Contest Rules


HYDRO OTTAWA ‘A WATTSON STORY’ CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

  1. CONTEST PERIOD: The Hydro Ottawa Limited (“Hydro Ottawa”) ‘A Wattson Story’ contest (the “Contest”) begins on December 2nd, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on December 24, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EST (the “Contest Period”).

  2. ELIGIBILITY: To enter and be eligible to win a Prize, a person must be at the time of entry into the Contest: (i) an individual legal resident of Ontario; (ii) of the age of majority in Ontario; and (iii) a resident within Hydro Ottawa Limited’s service territory. Employees of Hydro Ottawa, its affiliates, advertising and promotional agencies and the immediate family and household members of those persons are not eligible to enter the Contest. Hydro Ottawa shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate in the Contest. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification. Hydro Ottawa, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any entrant should such an entrant at any stage supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information.

  3. HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter for a chance to win a Prize, complete the following three steps during the Contest Period using a personal Instagram account:

    1. Follow @hydroottawa on Instagram
    2. “Like” any one (1) of four (4) official contest posts, posted by @hydroottawa on:
      1. December 2nd, 2019;
      2. December 8th, 2019;
      3. December 18th, 2019; or
      4. December 23rd, 2019.
    3. Comment on one of the above listed official contest posts with both of the following:
      1. The Instagram username of no more than one friend; and
      2. The Contest’s official hashtag in English or French (#AWattsonStory or #UneHistoireDeWattson).
     

    Anyone who carries out any of the above and complies with these Contest Official Rules will be entered for a chance to win. All Contest entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on December 24, 2019. Hydro Ottawa is not responsible for and accepts no liability for late, lost, misdirected, delayed, or incomplete entries. Any other method of entry is void. Non-compliance with any entry procedure will result in disqualification.

  4. PRIZES: There are three (3) Prizes available to be won. A Prize consists of One (1) Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) smart speaker in sandstone colour, with an approximate retail value of $69.99 CAD (each a “Prize” and collectively the “Prizes”). The Prizes are not transferable and must be accepted as awarded with no substitutions in cash or otherwise. Hydro Ottawa reserves the right, in the event that any Prize or any component of a Prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason, to substitute another prize or component of a Prize of equal or greater value, without liability. LIMIT ONE (1) PRIZE PER HOUSEHOLD. The Prizes are subject to any terms, conditions, and restrictions imposed by their issuer or manufacturer.

  5. WINNER SELECTION: On or about 9:00 am EST on January 9, 2020, in Ottawa, Ontario, Hydro Ottawa will randomly select three (3) entries from all eligible entries of the Contest. The chances of winning a Prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

    Before being declared a winner, the selected entrants will be contacted via their Instagram account and be required to send their name, address, email, and phone number. Once contact information is provided, Hydro Ottawa will contact the selected entrant who will be required to: (a) correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question; and (b) sign and return a Declaration, Consent and Release form (the “Release Form”) in order to receive a Prize. At least two (2) attempts will be made over the five (5) days following the draw to contact the selected entrant. If a selected entrant cannot be contacted, fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question, fails to complete and return the Release Form within the five (5) business days after being contacted, or cannot accept a Prize for any reason, then at Hydro Ottawa’s sole discretion, that entrant will be disqualified and another entrant will be selected by random draw from remaining eligible entries. Neither Hydro Ottawa nor its affiliates will be responsible for the failure for any reason whatsoever of a winner not being able to receive notification or for a winner not being able to respond as prescribed above.

  6. INDEMNIFICATION BY ENTRANTS

    By entering the Contest, and, if applicable, completing the Release Form, each entrant: (i) releases and holds harmless Hydro Ottawa, its affiliated and related companies, shareholders, employees, directors, officers, suppliers, agents, sponsors, successors and assigns, as well as Instagram, Inc., and Facebook, Inc., and their respective shareholders, employees, directors, officers, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any Prize, participation in the Contest, or participating in any Prize-related activity; and (ii) agrees to fully indemnify the Released Parties from any and all claims by third parties without limitation.

  7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

    The Released Parties assume no responsibility or liability for: (i) any lost, late, delayed, misdirected or incomplete entries, notifications, responses, replies, or any agreement and release documents; (ii) any computer, online, telephone, hardware, software or technical malfunctions that may occur (including but not limited to malfunctions that may affect the transmission or non-transmission of an entry); (iii) 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; (iv) or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of entries in the Contest; (v) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (vi) any problems, failures or technical malfunction of any telecommunication networks or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, email, or browsers, on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any website, or on account of any combination of the foregoing; and (vii) any injury or damage to entrants or to any computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in the Contest.

  8. PRIVACY AND CONSENT

    By entering the Contest, all entrants consent to the use, without compensation, of their name, including Instagram user name, audio/video images, statements and/or photograph, or other likenesses for any publicity purpose connected with the Contest within or outside of Canada.

    Each entrant hereby grants permission to Hydro Ottawa to contact them via Instagram, which may include using their personal social media profile and any personal information provided (first and last name, screen name/social media handle, telephone number, address, and email address), regarding any matters related to the Contest.

    Hydro Ottawa is committed to keeping personal information it collects in accordance with its privacy policy located at: https://hydroottawa.com/about/policies/privacy. Hydro Ottawa will only collect, use, and disclose the personal information collected pursuant to the Contest for the purposes of administering the Contest and declaring the winners. All entries become the property of Hydro Ottawa and will be stored and destroyed in compliance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

  9. GENERAL

    Any entrant attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest shall be disqualified. Such disqualification shall be without prejudice to Hydro Ottawa’s rights accruing and remedies subsisting under these Contest Official Rules. In addition, Hydro Ottawa shall be entitled to seek damages from the entrant for any losses incurred directly or indirectly resulting from such conduct.

    The Contest is subject to all federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. These Contest Official Rules are subject to change without notice in order to comply with any applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws or the policy of any other entity having jurisdiction over Hydro Ottawa.

    Hydro Ottawa reserves the right to amend or terminate all or any portion of the Contest at any time for any reason without prior notice.

    The Contest is not in any way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram.

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