Official Contest Rules & Regulations

The “Win $500 off Your Tour’s Program Fee!” Contest (the “Contest”), is sponsored by EF Institute for Cultural Exchange Ltd. (the “Sponsor”). The Contest is intended to be conducted in Canada only, and shall be construed and evaluated according to the laws in force in the Province of Ontario.

 

By entering the Contest, entrants agree to abide by these Official Contest Rules & Regulations (the “Contest Rules”) and the decisions of the Sponsor with respect to all aspects of the Contest, which are final and legally binding on the entrant.

 

HOW TO ENTER: No purchase necessary. The Contest involves multiple Prize Draws, and allows for multiple entries by eligible EF travellers, depending on their circumstances. Beginning on June 15, 2016 until June 14, 2017 (the “Contest Period”), there are three (3) ways for an eligible person to enter the Contest. The three methods of entry are:

 

(a) AUTOMATIC PAYMENT PLAN ENROLMENT: All eligible EF travellers enrolled on an upcoming EF Educational Tour™ (an “EF tour”) at the full program price (i.e., travellers with a discounted program price as a result of family or faculty member discount are not eligible) who enrol in EF’s Automatic Payment Plan during the Contest Period will be automatically entered into the Contest. Each eligible EF traveller shall be permitted entry for one (1) Prize Draw under this method of entry for each EF Educational Tours in which he or she has enrolled. If an eligible EF traveller has enrolled in more than one upcoming EF Educational Tours™ during the Contest Period, he or she is permitted a maximum of one (1) entry per tour. This method of entry is not available to persons who have enrolled in EF’s Automatic Payment Plan on a tour that has already run, prior to the beginning of the Contest Period.

 

(b) AUTOMATIC PAYMENT PLAN PAYMENTS: All EF travellers enrolled on an upcoming EF tour at the full program price (i.e., travellers with a discounted program price as a result of family or faculty member discount are not eligible) who are enrolled on EF’s Automatic Payment Plan and remain in good standing will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Contest every month a successful Automatic Payment Plan payment is made to their account during the Contest Period for each EF Educational Tour in which he or she has enrolled. If an eligible EF traveller has enrolled on multiple upcoming EF Educational Tours™, he or she is entitled to one (1) entry per month, per tour.

 

(c) NO PURCHASE MAIL ENTRY: This method of entry is available only to persons who have not entered the Contest pursuant to either of the foregoing methods of entry. To enter in this fashion, legibly hand print your first name, last name, complete mailing address including postal code, telephone number including area code, email address, age, EF Educational Tours™ customer number, EF Educational Tours™ tour number, and a minimum one-hundred-word (100-word) statement on what a five-hundred dollar Canadian ($500.00 CDN) credit towards your upcoming EF tour would mean to you on a piece of paper and mail it with proper postage to: “Win $500 off Your Tour’s Program Fee!” Contest, c/o Marketing Department, EF Educational Tours, 60 Bloor Street W, Suite 501, Toronto, ON, M4W 3B8. Limit of one (1) entry request per envelope and per person. Such entries must be received within the Contest Period by the Sponsor in order to be valid. Such entries will count as entries for purposes of the monthly Prize Draw for the month in which they are received. If an eligible EF traveller enters the Contest under this method and subsequently chooses to enter the Contest again pursuant to either of the other methods of entry described above under Subsections 1(a) and/or 1(b), the entry under Subsection 1(a) shall be deemed void and the entry under this Sunbsection1(c) shall be eligible for the applicable Prize Draw.

 

Each eligible EF traveller shall only be permitted entry for one (1) Prize Draw under this method of entry. Each entry, regardless of method of entry, will only be eligible for the associated Prize Draw. For such purpose:

 

(i) entries made under Subsection 1(a) shall be eligible for the applicable Prize Draw for the month in which the EF traveller has completed enrolment in EF’s Automatic Payment Plan Draw;

(ii) entries made under Subsection 1(b) shall be eligible for the applicable Prize Draw for the month for which each successful Automatic Payment Plan payment is made to their account during the Contest Period; and

(iii) entries made under Subsection 1(c) shall be eligible for the applicable Prize Draw for the month when the entry is received, or if received prior to the beginning of the Contest Period for Prize Draw #1.

 

All entries relating to one Prize Draw shall be discarded and void for purposes of any future Prize Draws.

 

More information about enrolling in EF’s Automatic Payment Plan can be obtained by calling 1-800-263-2806 or found at eftours.ca/automaticpayment. For the methods of entry described above in Subsections 1(a) and (b), all Automatic Payment Plan eligibility requirements as outlined in EF’s Automatic Payment Plan Terms and Conditions (obtained by calling 1-800-263-2806 or found at http://www.eftours.ca/bc must be met in order to be deemed an eligible entry. No entries will be accepted after 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on June 14, 2017 (the “Contest Closing Date”).

 

2. ELIGIBILITY: To enter and be eligible to win, a person must be a legal resident of Canada who is enrolled on an upcoming EF tour and who is not an employee of the Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies or agencies, or a member of their immediate families or any person with whom they are domiciled. Any entrant who is not of the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which he or she resides will require the consent of his or her parent or legal guardian to enter the Contest, and, in the event that his or her entry is selected in one or more Prize Draws, to have such parent or legal guardian complete a Declaration and Release Form and accept the Prize on his or her behalf.

 

 

3. PRIZES: One (1) Prize Draw will be conducted for each month of the Contest Period, as described in Section 4, with monthly periods closing on the 14th of each month. The Prize Draw for each month will take place on the 15th. During months when the 15th falls on a weekend, the draw will be held the following Monday: July 15, 2016; August 17, 2016; September 15, 2016; October 15, 2016; November 16, 2016; December 15, 2016; January 15, 2017; February 15, 2017; March 15, 2017; April 15, 2017; May 16, 2017; June 15, 2017 respectively. In the cases that the prize draw takes place on the 16 or 17 of the month, the closing date will be the day before: August 16, 2016; November 15, 2016; May 15, 2017. In total, there will be twelve (12) prize draws (each with a “Prize”) available to be won. Each Prize will consist of five-hundred dollars Canadian ($500.00 CDN) credited towards the upcoming EF tour on which the winner is already enrolled. If the winner is enrolled on multiple upcoming tours, the credit will apply to the tour with the earliest travel date. The total retail value of each Prize is $500.00 CDN. Each Prize credit will be made towards an upcoming EF tour only. If a Prize winner fails to take a tour, such winner shall not be entitled to any further credit or compensation. All EF tours are subject to EF’s Booking Conditions (the terms of which can be obtained by calling 1-800-263-2806 or found at http://www.eftours.ca/bc. Each potential Prize winner (and his or her parent or legal guardian if the entrant is not of the age of majority in his or her province or territory of residence) will be required to review and agree in writing to such Booking Conditions in advance of being awarded any Prize. A condition of accepting and being awarded such Prize will be compliance in full with such Booking Conditions. Each potential Prize winner (and his or her parent or legal guardian if the entrant is not of the age of majority in his or her province or territory of residence) will be required to agree and enter into EF’s Declaration and Release (the “Release”, the terms of which can be obtained by calling 1-800-263-2806.

 

The Sponsor provides no conditions, representations or warranties with respect to any Prize, including as to merchantability or fitness for purpose. No Global Rewards Points, frequent flyer miles, or travel rewards of any kind will be available on the Prizes. In no event will the Sponsor be liable for more than twelve (12) Grand Prizes. In the event that the upcoming EF tour on which a Prize winner is already enrolled is cancelled by a party other than the Sponsor, or the winner is not available to travel on his or her EF tour for any reason whatsoever, the applicable Prize will be forfeited by such winner. No substitutions will be allowed and under no circumstances will the Sponsor offer a cash alternative. Any costs not specifically stated herein as being included are the sole responsibility of the winners. The Prize is not transferable.

 

4. PRIZE DRAWS:

i. DRAW #1: A random Prize Draw will be held on July 15, 2016 at approximately 11:00 AM EST at 60 Bloor Street West, Suite 501, Toronto, Ontario, from among all eligible entries received June 15 – July 14, 2016.

 

ii. DRAW #2: A random Prize Draw will be held on August 17, 2016 at approximately 11:00 AM EST at 60 Bloor Street West, Suite 501, Toronto, Ontario, from among all eligible entries received July 15 – August 16, 2016.

 

iii. DRAW #3: A random Prize Draw will be held on September 15, 2016 at approximately 11:00 AM EST at 60 Bloor Street West, Suite 501, Toronto, Ontario, from among all eligible entries received August 17 – September 14, 2016.

 

iv. DRAW #4: A random Prize Draw will be held on October 15, 2016 at approximately 11:00 AM EST at 60 Bloor Street West, Suite 501, Toronto, Ontario, from among all eligible entries received September 15 – October 14, 2016.

 

v. DRAW #5: A random Prize Draw will be held on November 16, 2016 at approximately 11:00 AM EST at 60 Bloor Street West, Suite 501, Toronto, Ontario, from among all eligible entries received October 15 – November 15, 2016.

 

vi. DRAW #6: A random Prize Draw will be held on December 15, 2016 at approximately 11:00 AM EST at 60 Bloor Street West, Suite 501, Toronto, Ontario, from among all eligible entries received November 16 – December 14, 2016.

 

vii. DRAW #7: A random Prize Draw will be held on January 15, 2017 at approximately 11:00 AM EST at 60 Bloor Street West, Suite 501, Toronto, Ontario, from among all eligible entries received December 15, 2016 – January 14, 2017.

 

viii. DRAW #8: A random Prize Draw will be held on February 15, 2017 at approximately 11:00 AM EST at 60 Bloor Street West, Suite 501, Toronto, Ontario, from among all eligible entries received January 15 – February 14, 2017.

 

ix. DRAW #9: A random Prize Draw will be held on March 15, 2017 at approximately 11:00 AM EST at 60 Bloor Street West, Suite 501, Toronto, Ontario, from among all eligible entries received February 15 – March 14, 2017.

 

x. DRAW #10: A random Prize Draw will be held on April 15, 2017 at approximately 11:00 AM EST at 60 Bloor Street West, Suite 501, Toronto, Ontario, from among all eligible entries received March 15 – April 14, 2017.

 

xi. DRAW #11: A random Prize Draw will be held on May 16, 2017 at approximately 11:00 AM EST at 60 Bloor Street West, Suite 501, Toronto, Ontario, from among all eligible entries received April 15 – May 15, 2017.

 

xii. DRAW #12: A random Prize Draw will be held on June 15, 2017 at approximately 11:00 AM EST at 60 Bloor Street West, Suite 501, Toronto, Ontario, from among all eligible entries received May 16 – June 14, 2017.

 

5. The odds of being drawn as a potential Prize winner in connection with a given month of the Contest Period depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the relevant month of the relevant Prize Draw period, as described above.

 

6. NOTIFYING THE POTENTIAL WINNERS: Each selected entrant (or his or her parent or legal guardian if the entrant is not of the age of majority in his or her province or territory of residence) will be contacted by email, mail, courier and/or telephone within seven (7) business days of the relevant Prize Draw. If a selected entrant cannot be located or does not respond within seven (7) business days of notification, or if a package sent by mail or courier is returned as undeliverable, the selected entrant will be disqualified and another entrant randomly selected from among the remaining pool of entrants for the applicable monthly Prize Draw period until contact is made a selected entrant or no more selected entrants are available, whichever occurs first. The Sponsor will not be responsible for failed attempts to notify any selected entrant.

 

7. DECLARING THE WINNERS: In order to be declared a Prize winner, a selected entrant must first correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skilltesting question without assistance of any kind. He or she (together with his or her parent or legal guardian if the entrant is not of the age of majority in his or her province or territory of residence) will be required to sign and return a Release which confirms compliance with the Contest Rules and releases the Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies or agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively the “Releasees”), from all liability with respect to participation in the Contest by the selected entrant and the acceptance of a Prize as awarded, without substitution. The Release must be returned within the time period specified on the Release or the applicable Prize will be forfeited by such selected entrant. Each selected entrant (and his or her parent or legal guardian if the entrant is not of the age of majority in his or her province or territory of residence) may additionally be required to furnish proof of identification or residence as part of the verification process. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any potential winner who cannot produce, within five (5) business days of a request by the Sponsor for same, proof of identity or residency satisfactory to the Sponsor. Should a selected entrant be unable to accept the Prize because of school and/or Board of Education policy, a new entrant will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries for the applicable monthly period. Limit of one (1) Prize per person per eligible EF tour enrolled in at the full program price for which such person has also enrolled in EF’s Automatic Payment Plan. A selected entrant shall be deemed ineligible if he or she has won a prize in any similar contest run by the Sponsor in the last twelve (12) months preceding the Contest Period, unless such prize was won in connection with another EF tour enrolment for which such person has also enrolled in EF’s Automatic Payment Plan. If a Prize is forfeited by a potential Prize winner for any reason whatsoever, the Prize may be awarded to an alternate winner in the Sponsor’s discretion.

 

8. AWARDING OF THE PRIZES: An EF Educational Tours™ Traveller Support Team Representative (the “Customer Service Representative”) will contact each confirmed Prize winner within ten (10) days of receiving the duly completed Release to arrange for awarding of the applicable Prize.

 

9. NAME AND IMAGE OF THE WINNERS: By entering, each applicant, if they are selected as a potential winner of a Prize (and his or her parent or legal guardian if the entrant is not of the age of majority in his or her province or territory of residence) consents to the use of his/her name, school name, city and province of residence/school, and/or photographs, without further remuneration, in connection with any publicity carried out by or on behalf of the Sponsor. The Sponsor and/or its affiliates, related companies or agencies, and their respective employees and agents, will have the right to photograph the Prize winners while on their EF tour for which the prize was won for use in future promotions, without further remuneration.

 

10. GENERAL CONDITIONS:

(a) This Contest is subject to all federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations.

 

(b) All entries become the property of the Sponsor and none will be returned. No correspondence will be entered into except with a selected entrant (and his or her parent or legal guardian if the entrant is not of the age of majority in his or her province or territory of residence).

 

(c) By entering the Contest, all entrants release the Releasees from any loss, damage or claims caused by or resulting from participation in the Contest, or the acceptance or use of the Prize, including but not limited to any injury or damage to an entrant’s or to any other computer.

 

(d) The Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Contest, including but not limited to, errors in advertising, the Contest Rules, or the announcement of the Prize winners.

 

(e) No responsibility is assumed by the Sponsor for any inability of a person to successfully enter the Contest for any reason, including any problems or technical malfunction of any internet or telephone network or broadcast transmission during the Contest. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for falsified, late, lost, damaged, misdirected, garbled, or incomplete entries. Proof of transmission (screenshots, etc.) does not constitute proof of delivery.

 

(f) The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any entrant from the Contest in the event it is determined that he or she has entered in a fashion not permitted by the Contest Rules or any other pertinent terms or conditions referenced in the Contest Rules.

 

(g) Entries generated by script, macro, robotic, programmed, or any other automated means are prohibited and will be disqualified.

 

(h) Any attempt by an entrant or any other person to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should any such attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

 

(i) The Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend, or modify this Contest without liability in the event of any fraud or technical failures of the website beyond the control of the Sponsor that may corrupt the administration, integrity or security of the Contest, or if any other factor interferes with the conduct of this Contest, without prior notice or publication, after obtaining authorization from the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux. In the event of early termination of the Contest, a notice will be posted online and a random draw to award any remaining Prizes will be conducted from among all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination.

 

(j) Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux 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.

 

11. LANGUAGE: In the event of any discrepancies between the English language rules and the French language rules for this Contest, the English language rules shall prevail.

 

12. PERSONAL INFORMATION: The Sponsor respects your right to privacy. By entering this Contest, each entrant consents to the Sponsor collecting, storing and using the personal information submitted with his or her entry in accordance with its privacy policy, including for the purposes of (a) administering this Contest, (b) contacting the entrant in connection with future contests, (c) communicating with the entrant in regards to its wares and services. The Sponsor shall deal with such personal information in keeping with the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be obtained by calling 1-800-263-2806 or found at www.eftours.ca/privacypolicy.

 

13. QUESTIONS: Questions can be directed to EF Educational Tours™ at 1-800- 263-2806.

 

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