Règlement officiel

2012 Royal Canadian MintChip Ideas Competition – Official Rules – (the “Official Rules”)

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

Introduction

Royal Canadian MintChip Ideas Challenge (the “Ideas Competition”) is an initiative of the Royal Canadian Mint. The Ideas Competition is intended to provide recognition to individuals (“Entrants”) who submit an idea that receives the most votes. Ideas can include ideas for applications or use cases incorporating digital currency, an electronic cash equivalent. The Ideas Competition runs at the same time as the Royal Canadian MintChip Challenge, a competition for working software applications that use the Royal Canadian Mint’s MintChip digital currency. The goal of the Ideas Competition is to generate ideas for applications that can utilize a virtual currency like the MintChip digital currency.

By entering the Ideas Competition, you agree that others may use or develop the ideas you suggest.

Summary* of How to Enter and Winner Selection Process

1. Visit Ideas.MintChipChallenge.com between April 4, 2012 at 10:00.01 AM ET and August 1, 2012 at 4:59.59 PM ET (the “Competition Submission Period”) and click “Sign Up” to create a ChallengePost account or click “Log In” and log in with an existing ChallengePost account. Registration is free. No purchase necessary.

2. After you sign up, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provided. Use the confirmation email to verify your email address. As a registered Entrant, you will then be able to enter a Submission (as defined below).

3. Complete the following statement in 140 characters or less, “A digital currency can be used for …. (the “Submission”).

4. Winner Selection: The twenty-five (25) Submissions that receive the most verified and confirmed votes will be declared finalists (the “Finalists”). The Finalists will then have their Submissions judged on the following three criteria:

a. Quality of the idea;
b. Feasibility of implementation; and
c. Potential impact on MintChip offerings and electronic payment technology.

The ten (10) Finalists whose Submissions score the highest by the judging panel will become potential winners of a Top 10 Prize (as defined in greater details hereinafter).

*Review the sections below for a more detailed description and important requirements and restrictions.

1. Sponsor and Administrator

Sponsor: Royal Canadian Mint, 320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON Canada K1A 0G8

Administrator: ChallengePost, Inc., 425 W. 13th Street, Suite #504, New York, NY 10014.

2. Eligibility

1. The Ideas Competition is open only to individuals who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry and are legal residents of Canada or the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia as of the time of registration.

2. The following individuals are not eligible regardless of whether or not they meet the criteria set forth above:

a. the Sponsor, the Administrator, the Judges, and any advertising agency, contractor or other company involved with the design, production, promotion, execution, or distribution of the Ideas Competition and each member of any such individual’s, immediate family or household;
b. any parent company, subsidiary, or other affiliate of any entities described above or owned by an individual mentioned above; and
c. all employees, representatives and agents of the entities described above (and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and other affiliates) and all members of any such employee, representative or agent’s immediate family or household.

3. For greater clarity, for purposes hereof:

a. members of an immediate family include such individual’s spouse, children and step-children, parents and step-parents, and siblings and step-siblings; and
b. members of an individual’s household include any other person that shares the same residence as such individual for at least three (3) months out of the year.

4. The Ideas Competition is subject to all applicable Canadian and United States federal, state/province and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and to the Sponsor and the Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Ideas Competition. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

5. The Ideas Competition is void in Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited by law.

3. Competition Submission Period

1. Entrants may enter a Submission between April 4, 2012 at 10:00.01 AM ET and August 1, 2012 at 4:59.59 PM ET. The Administrator’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Ideas Competition.

4. How To Enter

1. To enter the Ideas Competition, you must complete the Registration & Submission processes, as further detailed below, during the Competition Submission Period.

5. Registration and Submission

1. Visit Ideas.MintChipChallenge.com between April 4, 2012 at 10:00.01 AM ET and August 1, 2012 at 4:59.59 PM ET (the “Competition Submission Period”) and click “Sign Up” to create a ChallengePost account or click “Log In” and log in with an existing ChallengePost account. Registration is free. No purchase necessary.

2. After you sign up, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provided. Use the confirmation email to verify your email address. As a registered Entrant, you will then be able to enter a Submission (as defined below).

3. Complete the following statement in 140 characters or less, “A digital currency can be used for …. (the “Submission”).

4. Winner Selection: The twenty-five (25) Submissions that receive the most verified and confirmed votes will be declared finalists (the “Finalists”). The Finalists will then have their Submissions judged on the following three criteria:

a. Quality of the idea;
b. Feasibility of implementation; and
c. Potential impact on MintChip offerings and electronic payment technology.

5. The ten (10) Finalists whose Submissions score the highest by the judging panel will become potential winner of a Top 10 Prize (as defined in greater details hereinafter).

6. In the event of a dispute pertaining to this Ideas Competition, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the Entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Entrants generally and potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

6. Submission Requirements:

1. Submissions must be 140 characters or less.

2. Submissions must be in English or French.

3. An Entrant may submit more than one Submission. However, each Submission or any part thereof, must, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor and/or the Administrator, be substantially different from the Entrant’s other Submissions, or any part thereof.

4. Submissions must be the original work of the Entrant, and must not infringe, misappropriate or otherwise violate any intellectual property rights, proprietary rights, privacy rights, moral rights or any other rights of any person or entity.

5. It is an express condition of entry and eligibility that each Entrant warrants and represents that the Entrant’s Submission is solely owned by the Entrant, that the Submission is wholly original with the Entrant and that no other party has any rights or interest, whether known or unknown, in the Submission.

6. The Entrant further represents and warrants to the Sponsor and the Administrator, that the Submission, and any use thereof by the Sponsor or the Administrator (or any of their respective partners, subsidiaries and affiliates), shall not:

a. infringe upon any statutory or common law copyright;
b. be defamatory or libelous in any manner towards any person;
c. constitute or result in any misappropriation or other violation of any person’s publicity rights or right of privacy; or
d. infringe, misappropriate or otherwise violate any intellectual property rights, proprietary rights, privacy rights, moral rights or any other rights of any person or entity.

7. The Sponsor and/or the Administrator may, at their sole discretion, at any time, remove the Submissions or any part thereof that:

a. do not fully comply with these Official Rules;
b. are indecent;
c. are obscene;
d. are defamatory;
e. are libelous;
f. are in bad taste; or
g. demonstrate a lack of respect for public morals or conduct.

8. Additionally, Submissions will not be accepted if, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor and/or the Administrator, they:

a. are illegal under applicable law;
b. depict hatred;
c. defame or denigrate (or are derogatory towards) any person or group of persons or any race, ethnic group or culture;
d. threaten a specific community in society, including any specific race, ethnic group or culture;
e. are intended to or might incite violence;
f. contain vulgar or obscene language or excessive violence;
g. contain pornography, obscenity or sexual activity; or
h. disparage the Sponsor.

9. All of the above are to be determined at the Sponsor’s and/or the Administrator’s sole discretion.

10. If the Sponsor and/or the Administrator at their discretion, find any Submission to be unacceptable, then such Submission shall be deemed disqualified from the Ideas Competition.

11. The Sponsor may at its sole discretion disqualify Submissions for which intellectual property claims including those under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act are received and remove any such Submission or component thereof from Ideas.MintChipChallenge.com

7. Submission Rights:

1. By entering the Ideas Competition and submitting a Submission, the Entrant agrees that others may use or develop the Entrant’s Submission. Furthermore, by entering the Ideas Competition and submitting a Submission, the Entrant grants to the Sponsor a non-exclusive, irrevocable, unlimited, perpetual, royalty free, worldwide license to copy, combine, create derivative works, display publicly, develop, implement into products or services, translate and use for any purposes the Submission. Entrants waive all rights to any compensation, recognition, etc for the use and development by the Sponsor of the Submission. Once submitted, the Sponsor may modify, augment, and incorporate the Submission to any other work, and for any other purposes at its sole discretion.

2. Once an Entrant enters a Submission, the Submission cannot be modified in any way.

8. Display of Submissions, Public Voting and Commenting on Submissions

1. Display

a. Submissions will be posted on Ideas.MintChipChallenge.com on a rolling basis after being screened by the Administrator for appropriateness of content. Submissions that violate a Submission requirement may, in the Sponsor or the Administrator’s sole discretion, be taken down without notice to the Entrant even after being posted to Ideas.MintChipChallenge.com.
b. Non-Entrants interested in the Ideas Competition are also encouraged to register on Ideas.MintChipChallenge.com. Registration will be required in order to receive updates on the Ideas Competition and to vote or comment on Submissions.
c. For the purpose of the Official Rules, “Registered Visitors” shall mean: (i) Entrants; and (ii) Registered Non-Entrants as described above.

2. Public Voting

a. Registered Visitors will be able to vote for their favorite Submissions. The voting will take place between April 4, 2012 at 10:00.01 AM ET and August 1, 2012 at 4:59.59 PM ET (the “Voting Period”). Such Registered Visitor will be able to cast one vote per Submission per calendar day following the ET during the Voting Period.
b. The twenty-five (25) Submissions that receive the most verified and confirmed votes will be declared finalists (the “Finalists”).
c. Use of an automated process or similar device to submit an electronic vote is strictly prohibited. Any attempt to circumvent the one-vote limit per Submission per day, including the use of multiple email addresses or any form of automated vote processes will subject all votes from the Registered Visitor to disqualification. If a Submission receives multiple and/or irregular votes from the same Registered Visitor or Registered Visitors, including but not limited to, votes generated by a robotic, programmed, script, macro, other automated means or other source, the Sponsor and/or the Administrator reserves the right to disqualify the Entrant in their sole discretion.
d. If the voting process fails to operate properly or appears to be tampered with or tainted with errors, fraud or unfair practices, the Sponsor and/or the Administrator in their sole discretion reserves the right to use another means to determine the Finalist(s).
e. Entrants may not pay people or provide any other type of consideration in exchange for votes. Any Entrant who violates the ban on paying or providing consideration in exchange for votes will be disqualified.
f. Public votes may be displayed on Ideas.MintChipChallenge.com on a real-time basis, before being verified for integrity. These unverified votes do not necessarily reflect accurately the Finalists. The Finalists will be the Entrants who are contacted directly by the Administrator or the Sponsor after votes have been verified. The likelihood of being selected as a Finalist depends on when the Entrant entered his/her Submission, and the total number of verified votes received on the Entrant’s Submission relative to other Entrants.
g. Subject in the Province of Québec (Canada) to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux, the Sponsor and the Administrator reserve the right to extend the Voting Period at any time for any reason, and posted/confirmed on Ideas.MintChipChallenge.com.

3. Comments

a. Registered Visitors will be able to post comments on Submissions. If an Entrant is posting a comment on his or her own Submission, the Entrant must post the comment from the same account that was used to make the Submission. Comments shall not disparage a Submission in order to increase or improve another Submission or be otherwise inappropriate, as determined by the Sponsor or the Administrator in their sole direction. Any such disparaging or inappropriate comments may be removed and all other comments made by the individual that posts such comments may also be removed. The Sponsor and the Administrator are not responsible for any action or negative impact that may arise from any comments posted by any person on the Web, or elsewhere.

9. Finalist and Winner Selection and Judging Criteria

1. There is no limitation on the number of Submissions an Entrant can enter during the Competition Submission Period. However, an Entrant may only have at most three (3) Submissions declared a Finalist. If an Entrant has more than three (3) Submissions among the Finalists with the most verified votes, only the three (3) Submissions from that Entrant with the most verified votes will be declared among the Finalists – subject to conditions set forth herein.

2. In the event one or more Submission(s) receive(s) the same number of votes (the “Tied Submissions”), then the Tied Submission that was submitted earlier in time will prevail.

3. If two or more Submissions are among the Finalists for votes and the Submissions are substantially similar, as determined by the Sponsor and the Administrator in their sole discretion, only the one Submission that received the most votes will be declared a Finalist and be reviewed by the Judges for a chance to win a Top 10 Prize.

4. At the conclusion of the Voting Period, the Finalists will be judged by a judging panel determined by the Sponsor (the “Judges”). The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute or modify the judging panel at any time for any reason. Judges do have the right to withdraw without advance notice in the event of extenuating circumstances beyond their control. Judges will be fair and impartial. A Judge may elect to recuse him or herself from judging a Submission, if in the Judge’s sole discretion it is not appropriate for him or her to judge that particular Submission because of a past or current relationship with a particular Entrant. A Submission will not be at a disadvantage if one or more Judge recuses him or herself. The dates for the judging panel are between August 15, 2012 at 10:00.01 AM ET and September 12, 2012 at 4:59.59 PM ET. Judges may consider any comments that are posted to a Submission consistent with the stated judging criteria. A Submission will not be disadvantaged if it does not receive any comments.

5. Judging Criteria – to be equally weighted:

a. Quality of the idea;
b. Feasibility of implementation; and
c. Potential impact on MintChip offerings and electronic payment technology.

6. The ten (10) Finalists Submissions that earn the highest overall score based on the above criteria will be declared the potential winners of the Top 10 Prize identified below in Section 11. In the event of a tie between or among two or more of the ten (10) Finalists Submissions, the tied Submission with the highest score in the Quality of Idea category shall be deemed the higher scoring Submission (“First Tie-Breaker”); in the event of any ties remain after the First Tie-Breaker, the remaining tied Submission with the highest score in Feasibility of implementation category shall be deemed the higher scoring Submission (“Second Tie-Breaker”); in the event of any ties remaining after the Second Tie-Breaker, the remaining tied Submission with the highest score in the Potential impact on MintChip offering and electronic payments technology category shall be deemed the higher scoring Submission (the “Tie-Breaker Criteria”).The decisions of the Sponsor are final. The Sponsor is not required to give an explanation for its selection.

10. Verification of Potential Winners

1. ALL POTENTIAL IDEAS COMPETITION WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY THE SPONSOR AND/OR THE ADMINISTRATOR WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE IDEAS COMPETITION. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules. The potential winner will be identified at 320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, on September 24, 2012 – at noon ET (approximately) and will be notified by email, using the email information provided by the registrant on September 24, 2012 – at 3:00.00 PM ET (approximately). In order to receive a Prize, the potential winner will:

a. be required to correctly answer unaided a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by the Sponsor or the Administrator; and
b. sign and return to the Administrator, affidavit(s) of eligibility and liability/publicity release(s) within ten (10) business days.

2. At the sole discretion of the Sponsor and the Administrator, a potential winner will be deemed ineligible to win if:

a. the potential winner cannot be contacted within seven (7) business days, or is contacted and refuses the Prize;
b. the potential winner fails to sign and return the affidavit(s) of eligibility and liability/publicity release(s) within ten (10) business days from receipt of such documents;
c. fails to correctly answer the skill-testing questions within the required time period;
d. the Prize or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable; or
e. the Submission or the potential winner is disqualified for any other reason. In the event of a disqualification of a potential winner, the Sponsor and the Administrator may, in their sole discretion, award the applicable Prize to an alternate potential winner.

11. What Can I Win?

Winner Prize Quantity
Top 10 Prize .15 oz of GOLD (2 Gold Maple Leaf Coins, 1/10oz and 1/20oz, respectively, .9999 purity) equal to $255 10

1. The value of the Prizes indicated above is the market value in Canadian dollars as of March 12th, 2012. The value of the Prizes indicated above is subject to change based on the market value of precious metals.

2. Winners are responsible for reporting and paying all applicable taxes in their jurisdiction of residence (federal, state/provincial/territorial and local).

3. No Prize substitutions will be made except for the right of the Sponsor to make a Prize substitution of equivalent or greater value in the event the Prize or any portion thereof is unavailable. Prizes must be accepted as awarded. No transfer or substitution of a Prize is permitted except at the Sponsor’s and the Administrator’s sole discretion. No more than the stated number of Prizes will be awarded. The Prize will be mailed to the winner’s address within four (4) to six (6) weeks upon receipt of the signed affidavit(s) of eligibility and liability/publicity release(s) form(s). Each Entrant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between the Entrant and the Sponsor and the Administrator, is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that the Entrant’s decision to provide the Entrant’s Submission to Sponsor and the Administrator for the purposes of this Ideas Competition does not place the Sponsor, the Administrator, and their respective agents in a position that is any different from the position held by the members of the general public with regard to elements of the Entrant’s Submission, except as specifically provided in these Official Rules.

12. Entry Conditions and Release

1. By entering, each Entrant and Registered Non-Entrants agrees to:

a. comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, the Administrator, and/or the Ideas Competition Judges which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Ideas Competition;
b. release and hold harmless the Sponsor, the Administrator, and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, the Prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Ideas Competition, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a Entrant’s Submission, creation of a Submission, or any comments made in relation to the Submissions and/or the Ideas Competition, participation in the Ideas Competition, acceptance or use or misuse of the Prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, transmission, performance, exploitation or use of Submission; and
c. indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor and the Administrator from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or relating to a Entrant’s participation in the Ideas Competition and/or an Entrant’s acceptance, use or misuse of a Prize.

13. Publicity

1. Except where prohibited, participation in the Ideas Competition constitutes a winner’s consent to the Sponsor’s, the Administrator’s and their agents’ use of the winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, comments and/or hometown and state/province/territory of residence for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration, for a period of one year following the conclusion of the Ideas Competition.

14. General Conditions

1. Subject in the Province of Québec (Canada) to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des course et des jeux, the Sponsor and the Administrator reserve the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Ideas Competition, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failure or any other unanticipated factor or factors beyond Sponsor’s and the Administrator’s control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Ideas Competition, as determined by the Sponsor and the Administrator at their sole discretion. The Sponsor and the Administrator reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual or Entrant it finds to be tampering with the entry process (for example by using the aid of computer software programs to auto-fill entries) or the operation of the Ideas Competition or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in a manner that is inappropriate, not in the best interests of this Ideas Competition, or a violation of any applicable law or regulation.

2. Any attempt by any person to undermine the proper conduct of the Ideas Competition may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor and the Administrator reserve the right to take proper legal action, including, without limiting, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unlawful activities.

3. The Sponsor and/or the Administrator’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The Sponsor and the Administrator are not responsible for incomplete, late, misdirected, damaged, lost, illegible, or incomprehensible Submissions or for address or email address changes of the Entrants. Proof of sending or submitting will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by the Sponsor or the Administrator. The Sponsor and the Administrator are not responsible for, nor are they required to count any vote which, in their sole judgment, is incomplete, late, misdirected, damaged, unlawful or illicit, including those secured through payment, votes achieved through automated means, as well as those lost for technical reasons, defective or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules.

4. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the English language version and the French language version of the Official Rules, the English version shall prevail, govern and control.

5. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of the Official Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any contest materials, including but not limited to the contest entry form, or point of sale, television, print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of the Official Rules shall prevail.

6. Subject to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux, the Sponsor and the Administrator reserve the right, without liability, to amend the terms and conditions of the Official Rules at any time, including the rights or obligations of the Entrant, the Sponsor and the Administrator may have. The Sponsor and the Administrator will post the terms and conditions of the amended Official Rules on Ideas.MintChipChallenge.com (“Corrective Notice”). As permitted by law, any amendment will become effective at the time the Sponsor and/or the Administrator post the amended Official Rules.

7. All intellectual property related to this Ideas Competition, including but not limited to trademarks, trade-names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source codes, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations are owned or used under license by the Sponsor and/or the Administrator. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of its owners is strictly prohibited.

15. Limitations of Liability

1. By entering, all Entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and hereby release the Sponsor, the Administrator and each of its and their employees, officers, directors, affiliates, related entities, partners, partnerships, principals, representatives, agents, licensees, sponsors, successors and assigns (together with the Sponsor and the Administrator, the “Released Parties”) from any liability in connection with the Prizes or from participation in the Ideas Competition.

2. Without limiting the foregoing, the Released Parties are not responsible for:

a. any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by the Sponsor’s, the Administrator’s or an Entrant’s electronic equipment or software, printing error, programming associated with or utilized in the Ideas Competition;
b. technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines, internet connectivity or electronic transmission errors, or network hardware or software or failure of Ideas.MintChipChallenge.com;
c. unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Ideas Competition;
d. technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Ideas Competition or the processing of Submissions; or
e. any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the Entrant’s participation in the Ideas Competition or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize. If for any reason any Entrant’s Submission is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, the Entrant’s sole remedy is to request the opportunity to resubmit its Submission, which request to be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor and the Administrator if the Competition Submission Period is still open.

16. Disputes

1. Entrants agree that:

a. any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Ideas Competition, or any Prizes awarded, other than those concerning the administration of the Ideas Competition, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action;
b. any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Ideas Competition, or any Prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by a Province of Ontario Court;
c. any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with creating a Submission and/or entering this Ideas Competition, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and
d. under no circumstances other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, will Entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrants hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

2. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrants, the Sponsor and the Administrator in connection with the Ideas Competition, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Province of Ontario, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Province of Ontario or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Province of Ontario.

17. Residents of Quebec

1. For Québec residents, 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.

18. Privacy

1. The Sponsor and the Administrator collect personal information from you when you enter the Ideas Competition. The information collected is subject to the privacy policy located at http://challengepost.com/privacy.

19. Competition Results

1. For the Ideas Competition results, go to Ideas.MintChipChallenge.com on September 24, 2012.

Contact us

If you have any questions or wish to send us any notice regarding this Ideas Competition, please visit Ideas.MintChipChallenge.com or call us at (212) 675-6164.