Contest Rules

1.    Application. These general contest rules (“General Contest Rules”) apply to contests (each, a "Contest") operated by Canadian Red Cross, unless there are specific contest rules for a particular Contest, in which case those specific contest rules will apply.  By entering a Contest, entrants agree to be legally bound by these General Contest Rules, and will be deemed to have read and understood these General Contest Rules.  

2.    Eligibility. Unless otherwise stated, to enter a Contest and to be eligible to win, entrant must be a legal resident of the province/ territory in which the Contest is posted and within the jurisdiction indicated in the Contest information. For greater clarify, for example, if posted by the Red Cross in Manitoba as a Manitoba contest (as per the applicable promotional materials) each entrant must be a legal resident of Manitoba.  This holds for all jurisdictional contests. Each entrant must be over the age of majority in his/her province or territory of residence.  Employees and their parents, siblings and children of Canadian Red Cross, its agents, parent, affiliated or related companies, subsidiaries, divisions, prize sponsors, promotional and advertising agencies or of any other entity involved in the development, production, administration, or fulfillment of the applicable Contest (and any person domiciled with any such employee) are ineligible to enter.  Individuals that have won a Canadian Red Cross contest within the thirty (30) days preceding the start of the applicable Contest (as well as those with whom they reside) are also not eligible to enter.  

3.    Prizing & Contest Period. The details of the prize(s) available to be won (including the number and the approximate retail value of the prize(s) available to be won), the duration and timing of a Contest and any other relevant information of a Contest will be identified through applicable promotional materials,  and/or on the Canadian Red Cross website (as applicable) at the start (or before the start) of the Contest.  Prize(s) may not be exactly as advertised. Prize(s) must be accepted as awarded, may not be sold, transferred and are not convertible to cash.  Canadian Red Cross reserves the right to substitute a prize, in whole or in part, in the event all or any component of a prize is unavailable. Limit of one prize per household per Contest.

4.    Contest Entry.  No purchase necessary to enter a Contest.  Unless otherwise stated, there is a limit of one entry per person per day per Contest.  To enter a Contest, follow the instructions given online, on the Canadian Red Cross’s website and/or via the Canadian Red Cross’s official social networking page (described below), as applicable.
For entry via social media:  Without limiting the foregoing, if entry in a Contest occurs via one or several of the official social networking pages for the applicable Canadian Red Cross, entry must occur during the applicable Contest entry period by means of the applicable third party service or site (each, a “Third Party Service”).  To enter a Contest by means of a Third Party Service, you must have a valid account with the applicable Third Party Service and are solely responsible to ensure that your account settings allow the applicable Canadian Red Cross to view your account as required to administer the applicable Contest (failing which, you may be disqualified).  By creating an account with a Third Party Service, you agree to comply with such Third Party Service’s Terms of Service.  By entering a Contest by means of a Third Party Service, entrants completely release any such Third Party Service of all liability in relation to his/her participation in the applicable Contest.  Entrants acknowledge that the applicable Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with the Third Party Service(s) and that any questions, comments or complaints regarding any Contest should be directed to Canadian Red Cross and not to Third Party Service(s).

All entries are subject to verification at any time and for any reason.  Canadian Red Cross reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to Canadian Red Cross – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification): (i) for the purposes of verifying an individual’s eligibility to participate in the applicable Contest; (ii) for the purposes of verifying the eligibility and/or legitimacy of any entry or other information entered (or purportedly entered) for the purposes of the applicable Contest; and/or (iii) for any other reason Canadian Red Cross deems necessary, in its sole and absolute discretion, for the purposes of administering the applicable Contest in accordance with the General Contest Rules and, if provided, any further Contest-related instructions.  Failure to provide such proof to the complete satisfaction of Canadian Red Cross within the timeline specified by Canadian Red Cross may result in disqualification in the sole and absolute discretion of Canadian Red Cross. The sole determinant of the time for each Contest will be the applicable Canadian Red Cross’s official clock.

5.    Requirements for Photo, Video or Written Submissions.  From time to time, a Contest entry mechanism may require you to submit an original photograph, video, written composition (i.e. essay, comment or story) or another form of original submission (each, a “Submission”) to Canadian Red Cross, subject to instructions provided by the Canadian Red Cross and/or its representatives.  Submissions must be original and must not include any third party’s proprietary content. Canadian Red Cross in its sole and absolute discretion may: (i) disqualify any entrant who uses third party proprietary content, at any time; (ii) edit any Submission to blur out any trade-marks or to remove any copyrighted content, including but not limited to, music or video clips, as applicable; and/or (iii) disqualify any Submission that involves anything illegal, potentially or actually dangerous or harmful or containing any element of physical risk. Submissions must not contain any reference to, or likeness of, any identifiable third parties, unless consent has been obtained from all such individuals and their parent/legal guardian if they are under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence.  Submissions must not include any illegal, defamatory or in any way obscene content. Submissions cannot be a parody or derogatory.  Submissions remain the property of the entrant, however by entering a Contest, each entrant: (i) represents and warrants that his/her Submission is her or her original work and does not infringe on any third party rights, including, without limitation, copyright, trade-mark or any other intellectual property rights; (ii) represents and warrants that he/she has all necessary rights from any third party that appears, or is mentioned, in the Submission, including those from the parent or legal guardian if third party is under the age of majority; (iii) grants Canadian Red Cross an unlimited, royalty free, irrevocable, right and license to reproduce, post and/or broadcast the Submission in any form of media now known or hereinafter developed; (iv) waives all moral rights in the Submission in favour of Canadian Red Cross; (v) agrees to release, indemnify, discharge and hold harmless Canadian Red Cross from any claim or liability arising from or related to the Submission; and (vi) consents to the publication and/or use, in any medium of the Submission for the purpose of administering the applicable Contest and publicity purposes carried out by Canadian Red Cross and/or its advertising and promotional agencies without payment or compensation of any kind. Submissions may be showcased by Canadian Red Cross at its sole and absolute discretion on a public viewing gallery. Canadian Red Cross assumes no responsibility for any claims against infringement of the right of privacy with respect to any Submission.

6.    Winner Selection. The selection method (random draw, panel etcetera) will be specified in the Contest Promotional Materials.  The potential prize winner will be contacted using the information provided at the time of entry.  In the event a potential prize winner cannot be contacted within two (2) business days after selection by the panel, as determined by Canadian Red Cross at its sole discretion, or if these General Contest Rules are not adhered to by a potential prize winner, such potential prize winner will be disqualified and will forfeit all rights to the applicable prize.  

7.    Awarding of Prize(s). Proof of identification must be provided upon request. In order to be declared a prize winner, each potential winner must first; be verified as complying with these General Contest Rules (as determined by Canadian Red Cross in its sole and absolute discretion).
By accepting a prize the potential winner  agrees,  among other things, to be available and to participate in publicity and/or promotions related to the Contest and/or Canadian Red Cross, authorizes Canadian Red Cross (including, without limitation, the applicable Canadian Red Cross) to broadcast, publish, disseminate and otherwise use his/her name, city/town/village and province/territory of residence, photograph, likeness, sobriquet and voice, in connection with any promotion and/or publicity, and/or for general news, entertainment and/or information purposes at no additional compensation, beyond the awarding of or participation in the applicable prize, accepts the applicable prize as offered and releases the Canadian Red Cross from any and all liability of any kind relating to the Contest and his/her receipt and use or misuse of the applicable prize.   

8.    Odds of Winning. For call-in Contests, the odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries.

9.    All decisions of the Canadian Red Cross or Canadian Red Cross with respect to any aspect of a Contest are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal.  Contests are subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. ANY ENTRANT DEEMED BY CANADIAN RED CROSS TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THESE GENERAL CONTEST RULES FOR ANY REASON IS SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION IN THE SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION OF CANADIAN RED CROSS AT ANY TIME.  

10.    By entering a Contest, each entrant fully releases Canadian Red Cross, prize suppliers, advertising/promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development, production, administration, or fulfillment of the applicable Contest from all liability of any kind relating to the Contest or his/her participation therein, including, without limitation, any liability related to: (i) any failure of the a website; (ii) any technical malfunction or other problems of any nature whatsoever, including, without limitation, those relating to the telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software; (iii) the failure of any entry or other information to be received, captured or recorded for any reason whatsoever, including, but not limited to, technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website; (iv) any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or other device related to or resulting from participating in a Contest; and/or (v) any combination of the above.

11.    Canadian Red Cross reserves the right to cancel, modify or suspend a Contest or to amend these General Contest Rules at any time and in any way, without prior notice, for any reason whatsoever.  Without limiting the foregoing, if for any reason, in the opinion of Canadian Red Cross in its sole and absolute discretion, a Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, for example as a result of tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, mechanical manipulation or any other causes beyond its control, Canadian Red Cross reserves its right to amend, cancel or suspend the applicable Contest and/or conduct a random draw from all previously received eligible entries.  Without limiting the generality of the forgoing, Canadian Red Cross reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to administer an alternate test of skill as it deems appropriate based on the circumstances and/or to comply with applicable law.

12.    By entering a Contest, each entrant consents to the collection, use and distribution of his/her personal information (information that identifies an entrant as an individual, such as home telephone number, age and home address) by Canadian Red Cross for the purposes of implementing, administering and fulfilling the applicable Contest. Any inquiry concerning the personal information held by Canadian Red Cross should be addressed to WeCare at the Canadian Red Cross.  This section does not limit any other consent(s) that an individual may provide Canadian Red Cross or others in relation to the collection, use and/or disclosure of their personal information. Where a Contest can be entered via a Third Party Service, you understand that any personal information you share with such Third Party Service may also be used on that Third Party Service as set out in that Third Party Service’s own privacy policy.  

13.    For greater certainty, each prize claimant consents to the use of their name, city of residence, likeness, comments, photograph or voice, without further compensation, in any future publicity carried out by the Canadian Red Cross in connection with the applicable Contest.

14.    If the identity of an entrant is in dispute, the authorized account holder of the email submitted at the time of entry (if provided) will be deemed to be the entrant.  “Authorized account holder” 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 (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the e-mail address in question (if provided).