FacesofLyme Frequently Asked Questions

 

Participating In The Contest

  1.   What is the FacesofLyme Contest?

  2.   How Do I enter the FacesofLyme Contest?

  3.   How do I vote in the FacesofLyme Contest?

  4.   What are the ways to get votes?

  5.   How do I view the contest rankings?

  6.   How Do I Win The FacesofLyme Contest?

FacesofLyme Contest Rules

  7.   Who is eligible to enter the FacesofLyme Contest?

  8.   What are the rules for voting?

  9.   What are the rules for Social Activity Award Points?

10.   What are the policies regarding photos I upload to
         FacesofLyme?

11.   How are winners selected?

12.   How often can I win?

13.   How are the winners notified?

14.   How does FacesofLyme use my email address?

15.   What are the tax consequences to winning the FacesofLyme
         Contest Prizes?

16.   Promotion Release

17.   Disclaimer

18.   Indemnification

 

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Participating In The Contest

 
  • What is the FacesofLyme Contest?
Throughout the year, FacesofLyme puts on contests for members. These contests are based on the number of votes and social activity points earned by members. Prizes are from our sponsors and include service and products needed by people with Lyme Disease.
 
    • How Do I enter the FacesofLyme Contest?
    It's easy to do! Click on the "Register" link at the top of each page. When you first register you will be sent an email. Click on the link in your email and you will be directed back to FacesofLyme. Fill in the requested information, upload a photo of yourself, click submit and you've created your user profile page where everyone can vote!
     
    • How do I vote in the FacesofLyme Contest?
    Voting is Easy and Quick on FacesofLyme.com.We make it really easy to get votes! Within minutes of registering on FacesofLyme, we will email you an electronic Voting Postcard featuring your photo. To get votes, forward the postcard via email to your friends and family members (you can also input your friend's email addresses online and we will send them a Voting Postcard).
    After your friends open the postcard, they can then vote by clicking on the "Vote For Me" button on the postcard and will be forwarded to your profile page. All they need to do is click on Vote For Me and enter their email address and click vote*. One email will be sent to your friends asking them to click on a link to verify their email address. This is done to ensure the integrity of the voting process. To garner more votes encourage your friends and family to forward the postcard on.
    To vote for yourself you will also need to go through the above process. Remember to vote for yourself once a day! You can receive one vote per person per day so encourage your friends and family to come back often. Repeat votes daily from the same email address will not be accepted by our website. Similarly, repeat votes from different email addresses owned by the same person are not allowed.
     
    • What are the ways to get votes?
    There are lots of ways to get all the votes you need to win the FacesofLyme Contest.
    • On your Private Profile Page (get there by clicking on "About Me" when you are logged in), click on "Send To Friends" and you will come to a page where you can list your friend's email addresses and we will send them all a Voting Postcard.
    • On this page click on the number "2" and you will come to a page where you can log in to your "My Space" or "Facebook" web page and send all of your friends a notication with your webpage address.
    • On this page click on the number "3" and you will come to a page where you can log in to your other favorite social networking sites. Just copy your webpage address and tell all your friends and ask them to vote.
    • On this page click on the number "4" and you will come to a page where you will find your Voting Widget - a custom link with your photo and "Vote For Me" is available for you to place on your web page, blog, newsletter, email or anywhere online that you can post content! All your friends have to do is click on the link and they will be taken to your profile pages where they can vote for you to win prizes from our sponsors.
    • Participate on FacesofLyme and win points for that activity. 1 point equals 1 vote. Click on "View Awards Dashboard" in your Private Profile pages to see how many points you can earn a day.
    • If you are out shopping, dropping off the mail, etc. and you've forgotten your web page address, you can simply tell people to log on to facesoflyme.com and use the search engine. All they have to do is type in your first name and last name....and they can vote right then and there!
    • FacesofLyme Social Activity Awards Program allows users to earn points towards winning the FacesofLyme Contest. 1 Award Point equals 1 Vote. The activities that garner Points are: Joining FacesofLyme Plus, writing a review for a Lyme Disease product or Business, receiving a compliment, fans that join your fan club, adding favorites, posting LymeTalk questions or responses, uploading videos, sharing a Business or Lyme Disease product with a friend, inviting friends, and sending E-Cards to friends and family.
     
    • How do I view the contest rankings?
    Even though you can always see how many votes you have and your ranking on your web page and on your account page. Sometimes, you want to see the competition and who is leading the pack.
    It's easy to do. All you have to do is click on the link in the upper orange bar "View Members". Once you have landed on this page, click on the link in the green bar "Most Votes" and all of the members in the contest will be listed in descending order from the top vote getter down. You will see basic information about them and how many votes they have. If you want to find out more about them, all you have to do is click on their photo and you will be taken to their web page.
     
    • How Do I Win The FacesofLyme Contest?
    It's All In The Votes The contest range for various timeframes throughout the year. So you have alot of time to get all the votes you need through public voting and social activity. Anyone can vote once a day for each member. A voter may vote from only one email address. No duplicate email addresses are allowed. So tell your friends to come on the site daily and vote for you.
    The votes will be tallied and the winners will be notified via email 15 days after the contest ends. All winners will be posted on FacesofLyme.com.
     

     

    FacesofLyme Contest Rules

     
    • Who is eligible to enter the FacesofLyme Contest?
    The FacesofLyme Contest is open to all members. Employees and family members of FacesofLyme and FacesofLyme's sponsors can enter the contest but are not eligible to win any of the prizes.
    In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized holder of the e-mail address at the time of entry. For these purposes, the authorized holder is the natural person who is assigned to the submitted e-mail address by an Internet access or online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
     
    • What are the rules for voting?
    You can receive one vote per person per day so encourage your friends and family to come back every day to vote for you .
    Repeat votes daily from the same email address will not be accepted by our website. Similarly, repeat votes from different email addresses owned by the same person are not allowed and no proxy voting is allowed. [You cannot vote with your friend's email addresses]. You may not vote from your private profile page for yourself more than 1 time a day [you must be logged in to view this page]. We are very serious about our users voting only once a day for each member. We have voting tools to view voting behavior and you will be disqualified and you will be removed from the contest after one warning if you or your friends use more than one email address to vote or if you vote more than 1 time daily for yourself from your private profile page. So please do not vote with more than one email address and make sure you tell your friends and family about these rules.
    One warning will be given and all "bad" votes will be removed after this warning. All votes removed are at FacesofLyme's discretion and this is a final decision. No further warning will be given if voting irregularities continue. You will be removed from  FacesofLyme.
    During the voting period, votes generated by means of software-generated or other automated processes will be disregarded. Any attempt to circumvent these contest rules is grounds for disqualification from receiving contest prizes.
     
     
    • What are the rules for Social Activity Award Points?
    FacesofLyme Social Activity Awards Program ("Program") allows users ("Users") to earn points ("Points") towards enhancing their reputation on FacesofLyme and winning the FacesofLyme Contest. 1 Award Point equals 1 Vote. The activities that garner Points are: Joining FacesofLyme Plus, writing a review for a Lyme disease product or Business, receiving a compliment, fans that join your fan club, adding favorites, posting LymeTalk questions or responses, uploading videos, sharing a Business or Lyme disease product with a friend, inviting friends, and sending E-Cards to friends and family.
    By using the FacesofLyme Site and engaging in the FacesofLyme Contest and Social Activity Awards Program, you agree to the following rules.
    • Award Points are non-transferable and are void if transferred.
    • Award Points will terminate immediately in the event that User's account is terminated for any reason.
    • Users that refer other users to FacesofLyme, or share business and products with their friends will be credited points immediately. However, such points will be removed if the email address has been found to be inactive or is a fraudulent email address. FacesofLyme reserves the right to remove the user from the site immediately when messages are sent to fraudulent email addresses.
    • By using or accessing FacesofLyme and specifically the Social Activities Award Program, you represent, warrant and agree that you will not send spam or any other unauthorized advertisements or solicitations through or using the FacesofLyme Site.
    • User agrees to provide only true and accurate information to FacesofLyme (including email addresses sent from our site) at all times.
    • User agrees not to abuse FacesofLyme privileges by conduct which is detrimental to the interests of FacesofLyme.com, including attempting to earn Points in a manner inconsistent with the rules of FacesofLyme or attempting to earn Points through other than valid FacesofLyme operations.
    • FacesofLyme reserves the right to terminate, at FacesofLyme's sole discretion, any FacesofLyme User if FacesofLyme believes such User has violated or acted inconsistently with the rules of FacesofLyme or the intent of this Agreement. User understands and agrees that termination of membership will result in User's inability to participate in the FacesofLyme Contest. User understands and agrees that termination of membership will result in the cancellation of all of User's Award Points.
    • FacesofLyme shall be the sole determiner in cases of suspected abuse, fraud, or violation of its rules. Any decision it makes relating to termination of membership (including cancellation of Award Points) shall be final and binding.
    • FacesofLyme reserves the right to adjust your Award Point balance when abuse of the system or when fraudulent emails are sent. FacesofLyme is the sole determiner of Award Point balance and any decision FacesofLyme makes shall be final and binding.
    • 1 Award Point is equal to 1 Vote in the FacesofLyme Contest.
    • Points have no cash value.
    • Award Points per Social Activity are subject to change at any time.
     
    • What are the policies regarding photos I upload to FacesofLyme?
    When you register on FacesofLyme, your photo must be an original. You must be the sole owner. Your photo must not invade the right of any individual or infringe on any trademark or copyright. FacesofLyme will resize your photos as appropriate to fit the site design.
    FacesofLyme reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject any photographs. No inappropriate, indecent or obscene photographs may be submitted to FacesofLyme for entry into the Contest or submitted for display on the FacesofLyme Website. Visitors to FacesofLyme may notify FacesofLyme of any photographs or captions that appear to violate these Official Rules. FacesofLyme will use its best efforts to exclude any such photographs or captions; however, FacesofLyme is not a publisher of the photographs; it is merely providing a forum for the display of these photographs for voting and entertainment purposes and, therefore, FacesofLyme expressly disclaims any and all liability associated with the display of any of the photographs on the FacesofLyme Website.
     
    • How are winners selected?
    Winners will be selected based upon public online voting and social activity points. The member that receives the most votes during the term of the contest will be deemed the FacesofLyme and receive the first place prize. One first place winner will be chosen. 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th place prizes will be awarded to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th highest vote getters.
    A vote means a vote cast on the FacesofLyme site by a unique voter. A unique voter is an individual person who has registered on FacesofLyme as a voter and confirmed their registration by clicking on the email sent to them at the email address they used to vote. A unique voter may vote from only one email address. No duplicate email addresses are allowed. A unique voter may vote no more than once each day for each member, so that in a 30 day calendar month, a unique voter may cast no more than 30 votes for any single member. In addition to the Disqualification provisions below, if FacesofLyme determines, in its sole discretion, that an abuse of the "unique voter" rule has occurred, FacesofLyme may disqualify votes cast by voters or contestants.
     
    • How often can I win?
    The first place winner (crowned the FacesofLyme) cannot win this title more than once a year. You can however win the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place prizes throughout the year. If you have won first place twice during a period of 12 months, you will automatically be awarded the 2nd place prize (for your 2nd contest) and the 2nd place winner will be moved to first place.
     
    • How are the winners notified?
    Winners will be notified 15 days after the end of the contest at the email address used to register. Return of prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of a substitute winner.
    Prizes are nonassignable and nontransferable. No substitutions allowed by winner. Prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability and Sponsors reserve the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Winners are solely responsible for payment of any taxes on prizes.
    Winners may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility, and a liability and publicity release (except where prohibited by law) which must be returned within ten (10) days of date of FacesofLyme postmark. Failure to sign and return the affidavit or release within ten (10) days, 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. Except where prohibited and/or limited by the Children's Online Privacy & Protection Act of 1998, acceptance of any prize constitutes winner's irrevocable consent to the publication of his or her name, and your photograph in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation, or further compensation. Prizes not claimed by eligible winners in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded and will remain the property of the Sponsor.
     
    • How does FacesofLyme use my email address?
    When you register on FacesofLyme, we collect your email address. Your email address will never be rented, shared or sold to anyone.
    By registering on FacesofLyme you will be emailed Contest Updates, FacesofLyme Newsletter and emails informing you of communication from other Users. Users who no longer wish to receive any of these emails may opt-out of receiving these communications on their account page or by following the instructions contained in the email.
    You can choose to enter a friend's first name and email address so that we can send them your Voting Postcard for voting purposes. We do not store these email addresses or send contest updates to your friends unless they request us to. Additionally they are never rented, shared or sold to anyone.
    In order to vote, you must fill in your email address. This is used to ensure that each member only receives one vote per day from each email address. The rule is one vote per day per person. We do not store these email addresses or send contest updates to voters unless they request us to. Additionally they are never rented, shared or sold to anyone.
     
    • What are the tax consequences to winning the FacesofLyme Contest Prizes?
    Federal, state and/or local taxes are the responsibility of the Winner. The determination of liability for any federal, state and/or local taxes that may arise out of the entrant's participation in the Contest (including the entrant's receipt of any prizes), and the payment of any such tax liability, shall be the sole responsibility of the entrant.
     
    • Promotion Release
    By registering and participating in the Contest, entrant, irrevocably transfers, grants and assigns to FacesofLyme, its Sponsors and its respective successors, assigns, and licensees, the right worldwide and in perpetuity, to use the name, likeness, image and photographs, including any reproductions of same, in any and all media including, without limitation, use on the FacesofLyme Website in connection with the Contest or other promotions, for any advertising or promotional purposes without additional compensation, and releases FacesofLyme, its Sponsors and any entity acting on behalf of FacesofLyme from any liability with respect thereto.
     
    • Disclaimer
    By entering, participants acknowledge and agree that FacesofLyme, and its respective Sponsors, and advertising, production, and promotional agencies, and the officers, employees, agents and representatives of each (collectively, the Contest Entities), will not be liable for losses or injuries of any kind resulting from the acceptance/possession/use and/or misuse of prize(s), prize-related travel, participation in the Contest, tampering or other unauthorized human or technical intervention, typographical, printing, mailing or distribution errors, or any malfunctions of any telephone or computer network, computer Internet system, web site, computer equipment, software, or any combination thereof, or for any entries that are late (including delayed data transmissions), garbled, incomplete, misdirected, lost, forged, illegible, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. Contest Entities are not responsible or liable for any injury or damage to any participant's or third person's computer and/or its contents, related to or resulting from the Contest, including, without limitation, injury or damage caused by computer viruses or bugs.
    FacesofLyme reserves the right to terminate, suspend or modify the Contest if, at its sole discretion, if it determines that for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, or fraud, technical or human errors, printing, or distribution errors, or any other unanticipated causes or occurrences, have compromised the fairness or integrity of the Contest. In the event the Contest is terminated prior to the stated end date, FacesofLyme reserves the right to award all prizes in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received as of the date of termination.
    Our contests are void where prohibited by law. The contestants assume the total responsibility of knowing that they reside in a state that prohibits photo contests and are subject to any local, state or national laws. FacesofLyme accepts no responsibility for making these individual legal determinations.
     
    • Indemnification
    You agree to release, indemnify and hold FacesofLyme, its Sponsors and affiliates, and each of their respective members, officers, directors, employees, agents, co-branders and/or other partners, harmless from and against any and all claims, expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees, costs and settlement costs), damages, suits, costs, demands and/or judgments whatsoever, made by any third party due to or arising out of: (a) your use of the Promotions and/or the Website; (b) your breach of this Agreement; and/or (c) your violation of any rights of another individual and/or entity. The provisions of this paragraph are for the benefit of FacesofLyme, its Sponsors and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders, licensors, suppliers and/or attorneys. Each of these individuals and entities shall have the right to assert and enforce these provisions directly against you on its own behalf.
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