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Contests

Generic Contest Rules

  • Application 

Generic contest rules (“Generic Contest Rules”) apply to contests (each, a "Contest") operated by Akash Broadcasting Inc. (“Akash Broadcasting”) at the applicable Akash Broadcasting Stations (the “Station”) and/or online, including on www.connectfm.ca (the “Website”) and/or via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other third party services, application or website (a “Third Party Service”)on which the Contest appears, unless there are specific contest rules for a particular Contest, in which case those specific contest rules will apply (the “Specific Contest Rules”).  By entering a Contest, entrants agree to be legally bound by these Generic Contest Rules and will be deemed to have read and understood these Generic Contest Rules. 

Details of the prize(s) available to be won, the start and end dates and/or times, and any other information relevant to entering, participating or winning will be identified on the Website, via theAkash Broadcasting representative, on-air host and/or Third Party Service, as applicable, for each Contest. 

  • Eligibility 

Unless otherwise stated, to enter a Contest and to be eligible to win, entrant must be a legal resident in the province or territory in which the Station is located. Unless otherwise stated, Akash Broadcasting Contests are open to all Canadian residents who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence. If the contest states that it is open to minors, for any contestant who has not reached the age of majority, parent or guardian consent is necessary to enter a Contest. Where appropriate, the terms "contestant" and "winner" mean parent or guardian of that person.  

Notwithstanding the above, the Contest is not open to individuals associated with the Contest, including employees, agents or representatives of Akash Broadcasting (including its respective divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, prize sponsors, promotional and advertising agencies or of any other entity involved in the development, production, administration, or fulfillment) of the applicable Contest (collectively, the “Excluded Individuals”). This Contest is also not open to the immediate family members of the Excluded Individuals. 

A winner of a previous Contest within the thirty (30) days preceding the start of the applicable Contest (including persons designated by such winners to participate in the prizes) and persons domiciled with a winner are not eligible to enter. 

  • Prizing & Contest Period 

Akash Broadcasting reserves the right to substitute a prize, in whole or in part, in the event all or any component of a prize is unavailable. Limit of one prize per household per Contest.  

If the prize cannot be awarded for any reason, Akash Broadcasting, in its sole discretion, may substitute any announced prize, in whole or in part, with a prize of equal or greater value to therecipient. If the use of any prize may involve inherent danger and risk, including without limitation, danger of injury (including death), damage to or loss of property and any prize is provided to the recipient solely at the risk of the recipient. 

Akash Broadcasting reserves the right, as its sole discretion and without prior notice, to amend, cancel, close, suspend or reinstate a Contest at any time and for any reason whatsoever. AkashBroadcasting. reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or substitute any component of a prize for its cash value or a prize of approximately the same retail value. Prizes are non-transferable, must be accepted as awarded by Akash Broadcasting and cannot be exchanged by a declared winner for cash or other substitutes 

  • How To Enter 

To enter a Contest, follow the instructions given on-air, on the Station’s website, the Station App, and/or via the Station’s official social networking page, as applicable. 

  • Call-In entry 

For Call-In Contest, you will be required to call in to the local radio station running thatContest and follow the instructions of the on-air host or an employee that answers the phone. For contests where the winner is selected by a draw, a random draw will be made byAkash Broadcasting representative and/or the prize Sponsor from all qualifying entries made by the contest deadline. Selected contestant(s) will be contacted using the contact information provided at the time of entry (e.g. name, telephone number, email address, or social media account used) and may be announced publicly via Third Party Service.  

  • Online Entry 

Without limiting the foregoing, if entry in a Contest occurs online or using the Station App, visit the Station website during the applicable Contest entry period or use the App to sign-inand follow the instructions for the applicable Contest to complete and submit the online entry form. To enter a Contest by means of a Third Party Service and/or , you must have a valid account with the applicable Third Party Service and are solely responsible to ensure that your account settings allow the applicable Station to view your account as required to administer the applicable Contest (failing which, you may be disqualified).  By creating an account with a Service, you agree to comply with such Third Party Service’s Terms of Service.  By entering a Contest by means of a Service, entrants completely release any such Third Party Service of all liability in relation to his/her participation in the applicable Contest.  Entrants acknowledge that the applicable Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with the Third Party Service(s) and that any questions, comments or complaints regarding any Contest should be directed to Akash Broadcasting and not to Third Party Service(s). 

  • Text Entry: 

Without limiting the foregoing, if entry in a Contest occurs via text entry, send a text message that includes the keyword to the short code that was communicated by the Station. Text messaging may not be available in all areas.  Standard text messaging fees apply (check your carrier plan for your standard text messaging fees). Text Entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the Authorized Mobile Account Holder of the mobile phone used to enter the Contest.  “Authorized Mobile Account Holder" of a mobile phone is defined as the natural person who is assigned to a cellular telephone number by a wireless carrier that is responsible for assigning cellular telephone numbers.  A potential prize winner may be required to provide proof that he/she is the Authorized Mobile Account Holder associated with the selected Text Entry.  

  • Prize Giveaways 

For prize giveaways or any other Contest where the winner is responsible for picking up the prize, the prize must be picked up within 30 days or it shall be forfeited and Akash Broadcasting has the right, at its sole discretion, to select another winner. To be declared a winner, the selected contestant must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question. Potential winners may be required to provide their full name and contact information and to furnish proof of identification. Winner(s) may also be required to sign a release declaring their eligibility as stipulated in these rules and releasing Akash Broadcasting, any sponsor or prize donor and their directors, officers and employees (the "Contest Parties") from all liability for any damage or loss arising from participation in the contest or from the awarding, acceptance or use of the prize. If a release is not provided, acceptance of the prize will be deemed to release the Contest Parties from all liability for any damage or loss arising from participation in the contest or from the awarding, acceptance or use of the prize. 

In the event of a conflict between the rules and any instructions or interpretation of these rules given by Akash Broadcasting employee regarding a Contest, these rules shall prevail. 

Personal information collected from entrants will be used by Akash Broadcasting for the purpose of administering a Contest. By entering the Contest, entrant consents to the manner of collection, use and disclose of personal information as set out in Akash Broadcasting’s privacy policy which is available at www.connectfm.ca/privacy-polic... 

If Contest entry mechanism may require you to submit an original photograph, video, written composition, or another form of original submission to Akash Broadcasting, subject to instructions provided by the Station and/or its representatives (a “Submission”); the Submission must be original and must not include any third party’s proprietary content.  

Submissions remain the property of the entrant, however by entering a Contest, each entrant: 

  • represents and warrants that his/her Submission is her or her original work and does not infringe on any rights, including, without limitation, copyright, trade-mark or any other intellectual property rights; 
  • represents and warrants that he/she has all necessary rights from any third party that appears, or is mentioned, in the Submission, including those from the parent or legal guardian if third party is under the age of majority; 

  • grants Akash Broadcasting an unlimited, royalty free, irrevocable, right and license to reproduce, post and/or broadcast the Submission in any form of media now known or hereinafter developed; 

  • waives all moral rights in the Submission in favour of Akash Broadcasting; 

  • agrees to release, indemnify, discharge and hold harmless Akash Broadcasting from any claim or liability arising from or related to the Submission; and 

  • consents to the publication and/or use, in any medium of the Submission for the purpose of administering the applicable Contest and publicity purposes carried out by Akash Broadcasting and/or its advertising and promotional agencies without payment or compensation of any kind. Submissions may be showcased by Akash Broadcasting at its sole and absolute discretion on a public viewing gallery. Akash Broadcasting assumes no responsibility for any claims against infringement of the right of privacy with respect to any Submission. 

Akash Broadcasting in its sole and absolute discretion may: 

  • disqualify any entrant who uses third party proprietary content, at any time; 
  • edit any Submission to blur out any trade-marks or to remove any copyrighted content, including but not limited to, music or video clips, as applicable; and/or 

  • disqualify any Submission that involves anything illegal, potentially or actually dangerous or harmful or containing any element of physical risk. 

Submissions must not contain any reference to, or likeness of, any identifiable third parties, unless consent has been obtained from all such individuals and their parent/legal guardian if they are under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence.  Submissions must not include any illegal, defamatory or in any way obscene content. Submissions cannot be a parody or derogatory.   

Any attempt to tamper with the entry process, interfere with these Contest rules, deliberately damage any website or undermine the administration, security or legitimate operation of the Contest, is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and Akash Broadcasting reserves the right to seek damages and/or other relief from all person responsible for such acts to the fullest extent permitted by law, which may include banning or disqualifying entrance from this and future Akash Broadcasting Contests. 

Akash Broadcasting assumes no responsibility for; entries lost, stolen, late, delayed, damaged, illegible, incomplete, or for the failure, interruption or delay of email or other communication to be received, for any reason; problems with the function of any website, App and/or website feature howsoever caused; the malfunction of, or damage caused to, any telephone network or lines, computer equipment, data or software, online systems, servers or access providers; any functionality lost due to not having cookies enabled; traffic congestion on the Internet or on the phone lines; the security or privacy of information transmitted via computer networks; or the breaches of privacy due to interference by third party computer “hackers”. 

Vancouver, British Columbia. Any dispute shall be adjudicated in the courts sitting in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

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