OFFICIAL OIKOS #DreamFulfilled CONTEST RULES
The Oikos #DreamFulfilled Contest (the "Contest") is organized by Danone Inc. (the “Contest Organizer”). The Contest Organizer is responsible for the Contest, its organization and the Contest Rules (the “Rules”).
The Contest will run from February 20, 2017, at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT) and end on March 5, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. (EDT) (the "Contest Period").
By registering to the Oikos #DreamFulfilled Contest, each entrant (each entrant is referred to as an "Entrant", together, the “Entrants) has a chance to win a Prize (as such terms are hereinafter defined), in accordance with the conditions set forth below.
By entering the Contest, each Entrant agrees to be bound by the present Rules.
This Contest is open to all residents of Canada having reached the legal age of majority in their respective province or territory at the time of entry.
Employees, agents, representatives, officers and directors of the Contest Organizer, of its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, parent corporations, advertising and promotion agencies, sponsors, suppliers of services related to this Contest, or of any other party directly associated with the holding of the Contest, as well as members of their immediate families (brothers, sisters, children, father, mother), their legal or common-law spouse, and any persons residing with these employees, agents, representatives, officers and directors are not eligible to participate.
2. HOW TO PARTICIPATE
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY.
2.1. To enter the Contest, during the Contest Period:
- Visit Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/ or sign in through the Instagram application (for mobile device or tablet).
- Please start an Instagram session by typing in your user name and your password. If you do not have an Instagram account, please create it by typing in your name, email address, a username and a password and click sign up.
- Follow @oikos_canada on Instagram. To do so, type @oikos_canada in the search field, click on oikos_canada in the search result and you will be redirected to the oikos_canada account. Click follow.
- Visit the following Instagram account(s): @oikos_canada, @emilybatty1, @roselinefilion, @megbenfeito, @livingboldly.ca, @patricklanglois, @sarahcout, @chictonique, and @chicdarling.
- On this (these) Instagram account(s), find the photo with the mention of the Oikos #DreamFulfilled Contest and comment the photo by (1) describing a dream you would like to one day fulfill with the hashtag #DreamFulfilled and (2) by tagging the account of a friend. Your comment must clearly state a dream that you would like to one day realize and include the Instagram account name of your friend (for example: @my_friend) and not only his/her name.
To participate to the Contest, "cookies" must be enabled.
2.2 Disqualification. Each Entrant shall respect the following requirements, failing which, the Entrant may be disqualified and his/her Registration may be cancelled:
- Entrants must have a public Instagram account and use a valid email address.
- Entrants must use the same Instagram account and the same email address during the Contest Period.
- Entrants must enter the contest as stated above and must follow the page @oikos_canada.
- The use of more than one Instagram account or email address will lead to automatic disqualification. Accounts created by the same person will be cancelled and disqualified.
2.3 Presumptions. Any Instagram account created will be deemed to have been created by the holder of the email account. Creating an account for this Contest constitutes acceptance of these Rules.
A total of one hundred and sixty (160) prizes (individually, a “Prize”, and collectively, the “Prizes”) will be awarded for this Contest.
Each Prize will consist of a coupon for a free OIKOS SuperGrains 4X100gram pack. The coupon can be redeemed at participating Canadian retailers who sell OIKOS SuperGrains, i.e. major grocery stores.
The total approximate retail value of all Prizes to be won during this Contest is six hundred seventy dollars and forty cents (CAD$670.40). Each individual prize is valued at $4.19, before tax.
Contest Organizer reserves the right, in the event that a selected Prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason, to substitute another Prize of equal or greater value, without liability.
In addition to any other conditions set forth in the present Rules, the following conditions apply to the Prizes offered:
Should any part of the Prize not be used before the applicable date, no compensation will be provided to the winner for the unused portion.
All costs, expenses, charges, duties and taxes (federal, provincial, local or otherwise) and fees not expressly described herein as being part of a Prize shall be entirely borne by, and be the sole responsibility of, the winner.
All Prizes must be accepted as awarded and cannot be transferred, substituted or redeemed for cash or for any other Prizes.
Any Prize represented in promotional materials is for illustration purposes only and may not be the exact item(s) offered as a Prize.
Trademarks, logos, and all service marks (including, without limitation, individual product and retailer names) are the property of their respective owners.
4. WINNERS SELECTION
At the end of the Contest Period, a jury comprising of three (3) employees of the Contest Organizer’s public relations agency, NATIONAL Public Relations, will randomly select a total of 160 (160) winners, consisting of 20 winners for each of the eight (8) Instagram accounts offering the Contest among all valid Entries.
The jury will select the winners on March 8, 2017 at 2:00:00 p.m. (EDT) at the office of NATIONAL Public Relations, located at 1155 rue Metcalfe, Montreal, Quebec, H3B 0C1.
Limit. An Entrant can only win one (1) Prize.
4.2 Chances of winning. For each Entrant, the chances of winning a Prize depend on the total number of eligible Entrants.
4.3 Official time. The Contest Organizer’s servers are the official time keeping device for this Contest.
5. AWARDING OF PRIZES
The Entrants selected by the jury will be notified through Instagram mail by the Contest Organizer within ten (10) days following their selection.
The selected Entrants must answer a mathematical question correctly within a limited time. This question is required by law and will be asked by email or fax or on the declaration of exoneration of liability and compliance with the Rules form (hereafter, the "Declaration Form").
To be declared a winner, the randomly drawn Entrant must (i) complete and sign the Declaration Form which will be sent to him/her by the Contest Organizer; (ii) return an original signed copy of the Declaration Form to the Contest Organizer within ten (10) days of receipt thereof; and (iii) correctly answer the mathematical question found on the Declaration Form.
The Declaration Form includes, without limitation, a confirmation that the winner will abide by the Rules, releases the Contest Organizer, its directors, officers, employees, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, related companies and agents from all liability, except where proscribed by law, and allows the Contest Organizer and its representatives to use the winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements about the Prize, place of residence and/or voice without any compensation, in any advertising by the Contest Organizer and for any required disclosure without having to obtain the winner’s prior consent.
If a selected Entrant fails to return the Declaration Form within the period provided, that Entrant will be deemed to have forfeited his Prize and another random draw will be held according to the provisions set forth in the present Rules until a new winner claims his/her Prize.
Within twenty (20) days of receipt of the duly completed Declaration Form, the Contest Organizer will mail the Prize to the Winner to the address indicated on the Entrant's Declaration Form.
5.3. Disqualification. Failing to abide by any of the conditions set forth in the Contest Rules or making any inaccurate, false or fraudulent declaration will lead to automatic disqualification of the winner and loss of rights to the Prize.
6. GENERAL CONDITIONS
6.1. Verifications. Registration Forms, other documents requested by the Contest Organizer and all information contained therein are subject to verification by the Contest Organizer. Any Registration Form, any Declaration Form or any other document requested by the Contest Organizer that is illegible, incomplete, fraudulent, copied or received late, bearing an invalid email address or phone number, not bearing the correct answer to the mathematical skill-testing question or otherwise noncompliant shall be rejected, shall lead to the Entrant's disqualification and will not entitle to an entry or to a Prize, as the case may be. Entrants are responsible for the correct and full completion of any other document requested by the Contest Organizer.
An Entrant selected by the jury will not be considered to have won until the verification process is complete, and it is determined, to the Contest Organizer's entire satisfaction, that all all terms of these Rules have been complied with.
6.2 Conduct of the Contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Contest website or any related website or to sabotage the legitimate conduct of this Contest constitutes a violation of civil and criminal laws. Should there be any such attempts, the Contest Organizer reserves the right to reject the Entrant’s
entry and obtain legal or equitable relief under applicable laws.
6.3 Decisions of the Contest Organizer. Any decision of the Contest Organizer regarding any aspect of this Contest, including, without being limited to, the eligibility and/or disqualification of Registration Forms, shall be final and without appeal, subject to any decision of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux du Québec.
6.4 Disqualification. Any person entering or attempting to enter the Contest by means that are contrary to the Rules or unfair to other Entrants will automatically be disqualified and may be referred to the competent legal authorities.
6.5 Acceptance of Prize. Prizes must be accepted as described in this Contest Rules and may not, in any case, be in whole or in part transferred to another person, replaced by another Prize or exchanged for cash, except as provided herein.
6.6 Prizes substitution. In the event where it would be impossible, difficult and/or more costly for the Contest Organizer to award a Prize (or part of Prize) as described in these Contest Rules, the Contest Organizer reserves the right to award a Prize (or part of Prize) of the same kind and of equivalent value or, at this sole discretion, the cash value of a Prize (or part of Prize) as indicated in the Contest Rules.
6.7. Limitation of liability – use of Prize. The winner releases the Contest Organizer, its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, parent corporations, advertising and promotion agencies, employees, agents, representatives, officers and directors and Instagram (“Released Parties”) from any liability for damage of any kind whatsoever that he/she or his/her guests may suffer, directly or indirectly, by reason of acceptance, possession or use of the Prize, including, among other things, accidents, injuries, death, loss of enjoyment, inconveniences, disappointments, worries or frustrations or a physical or psychological nature.
For this purpose, winner hereby (i) acknowledges and confirms that Released Parties are not granting any warranties or assurances of any kind pertaining to the Prizes awarded in connection with the Contest; (ii) acknowledges and confirms the absence of any implied warranties in connection with the Contest or the Prizes, and (iii) agrees to sign the Declaration form before receiving his/her Prize.
Any and all costs and expenses incurred by a winner to claim, use or redeem his/her Prize shall be entirely borne by the winner.
6.8 Liability limit: participation in the Contest. Each person who enters or attempts to enter this Contest releases the Released Parties from any liability for any damages, claim or prejudice that may occur due to their participation or attempted participation in the Contest.
The Released Parties accept no liability for the malfunction of any computer component, software or communication line in connection with the loss or absence of network communication or with any defective, incomplete, incomprehensible or deleted transmission from any computer or network that may limit any person’s opportunity to enter the Contest or prevent him from entering the Contest.
The Released Parties accept no responsibility for any damage or loss that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by the downloading of any Internet page or software and by the transmission of any information in connection with entry in the Contest.
The Contest Organizer is released from its obligations hereunder in the event of a force majeure, or if an event is delayed or postponed for any reason outside its control, including, without being limited to, natural disasters, public enemies, war, civil conflict, fire, flooding, labour disputes or strikes or any other act or order of a governmental authority.
6.9 Liability limit. Released Parties shall not be responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, garbled, inaccurate, incomplete, misaddressed, mutilated, undelivered, delayed, or misdirected emails, points, codes, requests and/or Prize claims, or for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, or delay in cable, satellite, internet service provider, telephone lines, or in operations or transmission of information, in each case whether arising by the way of technical or other failures or malfunctions of computer hardware, software, communication devices, or transmissions lines, or data corruptions, theft, tampering, destruction, unauthorized access to or alternation of any participation materials, loss, human error, or otherwise.
Further, Released Parties are not responsible for electronic communications, which are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in an Entrant’s email account to receive email messages.
Released Parties are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by an Entrant 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 transmission, receipt, or processing of codes.
Released Parties are not responsible for any other errors or problems of any kind, whether computer, network, printing, seeding, typographical, mechanical, technical, human or otherwise, relating to or in connection with this Contest, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the rewards/reward recipients, or the Prizes/Prize winners, the processing of points, codes, requests, the tabulation of points, or in any Contest-related materials.
6.10 Liability limit: Prize providers. Each winner recognizes that, from the time that he/she accepts a Prize, the performance of obligations related to such Prize becomes the sole and complete responsibility of the designated service providers with respect to portions not delivered by the Contest Organizer, if applicable.
6.11 Instagram. The Contest is not administered or sponsored by Instagram.
6.12 Modification. The Contest Organizer reserves the right, at its sole discretion, subject to compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend all or any part of this Contest in the event of a virus infection, a computer malfunction, an incident or any human intervention that could corrupt or affect the administration, security, impartiality or running of the Contest as provided for in the Rules.
6.13 Number of Prizes awarded. In all cases, the Contest Organizer, its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, parent corporations, advertising and promotion agencies, employees, agents, representatives, officers and directors, and their suppliers of products, materials and services related to this Contest, and their employees, agents and representatives cannot be required to award more Prizes than the number indicated in the Rules or to award Prizes other than in accordance with the Rules.
If computer, printing, production, mechanical, seeding, typographical, or other errors result in more valid Prize claims for any Prize level than the number stated herein, the Contest Organizer reserves the right to award the stated number of Prizes for the Prize level at issue in a random draw from among all eligible, non-suspect, and valid Prize claims received for the applicable Prize level.
6.14 Authorizations. By entering the Contest, Entrants agree to have their submitted name displayed on the Contest Organizer’s website, blog and Facebook page and used by the Contest Organizer for any purpose regarding the Contest and for promotional and advertising purposes in connection with the Contest Organizer and its products and activities at any time, without any fee, remuneration or other form of compensation.
Each winner authorizes the Contest Organizer and its representatives to use, if required, his/her name, photo, likeness, statements regarding the Prize(s), place of residence and/or voice for advertising purposes in connection with the Contest, without any fee, remuneration or other form of compensation.
6.15 Ownership of Registration Forms. Registration Forms are the exclusive property of the Contest Organizer and will at no time be returned to Entrants.
6.16 Intellectual Property. The Contest Organizer is the sole owner of the Contest materials and promotional products as well as intellectual property rights thereto, and nothing in these Rules shall be construed so as to confer any right whatsoever to Entrants in this regard.
6.17 Communication with Entrants. Subject to the provisions of the Rules, there will be no communication or correspondence with Entrants, except with a winner of a Prize.
6.18 Entrant’s identity. For the purposes of the Rules, the Entrant is the person whose name appears on the Registration Form and, subject to the terms hereof, the Prize will be awarded to this person should he/she be declared winner.
6.19 Litigation. Any litigation respecting the conduct or organisation of the Contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux du Québec for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a Prize may be submitted to the Régie for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.
6.20 Competent legal tribunal. Subject to the provisions of the preceding paragraph regarding matters that fall under the jurisdiction of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux, as a prior condition of Registration in this Contest, every Entrant agrees that disputes that cannot be settled between the parties, and all causes for action arising out of or connected with this Contest, must be settled case by case, without recourse to any form of class action, and exclusively before a competent court in Montreal, Quebec which court must apply the laws in force in the province of Quebec.
6.21 Unenforceability. If any paragraph of the Rules is declared or ruled to be illegal, unenforceable or void by a competent Court, then the paragraph in question shall be deemed void, but all other paragraphs not affected will be applied within the limitations of the law.
6.22 Gender. The masculine gender is used in these Rules solely for succinctness; it refers to both men and women.
6.23 Language. In the event of a discrepancy between the French and English versions of the Rules, the French version shall take precedence.
6.24 Acceptance. By participating in the Contest, Entrants agree to be bound by the Contest Rules and by the decisions of the Contest Organizer, which will be final and won’t be subject to appeal in any respect, including without limitation, any decisions concerning eligibility, disqualification of Registration Forms, or Prize attribution.
6.25 Personal information in connection with the Contest. Entrants’ personal information will be stored in the Contest database and the Contest Organizer will use it to contact Entrants for the purposes of the Contest.
No other use will be made of Entrants’ personal information, with the exception of Entrants who explicitly indicated when completing the Registration Form that they wish to receive more information about the Contest Organizer, its products and/or activities.
6.26 Contest Rules and names of winners. A copy of the Rules and the names of the winners may be obtained upon written request to:
100, de Lauzon Street
6.27 Governing Law. The Contest and these Rules shall be governed by the laws of Canada and the Province or Territory concerned.