The rules contained herein govern only contests and promotions run directly by Ottawa Bluesfest (the “Festival”). Contests and promotions run by third parties will be governed by the rules established by that third party and the Festival assumes no responsibility, control or liability for that contest/promotion. This applies to all third parties, no matter their association to the Festival (sponsor, partner, etc.); nor if they are using the Festival’s name and/or likeness; and no matter where the contest is being held.
The Festival reserves the right to determine when a contest starts and when it closes to entries. When possible, the Festival will give notice of the approximate duration of a contest when it is announced and/or when it starts.
Unless otherwise specified, all contests and promotions are open to all ages. If the winner is under 18, the Festival may require that a permission form be signed by a legal guardian in order to receive the prize.
On Site contests:
Anyone under the age of 16 may be required to be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 for access to VIP areas and/or Artist Meet and Greets.
Access to VIP areas and/or Artist Meet and Greet won in any promo/contest may be rescinded at any time by the Festival without reimbursement, if the organization determines, in its sole discretion that the winner is not adhering to any of the festival policies.
Unless otherwise specified, access to Ottawa Bluesfest is not included as part of the prize for promos/contests involving Artist Meet and Greets; all person(s) attending any Artist Meet and Greet must have their own valid access for the day of the Meet and Greet.
All Artist Meet and Greets are subject to availability. In case of cancellation by the Festival and/or artist management at any time, the Festival is under no obligation to replace or reimburse the prize.
The Festival promos/contests which are run through social media networks, including Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram may be advertised only through the specific social media channel(s) being used; the only way to enter the promos/contest is through the specific social media channel(s) being used.
The entrant into any contest/promo conducted through social media will be only the individual person who submitted the entry from his/her account on that social media platform.
The Festival reserves the right to limit the number of entries from an individual person into a contest or promotion.
The Festival reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine the winner of any contest run by the organization. The odds of being selected will depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
Prize(s) must be accepted as awarded. The Prize(s) may not be sold or transferred and is/are not convertible to cash. The Festival reserves the right to substitute the Prize(s) in whole or in part in the event that all of any component of the Prize is unavailable. Any taxes and other incidental charges associated with a prize(s), if applicable, are the sole responsibility of the winner.
Prizes won in any Festival promo/contest have no cash value and must be accepted as presented and may not be returned for cash or exchanged.
If for any reason, in the opinion of the Festival, in its sole discretion, the Promo /Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, or if the administration, security, fairness, integrity or the property conduct of the Contest is corrupted or adversely affected, including but not limited to, by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes, or for any other reason whatsoever, the Festival reserves its right, without need of individual notice, to cancel, terminate, modify, amend, extend or suspend the Contest in whole or in part, including, without limitation, canceling any method of entry, and/or selecting a winner from previously received eligible entries. Festival reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of the Contest Rules or otherwise in a disruptive manner. Any attempts to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such attempt be made the Festival reserves its right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent of the law. The Festival and/or its agents and advertising and promotional agencies shall not be held responsible for any errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the Contest including any damage to an entrant’s computer equipment, system software or any combination thereof, as a result of their participation in this Contest or from downloading any material from the Contest website, where applicable.