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Strava Art Contest (“The Contest”) – Official Rules and Regulations

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN A DECLARATION OF ELIGIBILITY AND ENTER INTO A RELEASE OF LIABILITY.

BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, YOU UNCONDITIONALLY AND IRREVOCABLY AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE RULES, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. AMONG OTHER THINGS, THESE RULES INCLUDE A LIMITATION OF YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND REMEDIES

The Contest is sponsored by British Columbia Institute of Technology 3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5G 3H2 (“BCIT”).

  1. Contest period: The Contest runs from 3:00PM Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) on April 1, 2021 to 11:30PM PST on April 30, 2021 (the “Contest Period”).
  2. Eligibility: The Contest is open to residents of British Columbia , who are not employees of BCIT (each person is a “Contest Participant”).
  3. How to enter: No purchase is necessary. To enter the Contest, the Contest Participant submits an entry by completing the following steps:
    1. joining the BCIT Recreation Club on Strava
    2. completing and tracking their activity using Strava to create a “Strava Drawing,” then posting their drawing to the BCIT Recreation Club.
    3. emailing their Strava username and a screenshot of their drawing to BCIT_Recration@bcit.ca

    Limit one entry per person. A drawing may be created during a single activity, or through multiple activities throughout the contest period. All activities tracked as part of a drawing must be completed, posted, and submitted via email within the Contest Period.

  4. Entry requirements:
    1. The Entry requirements (the “Entry Requirements”):
      1. The Contest Participant has a valid Strava account (the “Social Media Account”). If the Contest Participant does not have a Social Media Account, the Contest Participant can register in accordance with the enrolment instructions available from the social media platform.
      2. The Entry needs to contain the following element/ elements:
        1. participant membership in the BCIT Recreation Club on Strava
        2. a posted drawing from the Contest Participant’s Strava account to the BCIT Recreation Club on Strava, that complies with the Post Specifications in Section 4.1.4 below
        3. an email to BCIT_Recreation@bcit.ca containing the Contest Participant’s Strava username and a screenshot of their Strava drawing
      3. the Contest Participant complies with social media platform’s Terms of Service and Rules
      4. the Strava post must comply with the following specifications (the “Post Specifications”):
        1. not violate the rights of any third party, including, but not limited to copyright. For example, the Comment must not defame, infringe or violate publicity or privacy rights of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s, entity’s or organization’s personal or proprietary rights, including but not limited to, intellectual property rights, advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind, without express, written prior permission of the trademark or brand owner;
        2. be in “good taste” and in keeping with BCIT’s brand and must not be explicit, offensive, obscene, or profane, and must not be derogatory toward any ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, profession, or age group, or promote any activities that may be unsafe or dangerous, as determined by BCIT, in its sole and absolute discretion;
        3. not contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service;
        4. not defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about BCIT or its products;
        5. not be false, inaccurate or misleading;
        6. not violate any law or regulation;
        7. not be libelous, threatening or harassing;
        8. not instigate others to commit illegal activities or violate human rights; and
        9. not contain any viruses worms or other interfering computer programming.
    2. By submitting an Entry, the Contest Participant acknowledges and agrees that:
      1. the Entry (including the Contest Participant’s user name and profile picture) may be posted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and/or BCIT’s proprietary website, where it may be viewed, and commented on by BCIT and the general public;
      2. the Contest Participant irrevocably, perpetually, and without limitation, grants BCIT the worldwide rights to use, publish, adapt, sublicense, edit, dispose of, reproduce, and/or modify such Entry and the concepts and third party elements embodied therein in any way, in whole or in part for advertising or promoting the Contest or for any other reason, and in any and all media in electronic and print materials related to the Contest, and the Contest Participant waives all of the Contest Participant’s moral rights in the Entry in favour of BCIT, without notice or compensation, and agrees that the Contest Participant may be required to sign a release to that effect.
  5. Prize Draws: Two potential winners will be identified:
    1. the eligible Entry (Strava drawing) that is composed of the highest number of kilometers will be identified. In the event that two Entries have the same of number of kilometers, a draw will be made from those Entries. One (1) potential winner will be identified using this method.
    2. a random draw will be made at the date and time below (each, a “Draw Date”) from all eligible Entries received up to the Draw Date. One (1) potential winner will be identified using this method.
      1. May 3, 2021 at 11:00AM PST
  6. Prize: Each of the two potential winners identified in section 5 will be eligible to receive one (1) Herschel backpack valued at approximately $50. The total retail value of all prizes awarded in this Contest is $100. The Draws will be done in sequential order and each Contest Participant selected will be removed from the subsequent Draws. Prizes are not exchangeable for cash and are not eligible for substitution. A maximum of one Prize per person will be awarded for the Contest and once a Contest Participant wins a Prize, he or she will not be eligible to win any additional Prizes. In the event that a Prize is not claimed or cannot be awarded to a Contest Participant pursuant to these Contest Rules (the “Unawarded Prize”), BCIT may, at its sole election, conduct another Draw on the same or another date for the Unawarded Prize, or opt to not conduct another Draw for the Unawarded Prize at all. Chances of winning are dependent on the number of eligible Entries received at each Draw and if any Unawarded Prizes are added to such Draw. BCIT reserves the right to substitute Prizes as well as to cancel or modify the Contest or the Prizes for any reason at any time without notice, all in BCIT’s sole discretion.
  7. Potential Winner Verification and Notification: All selected Contest Participants (“Potential Winners”) will be contacted by BCIT via phone, e-mail or Social Media Account direct message within approximately one (1) week of the Draw Date and are subject to verification by BCIT, including proof of identity and eligibility. All Potential Winners will be given instructions on how to contact BCIT directly, to make arrangements with BCIT for the Potential Winner to take all steps required by these Contest Rules before being declared a Prize winner. A Potential Winner’s failure to respond within five (5) business days of notification, receipt of an email notification as undeliverable, or failure to comply with these Contest Rules, will result in disqualification from the Contest and forfeiture of the Prize. BCIT is not responsible for and will not be liable for late, lost, damaged, intercepted, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify a Potential Winner.
  8. To Claim a Prize: To be declared a winner and claim a Prize, a Potential Winner must:
    1. correctly answer a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question; and
    2. sign and return, without further compensation, BCIT’s Declaration and Release confirming compliance with these Contest Rules and acceptance of the Prize as offered, releasing BCIT, its Prize suppliers, affiliates and its and their agents, and BCIT’s Board of Governors with respect to injuries, accident, loss or damages relating to the Contest or the awarding of the Prize, and consenting to use of the potential winner’s name, city, photograph and/or statement in any publicity carried out by BCIT relating to this Contest.
  9. Disqualification: There is a limit of one Entry per Contest Participant. Any Entry and Potential Winners will be disqualified and forfeit a Prize if:
    1. the Contest Participant is found attempting to use multiple identities, multiple Social Media Accounts or submitting more than one Entry per post;
    2. the Contest Participant uses an automated system or program to enter or otherwise disrupt the Contest;
    3. the Entry does not comply with any of these Contest Rules;
    4. the Entry is late, lost, misdirected, delayed or incomplete, none of which BCIT is responsible for;
    5. the Potential Winner cannot be contacted, fails to respond within the specified time, fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question referred to above, fails to provide the required information or documentation, or if the Prize or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable; or
    6. the Contest Participant has won a Prize in a previous Draw in this Contest.
  10. Participant’s Agreement: By entering the Contest, each Contest participant:
    1. acknowledges to have read, understood and agreed to be bound by these Contest Rules;
    2. consents to being contacted by BCIT in accordance with these Contest Rules; and
    3. agrees not to challenge or make any claim against BCIT in relation to the Contest
  11. Privacy: BCIT collects personal information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, RSBC 1996 c. 165. By entering the Contest, each Contest Participant consents to BCIT storing, sharing and using the personal information such participant has submitted for the purposes of administering the Contest including, but not limited to, contacting and announcing the Contest winner and grants to BCIT the right to use the Contest winner’s name for publicity and promotional purposes relating to the Contest and acknowledges that BCIT may disclose the personal information to third-party agents and service providers of BCIT in connection with any of the foregoing activities. All Entries become the property of BCIT.
  12. Technical Problems: BCIT is not responsible for:
    1. any technical malfunction or other system problems that could affect anyone’s ability to enter the Contest
    2. the failure of any Entry to be received, receive a Time Stamp, or captured for any reason;
    3. any damage to a Contest Participant’s computer or mobile device resulting from participating in the Contest; or
    4. any data charges which may be charged to a Contest Participant for utilizing a wireless mobile device to participate in the Contest
  13. Changes: BCIT may withdraw, amend or suspend the Contest or change these Contest Rules to deal with any technical problems, computer viruses or bugs, unauthorized interventions or other causes beyond BCIT’s reasonable control that interfere with the proper conduct of the Contest. BCIT may adjust any of the dates and timeframes provided in the Contest Rules without prior notice to anyone in order to verify any Contest Participant’s compliance or due to any other circumstances which BCIT believes may affect the proper administration of the Contest.
  14. Limitation of Liability; Disagreements: All decisions of BCIT concerning the Contest are final. BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT HEREBY EXPRESSLY RELEASES EACH OF BCIT, THE PRIZE SUPPLIERS, THEIR AFFILIATES AND BCIT’S BOARD OF GOVERNORS AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, ADVISORS, REPRESENTATIVES AND CONTRACTORS AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS (COLLECTIVELY THE “RELEASEES”) FROM ANY AND ALL DAMAGE, COST LOSS, EXPENSE AND LIABILITY SUFFERED OR INCURRED BY THE ENTRANT ARISING FROM THE ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY, ILLNESS, DEATH, OR DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF PROPERTY. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY HEREIN, IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASEES BE LIABLE TO AN ENTRANT FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR PURE ECONOMIC LOSS, AND IN NO EVENT WILL THE TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE RELEASEES TO ANY ENTRANT EXCEED THE LESSER OF: (I) THE DIRECT DAMAGES SUFFERED OR INCURRED BY SUCH PERSON; OR (II) THE SUM OF TEN CANADIAN DOLLARS ($10.00 CDN), REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION, INCLUDING CONTRACT (INCLUDING FUNDAMENTAL BREACH), TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR STRICT LIABILITY. The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or in association with, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Any questions or comments regarding the Contest should be directed to BCIT, not Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
  15. Laws: The Contest and these Rules, including any disputes hereunder, will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the Province of British Columbia, Canada, including the federal laws of Canada applicable in that Province.