Hello! Canada Red Rose Ball Contest: Official Rules + Regulations

1. The Red Rose Ball Contest (the “Contest”) is administrated and managed by Rogers Publishing Limited (“Rogers”), publisher of Hello! Canada magazine (hereinafter called “Hello! Canada”). This Contest is sponsored by The St. George’s Society.

2. Contest starts at 12:00 pm on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 and continues until 12:00 pm on Friday, March 21, 2014 (the "Contest Closing Date"). All times are Eastern. No purchase necessary. Only one (1) entry per person. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook®. You are providing your information to the Sponsor and to the Administrator of this Contest and not to Facebook. Facebook is completely released of all liability from each entrant in this contest. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to Sponsor and to the Administrator of this Contest and not to Facebook.

3. To enter, visit Facebook.com/Hellocanadamagazine, click the “WIN” badge for the contest application, click the Like button and complete the contest entry form. If you already Like Hello! Canada on Facebook, simply click on the application on Facebook.com/Hellocanadamagazine and complete the contest entry form.

4. (a) A random draw by a representative of Hello! Canada, from all eligible entries received will be made at approximately 1:00 pm on Monday, March 24, 2014 at Hello! Canada office at One Mount Pleasant, Toronto, Ontario. The selected entrant will be contacted by email.

(b) If a selected entrant cannot be reached within five (5) days following the draw, incorrectly answers the mathematical skill-testing question, declines the prize, or fails to return a release of liability as specified below, another eligible entrant will be selected.

5. (a) Participants are eligible to win one (1) Grand prize:

Grand Prize: $3,000-$5,000 CAD value prize includes:

  • A pre-event meet, greet and photo opportunity with Rick Mercer
  • A pair of head table tickets for the St. George’s Society’s annual Red Rose Ball at the Fairmont Royal York
  • Round trip airfare for two departing from anywhere in Canada
  • Two nights stay in a local hotel (breakfast included)

(b) Prizes must be accepted as awarded and may not be transferred or exchanged. Hello! Canada and The St. George’s Society reserve the right to substitute a prize of at least equal value in the event of the unavailability, for whatever reason, of the advertised prize.

6. To be declared a winner, selected entrant must first correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question and may also need to return a signed release of liability and acknowledgment form. Contest judges' rulings are final and without appeal in all matters related to the promotion and the awarding of prizes.

7. By entering this contest, entrants consent to the use of their video entry, image, name, city of residence and/or any photograph of or that may be taken in publicity carried out by Hello! Canada and/or The St. George’s Society and/or their advertising agencies, without further notice or compensation.

8. This contest is open to residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who are over the age of majority in their province or territory of residence and excluding employees of Hello! Canada, The St. George’s Society, their parent and affiliated companies, representatives, dealers and agents, contest suppliers and judges, and those with whom they are domiciled. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations.

9. No communications will be entered into except with selected entrants. Entrants who have completed the registration form to receive special offer updates from Hello! Canada agree to receive promotional offers, coupons and special information from Hello! Canada via email or mail. To receive a copy of the list of the winners, send a postage-paid, self-addressed envelope on or before the Contest Closing Date to Red Rose Ball Contest, c/o Hello! Canada, One Mount Pleasant, 8th floor, Toronto, ON, M4Y 2Y5.

10. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. All entries that are incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, have been submitted through illicit means, or do not conform to or satisfy any condition of the rules may be disqualified by Hello! Canada. Hello! Canada takes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, late or destroyed entries, or for typographical or other production errors. Hello! Canada is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this contest. All entries become the property of Hello! Canada and will not be returned.

11. Hello! Canada is collecting personal data about entrants for the purpose of administering this contest. Please see Hello! Canada’s Privacy Policy at www.hellomagazine.ca for information on its policy towards maintaining the privacy and security of user information.

12. By entering this contest, entrants release and hold harmless Hello! Canada, The St. George’s Society, their advertising and promotional agencies and the contest judge(s), contest prize suppliers, their parent and affiliated companies, and their respective directors, officers, owners, partners, employees, agents, dealers, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively the "Releasees") from any liability in connection with this contest or, if declared a winner, the prize. Before being declared a winner, entrants may be required to sign and return, within a stipulated period of time, a Declaration of Compliance with the Contest Rules and a full Liability and Publicity Release. By accepting a prize, winners consent to the use of their name, place of residence, voice, statements, photographs, videos or other likenesses for publicity, advertising or informational purposes in any medium or format without further compensation or notice.

13. This contest will be run in accordance with these rules, subject to amendment by Hello! Canada. Contestants must comply with these rules, and will be deemed to have received and understood the rules by participating in the contest. The terms of this contest, as set out in these rules, are not subject to amendment or counter-offer, except as set out herein.

14. (a) Hello! Canada assumes no responsibility for failure of the internet or the website during the promotional period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. Hello! Canada reserves the right to cancel or suspend the email portion of this contest should a virus, bug or other cause beyond their reasonable control corrupt the security or proper administration of the contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site or to undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Hello! Canada reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. 

(b) If the identity of an entrant is disputed, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant. 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 entrant may be required to provide proof that he/she 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 machine(s).

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