- Ways to Enter the Contest.
No purchase is necessary to enter. To enter the Rural Life Photo contest (the “Contest”), followers of @Xplornet on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram must post a photo and caption (collectively, the “Submission”) that represents what “rural life” means to them during the contest period commencing at 4 PM EST on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 and ending at 4 PM EST on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 (the “Contest Period”). On Facebook and Twitter, Submissions can be posted either in the comments of Xplornet’s post about the Contest, or in a separate post. If posted as a separate post, @Xplornet must be tagged in the post. On Instagram, @Xplornet must also be tagged in any post.
Your Submission must comply with the Submission Requirements provided in paragraph 5 below. If your Submission is received during the Contest Period in accordance with these official rules and regulations (the “Rules”), as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, you will be eligible to receive one (1) entry (the “Entry”) into the Contest. Limit of one entry per person during the Contest Period.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Contest Sponsor reserves the right at any time, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof, in form and substance satisfactory to the Contest Sponsor within the timeframe specified by the Contest Sponsor that: (i) confirms the entrant and the Submission meets all of the applicable requirements specified in these Rules; (ii) the entrant has all necessary permissions and authorizations as required pursuant to these Rules including permission from all persons (or from a parent or legal guardian if such person is a minor) appearing in the Submission; and/or (iii) is required for any other reason that the Contest Sponsor deems necessary, in its sole and absolute discretion for the purposes of administering this Contest in accordance with these Rules, or for any other reason. Failure to provide such proof to the complete satisfaction of the Contest Sponsor within the timeline specified may result in disqualification in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsor. The Contest Sponsor may reproduce and/or post any Submission submitted as set forth in these Rules in any and all forms of media including its social networking pages and in a blog post as a public viewing gallery. Any Submission that the Contest Sponsor deems, at any time, violates the terms and conditions set forth in these Rules, as determined by the Contest Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion, may be taken down.
The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada, except residents of Quebec. Entrants must have reached the age of majority according to the law of the province or territory in which they reside at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of Xplornet Communications Inc. (the “Sponsor”) and its affiliates, distributors, dealers, marketing representatives, printers, advertising or promotional agencies, or any other organization associated with the Contest are not eligible to participate.
One grand prize (the “Prize”) is to be awarded consisting of a Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T290 (2019) 8” Tablet – Black (Approx. retail value $179.99 CAD). The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any Prize in whole or in part for a prize of equal or greater value in the event that any component of a Prize is unavailable for any reason. The Prize must be accepted as awarded and no substitutions, except as identified above, will be made. The Prize may not be sold, transferred or assigned and is not convertible to cash.
- The Draw
The winner of the Contest will be selected in a random draw conducted by Xplornet Communications Inc. of all eligible entries received during the Contest Period. The random drawing will take place at 4 PM on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the selected entrant using the social media platform which the entrant used to enter the Contest within 7 days of the draw. In order to be declared a winner, the selected entrant must unaided correctly answer a time-limited skill-testing question and, within 10 days, complete and return to the Sponsor a contest eligibility and liability/publicity release confirming among other things, compliance with these Rules, releasing the Sponsor and their respective directors, officers, shareholders and agents from all liability and, except where prohibited by law, permitting the Sponsor to use the selected entrant’s name, address (city and province), image and Submission, without compensation, worldwide and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, in any publicity carried out by the Sponsor. Selected entrant must also provide proof of identity (photocopy of Driver’s License, Passport or any other government-issued photo identification). In the event that a selected entrant is not eligible for any reason, has not correctly answered the skill-testing question or cannot be contacted after 7 business days of the first attempt to contact the selected entrant, such entrant shall be disqualified and the Sponsor shall have the right to select another entrant and the Sponsor shall be released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard. No correspondence will be made except with the selected entrant.
- Submission Requirements
The Submission must represent “what rural life means to you”, be original and not include any third party’s proprietary content, including trademarks or copyrighted content. Contest Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify any entrant who uses third party proprietary content, at any time. Any Submission that involves a third party that does not choose to be part of the Submission may also be disqualified. Submissions must not include any illegal, defamatory or in any way obscene content. Submissions cannot be a parody or derogatory. Submissions remain the property of the entrant, however by entering this Contest, each entrant (i) represents and warrants that his/her Submission is his or her original work and does not infringe on any third party’s copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights, (ii) represents and warrants that he/she has all necessary rights from any third party that appears, or is mentioned, in the Submission, including those from the parent or legal guardian if third party is under the age of majority; (iii) grants the Contest Sponsor, an unlimited, royalty free, irrevocable, right and license to reproduce and/or post the Submission in any and all forms of media now known or hereafter devised including, without limitation, on the Sponsor’s websites and social networking pages; (iv) waives all moral rights in the Submission in favour of the Contest Sponsor; (v) agrees to release, indemnify, discharge and hold harmless the Sponsor and its directors, shareholders, officers and agents from any claim or liability arising from or related to the Submission; and (vi) consents to the publication and/or use, in any and all forms of media now known or hereafter devised including, without limitation, on the Internet, the entrant’s Submission for publicity purposes carried out by the Sponsor and/or its advertising and promotional agencies without payment or compensation of any kind. Contest Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any claims against infringement of the right of privacy with respect to any Submission.
- Privacy and Personal Information
- Publicity of Winner’s Name
The name of the Prize winner may be posted online or otherwise beginning on the first business day after the winner has been contacted and has returned a fully completed contest eligibility and liability/publicity release to the Sponsor as set out above. By entering the Contest, each entrant consents to the use of his or her name, image, likeness and photographs, without compensation, in any publicity worldwide that is carried out in any media by or on behalf of the Sponsor.
- Subject to Applicable Laws
This Contest is governed by the laws of Canada, is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.