Parks Canada Shop Instagram Contest

Official Contest Rules

The "Parks Canada Shop Instagram contest" (the "Contest") is organized by (the "Contest Organizer"). The Contest Organizer is responsible for the Contest, its organization and the Contest Rules (the "Rules").

The Contest will run from Monday May 16th, 2016 at 6pm, Eastern Standard Time (ET) until Friday May 20th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. (ET) (the "Contest Period").

By registering to the "Parks Canada Shop Instagram contest" Contest, entrants get a chance to win one (1) Contest Prize.

By entering the Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Rules.

  • This Contest is open to all legal residents of Canada, 16 years of age or older (each entrant is referred to as an "Entrant", together, the "Entrants") and who have an Instagram account and Internet access prior to the start of the Contest Period.

    Employees, agents, representatives, officers and directors of the Contest Organizer, of its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, parent corporations, advertising and promotion agencies, sponsors, suppliers of prizes, materials and services related to this Contest, or of any other party directly associated with the holding of the Contest, as well as members of their immediate families (brothers, sisters, children, father, mother), their legal or common-law spouse, and any persons residing with these employees, agents, representatives, officers and directors are not eligible to participate.



    2.1 Entry procedures:

    In order to enter during the Entry Period (as described below), each entrant must ‘like’ the Instagram post, follow @parkscanadashop and tag a friend to like the post and follow the account. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person during the Contest Period that is permitted.

    Each valid entry following a valid registration will count as one entry (an “Entry”) into the Contest. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify Entries that it deems in its sole discretion to be harmful to individual users, Contest Sponsor, the communities that make up Parks Canada Shop, or any rights of the Contest Sponsor or its affiliates or any other party, including any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful or racially offensive, ethnically offensive, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including but not limited to any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, provincial, national, federal or international law.

    By entering this Contest, you agree to abide by and be bound by these Contest rules and the decisions of the Contest Sponsor with respect to all aspects of the Contest, which decisions are final.


    1. PRIZES

    There is one (1) prize available to be won. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right to modify the prize at anytime, for any reason, at their sole discretion.

    3.1 There is one (1) prize available to be won during the Contest Period which is $100 worth of merchandise from, chosen by the contest sponsor. By accepting the Prize, the winner agrees to waive all recourse against Parks Canada Shop, the Contest Sponsor or any other parties attached to administering the contest, if the applicable Prize (or a component thereof) does not prove satisfactory, either in whole or in part. All incidental costs and expenses not specifically referred to shall be the responsibility without liability of winner. The Prize is not transferable, assignable or convertible to cash (except as may be specifically permitted by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion) and must be accepted as awarded, with no substitutions of any kind, except by the Sponsor. Unclaimed Prize will not be awarded. The Prize will only be awarded to the person whose verifiable full name and valid email address appears on the Entry Form.

    Contest Organizer reserves the right, in the event that a selected Prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason, to substitute another Prize of equal or greater value, without liability.


    3.2 The following conditions apply to the Prizes offered:

    The Contest Organizer maintains sole discretion in allowing for alternate plans.

    All other costs and expenses not expressly listed as part of a Prize, including taxes and any fees, if applicable, are the sole responsibility of the winner.

    Should any part of the Prizes not be used, no compensation will be provided to the winner.

    Any federal, provincial or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner.

    All Prizes must be accepted as awarded and cannot be transferred, substituted or redeemed for cash.

    No transfer, assignment, or substitution is permitted, except by the Contest Organizer, who reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a Prize for another Prize of equal or greater value.

    Any Prize represented in promotional materials is for illustration purposes only and may not be the exact item(s) offered as a Prize.

    Trademarks, logos, and all service marks (including individual product and retailer names) are the property of their respective owners.



    4.1 Prize Draw

    One (1) Entrant having entered the Contest will be randomly drawn for the one (1) prize from all eligible entries received during the Contest Entry Period at the offices of Parks Canada Shop at 2600 Argentia Rd., Mississauga, Ontario by a representative of the Contest Sponsor.

    4.2 Limits. An Entrant can only win one (1) Prize.



    5.1 Prizes

    The potential winners will be notified by telephone or email by the Contest Organizer within ten (10) days of the day of the draw.

    The selected Entrants must answer a mathematical question correctly within a limited time. This question is required by law and will be posed by email or fax or on the Declaration, Exoneration of Liability and Compliance.

    The potential winners must confirm their acceptance of the Prize within forty-eight (48) hours of being contacted by the Contest Organizer.

    If the potential winners cannot be reached or fail to reply within the Period provided in this paragraph, they will be deemed to have forfeited their Prize and the Prize will be put back in the available Prizes of the Contest, according to the conditions in this paragraph 5 until a winner is found.

    In order to be declared the winner, a winning Entrant must complete and sign the Declaration, Exoneration of Liability and Compliance with Rules Form which will be sent to him and return it to the Contest Organizer within fifteen (15) days of receiving it.

    This document includes a confirmation that the winner will abide by the Rules, releases the Contest Organizer, its directors, officers, employees, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, related companies and agents from all liability, except where proscribed by law, and allows the Contest Organizer and its representatives to use the winner’s name, likeness, statements about the Prize, place of residence and/or voice without any compensation, in any advertising by the Contest Organizer and for any required disclosure without having to obtain the winner’s prior consent.

    Within ten (10) days of receiving the duly completed Declaration, Exoneration of Liability and Compliance with Rules Form, the Contest Organizer will contact the winner to inform him of how to take possession of the Prize.

    5.2 Any inaccurate or false declaration or fraud will lead to automatic disqualification of the winner and loss of rights to the Prize.

    5.3 If the winner fails to abide by any of the conditions set out above or any other condition provided in the Rules, they will automatically be disqualified and will lose rights to the Prize.



    6.1. Verifications. Entry forms are subject to verification by the Contest Organizer. Any Participation Form that is illegible, incomplete, fraudulent, copied or received late bearing an invalid e-mail address or phone number, not bearing the correct answer to the mathematical skill-testing question or otherwise noncompliant shall be rejected and will not entitle to an entry or to a Prize, as the case may be. Entrants are responsible for the correct and full completion of their Participation Form in order to be reached in conformity with this Contest Rules if they are selected for a Prize.

    If you are a potential winner, you are not a winner until the verification process is complete, and it is determined that you have complied with all terms of these Rules.

    6.2 Conduct of the Contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Contest Internet website or any related website or to sabotage the legitimate conduct of this Contest constitutes a violation of civil and criminal laws. Should there be any such attempts, the Contest Organizer reserves the right to reject the entrant’s entries and obtain legal or equitable relief under applicable laws.

    6.3 Decisions of the Contest Organizer. Any decision of the Contest Organizer regarding any aspect of this Contest, including, without being limited to, the eligibility and/or disqualification of Participation Forms, shall be final and without appeal.


    6.4 Disqualification. Any person entering or attempting to enter the Contest by means that are contrary to the Rules or unfair to other Entrants (for example, entries in excess of the prescribed limit, if any) will automatically be disqualified and may be referred to the competent legal authorities.

    6.5 Acceptance of Prize. Prize must be accepted as described in this Contest Rules and may not, in any case, be in whole or in part transferred to another person, replaced by another Prize or exchanged for cash, except as provided in the section below.

    6.6 Limitation of liability – use of Prize. The winner releases the Contest Organizer, its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, parent corporations, advertising and promotion agencies, employees, agents, representatives, officers and directors ("Released Parties") from any liability for damage of any kind whatsoever that he or his guests may suffer, directly or indirectly, by reason of acceptance, possession or use of the Prize, including, among other things, accidents, injuries, death, loss of enjoyment, inconveniences, disappointments, worries or frustrations or a physical or psychological nature.

    For this purpose, winner hereby (i) acknowledges and confirms that Released Parties are not granting any warranties or assurances of any kind pertaining to the Prize awarded in connection with the Contest; (ii) acknowledges and confirms the absence of any implied warranties and (iii) agrees to sign a declaration and release form before receiving his/her Prize.

    Any and all costs incurred by a winner to claim, use or redeem his/her Prize shall be borne by the winner.

    6.7 Modification. The Contest Organizer reserves the right, at its sole discretion, subject to compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend all or any part of this Contest in the event of a virus infection, a computer malfunction, an incident or any human intervention that could corrupt or affect the administration, security, impartiality or running of the Contest as provided for in the Rules.

    6.8 Number of Prizes awarded. In all cases, the Contest Organizer, its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, parent corporations, advertising and promotion agencies, employees, agents, representatives, officers and directors, and their suppliers of products, materials and services related to this Contest, and their employees, agents and representatives cannot be required to award more Prizes than the number indicated in the Rules or to award Prizes other than in accordance with the Rules.

    If computer, printing, production, mechanical, seeding, typographical, or other errors result in more valid Prize claims for any Prize level than the number stated herein, the Contest Organizer reserves the right to award the stated number of Prizes for the Prize level at issue in a random draw from among all eligible, non-suspect, and valid Prize claims received for the applicable Prize level.

    6.9 Authorizations. By entering the Contest, Entrants agree to have their submitted name displayed on the Contest Organizer’s website, blog, and Facebook page: and used by us for any purpose regarding the Contest and for promotional and advertising purposes in connection with the Contest Organizer and his products at any time, without any fee or other form of compensation.

    By entering the Contest, the winner authorizes the Contest Organizer and its representatives to use, if required, their names, likeness, statements regarding the Prize, place of residence and/or voice for advertising purposes in connection with the Contest, without any form of remuneration.

    6.10 Ownership of entries. Entry forms are the exclusive property of the Contest Organizer and will at no time be returned to Entrants.

    6.11 Intellectual Property. The Contest Organizer is the sole owner of the Contest materials and promotional products as well as intellectual property rights thereto, and nothing in these Rules shall be construed so as to confer any right whatsoever to Entrants in this regard.

    6.12 Communication with Entrants. Subject to the provisions of the Rules, there will be no communication or correspondence with Entrants, except with a winner, who will be contacted to be informed that he is a potential winner.

    6.13 Entrant’s identity. For the purposes of the Rules, the Entrant is the person whose name appears on the Participation Form and the Prize will be awarded to this person should he be declared winner.

    6.14 Unenforceability. If any paragraph of the Rules is declared or ruled to be illegal, unenforceable or void by a competent Court, then the paragraph in question shall be deemed void, but all other paragraphs not affected will be applied within the limitations of the law.

    6.15 Gender. The masculine gender is used in these Rules solely for succinctness; it refers to both men and women.

    6.16 Language. In the event of a discrepancy between the French and English versions of the Rules, the English version shall take precedence.

    6.17 Acceptance. By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to be bound by the Contest Rules and by the decisions of the Contest Organizer, which will be final and won’t be subject to appeal in any respect, including without limitation, any decisions concerning eligibility, disqualification of Participation Forms, or Prize attribution.

    6.18 Personal information in connection with the Contest. Entrants’ personal information will be stored in the Contest database and the Contest Organizer will use it to contact Entrants for the purposes of the Contest.

    No other use will be made of Entrants’ personal information, with the exception of Entrants who explicitly indicated when completing the Entry form that they wish to receive more information about the Contest Organizer and/or its products.

    6.18 Contest Rules and names of winners. A copy of the rules and the name of the winner may be obtained upon written request to:

    Parks Canada Shop

    2600 Argentia Rd.

    Mississauga, Ontario

    L5N 5V4

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