Goldwell KMS Academy Instagram Sweepstakes
Official Rules
Sweepstakes may only be entered in or from the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible for entry. This Sweepstakes is governed exclusively by the laws of the United States. You are not authorized to participate in the Sweepstakes if you are not located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. 

1. Eligibility. Participation open only to legal residents of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia, who (a) are 18 or older as of date of entry and (b) are registered and licensed stylists/hairdressers in one of the United States or the District of Columbia. Void outside of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, advertising and promotion agencies, manufacturers or distributors of Sweepstakes materials and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouse) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees/officers/directors are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes may only be entered in or from the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible for entry. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
2. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on September 14, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time ("ET"), ends on December 4, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. ET (the "Promotion Period"), and consists of twelve (12) weekly entry periods (each a “Weekly Entry Period”), as set forth in the chart below:

There is also a general Sweepstakes entry period (the “Sweepstakes Entry Period”), which spans the length of the Promotion Period. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.
3. How to Enter. During the Promotion Period, eligible entrants must log in to their or create a new Instagram account and follow @GoldwellKMSAcademy if they do not already. On Monday of each week for twelve (12) weeks (as outlined in the chart below), the Sponsor will announce the theme, theme hashtag, and prize to be awarded for that week (“Weekly Theme”). Once the Weekly theme is announced, entrants must post a photo depicting the theme and include the theme hashtag as set forth in Sponsor’s post and #Sweepstakes. Each entrant who makes a post in accordance with these instructions will automatically receive one (1) entry into the drawing for the applicable Weekly Entry Period and one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes Entry Period drawing. Posting on Instagram requires a mobile device and therefore message and data rates may apply. All terms and conditions of apply. In order for your entry to be valid, your Instagram account must be public and thus viewable by the Sponsor and its agents.
By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.
Limit: You may enter one (1) time per day during the Promotion Period provided that each entry is unique. Photos may not be indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, or libelous or contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, or disparage Sponsor or any other person or party affiliated with the Sweepstakes, or contain material that is unlawful in any way. By posting a photo on Instagram to enter the Sweepstakes, you represent and warrant that: (1) you are the only person who is depicted or referred to in the photo, or you have permission from any others depicted in the photo for this use; and (2) you are the photographer of the photo, or you have obtained all necessary permissions from such photographer(s). Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries it finds unlawful or in violation of these Official Rules. By entering the Sweepstakes, you grant the Sponsor and its respective designees a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display the photo in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, for any lawful purpose including for promotional or marketing purposes without additional compensation or consideration, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. If requested, entrant will sign any documentation required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant is granting to use the photo. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, stolen, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected or postage-due entries, all of which will be void.
4. Prizes. Twelve (12) prizes as detailed below (each, a “Weekly Prize”) will be awarded during each of the twelve Weekly Entry Periods and one (1) Grand Prize will be awarded for the Sweepstakes Entry Period for a total of 13 Prizes. 

Prize are non-transferable. No substitutions or cash redemptions. In the case of unavailability of any Prize, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated or stolen vouchers, certificates or prizes. All unspecified expenses, including travel expenses, are the responsibility of winner(s). **Grand Prize: Redemption of Grand Prize may begin January 1, 2016 and must be redeemed by December 31, 2016. Grand Prize excludes Master Colorist, On Set, Sharon Blain and Nick Arrojo classes. Class sizes are limited and are booked on a first come first serve basis. No rain checks will be granted. Cannot combine with any other offer.
5. Drawing/Notification. Administrator will randomly select each potential Weekly Prize winner from all eligible entries received for the applicable Weekly Entry Period at approximately 2:00 p.m. on the drawing date set forth in the chart in Section 2. Non-winning entries will not be included in drawings for subsequent Weekly Entry Periods but will be included in the Sweepstakes Entry Period Drawing. Sponsor will select the potential Grand Prize winner from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period on or around December 4, 2015. The potential winners will be notified by Instagram Direct. Except where prohibited, the potential Weekly and Grand Prize winners will be required to sign and return a Declaration of Compliance, Liability and Publicity Release, which must be received by Sponsor, within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim the prize. Each potential winner will be required to provide a valid mailing address to Administrator within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the Declaration (if applicable), does not provide a valid mailing address within the required time period, or the prize is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits his/her prize. Receiving a prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Administrator will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Weekly Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 6-8 weeks after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Entries will not roll over and will not be included in subsequent Weeks. Limit of one (1) Weekly Prize per person for entire Sweepstakes Period.

6. Conditions. All taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners. By participating, entrants and winners agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies and its parent companies, 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, travel to, or participation in Sweepstakes, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery. Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules, or attempt to interfere with this promotion in any way shall be disqualified. Prizes are non-transferable. No substitutions or cash redemptions. In the case of unavailability of any prize, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. There is no purchase or sales presentation required to participate. A purchase does not increase odds of winning.

7. Additional Terms for Online Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Sweepstakes should (in its sole discretion) virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such case, Sponsor will select the winners from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or Web site. For details regarding collection of information from users of the Web site (including entrants), please consult the privacy policy on the web site. Additionally, Sponsor reserves the right to prosecute any fraudulent activities to the full extent of the law. In case of dispute as to the identity of any entrant, entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Any other attempted form of entry is prohibited; no automatic, programmed; robotic or similar means of entry are permitted. Sponsor, and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and promotion and advertising agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, Web site, Internet, or ISP availability, 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 the Sweepstakes, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes.

8. Release: By receipt of any prize, winners agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Instagram, LLC, and Tractenberg & Co., and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

9. Use of Data. Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants online, in accordance with its privacy policy. Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy. 

10. List of Winners. To obtain a list of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by January 30, 2016, to Tractenberg & Company, ATTN: KMS Goldwell Academy Instagram Sweepstakes, 116 E 16th St #2, New York, NY 10003.

11. Sponsor. Kao USA Inc., 2535 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45214-1773. Administrator: Tractenberg & Company, 116 E 16th St #2, New York, NY 10003.
The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, LLC.
Abbreviated Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) 18 years or older. Ends 12/4/15. Void where prohibited. For Official Rules, including odds, and prize descriptions visit