Tree Lighting Contest
The Mercedes-Benz Oakville #MBOTreeLighting Contest
THIS CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF CANADA AND IS GOVERNED BY CANADIAN LAW.
These rules govern the Mercedes-Benz Oakville #MBOTreeLighting Contest (the “Contest”). The Contest is intended to be conducted in Ontario, Canada only and shall be construed and evaluated according to applicable Canadian law. No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest. The Contest is void in whole or part where prohibited by law. The act of entering the Contest constitutes acceptance of these Contest Rules and the decisions of Mercedes-Benz Oakville (the “Sponsor”) whose decisions are final and binding upon all participants (or if minors, their parent/legal guardians).
The Contest Sponsor is Mercedes-Benz Oakville, 300 South Service Road W, Oakville ON, L6K 3X5.
The Contest is open only to legal residents of Ontario, Canada who are thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of entry (“Participant”).
Minors must have the permission of a parent or legal guardian to participate in the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of such permission at any period during the Contest.
Employees, representatives or agents of Sponsor and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively the “Contest Parties”), and all respective employees, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, members, licensees, successors and assigns of the foregoing and members of their immediate family (spouses, parents, children and siblings) or persons living in the same household are not eligible to participate in this Contest.
Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, territorial, municipal, and local laws and regulations. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility requirements. Failure to provide such proof or insufficient proof may result in disqualification from the Contest in the Sponsor’s sole discretion. All personal and other information requested by and supplied to the Sponsor for the purpose of the Contest must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading.
The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Participant from the Contest should such Participant at any stage supply unsatisfactory, untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information.
4. Contest Period
The Contest begins at 5:00:01 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Friday, November 15, 2019 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on Sunday, November 17, 2019 (the “Contest Period”).
5. How to Enter the Contest
There is no purchase necessary to enter the Contest. You must have a valid Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account and your account settings must be set to public to enter.
To enter the Contest, login to your Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter account and post a photo from the Oakville Tree Lighting Ceremony (taking place on November 15, 2019) with the hashtag #MBOTreeLighting. If you enter using your Instagram account you must follow Mercedes-Benz Oakville on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mboakville/); if you enter using your Facebook account you must follow Mercedes-Benz Oakville on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/mboakville/); or if you enter using your Twitter account you must follow Mercedes-Benz Oakville on Twitter (https://twitter.com/mboakville) for your entry to be valid.
6. The Prize:
One (1) Grand Prize is available to be won. The Grand Prize consists of a Mercedes-Benz AMG Electric Ride-On Car.
The ARV of the Grand Prize is $450.00 CAD.
Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. By accepting a prize, the prize winner (or if a minor, their parent/legal guardian) agrees to release the Sponsor from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by entering the promotion or for damages of any kind caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of prize awarded. The prize is not exchangeable or transferable. There are no substitutions unless specified by the Sponsor. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute the prize with another prize of equal or greater value.
7. Winner Selection and Notification:
One (1) potential winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received in a random drawing to be held on or about Monday, November 18, 2019. The random drawing will take place at the offices of a designated representative of the Sponsor, whose decisions are final.
The potential winner will be notified by the designated representative of the Sponsor via direct message to the Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter account used to enter on or about Monday, November 18, 2019.
If the potential winner cannot be contacted within forty-eight (48) hours of the first attempted notification, or if there is a return of any notification as undeliverable; then he/she may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit any all rights to the applicable prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion to randomly select an alternate eligible Participant for the applicable prize in a separate random drawing from the remaining eligible entries submitted and received in accordance with these Official Rules.
No one is a winner unless and until the Sponsor officially confirms him/her as a winner in accordance with these Official Rules.
Before being confirmed as a winner, the potential winner (or if a minor, their parent/legal guardian) will be required to sign and return, within forty-eight (48) hours of the first attempted notification, a Declaration & Release (the “Release”) releasing the Sponsor, its advertising and promotional agencies, the affiliates and related entities of the foregoing and all respective directors, officers, partners, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assignees from any liability in connection with this Contest or the prize awarded as a condition to and in advance of receiving the prize, or the prize will be forfeited. The potential winner (or if a minor, their parent/legal guardian) will also be required to correctly answer, without assistance of any kind whatsoever, a mathematical skill-testing question as a condition to and in advance of receiving the prize, or the prize will be forfeited. The prize will be awarded within approximately 30 days after the Contest Period.
The prize is not assignable, nor transferable. No substitutions are permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. No cash in lieu of the prize and no exchange or substitution of the prize, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner’s (or if a minor, their parent/legal guardian’s) sole responsibility.
Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of a prize constitutes permission to use winner’s entry, name, prize won, hometown, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.
Participants (or if minors, their parent/legal guardians) agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and release the Sponsor, its parent companies and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, and advertising and promotion agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment and execution of this Contest (the “Released Parties”), from all claims and liability relating to their participation in the promotion, and the acceptance and use/misuse of the prize offered. Winner (or if a minor, their parent/legal guardian) assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Contest or use/misuse or redemption of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prize.
In the event of a dispute over the identity of a Participant, entry will be deemed submitted by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account used at the time of entry. Sponsor may ask any Participant or potential winner to provide Sponsor with proof that such party is the authorized account holder of the Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account associated with the entry. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void.
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to Participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest.
By participating in the Contest, you (or if a minor, your parent/legal guardian) (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Contest it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) withdraw a method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Contest).
If for any reason this Contest is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, at which time, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received at the time of the Contest termination.
Except where prohibited, each Participant (or if a minor, their parent/legal guardian) agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the Province of Ontario. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, Participant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Province of Ontario without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Province of Ontario or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Province of Ontario. The remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, and in no event shall any party be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief.
Void outside Ontario, Canada and wherever else prohibited by law. The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Inc. or Twitter, Inc. (each, a “Social Platform”). Each Social Platform is hereby completely released of all liability by each Participant in this Contest. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to the Sponsor and not to a Social Platform.