Contest rules
long form

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Eligibility: Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) are open only to those who sign up at the online Sweepstakes page and who are members of the MRIA as of the date of entry. The Sweepstakes are only open to legal residents of Canada except for the province of Quebec, and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of the MRIA (the “Sponsor”), their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of the MRIA as final and binding as they relate to the content. The Sweepstakes are subject to all applicable federal, provincial, and local laws.

3. Sweepstakes Period: Entries will be accepted online, starting on or about October 20, 2017, and ending November 15, 2017, at 11:59 PM EST. All online entries must be received November 15, 2017, 11:59 PM EST.

4. How to Enter: The Sweepstakes must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided with the MRIA annual Membership Survey. The entry must fulfill all Sweepstakes requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the MRIA. You may enter only once and you must fill in the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of the MRIA.

5. Prizes: The winner will receive the prize and a list of other suitable substitutions. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize awarding. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor. No cash or other approved prize substitution permitted except at the Sponsor's discretion. The prize is non-transferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, provincial, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of a prize or transfer/assignment of the prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for the MRIA to use winner's name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. If 500 members complete the survey and enter the contest, the chance of winning is in the contest is one (1) in five hundred (500).

7. Winner Selection and Notification: The winner of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing under the supervision of the Sponsor. The winner will be notified via email to the email address they entered the Sweepstakes with, within five (5) days following the winner selection. The MRIA shall have no liability for a winner's failure to receive notices due to the winner’s spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for the winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 15 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and releases as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.

The receipt by the winner of the prize offered in this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, provincial, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT THE SPONSOR'S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER'S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content, you understand that [company name], anyone acting on behalf of the MRIA or its respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the world, your entry, including, without limitation, the entry and winner's name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image or statements about the Sweepstakes, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes without any further compensation.

9. Terms: The MRIA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such case, [company name] may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by [company name]. [company name] reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website, or violates these Terms & Conditions.

Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the MRIA reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to receive email newsletters periodically from the MRIA. You can opt-out of receiving this communication at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the newsletter.

10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless the MRIA and its representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

11. Disputes: These Sweepstakes are governed by the laws and the provinces and territories, without respect to conflict of law doctrines. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, the participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Toronto, Ontario having jurisdiction. Furthermore, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will the participant be permitted to obtain awards for damages, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys' fees, other than the participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and the participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the MRIA’s website. To read the Privacy Policy, click here.

13. Winner’s Name: The name of the winner will be published in the MRIA online newsletter, Pulse.

14. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is the MRIA, 21 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 1102, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 1L9