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    SAIT’s Skip the Line Contest Rules

    The rules and regulations below govern the Board of Governors of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s (“SAIT”) Skip the Line contest (“Contest”).

    Rules are binding

    Subject to applicable laws, these rules and regulations (the "Rules") govern all aspects of the Contest and are binding upon all entrants. In the event of any inconsistency between the Rules and the conditions and explanations appearing in any other documents, the Rules shall take precedence. This Contest is void where prohibited by law and is subject to all federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. This Contest is subject to the laws of the Province of Alberta and the federal laws of Canada applicable herein and any disputes arising pursuant to the Contest will be submitted to Courts located in Calgary, Alberta. SAIT reserves the right to make changes to the Contest and these Rules including the right to substitute the prizes with prizes of equal or greater value where necessary, due to changing business, operational and/or marketing considerations.

    Eligibility - Entrants

    The Contest is open only to current employees and students ((in good standing) of SAIT. Entrants must be legal residents of Canada and of the age of majority in their province of residence at the time of entry into the Contest, excluding residents of Quebec. Any entrant under the age of majority must have written permission from the entrant’s parent or legal guardian and by entering the Contest represents and warrants that such written permission has been granted.

    SAIT reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify at any time an entrant who does not meet the Contest’s eligibility criteria, fails to comply with these Rules, attempts to enter the Contest in any manner or through any means other than as described in these Rules, or attempts to disrupt the Contest or to circumvent any of these Rules.

    Contest period

    The Contest opens at 12:00 a.m. (MST) on January 30, 2017 and closes at 9:00 a.m. (MST) on February 10, 2017 (the “Contest Period”).

    How to enter

    There is no fee to enter the Contest and no purchase is required. Entrants must be current SAIT employee or a student, in good standing. To enter the Contest, entrants must take a self-portrait photograph with a mobile phone camera or a digital camera (“Selfie” or “Photograph”) and post the Selfie via Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #SAIT100 and #skiptheline. There is no limit on the number of entries that can be submitted. SAIT is not associated with Instagram or Twitter and takes no responsibility for an entrant’s registration with or use of Instagram or Twitter. Each entrant is solely responsible for complying with Instagram and or Twitter’s membership requirements and terms of use, as necessary. The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Instagram or Twitter. SAIT reserves the right to remove any comments or posts, from its Instagram account or Twitter account, which are deemed offensive or inappropriate or for any other reason, at its sole discretion.

    Eligibility – Photographs

    Each Photograph you send must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for the Contest:

    • The Photograph must have been taken by the entrant submitting it.
    • The Photograph must be real images.
    • The Photograph must not contain, depict or refer to any crude, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, disparaging, discriminatory, offensive, illegal or otherwise unsuitable activity or content (all as determined by SAIT in its sole discretion).
    • The Photograph must not contain, depict or refer to any content that disparages or refers negatively to SAIT, the Contest or any other person or entity (all as determined by SAIT in its sole discretion).
    • The Photograph must not conflict with any of SAIT’s core values, or otherwise be objectionable to SAIT (as determined by SAIT in its sole discretion).
    • The Photograph must not contain any content that violates any law or any third party’s rights (including privacy, personality and intellectual property rights).

    SAIT reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any Photograph if SAIT determines that the Photograph does not comply with these eligibility requirements or otherwise with these Rules, or if SAIT determines that an entrant is not eligible for the Contest or has not complied with these Rules.


    A random draw will take place on February 17, 2017 at approximately 10:00 a.m. (MST) in the SAIT Centennial office in the Senator Burns Building N104. All eligible entries received during the Contest Period will be entered into the random draw and the following two prizes will be awarded:

     i. A SAIT student will win one free extra-large Tim’s Hortons coffee per day, Monday – Friday, from February 21 – April 28, 2017 (“Redemption Period”). The prize winner may redeem the coffee, on the specified days during the Redemption Period, at the Senator Burns Tim Horton’s by ringing the doorbell at the side service door. The prize winner will be required to indicate time of coffee pick up and coffee flavour choice upon being notified of prize win.

    ii. A SAIT employee will win one free extra-large Tim’s Hortons coffee per day, Monday – Friday, from February 21 – April 28, 2017. The prize winner may redeem the coffee, on the specified days during the Redemption Period, at the Senator Burns Tim Horton’s by ringing the doorbell at the side service door. The prize winner will be required to indicate time of coffee pick up and coffee flavour choice upon being notified of prize win. The prize winner must be the individual picking up the free coffee; they cannot assign this responsibility to a friend or colleague. Non redemption days cannot be carried forward or transferred to someone else.


    You must be the sole owner of all rights in any Photograph(s) you submit, and by submitting a Photograph you represent and warrant that you are the sole author and copyright holder in that Photograph and that the Photograph meets all of the eligibility requirements set out in these Rules. Any Photograph(s) that you submit that is/are taken by someone else are not eligible for the Contest. You are responsible for ensuring that SAIT’s reproduction, display or publications of the Photograph(s) you submit raise no legal claims. If ownership of any photograph(s) you submit is contested in any manner, SAIT retains the sole and absolute discretion to disqualify that Photograph and discontinue use of that Photograph.

    By entering one or more Photographs in this Contest, you waive all moral rights you may have with respect to the Photographs and you grant SAIT the unrestricted, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide right (but not the obligation) to use and reproduce the photograph(s) in whole or in part, for any purpose, without any fee or other form of compensation, and without further notification or permission, including the following purposes:

    (a) reproducing, publishing and displaying some or all of the Photograph(s) in print or electronic form and on SAIT ’s website and SAIT ’s social media channels;

    (b) using your name as a credit along with the Photograph(s) and

    (c) displaying the winning entry in the Contest.

    By submitting to SAIT, including to hashtag #SAIT100, a photo or image that SAIT may, at its discretion, use in connection with SAIT’s Photo Mosaic celebrating the SAIT centenary, you are acknowledging and confirming to SAIT that: 

    (a) you have the unconditional right and authority to submit the photo or image to SAIT for possible use by SAIT and its designate in connection with SAIT’S Photo Mosaic in such manner as SAIT and its designate shall determine, and

    (b) you authorize and license to SAIT and its designate the nonexclusive right to use the photo or image in connection with the Photo Mosaic on a perpetual and royalty free basis.

    You further understand and acknowledge that if SAIT and its designate use the photo or image, they may do so exclusively in connection with the Photo Mosaic but will not return the photo or image submitted by you, whether or not the photo or image is used in connection with the Photo Mosaic.” You retain copyright in your Photograph(s).


    You grant to SAIT the unlimited right:

    i. to edit or modify your Photograph(s)) in any manner; and

    ii. to use, adopt and modify any or all portions of your Photograph(s) in combination with other materials.

    No Remuneration

    You acknowledge and agree that you are granting all rights set out in these Rules to SAIT on a fully-paidup and royalty-free basis, that you will receive no further financial or other remuneration, and that SAIT may exercise all of its rights set out in these Rules without providing any further financial or other remuneration to you.

    Publicity and Use of Personal Information

    By participating in the Contest, entrants consent to the use of their names, cities of residence, photographs and/or images (the "Personal Information") for publicity purposes in all media carried out by SAIT without payment or compensation or liability for use of same.

    SAIT is committed to collecting and using the Personal Information requested from you, such as your name, e-mail address, and telephone number, solely and exclusively for the purposes of the Contest as provided in these Rules. The Personal Information is collected under the authority of the Post-Secondary Learning Act (Alberta) and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Alberta) ("FOIP"). Your Personal Information is protected by FOIP and can be reviewed on request. If you have any questions about the collection or use of this information, contact SAIT 's FOIP Coordinator at 403.210.4452.

    Subject and Participant Releases

    If a Photograph shows any individual in such a way that the individual can be recognized, the entrant must obtain written consent from that individual to permit SAIT to copy, display, transmit and otherwise use the Photograph and the entrant must give SAIT the original copy of that consent upon SAIT request. Photographs that are submitted with inadequate documentation, as determined solely by SAIT, will not be eligible for the Contest. SAIT assumes no responsibility for any claims for infringement of the right of privacy or personality with respect to any Photograph.

    Skill-Testing Requirement

    To receive a prize, you must answer the following skill testing question: 200 multiplied by 2, divided by 5, minus 50 [(200x2)/5 - 50].

    Odds of Winning

    The odds of winning a prize(s) will be determined by the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.

    Prize Redemption

    Prize winners will be contacted by email, telephone, Instagram or Twitter with instructions on how to claim their prize.

    Upon being notified of prize win, prize winners must, within ten (10) days, attend at the SAIT Centennial office, N104 Senator Burns Building, SAIT, 1301 – 16 Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta, during the hours of 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; to register their coffee pick up time and coffee flavour choice, otherwise, the prize shall lapse. If a prize winner is a minor (under the age of 18), a parent or guardian must accompany the prize winner.

    Acceptance of Prize

    The prizes must be accepted as awarded and cannot be exchanged for cash or other goods and services. A prize winner must verify his or her identity and provide proof of being a current SAIT employee or student prior to receiving a prize. If the identity of a winner is disputed, another entrant will be randomly selected from the remaining eligible entries.

    Prize Affidavit, Eligibility Release Form

    If you are a prize winner, you will be required to complete and sign a Prize Acknowledgement and Release form in order to obtain your prize. If a prize winner is a minor, the minor’s parent or legal guardian must also sign the Prize Acknowledgment and Release Form.

    Limitation of Liability

    By signing the Prize Acknowledgement and Release form, a prize winner releases SAIT, its governors, officers, employees, agents, consultants and representatives from any and all liability arising out of, pursuant to, or as a result of the carrying out of the Contest, including liability arising from the participation in the Contest, acceptance and use of a prize(s), and compliance with the Rules. SAIT is not responsible for any prize awarded or not awarded as a result of technical, mechanical, computer, telecommunications disruption or other similar errors however caused.

    By participating in the Contest, each Entrant agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless SAIT , its governors, officers, employees, agents, consultants and representatives, including without limitation, any promotional or advertising entities retained by SAIT in connection with the Contest, from and against any and all actions, causes of action, liabilities, demands, claims, losses, costs and expenses of whatever nature and kind arising from, related to or connected, whether directly or indirectly, the Contest, the Contest prizes, the Contest publicity rights and/or an Entrant's privacy rights, such indemnity to survive the closure and termination of the Contest and the award of the Contest prizes.

    SAIT assumes no responsibility for any problems or technical malfunction of any telecommunication network or line, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail to be received by SAIT on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from downloading any material in the Contest. SAIT is not responsible for any problems resulting from mechanical error, including, but not limited to, prizes awarded or not awarded due to computer error or failed network connections, however caused.

    Suspension or Termination of Promotion and Contest

    SAIT reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend the Contest should a virus or other cause beyond the reasonable control of SAIT corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest. Any attempts to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, SAIT reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if falsified, altered or tampered with in any way.