Twitter Contest General Rules and Regulations

Twitter Contest General Rules and Regulations

  1. CONTEST SPONSOR: – Vervegirl – 651 Queen St. East, Toronto, ON M4M 1G4

  2. HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. From time to time, Vervegirl may sponsor different types of contests on Twitter: (i) General Speed Contests, (ii) General Random Draw Contests, and (iii) “Retweeting” Random Draw Contests (each a “contest”). The starting date and time for any such contest and the details to enter will be announced in one of Vervegirl’s Twitter feeds, namely @vervegirlmag.

    • General Speed Contests: To enter contest, respond to Vervegirl’s contest offer on Twitter by sending a Twitter @Reply “tweet” to the applicable Vervegirl Twitter feed and follow all other details to enter. If the contest designates a hashtag, the designated hashtag must be included in the response. For example, if a contest on the @vervegirlmag feed asks for the correct answer to a question and designates the hashtag #vervegirlmag, a complete and correct response would be “@vervegirlmag (ANSWER) #vervegirlmag” or “@vervegirl#vervegirl (ANSWER)”. If, using the same example, no hashtag is designated, a complete and correct response would be “@vervegirlmag (ANSWER)”.

    • General Random Draw Contests: To enter contest, respond to Vervegirl’s contest offer on Twitter by sending a Twitter @Reply “tweet” to the applicable Vervegirl Twitter feed and follow all other details to enter. If the contest designates a hashtag, the designated hashtag must be included in the response. For example, if a contest on the @vervegirlmag feed asks for the correct answer to a question and designates the hashtag #vervegirlmag, a complete and correct response would be “@vervegirlmag (ANSWER) #vervegirlmag” or “@vervegirl#vervegirl (ANSWER)”. If, using the same example, no hashtag is designated, a complete and correct response would be “@vervegirlmag (ANSWER)”.

    • Retweeting” Random Draw Contests: To enter contest, respond to Vervegirl’s contest offer on Twitter by “retweeting” the specified Vervegirl Twitter feed posting (the “posting”) before the contest closing date and time, and follow all other details to enter. To “retweet” a posting, click on “retweet” OR copy the posting into your Twitter status bar and preface the posting with “RT@” followed by the applicable Vervegirl Twitter feed. For example, if a “Retweeting” Random Draw Contest on the @vervegirlmag feed asks for “retweeting” of a specific posting, simply click on “retweet” or enter “RT@vervegirlmag (POSTING)” in your status bar.

  3. CONTEST LIMITS: Only one entry per person, and you may only use one Twitter account to participate. Each complete and eligible response automatically qualifies as an entry to the contest. Vervegirl does not accept entries for its Twitter contests by phone, fax, courier, mail or email. Anyone found to use multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible.

  4. ELIGIBILITY: To participate, you must be a Twitter user aged 13 and above who is a legal resident of Canada excluding Quebec. Entrants who are under the age of majority in their province or territory of residence at the starting date and time of a particular contest are eligible to enter the contests and win the awarded prizes provided that the parent or legal guardian of entrant has provided consent and accepts any such prize and the terms and conditions hereof on behalf of such entrant. Employees of Vervegirl or any of its affiliates and members of their immediate families, and those with whom they reside, are not eligible to participate. Vervegirl does not accept entries for this contest by phone, fax, courier, mail or email. “Immediate family” means mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter, married or common law spouses, regardless of where they reside. Groups, clubs, organizations, businesses and commercial and non-commercial entities are not eligible. Anyone in Vervegirl’s sole discretion that is found to (a) be using multiple Twitter accounts to participate or (b) is participating in an attempt to hijack a contest (for example participating in collaboration with other users) will be ineligible, and his/her entries will be judged void.

  5. DISPUTE: In the event of a dispute, the name and mailing address first sent by Direct Message from the holder of the Twitter account will be deemed to be the entrant.

  6. WINNER SELECTION (SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION):

    • General Speed Contests: Winner selection is based upon speed and completeness of response. A complete response starts with the applicable Vervegirl Twitter feed and, depending on the contest, a complete response may also include the correct answer to a question and a designated hashtag. General Contests will be based on speed. For example, if Vervegirl is giving away five giftcards, then the first five eligible users to reply with a complete response will win the giftcards. Odds of winning depend on the number of Twitter users actively following Vervegirl at or around the closing date for the particular contest, and the speed and completeness of participating Twitter users’ responses.

    • General Random Draw Contests: Winner selection is based upon a random draw held following the contest closing date from all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

    • Retweeting” Random Draw Contests: Winner selection is based upon a random draw held following the contest closing date from all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

  1. PRIZES: The number of prizes to be awarded will vary and have a varied prize value in Canadian dollars. Prize selection for each contest is at the sole discretion of Vervegirl. Prizes will be set out prior to the start of each contest in the applicable Vervegirl Twitter feed. Prizes will be shipped via standard post at no cost to confirmed winner(s) at the mailing address provided by winner(s). Prize(s) must be accepted as awarded, is not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. No telephone contact or correspondence will be entered into except with the selected entrant(s) (or the selected entrants parent or legal guardian in the case of minors) and confirmed winner(s). Vervegirl reserves the right to substitute a prize that is, in their sole discretion, a prize of equivalent value. Must allow 6 – 8 weeks for delivery.

  2. WINNER CONFIRMATION: Any selected entrant(s) will be announced via the applicable Vervegirl Twitter feed by “tweeting” the selected entrant(s)’ @username(s) (“Twitter handle(s)”). Selected entrant(s) will be required to contact Vervegirl via Twitter “Direct Message” to provide contact information (full name, email address, and mailing address). Each winner has until midnight EST the following business day to Direct Message Vervegirl and to satisfy any contest requirements, including correctly answering a mathematical skill-testing question. If a Direct Message is not received within the prescribed time, the prize may be forfeited and awarded to the alternate entrant. Selected entrant(s), or their parent or legal guardian in the case of minors, may be required to execute and return by mail and/or email a General Waiver Release and /or Consent to Publicity form within 4 days of notification or the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate entrant.

  3. ACCEPTANCE OF PRIZE: By accepting a prize, winner(s) consents to the use of his or her name, Twitter handle, comments and/or likeness for purposes of advertising or promotion without further compensation.

  4. CONDUCT: All entrants agree to be bound by these Rules, Twitter’s “Terms of Service” and “Twitter Rules”, and decisions of Vervegirl. Vervegirl in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person it finds to be in violation of these Rules, Twitter’s “Terms of Service”, or “Twitter Rules”. Vervegirl is not liable if any entrant’s account is suspended by Twitter for violation of Twitter’s “Terms of Service” or “Twitter Rules”. Such entrant will also be disqualified from any Vervegirl-sponsored contest.

  5. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Vervegirl is not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, irregular, or misdirected “tweets”, email or for any computer, online, telephone or technical malfunctions or human errors that may occur. If for any reason, the contest is not capable of running as planned, or more prizes are awarded than planned, including due to a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort, Vervegirl may cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the applicable contest. Entrants further agree to release Vervegirl from any liability resulting from, or related to participation in the contests or the awarding or use of any prize. Vervegirl reserves the right to terminate or withdraw this contest at any time.

  6. PRIVACY: Entry information collected by Vervegirl become the property of Vervegirl and will not be used for any purpose other than administering contests on Twitter. For information about Vervegirl’s privacy practices, read its Privacy Policy located at www.vervegirl.com. “Tweets”, including Twitter @Replies, are public. Your use of Twitter is subject to Twitter’s Privacy Policy.

  7. GENERAL: Decisions of Vervegirl shall be final and binding in all matters relating to contests and the awarding of a prize. These Contest Rules shall prevail, govern and control over contests offered by Vervegirl on Twitter.