Japan Week 2018 Second Sweepstakes Official Rules



This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. Any information provided is being provided to the Sponsor and not to Instagram.

Sweepstakes Period: The Japan Week Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 1:00:00 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) on March 3, 2018 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on March 5, 2018 (the “Promotion Period”).  For purposes of this Sweepstakes, a “day” is defined as a 24-hour period, beginning at 12:00:00 AM ET and ending at 11:59:59 PM ET except for the first day of the Sweepstakes where a day is defined as beginning at 1:00:00 PM ET and ending at 11:59:59 PM ET. The Sponsor’s computer, or that of its designee, runs the official clock for the Sweepstakes and will solely determine the time by which an entry is received.

Eligibility: Sweepstakes is open to residents of the 50 U. S. States and the District of Columbia, and who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry (each, an “Entrant”). Each Entrant, by participating in the Sweepstakes, agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

How To Enter: To enter the Sweepstakes, you’ll first need to become a registered user of www.Instagram.com (“Instagram”) or log into your Instagram account. Once you become a member and/log in, your account must be set to “public”. If you do not have an account, go to www.Instagram.com to create one.  Instagram accounts are free. By submitting your information and creating an Instagram account, you agree to the Instagram terms of use and privacy notice. If you do not agree to such terms of use and privacy notice, you cannot create an Instagram account, or participate in this Sweepstakes. You can return your account to “private” any time after the winner announcement.

To Enter: During the Promotion Period, enter: via Instagram as follows:

  1. Your Instagram privacy options on your account settings must be set to “OFF”.
  2. Follow both @japanweek and @dainobuny
  3. Look for and “Like” the Sweepstakes photo on @japanweek’s Instagram account and be sure to post a comment including the hashtag “#JapanWeekNYC” and your answer to the question.  
  4. Post must be sent from one (1) Instagram account per person only. Multiple accounts may not be used and anyone found to use multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible.

Prize.   Three (3) winners will receive a set of five (5) face masks (“Prize” or “Prizes”).

The designs of the face mask are randomly selected by the Sponsor and Entrants cannot request their preferred designs.  The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of one (1) face mask is US$2.49 or US$3.22.  Total ARV of all Prizes is about US$43.  Each prize is non-transferable, and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize or any component thereof for one of equal or greater value for any reason.


Drawing Date.  Prize winners will be randomly selected on March 6, 2018

Entry Limit: one (1) entry per person per account via one Instagram account.  Entries received in excess of the entry limit stated herein will be disqualified.

Your entry must not contain anything that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil or legal liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group (which include, but are not limited to, race, sex, creed, national origin, religious affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or language); (vi) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person; (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances; (viii) contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any third person (living or dead), such as personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead; (ix) uses the brand names, trade names, or trade-marks of any third parties; or (x) Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, any of the following: insults, attacks, harasses, bullies, threatens, demeans or impersonates others; contains “hate speech,” whether directed at an individual or a group, based on membership within certain categories, targets minors or promotes products or services that are illegal for use by minors in their jurisdiction, or that are deemed to be unsafe or inappropriate; contains adult content, including nudity, depictions of people in explicit or suggestive positions, or activities that are overly suggestive or sexually provocative; contains content that is shocking, sensational or disrespectful, or portrays excessive violence; is otherwise obscene, offensive, or inappropriate; or links to or promotes a webpage; or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation.

The name of the person submitting the entry must be the authorized account holder of such Instagram account, otherwise the entry may be deemed void. In the event of a dispute over the identity of a potential winner, the entry will be declared made by the authorized holder of the Instagram account used for entry, and potential winner may be required to provide identification sufficient to show that he/she is the authorized account holder of such Instagram account. It is the sole responsibility of the Entrant to notify the Sponsor in writing if the Entrant changes his or her Instagram account during the Promotion Period. Proof of submission of entry does not constitute proof of delivery of entry. All entries become the property of Sponsor.

Random Drawing: A random drawing to select prize winners will be conducted on the drawing date from among all eligible entries received by the end date of the Promotion Period.  Drawing is final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the potential winners will be declared the official winners of the Sweepstakes.

Winner Notification and Verification: The Sponsor will contact potential winners via Instagram within three (3) business days of the respective drawing date. Notification will occur by publishing the potential winners’ names in the comments of the sweepstake’s post. The potential winners will also be contacted by the Sponsor via Instagram direct message. Potential winners may be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release, a Publicity Release and an IRS Form, if required by law.  In order to claim the Prize, the potential winner must respond to Sponsor and/or Sponsor’s agent with all required information within seven (7) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent.  Failure to timely respond may result in the potential winner being disqualified and an alternate potential winner being selected.  In the event that any potential winner cannot be contacted, return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable, or noncompliance with these Official Rules, or the potential winner declines the prize for any reason will result in such potential winner being disqualified and the prize will be forfeited. Sponsor shall have no further obligation to a potential winner who is disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected from among all remaining eligible entries received as of the applicable Drawing Date Deadline, at Sponsor’s discretion, time permitting.

Prizes/Odds: There are a total of three (3) prizes available to be awarded.   Total ARV of all prizes is: about $43. Limit one (1) prize per person/household.

The odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received by the end date of the Promotion Period. In no event will more prizes be awarded than those listed in these Official Rules. No cash equivalents, transfers or substitution of a prize permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. The prizes may not be transferred or sold unless Sponsor, in its sole discretion, gives prior written permission. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Actual value of Prize may vary based on market fluctuations and any difference in value will not be awarded. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes each winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its designees’ use of such winner’s name, Instagram user name, likeness, photograph, comments, opinions, hometown and state for advertising, promotional and other purposes, in any manner, in any and all media, now or hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without further payment or consideration, notification or permission.

Ownership of Entry & Grant of Rights: By participating in the Sweepstakes, and to the extent allowed by law, Entrants grant the Sponsor, and its designees, licensees, assigns and successors  (collectively, “Licensed Parties”) a non-exclusive, perpetual, sublicensable, royalty-free license to edit, modify, cut, rearrange, add to, delete from, copy, reproduce, translate, adapt, publish, broadcast, exploit, use, and reuse (without limitation as to when or to the number of times used) the entry and the content of, and elements embodied in the entry, including any names, social media handles, locations, and likenesses (including, without limitation, Instagram profile photo), in any and all media, whether now existing or hereafter devised, throughout the world, and in any manner, for advertising, promotional, commercial, or any other purposes without further review, notice, approval, consideration, or compensation to Entrant or any third party.

Conditions of Entry: Sponsor and Sponsor’s agent, unlimited and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, Instagram, and all of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives and agents (collectively “Releasees”) are not responsible for: (i) incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human, typographical or printing errors, (ii) technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, wireless service, inability to access any online service or website, inability to submit the online enrollment form, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other person’s computer and/or wireless device related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes, (iii) or for late, lost, stolen, illegible, damaged, incomplete, inaccurate, undelivered, delayed or misdirected entries, posts, or direct messages, for any reason including computer, telephone, wireless service, paper transfer, or process any transaction thereon, (iv) other errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes related materials. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of this Sweepstakes, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual (and void his/her entry and/or prevent him/her from future entry), and/or who tampers with the entry process and/or who is acting in violation of these Official Rules, to modify or cancel or terminate this Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, at any time without notice and award any unawarded prizes in a random drawing from among all non-suspect eligible entries received as of the termination date or otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. Caution: Any attempt to deliberately damage any online service or website associated with this Sweepstakes or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys’ fees) and/or other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. Sponsor reserves the right to modify prize award procedures at their discretion.

Disputes and Limitation of Liability: By participating in the Sweepstakes, except where prohibited, Entrants agree: [1] to release, indemnify and hold harmless Releasees and each of their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders and employees from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions and any liability of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of the prize (including any travel or travel-related activity thereto) that may be awarded; [2] any and all disputed, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by within the appropriate New York State Court located in New York County, New York; [3] any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, and in no event will Entrants be permitted to obtain attorneys’ fees or other legal costs; and [4] under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. This Sweepstakes and these Official Rules shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without regard to its principles of conflicts of law. Releasees are not responsible for technical, computer, mechanical, printing, typographical, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes related materials; or for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, inaccurate, undelivered, delayed or illegible entries or; for electronic, computer, or telephonic malfunction or error, fail to enter into the processing system, or are processed, reported, or transmitted late or incorrectly or are lost for any reason including computer, telephone, paper transfer, or process any transaction thereon.

Privacy: Information collected from Entrants is used only for the purpose of the prize drawing and to notify winners, and will not be re-used, sold or shared in any manner by Sponsor or any third parties.

Sponsor: WORLDER, Inc. 1650 Broadway Suite 305, New York, NY 10019

Winner’s List.  For a list of winners, send an e-mail with the subject line: “Japan Week Sweepstakes” to mail@japanweek.org.  Requests must be received no later than March 25, 2018. The list will be sent when the drawings have been conducted and the winners verified.

Instagram is a registered trademark of Instagram, Inc. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes are to be directed to Sponsor, at the address above, not Instagram.