Notice Regarding Facebook
All contests on Relief Buddy-branded websites (each a “Site” and any contest on a Site hereinafter referred to as a “Contest”) are sponsored by Relief Buddy unless otherwise noted on the applicable Site. Contests are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Relief Buddy and any third parties Relief Buddy may engage to assist it in administering Contests and not to Facebook. The owners and operators of Facebook are completely released from all liability by each Entrant in a Contest. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to Relief Buddy and not Facebook.
Entry into a Contest
No purchase necessary to enter a Contest.
Details concerning the date and time of a Contest as well as the games and conditions that will result in the awarding of a prize (a “Prize”) will be provided on the applicable Site.
It will be necessary to correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question in order to be declared the winner of a Contest. These rules are the official and full rules governing the Contests (the “Contest Rules”).
Contests are open to persons who, at the time of entry into a Contest, are of the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they reside, and are legal residents of Canada, excluding the Province of Quebec. Contests are void where prohibited by law. It is the sole responsibility of a player to determine whether a Contest is legal and compliant with all regulations in the jurisdiction in which the player resides.
Persons who are Minors at the date of entry are eligible to enter the Contest and win a prize provided that the Parent of such Entrant provides all consents, waivers, declarations, etc. requested by Relief Buddy on behalf of such Entrant.
Employees of Relief Buddy, its affiliated companies and agents, their respective advertising or promotional agencies, its media sponsors, or any third parties engaged by Relief Buddy to assist it in administering a Contest, or a member of any such employee’s immediate family (regardless of where they live) or persons with whom they are domiciled (whether related to the employee or not) are prohibited from participating in any Contest. In these Contest Rules, “immediate family” includes mother, father, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, partner and/or spouse.
Unless otherwise noted, all Prizes will be prizes awarded by a VISA Gift card. The amount of the Prize(s) to be awarded in any given Contest will be announced on the applicable Site. Prizes must be accepted as awarded without substitution, are not transferable and, if comprised of goods or services, have no cash surrender value. Relief Buddy reserves the right, in the event that a Prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason whatsoever, to substitute another prize of equal or greater value. Once awarded to a Winner, Relief Buddy shall have no liability whatsoever for the Prize or the use of the Prize by the Winner.
Winners will be chosen based on the criteria set out on the Site for a particular Contest. In the case of a Contest where there are multiple simultaneous winners, the Prize will be split amongst the winners equally and if one or more of the winners is disqualified, their portion will be allocated equally amongst the remaining tied winners. Relief Buddy will attempt to contact each potential winner of a Prize by email or telephone within three (3) business days of that person being selected as a winner. If a potential winner (a) cannot be reached by mail or telephone within three (3) business days of being selected; (b) fails to correctly answer the mathematical skill testing question (see below); (c) fails to return an executed Declaration and Release Form within the specified time (see below), or (d) is found to be in breach of the Contest Rules, then he/she will be disqualified and Relief Buddy will, at its sole discretion award the prize in one of the following ways: (i) Relief Buddy reserves the right to continue to raise the existing jackpot for the next night or (ii) allocate the cash prize into a future jackpot game or (iii) qualify a player chosen by random draw from among those qualifying players that participated in the same game. Relief Buddy shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard.
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries into any given Contest.
To be declared a winner, each selected Entrant must (i) sign and return a Declaration and Release as described below and (ii) answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a mathematical skill-testing question posed by telephone. Relief Buddy will mail, courier or deliver the Prize to the address provided by the Winner during the initial contact phone call.
Declaration and Release
Before being awarded a prize, a potential winner (or, if a Minor, his or her Parent) will be required to sign and return within the time stipulated by Relief Buddy, a declaration and release form stating that (i) he/she has read and understood the Contest Rules, (ii) grants all consents required, (iii) authorizes Relief Buddy to broadcast, publish and disseminate his/her name, city of residence, photograph, likeness, sobriquet, voice and essay in connection with any promotion or publicity, and/or for general news, entertainment and information purposes at no additional compensation to the potential winner beyond the awarding of the Prize, (iv) accepts the Prize as offered (where applicable), and (v) releasing Relief Buddy (and its affiliated and related companies, advertising and promotional agencies, the parties engaged by Relief Buddy to assist it in administering the Contest and their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns) from any liability in connection with the Prize or the Contest.
(i) The decisions of Relief Buddy and any third parties it has engaged to assist it in administering a Contest with respect to all aspects of the Contest are final.
(ii) Relief Buddy and its agents accept no responsibility for loss, damage or claims caused by or resulting from a Contest or any Prize associated with a Contest.
(iii) Relief Buddy and its agents will not be liable for any failure of a Site or Facebook, do not assume any responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, technical malfunctions, human or technical error, printing errors, lost, delayed or garbled data or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer lines or networks, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof. Entry material/data that have been tampered with or altered are void. In the event it is determined that an Entrant has entered in a fashion not sanctioned by the Contest Rules and/or has submitted more than the number of entries permitted by the rules, the Entrant will be disqualified and all of the entries submitted by the Entrant will be disqualified. Relief Buddy reserves the right to void all votes made though any robotic, automatic, mechanical, programmed or similar entry duplication method.
(iv) Relief Buddy reserves the right, to terminate or amend a Contest at any time and in any way, without prior notice. Without limiting the foregoing, if, for any reason, a Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, as a result of tampering, infection by computer virus, events beyond Relief Buddy’s reasonable control, etc., Relief Buddy reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the Contest without notice or further obligation. If Relief Buddy, in its discretion, elects to abbreviate a Contest as a result of such event, Relief Buddy reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to award prizes from among all valid and eligible entries received up to the time of such event. Relief Buddy and any independent Contest organization shall not be held responsible for any problems, errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with a Contest, including, but not limited to, any damage to an Entrant’s computer equipment, system, software or any combination thereof, as a result of the Entrant’s participation in the Contest.
(v) WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF A CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH ATTEMPT BE MADE, Relief Buddy RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
(vi) This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, state, and municipal laws. You agree that if entry into a Contest is illegal or otherwise contrary to any such laws, your entry into any and all Contests will be void and you will not be eligible to enter or win a Prize.
(ix) Use of any automated system to enter, or otherwise participate in a Contest is prohibited and will automatically result in disqualification.
(xi) Relief Buddy reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend, disqualify, limit or revoke a Contest to any person it finds or believes to be manipulating or otherwise abusing the process, fairness, integrity or operation of the Contest.