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Start off on the right foot by entering to win a $1,000 career wardrobe makeover!

 

Share your career passions with us and enter to win the resources and tools you’ll need to realize your dreams. To get you started, we’ll give you access to RiseSmart’s contemporary career transition program for professionals for 3 months; to make sure you make the best impression at your interviews, we will also give you a $1,000 gift card for a career wardrobe makeover!

 

RiseSmart Professional Program

  • Career coaching with a certified RiseSmart Transition Coach
  • Professional branding through a certified professional resume writer
  • Hand-picked job leads from a RiseSmart Job Concierge
  • Use of the RiseSmart all-in-one job search platform
  • Admission to RiseSmart’s extensive job seeker resources

 

How to Enter

  • Go to the @RiseSmart Twitter Page
    • RT our Rising Grad Contest posts and comment to tell us your career passions
    • Use the hashtag #RisingGradContest
OR
  • Go to the RiseSmart LinkedIn Page
    • Comment on our Rising Grad Contest posts and share what your career passions are

 

Selection Criteria

  • Career Aspiration 
  • Creativity 
  • Inspiration 
  • Originality 

 

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR CLAIM A PRIZE.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING A PRIZE. 

THESE OFFICIAL RULES CONTAIN AN ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, WHICH WILL, WITH LIMITED EXCEPTION, REQUIRE YOU TO SUBMIT CLAIMS YOU HAVE AGAINST RISESMART, INC. TO BINDING AND FINAL ARBITRATION.  UNDER THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, (1) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO PURSUE CLAIMS AGAINST RISESMART, INC. ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING, AND (2) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO SEEK RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.

The RiseSmart Rising Grad Contest (the “Contest”) begins at 12:00 a.m. PT on April 24, 2017 (the “Contest Start Date”), and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on June 4, 2017 (the “Contest End Date”) (such period referred to herein as the “Contest Period”).  The Contest is sponsored by RiseSmart, Inc. (the “Sponsor”).

 

1.  HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Contest, either:

(a) enter via Twitter by (i) visiting the @RiseSmart Twitter Page, (ii) re-tweeting one (1) of Sponsor’s Contest posts and (iii) including a comment describing your career passions and the hashtag #RisingGradContest; or

(b) enter via LinkedIn by (i) visiting the RiseSmart LinkedIn Page, and (ii) commenting in response to one (1) of Sponsor’s Contest posts by sharing your career passions. 

All eligible entries must be posted by the Contest End Date and each applicable entry post is referred to as a “Submission” hereunder.  Maximum of one (1) Submission per participant, via one Twitter or LinkedIn account.  Participation in the Contest is voluntary and does not require you to purchase anything from the Sponsor.  No illegible, incomplete, forged or altered Submissions will be accepted.  All Submissions are subject to the Sponsor’s privacy policy located at www.risesmart.com/privacy-policy. 

 

2.  PRIZE: There will be one (1) winner who will receive: (a) access to the RiseSmart Professional Program (a three (3)-month program, see www.risesmart.com/solutions/outplacement/programs for additional details), with an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of $2,500, and (b) a $1,000 gift card to be used at a retail store for a new career wardrobe.  The Sponsor may ask the winner for his or her retail store preference, but the retail store for which the gift card will apply remains subject to availability and the Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Total ARV of the prizes is $3,500.  All standard gift card terms and conditions will apply.  Lost, mutilated or stolen gift cards will not be replaced.  The winner will not receive the difference between actual prize value and ARV, and there are no cash substitutions or refunds (e.g., if the winner does not attend the RiseSmart Professional Program).  The odds of winning the prize depend on the number of eligible Submissions received during the Contest Period.  The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value.  No other substitution or transfer of prizes permitted.  The winner will be issued an IRS 1099 U.S. Tax Form “Miscellaneous Income” for the actual value of the prize and is advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of the prize winnings.  

 

3.  ELIGIBILITY:

Participant Eligibility.  The Contest is only open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry and are either attending a college or university at the time of entry or graduated from a college or university within the past two (2) years.  Submissions are limited to individuals only; commercial enterprises and business entities are not eligible.  By participating in the Contest, each participant accepts the conditions stated in these Official Rules, agrees to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor and warrants that the participant is eligible to participate in the Contest.  Employees, volunteers, independent contractors, officers and directors of the Sponsor, its affiliates and subsidiaries, its advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies or its legal advisors and such parties’ immediate family members and persons living in the same household are not eligible to participate in the Contest.  THE CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW and is subject to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Submission Eligibility.  A Submission that is submitted in connection with the Contest will only be eligible if such Submission (a) is in English, (b) does not disparage the Sponsor or any other person or party affiliated with the Contest, (c) is posted during the Contest Period, (d) contains only the original content of the participant, (d) does not contain content that is unlawful, hateful or obscene and (e) complies with the Twitter User Agreement or the LinkedIn User Agreement, as applicable.  The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify Submissions which the Sponsor determines at any time in its sole judgment fail to meet any of these criteria.

 

4.  USE OF SUBMISSIONS: By posting a Submission or submitting any other content to the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, you automatically represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, and do hereby grant, to the Sponsor the paid-up, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicensable, non-exclusive right and license to (a) use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display the Submission and content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate all or any portion of such Submission and content in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party that may exist in such Submission or content; and (b) use the Submission and content, including without limitation, the right and license to make, use, sell, offer for sale, and import any products and/or services which practice or embody, or are configured for use in practicing, all or any portion of the Submission or content and the right to practice any methods related to such products or services in connection with use of the Submission or content.  You warrant that the Submission and content have not been copied from any third party, and use of the Submission or content by the Sponsor or any third party described in these Official Rules will not infringe or involve the misappropriation of any third-party rights and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and all third parties described in these Official Rules from and against any breach of this warranty. 

Under no circumstances will the Sponsor be required to treat any Submission or content as confidential.  The Sponsor will be entitled to use Submissions and content for any purpose whatsoever without compensation to you or any other person.  For the avoidance of doubt, the Sponsor will not be liable to you or any other person for any ideas for the Sponsor’s business (including, without limitation, designs or ideas for programs, products or services) derived from the Submissions or content and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities to the Submissions or content that may appear in any future programs, products or services of the Sponsor.

 

5.  SELECTION OF WINNER: Following the Contest Period, a panel of qualified judges determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion will review all eligible Submissions received by the Contest End Date based on the following criteria:

  • Career Aspiration (25%);
  • Creativity (25%);
  • Inspiration (25%); and
  • Originality (25%).

In the event of a tie between two or more participants, the participant whose Submission received the highest score for Career Aspiration, as determined by the qualified judges in their sole discretion, will be deemed to have the higher score among the tied participants.

The participant with the highest score will be notified by the social media platform by which such participant entered the Contest, within ten (10) days of the Contest End Date.  Such notification shall include instructions for proper acceptance of the prize.  The Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify a potential winner.  Where lawful, the potential winner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and Publicity Release.  The potential winner may also be required to provide proof of identification, as well as proof of eligibility (e.g., proof of current enrollment in, or recent graduation from, a qualifying institution).  In the event a potential winner does not accept the prize within three (3) business days of notification, or if such potential winner is ineligible, fails to return any documentation requested in accordance with these Official Rules or the prize or prize notification is not deliverable, an alternate winner may be selected.  The winner agrees to the Sponsor’s use of the winner’s name, address, likeness and/or prize information for promotional purposes in any medium without additional compensation to the extent permitted by law. 

 

6.  CONDITIONS: The Sponsor, Twitter, LinkedIn and their respective agents, directors, officers, shareholders, employees, insurers, parents, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, predecessors, successors, representatives, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and legal advisors (the “Released Entities”), are not responsible for, shall not be liable for, and hereby disclaim all liability arising from or relating to: (a) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, misaddressed, incomplete or unintelligible Submissions; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, computer or other malfunctions, failures or difficulties of any kind, whether human or technical; (c) failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer or email transmissions; (d) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the applicable Released Entity; (e) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of any prize, or any portion thereof that may have been awarded, or acceptance, possession or use of any prize, or any portion thereof that may have been awarded, or from participation in the Contest; or (f) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.  The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or cancel the Contest should any unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond the Sponsor’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Contest.  In the event that proper administration of the Contest is prevented by such causes as contemplated above, the Sponsor will pick the winner from all eligible, non-suspect Submissions received prior to such action.  By participating in the Contest, participants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless the Released Entities, and all others associated with the development and execution of the Contest, from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising out of or relating to the Contest, participation in the Contest, any prize, or any portion thereof that may have been awarded, and/or acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, or any portion thereof that may have been awarded, including but not limited to statutory and common law claims for misappropriation or a participant’s right of publicity.  The Contest shall be governed by California law. 

 

7.  ARBITRATION AGREEMENT: PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY AS IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS.

  • Agreement to Arbitrate. This Section 7 is referred to in these Official Rules as the “Arbitration Agreement.”  You agree that any and all disputes or claims that have arisen or may arise between you and the  Sponsor, whether arising out of or relating to these Official Rules (including any alleged breach thereof), the Contest, your participation in the Contest, the prizes, acceptance, possession use or misuse of the prizes, any advertising or any aspect of the relationship or transactions between you and the Sponsor, shall be resolved exclusively through final and binding arbitration, rather than a court, in accordance with the terms of this Arbitration Agreement, except that you may assert individual claims in small claims court, if your claims qualify.  Further, this Arbitration Agreement does not preclude you from bringing issues to the attention of federal, state or local agencies, and such agencies can, if the law allows, seek relief against the Sponsor on your behalf.  You agree that, by participating in the Contest and entering into these Official Rules, you and the Sponsor are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action.  Your rights will be determined by a neutral arbitrator, not a judge or jury.  The Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this Arbitration Agreement.
  • Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief. YOU AND THE SPONSOR AGREE THAT EACH OF US MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING.  UNLESS BOTH YOU AND THE SPONSOR AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S OR PARTY’S CLAIMS AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A CONSOLIDATED, REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING.  ALSO, THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ONLY IN FAVOR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF NECESSITATED BY THAT PARTY’S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM(S). 
  • Pre-Arbitration Dispute Resolution. The Sponsor is always interested in resolving disputes amicably and efficiently, and most participant concerns can be resolved quickly and to the participant’s satisfaction by emailing user.support@risesmart.com. If such efforts prove unsuccessful, a party who intends to seek arbitration must first send to the other, by certified mail, a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”).  The Notice to the Sponsor should be sent to RiseSmart, Inc., Attn: Dan Davenport, 55 Almaden Boulevard, Suite 800, San Jose, CA 95113 (“Notice Address”).  The Notice must (i) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute and (ii) set forth the specific relief sought.  If the Sponsor and you do not resolve the claim within sixty (60) calendar days after the Notice is received, you or the Sponsor may commence an arbitration proceeding.  During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by the Sponsor or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount, if any, to which you or the Sponsor is entitled.
  • Arbitration Procedures. Arbitration will be conducted by a neutral arbitrator in accordance with the American Arbitration Association’s (“AAA”) rules and procedures, including the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes (collectively, the “AAA Rules”), as modified by this Arbitration Agreement.  For information on the AAA, please visit its website, http://www.adr.org.  Information about the AAA Rules and fees for consumer disputes can be found at the AAA’s consumer arbitration page, http://www.adr.org/consumer_arbitration.  If there is any inconsistency between any term of the AAA Rules and any term of this Arbitration Agreement, the applicable terms of this Arbitration Agreement will control unless the arbitrator determines that the application of the inconsistent Arbitration Agreement terms would not result in a fundamentally fair arbitration.  The arbitrator must also follow the provisions of these Official Rules as a court would.  All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, including, but not limited to, issues relating to the scope, enforceability and arbitrability of this Arbitration Agreement.  Although arbitration proceedings are usually simpler and more streamlined than trials and other judicial proceedings, the arbitrator can award the same damages and relief on an individual basis that a court can award to an individual under these Official Rules and applicable law.  Decisions by the arbitrator are enforceable in court and may be overturned by a court only for very limited reasons.

         Unless the Sponsor and you agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in a reasonably convenient location for both parties with due consideration of their ability to travel and other pertinent circumstances.  If the parties are unable to agree on a location, the determination shall be made by AAA.  If your claim is for $10,000 or less, the Sponsor agrees that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules.  If your claim exceeds $10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules.  Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator shall issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based.

  • Costs of Arbitration. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees (collectively, the “Arbitration Fees”) will be governed by the AAA Rules, unless otherwise provided in this Arbitration Agreement.  Any payment of attorneys’ fees will be governed by the AAA Rules. 
  • Confidentiality. All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, and any ruling, decision or award by the arbitrator, will be strictly confidential for the benefit of all parties.
  • Severability. If a court or the arbitrator decides that any term or provision of this Arbitration Agreement other than Section 7(b) above is invalid or unenforceable, the parties agree to replace such term or provision with a term or provision that is valid and enforceable and that comes closest to expressing the intention of the invalid or unenforceable term or provision, and this Arbitration Agreement shall be enforceable as so modified.  If a court or the arbitrator decides that any of the provisions of Section 7(b) is invalid or unenforceable, then the entirety of this Arbitration Agreement shall be null and void.  The remainder of these Official Rules will continue to apply.

 

8.  WINNERS LIST: To obtain the first name, last initial, city and state of the winner after the Contest End Date, send a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope marked “RiseSmart Rising Grad Winners List” to the Sponsor.  Requests for the winners list must be received no later than ninety (90) days from the Contest End Date (residents of Vermont and Washington need not include return postage).

 

9.  SPONSOR:

RiseSmart, Inc.

55 Almaden Boulevard, Suite 800

San Jose, CA  95113

The Sponsor is not affiliated with Twitter or LinkedIn, and neither Twitter nor LinkedIn is a sponsor of the Contest. 

 

10.  NOTICE: The Sponsor reserves the right to prosecute and seek damages against any individual who attempts to deliberately undermine the proper operation of the Contest in violation of these Official Rules and/or criminal and/or civil law. 

Copyright ã 2017 RiseSmart, Inc.  All rights reserved.  RiseSmart, Inc. and the associated logos are trademarks of RiseSmart, Inc.  Any other trademarks, product names and company names or logos cited in these Official Rules are the properties of their respective owners.