2019 Festival Contest Rules & Regulations
40th edition of the Toronto International Festival of Authors,
FESTIVAL SURVEY DRAW – WIN A TORONTO STAYCATION PACKAGE
from October 24, 2019 to November 8, 2019
Toronto International Festival of Authors
1) HOW TO ENTER
No purchase required. Attendees of the 40th Toronto International Festival of Authors (taking place October 24—November 3, 2019) 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 Toronto Staycation Package. 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 rules, shall be deemed as tampering and will, at TIFA’s sole discretion, be disqualified from The Contest.
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 (detailed below).
3) DRAW AND WINNER SELECTION PROCEDURE
During the week of November 18, 2019, in Toronto, 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 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 Toronto Staycation Package (the “Prize”), consisting of: 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), a gift certificate to Le Select Bistro (valued at C$250), and a
selection of free books (valued at approximately C$350). The total estimated retail value of the Prize is C$1,050.
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 such Prize.
The Prize must be redeemed as awarded and are not transferrable. There is no cash equivalent available for
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 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 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 release TIFA, as well as its respective directors, officers and
employees, as well as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (the “Contest Parties”), from 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 this Contest 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.
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.
7) 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, INSTRAGRAM AND VARIOUS OTHER INTERNET-BASED SITES) AND COMMENTED ON BY THE SPONSOR AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC.