Spooky Books contest rules and regulations
[CBC Books Spooktacular contest] ("Contest")
from [10:00 a.m. EDT] on [Tuesday, October 31, 2012] EDT to [11:59 p.m. EDT] on [Sunday, November 4, 2012] EDT ("Contest Period")
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ("CBC") and ECW Press(the "Sponsor")
1. HOW TO ENTER
No purchase required. To enter the Contest, share your favourite spooky book or by emailing cbcbooks [at] cbc [dot] ca.
Limit of one entry per person. If you attempt or are suspected of attempting to enter more than once, or use robotic, automatic, programmed or any entry methods not authorized by these rules, it shall be deemed as tampering and will void your entries. Entries become the property of CBC and will not be returned to you.
Contest is open to all Canadian residents who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence at the Contest opening date.
Employees of CBC, HarperCollins Canada, their affiliates, as well as such employees' immediate family (father/mother, brother/sister, son/daughter) or persons living under the same roof are not eligible to enter this Contest.
3. PROCEDURE FOR AWARDING PRIZES
A random draw will be made on Wednesday, October 10 at 10:00 a.m. EDT from among all eligible entries received.
Winners will be contacted by email or Twitter during the week following the draw and should claim their prize as instructed by CBC by no later than five days after the date they are initially contacted. If a winner cannot be reached within five days following the first attempt of contact, incorrectly answers the mathematical skill-testing question, declines the prize, or fails to return the required release form, the prize shall be forfeited and CBC has the right, at its sole discretion, to select another winner.
4. DESCRIPTION OF PRIZE(S)
There will be one winner. The winner will receive an assortment of books from ECW Press.
The total approximate retail value of the prizes is $100.
5. GENERAL RULES
5.1. To be declared a winner, the selected contestant must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question.
5.2. Each winner shall sign a release declaring their eligibility as stipulated in Section 2 of these rules; agreeing that their name, image and/or voice may be used for advertising purposes related to this Contest free of charge; and releasing CBC, as well as its respective directors, officers and employees (the "Contest Parties") from all liability for any damage or loss arising from participation in this Contest or from the awarding, acceptance or use of the prize.
5.3. The prize shall be accepted as is and may not be exchanged or refunded for an amount of money, sold or transferred. No substitutions will be allowed. Any unused portion of a prize will be forfeited.
5.4. If the prize cannot be awarded as described in these rules, CBC reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize component with another of comparable value, as determined in its sole discretion.
5.5. Refusal to accept the prize releases the Contest Parties from any obligation toward the winner.
5.6. If a contestant makes any false statement, (s)he will be automatically disqualified from the Contest.
5.7. The Contest Parties assume no liability for any loss, damage or injury, including without limitation: (i) lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, late, destroyed, illegible or incomplete entries; (ii) loss, theft or damage to software or computer or telephone data, including any breach of privacy; (iii) fraudulent calls; (iv) inability of any person to participate in the Contest for any reason including mistaken addresses on mail or e-mail; technical, computer or telephone malfunctions or other problems with computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, or software; congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination of the foregoing; (v) damage to any person's computer, including as a result of playing or downloading any material relating to the Contest; (vi) any delay or inability to act resulting from an event or situation beyond their control, including a strike, lockout or other labour dispute at their location or the locations of the organizations and businesses whose services are used to administer this Contest; or (vii) prizes that are lost, damaged or misdirected during shipping.
5.10. If the identity of a contestant is disputed, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry will be deemed to be the contestant. The individual assigned to the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address is considered the authorized account holder. A selected contestant may be required to provide proof that (s)he is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the selected entry. All entries must be submitted from a valid e-mail account that may be identified by reverse domain name search. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry in this Contest will be the Contest server.
5.11. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries. All entries that are incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, have been submitted through illicit means, using any robotic, automatic programmed method that artificially increases the odds of winning or do not conform to or satisfy any condition of the rules may be disqualified by the CBC. CBC is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this Contest.
5.12. CBC reserves the right to amend the Contest rules or to terminate the Contest at any time without any liability to any contestant. Any amendments to these Contest rules will be posted on the Website. By entering, you agree to abide by the Contest rules and the decisions of CBC, which decisions are final and binding on all contestants.
5.13. Contest rules are available on the Website.
Thursday, October 30, 2012
Erin Balser, Associate Producer, Canada Reads
Ann Jansen, Senior Producer, Canada Reads
CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION