The Yves Veggie Cuisine® - Sizzling Summer Contest (the “Contest”)
Official Rules and Regulations (the “Contest Rules”)
THE CONTEST PERIOD
The Contest entry period commences at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on May 1, 2017 and concludes at 9:59 a.m. ET on September 4, 2017 (the “Contest Period”).
The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada. Employees, directors and officers, contractors, representatives and agents of Hain-Celestial Canada ULC, (the “Contest Sponsor”), any affiliate (as defined in the Canada Business Corporations Act) of the Contest Sponsor (the “Affiliates”), their respective parents, employees, directors and officers of their respective advertising and promotional agencies, as well as those with whom any of the foregoing are domiciled (whether legally related or not) are not eligible to enter the Contest or win any prize. Entrants under the age of majority in his or her province or territory of residence who are otherwise eligible to enter the Contest must obtain the consent of his or her custodial parent or legal guardian. See “HOW TO ENTER” for further details.
HOW TO ENTER
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
To enter the Contest during the Contest Period, visit www.yvesbbqcontest.com (“Website”) and complete an online Contest registration form in full. Failure to complete the form may result in disqualification to be determined in Contest Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Entrants under the age of majority in his or her province or territory of residence (each, a “Minor”) who are otherwise eligible to enter the Contest may only enter with the consent of his or her custodial parent or legal guardian. In such a case, the custodial parent or legal guardian of the Minor entrant must complete all required fields of the Contest entry form on the Minor’s behalf, and provide his or her first name, last name, and valid email address. Failure to comply with this provision may result in disqualification of the entrant, to be determined by the Contest Sponsor in its sole discretion.
The only method of entry for this Contest is online entry (internet access required). Online entry is available through the Website only; no other means of submission will be accepted.
Although online access and an email account are required in order to participate, no purchase is required in order to enter the Contest. Many public libraries, retail businesses and others offer free access to computers and a number of Internet service providers and other companies offer free email accounts.
NOTE: Only one (1) entry per person per day during the Contest Period is permitted. For greater certainty, entrants may only use one (1) email address to enter the Contest. If it is discovered that any person has attempted to use: (i) more than one (1) email address during the Contest Period; and/or (ii) multiple names, or identities to enter the Contest, then (in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsor) he/she may be disqualified from the Contest and all of his/her entries voided. Use (or attempted use) of multiple names, identities, email addresses and/or any automated, macro, script, robotic or other systems(s) or program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in or disrupt this Contest is prohibited and is grounds for disqualification by the Contest Sponsor.
In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be deemed to be made by the authorized account holder of the email address at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the email address in question.
On September 8, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET at the Toronto office of Contest Sponsor, one (1) eligible entrant will be randomly selected as the potential winner of the Grand Prize, as described below. 18 Secondary Prize winners will be randomly chosen every Monday during the contest period. The prize winners will be contacted by a representative of the Contest Sponsor within five (5) business days of the draw by telephone and/or email (the method selected in Contest Sponsor’s sole discretion), as provided by the entrant in his/her Contest entry form. The Contest Sponsor is not responsible for false, incorrect, changed, incomplete or illegible contact information. Notification is deemed to have occurred immediately upon sending of an email or placing a phone call. Any potential winner found to be ineligible, declines to accept a prize or who is unable to be contacted (including failing to return phone calls or emails) within five (5) business days of notification may be required to forfeit the prize and another eligible entrant may be selected in Contest Sponsor’s sole discretion.
THE GRAND PRIZE AND GRAND PRIZE VALUE/ SECONDARY PRIZES AND VALUE
5A. There is one (1) Grand Prize to be won. The Grand Prize consists of the following:
A $10,000 VISA gift card. Approximate Retail Value of the Grand Prize is $10,000.00 CDN.
The Grand Prize will be shipped to the address provided by the winner on their entry form within four (4) weeks after return of a completed Declaration and Release.
5B. There are 18 Secondary Prizes to be won. The Secondary Prize consists of the following:
A gift basket with a variety of BBQ themed products. Approximate Retail Value of each Secondary Prize is $150.00 CDN. The Approximate Retail Value of all Secondary Prizes is $2,700.00 CDN.
The Secondary Prize will be shipped to the address provided by the winner on their entry form within four (4) weeks after return of a completed Declaration and Release.
Approximate Retail Value of All Prizes: $12,700.00 CDN.
DEADLINE FOR CLAIMING THE PRIZES
Following confirmation as a winner in accordance with the Contest Rules, the selected entrant will be given instructions and a deadline as to how he/she must claim the prize. Any potential winner who fails either to claim the Prize or to inform the Contest Sponsor of his/her inability to claim the Prize before the deadline, as instructed, may be required to forfeit the Prize and another eligible entrant may be selected in Contest Sponsor’s sole discretion.
ODDS OF WINNING
Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.
NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES
The Contest Sponsor does not make any representation or offers any warranty, express or implied, as to the quality or fitness of any prize awarded in connection with the Contest. Each winner understands and acknowledges that he or she may not seek reimbursement or pursue any legal or equitable remedy from the Contest Sponsor should the prize fail to be fit for its purpose or is in any way unsatisfactory to such winner.
DECLARATION AND RELEASE OF THE WINNERS
Before being awarded any prize, the selected entrant, or if the selected entrant is a Minor, his or her custodial parent or legal guardian, on the Minor’s behalf must:
correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited skill-testing mathematical question; and
sign a standard form Declaration and Release of Liability (the “Release Forms”) confirming that by entering the Contest:
he or she read, understood and accepted these Contest Rules;
that he or she nevertheless freely and voluntarily agrees and does hereby assume any and all risks of personal injury, illness, death arising out of or connected with his or her participation in the Contest and winning the prize; and
that he or she releases, discharges, indemnifies and holds harmless the Contest Sponsor, the Affiliates, prize providers, and each of their respective parents, directors, officers, employees, independent contractors, representatives, licensors and agents as well as their respective advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, the “Releasees”) from and against any and all liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the prize, or in connection with participation in this Contest or a Contest-related activity, including, without limitation, any financial, legal or moral responsibility or loss or personal injury including death or damage to or loss of property suffered or incurred or arising from participating in the Contest or accepting the prize, whether suffered by the prize winner, or by his or her heirs, administrators, personal representatives or executors, and notwithstanding that such injuries or losses may have been caused solely or partly by any act, omission, negligence or gross negligence of any or all of the Releasees.
Release Forms will be emailed to each potential winner at the email address provided on his/her Contest entry form. Prizes will only be awarded upon (a) verification of the answer to the skill-testing question and (b) return of the fully executed Release Forms to the email or fax number provided to such winner. Failure to return a signed Release Form as instructed by the Contest Sponsors will result in disqualification. Each winner is responsible for obtaining and returning signed copies of Release Forms from his/her guest, if applicable (or the guests’ custodial parent/legal guardian in the case of Minors).
Each prize and prize portions are non-exchangeable, non-transferable, non-refundable, have no cash surrender value and must be accepted as awarded with no substitutions, except as may be decided by Contest Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute and/or modify any prize, or prize portion, with (a) prize(s) of equal or greater value for any reason. Should a prize winner be unable to claim his/her prize or prize portion as awarded, his/her rights to the prize or prize portion will be forfeited and another entrant may be selected, to be decided in Contest Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Subject to applicable law, the Contest Sponsor, reserves the right to cancel, suspend, terminate and/or modify the Contest Rules or administration of the Contest, in whole or in part, without prior notice with no obligation or liability, including, if for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, whether due to technical failure, tampering, fraud, corruption of security or other causes beyond the control of the Contest Sponsor. The Releasees are not responsible or liable to any entrant or winner or any person claiming through such entrant or winner for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action, regulations, order or request proves to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorists acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, volcanic eruption, tsunami, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labour or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, performers’ illness, injury or death, or any other cause beyond the Releasees’ sole control.
OWNERSHIP OF ENTRIES
Subject to the terms contained in Section 15 below, all entries shall become the property of the Contest Sponsor and its advertising and promotional agencies. The Releasees assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, destroyed or otherwise indecipherable entries due to any failure or technical malfunction of the telephone network, on-line computer systems of equipment, servers, access providers, software, poor reception, technical problems, failure of any email or submission or due to any other reason regardless of cause.
By entering the Contest, each entrant (or if an entrant is a Minor, his or her custodial parent or legal guardian) consents to the use of his or her name, city of residence, photograph, voice, likeness, image or any other aspect of his or her personality for any publicity and programming purposes, commercial or otherwise, throughout the world, in all media, in perpetuity, by the Contest Sponsor, promoters and their advertising and promotional agencies, without any obligation, notice, payment or compensation. Such consent shall also be included in the Release Form that each prize winner (or if such winner is a Minor, his or her custodial parent or legal guardian) signs, as set out above.
CONSENT TO COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Sponsor that corrupts, impairs or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend the Contest and/or any prize. The Contest Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify, from this Contest and future contests of the Contest Sponsor, any individual who tampers with or in any way corrupts the entry process. The Contest Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest, future contests of the Contest Sponsor and/or winning a prize(s) if, in the Contest Sponsor’s sole discretion, the Contest Sponsor determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or any unlawful or unfair playing practices relating to the Contest (including but not limited to the use of automated quick entry programs), prize(s), or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or the Contest Sponsor’s representatives. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including lawyers’ fees) from any such entrant or any other individual to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By entering the Contest, the entrant (or if an entrant is a Minor, his or her custodial parent or legal guardian, on the Minor’s behalf) agrees that the Releasees shall have no liability and shall be held harmless by the entrant (or if an entrant is a Minor, his or her custodial parent or legal guardian, on the Minor’s behalf) for any damage, loss or liability to person or property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of entering the Contest, the acceptance, possession, use, enjoyment or misuse of any prize, or while preparing for, participating in any Contest-related or prize-related activity. The Releasees are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, fraud, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by any of the Releasees, 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 submissions that may cause damage to a user’s system or limit a potential entrant’s ability to participate in the Contest.
WHERE CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
These Contest Rules are available online at the Website.
COMPLIANCE WITH CONTEST RULES
All entrants (or if the entrant is a Minor, his or her custodial parent or legal guardian, on the Minor’s behalf) agree to abide by the Contest Rules, which are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsor.
COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
This Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to all federal, provincial, territorial and municipal laws and regulations of Canada and of each province, territory and municipality of Canada, respectively.