Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy

TERMS OF USE
This Website is operated by Venus ET Fleur, LLC.. All inquiries may be directed to:
 
Venus ET Fleur
800-808-9830
 
Your use of this Website is governed by these Terms and Conditions. Please take a few minutes to review these Terms and Conditions. Your use of the VenusEtFleur.com Website constitutes your agreement to follow these rules and to be bound by them. By placing an order with Venus ET Fleur, either through our Website, over the phone, or by any other medium, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions. You must be 18 years or older, and have a valid credit card, with full authority to use it, to submit an order for products or services through our Website. If you do not agree with any of these Terms and Conditions, please do not use the venusetfleur.com Website.
 
Use of Website
 
The venusetfleur.com Website is for the sole use of individuals and entities wishing to review, consider, purchase or otherwise engage in retail transactions involving Venus ET Fleur’s goods and services and/or to otherwise transact business with or contact Venus ET Fleur, on their own behalf (or, in the case of a gift or a corporate transaction, on behalf of their intended recipients). We will not share transactional preferences of an individual customer (whether such customer is a person or an entity) with any third party not affiliated with Venus ET Fleur. This policy is intended to protect the privacy and freedom of Venus ET Fleur’s customers and the personal relationship Venus ET Fleur works to develop with its customers and others authorized to use its Website.
 
Confirmation of Order
 
Your receipt of an electronic or other form of order confirmation does not signify our acceptance of your order, nor does it constitute confirmation of our offer to sell. We may require additional verifications or information.
 
We reserve the right at any time after receipt of your order to accept or decline your order for any reason.
 
Other than as set out in these Terms and Conditions, we shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind, which you might suffer by reason of us declining to accept or for cancelling your order.
 
Payment
 
You must pay in full by debit, credit card or PayPal Secure Checkout in advance when you submit an order through our Website.
 
Payment will be collected at the time of placing the order. Full payment must be received in advance before any goods are prepared or dispatched. If any payment is subsequently withdrawn, disputed, charged back or reversed in any way by you, you will have to pay the full amount of the sale, plus an administration fee and any additional fees incurred by Venus ET Fleur. If you are placing an order through a company, we may agree to credit terms via a separate written agreement. Please contact us to make arrangements.
 
Pricing Information
 
Venus ET Fleur cannot confirm the price of an item until after your order is placed.
 
Pricing errors may occur on the Venus ET Fleur website.  Venus ET Fleur reserves the right to cancel any orders containing pricing errors, with no further obligations to you, even after your receipt of an order confirmation or shipping notice from Venus ET Fleur.  Venus ET Fleur may, at its discretion, either contact you for instructions or cancel your order and notify you of such cancellation.  Pricing for products may be different on the Venus ET Fleur website vs. products in store.
 
No Refunds
 
As all of our products are live florals, all sales are final and no refunds or store credit will be issued.
 
Cancellation/Refunds
 
Orders cannot be cancelled once Venus ET Fleur has begun processing the order. In order to promptly deliver our arrangements as fresh as possible, the processing of an order commences almost immediately once you have submitted your order. However, should you wish to change or cancel your order, you are welcome to call us to check whether the processing of an order has commenced, and if it has not we may be able to accommodate your request to cancel and will do our best to meet your needs. Any changes to or cancellation of an order can only be made with Venus ET Fleur’s prior written approval and additional charges may apply. Any agreement by Venus ET Fleur to accommodate a cancellation request will be conditioned upon payment of any and all costs, charges and expenses already incurred by Venus ET Fleur to that point, and you agree that such amounts may be deducted from any payments previously made to Venus ET Fleur. During routine website maintenance, any pricing issues may not be honored and orders may be cancelled and refunded when improper rates are applied. 
 
Accordingly, we encourage you to carefully check your order before submitting it.
 
Quotes/Custom Orders/Changes:
 
The prices displayed on this Website are quoted in U.S. Dollars and are valid and effective only in the United States. Additional shipping and other charges may apply for orders outside of the United States and/or into U.S. territories, and you will be advised of such charges and your responsibility for any portion thereof before we finalize and ship your order. Furthermore, while we do our best to assure that the taxes quoted for a particular order are accurate for the applicable location to which the order is being shipped, should an erroneous quote be provided, we will notify you of such error before finalizing and shipping your order. You will be responsible for all applicable taxes, regardless of the amount quoted on this Website at the time of your order.
 
Price quotes are good for thirty (30) days.
 
 
Delivery
 
Delivery will be deemed to have taken place at the time Venus ET Fleur places an order in the possession of any carrier service (e.g., UPS, USPS, or Federal Express, DHL, Hand Delivery) for customer delivery. Venus ET Fleur is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged goods once an order leaves our possession.
 
If you choose a specific delivery date when placing your order, we will do our best to arrange delivery for that day. You acknowledge that requested delivery dates are non-binding estimates only and that you have no claim against us for any delays or early deliveries. Once your order is in the hands of the carrier we have no control over the delivery process and we recommend you choose a delivery date at least one day early to avoid disappointment. We reserve the right to make deliveries in installments which shall not relieve you from your obligation to accept and pay for remaining deliveries.
 
Copyright
 
You agree that you own or license the copyright (or are authorized by the copyright owner to send to us and use) any content or images you submit to us for custom work, and you warrant that none of the content or images contain anything which would infringe on any copyright, trademark, design right or other intellectual property right of any third party. We will not check the content of any images provided by you. However, if we believe any image does not comply with these terms, we reserve the right to refuse to use it, without any obligation or liability to you. We will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of or locate anyone sending any material in breach of these terms.
 
Images sent to us remain under the existing copyright. By sending us an image you are granting us a license to modify, print, or otherwise use the image in accordance with the details of your order. By placing an order and accepting these terms you are accepting any and all liability for any consequences of Venus ET Fleur using the images you supply.
 
For companies or organizations providing corporate logos or trademarked images, it is your responsibility to ensure that any material supplied in any medium is not protected by any copyright law, or that any necessary permission for Venus ET Fleur to reproduce the images has been obtained.
 
We may photograph products that we provide to you, including those decorated with a logo or other artwork supplied by you. We may display these photographs on our Website or other advertising media, for Venus ET Fleur’s marketing and promotional purposes, unless specifically requested in writing by you not to do so.
 
Warranty
 
Venus ET Fleur warrants that it has the right to provide its products but otherwise the goods are provided on an “as-is” basis, without warranty of any kind, express or implied, oral or written. In particular, but without limitation, no warranty is given that the goods are suitable for the particular purposes intended by you.
 
Limitation of Liability
 
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Venus ET Fleur shall not be liable for any claim arising out of the performance, non-performance, delay in delivery of or defect in the goods, nor for any special, indirect, economic or consequential loss or damage however arising or however caused (including loss of profit or loss of revenue) whether from negligence or otherwise in connection with the supply, functioning, or use of the goods sold by Venus ET Fleur.
 
Submissions and Use of Community Features
 
We welcome your comments regarding the venusetfleur.com Website. However, any comments, feedback, notes, messages, ideas, suggestions or other communications (collectively, “Comments”) sent to venusetfleur.com shall be and remain the exclusive property of Venus ET Fleur. Your submission of any such Comments shall constitute an assignment to Venus ET Fleur of all worldwide rights, titles and interests in all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in the Comments. Venus ET Fleur will be entitled to use, reproduce, disclose, publish and distribute any material you submit for any purpose whatsoever, without restriction and without compensating you in any way. For this reason, we ask that you not send us any comments that you do not wish to assign to us, including any confidential information or any original creative materials such as stories, product ideas, computer code or original artwork.
 
Disclaimer
 
This Website and all contents of this Website are provided on an “as is” basis, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. You acknowledge, by your use of this Website, that your use of this Website is at your sole risk, that you assume full responsibility for all costs associated with all necessary servicing or repairs of any equipment you use in connection with your use of our Website, and that Venus ET Fleur shall not be liable for any damages of any kind related to your use of this Website.
 
Indemnification
 
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Venus ET Fleur harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from or related to your use of the Website, including, without limitation, your use of this venusetfleur.com Website in violation of these Terms of Use.
 
PRIVACY POLICY
Venus ET Fleur takes the utmost care and concern for your privacy while you are shopping on our Website. Venus ET Fleur does not sell or share any personal information gathered from our Website. In order to process orders we need to obtain certain information such as your name, shipping and billing information, phone number, email and credit card information. Transactions on our Website are secured and our Website does not store your credit card information.
Text marketing: With your permission, we may send text messages about
our store, new products, and other updates. Updates include Checkout Reminders. Webhooks will be used to trigger the Checkout Reminders messaging system.

 

SMS/MMS MOBILE MESSAGE MARKETING PROGRAM TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

Venus ET Fleur LLC (hereinafter, “We,” “Us,” “Our”) is offering a mobile messaging program (the “Program”), which you agree to use and participate in subject to these Mobile Messaging Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy (the “Agreement”). By opting in to or participating in any of our Programs, you accept and agree to these terms and conditions, including, without limitation, your agreement to resolve any disputes with us through binding, individual-only arbitration, as detailed in the “Dispute Resolution” section below. This Agreement is limited to the Program and is not intended to modify other Terms and Conditions or Privacy Policy that may govern the relationship between you and Us in other contexts. 

User Opt In: The Program allows Users to receive SMS/MMS mobile messages by affirmatively opting into the Program, such as through online or application-based enrollment forms. Regardless of the opt-in method you utilized to join the Program, you agree that this Agreement applies to your participation in the Program. By participating in the Program, you agree to receive autodialed or prerecorded marketing mobile messages at the phone number associated with your opt-in, and you understand that consent is not required to make any purchase from Us. While you consent to receive messages sent using an autodialer, the foregoing shall not be interpreted to suggest or imply that any or all of Our mobile messages are sent using an automatic telephone dialing system (“ATDS” or “autodialer”). Message and data rates may apply. Message frequency varies. 

User Opt Out: If you do not wish to continue participating in the Program or no longer agree to this Agreement, you agree to reply STOP, END, CANCEL, UNSUBSCRIBE, or QUIT to any mobile message from Us in order to opt out of the Program. You may receive an additional mobile message confirming your decision to opt out. You

understand and agree that the foregoing options are the only reasonable methods of opting out. You also understand and agree that any other method of opting out, including, but not limited to, texting words other than those set forth above or verbally requesting one of our employees to remove you from our list, is not a reasonable means of opting out. 

Duty to Notify and Indemnify: If at any time you intend to stop using the mobile telephone number that has been used to subscribe to the Program, including canceling your service plan or selling or transferring the phone number to another party, you agree that you will complete the User Opt Out process set forth above prior to ending your use of the mobile telephone number. You understand and agree that your agreement to do so is a material part of these terms and conditions. You further agree that, if you discontinue the use of your mobile telephone number without notifying Us of such change, you agree that you will be responsible for all costs (including attorneys’ fees) and liabilities incurred by Us, or any party that assists in the delivery of the mobile messages, as a result of claims brought by individual(s) who are later assigned that mobile telephone number. This duty and agreement shall survive any cancellation or termination of your agreement to participate in any of our Programs. 

YOU AGREE THAT YOU SHALL INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD US HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM OR LIABILITY RESULTING FROM YOUR FAILURE TO NOTIFY US OF A CHANGE IN THE INFORMATION YOU HAVE PROVIDED, INCLUDING ANY CLAIM OR LIABILITY UNDER THE TELEPHONE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT, 47 U.S.C. § 227, et seq., OR SIMILAR STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS, AND ANY REGULATIONS PROMULGATED THEREUNDER RESULTING FROM US ATTEMPTING TO CONTACT YOU AT THE MOBILE TELEPHONE NUMBER YOU PROVIDED.

Program Description: Without limiting the scope of the Program, users that opt into the Program can expect to receive messages concerning the marketing and sale of floral arrangements and luxury home goods. Messages may include checkout reminders. 

Cost and Frequency: Message and data rates may apply. Message frequency varies. The Program involves recurring mobile messages, and additional mobile messages may be sent periodically based on your interaction with Us. 

Support Instructions: For support regarding the Program, text “HELP” to the number you received messages from or email us at (800) 808-9830. Please note that the use of this email address is not an acceptable method of opting out of the program. Opt outs must be submitted in accordance with the procedures set forth above. 

MMS Disclosure: The Program will send SMS TMs (terminating messages) if your mobile device does not support MMS messaging. 

Our Disclaimer of Warranty: The Program is offered on an "as-is" basis and may not be available in all areas at all times and may not continue to work in the event of product, software, coverage or other changes made by your wireless carrier. We will not be liable for any delays or failures in the receipt of any mobile messages connected with this Program. Delivery of mobile messages is subject to effective transmission from your wireless service provider/network operator and is outside of Our control. Carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered mobile messages. 

Participant Requirements: You must have a wireless device of your own, capable of two-way messaging, be using a participating wireless carrier, and be a wireless service

subscriber with text messaging service. Not all cellular phone providers carry the necessary service to participate. Check your phone capabilities for specific text messaging instructions. 

Age Restriction: You may not use or engage with the Platform if you are under thirteen (13) years of age. If you use or engage with the Platform and are between the ages of thirteen (13) and eighteen (18) years of age, you must have your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to do so. By using or engaging with the Platform, you acknowledge and agree that you are not under the age of thirteen (13) years, are between the ages of thirteen (13) and eighteen (18) and have your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to use or engage with the Platform, or are of adult age in your jurisdiction. By using or engaging with the Platform, you also acknowledge and agree that you are permitted by your jurisdiction’s Applicable Law to use and/or engage with the Platform. 

Prohibited Content: You acknowledge and agree to not send any prohibited content over the Platform. Prohibited content includes: 

- Any fraudulent, libelous, defamatory, scandalous, threatening, harassing, or stalking activity; 

- Objectionable content, including profanity, obscenity, lasciviousness, violence, bigotry, hatred, and discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age; 

- Pirated computer programs, viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other harmful code; 

- Any product, service, or promotion that is unlawful where such product, service, or promotion thereof is received;

- Any content that implicates and/or references personal health information that is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) or the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITEC” Act); and 

- Any other content that is prohibited by Applicable Law in the jurisdiction from which the message is sent. 

Dispute Resolution: In the event that there is a dispute, claim, or controversy between you and Us, or between you and Stodge, LLC d/b/a Postscript or any other third-party service provider acting on Our behalf to transmit the mobile messages within the scope of the Program, arising out of or relating to federal or state statutory claims, common law claims, this Agreement, or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof, including the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, such dispute, claim, or controversy will be, to the fullest extent permitted by law, determined by arbitration in Edgewater, NJ and/or Los Angeles, CA before one arbitrator. 

The parties agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) then in effect. Except as otherwise provided herein, the arbitrator shall apply the substantive laws of the Federal Judicial Circuit in which Venus ET Fleur LLC’s principle place of business is located, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. Within ten (10) calendar days after the arbitration demand is served upon a party, the parties must jointly select an arbitrator with at least five years’ experience in that capacity and who has knowledge of and experience with the subject matter of the dispute. If the parties do not agree on an arbitrator within ten (10) calendar days, a party may petition the AAA to appoint an arbitrator, who must satisfy the same experience requirement. In the event of a dispute, the arbitrator shall decide the enforceability and interpretation of this arbitration

agreement in accordance with the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”). The parties also agree that the AAA’s rules governing Emergency Measures of Protection shall apply in lieu of seeking emergency injunctive relief from a court. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding, and no party shall have rights of appeal except for those provided in section 10 of the FAA. Each party shall bear its share of the fees paid for the arbitrator and the administration of the arbitration; however, the arbitrator shall have the power to order one party to pay all or any portion of such fees as part of a well-reasoned decision. The parties agree that the arbitrator shall have the authority to award attorneys’ fees only to the extent expressly authorized by statute or contract. The arbitrator shall have no authority to award punitive damages and each party hereby waives any right to seek or recover punitive damages with respect to any dispute resolved by arbitration. The parties agree to arbitrate solely on an individual basis, and this agreement does not permit class arbitration or any claims brought as a plaintiff or class member in any class or representative arbitration proceeding. Except as may be required by law, neither a party nor the arbitrator may disclose the existence, content, or results of any arbitration without the prior written consent of both parties, unless to protect or pursue a legal right. If any term or provision of this Section is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this Section or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction. If for any reason a dispute proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, the parties hereby waive any right to a jury trial. This arbitration provision shall survive any cancellation or termination of your agreement to participate in any of our Programs. 

Miscellaneous: You warrant and represent to Us that you have all necessary rights, power, and authority to agree to these Terms and perform your obligations hereunder, and nothing contained in this Agreement or in the performance of such obligations will

place you in breach of any other contract or obligation. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein will not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. Any new features, changes, updates or improvements of the Program shall be subject to this Agreement unless explicitly stated otherwise in writing. We reserve the right to change this Agreement from time to time. Any updates to this Agreement shall be communicated to you. You acknowledge your responsibility to review this Agreement from time to time and to be aware of any such changes. By continuing to participate in the Program after any such changes, you accept this Agreement, as modified.

 
General
 
You agree that: (i) the services being provided and goods sold by Venus ET Fleur shall be deemed solely based in New Jersey; and (ii) the Website shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over Venus ET Fleur, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than New Jersey. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New Jersey, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and Venus ET Fleur that arises in whole or in part from your use of the Website shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. These Terms and Conditions, and any other legal notices published by Venus ET Fleur on the Website, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Venus ET Fleur regarding your use of Venus ET Fleur’s Website. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Venus ET Fleur’s failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Venus ET Fleur reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time and without notice, and it is your responsibility to review these Terms and Conditions for any changes. Your use of the Website following any amendment of these Terms and Conditions will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms. YOU AND VENUS ET FLEUR AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE WEBSITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
Venus ET Fleur, Secaucus, NJ, 07094

  

SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

NO ENTRY FEE. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  A PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE THE ODDS OF WINNING.  ENTRANTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, AND LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.  

  1. TIMING: The VEF Anniversary Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 9:00AM PT on August 17, 2021 and ends at 11:59PM EST on August 22, 2021 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).  
  2. SPONSOR: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Venus et Fleur,  LLC (“Sponsor”).  Sponsor will conduct the Sweepstakes substantially as described in these Official Rules.  All copyrights and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
  3. ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to natural persons who are (i) at least 18 years of age or older (at the time of entry), and (ii) a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.  Employees of the Sponsor and their respective parent companies; affiliates; subsidiaries; advertising, promotion, fulfillment or other coordinating agencies; individuals providing services to the Sponsor through an outsourcer or temporary employment agency during the Sweepstakes Period; and their respective immediate family members and persons living in their same household are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree fully and unconditionally to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Eligibility to win a prize is contingent upon complying with and fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  4. HOW TO ENTER: 

You must follow @venusetfleur on Instagram to be eligible to win.  To enter the Sweepstakes, post a photo on your Instagram feed of your favorite Venus et Fleur arrangement that you either received or purchased.  You must a) tag @venusetfleur in the image, and b) use #HBDVEF in your caption.  Bonus: If you received the arrangement as a gift, tag the person who gave it to you and they will be entered into the Sweepstakes as well, provided that the tagged gift-giver also follows @venusetfleur on Instagram.

Entrants who properly follow the steps outlined above will be automatically entered into the Sweepstakes.  The only method of entry are those set forth in these Official Rules.  No other method of entry will be accepted.  Once submitted, an entry cannot be deleted, modified, or cancelled. The Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misplaced, illegible, mutilated, incomplete, incorrect or undelivered entries, and such entries will be deemed invalid.  Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Entries generated by script, macro, robotic, programmed, or any other automated means are prohibited and will be disqualified.  The Sponsor’s designated server’s clock will be the official time keeper for the Sweepstakes. For the avoidance of doubt, Sponsor may not provide entrant with confirmation of Sweepstakes entry. As a condition of entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant gives consent for the Sponsor to obtain and deliver his or her name, address and other information to third parties for the purpose of administering the Sweepstakes and complying with applicable laws, regulations and rules. 

  1. PRIZE: 

One winner will receive a Venus ET Fleur arrangement designed by the winner together with Co-Founder Seema Bansal Chada.

Approximate retail value of the prize is up to $1,500.  

There is no cash redemption value.  Each prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied.  No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize  permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an advertised prize is unavailable.  

 

Sponsor shall have no responsibility or obligation to any winner who is unable or unavailable to accept or utilize prize as described herein.  The Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes once in winner's possession.   

  1. DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION: Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received.  The drawing will be conducted on or about August 23, 2021. 

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries timely received.  Sponsor will make up to two (2) attempts over the 48-hour period following the each winner’s selection to contact the potential winner via Instagram.  If the potential winner cannot be reached during the 48-hour period in which he/she is contacted such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected from among the remaining applicable eligible entries received, if time permits (at Sponsor’s sole discretion).  The return of a potential winner's notification, prize information, or the prize as undeliverable or rejection of the prize by the potential winner will result in disqualification of the potential winner and an alternate potential winner may be selected.  The Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification procedures in connection with the selection of any alternate potential winners, if any.  In the event of a dispute about the identity of an entrant, each entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the Instagram account used at entry.  With respect to each winning entry, the winner may be required to provide proof that the winner is the authorized account holder of the Instagram account associated with the winning entry and is otherwise eligible to enter the Sweepstakes.

  1. PRIZE CONDITIONS: Except where prohibited by law, a potential prize winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and a Publicity Release, and a Tax Acceptance Form ("Affidavit/Release").  Such documents must be signed and returned by the date and/or time indicated within such documents. If the documents are not signed and returned within that time, or if an entrant is found to be ineligible, or if an entrant does not comply with these Official Rules, each as determined by the Sponsor in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, then the potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected.  Entrant waives the right to assert as a cost of winning a prize any and all costs of verification and redemption to redeem said prize and any liability which might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem said prize.  Sponsor is not responsible for fraudulent calls or emails made to entrants not by the Sponsor.  All entries are subject to verification prior to awarding of prizes.  Eligibility, age, and claims made by prize winners also are subject to verification prior to awarding of prizes. 
  2. TAXES: All federal, state, provincial, and local taxes and other tax liabilities (including income taxes), if any, and other incidental costs or expenses not identified in these rules are the sole responsibilities of the winners. Each winner may be required to provide the Sponsor with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded.  Entrants winning over $600 in prizes will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year, and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.
  3. RELEASE: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release, indemnify, defend and hold Sponsor, and respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, and agents, including advertising and promotion agencies, and assigns, and any other organizations/entities related to the Sweepstakes (collectively, “Releasees”) harmless from any and all claims, injuries, damages, expenses, or losses to person or property and/or liabilities of any nature that in any way arise from participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance or use of a prize or parts thereof, including without limitation (i) any condition caused by events beyond Releasees’ control that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted; (ii) any injuries, losses, or damages (compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential, or otherwise) of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of any prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, , or from participation in the Sweepstakes;  and (iii) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes.
  4. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: The Releasees are not responsible for (i) late, delayed, incomplete, misdirected or undeliverable entries, responses, or other correspondence; (ii) theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials; or (iii) phone, electrical, network, computer, hardware, software program, or transmission malfunctions, failures or difficulties. Prizes are awarded “as is, where is,” without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or suitability for a particular purpose.  Except where prohibited, by participating in the Sweepstakes and submitting an entry, each entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the prize awarded, determination of a winner, or any other matter relating to the Sweepstakes that cannot be resolved between such entrant and any Releasees shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, in no event shall any entrant seek or be entitled to rescission, injunctive or other equitable relief or to enjoin or restrain the production, distribution, exhibition, operation or other exploitation of Sponsor’s property or production, the Sweepstakes, any website, content, advertising or other materials used, displayed or issued in connection with the Sweepstakes, or any submission or entry, and such entrant’s rights and remedies in any such event shall be strictly limited to the right to recover money damages, if any, in an action at law.  IN NO EVENT WILL ANY OF THE RELEASEES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS OR PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM ANY CLAIM BASED UPON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO ALL ENTRANTS.
  5. PUBLICITY RELEASE: Except where prohibited, an entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes consent to the perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free use of his/her name, photo, and/or likeness, biographical information, entry, and statements attributed to him/her by any Releaseee for advertising and promotional purposes, including without limitation, inclusion on Sponsor’s social media platform(s) and website(s), in its e-mail blasts and any other media chosen by the Sponsor without compensation or additional compensation.
  6. GENERAL CONDITIONS: This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.  By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant acknowledges that he/she has read these Official Rules and agrees to be bound by them and by the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to the Sweepstakes. Non-compliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification and all associated entries will be void. All entries, as applicable, become property of the Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without liability to the entrant, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part, in the event of fraud, technical or other difficulties or if the integrity of the Sweepstakes is compromised. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or winner, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion and without liability to the entrant or winner. The Sweepstakes is subject to these Official Rules and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law. All disputes, issues and/or questions concerning the Sweepstakes, including the rights and obligations of the entrant and the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, or the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules 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. Any legal actions, suits or proceedings related to the Sweepstakes (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct or otherwise) will be brought exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Los Angeles County, California, and each entrant accepts and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts with respect to any legal actions, suits or proceedings arising out of or related to the Sweepstakes.  The Sponsor may substitute prizes of equivalent value, amend the rules, or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time for any reason. The Sponsor disclaims any responsibility to notify entrants of any aspect related to the conduct of the Sweepstakes.
  7. FORCE MAJEURE:  Without limiting any other provision in these Official Rules, in the event that any of the Sweepstakes’ activities or the Releasees’ operations or activities are affected, as determined by the Sponsor, in their sole discretion, including, without limitation, by reason of any acts of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action, regulations, order or request proves to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, pandemic, epidemic or public health crisis, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal) labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any law, rule, regulation, order or other action adopted or taken by any governmental, federal, state or local government authority, or any other cause, whether or not specifically mentioned above, subject to any governmental approval that may be required, the Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Sweepstakes, and no Releasees shall be responsible or liable to any entrant or prize winner or any person claiming through such entrant or prize winner for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof.  The Sponsor is not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in entrant’s e-mail account to receive e-mail messages. 
  8. MISCELLANEOUS:  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Sponsor’s failure to (or decision not to) enforce any provision in these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials and these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall prevail, govern, and control and the discrepancy will be resolved in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.
  9. WINNERS LIST:  For the name of the official prize winner(s) (available after the date of the random drawing) or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped  envelope to: VEF Anniversary Sweepstakes - WINNERS LIST <OR> OFFICIAL RULES (PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH), Venus et Fleur, LLC, 45B Enterprise Avenue N., Secaucus, New Jersey 07094.  Vermont residents may omit return postage for Official Rules requests.  Official Rules are also available during the Sweepstakes Period on Sponsor’s website.

 

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