OTTAWA CITIZEN AND OTTAWA SENATORS® READY FOR MORE PHOTO CAPTION CONTEST

THE OTTAWA CITIZEN AND OTTAWA SENATORS® READY FOR MORE PHOTO CAPTION CONTEST (THE “CONTEST”) IS INTENDED TO BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO APPLICABLE CANADIAN LAW. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE THE AGE OF MAJORITY OR OLDER IN THEIR PROVINCE OF RESIDENCE AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID IN WHOLE OR IN PART WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ENTRY IN THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE CONTEST RULES (THE “CONTEST RULES”).

1.         ELIGIBILITY.

To be eligible for this Contest, an individual must:

(a)             be a legal Canadian resident;

(b)             be at least 19 years of age at the time of entry;

(c)             Complete the entry ballot at www.senatorsextracom/contest.

Employees of the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club, Capital Sports & Entertainment Inc. and the Ottawa Citizen, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. (“Postmedia”) (Ottawa Senators and Postmedia collectively the “Sponsors”) and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, related companies, advertising and promotional agencies, and the household members of any of the above, are not eligible to participate in the Contest.

The Sponsors shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate in the Contest. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification. All personal and other information requested by and supplied to the Sponsors for the purpose of the Contest must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading. The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant should such an entrant at any stage supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information.

2.         CONTEST PERIOD.

The Contest begins at 9:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 and ends at midnight EST on Saturday, January 18, 2013 (the “Contest Period“) after which time the Contest will be closed and no further online entries shall be accepted.

3.         HOW THE CONTEST WORKS. 

The Contest runs for five (5) consecutive publishing days. Each publishing day during the Contest Period, one (1) photo will be published in Ottawa Citizen newspaper (the “Newspaper”) and will be made available on the Senatorsextra.com Website. Entrants will be required to fill in the online ballot including their photo caption in order to enter.

 4.         HOW TO ENTER.

There is no purchase necessary to enter the Contest. Enter using the methods of entry outlined below. No entries will be accepted by any other means.

(a)        NO PURCHASE ENTRY:

(i)              For no purchase entry, clearly print your name, mailing address, daytime telephone number and age at the time of entry on a plain piece of paper along with a reason why you enjoy the Ottawa Senators and submit it to Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Senators Ready For More Photo Caption Contest c/o 1101 Baxter Road, Ottawa ON K2C 3M4. All entries must be received by the Contest Deadline.

(b)        ONLINE ENTRY:

(i)              To enter online, entrants must: (i) visit www.senatorsextra.com/contest (the “Contest Website”) and register; (ii) once registered, fill out and submit your entry. You can enter as often as you like. All entries must be received by the Contest Deadline.

(c)        All entries become the sole property of the Sponsors and none will be returned for any reason. Entries must be received no later than the Contest Deadline. Entries will be declared invalid if they are late, illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, mutilated, forged, garbled or mechanically or electronically reproduced. No communication or correspondence will be exchanged with entrants except with those selected for a Prize.

(d)        Entries submitted by mail must be received by the Sponsors no later than the Contest Deadline and must be in a separate outer envelope bearing sufficient postage.

(e)        Entries received online shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the entry. For the purpose of the Contest Rules, “authorized account holder” of an e-mail address is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Each selected entrant may be required to provide the Sponsors with proof that the selected entrant is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry.

5.         PRIZES.

(a)             Prizes. There are two (2) prizes per day (the Prize” available to be won by the Prize winners (the “Winners”) each consisting of the following:

(i)         One (1) pair of 100-Level seats for the January 21, 2013 game at Scotiabank Place; and

(ii)         One VIP parking pass in Lot 1, and one (1) $25.00 gift card to the Sens store.

(b)             Each Prize has an approximate value of Three Hundred Dollars (CDN $300.00).

(c)             Winners are not entitled to monetary difference between actual Prize value and stated approximate Prize value, if any.

(d)             Prizes must be accepted as awarded and cannot be sold or traded, transferred, assigned, substituted or redeemed for cash or alternative prizes, or extended, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsors. The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if a Prize (or any portion thereof) cannot be awarded for any reason. No reimbursement will be provided if a Prize is not taken. Prize cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or offers provided by the Sponsors.

(e)             Winners may claim their Prize in Ottawa, Ontario at Ottawa Citizen located at 1101 Baxter Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 3M4 on the day after notification of being selected as a winner.

 

6.         WINNER SELECTION. 

Two (2) Prize Winners will be selected each day during the Contest Period. The Winners shall be selected as follows:

(a)             On or about Wednesday, January 16, 2013 and each day after during the contest period, two (2) Prize winners will be selected each day by a Citizen panel of three judges from all eligible entries. Each entrant shall be eligible to win only one (1) Prize. The odds of being selected as a potential winner are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received by the Sponsors. Before being declared a Winner, the selected entrant will be required to correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered during a pre-arranged telephone call or by e-mail, to comply with the Contest Rules and sign and return the Release (described below).

(b)             EACH SELECTED ENTRANT WILL BE NOTIFIED BY TELEPHONE or E-MAIL NO LATER THAN ONE (1) BUSINESS DAY AFTER THE APPLICABLE DRAW DATE AND MUST RESPOND WITHIN TWO (2) BUSINESS DAYS OF NOTIFICATION. Upon notification, the selected entrant must respond by telephone to the contact number provided in the notification, and the selected entrant’s response must be received by the Sponsors within two (2) business days of such notification. If the selected entrant does not respond in accordance with the Contest Rules, he/she will be disqualified and will not receive a Prize and another entrant may be selected in the Sponsors’ sole discretion until such time as an entrant satisfies the terms set out herein. The Sponsors are not responsible for the failure for any reason whatsoever of a selected entrant to receive notification or for the Sponsors to receive a selected entrant’s response.

(d)        If, as a result of an error relating to the entry process, drawing or any other aspect of the Contest, there are more selected entrants than contemplated in these Contest Rules, there will be a random draw amongst all eligible Prize claimants after the Contest’s closing date to award the correct number of Prizes.

7.         RELEASE.

Winners and their Guests, or the legal guardian of any  Guest who is a minor, will be required to execute a legal agreement and release (“Release”) that confirms each Winner’s and Guest’s: (i) eligibility for the Contest and compliance with these Contest Rules; (ii) acceptance of the Prize as offered; (iii) release of each of the Sponsors and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and/or related companies and each of their employees, directors, officers, suppliers, agents, sponsors, administrators, licensees, representatives, advertising, media buying and promotional agencies (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense arising out of participation in the Contest, participation in any Contest-related activity or the acceptance, use, or misuse of any Prize, including but not limited to costs, injuries, losses related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light, or from any and all claims of third parties arising therefrom; and (iv) grant to the Sponsors the unrestricted right, in the Sponsors’ collective or individual discretion, to produce, reproduce, publish, broadcast, communicate by telecommunication, exhibit, distribute, adapt and otherwise use or re-use the Winners’ and Guests’ name, photograph, likeness, voice, biography and the Photos, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, in connection with the Contest and the promotion and exploitation thereof. The executed Release must be returned within three (3) business days of the verification as a Winner or the selected entrant will be disqualified and the Prize forfeited.

 

8.         INDEMNIFICATION BY ENTRANT.

By entering the Contest, entrant releases and holds Releasees harmless from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to the entrant or any other person, including personal injury, death, or property damage, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any Prize, participation in the Contest, any breach of the Contest Rules, or in any Prize-related activity. The entrant agrees to fully indemnify Releasees from any and all claims by third parties relating to the Contest, without limitation.

9.         LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.

The Sponsors assume no responsibility or liability for lost, late, unintelligible/illegible, falsified, damaged, misdirected or incomplete entries, notifications, responses, replies or any Release, or for any computer, online, software, telephone, hardware or technical malfunctions that may occur, including but not limited to malfunctions that may affect the transmission or non-transmission of an entry. The Sponsors are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by 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 administration of the Contest. The Sponsors assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Sponsors are not responsible for any problems, failures or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, e-mail, players, or browsers, on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any website, or on account of any combination of the foregoing. The Sponsors are not responsible for any injury or damage to entrant or to any computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in this Contest. Entrant assumes liability for injuries caused or claimed to be caused by participating in the Contest, or by the acceptance, possession, use of, or failure to receive any Prize. The Sponsors assume no responsibility or liability in the event that the Contest cannot be conducted as planned for any reason, including those reasons beyond the control of the Sponsors, such as infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or corruption of the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, the Contest Website, and/or canada.com.

10.        CONDUCT.

By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees to be bound by the Contest Rules, which will be posted at the Contest Website and made available at Ottawa Citizen, 1101 Baxter Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 3M4 throughout the Contest Period. The Contest Rules may also be requested by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Senators Ready For More Photo Caption Contest c/o Ottawa Citizen, 1101 Baxter Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 3M4 throughout the Contest Period. Entrant further agrees to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsors which shall be final and binding in all respects. The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant found to be: (a) violating the Contest Rules; (b) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest the Contest Website, or any canada.com website; (c) violating the terms of service, conditions of use and/or general rules or guidelines of any canada.com property or service; and/or (d) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE CONTEST WEBSITE, CANADA.COM OR ANY RELATED WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Winners and Guests must at all times behave appropriately when travelling or when taking part in other activities as part of the Prize (“Locations”) and must observe the Contest Rules and any other rules or regulations in force at the Locations. The Sponsors reserve the right to: (i) remove from the Locations any Winner and/or Guest who does not follow such rules and/or fails to behave appropriately; and (ii) disqualify such Winner and/or Guest.

11.        PRIVACY/USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION.

(a)        By participating in the Contest, entrant: (i) grants to the Sponsors the right to use his/her name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address (“Personal Information”) for the purpose of administering the Contest, including but not limited to contacting and announcing the Winners; and (ii) acknowledges that the Sponsors may disclose his/her Personal Information to third-party agents and service providers of any of the Sponsors in connection with any of the activities listed in (i) above.

(b)        By opting-in online you consent to Postmedia’s and any of its corporate affiliate’s use of your Personal Information to contact you to (i) promote draws, interactive features and contests similar to the Contest; (ii) promote opportunities to subscribe to Postmedia newsletters or promotional clubs; (iii) notify you about programs, special events and related products or services; and (iv) enter you into other Postmedia-sponsored draws and/or contests.

(d)        The Sponsors will use the entrant’s Personal Information only for identified purposes, and protect the entrant’s Personal Information in a manner that is consistent with applicable privacy laws.

12.        INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

All intellectual property, including but not limited to trade-marks, trade names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source code, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations are owned by the Sponsors and/or their affiliates as applicable. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.

 

13.        LAW.

These are the official Contest Rules. The Contest is subject to applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. The Contest Rules are subject to change without notice in order to comply with any applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws or the policy of any other entity having jurisdiction over the Sponsors. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Contest Rules or the rights and obligations as between the Entrant and the Sponsors in connection with the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of Ontario including procedural provisions without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other jurisdiction’s laws.

 14.      LANGUAGE DISCREPANCY.

In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and       conditions of the Contest Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials,  including but not limited to the Contest entry form, or point of sale, print or online advertising, the terms and  conditions of the Contest Rules shall prevail, govern and control.   

 

15.        NO ASSOCIATION.

Capital Sports & Entertainment Inc. is not associated with the programs owned or operated by Postmedia nor are the producers or distributors of such programs associated in any way with the Contest.