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Please carefully read the terms of use for utilizing this website. By accessing and using this website in any way, including, without limitation, browsing the website, using any information, using any content, using any services, downloading any materials, and/or submitting an entry for NEB’s Passion in Science Awards® Campaign ("Award Campaign"), you agree to and are bound by these terms of use ("Terms of Use") and the below Award Campaign Rules and Regulations ("Rules and Regulations"). The Terms of Use and Rules and Regulations are collectively referred to as the “Terms and Conditions”. If you do not agree to any aspect of the Terms and Conditions, you may not use this website nor submit an entry for this Award Campaign.

You represent that you are authorized to accept these Terms and Conditions, to use this website, and to submit an entry for this Award Campaign by your employer or institution. If you are using the website or are submitting an entry for this Award Campaign on behalf of a colleague, you represent that you are authorized to provide said colleague’s email address to us.


Updating Term and Conditions

NEB reserves the right, at NEB's sole discretion, to change, modify, update, add, or remove portions of the Terms and Conditions, at any time without notice to you. Please check these Terms and Conditions, for changes. Your continued use of this website or participation in the Award Campaign following the posting of changes to the Terms and Conditions, will mean you accept those change and will continue to comply with the Terms and Conditions.

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  1. Award Campaign Rules and Regulations
  • ELIGIBILITY:No purchase necessary to participate. This promotion is open to life science professionals 18 years and older who submit Submission Materials during the Promotion Period in accordance with these Terms and Conditions (each an “Entrant”). There is a limit of one entry and one Prize (as defined below) per Entrant. Healthcare Professionals may not participate in this promotion. The term Healthcare Professionals includes individuals (clinical or non-clinical physicians, physician assistants, nurses, technicians, research coordinators, administrators and purchasing personnel, etc.) and entities (including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing facilities, home health agencies, clinics and group purchasing organizations, managed care organizations, physician group practices, medical directors for health insurance organizations, etc.) and their employees and representatives who are involved in the actual provision of health care services.

    Government Officials in Europe may not participate in this promotion. Government Official means: (i) any officer or employee of a government or any department, agency or instrument of a government; (ii) any person acting in an official capacity for or on behalf of a government or any department, agency, or instrument of a government; (iii) any officer or employee of a company or business owned in whole or part by a government; (iv) any officer or employee of a public international organization such as the World Bank or United Nations, the European Union or the World Health Organization; (v) any officer or employee of a political party or any person acting in an official capacity on behalf of a political party; and/or (vi) any candidate for political office.

    By accepting a Prize, Entrants represent that they are not prohibited by law, regulation, or agency/institutional policy from receiving the Prize from NEB. This promotion cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions. Offer void where prohibited, licensed, or restricted by federal, state, provincial, or local laws or regulation or agency/institutional policy. Other restrictions may apply. Determination of eligibility and validity of Entrant responses is at NEB’s’ sole discretion.

    • SUBMISSION: To enter the promotion and be considered for a Prize  each Entrant must do all of the following: (1) choose one of four categories (Science, Mentorship and Advocacy Award™, Environmental Stewardship Award™, Arts and Creativity Award™, and Humanitarian Duty Award™) for entry of the promotion; (2) describe his or her project and in detail and the impact is has on the chosen category; (3) provide supply supporting materials to help provide more detail about project, including images, graphics and videos; and (4) verify the substantive nature of his or her work. An Entrant’s materials and information submitted pursuant to (1) through (4) of this paragraph are collectively referred to as "Submission Material". NEB will not necessarily acknowledge receipt of entry, nor respond to inquiries for promotion results.  
    • NOMINEE: Subject to the Terms and Conditions and applicable law, an individual can also nominate another person to enter the promotion  (“Nominee”) by providing the Nominee’s email address to NEB. An individual nominating another person must first obtain the Nominee’s permission to provide his/her email address to NEB.  Each Nominee will then be invited via email to submit an entry for this promotion in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. A Nominee is not considered an Entrant unless he or she submits his or her Submission Material and otherwise complies with the Terms and Conditions.

    • PROMOTION PERIOD: The promotion begins on Monday, December 3, 2018, at 12:01AM Eastern Time and ends on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 11:59PM Eastern Time ("Promotion Period"). Submissions for entry will only be considered if submitted during the Promotion Period.

    • WINNERS: Submission Materials will be judged by NEB during the week of February 10, 2019. NEB will choose 16 winner(s) (“Winners”) (about 4 in each category). NEB reserves the right to modify the number of Winners (in each category and/or in total). Winners will be chosen by an impartial committee comprised of NEB employees, providing equal weight to the following criteria:

      • Impact
      • Initiative
      • Originality

    NEB reserves the right to modify or cancel the promotion in the event that an insufficient number of entries meeting the minimum judging criteria are received. If a Winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the Prize within 5 days of notification, NEB reserves the right to withdraw the Prize from the Winner and pick a replacement Winner. NEB‘s decision as to the selection of the Winners is final. The Winners’ names will be available 10 days after the end of the promotion by emailing the following address: [].

  • PRIZES:  Pursuant to applicable federal travel regulations and at NEB's arrangement and reasonable expense, each Winner will be invited to attend an award's dinner, roundtable discussions, seminar and tour of the NEB facility in Ipswich, Massachusetts on Wednesday, May 1st and Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 ("Award Event"). NEB will arrange for the flight, hotel, transportation from and to Logan International Airport on behalf of the Winner. All other expenses for the Award Event are the Winner’s responsibility.  In addition to the Award Event, for each Winner, NEB will also either, at the Winner’s option, (a) donate $1,000 to a mutually agreed upon charity (“Charity Prize”), or, (b) subject to applicable law, regulations and the Entrant’s employer or institution’s policies, NEB will contribute a $1,000 travel voucher to the Winner for the Winner to attend a NEB approved scientific or other educational conference (“Travel Prize”). The Award Event, Charity Prize and Travel Prize are each considered a “Prize” and collectively the “Prizes”. The Winners are responsible for all taxes or other fees connected with all  Prizes and travel. Prizes are non-transferrable. The Winner’s employer or institution must sign an affidavit permitting the Winner’s acceptance of the Prizes.

  • REPRESENTATIONS: By submitting Submission Materials, each Entrant represents and warrants that his or her Submission Material is the Entrant's own creation and original work; is not subject to, and does not infringe upon, the rights of any third parties, including without limitation privacy or publicity rights; and is not defamatory, obscene or otherwise illegal. Entrant further represents and warrants that Entrant's Submission Material, and Entrant's participation in this promotion, is in compliance with all applicable policies and guidelines of Entrant's employer, institution or university, as applicable. Entrant will indemnify and hold harmless NEB from any breach of the foregoing representations and warranties.

  • RIGHT TO USE: By submitting Submission Materials for this promotion, Entrant grants NEB the right in perpetuity to publish, use, re-use, sublicense, copy, display, share, broadcast, transmit, edit, adapt and/or modify Entrant's name, affiliation, voice, appearance, performance, photograph, video, and/or likeness (together "Image") and Entrant's Submission Material in any way for any and all purposes, including but not limited to internal, education, advertisement, publicity, commercial, promotional, marketing, or otherwise, in any and all media worldwide, including but not limited to, an NEB website, NEB Catalog, video-sharing websites, social media, email, newsletters, articles, posters, marketing literature and/or any other commercial or promotional activity), without further compensation to or permission from Entrant (unless prohibited by law), and with or without credit to Entrant, at NEB's sole discretion. NEB may or may not return Submission Material to Entrant. NEB has no obligation to use the Submission Materials or to exercise any rights given by these Terms and Conditions.

  • GENERAL: NEB shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these Terms and Conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage. NEB also reserves the right to cancel the promotion in its sole discretion. NEB will have the final determination on any point not outlined in these Terms and Conditions. NEB, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, agents, representatives, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communication malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, website, Internet, or ISP unavailability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit one's ability to enter this Promotion, including any injury or damage to Entrant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participating in this promotion or downloading or uploading any materials in this promotion.

  • By participating in this promotion, each Entrant agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, and to release and hold harmless NEB and its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors, from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, or participation in the promotion, or participation in any promotion-related activity, including but not limited to the any entry, Submission Materials or Award Event and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, by submitting an entry for this promotion, each Entrant irrevocably waives all legal and equitable rights relating to all liabilities, claims, demands, actions, suits, damages and expenses, including but not limited to claims for patent, copyright or trademark infringement, infringement of moral rights, defamation, invasion of rights of privacy, rights of publicity, intrusion, false light, public disclosure of private facts, physical or emotional injury or distress or any similar claim or cause of action in tort, contract or any other legal theory, now known or hereafter known in any jurisdiction throughout the world (collectively, "Claims") arising directly or indirectly from NEB's and its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, agents, representatives, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors and of each and all of them (collectively, "Covered Persons") exercise of its rights hereunder and the use and exploitation of the entry for this promotion, and whether resulting in whole or in part by the negligence of NEB or any other person, covenants not to make or bring any such Claim against any Covered Person and forever releases and discharges the Covered Persons from liability under such Claims.



    This Promotion is void where prohibited by law. Any dispute arising out of the Promotion set forth herein shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without regard for its provisions regarding conflicts of law. New England Biolabs® and NEB® are registered trademarks of New England Biolabs, Inc.  

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