WORLD CUP X TORONTO FC CONTEST
RULES AND REGULATIONS (“Official Rules”)
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. THIS CONTEST IS SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS AND IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES FULL AND UNCONDITIONAL AGREEMENT WITH AND ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
(1) CONTEST PERIOD: The World Cup x Toronto FC Contest (the “Contest”) begins at 2:00 p.m. ET on November 23, 2022 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on November 30, 2022 (the “Contest Period”).
(2) ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is only open to individuals (each, an “Entrant”) who, at the time of entry, are legal residents of Ontario who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Employees and the immediate families (including those with whom they are domiciled) of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership and its affiliates ("MLSE” or the “Contest Sponsors”), Toronto FC, Major League Soccer L.L.C. (“MLS”) and its member teams, Soccer United Marketing, L.L.C., MLS Canada ULC and each of their respective parents, governors, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, shareholders and agents (altogether the “Released Parties”) are not eligible to enter the Contest.
(3) HOW TO ENTER:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. During the Contest Period, each Entrant must complete the following steps to obtain an entry (each, an “Entry”) into the Contest:
· While in attendance at Real Sports for the World Cup viewing party, locate and scan the QR Codes placed around the restaurant; and
· Fill out and submit the contest form to obtain one (1) entry.
There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person during the Entry Period. If it is discovered by the Contest Sponsors that any person has used or attempted to use multiple names, identities, email addresses or any automated, macro, script, robotic or other system(s) or program(s) to enter the Contest more than once or to otherwise participate in or disrupt this Contest or to tamper with the website, they may be disqualified from the Contest. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to require proof of identity or eligibility in a form acceptable to the Contest Sponsors: (i) for the purposes of verifying an Entrant’s eligibility to participate in this Contest; (ii) for the purposes of verifying the eligibility and/or legitimacy of an Entry entered (or purportedly entered) for the purposes of this Contest; and/or (iii) for any other reason the Contest Sponsors deem necessary, in their sole discretion, for the purposes of administering this Contest in accordance with these Official Rules. Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of the Contest Sponsors in a timely manner may result in disqualification of the Entrant in the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsors.
The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Contest Sponsors – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification): (i) for the purposes of verifying an Entrant’s eligibility to participate in this Contest; (ii) for the purposes of verifying the eligibility and/or legitimacy of an Entry entered (or purportedly entered) for the purposes of this Contest; and/or (iii) for any other reason the Contest Sponsors deem necessary, in their sole discretion, for the purposes of administering this Contest in accordance with these Official Rules. Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of the Contest Sponsors in a timely manner may result in disqualification of the Entrant, in the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsors.
Each potential winner of a Prize (a “Selected Entrant”) may also be requested to provide the Contest Sponsors with reasonable proof that the Selected Entrant is the Authorized Account Holder of the email account associated with the winning Entry. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an Entry, the Entry will be deemed to be submitted by the Authorized Account Holder in whose name the email account is registered, provided that person meets all other eligibility criteria of this Contest. "Authorized Account Holder" shall mean the natural person assigned to an email address and/or telephone number by an Internet access provider, online service provider, telephone service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
By entering the Contest, each Entrant agrees to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Contest Sponsors, which are final with respect to all matters relating to the Contest.
(4) PRIZES: There are five (5) prizes available to be won during the Contest (each, a “Prize” or together the “Prizes”). The Prizes consist of the following:
· Two (2) Tickets to a 2023 Toronto FC home game at BMO Field in Toronto, ON (game dates to be determined by the contest sponsors).
The approximate retail value of the Prize is two hundred Canada dollars ($200). There is a limit of one (1) Prize per Selected Entrant during the Contest Period. Odds of winning a Prize depend on the number of eligible Entries received.
If the Prize includes game tickets, all incidental costs and expenses associated with each Prize that are not specifically referred to herein, including (without limitation) ground transportation to and from BMO Field, meals and beverages, gratuities, souvenirs and other items of a personal nature are not included and are the sole responsibility of each Prize Winner, the Participant and the Prize Winner’s guests. Each Prize Winner, the Participant and the Prize Winner’s guests must follow all directions of the Contest Sponsors with respect to the Prize or any aspect thereof. Failure to do so may result in termination of participation, or continued participation, in the Prize or any aspect thereof. Each Prize Winner, the Participant and the Prize Winner’s guests acknowledge and accept all risk of damages, injury or other loss incidental to any match for which tickets are issued, whether occurring before, during or after the match, and hereby voluntarily agree to assume the same. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right to refuse admission and/or to expel from any match and/or any other aspect of a Prize, any person whose conduct is deemed by them to be objectionable. Expulsion from a match cancels the tickets for the offending individual(s) and the individual(s) thereupon forfeit(s) all claims with respect to the tickets. Participation in a Prize is subject to compliance with all applicable laws, by-laws, regulations and any applicable facility or carrier rules; failure to comply may result in non-admission or expulsion from further participation in the Prize.
Each Prize must be accepted as awarded, without substitution, and is not transferrable, refundable, for resale or convertible to cash, except in the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsors. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in the event that a Prize, or any component of a Prize, cannot be awarded as described herein for any reason, to substitute the same for another prize or component of equal or greater value, without notice or liability. In the event that a substitute prize is awarded, such prize must be accepted as awarded and cannot be exchanged for cash (where applicable) or otherwise.
(5) WINNER SELECTION:
To determine the Winners, a random draw (each a “Draw”) for each Prize will be conducted at the offices of MLSE (50 Bay Street, Toronto, ON), or such other location as the Contest Sponsors may determine, at approximate 10:00AM.
Each Selected Entrant for a Prize will be notified of their selection within twenty-four (24) hours of the respective Draw Date by email, at the email address on the Selected Entrant’s Entry form. If a Selected Entrant fails to respond within forty-eight (48) hours of the first attempt of contact by the Contest Sponsors, they will be considered to have forfeited the respective Prize and will be disqualified and another Entrant may, in the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsors, be selected from the remaining eligible Entries until such time as contact is made with a Selected Entrant, there are no more eligible Entries, or there is insufficient time to award a particular Prize, whichever occurs first. In the event that an alternate Entrant is required to be selected, this same Winner Selection process will apply to such alternate Entrant. The Contest Sponsors will not be responsible for failed attempts to contact any Selected Entrant. No email, telephone contact or other correspondence in connection with this Contest will be entered into except with the Selected Entrants.
(6) CLAIMING YOUR PRIZE
To be declared a winner (“Winner”), each Selected Entrant must answer correctly, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited, mathematical, skill-testing question posed by the Contest Sponsors in a format of their choosing. Each Selected Entrant will be required to sign a Declaration of Compliance and Release of Liability Form (the “Release Form”) confirming compliance with these Official Rules, acceptance of the Prize as awarded, without substitution, and releasing the Released Parties from any liability in connection with the Prize or the Contest. The Participant will also be required to sign a Release form. Each Selected Entrant (and the Participant) must return the signed Release Form before the date indicated on the Release Form or he/she/they will be disqualified from receiving the Prize and another Entrant may, in the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsors, be selected from the remaining eligible Entries until such time as each Winner is chosen, there are no more eligible Entries, or there is insufficient time to award a particular Prize, whichever occurs first.
If a Selected Entrant does not meet all of the Contest requirements, fails to correctly answer the mathematical skill-testing question or does not sign and return the Release Form to the Contest Sponsors within the time frame specified, that Selected Entrant will forfeit their Prize and the Contest Sponsors shall be entitled (but not obligated) to select another Entrant from the remaining eligible Entries until such time as contact is made with an Entrant or there are no more eligible Entries, whichever comes first. This process may continue until each Prize has been awarded or there is insufficient time to permit the awarding of a Prize. In the event that an alternate Entrant is required to be selected, this same Winner Selection and Claiming Your Prize process will apply to such alternate Entrant. The Contest Sponsors are not responsible, whether as a result of human error or otherwise, for any failure to contact any Selected Entrant.
The Contest Sponsors will contact each Prize Winner following receipt of their signed Release Form to arrange for delivery of their respective Prize.
In the event of a conflict between these Official Rules and any instructions or interpretations of these Official Rules given by an employee of the Contest Sponsors regarding the Contest, these Official Rules shall prevail. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, the terms and conditions of these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
(7) * INDEMNIFICATION*
By submitting an Entry into this Contest, each Entrant confirms his or her understanding of and compliance with these Official Rules. Each Entrant, and their representatives, heirs, next of kin or assignees (“Entrant’s Representatives”), hereby releases and holds the Released Parties harmless from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to the Entrant, Entrant’s Representatives or any other person, including personal injury, death or property damage, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a Prize, participation in the Contest, any breach of the Official Rules, or in any Prize-related activity. The Entrant and Entrant’s Representatives agree to fully indemnify the Released Parties from any and all claims by third parties relating to the Contest, without limitation.
(8) LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
None of the Released Parties assumes any liability for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of Entries, the selection of Prize Winners or for any printing or other errors in any Contest materials. The Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, tampering, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or authorized access to, or alteration of Entries. The Released Parties are not responsible for any problems, viruses or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to Entrants’ or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in the Contest.
None of the Released Parties assumes any liability for any personal injury or property damage or losses of any kind, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, consequential, incidental or punitive damages which may be sustained by an Entrant's or any other person's computer equipment resulting from an Entrant's attempt to either participate in the Contest or download any information in connection with participating in the Contest or use of any website. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on any website is provided "as is" without any warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.
(9) CONTEST ADMINISTRATION
All decisions regarding the Contest remain with the Contest Sponsors. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to modify, cancel, suspend and/or terminate any or all parts of the Contest for any reason and at any time.
The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual found to be in violation of these Official Rules. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right to refuse an Entry from a person whose eligibility is in question or who has been disqualified or is otherwise ineligible to enter. Any attempt to tamper with the entry process, interfere with these Official Rules, deliberately damage any website or undermine the administration, security or legitimate operation of the Contest, is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to seek damages and/or other relief (including attorneys’ fees) from all persons responsible for such acts to the fullest extent permitted by law, which may include banning or disqualifying Entrants from this and future contests of the Contest Sponsors. In their sole determination, the Contest Sponsors may disqualify any person who acts in any manner to threaten or abuse or harass any person and to void all such person’s associated Entries. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to terminate or suspend the Contest should fraud, virus, bugs, or other reasons beyond the control of the Contest Sponsors corrupt the security, proper play or administration of the Contest.
(10) PRIVACY AND PUBLICITY RIGHTS
By accepting a Prize, each Winner grants to the Contest Sponsors the non-exclusive right to use their respective name, biographical information, image, photos and/or likeness and statements for programming, promotion, trade, commercial, advertising and publicity purposes related to this Contest, at any time or times, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, including, but not limited to, on television, video, the World Wide Web and Internet, without notice, review or approval and without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
(11) GOVERNING LAW
The Contest shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations as between any person and/or Entrant and the Contest Sponsors in connection with the Contest shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the internal laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada, including the procedural provisions of those laws, 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 Contest Sponsors and all Entrants hereby attorn to the jurisdiction of the courts of that Province, sitting in the City of Toronto, Ontario, in respect of the determination of any matter, issue or dispute arising under or in respect of these Official Rules and/or the Contest and agree that any such determination shall be brought solely and exclusively before such courts.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official 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 Official 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. Any words herein importing the masculine gender shall include the feminine gender and vice versa in both the singular and the plural.