Official Rules for Contests & Giveaways
On occasion, SoKawaii runs contests, based on a combination of skill and chance, for its community to win kawaii related products.
We advertise our Giveaways through various means, depending upon the type of Giveaway and the channels we use. You can findout about them through SoKawaii's social media channels, which include Instagram, Facebook, and others.
Terms for Giveaways. Your participation in any Giveaway is subject to and governed by the official rules set forth here, along with any guidelines governing the social media additional terms (“Additional Terms”) outlined in the specific Giveaway listed on sokawaii.com. If there is a conflict between these official rules and the Additional Terms outlined in the Specific Giveaway, the Additional Terms will govern.
No purchase necessary to enter or win a sweepstakes offered by SoKawaii. In some cases, purchase may be necessary for entering contests. You can find information regarding whether purchase is necessary for a contest by checking the Additional Terms for the Specific Giveaway.
Eligibility. Unless otherwise noted in the Additional Terms for the Specific Giveaway, SoKawaii Giveaways are open worlwide to all people who are the age of majority in their jurisdiction (“Entrants”). Sweepstakes supervisors and members of their immediate families, are not eligible to participate or win. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Void where prohibited.
Sweepstakes Period. The Sweepstakes begins and ends on the time and date outlined in the Specific Giveaway, according to Sponsor’s internal time clock. All times are listed in PST.
Only one entry per natural person per Giveaway. Unless otherwise noted in the Specific Giveaway, you may only enter one time. Multiple entries for sweepstakes will not increase your chances of winning (you will still only receive one entry). If you enter more than once in a contest, only your last eligible entry will be counted.
You may enter as many current Giveaways as you are otherwise qualified to enter.
How to Enter. Follow the instructions contained in the Specific Giveaway to enter. In some cases, you may be asked to enter through a social media channel. In that case, you must have an account on that social media channel. All social media channels SoKawaii uses to launch Giveaways are free to join and SoKawaii makes commercially reasonable efforts to make sure Giveaways follow the guidelines set forth by the social media channel for promotions of that nature. IN ALLCASES WHERE YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PLACE HASHTAGS ON THE ENTRY, ALL HASHTAGS MUST BE INCLUDED OR YOUR ENTRY WILL NOT BEELIGIBLE FOR THE SPECIFIC GIVEAWAY.
In the event the Specific Giveaway is a sweepstakes and the sweepstakes requires you to upload a photograph of yourself or show an image of yourself, you may upload any image that includes the requisite hashtags (so that we can find it), and you will be entered in the Specific Giveaway.
If the Specific Giveaway is a contest, you will be provided the judging criteria on which your entry will be judged.
Odds. The odds of winning depend upon the number of entries received.
Sweepstakes Winner Selection. On or within 48 hours of the sweepstakes close, and unless otherwise outlinedin the Specific Giveaway, one (1) Entrant will be selected at random from among alleligible entries received (the “Selected Entrant”).
Contest Winner Selection. At the close of the contest, all eligible contest entries will be judged by a panelof qualified judges using the judging criteria outlined in the Specific Giveaway, and the winner with the highest scorewill be deemed the winner (also “Selected Entrant”). In the event there is more than one winner to be determined, theSpecific Giveaway will identify the number of winners and the specific prizes. In the event of a tie, those entries will be rescored.
Giveaway Winner Notification and Announcement. Unless otherwise noted, Selected Entrants will be announced publicly using the social media channel on which the Giveaway was launched, and contacted by way of direct message to be given instructions on how to claim their prizes. Only one attempt to contact the Selected Entrant will be made. Selected Entrantwill be required to respond (as directed in the direct message) within seven (7) calendar days of attempted notification. The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the prize and, in such case Sponsor may, but is not obligated to select an alternate Selected Entrant.
Prize. The prize, the number of prizes, and the individual and total retail values of those prizes are listed in the Additional Terms of the Specific Giveaway.
Publicity. By participating in the Giveaway, any Entrant irrevocably grants the Sponsor and their respective successors, assigns and licensees, the right to use such Entrant’s entry or submission, name, social media handle, likeness, biographical information in any and all media for any purpose, including without limitation, commercial, advertising and promotional purposes as well as in, on or in connection with the Sweepstakes or other promotions, and hereby release the Sponsor from any liability with respect there to, unless prohibited by law.
Prize Conditions. No substitution, transfer, or cash redemption of prize permitted, provided however that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason.
Conditions of Participating. By participating, Entrants agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by theseterms, the Additional Terms, and the decisions of Sponsor, and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Giveaway itselfor to the Terms. Any portion of the Giveaway may be canceled, suspended and/or modified, in whole or in part, if in Sponsor’s opinion any fraud, technical failure or other factor beyond Sponsor’s control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Giveaway. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of any Giveaway or Sponsor’swebsite, to be acting in violation of these terms, or to be acting in an unsports man-like or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Giveaway, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harassany other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullestextent permitted by law. Entrants may not enter with multiple identities or use any automated system, bot or other device or artifice to enter or obtain more than the maximum number of qualified entries. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to terminate any Giveaway and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the winner(s) either by applying the judging criteria, or, if a sweepstakes, in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior toaction taken.
Limitation of Liability. If for any reason an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, the Entrant's sole remedy is another entryin the same Giveaway during the Giveaway period listedin the Specific Giveaway. Selected Entrants also agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor andeach of its respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively “Releasees”) from and against any claims, damages, disability, attorneys' fees, and costs of litigation and settlement, as well as any liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole orin part, directly or indirectly, from: (i) use, redemption, acceptance, possession, ownership, or misuse of any prize,(ii) participation in any activity, event, or excursion offered inconnection with the prize, (iii) use of any facility, service and/or accommodation related to the prize, or (iv)participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in any SoKawaii Giveaways. The Releasees shall not be liable for: (i)late, lost, delayed, misdirected, incomplete unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries, communications or affidavits, regardless of the method of transmission;(ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software orother technical malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections,delays or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entryor other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses or damages of any kindcaused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of a prize, or from participation in the Giveaways; or (v) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with these Giveaways. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Releasees are not responsible for computer malfunctions, network connections, email delivery problems, systems failureor incompatibility, typographical, technical or key-stroke errors,or interruptions in your internet service, and for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged or stolen notifications. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with a Specific Giveaway as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, earthquake, explosion, labor disputeor strike, act of God or public enemy, or any federal, state or local government law, order, or regulation, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a "Force Majeure" event or occurrence), then subject to any governmentalapproval which may be required.