(the “Official Rules”)
“The 2016 ‘I Recommend’ Beauty Awards Survey Completion”
1. ENTRY PERIOD & CONTEST SPONSORS.
(a) The Contest is brought to you by the following entities (collectively or individually, the “Contest Sponsors”): Rogers Media Inc. (“Rogers”) and Cosmetics Magazine.
(b) The Contest entry period (the “Entry Period”) starts at 12:01 am on May 24, 2016 and continues until 11:59 pm on June 10, 2016. All times referenced in these Official Rules are Eastern.
2. HOW TO ENTER.
(a) No purchase is necessary to enter this Contest. Entry is subject to these Official Rules, including without limitation the conditions of entry set forth below.
(b) To enter automatically, visit cosmeticsmag.com/i-recommend-awards and complete and submit the 2016 “I Recommend” Beauty Awards Survey along with your name, job type, city and province, and valid email address during the Entry Period.
To enter without completing the survey, mail a letter of one hundred (100) words or less, explaining why you would like to win this Contest, as well as your name, address, day and evening telephone numbers, email address, age, and Contest name, to the attention of “The 2016 ‘I Recommend’ Beauty Awards Survey Completion,” Cosmetics Magazine, One Mount Pleasant Road, 7th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2Y5 for one entry into the Contest. Mail-in entries must be received during the Entry Period. Limit of one entry per postage-stamped envelope.
(c) ENTRY LIMIT: Limit of one (1) entry per person.
(d) Any attempt or suspected attempt to enter this Contest in a fashion not authorized by these Official Rules shall be deemed to be tampering and will void all of your entries. Entries that contain false information and/or are late, lost, stolen, falsified, illegible, damaged, misdirected, mutilated, garbled or incomplete, altered or otherwise irregular or entries that have been submitted using robotic, automated, programmed, or through illicit means, or that do not conform with or satisfy any or all of these Official Rules, as determined in the Contest Sponsors’ absolute discretion, will be judged null and void and disqualified. Only entries received by Rogers will be considered. Proof of entry transmission shall not constitute proof of receipt. Rogers reserves the right to refuse any entry in its absolute discretion. The sole determinant of time for valid online entry in this Contest will be the Contest website’s server machine(s).
(e) Although this Contest may be communicated, promoted, or administered by means of any third party social media or social networking service or site (each, a “Third Party Service”), entrants acknowledge that: (i) this Contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, any Third Party Service; (ii) if entry into this Contest is by means of a Third Party Service, entrants must have a valid account with the applicable Third Party Service (and may be required to have a public (i.e. non-private) account in order to participate) and must comply with the applicable Third Party Service’s terms and policies; and (iii) any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Contest should be directed to the Contest Sponsors and not to any Third Party Service. By participating in this Contest, you completely release any Third Party Service of all liability in relation to any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from your participation.
3. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY.
By entering this Contest, you:
(a) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including without limitation the eligibility requirements set forth below;
(b) agree to be bound by the decisions of the Contest Sponsors and their representatives, or the Contest judges (if any), which decisions are final, binding and conclusive (without appeal) on all matters relating to the Contest;
(c) represent and warrant that your entry, including any material comprising your entry (e.g. name, user name, profile picture, etc., as applicable) and any material submitted with your entry (e.g. photograph, video, written submission, or other form of submission, etc., as applicable) (collectively, the “Entry Material”) (i) is original to you, and that you have all necessary rights in and to your Entry Material to enter the Contest, including, without limitation, the consent of any third parties whose personal information is included in your Entry Material, and (ii) does not contain, depict, include or involve content that is, or could reasonably be considered to be, inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, as determined by Rogers in its sole discretion;
(d) understand and agree that: (i) your entry (including any Entry Material) may not be returned to you upon submission to the Contest and may be refused as entry to this Contest, as determined by Rogers in its sole discretion; and (ii) Rogers may, in its absolute discretion, moderate and/or remove and/or edit any Entry Material, including to blur out any trademarks or to remove any copyrighted content or otherwise unsuitable content (as determined by Rogers);
(e) grant to Rogers a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive, sub-licensable and unlimited licence to use your entry, including the Entry Material, in any media and for any purpose related to the Contest (or any substantially similar contest), including without limitation the right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, alter, or create derivative works from, the entry and/or Entry Material, without notification, compensation or additional consideration to you; and
(f) waive all claims of moral rights in your entry and/or Entry Material and in any use thereof in accordance with these Official Rules.
(a) This Contest is open to professional beauty experts who are residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who are over the age of majority in their province or territory of residence.
(b) The following individuals are not eligible to enter the Contest:
(i) employees, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of: (1) the Contest Sponsors and their parent and affiliated companies, (2) the Contest prize supplier(s), (3) the Contest judges, if applicable, and (4) any and all other companies associated with the Contest;
(ii) a household member of any of the individuals listed in (i), above, whether or not related;
(iii) members of the immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling) of the individuals listed in (i), above, regardless of where they reside.
(c) The Contest Sponsors shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to enter the Contest. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification. All personal and other information requested by and supplied for the purpose of the Contest must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant should such an entrant at any stage supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information.
5. PRIZE DESCRIPTION.
Every fiftieth (50th) eligible professional beauty expert who completes the 2016 “I Recommend” Beauty Awards survey or whose mail-in entry is received during the Entry Period is eligible to win one $100 American Express Gift Card. A maximum of 10 are available to be awarded in the Contest. The number of prizes to be awarded in the Contest depend on the number of eligible entrants.
6. ODDS OF WINNING.
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
7. GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS.
The terms and conditions contained in this Section apply to any and all Contest prize(s) awarded pursuant to these Official Rules:
(a) No financial compensation will be made or required if actual prize value is lower than the total value quoted in these Official Rules.
(b) Prize must be accepted as awarded, without substitution, transfer, exchange or assignment, unless otherwise determined in the absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsors and/or prize supplier(s). Prize may not be exactly as advertised. Except as expressly warranted herein, prize is provided “as is” without further warranty of any kind.
(c) Any unused portion of the prize, once awarded, will be deemed forfeited by the applicable winner, and no financial compensation will be made or required in respect of such unused portion. Prize will not be replaced if lost, destroyed, mutilated or stolen.
(d) The Contest Sponsors and/or the prize supplier(s) reserve the right, in their absolute discretion, to substitute a prize or a component of a prize with a prize or a component of a prize (as applicable) of equal or greater value, including, without limitation, a monetary award, if the prize or prize component cannot be awarded by the Contest Sponsors and/or the prize supplier(s) for any reason.
(e) Once awarded, prize may not be resold or commercially traded in any manner, directly or indirectly, and Rogers reserves the right to ban or disqualify any entrant from any contest, including future contests, should it reasonably believe such entrant to have acted or attempted to act in contravention of the foregoing restriction.
8. CONFIRMATION OF WINNER.
(a) Potential winners entrant will be notified using the information provided at the time of entry. In the event any potential winner does not respond to such notification within three (3) business days, declines a prize for any reason, and/or does not meet the requirements set forth in these Official Rules, as determined by the Contest Sponsors in their absolute discretion, he/she will be disqualified, the prize will be forfeited and, in the Contest Sponsors’ discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries, or the Contest prize may be cancelled.
(b) To be declared a winner, a potential winner must: (i) correctly answer (as determined in the absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsors) without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question; (ii) be in full compliance with these Official Rules; and, (iii) in the discretion of the Contest Sponsors, sign and return a release of liability and consent to publicity form (the “Release Form”) within the time period specified in the Release Form, and any other documentation as may reasonably be required by the Contest Sponsors in their absolute discretion.
(c) A potential winner may be required to provide proof of identification to the Contest Sponsors and/or prize supplier(s), as applicable, when claiming a prize or otherwise in connection with this Contest to facilitate the accurate identification of a Contest winner. Once confirmation of a Contest winner is complete in accordance with the terms of these Official Rules, the Contest Sponsors and/or any prize suppliers will promptly coordinate prize distribution. Except as otherwise determined in the absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsors and/or prize supplier(s), as applicable, upon notification, a winner must personally take delivery of his/her prize from the office or location of the Contest Sponsors and/or prize supplier(s) (as selected by the Contest Sponsors in their reasonable discretion) within thirty (30) days of being notified that such prize is available or within such other time period as may reasonably be advised by the Contest Sponsors. If a winner fails to comply with the requirements set forth in these Official Rules, he/she will be deemed to have forfeited his/her prize.
9. RELEASE OF LIABILITY, INDEMNITY.
By entering this Contest, you: (a) agree to remise, release and forever discharge the Contest Sponsors, their respective parent and affiliated companies, any and all other companies associated with the Contest (including prize suppliers and suppliers of materials or services related to the Contest), and all of their respective employees, directors, officers, shareholders, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, debts, dues, accounts, claims, damages or liability for any loss, harm, damages, costs or expenses, including, without limitation, costs or losses related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, and rights of publicity, personality, privacy and/or intellectual property (each, a “Claim”) arising out of, or in any way related to, your participation in the Contest and/or the awarding, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any Contest prize (or any portion thereof), or any travel or activity that is related to the receipt or use of any Contest prize; and (b) agree to indemnify and hold harmless each of the Releasees from and against any and all Claims arising from (i) your breach of these Official Rules, including the breach of any representations or warranties contained herein, (ii) your participation in the Contest, (iii) your acceptance, possession, use and/or misuse of any Contest prize (or any portion thereof), if applicable, or (iv) the use of any Entry Material in accordance with the rights granted in these Official Rules.
10. CONSENT TO PUBLICITY.
By accepting a Contest prize, if applicable, you authorize the Contest Sponsors and each of their respective licensees, successors, assigns, agents, representatives and employees the right, licence and permission to record, photograph and/or otherwise capture or document you and/or your likeness, including without limitation your voice and any statements you may make regarding the Contest prize, by any available means, and to use any such recordings, photographs or documents, as well as your image and/or likeness appearing therein, and your biographical information, including your name, city and province/territory of residence, throughout the world and in perpetuity, in all manner and media, whether now known or hereafter devised, for advertising or promotional purposes relating to the Contest (or any substantially similar contest), without limitation and without compensation or additional consideration, notification, or permission of any kind, unless prohibited by law; and you waive any rights that you may have or that may otherwise exist in respect of any materials produced pursuant to the foregoing, including without limitation rights of inspection, approval, compensation, additional consideration or notification, and moral rights.
11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
The Releasees are not responsible for: (a) stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, misdirected, lost, misrouted, scrambled, damaged, delayed, undelivered, mutilated, postage-due or garbled entries, transmissions, email or mail; (b) lost, interrupted or unavailable network, cable, satellite, server, Internet Service Provider, website, or other connections, including those through and/or by any website; (c) jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (d) failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone systems, any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission, processing, or communication; (e) non-delivered, misdirected, blocked, or delayed email notifications; (f) printing, typographical or other errors appearing within these Official Rules, in any Contest-related advertisements or other materials; or (g) any other errors, problems or difficulties of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, computer, telephone, mail, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with this Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prize or in any Contest-related materials, or the cancellation or postponement of any event. The Releasees are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, including without limitation where caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. The Releasees are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of any website.
(a) Laws and Rules. This Contest will be run in accordance with these Official Rules, which shall be subject to amendment by Rogers without notice or liability to you. You must comply with these Official Rules and will be deemed to have received and understood these Official Rules by participating or attempting to participate in this Contest. The terms of this Contest, as set out in these Official Rules, are not subject to amendment or counter-offer, except as set out herein. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. These Official Rules are governed exclusively by the laws of the province or territory in which you reside, and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of such province or territory. Rights and remedies may vary by province or territory.
(b) Cancel and Amend. Rogers reserves the right to cancel, modify, or suspend this Contest or to amend these Official Rules at any time and in any way, without prior notice, for any reason whatsoever. Without limiting the foregoing, if for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, for example as a result of tampering or infection by computer virus, bug, corruption, security breach or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Sponsors, Rogers reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Contest and/or conduct a random draw from all previously received eligible entries.
(c) Conduct. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their absolute discretion, to disqualify without notice, and/or ban from this Contest and any future contests, any entrant that they find to be: violating these Official Rules; tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or any Contest website; acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person; or attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest may be a violation of criminal and/or civil laws. Should any such attempt be made, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.
(d) Identity of Online Entrant. If a dispute arises regarding the identity of any online entrant, the applicable entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the account provided at the time of entry. An entrant may be required to provide proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the account associated with a particular entry. The individual assigned by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning the applicable type of account is considered the authorized account holder. Whether or not an individual constitutes the authorized account holder in question will be determined by Rogers in its sole discretion; and, if the name of the authorized account holder does not accord with the full name provided at the time of entry, the applicable entry may be disqualified in Rogers’ absolute discretion.