KNIXWEAR & G ADVENTURES INSTAGRAM CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO CANADIAN RESIDENTS, EXCLUDING QUEBEC.
These official rules (“Rules”) govern the operation of the Knixwear/G Adventures (“Contest”). By participating in the Contest or accepting the prize, you agree to be bound by these Rules.
Contest starts at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on September 1st, 2017 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on September 30th, 2017 (the “Entry Period”).
The Contest is only open to natural persons who (at the time of entry): (i) are residents of and are physically located in Canada, excluding Quebec; and (ii) over the age of majority in their province/territory of residence. Employees, representatives or agents of Sponsor, its subsidiaries, divisions or its affiliated companies, their respective advertising or promotional agencies, and any other individual or entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration, or fulfilment of the Contest (collectively, the “Contest Parties”) and those with whom such persons are living, (whether related or not) and members of such persons’ immediate family, regardless of where they live, are not eligible to enter or win (collectively the “Excluded Parties”). In these Rules, “immediate family” means mother, father, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and/or legal or common-law spouse. The contest is subject to all Canadian laws and regulations.
HOW TO ENTER:
No purchase necessary. To participate in this Contest, you must have a valid Instagram account. If you do not have an account, visit www.instagram.com and register in accordance with the enrolment instructions for a free Instagram account. There are three (3) steps required to enter this Contest:
(1) Follow @knixwear and @gadventures on Instagram throughout the Entry Period and until confirmed if selected as the prize winner.
(2) Like the photo
(3) Mention your friends in comments on a Contest Post using your friend’s Instagram handle.
Once during the Entry Period, the moderator (i.e. the independent contest organization) will post a Contest related post (a “Contest Post”) to the Sponsor’s Account asking followers to mention a friend (using @ and their Instagram handle) in an original comment in response to the Contest Post for the chance to win the Prize. In addition, the Sponsor will post the Contest Post as a sponsored advertisement on Instagram. The advertisement will be randomly targeted and will only show up on some Instagram feeds. To receive one (1) entry into the Contest draw, entrants will be required to mention a friend in a comment on the Contest Post (each an “Entry Post”). Limit of one mention per comment/Entry Post. For greater certainty, you will only receive one entry into the Contest draw for an Entry Post even if that comment includes multiple friend mentions. You can comment on each Contest Post as many times as possible up to the Instagram maximum. The following conditions apply:
(a) you may only mention a friend once during the Entry Period, even if that
friend has multiple Instagram handles
(b) you only mention friends that you reasonably believe would not consider
the mention to be “spam” (that is, unsolicited/unwanted)
(c) all comments and mentions must comply with Instagram’s posting requirements.
For the avoidance of doubt, in order to constitute an eligible entry, a comment/Entry Post MUST contain the mention of a friend. The inclusion of any additional content in the comment/Entry Post is NOT required and the provision of such content will NOT improve one’s chances of winning the prize or otherwise affect his/her ability to enter the Contest (provided that such additional content is in compliance with these Official Rules).
Only Instagram accounts associated with an individual may be used for entry in this Contest; entries received from an Instagram account associated with any organization, company, corporation, partnership or other entity will be void. Each entrant may only use one Instagram account to participate in this Contest. An Entry Post must be posted and received during the Entry Period and identifiable by and viewable to Sponsor during the Entry Period and at the time of winner selection and prize award for this Contest to be eligible. Sponsor, at its sole discretion, may accept or disqualify an Entry Post that contains a mention, tag or content that violates these
Rules. Do NOT include personal information (e.g., e-mail address, telephone number or street address) in Entry Post. Entry Posts that are not both actually visible and timely received by Sponsor (regardless of cause; including but not limited to filtering by or other operation of the functionality of Instagram) will not be entered into the Contest. For purposes of this Contest, an Entry Post is “received” when the Instagram platform records your Entry Post and it is visible to Sponsor. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Contest. Incorrect and/or incomplete Entry Posts, posts received outside the applicable Entry Period, and/or Entry Posts that contain obscene, hateful or offensive content or language or any content or language communicating messages inconsistent with the positive reputation and image with which Sponsor wishes to associate itself (all as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) will be void. Entry Post is also void if the comment or content included therein (a) is not relevant to the content of the corresponding Contest Post; (b) violates the rights of any third party, including the mentioned friend (the preceding includes trademark or copyright infringement as well as copying any previously published Entry Post); (c) advocates violence, alcohol/drug use or any illegal act.
Attempts made by an individual to submit entries by any other means may be disqualified. If it is discovered by the Sponsor (using any evidence or other information made available to or otherwise discovered by the Sponsor) that any person has attempted to use (or attempt to use) multiple names, identities, email addresses, Instagram accounts and/or any automated, macro, script, robotic or other system(s) or program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in or disrupt this Contest, then he/she may be disqualified from the Contest (if applicable) as well as being subject to legal sanctions in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor. Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Facsimiles, mechanical reproductions, alterations, garbled, incomplete, unintelligible, misdirected, lost, late, mutilated, or forged entries, or entries generated by a macro, bot, or other automated means will not be accepted and are void. Those who do not follow all instructions, provide the required information in their entry, or abide by these Rules will be disqualified. Entries made by any other individual or by any entity, or originating at or using any website, other than the Instagram platform, including, without limitation, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Contest. As a condition of entering the Contest, each entrant gives consent for Sponsor and its representative to obtain and deliver his or her name, address, and other information to third parties for the purpose of administering this Contest and complying with applicable laws, regulations, and rules.
TO THE EXTENT THAT COMMENTS/ENTRY POSTS INCLUDE CONTENT OTHER THAN THE MENTION OF A FRIEND, COMMENTS/ENTRY POSTS DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF SPONSOR IN ANY MANNER. SPONSOR
REPRESENT SOLELY THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE APPLICABLE PROSPECTIVE ENTRANT AND IS MERELY REQUESTING PERSONS TO POST COMMENTS AND DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY IN CONJUNCTION WITH SAME.
IMPORTANT: Sponsor may not be able to view Entry Posts, receive or send messages, or otherwise receive entries or detect participation from social platform users with “private” updates due to the way it operates its services (i.e., user has set their account(s) so that only people whom the user has approved can view their updates). Sponsor may not be able to communicate with a participant via some of the social platform’s features if participant is not using the latest version of the social platform app or “follow” or otherwise connect his or her account with Sponsor’s account on the social platform. (The preceding includes but is not limited to the ability of Sponsor or its designee to contact the potential prize winner in the Contest.) It is each participant’s sole responsibility to take all steps required for Sponsor to be able to detect and view his or her Entry Post, to set his or her social platform account settings to accept communications by Sponsor, and to timely check his or her social platform account for any direct messages, direct posts, or @Replies (as applicable) from Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for changes to the social platforms (or any website or mobile application offered as part of such platform) or its functionality that may interfere with the Contest or ability of a participant to timely enter or otherwise participate at all. Sponsor is not responsible for misspellings, typographical errors, or other issues that may affect the ability of Sponsor to locate a purported Entry Post using a search to find eligible entries.
All use of Instagram in this Contest must comply with the Instagram Terms of Service, available at http://instagram.com/about/legal/terms/.
All Entry Posts are subject to verification at any time and for any reason. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Sponsor – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification): (i) for the purposes of verifying an individual’s eligibility to participate in this Contest; (ii) for the purposes of verifying the eligibility and/or legitimacy of an Entry Post entered (or purportedly entered) for the purposes of this Contest; and/or (iii) for any other reason the Sponsor deems necessary, in its sole and absolute discretion, for the purposes of administering this Contest in accordance with these Rules. Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of the Sponsor in a timely manner may result in disqualification in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor.
NOTE ABOUT MOBILE: If you opt to enter this Contest via your wireless mobile device (which may only be available via participating wireless carriers), standard text messaging and/or data rates may apply for each message sent or received from your handset according to the terms and conditions of your services agreement with your wireless carrier. Other charges may apply (such as normal airtime and carrier charges) and may appear on your mobile phone bill or be deducted from your prepaid account balance. Wireless carriers' rate plans may vary, and you should contact your wireless carrier for more information on messaging rate plans or data plans and charges relating to your participation in this Contest. Participation in this Contest by mobile device means that you understand that you may receive additional messages by mobile device relating to this Contest, which may be subject to charges pursuant to your carrier's rate plan. Text messaging or data plans may not be available from all mobile phone service carriers and handset models. Mobile device service may not be available in all areas. Check your phone’s capabilities for specific instructions.
On October 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. ET in Toronto, Ontario, a random draw will be conducted from
amongst all eligible entries during the Entry Period to select one potential Prize winner. For
greater certainty, the content of one’s Entry Post will not be taken into account in the winner selection procedure provided that it is in compliance with these Official Rules.
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entry Posts received during the Entry Period.
Contacting Potential Winner:
After the draw, Sponsor or the moderator will attempt to notify the potential winner that he or she may have won a prize by direct message through Instagram. Potential prize winner will have four (4) days to respond to the direct message and provide his/her contact details to the Sponsor. The potential prize winner must then (i) confirm his/her interest and ability to receive the prize; (ii) confirm that he/she meets all Contest conditions; (iii) correctly answer a mathematical skill- testing question, without aid or assistance; and (iv) sign and return (within five (5) business days of receipt via email) a Declaration and Release of Liability confirming to Sponsor that he/she (1) releases the Released Parties from any and all liability in connection with this Contest, his/her participation therein and/or the awarding and use/misuse of the prize or any portion thereof (including travel related thereto); (2) confirms compliance with these Rules; (4) agrees to indemnify the Released Parties against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses arising from use of his/her Entry Post including, without limitation, any claim that his/her Entry Post infringes a proprietary interest of any third party; and (5) agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of his/her name, address, voice, statements about the Contest and/or photograph or other likeness without further notice or compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by or on behalf of the Sponsor in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the internet.
Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to use a different feature of the social platform for notification for any reason, including, without limitation by posting a comment on the potentially-winning Entry Post or elsewhere. Each participant is required as a condition of entry to follow any and all requirements in any notification by Sponsor in order to be eligible to win.
If the potential winner cannot be contacted within the time periods outlined above, or if they fail to respond to any attempted contact, fail to complete the required elements by the applicable deadline or otherwise fail to comply with these Rules, the selected entrant may be disqualified and the prize will be forfeited and an alternate may be selected. Failure to correctly answer the mathematical skill testing question will result in forfeiture of the prize.
No communications will be made with entrants except with the potential prize winner.
There is a one prize (the “Prize”) available to be won, consisting of a $500 gift card to knixwear and a $500 travel voucher to G Adventures.
The Prize has an approximate retail prize value of $1000 CAD.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the following general conditions apply to the Prize: (i) Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable or convertible to cash (no substitutions except at Sponsor’s option);
Terms & Conditions for G Adventures Travel Voucher:
Knixwear Instagram Contest winner will receive one (1) travel voucher valued at $500 (ARV: $500 CAD) off a guaranteed departure of select small-group tours valued at over $1200 CAD before taxes. Tour must depart before December 15, 2018 and booked before March 15, 2018 AT 23:59 EST, provided that a minimum of four other paying passengers are confirmed on the departure of their choosing (to be confirmed with G Adventures by the Winner at time of booking). Winner must be 18 or older to claim the prize. Prize applies to the listed itinerary only, & excludes optional or additional services such as any airfare not expressly included in the itinerary or prize, transfers, pre/post-tour accommodation, 'My Own Room', insurance, amendments, & all incidentals, meals, gratuities, taxes, fees, levies, & transportation not expressly included in the itinerary.
Prizes: i) are subject to availability, ii) are valid on new bookings only, iii) may not be combined with any other offer or discount, iv) have no cash value, v) are not transferrable, vi) are not eligible for “Lifetime Deposit” nor “Guaranteed Departure”, and vii) cannot be exchanged by the Winner.
Winner must contact G Adventures directly by emailing email@example.com by October 30, 2017 to submit their declaration forms. Winner must contact G Adventures no later than March 15, 2018 to book their prize trip, and G Adventures must agree to the chosen departure dates and the prize may be substituted for a prize of comparable value by G Adventures’ in its’ sole discretion. Passport, visa, and vaccination procurement and costs are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize is subject to the Winner agreeing to G Adventures’ booking terms and conditions, found here: gadventures.com/terms-conditions-policies/. Please note that mandatory medical insurance, at the cost of the Winner, is required for participation, in an amount no less than USD$200,000 and covering medical, evacuation, and repatriation while travelling.
The winner is responsible for all incidentals, meals, gratuities, transportation throughout the duration of the trip that is not expressly included in the cost of the itinerary, the cost of travel to the closest point of air departure, the cost of obtaining a passport or visa or other photo identification, or any additional activities the Participant elects to engage in outside of what is provided by G Adventures as part of the standard tour itinerary.
All Participants who accept a prize acknowledge and agree that they are responsible to ensure their eligibility to travel internationally, if applicable, their proper and lawful eligibility to enter the country or region where the prize trip will be held, and to re-enter their country of resident, and represent and warrant to G Adventures that they possess or are able to procure a valid passport for the duration of the trip, if necessary, according to current international travel law. Passport and visa procurements will be the sole responsibility and for the sole account of the winning Participant. If a Participant is unable to attend their prize Tour due to passport, entry or other legal or regulatory restrictions, they shall be deemed to have forfeited their entry into the competition and G Adventures shall not be liable for any damages resulting from such inability to attend. The winner is responsible for any surcharges or service charges if applicable.
The G Adventures Booking Terms and Conditions, which can be found on the G Adventures website, (www.gadventures.com/terms-conditions-policies/. ) will apply to the Tour and the Winner agrees by accepting the prize Tour that they will be bound by such Terms and Conditions.
Once the trip is confirmed, the winner may not change the departure date. G Adventures reserves the right to approve any travel dates. G Adventures is not responsible for any travel related delays or cancellations.
Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either expressed or implied by G Adventures. The winner is responsible for the reporting and payment of all taxes (if any) as well as any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of prize not specified herein as being awarded.
G Adventures (and any Contest partners) expressly disclaim any responsibility and Participants agree to indemnify and hold harmless G Adventures and any Contest partners from and against any and all claims, actions, demands and/or liability for injury, damage or loss whatsoever relating to or arising in connection with participation in this Contest (regardless of the cause of such injury, damage or loss) and/or the delivery and/or subsequent use or misuse of any of the prizes awarded.
This Contest will be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the Province of Ontario for any disputes arising out of this Contest.
The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest or the Rules at any time without notice. In the event that a virus, bug, bot, catastrophic event, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event affects the fairness or integrity of this Contest (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Contest. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right to select the winner from among all eligible Entry Posts received before cancellation, alteration or suspension the Contest.
The decisions of the Sponsor and moderator with respect to all aspects of this Contest are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal, including, without limitation, any decisions regarding the eligibility/disqualification of Entry Posts and/or entrants. By participating in this Contest, you are agreeing to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of these Rules.
ANYONE DETERMINED TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THESE RULES FOR ANY REASON IS SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION IN THE SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION OF THE SPONSOR AT ANY TIME.
The Released Parties will not be liable for: (i) any lost, late, misdirected or stolen Entry Post or direct messages or emails or inability to process entries, or any errors, damage, injury or negligence that may arise in connection with this Contest or the prize, including but not limited to personal injury, property damage, technical failures of any website or software, viruses, website disruptions, malfunctions or website down-time, human error, personal injury or property damage incurred by the Contest winner; (ii) any failure of online sites or applications during the Contest; (iii) any technical malfunction or other problems relating to the telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or
software; (iv) the failure of any Entry Post, notification, comment, direct message or prize claim form to be received, captured or recorded for any reason, including, but not limited to, technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website or social platform; (v) any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or other device related to or resulting from participating in the Contest; and/or (vi) any combination of the above.
In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an Entry Post, Entry Posts will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the Instagram account used to participate in the Contest. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institute, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted social account. An entrant may be required to provide proof (in a form acceptable to the Sponsor – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification) that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the Instagram account used to make the Entry Post in question and, if applicable, that he/she has all necessary consents, permissions and/or licenses as required by these Rules.
OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: To request a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by September 30, 2017 to: Knixwear & G Adventures Instagram Contest Official Rules Request, 54 Wolseley Street Toronto ON M5T 1A5 .
WINNER CONFIRMATION: For a written confirmation of the winner (available after October 2, 2017) send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than October 10, 2017) to: Knixwear & G Adventures Instagram Contest Winner Confirmation Request, 54 Wolseley Street Toronto ON M5T 1A5.