RULES FOR THE “DOSE.CA AND SERENA RYDER” CONTEST
By participating in this contest you declare that you have read the contest rules below and that you accept and agree to the terms and conditions herein.
- CONTEST PERIOD
The “Dose.ca and Serena Ryder” contest (the “Contest”) is held by Obox Éditions Inc. (the “Contest Organizers”). The Contest starts on June 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (ET) and ends on July 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (ET) (the “Contest Period”). There is one (1) Grand Prize to be awarded. Chances of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
The Contest is open to all Canadian legal residents who have reached the age of majority in their province of residence at the time the entry form was submitted. Employees, agents and representatives of the Contest Organizers, of any company, corporation, trust or other legal entity controlled by or affiliated to them, their advertising and promotional agencies, suppliers of prizes, material and services related to this Contest (including, without limitation, Universal Music Canada Inc. (“Universal”) as well as members of their immediate family (brothers, sisters, children, father, mother), their legal or common-law spouse and any individuals with whom such employees, agents and representatives are domiciled are not eligible to participate in the Contest. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE CONTEST IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE. The Contest is subject to all federal, provincial, and municipal laws, and is void where prohibited.
- HOW TO ENTER
No purchase necessary.
To participate in the Contest and become an Entrant (the “Entrant”), go to http://www.dose.ca/contests (the “Website”) during the Contest Period and follow the on-screen instructions on the landing page to:
- Fill out the Contest Entry Form (the “Entry Form”);
- Declare that you have reached the age of majority in your province of residence and that you have read, agreed and complied with the Contest Rules by checking the corresponding box to such effect;
- Submit a short description (in 250 words or less) on how the entrant would spend upwards to two thousand and five hundred dollars ($2,500.00 CDN) to create their personal utopia.
- Click on “Next Step”. A confirmation message will appear and you will automatically obtain one (1) entry in the Contest.
Limits. Entrants must respect the following limits otherwise they may be disqualified:
- One (1) entry per person, per day, for the Contest Period;
- The use of only one (1) e-mail address when an entrant has more than one.
- Any use of an electronic device to enhance or alter entrants’ odds of winning will count as a fraudulent entry. Entries that are fraudulent are not permitted and will be declared invalid.
- All entries become the property of the Contest Organizers and will not be acknowledged or returned. Receipt of entries for the random draw will not be acknowledged, and proof of submission of an entry will not be deemed proof of receipt.
- The Contest Organizers reserves the right to delete any entries or remove participants that are in violation of the Official Rules.
- By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.
- THE PRIZE
Entrants are eligible to win one (1) prize (the “Prize”) consisting of an experience to create the entrant’s description of their personal utopia. There is one (1) grand prize available to be won by the Grand Prize winner consisting of: Two Thousand and Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00 CDN) paid out to the Grand Prize winner.
Grand Prize is valued at Two Thousand and Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00 CDN).
The following conditions apply to the Prize: (i) the Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable, assignable or convertible to cash (except as may be permitted at the Contest Organizers’ sole and absolute discretion); (ii) the Contest Organizers reserve the right at any time to substitute the Prize or a component thereof for any reason with a prize or a prize component of equal or greater value, including, without limitation, at the Contest Organizers’ sole discretion, a cash award.
Any expenses not specifically mentioned above as part of the Grand Prize shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. The Grand Prize does not include any expenses related to meals, pre- and post-trip travel arrangements, hotel incidentals (phone, laundry, spa treatments, etc.), gratuities, or any applicable taxes, which are the sole responsibility of the winner (unless otherwise stipulated). Accommodation and activities are subject to availability, weather conditions and operating times of each activity provider. All components of the prize must be taken together. Any portion of the Grand Prize not accepted or redeemed by a winner will be forfeited and is non-transferable and not for re-sale.
Winner and travel companion must travel on the same itinerary. Travel companions must be 19 years of age or older at the time of travel. Winner and travel companion are responsible for all necessary travel documents (if applicable).
The eligible Contest winner will be randomly selected in an electronic draw from all the eligible entries received during the Contest Period on July 7, 2017 at approximately 12:00 p.m (EDT) in Toronto (Ontario).
The odds of winning the Prize. The odds of an entrant’s entry being selected depend on the number of eligible Entry Forms received during the Contest Period. A winner of one Prize will not be eligible to win any other Prize.
- AWARDING OF PRIZES
To be declared the winner, the selected entrant must:
- Be reached by telephone by the Contest Organizers or their representatives within three (3) days of the date of the draw. The selected Entrant must reply in accordance with the instructions given in the e-mail. Return of an e-mail prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and selection of an alternate Entrant;
- Have completed and signed the Declaration and Release Form (the “Declaration”) that the Contest Organizers will provide by e-mail to the effect that he/she has fulfilled all the requirements of these Contest Rules and releases the Released Parties (defined below) from any and all liability in connection with the Contest and the Prize, and return it to the Contest Organizers by the deadline mentioned in the Declaration;
- Have confirmed that the written submission is in fact the original description of their utopia;
- Have correctly answered the mathematical skill-testing question in the Declaration; and
- Upon request and before the deadline provided in the Declaration, provide either an identification card with photo for the Entrant.
Failure to comply with one of the conditions mentioned in these Contest Rules or to accept the Prize will cause the selected Entrant to be disqualified. In such case, the Contest Organizers may, at their sole discretion, cancel the Prize or hold a new draw until an Entrant is selected and declared a winner. In the event that no Entrant has been declared a winner within fourteen (14) days following the original draw, the Contest Organizers may cancel the Prize.
Within seven (7) days following the receipt of the duly completed and signed Declaration, and subject to the conditions set out above, the Contest Organizers will send instructions to the winner on how to take possession of the Prize.
- GENERAL CONDITIONS
Verification. Entry Forms and the Declaration are subject to verification by the Contest Organizers. Any Entry Form or Declaration that is incomplete, illegible, mutilated, fraudulent, registered or submitted late, bearing an invalid e-mail or mailing address, or otherwise noncompliant shall be rejected and will not entitle the Entrant to an entry or to the Prize, as the case may be, subject to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (the “Régie”) with respect to residents of Quebec. Mass entries, automated entries, entries submitted by third parties will be void, subject only to the approval of the Régie in Quebec.
Disqualification. Subject only to the approval of the Régie with respect to Quebec, the Contest Organizers reserve the right to disqualify a person or to cancel one or more entries of a person who participates or tries to participate in this Contest by using methods that do not comply with these Contest Rules or that are unfair to other Entrants (e.g. entries exceeding the authorized limit or the harrassment, threatening or abuse of other Entrants or persons). Such person may be reported to the appropriate legal authorities.
Conduct of the Contest. Any attempt to deliberately sabotage the Website or the legitimate conduct of this Contest constitutes a violation of civil and criminal laws. Should there be any such attempts, the Contest Organizers reserve the right to reject the Entrant’s entry and obtain legal or equitable relief under applicable laws.
Limitation of Liability. BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE CONTEST ORGANIZERS, UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA INC., AND ANY COMPANY, CORPORATION, TRUST OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY CONTROLLED BY OR AFFILIATED TO THEM, THEIR ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES (THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM A PRIZE, INCLUDING THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE OR USE OF THE PRIZE, OR THE MERCHANDISE FOR WHICH IT IS REDEEMED (IF APPLICABLE). FURTHER, BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM: A) ENTRY OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST, INCLUDING ATTEMPT TO ENTER OR PARTICIPATE, ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE CONTEST WEBSITE, OR B) ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PERSONALITY OR PRIVACY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR MERCHANDISE DELIVERY. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, therefore such exclusions may not apply to you.
Without limiting the foregoing, the Released Parties shall not be responsible for: (a) any incomplete or inaccurate information that is caused by Website users, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Contest; (b) lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, service provider, on-line systems, telephone networks or telephone lines, or any other connections; (c) the theft, destruction, loss or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (d) any problems with, or malfunctions or failures of, telephone networks or lines, computers or computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs; (e) garbled transmissions or miscommunications; (f) failure of any e-mail to be received by or from the Contest judges or Contest Organizer for any reason, including but not limited to traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof or technical incompatibility; (g) damage to a user's computer equipment (software or hardware) occasioned by participation or downloading of materials related to this Contest or in connection with the Website; (h) printing, distribution, programming or production errors, and any other errors or malfunctions of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic or otherwise; (i) technical, pictorial, typographical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein; or (j) for any damages or loss caused by the transmission of any information related to the participation in the Contest.
Liability limit: prize supplier. The entrant selected for the Prize acknowledges that upon awarding of the Prize, the obligations related to it become the responsibility of the providers of services related to the Prize.
System of entry. The Contest Organizers do not warrant that access to the Entry Form to enter the Contest will be uninterrupted during the Contest Period or error-free.
Contest modification. Subject only to the approval of the Régie with respect to Quebec, the Contest Organizers reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Contest in whole or in part, should human intervention or an event take place that could alter or affect the administration, security, impartiality or conduct of the Contest as provided in these Contest Rules.
Termination of participation in the Contest. Subject only to the approval of the Régie with respect to Quebec, in the event that the system of entry cannot register all Contest entries during the Contest Period for whatever reason, or if participation in the Contest must be terminated in whole or in part before the closing date provided in these Contest Rules, the Contest Organizers may, at their sole discretion, proceed with the draw among the entries duly registered during the Contest Period or, as the case may be, up to the date of the event ending participation in the Contest.
Prize limit. In no event shall the Contest Organizers be required to award more prizes than indicated in these Contest Rules or to award a prize other than in compliance with these Contest Rules.
Authorization. By entering this Contest, the Entrant selected for the Prize authorizes the Contest Organizers and their representatives to use, if required, his/her name, photo, voice, place of residence and/or statement regarding the Prize for publicity purposes, without any form of compensation.
Communication with Entrants. No communication or correspondence related to this Contest shall be exchanged with Entrants except as provided for in these Contest Rules or at the Contest Organizers’ initiative.
Personal information. Entrants’ personal information collected and used solely for the purposes of the Contest will only be used to administer the Contest. No commercial or other communications unrelated to the Contest will be sent to Entrants unless they have otherwise agreed to receive such communications.
Copyright or trade-mark. The use or reproduction of any copyright material or trade-mark related to this Contest is strictly prohibited, except with the prior express written consent of the rights’ owner.
Unenforceability. In the event that an authority with jurisdiction declares any portion of these regulations invalid, illegal or unenforceable, such judgement shall not in any way affect any other portion of these Contest Rules, the other sections shall remain valid and in effect, to the extend permitted by the law.
Discrepancy. 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: French version of these Rules, and/or point of sale, television, print or online advertising; the terms and conditions of these English Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
Property. The Declaration is the property of the Contest Organizers and shall not in any case be returned to the Entrant.
Entrant identification. For the purpose of these Contest Rules, the Entrant is the person whose name appears as the owner of the email account used in connection with his or her entry, as determined by the email or internet service provider responsible for issuing such account, and it is to this person to whom the Prize will be awarded if he/she is selected and declared the winner.
Contest Organizers’ decision. Any decision by the Contest Organizers or their representatives regarding this Contest is final and without appeal.
Disputes in Quebec. Any dispute regarding the organization of a promotional contest may be submitted to the Régie for a ruling. Any dispute regarding the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.
Universal Music Canada Inc. is not responsible for the conduct or administration of Contest. Please direct all inquiries to the Contest Organizers.