"You are a little bit of heaven sent down to earth"
In a world full of constant changes, what is the one thing you want to hold on to?
The beauty of cherry blossoms lies in their transience. After a long winter, these tiny flowers herald the coming of spring, only to fall and wilt almost as soon as they unfold.
Cherry blossoms remind us that nothing is constant in life, which is why we need to cherish the things we hold dear while we still can. This spring, we invite you to share your story. What matters to you the most? What is the one thing that you'd like to hold on to for as long as possible? Share your story with #sakuraconfessions.
The world is facing a pandemic, and more than anything else, your safety is our number one priority. Please understand that we do not encourage participants to go outside and take photos. Our intention is simply to bring the joy of sakura to the digital space, which means you can use old photos you may have to enter the contest. They will be considered valid as long as the post dates are within the campaign period. (March 26th to April 22nd, 2020)
JPY500 off on your next VELTRA.com booking for any Japan activity with a 2-year validity period.
Terms and Conditions
By entering the contest, you agree to abide by the contest terms and conditions.
#sakuraconfessions Instagram Contest Terms and Conditions
Eligibility: This Campaign is open to entries that have complied with the guidelines. Account users must be at least 20 years of age as of the date of entry. The Campaign is open to legal residents of the world and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of VELTRA Corporation, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agrees to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of VELTRA Corporation as final and binding as they relate to the content of this Campaign.
Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting March 26, 2020 and ending on April 22, 2020. All online entries must be received by April 22, 2020.
How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by submitting an entry using the hashtags provided. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of VELTRA Corporation. You may enter as many times as you wish. You must provide the information requested. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of VELTRA Corporation.
Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Campaign (“Winner”) will receive a DJI Osmo Pocket for the Grand Prize, Moment Lens Starter Set for the Second Prize, DJI Osmo Mobile 3 for the Third Prize, and JPY 500 off their next VELTRA.com Japan activity booking for the Consolation Prize. There wil be one (1) Grand Prize winner, one (1) Second Prize winner, one Third Prize Winner. All valid contestants will receive the Consolation Prize. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by VELTRA Corporation. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at VELTRA Corporation discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for VELTRA Corporation to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by contest committee vote under the supervision of VELTRA Corporation. Winner will be notified by Instagram direct message within seven (7) days following selection of Winner. VELTRA Corporation shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within a year from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT VELTRA CORPORATION‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that VELTRA Corporation, anyone acting on behalf of VELTRA Corporation, and VELTRA Corporation’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of VELTRA Corporation. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless VELTRA Corporation from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which VELTRA Corporation may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.
Terms & Conditions: VELTRA Corporation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond VELTRA Corporation’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, VELTRA Corporation may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by VELTRA Corporation. VELTRA Corporation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. VELTRA Corporation has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, VELTRA Corporation reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless VELTRA Corporation and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF Japan AND Tokyo, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Tokyo having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Campaign is VELTRA Corporation.
The Campaign hosted by VELTRA Corporation is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram.
By participating in the contest, You, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules & Regulations.
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