Official Rules for the YOUTH FINANCIAL LITERACY SUMMIT RESP PRIZE DRAW (“the Contest”)
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO THE SPEED DATING INVESTING EVENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO ALL RESIDENTS OF CANADA AND IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF CANADA. BY ENTERING, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THESE CONTEST RULES AND THE DECISIONS OF THE SPONSORS WHICH SHALL BE FINAL IN ALL RESPECTS.
To enter the Contest an individual (herein defined as an “Entrant”) must, at the time of entry into the Contest and Prize fulfillment:
(a) be a legal resident of Canada;
(b) be located in Canada;
(c) be between the ages of 11-18 years old at the time the prize is awarded;
(d) be present at the event at the time of the prize draw.
(e) not be immediate family of any event sponsor or speaker. Likewise employees, representatives, agents, officers, and directors (including members of their immediate families and any other person living in the same household of such person whether related or not) of any event organizer, sponsor, speaker, or their affiliates related to the Contest are not eligible to enter the Contest or to receive a Prize. For these Official Rules, “immediate family” means mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter and spouse, including common law spouse, regardless of where they reside. Groups, clubs, organizations, businesses and commercial and non-commercial entities also cannot participate.
The decisions of Sponsors are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest and the awarding of the Prizes. The Sponsors shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate in the Contest. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification. All personal and other information requested by and supplied to the Sponsors for the purpose of the Contest must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading. The 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.
2. CONTEST PERIOD
An Entry occurs when the contestant secured their free ticket on the Eventbrite website. Ticket sales begin at 12:00:00 AM on July 28, 2023, and end at 11:30:00 PM on September 24, 2023 by which time all entries must be received (the “Contest Closing Date”). The Prize Draw will occur between the hours of 4:00:00 pm and 5:00:00 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Saturday, September 30, 2023. The winner will be selected by random draw at the event. One (1) entry will be randomly selected.
3. HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. All eligible attendees of the Youth Financial Literacy Summit will be entered into the draw. For the purposes of this Contest, an Entry occurs when the contestant secures their free ticket on the Eventbrite website. By purchasing a ticket, participants agree to the contest terms and conditions. All entries become the sole property of the Sponsors.
4. ENTRY LIMITATIONS
One entry per attendee shall be allowed. Each entry must be submitted by the Entrant him or herself or by their parent or guardian. Entries generated by script, macro, robotic, programmed, or any other automated means are prohibited and will be disqualified. All entries become the property of the Sponsors upon receipt.
There will be a total of one prize to be won, a $2,500 RESP contribution awarded to the winner. The applicable Sponsor will deposit $2,500 CDN into the winner’s RESP account. The winner will be required to work with the applicable sponsor to set up an RESP account, if such an account does not already exist. There is no requirement to add or deposit any further monies or funds into the RESP.
All Prizes will be delivered only to the verified winner within Canada. Prizes must be accepted as awarded without substitution and are not transferable or for resale and have no cash surrender value. The Sponsors reserve the right, to substitute a Prize or component of equal or greater monetary value without liability and for any reason. The applicable Sponsor will send an email to the winner within fifteen (15) days of the Contest Draw Date to begin making the necessary arrangements to deliver his/her Prize. If the applicable Sponsor does not receive a response (either through email or phone) from the selected Entrant within ten (10) days of the applicable Sponsor’s email being sent, the winner may be disqualified.
6. PRIZE CLAIM CONDITIONS
Each selected Entrant will be contacted by email at the email address provided on his/her entry form within fifteen (15) business days of the Contest Draw Date. Please check your email and spam filters. The Sponsors will not be responsible for the failure for any reason whatsoever of a selected Entrant to receive notification or for the Sponsors to receive the selected Entrant’s response.
Prior to the delivery of the Grand Prize, the selected Entrant must complete and return the Sponsor’s Declaration of Compliance and Release of Liability and Publicity Release Form (the “Form”) releasing each of the Sponsors, their respective parent, related and affiliated companies, advertising and promotional agencies, participating retailers, and all of their respective directors, officers, owners, partners, shareholders, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (the “Releasees”) from any liability in connection with this Contest or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize. The potential winner must return this Form to the Sponsor within 14 business days following the date that the selected Entrant was first contacted by the applicable Sponsor. In the event that a selected Entrant cannot be contacted by email, fails to provide proof of eligibility (if requested), release documents, or other required documentation in a timely manner, or if there is a return of any email notification as undeliverable, or other non-compliance with these Official Rules, then the selected Entrant will be disqualified all without any liability to the Sponsors whatsoever (and the disqualified selected Entrant will have no claim against the Sponsors with respect to the Contest, or anything related to the Contest).
7. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASES
Some jurisdictions (including the province of Quebec) do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages; therefore such exclusions may not apply to you.
BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT RELEASEES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM A PRIZE, INCLUDING THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE OR USE OF THE PRIZE. FURTHER BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT RELEASEES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM: A) ENTRY OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST, INCLUDING ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE CONTEST WEBSITES, OR B) ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PERSONALITY OR PRIVACY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR PRIZE DELIVERY.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Releasees do not assume any responsibility and are not responsible for (i) the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information and entries that fail to comply with these Official Rules; (ii) any loss, damage, or claims caused by an awarded Prize or the Contest itself; (iii) any failure of the website during the Contest Period, including any problems, human or technical, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects or failures of any telephone or computer lines, or technical malfunction of any computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e- mail or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an Entrant’s or any other person’s computer, all of which may affect a person’s ability to participate in the Contest. Entry material/data that has been tampered with or altered is void.
8. GENERAL CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
By entering the Contest, Entrants (i) acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsors, made in their sole discretion, which shall be final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest. Entrants who have not complied with these Official Rules are subject to disqualification.
Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. Void where prohibited. The Sponsors reserve the right to correct any typographical, printing, computer programming or operator errors. The Sponsors’ failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision of the Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, then the Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein. Should a winner make any false statement(s) in any document referenced above, the winner will be required to promptly return to the Sponsors his/her prize, or the cash value thereof. The Sponsors reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process, the operation of the Contest and/or Contest websites, violates the Official Contest Rules, or acts with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND THE SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
9. ENTRY AUTHENTIFICATION/VERIFICATION
If a dispute arises regarding who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address provided at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.
10. RIGHT TO CANCEL, SUSPEND OR MODIFY
The Sponsors reserve the right, subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws, to terminate, suspend or modify this Contest or to amend these Official Rules, in whole or in part, at any time and in any way, without prior notice, for any reason whatsoever, without obligation, if in Sponsors’ sole opinion, any factor interferes with its proper conduct as contemplated by these Official Rules. Without limiting the foregoing, if for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, for any reason, including but not limited to, as a result unauthorized intervention, fraud, programming errors, or technical failures, which, in the sole opinion of Sponsors, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsors reserve the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Contest, or any portion thereof, and/or conduct a random draw from all eligible entries received, in accordance with the winner selection criteria discussed above.
11. FOR QUEBEC RESIDENTS
Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.
12. RULES GOVERN
In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including, but not limited to: the Contest entry form, and/or point of sale, print or online advertising; the terms and conditions of these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
13. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
All intellectual property, including but not limited to trade-marks, trade names, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source code, drawings, illustrations, logos, slogans and representations are owned by either of the Sponsors and/or their respective affiliates or authorized licensors. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted materials or intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.
14. CONSENT TO USE PERSONAL INFORMATION AND PUBLICITY RELEASE
The Sponsors and their authorized agents will collect, use and disclose the personal information you provide when you enter the Contest for the purposes of administering the Contest and Prize fulfillment. By entering this Contest, you consent to being contacted by either of the Sponsors and their authorized agents about this Contest and your entry. You may also be offered the opportunity to receive additional communications from either of the Sponsors about their products, upcoming contests and promotions, or career opportunities.
By accepting a Prize, winner agrees to each Sponsor’s use of his/her name, city/province of residence, picture, biographical information, statements, voice and likeness in any advertising and publicity that either of the Sponsors may conduct relating to the Contest in any media or format, whether now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the World Wide Web, at any time or times in perpetuity, without further compensation or notice.
15. PARTNER COMPANY BRAND SOCIAL MEDIA SITES
This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social media site on which the contest advertisement is placed. The social media sites are completely released of all liability from each Entrant in this Contest. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to Sponsors and not the social media site.