Ontario Election Contest Rules
Angus Reid Forum Ontario Election Poll Facebook Messenger Contest (the “Contest”)
This Contest is held and administered by VC Labs Inc. (the “Administrator”) and sponsored by The Angus Reid Forum. It runs from May 15, 2018 at 12:00 AM PT to June 6, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT (the “Contest Period”) in accordance with these Official Rules. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. A purchase does not increase the chances of winning.
The Contest is open to only legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who are eighteen (18) years or older, or age of majority in their jurisdiction, whichever is older, as of the first day of the Contest Period. Employees of the Administrator or other companies associated with the promotion of the Contest, including Contest Sponsors, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies, as well as immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. This Contest is void in all U.S. Territories, all foreign territories not specifically included herein, and where prohibited or restricted by law and subject to federal, provincial and local laws and regulations.
- Agreement to Official Rules
Participation in this Contest constitutes the entrants full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Administrator, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent on being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all requirements so forth herein. Entrants further agree that these Official Rules will be construed and evaluated according to the laws of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.
This Contest is administered, managed, directed, controlled, run and overseen solely by VC Labs Inc., of 1500 West Georgia St, in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Any and all advertisers, persons or entities in any way associated with this Contest, save for the Contest Sponsors, including but not limited to Facebook Inc., Amazon.com.ca Inc., Amazon.com LLC, and any and all of its subsidiaries and affiliates, are not endorsing sponsoring, or otherwise affiliated with this Contest in any manner whatsoever. Facebook Inc., Amazon.com.ca Inc., Amazon.com LLC, and any and all of its subsidiaries and affiliates, are each completely released of all liability by each entrant and participant in this Contest.
- Contest Sponsors
This Contest is sponsored by The Angus Reid Forum (the “Contest Sponsor”).
- Contest Period
This Contest beings on May 15, 2018 at 12:00 AM PT and ends on June 6, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT. Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Period will be disqualified and ineligible.
- How to Enter
No purchase is necessary or required to enter the Contest. A purchase does not increase an entrant’s chances of winning.
The method of entry to participate in this Contest, entrants must:
- Have a valid personal Facebook Messenger account. If entrants do not have an account, visit messenger.comand register in accordance with the enrollment instructions for a free Facebook Messenger account; and
- Click on the Administrator’s promotion of the Contest as published and/or promoted on Facebook or Instagram, after which the entrant will be directed to the Contest where the entrant will be required to (i) confirm that the entrant has read, understood and agreed to abide by the Contest’s Official Rules; (ii) provide basic personal information, including but not limited to, the entrant’s age, gender and area of legal residence; (iii) provide an active personal email address; (iv) follow the instructions and complete the online survey.
Limit of one (1) Entry per Contest Period (i) per person (regardless of the number of email addresses or Facebook Messenger accounts), or (ii) per email address (regardless of whether more than one person uses the same email address). For greater clarity, and for the avoidance of doubt, should the Administrator discover that an entrant has entered the Contest on more than one occasion during the Contest Period, all further Entries, save for the first Entry, shall be disqualified and shall not be eligible.
The winner of the Contest (the “Winner”) will, if legal resident in Canada (excluding Quebec), will be awarded a $100.00 Amazon.ca Gift Card.
Subject to the Winner’s legal residence, the prize has an approximate retail value of $100.00 Canadian Dollars.
The Winner must have or will need to create, if legal resident in Canada (excluding Quebec), an Amazon.ca account in order to redeem the prize. The Gift Card may only be used for purchases of eligible goods in accordance with the Gift Card’s terms and condition in effect on the day of issuance of the Gift Card. The Gift Card cannot be redeemed for the purchase of gift cards. Except as required by law, the Gift Card cannot be reloaded, resold, transferred for value, redeemed for cash, or applied to any other account. Amazon, the Contest Sponsor and the Administrator are not responsible if any Gift Card is lost, stolen or destroyed or used without permission. If the Gift Card is lost or stolen, it will not be replaced by either Amazon, the Contest Sponsor or the Administrator. See www.amazon.ca/gc-legalfor complete terms and conditions. The Gift Cards are issued by ACI Gift Cards Inc., a Delaware corporation for Gift Cards for use on Amazon.ca.
The specifics of all the aforementioned elements of the prize are solely determined by the Administrator. No cash or prize substitution shall be permitted except at the Administrator’s sole discretion.
All costs, taxes, fees, and expenses associated with any element of the prize not specifically addressed above are the sole responsibility of the Winner. All federal, provincial, state and local taxes on the prize are the Winner’s sole responsibility.
The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received.
- Winner Selection and Notification
The potential Winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible Entries by the Sponsor by June 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT.
The Administrator shall contact the potential Winner by email within twenty-four (24) hours following selection of the potential Winner. To be declared Winner and claim the prize, the potential Winner must:
- If resident in Canada (excluding Quebec), correctly answer unaided a mathematical skill-testing problem; and
- Sign a Declaration and Release form. The Declaration and Release requires the potential Winner to confirm, in writing, except where prohibited by law, acceptance of the prize as awarded, eligibility to participate in the Contest and compliance with these Official Rules and to release the Administrator, the Contest Sponsor, and any third parties including but not limited to Facebook Inc., Amazon.com.ca Inc., Amazon.com LLC, their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, their advertising and promotional agency, sponsors, suppliers of prizes, materials or services related to this Contest, and all of their respective employees, directors, officers, shareholders, agents, successors and assigns (the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability and damage which could arise out of or in any way related to the Contest and from the awarding, receipt, possession and/or misuse of the prize.
The potential Winner will be required to return the Declaration and Release form, properly executed and the answer to the mathematical skill-testing problem, if resident in Canada (excluding Quebec), within twenty-four (24) hours of issuance of the potential Winner notification. Upon successful completion of the above, which is at the sole discretion of the Administrator, the potential Winner will be declared the Winner and thereafter be entitled to the prize to be delivered in a matter at the sole discretion of the Administrator.
The Administrator shall have no liability for the potential Winner’s failure to receive notices due to span, junk email or other security settings or for the potential Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information.
If the potential Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within twenty-four (24) hours from the issuance of the potential Winner notification, incorrectly answers the mathematical skill-testing problem, or fails to timely return a completed and executed Declaration and Release form (in the form and format provided by the Administrator), the potential Winner’s prize will be immediately forfeited and an alternate Winner will be selected by the Administrator in a random drawing from all remaining eligible entries. Upon selection of an alternate potential Winner, the provisions outlined above shall apply until such time as a potential Winner is declared a Winner.
Receipt by the Winner of the prize offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, provincial, state and local laws and regulations.
ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY THE WINNER (AT THE ADMINISTRATOR’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN THE WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS THE WINNER OF THIS CONTEST, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS THE WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
The Administrator reserves the right to cancel, suspend, withdraw or amend this Contest in any way, without prior notice or obligation, in the event of an error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Administrator that interferes with the proper conduct of the Contest as contemplated by these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violence of criminal and civil law and should such an attempt be made, the Administrator reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.
All entrants are subject to verification at any time and for any reason. The Administrator reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Administrator, including without limitation, government issued photo identification): (i) for the purposes of verifying an entrants eligibility to participate in this Contest; (ii) for the purposes of verifying the eligibility and/or legitimacy of any Entry entered for the purposes of this Contest; and/or (iii) for any other reason the Administrator deems necessary, in its sole and absolute discretion, for the purposes of administering this Contest in accordance with these Official Rules. Failure by the entrant to provide such proof to the satisfaction of the Administrator in a timely manner may result in disqualification in the sole and absolute discretion of the Administrator.
Any attempt or suspected attempt to use robotic, automatic, programmed, or otherwise, illicit means to enter the Contest, or any other methods not authorized by these Official Rules, shall be deemed as tampering and will disqualify the entrant from entering, participating, winning prizes, and preclude the entrant from participating in future contests and promotions, at the sole and absolute discretion of the Administrator. Entries that are late, lost, stolen, illegible, contain false information, are damaged, misdirected, mutilated, garbled or incomplete, altered or otherwise irregular or that do not conform with or satisfy any or all of the conditions of these Official Rules will be deemed void.
By entering this Contest, the entrant expressly releases, discharges, and holds harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability and damage which could arise out of or in any way related to the Contest and from the awarding, receipt, possession and/or misuse of the prize, including but not limited to any failure of the website during the Contest; for a technical malfunction or other problem relating to the telephone network or lines, computer online systems, serves, access providers, computer equipment or software; for the failure of any Entry to be received by the Administrator; (iv) technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or website; or any combination of the above.
- Intellectual Property
All intellectual property, including but not limited to trade-marks, trade-names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source codes, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations are owned by the Administrator and Contest Sponsor. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of the Administrator and Contest Sponsor is strictly prohibited.
This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, state and local laws and regulations.
By entering this Contest, the entrant agrees that the Administrator, its agents, affiliates, subsidiaries and/or representatives may collect, store and use the personal information the entrant submitted in this Contest for the purpose of administering this Contest. Furthermore, the entrant expressly acknowledges that the Administrator is in the business of performing statistical and other analysis on the personal information it collects (including but not limited to usage data, device data, referral data and question and response data and information) in order to measure user behaviour and trends, to understand how people use the Administrator’s and Contest Sponsor’s services, and to monitor, troubleshoot and improve the Administrator’s and Contest Sponsor’s services, including evaluating and devising new features. The entrant expressly consents that the Administrator, its agents, affiliates, subsidiaries and/or representatives may collect, store and use the personal information the entrant submitted in this Contest for the Administrator’s internal purposes designed to keep the Administrator’s services secure and operations, such as for troubleshooting and testing purposes, and for service improvement, marketing, research and development purposes.
All of the information that the entrant provides will be treated as confidential and will only be used for the abovementioned purposes. The Administrator, its agents, affiliates, subsidiaries and/or representatives will not sell, share or otherwise disclose personal information of entrants with third parties including Facebook, other than to third parties lawfully engaged by the Administrator, its agents, affiliates, subsidiaries and/or representatives to fulfil the abovementioned purposes or as permitted or required by law.
Where the entrant opts-in online, the entrant expressly consents to the Administrator, its agents, affiliates, subsidiaries and/or representatives use of the entrant’s personal information to be contract to (i) promote draws, interactive features and contests similar to the Contest; and (ii) be notified about programs, special events and related products and services of the Administrator. The entrant may at any time elect to opt-out without revoking the entrant’s participation in the Contest or impairing the entrant’s chances of winning.
This Contest is governed by the laws of Canada and the Province of British Columbia, without respect to conflict of law doctrines. As a condition of participating in this Contest, the entrant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved in the first instance between the parties and causes of actions arising out of or in any way connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Vancouver, British Columbia having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall the entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other that the entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Contest). The entrant further waives all rights and remedies to have damages multiplied or increased.
- Contact for Questions
In the event any entrant suspects that a technical error has occurred, believes their entry was not properly submitted, or has questions or complaints about this Contest or its administration, the entrant must contract the Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org, and not the Contest Sponsor or any other third party, who have not sponsored, endorsed or administered, or are associated with this Contest, including but not limited to Facebook Inc., Amazon.com.ca Inc., Amazon.com LLC, and any and all of its subsidiaries and affiliates.