THE AMERICAN CREW ALL-STAR CHALLENGE
CONTEST RULES (“Rules”)
Roux Laboratories Inc., a Delaware corporation, with registered address at 5344 Overmyer Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32254 (hereinafter “Roux” or “Sponsor”) intends to organize a contest for professional hairdressers for purposes of promoting the "AMERICAN CREW" brand and products (hereinafter, "the Products" or "the Product"), called the AMERICAN CREW ALL- STAR CHALLENGE (hereinafter, the “Contest").
The Contest will be implemented via the website https://allstarchallenge.americancrew.com/
(hereinafter, the “Website”)
ONE: THE CONTEST
1. The Contest consists of a contest in which the participants will have to create an original hairstyle, upload two (2) Photographs (as defined below) of their hairstyle to the Website, complete a registration form following the instructions given therein, and click to accept the Legal Notice and the assignment of rights in favor of Roux. See Section Five below for further participation details. In the first stage, a jury in each country participating in the Contest, comprised of experts designated by Roux, will select one (1) "Country Winner" from among all the participants in their respective countries. In the second stage, an international jury, made up of experts designated by Roux, will choose five (5) “Grand Prize Winners” of the Contest from among all of the “Country Winner” finalists.
2. The Contest will commence on March 1st, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on May 15th, 2021 (hereinafter, the "Contest Period"), and the “Grand Prize Winners” will be announced in June 7th 2021.
TWO: PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST
1. Each participant in this Contest must be an accredited professional hairdresser (in accordance with the local laws and regulations in his or her jurisdiction of residence and/or where he/she performs professional hairdresser activities) in a hairdressing salon, who is at least eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction of residence (whichever is greater), and who has his or her registered address in any of the following countries participating in the Contest: Peru, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Canada, USA, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, France, Russia, Kazakhstan, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Bulgaria, Turkey, Ukraine, Albania, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia. Void where prohibited, taxed or otherwise restricted. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, assigns, agents, representatives, distributors, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees, and any individual or entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration, judging or fulfilment of the Contest, including without limitation, the employees, affiliates and immediate family members of such individuals, are not eligible to participate. Also, persons who have already won a Prize in the prior year are ineligible to win in the following year.
2. It will be mandatory to fulfill each and every one of the conditions established in these Rules and to follow the instructions on the Website. In particular, it will be a mandatory prerequisite for each participant to expressly accept the Legal Notice and the grant of rights in favor of Roux pursuant to the terms indicated in these Rules by clicking on the space provided for in the Contest participation form at the Website. Additionally, participants must sign and return a written document as requested by Roux to perfect such grant, if necessary. Furthermore, all the data provided by participants must be accurate. Proof of identity of participants and Winners will be given exclusively via official documents. Roux reserves the right to exclude from the Contest any participant that it suspects or discovers has taken part in a fraudulent manner, and may request any type of document, which can be reasonably requested from participant, to confirm or disprove any suspicions it may have. Failure to provide the documentation requested will result in the participant's immediate elimination from the Contest.
3. If any of the participants fails to fulfill the requirements established in these Rules, or the data provided to participate are not valid, or said participant does not comply with that requested by these Rules (as an example, but not limited thereto, participants may be requested to accredit their status as a professional hairdresser or that they hold the rights to the Photographs), the participation of the participant in question will be deemed as null and void and he or she will be automatically excluded from the Contest, forfeiting all rights to the prize.
THREE: GRANT OF EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS
1. Each participant in the Contest represents and warrants that they are the owner or have obtained written assignment from the owner, in their favor and without limitation, of, and hereby grants to Roux in writing, an exclusive and irrevocable license to exploit all intellectual property rights (including without limitation, reproduction, distribution, publication, communication to the public and transformation) in the Photographs (and hairstyle(s) contained therein) that they have submitted to the Contest for use within the framework of the Contest, as well as future editions of the said Contest, in any medium (but for Spanish participants, in any medium known at the time when such rights were granted), such as (as an example, but not limited thereto), direct marketing, the Internet, websites, magazines, advertising features, etc. with the following scope: (a) Territorial scope of the grant: Worldwide; (b) Operational scope: Possibility of showing the finalists' Photographs in: (i) the Website and other websites of Roux’s parent or subsidiaries; (ii) Online international communication of the Contest: websites, forums, blogs and social networks; (iii) International professional publications and/or non-professional ones; (iv) International publicity in any media; (v) Display material in salons; and (c) Temporal scope: five (5) calendar years as from May 15th , 2021. Each participant consents, and represents and warrants that they have obtained consent from any other authors of the Photographs, to Roux, its parent or subsidiaries doing (or omitting to do) any acts in respect of the Photographs which may otherwise constitute an infringement of their or other authors' respective moral rights.
2. Each participant also guarantees that, where applicable, they have obtained in their favor and in writing the transfer of, and hereby grants to Roux exclusively and in writing an exclusive and irrevocable license to exploit all intellectual property rights (including without limitation, reproduction, distribution, publication, communication to the public and transformation) in the Photographs that participant has submitted to the Contest for use within the framework of the Contest, as well as in future editions of the said Contest from the model depicted in the Photographs, the photographer who took the Photographs (if the Photographs have been taken by a third party), as well as the location where the Photographs submitted in the Contest were taken (to the extent any branding, signage or other identifiable features of such location are depicted in the Photograph), and participant represents and warrants they have obtained in their favor and in writing agreement from those parties holding Roux harmless from any liability for any possible claim that may be made by the model and/or photographers and/or derived from the locations where the Photographs were taken, at the least in accordance with the legislation of my country of residence and with the following scope: (a) Territorial scope of the assignment: Worldwide; (b) Operational scope: Possibility of showing the finalists' Photographs in: (i) the Website and other websites of Roux’s parent or subsidiaries; (ii) Online international communication of the Contest: websites, forums, blogs and social network; (iii) International professional publications and/or non-professional ones; (iv) International publicity in any media; (v) Display material in salons; and (c) Temporal scope: five (5) calendar years as from May 15th , 2021.
3. All Country Winners and Grand Prize Winners (hereafter collectively referred to as “Winners”) must provide Roux with a copy of the assignments described in Clause 3.1 and 3.2 of these Rules, before they receive the Prize that, as appropriate, may correspond to them.
4. All participants irrevocably grant to Roux a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide license to use and exploit all intellectual property rights (including without limitation, copyright) in and to the entry (including the Photograph and any textual or literary component of the entry) and consent to Roux doing (or omitting to do) any acts in respect of the entry which may otherwise constitute an infringement of the participant's moral rights.
FOUR: PARTICIPATION EXCLUSIONS
1. None of the following people, their spouses, ascendants or descendants may participate as contestants in this Contest:
a) Employees, officers or directors (and their respective family members up to a first degree of kinship and household members (whether related or not)) of any of the companies or other incorporated entities that make up the group to which Roux belongs or of any of Roux’s advertising agencies or other suppliers providing services in connection with this Contest.
b) Any other individual that takes or may have taken part, directly or indirectly, in this Contest or been involved, directly or indirectly, in its preparation and realization (personnel in telecommunication companies, advertising agencies, distribution channels and any other suppliers).
FIVE: CONTEST MECHANICS
1. Those interested in taking part in the Contest may do so via the Website
https://allstarchallenge.americancrew.com/. Each participant is required to create an original hairstyle and submit two (2) black and white photographs showing the front and side view of their creation, in jpg/jpeg, png or gif format with a resolution of 72 dpi and maximum file size of 5 MB, and with the same model and cut (collectively, “Photographs”). The Photographs must be uploaded to the Website during the Contest Period following the instructions given therein. Participants are also required to complete the registration process by entering their name, surnames, telephone number, e-mail address, salon name, salon address and salon telephone number. Participants are also required to describe how the hairstyle was created in the space allotted in the entry form. Participants may submit multiple entries during the Contest Period. Participants may not withdraw their entries once submitted.
2. Once the Photographs have been uploaded, each entry will become part of the americancrew.com domain. Access to the Photographs on the Website will be restricted and not all website users will have access to them during the Contest. The Photographs will form part of an "intranet" to which only the jury and Roux, or their designees will have access during the Contest.
By entering, each participant warrants and represents the following with respect to his or her Photographs: (a) participant is the sole and exclusive owner of the Photographs or has obtained the exclusive rights of the Photographs required in Section Three above; (b) the Photographs (and the hairstyle(s) therein) are participant’s own creation and are one hundred percent (100%) original; (c) use or reproduction of the Photographs will not infringe on any rights of any third parties; (d) any third parties whose persons or property are incorporated into the Photographs have given participant appropriate consent to be used or included as permitted herein, as set forth in Section Three above; and (e) to the extent possible under applicable law, no party can invoke any moral rights in relation to the Photographs that have not been duly waived.
By entering, each participant further agrees that his or her Photographs conform to the Content Restrictions set forth below (collectively, the “Restrictions”) and that Roux, in its sole discretion, may reject any participant’s Photographs and disqualify him or her from the Contest if Roux believes, in its sole discretion that such Photographs fail to conform to the Restrictions.
- The Photographs (and the hairstyles therein) cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means;
- The Photographs must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
- The Photographs must not contain brand names or trademarks, except for the Product trademarks for which participant has a limited license to use for the sole purposes of creating and uploading Photographs into this Contest;
- The Photographs must not contain images or artwork not created by participant;
- The Photographs must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, profane, obscene, violent, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
- The Photographs must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
- The Photographs must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in the country, state or locality where the Photographs are created.
3. In the first stage, a jury comprised of five (5) experts located in each country for which participants are eligible to participate in the Contest will select, at its sole discretion, ONE (1) "Country Winner" for each country and one (1) Reserve Country Winner from among all eligible entries submitted and received in that country in accordance with these Rules. The Country Winners will be announced by or before May 31st, 2021.
4. Afterwards, a global jury comprised of four (4) experts will select, at its sole discretion, FIVE (5) “Grand Prize Winners” from the pool of Country Winners. The Grand Prize Winners will be announced in June 7th 2021.
5. Subject to local and international travel guidelines, restrictions and/or recommendations concerning the current COVID-19 pandemic or any similar situation that may arise, and the completion of any documents, releases, waivers, or certifications related to COVID-19 or otherwise that may be required by Roux , the Grand Prize Winners will be invited to travel to Barcelona on or about July 23rd, 2021, to participate in an editorial photo shoot alongside renowned photographer and American Crew founder, David Raccuglia. For the avoidance of doubt, if the Grand Prize Winner is not able to attend the photo shoot in Barcelona, such participant will be given the remaining prizes. Travel expenses of each Grand Prize Winner shall be paid by the distributor of Products in their respective country in accordance with Section Six (1). While in Barcelona, each Grand Prize Winner will create the hairstyles to be featured in the editorial photo shoot. Each Grand Prize Winner’s look will then be photographed by a professional photographer (the “Photoshoot”). The Photoshoot, including: models, assistants, wardrobe, photographer, etc. will be paid for by Roux; all other expenses (i.e., hotel, flights, food) will be paid by the distributor of Products in each individual country. Roux will then select the best editorial images from the Photoshoot for the publication of a brand advertorial.
6. Each jury at each stage of the Contest will take into account and score, with equal weight, the technical skills, artistic skills, originality, relevance in current trends, wardrobe art direction, photography art direction, and photography and artistic skills of the final submission photo as they all relate to the "looks" submitted by the participants via the Photographs and/or the Final Submissions. The FIVE (5) participants with the highest scoring Photographs or Final Submission, respectively, will be the FIVE (5) Grand Prize Winners, respectively, subject to verification. In the event of a tie at any stage, the tie will be broken by the consensus of the jury.
7. The jury will announce the Grand Prize Winners of the Contest on June 7th, 2021 via Social Media and Trade Press.
1. Subject to local and international travel guidelines, restrictions and/or recommendations concerning the current COVID-19 pandemic or any similar situation that may arise, and the completion of any documents, releases, waivers, or certifications related to COVID-19 or otherwise that may be required by Roux, as described in Section 5.5 above. Each Grand Prize Winner will receive an invitation to fly to Barcelona to participate in an editorial photo shoot with renowned photographer and American Crew found, David Raccuglia. Itinerary of the trip to be determined by Roux in its sole discretion. Grand Prize Winner is responsible for collecting prize, obtaining appropriate visa, passport and/or other travel documentation required to participate in the prize trip. Should a Grand Prize Winner not be eligible or available to participate in the editorial photo shoot in Barcelona, he or she will be granted the remaining prizes. All costs and expenses of the trip to Barcelona will be borne by the distributor of Products in each Grand Prize Winner’s respective country; provided, however that spending money, meals, taxes, insurance, visas, passports, transport to and from departure point, transfers, hotel accommodations, items of a personal nature (including but not limited to additional room charges such as pay per view movies, laundry, room service, telephone calls), any upgrades and all other ancillary costs are not included and are the responsibility of each Grand Prize Winner. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of Winner trip is dependent upon Winner’s location and may range from US$2,000 to US $4,000.
2. The Grand Prize Winner of the Contest will receive the following Prize: a cash prize of $5,000 and trade press recognition throughout 2021.
3. Total ARV of all prizes combined is dependent on Finalist’s location and may range from US$29,000 to US$61,000. Prizes are non-transferable. Under no circumstances may the Grand Prize Winners be represented in Barcelona by another person.
4. Under no circumstances may the Prizes be exchanged for their cash value. Roux reserves the right to change the nature of the Prizes in the event that it is not possible or reasonably practicable to award the Prize specified in these Rules. In this case, Roux undertakes to ensure that the prizes are of similar characteristics as those announced and/or that their financial value is the same or greater than that of the announced prizes.
SEVEN: WINNER'S ACCEPTANCE
1. Grand Prize Winners will be announced June 7th, 2021. Country Winners and Grand Prize Winners may be required to sign and return, where legal, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within five (5) days of prize notification. If a Country Winner, Finalist or Grand Prize Winner cannot be contacted within five (5) calendar days of first notification attempt, if any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if Country Winner or Grand Prize Winner rejects his/her prize or in the event of noncompliance with these Rules and all requirements herein, such prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected from all remaining eligible Country Winners or Grand Prize Winners, as applicable, in accordance with the judging criteria. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given. With acceptance of the Prize, all the Winners and their companions expressly authorize Roux to reproduce, publish, print or otherwise use their name, likeness, photograph, image, voice, statements, Photographs, Final Submissions, biographical information and any indicia thereof for advertising purposes related to the Contest and its future editions by any means (including without limitation by any audiovisual, printing, computer or telecommunication means) and in any media now known or hereafter developed (but for Spanish participants, in any medium known at the time when such rights were granted), worldwide, in perpetuity (but for Spanish participants for five (5) years from May 15th 2021), without further notification and without this giving any of the Winners any right to receive any kind of compensation.
EIGHT: TAXES AND EXPENSES
- Winners are responsible for all taxes, social contributions, where applicable, tariffs, stamps, duties, costs, expenses, fees, gratuities, travel insurance, service charges and any other restrictions or limitations that may apply to any Prize awarded herein. Roux shall provide the Winners with additional information and/or documentation regarding applicable taxes at the conclusion of the Contest.
- For Spanish participants: In accordance with the Spanish rules of the Income Tax of Individuals, prizes awarded for participation in games, contests, raffles or random combinations related to the sale or promotion of goods or services are subject to withholding tax if the prize value exceeds €300. In any case, Roux will be responsible for this legal withholding, and the winner will be responsible for the corresponding payment in his or her income tax. Each Finalist and Grand Prize Winner must sign a notification provided by Roux of the amount of the net value of the prize and the corresponding withholding tax for the purposes of income tax or any other obligation that the Tax Administration imposes. Refusal to sign the document or complete such obligations will result in such Grand Prize Winner forfeiting the prize, leaving it unclaimed.
1. Nothing in these terms and conditions excludes or modifies or purports to limit, exclude or modify any statutory consumer guarantees or any implied condition or warranty, the exclusion of which from these terms and conditions would contravene any statute or cause any part of these terms and conditions to be void (“Non-Excludable Guarantees”). Subject to the limitations in the preceding sentence, by participating, each participant, Country Winner and Grand Prize Winner agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless Roux and its affiliates, partners and promotion and advertising agencies and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors (collectively, the “Released Entities”), from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, illness, injury, cost or expense whatsoever, including without limitation property damage, personal injury, illness and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in Contest, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Contest-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, misappropriation, false association or endorsement, invasion of privacy, copyright or trademark infringement or any other intellectual property-related cause of action, breach of contract and/or merchandise delivery. The Released Entities are not responsible if Contest cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, acts of terrorism or any other causes outside of the Released Entities’ reasonable control.
2. Participation in the Contest entails full acceptance of these Rules and published on the Website and will be available to any who wish to consult them.
3. Participation via the Internet: Subject to the Non-Excludable Guarantees, the Released Entities decline all responsibility for any damages or harm of any kind whatsoever that may occur due to temporary lack of operational availability or continuity of the telecommunications system. The Website will be used exclusively for legitimate purposes. The information provided on the Website will not contain any material and/or declarations that violate or infringe in any way the right of participant third parties. All illegal content, threats, slander or libel or content that violates privacy and, in general any vulgar, obscene or indecent content or any that involves criminal or civil liability or contravenes any legal provision is absolutely prohibited. To the extent permitted by law, the Released Entities decline any responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, declaration or content included on the Website by participants and which does not fulfill the aforementioned conditions. Any information that does not comply with these provisions will be deleted without prior notice.
4. Modifications and/or appendixes: Roux reserves the right to carry out any modifications or add successive appendixes regarding the mechanics and prizes, provided that these are justified, they are not detrimental for the participants and they are duly notified.
5. Subject to the Non-Excludable Guarantees, the Released Entities will not be responsible for any incidents, such as but not limited to delays, losses, etc., that could occur during transfers, movements, events and stays, when the Prize consists of a trip, visit or attendance at any type of event, activity, gastronomic tasting or show. Neither will they be held liable in the event of any circumstances of force majeure (such as strikes, etc.) that may fully or partially prevent the Winners from enjoying their Prize. The Released Entities will be released from any and all responsibility in the event of any of the aforementioned circumstances. Should it not be possible to complete this Contest, whether due to fraud detected therein, technical errors or for any other reason beyond the Released Entities’ control and which affects the normal course of the Contest, Roux reserves the right to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest, including the participation Website, as well as the power to interpret these Rules.
6. If for any reason Roux determines that the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including without limitation infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, legality, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, including in the receipt of Photographs, Roux reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and its decision shall be final. No liability for any claimed loss or damage will be accepted and Roux expressly excludes any liability for the same in such an event.
7. The validity, enforcement, interpretation, and performance of these Rules and the Contest itself shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York, United States of America, excluding all conflict of law rules. The courts of the State of New York shall have exclusive jurisdiction to the extent permitted by the laws of a participant's country of residence. If any provisions of the Terms are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect. To the extent permitted by law, participants expressly waive any and all rights to litigate or seek any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with these Rules and the Contest.
TEN: DATA PROTECTION
1. Roux collects and processes personal data in order to conduct the Contest. Personal data collected includes each Participant’s name, place of business, location, and contact information. Additional information such as passport numbers may be requested from Winners for travel purposes. Roux is a subsidiary of Revlon Consumer Products Corporation. By participating in the Contest, Participants expressly authorize Revlon Consumer Products Corporation and its subsidiaries, parents, and affiliates (collectively, “Revlon”) to collect and process their personal data for the purpose of managing and publicizing the Contest, as well as to communicate with Participants regarding the Contest.
2. Revlon is a global company and the Contest is operated on a global basis. As a result, your personal data may be transferred to another country in accordance with applicable law. Any transfers of data outside of the European Union will be governed by approved data transfer mechanisms, such as Standard Contract Clauses, which may be requested by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ELEVEN: LIST OF WINNERS
To obtain a list of the Winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by August 31, 2021 to: Roux Laboratories Inc., 5344 Overmyer Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32254 (Canadian residents may omit return postage).
THIRTEEN: FOR RESIDENTS OF FRANCE ONLY
Each French Finalist and Grand Prize Winner will receive a document called “eligibility/publicity release” designed to obtain his/her free consent to use his/her full name, likeness, city of residence and Photographs for promotional purposes and without additional compensation. In any case, a lack of consent does not prevent a Finalist or Grand Prize Winner from receiving the prize.