[Just Ask a VW Driver] Contest
The following shall serve as the official rules (the "Contest Rules") for the "Volkswagen Just Ask a VW Driver" contest (the "Contest") held by Volkswagen Group Canada Inc. (the "Sponsor").
How to enter
NO PURCHASE REQUIRED
Starting at 12:00 a.m. EST on November 14, 2017, and ending at 12:00 a.m. EST on December 14, 2017 (the "Contest Period"), to enter:
(i) visit Just Ask a VW Driver at justask.vwmodels.ca (the “Site”) and register to create an account and earn entries in the Contest by: (i) posting a Golf-related question; (ii) answering a Golf-related question; (iii) liking a Golf-related question; (iiii) sharing the site on social media or via email; (iv) referring a friend (each, a “Site Contribution”). Entrants will receive one (1) entry per Site Contribution, up to a maximum of five (5) entries per day during the Contest Period. For certainty, all Site Contributions must be in compliance with the Site terms and conditions in order to earn an entry; and/or
(ii) book a Golf test drive with a Volkswagen dealer to receive ten (10) entries in the Contest.
Limit of up to one hundred and sixty (160) entries per person for the duration of the Contest. Only one (1) Site account can be used per person to enter the Contest. If an entrant is found to have created multiple accounts to enter the Contest, he / she will be disqualified.
3.1 Grand Prize. There is one (1) grand prize available to be won, consisting of one (1) 2018 Volkswagen Golf model, as chosen by the winner (subject to availability), with an approximate maximum retail value of $45,000 including $1,645 freight and PDI, based on a 2018 Volkswagen Golf R.
3.2 Second prizes: There are ten (10) second prizes available to be won, each consisting of one (1) $500 gift card (approximate retail value of $500) for a major Canadian gas retailer (to be determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion).
3.3 Third prizes: There are fifty (50) third prizes available to be won, each consisting of one (1) $100 gift card (approximate retail value of $100) for a major Canadian gas retailer (to be determined by the sponsor in its sole discretion).
3.4 The following conditions apply to the grand prize:
The winner shall make arrangements to order the vehicle with the Sponsor no later than thirty (30) days following the time when he/she is contacted by the Sponsor to select the vehicle. No modifications will be possible once the order is made by the Sponsor;
The winner may choose one of the following 2018 Golf models (subject to availability): Golf 3 or 5 door, Golf SportWagen, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, e-Golf or Golf R. The winner may also choose the colour and trimline of the chosen Golf model (subject to availability). The Sponsor reserves the right to determine the actual Golf model awarded in the event that the winner's selection is not available. Any options or additional packages selected by the winner will be at the winner's expense. The selected vehicle will be ordered from the factory and will require a minimum of four (4) months to be delivered to the winner at a Volkswagen dealership nearest to the winner's home in Canada (as determined by the Sponsor). The e-Golf or Golf R may require more than six (6) months for delivery;
The image of the vehicle shown on the Contest advertisements is for information purposes only as the actual Golf awarded will be selected by the winner;
If the vehicle is not available for any reason whatsoever including, but not limited to, production delays caused by work interruption, shortage of parts, unfavourable weather conditions, year-end model, or other unforeseen events, the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the vehicle with another vehicle of equal or greater value or, at its sole discretion, a cash prize equivalent to the approximate retail value of the vehicle indicated in the Contest Rules;
Any fees and costs relating to the claiming, registration and using the prize are at the winner's expense, including without limitation, sales taxes, environmental levies, registration fees, licence, fuel, insurance, options and maintenance costs;
The winner must take possession of the vehicle from the designated dealer, at his/her own expense, no later than thirty (30) days following the time when he/she is notified by the designated dealer that the vehicle is available, otherwise it will be null and void; and
The winner agrees, before taking possession of the vehicle, to provide any information or document allowing the Sponsor to verify his/her eligibility to the Contest.
3.5 The following conditions apply to all prizes: The winner is not entitled to the monetary difference between the actual prize value and stated approximate prize value, if any. The prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable, assignable or convertible to cash (except as may be specifically authorized in the Contest Rules or permitted by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion). The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to substitute the prize with an item or items of equal or greater retail value, including, without limitation, but at the Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion, a cash prize equivalent to the value of a prize as indicated in the Contest Rules.
3.6 The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
Selection of winners
Grand prize: On or about 1pm EST on December 15, 2017 at the offices of the Sponsor’s advertising agency in Toronto, Ontario, one (1) entrant will be selected by random draw from all eligible entries received during the Contest Period, as the potential grand prize winner.
Second prizes: Right after the Grand prize draw, at the offices of the Sponsor’s advertising agency in Toronto, Ontario, ten (10) entrants will be selected by random draw from all eligible entries received during the Contest Period, as the potential secondary prize winners.
Third prizes: Right after the second prize draw, at the offices of the Sponsor’s advertising agency in Toronto, Ontario, fifty (50) entrants will be selected by random draw from all eligible entries received during the Contest Period, as the potential third prize winners.
The Sponsor will attempt to contact the selected entrants by emailing or calling the selected entrants within two (2) business days of being selected. To be officially declared a winner, the selected entrant must be in compliance with these Contest Rules, must correctly answer, unaided, a mathematical skill-testing question and must sign and return a Declaration and Liability Release within ten (10) business days of receipt. If the selected entrant: (i) does not reply within ten (10) business days; (ii) incorrectly answers the mathematical skill-testing question; (iii) refuses the prize; (iv) fails to comply with or is otherwise not eligible under the Contest Rules; or (v) fails to accept the terms of the Declaration and Liability Release within ten (10) business days, or fails to meet any of the other criteria set out herein to be declared a winner, then he/she will forfeit the prize and, at the Sponsor's sole discretion, an alternate entrant may be randomly selected until the selected entrant meets all the qualifications outlined in the Contest Rules and can be declared a winner. In the event that no selected entrant has been declared a winner of a prize within sixty (60) days following the original draw, the Sponsor may cancel that prize.
Grand prize: The winner will be contacted by the Sponsor within thirty (30) days of receipt of his/her Declaration and Liability Release, and the winner must order and take possession of the vehicle in accordance with the timelines mentioned above.
Second prizes: The second prizes will be sent by delivery to confirmed winners' residences within thirty (30) days of being confirmed as winners. If the prizes are sent by email for online redemption, they must be accepted (via online redemption of the prize) by winners within ninety (90) days or they may be cancelled.
Third prizes: The third prizes will be sent either by email or by delivery to confirmed winners' residences within thirty (30) days of being confirmed as winners. If the prizes are sent by email for online redemption, they must be accepted (via online redemption of the prize) by winners within ninety (90) days or they may be cancelled.
The Contest is open to residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence, with the exception of the Sponsor, its affiliated companies, their advertising and promotional agencies, Volkswagen dealers, suppliers of prizes, material and services related to the Contest, their respective employees, representatives, agents, partners, shareholders, officers and directors, members of their immediate family (brothers, sisters, children, father, mother), their legal or common-law spouse as well as those living with these said persons.
The Sponsor, its parent and affiliated companies, its advertising and promotional agencies, Volkswagen dealers, their respective employees, representatives, agents, partners, shareholders, officers and directors (the "Released Parties"), will not be liable for: (i) the malfunction of any computer component, software or communication line, with respect to the loss or lack of network communication, or any faulty, incomplete, or incomprehensible transmission or transmission deleted by any computer or network which could limit or prevent any person from entering the Contest; or (ii) any damage or loss that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by the downloading of any Web page, software, etc., or by the transmission of any information related to the participation in the Contest.
By entering the Contest, entrants agree to accept and abide by the Contest Rules and to release, indemnify and hold harmless, the Released Parties from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions, or any liability of any kind resulting from their participation in the Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of the prize.
The entrant selected for the prize acknowledges that the only warranty applicable to the prize is the standard manufacturer's warranty.
The Contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and void where prohibited. 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. If a section of the Contest Rules is declared illegal, unenforceable or invalid by a competent court, that section shall be considered invalid, but all unaffected sections will be applied within the limits of the law.
Any decision by the Sponsor or their representatives is final and without appeal, subject to what is otherwise provided for in the Contest Rules. Entrants agree to respect the eligibility criteria and the Contest Rules. By entering the Contest, entrants attest to having read and accepted the Contest Rules.
By entering the Contest, winner(s) authorize the Sponsor and their representatives, to use, if required, his/her name, photograph, likeness, place of residence, voice, his/her Golf story, and/or statements regarding his/her prize for advertising purposes, without any compensation or notice.
The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify a person or to cancel one (1) or several entries of a person who enters or tries to enter the Contest by using methods that do not comply with the Contest Rules or that are unfair to other entrants. Such a person may be reported to the appropriate legal authorities.
Any attempt to sabotage the legitimate conduct of the Contest constitutes a violation of civil and criminal laws. Should there be any such attempts, the Sponsor reserves the right to reject the entrant's entries and obtain legal or equitable relief under applicable laws.
The Sponsor reserves the right at all times at its sole discretion, subject only to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (the "Régie") in Quebec if required, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, in whole or in part, in the event of any cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of the Contest as contemplated by the Contest Rules, including, without limitation, any error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause.
In the event that the computer system cannot register all Contest entries during the Contest Period for whatever reason, or if participation in the Contest must be terminated in whole or in part before the closing date provided in the Contest Rules, the Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, proceed with the draw(s) among the entries duly registered during the Contest Period or, as the case may be, up to the date of the event ending participation in the Contest.
In no event shall the Sponsor, its affiliated companies, their advertising and promotional agencies, the suppliers of material and services related to the Contest or any of their employees, agents and representatives be required to award more prizes than the number of prizes indicated in the Contest Rules, or to award a prize otherwise than in compliance with the Contest Rules.
Entries received shall be deemed to be submitted by the person identified in the Site account registration. In case of doubt, entries received shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the email account associated with the Site account. For purposes of the Contest Rules "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 responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. The winner may be required to provide the Sponsor with proof he/she is the authorized account holder of the email account associated with the winning entry.
No communication or correspondence related to the Contest shall be exchanged with entrants except as provided in the Contest Rules or at the Sponsor's initiative.
For Quebec residents, 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 for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.
Entrants' personal information collected for the purposes of the Contest will only be used to administer the Contest. No commercial or other communications unrelated to the Contest will be sent to entrants, unless they have otherwise agreed to receive such communications.
The Sponsor reserves the right, subject only to the approval of the Régie in Quebec, to adjust any of the dates, timeframes and/or other Contest mechanics stipulated in the Contest Rules, to the extent necessary, for purposes of verifying compliance by any entry and/or entrant with the Contest Rules, or as a result of any technical or other problems, or in light of any other circumstances which, in the opinion of the Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, affect the proper administration of the Contest as contemplated in the Contest Rules, or for any other reason.
In case of any discrepancy between the French and English versions of the Contest Rules, the English version shall prevail.