Le Tour Pop Quiz Challenge 2018 (the “Challenge”) starts at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on July 7, 2018 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on July 29, 2018 (the “Promotion Period”). The Challenge is sponsored by Helix OpCo, LLC, 1 Circle Star Way, Floor 2, San Carlos, CA 94070 (“Sponsor”) and is subject to all applicable U.S. federal, state and local laws, and provincial or territorial laws, and is void wherever prohibited by law.

For complete details, visit www.helix.com/tdfquiztos/

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