June Sweepstakes 
Official Rules

What is the Memorial Trees for Heroes program?

Their “Memorial Trees for Heroes” initiative gives frontline heroes a serene resting place, a personalized memorial service and a legacy of conservation. The company is first offering memorial trees from its protected coastal Mendocino County forest, where families of fallen frontline workers across the country may enroll to reserve a tree. The Memorial Trees for Heroes initiative provides up to $1 million worth of memorial trees to healthcare providers, caregivers and first responder professionals who gave their lives in the fight against COVID-19 at no cost.

The offer aims to give frontline heroes the legacy reflective of the brave sacrifice they’ve made and to help provide some solace for grieving families and loved ones. Funeral and memorial planning can be an incredibly stressful and expensive endeavor. The average traditional burial costs around $8,755, and we hope to ease the burden and cost of planning a memorial for your hero.

It’s our small way of saying thank you for your hero’s incredible service to our country.

What is Better Place Forests?

Better Place Forests offers private memorial trees in a protected conservation memorial forest. Ashes are mixed with soil and returned to the base of the tree during a personalized memorial ceremony, where a customized bronze memorial marker is placed. To learn more about the process, click here. Memorial trees offer frontline heroes a peaceful resting place, a personalized memorial service and a legacy of conservation.

© 2022 Better Place Forests

Our serene coastal California forest features stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.

Point Arena, California

Where are the memorial trees located?

We’ll begin by offering trees to frontline heroes in our coastal California forest in Mendocino county. 

To serve areas most impacted by COVID-19, we are seeking to expand to heavily impacted states like New York.

We want to help covid19 impacted areas

FAQs

Can I apply if I don’t live in California?

Yes the Memorial Trees for Heroes is for healthcare providers, caregivers, and first response professionals across America. 

The timeline for memorial services in Point Arena is subject to shelter-in-place guidelines for the State of California, Mendocino County, and Better Place Forests. As soon as we are able, we will open the forest to visitors and begin scheduling Memorial Ceremonies. We are happy to begin the planning process with you in advance of opening the forest.

When will a ceremony take place?

Better Place Forests purchases beautiful forest land and conserves it for future generations. We offer private memorial trees in a protected memorial conservation forest. Ashes are mixed with soil and returned to the base of the tree during a personalized memorial ceremony. A customized bronze memorial marker is placed at the tree marking the location. 

How does Better Place Forests work?

We would be happy to put you in touch with an Advisor who can tell you more about purchasing a memorial tree.

What if I don’t qualify but am interested in a memorial tree with Better Place Forests?

We are reviewing applications as quickly as possible and will aim to reach out to you within 48 hours of your submission. For those who qualify, we’ll answer any questions you have and discuss the details of selecting a memorial tree for your hero.

When and how will I be contacted?

We will need a death certificate and verification of your hero’s occupation and place of employment. The customer care team will review documentation requirements with you in detail on their call.

What documentation do you require?

If you have land you would like to dedicate to the program, we’d love to be in touch. Fill out this form and a member of our real estate team will reach out.

Do you own forestland you’d like to dedicate to frontline heroes?

Call us anytime at 877-830-8311

June Sweepstakes 
Official Rules

Call us anytime at 877-830-8311

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

OPEN ONLY TO ELIGIBLE RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO, AS OF THE TIME OF ENTRY, ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD.

VOID IN PUERTO RICO, AND ALL JURISDICTIONS OTHER THAN THOSE STATED ABOVE AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

Sponsor
Better Place Forests Co., 3727 Buchanan St., FL4, San Francisco, CA 94123 (“Sponsor”).

Eligibility
The Better Place Forests June Sweepstakes (the “June Sweepstakes”) is open only to individuals who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry and are residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. The following individuals are not eligible to enter or win a prize: entrants to the Better Place Forests Summer Sweepstakes, employees, contractors, directors, and officers of the Sponsor, its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, marketing agencies, and any other parties involved in the administration of the June Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes Parties”) and each of the immediate family members of such excluded individuals (i.e., spouses, parents, children, siblings and the “steps” of each) and all persons living in the same household of each. By participating in the June Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules (“Official Rules”) and by the decisions of the Sponsor in all matters relating to the June Sweepstakes.

June Sweepstakes Period
The entry period for the June Sweepstakes commences on June 3, 2022 at 2:00 PM PT and ends on June 30, 2022 at 11:59:59 PM PT (“Entry Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for the June Sweepstakes. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by the last day of the Entry Period and received by July 6, 2022 (“Mail-in Entry Deadline”). Postcards not received by the Mail-in Entry Deadline will be disqualified. Proof of mailing does not constitute proof of delivery.

How to Enter
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY AND NO ENTRY FEE, PAYMENT OR PROOF OF PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE. To enter, entrants must use one of two methods:

(1)Attend a Forest Tour Online:  
To automatically obtain one (1) entry in the June Sweepstakes, either (1) attend a 30-minute guided, online forest tour with Sponsor, during the Entry Period, or (2) for any 30-minute guided, online forest tours held during the month of June 2022, contact a Sponsor representative and mention the June Sweepstakes.

(2)Mail:  
By mailing a 3 ½” x 5” card with your name, complete valid postal address (including zip code), date of birth, telephone number, and valid e-mail address legibly and hand printed in a #10 envelope with proper postage affixed to: Better Place Forests Co., ATTN: June Sweepstakes, 3727 Buchanan St., FL4, San Francisco, CA 94123.  Maximum one (1) entry card will be accepted per stamped outer mailing envelope. Sweepstakes Parties assume no responsibility for lost, late, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, illegible or postage-due entries or mail. No mechanically reproduced entries permitted. Illegible/incomplete entries are void. All entries become the property of Sponsor, and none will be acknowledged or returned.

Limit (1) entry per person, regardless of method of entry.

The submission of an entry is solely the responsibility of the entrant. Only eligible entries for attended, online guided forest tours and submissions actually postmarked/received by the deadlines specified in these Official Rules, will be included in the prize drawing. Any automated receipt does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Sponsor of an entry or booking for purposes of these Official Rules.

Compliance with the entry requirements will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Entries that violate, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, these entry requirements will be disqualified from the June Sweepstakes.


Odds of Winning
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Prize
One (1) winner will win $4,900.00 towards the price of a memorial tree in one of Sponsor’s conservation memorial forests. Winner may either choose a memorial tree in a Sponsor conservation memorial forest worth up to $4,900.00 or will win $4,900.00 towards the price of a memorial tree purchased by winner on or after June 1, 2022. Should winner purchase a tree prior to the announcement of winners, winner will receive a $4,900 refund on their eligible memorial tree purchase. PRIZE MUST BE REDEEMED BETWEEN JULY 17, 2022 AND AUGUST 31, 2022 (OR ON SUCH OTHER LATER DATE AT LEAST THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER WINNER IS NOTIFIED BY SPONSOR, AS DESIGNATED BY SPONSOR AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION) OR PRIZE WILL BE FORFEITED.  

The winner is subject to verification of eligibility, including verification of age and residency. The prize is neither transferable nor redeemable in cash and it must be accepted as awarded. No substitutions will be available, except in the sole discretion of Sponsor, who reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater financial value if any advertised prize (or any component thereof) becomes unavailable. Prize does not include any other item or expense not specifically described in these Official Rules.  

THE WINNER AGREES TO ACCEPT THE PRIZE “AS IS”, AND ENTRANTS HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SWEEPSTAKES PARTIES HAVE NEITHER MADE NOR ARE IN ANY MANNER RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO THE PRIZE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO (A) ANY EXPRESS WARRANTIES PROVIDED EXCLUSIVELY BY A PRIZE SUPPLIER THAT ARE SENT ALONG WITH THE PRIZE OR (B) THEIR QUALITY OR MECHANICAL CONDITIONS. SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

The winner is solely responsible for all federal, state, local, or other applicable taxes associated with the acceptance and use of a prize. All costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specifically provided herein are the responsibility of the winner.

Winner Selection and Notification
On or about July 16, 2022, winners will be selected from all eligible entries received via a random drawing administered electronically at the offices of Sponsor. Sponsor will attempt to notify the winner by email or text via the email address and/or phone number submitted with their June Sweepstakes entry.

If the winner (i) is determined to be ineligible, (ii) fails to respond to Sponsor’s first winner notification email within forty-eight hours of notification or after two (2) attempts (whichever occurs first), or (iii) fails to timely execute and return any documented required by Sponsor, the winner will be disqualified and forfeits the prize in its entirety and an alternate winner will be randomly drawn from the remaining eligible entries. Sponsor reserves the right to select an alternate winner or not award the unclaimed prize.

If, in the Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the June Sweepstakes, or if a computer virus, bug, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical difficulties, or failures compromise or corrupt or affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the June Sweepstakes, and/or the June Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these Official Rules, Sweepstakes Parties shall have the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to void any entries submitted fraudulently, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this June Sweepstakes, and conduct a random drawing to select the prize winner from all non-suspect entries received prior to action taken, or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sweepstakes Parties. Sweepstakes Parties reserve the right to prosecute any fraudulent entries to the fullest extent of the law.

Limitation of Liability and Release
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU AGREE (I) SPONSOR SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH (A) THE JUNE SWEEPSTAKES, (B) ANY PRIZE AWARDED, OR (C) YOUR USE OF OR ACCESS TO THE SPONSOR’S WEBSITE AND (II) YOUR REMEDIES FOR ANY CLAIMS RELATING THE JUNE SWEEPSTAKES ARE LIMITED TO YOUR ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES OF PARTICIPATION IN THE JUNE SWEEPSTAKES (IF ANY).  

By participating in the June Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Parties from any  liability, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) your participation in the June Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, the unauthorized or illegal access to personally identifiable or sensitive information or acceptance, possession, use, misuse, or nonuse of the prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, mobile device, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the June Sweepstakes, or (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the June Sweepstakes or the processing of entries, including, without limitation, incorrect, delayed or inaccurate transmission, winner notifications, prize claims or other information or communications relating to the June Sweepstakes, or the failure to capture or transmit any such information or any errors in these Official Rules. In the event of any ambiguity or error(s) in these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to clarify or modify these Official Rules however it deems appropriate to correct any such ambiguity or error(s). If due to an error or for any other reason, more legitimate prize claims are received than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to award only one (1) prize from a random drawing from among all eligible entrants. In no event will more than the stated number of prizes (i.e., one (1) prize) be awarded.

If a entrant is a California resident, such entrant hereby waives California Civil Code Section 1542, which states, “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.”

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE, TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE JUNE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) AND TO PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry or entrant from the June Sweepstakes or from winning the prize if it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the promotion by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or any Sweepstakes Parties.


Sponsor’s Reservation of Rights
Sweepstakes Parties’ failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. If for any reason the June Sweepstakes is not capable of being safely executed as planned, including, without limitation, as a result of war, natural disasters or weather events, labor strikes, acts of terrorism, pandemic infection (including without limitation, events related to the COVID-19 virus), or other force majeure event or infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes which in the opinion of and/or Sweepstakes Parties, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct and fulfillment of this June Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the June Sweepstakes. In the event of any cancellation, termination or suspension, Sponsor reserves the right to select a winner from a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the termination, cancellation or suspension.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction
THE JUNE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAW PRINCIPLES, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE RELATING TO THE JUNE SWEEPSTAKES SHALL BE IN A FEDERAL OR STATE COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.

Privacy
Any personally identifiable information collected during an entrant’s participation in the June Sweepstakes will be collected by Sponsor or its designee and used by Sponsor for the proper administration and fulfillment of the June Sweepstakes and as otherwise described in these Official Rules and Sponsor’s privacy policy, located at https://www.betterplaceforests.com/privacy/.

Winner’s List
For the name of the winners, place a self-addressed, stamped business-sized envelope in an envelope and mail it to: Better Place Forests Co., ATTN: Better Place Forests June Sweepstakes – Winner’s List, 3727 Buchanan St., FL4, San Francisco, CA 94123. Requests must be received no later than sixty (60) days after the announcement of the winners.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

OPEN ONLY TO ELIGIBLE RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO, AS OF THE TIME OF ENTRY, ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD.

VOID IN PUERTO RICO, AND ALL JURISDICTIONS OTHER THAN THOSE STATED ABOVE AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

Sponsor
Better Place Forests Co., 3727 Buchanan St., FL4, San Francisco, CA 94123 (“Sponsor”).

Eligibility
The Better Place Forests June Sweepstakes (the “June Sweepstakes”) is open only to individuals who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry and are residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. The following individuals are not eligible to enter or win a prize: entrants to the Better Place Forests Summer Sweepstakes, employees, contractors, directors, and officers of the Sponsor, its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, marketing agencies, and any other parties involved in the administration of the June Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes Parties”) and each of the immediate family members of such excluded individuals (i.e., spouses, parents, children, siblings and the “steps” of each) and all persons living in the same household of each. By participating in the June Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules (“Official Rules”) and by the decisions of the Sponsor in all matters relating to the June Sweepstakes.

June Sweepstakes Period
The entry period for the June Sweepstakes commences on June 3, 2022 at 2:00 PM PT and ends on June 30, 2022 at 11:59:59 PM PT (“Entry Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for the June Sweepstakes. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by the last day of the Entry Period and received by July 6, 2022 (“Mail-in Entry Deadline”). Postcards not received by the Mail-in Entry Deadline will be disqualified. Proof of mailing does not constitute proof of delivery.

How to Enter
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY AND NO ENTRY FEE, PAYMENT OR PROOF OF PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE. To enter, entrants must use one of two methods:

(1)Attend a Forest Tour Online:  
To automatically obtain one (1) entry in the June Sweepstakes, either (1) attend a 30-minute guided, online forest tour with Sponsor, during the Entry Period, or (2) for any 30-minute guided, online forest tours held during the month of June 2022, contact a Sponsor representative and mention the June Sweepstakes.

(2)Mail:  
By mailing a 3 ½” x 5” card with your name, complete valid postal address (including zip code), date of birth, telephone number, and valid e-mail address legibly and hand printed in a #10 envelope with proper postage affixed to: Better Place Forests Co., ATTN: June Sweepstakes, 3727 Buchanan St., FL4, San Francisco, CA 94123.  Maximum one (1) entry card will be accepted per stamped outer mailing envelope. Sweepstakes Parties assume no responsibility for lost, late, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, illegible or postage-due entries or mail. No mechanically reproduced entries permitted. Illegible/incomplete entries are void. All entries become the property of Sponsor, and none will be acknowledged or returned.

Limit (1) entry per person, regardless of method of entry.

The submission of an entry is solely the responsibility of the entrant. Only eligible entries for attended, online guided forest tours and submissions actually postmarked/received by the deadlines specified in these Official Rules, will be included in the prize drawing. Any automated receipt does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Sponsor of an entry or booking for purposes of these Official Rules.

Compliance with the entry requirements will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Entries that violate, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, these entry requirements will be disqualified from the June Sweepstakes.

Odds of Winning
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Prize
One (1) winner will win $4,900.00 towards the price of a memorial tree in one of Sponsor’s conservation memorial forests. Winner may either choose a memorial tree in a Sponsor conservation memorial forest worth up to $4,900.00 or will win $4,900.00 towards the price of a memorial tree purchased by winner on or after June 1, 2022. Should winner purchase a tree prior to the announcement of winners, winner will receive a $4,900 refund on their eligible memorial tree purchase. PRIZE MUST BE REDEEMED BETWEEN JULY 17, 2022 AND AUGUST 31, 2022 (OR ON SUCH OTHER LATER DATE AT LEAST THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER WINNER IS NOTIFIED BY SPONSOR, AS DESIGNATED BY SPONSOR AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION) OR PRIZE WILL BE FORFEITED.  

The winner is subject to verification of eligibility, including verification of age and residency. The prize is neither transferable nor redeemable in cash and it must be accepted as awarded. No substitutions will be available, except in the sole discretion of Sponsor, who reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater financial value if any advertised prize (or any component thereof) becomes unavailable. Prize does not include any other item or expense not specifically described in these Official Rules.  

THE WINNER AGREES TO ACCEPT THE PRIZE “AS IS”, AND ENTRANTS HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SWEEPSTAKES PARTIES HAVE NEITHER MADE NOR ARE IN ANY MANNER RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO THE PRIZE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO (A) ANY EXPRESS WARRANTIES PROVIDED EXCLUSIVELY BY A PRIZE SUPPLIER THAT ARE SENT ALONG WITH THE PRIZE OR (B) THEIR QUALITY OR MECHANICAL CONDITIONS. SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

The winner is solely responsible for all federal, state, local, or other applicable taxes associated with the acceptance and use of a prize. All costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specifically provided herein are the responsibility of the winner.


Winner Selection and Notification
On or about July 16, 2022, winners will be selected from all eligible entries received via a random drawing administered electronically at the offices of Sponsor. Sponsor will attempt to notify the winner by email or text via the email address and/or phone number submitted with their June Sweepstakes entry.

If the winner (i) is determined to be ineligible, (ii) fails to respond to Sponsor’s first winner notification email within forty-eight hours of notification or after two (2) attempts (whichever occurs first), or (iii) fails to timely execute and return any documented required by Sponsor, the winner will be disqualified and forfeits the prize in its entirety and an alternate winner will be randomly drawn from the remaining eligible entries. Sponsor reserves the right to select an alternate winner or not award the unclaimed prize.

If, in the Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the June Sweepstakes, or if a computer virus, bug, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical difficulties, or failures compromise or corrupt or affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the June Sweepstakes, and/or the June Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these Official Rules, Sweepstakes Parties shall have the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to void any entries submitted fraudulently, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this June Sweepstakes, and conduct a random drawing to select the prize winner from all non-suspect entries received prior to action taken, or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sweepstakes Parties. Sweepstakes Parties reserve the right to prosecute any fraudulent entries to the fullest extent of the law.


Limitation of Liability and Release
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU AGREE (I) SPONSOR SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH (A) THE JUNE SWEEPSTAKES, (B) ANY PRIZE AWARDED, OR (C) YOUR USE OF OR ACCESS TO THE SPONSOR’S WEBSITE AND (II) YOUR REMEDIES FOR ANY CLAIMS RELATING THE JUNE SWEEPSTAKES ARE LIMITED TO YOUR ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES OF PARTICIPATION IN THE JUNE SWEEPSTAKES (IF ANY).  

By participating in the June Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Parties from any  liability, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) your participation in the June Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, the unauthorized or illegal access to personally identifiable or sensitive information or acceptance, possession, use, misuse, or nonuse of the prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, mobile device, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the June Sweepstakes, or (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the June Sweepstakes or the processing of entries, including, without limitation, incorrect, delayed or inaccurate transmission, winner notifications, prize claims or other information or communications relating to the June Sweepstakes, or the failure to capture or transmit any such information or any errors in these Official Rules. In the event of any ambiguity or error(s) in these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to clarify or modify these Official Rules however it deems appropriate to correct any such ambiguity or error(s). If due to an error or for any other reason, more legitimate prize claims are received than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to award only one (1) prize from a random drawing from among all eligible entrants. In no event will more than the stated number of prizes (i.e., one (1) prize) be awarded.

If a entrant is a California resident, such entrant hereby waives California Civil Code Section 1542, which states, “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.”

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE, TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE JUNE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) AND TO PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry or entrant from the June Sweepstakes or from winning the prize if it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the promotion by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or any Sweepstakes Parties.


Sponsor’s Reservation of Rights
Sweepstakes Parties’ failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. If for any reason the June Sweepstakes is not capable of being safely executed as planned, including, without limitation, as a result of war, natural disasters or weather events, labor strikes, acts of terrorism, pandemic infection (including without limitation, events related to the COVID-19 virus), or other force majeure event or infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes which in the opinion of and/or Sweepstakes Parties, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct and fulfillment of this June Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the June Sweepstakes. In the event of any cancellation, termination or suspension, Sponsor reserves the right to select a winner from a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the termination, cancellation or suspension.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction
THE JUNE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAW PRINCIPLES, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE RELATING TO THE JUNE SWEEPSTAKES SHALL BE IN A FEDERAL OR STATE COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.

Privacy
Any personally identifiable information collected during an entrant’s participation in the June Sweepstakes will be collected by Sponsor or its designee and used by Sponsor for the proper administration and fulfillment of the June Sweepstakes and as otherwise described in these Official Rules and Sponsor’s privacy policy, located at https://www.betterplaceforests.com/privacy/.

Winner’s List
For the name of the winners, place a self-addressed, stamped business-sized envelope in an envelope and mail it to: Better Place Forests Co., ATTN: Better Place Forests June Sweepstakes – Winner’s List, 3727 Buchanan St., FL4, San Francisco, CA 94123. Requests must be received no later than sixty (60) days after the announcement of the winners.