The I am Kingston Social Media Contest (the "Contest") is being operated and promoted by the Kingston Economic Development Corporation. The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry and will be governed according to laws of Ontario.
Unless otherwise specified, Entries (as defined herein) to the Contest will begin on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 12:00pm ET and conclude on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm ET (the "Contest Period"). All references to time in these Official Contest Rules and Regulations are to Eastern Standard/Daylight Time. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
No purchase necessary to enter or win.
Entry into the Contest shall only take place during the Contest Period.
Entrants must be legal residents of Canada and are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the date of entry. The following individuals are not eligible to enter the Contest: (i) Employees, officers and directors of the Kingston Economic Development Corporation; (ii) employees, officers and directors of Kingston Economic Develpoment's advertising and promotional agencies; (iii) immediate family members of the individuals set out in (i) and (ii) above; and (v) all persons residing or domiciled with any individuals set out in (i), (ii) or (iii) above.
You can enter the Contest by sharing images or updates on by tagging @KingstonCanada on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram with the hashtags #IamYGK and #TeamYGK. Submissions must be entered in image or video form and can include accompanying text. Videos must be no longer than 60 seconds. Individuals can submit as many entries as they wish, but can only win once
By entering, entrants agree to comply with these Official Contest Rules and Regulations including all eligibility requirements. Illegible and/or incomplete Entries and Entries submitted by entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirements (including all requirements with respect to age and residence) are void. Kingston Economic Development and their agents are not responsible for lost, late, or misdirected Entries, for technical, hardware, software or delivery failures of any kind, for lost or unavailable network connections, or for failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or any human error which may occur in the receipt or processing of the Entries. Kingston Economic Development reserves the right to modify the scheduling of the Contest without prior notification. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an Entry, the Entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the social account is registered on the date the Entry is submitted.
Kingston Economic Development will not accept entries by phone, fax or any other method not specifically permitted herein or if not received as provided herein.
Following the end of the Contest Period, one (1) potential winner will be randomly selected from among all eligible Entries no later than 5:00pm on Monday, December 19, 2016. In order to be declared the winner, a potential winner must be in compliance with these Official Contest Rules and Regulations.
The potential winner must correctly answer, unaided and within a set timeframe, a mathematical skill-testing question administered by Tourism Kingston.
The prize will be made available for pick-up at Innovation Park at 945 Princess Street once the winner has been notified.
If a potential or declared winner is not in compliance with these Official Contest Rules and Regulations, the Contest judges reserve the right to disqualify such entrant from the Contest and randomly select further entrants from the remaining eligible Entries until a winner is finally declared. Kingston Economic Development reserves the right not to award the Prize if he/she is unable to declare a potential winner a declared winner within a reasonable timeframe, which shall be subject to Kingston Economic Development's sole discretion. Entrants will not be individually contacted, except for the potential winner(s), who will be contacted via the social network through which they entered The Contest.
Odds of winning the Prize depend on the number of eligible Entries received.
Three (3) prize packs, consisting of locally made goods valued at $100, will be awarded throughout the contest.
There is one (1) grand prize package available to be won, consisting of Kingston staycation experience as well as features on the Live & Work website and across Kingston Canada social media platforms. The detailed contents of the prize package will be announced at a later date.
The Prize must be accepted as awarded. The Prize may not be sold, transferred and is not convertible to cash. Prize is awarded "as is", with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied, and cannot be exchanged for cash or other substitutes. All prize details are at Tourism Kingston's sole discretion.
Entrant agrees to indemnify and hold Kingston Economic Development and its respective affiliates, members, officers, directors, agents, co-branders or other partners, and any of their employees (collectively, the "Indemnitees") harmless from any and all claims, cause of action, damages, expenses, costs (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys', accounting and other professional fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any third party against any of the Indemnitees due to or arising out of the entrant's entry in the Contest.
All entrants agree to release and hold harmless Kingston Economic Development and their respective directors, members, employees, officers, licensees, licensors and agents, and respective advertising and promotion entities and any person or entity associated with the production or administration of the Contest (collectively, the "Released Parties"), from and against any and all rights, claims and causes of action whatsoever that they may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, including but not limited to any injury, loss, damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person, including death and damage to property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize in the Contest, or their participation in the Contest, or their participation in any Contest. Each potential winner acknowledges that the Released Parties have neither made, nor are in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize or the Contest. Apart from manufacturer warranties (which may not be available in all geographies), all warranties are hereby disclaimed; and each potential winner will accept the Prize "AS IS."
Neither Kingston Economic Development nor their respective directors, officers, employees, members, affiliates, partners, service providers, consultants, representatives or agents shall be held responsible for any errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the Contest including any damage to an entrant's computer equipment, system, software or any combination thereof, as a result of their participation in this Contest or from downloading any material from the Contest Website, where applicable.
By participating in the Contest, entrants agree: (i) and acknowledge that he or she has read these Official Contest Rules and Regulations and agrees to be bound by these Official Contest Rules and Regulations and any decisions of Kingston Economic Development relating to these Official Contest Rules and Regulations and/or the Contest, which shall be final and binding; and (ii) that if there is any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Official Contest Rules and Regulations and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including but not limited to the Contest entry form, or point of sale, television, print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of these Official Contest Rules and Regulations shall prevail, govern and control.
Any attempt to tamper with the entry process, interfere with these Official Contest Rules and Regulations, deliberately damage any website or undermine the administration, security or legitimate operation of the Contest, is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and Kingston Economic Development reserves the right to seek damages and/or other relief (including attorneys' fees) from all persons responsible for such acts to the fullest extent permitted by law, which may include banning or disqualifying entrants from this and future Kingston Economic Development contests. In its sole determination, Kingston Economic Development may disqualify any person who acts in violation of these Official Contest Rules and Regulations, or acts in any manner to threaten or abuse or harass any person and void all associated entries.
Entries generated by script, macro, robotic, programmed, or any other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process are prohibited and will be disqualified. Any individual who attempts or otherwise encourages, directly or indirectly, the entry of multiple or false contact information under multiple identities, or uses any device or artifice to enter or encourage, directly or indirectly false entries, as determined by Kingston Economic Development, will be disqualified and all associated Entries will be void.
If for any reason, in the opinion of Kingston Economic Development, in its sole discretion, the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, or if the administration, security, fairness, integrity or the proper conduct of the Contest is corrupted or adversely affected, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond their control, Kingston Economic Development reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify, amend, extend or suspend the Contest including canceling any method of entry, and select a winner from previously received eligible Entries and/or offer alternative prizing of equal value, should the original prize become unavailable due to circumstances beyond its control.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Contest Rules and Regulations 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 Contest Rules and Regulations shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with the terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online service will apply.
Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. Unless entrant expressly consents to other uses, personal information collected from entrants will be used by Kingston Economic Development for the purpose of administering this Contest and awarding a prize. Kingston Economic Development will not sell, share or otherwise disclose personal information of entrants with third parties, other than to third parties engaged by them to fulfill the above purposes or as permitted or required by law, or with respect to whom entrant has provided consent.