Contest Rules

  1. Eligibility
    1. The contest is open to legal residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, who have reached the age of majority in the province or territory in which they reside at the time of entry.
    2. You are not eligible to enter if you are:
      1. an employee representative or agent of York University, its advertising or promotional agencies, professional representatives, printing suppliers, licensees or the prize supplier;
      2. a retailer on any of York University's campuses; or
      3. a member of the immediate family of any of the above persons (i.e. spouse, child, sibling, parent) or a member of the household of any of the above persons.
  2. Contest Period
    The "First Year for Free Contest" (the "Contest") is run by York University (the "Administrator") and will take place from 9:00 AM (ET), September 25th, 2019 to 5:00 PM (ET), March 30th, 2020 (the "Contest Period").
  3. How to Enter
    1. There are three ways to enter:
      1. Website: Visit and complete an entry ballot.;
        You may elect to receive up to one (1) additional entry by sharing on Twitter that you entered the contest. A share qualifies as a click on the share buttons on the Microsite, and then sharing the pre-populated message on Twitter.
      2. Ontario Universities Fair (OUF): Have your OUF Passport scanned at the York University booth while attending the Ontario Universities Fair on September 27 - 29.; or
      3. York University information session at local high schools: Complete the visit reply card at a high school visit.
    2. To be eligible, entries must be received before 12:00 AM (ET) on March 30th, 2020, the contest closing date.
    3. All entries become the property of York University.
    4. York University is not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, illegible, misdirected, stolen, delayed, damaged or destroyed entries, or for any unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions, on-line failures, hardware, software or other technical functions or disturbances or any other communications failures or circumstances affecting, disrupting or corrupting the contest in any manner.
  4. Prize
    1. The winner will be randomly selected by Monday, April 27th, 2020. The selected entrant will be contacted by email within ten (10) days of the selection. If the selected winner cannot be contacted within that time or does not comply with these Official Contest Rules, the prize will be forfeited and an alternative eligible entry will be selected. York University is not responsible for the failure of any reason whatsoever of a selected potential winner to receive notification or for York University to receive a selected potential winner's response.
    2. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
    3. In order to win a prize, the eligible entrant must first correctly answer a mathematical skill testing question administered by e-mail or telephone.
    4. There is one grand prize eligible to be won, consisting of a tuition credit equal to the sum of tuition for Fall/Winter 2020 undergraduate studies at York University less One Dollar ($1.00) to be used in the Fall/Winter 2020 academic year only (September 2020 to April 2021);
    5. The total value of the prize is not to exceed six thousand nine hundred and eighty-one Canadian dollars ($6,981.00). The prize must be accepted by the winner as awarded.
    6. There is no cash refund for any unused credit. No cash alternative or substitution of the prize is provided, except that York University, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the prize is unavailable for any reason. The prize is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind and must be accepted as awarded. York University disclaims all warranties including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.
    7. The prize is not transferable unless authorized in writing by York University before the transfer is made. Such authorization may be granted or withheld in York University's sole discretion.
    8. Any applicable taxes are the responsibility of the winner.
    9. In order to be declared a winner, the selected potential winner will be required to swear an affidavit indicating eligibility and compliance with these Official Contest Rules. In the event that the winner has not yet reached the age of 18 years or the age of majority in the winner's province or territory of residence, the winner's parent/legal guardian must sign the affidavit to confirm compliance and consent with these Official Contest Rules and to accept the prize on behalf of the minor, and provide a release and indemnity pursuant to Subsection 5.5 below.
  5. Conditions of Participation
    By participating in this contest, you agree:
    1. to be bound by these Official Contest Rules and the decisions of York University, whose decisions are final;
    2. to the use of your name, likeness, voice, image, recording, video footage and statements in connection with this contest and the promotion and exploitation thereof;
    3. to receive e-mail communication from York University with information about its programs, campus events and admission updates.
    4. that if selected as the winner, you give York University and its agents the right to publish or broadcast your name, likeness, voice, image, recording, video footage or statements for editorial, promotional, advertising and publicity purposes, without compensation other than the value of the prize offered;
    5. to release and indemnify and hold harmless York University, its advertising and promotional agencies, the prize suppliers, and all their respective officers, directors, employees, owners, agents, contractors, representatives, successors and assigns from any liability in connection with or arising out of this contest, the awarding of the prize, the use of any personal information or the use of merchandise purchased in relation to winning a prize.
  6. Termination
    York University also reserves the right, without prior notice, and at any time, to terminate the contest, in whole or in part or modify, suspend or extend the contest in any way.
  7. General Provisions
    1. In the event that York University is prevented from continuing with the contest by an event beyond its control, York University has the right to modify, suspend, extend or terminate the contest.
    2. No entry will be returned.
    3. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Contest Rules does not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.
      This contest and these Official Contest Rules are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, 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.
  8. Privacy Notice
    Personal information in connection with the contest is collected under the authority of The York University Act, 1965 and will be used for the administration of the contest and related purposes. If you have any questions about the collection of personal information by York University, please contact: Grace Gravina, Marketing Officer, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, tel. 416-736-2100 Ext. 44765.
  9. Twitter
    The Contest is not associated to, run by, or sponsored by, Twitter.