The “#THNwin” Contest (the “Contest”) begins on Dec. 7, 2013 at 7pm Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on Dec. 7, 2013 at 10pm ET (the “Contest Period”).
Contest is open to all legal 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 domiciled or directly related) of Scotiabank (“Sponsor”), or of Transcontinental Media G.P. (“TC Media”) (TC Media together with Sponsor, the “Contest Organizers”), their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, prize suppliers, advertising/promotion agencies and any entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration or fulfillment of the Contest (collectively, the “Contest Parties”). “Directly related” shall mean father, mother, brother, sister, children, wife, husband or common law partner if such employee, representative or agent of a Contest Party.
2. HOW TO ENTER:
1. Follow @thehockeynews on Twitter
2. Retweet when @thehockeynews account posts a tweet containing #THNwin between 7pm ET and 10pm ET on Dec. 7, 2013
You will then be automatically a participant of the Contest. The entrant chosen randomly by TC Media will be contacted thereafter by TC Media. Before the obtainment of the Prize and as essential condition to its obtainment, such entrant will have to sign a contest release form sent to the entrant upon selection. Contest release forms must be signed and returned within 5 business days of initial sending. Such entrant will then be declared the winner (the “Winner”) subject to every other condition stipulated in the present rules and regulations). No purchase necessary.
Entry Limitations and Restrictions
There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person and per Twitter account permitted during the Contest Period. For greater certainty, you can retweet #THNwin from one Twitter account to enter the Contest. The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of a valid Entry in this Contest will be the Contest’s server machine(s).
Entry Verification and Entry Rejection
All Entries are subject to verification at any time and for any reason. The Contest Organizers reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity of entrant and/or eligibility of its Entry Form, including any Entrant Material (in a form acceptable to the Contest Organizers – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification) for the purposes of administering this Contest in accordance with these Rules. Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of the Contest Organizers in a timely manner may result in disqualification in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Organizers.
If it is discovered by the Contest Organizers (using any evidence or other information made available to or otherwise discovered by the Contest Organizers) that any person has attempted to: (i) obtain more than one (1) Entry during the Contest Period; (ii) use (or attempt to use) multiple names, identities, email addresses, accounts and/or any automated, macro, script, robotic or other system(s) or program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in or disrupt this Contest; (iii) not respect these Rules and/or (iv) behave in a manner that otherwise undermines the integrity or administration of the Contest, then he/she may be disqualified from the Contest in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Organizers.
In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an Entry, Entries will be deemed 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.
3. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE:
One (1) winner will be awarded the following prize: One (1) Toronto Maple Leafs hockey jersey featuring Curtis Joseph’s name and signature. Total approximate retail value of $250 Canadian dollars (hereinafter the “Prize”). TC Media reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to replace the Prize with another of a comparable value or with the Prize value in money if it is not possible to award it to the Winner for any reason.
4. WINNER SELECTION:
On Dec. 7, 2013 (the “Draw Date”) at the offices of TC Media located at 25 Sheppard Avenue West, Suite 100, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6S7, one (1) eligible entrant will be selected by random draw from among all eligible Entries submitted and received during the Contest Period in accordance with these Rules. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries submitted and received during the Contest Period in accordance with these Rules.
The Contest Organizers or a designated representative will make a minimum of five (5) attempts to contact the selected entrant by Twitter, within seven (7) business days of the Draw Date. If the selected entrant cannot be contacted within seven (7) business days of the Draw Date, or if there is a return of any notification as undeliverable; then he/she may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Organizers, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit all rights to the Prize) and the Contest Organizers reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion and time permitting, to randomly select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining eligible Entries (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such newly selected entrant).
Before being declared THE CONFIRMED PRIZE winner, the selected entrant will be required to sign and return within seven (7) business days of receipt of the declaration and release form for the benefit of the Released Parties (the “Release Form”) confirming namely (i) compliance with these Rules; (ii) acceptance of the Prize as awarded; (iii) assignment of all of designated entrant’s right and title in or to the Entrant Material and (iv) releasing the Released Parties from all liability in relation to this Contest. If the selected entrant: (a) fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question; (b) fails to return the properly executed Release Form 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 Contest Organizers in their sole and absolute discretion); then he/she may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Organizers, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit all rights to the Prize) and the Contest Organizers reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion and time permitting, to randomly select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining eligible Entries (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such newly selected entrant). [There is a limit of one (1) Prize per Participant and per household.]
Each winner agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of his/her Entry, name, address, voice, statements about the Contest and/or photograph or other likeness without further notice or additional compensation, in any publicity, advertisement or other promotional or commercial use carried out by or on behalf of the Contest Organizers in any media, current or existing, including print, broadcast or the internet.
5. GENERAL CONDITIONS:
All Entries become the property of the Contest Organizers. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. The decisions of the Contest Organizers 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 Entries and/or entrants. By participating in this Contest, you are agreeing to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of these Rules. ANYONE DETERMINED TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THESE RULES FOR ANY REASON IS SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION IN THE SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION OF THE CONTEST PARTIES AT ANY TIME.
The Contest Parties, Third Party Contest Suppliers and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) will not be liable for any loss, damages or injury, claims or fees related to or arising out of: (i) your participation in this Contest; (ii) any failure of the Website during the Contest; (iii) any technical malfunction or other problems relating to the telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software; (iv) fraudulent calls; (v) any delay or inability to act resulting from an event or situation beyond their control, including a strike, lockout or other labour dispute; (vi) the failure of any Entry to be received, captured or recorded for any reason, including, but not limited to, technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website; (vii) 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; (viii) the award, use of misuse of any Prize or any portion thereof; (ix) Prizes that are lost, damaged or misdirected during shipping and/or (x) any combination of the above.
The Contest Organizers reserve 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 an error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest in any way (as determined by Contest Organizers in their sole and absolute discretion) is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Contest Organizers reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Contest Organizers, with the consent of the Régie, reserve 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 Contest Organizers reserve the right, in their 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.
The Contest Organizers reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, and without prior notice, to adjust any of the dates and/or timeframes stipulated in these Rules, to the extent necessary, for purposes of verifying compliance by any entrant or Entry 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 Contest Organizers, in their sole and absolute discretion, affect the proper administration of the Contest as contemplated in these Rules, or for any other reason.
These Contest Rules are available at TC Media’s offices located at 25 Sheppard Avenue West, Suite 100, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6S7, and on the Web Site. 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 Entry Form, Website, French version of these Rules, and/or point of sale, television, print or online advertising; the terms and conditions of the French Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by law.
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