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Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community Contest is a rural tourism initiative of the Rider Friendly Business Association®. We accept entries for communities whose population is 125,000 and UNDER. 

Due to challenges with the Regis des Alcools, participation by Quebec Communities is PROHIBITED for 2016/17

Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community Contest is a rural tourism initiative of the Rider Friendly Business Association®. We accept entries for communities whose population is 125,000 and UNDER.

 

Due to the requirements of the Régis des Alcools, participation by Quebec Communities is PROHIBITED for 2016/17

 

Entries will be accepted from September 19th, 2016 at 12:00:01 am MST to December 31st, 2016 at 11:59:59 pm MST (the "Competition Entry Period") ONLY.

 

Will your community make it to the Top 12?

 

Which community will be crowned Canada’s MOST Rider Friendly Community 2016?

 

Is YOUR Community Rider Friendly?

 

Right across this magnificent land called Canada, there are passionate people who ride motorcycles.

 

In fact, in 10 years our motorcycle touring community has grown from 350,000 to 700,000! And you all have your favourite places to ride!

 

From the mountains to the prairies, the ocean coasts and the islands of this fair country, there are many, many wonderful communities to discover and explore. Communities you’ll seldom hear about like Two Hills, AB, Mabou, Cape Breton NS; La Scie, NL; Morden, MB; Indian Head, SK; Grindrod, BC well, you get the idea.

 

There is something …a connection.

These communities cater to and invite the rider.

 

Whether it is their pubs, restaurants; ice cream stands; roadside attractions; motorcycle events and non motorcycle specific festivals and attractions; the small businesses; hotels; motels and Beds and Breakfasts …these communities offer something special to the rider value as human beings, tourists and explorers.

 

These communities are the very fabric and essence of what it is to be Canadian and every rider should discover them!

 

So nominate a community you think is Rider Friendly and together we can find out which Canadian community is Canada’s Most Rider Friendly community!

 

This contest is meant to inspire:

  • Pride of community both as citizens and riders

  • The sharing of great places to eat, sleep, play, explore and yes – ride!

This contest is meant to showcase:

  • Rural Canada and all of its unique offerings

  • The Communities that are nominated

  • The businesses that are members of the Rider Friendly Business Association® & The Road Trip Rewards Program™

  • The Sponsors who support the contest

 

Tell us which community you think is Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community!

 

The Grand Prize Winning Community will win a multi-media marketing campaign worth $35,000!

 

•1)"Canada’s MOST Rider Friendly Community 2016" title and trophy & Signage

•2) The Grand Prize Winning Community will be featured on a future episode of “Ride Like A Local” on both EastLink TV and YouTube!

•3) The Grand Prize Winning Community will be featured on Kickstands Up on Reality Radio101 &The HOG Radio Show!

•See full details under Section 4 ("Prizes") below.

 

1. ENTRY PROCEDURES AND PARTICIPATION DETAILS

Competition:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. During the Competition Period, any individual who meets the requirements set out under Section 3 below ("Conditions of Eligibility") may register to participate in the Competition. Each such registered individual who enters the Competition in accordance with these Competition Rules is an "Entrant". All individuals registering for the Competition must acknowledge and agree that they have read, understood, and complied with the Competition Rules, including the Conditions of Eligibility.

Due to the requirements of the Régis des Alcools, participation by Quebec Communities is PROHIBITED for 2016/17

 

To register, each eligible individual must complete the official registration form, which can be obtained:

  1. online at www.riderfriendlycontest.ca (the "Website"), or

  2. by calling Belt Drive Betty Media at 1 (780) 402-8892 to have a copy mailed.

As part of the registration process, each eligible individual must nominate: (a) a community in Canada to be the Grand Prize Winning Community and earn the title "Canada’s MOST Rider Friendly Community 2016"; and either (b) list a Rider Friendly Business Association business/es within or near, and normally used by, the nominated community and located within the same Bracket (as defined in Section 2) of said community Or (c) If there are no Rider Friendly Business Association Member businesses in the region, submit businesses that are welcoming to riders in your region. If a community is not already listed on the Website, the Entrant will have the option to add a new community.

After registering, each eligible individual must submit a short story (of up to 4,000 characters, including spaces) about his/her chosen community. The subject of the short story must cover the following topics: community spirit; information on events like poker runs; great ice cream; a wonderful tourism attraction/s; or a historical connection to the motorcycle community, like the birthplace of a great racer etc.

 

To be considered for the Top 12 (as set out in Section 2), the completed registration form and the short story (collectively, an "Entry") must be received in full via the Website no later than December 301st, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. MST. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid Entry will be the computer servers of the Sponsors. Proof of transmission (screenshots or captures, etc.) does not constitute proof of receipt.

 

OVERVIEW

1) Submit your nomination for a community; you will submit the written information on why and how the community is rider friendly. You can back up your submission with photos and video if you choose (we highly recommend you do)

 

2) If yours is the first nomination for your community, it will be referred to as the primary nomination.

 

3) If the community you are nominating has already been nominated by someone your nomination will be considered a supporting nomination and will be placed under the primary nomination.

 

4) The more supporting nominations a community receives the better chance the community has of moving on from the judging panel to the first Public/Social Voting Period.

 

5) All primary nominations and supporting nominations for each community will make up their entry and if they move on, their voting page.

The In House judging panel will choose the top 12, 6 from each bracket, east and west.

 

The nominations will be scored using a 100-point system, which breaks down as follows:

  • Originality (25%)

  • Community history, events and tourism offerings, including motorcycle routes/tours/maps (25%)

  • Pride in community (spirit), the number of supporting submissions (25%)

  • Number of Rider Friendly Business Association® Members that are in the community’s proximity (25%)

Once the judging period is over, the top 6 communities from each bracket, east and west, will move to the Public/Social voting phases.

General:

 

Entries and any other materials submitted in connection with the Competition, including stories; videos; social media comments on Rider Friendly social channels such as, but not limited to, Twitter and Facebook; photographs and music ("Other Materials") may be used in any and all media (including, without limitation, on TV or on the Website) by the Sponsors in accordance with these Competition Rules. All Entries and Other Materials that are deemed inappropriate by the Sponsors or are not suitable for a family audience will be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Sponsors. All Entries and Other Materials shall become the property of the Sponsors and will not be returned to Entrants.

The Sponsors are not liable for lost, late; stolen; illegible; misdirected, mutilated; garbled; or incomplete Entries or Other Materials, which may be judged void. Any Entry used in this Competition that has been tampered with, altered or otherwise irregular; reproduced; submitted using robotic; automated; programmed or illicit means; will be void. Any Entry used in this Competition that contains false information, not legitimately obtained, contain or reflect any error or do not conform with or satisfy any or all of the conditions of these Competition Rules, as determined by the Sponsors in their sole discretion, will be void.

 

Note: Entrants must not submit any photographs or Other Materials that show any items bearing business, designer or sports logos or designs (other than logos or designs owned by Entrant). Entrants must have the consent of any individuals that appear in their Entry or any Other Materials. All Entries and Other Materials must: (i) be original to the Entrant; (ii) not have been previously published or won any other prize/award; (iii) not infringe copyright, intellectual property rights, personality rights or other third party rights (including, without limitation, privacy or other property or civil rights) of any other party, including but not limited to any person, group, entity or company; (iv) not be explicit in nature or in bad taste, as determined by the Sponsors in their sole discretion; (v) not contain any viruses, worms or other computer programming intended to interfere with the administration of this Competition or the ability of others to participate in the Competition.

 

For enquiries relating to your registration form, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

2. SELECTION PROCESS

 

This is a rural tourism initiative of the Rider Friendly Business Association® and as such Communities over 125,000 in population are ineligible for this contest.

Grand Prize Winning Community and Secondary Prize Winning Communities

A panel of impartial individuals selected by the Sponsors in their sole discretion ("In-House Panel") will judge the Entries. The In-House Panel will select the six (6) top Entries per Bracket (as defined below) for a total of twelve (12) ("Top 12"). The In-House Panel will select communities by judging each Entry for: originality (25%), community history, events and tourism offerings (25%), pride in community (spirit), the number of nominations (25%), and number of Rider Friendly Business Association® Members that are in the community’s proximity (25%) (The "Competition Judging Criteria")

In the event of a tie, the Entry with the highest points for "pride in community – community spirit " will be chosen to move on to the first Public/Social Voting Period.

The decisions of the In-house Panel are in its sole discretion and are final.

There will be two brackets ("Brackets") split up by the east and west of Canada, with Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island; Nova Scotia; New Brunswick and Ontario being defined as the east Bracket ("East Bracket") and Manitoba, Saskatchewan; Alberta; British Columbia; Northwest Territories and Yukon defined as the west Bracket ("West Bracket"). (Nunavut is only accessible by air and is not eligible for this contest)

For clarity, each Entry in the Top 12 must correspond to a different community, such that no community will occupy more than one position within the Top 12.

The Top 12 will be revealed on Facebook on February 9, 2017 at 3 pm MST and then the Competition moves on to the next stage, described below.

VOTING

Subject to section 3 below, voting is open to all legal residents of Canada who are 13 years of age or older. Anyone can vote for an Entrant's nominated community to win the Competition.

 

There is only one-way to vote: online through the Website.

Voting rules will be posted to the Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community Contest website by: August 19th, 2016.

 

Voting Windows

There are three voting windows. The first voting window will open February 16th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. MST and closes March 2nd, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. MST ("First Public/Social Voting Period"). During the First Public/Social Voting Period, voters can vote for their favourite community within the Top 12 (choosing from six (6) communities in the West Bracket and six (6) communities in the East Bracket) by applying the Competition Judging Criteria to the Entries of the Top 12 posted on the Website.

 

The number of votes an individual may cast (per day and per bracket) is one. The votes received during the First Public/Social Voting Period will determine which communities move forward in both East and West Brackets. The three (3) communities in each Bracket that receive the most votes will move forward to the Top 6. The Top 6 will be revealed on Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community Contest Facebook Page at 3 pm MST March 9th, 2017

 

Once the Top 6 communities have been revealed, voters will be invited to vote in the subsequent round (choosing from three (3) communities in the West Bracket and three (3) communities in the East Bracket), which will open March 16th, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. MST and end March 30th, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. MST ("Second Public/Social Voting Period").

 

During the Second Public/Social Voting Period, voters can vote for their favourite community within the Top 6 by applying the Competition Judging Criteria to the Entries of the Top 6 posted on the Website. The votes received during the Second Public/Social Voting Period will determine who moves forward to the Top 2. The community in each Bracket that receives the most votes will move forward to the Top 2. The Top 2 communities will be revealed on Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community Contest Facebook Page at 3 pm MST on April 6th, 2017

 

Once the Top 2 communities have been revealed, voters will be invited to vote for the Grand Prize Winner in the third voting window (choosing from one (1) community in the West Bracket and one (1) community in the East Bracket), which will open April 13th, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. MST and end April 27th, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. MST ("Third Audience Voting Period"). During the Third Public/Social Voting Period, voters can vote for their favorite community within the Top 2 by applying the Competition Judging Criteria to the Entries of the Top 2 posted on the Website. The votes received during the Third Public/Social Voting Period will determine the Grand Prize Community. The Grand Prize Community will be revealed on Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community Contest Facebook Page at 3pm MST on May 4th, 2017.

 

The Sponsors have the right to disqualify any vote(s) that they deem, in their sole discretion, to be fraudulent; submitted using robotic; automated; programmed or illicit means; in violation of the Competition Rules or that would otherwise undermine the integrity of the Competition.

 

Vote #1 (Part 1 of 3)

 

The information below applies to the Public/Social vote for the winner of Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community and form part of the Official Rules for Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community 2016

 

There will be two brackets ("Brackets") split up by the East and West of Canada with Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island; Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; Québec and Ontario being defined as the east Bracket ("East Bracket") and Manitoba, Saskatchewan; Alberta; British Columbia; Northwest Territories and Yukon Territory defined as the west Bracket ("West Bracket").

 

The Public/Social voting period will be from February 16th, 2017 10:00 a.m. MST and closes March 2nd, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. MST

 

The Top 12 Communities will be identified as the top six (6) from each Bracket, east, and west, for a total of twelve (12).

 

To be eligible to vote, you must be a legal resident of Canada and be 13 years of age or older as of the start of the Competition Period. Entrants who have not reached the age of majority (13 – 17 years) as of the start of the Competition Period (a "Minor Entrant") must have the authorization of their parent or legal guardian to participate.

 

Voters can vote for their favourite Community within the Top 12, online:

  • At www.riderfriendlycontest.ca

  • Select which Bracket you wish to vote for (West or East)

  • Next, choose a community and click "Vote"

  • Enter the verification information in the provided field

  • Indicate if you are ‘between the ages of 13 to 17 and have your parents’ consent to vote’, or 18 years of age or older.

  • Click "Place Vote"

 

VOTING IS LIMITED TO ONE VOTE PER DAY PER PERSON

 

At their sole discretion, Sponsors have the right to disqualify any vote that they deem to be fraudulent, in violation of the Official Rules or that would otherwise undermine the integrity of the Competition.

 

All eligible votes received online will be accumulated. Each of the three Communities with the most eligible votes per Bracket will move on.

 

Vote #2 (Part 2 of 3)

 

The information below applies to the Public/Social vote for the winner of Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community and form part of the Official Rules for Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community 2016. The public voting period will be from March 16th, 2017 at 11:59:59 PM to March 30th 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. MST (the “Voting Period”).

The Top 4 Communities will be identified as two (2) Communities from each Bracket.

 

To be eligible to vote, you must be a legal resident of Canada and be 13 years of age or older as of the start of the Competition Period. Entrants who have not reached the age of majority (13-17 years) as of the start of the Competition Period (a “Minor Entrant”) must have the authorization of their parent or legal guardian to participate.

 

Voters can vote for their favourite Community within the Top 4, online and/or by phone as follows: Online at www.riderfriendlycontest.ca

  • Select which Bracket you wish to vote for (West or East)

  • Next, chose a community and click “Vote”

  • Enter the verification information in the provided field

  • Indicate if you are ‘between the ages of 13 to 17 and have your parents’ consent to vote’, or 18 years of age or older.

  • Click “Place Vote”.

VOTING IS LIMITED TO ONE VOTE PER DAY PER PERSON

 

At their sole discretion, Sponsors have the right to disqualify any vote that they deem to be fraudulent, in violation of the Official Rules or that would otherwise undermine the integrity of the Competition.

 

All eligible votes received online will be accumulated. The Community with the most eligible votes per Bracket will be unveiled on Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community Contest Facebook Page at 3 pm MST on April 6th, 2017

 

Vote #3 (Part 3 of 3)

 

Voting - Determining the Winner

The information below applies to the Public/Social vote for the winner of Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community and form part of the Official Rules for Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community 2016.

 

The public voting period will be from April 13th, 2017 11:59:59 PM MST to April 27th, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. MST (the “Voting Period”).

 

To be eligible to vote, you must be a legal resident of Canada and be 13 years of age or older as of the start of the Competition Period. Entrants who have not reached the age of majority (13-17 years) as of the start of the Competition Period (a “Minor Entrant”) must have the authorization of their parent or legal guardian to participate.

 

Voters can vote for their favourite Community within the Top 2, online and/or by phone as follows:

  • Online at www.riderfriendlycontest.ca

  • Select which Bracket you wish to vote for (West or East)

  • Next, chose a community and click “Vote”

  • Enter the verification information in the provided field

  • Indicate if you are ‘between the ages of 13 to 17 and have your parents’ consent to vote’, or ‘18 years of age or older.

  • Click “Place Vote”;

VOTING IS LIMITED TO ONE VOTE PER DAY PER PERSON

 

At their sole discretion, Sponsors have the right to disqualify any vote that they deem to be fraudulent, in violation of the Official Rules or that would otherwise undermine the integrity of the Competition.

 

All eligible votes received online will be accumulated. The Community that receives the highest number of eligible votes during the Voting Period will be named Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community 2016. The Grand Prize Winning Community will be announced on Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community Contest Facebook Page at 3pm MST on May 4th, 2017

 

Final Results will be tabulated and confirmed by Community Futures of Alberta

 

3. CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY

Communities:

The Competition is open to all Canadian communities with a population not to exceed 125,000. To be eligible, a community must be nominated by an Entrant who has submitted an Entry in accordance with these Competition Rules.

 

Entrants:

To be eligible to register, you must be a legal resident of Canada and be 13 years of age or older as of the start of the Competition Period. Entrants who have not reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence as of the start of the Competition Period (a "Minor Entrant") must have the authorization of their parent or legal guardian in order to participate. All communication by Sponsors will be with the parent or legal guardian of each Minor Entrant and the parent or legal guardian of each Minor Entrant will be required to execute any required release forms on behalf of such Minor Entrant or such Minor Entrant will not be eligible to participate in the Competition or be confirmed a winner. Should an Entry from a Minor Entrant be selected as a Top 12, Top 6 and/or Top 2 finalist, the parent or legal guardian of the Minor Entrant will become the primary representative and point of contact on behalf of the Minor Entrant and community.

The following individuals are not eligible to participate in the Competition: (i) directors, officers; employees and members of the Sponsors; Belt Drive Betty Media; (ii) directors, officers; employees; members; affiliates; advertising and promotional agencies and/or representatives of each entity described in clause (i); (iii) the In-House Panel; (iv) any other person connected with the production or administration of the Competition (the Sponsors and all entities and individuals described in the foregoing clauses (i) through (iv), are collectively, the "Competition Parties"); and (v) immediate family members of any of the Competition Parties or those with whom any of the Competition Parties are domiciled. For these Competition Rules, "immediate family" means mother, father; sons; daughters; sisters; brothers; spouse; including common law, regardless of where they reside.

 

4. PRIZES

One (1) Grand Prize Winning Community will be chosen from the Top 2 by audience votes. The Grand Prize Winning Community will win the following prizes (collectively, the "Grand Prize"):

1)"Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community 2016" title and trophy;

2) $35,000 Marketing Campaign; the marketing campaign will be created by Belt Drive Betty Media, utilizing a number of web sites, radio, TV & Online TV, print and digital delivery methods from our various media sponsors and partners. (2) Belt Drive Betty or a representative will visit your community to film an episode of Ride Like a Local. (The winning community will host a Ride Night/Event for this purpose)

 

The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $35,000, which is based on the Sponsors' fees and expenses for travel to the winning community for filming purposes.

 

Note: The Grand Prize Winning Community, the Entrant whose Community receives the $35,000 marketing package and all third parties are expressly prohibited from using, selling, bartering, trading and/or auctioning Ride Night/Event tickets for TV Show filming for any commercial purpose. Funds raised from ticket sales MUST go to a local charity. The Sponsors shall have the right, in their sole discretion, to determine whether any use of Ride Night/Event tickets is noncompliant with these Competition Rules.

 

The odds of winning the Grand Prize are directly related to the number of Entrants, the application of Competition Judging Criteria by the In-House Panel and the number of audience votes.

 

Secondary Prizes

There are eleven (11) Secondary Prizes available to be won:

The community that comes in second place (based on the results at the end of the Third Public/Social Voting Period) will receive a ten thousand ($10,000) marketing package to be used for promotion of local events and attractions in their community. The prize will be custom made within the budget allotted by the motorcycle media sponsors.

 

The communities which come in 3rd and 4th place (based upon the results at the end of the Second Public/Social Voting Period) will each receive a two thousand five hundred dollar ($2,500) marketing package to be used for promotion of local events and attractions in their community. The prize will be custom made within the budget allotted by the motorcycle media sponsors.

 

All entries placing 5th to 12th (based on the results at the end of the First Public/Social Voting Period) will each receive a one thousand five hundred dollar ($1,500) marketing package to be used for promotion of local events and attractions in their community. The prize will be custom made within the budget allotted by the motorcycle and non-motorcycle media sponsors we are working with.

 

No community can win more than one prize. The odds of winning a Secondary Prize are directly related to the number of entrants and the application of the competition judging criteria by the In-House judging panel and the number of audience votes.

 

All Prizes

 

All prizewinners will be required to sign release form(s) and other appropriate documentation to receive their prizes and/or be filmed for TV.

 

Each prize must be accepted "as is" and may not be exchanged for an amount of money, auctioned, bartered, sold or transferred and is non-refundable. No substitutions will be allowed, except as set forth below.

 

If the whole, or any part of any prize is cancelled or unavailable, the winning community agrees to accept alternative prizes which have approximate value equal or greater to the cancelled or unavailable prize(s) or portion(s) thereof in and as full satisfaction thereof and Entrants and winning communities agree they shall have no claim against the Competition Parties or any other person in respect of the cancelled or unavailable prize(s) or portion(s) thereof.

 

The Sponsors will have no liability to an Entrant who is unable to attend or take part in any part of the Competition or participate in a prize for whatever reason. There is no obligation on the part of the Sponsors to record or broadcast the appearance or participation of any particular Entrant in connection with the Competition.

 

Refusal to accept a prize releases the Competition Parties of all responsibility and obligations toward the winner of such prize.

 

Prizewinners are solely responsible for all costs, taxes or other fees not expressly described herein.

 

5. COMPETITION SCHEDULE

 

September 19th, 2016

Nominations Open

 

December 31st, 2016

Nominations Close

 

January 5th -  – February 3rd, 2017

In-House Panel chooses the Top 12

 

February 9th, 2017, The Top 12 are announced on Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community Contest Facebook Page

 

February 16th, 2017, First Public/Social Voting Period Begins

March 2nd, 2017 – First Public/Social Voting Period Ends

 

March 9th, 2017, The Top 6 are revealed on Canada’s Most Rider Facebook Page

March 16th, 2017

Second Public/Social Voting Period Begins

March 30th, 2017 Second Public/Voting Period Ends

 

The Top 2 are revealed on Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community Contest Facebook Page

 

April 13th, 2017 Final Round of Public/Social Voting Begins

Third Public/Social Voting Period

 

April 27th, 2017, Final Round of Public/Social Voting Ends

 

May 4th, 2017, The Grand Prize Winning Community is announced on Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community Facebook Page

 

May 4th, 2017 Belt Drive Betty will contact the top two communities to begin putting together their marketing campaigns

June 1st, 2017

 

The hunt begins for Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community of 2017

6. GENERAL RULES

 

6.1 The Sponsors reserve the right to change the structure, process, timing, duration or any other aspect of the Competition including these Competition Rules at any time in their sole discretion without individual notice or liability. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Sponsors reserve the right to cancel or suspend or terminate this Competition for any reason including without limitation, fraud, technical failures; any network server or hardware failure; viruses; bugs; errors in programming or any other errors or other causes beyond the control of the Competition Parties that may corrupt the administration and  security or proper execution of the Competition.

 

6.2 The Sponsors further reserve the right to replace at their sole discretion any Entrant who for any reason fails or is disqualified from or is unable to participate in any aspect of the Competition, as determined by the Sponsors in their discretion, with another Entrant.

 

6.3 It is a condition of entry in the Competition that Entrants make themselves available to participate in all stages of and all activities related to the Competition (including, without limitation, recordings and participation in interviews, appearances, promotional and publicity activities); and agree to sign and abide by all applicable release forms and these Competition Rules, including, without limitation, any revisions. Entrants agree to execute all documents necessary to assign any and all prizes to the appropriate community.

 

6.4 The Sponsors' and In-House Panel's decisions (or, where appropriate, the decision of the audience voting, as recorded by the voting service provider) are final and binding. The Sponsors reserve the right to consult with the In-House Panel in the selection of the Top 12; however, the decisions of the In-House Panel are in its sole discretion and are final and binding. Where the integrity of the audience voting system is compromised or the audience voting system is otherwise not functioning, as determined by the Sponsors in their sole discretion, the Sponsors reserve the right to make all final decisions in relation to the Competition.

 

6.5 The Sponsors shall own all rights, including copyright, in each Entry and in all Other Materials. Each Entrant agrees that, to the extent permitted by law, the Sponsors and their agents can use, modify; extract; exploit and distribute in any media, now known or hereafter created, including without limitation the Internet, worldwide in perpetuity,; the Entrant's Entry; Other Materials; name; likeness; image; voice; comments and appearances without any further consent or compensation. Further, by entering the Competition, each Entrant represents and warrants that each individual who is included, shown or described in such Entrant's Entry or Other Materials (each an "Other Individual" and collectively, the "Other Individuals") has as of the date of the Entrant's submission, agreed that the Sponsors and their agents can use, exploit and distribute in any media now known or hereafter created, including without limitation the Internet, worldwide in perpetuity, such Other Individual's name; likeness; image; voice; comments without any further consent; or compensation. By entering, all Entrants agree to waive any and all copyright, personality, privacy or other interest, of any nature or kind, they may have in their Entry, Other Materials and appearances, including without limitation any moral rights in the foregoing and unconditionally assign such rights and interests to the Sponsors. By entering the Competition, each Entrant represents and warrants that each Other Individual has, as of the date of Entrant's submission, agreed to waive any and all copyright, personality, privacy or other interest of any nature or kind they may have in any Entry, Other Materials and appearances, including without limitation any moral rights in the foregoing.

 

6.6 Entrants acknowledge that the Competition Parties are not responsible for and are in no way liable for any injuries, loss or damages arising from the Competition and agree to release and hold harmless all such Competition Parties from any liability in connection with the Competition or any prize awarded.

 

6.7 All information requested by and supplied to the Sponsors by each Entrant must be truthful, accurate and in no way misleading. The Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify any Entrant or community from the Competition in their sole discretion, should the Entrant or community at any stage supply untruthful, inaccurate or misleading details and/or information or should the Entrant or community be or become ineligible at any stage of the Competition pursuant to the Competition Rules.

 

6.8 The Competition Parties shall not be liable for any Entries not received for any reason, nor for Entries declared void, losses; delays; mistaken addresses; typographical errors; errors in printed or electronic material; technical; computer or telephone malfunctions; loss or theft of computer data; damage to software or computer equipment; fraudulent calls or any other mistake. Any attempt by a participant to deliberately damage the Website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Competition, including but not limited to any fraudulent claims, may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. If such an attempt is made, the Competition Parties reserve the right to seek remedies and damages from any such individual, to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

 

6.9 Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall the Competition Parties be liable for any personal injury, property damage or losses of any kind, including without limitation, direct; indirect; consequential; incidental or punitive damages. Without limiting the foregoing, the Competition Parties shall not be liable for any damages resulting from the use of or inability to use the Website or the telephone lines for voting or which may be sustained to an Entrant's or any other person's computer, telephone or other electronic equipment resulting from a user's attempt to vote or otherwise participate in the Competition or download any information in connection with participating in the Competition. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Website is provided "as is" without any representation or warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.

 

6.10 The Competition Parties shall have no liability whatsoever (other than the obligation to provide replacement prizing as set forth in Section 4 above) if any factor(s), including, without limitation, inclement weather; any national emergency; war; civil commotion; a strike; lockout or any other labour dispute; acts of terrorism; acts of government or any agency thereof prevent or delay a prize or any portion of a prize.

 

6.11 The Competition Parties shall not be liable for breaches of privacy due to interference by third-party hackers or otherwise.

 

6.12 In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online Entrant, the Entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized holder of the email account, as assigned by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g. business) responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

 

6.13 This Competition is subject to all applicable laws and regulations. To the extent permitted by law, any dispute arising from this Competition will be determined in accordance with the laws of the Province of Alberta, without reference to its conflict of law principles and the Entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located in Grande Prairie, Alberta and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all disputes.

 

7. Competition Rules

 

These Competition Rules are available on the Website. This Competition will be run in accordance with these Competition Rules, subject to any amendment by the Sponsors. In the event of any dispute concerning the operation of any element of the Competition or these Competition Rules, the decision of the Sponsors will be final and binding. Any questions about the Competition can be answered by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

8. Privacy

 

All personal information collected on Entry, namely, such as the Entrant's name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and age: (i) shall be used by Sponsors for the purposes of administering this Competition; (ii) may be transferred by the Sponsors to and used by the Sponsors' third party licenses and agents (such as contest administrators) hired by the Sponsors for the purpose of assisting them with the administration of this Competition; and (iii) with the consent of Entrants over the age of majority obtained on the Entry, may be used by Sponsors for marketing purposes. The information will not be sold to third parties. Any personal information (such as names, photographs or other likeness) contained within any materials submitted as part of the Entry may be broadcast, distributed or otherwise exploited as set out in these Competition Rules. Entrants will also be subject to Belt Drive Betty Media’s terms and conditions for user-generated content, which can be found below.

 

Our General Privacy Police can be found: http://www.bustedknucklechronicles.com/index.php/home/our-privacy-policy

 

9. Intellectual Property

 

Rider Friendly Business Association® and Belt Drive Betty Media® are registered trademarks of Belt Drive Betty Media®, and may not be reproduced without prior written consent. All logos and marks of our respective sponsors are intellectual properties of the respective sponsors and may not be reproduced without prior written consent from the individual sponsors.

 

Rider Friendly Business Association® and Belt Drive Betty Media® are registered trademarks of Belt Drive Betty Media®. All Rights Reserved.

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