Back-to-School Instagram Contest
The goal of this contest is to engage students ages 18-25, raising awareness of risks and safety measures they can take when conducting financial transactions online. The contest would also serve to increase the number of followers to Get Cyber Safe/Pensez cybersécurité’s Instagram accounts.
You could win a gift card prize pack!
Students are encouraged to follow the Instagram account, like the post, and tag two friends in the comments. Those that do so will be entered into a draw to win one of four $250 gift card prize packs.
1. Eligibility Criteria
1.1 Contest Period
This contest runs from September 13, 2017 8AM EDT until October 4, 2017 6PM EDT.
1.2 How to Enter
No purchase or entry fee is required.
During the contest period defined in 1.1 Participants must follow the Instagram accounts, like specific posts that describe the contest, and tag two friends.
Limit one contest registration per person.
1.3 Personal Eligibility
Participants must be: Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada or protected persons designated by the Immigration and Refugee Board or Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Entry Forms from Participants under the age of majority in their province or territory of permanent residence must include the signed consent of the Participant's parent or legal guardian.
Contest coordinators, Public Safety (PS) employees, PS contractors, individuals working as casuals within PS, and their immediate families, are not eligible to participate in the Contest.
PS reserves the right to request verification of these eligibility criteria from the Participant at any time.
Any Participant or other individual who enters or attempts to enter the Contest in a manner contrary to the Rules and Regulations or which is otherwise disruptive to the proper operation of the
Contest or by its nature is unjust to other Participants or potential Participants or for any other reason at the sole discretion of PS will be rejected and that Participant or purported Participant will be disqualified from the Contest by PS without notice.
2. Prizes & Draw
2.1 Selecting Prizes
Prizes will be awarded as follows: There are four (4) prize packs to be won during the Contest Period (one each week). The prize packs consist of gift cards to selected stores and services (Amazon, Staples, Forever21, SoftMoc, The Bay, Tim Hortons, Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart, Well.ca, Telus, Best Buy, Archambault, eBay) (the “Prize”) in varying amounts for a total retail value of $250. The total value of all prizes is $1,000.
Amazon, Staples, Forever21, SoftMoc, The Bay, Tim Hortons, Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart, Well.ca, Telus, Best Buy, Archambault, eBay are not participants or sponsors of this promotion.
2.2 Awarding Prizes
Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are non-refundable, non-transferable and non-redeemable for any cash value. PS reserves the right to make prize substitutions of equivalent monetary value.
PS will pay the costs to deliver the prizes to the winner's home address. Each winner will be responsible for all costs or expenses related to set-up, installation of additional software, service plans and any technical support in connection with the prizes.
Participants' chances of winning will depend on the total number eligible entries of received during the Contest Period.
2.4 Draw Details:
One (1) random draw will occur at 9am EDT on Monday September 18 and 25, and October 2 and 9 at Public Safety Canada’s office in Ottawa, from all eligible entries received in the comments section of the contest-related posts on Instagram.
Public Safety Canada will post the following message on its Instagram account: “Congratulations Username, you have been selected as one of the winners of a $250 gift card prize pack. Please send us a direct message [to the @GetCyberSafe Instagram account] to claim your prize”.
3. Use of Personal Information
By entering the Contest and submitting a Contest Entry, Participants expressly consent to the collection, use, storage and disclosure by PS of their personal information provided to PS for the purposes of administering the Contest as well as for the other purposes expressly contemplated in these Rules and Regulations in accordance with the provisions of the federal Privacy Act.
Participants expressly consent that PS may use the Participants' personal information to communicate with them and to announce and/or post the usernames of the winners on the @GetCyberSafe Instagram feed. If you are unsatisfied with the way Public Safety handles your personal information, you have the right to file a complaint with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.
4. Disclaimers and Exclusion of Liability
Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, PS Minister, employees, servants, agents, contractors, assigns or successors assume no responsibility for Contest Entries that are lost, stolen, tampered with, late, damaged, misdirected, received through impermissible channels, illegible or unintelligible for any reason or for any other circumstance that may limit an individual's ability to participate in the Contest or otherwise affect the administration, security, impartiality or normal course of the Contest, including without limitation any combination of the following:
- inaccessibility of, technical problems with or failure of the PS website, Twitter page, email, any telephone, cable network or transmission system, servers, access providers, computer or other equipment, or software traffic congestion on the Internet
- any virus, computer bug, unauthorized human intervention or any other cause beyond the control of PS, and any human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing or judging of Entries.
Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada assumes no responsibility to any Participant for any indirect, special, consequential or punitive damages in connection with the Contest or these Rules and Regulations.
PS reserves the right to exclude from its Instagram feed any Contest Entry that does not comply with these Rules and Regulations or for any reason that PS determines in its sole discretion without notice at any time.
PS reserves the right to modify, suspend or cancel the Contest in whole or in part for any reason at its sole discretion. The ability to apply changes stops on September 10, 2017 at 9:00 PM. All changes will be posted prior to the start of the event.
The Contest is subject to applicable federal, provincial, and territorial laws. This Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. For residents of Québec, any litigation respecting the conduct and awarding of the prizes in this Contest may be submitted to la Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux du Québec only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.
7. Confirmation of the understanding and acceptance of the terms and conditions
Public Safety Canada will include a note in the details of the Instagram contest post that directs to these contest rules and regulations. The note will also include a statement that by posting a comment in the comments section, participants may be eligible to win the draw. Submission of an entry to the contest by a Participant will be construed as the Participant acknowledging that they understand and accept the Rules of the Contest.
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