IMPORTANT: BC Laser and Skincare Clinic reserves the right to change contest rules or make exceptions of any kind, at any time.
Some of the below in ‘plain English’:
You must be of legal age to participate in, and agree to everything on this page, the contest itself and any documents we ask patients to sign in our office.
We will use your complimentary prize treatment session in our future marketing material, via photos, videos, case study write ups and so on, without limitation. We won’t do that if the treatment you choose happens to be in an intimate area, or is embarrassing to you, for understandable and legitimate reasons. You will work with us, if possible, to come to a compromise in these situations, where we can take close up photos of your skin, but not identify you in any way.
You’ll need to sign all the service contracts, and go through all the typical consultation and documentation processes (including photographs) that we would require of any patient. Those will be separately agreed to, apart from the conditions of the prize redemption. They will not involve a consultation fee deposit, which would normally be required, however.
We want you to have the best experience possible as a result of your prize win offered by us, of course. We ask that will result in a detailed (not vague) review of your experience with us, on at least two popular review platforms, which we will direct you to.
If you are not happy after receiving your complimentary service credit, that would be unusual, but please give us ample opportunity to make it right. Please also ensure your complaints are being heard by management and the clinic owners, if need be, and not by staff personnel only.
That was the shortened version…
BUT PLEASE READ THE FULL RULES BELOW!!!
BC Laser and Skincare Clinic will pick a random winner to receive complimentary, non-physician services, from a draw based on its newsletter subscriber list. The frequency of the contest, and the prize or its value will be announced in the company’s marketing copy and typical marketing channels (website, newsletter, social media, etc.), and can change from time to time.
Eligible prize winners must be legal adults able to sign contracts on their own behalf. The winner must provide BC Laser and Skincare Clinic valid government-issued ID to confirm they are of legal age, and can consent to all terms of the contest, as well as to the contractual agreements for services rendered.
A randomizing software will be used to make the draw, chosen by and in a manner in which BC Laser and Skincare Clinic deems fit and fair. Multiple ‘narrowing’ draws per contest may be required to use such software, in relation to limitations imposed by the software, or costs involved.
The draw winner will be announced in the company newsletter, and on social networks like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and so on. The name of the winner may be announced via video recording, published text, photo or other media content types.
The prize itself has no cash value for redemption, and can not be used by anyone other than the prize winner. It must be used within 30 days of being publicly announced by BC Laser and Skin Care Clinic on its website, newsletter, social media or otherwise. If the winner is unreachable, or does not respond to claim their prize within those 30 days, the prize will be considered forfeited and no longer redeemable.
While our services normally require a consultation fee deposit, for the case of prize winners, the consult fee will be waived. The consultation process, and all its required contracts before services are rendered, will still be required.
By redeeming their prize, the prize winner agrees to allow BC Laser and Skincare Clinic, or its agents (employees, consultants, etc), to take and use photographs, video, written reports, client testimonials and name or likeness, in its marketing and in-office material, which may be publicly viewed in any format or platform deemed fit by BC Laser and Skincare Clinic. Exceptions may be waived in special circumstances, such as when treatments are performed on intimate parts of the body. Or, marketing, publishable photographs and video will be taken of the skin condition and treatment itself (such as for acne, sagging skin, generic tattoos, moles, warts, etc), while keeping the patient unidentifiable by face, and as much as possible, other recognizable features that can easily identify a person through typical marketing use and channels.
All other typical contracts for taking photos to document treatments and services provided will be required by BC Laser and Skincare Clinic, apart from the marketing purposes stated in these terms, which are in relation to the conditions of the prize contest itself.
The prize winner must agree to leave at least two honest reviews of services rendered, on popular, highly referenced review sites such as Yelp, Google or Facebook (BC Laser and Skincare Clinic may direct the winner as to which ones to use). In this review the prize winner may fully disclose their were the recipient of complementary services as a result of winning a contest, so long as they also: a) fully explain the details of the experience(s) had at the clinic, b) explain any potential reasons for wanting to return to the clinic for paid services, or for recommending the clinic to others and c) if the reviewer is not happy with the services rendered, will, in their review, fully explain the comprehensive, truthful details of opportunity given by the prize winner, to the clinic to correct the situation before having left a review with any negative connotations towards the clinic. The reviews must be a minimum of 100 words in length, and should adequately describe, without unnecessary repetition or ambiguity, the experience of the services rendered.