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2021 Festival Contest Rules & Regulations

2021 Festival Contest Rules & Regulations
42nd edition of the Toronto International Festival of Authors
FESTIVAL SURVEY DRAW
(“The Contest”)
from October 21 to 31, 2021
(“Contest Period”)
Toronto International Festival of Authors
(“TIFA”) 

1) HOW TO ENTER

No purchase required. Attendees of the 42nd Toronto International Festival of Authors taking place October 21–31, 2021 (the “Festival”) will be invited to complete a Festival survey about their attendee experience. Survey respondents are invited to opt-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 Contest in order to be eligible for the Prizes (defined in Section 4 below).

3) DRAW AND WINNER SELECTION PROCEDURE

During the week of November 8, 2021, in Toronto, Ontario, two (2) eligible entrants 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 entrants will be contacted by email and notified that they are eligible to win. The selected entrants 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 winners 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 PRIZES

One 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$1,000) (the “Grand Prize”). The total estimated retail value of the Grand Prize is C$1,450. One additional winner will receive a selection of free books (valued at approximately C$1,000) (the “Runner Up Prize” and, together with the Grand Prize, a “Prize” or “Prizes”).

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

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

5) ENTRY CONDITIONS

By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees to abide and be bound by these Contest Rules. All decisions of TIFA shall be final and binding upon the entrant without any right of appeal. To be declared a winner, the entrant 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 a 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 a Prize releases the Contest Parties (hereinafter defined) from any obligation toward the Contest winner.

By participating in the Contest, the Contest winners agree, 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 Prizes. All entrants acknowledge that although this Contest may be promoted on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or other social media platforms, it is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or such other social media platform.

TIFA reserves the right, exercisable in its discretion, to disqualify and ban any entrant from the Contest if the entrant 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. TIFA reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law in the event of any attempt by an entrant to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest.

By entering this Contest, each entrant 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 entrants 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 ENTRANT 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, INSTRAGRAM AND VARIOUS OTHER INTERNET-BASED SITES) AND COMMENTED ON BY THE SPONSOR AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

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