1. THE CONTEST PERIOD
The entry period for the “2017Survey Contest Rules” (herein, “ The Contest”) commences at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on AUGUST 7th, 2017 and concludes at 11:59 p.m. EST on SEPTEMBER 29th, 2017 (the “ Contest Period”).
The Contest is open to residents of Canada (excluding residents of Quebec) who, at the start of the Contest Period, have attained the age of majority in the Province or Territory in which they reside or have written permission from a parent or legal guardian to complete the entry form. (If underage and deemed to be a winner, the parent or legal guardian must accept the prize.) Employees, directors and officers of the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) (the “Contest Administrators”), and any affiliate (as defined in the Canada Business Corporations Act) of the Contest Administrators employees, directors and officers of their respective advertising and promotional agencies, as well as those with whom any of the foregoing are domiciled (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter the Contest.
3. HOW TO ENTER
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. No purchase or expenditure of any kind is required to participate in, and be eligible to win, the Contest. Nor is it necessary to complete the survey itself, or any part of the survey.
To enter “The Contest”, you may choose one of the following methods:
· Respond to the survey package sent in the mail via Canada Post to CWF direct mail campaign list, and by using the response coupon provided, checking the selection box for “I want to enter the survey contest” and returning this in the provided business reply envelope.
· Respond online at CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca/surveycontest2017. Register your information including name, address, e-mail address and/or telephone information. Read the rules and if satisfied, indicate your agreement to the terms and conditions within.
· Inform the Canadian Wildlife Federation by telephone of your intention to participate in this contest by calling 1.877.599.5777.
Limit of one (1) entry per eligible contestant. If multiple entries are
submitted, only the first entry received will be eligible to win, and all
others will be disregarded.
4. WINNER SELECTION
One (1) winner will be randomly drawn, from all qualified entries, on Monday, October 16th, 2017, in the offices of CWF, 350 Michael Cowpland Drive, Kanata, Ontario, by an authorized person employed by CWF. The eligible prize winner will be contacted by a representative from CWF within five (5) business days of the draw by telephone and/or email as provided by the entrant at the time of qualifying. Any potential prize winner found to be ineligible, declines to accept the prize, or who cannot, for whatever reason, be contacted (including failing to return phone calls or emails) within five (5) business days of being notified shall be required to forfeit the prize, and another eligible entrant may be selected in the Contest Administrators’ sole discretion.
5. THE PRIZE AND PRIZE VALUE
There is one prize package to be won. The prize package includes:
- An air travel voucher for $500 for travel from any Canadian city where the airline flies in Canada to Vancouver, British Columbia
- Two (2) consecutive nights accommodation for two (2) persons at the Weston Bayshore Conference Center1 in Vancouver, BC valued at $300
- A VIP tour for two (2) of the Ocean Pollution Research Lab2 and the Vancouver Aquarium hosted by OceanWise
- Travel must be taken between May 1st and September 30 th, 2018;
- The approximate retail value of the prize is $900 CDN (taxes excluded)
6. DEADLINE FOR CLAIMING PRIZES
Following confirmation as the prize winner in accordance with the Contest Rules, the selected entrant will be given instructions and a deadline as to how he/she must claim his/her prize. Any potential prize winner who fails to either claim his/her prize, or to inform the Contest Administrators of his/her inability to claim his/her prize before the deadline, as instructed, may be required to forfeit his/her prize and another eligible entrant may be selected in the corresponding region in the Contest Administrators’ sole discretion.
7. ODDS OF WINNING
Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.
8. NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES
None of the Contest Administrators makes any representation or offers any warranty, express or implied, as to the quality or fitness of the prize awarded in connection with the Contest. The prize winner understands and acknowledges that they cannot seek reimbursement or pursue any legal or equitable remedy from the Contest Administrators should a prize fail to be fit for its purpose or is in any way unsatisfactory to the prize winner.
9. DECLARATION AND RELEASE OF THE PRIZE WINNERS
Before being awarded the prize, the selected entrant must first:
(a) Correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited skill-testing mathematical question, and
(b) Sign a standard form Declaration and Release of Liability (the “ Release Form”) confirming that by entering the Contest:
Ø He or she read, understood and accepted these Contest Rules.
Ø He or she understands that acceptance of the prize may involve danger and/or exposure to risks and hazards of both man-made and natural origin, whether arising from foreseeable or unforeseeable human error and negligence, and that, as a result, he or she may suffer damage to personal property, serious personal injury, illness or even death.
Ø He or she nevertheless freely and voluntarily agrees and does hereby assume any and all risks of personal injury, illness, death arising out of or connected with his or her participation in the Contest and the prize.
Ø He or she releases, discharges, indemnifies and holds harmless the Contest Administrators and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, independent contractors, representatives, licensors and agents as well as their respective advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, the “Releasees”) from and against any and all liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the prize, or in connection with participation in this Contest or a Contest-related activity, including, without limitation, any financial, legal or moral responsibility or loss or personal injury including death or damage to or loss of property suffered or incurred or arising from participating in the Contest or accepting the prize, whether suffered by a prize winner, or by his or her heirs, administrators, personal representatives or executors, and notwithstanding that such injuries or losses may have been caused solely or partly by any act, omission, negligence or gross negligence of any or all of the Releases.
The Release Form will be e-mailed to the prize winner at the e-mail address provided at the time of entry. The prize will only be awarded upon (a) verification of the answer to the skill-testing question and (b) return of the fully executed Release Form to the e-mail or fax number provided to the prize winner. Failure to return a signed Release Form as instructed by the Contest Administrators will result in disqualification. The prize winner is responsible for obtaining and returning a signed copy of the Release Form.
10. PRIZE SUBSTITUTION
The prize and prize portions are non-exchangeable, non-transferable, non-refundable, have no cash surrender value and must be accepted as awarded with no substitutions, except as may be decided by the Contest Administrators in their sole and absolute discretion. Contest administrators reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to substitute and/or modify a prize, or prize portion, with a prize of equal or greater value for any reason. Should the prize winner be unable to claim his/her prize or prize portion as awarded, his/her rights to that prize or prize portion may be forfeited, to be determined in the Contest Administrators’ sole discretion.
Subject to applicable law, the Contest Administrators reserve the right to cancel, suspend, terminate, and/or modify the Contest Rules or administration of the Contest, in whole or in part, without prior notice with no obligation or liability, including, if for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, whether due to technical failure, tampering, fraud, corruption of security or other causes beyond the control of the Contest Administrators. The Releasees are not responsible or liable to any entrant or winner or any person claiming through such entrant or winner for failure to supply a prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action, regulations, order or request proves to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorists acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, volcanic eruption, tsunami, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labour or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, performers’ illness, injury or death, or any other cause beyond the Releasees’ sole control.
12. OWNERSHIP OF ENTRIES
Subject to the terms contained in Section 14 below, all entries and submitted materials shall become the property of the Contest Administrators and their advertising and promotional agencies. The Releasees assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, destroyed or otherwise indecipherable entries due to any failure and/or technical malfunction of the telephone network, on-line computer systems of equipment, servers, access providers, software, poor reception, technical problems, and failure of any email or submission or due to any other reason regardless of cause.
By entering the Contest, each entrant consents to the use of his or her name, city of residence, photograph, voice, likeness, image or any other aspect of his or her personality for any publicity and programming purposes, commercial or otherwise, throughout the world, in all media, in perpetuity, by the Contest Administrators, promoters and their advertising and promotional agencies, without any payment or compensation.
14. CONSENT TO COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
By entering the Contest and voluntarily providing personal information including, but not limited to, name, address, city, e-mail address, home and office telephone numbers (the “Registrant Information ”), each Contest entrant grants permission to the Contest Administrators to collect and use of the Registrant Information for the exclusive purpose of administering the Contest and selecting the prize winner. No correspondence will take place between the Contest Administrators and the entrants except in connection with the Contest and, in the case of a prize winner, as a result of entering the Contest and winning a prize.
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Administrators that corrupts, impairs or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Contest Administrators reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend the Contest and/or prizes. The Contest Administrators further reserve the right to disqualify, from this Contest and future contests of the Contest Administrators, any individual who tampers with or in any way corrupts the entry process. The Contest Administrators may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest, future contests of the Contest Administrators and/or winning a prize(s) if, in the Contest Administrators’ sole discretion, the Contest Administrators determine that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or any unlawful or unfair playing practices relating to the Contest (including but not limited to the use of automated quick entry programs), prize(s) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or the Contest Administrators representatives. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Contest Administrators reserve the right to seek remedies and damages (including lawyers’ fees) from any such entrant or any other individual to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.
16. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By entering the Contest, the entrant agrees that the Releasees shall have no liability and shall be held harmless by the entrant for any damage, loss or liability to person or property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of entering the Contest, the acceptance, possession, use, enjoyment or misuse of the prize, or while preparing for, participating in any Contest-related or prize-related activity. The Releasees are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, fraud, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by any of the Releasees, 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 that may cause damage to a user’s system or limit a potential entrant’s ability to participate in the Contest.
17. WHERE CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS AVAILABLE
These Contest Rules are available on the CWF website and at the main office of the Canadian Wildlife Federation, 350 Michael Cowpland Drive, Kanata, Ontario.
18 . COMPLIANCE WITH CONTEST RULES
All entrants agree to abide by the Contest Rules, which are subject to change at any time without prior notice at the sole discretion of the Contest Administrators.
19. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
This Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to all federal, provincial, territorial and municipal laws and regulations of Canada and of each province, territory and municipality of Canada, respectively.
© CANADIAN WILDLIFE FEDERATION 2017
1 Westin Bayshore Conference Centre,
1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
2 The Ocean Pollution Research program was established in 2014 by Ocean Wise as a major new Vancouver aquarium research initiative.