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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Become a fan of the Novex® Protein Technologies Facebook page and you could win an Apple iPOD Shuffle.

When the Novex® Protein Technologies Facebook page reaches 1,000 fans globally, we will announce on Facebook a raffle for one  hundred Apple iPOD Shuffles to fans who register for the drawing.  To become a fan, go to http://www.facebook.com/novexprotein and click “Like”. 

No purchase necessary to enter or win.  Novex® Protein Technologies Facebook fans may register for the drawing at www.invitrogen.com/novexfans any time until 15 calendar days after 1,000 fans are reached  for a chance to win.  Limit one registration per person.

Participation is limited to Novex® Protein Technologies Facebook fans who are 21 years of age or older. Certain restrictions apply.

One hundred winners will receive an Apple iPOD Shuffle (approximate retail value US $49.99.) Odds of winning will depend on the number of registrations received. Winners will be posted on http://www.facebook.com/novexprotein.
  
The Winners will be announced within two weeks of the last eligible date to submit an entry, or within a reasonable time after all winners are identified. The Winners will be contacted via email.  The Winners must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and a publicity/liability release within 14  days of the date of notification. If a winner is unreachable or does not make direct contact with the Sponsor by the date specified in the notification, or fails to accept the prize, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety and an alternate winner will be selected at random from the remaining eligible entries.

Void in Puerto Rico, Quebec, Belgium, Finland, India, Italy, Norway, Russia, Australia, Hong Kong, and Sweden and where prohibited, licensed or restricted by law or Facebook guidelines.  Eligibility is determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, Life Technologies Corporation (“Life Technologies”).  To be eligible for the prize, entrants must not be limited by employment, contract, regulation, law or otherwise from accepting the prize. Residents of jurisdictions where this promotion is prohibited or restricted by law or subject to registration or other procedures with which Life Technologies may not have undertaken are ineligible to participate in this promotion and shall be ineligible for any prize awarded in this promotion. Employees of Life Technologies Corporation and its affiliates, as well as their family and household members, and employees of life sciences vendors, are not eligible to enter or win.

No cash or other substitutions are permitted, except by Life Technologies, which reserves the right to substitute the prize with one of equal or greater value. No refunds or credits are allowed. All federal, state, provincial and local income taxes, insurance, licensing, registration and title fees connected to a prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner.  Prizes are not transferable.  Life Technologies reserves the right, in its discretion, to discontinue the drawing by providing notice on the Novex® Protein Technologies Facebook page.  LIFE TECHNOLOGIES DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY WARRANTY IN CONNECTION TO ANY PRIZE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILTY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WHICH ARE ALL HEREBY DISCLAIMED BY LIFE TECHNOLOGIES.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.  Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion must be directed to Life Technologies at chris.brotski@lifetech.com

PROPRIETARY RIGHTS TO CONTENT

You agree that the title, ownership rights, and other intellectual property and proprietary rights in the Gibco® Cell Culture Facebook fan page and www.invitrogen.com/novexfans shall remain in Life Technologies and/or its licensors and suppliers. Save as otherwise provided by applicable copyright law and/or author's rights laws, such content may not be copied, modified, reproduced, republished, posted, transmitted, sold, offered for sale, or redistributed in any way without the prior written permission of Life Technologies and its applicable licensors or suppliers, with the sole exception that one copy of any necessary software that may be provided by Life Technologies may be downloaded onto a single computer for your personal, non-commercial use. You must abide by all copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in or attached to any such content.

PRIVACY POLICY AND CONSENT TO RECEIVE COMMUNICATION

Any personal data relating to submitters will be used for the purposes described above and processed in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy.

By registering for the drawing, each entrant agrees to receive communication from Life Technologies, including but not limited to e-mail and direct mail marketing messages from Life Technologies and its advertising affiliates and be contacted by telephone by Life Technologies for marketing purposes.

For participants outside the US, please note that Life Technologies (as a US based company) operates outside your location country. If you use this Site, all information, including personal information, will be transferred to Life Technologies (including subcontractors that may be maintaining and/or operating our Sites) in the United States and elsewhere. Although this may include countries where there may be a lower level of legal protection for your personal information then your location country, we will protect your information in accordance with requirements applicable to your information. By using this Site, you unambiguously consent to the transfer of your personal information and other information to the United States and elsewhere for the purposes and uses described herein.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree that your participation in the Novex Protein Technologies Facebook fan Apple iPOD Shuffle drawing is solely at your own risk. ALL SERVICES OFFERED THEREIN ARE PROVIDED ON A STRICTLY "AS IS", WITHOUT REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Neither Life Technologies nor its officers, directors, stockholders, subsidiaries, employees, agents, licensors, affiliates, or other third-party providers shall be held liable for any damages or losses, whether direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages in relation to the drawing. The above limitation is applicable even if Life Technologies or its authorized representatives have been advised of (or know or should know of) the possibility of such damages. Any Life Technologies’ liability that may arise in relation to this drawing or the prize awarded herein shall not exceed the value of the prize.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall limit or exclude any liability of Life Technologies that may not be limited or excluded by law.

INDEMNIFICATION

To the full extent allowed by law, participants and prize winners release, indemnify and hold harmless Facebook, Inc. and Life Technologies and its affiliates, directors, officers and employees from all liability for any damages, injury or losses to any person (including death and bodily injury) or property of any kind, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy, resulting, related to or arising, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the sweepstakes or from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the prize or participation in any promotion-related activity or participation in this promotion. Life Technologies has not made any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Life Technologies be liable, whether in contract, tort, warranty, or under any statute or on any other basis for special, incidental, indirect, punitive, multiple or consequential damages sustained by any winner or any other person or entity arising out of Life Technologies’ performance or failure to perform its obligations relating to the award of the prize or performance of services, the possession or use of any product, or the performance by Life Technologies of any services, whether or not foreseeable and whether or not Life Technologies is advised of the possibility of such damages, including without limitation damages arising from or related to loss of use, loss of data, downtime, or for loss of revenue, profits, goodwill, or business or other financial loss.

WAIVER

By participating in the drawing, you agree to waive all rights to claim against Life Technologies and its respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents in respect of any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the drawing (including but not limited to the receipt, use, or misuse of prize).

MEMBER INFORMATION

Europe

The information given by Members will be processed in accordance with the Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and other applicable laws for the purpose of processing Members' application, sending Members e-mail notifications which Members may have requested, and for auditing usage of the site. Participant's details will also be entered into Life Technologies’ database for general administration purposes. Life Technologies will respect entrant's instructions not to send additional information if this has been indicated. The information is stored on servers owned and/or operated by Life Technologies in the EEA and/or US and/or its third party service providers from time to time.

GOVERNING LAW

United States

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed and any dispute arising from Contest or these Terms and Conditions shall be determined in accordance with the laws of California, excluding its conflict or laws provisions.

Europe

Scottish law will apply to this Contract and the relevant courts of Edinburgh will have Exclusive Jurisdiction in relation to the Contract.