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2020 Festival Contest Rules & Regulations

 

2020 Festival Contest Rules & Regulations 
41st edition of the Toronto International Festival of Authors 

FESTIVAL SURVEY DRAW
(“The Contest”)
from October 22, 2020 to November 8, 2020
(“Contest Period”)
Toronto International Festival of Authors
(“TIFA”) 

 

1) HOW TO ENTER 

No purchase required. Attendees of the 41st Toronto International Festival of Authors (taking place October 22 November 1, 2020) will be invited to complete a Festival survey about their attendee experience. Survey respondents are invited toopt in to a draw to win a prize. Limit of one (1) entry per person. Entrants who attempt or are suspected of attempting to enter more than one entry or use robotic, automatic, programmed or any entry methods not authorized by these Contest rules set out herein (the “Contest Rules”), shall be deemed as tampering and will, at TIFA’s sole discretion, be disqualified from the Contest. 

2) ELIGIBILITY  

The Contest is open to all residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence at the time of entry. Employees and representatives of Harbourfront Centre and TIFA, as well as its advertising and promotional agencies, affiliated corporations and other persons, firms or corporations involved in the development or execution of this Contest, are not eligible to enter or win a prize in this Contest. Individuals must have completed the TIFA event survey and have provided express consent to opt in to the draw in order to be eligible for the Prize (defined in Section 4 below). 

3)DRAW AND WINNER SELECTION PROCEDURE 

During the week of November 9, 2020, inToronto, Ontario, one (1) eligible entrant will be selected by random draw from all eligible entries received during the Contest Period. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Before being declared a winner, the selected entrant will be contacted by email and notified that they are eligible to win. The selected entrant must reply within one (1) day of notification and correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question, and confirm compliance with the Contest Rules. If a selected entrant cannot be reached within one (1) day following the first attempt of contact, incorrectly answers the mathematical skill-testing question, declines the Prize, or fails to return the required release form, which will, among other things, require the winner to (i) confirm her or his compliance with these Contest Rules; (ii) acknowledge acceptance of the Prize as awarded; (iii) release TIFA  from any and all liability in connection with the Contest, then the Prize shall be forfeited and TIFA has the right, at its sole discretion, to select another winner. 

4) THE PRIZE  

The winner will receive a gift certificate (valid for one year) for a one-night stay for two (2) people, with breakfast buffet included, at The Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto (valued at approximately C$450), and a selection of free books (valued at approximately C$200) (the “Prize”). The total estimated retail value of the Prize is C$650.

TIFA shall have no responsibility or liability for any winner who does not redeem her or his Prize within the time period set out for the Prize. 

The Prize must be redeemed as awarded and is not transferrable. There is no cash equivalent available for the Prize.

5) ENTRY CONDITIONS  

By entering this Contest, each participant agrees to abide and be bound by these Contest Rules. All decisions of TIFA shall be final and binding upon the participant without any right of appeal. To be declared a winner, the selected contestant must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question. 

The Prize shall be accepted as is and may not be exchanged or refunded for an amount of money, sold or transferred. No substitutions will be allowed. Any unused portion of a Prize will be forfeited. 

If the Prize cannot be awarded as described in these Contest Rules, TIFA reserves the right to substitute a Prize or Prize component with another of comparable value, as determined in its sole discretion. Refusal to accept the Prize releases the Contest Parties (hereinafter defined) from any obligation toward the winner. 

By participating in the Contest, the winner agrees, in perpetuity without any limitation, to the having their name, voice, or likeness being used in promotional material relating to this Contest without additional financial or other compensation. All entrants hereby release TIFA, Harbourfront Corporation (1990), and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers and agents (the “Contest Parties”), from and against any and all liability for any damage or loss arising from participation in this Contest or from the awarding, acceptance or use of the Prize. All entrants acknowledge that although this Contest may be promoted on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, it is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. 

TIFA reserves the right, exercisable in its discretion, to disqualify and ban any participant from this Contest if the participant is found or is believed to have been tampering with the entry process, or the operation of the Contest. TIFA will not be held responsible for missing or damaged entries. TIFA 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, act, request or requirement of any governing authority or body, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of TIFA that interferes with the proper conduct of this Contest as contemplated by these Contest Rules. Any attempt to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, TIFA reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. 

By entering this Contest, each participant agrees that TIFA will not be liable for any injury or damage from whatever cause associated with or in connection with this Contest. 

Any decision made by TIFA with respect to any component of the Contest shall be final and binding on all participants of the Contest, without any right of appeal.  

This Contest shall be governed by the laws of Ontario and all applicable federal and municipal laws therein, and void where prohibited or restricted. 

7) PRIVACY 

Any personal information gathered from contest entrants in connection with this Contest will be kept in a secure and confidential database and will not be rented or sold. Personal information of the Contest entrants will be used for the administration of this Contest for the purposes of this Contest only. 

8) OWNERSHIP OF CONTEST ENTRIES  

All Contest entries become the property of TIFA, and all copyright and moral rights in and to the Contest entry shall transfer and vest absolutely and without restriction in and to TIFA. 

BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, EACH CONTEST PARTICIPANT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THEIR ENTRY (INCLUDING USERNAME AND PROFILE PICTURE) MAY BE POSTED ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, VARIOUS OTHER INTERNET-BASED SITES AND/OR TIFA’S PROPRIETARY WEBSITE, WHERE IT MAY BE VIEWED, SHARED (BY USERS OF TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM AND VARIOUS OTHER INTERNET-BASED SITES) AND COMMENTED ON BY THE SPONSOR AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC.