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By DeSerres Contest

DeSerres

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

Article 1 : ORGANIZER

DeSerres (the “Contest Organizer”) is organizing a free, no purchase necessary, online contest starting at 12:01 a.m., Montreal time on September 11, 2017, and closing at 11:59 p.m., Montreal time, on September 24, 2017.

Article 2 : ELIGIBILITY

The By DeSerres Contest (the “Contest”) is open exclusively to individuals who are legal residents of a Canadian province or territory, and have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence at the time of entry.

Those ineligible to enter the Contest are:

a. employees, representatives and agents of DeSerres Inc., including its affiliates, subsidiaries, partners and related corporations; (collectively the “Sponsor”);

b. employees, representatives and agents of the Sponsor’s advertising, promotional and media agencies;

c. people involved in the development, production and distribution of materials related to the Contest; and

d. the immediate family of any of the aforementioned persons, or persons with whom such persons are domiciled. In these Contest rules “immediate family” means husband, wife, spouse, mother, father, brother, sister, son and daughter, whether or not they reside in the same household.

Participation in the Contest implies full acceptance of these rules, and all provisions, as well as laws and regulations applicable to free contests.

Non-compliance with the conditions of participation as set out in these rules will nullify participation.

Any attempt to disrupt the normal operation of the Contest may result in the elimination of the person concerned.

This Contest is subject to all applicable federal and provincial laws and regulations. Contest void where prohibited by law.

Article 3 : USE OF INFORMATION

Consent to use the information gathered for the Contest applies to all those wishing to participate in the By DeSerres Contest, as well as to the Contest winner.

Article 4 : INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONTEST

Information about the Contest will be accessible at DeSerres stores of the Greater Montreal Area and on the DeSerres website. Complete Contest rules are available via the Contest rules link on the website and in stores.

Article 5 : PARTICIPATION RULES

1. To enter, simply visit DeSerres’ Facebook page between 12:01 a.m., Montreal time, on September 11, 2017, and 11:59 p.m., Montreal time, on September 24, 2017 to fill out an entry form and upload a photo of your artwork. Participants are responsible for selecting artwork that meets the contest’s selection criteria as determined by the Organizer. The Organizer is then responsible for displaying the participant’s artwork of choice on the contest page beginning on the day when it was uploaded;

2. DeSerres reserves the right to refuse the entry of anyone who submits a ballot at 0:01 a.m., Montreal time, on September 25, 2017;

3. To be eligible for the Contest, participants must confirm having read and accepted the Contest rules;

4. DeSerres reserves the right to not publish works of art containing content that may be damaging to DeSerres’ image. In such cases, entries will nullify without further justification;

5. To be eligible for the Contest, participants must fill in all the fields on the Contest entry form;

6. One entry per person, per email address, allowed for the duration of the entire Contest;

7. Participants can also enter the Contest by writing — in 300 words or less — why they should win, and mailing their entry to the following address: 1265 Berri, suite 1000, Montréal, Québec, H2L 4X4 before September 10, 2017. Limit of one letter per person;

8. 1. You must have a valid email address to vote;

9. Limit of one vote per day, per email address;

10. Only the person entered in the Contest can be declared the winner;

11. The work of art to receive the most votes will be declared the winning entry;

12. The winner will be contacted by telephone and email.

DeSerres is not responsible for invalid email addresses or for email non-delivery due to a technical problem.

Article 6 : PERMITTED NUMBER OF ENTRIES

Limit of one (1) vote per person, per email address, per day. Voters must use the same single Facebook profile for the duration of the contest, under penalty of their votes/entries being declared null and void.

DeSerres reserves the right to verify the accuracy of the information provided by participants. Any attempt at fraud on the part of a participant shall result in the invalidity of their entries. Any vote entered or generated by illicit, fraudulent or unjust means, by automatic programming or in any way that is non-compliant with the conditions of participation set out in the Rules shall result in the invalidity of the participation. All Facebook rules also apply to the Contest.

Should the Internet tool used to determine the winner encounter a problem; if it appears to have been tampered with, shows signs of errors, fraud or unfair practices, the Organizer reserves the right to use another method to determine the winner, such as a random draw or a Jury selection. All decisions rendered by the Jury will be final.

Article 7 : PRIZES

The grand prize to be awarded to the winner includes:

- One $75 DeSerres gift card, per month, for twelve (12) months (a $900 value);

- The winning work of art displayed on our Web gallery

At any time, DeSerres reserves the right to substitute the prize in whole or in part, with a prize of equal value (including but not limited to, a monetary sum), in case of non-availability of the prize. The prize must be accepted as is, and is not transferable, exchangeable or refundable, unless authorized by the Organizer. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.

Prizes that are to be shipped will not be insured and the Organizer cannot be held responsible for a prize that is lost, damaged or sent to a wrong address.

Article 8 : ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS

On September 25, 2017, at 1 p.m., the Contest Organizer will identify the work of art having obtained the most eligible votes, in accordance with the procedure set out on the Contest site.

The winner will be named at the DeSerres head office located at 1265 Berri, suite 1000, Montréal, Québec, H2L 4X4.

Voting will only take place on DeSerres’ Contest page on Facebook. Under the image of their choice, voters must enter their email in the window intended for this purpose and click on the vote button to register their vote. Only vote button clicks will be recorded as eligible contest votes. Voting deadline is 11:59 p.m. on September 24, 2017.

Any vote that is not cast according to the conditions of participation will be rejected without any justification from DeSerres. Any entry that contains votes that do not respect the Contest Rules may be rejected without justification.

Odds of winning the grand prize depend on the number of eligible photos submitted and the number of eligible votes received by each admissible work of art, during the Contest Period.

Should two or more works of art receive an equal number of votes, a random draw will determine the winner. In such a case, the draw will be held at the DeSerres head office located at 1265 Berri, suite 1000, Montréal, Québec, H2L 4X4.

Article 9 : DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES

To be declared a winner and claim a prize, a selected participant for a prize must:

a. be reached by email within three (3) days (72 hours) following the draw. Any selected participant who cannot be contacted after reasonable and appropriate efforts made by the Contest Organizer during this period of three (3) days will be disqualified;

b. prove that they meet all the requirements of this contest (age, authorization of legal representative if the winner is a minor). A person shall be disqualified if they fail to comply with any of the above-mentioned conditions or any other conditions specified in these regulations.

c. correctly answer a mathematical question that will be sent by email.

The winner will be informed of how to take possession of the prize within two (2) to four (4) days of receiving the email.

In the event of a winner's refusal to receive the prize, the Contest Organizer will not be held responsible for its delivery and may, at its discretion, award the prize by random draw from among all eligible entries registered for that prize. If said randomly selected entrant from among all eligible entries cannot be reached within 72 hours of the draw of his or her name, after reasonable attempts, his or her entries will be disqualified and a new entrant selected. If, after three (3) selected persons, none of these persons can be reached after reasonable efforts within 72 hours for each of these persons, the prize will be considered cancelled and the Organizer will cancel the prize.

Any litigation with respect to the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation with respect to the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

Article 10 : LIABILITY

WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTEST

1. DeSerres cannot be held liable in the event of an Internet malfunction preventing access to the contest or its proper functioning. DeSerres cannot be held liable for any third-party acts of Internet abuse.

2. While DeSerres shall do all in its power to provide users with information and/or tools that are accessible and verified, it shall not be held liable for any errors (particularly display errors on the Contest website), or for the absence or availability of information and/or the presence of a virus on the website.

3. Participation in the contest implies knowledge and acceptance of the characteristics and limitations of the Internet, the absence of protection of certain data provided against possible misuse or piracy, and the risks of contamination by viruses circulating on the Internet.

4. Participants must take appropriate measures to protect their personal data and/or software on their computer or telephone equipment from any kind of attack. All persons connecting to the website and participating in the contest shall do so at their own risk.

5. Furthermore, DeSerres shall not be responsible or liable in the event of:

• Internet access problems;
• hardware or software problems;
• deletion or loss of data provided by participants for reasons not attributable to DeSerres;
• human errors or errors due to electrical malfunction;
• disturbances that might affect the smooth running of the Contest or dysfunctions in the automated draw process;
• piracy.

6. DeSerres shall not be held liable for the consequences of any delay in email for which it is not responsible. Any claims must be sent by the recipient directly to the appropriate Internet service provider (ISP).

7. In any case, if the smooth running of the Contest in administrative and/or technical terms are disrupted for any reason beyond the control of DeSerres, the Company reserves the right to suspend the Contest.

8. Any fraud or breach of the present rules shall result in the disqualification of the entrant; DeSerres reserves the right, if warranted, to initiate proceedings against the defaulting party.

GENERALITIES

No correspondence relating to this Contest will be exchanged, except with each winner.

All participants acknowledge that by entering the Contest, they are providing their information to the Organizer. All questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be addressed to the Contest Organizer.

July 31, 2017

DeSerres Design Contest

DeSerres

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

Article 1 : ORGANIZER

DeSerres (the “Contest Organizer”) is organizing a free, no purchase necessary, online contest starting at 12:01 a.m., Montreal time on August 21, 2017, and closing at 11:59 p.m., Montreal time, on September 10, 2017.

Article 2 : ELIGIBILITY

The DeSerres Design Contest (the “Contest”) is open exclusively to individuals who are legal residents of a Canadian province or territory, and have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence at the time of entry.

Those ineligible to enter the Contest are:

a. employees, representatives and agents of DeSerres Inc., including its affiliates, subsidiaries, partners and related corporations; (collectively the “Sponsor”);

b. employees, representatives and agents of the Sponsor’s advertising, promotional and media agencies;

c. people involved in the development, production and distribution of materials related to the Contest; and

d. the immediate family of any of the aforementioned persons, or persons with whom such persons are domiciled. In these Contest rules “immediate family” means husband, wife, spouse, mother, father, brother, sister, son and daughter, whether or not they reside in the same household.

Participation in the Contest implies full acceptance of these rules, and all provisions, as well as laws and regulations applicable to free contests.

Non-compliance with the conditions of participation as set out in these rules will nullify participation.

Any attempt to disrupt the normal operation of the Contest may result in the elimination of the person concerned.

This Contest is subject to all applicable federal and provincial laws and regulations. Contest void where prohibited by law.

Article 3 : USE OF INFORMATION

Consent to use the information gathered for the Contest applies to all those wishing to participate in the DeSerres Design Contest, as well as to the Contest winner.

Article 4 : INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONTEST

Information about the Contest will be accessible at DeSerres stores of the Greater Montreal Area and on the DeSerres website. Complete Contest rules are available via the Contest rules link on the website and in stores.

Article 5 : PARTICIPATION RULES

1. To enter, simply visit DeSerres’ Facebook page between 12:01 a.m., Montreal time, on August 21, 2017, and 11:59 p.m., Montreal time, on September 10, 2017 to fill out an entry form and upload a photo of your artwork. Participants are responsible for selecting artwork that meets the contest’s selection criteria as determined by the Organizer. The Organizer is then responsible for displaying the participant’s artwork of choice on the contest page beginning on the day when it was uploaded;

2. DeSerres reserves the right to refuse the entry of anyone who submits a ballot at 12:01 a.m., Montreal time, on September 11, 2017;

3. To be eligible for the Contest, participants must confirm having read and accepted the Contest rules;

4. DeSerres reserves the right to not publish works of art containing content that may be damaging to DeSerres’ image. In such cases, entries will nullify without further justification;

5. To be eligible for the Contest, participants must fill in all the fields on the Contest entry form;

6. One entry per person, per email address, allowed for the duration of the entire Contest;

7. Participants can also enter the Contest by writing — in 300 words or less — why they should win, and mailing their entry to the following address: 1265 Berri, suite 1000, Montréal, Québec, H2L 4X4 before September 10, 2017. Limit of one letter per person;

8. You must have a valid email address to vote;

9. Limit of one vote per day, per email address;

10. Only the person entered in the Contest can be declared the winner;

11. The winner will be chosen by a jury of art experts from DeSerres who will select the winning design based on its originality and quality of execution, from among the 10 designs to have received the most votes;

12. The winner will be contacted by telephone and email.

DeSerres is not responsible for invalid email addresses or for email non-delivery due to a technical problem.

Article 6 : PERMITTED NUMBER OF ENTRIES

Limit of one (1) vote per person, per email address, per day. Voters must use the same single Facebook profile for the duration of the contest, under penalty of their votes/entries being declared null and void.

DeSerres reserves the right to verify the accuracy of the information provided by participants. Any attempt at fraud on the part of a participant shall result in the invalidity of their entries. Any vote entered or generated by illicit, fraudulent or unjust means, by automatic programming or in any way that is non-compliant with the conditions of participation set out in the Rules shall result in the invalidity of the participation. All Facebook rules also apply to the Contest.

Should the Internet tool used to determine the winner encounter a problem; if it appears to have been tampered with, shows signs of errors, fraud or unfair practices, the Organizer reserves the right to use another method to determine the winner, such as a random draw or a Jury selection. All decisions rendered by the Jury will be final.

Article 7 : PRIZES

The grand prize to be awarded to the winner includes:

- The winning design signed by the artist and printed on the next DeSerres notebook, to be sold across Canada;

- 10 notebooks printed with the winning design (approximate value of $100);

- A $100 DeSerres gift card.

At any time, DeSerres reserves the right to substitute the prize in whole or in part, with a prize of equal value (including but not limited to, a monetary sum), in case of non-availability of the prize. The prize must be accepted as is, and is not transferable, exchangeable or refundable, unless authorized by the Organizer. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.

Prizes that are to be shipped will not be insured and the Organizer cannot be held responsible for a prize that is lost, damaged or sent to a wrong address.

Article 8 : ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS

On September 11, 2017, at 1 p.m., the Contest Organizer will identify the 10 designs that have obtained the most eligible votes, in accordance with the procedure set out on the Contest site. The winner will then be chosen by a jury of art experts from DeSerres who will select the winning design based on its originality and quality of execution, from among the 10 designs to have received the most votes.

The winner will be named at the DeSerres head office located at 1265 Berri, suite 1000, Montréal, Québec, H2L 4X4.

Voting will only take place on DeSerres’ Contest page on Facebook. Under the image of their choice, voters must enter their email in the window intended for this purpose and click on the vote button to register their vote. Only vote button clicks will be recorded as eligible contest votes. Voting deadline is 11:59 p.m. on September 10, 2017.

Any vote that is not cast according to the conditions of participation will be rejected without any justification from DeSerres. Any entry that contains votes that do not respect the Contest Rules may be rejected without justification.

Odds of winning the grand prize depend on the number of eligible photos submitted and the number of eligible votes received by each admissible design, during the Contest Period.

Should two or more designs receive an equal number of votes for the last position (10th design to receive the most votes), a random draw will determine which design is to be presented to the Jury. In such a case, the draw will be held at the DeSerres head office located at 1265 Berri, suite 1000, Montréal, Québec, H2L 4X4.

Article 9 : DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES

To be declared a winner and claim a prize, a selected participant for a prize must:

a. be reached by email within three (3) days (72 hours) following the draw. Any selected participant who cannot be contacted after reasonable and appropriate efforts made by the Contest Organizer during this period of three (3) days will be disqualified;

b. prove that they meet all the requirements of this contest (age, authorization of legal representative if the winner is a minor). A person shall be disqualified if they fail to comply with any of the above-mentioned conditions or any other conditions specified in these regulations.

c. correctly answer a mathematical question that will be sent by email.

The winner will be informed of how to take possession of the prize within two (2) to four (4) days of receiving the email.

In the event of a winner's refusal to receive the prize, the Contest Organizer will not be held responsible for its delivery and may, at its discretion, award the prize by random draw from among all eligible entries registered for that prize. If said randomly selected entrant from among all eligible entries cannot be reached within 72 hours of the draw of his or her name, after reasonable attempts, his or her entries will be disqualified and a new entrant selected. If, after three (3) selected persons, none of these persons can be reached after reasonable efforts within 72 hours for each of these persons, the prize will be considered cancelled and the Organizer will cancel the prize.

Any litigation with respect to the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation with respect to the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

Article 10 : LIABILITY

WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTEST

1. DeSerres cannot be held liable in the event of an Internet malfunction preventing access to the contest or its proper functioning. DeSerres cannot be held liable for any third-party acts of Internet abuse.

2. While DeSerres shall do all in its power to provide users with information and/or tools that are accessible and verified, it shall not be held liable for any errors (particularly display errors on the Contest website), or for the absence or availability of information and/or the presence of a virus on the website.

3. Participation in the contest implies knowledge and acceptance of the characteristics and limitations of the Internet, the absence of protection of certain data provided against possible misuse or piracy, and the risks of contamination by viruses circulating on the Internet.

4. Participants must take appropriate measures to protect their personal data and/or software on their computer or telephone equipment from any kind of attack. All persons connecting to the website and participating in the contest shall do so at their own risk.

5. Furthermore, DeSerres shall not be responsible or liable in the event of:

• Internet access problems;
• hardware or software problems;
• deletion or loss of data provided by participants for reasons not attributable to DeSerres;
• human errors or errors due to electrical malfunction;
• disturbances that might affect the smooth running of the Contest or dysfunctions in the automated draw process;
• piracy.

6. DeSerres shall not be held liable for the consequences of any delay in email for which it is not responsible. Any claims must be sent by the recipient directly to the appropriate Internet service provider (ISP).

7. In any case, if the smooth running of the Contest in administrative and/or technical terms are disrupted for any reason beyond the control of DeSerres, the Company reserves the right to suspend the Contest.

8. Any fraud or breach of the present rules shall result in the disqualification of the entrant; DeSerres reserves the right, if warranted, to initiate proceedings against the defaulting party.

GENERALITIES

No correspondence relating to this Contest will be exchanged, except with each winner.

All participants acknowledge that by entering the Contest, they are providing their information to the Organizer. All questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be addressed to the Contest Organizer.

July 31, 2017

Explore Back to School: Own It, Draw It! Contest

DeSerres

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

Article 1 : ORGANIZER

DeSerres (the “Contest Organizer”) is organizing a free, no purchase necessary, online contest starting at 0:01 a.m., Montreal time on August 7, 2017, and closing at 11:59 p.m., Montreal time, on August 20, 2017 (the “Contest Period”).

Article 2 : ELIGIBILITY

The DeSerres Back to School: Own It, Draw It! Contest (the “Contest”) is open exclusively to individuals who are legal residents of a Canadian province or territory, and have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence at the time of entry.

Those ineligible to enter the Contest are:

a. employees, representatives and agents of Omer DeSerres Inc., including its affiliates, subsidiaries, partners and related corporations; (collectively the “Sponsor”);

b. employees, representatives and agents of the Sponsor’s advertising, promotional and media agencies;

c. people involved in the development, production and distribution of materials related to the Contest; and

d. the immediate family of any of the aforementioned persons, or persons with whom such persons are domiciled. In these Contest rules “immediate family” means husband, wife, spouse, mother, father, brother, sister, son and daughter, whether or not they reside in the same household.

Participation in the Contest implies full acceptance of these rules, and all provisions, as well as laws and regulations applicable to free contests. Non-compliance with the conditions of participation as set out in these rules will nullify participation.

Any attempt to disrupt the normal operation of the Contest may result in the elimination of the participation of the person concerned. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal and provincial laws and regulations.

Article 3 : USE OF INFORMATION

Consent to use the information gathered for the Contest applies to all those wishing to participate in the Back to School: Own It, Draw It! Contest, as well as to the Contest winner.

Article 4 : INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONTEST

Information about the Contest will be accessible in DeSerres stores and on the DeSerres website. Complete Contest rules are available via the Contest rules link on the website and in-store.

Article 5 : PARTICIPATION RULES

1. To participate, individuals must enter the contest on DeSerres’s Facebook page by filling out the entry form as of 0:01 a.m., Montreal time, on August 7, 2017, and until 11:59 p.m., Montreal time, on August 20, 2017, and by uploading a drawing of under the ‘’ Back to School: Own It, Draw It!” theme. The legal representative of the minor(s) grants the right to both publish the drawing selected for the contest on the Internet as well as use for communication purposes. The Participant is responsible for choosing the drawing that meets the contest selection criteria as determined by the Organizer. The Organizer is then responsible for posting the drawing selected by the Participant on its contest page the day it was uploaded.

2. DeSerres reserves the right to refuse the entry of anyone who submits a ballot at 0:01 a.m., Montreal time, on August 21, 2017.

3. To be eligible for the Contest, participants must confirm having read and accepted the Contest rules.

4. To be eligible for the Contest, participants must fill in all the fields on the Contest entry form.

5. DeSerres reserves the right not to publish drawings whose content is not in line with DeSerres image. In this event, participant entry to the contest will be nullified, and no explanation will be given

6. One entry per person, per email address, allowed for the duration of the entire Contest.

7. Participants can also enter the Contest by writing — in 300 words or less — why they should win, and mailing their entry to the following address: 1265 Berri, suite 1000, Montreal, Québec, H2L 4X4 before August 21, 2017.

8. To vote, you must have a valid email address;

9. Only one vote per day per valid email address;

10. Only the person entered in the Contest can be a winner.

11. The participant and the first winner will be randomly selected from all valid entries.

12. The participant and the second selected winner will be the one with the most votes during the contest period;

13. Winners will be contacted individually by email.

DeSerres is not responsible for invalid email addresses or for email nondelivery due to a technical problem.

Article 6 : NUMBER OF ENTRIES ALLOWED

For voting purposes, limit of one (1) vote per person, per email address, per day for a drawing. The person who votes must use a single email address for the duration of the contest, on pain of invalidity of all its votes and entries during the contest.

DeSerres reserves the right to verify the accuracy of information provided by participants. Any attempt at fraud on the part of a participant shall disqualify all entries submitted from that participant. Any votes submitted or generated by illicit, cheating or unfair means, or by automatic programming or any other method that does not confirm to satisfy any of the conditions outlined in the official contest rules will be nullified. Facebook rules are applicable within the context of this contest.

By participating in the voting portion of any contest, each voting participant agrees to be bound by the official contest rules. Voting is limited to one vote per verified email address. If an entrant receives multiple and/or irregular votes or multiple votes from the same user or users, including but not limited to, votes generated by a robotic, programmed, script, macros, other automated means or other source, the Organizer reserves the right to disqualify the entrant in its sole discretion. If the contest includes the use of an Internet tool and the Internet voting process fails to operate properly or appears to be tampered with or tainted with errors, fraud or unfair practices, the Organizer reserves the right to use another means to determine the winner(s), i.e. random selection or appointing a panel of judges. All decisions of the judges are final.

Article 7 : PRIZES

There is are two (2) grand prizes to be won. The first winner will be randomly selected from all valid entries. The second winner will be the drawing with the most votes during the contest period.

Description of each grand prize:

- One backpack of your choice (value up to $150)

- One DeSerres gift card of a $100 value

At any time, DeSerres reserves the right to substitute the prize in whole or in part, with a prize of equal value (including but not limited to, a monetary sum), in case of non-availability of the prize. The prize must be accepted as is, and is not transferable, exchangeable or refundable, unless authorized by the Organizer. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.

Prizes that are to be shipped will not be insured and the Organizer cannot be held responsible for a prize that is lost, damaged or sent to a wrong address.

Article 8 : ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS

On August 21, 2017, at 1 p.m., the Contest Organizer will randomly draw the winner, to allocate the first prize indicated in these contest rules. Winners will be drawn at the DeSerres head office located in 1265 Berri, suite 1000, Montreal, Québec, H2L 4X4.

On August 21, 2017, at 1 p.m., the Contest Organizer will identify the eligible drawing with the highest number of votes registered under the procedure provided for that purpose on the contest website, to allocate the second grand prize indicated in this contest rules. The winner will be chosen in the DeSerres head office in 1265 Berri, suite 1000, Montreal, Québec, H2L 4X4. Any vote that is not made according to the procedure will not be valid; DeSerres will give no justification. Any participation containing votes that don’t respect these contest rules may be rejected, without any justification.

The voting procedure is done only via the contest page. The user enters its first name, last name and email address and click on the voting button to record its vote. Only the clicks on the voting button are recorded as eligible votes. Deadline for voting: August 20, 11 :59 P.M.

The eligible person whose drawing got the most votes will win a prize, subject to compliance with these contest rules. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible drawings submitted and the number of eligible votes obtained by the qualifying drawing during the contest period.

In the event of an equality of votes for the prize, a random draw will take place between participants who submitted these drawings in order to assign the prize. The draw will be held at the DeSerres head office in 1265 Berri, suite 1000, Montreal, Québec, H2L 4X4.

Article 9 : DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES

To be declared a winner and claim a prize, a selected participant for a prize must:

a. be reached by email within three (3) days (72 hours) following the draw. Any selected participant who cannot be contacted after reasonable and appropriate efforts made by the Contest Organizer during this period of three (3) days will be disqualified;

b. prove that they meet all the requirements of this contest (age, authorization of legal representative if the winner is a minor). A person shall be disqualified if they fail to comply with any of the above-mentioned conditions or any other conditions specified in these regulations.

c. Correctly answer a mathematical question that will be sent by email.

The winner will be informed of how to take possession of the prize within two (2) to four (4) days s of receiving the email.

In the event of a winner's refusal to receive the prize, the Contest Organizer will not be held responsible for its delivery and may, at its discretion, award the prize by random draw from among all eligible entries registered for that prize. If said randomly selected entrant from among all eligible entries cannot be reached within 72 hours of the draw of his or her name, after reasonable attempts, his or her entries will be disqualified and a new entrant selected. If, after three (3) selected persons, none of these persons can be reached after reasonable efforts within 72 hours for each of these persons, the prize will be considered cancelled and the Organizer will cancel the prize.

Any litigation with respect to the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation with respect to the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

Article 10 : LIABILITY

WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTEST

1. DeSerres cannot be held liable in the event of an Internet malfunction preventing access to the contest or its proper functioning. DeSerres cannot be held liable for any third-party acts of Internet abuse.

2. While DeSerres shall do all in its power to provide users with information and/or tools that are accessible and verified, it shall not be held liable for any errors (particularly display errors on the Contest website), or for the absence or availability of information and/or the presence of a virus on the website.

3. Participation in the contest implies knowledge and acceptance of the characteristics and limitations of the Internet, the absence of protection of certain data provided against possible misuse or piracy, and the risks of contamination by viruses circulating on the Internet.

4. Participants must take appropriate measures to protect their personal data and/or software on their computer or telephone equipment from any kind of attack. All persons connecting to the website and participating in the contest shall do so at their own risk.

5. Furthermore, DeSerres shall not be responsible or liable in the event of:

• Internet access problems;
• hardware or software problems;
• deletion or loss of data provided by participants for reasons not attributable to DeSerres;
• human errors or errors due to electrical malfunction;
• disturbances that might affect the smooth running of the Contest or dysfunctions in the automated draw process;
• piracy.

6. DeSerres shall not be held liable for the consequences of any delay in email for which it is not responsible. Any claims must be sent by the recipient directly to the appropriate Internet service provider (ISP).

7. In any case, if the smooth running of the Contest in administrative and/or technical terms are disrupted for any reason beyond the control of DeSerres, the Company reserves the right to suspend the Contest.

8. Any fraud or breach of the present rules shall result in the disqualification of the entrant; DeSerres reserves the right, if warranted, to initiate proceedings against the defaulting party.

GENERALITIES

No correspondence relating to this Contest will be exchanged, except with each winner.

All participants acknowledge that by entering the Contest, they are providing their information to the Organizer. All questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be addressed to the Contest Organizer.

June 27, 2017