpack
UNITE Paddle Brush
UNITE Detangle Brush
7 Seconds Leave In
7 Seconds Glossing Spray
Lazer Straight
Boosta
Texturiza
U Oil
(5) 7SECONDS Shampoo & Conditioner Sample Envelopes
(Retail value of $209 CAD, $160 USD)
The Upcoming Blogger will receive:
A UNITE gift pack:
UNITE drawstring bag
7 Seconds Leave In
7 Seconds Glossing
Lazer Straight
Boosta
Texturiza
Oil
(5) 7SECONDS Shampoo & Conditioner Sample Envelopes
(Retail value of $118 CAD, $90 USD)

Prizes are not transferable. No prize substitutions except at Sponsor’s election or option in which event a prize of same value will be awarded. Limit one prize per blogger. Annual Beauty Blogger Award 2015 will be conducted by Sponsor whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this sweepstakes drawing. Winning bloggers must sign releases granting the use of names, images, and other rights of privacy/publicity by the Sponsor.

9. Purchases.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY in order to participate as a user and nominate or vote.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY in order to participate as a blogger.

10. Conditions of entry.

Sponsor has no responsibility for: a) lost, late, misdirected, illegible, incorrect or inaccurate nomination or voting information irrespective of cause; b) human or other errors; c) theft, destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of nomination or voting materials; d) communications malfunctions, delays or errors of any kind e.g., technical, network, telephone, computer hardware or software malfunctions, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive any information including entry; and e) injury or damage of any kind to any
person’s computer arising out of accessing and using any website or the downloading from or printing of any material from a website. By participating in the Annual Beauty Blogger Award 2015, bloggers and users agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Annual Beauty Blogger Award 2015, in its entirety or in part, should a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupt or adversely affect the administration, security or proper operation of the Annual Beauty Blogger Award 2015; and, in such event, Sponsor will post a notice thereof on blomedry.com and select the winners from the valid nominations or votes legitimately received prior to such action. Any attempt by an individual to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Annual Beauty Blogger Award 2015 is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law. All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners. All federal, state and local laws apply. Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor and their agencies to use winner’s name, address and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law, and to the use of his/her first name and city and state of residence for purposes of providing a list of winners to the public on request and as required by law. Entrant data will be collected and used in accordance with the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, stated at https://blomedry.com/privacy-policy/. Entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, prize providers, promotion agencies and their respective parents, affiliates, contractors and agencies, and employees of each, from injury, death, loss or other liability that may arise from the acceptance or use of any prize or their participation in the Annual Beauty Blogger Award 2015 or its administration.

11. Dispute Resolution.

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of users and bloggers and Sponsor and their agencies from the United States of America, shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of users and bloggers and Sponsor and their agencies from Canada, shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. Users and bloggers hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in the Annual Beauty Blogger Award 2015, entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Annual Beauty Blogger Award 2015, or awarding of the prize, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (b) (1)any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this sweepstakes, or awarding of the prize, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Delaware if the action arises in the United States of America (2) any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this sweepstakes, or awarding of the prize, shall be filed only in the provincial courts in the province of Ontario if the action arises in Canada; (c) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (d) under no circumstances will any participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.

12. Void where prohibited.