CFTC Twitter Contest Rules and Regulations

RThe “KitchenAid Cook for the Cure Culinary Showdown Twitter Contest” RULES AND REGULATIONS (“RULES”)


By entering this Contest, entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules. The decisions of the independent contest organization with respect to all aspects of the Contest are final. The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter. You understand that you are providing your information to Whirlpool Canada LP and not to Twitter. The information you provide will only be used to administer the Contest in accordance with the Whirlpool Canada LP privacy policy located at Twitter is completely released of all liability by each entrant in this Contest. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to Whirlpool Canada LP and not Twitter.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The “KitchenAid Cook for the Cure Culinary Showdown Twitter Contest” (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Whirlpool Canada LP (the “Sponsor”).


To enter the Contest, you must be a legal resident of Canada, excluding Quebec, be at least the age of majority at time of entry in the Province or Territory, in which you reside and not be an employee of the Sponsor, its affiliated companies or agents, their respective advertising or promotional agencies, its media sponsors, or the third parties engaged by the Sponsor to assist it in administering the Contest or a member of any such employee’s immediate family (regardless of where they live) or persons with whom they are domiciled (whether related to the employee or not). In these Rules, “immediate family” includes mother, father, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, partner and/or spouse. The Sponsor shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate in the Contest. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification. All personal and other information requested by and supplied to the Sponsor for the purpose of the Contest must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant should such an entrant at any stage supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information.


The contest can be entered on from Monday October 5th 2015 to Saturday October 31st at 11:59 AM EST.


(A) Starting Monday October 5th 2015, three (3) chefs (Lynn Crawford, Corbin Tomaszeski, and Elizabeth Falkner) will post on Twitter asking followers to retweet their post for a chance to win. To enter the contest, between Monday October 5th 2015 to Saturday October 31st at 11:59 AM EST, retweet the post from any or all of the three (3) chefs (Lynn Crawford, Corbin Tomaszeski, and Elizabeth Falkner). Your retweet must comply with the terms of use and the content requirements (detailed in rule #4 below). No other entry method will be accepted. By retweeting the post(s), you will automatically receive one (1) entry in to the Contest. Contestants have the ability to enter the contest nine (9) separate times by retweeting each of the specific contest tweets from each of the three (3) chefs (Lynn Crawford, Corbin Tomaszeski, and Elizabeth Falkner) one (1) time. Limit of one (1) entry per person, per tweet using one Twitter account only during the Contest Period.


(A) Your retweet must occur before Saturday October 31st, 2015 at 11:59:59 AM EST (“Contest Closing Date”), or will be void.
(B) Limit of one (1) entry per person using one Twitter account only. Anyone found to use fake or multiple accounts to enter the Contest will be ineligible to participate in the Contest. Use of any automated, script, macro, robotic or other program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in this Contest is prohibited and will automatically result in disqualification from the Contest. In the event an entrant responds with inappropriate content, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, he or she will be disqualified from the Contest. Anyone found “spamming” by posting multiple unrelated tweets or pictures that are unrelated to #CulinaryShowdown or by sending large numbers of duplicate tweets unrelated to the Contest will be disqualified from the Contest. In the event of a dispute, online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the Twitter account submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned a Twitter account by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institute, etc.) that is responsible for assigning Twitter accounts for the domain associated with the submitted Twitter account. The selected entrant(s) may be required to provide proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the Twitter account associated with the selected entry name change. By entering the Contest, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules.
(C) Must be in English.
(D) Must contain the original tweet posted by at least one of the four (3) chefs participating in the contest (Lynn Crawford, Corbin Tomaszeski, and Elizabeth Falkner). Additional tweet content must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain any offensive, obscene, immoral or illegal depictions.
(E) Must be intended for family audience viewing and contain only content that, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, is suitable for all persons, including persons under the age of 13.
(F) Must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain any nude, sexually explicit, disparaging, discriminatory, libelous or other inappropriate content; including, but not limited to, crude, vulgar or offensive language and/or symbols; derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual, religious or other groups; content that endorses, condones and/or discusses any illegal, inappropriate or risky behaviour or conduct (including but not limited to the use of alcohol or drugs); personal information of individuals, including, without limitation, names, telephone numbers and addresses (physical or electronic).
(G) Must not contain any copyrighted works (other than as owned by the Entrant).
(H) Must not contain any third party trademarks or logos.
(I) Must not violate any law.


There will be one (1) Prize available consisting of:
One (1) KitchenAid® Architect Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer (Model no. KSM150AGBRI) in the colour Raspberry Ice(MSRP value of $599.99).
The Prize must be accepted as awarded without substitution, or will be forfeited. The Prize is not transferable, assignable, not for resale and has no cash surrender value (in whole or in part). Fulfillment of Prize is based on availability and the Sponsor reserves the right, in the event that the Prize cannot be awarded as described, in whole or in part, for any reason, to substitute another prize of equal or greater value, without liability. Prize includes delivery to one location in Canada. Any installation of Prize, removal of existing appliances, or any other costs or expenses associated with the Prize, including required utility hook-up and or space reconfigurations will the responsibility of the winner.


There will be one (1) random draw by an independent judging organization, in Toronto, Ontario on Monday, November 2nd,2015 at approximately 5:00 PM EST, from all eligible entries received by Contest Closing Date. Selected entrant must confirm eligibility for the Prize as described in Rule #1. Odds of winning each Prize is dependent upon the number of eligible entries received by 11:59:59 AM ET on Saturday October 31st .


The Sponsor will notify the selected entrant by private message on Twitter within 24 hours of being selected to confirm identity and administer a skill-testing question. If the skill-testing question is correctly answered, a declaration and release form (the “Release Form”) will be issued for completion by the selected entrant in order to confirm that entrant has abided by all the Rules. If the selected entrant (a) does not respond to the private Twitter message within one (1) business day of notification (b) fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question (see rule 8); or (c) fails to return the properly executed Release Form within the specified time (see rule 8), then he/she will be disqualified and another entrant will be selected by the same process until such time as a winner is declared or there are no more eligible entries, whichever comes first. The Sponsor will not be responsible for failed attempts to notify or contact a selected entrant.


The selected entrant will be required to sign a Declaration and Release Form (the “Release Form”) confirming compliance with the Rules, acceptance of the Prize as awarded, without substitution, and releasing the Sponsor, its dealers, agents, affiliated and related companies, advertising and promotional agencies and their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, dealers, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any liability arising out of or in any way connected with the operation of this Contest and use of the Prize. The Prize winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Contest or use or redemption of the Prize and from and against any and all claims. The Release Form must be returned within the time period specified on the Release Form or the Prize may be forfeited. Upon receipt, Sponsor, or its representative, will inform the winner of details related to how the winner will receive the Prize.


The Releasees shall not be liable for any damages caused or alleged to be caused by or resulting from any entry, Prize or other correspondence or data that is lost, stolen, late, garbled, distorted, delayed, damaged or misdirected for any reason, including but not limited to: (i) any failure, interruption, technical malfunction or delay; (ii) any e-mail, text or other communication sent or received to or from the Sponsor or any of its agents or designees, for any reason; (iii) for any incorrect, untimely or inaccurate information, whether caused by the website where this Contest was featured, users or by equipment or programming errors associated with or utilized in the Contest; (iv) any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of any entry or entries in the Contest; for problems with the function of any website or website feature, howsoever caused; (v) the malfunction of, or damage caused to, any telephone network or lines, computer equipment, data, software, online systems, servers or access providers; (vi) any functionality lost due to not having cookies enabled; (vii) for traffic congestion on the Internet; (viii) the security or privacy of information transmitted via computer networks; (ix) breaches of privacy due to interference by third party computer “hackers” or for any damage caused to or incurred by any entrant or any other person by reason of any such event or occurrence; or (x) technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions including lost, misappropriated or corrupted entries, virus, worm or Trojan Horse damage or any other damage which may limit a participant’s ability to participate in the Contest.


By entering the Contest, winner hereby grants to the Sponsor the unlimited right (but not the obligation) to publish and use, without payment or other compensation and without notice, consent or approval, his/her name, photograph and likeness, address (city/town, province or territory), voice, and the whole or part of any statement or statements he/she has made or makes about the Contest, Prize awarded in any publicity, program or advertising, without geographic limit and in perpetuity, in any medium now known or hereafter devised (including, without limitation, the Internet), and hereby consents unconditionally to any such publication or use without further notice, consent, approval or compensation.


The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual that it finds to be violating these Rules or tampering with the entry process. The Sponsor reserves the right to refuse an entry from a person whose eligibility is in question or who has been disqualified or is otherwise ineligible to enter. Any attempt by anyone to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is in violation of criminal and civil laws and the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages or other legal remedy to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Contest, suspend the Contest or to amend these Rules at any time without notice if any factor interferes with the proper conduct of the Contest as contemplated by these official Rules. The Sponsor is not responsible for printing, distribution or production errors. Entry material/data that have been tampered with or altered are void. The use of an invalid email address will disqualify the entry. Users spamming the same email address will disqualify the entry.


In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder (defined below) of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is: (a) assigned an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institute, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address with the selected entry. If the identity of an entrant is disputed, the authorized account holder associated with the email account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant. A selected entrant may be required to provide proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address. The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of a valid entry in this Contest will be the contest server machine(s).


The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Contest or change these Rules for any reason, at any time, at its sole discretion, without notice to entrants, including but not limited to lack of entrants, a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor corrupting the security or proper administration of the Contest.


All entries become the permanent property of the Sponsor and none will be returned. No correspondence will be entered into, except with the selected entrant. The Contest is subject to all applicable Canadian federal, provincial and local laws and regulations. This Contest is VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW AND IS EXPRESSLY NOT OPEN TO PARTICIPATION BY RESIDENTS OF ANY JURISDICTION OTHER THAN CANADA.


The Sponsor respects your right to privacy. Personal information collected from entrants will only be used by the Sponsor to administer the Contest and fulfill any Prize requirements and, only if consent is given at the time of entry, to provide the entrants with information regarding upcoming promotions and/or events from the Sponsor. For more information regarding the manner of collection, use and disclosure of personal information by the Sponsor, please refer to the Sponsor’s privacy policy, available at
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