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2022 Festival Giveaway Rules & Regulations 

43rd edition of the Toronto International Festival of Authors 
BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK (“The Giveaway”)
from September 22 to October 2, 2022 (“Giveaway Period”) 
Toronto International Festival of Authors (“TIFA”)

1) HOW TO ENTER 

No purchase required. Attendees of the 43rd Toronto International Festival of Authors taking place September 22 to October 2, 2022 (the “Festival”) will be invited to take a free book in exchange for either following @festofauthors on social media OR subscribing to the TIFA e-newsletter. Giveaway participants 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 Giveaway rules set out herein (the “Giveaway Rules”), shall be deemed as tampering and will, at TIFA’s sole discretion, be disqualified from the Giveaway. 

2) ELIGIBILITY 

The Giveaway 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 Giveaway agencies, affiliated corporations and other persons, firms or corporations involved in the development or execution of this Giveaway, are not eligible to participate in this Giveaway. Individuals must show proof of following @festofauthors on social media OR subscribing to the TIFA e-newsletter, and have provided express consent to opt-in to the Giveaway, in order to be eligible for the Giveaway Prize (defined in Section 4 below). 

3)GIVEAWAY PROCEDURE 

Each person who shows proof of following @festofauthors on social media, or subscribing to the TIFA e-newsletter, at the TIFA Info Tent (located on the west outdoor campus of Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W) while the Giveaway is in session, will be given a free book. The number of free books available is subject to inventory capacity. The Giveaway will be in session during specific, posted dates and times during the Festival, or until Giveaway Prizes run out, whichever occurs soonest. 

4) THE GIVEAWAY PRIZE 

The Giveaway Prize for each person taking part in the Giveaway is one complimentary, wrapped (covered) book. Estimated retail value is C$25. TIFA shall have no responsibility or liability for any Giveaway recipient who does not accept the Giveaway Prize. The Giveaway Prize is non-transferrable. There is no cash equivalent available for the Prize. 

5) ENTRY CONDITIONS 

By entering this Giveaway, each participant agrees to abide and be bound by these Giveaway Rules. All decisions of TIFA shall be final and binding upon the entrant without any right of appeal. To be declared a Giveaway prize recipient, the entrant must first show proof of either following @festofauthors on social media OR subscribing to the TIFA e-newsletter. 

The Giveaway 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 unaccepted Prize will be forfeited. If a Prize cannot be awarded as described in these Giveaway 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 Giveaway Parties (hereinafter defined) from any obligation toward the Giveaway winner. 

By participating in the Giveaway, the Giveaway winner agrees, in perpetuity without any limitation, to the having their name, voice, or likeness being used in Giveaway material relating to this Giveaway 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 “Giveaway Parties”), from and against any and all liability for any damage or loss arising from participation in this Giveaway or from the awarding, acceptance or use of the Prizes. All entrants acknowledge that although this Giveaway 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 Giveaway if the entrant is found or is believed to have been tampering with the entry process, or the operation of the Giveaway. TIFA will not be held responsible for missing or damaged entries. TIFA reserves the right to cancel, suspend, withdraw or amend this Giveaway 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 Giveaway as contemplated by these Giveaway 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 Giveaway. 

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

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

This Giveaway 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 Giveaway entrants in connection with this Giveaway will be kept in a secure and confidential database and will not be rented or sold. Personal information of the Giveaway entrants will be used for the administration of this Giveaway for the purposes of this Giveaway only. 

8) OWNERSHIP OF GIVEAWAY ENTRIES 

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

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