Rare Disease Day Story - General Rules and Regulations

Rare Disease Day Story - General Rules and Regulations

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. Eligibility

This Contest is open to legal residents of Canada over nineteen (19) years of age. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Employees of the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Canada (“DMRFC”) and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members and those with whom they are domiciled each are not eligible.
Please check each individual Contest entry form and/or Contest announcement for age restrictions and/or special instructions.

2. How to Enter
The Entrant must submit a 500-word document with a story reflecting how dystonia has made an impact in their lives, entrant can be a patient or a caregiver of dystonia patient. Document must be submitted with the title of “Chicken Soup for the Soul – Dystonia Edition” and the first and last name of entrant by the deadline date of March 6th, 2017 at 11:59 AM EST. Submissions must be sent via email to trishamondal@dystoniacanada.org to be eligible to win.

By entering the Contest, the Entrant consents to the release of his/her name in the event they are selected to be the winner. The Entrant declares to have complied with the Contest Rules. Further, the winner must conform to all directions given by the Contest organizers or his/her participation in the Contest will be denied.

3. Contest Period
All registrants must have submitted an entry of no more than 500-words by March 6th, 2017 at 11:59 AM EST. Only one entry can be submitted per individual.

4. Prizes
The winning prize is a Tim Horton’s Gift Card valued at $100.00 This prize is not refundable nor transferable and cannot be extended. Documents once issued in the name of the winner are not transferable or refundable. Prize must be accepted as awarded and no cash equivalent is available. NO SUBSTITUTION OF PRIZE IS PERMITTED EXCEPT BY DMRFC. DMRFC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE ANY PRIZES WITH ANOTHER PRIZE OF EQUAL OR GREATER VALUE.

5. Winner Selection and Qualification

The winner will be chosen by a panel selected  by the DMRF Canada National Staff from all eligible entries received during the Contest period (February  13, 2017 to March  06, 2017). The odds of winning a prize will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received on or before the applicable Contest Closing Date. The prize winner will be emailed or phoned and may be required to complete and return a release form in order to redeem his or her prize. Return of email notification as undeliverable after 3 attempts or return of mailed prize as undeliverable will result in forfeit of prize. By entering this Contest the entrants automatically agree to accept and abide by these General Rules and Regulations.

6. General Terms and Conditions
Contest entrants agree to abide by the terms of these General Rules and Regulations. This Contest is governed by the laws of Canada. All federal and local laws and regulations apply. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. By entering, participants release and hold harmless the Contest Sponsors, DMRFC and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, and employees (collectively, “Contest Entities”) from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Contest, or the use or acceptance of any prize won. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations apply.

BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS. The rules will be posted at all times at www.dystoniacanada.org/storyrules 

7. Limitations of Liability
If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, DMRFC reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest. Except as expressly warranted herein, the Prizes are provided to winners as is without further warranty of any kind.
IN NO EVENT SHALL CONTEST ENTITIES BE RESPONSIBLE HEREUNDER FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES, EVEN IF CONTEST ENTITIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.