THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS VALID ONLY IN CANADA, EXCLUDING THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC. TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS CONTEST, YOU MUST BE A LEGAL RESIDENT OF CANADA WHO HAS REACHED THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THE PROVINCE OR TERRITORY YOU RESIDE IN. THIS CONTEST WILL BE CONSTRUED ACCORDING TO APPLICABLE CANADIAN LAW. SUBMISSION OF AN ENTRY CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES. A RELEASE OF LIABILITY IS REQUIRED.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN.
goeasy Community Project 2016 (the “Contest”), presented by goeasy Ltd. (the “Sponsor”), is a contest that will provide up to $50,000 in cash and non-cash value to complete a project for the benefit of a community (a "Community Project") nominated by the grand prize winner, i.e. the goeasy community project (examples of community projects include: Remodeling a community centre, building a community garden or play centre, or launching a health and wellness program for kids).
CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD: The Contest begins June 13th, 2016 at 9 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) and all entries must be received by July 8th, 2016 11:59 PM EST, the (“Entry Closing Date”).
HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter the Contest you must have internet access and a valid email address. To enter, log on to goeasy.com/communityproject and follow the on-screen instructions on how to create an entry (“Entry”).
To create an Entry, you must complete the following steps:
Once your online nomination form is completed and you have reviewed these Official Rules, click “Submit” to enter the Contest. By submitting an Entry, you agree to these Official Rules.
ENTRIES AND SUBMISSIONS: LIMIT: one (1) submission per person per community during the Contest entry period. For clarity, a community can have multiple entries, but not from the same entrant. An entrant may submit an Entry for more than one (1) community during the Contest entry period, but may not nominate the same community more than once during the Contest entry period. Should an entrant choose to create an Entry for more than one (1) community during the Contest entry period, for both entries to be eligible, the entries must be for substantially different Community Projects.
Each Entry must:
Without limiting any of the foregoing, an Entry cannot be a parody or derogatory. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to reject, modify, edit or remove any Entry and judge it void or disqualify it and the entrant at any time, without notice to the entrant, if Sponsor deems, in its sole and absolute discretion, that the Entry is inconsistent with these Official Rules.
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify a person if he/she enters the Contest or tries to do so by any means contrary to these Official Rules or that would be unfair to other entrants or by generating an Entry by any mechanical or automated means. Entries that have been tampered with, reproduced, falsified, or altered are void. In the event a dispute arises as to the identity of a potentially winning entrant, an Entry will be deemed to be made by the name on the online nomination form.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY USED IN ENTRIES: You may submit up to 10 digital photos per Entry in any of the following formats: gif, jpeg, or png with a maximum photo size of 10 megabytes. You may submit up to two (2) videos per Entry. People depicted in the photos should refrain from wearing any clothing items bearing logos (including business, designer or sports logos), or bearing the name or likeness of any celebrity, whether living or dead. An Entry should not depict any sign, trademark, symbol or work of art. Any photo and/or video submitted with an Entry will be deemed to be a part of that Entry, and may be used in advertising or promotions created by any of the Sponsor and its affiliates, and any of their respective agents and designees (collectively, the "Broadcast Party") in any form of media to promote this Contest and/or similar future contests.
BY SUBMITTING A PHOTO OR VIDEO WITH YOUR ENTRY, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT:
Sponsor reserves the right to reject or disqualify any Entry that Sponsor deems, in its sole and absolute discretion, to be not in keeping with the policies, goals and/or guiding principles of the Contest, or that Sponsor learns has been previously published, entered into another Contest, or won any other prize or award. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to edit any Entry, to blur out any trademarks or to remove any copyrighted content.
ASSIGNMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY: All Entries shall become the property of Sponsor and shall not be returned to entrants. Sponsor shall have the right to edit or modify Entries for any use in perpetuity.
The Broadcast Party does not assume any responsibility for any claims based on infringement of publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement and any other intellectual property-related cause of action with respect to any Entry submitted.
By entering this Contest, each entrant:
BY ENTERING, EACH ENTRANT ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT SUBMITTING A PHOTOGRAPH AND/OR VIDEO ONLINE BRINGS THE ENTRY WITHIN THE PUBLIC VIEW AND, AS SUCH, THE ENTRANT WAIVES ANY CLAIMS AGAINST THE BROADCAST PARTY AND INDEMNIFIES AND HOLDS THE RELEASED PARTIES HARMLESS AGAINST ANY THIRD PARTY CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES OR INJURY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE RELEASED PARTIES FOR ANY COPYING, RE-POSTING OR UNLAWFUL USE OF THE SUBMITTED PHOTOGRAPH OR THAT MAY RESULT.
ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to legal residents of Canada, excluding the Province of Quebec, who have reached the age of majority in the Province or Territory in which they reside as of the Contest start date.
ENTRANT'S CONTINUING OBLIGATIONS: By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees to:
An entrant's failure to perform any of the above obligations in a timely fashion, as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion, shall result in the disqualification of the entrant's Entry.
WINNER SELECTION: There will be one (1) round of selection by the Sponsor to select 3 Community Projects from amongst all the eligible entries, followed by one (1) round of voting, open to legal residents of Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) 13 years of age and older.
POTENTIAL WINNER SELECTION: First Round Selection: All eligible Entries will be evaluated by a voting process (“Judging Panel”) comprised of representatives of the Sponsor, as selected by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion. Judging will be based on the judging criteria outlined below and on what the Judging Panel finds to be the most compelling Entry, of all qualifying Entries. The Judging Panel shall consider the following criteria, which shall be weighed and balanced as determined by the Judging Panel, in its sole and absolute discretion:
Judging will take place between July 11th, 2016 and July 14th, 2016 in Mississauga, Ontario from all of the eligible Entries received on or before the Entry Closing Date, and which have not been disqualified in accordance with these Official Rules. From all eligible Entries received, the Judging Panel will select three (3) Entries (collectively, the “Top 3”). The Top 3 will be announced on July 15th, 2016, on the Contest Website.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER:
Second Round Voting: After the Top 3 have been announced, legal residents of Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) 13 years of age and older can begin voting on the Contest Website for their favourite of the Top 3 Entries that they feel best embodies the spirit of the Contest, for a period beginning on July 15th, 2016 at 9:00 AM EST and closing on July 31st, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST (“Voting Period”). The one (1) Entry that receives the most votes during Voting Period, and which has not been disqualified, will be determined as the winner (the "Winning Entry").
An Entry may be disqualified during the Voting Period, in which event it shall be removed from, or not added to, the Contest Website, and the Sponsor may determine, in its sole and absolute discretion, to:
ELIGIBLE VOTES: At its sole and absolute discretion, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any vote deemed to be fraudulent, in violation of these Official Rules, or which would be unfair to other entrants or that would otherwise undermine the integrity of this Contest. Votes that have been tampered with, reproduced, falsified, or altered are void. Voting is limited to one vote per email address per day.
Use of mechanical or automated programs to submit votes or voting by any means contrary to these Official Rules or which would be unfair to other entrants may result in the disqualification of those votes and/or the entrant, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor.
Entrants are prohibited from obtaining votes by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including directly or indirectly offering prizes or other incentives to members of the public. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof (in a form acceptable to Sponsor – including, without limitation, government-issued photo identification) for any votes entered, or purportedly entered, to be considered valid for the purposes of this Contest. Where requested, failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of the Sponsor may result in disqualification of votes.
If it is discovered that attempts were made to:
TABULATION OF VOTES: Votes for each Entry shall be calculated electronically based on the number of votes submitted for each Entry on the Contest website, adjusted as applicable to deduct ineligible votes. In the event of a tie, tied Entries will be re-judged by the Judging Panel to select a potential winner from the tied Entries. Before being declared a Winner, all selected potentially winning entrants will be required to sign a standard declaration and release form confirming compliance with these Official Rules and acceptance of the prize as awarded. The selected potentially winning entrants will be notified by email, using the email address submitted with the Entry, no later than 24 hours after the announcement. If a potentially winning entrant cannot be contacted within three (3) days after the announcement, the potentially winning entrant will be disqualified, and at Sponsor’ sole and absolute discretion, another Top 3 Entry may be selected. The Broadcast Party reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to phone, email or visit any of the nominated communities and record interviews, appearances, and promotional and publicity activities. Contact from the Broadcast Party in this regard does not in any way guarantee any entrant as a potential prize winner.
ODDS: The chances of being selected depend upon the number of eligible Entries received, the application of the judging criteria and the number of votes received.
PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (ARV): GRAND PRIZE: There will be a total of one (1) grand prize available to be won during the Contest Period having an approximate value of up to $50,000, to be used for the purpose of completing or advancing the Community Project described in the Winning Entry.
The form, value and method of distribution of the grand prize shall be determined by Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, taking into consideration the cost of completing the Community Project described in the Winning Entry, any proposed use of funds described in the Winning Entry, and the most practical, timely and cost-effective means of achieving the objectives of the Community Project described in the Winning Entry. Without limitation, the Sponsor may, in its sole and absolute discretion, distribute the grand prize by:
Currency is in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stipulated. Prizes must be accepted as awarded. None of the Released Parties make any representation, warranty or guarantee of any kind with respect to any prize. Each prize must be accepted “as is” and may not be exchanged, bartered, sold, raffled, substituted, or transferred.
The Released Parties will have no liability to an entrant who is unable to attend or take part in any part of the Contest or participate in a prize for any reason whatsoever. There is no obligation on the part of the Broadcast Party to record or broadcast the appearance or participation of any particular entrant in connection with the Contest. Prize winners are solely responsible for all costs, taxes or other fees not expressly described herein.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT ACCEPTS AND AGREES TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE DECISIONS OF THE SPONSOR AND THE JUDGING PANEL, WHICH SHALL BE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST AND THE AWARDING OF THE DECISION OF GOEASY COMMUNITY PROJECT. BY ACCEPTING ANY PRIZE, WINNER AGREES TO HOLD THE RELEASED PARTIES HARMLESS AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF USE OR REDEMPTION OF THE PRIZE OR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST.
None of the Released Parties are responsible for lost or late Entries or Declaration and Releases, or for any typographical, or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest, or announcement of the prize, or for technical, hardware, or software malfunctions, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled, or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the Entries in this Contest, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of the Contest as contemplated by these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.
Refusal by potentially winning entrants to accept a prize releases the Released Parties from all responsibility and obligations toward that potentially winning entrant of such prize. In no event shall Sponsor be held to award more prizes that what is mentioned in these Official Rules or to award prizes otherwise than in compliance with these Official Rules. The Released Parties shall assume no liability whatsoever for any situation in which their inability to act results from an event or situation unforeseeable or beyond their control, including but not limited to force majeure, a strike, lockout, or any other labour dispute at their location or the locations of the businesses whose services are used.
The Sponsor can amend these Official Rules or terminate the Contest at any time without any liability to any entrant. Sponsor can in its sole and absolute discretion disqualify any Entry which for any reason not compliant with the Official Rules as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion. The Sponsor’s decisions are final and entrants acknowledge and agree that the interests of the Contest shall override those of any entrant.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: Entry into the Contest constitutes permission for the Broadcast Party to use the winning Entry and likenesses of the entrant for purposes of advertising and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification, or permission, unless prohibited by law. All information requested by and supplied by each entrant must be truthful, accurate, and in no way misleading. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry from the Contest in its sole and absolute discretion, should the entrant at any stage supply untruthful, inaccurate, or misleading details and/or information.
PRIVACY: Sponsor respects each entrant’s right to privacy. Entrants’ names, age, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses are gathered for the purpose of administering this Contest and conducting publicity about this Contest. By entering this Contest, entrants consent to such collection, use, and disclosure of personal information for these purposes. Your consent may be withdrawn at any time. Should you withdraw your consent, your Entry into this Contest will be disqualified. For a copy of the Sponsor’s Privacy Promise, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.goeasy.com/communityproject.
OFFICIAL RULES: These Official Rules are available on the Contest website at www.goeasy.com/communityproject. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter. Any and all questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed only to the Sponsor and not Facebook or Twitter.
INTERNET: Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. Sponsor and/or its agents are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website or any combination thereof, including any damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer and other property relating to or resulting from participation in this Contest or from downloading any materials in this Contest. ANY ATTEMPT TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec. Chances of winning depend on the application of judging criteria, and on the number of votes received in an online voting process. Form, value and method of distribution of the prize to be determined by goeasy. Eligibility restrictions apply. Click here for full contest rules.
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