OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS
Monday June 16, 2014 – Sunday June 29, 2014
WHO CAN ENTER: This Contest is open to all residents who are 18 years of age and older who reside within the province of Ontario. Only one entry per Twitter account. Employees of the Ontario Natural Gas Association (the “Sponsor”), their subsidiaries and affiliated companies and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, advertising or promotional agencies, members of their immediate families and persons with whom any of the foregoing are domiciled are not eligible to participate in this Contest. This Contest is being promoted and administered by the Ontario Natural Gas Association (ONGA).
CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest starts on June 16, 2014 and closes on June 29, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. (the ‘Close Date’). The period in which the Contest is open to entrants from June 16, 2014 until June 29, 2014 is referred to as the ‘Contest Period’.
HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
A complete online entry will have the following three (3) requirements:
1) Participants will tweet one of prewritten natural gas facts as found on the contest blog post on the ONGA website.
2) Entrants must mention @NaturalGas_ON and #CanadaDayBBQContest in their entry tweet to qualify.
3) Entrants must following @NaturalGas_ON on Twitter to qualify on the draw date.
Incomplete entries will not be eligible.
The Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical or mechanical malfunction of any computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any entry to be received by the Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by equipment, programming used in this Contest, human processing or otherwise, or any combination thereof.
PRIZES: There is one Grand Prize of a natural gas barbeque worth approximately $800.00. The winner will be responsible for picking up the prize. Prizes are non-transferable and non-assignable. No substitution of prizes is permitted except by the Sponsor. The odds of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received. The Sponsor reserve the right in their sole discretion to substitute a prize of equal or greater value should all or part of the prizes become unavailable for any reason.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: The winner will be chosen by random draw. One name will be selected in a random draw from among all eligible entries received for the Contest. The winner will be notified via Direct Message on Twitter. The message will come from the @NaturalGas_ON account. The selected winner will have five (5) days to respond via Direct Message and provide the Sponsor with an email address. If no response is received within five (5) business days of notification, the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner in a random draw from the remaining eligible entries. The winner will then be contacted via email to correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question, and sign an affidavit and return it to the Sponsor within ten (10) business days of the date on which it is sent to selected entrant for signing. If no response is received by the Sponsor within ten (10) business days of notification, the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner in a random draw from the remaining eligible entries.
GENERAL: The Sponsor are not responsible for any costs associated with claiming any prize. Winners are solely responsible for the reporting and payment of any and all taxes, if any, that may result in claiming a prize in this Contest.
Entries in any way tampered with, forged, mutilated, incomplete, illegible, photocopied or mechanically reproduced, or submitted by or through fraudulent means, may be disqualified, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. This includes any entry that does not comply with these Contest Rules in any respect.
Decisions of the Sponsor are final on all matters of fact, interpretation, eligibility, procedure and fulfillment in respect to this Contest. The Sponsor reserve the right at any time to withdraw this Contest or to modify, amend, or supplement these rules, in its sole discretion, subject to applicable law.
By participating in this Contest, the winners consent to the use by the Sponsor of their name, hometown, age, and photograph for any lawful purpose, without further permission or compensation, except where prohibited by law. The winners agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules.
The Sponsor, their subsidiaries and affiliated companies and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (ii) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions; (iii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor, that may cause this Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; (iv) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in this Contest; or (v) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with this Contest. The Sponsor reserves the right, in their discretion, to suspend or cancel this Contest at any time if a computer virus, bug, tampering, unauthorized intervention, or other technical problem of any sort corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of this Contest. The Sponsor also reserves the right to disqualify, in their sole discretion, any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site, or who is otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Any attempt to damage the Sponsor’s website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to prosecute violators to the fullest extent allowable by law.
By participating in this Contest, each participant agrees to release and hold Sponsor, their subsidiaries and affiliated companies and each their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with this Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.