Ding in the New Year official contest rules
Dec. 4, 2013
The Ding in the New Year! (“Contest”) will begin at 5 p.m. Central Standard Time (“CST”) on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 and end at 12:00 p.m. (noon) CST on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 (“Contest Period”). Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules, and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. The Contest is sponsored and administered by Saskatchewan Government Insurance, 2260-11th Avenue, Regina, SK, S4P 0J9 (“Sponsor”). The Sponsor is responsible for all aspects of this Contest.
How to enter
Enter by (1) signing into your Twitter or Facebook account (“Account”) or, if you are not already a member, becoming a member of Twitter.com or Facebook.com then signing into your Account; (2) “Follow” @SGITweets or “Like” SGI on Facebook; and (3) post a photo or video of you on a transit bus of one of the four (4) cities (Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw or Prince Albert) participating in Ding in the New Year!, mentioning @SGITweets, contest hashtag #DingInTheNewYear and the participating city’s hashtag (#YQR, #YXE, #CityMJ, #princealbert, #YPA) or posting the picture or video on SGI’s Facebook Timeline, also indicating the participating city.
Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online service will apply. If you opt to receive Sponsor’s emails, social media or text messages via your wireless mobile device (which may only be available via participating wireless carriers), standard text messaging rates, airtime and carrier charges will apply for each text or social media message sent or received from your handset according to the terms and conditions of your service agreement with your wireless carrier.
If you are a potential winner, the Sponsor may contact you via mobile phone, text message or social media, which will be subject to the charges pursuant to your carrier’s rate plan. It is your sole responsibility to notify the Sponsor in writing if you change your Account.
Limit one (1) entry per person during the Contest Period. Entries may be submitted via Facebook or Twitter. Posts may include links to a video/photo hosting site like Instagram, Vine, YouTube, Flickr, etc.
Each participating city will also award a one-month bus pass to the four (4) random winners that includes their city’s hashtag (#YQR #YXE #CityMJ #princealbert #YPA). (Still working out the details.)
- The Submission must be entrant’s original work;
- The Submission must be in text format;
- Tweeted Submissions must not exceed 140 characters, including the hashtags (#dinginthenewyear and the corresponding city) and Sponsor’s twitter handle (@SGITweets);
- Facebook Submissions must also include the entrant’s corresponding city;
- The submission must not contain and illegal, violent or sexual content;
- The Submission must be in English; and
- The Submission cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means.
The Contest is open to legal residents of Saskatchewan, who are at least thirteen (13) years old as of December 31, 2013. If the winner is under the age of 18, their parent or legal guardian must sign any documents outlined under “Prize Conditions.” Employees of the Sponsor and its affiliates are eligible to participate. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
- The Submission must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
- The Submission must not disparage Sponsor or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Contest;
- The Submission must not feature brand names or trademarks other than those of Sponsor, which entrant has a limited license to use to incorporate into his/her Submission for this Contest;
- The Submission must not contain text not created by entrant;
- The Submission must not contain text that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
- The Submission must not contain text that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
- The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where Submission is created.
All submitted entries must be received by 12:00 p.m. (noon) CST January 1, 2014. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any and all entries of an entrant who submits more than the stated maximum limit of entries by using multiple/different e-mail addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods, or who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with, influence or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of this Contest. Sponsor may reject any submitted entry that it determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, fails to meet any of the eligibility requirements. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incorrect, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified. Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Use of any automated system to submit entries is prohibited and will result in disqualification of all such entries as well as the entrant. By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. By entering this Contest, entrants agree that each entry becomes the property of Sponsor and that the Sponsor may use such entry for any proper purpose. Any personally identifiable information collected during an entrant’s participation in this Contest will be collected by Sponsor and used by Sponsor, their respective affiliates, agents and marketers for purposes of the proper administration and fulfillment of the Contest as described in these Official Rules.
Internet limitations of liability
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, at any time, without notice, and award prizes using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of the termination/suspension date, if any infection, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond Sponsor’s control, affects the integrity or proper conduct of the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process (if applicable) or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in a disruptive manner. 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, entries. Sponsor is not responsible for: lost, late, incomplete, illegible, incorrect, delayed, garbled, undelivered, or misdirected entries; theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone or data transmission systems; interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in any transmission or communication; traffic congestion on the Internet or any technical problem, including but not limited to any injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from Contest participation; typographical, printing or other errors or omissions in these Official Rules, in any Contest-related advertisements or other materials, or other problems or errors of any kind whether computer, network, mechanical, human, electronic, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, in the processing of entries, in the selection or announcement of winners or in the awarding of prizes. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
Sponsor is not responsible for any damage to an entrant’s system which is occasioned by participating in this Contest or by downloading any information necessary to participate in the promotion. Sponsor also is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by Internet 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 the entries in the Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an individual who actually submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email account. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email account by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.
Five (5) $100 gift certificate to VISA or Mastercard; one to an employee and one to a non-employee in each of the four (4) participating cities (Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert). Prizes are not exchangeable, transferable, or redeemable for cash. There are no substitutions unless specified by the Sponsor. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute any prize package with another prize of equal or greater value.
In addition, each corresponding city (Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert) will award a one-month bus pass to the random gift-card winners.
Prizes will be awarded as such:
- $100 credit card gift card + a one-month bus pass from the City of Regina
- $100 credit card gift card + a one-month bus pass from the City of Saskatoon
- $100 credit card gift card + a one-month bus pass from the City of Moose Jaw
- $100 credit card gift card + a one-month bus pass from the City of Prince Albert
To an SGI employee:
- $100 credit card gift card
The potential winners will be randomly drawn by the Sponsor. There will be five (5) draws. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the contest period. The winners will be notified via Twitter or Facebook (depending which network was used to enter the contest). Winners must claim their prize within 5 business days or another draw will be made.
All taxes, if applicable, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Upon initial notification and verification of the winner, confirmation will be sent to winner as noted above. Prize Winner may be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release and return the Affidavit within five business days (5) days. If a prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential winner, if potential winner cannot be reached within five (5) business days from the first notification attempt, if potential winner fails to return requisite document within the specified time period, or if a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate winner may be selected for the prize at issue. The potential winner is subject to verification before any prize will be awarded. If a winner is under the age of 18, documents must be signed by a parent or legal guadian.
Other terms & conditions
By submitting an entry to this contest, you consent and authorize SGI, or anyone it authorizes, to use all photographs submitted for purposes promoting this SGI event. You authorize SGI, or anyone it authorizes, to quote any verbal or written statement that was provided. You must have permission from everyone that appears in any submitted photo or video, including permission from a legal guardian of any minors in the photo.
The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and agree that: 1.) Released Parties and their designees and assigns shall have the right and permission to use (unless prohibited by law) the winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, town or city and province of residence, in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without further notice, permission or compensation, and 2.) Released Parties and their designees and assigns and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents shall have no liability and entrant will indemnify, defend and hold Released Parties harmless from any liability, loss, injury, or damage to entrant themselves or any other person or entity, including personal injury, death or damage to personal or real property, to entrant or any other person or entity due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize (including any prize activity or travel related thereto) or participation in this Contest, (3) Released Parties are not responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of any Sweepstakes, including but not limited to: errors in the advertising, Rules and selection and announcement of the winner. Entrants further acknowledge that said parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize, including, but not limited to, its quality or fitness for a particular purpose. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry and to modify, terminate or suspend this Contest should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, action of entrants, or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Contest and, if the Contest is modified, terminated or suspended, at Sponsor’s discretion, select winners from those eligible, non-suspect entries. Entrants further acknowledge that said parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize, including, but not limited to, its quality or fitness for a particular purpose.
By entering the Contest, entrants agree that 1.) Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; 2.) Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest but in no event attorneys’ fees; and 3.) Under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrants and Sponsor or the Released Parties in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with Canadian law. Any legal proceedings arising out of this Contest or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or provincial courts of Saskatchewan, and the parties consent to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these Official Rules. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. The value of the prizes set forth above represents Sponsor’s good faith determinations of the ARV thereof and such determinations are final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of any prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. THIS CONTEST IS INTENDED FOR VIEWING IN CANADA ONLY AND SHALL ONLY BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO CANADIAN LAW.