2021 Product Grant Terms and Conditions
Hamilton is awarding up to five HPLC column product grants per month through the end of December 2021. Grants will be awarded to teaching facilities that conduct labs or classes where Hamilton HPLC columns will be used as learning or teaching aids. Each grant is for 1 analytical HPLC column only. Application may be submitted electronically at any time using the following link. Applications must be submitted pursuant to these Grant Terms and Conditions (“Rules”), and all applications for grants will be construed according to these Rules.
Hamilton Grant Official Rules
The HAMILTON GRANT program (“Grant”) started at 12:00:01 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) on June 18, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 a.m. PT on December 31, 2021 (collectively the “Entry Period”). All applications must be made online. The sponsor of this Grant is the Hamilton Company, 4970 Energy Way, Reno, Nevada, (“Sponsor”). The Grant shall be subject to these Official Rules, and by entering, all participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and sponsor’s decisions, which are subject to Nevada Revised Statute (“NRS”), are final and binding in all matters relating to the Grant. Certain restrictions may apply.
THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. No person may enter the Competition if the Competition breaches any law or regulation of the jurisdiction in which they are resident. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware, software, or telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions which may limit or interfere with a participant’s ability to take part in the competition. In addition, Sponsor shall not be responsible for any damage to any computer or other property resulting from participating in, or downloading any materials for, this competition. Each online entry shall be deemed to have been sent by the authorized account holder, at the time of such entry, of the email address indicated on such entry.
Winner Selection: There will be a total of up to five (5) winners selected by Sponsor at their choosing per month. In the event the potential winners do not qualify or are not willing to accept the prize, there will be an alternate winner selected from among eligible entries. All decisions of Sponsor are final and binding. Odds of winning a given prize depend upon the number of eligible entries received for that prize and are equal regardless of method of entry.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the winners will be notified by email and/or telephone. There is no need to submit an application each month for the same need demonstrated or scientific application described in the initial application. If a grant is not awarded in the first month after submission, your application will be kept on file and will be considered again each month for six months. If a winner cannot be reached after a reasonable amount of effort has been made, the winner forfeits his/her rights to the grant.
Grant winners must receive product in line with their grant proposal.
Applying for a grant is not a guarantee of being awarded a product grant. Once receiving grant, recipients will not be eligible to receive another Hamilton HPLC column grant for a 12 month period.
Multiple forms may be submitted by the same applicant, college/university or other facility as long as the need demonstrated or scientific application described is different within each form.
Facility will provide the other required hardware, equipment and training needed to properly use the Hamilton products selected.
The Hamilton products may not be used for any personal, private or commercial consulting, training or teaching.
Applicant agrees to abide by his/her institution’s policy on receiving grants.
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel contests at any time for any reason.
Sponsor reserves the right to modify the dates and/or terms of contests at any time without prior notice.
Anyone using fraudulent means to participate and/or win will be disqualified.
Acceptance of grant constitutes permission to use winners name, city, state address and results of the described application in marketing or scientific documentation related to the Hamilton product without further compensation.
Hamilton Company will not sell your address or personal information. Your mailing address is required to enable the grant program to send your prize, should you win.
Sponsor will pay the freight for ground shipment in the US and Canada. Sponsor will pay for FedEx International Economy freight outside the US and Canada. Expedited shipping charges will be charged to the grant winner.
Check box on application form must be checked to submit form. By checking this box and submitting this form, I state that Hamilton Company has the right to publish or advertise the results of the scientific application I have described above. Anyone on the research team will be acknowledged in materials but will not be compensated.
Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and Publicity Release: Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and Publicity Release: The potential prize winner will be required to complete, execute and send back to Sponsor, an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release, an IRS W-9 form and (except where prohibited) a publicity release within seven (7) days of issuance or an alternate winner may be selected. These materials will be sent out to the potential winner by email (or other means).
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: ENTRIES NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. ALL ENTRIES BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE SPONSOR AND WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED OR RETURNED. BY ENTERING THIS GRANT, EACH PARTICIPANT AGREES TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS HAMILTON COMPANY, ITS PARENT COMPANY, SUBSIDIARY AND AFFILIATED COMPANIES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, CONSULTANTS AND ANY OTHER COMPANIES PARTICIPATING IN THE PROMOTION, ADMINISTRATION OR FULFILLMENT OF THIS GRANT (COLLECTIVELY THE “RELEASEES”) FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, LOSS, DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY, COSTS, EXPENSES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEY FEES AND ACTIONS OF ANY KIND AND AGREE TO WAIVE ANY SUCH CLAIMS RELATED TO OR ARISING OUT OF THIS PROMOTION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PARTICIPATION IN THE GRANT OR RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF ANY OF THE PRIZES AWARDED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, INVASION OF THE RIGHT OF PRIVACY OR PUBLICITY.
Limitations on Liability: Releasees shall not be liable to winner or any other person for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulations(s), order(s) or request(s) prove( s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Sponsors’ sole control. Releasees not responsible for: (i) any incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Grant; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process of the Grant; (iv) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Grant or the processing of entries; (v) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen entries or notices; or (vi) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly , in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Grant or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
GENERAL: If for any reason this Grant is not capable of running as planned, or if this Grant or any website associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper playing of the Grant and processing of entries in accordance with these rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in the Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Grant, the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Grant or any portion thereof. In the event this Grant is cancelled, the Sponsor will conduct a random drawing to award all prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation. If such cancellation, termination, modification, or suspension occurs, notification will be posted at the Entry Site.
ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE (INCLUDING THE ENTRY SITE) OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE GRANT IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.