OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
AND IS GOVERNED BY CANADIAN LAW
1. CONTEST PERIOD:
The Echoes of Laughter-Banana Boat Contest begins on June 14 at 6:00 am EST and ends on June 30 at 11:59 pm EST.(the “Contest Period”).
The Contest is open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, who have reached the legal age of majority in their province/territory of residence at the time of entry, except employees, representatives or agents (and those with whom such persons are living, whether related or not) of [full legal name] (the “Sponsor”), Edgewell Personal Care Canada, ULC. (the “Prize Supplier”), their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, prize suppliers, advertising/promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development, production, administration, or fulfillment of the Contest (collectively, the “Contest Parties”). IMPORTANT NOTE: The Prize Supplier is merely supplying the prizes and is in no way responsible for the administration , execution or fulfillment of the Contest. If you have any questions or complaints regarding the Contest, please contact the Sponsor.
3. HOW TO ENTER:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter, go to [insert URL] (the “Blogger Website”) and follow the on-screen instructions to submit a response to the blogger (a “Response”) during the Contest Period that complies with the Response Requirements listed below. By submitting a Response, you agree to be legally bound by these Official Contest Rules (the “Rules”).
4. RESPONSE REQUIREMENTS:
By submitting a Response, each entrant warrants and represents that his/her Response:
i. is original to him/her and that the entrant has all necessary rights in and to the Response to enter the Contest;
ii. does not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation;
iii. does not contain any reference to or likeness of any identifiable third parties, unless consent has been obtained from all such individuals and their parent/legal guardian if they are under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence;
iv. will not give rise to any claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe on any rights and/or interests of any third party, or give rise to any claims for payment whatsoever; and
v. is not defamatory, trade libelous, pornographic or obscene, and further that it will not contain, depict, include, discuss or involve, without limitation, any of the following:
Explicit, graphic or excessive sexual activity;
Crude, vulgar or offensive language and/or symbols;
Derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual or religious groups;
Content that endorses, condones or discusses any illegal, inappropriate or risky activity, behaviour or conduct;
Personal information of individuals, including without limitation, names and addresses (physical or e-mail);
Conduct or other activities in violation of these Rules;
Commercial messages, comparisons or solicitations for products or services other than those of Sponsor;
Any identifiable third party products and/or trade-marks, brands or logos; and
Any other content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, all as determined by the Sponsor and/or the Contest Parties in their sole discretion.
By entering the Contest and submitting the Response, each entrant: (i) grants to the Sponsor, in perpetuity, a world-wide, non-exclusive license to publish, display, reproduce, modify, edit or otherwise use his/her Response, in whole or in part, for advertising or promoting the Contest or for any other reason; (ii) waives all moral rights in and to his/her Response in favour of the Contest Parties; and (iii) agrees to release the Released Parties (defined below) against any and all claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trade-mark infringement or any other cause of action that relates in any way to his/her Response or participation in this Contest. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, edit, remove or disqualify any Response, if it is deemed not to comply with these Rules (including without limitation the foregoing Response Requirements).
5. LIMITS AND VERIFICATION
There is a limit of one (1) Response per person/email address during the Contest Period. If it is discovered by the Sponsor (using any evidence or other information made available to or otherwise discovered by the Sponsor) that any person has attempted to: (i) exceed any of the limits stated in these Rules; and/or (ii) use multiple names, identities, email addresses and/or any automated, macro, script, robotic or other system(s) or program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in or to disrupt this Contest; then he/she may be disqualified from the Contest in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor. Your Response may be rejected if (in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor) it is not fully completed with all required information or if your Response is not submitted and received in accordance with these Rules during the Contest Period. The Released Parties (defined below) are not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, delayed, incomplete or incompatible Responses (all of which are void).
All Responses are subject to verification at any time and for any reason. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Sponsor – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification): (i) for the purposes of verifying an individual’s eligibility to participate in this Contest; (ii) for the purposes of verifying the eligibility and/or legitimacy of any Response or other information entered (or purportedly entered) for the purposes of this Contest; and/or (iii) for any other reason the Sponsor deems necessary, in its sole and absolute discretion, for the purposes of administering this Contest in accordance with these Rules. Failure to provide such proof to the complete satisfaction of the Sponsor within the timeline specified by the Sponsor may result in disqualification in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor. The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of this Contest will be the Contest server machine(s).
6. THE PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE:
There will be one (1) prize available to be won (the “Prize”). The Prize consists of a $100 CAD gift card (subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer). The Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable, assignable or convertible to cash (except as may be specifically permitted by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion). No substitutions except at Sponsor’s option. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to substitute the Prize or a component thereof with a prize of equal or greater retail value, including, without limitation, but at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, a cash award. All characteristics and features of the Prize, except as otherwise explicitly described above, shall be selected by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.
7. PRIZE WINNER SELECTION PROCESS:
The first entrant who submits an eligible Response (as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion) will be deemed the potential Prize winner. The odds of winning depend on the number and timing of eligible Responses submitted and received in accordance with these Rules during the Contest Period.
8. WINNER NOTIFICATION PROCESS:
The Sponsor or its designated representative will make a minimum of two (2) attempts to contact the potential Prize winner email within five (5) business days of the end of the Contest Period. If the potential Prize winner cannot be contacted within such time, or if there is a return of any notification as undeliverable; then he/she may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit all rights to a Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion to select the entrant who submitted the next earliest Response as an alternate potential Prize winner (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such new potential Prize winner).
9. WINNER CONFIRMATION PROCESS:
BEFORE BEING DECLARED A CONFIRMED PRIZE WINNER, each potential Prize winner: a) may, upon the Sponsor’s request (as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion), be required to sign and return the Sponsor’s form of declaration and release following the Sponsor’s instructions; and b) will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question without mechanical or other aid (which may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be administered online, by email or other electronic means, by telephone, or in the Sponsor’s form of declaration and release). By accepting a Prize, each confirmed winner: (i) confirms compliance with these Rules; (ii) acknowledges acceptance of a Prize (as awarded); (iii) releases the Contest Parties and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability in connection with this Contest, his/her participation therein and/or the awarding and use/misuse of the Prize or any portion thereof; (iv) agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of his/her name, address, voice, statements about the Contest and/or photograph or other likeness without further notice or compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by or on behalf of the Sponsor in any manner or medium whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the internet; and (v) agrees that, in the event the confirmed winner provides any type of testimonial, endorsement or other type of representation regarding his/her experience with the Prize, such representation will include the following hashtag: #GotItFree. If the selected entrant: (a) fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question; (b) fails, upon the Sponsor’s request, to return the properly executed Contest documents within the specified time; (c) cannot accept (or is unwilling to accept) the Prize (as awarded) for any reason; and/or (d) is determined to be in violation of these Rules (all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion); then he/she may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit all rights to a Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion to select the entrant who submitted the next earliest Response as the new potential Prize winner (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such new potential Prize winner).
10. GENERAL CONDITIONS:
This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. The decisions of the Sponsor with respect to all aspects of this Contest are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal, including, without limitation, any decisions regarding the eligibility/disqualification of Responses and/or entrants. By participating in this Contest, you are agreeing to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of these Rules. ANYONE DEEMED BY THE SPONSOR TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THESE RULES FOR ANY REASON IS SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION IN THE SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION OF THE SPONSOR AT ANY TIME.
The Released Parties will not be liable for: (i) any failure of the Website during the Contest; (ii) any technical malfunction or other problems of any nature whatsoever, including, without limitation, those relating to the telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software; (iii) the failure of any Response or other information to be received, captured or recorded for any reason whatsoever, including, but not limited to, technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website; (iv) any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or other device related to or resulting from participating in the Contest; and/or (v) any combination of the above.
In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted a Response, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to deem the Response to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institute, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. An entrant may be required to provide proof (in a form acceptable to the Sponsor – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification) that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the Response in question.
The Sponsor reserves the right, subject only to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (the “Régie”) in Quebec, to withdraw, amend or suspend this Contest (or to amend these Rules) in any way, in the event of any cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of this Contest as contemplated by these Rules, including, without limitation, any error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failure. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest in any way (as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion) is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor, with the consent of the Régie, reserves the right to cancel, amend or suspend this Contest, or to amend these Rules, in any way without prior notice or obligation, in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error of any kind, or for any other reason whatsoever. Without limiting the generality of the forgoing, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to administer an alternate test of skill as it deems appropriate based on the circumstances and/or to comply with applicable law.
If due to printing, production, online, internet, computer or other error of any kind, more Prizes are claimed than intended to be awarded according to these Rules), or in the event that due to such error, a valid prize claim is revealed, making the number of valid Prize claims greater than the number of Prizes available under these Rules (at any prizing level), the Sponsor reserves the right (subject only to the approval of the Régie) to hold a random draw from amongst all eligible Prize claimants (as determined by the Sponsor at its sole and absolute discretion on the basis of its official records) to award the correct number Prizes (as stated in these Rules). In no event will the Sponsor be liable for more than the stated number of Prizes in these Rules.
For Quebec residents: Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the board only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.
The Sponsor reserves the right, subject only to the approval of the Régie in Quebec, to adjust any of the dates, timeframes and/or other Contest mechanics stipulated in these Rules, to the extent necessary, for purposes of verifying compliance by any entrant or Response with these Rules, or as a result of any technical or other problems, or in light of any other circumstances which, in the opinion of the Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, affect the proper administration of the Contest as contemplated in these Rules, or for any other reason.
In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these English Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including, but not limited to: the Website, French version of these Rules, and/or point of sale, television, print or online advertising; the terms and conditions of these English Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by law.