Gourmet Food & Wine Expo Toronto 2019, terms and conditions

Here are the conditions of entry which apply to WSET’s Get festive with WSET social media competition. Please read them carefully, as they contain important information you should know.

  1. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.
  2. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who are 21 years, or over, of age as of the date of entry. The Campaign is only open to legal residents of the United States of America and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Wine & Spirit Education Trust and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  3. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Wine & Spirit Education Trust as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign
  4. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted starting on 21 November 2019, 18:00 EDT and ending 24 November 2019, 18:00 EDT.
  5. How to Enter: To enter, entrants must post a photo – or a boomerang, of themselves at the WSET stand - holding the WSET social media frame, with a brief caption about what course they would really like to win (Level 1 Award in Wines or Level 1 Award in Spirits) and why, including the handle @wsetglobal and tagging 3 of their friends. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.
  6. Prize: The Winner of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive one voucher with value CAD$300 to spend towards the course of your choice. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s discretion. The prize is non-transferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including travel or re-sit fees, shall be the sole responsibility of the Winner. No substitution of prize or request for cash equivalent is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Wine & Spirit Education Trust to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. The winner acknowledges that whilst designed to provide professional knowledge and skills, WSET qualifications do not themselves guarantee employment or career progression.
  7. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  8. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by Kimberly Dupuis, USA Brand Manager Americas under the supervision of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust on 25 November 2019. Winner will be notified by Facebook or Instagram, within two (2) days following selection of Winner. Wine & Spirit Education Trust shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 24 hours from the time award notification was sent, the prize may be forfeited, and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (WINE & SPIRIT EDUCATION TRUST‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
  9. Rights Granted by You: By entering your email You understand and agree that you will receive emails from Wine & Spirit Education Trust and that you have the option to unsubscribe at any time.
  10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Wine & Spirit Education Trust and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
  11. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF the United Kingdom AND, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in The United Kingdom having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
  12. The Wine & Spirit Education Trust will never share your details with third parties, except to facilitate the delivery of your prize.
  13. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Campaign is Wine & Spirit Education Trust 39-45 Bermondsey Street, London, UK, SE13XF
  14. The Campaign hosted by Wine & Spirit Education Trust is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.