Sweepstakes terms

Terms & Conditions

Sweepstakes Period:

The Gift of Comfort Sweepstakes, sponsored by the Back and Neck Care Centre begins at 9 A.M. Eastern Time (ET) on 28 November 2012 and ends at 12:00am midnight ET on 7 January 2013 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).


The Gift of Comfort Sweepstakes is open only to legal Canadian Residents who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.

Employees of the Sponsors and other vendor agencies involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee, are not eligible to enter. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable provincial and local laws and regulations. Entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules.

How to Enter:

To enter, register during the Sweepstakes Period online at http://www.backandneck.ca/the-gift-of-comfort-sweepstakes/. Only one (1) overall winner will be chosen from the entrants.. Clicking the “Submit” button acknowledges that you have read and agree to these Official Rules. Entrants must provide a valid email address to enter. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) which is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Proof of being the authorized account holder may be required. If a dispute cannot be resolved to the Sponsors’ satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible.

You may also enter the Sweepstakes by mailing a standard-size postcard with your name, email address and date of birth to: Back and Neck Care Centre, OBUS FORME, 344 CONSUMERS RD, TORONTO, ONTARIO M2J 1P8. Postcard entries must be postmarked during the Sweepstakes Period to be included within the random drawing.

Limit one entry per email address/postcard.


The grand prize is an assortment of best-selling ObusForme products providing stress relief. The approximate total retail value of the grand prize set is $430.00 CAD, as determined by current market conditions. The prize ships via Common Carrier. The prizes are not transferable or assignable. The prizes cannot be redeemed for cash or substituted for any other items by any winner. The Sponsors may substitute a prize of equal or greater value if an advertised prize becomes unavailable.


Winner is selected through a drawing to be conducted at Back and Neck Care Centre’s office on or about 15 January 2013 from all eligible entries. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. The drawing will be conducted by the Sponsors, whose decisions on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding. The winner will be contacted with the information provided during entry. The Sponsors shall have no liability for any potential prize winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by any potential prize winner for any reason. Winners will be contacted within ten (10) business days after the end of the Sweepstakes. If, despite reasonable efforts, any potential prize winner does not respond within 10) days of the first notification attempt, or if the prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential prize winner, such potential prize winner will forfeit his or her prize and an alternate winner may be selected at random from the total remaining eligible entries. If any potential prize winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential prize winner will be disqualified and an alternate prize winner may be selected from the total remaining eligible entries. The Sponsors are not responsible for false or incorrectly entered contact information.

Disclosure Statement:

The information entrants provide the Sponsors will be used for contacting winners regarding the sweepstakes, regarding our products and services, and to send entrants information on deals and promotions from the Sponsors. Your information is used exclusively by the Sponsors and is NEVER sold or shared with any third parties.

Privacy Policy:

We value your privacy. Information entered will only be used to contact winners regarding the Sweepstakes, regarding our products and services and to send entrants information on deals and promotions from the Sponsors. Your information is used exclusively by the Sponsors and is NEVER sold or shared with any third parties.

Publicity Release:

Each entrant acknowledges that his/her entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes that entrant’s consent for the Sponsors to use, publish, reproduce and for all purposes, including publicity, promotion and advertising, in any media (including without limitation, the Internet, television or offline promotions), each winner’s name, voice, likeness, and any portion thereof, each extending throughout the universe and in perpetuity without further compensation, credit or right of review or approval.

Delivery Disclaimer:

The Sponsors disclaim all liability for inadvertent electronic disconnections, acts beyond their control, or otherwise. The Sponsors disclaim all liability for any delays, misdelivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any item sent by electronic transmission, or other delivery method. The Sponsors are not responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online entrant’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes, and any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Sweepstakes.

Limitation of Liability and Other Conditions:

The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Sweepstakes or any portion hereof, or to disqualify any individual implicated in any of the following actions, if for any reason: (a) infection by computer virus, bugs, interruption in wireless calling devices or wireless service, tampering,
unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which, in the Sponsors’ sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, (b) the Sweepstakes or any website associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper processing of entries per these Official Rules, or © theSweepstakes is otherwise not capable of running as planned. Entrants agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify the Sponsors and their parent, subsidiary companies, affiliates, divisions, franchisees, representatives, consultants, subcontractors, suppliers, distributors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment and marketing agencies, and their officers, directors, employees, shareholders and agents (collectively the “Released Parties”), from and against any and all claims, actions and/or liability for any injuries or death, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with participation in and/or entry into the Sweepstakes or acceptance, delivery or use of any prize. The Released Parties are not responsible or liable for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information or other errors in the printing, offering or administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize(s) and assume no responsibility for (i) any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in operation or transmission at any website, or wireless calling service, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other conditions, (ii) failure of any entry to be received by the Sponsors due to technical problems, telephone service problems, human error, or wireless calling service, (iii) communication line, hardware and/or software failures, malfunction of phones (including wireless phones/handsets), phone lines, other communications malfunctions, unavailable network connections, cellular equipment towers, telephone systems or wireless service, (iv) damage to any computer (software or hardware) resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes, or damage to mobile phone or other PDA device, (v) theft or destruction of, tampering with, unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries and/or entry information, or (vi) entries which are late, lost, stolen, damaged, illegible, and/or unintelligible (or any combination thereof). Any entrant who attempts to tamper with this Sweepstakes in any way shall be disqualified. By participating, entrants agree that the foregoing parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guaranty, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize. The Sponsors and their advertising and promotion agencies are not responsible for cancellations, postponements, or delays. The Sponsors shall have the sole discretion to administer the Sweepstakes and interpret and apply the Official Rules.


Any valuation of the prizes stated above is based on available information provided to the Sponsors, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. All taxes, including provincial, Country and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winners.


Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the province of Ontario, Canada. The Province and courts in Toronto, Ontario, Canada shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all disputes arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the province of Ontario and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the province of Ontario. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual incurred out-of-pocket expenses (excluding attorney’s fees) associated with participation in the Sweepstakes and shall not include any indirect,
punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.


The Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant releases and agrees to indemnify Facebook and the Sponsors and hold them harmless from and against any and all costs, claims, damages (including, without limitation, any special, incidental or consequential damages), or any other injury, whether due to negligence or otherwise, to person(s) or property (including, without limitation, death or violation of any personal rights, such as violation of right of publicity/privacy, libel or slander), due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in and/or entry into the Sweepstakes or acceptance, delivery or use of any prize. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes should be directed to OBUS FORME, 344 CONSUMERS RD, TORONTO, ONTARIO M2J 1P8 and not to Facebook.

Official Rules/Winners’ List Requests:

For a copy of these Official Rules or a list of prize winners, send a separate, self- addressed, stamped envelope to Gift of Comfort Sweepstakes, c/o OBUS FORME, 344 CONSUMERS RD, TORONTO, ONTARIO M2J 1P8. Requests for a list of prize winners must be received within three months after the end of the Sweepstakes Period.


The Sweepstakes is co-sponsored and administered by Back and Neck Care Centre and OBUS FORME, 344 CONSUMERS RD, TORONTO, ONTARIO M2J 1P8.

Entrants can enter the Sweepstakes for free by the Alternate Method of Entry.