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Full Contest Terms & Conditions

The Win Your Weekend contest (the "Contest") is provided by Ottawa Tourism (the “Sponsor”).

The contest is open only to legal residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority according to the law of the province in which they reside. Excluded from eligibility are officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents and representatives of Ottawa Tourism and Think! Social Media Ltd. (collectively, the "Excluded Individuals"). Immediate family members of the Excluded Individuals are not eligible to participate in this Contest as well. For the purposes of these Rules, "immediate family" means spouses, parents, children, siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of whether they reside in the same household. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER THE CONTEST. The Contest is void where prohibited by law.

Participation in the Contest constitutes an entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official Contest Rules (the "Rules"), as may be amended by Ottawa Tourism at its sole discretion. Winning a Prize (as defined below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

The Contest commences at 13:00 (ET) on July 30, 2014 and, subject to these Rules, concludes at 23:59 (ET) on Sept 14, 2014 (the "Contest Period").

a) To enter the Contest, an Entrant must do the following: 
(i) go online to (the "Contest Page"); 
(ii) add at least one item from the site to your list of favourites; and 
(iii) complete the online registration form including first name, last name, email address and agree to the contest rules. 
b) An Entrant may only enter the Contest once. It is the entrant’s sole responsibility to ensure that he or she is properly registered and his or her entry is submitted properly as described above. The Sponsors will not be responsible for any lost, delayed, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, damaged or undeliverable entries, or any delay or failure to transmit, process, receive or consider entries. 
c) Entrants will be permitted to add items to their favourites list following their entry into the contest. All items added to the list before 23:59 (ET) on Sept 14, 2014 will be eligible to be part of the prize weekend. 
d) The Grand Prize Winner and their Guest will be responsible for coordinating their own travel to and from Ottawa for the prize weekend. 
e) For Quebec residents: Any litigation respecting the conductor organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected by random drawing from all eligible entries submitted before the end of the contest period. The draw will be held on Sept 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. PST at the offices of Think! Social Media Inc. 410-1122 Mainland St, Vancouver BC, V6B 5L1, Canada. 
The odds of being selected depend on the number of eligible Entrants. 
The selected Entrant will be contacted by e-mail by a representative of the Sponsor no later than Sept 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. PST and must respond before 11:59 p.m. PST on Sept 17, 2014. 
If the selected Entrant cannot be contacted within this time period or fails to respond to any attempted contact within the allotted time period, he/she will be disqualified, his/her entry will be declared null and void and the Sponsor reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to select an alternate winner by drawing another name at random from the list of eligible entries. 
In order to be declared a winner and receive his/her prize, the selected Entrant must correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, a time limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by telephone and sign and return to the Sponsor within the required delay (see paragraph 7) a declaration of eligibility and release form. 
Baring any unforeseen delays, the official announcement of the Grand Prize Winner will be made online on Sept 19, 2014. 
All Sponsors’ decisions are final. 
All decisions of the Sponsor at any phase of the Contest are final and binding in respect of any matter relating to this Contest and may not be challenged in any way. The Sponsor is not responsible for the failure of the myottawa website for any reason whatsoever: (i) of a selected Entrant to receive notification or (ii) of the Sponsor to receive a selected Entrant’s response.

6. PRIZE: 
One (1) grand prize (the “Grand Prize”) winner will be selected in this Contest as described in Section 5 above (referred to herein as the “Winner”). 
The Grand Prize consists of: 
a) Three (3) nights’ accommodation at the Lord Elgin Hotel 
b) $1000 cash allowance for travel 
c) Passes or gift certificates for up to five (5) items from the winner’s favourite list (up to a value of $1,000) 

The following conditions apply to the Grand Prize: 
The approximate total value of the Grand Prize is $ 2,500 CA. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated approximate retail value, the difference will not be awarded in cash. All prizes are not assignable or transferable and are not redeemable for cash. Some restrictions do apply. 
The Sponsors, at their entire discretion, reserve the right to substitute any portion or all of the Grand Prize with its equivalent in cash. 
The Winner must comply with the Sponsors’ terms & conditions. 
If the Winner is unable or unwilling to redeem a prize on the terms it is awarded, such prize shall be forfeited and no cash or substitutes will be provided in whole or in part.
Prize Conditions: 
The Winner and their Guest must each: 
1. be over the age of eighteen (18); 
2. provide a scan or photocopy of a valid government issued photo identification card such as (driver's license or passport) to Ottawa Tourism; 
3. make their own travel arrangements and be responsible for all costs and expenses not specifically included as part of the above Prize package; and 
4. sign and return to Ottawa Tourism (or its agents) a declaration, consent, and/or a waiver and release in a form acceptable to Ottawa Tourism and executed by the selected participant (collectively, the "Conditions"). If the Winner and/or his or her Guest cannot satisfy any of the foregoing Conditions, then Ottawa Tourism, in its sole and absolute discretion, can disqualify said Winner and, if Ottawa Tourism so chooses, select a new Winner randomly from all remaining qualified entries.

The Grand Prize must be accepted as awarded. No prize substitution, assignment or transfer of prizes is permitted, except: (i) as otherwise explicitly provided herein; or (ii) at Ottawa Tourism’s sole discretion. Ottawa Tourism’s reserves the right to substitute a Grand Prize with one (1) of comparable value or greater value without liability or consent. All costs and expenses not specifically included above as part of any prize, including, without limitation, insurance, taxes, meals, beverages, gratuities, phone calls, other transportation costs, laundry and mini-bar charges and any other personal and incidental expenses and any taxes thereon, are the sole responsibility of the winner (and his/her Guest, as applicable).

Ottawa Tourism, its authorized agents and/or representatives may collect, use, and disclose the personal information provided by each entrant at the time they enter the Contest for the purposes of administering the Contest and Grand Prize fulfillment. By entering this Contest, each entrant expressly consents to the use of their personal information for such purposes. 
By accepting a Prize, a winner hereby consents to Ottawa Tourism’s use of the winner's name, city of residence, picture, biographical information, statements, voice and likeness in any advertising and publicity that Ottawa Tourism may conduct in any media or format, whether now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the Internet, at any time in perpetuity, without further compensation or notice to the winner. 
For further information about Ottawa Tourism’s privacy practices, please visit Ottawa Tourism’s Privacy Policy at:

Ottawa Tourism reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any participant from the Contest if Ottawa Tourism finds or reasonably believes such individual to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or where applicable, the Contest Page; and/or to be acting: (i) in violation of these Rules; (ii) in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner; or (iii) with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass Ottawa Tourism, Think! Social Media Ltd., any of their respective employees, any other participants, or any other person. Any attempt by a participant or other individual to automate the entry process, or otherwise, undermine the legitimate administration, security or operation of the Contest, is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Ottawa Tourism reserves the right to seek remedies and damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Participants engaging in any of the foregoing activities may be disqualified and will forfeit any Prizes won. 
The decisions of Ottawa Tourism in regards to all matters of the Contest are final and binding upon participants. In the event of any dispute regarding the interpretation of the rules of the Contest or any decision rendered by Ottawa Tourism, the decision or interpretation of Ottawa Tourism shall prevail. 
All participants must comply with applicable laws. Any entry that is illegible, incomplete, altered, or contains false information, is invalid. Contestants acknowledge that Ottawa Tourism, and all involved advertising and promotional agencies, other suppliers providing Prizes or other materials or services in connection with this Contest, anyone else involved in the development or execution of this Contest (e.g. Think! Social Media Ltd., and Instagram), each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliated companies and each of their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the "Releasees") have not made, -nor are in any manner responsible, for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to, its quality, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Further, no responsibilities are accepted by any of the Releasees for any additional expenses, omissions, delays, re-routing, or acts of any government or authority. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, EACH PARTICIPANT HEREBY RELEASES AND HOLDS HARMLESS ALL OF THE RELEASEES FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, INJURIES, LOSS, CLAIMS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH: (I) PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST; AND/OR (II) ACCEPTANCE, USE, MISUSE OR NONUSE OF ANY PRIZE OR PARTS THEREOF, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIABILITY FOR DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY, DAMAGE OR LOSS OF ANY KIND, LOSS INCURRED DURING TRAVEL TO/FROM, AND/OR ATTENDANCE AT, ANY OF THE EVENTS FORMING PART OF THE PRIZES AND FROM LIABILITY TO ANY OTHER PERSONS RELATING TO OR RESULTING FROM ENTERING THE CONTEST. 
Without limiting the foregoing, the Releasees are not responsible for: (i) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by participants, Instagram, or any third parties, or by any of the equipment, hardware, software or programming associated or used with the Contest; (ii) technical errors, defects, delays or failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctions, interruptions or disconnections in communications lines, Internet or website access, hardware or software; (iii) digital or electronic disruptions (e.g. security breaches); (iv) unauthorized human intervention (e.g. hacking); (v) technical or human error which may occur in connection with any aspect of the Contest; (vi) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from a participants or Guest's participation in the Contest, or receipt or use of any Prize; (vii) participants’ breach of Instagram’s terms of use; and (viii) lost, incomplete, illegible or garbled entries, mail or transmissions, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, miscommunications, computer viruses, bugs, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, failed computer hardware or software or telephone transmissions, or other errors or problems of any kind whether electronic, mechanical, or human. 
Notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, Ottawa Tourism reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, amend, cancel, suspend, reinstate or close the Contest, at any time in whole or in part without prior notification, and for any reason whatsoever. 
The Contest and the Rules shall be governed exclusively by and construed in accordance with the laws in the Province of Ontario, without regard to conflicts of laws principles.  Any dispute not otherwise determined in accordance with the rules of the Contest shall be adjudicated in the courts sitting in Ottawa, Ontario (or any appeals court therefrom).    






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