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2016–2017 MyScope Classroom Contest Terms & Conditions


  1. Introduction
  2. MyScope™ Outreach is a free, easy-to-use platform that gives students a glimpse into the microscopic world around them. It is a great tool for teaching younger students the fundamentals of microscopy while acting as an introduction to electron microscopy for older students. MyScope can be instrumental in getting students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers.


  3. Terms & Conditions for Participation in the MyScope Classroom Contest
  4. You agree that submission of an entry in the contest sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific constitutes agreement to these Rules.

    • "Contest" means MyScope Classroom Contest as further described in these Rules.
    • "Entry" means information submitted to Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. by a Participant as part of the Contest.
    • "Participant" means any individual or entity submitting an Entry as part of the Contest.
    • "Rules" means the rules set forth in this document.


  5. Eligibility
  6. To be eligible to participate in the Contest, Participant must be 18 or older and an employee of the submitting school.

    The employees of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. and its affiliates, subsidiaries, and their families are not eligible.

    There is no purchase necessary to participate.

    Multiple entries per Participant are permitted.

    Entries must be received no later than December 31, 2017; provided that Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. reserves the right in its sole discretion to extend the deadline.

    The contest is not open to residents of Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan, Myanmar (Burma), or to other individuals restricted by U.S. or other export controls and sanctions, and is void in any other nation, state, or province where prohibited or restricted by U.S. or local law. The Contest is not open to Participants in countries that do not allow the limitations of liability for Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. set forth herein.


  7. Determination of Winner
  8.  The winners of the four (4) shopping sprees will be announced in January, 2018. Decisions of the Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. panel are final— no substitutions will be available.
    Winners will be notified by email. Winners must reply within three (3) business days, acknowledging receipt and acceptance of their status and associated prize.


  9. Prizes
  10. The prizes are not redeemable in cash and must be accepted as awarded. The top four (4) classrooms with the most entries will be awarded one of four $1,000.00 shopping sprees to be used at Fisher Science Education .

    The $1,000 shopping sprees are good for use at Fisher Science Education’s online store, where available; winners in other locations will be awarded an “electronic” VISA gift card (additional terms may apply).

    By claiming the prize, the winner authorizes the use, without additional compensation of his or her name and/or likeness and/or voice/photograph and municipality of residence for promotion and/or advertising purposes in any manner and in any medium which Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. and its affiliates may deem appropriate.

    All federal, state, and local taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.


  11. Obligations of Winner
  12. Participant releases Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., and its affiliates, subsidiaries, vendors, advertising and promotion agencies, and all others associated with the development and execution of the Contest, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, agency employees of the foregoing (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all liability with respect to or in any way arising from participation in the Contest or acceptance or use of any prize including liability for personal injury, damages and loss, and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. and its designees use of any entry.

    Entry constitutes permission to use any winner's name, likeness and entry for advertising, publicity and other purposes, in any and all media now or hereafter known, without further notice or compensation, except where prohibited by law.

    Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. retains the rights, in its absolute and sole discretion, to make substitutions of equivalent kind or approximate value in the event of the unavailability of any prize or component of the prize for any reason whatsoever.


  13. General Rules
  14. This contest is subject to all federal, provincial and municipal laws. 

    Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. reserves the right to withdraw or terminate this contest at any time without prior notice.

    Participants agree that personal data including, but not limited to, name, mailing address, phone number, and email address may be collected, processed, stored and otherwise used for the purposes of conducting and administering the Contest. This data may be transferred into the United States. Further, this data may also be used by Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. to verify a Participant's identity, postal address and telephone number in the event a Participant qualifies for any applicable prize as well as to deliver the applicable prize(s). Participants have the right to access, review, rectify or cancel any personal data held by Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. in connection with the Contest by writing to Thermo Fisher Scientific (Attention: Legal Department) at 5350 NE Dawson Creek Drive, Hillsboro, OR 97124 USA. If a Participant does not provide the required data when requested, that Participant's Entries will be ineligible for any prizes.

    All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the official rules, or the rights of entrants, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with, the substance laws of the state of Oregon, without regard to conflicts of law principles.