Share Your Own Shredded Wheat Creation Contest

OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. By entering this Contest, entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules. The decisions of the independent contest organization with respect to all aspects of the Contest are final.

  1. SPONSOR & CONTEST PERIOD:

Share Your Own Shredded Wheat Creation Contest (the "Contest") is sponsored by Post Foods Canada Inc. (the "Sponsor"). The Contest entry period begins at 12:00:00 PM Eastern Time ("ET") on January 6, 2020, and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on January 6, 2021 (the "Contest Period").

  1. ELIGIBILITY:

The Share Your Own Shredded Wheat Creation Contest is open to all Canadian residents over the age of majority in the province in which they reside at time of entry, who are not employees, representatives or agents of the Sponsor, the independent contest organization or any of their affiliated and related companies and, if applicable, their respective advertising or promotional agencies (collectively, the "Contest Parties"), or members of the immediate family of, or a person domiciled with, any of the above (collectively, the "Excluded Parties" or an "Excluded Party"). In these Official Contest Rules and Regulations (the "Official Rules"), "immediate family" means mother, father, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and/or legal or common-law spouse.

  1. HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST:

Between 12:00:00 PM ET on January 6, 2020, and 11:59:59 PM ET on January 6, 2021 (the "Submission Period"), visit shreddedwheat.ca (the "Contest Website") and complete the entry form (the "Entry Form") by

  • Typing in your full name, a valid email address, the name of your creation, a "created by" name and the list of toppings included in your bowl. Your creation must include two (2) Shredded Wheat big biscuits (your "Creation").
  • Tagging the categories (fruits, nuts, sweet, yogurt and lactose free) of your Creation.
  • Uploading a photo of your Creation.
  • Confirming that you have read and agree to these Official Rules.

Once the entry is complete, click "Submit" and your entry ("Submission") will be reviewed by the Sponsor (or its designated representative(s)) within seven (7) business days to determine if it meets the requirements outlined in rule 4. If eligible, your Submission will be considered an official entry into the Contest and will be posted on the Contest Website for viewing. Please note that your Submission may (in Sponsor's sole discretion) be shared on Sponsor's social media pages as set out in the Licence section below. Limit of 1 unique entry per week.

  1. PHOTO AND CONTENT:

Each submitted photo:

  • must be submitted in either a jpg or png file format with a maximum file size of 5MB;
  • may not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, rights of publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity;
  • must be intended for family audience viewing and contain only content that, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, is suitable for all persons, including persons under the age of 13; and
  • may be submitted only once.

Each entry:

  • must be in English or French;
  • must adhere to the following character limit for each entry form field:
  • Creation title: 80
  • "Created by" name: 40
  • List of toppings: 300
  • must not be based on another person's entry;
  • must be an original work;
  • may not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, rights of publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity;
  • must be intended for family audience viewing and contain only content that, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, is suitable for all persons, including persons under the age of 13; and
  • may be submitted only once.

The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for obtaining consent to use the posted photo or Creation. A photo and Creation may not contain any persons, company brands and/or other content that (i) is unlawful, hateful, offensive, disparaging, discriminatory, libellous, inappropriate, sexually explicit or obscene; (ii) incites, solicits, promotes or provides information about illegal or criminal activities; (iii) abuses, threatens, promotes or instigates physical harm or death to others or yourself; (iv) promotes and/or contains the addresses of other websites; (v) victimizes, harasses, degrades or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on any basis, including but not limited to religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age or disability; (vi) infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or other intellectual property right of any party; (vii) constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk emails (also known as "spamming"), chain letters, pyramid schemes, the promotion of particular stocks of shares and other financial products and services, or any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling; (viii) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage or limit the functioning of this Contest or any software, hardware or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party; (ix) impersonates any person or entity, including any of the Sponsor's employees, dealers or representatives; (x) solicits personal information from another entrant; (xi) in any other manner is deemed by the Sponsor to be inappropriate to the well-being of others; (xii) communicates and/or exchanges a message of any kind, third-party phone numbers, mobile numbers, emails or home addresses and any personal details; (xiii) is inconsistent with the positive messaging that the Sponsor wishes to communicate; (xiv) disparages any persons or organizations; or (xv) invades the privacy or other rights of any person, firm or entity, all of which is to be evaluated by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.

The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant they find to be: (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest and/or Contest Website; (b) violating the Official Rules; or (c) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other persons. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

LICENCE:

By entering the Contest and submitting a Submission, each entrant: (i) grants to the Sponsor, in perpetuity, a non-exclusive licence to publish, display, reproduce, modify, edit or otherwise use his/her Submission (including his/her Creation and/or photo) and each component thereof, in whole or in part, for advertising or promoting the Contest or for any other reason, including on-packaging and on the Sponsor's own social media pages; (ii) waives all moral rights in and to his/her entry materials (and each component thereof) in favour of the Sponsor (and anyone authorized by the Sponsor to use such entry materials); and (iii) agrees to release and hold harmless the Releasees (as defined below) from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses arising from use of his/her entry materials (or any component thereof), including, without limitation, any claim based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement or any other intellectual property related or other cause of action whatsoever.

  1. PRIZE:

There are twelve (12) prizes available to be won, each consisting of the winner's choice of one of the following two (2) options:

(a) a SportChek Gift Card in the amount of $225.00 CDN (subject to the terms and conditions of its issuer); OR

(b) A Wellness Package (payable in the form of a cheque for $225.00 CDN)

One (1) winner will be selected from eligible entries received for each of the following periods (each a "Period" and collectively the "Periods") during the Contest Period:

January 6, 2020, to February 6, 2020 ("Period 1"); February 7, 2020, to March 6, 2020 ("Period 2"); March 7, 2020, to April 6, 2020 ("Period 3"); April 7, 2020, to May 6, 2020 ("Period 4"); May 7, 2020, to June 6, 2020 ("Period 5"); June 7, 2020, to July 6, 2020 ("Period 6"); July 7, 2020, to August 6, 2020 ("Period 7"); August 7, 2020, to September 6, 2020 ("Period 8"); September 7, 2020, to October 6, 2020 ("Period 9"); October 7, 2020, to November 6, 2020 ("Period 10"); November 7, 2020, to December 6, 2020 ("Period 11"); December 7, 2020, to January 6, 2021 ("Period 12").

THERE IS A LIMIT OF ONE (1) PRIZE PER PERSON IN THIS CONTEST.

  1. WINNER SELECTION PROCESS:

On or about the first business day following the conclusion of each Period (as defined above), a random draw will be conducted from all eligible entries received during the preceding Period to select one (1) eligible entrant. All random draws will take place at 23 Prince Andrew Place, Toronto, ON, M3C 2H2, at 1:00 PM ET. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received in accordance with these Official Rules during the applicable Period.

  1. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND CONFIRMATION:

The Sponsor or its designated representative will make a minimum of two (2) attempts to contact each potential Prize winner via the email address included on the Entry Form within seven (7) business days of the draw date. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within seven (7) business days of the draw date, or if there is a return of any notification as undeliverable, 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 potential Prize winner from among the remaining eligible entries submitted and received in accordance with these Official Rules during the applicable Period (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such newly selected potential winner).

To be declared a winner, each potential winner must answer correctly, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a mathematical skill-testing question included on the Release Form (described below). Each potential winner will also be required to sign and return within seven (7) business days of notification the Sponsor's Declaration and Release Form (the "Release Form"), which (among other things): (a) confirms compliance with these Official Rules; (b) acknowledges acceptance of the Prize as awarded; (c) releases the Contest Parties, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the "Releasees") from any and all liability in connection with this Contest, the potential winner's participation therein and/or the awarding and use/misuse of a Prize or any portion thereof; and (d) agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of the potential winner's name, address, voice, statements about the Contest and/or photograph or other likeness without further notice or compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by the Sponsor in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the Internet.

If a potential winner: (a) fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question; (b) fails to return the properly executed Release Form within the specified time; (c) cannot accept (or is unwilling to accept) a Prize (as awarded) for any reason; and/or (d) is determined to be in violation of these Official Rules (all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion); then he/she will be disqualified (and will forfeit all rights to the applicable Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to randomly select an alternate potential Prize winner in accordance with the procedure outlined above, with the necessary amendments (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such newly selected potential winner).

  1. AWARDING OF PRIZES:

The Prizes will be awarded to the confirmed winners by the Sponsor upon receipt and verification of his/her/their Release Form by a representative of the Sponsor. The Wellness Package prize (fulfilled in a form of a cheque for $225.00 CDN to the winner) and the SportChek Gift Card prize will be shipped to the winner.

  1. GENERAL:

By entering the Contest, entrants agree to abide by the Official Rules and the decisions of the independent contest organization with respect to all aspects of the Contest, which are final. All entries become the permanent property of the Sponsor and none will be returned. No correspondence will be entered into except with the potential winners.

The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, territorial and municipal laws.

The Contest Parties accept no responsibility for loss, damage or claims caused by or resulting from the Contest or the Prize. By agreeing to participate in the Contest, each entrant agrees that his/her/their name, address (city and province/territory) and/or photograph can be used without further remuneration, in connection with any publicity carried out by or on behalf of the Sponsor with respect to the Contest, and further agrees to be contacted by the Sponsor to discuss the possibility of same.

The Contest Parties will not be liable for any failure of the Contest Website, do not assume any responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, technical malfunctions, human or technical error, printing errors, lost, delayed or garbled data or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer lines or networks, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof. The use of an invalid email address will disqualify the entry. Users spamming the same email address will disqualify the entry. The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of a valid online entry in this Contest will be the Contest server machine(s).

The Sponsor reserves the right (subject to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (the "Régie") in Quebec) to terminate or suspend this Contest or to amend the Official Rules at any time and in any way, without prior notice, for any reason whatsoever. Without limiting the foregoing, if for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned – for example, as a result of tampering or infection by a computer virus – the Sponsor reserves the right (subject to the approval of the Régie in Quebec) to cancel the Contest and select the potential winners from the previously received eligible entries received by the date of cancellation during that Period. The Sponsor and the independent contest organization shall not be held responsible for any problems, errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the Contest.

For 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 board only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

  1. CONDITIONS AND LIMITS OF LIABILITY:

As a condition of participating in this Contest, each entrant agrees, to the fullest extent permissible by law: (1) under no circumstances will the participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses as set forth in subsection 3 below, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased; (2) this Contest is governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario, and the laws of Canada applicable therein without regard to its conflicts of law principles and any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively before a court of competent jurisdiction located within the city of Toronto; (3) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in participating in this Contest and in no event will the participant be entitled to receive legal fees, or any other costs; and (4) the participant shall be bound by these Official Rules.

In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials (including, but not limited to the Entry Form online, print or online advertising or the French version of these Official Rules), the terms and conditions of these English Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by law.

The Sponsor respects your right to privacy. Personal information collected from entrants will only be used by the Sponsor as set out in these Official Rules and to administer the Contest. For more information regarding the manner of collection, use and disclosure of personal information by the Sponsor, please visit http://www.postfoods.ca/privacy-policy/.