CVMA Convention 2023 – CONTEST RULES
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS (“RULES”)
Participation in the Promotion constitutes full and unconditional agreement and acceptance by each Participant of the Rules, which are final on all matters relating to the Promotion. The Promotion is available to residents of Canada who are of the age of majority in their province of residence and who are currently employed in a veterinary clinic or hospital.
START AND END DATE: The Promotion begins at 8:00 am EST on July 6, 2023 (“Promotion Start Date”), and closes at 11:59 pm EST on July 9, 2023 (the “Promotion End Date”) (collectively, the “Promotion Period”).
PRIZES: The prize must be accepted by the winning Participant as awarded, is not assignable and cannot be exchanged or substituted or combined with any other offer.
This is a ballot draw promotion.
1st Contest (Only one prize per winner):
- One (1) SKYME pet camera with treat dispenser (value of $160.00)
- One (1) set including one (1) Scoria Cork Yoga Mat and one (1) Selma Sipper Infuser Bottle (value of $130.00).
2nd Contest (Only one winner. RVT-Only contest):
- One (1) gift card to iloveveterinary.com (value of $50 USD)
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: To participate in the Promotion, a Participant must complete the online ballot. No duplicates, copies or facsimiles will be accepted. There is a limit of one entry per Participant during the Promotion Period. Each person submitting an entry is referred to in these Rules as a “Participant”.
AWARDING OF PRIZE: All Participants must correctly answer a skill-testing question to be eligible to receive the Prize. Any Participant who fails to satisfy the applicable Rules to receive a Prize will be ineligible to receive the Prize.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY: There is no purchase or commitment necessary to enter.
ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open to legal residents of Canada who are of the age of majority in their respective Province or Territory of residence. The Promotion is NOT open to employees, representatives or agents of VetStrategy its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, advertising and Promotion agents, and members of their respective families and persons with whom they are domiciled.
RELEASE: By redeeming the prize, Participant releases VetStrategy, all VetStrategy partners/licensees, and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, licensees, advertising and other agents, of and from any and all claims whatsoever which Participant, Participant’s heirs, estate trustees or other personal legal representatives or assigns, have or may have arising out of or in any way related to the Promotion and/or the Prize.
GENERAL RULES: VetStrategy reserves the right to terminate, cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion without liability and without prior notice if any factor interferes with its operation as contemplated by these Rules, including but not limited to any fraud, virus or other technical problem which corrupts the administration, security or other proper operation of the Promotion. VetStrategy is not responsible for theft, defects and human errors, including negligence, which may result in the failure of VetStrategy to award a Prize. By participating in the Promotion, Participants:
(a) agree to comply with and be bound by these Rules and the decisions of VetStrategy, which shall be binding and final in all respects;
(b) release VetStrategy from all liability, loss, harm, damages, cost or expense arising out of participation in the Promotion, participation in any Promotion-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, or in connection with the awarding, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any Prize;
(c) grant to VetStrategy the unrestricted right, in VetStrategy’s sole discretion, to produce, reproduce, publish, broadcast, communicate by telecommunication, exhibit, distribute, adapt and otherwise use or re-use the winning Participant’s name, photograph, likeness, voice and biography, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, in connection with the Promotion and the promotion and exploitation thereof;
(d) grant to VetStrategy the right to use his/her name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address (“Personal Information”) for the purpose of administering the Promotion, including but not limited to contacting and announcing the winner and agree to be contacted by VetStrategy by mail, telephone and/or email;
(e) grant to VetStrategy the right to use his/her Personal Information for publicity and promotional purposes relating to the Promotion, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, without further compensation unless prohibited by law;
(f) acknowledges that VetStrategy may disclose his/her Personal Information to third-party agents and service providers of VetStrategy in connection with any of the activities listed in (d) and (e) above; and
(g) acknowledges that VetStrategy makes no warranty, representation, or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any Prize, and disclaims all liability for the provision, quality or nature of any third-party products or services provided to winning Participants.
VetStrategy reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Participant found to be:
a) Violating the Promotion Rules;
b) Tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process, including the Ballots; and/or
c) Acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
VetStrategy assumes no responsibility or liability for lost, late, illegible, falsified, damaged, misdirected or incomplete Ballots or entries, notifications, responses replies or any release, or for any computer, online, software, telephone, hardware or technical malfunctions that may occur in connection with the Promotion. VetStrategy is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by a Participant or Participants or by any other human error or technical error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion. VetStrategy assumes 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. VetStrategy is 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. VetStrategy is not responsible for any injury or damage to Participants or to any computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in this Promotion. Participant assumes liability for injuries caused or claimed to be caused by participating in the Promotion, or by the acceptance, possession, use of, or failure to receive any Prize. VetStrategy assumes no responsibility or liability in the event that the Promotion cannot be conducted as planned for any reason, including those reasons beyond the control of VetStrategy, 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 the Promotion.
The Promotion is void where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. All incidental costs and expenses not specifically referred to herein, including but not limited to taxes, (other than GST or HST and PST where applicable which are included in a Prize), are the sole responsibility of winning Participants. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by VetStrategy, who reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a Prize with another prize of greater or equal value in the event that a Prize is unavailable or cannot otherwise be awarded as described. Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any Prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, but in no event legal fees or disbursements. Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Participant and VetStrategy in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. Should any provision of these Rules be deemed unenforceable or invalid, the other provisions of these Rules shall remain in full force and effect. VetStrategy’s failure to enforce any provision of these Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. Any litigation must be commenced in the City of Toronto, Ontario. The parties hereby request that the present contract be drafted in the English language. Le présent contrat est rédigé en anglais à la demande des parties.
Each potential winning Participant will be required to sign VetStrategy’s form of declaration of compliance and release which confirms compliance with the rules and releases VetStrategy from all liability with respect to the Participant’s participation in this Promotion and the awarding, use and misuse of the Prize. The executed declaration of compliance and release must be returned within two (2) business days of the verification as a Winner or the selected entrant will be disqualified and the Prize forfeited.
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 VetStrategy and/or its respective 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.