MyOperaStoryContestRules
#MyOperaStory CONTEST
 
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES 

1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The #MyOperaStory Contest (the "Contest") begins March 17, 2018 at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on April 2, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (the "Contest Period"). The Contest is run by the Canadian Opera Company (the “Sponsor”). For the purposes of the Contest, the “Contest Group” is composed of the Sponsor, together with its affiliates and related companies, including without limitation their parent, sister and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers of material and services related to the Contest, and any other corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship or other legal entity directly involved in the Contest.

2. ELIGIBILITY
The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada excluding Quebec who are between nineteen (19) and twenty-nine (29) years of age as of the start of the Contest Period. Excluded from eligibility are officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of the Contest Group, and members of any immediate families (defined as parents, siblings, children and spouses, regardless of where they live) or households (whether or not related) of such officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives.

3. HOW TO ENTER
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Limit of one (1) entry per person during the Contest Period. To obtain one (1) chance to win a Prize (as defined below) (an “Entry”, or collectively, “Entries”), entrants must submit an email to social@coc.ca containing (a) your first name, (b) at least 60 words describing what made you come to love opera or why you choose to go to the opera and (c) a photo that includes you and helps to illustrates your opera story, and that can be published alongside your first name and opera story.
 
All Entries must meet the following submissions guidelines (the “Submissions Guidelines”):
 
  • The Entry must not defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or any of its products, or other people, products or companies or communicate messages inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill associated with the Sponsor, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion;
  • The Entry must be suitable for family audiences, including without limitation for display and publication on packaging and national television, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion;
  • The Entry must not contain any content that is or contains: unlawful behaviour, profanity, explicit sexuality, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or is hatefully, racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive or objectionable, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion; and
  • The Entry must not infringe on the intellectual property rights, or defame or invade the publicity or privacy rights, of any third party, living or deceased.
 
By submitting an Entry, you warrant and represent that: (i) the Entry is your original work, created solely by you, and over which you have all necessary rights, title and interest, including copyright; (ii) the Entry has not been previously published; (iii) the Entry does not infringe upon the intellectual property rights, or defame or invade the publicity or privacy rights, of any third party, living or deceased; (iv) all individuals appearing the Entry have granted to you an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide license in perpetuity to publish or otherwise use their likeness in the Entry in any manner and media whether now known or hereafter devised including, without limitation, on the Contest Website; and, (v) that the Entry complies with the Submissions Guidelines. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor from any claims to the contrary.  
 
By entering, you agree as follows: (i) you acknowledge that your Entry may be posted by Sponsor on the Contest Website or used in Sponsor’s promotional material and communications, in Sponsor's sole discretion but without obligation; (ii) you have the right and authority to, and do hereby, grant to Sponsor an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free worldwide license in perpetuity to reproduce, store, copy, broadcast, display, distribute, edit, alter, combine with other material, publish, post, commercialize and/or otherwise use without limitation all or any part of the Entry on the Contest Website or in Sponsor’s promotional material and communications; (iii) you waive any and all moral rights that you may have in and to the Entry with respect to the uses contemplated herein; and, (iv) you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor from and against any and all claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trade-mark infringement or any other intellectual property related cause of action that relates in any way to Sponsor’s use of the Entry.

4. HOW TO WIN
On April 4, 2018 at 10 a.m. ET at 227 Front St. E., Toronto, Ontario], the Sponsor will randomly select one (1) eligible Entry, which shall each be eligible to win a Prize (as defined below).
 
See Prize Claim Conditions in Rule 5 and Prizes in Rule 6 below for more information. The odds of being selected as eligible to win a Prize depend on the total number of eligible Entries received during the Contest Period.

5. PRIZE CLAIM CONDITIONS
Selected entrants will be notified by email at the addresses listed in your Entry within approximately twenty-four (24) hours of the draw.
 
In order to be declared a winner, selected entrants must:
  • respond to notification of selection within three (3) business days of the first attempt by the Sponsor;
  • without assistance of any kind, correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by telephone or email at a mutually convenient time;
  • if required by the Sponsor, sign a written declaration and release form, releasing the Contest Group and each of their respective directors, officers, owners, partners, shareholders, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns from any liability in connection with this Contest or the use or misuse or possession of any prize, or the merchandise for which it is redeemed (the “Release”); and
  • otherwise comply with these Official Contest Rules.
 
In the event that a potential winner is below the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction of residence, the Sponsor may require the potential winner’s parent or legal guardian to provide additional documentation and the Sponsor reserves the right to require that the selected entrant’s parent or legal guardian ratifies the Release.
 
The following may result in disqualification and forfeiture of the Prize:
  • Return of any Prize or winner notification as undeliverable;
  • Inability to reach the selected entrant or failure of the selected entrant to respond to notification within three (3) business days of the first attempt by the Sponsor or the Sponsor’s agent;
  • Failure to provide proof of eligibility (if requested), release documents, or other required documentation in a timely manner;
  • Failure to correctly answer the skill-testing question; or
  • Non-compliance with these Official Contest Rules in any manner.
 
If any of the above conditions are met, at the Sponsor's sole discretion, the Sponsor may select an alternate eligible entrant for the forfeited Prize in accordance with these Official Contest Rules. Alternate eligible entrants will be subject to disqualification in the same manner.

6. PRIZES
There is a total of one (1) prize available to be won (each a “Prize” and collectively, the “Prizes”):
 
  • Each Prize consists of four (4) tickets to Operanation: Into the Stars (ARV $150 / ticket, total ARV $600).
 
Prizes will be awarded only to winners in Canada. The Prize must be accepted as awarded and may not be substituted, transferred or redeemed for cash or otherwise. The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of greater or equivalent monetary value if a Prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason. The Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen Prizes. Any other taxes, costs or expenses associated with the Prizes not specified herein will be the responsibility of selected winners.

7. PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Sponsor and its authorized agents will collect, use, and disclose the personal information provided by the entrant for the purposes of administering the Contest and Prize fulfillment. You may be offered the opportunity to receive additional communications from the Sponsor about its products, and upcoming contests and promotions. The Contest website and email servers, though which the contest is being conducted, are hosted on servers in the United States, and the personal information you provide may therefore also be subject to the laws of the United States.
 
By participating, entrants consent to the use of their Entry by the Sponsor for marketing purposes by the Canadian Opera Company. To the extent that any photo provided as part of an Entry depicts a third party, the entrant must obtain the consent of the third party for the purposes permitting Sponsor to publish the Entry, and confirms to Sponsor that such consent has been obtained.
 
By accepting a Prize, the winner agrees to the Sponsor's use of his/her name, city/province/territory of residence, picture, biographical information, statements, voice and likeness in any advertising and publicity the Sponsor may conduct relating to the Contest in any media or format, whether now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the World Wide Web, at any time or times in perpetuity, without further compensation or notice. For further information about Sponsor's privacy practices, please see Sponsor's Privacy Policy at: https://www.coc.ca/privacy.

8. RIGHT TO VOID / TERMINATE / SUSPEND / MODIFY
The Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or modify this Contest, in whole or in part, at any time and without notice or obligation if, in the Sponsor's sole discretion, any factor interferes with its proper conduct as contemplated by these Official Contest Rules. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if the Contest, or any part thereof, is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including but not limited to infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, programming errors, or technical failures, which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect Entries and: (a) terminate the Contest, or any portion thereof; (b) modify or suspend the Contest, or any portion thereof, to address the impairment and then resume the Contest, or relevant portion, in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Contest Rules; and/or (c) award the Prizes among the eligible, non-suspect Entries received up to the time of the impairment in accordance with the winner selection criteria discussed above.


9. GENERAL CONDITIONS
Winning a Prize is contingent on fulfilling all the requirements set forth herein. Mass Entries, automated Entries, Entries submitted by third parties, and any Entries or Prize claims that are late, incomplete, fraudulent, illegible, unidentified or delayed will be void. All Entries and Prize claims are subject to verification. Proof of Entry submission does not constitute proof of receipt. Entrants agree to abide by these Official Contest Rules. Decisions of the Sponsor will be final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, territorial and municipal laws and is void where prohibited. The Sponsor reserves the right to correct any typographical, printing, computer programming, or operator errors. The Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Contest Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Contest Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision of the Official Contest Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, then the Official Contest Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein. Should a winner make any false statement(s) in any document referenced above, the winner may be required to promptly return to the Sponsor his/her Prize, or the cash value thereof. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the Entry process, the operation of the Contest and/or Contest website, violates the Official Contest Rules, or acts with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the person who submitted any Entry, the person to whom the email address provided on the Entry belongs will be deemed to be the entrant.

10. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASES
BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE CONTEST GROUP AND ALL OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES (COLLECTIVELY, THE "RELEASEES") HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM A PRIZE, INCLUDING THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE OR USE OF THE PRIZE, OR THE MERCHANDISE FOR WHICH IT IS REDEEMED. FURTHER, BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT RELEASEES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM: A) ENTRY OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST, INCLUDING ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE CONTEST WEBSITE, OR B) ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PERSONALITY OR PRIVACY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR MERCHANDISE DELIVERY. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, and therefore, such exclusions may not apply to you.
 
Without limiting the foregoing, the Releasees, and any of the Sponsor's other agencies, suppliers or contractors, shall not be responsible for:
  • any incomplete or inaccurate information that is caused by Contest website 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 in the Contest;
  • lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, service provider, online systems, telephone networks or telephone lines, or any other connections;
  • the theft, destruction, loss or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries;
  • any problems with, or malfunctions or failures of, telephone networks or lines, computers or computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs;
  • garbled transmissions or miscommunications;
  • failure of any email to be received by or from the Sponsor for any reason, including but not limited to traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof or technical incompatibility;
  • damage to a user's computer equipment (software or hardware) occasioned by participation or downloading of materials related to this Contest;
  • printing, distribution, programming or production errors, and any other errors or malfunctions of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic or otherwise; or
  • technical, pictorial, typographical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

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