Official rules and regulations: Style at Home's December 2017 Twitter chat contest
Official rules and regulations: Style at Home's December 2017 Twitter chat contest
Holiday Entertaining Twitter Chat (the “Contest”) begins on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 1:00 PM ET (the “Contest Period”).
1. ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to all legal residents of Canada, excluding residents of 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 TVA Publications Inc. (“TVA”) (the “Contest Organizer”), 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: Internet access and a valid account with Twitter (the “Account”) are required to complete your entry into the Contest. To enter, go to https://twitter.com (the “Website”) and
1. Log onto your Account;
2. Follow Style at Home on Twitter at www.twitter.com/styleathome
3. Use the hashtag #ChatWithStyle and engage in the conversation (the “Entry”);
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 a random prize draw.
In order for the Contest Organizer to determine if an Entry has been completed, the applicable entrant’s Account settings must be public and it is each entrant’s sole responsibility to ensure that his/her applicable Account settings are public for Entry verification and Contest eligibility purposes.
The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter or any other third party service provider. You understand that you are providing your personal information to the Contest Organizer and not to Twitter. The personal information you are providing will only be used and processed by the Contest Organizer and by any of its authorized third party service providers for purposes of administering or operating this Contest and the Website, the whole in accordance with TVA Publication Inc.’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 any other 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 TVA Publications Inc. and not Twitter.
Your Entry must comply with these Rules and with the Twitter 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 comply with these Rules and/or the Third Party Terms, or that is otherwise deemed unacceptable by the Contest Organizer in its sole and absolute discretion, will be discarded and your Entry will be deemed ineligible. Twitter and any other 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, you hereby grant an exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, fully sublicenseable and transferable right and license to the Contest Organizer to use the Entry at its 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 one (1) Entry from one (1) Twitter account permitted during the Contest Period. For greater certainty, you can submit one (1) Entry, 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 Organizer reserve the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity of entrant and/or eligibility of its Entry, (in a form acceptable to the Contest Organizer – 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 Organizer in a timely manner may result in disqualification in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Organizer.
If it is discovered by the Contest Organizer (using any evidence or other information made available to or otherwise discovered by the Contest Organizer) 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 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, fairness or administration of the Contest, then he/she may be disqualified from the Contest in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Organizer.
Your Entry may be rejected if (in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Organizer) 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 to be won. The prize consists of:
One (1) Etsy gift card.
Total retail value of prizing is $200.00 CAD.
Prizes must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable, assignable or convertible to cash (except as may be specifically permitted by Contest Organizer in their sole and absolute discretion). No substitutions except at Contest Organizer option. Contest Organizer 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 Organizer 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 associated with the Entry in question.
4. WINNER SELECTION:
On December 13, 2017 (the “Draw Date”) at the offices of TVA Publications Inc., located at 25 Sheppard Ave. West, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6S7 at approximately 1:00 PM ET, one (1) eligible entrants 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 Organizer or a designated representative will make a minimum of two (2) attempts to contact the selected entrant (using the information provided on the Entry Form) by e-mail or telephone, 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 (by phone or email), 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 the waiving of moral rights on such 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).
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.
To the fullest extent permitted under the applicable law, 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, delayed, damaged , stolen, or misdirected during shipping and/or (x) any combination of the above.
The Contest Organizer reserves the right 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 Organizer in its sole and absolute discretion) is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Contest Organizer reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Contest Organizer 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 Contest Organizer 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.
Furthermore, the Contest Organizer reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Contest, in whole or in part, without prior notice, in the case of the occurrence of an event, an error or any human intervention that could corrupt or affect the administration, safety, impartiality or the running of the contest as foreseen in these Rules. In any case, the Contest Organizer, and its advertising and promotional agencies, suppliers of products or services related to this Contest as well as their employees, agents and representatives cannot be held liable to award more prizes than those indicated in these Rules or to award prizes otherwise than in compliance with these Rules.
These Contest Rules are available at TVA Publication Inc. offices located at 25 Sheppard Ave. West, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6S7, the name of the Contest winner will be available on Style at Home Twitter Account 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 English 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 these Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by law.
For the purposes of these Rules, the entrant is the person whose name appears on the Entry Form and it is to this person to whom the Prize will be awarded if he/she is selected and declared a winner.
If an article in this Rules were to be declared or deemed illegal, unenforceable or invalid by a competent authority, then this article would be considered null and non-written, but all other items would not be affected and would find application in limits and authorized by law
No communication or correspondence will be exchanged with entrants in the context of this contest except with those selected for a Prize (or unless otherwise stated herein).
The Contest Organizers and their parent and affiliated companies, their advertising and promotional agencies, their employees, agents and representatives will not assume any liability whatsoever in any case where their incapacity to act would result from a fact or a situation beyond their control or a strike, lock-out or any other labour dispute in their establishment or in establishments of organizations or enterprises which services are used for holding this Contest.
The refusal of a randomly selected person to accept a Prize according to the terms and conditions of these Rules releases the Contest Organizers of any obligation related to that Prize towards that person.
Each entrant who is selected for a prize recognizes that upon reception of the confirmation of his status as the winner of the Prize, the execution of the services in respect to the prize is the sole responsibility of the supplier of the Prize. A declaration to this effect may be included in the declaration and exemption form.