The following are basic rules governing all contests conducted by ecologyst. In the event that no other rules are published for a particular contest or promotion, the following rules will apply. In some instances, rules for individual contests and promotions may conflict with these rules in which case, the individual contest rules will take precedence over the basic rules. All contests are void where prohibited by law.
Prize(s). The prize(s) that may be awarded to the eligible winner(s) are not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. Participants must provide valid and accurate contact information. If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified for any reason, ecologyst reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion.
Eligibility and Limitations. Participants and winner(s) must be Canadian or U.S. residents. There is no limitation on age.
Entries. Only entries submitted at the website or in-store designated by ecologyst with information provided by ecologyst may be used to enter the contest. All non-purchase entries must be requested by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-250-385-7873. Winner(s) will be selected at random from all eligible entries received.
Publicity; Use of Personal Information. By participating, where allowed by law, all participants and winner(s) grant ecologyst exclusive permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices, videotape, and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other contests and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use.
Disqualification; Fraud. Failure to comply with any published contest rules is grounds for immediate disqualification from the contest. ecologyst reserves the right to disqualify any entry not conforming to the rules of the promotion at any time. ecologyst and its contest and promotional partners assume no responsibility for entry fraud committed by any entrant. In the event it is determined that an ineligible entrant wins a prize, ecologyst reserves all rights to the ownership and return of the prize and all costs associated with remedying any prize award to an ineligible entry or entrant.
Misinformation. ecologyst is not responsible for undeliverable, lost, delayed, misdirected or misaddressed email or any other issues regarding the electronic delivery of the contest form. This includes, but is not limited to, the speed at which your email service routes email through the internet. The sole determiner of eligibility for the final drawing will be the time the email or entry form is received at our offices.
Release. By participating in the contest, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against ecologyst, its employees and agents, the contest’s sponsors and their respective employees and agents, for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the contest, or from the use of any prize. In order to receive a prize, participants must sign an official waiver form provided by ecologyst or its partners.
Conduct and Decisions. By participating in the contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of ecologyst personnel. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the contest, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited. ecologyst will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the contest and ecologyst's decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the contest is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of ecologyst, ecologyst reserves the right to terminate this contest, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as ecologyst deems appropriate. All decisions will be made by ecologyst and are final. ecologyst may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately circumvent, disrupt, damage or undermine the legitimate operation of this contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, ecologyst reserve the right to seek civil and/or criminal prosecution and/or damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Miscellaneous. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. ecologyst may substitute prizes, amend the rules or discontinue the contest at any time as announced. ecologyst disclaims any responsibility to notify participants of any aspect related to the conduct of the contest. All entries become the property of ecologyst.
Compliance with Law. The conduct of the contest is governed by the applicable laws of Canada, which take precedence over any rule to the contrary herein. ecologyst shall follow the applicable laws for conducting contests as required by local, provincial, and federal law.