OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
1. SPONSOR: The “Contest” is sponsored by Royal City Soccer Club, 1251 Northside Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7M 1H7 (the “Sponsor”). Not sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook or Instagram.
2. CONTEST DATES AND TIMES: The Contest begins on May 12, 2023 at 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time and ends on May 31, 2023 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (the “Contest End Date”) after which time the Contest will be closed and no further entries will be accepted.
3. HOW TO ENTER: You will be automatically entered in the ‘contest’ if you 1) answer the poll question ‘Who is the GREATEST player of our generation?’ provided by Royal City Soccer Club (either by email or Facebook), 2) register and pay in full for at least 1 week of either morning or full day sessions during the contest period outlined and 3) ‘LIKE’ and ‘SHARE’ the designated Facebook post. A contestant will receive ONE (1) entry for liking and sharing the post, ONE (1) entry for following Royal City Soccer Club on Facebook. Contestants will receive additional entries for tagging friends in the Royal City Soccer Club post comments (1 entry per tag).
4. CONTEST PRIZES: There will be 2 different contestants selected: 1 (one) contestant for a Lionel Messi signed photo (approximately 8″x10″) and a Lionel Messi signed soccer ball (approximate retail value “APR” $500 total), and 1 (one) contestant for a Cristiano Ronaldo signed photo (approximately 8″x10″) and a Cristiano Ronaldo signed soccer ball (approximate retail value “APR” $500 total). All winners assume any and all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by entering, participating in this Contest or their use or redemption of a prize. All prizes must be accepted as awarded and have no cash value. Prizes or any portion thereof cannot be combined with other discounts, promotions or special offers. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute an alternate prize of equal or greater value if an advertised prize is unavailable at time of award. Prizes may not be sold or transferred in any way.
5. WINNER SELECTION AND CONFIRMATION: On June 1, 2023 at 12 pm Eastern Standard Time Toronto time at 1251 Northside Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7M 1H7 (“Draw Date”) the Sponsor, or an employee, agent or other representative of the Sponsor, will conduct a random draw from all eligible entries received before the Contest End Date and select the potential winners (the “Selected Entrant” or “Selected Entrants”). The Selected Entrant (or Selected Entrants) will be deemed a winner (or winners) if they meet all of the eligibility criteria set out in these Contest Rules, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
GENERAL CONTEST RULES
These General Contest Rules apply to any contest that is sponsored by the Sponsor for any of its websites in addition to any specific contest rules for a particular contest.
6. ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is open to legal residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, with the exception of employees of the Sponsor, its parent, related and affiliated companies, subsidiaries, departments or agencies, franchisees, suppliers, advertising and promotional agencies, Contest administrators, and any other parties engaged in the development, production or distribution of Contest materials and those living in the same household or any of their immediate family (spouse, parent, child or sibling).
By participating in this Contest, entrants acknowledge compliance with, and agree to be bound by, these Contest Rules. Entrants who do not comply with any of these Contest Rules are subject to disqualification by the Sponsor, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion.
If a Selected Entrant does not meet any eligibility criteria, including an inability by the Sponsor to contact the Selected Entrant or receive a reply from the Selected Entrant, he/she will be disqualified and will not receive a prize and another entrant (or subsequent entrants if required) will be selected by way of a random draw from the remaining eligible entries.
Entrants agree that the Sponsor shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity or eligibility to enter into any of the Sponsor’s contests, failure to provide any such proof upon request and in the time period requested which result in the entrant’s disqualification, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion.
7. NON-REFUNDABLE: If you are the Selected Entrant, to accept the prize, you’re registration fee will be non-refundable. If you wish to cancel or change your week of camp or session, you will be required to forfeit the prize and return at the expense of the Selected Entrant.
8. ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received before the Contest End Date.
9. WINNER NOTIFICATION: The Selected Entrant (or Selected Entrants) will be notified within one (1) business day of the draw and will be contacted using the email used to enter into this Contest and up to three attempts will be made within one (1) day following the draw. A Selected Entrant that does not or cannot accept a prize may be forfeited and a new Selected Entrant selected by random draw, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Sponsor is not responsible for the failure for any reason whatsoever of a Selected Entrant (or Selected Entrants) to receive notification or for the Sponsor to receive a response.
10. DISPUTES: Disputes regarding identity of entrant: If, in the case of any online entries, the identity of a Selected Entrant is disputed, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the Authorized Account Holder (the individual assigned to the e-mail address or, if applicable for entry, social media handle associated with the entry). Each Selected Entrant may be required to provide proof that he/she is the Authorized Account Holder associated with the selected entry.
11. ENTRY IRREGULARITIES: Any attempt or suspected attempt to use robotic, automatic, programmed, or otherwise, illicit means to enter this Contest, or any other methods not authorized by these Contest Rules, for example, but not limited to, creating multiple accounts, identities, or registrations, all in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, shall be deemed as tampering and may disqualify you from entering, participating and/or winning a prize. Entries that contain false or incomplete information are void. Entries that are late, lost, stolen, illegible, contain false information, are damaged, misdirected, mutilated, garbled or incomplete, altered or otherwise irregular or that do not conform with or satisfy any or all of the conditions of these Contest Rules are void. Entrants grant Sponsor a non-exclusive license to use all entries for any purpose. No correspondence will be entered into except with Selected Entrants. Proof of transmission (screenshots or captures, etc.) does not constitute proof of entry or receipt of an entry.
For social media based contests, any entrant found to have used multiple Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok or any other social media platforms, whether by establishing multiple accounts or using other persons’ social media accounts, to enter a contest will be deemed ineligible by the Sponsor to enter any contest or win any prize.
12. RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION: The winner (or winners) of this Contest agrees to (i) confirm compliance with the Contest Rules; (ii) agree to accept their prize as awarded; (iii) release, discharge and hold harmless the Sponsor, its departments and agencies, parent, related and affiliated companies, subsidiaries, franchisees, advertising and promotional agencies, counsel, marketing partners, and, if this Contest is marketed on Facebook and/or Instagram, Facebook and/or Instagram, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, shareholders, successors, sponsors, partners, licensees, subsidiaries, agents, artists, advisors, assignees, and all others associated with the administration, development and execution of this Contest (the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all manner of action, cause of action, claim or demand, loss or injury, use or misuse of a prize or any travel related thereto, and the use of an entry by the Sponsor, suit, debt, covenant, contract, including legal fees and expenses, whatsoever, including but not limited to, claims based on negligence, breach of contract and fundamental breach, failure of any third party contractor or supplier used in connection with any aspect of this Contest to perform or deliver any goods or services, any act of God or any other event beyond the Released Parties’ control, any dissatisfaction of any kind by a winner with any aspect of this Contest or any prize, liability for physical injury, death, or property damage which the entrants, guests, their heirs, successors or assigns have, might have or could have suffered, by reason of or arising out of the entrant’s participation in this Contest and/or in connection with the acceptance and/or exercise by the entrant of the prize as awarded; and (iv) indemnify the Released Parties against any loss, damage or expense, including legal fees, that any of the Released Parties may suffer or incur as a result of any non-compliance by an entrant with any of these Contest Rules or participation in this Contest and/or in connection with the acceptance and/or exercise by an entrant of a prize and the use of the entry by Sponsor.
The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) incorrect or inaccurate entry information which may affect a person’s ability to participate in this Contest or be awarded a prize, including but not limited to human error, technical malfunctions, lost or delayed entries for any reason, mail failures, omission, or any combination thereof, and entries which fail to fully comply with these Contest Rules; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (iii) lost, incomplete, delayed, mutilated or misdirected entries or Winner Release forms; (iv) injury or damage to the entrant’s computer or to any other individual’s computer related to or resulting from participating in, or downloading any material regarding this Contest or accepting a prize; (v) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the entrant’s participation in this Contest or the receipt or use or misuse of any prize, including any travel related thereto and the use of their entry by the Sponsor; (vi) the security or privacy of information transmitted via computer networks or for breaches of privacy due to interference by third party computer “hackers” or otherwise; (vii) late, lost, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify a potential winner; or (viii) late or un-received replies to any Contest-related communication from a potential winner.
13. CONTEST TERMINATION: The Sponsor reserves the right to terminate or amend this Contest at any time and in any way, without prior notice. Without limiting the foregoing, if, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned for any reason, the Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Contest and conduct a random draw from all previously received eligible entries received by the Contest End Date.
14. PUBLICITY AND ENTRANT INFORMATION: By participating in this Contest, entrants consent to the use, including waiving any moral rights, by the Sponsor and any co-sponsors of the applicable contest, or their respective licensees, successors or assigns, of their name, address, postal code, telephone number, social media handles, comments and image and all of their entries, including written essay entries, whether on videotape, photograph, written or any other means, all as may be edited, translated or otherwise modified by the Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion, for the administration of this Contest or any publicity or marketing carried out by the Sponsor, without further notice or compensation to the entrant.
15. LAW: The Contest is void where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable Canadian federal, provincial, territorial, municipal and local laws. This Contest shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the Province of Ontario, including all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Contest Rules, rights and obligations between entrants and the Sponsor, and procedural provisions, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. Any dispute shall be adjudicated by the courts sitting in Ontario.
16. RULE AMENDMENTS: The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to amend or modify these Contest Rules, or modify, cancel or suspend this Contest, without prior notice for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation in the event that any cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor corrupts, or threatens to corrupt, the security or proper administration of the Contest.
17. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: All intellectual property, including but not limited to trademarks, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source codes, images, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations are owned by the Sponsor. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or other intellectual property without the express written consent of the Sponsor is strictly prohibited. The Sponsor’s marketing or other partners, if any, shall also have access to and rights to reproduce, copy or otherwise use any materials generated by this Contest or any submissions or materials generated by entrants.
18. PERSONAL INFORMATION: By entering into any of the Sponsor’s contests, you consent to the Sponsor’s collection, use and disclosure of your personal information for the purpose of administering the relevant contest.
Over the course of participating in a contest, you may be given the option to receive commercial electronic e-mails or other communications of a commercial nature (collectively, “Commercial Communications”) from the Sponsor or other parties. Should you choose to receive Commercial Communications from the Sponsor, your personal information will be used by the Sponsor for the purpose (or purposes) set out in the consent request to you, these General Contest Rules or the contest rules in relation to the particular contest you entered. The Sponsor may disclose your personal information to any prize supplier for the purposes of prize fulfillment. If you have been asked to sign and return the Sponsor’s Winner Release or any other documentation in accordance with these Contest Rules you agree that the Sponsor may disclose your personal information to any interested party, including to an entity who is released by you from liability.
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