Change is in the Air Contest – 2016 Edition Official Rules

Condo Law News: Change is in the Air Contest – 2016 Edition


GENERAL CONTEST RULES: By entering the Contest, Entrants agree to abide by these Official Contest Rules (the “Official Rules”) and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final. The failure of the Sponsor to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision.

The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate the Contest, in whole or in part, or modify, amend or suspend the Contest and/or the Official Rules in any way at any time for any reason, without prior notice or compensation. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify Winner and award the Prize by way of a random draw from among all eligible Entries received up to the time of such cancellation.

CONTEST PERIOD: The Condo Law News: Change is in the Air Contest – 2016 Edition (the “Contest”) starts on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on Sunday, March 20, ;2016 (“Contest End Date”). The Sponsor of the Contest is Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP (the “Sponsor”).

ELIGIBILITY: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE CHANCES OF WINNING. The Contest is only open to legal residents of Ontario who are of legal age of majority and at least nineteen (19) years of age at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors (including Immediate Family members and members of the same household, whether or not related) of the Sponsor or its affiliated entities are not eligible to participate or win a prize. "Immediate Family" means spouses, parents, siblings and children and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside.

HOW TO ENTER: Visit this page, click on the Contest Banner on, and/or enter the information requested in the fields located under the Official Weekly Question at the bottom of each Condo Law News post during each of the four (4) Weekly Contest Periods outlined in the Schedule below to access the online entry form for the Contest (the "Online Entry Form"). Online entry only. For one extra ballot into the contest, Entrant can, using their own Twitter or Facebook accounts, use the hashtag #condolawnewscontest2016 in a Tweet or Facebook post. Only one extra entry via this method will be accepted. No other method of entry will be accepted. Free access to the Internet is available at most public libraries.

Entrant” means the person who is the “Authorized Account Holder” of the email address submitted at the time of entry. All online Entries must include a valid e-mail address for the Entrant. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. In the event of a dispute, Entries will be deemed to be submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. No correspondence will be entered into with Entrants except with a Potential Winner.

By fully completing all non-optional information and successfully submitting the Online Entry Form as directed during a Weekly Entry Period and answering the Official Weekly Question correctly, Entrant will receive one entry (an “Entry”) the Contest for the Draw Period. Entrants to the Contest may be given the option to subscribe to the Sponsor’s publications, however, eligibility to participate in the Contest is not dependent upon entrant's consent to subscribe, and subscription will not impact Entrant’s chances of winning. Incomplete entries will be deemed void.

Limit of one (1) entry per Entrant/e-mail address per Weekly Contest Period. Entrants may not submit entries from more than one email address. The contest periods are outlined in the chart below (each a "Contest Period").

Weekly Contest Period Schedule*:

Weekly Contest Period Start

Weekly Contest Period Deadline

2:30:00 p.m. ET on February 25, 2016

11:59:00 p.m. ET on March 2, 2016

2:30:00 p.m. ET on March 3, 2016

11:59:00 p.m. ET on March 9, 2016

2:30:00 p.m. ET on March 10, 2016

11:59:00 p.m. ET on March 16, 2016

2:30:00 p.m. ET on March 17, 2016

11:59:00 p.m. ET on March 20, 2016

* The Sponsor’s computer system will be the official clock of the Contest.

RANDOM DRAW: A random draw (the “Draw”) for the Prize by the Sponsor will be held on or about March 20, 2016 (the “Draw Date”) in Ottawa, Ontario from all Eligible Entries, and one Entrant (the “Potential Winner”) will be selected. Odds of winning the Prize depend on the number of eligible Entries received by the Sponsor.

DECLARING A WINNER: To be declared the Winner (the “Winner”) and claim the Prize, a Potential Winner must (i) be eligible according to these Official Rules, (ii) correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time limited mathematical skill testing question which will be administered by telephone at a mutually agreeable time, and (iii) sign a duly completed Liability and Publicity Release Form (the “Release Form”) and return same to the Sponsor by the date specified on the form.

Attempts will be made to contact a Potential Winner by email and/or by telephone at the e-mail address or telephone number provided on the Online Entry Form at the time of entry, between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. ET for a period of three (3) business days following the Draw Date. If a Potential Winner cannot be reached within the allotted time, incorrectly answers the skill testing question, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, or declines the prize, they will be disqualified, the prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor's discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be selected at random from among remaining eligible entries. The Winner’s name will be announced in a Condo Law News blog post on March 21, 2016.

Prize will be awarded only upon verification and final approval by the Sponsor. Prize must be picked up at the Sponsor’s Ottawa office, located at 50 O'Connor Street, Suite 1500, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 6L2, at a date and time as agreed to by the Sponsor and the Winner. In order to receive the Prize, each winner must have two pieces of government-issued identification (including one photo ID). Prize must be picked within four (4) weeks of being confirmed as a winner.

DISQUALIFICATION: A Potential Winner will be disqualified if (i) they are ineligible for the Contest according to these Official Rules, (ii) they submit entries from more than one email address (iii) provide an incorrect answer to the skill-testing mathematical question (iv) fail to fully complete, sign and return any required documents to the Sponsor by the date specified on the document, and/or (v) is found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Contest. A disqualification will result in Prize being forfeited and, at Sponsor's sole discretion, and time permitting, an alternate Potential Winner will be randomly drawn by the Sponsor from among all remaining eligible entries.

Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Contest or attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor's representatives or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor will be disqualified and all associated Entries will be void. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Contest is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsor, and/or its respective agents.

PRIZE: There will be one (1) prize available to be the won (the "Prize"), consisting of: (a) waived registration fees for up to five (5) individuals to attend the upcoming 2016 New Act primer event hosted by Nelligan O’Brien Payne, and (b) a merchandise prize package from the Sponsor. Prize has an estimated retail value ("ERV") of $250.00 CAD. All Prize details, including exact nature of merchandise prize package will be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Prize must be accepted as awarded and no substitution, transfer, conversion or assignment of Prize will be allowed. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value at its sole and discretion.

Any and all additional costs and expenses associated with Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided that are incurred by the Winner in claiming, accepting and/or using their prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner. The Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal taxes (including income and withholding taxes).

PUBLICITY RELEASE: By participating in the Contest and submitting an entry, the Winner authorizes the Sponsor and each of its designees to use in any related publicity, the Winner's name, photograph, image, any statements they may make regarding the prize, city and province of residence, likeness and/or voice for advertising and promotional purposes worldwide in perpetuity and in any form of media now or hereafter devised worldwide (including the Internet), without limitation and without additional compensation or consideration, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Contest and submitting an entry, each Entrant agrees to waive any and all claims against the to release the Sponsor and its affiliated entities, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (the “Released Parties”) from liability for any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in the Contest or from the receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize or any travel or activity that is related to the receipt or use of the Prize. In no event will Released Parties be liable for any special, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of or in connection with this Contest and/or the Prizes, however arising, including negligence.

Released Parties (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any prize, and (ii) disclaim any implied warranty. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer or telephone transmissions or technical failure, jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions, or other error of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest.

PRIVACY: By entering this Contest, Entrant consents to the collection, use and sharing of information about Entrant by the Sponsor for the sole purpose of administering this Contest. All information submitted by entrants is subject to, and will be treated in a manner consistent with the Sponsor’s Privacy Notice accessible at:

APPLICABLE LAWS: This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. Except where prohibited by law, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Contest Rules or the rights and obligations as between the Entrant and the Sponsor in connection with the Contest will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of Ontario including procedural provisions without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other jurisdiction's laws. Any litigation must be commenced in the City of Ottawa, Ontario.