GSU contest rules and regulations

CONTEST RULES AND DISCLAIMER

Only one (1) winner per contest unless otherwise specified.

Grain and General Services Union, its officers, and its staff reserve sole and final judgment as to all matters concerning contests and interpretation of contest rules.

By entering any contest run by Grain and General Services Union, you agree to abide by the following terms.

How To Enter/Eligibility

No purchase is necessary to enter our contests. Unless otherwise specified, you must be a dues-paying member-in-good-standing member of GSU to win. Unless otherwise stated, GSU lifetime members are not eligible to win.

Only one (1) contest entry per person, per contest unless otherwise stated.

Entries must be sent using the formats provided and sent to the correct address(es) provided.

Win as many times as you can. We don’t put a limit on your how many contests you can win in a year.

Keep your contact information and your email address current. If we cannot contact you using the contact information you have provided to us or using the information in the Grain and General Services Union member database, you forfeit your winner’s status.

Make sure your email filters do not prevent us from contacting you.

Contest Deadlines

Each contest has its own deadline.

All entries must be submitted on or before the time and the date set forth for each specific contest.

Winner Selection and Notification

The odds of winning vary from contest to contest due to the number of entrants and the quality of entries.

All winners will be notified using contact information provided by the entrant or by using the Grain and General Services Union database.

The decisions made by the Grain and General Services Union, its staff, its officers, or chosen judges regarding each contest are final and binding.

Winner Disqualification

If a winner cannot be reached after a reasonable amount of effort has been made to notify the winner of the prize, the winner forfeits his/her rights to the winning prize.

While we do our best to contact each winner, Grain and General Services Union assumes no responsibility to ensure winner response.

General Conditions

No purchase necessary.

All decisions of Grain and General Services Union are final. By entering, participants warrant and represent that they agree to be bound by these contest rules and the final decisions of Grain and General Services Union

All taxes on any prize won are the sole responsibility of each winner, including, without limitation, any federal, provincial, or local taxes, which may be deemed applicable in such winner’s jurisdiction of residence. Winner(s) shall be solely responsible for the reporting and payment of all taxes incurred by acceptance and use of the prize(s) (or any portion thereof), if applicable.

All prizes will be made available or delivered to contest winners free of charge.

Grain and General Services Union reserves the right to cancel contests at any time for any reason.

Grain and General Services Union reserves the right to modify the dates and/or terms of contests at any time without prior notice.

Contests are subject to all federal, provincial and local laws and regulations.

Prizes may not be substituted or transferred by any contest winner and a winner may not receive cash redemption equal to the value of the prize in lieu of the prize.

Grain and General Services Union reserves the right to substitute alternate prizes of equal or comparable value.

Prizes are offered “as is” with no written, express, or implied warranty. Grain and General Services Union is not responsible for replacing prizes as a result of damage prior to, during or after shipping or events beyond the control of Grain and General Services Union.

Grain and General Services Union is not responsible for late, lost, illegible, misdirected, mutilated or incomplete entries.

Anyone using fraudulent means to participate and/or win the contest will be disqualified. Anyone attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the contest will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Grain and General Serices Union.

Grain and General Services Union reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or prematurely conclude a contest should any computer virus, malfunction, fraud, tampering, unauthorized intervention or other cause beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the contest.

In the event a contest is canceled prematurely for any reason, Grain and General Services Union will use reasonable efforts to pick an alternate winner, but in the event an alternate winner cannot be determined, the prize(s) will not be awarded.

Contestant Releases

Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name, city, province, name of employer, and winning entry for promotional purposes.

Contest entry constitutes permission to use winning submissions on the official Grain and General Services Union website, newsletters, and e-newsletters and its affiliated websites, newsletters, and e-newsletters without further compensation. Furthermore, entry constitutes permission to archive your winning entries indefinitely on any webpage on this website.

Contestants agree that the sole and final judgment as to all matters concerning contests and interpretation of contest rules are at the sole discretion of Grain and General Services Union, its officers, and its staff.

Contestants agree that the General Secretary and/or the Executive Committee of Grain and General Services Union shall have jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to the contests sponsored by Grain and General Services Union or any part of this agreement.

Releases/Hold Harmless

Grain and General Services Union, its officers, its staff, its affiliates, its advertisers, and its prize donors are not liable or responsible for:

  • any claims, damages, losses, injuries, or death including any third party claims, arising from or relating to, in whole or in part, any contest, including entry and participation in any contest and acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prizes.
  • entries that do not follow guidelines.
  • entries and responses to winner notifications that are illegible, incomplete, late, lost, misdelivered, marked postage-due, or undeliverable.
  • any technical or human errors, malfunctions, failures, etc. resulting in participation of contests.

Prize Releases

Grain and General Services Union, its officers, its staff, its affiliates, and its advertisers are not liable or responsible for:

  • donors (sponsors) who do not follow through with delivery of prizes.
  • prizes that are lost in the mail, arrive damaged, are defective, or have other unforeseen problems.
  • substituting another prize in lieu of the original prize.

Privacy

Contact information you provide will be verified and updated in Grain and General Services Union’s membership database. We will not sell your address or personal information.

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