Forum Contests - Guidelines and Official Rules

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LanceBase Contests and Sweepstakes are held in this forum. Compete against fellow members to win great prizes! No Purchase Necessary. Winners past are listed in the Winner's Circle.

Forum Guidelines
The following guidelines are an addendum to the global forum Rules, and the specific rules of each contest. LanceBase TOU, and Privacy Policy should be reviewed thoroughly before posting. Failure to adhere to the guidelines and rules set forth may result in account suspension.
  • Participation in this forum requires having been a registered member, with a minimum of 2 posts.

LanceBase Staff and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household, are not eligible to participate. Contests and Sweepstakes are subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Entries must fulfill all requirements as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of LanceBase.

Agreement To Rules
By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these contest and sweepstakes rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of LanceBase, as final and binding as it relates to the content.

Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at LanceBase's discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for LanceBase to use winner's name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

Winner Selection And Notification
In addition to the in-thread congratulatory notice, winners will also be notified via the email address on file, within two (2) days of winner selection. LanceBase shall have no liability for a winner's failure to receive notices due to winners' spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners' provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, or fails to claim the prize within 15 days from the time award notification was posted or sent, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.

Rights Granted By You
By entering you understand that LanceBase, anyone acting on behalf of LanceBase, or its respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the World, your entry, including, without limitation, the entry and winner's name, image or statements about the contest or sweepstakes, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation.

LanceBase reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend a contest or sweepstakes should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of a contest or sweepstakes. LanceBase reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the contest or sweepstakes or website or violates these rules. LanceBase has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the contests and sweepstakes, and to void entries for any reason. Any violation of these official rules by any winner (at LanceBase's sole discretion) will result in such winner's disqualification.

Limitation Of Liability
By entering you agree to release and hold harmless LanceBase and its representatives, agents, successors, assigns, staff, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (I) such entrant's participation in a contest or sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (II) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (III) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (IV) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the promotion; (V) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the promotion or the processing of entries.

THESE CONTESTS AND SWEEPSTAKES ARE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in these contests and sweepstakes, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with these contests or sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will a participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys' fees, and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
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