HUDSON & REX CONTEST (the “Contest”)
Official Rules and Regulations (the “Contest Rules”)
1. THE CONTEST PERIOD
The Contest entry period commences at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on August 16, 2019 and concludes at 11:00 p.m. Pacific Time on September 16, 2019 (the “Contest Period”).
The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada, excluding residents of Quebec, who, as at the start of the Contest Period, have reached 18 years of age. Employees, directors and officers, independent contractors, representatives and agents of Shaftesbury Rex II Inc. and Pope Rex Season 2 Inc. (collectively, the “Contest Sponsors”), any parent corporation or affiliate (as defined in the Canada Business Corporations Act) of the Contest Sponsors (collectively, the “Related Companies”), Rogers Media Inc., their respective parents, employees, directors and officers of their respective advertising and promotional agencies, as well as those with whom any of the foregoing are domiciled (whether legally related or not) are not eligible to enter the Contest or win any prize.
3. HOW TO ENTER
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
To enter the Contest during the Contest Period, Contest entrants may use one, two, or all three entry options: 1. upload a photo or video on Instagram posed at the Hudson & Rex photo wall located at the entrance to the “Super Dog” show at the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) tagging it with #MyRexContest, 2. upload a photo or video on Instagram showing the heartwarming relationship between the entrant and their dog, and tag it with #MyRexContest, or 3. By going to www.myrexcontest.com, registering the entrants name, email address and phone number.
The only method of entry for this Contest is entry on Instagram or by registering on www.myrexcontest.com (internet access required); no other means of submission will be accepted.
Although internet access and an Instagram account are required in order to participate, no purchase is required in order to enter the Contest.
NOTE: Only one (1) entry per person, per entry option during the Contest Period is permitted. For greater certainty, entrants may only use one (1) Instagram account to enter the Contest. If it is discovered that any person has attempted to use: (i) more than one (1) Instagram account during the Contest Period; and/or (ii) multiple names, or identities to enter the Contest; then (in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsors) he/she may be disqualified from the Contest and all of his/her Entries voided. Use (or attempted use) of multiple names, identities,
Instagram accounts and/or any automated, macro, script, robotic or other systems(s) or program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in or disrupt this Contest is prohibited and is grounds for disqualification by the Contest Sponsors.
In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an Instagram account, the winning entry will be deemed to be made by the authorized account holder at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned the Instagram account by the social media provider.
Multiple entries, i.e., those that exceed the permitted amount, will be discarded. In the event that the Contest Sponsors receive more than the permitted amount of entries, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to void and destroy any entries from that entrant, and that entrant may, at the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsors, be disqualified from the Contest. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are reproduced, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. By submitting an entry, entrants agree to be bound by these official Contest
4. WINNER SELECTION
On September 17, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. ET, one (1) eligible entrant will be selected as the potential winner of the Grand Prize. Winner will be determined by random draw administered by the Contest Sponsors, and the potential winner will have to correctly answer a skill testing question.
The potential Grand Prize winner will be announced via the Hudson & Rex Instagram account and on other Hudson & Rex social channels as well as on CityTV.com, on September 24, 2019 between 8:00 p.m ET and 9:00 p.m. ET, and during CityTV’s live broadcast of Hudson & Rex. The Contest Sponsors are not responsible for false, incorrect, changed, incomplete or illegible contact information. Notification is deemed to have occurred immediately upon posting the winner on the Hudson & Rex social media channels. Potential Grand Prize winners found to be ineligible, decline to accept the Grand Prize or who are unable to be contacted or fail to respond to the notification of their win within three (3) business days of notification, or as otherwise stipulated by the Contest Sponsors, may be required to forfeit the Grand Prize and another eligible entrant may be selected in Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion.
5. THE GRAND PRIZE AND GRAND PRIZE VALUE
The Grand Prize shall be comprised of receiving a trip for two (2) to St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, including: Return economy airfares from the Canadian international airport closest to the winner’s residence; Accommodation for two (2) nights in one (1) hotel room to be chosen by Contest Sponsor in its sole discretion (double occupancy); 1⁄2 day on the set of Hudson & Rex during production;
A walk-on role for contest winner only; $300 spending money
Production dates to be determined at the Contest Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Grand Prize has a minimum value of CDN $3,000. Decisions of the Contest Sponsors regarding prizing are final and the Grand Prizes must be accepted as awarded.
6. DEADLINE FOR CLAIMING A GRAND PRIZE
Following confirmation as a Grand Prize winner in accordance with the Contest Rules, selected entrants will be given instructions and a deadline as to how they must claim their Grand Prize. Potential Grand Prize winners who fail either to claim their Grand Prize or to inform the Contest Sponsors of his/her inability to claim the Grand Prize before the deadline, as instructed, may be required to forfeit that Grand Prize and another eligible entrant may be selected in Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion.
7. GRAND PRIZE CONDITIONS
All incidental costs and expenses not specifically referred to herein as part of the Grand Prize descriptions (the “Expenses”) are the sole responsibilities of the Grand Prize winners. All Grand Prize elements are subject to availability and substitution for a prize of equal or greater value, to be decided in the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsors. The Grand Prize winners shall not seek reimbursement for the Expenses from the Contest Sponsors. Without limiting the foregoing, in the event that a Grand Prize winner is not available on suggested dates or chooses not to travel to the Hudson & Rex production in St. Johns Newfoundland, the Grand Prize winners understand and acknowledge that they may not seek reimbursement or pursue any legal or equitable remedy from the Contest Sponsors should a Grand Prize fail to be fit for its purpose or is in any way unsatisfactory to a Grand Prize winner.
8. ODDS OF WINNING
Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.
9. NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES
None of the Contest Sponsors makes any representation or offers any warranty, express or implied, as to the quality or fitness of any Grand Prize awarded in connection with the Contest. Grand Prize winners understand and acknowledge that they may not seek reimbursement or pursue any legal or equitable remedy from the Contest Sponsors should a Grand Prize fail to be fit for its purpose or is in any way unsatisfactory to a Grand Prize winner.
10. DECLARATION AND RELEASE OF GRAND PRIZE WINNERS
Before being awarded a Grand Prize, each selected entrant must:
a) correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited skill-testing mathematical question; and
b) sign a standard form Declaration and Release of Liability (the “Release Forms”)
confirming that by entering the Contest:
he or she read, understood and accepted these Contest Rules;
that he or she understands that acceptance of a Grand Prize may involve danger and/or exposure to risks and hazards of both man-made and natural origin, whether arising from foreseeable or unforeseeable human error and negligence, and that, as a result, he or she may suffer damage to personal property, serious personal injury, illness or even death;
that he or she nevertheless freely and voluntarily agrees and does hereby assume any and all risks of personal injury, illness, death arising out of or connected with his or her participation in the Contest and winning a Grand Prize; and
that he or she releases, discharges, indemnifies and holds harmless the Contest Sponsors, the Related Companies, Rogers Media Inc., prize providers, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, independent contractors, representatives, licensors and agents as well as their respective advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, the “Releasees”) from and against any and all liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a Grand Prize, or in connection with participation in this Contest or a Contest-related activity, including, without limitation, any financial, legal or moral responsibility or loss or personal injury including death or damage to or loss of property suffered or incurred or arising from participating in the Contest or accepting a Grand Prize, whether suffered by a Grand Prize winner, or by his or her heirs, administrators, personal representatives or executors, and notwithstanding that such injuries or losses may have been caused solely or partly by any act, omission, negligence or gross negligence of any or all of the Releasees.
Release Forms will be emailed to potential winners at the email address to be provided by the winner upon acceptance of the Grand Prize, prior to redemption of the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize will only be awarded upon
(a) verification of the answer to the skill-testing question and
(b) return of the fully executed Release Form to the email or fax number provided to the Grand
Prize winner. Failure to return a signed Release Form as instructed by the Contest Sponsors will result in disqualification.
11. GRAND PRIZE SUBSTITUTION
The Grand Prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, non-refundable, has no cash surrender value and must be accepted as awarded with no substitutions, except as may be decided by Contest Sponsors in their sole and absolute discretion. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to substitute and/or modify a Grand Prize, with (a) prize(s) of equal or greater value for any reason. Should a Grand Prize winner be unable to claim his/her Grand Prize as awarded, his/her rights to that Grand Prize will be forfeited and another entrant may be selected, to be decided in Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion.
Subject to applicable law, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, suspend, terminate and/or modify the Contest Rules or administration of the Contest, in whole or in part, without prior notice with no obligation or liability, including, if for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, whether due to technical failure, tampering, fraud, corruption of security or other causes beyond the control of the Contest Sponsors. The Releasees are not responsible or liable to any entrant or winner or any person claiming through such entrant or winner for failure to supply a Grand Prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action, regulations, order or request proves to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorists acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, volcanic eruption, tsunami, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labour or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, performers’ illness, injury or death, or any other cause beyond the Releasees’ sole control.
13. OWNERSHIP OF ENTRIES
Subject to the terms contained in Section 15 below, all entries shall become the property of the Contest Sponsors and their advertising and promotional agencies. The Releasees assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, destroyed or otherwise indecipherable entries due to any failure or technical malfunction of the telephone network, on-line computer systems of equipment, servers, access providers, software, poor reception, technical problems, failure of any email or submission or due to any other reason regardless of cause.
14. PUBLICITY RELEASE
By entering the Contest, each entrant consents to the use of his or her name, city of residence, photograph, voice, likeness, image or any other aspect of his or her personality for any publicity and programming purposes, commercial or otherwise, throughout the world, in all media, in perpetuity, by the Contest Sponsors, promoters and their advertising and promotional agencies, without any obligation, notice, payment or compensation. Such consent shall also be included in the Release Form that the Grand Prize winners sign, as set out above.
15. CONSENT TO COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Sponsors that corrupts, impairs or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend the Contest and/or Grand Prizes. The Contest Sponsors further reserve the right to disqualify, from this Contest and future contests of the Contest Sponsors, any individual who tampers with or in any way corrupts the entry process. The Contest Sponsors may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest, future contests of the Contest Sponsors and/or winning a prize(s) if, in the Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion, the Contest Sponsors determine that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or any unlawful or unfair playing practices relating to the Contest (including but not limited to the use of automated quick entry programs), prize(s), or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or the Contest Sponsors representatives. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages (including lawyers’ fees) from any such entrant or any other individual to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.
17. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By entering the Contest, the entrant agrees that the Releasees shall have no liability and shall be held harmless by the entrant for any damage, loss or liability to person or property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of entering the Contest, the acceptance, possession, use, enjoyment or misuse of a Grand Prize, or while preparing for, participating in any Contest related or Grand Prize-related activity. The Releasees are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, fraud, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by any of the Releasees, users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions that may cause damage to a user’s system or limit a potential entrant’s ability to participate in the Contest.
18. WHERE CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
These Contest Rules are available online at the www.shaftesbury.ca and www.myrexcontest.com , both at 18 Logan Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4M 2M8.
19. COMPLIANCE WITH CONTEST RULES
All entrants agree to abide by the Contest Rules, which are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsors.