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Niagara Wine Festivals - Terms & Conditions of Social Media Giveaways

Agreement: These rules govern Niagara Wine Festivals (“Giveaways”). No purchase is necessary to enter the contest to be elidgable for the giveaway. The act of entering the Giveaway constitutes acceptance of the contest rules and the selection of the Giveaway winner, which decisions shall be final and binding upon all entrants. By entering the contest, a contestant agrees to indemnify and hold Niagara South Coast Tourism partners, members, supporters and sponsors; their suppliers, affiliates, officers, directors, agents and employees harmless and to release them from any and all liability, damages, or cause whatsoever, however named or decided, with respect to or arising out of participation in a contest, or the receipt or use of the prize awarded.

Eligibility: The Giveaways are open to all residents of Canada (excluding residents of Quebec) who have attained the age of 19+ except for anyone who is an immediate family member of or who lives with any employee of Niagara Wine Festivals, its partners, members, corporate affiliates, and advertising or promotional agencies. Following the Giveaways rule to like the page, like the photo, comment on the photo, share the photo or use stated hashtags will determine eligability as instructed with each giveaway post text. One (1) entry per person and account maximum.

Social Media Giveaways:  If the selected entrant cannot be contacted within seven (7) business days of the Selection Date, or if there is a return of any notification as undeliverable, then he/she may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Organizers, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit all rights to the Prize) and the Contest Organizers reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion and time permitting, to select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining eligible Entries. 

Other: This Contest is governed by the laws of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein and is void where prohibited by Law. Niagara Wine Festivals reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest or Giveaway or either of the  rules at any time without notice.  All prizes must be accepted as awarded, are non-transferable and are not convertible to cash. All prizes are awarded as-is and no warranties or guarantees are implied or expressed, beyond the standard manufacturer’s warranty. Niagara Wine Festival is not responsible for any lost, late, misdirected or stolen entries or inability to process entries, or any errors, damage or negligence that may arise in connection with this Contest, including technical failures on the part of Contest software, virus, website down-time, human error or property damage incurred by any Contest entrant.  Use of any automated system including robotic or form filling software to enter or participate in this Contest is prohibited and will result in disqualification of all entries by anyone using such assistance. If a dispute arises regarding who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address provided at time of entry.  Authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.  The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries submitted and received during the Contest Period in accordance with these Rules.    

Entrant Agreement:  By submitting an entry, the participant will:1. Provide a maximum of (1) entry per person per social account 2. Grant Niagara Wine Festivals and its partners, wineries, supporters and sponsors in the right to interview and/or photograph the winner during their location visits which constitutes their prize.

Selection of Winner: The winner will be chosen by random selection.

Release: Prior to receiving the prize, the winner will be required to show valid photo ID and to sign a declaration of eligibility and release form releasing Niagara Wine Festivals and its related parties from any and all liability in connection with the Contest and/or the prize, confirming compliance with the rules and consenting to the use of his or her name and photograph, without further compensation, in any publicity carried out by Niagara Wine Festivals in collaboration or any of the Niagara Wine Festivals partners, members, supporters or suppliers, and/or their advertising and promotional agencies. 

Privacy: We use your personal contact information to administer contests, including contacting, announcing and promoting prizewinners. In addition, we may use this information to send you offers or information from Niagara Wine Festivals, our affiliates and from selected sponsors or advertisers (“Marketing Offers”). If you do not wish to receive Marketing Offers, you may opt-out at any time by: following the instructions at the bottom of any email Marketing Offer you receive.

Banning: Niagara Wine Festivals may prohibit any person from entering the Giveaway whom it believes to be abusing the rules.