BLACK DIAMOND CHEESE SLICES “UNWRAP A SLICE OF SUMMER” CONTEST OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS (“Official Rules”)
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
Black Diamond Cheese Slices “Unwrap A Slice of Summer” Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Parmalat Canada Inc. (the “Sponsor”). The Contest starts on Monday May 3, 2017 (the “Contest Opening Date”) at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”). The Contest closes at 11:50 pm ET on Thursday August 31, 2017 (the “Contest Closing Date”). The “Contest Period” runs from the Contest Opening Date to the Contest Closing Date.
The Contest is only open to legal residents of Canada who are the age of majority in their province/territory of residence and located in Canada at the time of entry. The Contest is not open to the Sponsor or its parent, related and affiliated companies, advertising and promotional agencies or the employees, officers, directors, representatives, agents or assignees thereof (collectively the “Contest Group”), or any persons residing with the Contest Group. By entering the Contest, entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and all decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding on all entrants in all matters pertaining to the Contest. The Contest is governed by Canadian law and is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and territorial laws and regulations. The Contest is void where prohibited by law. Please keep the original package insert containing your PIN; in the event you are selected as a potential winner, you may be required to present that insert for verification purposes. Failure to retain the original package insert with PIN may result in the forfeiture of the winning prize.
2. HOW TO ENTER:
HOW TO ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO INSTANTLY WIN A GRAND PRIZE OR SECONDARY PRIZE: Before the Contest Closing Date, visit the Contest Website: www.blackdiamond.ca and click on the Contest logo to be redirected to the contest website to register and complete the online entry form by entering a unique PIN number and your required information (ex. Name, age, telephone number, valid email address, etc.). You must have a valid email address and telephone number to enter the Contest. Email accounts can be obtained free of charge from many Internet service providers. Internet access can be obtained free of charge from many public libraries. Only one (1) email address, one (1) telephone number, and account may be used by any person to enter the Contest. Proof of sending an online entry is not proof of receipt by the Sponsor.
You can obtain a unique PIN number for the Prizes (defined below) by:
2(a). OBTAINING A PIN CODE BY PURCHASING A SPECIALLY-MARKED PACK OF BLACK DIAMOND
CHEESE SLICES AT PARTICIPATING RETAIL STORES IN CANADA: Once you purchase a Black
Diamond CHEESE SLICES pack, you will find an in-pack card inside the package containing a
unique PIN number. Enter this PIN number when prompted to do so on the Contest Website. There is
no limit on the number of entries for the Grand Prize or Secondary Prize using PIN Code entries under 2(a). The number of entries per person is unlimited; however, each entry must be accompanied by a valid PIN.
2(b). OBTAINING MAIL-IN PINS: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To receive a unique PIN number that you
can use to enter to instantly win a Prize (i.e.: Grand Prize or Secondary Prize), without making a purchase, send a postage paid self-addressed envelope along with an original essay of fifty (50) words or more answering the following question: “Why is Black Diamond Cheese your favorite slice of summer?” to the below:
Black Diamond Cheese Slices “Unwrap A Slice of Summer” Contest
26 Duncan St. 5th Floor
Toronto, ON M5V 2B9
Proof of your mailing does not constitute proof of receipt. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, stolen, illegible, damaged or late PIN requests. A unique PIN will then be sent to you via mail at the address on your self-addressed stamped envelope. Upon receiving your unique PIN number by mail, log onto www.blackdiamond.ca and complete the online registration and entry form. Mail-in entry requests must be received no later than August 15, 2017 in order to receive a unique PIN number.
All PIN codes are unique and can only be entered once. After the conclusion of the Contest Period, all PIN codes that have not been entered will be null and void.
For avoidance of doubt, there is a limit of one (1) mail-in entry request per envelope with sufficient postage and an original essay, while supplies last. For further avoidance of doubt, upon receiving your mail-in request in accordance with the Official Rules, you will receive one (1) PIN, while supplies last.
Contest entries will be declared invalid if they are late, illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, mutilated, forged, garbled or mechanically or electronically reproduced. No communication or correspondence will be exchanged with entrants except with those selected for a Prize. Should it be discovered that an entrant is using the aid of computer software programs to auto-fill entries or otherwise obtaining PINs in an unauthorized manner, that entrant will be immediately disqualified from the Contest. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify all such entrants from future contests conducted by the Sponsor without further notice.
For avoidance of doubt, a valid PIN is eligible for either the Grand Prize or Secondary Prize, not both.
The Grand Prize and Secondary Prize may sometimes be referred to herein as the “Prize” and collectively the “Prizes”.
A total of three (3) Instant Grand Prizes are available to be won. Each consisting of a trip to anywhere in Canada (Total Value: $10,000 CAD). The $10,000 CAD must be allocated towards the cost of the trip. For greater certainty, in no event shall the Sponsor be required to pay more than $10,000 (CAD) in relation to the Grand Prize. Sponsor’s agency will contact the Grand Prize winner directly and help source and co-ordinate the aforementioned trip by utilizing online rental services available in all major markets. The use of online rental services and the interpretation of “all major markets” shall be in sole discretion of the Sponsor.
Odds of Winning: The odds of winning the Grand Prize will depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.
Limit: One Grand Prize per household
**Please see ‘Section 4 – Potential Winner Selection Process’ for further details on the Grand Prize winner selection process**
The Second Prize consists of one (1) of 150 weekend getaways in the winning entrant’s province/territory of residence (Total Value: $1,500 CAD) are available to be won. The $1,500 CAD must be allocated towards the cost of the trip. For greater certainty, in no event shall the Sponsor be required to pay more than $1,500 (CAD) in relation to the Secondary Prize. Sponsor’s agency will contact the Secondary Prize winner directly and help source and co-ordinate the aforementioned trip by utilizing online rental services available in the relevant markets. The use of online rental services and the interpretation of “all relevant markets” shall be in sole discretion of the Sponsor.
Odds of Winning: The Odds of winning one (1) of fifteen (15) of the Secondary Prizes depend on number and timing of entries received. Odds of winning one (1) of the one hundred and thirty-five (135) Secondary Prizes are 1 in 18, 519.
Limit: One Secondary Prize per household
**Please see ‘Section 4 – Potential Winner Selection Process’ for further details on the Secondary Prize winner selection process**
ADDITIONAL DETAILS ON PRIZES:
Winners must be residents of Canada.
All Prizes must be accepted as awarded without substitution and are not transferable, refundable, for resale or convertible to cash.
The Sponsor reserves the right, in the event that a Prize, or any component of a Prize, cannot be awarded as described for any reason, to substitute the same for another prize or component of equal or greater value without liability.
If the selected entrant for any of the Prizes forfeits the Prize, it will be re-awarded at the option of the Sponsor, subject to, among other things, time availability.
Please note that the Prize winners and his/her guests (if applicable) will be responsible for obtaining any required travel and health documents including but not limited to a valid passport, if required (which must be valid prior to and for the entire duration of the trip), transportation to and from the departure airport or other departure location (ground transportation), gratuities, travel insurance, incidentals and all other expenses not specifically mentioned in these Official Rules. The winner will be responsible for possessing the necessary travel documents and legal status for travel to/from the destination country and Canada (if applicable to the Prize), or the Prize may be forfeited. The Contest Group shall have no responsibility for winner and/or his/her guests inability to enter any country and/or exit/re-enter Canada (if applicable to the Prize), and in such event, Contest Group will not provide additional travel or accommodation and the Prize may be forfeited.
All costs and expenses not specifically included as part of the Prize including, without limitation, cancellation fees, taxes, departure taxes, other travel related taxes and fees, duties and levies, meals, telephone charges, other room charges, incidental expenses, medical expenses, additional optional excursions, gratuities, insurance and other items of a personal nature are the sole responsibility of the Prize winner and his/her guests (if applicable). Lost or stolen tickets and travel vouchers will not be replaced. It is strongly recommended that the winner and his/her traveling companions purchase medical, accident and baggage insurance (as applicable). The Contest Group is not responsible in this respect. It is the responsibility of the winner and his/her travelling companions to check with the applicable airline for baggage restrictions (as applicable).
The booking and trip must take place within 1 year of the promotion, expiry date (August 31,, 2018). Extension of expiration dates will not be granted.
4. POTENTIAL WINNER SELECTION PROCESS
Each potential instant win Grand Prize winner will be selected based on randomly pre-selected times by the Sponsor during the Contest Period. A total of three (3) Grand Prizes will be available as of the Contest Opening Date, and each Contest entrant that enters a valid PIN and is closest to such randomly pre-selected time will deemed a potential Grand Prize winner. The number of Grand Prixes available to be won will decrease throughout the Contest Period as they are claimed in accordance with these Rules. A potential Grand Prize winner will be notified immediately upon completion of the process in Section 2 of the Official Rules.
Fifteen (15) of the potential instant Secondary Prize winners will be selected based on randomly pre-selected times by the Sponsor during the Contest Period. Each Contest entrant that enters a valid PIN and that is closest to such randomly pre-selected time will be deemed a potential winner of one of the fifteen Secondary Prizes. In terms of the remaining one hundred and thirty-five (135) Secondary Prizes, prior to the Contest Opening Date, the Sponsor will randomly select one hundred and thirty-five (135) winning PIN numbers amongst the PINS available, during the Contest Period. If a Contest entrant obtains a pre-selected Secondary Prize winning PIN and enters that winning PIN in accordance with section 2 above, that entrant will win one (1) of the one hundred and thirty-five (135) eligible Secondary Prizes.
The number of Secondary Prizes available to be won will decrease throughout the Contest Period as they are claimed in accordance with these Rules. A potential Secondary Prize winner will be notified immediately upon completion of the process in Section 2 of the Official Rules.
5. CLAIMING YOUR PRIZE
All Prize claims are subject to verification. Please keep the original package insert containing your PIN, in the event that you are a potential winner, you may be required to present that insert for verification purposes. Failure to retain the original package insert with PIN may result in forfeiture of the winning prize. To be declared a winner, each selected entrant must answer correctly, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a mathematical skill testing question posed by email at the address provided during registration for the Contest. Each selected entrant will also be required to sign a Declaration and Release Form (the “Release Form”) confirming compliance with the Official Rules, acceptance of the Prize as awarded, without substitution, and releasing the Sponsor, the Contest Group, the independent contest organization and each of their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, parents, subsidiaries, affiliated and related companies, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any liability in connection with any Prize or the Contest.
Each selected entrant must return a signed Release Form within thirty (30) days of receipt, or he/she will be disqualified from receiving the Prize and another entrant may be selected from the remaining eligible entrants until such time as a winner is chosen or there are no more eligible entrants, whichever comes first. The Sponsor will contact each Prize winner within thirty (30) days of receiving his/her signed Release Form to arrange delivery of the Prize. For the Prize, please allow up to 10 to 12 weeks for delivery of the Prize from the end of the Contest Period. Delivery of the Prize shall mean confirmation of the booking of the trip.
The refusal by any potential winner to accept a Prize (or any portion thereof) releases and forever discharges the Released Parties of all obligations related to the Prize, including delivery. If a potential winner is found to be ineligible, declines to accept the Prize, or in the event that the Prize confirmation or Prize itself is returned undeliverable, the Prize will be forfeited and an alternative eligible entrant may be randomly selected from the remaining eligible entries at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
A. Official Rules Govern
In the event of a conflict between the Official Rules and any instructions or interpretations of these Official Rules given by an employee of the Sponsor regarding the Contest, these rules shall prevail. 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 registration form, point of sale, print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
By submitting an entry into this Contest, each entrant confirms his or her understanding of and compliance with these Official Rules. Each entrant hereby releases and holds the Released Parties harmless from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to the entrant or any other person, including personal injury, death or property damage, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any Prize, participation in the Contest, any breach of the Official Rules, or in any Prize-related activity. The entrant agrees to fully indemnify the Released Parties from any and all claims by third parties relating to the Contest, without limitation.
C. Limitation of Liability
Incomplete entries, damaged entries, illegible entries or entries received after the Contest Closing Date will not be accepted. The Released Parties take no responsibility for lost, stolen, misdirected, damaged, illegible or late entries which for any reason are not received before the Contest Closing Date, or for printing, distribution or production errors.
None of the Released Parties assumes any responsibility for any problems or technical malfunctions of or relating to any telephone network or lines, unavailable network connections, failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications (regardless of whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest), human error in the processing of entries in this Contest, computer online systems or servers, computer software problems, traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the 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 any Prize or in any Contest-related materials; nor will any of the Released Parties assume any responsibility for any damage to an entrant’s or any person’s computer or for breaches of privacy due to interference by third party computer “hackers” arising as a result of participating in this Contest.
For avoidance of doubt, none of the Released Parties assumes any liability for any personal injury or property damage or losses of any kind, including without limitation, direct, indirect, consequential, incidental or punitive damages which may be sustained to an entrant's or any other person's computer equipment resulting from an entrant's attempt to either participate in the Contest or download any information in connection with participating in the Contest or use of any website. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on any website is provided "as is" without any warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. Furthermore, none of the Released Parties assumes any liability for any additional aspects of the Contest.
D. Contest Administration
All entries are the property of the Sponsor and none shall be returned. All decisions regarding the Contest remain with the Sponsor. In addition, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, subject to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (the “RACJ”), to modify, cancel, suspend and/or terminate any or all parts of the Contest for any reason.
The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual that it finds to be in violation of these Official Rules. The Sponsor reserves the right to refuse an entry from a person whose eligibility is in question or who has been disqualified or is otherwise ineligible to enter. Any attempt to tamper with the entry process, interfere with these Official Rules, deliberately damage any website or undermine the administration, security or legitimate operation of the Contest, is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and the Sponsor 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 Sponsor contests. In its sole determination, the Sponsor may disqualify any person who acts in any manner to threaten or abuse or harass any person and to void all such person’s associated entries. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate or suspend the Contest should fraud, computer viruses, programming bugs, or other reasons beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt the security, proper play, operation, or administration of the Contest.
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 Authorized Account Holder in whose name the email account is registered, provided that person meets all eligibility criteria of this Contest. "Authorized Account Holder" shall mean the natural person assigned to an email address and/or telephone number, by an Internet access provider, online service provider, telephone service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
For Quebec residents, any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the RACJ. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the RACJ only for the purposes of helping the parties reach a settlement.
E. Privacy and Publicity Rights
By accepting a Prize, each selected entrant agrees to allow the Contest Group and/or the Contest Group’s designees the perpetual right to use his/her name, biographical information, image, photos and/or likeness and statements for programming, promotion, trade, commercial, advertising and publicity purposes, at any time or times, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, including but not limited to on television, video, the World Wide Web and Internet, without notice, review or approval and without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
F. Governing Law & Other General Provisions
The Contest is subject to applicable federal, provincial and territorial laws and regulations. The Official Rules are subject to change without notice in order to comply with any applicable federal, provincial and territorial laws or the policy of any other entity having jurisdiction over the Sponsor. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Official Rules or the rights and obligations as between an entrant and the Sponsor in connection with the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province/territory of Ontario, including procedural provisions, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other jurisdiction’s laws.
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 shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
Any words herein importing the masculine gender shall include the feminine gender and vice versa in both the singular and the plural.
In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the English language version and the French language version of the Official Rules, as applicable, the English version shall prevail, govern and control.
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