Contest Rules

THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO SELECT RESIDENTS OF CANADA ONLY (EXCLUDING RESIDENTS OF QUEBEC) AND IS GOVERNED BY CANADIAN LAW

1. KEY DATES:

The Have your say for a chance to Win a VISA gift card! Contest (the “Contest”) begins on June 27, 2022 at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on July 20, 2022 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (the “Contest Period”).

2. ELIGIBILITY:

You are eligible to participate in this Contest only if you: (i) are a resident of Canada (excluding residents of Quebec); (ii) are an active or retired member of the TTC Pension Plan who is the named and intended recipient of a letter (the “Letter”) from Toronto Transit Commission Pension Fund Society/TTC Pension Plan (the “Sponsor”) inviting you to participate in the Contest; and (iii) you have reached the legal age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence.

3. AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY RULES:

By participating in this Contest, you are signifying your agreement that you have read and agree to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and Regulations (the “Rules”).

4. HOW TO ENTER:

To enter, an eligible entrant must: (i) provide (or have previously provided) his/her email address and consent to receive TTCPP communications via email (a “Email Consent”); and (ii) complete the TTCPP’s first annual members survey available at ttcpp.ca/survey (the “Survey”).  To complete an Email Consent, an eligible entrant must complete the form provided and otherwise follow the instructions provided (including fully completing and returning the authorization form).  An eligible entrant will automatically earn one (1) entry (the “Entry”) when he/she completes (or has previously completed) an Email Consent and completes the Survey. The decisions of the Sponsor with respect to all aspects of this Contest are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal, including, without limitation, any decisions regarding the eligibility/disqualification of Entries, Email Consents and/or entrants.

The Sponsor, its associated and affiliated entities, and any other individual(s), entity or entities involved in the development, implementation, administration or fulfillment of the Contest, and each of their respective agents, employees, directors, successors, and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for, and accept no liability whatsoever in relation to, any late, lost, misdirected, delayed, incomplete or incompatible Entries (all of which are void).

5. ENTRY LIMIT:

There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person during the Contest.  If it is discovered by the Sponsor (using any evidence or other information made available to or otherwise discovered by the Sponsor) that any person has attempted to: (i) obtain more than one (1) Entry; and/or (ii) use multiple names, multiple identities and/or any other means not in keeping with the Sponsor’s interpretation of the letter and spirit of these Rules to enter or otherwise participate in or to disrupt a Contest; then he/she may be disqualified from the Contest in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor. The Released Parties are not responsible for, and accept no liability whatsoever in relation to, any late, lost, misdirected, delayed, incomplete or incompatible information (all of which is void).  The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of a Contest will be the official time-keeping device(s) of the Sponsor.

6. VERIFICATION:

All Entries, Email Consents and entrants are subject to verification at any time and for any reason.  The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Sponsor – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification): (i) for the purposes of verifying an individual’s eligibility to participate in this Contest; (ii) for the purposes of verifying the eligibility and/or legitimacy of any Entry, Email Consent and/or other information for the purposes of this Contest; and/or (iii) for any other reason the Sponsor deems necessary, in its sole and absolute discretion, for the purposes of administering this Contest in accordance with the Sponsor’s interpretation of letter and spirit of these Rules.  Failure to provide such proof to the complete satisfaction of the Sponsor within the timeframe specified by the Sponsor may result in disqualification in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor.

7. THE PRIZE:

There will be a total of three (3) prizes (the “Prize”) available to be won.  Each Prize will consist of one (1) VISA gift card; retail value of CAN$100.  Use of gift cards is subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer.   There is a limit of one (1) Prize per person.

Each Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable or assignable (except as may be specifically permitted by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion).  No substitutions are permitted, except at Sponsor’s option.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to substitute any Prize a prize or prizes of equal or greater value.

8. WINNER SELECTION AND ODDS OF WINNING:

On August 4, 2022 in Toronto, ON at approximately 12:00 p.m. ET (the “Draw Date”), three (3) eligible entrants will be selected by random draw from among all eligible Entries submitted and received in accordance with these Rules.  The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries submitted and received in accordance with these Rules.

9. WINNER NOTIFICATION:

The Sponsor or its designated representative will make a minimum of three (3) attempts to contact each eligible winner within five (5) business days of the Draw Date.  If an eligible winner cannot be contacted as outlined above, 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 all rights to the applicable Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion and time permitting, to randomly select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining eligible Entries submitted and received in accordance with these Rules (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such newly eligible winner).

10. WINNER CONFIRMATION:

NO ONE IS A WINNER UNLESS AND UNTIL THE SPONSOR OFFICIALLY CONFIRMS HIM/HER AS THE WINNER IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE RULES.  BEFORE BEING DECLARED AS A CONFIRMED PRIZE WINNER, each eligible winner will be required to: (a) correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question without mechanical or other aid; and (b) sign and return within five (5) business days of notification the Sponsor’s declaration and release form, which (among other things): (i) confirms compliance with these Rules; (ii) acknowledges acceptance of the Prize (as awarded); (iii) releases the Released Parties from any and all liability in connection with this Contest, his/her participation therein and/or the awarding and use/misuse of the Prize or any portion thereof; and (iv) agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of his/her name, city of residence, voice, statements about the Contest and/or photograph or other likeness without further notice or compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by or on behalf of the Sponsor in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the internet.  If an eligible winner: (a) fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question; (b) fails to return the properly executed Contest documents within the specified time; (c) cannot accept (or is unwilling to accept) the Prize (as awarded) for any reason; and/or (d) is determined to be in violation of these Rules (all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion); then he/she may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit all rights to the applicable Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion and time permitting, to randomly select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining eligible Entries submitted and received in accordance with these Rules (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such newly eligible winner).

11. GENERAL CONDITIONS:

This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws.  The decisions of the Sponsor with respect to all aspects of this Contest are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal. ANYONE DEEMED BY THE SPONSOR TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THE SPONSOR’S INTERPRETATION OF THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF THESE RULES FOR ANY REASON IS SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION IN THE SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION OF THE SPONSOR AT ANY TIME.

The Released Parties will not be liable for: (i) the failure of any information to be received, captured or recorded for any reason; and/or (ii) anyone being incorrectly and/or mistakenly identified as a winner or eligible winner.  The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any individual that it deems to be in violation of the Sponsor’s interpretation of the letter and spirit of these Rules. The Sponsor reserves the right to refuse participation by any person whose eligibility is in question or who has been disqualified or is otherwise ineligible to enter (all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion).  In its sole and absolute determination, the Sponsor may disqualify any person who acts in any manner to threaten or abuse or harass any person.

The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to withdraw, amend or suspend this Contest (or to amend these Rules) in any way, in the event of any cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of this Contest as contemplated by these Rules, including, without limitation, any error(s), problem(s), tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or failure(s) of any kind whatsoever.

Any attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest in any way (as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion) may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, amend or suspend this Contest, or to amend these Rules, in any way without prior notice or obligation, in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error of any kind, or for any other reason whatsoever.  Without limiting the generality of the forgoing, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to administer an alternate test of skill as it deems appropriate based on the circumstances and/or to comply with applicable law.

By entering this Contest, each entrant expressly consents to the Sponsor, its agents and/or representatives, storing, sharing and using the personal information submitted for the purpose of administering the Contest and in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy. This section does not limit any other consent(s) that an individual may provide the Sponsor or others in relation to the collection, use and/or disclosure of their personal information.

The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, and without prior notice, to adjust any of the dates and/or timeframes stipulated in these Rules, to the extent necessary deemed necessary by the Sponsor, for purposes of verifying compliance by any entrant and/or information with these Rules, or as a result of any problems, or in light of any other circumstances which, in the opinion of the Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, affect the proper administration of the Contest as contemplated in these Rules, or for any other reason.

In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including, but not limited, to point of sale, television, print or online advertising, any instructions or interpretations of these Rules given by an employee of the Sponsor; the terms and conditions of these Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by law.

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules or the rights and obligations of participants, Sponsor or any of the other the Released Parties in connection with the Contest will be governed by and construed in accordance with the domestic laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other jurisdiction’s laws.  The parties hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts located in Ontario in any action to enforce (or otherwise relating to) these Rules or relating to this Contest.

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with the terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

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