CONTEST RULES (the “Official Rules”)
The Next Big Idea - IoT (the “Contest”)
These Official Rules govern the Contest. By participating or attempting to participate in the Contest, you will be deemed to have received, understood, and agreed to these Official Rules.
1. WHO ARE THE SPONSORS?
The Contest is sponsored and administered by Rogers Communications Inc. or one of its subsidiaries or their affiliates (“Rogers”).
The following entities are co-sponsors of the Contest: Ryerson Futures
Rogers and any co-sponsors of the Contest are referred to collectively or individually as the “Sponsors”.
Although the Contest may be communicated, promoted, or administered by means of a third party social media or social networking service or site (a “Third Party Service”), the Contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, any Third Party Service; any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest should be directed to Rogers and not to any Third Party Service.
2. WHO MAY ENTER THE CONTEST?
The Contest is open only to residents of Canada (excluding residents of Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence as of the date of entry.
The following individuals are not eligible to enter the Contest:
(a) employees, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of: (i) the Sponsors, or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries or affiliates; (ii) any prize suppliers; (iii) any and all other companies associated with the Contest;
(b) a household member of any of the individuals listed in (a), above, whether or not related;
(c) members of the immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling) of the individuals listed in (a), above.
3. WHEN DOES THE CONTEST START/END?
You may enter the Contest between 12:00PM on July 9, 2019 and 11:59AM on September 29, 2019 (“Entry Period”). All times referenced in these Official Rules are EST.
4. HOW DO I ENTER THE CONTEST?
No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest.
Apply online at https://iotnextbigidea.com/
5. HOW MANY TIMES MAY I ENTER THE CONTEST?
One entry per person, per idea, per product
6. COULD MY ENTRY BE REFUSED OR REJECTED?
Your entry could be refused or rejected if:
(a) you attempt to enter the Contest in a fashion not authorized by these Official Rules;
(b) your entry contains false or misleading information, or is late, falsified, illegible, damaged or incomplete or otherwise irregular;
(c) your entry is submitted using robotic, automated, programmed, or other illicit means; or
(d) your entry is not in compliance with these Official Rules.
In addition, the Sponsors reserve the right to refuse any entry for any other reason as they may determine.
7. WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS OF ENTRY?
By entering the Contest:
(a) you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsors, which decisions are final, binding and conclusive;
(b) you represent and warrant that (i) your entry, including any material comprising your entry (e.g. name, user name, profile picture, etc., as applicable) and any material submitted with your entry (e.g. photograph, video, written submission, or other form of submission, as applicable) (all such material, collectively, the “Entry Material”) is original to you, (ii) you have all necessary rights in and to your Entry Material to enter the Contest, including the consent of any third parties whose personal information is included in your Entry Material, and (iii) your Entry Material does not contain, depict, include or involve content that is, or could reasonably be considered to be, inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, as determined by the Sponsors;
(c) you understand and agree that your entry, including your Entry Material, will not be returned to you and may be moderated or edited by Rogers as it deems appropriate;
(d) you grant to the Sponsors the irrevocable right to use your Entry Material in any media worldwide and for any purpose related to the Contest (or any similar contest), including the right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, or create derivative works from, your Entry Material without notification, compensation or additional consideration to you;
(e) you waive all claims of moral rights in any use of your Entry Material by Rogers pursuant to the rights granted in these Official Rules;
(f) you agree that the Sponsors shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity or eligibility to enter the Contest; failure to provide any such proof upon request may result in disqualification;
(g) you release and forever discharge the Sponsors, their respective parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries, any other companies associated with the Contest, and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, licensees, successors and assigns, as well as any Third Party Services, (collectively, the “Releasees”), and agree to indemnify and hold harmless each of the Releasees, from and against any and all claims, damages or liability, including any costs or losses related to personal injury, death, damage to or loss or destruction of property, arising out of, or in any way related to, (i) your participation in the Contest, (ii) the awarding, receipt, possession, use or misuse of any prize, in whole or in part, or any travel or activity related to any prize, (iii) the use of any Entry Material or Publicity Material (defined below) in accordance with the rights granted in these Official Rules, or (iv) any breach of these Official Rules.
8. WHAT ARE THE CONTEST PRIZES?
Grand Prize includes elements A, B, C, D and E which may be awarded to Winner (the “Main Grand Prize”) subject to compliance with these Official Rules. GRAND PRIZE ALSO CONTAINS ELEMENTS F, G, AND H, WHICH MAY BE AWARDED TO WINNER AT THE SPONSOR'S SOLE DISCRETION BASED ON CRITERIA TO BE DETERMINED SOLELY BY SPONSOR (THE "DISCRETIONARY GRAND PRIZE"). Sponsor is not obligated to provide Winner with reason(s) for not awarding the Discretionary Grand Prize.
MAIN GRAND PRIZE
Media Coverage & Exposure, which
A. One (1) case study (the “Case Study”) on the Winner and their company and/or innovation to be written solely by Sponsors and published on Rogers’ Business Forum at https://www.rogers.com/small-business/resources. Content included in Case Study shall be prepared at the sole direction of the Sponsors. Winner will be provided one (1) opportunity to review the draft Case Study prior to publication and to propose edits where deemed necessary. Sponsor shall consider edits in good faith but is not obliged to incorporate Winner edits into Case Study. For the sake of clarity, Sponsor has final right of approval over all content contained within the Case Study and Winner can reject the Case Study and is not obliged to redeem portions A, B and C of the Grand Prize.
B. One (1) Facebook post featuring the Winner and their company and/or innovation linking to the Case Study should Winner redeem portion A of the Grand Prize.
C. One (1) Twitter post featuring the Winner and their company and/or innovation linking to the Case Study should Winner redeem portion A of the Grand Prize.
D. One (1) interview with the Winner to be published on Rogers Business Forum at https://www.rogers.com/small-business/resources in a written question and answer format (the “Interview”). For the sake of clarity, the Interview will not be published in audio, video or any other format. Winner will be provided at least one (1) opportunity to review the draft Interview prior to publication and to propose edits where deemed necessary. Sponsor shall consider edits in good faith but is not obliged to incorporate Winner edits into Interview. For the sake of clarity, Sponsor has final right of approval over all content contained within the Interview and Winner can reject the Interview and is not obliged to redeem portion D of the Grand Prize
Sales and Marketing Consultation, which includes:
E. One (1) hour with three (3) director-level personnel employed by Sponsor within the following business units: (1) Marketing, (2) Product and (3) Internet of Things.
DISCRETIONARY GRAND PRIZE
Showcase during Small Business Month
F. Winner may receive one (1) tradeshow booth to showcase their company and/or innovation at a Small Business Month event in October 2019 hosted by Sponsor at the Rogers Corporate Headquarters located at 350 Bloor Street East.
Consideration for Investment
G. Sponsor may consider investing in Winner’s company and/or innovation. Should such investment occur, the amount of the investment and all further agreements and arrangements shall be discussed between Winner and Sponsor at the time of prize fulfillment.
Connections with Industry Partners
H. Sponsor may consider connecting Winner’s company and/or innovation with its existing industry partners. This portion of the prize is contingent on the fulfillment of G.
9. ARE THERE ANY PRIZE CONDITIONS?
In addition to any prize conditions provided elsewhere in these Official Rules, any prize awarded in the Contest is subject to the following conditions:
(a) The prize may be substituted, in whole or in part, with a prize or prize component of equal or greater value if the prize or prize component cannot be awarded for any reason.
(b) The prize must be accepted as awarded and may not be transferred, unless otherwise determined by the Sponsors. The prize may not be exactly as advertised. The prize is provided “as is” without representation or warranty of any kind by the Sponsors.
(c) The prize may not be resold.
(d) Any unused portion of the prize, once awarded, will be deemed forfeited. The prize will not be replaced if lost, destroyed, mutilated or stolen.
10. HOW WILL THE POTENTIAL WINNER(S) BE SELECTED?
Judging of entries
On October 11, 2019, at approximately 11:50pm in Toronto, ON, all eligible entries will be judged by a panel of judges comprising representatives of the Sponsors, based on the following criteria: Creativity/Originality of Entry Material (34%), Quality of Entry Material (33%), and Relevance of Entry Material to Contest theme (33%) (the “Criteria”). For each prize to be awarded pursuant to these Official Rules, one entrant will be selected as a potential winner, based on the rank of entries as determined by the application of the Criteria, and notified using the information provided at the time of entry. In the event any potential winner does not respond to such notification within three (3) business days, declines a prize for any reason, or does not meet the requirements set forth in these Official Rules, as determined by the Sponsors, the potential winner will be disqualified and, time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be selected based on the next-ranking eligible entry, or the prize may be cancelled. The decisions of the judges are final and binding and may not be challenged in any way.
11. HOW CAN A POTENTIAL WINNER BECOME A WINNER?
To be declared a winner, a potential winner:
(a) must correctly answer, without assistance, a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by the Sponsors;
(b) must be in compliance with these Official Rules;
(c) must sign and return, within any designated time period, a release of liability and consent to publicity form and any other documentation as reasonably required;
(d) may be required to provide proof of identification to confirm eligibility or to claim a prize, or provide proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of any account associated with the selected entry.
12. WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING A PRIZE?
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received and on the application of judging criteria.
13. HOW DO I CLAIM A PRIZE?
Once a potential winner is confirmed as a winner, prize distribution will be promptly coordinated.
14. WILL I APPEAR IN ANY PUBLICITY IF I AM A WINNER?
If you are a winner, the Sponsors will require you to appear in publicity related to the Contest or to any similar contest.
By accepting a prize:
(a) you grant to the Sponsors the irrevocable right to record, photograph or otherwise capture or document you, your likeness, your voice, or any statements you make regarding the Contest or the prize, by any available means;
(b) you agree that any such captured material, together with your biographical information, such as name or place of residence, or your Entry Material (collectively, all such materials, the “Publicity Material”) may be used by the Sponsors or their licensees, successors, or assigns (collectively, the “Publicity Parties”) in any media, whether now known or later devised, worldwide and in perpetuity, for advertising or promotional purposes related to the Contest or any similar contest. Any such use of the Publicity Material may include the reproduction, modification, adaptation, translation or creation of derivative works from your Entry Material;
(c) you acknowledge that the Publicity Parties shall not be required to compensate you, notify you, or request your permission in connection with their use of any Publicity Material, unless otherwise prohibited by law; and
(d) you waive any rights that you may have or that may otherwise exist in connection with any use of the Publicity Material by any of the Publicity Parties, including any moral rights in any such Publicity Material.
15. HOW WILL MY PERSONAL INFORMATION BE COLLECTED, USED, AND DISCLOSED?
Over the course of participating in the Contest, you may be given the option to receive commercial emails or other communications of a commercial nature (collectively, “Commercial Communications”) from the Sponsors or other parties. Should you elect to receive Commercial Communications from Rogers, your
Your personal information may be disclosed to a third party in the following circumstances:
(a) in accordance with these Official Rules, or with your consent, or as otherwise permitted or required by law.
(b) if you elect to receive Commercial Communications from a party other than Rogers, Rogers will disclose your personal information to that other party for that purpose;
(c) if you are a potential prize winner, Rogers may disclose your personal information to any prize supplier for purposes of prize fulfillment; and
(d) if you have been asked to sign and return a release of liability and consent to publicity form or other documentation in accordance with the terms of these Official Rules, Rogers may disclose your personal information to any interested party, such as an entity who is released from liability.
16. HOW DO THE RELEASEES LIMIT THEIR LIABILITY?
The Releasees assume no liability for the following:
(a) stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, misdirected, lost, misrouted, scrambled, damaged, delayed, undelivered, mutilated, jumbled, or garbled entries, transmissions, email, mail, or other communications;
(b) any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission, processing, or communication;
(c) failures or malfunctions of, or difficulties with, computer hardware or software, telephones, telephone lines, telephone systems, or network, cable, satellite, server, or website connections;
(d) printing, typographical, or other errors appearing within these Official Rules, in any Contest-related advertisements, or in Contest-related materials;
(e) incorrect or inaccurate information, including where caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated or used in connection with the Contest;
(f) injury or damage to any computer or other device resulting from or otherwise related to participation in the Contest, the use of any website, or the downloading or accessing of any materials;
(g) anyone being incorrectly or mistakenly identified as a winner or potential winner; or
(h) any other errors, problems or difficulties of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic, or otherwise, relating in any way to the Contest, including those errors, problems or difficulties that may relate to the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, the advertising of the Contest, the announcement of any prize or prize winner, or the cancellation or postponement of any event.
17. WHAT LAWS APPLY TO THE CONTEST?
The laws of the province or territory in which you reside apply to the Contest.
Any attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal or civil laws. Should any such attempt be made, the Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
18. CAN THE SPONSORS CANCEL OR AMEND THE CONTEST?
The Sponsors may cancel, modify, or suspend the Contest or amend these Official Rules for any reason whatsoever, subject to prior approval by the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux, if legally required. For example, if for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, the Sponsors may adjust any of the dates, timeframes or other Contest mechanics, or suspend or cancel the Contest.
You may not amend these Official Rules in any way.
19. WOULD THE SPONSORS EVER DISQUALIFY OR BAN SOMEONE FROM A CONTEST?
The Sponsors may disqualify without notice or ban someone from the Contest or any future contest for any other reason, including if the Sponsors find that a person has:
(a) resold or attempted to resell a prize, in whole or in part;
(b) tampered with or attempted to tamper with, or undermined or attempted to undermine, the legitimate operation of the Contest;
(c) provided false or misleading information;
(d) acted in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any person; or
(e) otherwise violated these Official Rules.
20. WHAT HAPPENS IF THESE OFFICIAL RULES CONTRADICT OTHER CONTEST MATERIALS?
In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between these Official Rules and disclosures or statements made by the Sponsors or appearing in other Contest-related materials, these Official Rules shall govern.
21. WHAT HAPPENS IF PART OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BECOMES UNENFORCEABLE OR DOES NOT APPLY?
If any part of these Official Rules is legally unenforceable or inapplicable, then that part will be deemed invalid; however, the remainder of these Official Rules will otherwise continue to be legally binding.