#INeedCanary Contest Rules

#INeedCanary Contest Rules

OFFICIAL RULES – #INeedCanary Social Giveaway Contest



#INeedCanary Social Giveaway Contest (the “Contest”) is open to legal residents of the United States, the District of Columbia, Canada (excluding Quebec), United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Belgium, Luxembourg or The Netherlands who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry (or the legal age of majority in their country). Employees of Canary Connect, Inc. or its affiliates (collectively, “Canary”), other companies associated with the Contest, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and advertising and promotion agencies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee, are not eligible to enter.




With respect to residents of the United States and Canada, the Contest is sponsored by Canary Connect, Inc., located at 606 West 28th Street, 7th Floor New York, New York 10001. With respect to residents of all other eligible countries, the Contest is sponsored by Canary Technology Europe Limited, Digital Depot, Roe Lane, Thomas Street, Dublin 8 Ireland. Canary Connect, Inc. and Canary Technology Europe Limited are respectively referred to as “Sponsor.”


Agreement to the Official Rules

Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules, Sponsor’s Website Terms of Service, and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth.


Contest Period

The Contest begins on September 2, 2016, at 12:00AM Eastern Standard Time and ends on September 7, 2016, at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (the “Contest Period” or “Entry Period”). Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Period will not be eligible. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.


How to Enter

To enter, users must post to Twitter with the hashtag [#INeedCanary]. Identical posts will be counted as a single entry.


Limit three (3) entries per Twitter account per day. Entries received from any person in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of Sponsor. Message and/or data rates may apply. Please consult your wireless service provider for more information. Sponsor reserves the right to remove any entry from Sponsor-owned or Sponsor-operated sites for any reason.


Drawings and Notification & Requirements of Potential Winners

Sponsor will select up to six (6) grand prize winners from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. Prize winners will be selected daily for each day of the Entry Period at 6am Eastern Time. Selections will be made from eligible entries received during the previous day. For example, the drawing conducted on September 4, 2016 will contain eligible entries received between 12:00AM Eastern Standard Time and 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on September 3, 2016.  The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received as determined by the Sponsor. Sponsor will attempt to notify the winner via the Twitter account used to enter the Contest within seven days of the applicable drawing. If the winner does not respond, Sponsor may select an alternate winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries received during the applicable Entry Period.



Grand Prize Winners: Up to six (6) grand prize winners will each receive one (1) Canary All-in-One Security Device (ARV $199 each).

Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor. No substitution, assignment, or transfer of the prize is permitted, except by Sponsor. The prizes will be fulfilled after the conclusion of the Contest.


Content Requirements

Entries that: (a) contain defamatory statements; (b) include threats to any person, place, business, or group; (c) depict any risky behavior; (d) contain obscene, provocative, or otherwise questionable content; (e) or have been entered in any other promotion or published or distributed in any other media are prohibited and may be removed. Entries may not infringe or violate third party rights, including, copyrights, trademark rights, or rights of privacy and publicity, or contain any third party trademarks or logos (except those of Sponsor).


Entrant’s Warranties and Representations

By entering the Contest, entrants warrant and represent that (a) the entry is an original work created by the entrant solely for entry in the Contest; (b) the entrant owns all rights to the entry; (c) all individuals appearing or heard in the entry have given their written permission to be featured and to grant the rights to Sponsor described in the “Sponsor’s Rights to Entries” section below, and the entrant can make written copies of such permission(s) available to Sponsor upon request; and (d) the entry complies with all requirements of these Official Rules.


Sponsor’s Rights to Entries

By entering the Contest, entrants (a) irrevocably grant Sponsor, its agents, licensees, and assigns the unconditional and perpetual (non-exclusive) right and permission to copyright, reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, modify, create derivative works of, exhibit, and otherwise use the entry as-is or as-edited (with or without using the entrant’s name) in any media throughout the world for any purpose, without limitation, and without additional review, compensation, or approval from the entrant or any other party; (b) forever waive any rights of copyrights, trademark rights, privacy rights, and any other legal or moral rights that may preclude Sponsor’s use of the entry, or require further permission for Sponsor to use the entry; and (c) agree not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against Sponsor on the grounds that any use of the Entry, or any derivative works, infringes any of the entrant’s rights as creator of the entry, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademark rights, and moral rights.


Winners List

For the winners’ names, available after September 15th, 2016, visit: https://blog.canary.is/2016/08/31/ineedcanary-contest-rules/


Use Of Information and Data

The information that you provide in connection with the Contest may be used for Sponsor’s internal purposes and to send you information about Sponsor’s products and special promotions but will not be provided to other third parties, except as necessary for the administration of the Contest, or as required by law or legal process. Entry constitutes consent to Sponsor’s use of the entrant’s name, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, social media handle, and state of residence for purposes of advertising and promotion in any media without further compensation or consideration unless prohibited by law.  Sponsor will use information at all times in compliance with its privacy policy, available at https://canary.is/legal/privacy-policy/.


General Conditions

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) terminate the Contest and award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor 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 these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys’ fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter, or associated with the social media account used to enter, will be deemed the entrant.


No Affiliation with Third Party Social Media Sites

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. Any questions, comments, or complaints regarding the Contest should be directed to Sponsor, and not to any third party social media site, including but not limited to, Twitter.


Release & Limitations

By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Contest (including any third party social media site such as Twitter), and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to (a) any technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) printing or typographical errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.



If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.



Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in New York. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants’ rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than New York.