PLAYSTATION® CANADA #PS4DAYSOFGIVEAWAYS SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

 
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NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

1.             SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD:

 

The PlayStation Canada #PS4DaysofGiveaways Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins on December 26th, 2016 at 9:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on December 29th, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (“Sweepstakes Period”). 

 

2.             ELIGIBILITY:

 

The Sweepstakes is open to all residents of Canada who are the age of majority in their province or territory of residence at the time of entry.  Employees, officers, directors, representatives or agents, as well as those with whom such persons reside, whether related or not, and members of the immediate family (mother, father, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and spouse, regardless of where they reside) of Sony Interactive Entertainment Canada Inc. (“Sponsor”), its advertising/promotion/web design agencies, Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”), Instagram, LLC (“Instagram”), Twitter Inc. (“Twitter”), the prize suppliers and any entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration or fulfillment of the Sweepstakes, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates (including, with respect to the Sponsor, Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC) (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Parties”) are not eligible to enter or win.

 

3.             ENTRY:

 

No purchase necessary.  To participate in this Sweepstakes, entrants must have a valid Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account.  Entrants who do not have a Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account can visit facebook.com, Instagram.com, or twitter.com (each a “Website”, collectively the “Websites”) and follow the instructions provided to register for a free account.

To enter using Facebook during the Sweepstakes Period, visit the PlayStation Canada Facebook Page at facebook.com/PlayStationCanada (English) or facebook.com/PlayStationCanadaFr (French).  In the comment section of any PlayStation Canada #PS4DaysofGiveaways Sweepstakes post made during the Sweepstakes Period, tell us what your favourite game was this year and include the hashtags #PS4DaysofGiveaways and #sweepstakes. To be eligible, any comment submitted must comply with all applicable Facebook Terms and Policies, copies of which are available at the Website.

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To enter using Instagram during the Sweepstakes Period, post a comment from your Instagram account to any PlayStation Canada #PS4DaysofGiveaways Sweepstakes photograph posted by @PlayStationCA, tell us what your favourite game was this year and include the hashtags #PS4DaysofGiveaways and #sweepstakes.  To be eligible, your comment must comply with Instagram’s Community Guidelines and Terms of Use available at the Website.

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To enter using Twitter during the Sweepstakes Period, send a Tweet from your Twitter account telling us what your favourite game was this year, include the hashtags #PS4DaysofGiveaways and #sweepstakes, and tag @PlayStationCA. To be eligible, your entry must comply with the Twitter Terms of Service and Twitter Rules available at the Website and conform to Twitter’s 140 character limit.

Participants may also enter using Facebook, Instagram or Twitter by responding to any of the Sponsor’s #PS4DaysofGiveaways Sweepstakes posts made during the Sweepstakes Period.  Entries must also include the hashtags #PS4DaysofGiveaways and #sweepstakes, tag @PlayStationCA (Twitter only), and otherwise comply with the applicable Website’s terms, policies, guidelines and/or rules.  Please note that there are no correct answers.

Each entrant will receive one (1) entry (each an “Entry”, collectively “Entries”) when the entrant submits an Entry in one (1) of the formats described above and in accordance with these Official Rules and Regulations (“Rules”).  Any Entry that does not follow one of the above formats as determined by Sponsor will be ineligible for entry in this Sweepstakes.  Entries must not infringe, misappropriate or violate any third party’s rights, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, right of publicity, right of privacy or trade secret and not contain any content that is offensive, illegal, obscene or that is otherwise objectionable to Sponsor, in its sole discretion.  By submitting an Entry in this Sweepstakes, each entrant certifies that the Entry submitted constitutes the entrant’s own unpublished work, and agrees to transfer all copyright to the Sponsor, and to waive all moral rights in and to such work.  Further, the entrant confirms by submitting an Entry that no other person has any intellectual property rights or other interest in the Entry submitted and, further, confirms that in the event the entrant is a winner in the Sweepstakes, acceptance of the Prize will not result in the winner breaching the terms of any other agreement with a third party.  For greater certainty, each entrant shall indemnify the Released Parties (as hereinafter defined) against any liability for any claims and associated costs that may be brought against them by any third parties with respect to any intellectual or other property rights in the submitted Entry.

 

Standard data usage rates may apply to entrants who submit an Entry via a wireless mobile device.  Contact your service provider for pricing and service plan information and rates before mobile device participation.

 

Participants may be asked to consent to receive further electronic communications (for example, promotional posts, tweets, or emails) in connection with this Sweepstakes as well as for upcoming promotions and information about the Sponsor. Consenting to receive such communications is not a requirement to participate in the Sweepstakes, will not result in any additional Entries to the participants, and will not increase participants’ chances of winning.

 

4.             ENTRY SUBMISSION:

 

There is a limit of one (1) Entry per Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account permitted during the Sweepstakes Period.  For greater certainty, entrants can only use one Facebook account, one Instagram account, and/or one (1) Twitter account to participate.  Each Entry must be original and cannot be a duplicate, in whole or in part, of an Entry previously submitted in this Sweepstakes by an entrant.  If it is discovered by the Sponsor (using any evidence or other information made available to or otherwise discovered by the Sponsor), that any person has attempted to: (i) obtain more than one (1) Entry per Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account during the Sweepstakes Period; and/or (ii) use (or attempt to use) multiple names, identities, accounts, and/or any automated, macro, script, robotic or other system(s) or program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in or disrupt this Sweepstakes; then said entrant may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor.  The Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, delayed, incomplete or incompatible Entries (all of which are void).

 

All Entries are subject to verification at any time and for any reason.  The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Sponsor – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification): (a) for the purposes of verifying an individual’s eligibility to participate in this Sweepstakes; (b) for the purposes of verifying the eligibility and/or legitimacy of an Entry entered (or purportedly entered) for the purposes of this Sweepstakes; and/or (c) for any other reason the Sponsor deems necessary, in its sole and absolute discretion, for the purposes of administering this Sweepstakes in accordance with these Rules.  Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of the Sponsor in a timely manner may result in disqualification in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor.  The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of a valid Entry in this Sweepstakes will be the Sweepstakes server machine(s).

 

5.             PRIZES:

 

There are four (4) prizes (each a “Prize”; collectively, “Prizes”) available to be won in the Sweepstakes.  One (1) Prize will be awarded each day in the Sweepstakes (for purposes of these Rules, a “day in the Sweepstakes” begins at 9:00:01 a.m. ET and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET) – that is, December 27th-30th – as follows:

(1)           Day 1 Prize:          one (1), one (1) year PlayStation Plus membership code (approximate retail value (“ARV”) CAD$69.99);

(2)           Day 2 Prize:          one (1), one (1) year PlayStation Plus membership code and one (1) PlayStation 4 Gold Wireless Stereo headset (ARV: CAD$189.99);

(3)           Day 3 Prize:          one (1), one (1) year PlayStation Plus membership code, one (1) PlayStation 4 Gold Wireless Stereo headset and one (1) PlayStation t-shirt (ARV: CAD$209.99); and

(4)           Day 4 Prize:          one (1), one (1) year PlayStation Plus membership code, one (1) PlayStation 4 Gold Wireless Stereo headset, one (1) PlayStation t-shirt and one (1) copy of Uncharted 4:  A Thief’s End Guide Collector’s Edition (ARV: CAD$249.99).

 

Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are not transferable, assignable or convertible to cash (except as may be specifically permitted by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion).  No substitution except at Sponsor’s option.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to substitute any Prize or Prize component with a prize or component of equal or greater value without liability.  Prizes will only be awarded to the individuals whose verifiable Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts are the sources of the selected Entries. 

 

6.             WINNER SELECTION:

 

On December 27th-30th, 2016, inclusive, (each a “Selection Date”; collectively, “Selection Dates”) at the offices of the Sponsor at approximately 9:00 a.m. ET on each Selection Date a random drawing will be held by the Sponsor to select a potential winner from among all eligible Entries received via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter each day in the Sweepstakes.  Entries in the Sweepstakes will not carry forward from one day in the Sweepstakes to the next.  Odds of winning a Prize will depend upon the number of eligible Entries received each day in the Sweepstakes, regardless of the method of entry.  Only one (1) Prize will be awarded per person in the Sweepstakes.

 

The Sponsor or its designated representative will make a minimum of two (2) attempts to contact each selected entrant (by private message on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, as applicable) within two (2) business days of the Selection Date.  If the selected entrant cannot be contacted within two (2) business days of the applicable Selection Date, or if there is a return of any notification as undeliverable; then said selected entrant may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit all rights to the Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion and time permitting, to randomly select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining eligible Entries (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such newly selected entrant). 

 

Before being declared A CONFIRMED PRIZE winner, each selected entrant will be required to: (a) correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question without mechanical or other aid; and may be required to (b) sign and return within two (2) business days of notification the Sponsor’s declaration and release form, which (among other things): (i) confirms compliance with these Rules; (ii) acknowledges acceptance of the Prize as awarded; (iii) releases the Sweepstakes Parties and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability in connection with this Sweepstakes, his/her participation therein and/or the awarding and use/misuse of the Prize or any portion thereof; and (iv) agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of his/her name, address, voice, statements about the Sweepstakes and/or photograph or other likeness without further notice or compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by or on behalf of the Sponsor in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the internet.  If the selected entrant: (a.1) fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question; (b.1) if required, fails to return the properly executed Sweepstakes documents within the specified time; (c.1) cannot accept (or is unwilling to accept) the Prize as awarded for any reason; and/or (d.1) is determined to be in violation of these Rules (all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion); then he/she may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit all rights to the Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion and time permitting, to randomly select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining eligible Entries (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such newly selected entrant).

 

7.             GENERAL CONDITIONS:

 

All Entries become the property of the Sponsor. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws.  The decisions of the Sponsor with respect to all aspects of this Sweepstakes are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal, including, without limitation, any decisions regarding the eligibility/disqualification of Entries and/or entrants.  By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of these Rules. ANYONE DETERMINED TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THESE RULES FOR ANY REASON IS SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION IN THE SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION OF THE SPONSOR AT ANY TIME. 

 

The Released Parties will not be liable for: (i) any failure of the Websites during the Sweepstakes; (ii) any technical malfunction or other problems relating to the telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software; (iii) the failure of any Entry to be received, captured or recorded for any reason, including, but not limited to, technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website; (iv) any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or other device related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes; and/or (v) any combination of the above.

 

 In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an Entry, Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account submitted at the time of entry.  “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned a Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account by Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, as applicable.  An entrant may be required to provide proof (in a form acceptable to the Sponsor – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification) that he/she is the authorized account holder of the Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account associated with the Entry in question.

 

The Sponsor reserves the right, with the consent of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux in Quebec, to withdraw, amend or suspend this Sweepstakes (or to amend these Rules) in any way, in the event of an error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of this Sweepstakes as contemplated by these Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes in any way (as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion) is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.  The Sponsor reserves the right, with the consent of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux, to cancel, amend or suspend this Sweepstakes, or to amend these Rules, in any way without prior notice or obligation, in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error of any kind, or for any other reason whatsoever. 

 

By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant expressly authorizes the Sponsor and its agents and/or representatives, to store, share and use the personal information submitted with his/her Sweepstakes Entry for the purpose of administering the Sweepstakes, unless the entrant otherwise agrees.  Visit http://www.playstation.com/en-us/legal/privacy-policy for Sponsor’s Privacy Policy regarding collection, use and disclosure of personal information.  

 

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, and without prior notice, but with the consent of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux to adjust any of the dates and/or timeframes stipulated in these Rules, to the extent necessary, for purposes of verifying compliance by any entrant or Entry with these Rules, or as a result of any technical or other problems, or in light of any other circumstances which, in the opinion of the Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, affect the proper administration of the Sweepstakes as contemplated in these Rules, or for any other reason.  In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials; the terms and conditions of these Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by law.

 

Quebec residents: Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie for a ruling.  Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

 

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Entrants are providing their information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. The information provided by entrants for purposes of this Sweepstakes will only be used for the administration of this Sweepstakes and in accordance with the Sponsor’s privacy policy. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are released of all liability by each participant in this Sweepstakes. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to the Sponsor and not Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.