THE BOOM 99.7 BACK TO SCHOOL CONTEST (the “Contest”)
Official Rules and Regulations (the “Contest Rules”)
• THE CONTEST PERIOD
The Contest entry period commences at 5:30 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on August 10, 2015 and concludes at 8:59 a.m. ET on August 21, 2015 (the “Contest Period”).
The Contest is open to residents of the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec, who, as of the start of the Contest Period, are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Employees, directors and officers of CJOT-FM (the “Radio Station”) and Corus Entertainment Inc. (the “Contest Sponsors”) any affiliate (as defined in the Canada Business Corporations Act) of the Contest Sponsors (the “Affiliates”) employees, directors and officers of their respective advertising and promotional agencies, or those with whom any of the foregoing are domiciled (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter the Contest.
• HOW TO ENTER
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
Listen to the Radio Station weekdays during the Contest Period between 5:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. ET for the cue to text (the “Cue”). Upon hearing the Cue, listeners will have to text the given phrase to 99799 (each, a “Text Entry”). Text Entries must be received within the allotted time in order to be eligible.
Immediately after completion of each Cue, the first correct text entry will qualify for the Grand Prize, as described below. Eligible entrants must make themselves available by phone immediately after the Cue in the event their Text Entry is selected and they are contacted by the Radio Station (each, a “Qualifier”).
Please note: Standard data service charges may apply through the Text Entry method; check carrier plan for standard data usage charges. Entrants are solely responsible for any fees or data charges related to the Text Entry method.
Streaming Listeners: Please note that you may be listening to a delayed stream of the radio signal which may vary depending on your computer’s memory capacity and the speed of your internet connection. For that reason, Contest Sponsors recommend that you turn on your radio to the Radio Station to participate in any call-in contest to be sure you are participating in “real time.” Contest Sponsors assume no responsibility for entrants not making timely phone calls to the station as a result of the delays in the Internet stream.
NOTE: Only one (1) Text Entry per person per Cue is permitted during the Contest Period. For greater certainty, entrants may only use one (1) mobile device phone number to enter the Contest. If it is discovered that any person has attempted to use: (i) more than one (1) mobile device phone number during the Contest Period; and/or (ii) multiple names, or identities to enter the Contest; then he/she may be disqualified from the Contest and all of his/her entries voided. Use (or attempted use) of multiple names, identities, phone numbers and/or any automated, macro, script, robotic or other systems(s) or program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in or disrupt this Contest is prohibited and is grounds for disqualification by the Contest Sponsors, to be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsors.
In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on a Text Entry, the winning entry will be deemed to be made by the authorized account holder of the mobile device used at the time of entry.
• WINNER SELECTION
On August 21, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. ET, one (1) eligible Qualifier will be randomly selected as the potential winner of the Grand Prize, as described below. The potential Grand Prize winner will be contacted by a representative of one of the Contest Sponsors within one (1) business day of the draw by telephone and/or email, as provided by the entrant at the time of qualifying. The potential Grand Prize winner found to be ineligible, declines to accept the Grand Prize or who is unable to be contacted (including failing to return phone calls or emails) within one (1) business day of the draw may be required to forfeit the Grand Prize and another eligible entrant may be selected in Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion.
• THE GRAND PRIZE AND GRAND PRIZE VALUE
There is one (1) Grand Prize to be won. The Grand Prize consists of:
- one (1) $1,000 CDN gift card redeemable at Staples Canada Inc.
The terms by which the gift card may be redeemed are governed by the individual retailer or service provider. The Contest Sponsors are not responsible for administering or ensuring compliance with the terms and conditions relating to the gift card.
• DEADLINE FOR CLAIMING THE GRAND PRIZE
Following confirmation as the Grand 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 the Grand Prize. The potential Grand Prize winner who fails either to claim the Grand Prize or to inform the Contest Sponsors of his/her inability to claim the Grand Prize before the deadline, as instructed, may be required to forfeit the Grand Prize and another eligible entrant may be selected in Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion.
• GRAND PRIZE CONDITIONS
All incidental costs and expenses not specifically referred to herein as part of the Grand Prize description, including but not limited to any excess costs beyond the value of the gift card or items of a personal nature (the “Expenses”) are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize winner. All Grand Prize elements are subject to availability and substitution. The Grand Prize winner shall not seek reimbursement for the Expenses from the Contest Sponsors.
• ODDS OF WINNING
Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.
• NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES
None of the Contest Sponsors makes any representation or offers any warranty, express or implied, as to the quality or fitness of the Grand Prize awarded in connection with the Contest. The Grand Prize winner understands and acknowledges that he or she may not seek reimbursement or pursue any legal or equitable remedy from the Contest Sponsors should the Grand Prize fail to be fit for its purpose or is in any way unsatisfactory to the Grand Prize winner.
• DECLARATION AND RELEASE OF GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Before being awarded the Grand Prize, the selected entrant must:
- correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited skill-testing mathematical question; and
- must sign a standard form Declaration and Release of Liability (the “Release Forms”) confirming that by entering the Contest:
- he or she read, understood and accepted these Contest Rules;
- that he or she understands that acceptance of the Grand 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;
- that 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 winning the Grand Prize; and
- that he or she releases, discharges, indemnifies and holds harmless the Contest Sponsors, the Affiliates, the prize providers 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 Grand 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 Grand Prize, whether suffered by the Grand 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 Releasees.
Release Forms will be emailed to the potential Grand Prize winner at the email address provided at the time of qualifying. The Grand Prize will only be awarded upon (a) verification of the answer to the skill-testing question and (b) return of the fully executed Release Forms to the email or fax number provided to the Grand Prize winner. Failure to return a signed Release Form as instructed by the Contest Sponsors may result in disqualification, to be determined in Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion.
• GRAND PRIZE SUBSTITUTION
The Grand 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 Contest Sponsors in their sole and absolute discretion. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to substitute and/or modify the Grand Prize, or prize portions, with a Grand Prize of equal or greater value for any reason. Should the Grand Prize winner be unable to claim his/her Grand Prize or prize portions as awarded, his/her rights to the Grand Prize or prize portions may be forfeited, to be determined in Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion.
Subject to applicable law, the Contest Sponsors, with the consent of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux, 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 Sponsors. 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 the Grand 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.
• OWNERSHIP OF ENTRIES
Subject to the terms contained in Section 15, all entries shall become the property of the Contest Sponsors and their advertising and promotional agencies. The Releasees assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, destroyed or otherwise indecipherable entries due to any failure or technical malfunction of the telephone network, on-line computer systems of equipment, servers, access providers, software, poor reception, technical problems, 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 Sponsors, promoters and their advertising and promotional agencies, without any payment or compensation. The Grand Prize winner further agrees that his or her audio reaction may be used for on-air promotional purposes. Entrants understand and acknowledge that the Radio Station may contact him or her on-air without prior knowledge as a result of his or her participation in the Contest.
• CONSENT TO COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
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 Sponsors that corrupts, impairs or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend the Contest and/or Grand Prize. The Contest Sponsors further reserve the right to disqualify, from this Contest and future contests of the Contest Sponsors, any individual who tampers with or in any way corrupts the entry process. The Contest Sponsors may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest, future contests of the Contest Sponsors and/or winning a prize(s) if, in the Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion, the Contest Sponsors 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 Sponsors 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 Sponsors 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.
• 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 Grand Prize, or while preparing for, participating in any Contest-related or Grand 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 an potential entrant’s ability to participate in the Contest.
• WHERE CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS AVAILABLE
These Contest Rules are available online at the Website and at the Radio Station studios, located at 1504 Merivale Road, Ottawa, Ontario.
• COMPLIANCE WITH CONTEST RULES
All entrants agree to abide by the Contest Rules, which are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsors.
• 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.
For residents of Quebec, any litigation respecting the conduct and awarding of a Grand Prize in this publicity contest may be submitted to “La Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux” for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a Grand Prize may be submitted to La Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement. All taxes on the Grand Prizes have been paid in accordance with the rules laid down by La Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux du Québec.
© Corus Entertainment Inc., 2015.