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THN Twitter contest rules

“The Hockey News’ #THNLive Twitter Event, Presented By Honda” Contest (the “Contest”) begins on March 2, 2014 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on March 2, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET (the “Contest Period”).

1.    ELIGIBILITY:
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 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:

No purchase necessary.  

Completing and Submitting Your Entry

Internet access and an account with Twitter (the “Account”) are required to complete your entry into the Contest.

To enter, go to http://twitter.com (the “Website”) and
i.    Follow @TheHockeyNews on Twitter;
ii.    Retweet when @TheHockeyNews account posts a tweet containing the hashtag #THNwin between 4pm ET and 7pm ET on March 2, 2014;

To be eligible, your Entry must be submitted and received within the Contest Period. All eligible Entries submitted and received during the Contest Period will be entered into the random prize draw.

The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter AND/OR any third party service provider. You understand that you are providing your personal information to the Contest Organizers and not to Twitter. The personal information you are providing will only be used and processed by the Contest Organizers and by any of TC Media’s authorized third party service providers for purposes of administering or operating this Contest and the Website, the whole in accordance with TC Media’s, the Sponsor’s and any authorized third party service provider’s respective privacy policies subject to the uses you may have authorized in relation to your Entry. Twitter AND/OR any third party service provider is completely released of all liability by each participant in this Contest. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to TC Media and not Twitter AND/OR any third party service provider.

Your Entry must comply with these Rules and with the Twitter AND/OR any third party service provider terms and conditions of use, contract or other applicable guidelines (collectively, the “Third Party Terms”). Any Entry (in whole or in part) that does not follow these Rules and/or the Third Party Terms, or that is otherwise deemed unacceptable by the Contest Organizers in their sole and absolute discretion, will be discarded and your Entry will be deemed ineligible. Twitter AND/OR any third party service provider shall collectively be referred to as the “Third Party Contest Suppliers”.

Additional Entry Requirements

Each entrant is responsible for uploading/transmitting his/her Entry. The Entry must:  i) be developed by the entrant or be fully owned by the entrant; ii) be an original work; iii) not have been previously published or be the subject of an agreement with a third party; iv) not have been considered for or won previous awards; v) not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, rights of publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity; and vi) have been created in a legal and safe manner.

The Entry must not:
a)    contain defamatory words/statements (including words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic group);
b)    threaten any person, place, business, or group;
c)    disparage persons or organizations associated with the Contest Parties;
d)    invade privacy or other rights of any person, firm, or entity;
e)    contain material that is in any way unlawful, in violation of or contrary to all applicable federal, provincial or municipal laws and regulations where the submission is created;
f)    contain material that is inappropriate, indecent (including but not limited to nudity or pornography), profane, obscene, hateful, tortuous, slanderous or libelous; and
g)    refer to any person or organization without their prior express written permission.
By participating in this Contest and by submitting an Entry, you hereby grant an exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, fully sublicenseable and transferable right and license to the Contest Organizers to use the Entry at their entire discretion, including without limitation the right to edit or modify the Entry for commercial or promotional purposes without any compensation whatsoever owed to you. You also waive all moral rights you may hold in or to your Entry to the extent required for the license granted hereunder.

Entry Limitations and Restrictions

There is a limit of submitting Entries from one (1) Twitter account per email address permitted during the Contest Period.  For greater certainty, you can submit multiple entries, using one (1) Twitter account, associated with one (1) email address to enter the Contest.  The sole determinant of time for the purposes of a valid Entry during the Contest Period 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, (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) 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;] (ii) not respect these Rules and/or (iii) behave in a manner that otherwise undermines the integrity, fairness 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 Account and 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.

Your Entry may be rejected if (in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Organizers) your Entry is incomplete or is not submitted and received during the Contest Period or is otherwise in breach with the terms and conditions set out in these Rules.  The Released Parties (defined below) are not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, delayed, incomplete or incompatible Entries, all of which will be void and rejected. The Contest’s Parties decision to disqualify an Entry or entrant shall be final without right of appeal.

3.    PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE:

There is one (1) prize available to be won. The prize consists of one (1) Honda prize package consisting of an authentic Team Canada Olympic hockey jersey, a $100 gas card, a Honda first aid kit, a Honda baseball hat, a Honda USB key, and a Honda lunch bag, for a total retail value of $600.00 $CAN (the “Prize”). 

Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable, assignable or convertible to cash (except as may be specifically permitted by Contest Organizers in their sole and absolute discretion).  No substitutions except at Contest Organizers option.  Contest Organizers reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to substitute the Prize or a component thereof with a prize of equal or greater value, including, without limitation, but at Contest Organizers sole and absolute discretion, a cash award. Prize will only be awarded to the person whose verifiable full name and valid email address appears on the Account associated with the Entry in question.

4.    WINNER SELECTION:

On March 3, 2014 (the “Draw Date”) at the offices of Transcontinental Media G.P., Toronto, Ontario at approximately 4:00 PM, 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 one (1) attempt to contact the selected entrant via Twitter Direct Message, 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: (a) correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question without mechanical or other aid; and (b) 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, 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, 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.

By entering this Contest, each entrant expressly authorizes the Contest Organizers and their respective agents and/or representatives, to store, share and use the personal information submitted with his/her Contest Entry for the purpose of administering the Contest including, without limitation, to communicate with the entrant for the purpose of administering the Contest, unless the entrant otherwise agrees. Please visit http://tctranscontinental.com/en/privacy-policy for details of TC Media’s privacy policy regarding the use of personal information.

These Contest Rules are available at Transcontinental Media G.P.’s offices located at 25 Sheppard Avenue West, Suite 100, Toronto, Ontario M2N 6S7 and on the Website. The name of the Contest winner will be available on the ‘The Hockey News’ website at  http://www.thehockeynews.com/listings/35-Contests.html  ten (10) days at the latest after the Draw Date, for a minimum period of ten (10) days.

In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including, but not limited to: the Entry Form, Website, and/or point of sale, television, print or online advertising; the terms and conditions of the English Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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