Rules & Regulations

ST. CATHARINES DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION
Holiday 2020 Giveaway Contest

Official Rules and Regulations (the “Rules and Regulations”)

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or to win. A purchase does not increase your chances of winning.

GENERAL:
St. Catharines Downtown Association (the “Contest Sponsor”) Holiday 2020 Giveaway Contest (the “Contest”) will begin on October 20, 2020 at 12:00:01 am Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and will end on November 14, 2020 at 11:59:59 am EST the (“Contest Closing Date”).

By entering the Contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by the Contest Rules and Regulations, and accept the decisions of the Contest Sponsor as final and binding in all respects.

ELIGIBILITY:
Contest entrants and prize recipients must be residents of Ontario and at least 18 years of age at time of entry to be eligible. Proof of age may be required. Employees, St. Catharines Downtown Association business members (business owners) and their immediate families, representatives, agents, shareholders, officers and directors and the advertising or promotional agencies of the St. Catharines Downtown Association (the “Contest Sponsor”) and those with whom the above are domiciled, are not eligible to enter. This Contest is void outside of Ontario. Contest subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations.

ENTRY:
Visit https://www.mydowntown.ca/contest-win-more-in-the-core and fill out the form to submit your entry online to be entered into a chance to win 1 of 5 $500 gift packs. Only one ballot per person may be entered. All eligible entries will be entered in a random draw as specified under Contest Closing Date and Winner Selection. In the event it is discovered that you attempted to enter more than once, all of your entries will be void. In order to be eligible for the prize, the selected winner must first confirm that they personally entered the contest. All entries must be received by the specified Contest Closing Date.

The Contest Sponsor is not responsible for entries that are incomplete, illegible, lost, stolen, late, delayed, damaged, altered, irregular, have been submitted through illicit means, or do not conform to or satisfy any condition of these Contest Rules and all such entries shall be disqualified. All entries become the exclusive property of the Contest Sponsor and none will be returned.

Entries received online shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address. For the purposes of these Contest Rules, “authorized account holder” of an e-mail address is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. Each selected entrant may be required to provide the St. Catharines Downtown Association with proof that the selected entrant is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address.

CONTEST CLOSING DATE & WINNER SELECTION:
On or around November 16, 2020 in St. Catharines Ontario (“ON”), a random draw will be conducted by an independent contest organization from all eligible entries received by the Contest Closing Date to select the potential winners of the specified prizes. The chance of winning depends on the number of eligible entries received. The selected entrants will be contacted by phone and/or email within approximately 24 hours of the draw (“Notification”) and must agree to accept the prize as set forth below, and will be required to complete, sign and return an affidavit of eligibility/liability release and publicity release (the “Forms”). The Forms must be returned, properly executed, within three (3) days of notification or entrant will be disqualified. Upon receipt of the properly executed Forms and verification of full compliance with the Contest Rules by the independent Contest organization, the selected entrant will be declared the winner.

If a selected entrant cannot be contacted for any reason within three (3) business days of the draw, or is unwilling or unable to comply with the requirements as set out by the Contest Rules and Regulations, the Contest Sponsor shall have the right to disqualify said entrant and to randomly draw another eligible entry.

By entering the Contest, you agree that if you are a selected entrant that is disqualified and the prize is forfeited for any reason, the Contest Sponsor shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard.

By entering the Contest, the winner consents to the use of his or her name, image, voice, likeness, city of residence and/or photographs without compensation in any publicity or advertising carried out in any medium worldwide by the Contest Sponsor and/or its advertising or promotional agencies without limitation or further notification or compensation.

THE PRIZES:
The following prizes are available:

Five (5) Prizes are available to be won. Each Prize is valued at $500 CDN. There is no cash alternative to the whole or any part of the Prize. Each Prize consists of $500 in gift cards or gift certificates from a variety of Downtown St.Catharines businesses. The gift cards / certificates must be accepted on an ‘as is’ basis.

The Contest Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to terminate or suspend the Contest, or modify the Contest Rules and Regulations at any time if the integrity of the promotion is compromised in any way.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE:
Nothing in these Contest Rules and Regulations limits or excludes any liability of any of the Promotional Parties for death or personal injury caused by their negligence, or for fraud, or any other liability that cannot lawfully be limited or excluded. Subject to the foregoing, by entering the Contest the selected entrant agrees to release and hold harmless the Promotional Parties from any injury, loss or damage of any kind to persons or property, including but not limited to death, resulting in whole or in part directly or indirectly from the acceptance, receipt, possession, use or misuse of the awarded Prize, any portion of the Prize, participation in any Contest-related activity including any travel related thereto or participation in the Contest.

The Contest Sponsor shall not be liable for any human or technical errors that may arise or occur in connection with the Contest. The Contest Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of the entries. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to terminate, modify, suspend the Contest, or modify the Contest Rules and Regulations at any time for any reason whatsoever.

The Contest Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with or attempts to tamper with the entry process.

By entering the Contest, the entrant agrees that these Contest Rules and Regulations shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada and that the courts of the Province of Ontario shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction to entertain any action or other legal proceedings based on any provision of these Contest Rules and Regulations or the running of this Contest.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:
By entering the Contest, the selected entrant agrees to sign and return the following to the contest organization within three (3) days of Notification:

  1. A form affirming eligibility and compliance with all Contest Rules and Regulations;
  2. A liability release form releasing the Promotional Parties from all liability (excluding liability for personal injury or death caused by negligence or any other liability that cannot lawfully be limited or excluded) arising from or relating to the acceptance, receipt, possession, use or misuse of the awarded Prize, any portion of the Prize, participation in any Contest-related activity including any travel related thereto and / or participation in this Contest.
  3. A publicity release form permitting the Contest Sponsor to use his or her name, image, voice, likeness, city of residence and/or photographs without compensation in any publicity or advertising carried out in any medium by the Contest Sponsor and/or its advertising or promotional agencies without limitation or further notification, unless prohibited by law.

If the selected entrant fails to submit the above within the given time period, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify said entrant and randomly draw another eligible entry for the purpose of awarding the Prize (time permitting), and the Contest Sponsor shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard.

TAXES:
If applicable, the Winner is responsible for reporting any taxable benefits received from Sponsor to relevant Tax authorities as a result of winning this Contest.

LEGAL COMPLIANCE:
This Contest is governed by the laws of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein, and is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations.

CONTEST SPONSOR:
The St. Catharines Downtown Association, 80 King Street, Main Floor, St. Catharines, ON L2R 7G1

WINNERS’ NAMES:
For the names of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope by first class mail to: “Winner, Downtown Holiday Giveaway Contest, St. Catharines Downtown Association, 80 King Street, Main Floor, St. Catharines, ON L2R 7G1” after the draw date and before November 30, 2020. The Winners will be announced on Facebook www.facebook.com/scdta and Twitter www.twitter.com/scdowntownassoc at the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsor.

DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION:

In order to submit a Contest Entry, Contest Entrants will be required to disclose certain personal information. By submitting an entry, Contest Entrants expressly consent to the collection, use, storage and disclosure of personal information to the Contest Sponsor for the purposes of administering the Contest, and for the Contest Sponsor’s marketing purposes, as well as the other purposes expressly contemplated in these Rules. The Contest Sponsor will have the right to use each Selected Entrant’s personal information to communicate with them (and any substitute Entrant selected, as required), and to announce the Winner of the Contest.