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Official Rules

 NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

A PURCHASE, PAYMENT, OR DONATION WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DC. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

SPONSOR:

The Plasma 101 Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") is sponsored by Biomat USA, Inc., 2410 Lillyvale Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90032 ("Sponsor" or "Biomat").

PROMOTION PERIOD:

The Sweepstakes begins on August 31, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET"), and ends on September 1, 2021 at 10:59 a.m. ET ("Promotion Period"). Sponsor is the official timekeeper for the Promotion Period.

ELIGIBILITY:

Entrants must be (i) at least 18 years old at time of entry; and (ii) a legal resident of the 50 United States or District of Columbia. Void where prohibited by law. By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor relating to the Sweepstakes, which shall be final, (b) to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its affiliate, Talecris Plasma Resources, Inc. ("TPR"), Instagram, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes; and (c) to acknowledge acceptance of and compliance with these Official Rules. Employees of Sponsor, its parent, affiliates, or subsidiaries, and the immediate families and members of the same household of each are not eligible. All federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations apply.

In addition to compliance with these Official Rules, participants must also comply with Instagram's Terms of Use (https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/terms/before-january-19-2013/) and any other applicable Instagram rules. Note that your entry via Instagram will not be considered successfully submitted if your account settings prevent Sponsor from seeing your entry. Instagram is not a Sponsor of this Sweepstakes, nor does Instagram endorse, administer or promote this Sweepstakes. You are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Instagram. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Sweepstakes should be directed to Sponsor, not Instagram. If you participate via your mobile phone, such activity will be subject to the charges pursuant to your wireless service provider's rate plan. Please consult your wireless service provider for more information.

TO ENTER:

On August 31, 2021 at 11:00 a.m., Sponsor will share a post on its Instagram account (@biomatusaplasma) announcing the beginning of the Promotion Period ("Promotion Post"). At the same time, Sponsor will post a brief quiz on the "story" feature of its Instagram account ("Promotion Quiz"). To enter the sweepstakes, participants must do the following during the Promotion Period:  

  1. Follow Sponsor on Instagram.
  2. Mention a friend in the comments of the Promotion Post (i.e., "@" followed immediately by the friend's Instagram handle). The comment must also include the hashtag "#Plasma101Sweepstakes".
  3. Complete the Promotion Quiz.

 Eligible participants who complete these three steps will each receive one (1) entry. Participants' responses to the Promotion Quiz, whether correct or incorrect, will not affect their chances on winning. Limit: no more than one (1) entry allowed per person. Sponsor discourages the creation of multiple Instagram accounts. Any use of automated, robotic, macro, programmed or similar quick-entry programs, or attempts to exceed the maximum number of entries permitted, is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In case of dispute, entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the relevant Instagram account at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the account.

Additional Entry Requirements:

Ineligible entries include entries that fail to comply with these Official Rules, as well as those that are, in whole or in part, unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, hateful, embarrassing to another person or entity, deceptive, obscene, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, contain racial slurs, depict unsafe, abusive, or violent behavior, violate or infringe the rights of others including, without limitation, patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, publicity, privacy or other proprietary rights, contain explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts, or are not within the spirit of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

PRIZES, ODDS, AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE ("ARV"):

Sponsor or its designee will select three (3) potential winners by random drawing from among all eligible entries to each receive the following prize package: two (2) folding chairs, one (1) flip top cooler, one (1) Bluetooth speaker, and two (2) insulated water bottles. The approximate retail value ("ARV") of the prize is $104.25. The total ARV of all prizes to be awarded is $312.75. Odds of winning depend on the total number entries received. Limit of one prize per household.

Terms applicable to all prizes:

All prize details not specified herein shall be determined solely by Sponsor. Prizes are not transferable and must be accepted as awarded, with no substitutions of any kind, except by the Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute the prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. All federal, state and local taxes, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance not specified herein as being provided are the potential winner's responsibility. All Prize details are at the Sponsor's sole discretion.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:

The drawings will be conducted by Sponsor or one of Sponsor's designees on or about September 1, 2021. The potential winners will be notified by direct message on Instagram. Potential winners must respond to the message to claim the prize within seven (7) business days. If any potential winner fails to respond to prize notification, he or she shall forfeit their interest in the prize and the prize will be awarded to an alternate potential winner selected in a random drawing. Potential winners may be required to sign an affidavit, release, and/or appropriate income tax reporting documents in order to receive the prize. Failure to sign and return any such requested affidavit, release, or tax reporting document, to provide any information requested by Sponsor, or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may result in a winner's disqualification, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize, and the award of the prize to a substitute winner. Sponsor reserves the right to not seek an alternate potential prize winner in the event the individual originally selected is disqualified, at Sponsor's sole discretion. Winners will have the choice of collecting the prize at a donation center operated by Sponsor or to have the prize mailed to winner's home address.

PRIVACY:

By participating in the Sweepstakes, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by Sponsor and its affiliates for purposes of administering this Sweepstakes and awarding any prize. All data collected in connection with the Sweepstakes will be processed in accordance with the privacy policy located at https://www.grifolsplasma.com/en/privacy-policy. Sponsor and its affiliates may also disclose your personal information as required by law.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:

Noncompliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification and any behavior by any participant that will bring the Sweepstakes or Sponsor or its affiliates into disrepute (in Sponsor's sole discretion) will result in participant's disqualification from the Sweepstakes and all privileges as a participant and/or potential prize winner will be immediately terminated. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Sweepstakes and prize if Sweepstakes cannot be completed as planned due to tampering, unauthorized intervention, or other conditions beyond Sponsor's control.

RELEASE:

Except where prohibited by law, winner grants to Sponsor (which grant will be confirmed in writing on request of Sponsor), its subsidiaries, affiliates, retailers, distributors, advertising and promotional agencies, suppliers, and those acting pursuant to its authority, the right and permission to print, publish, broadcast, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the world wide web, at any time or times, each winner's name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, opinions and biographical information (including without limitation hometown and state) for advertising, trade, and promotional purposes (including the announcement of his or her name on television or radio broadcast) without additional consideration, compensation, permission, or notification. Entrants agree that Sponsor shall own the entries, which will not be acknowledged or returned, and that Sponsor and its designees shall have the perpetual, worldwide right to edit, publish, and use the entries in any way and in any media for trade, advertising, promotional, and/or other purposes as Sponsor and/or its designees may determine without further consideration to entrants or any third party.

 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:

BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT SPONSOR, TPR, INSTAGRAM, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT COMPANIES, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, REPRESENTATIVES, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, LEGAL COUNSEL, ADVERTISING, PUBLICATIONS, AND PROMOTIONAL, FULFILLMENT, AND MARKETING AGENCIES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, THE "RELEASED PARTIES") WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) TO PERSONS, INCLUDING BODILY HARM, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR PROPERTY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE, OR USE OF A PRIZE, ENTRY, OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR IN ANY SWEEPSTAKES-RELATED ACTIVITY, OR ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR INVASION OF PRIVACY. THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF ANY PRIZE CANNOT BE AWARDED DUE TO ACTS OF GOD, ACTS OF WAR, NATURAL DISASTERS, WEATHER, OR TERRORISM. Any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, and in no event will any participant be entitled to receive attorneys' fees or any other legal costs. Sponsor, its affiliates, and the Released Parties are not responsible for any typographical or other error in Sweepstakes materials, including Sweepstakes advertising materials, the administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of potential prize winner(s), or for lost, late, damaged, altered, misdirected, illegible, undelivered or incomplete entries.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, AND EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS SWEEPSATKES, INCLUDING THE PRIZE, IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY. CHECK LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

 

IN CASE OF DISPUTES:

Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. ENTRANTS AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD SPONSOR, ITS AFFILIATES, AND THE RELEASED PARTIES HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RESULTING OR ARISING FROM THE SWEEPSTAKES, and to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against the Sponsor, its affiliates, or the Released Parties. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor and its affiliates in connection with or related to the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California. Participants consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of state and federal courts in the State of California for all disputes relating to these Official Rules and the Sweepstakes.

 

LIST OF WINNERS:

For a list of winners, available until December 31, 2021, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the following address: Biomat USA., Attn: Grifols Plasma Marketing, Plasma 101 Sweepstakes, 79 TW Alexander Drive, 4201 Research Commons, RTP, NC 27709.