Summer Intensive Gift Guide Terms and Conditions

Please read these The Shoe Room Summer Intensive Giveaway Official Rules (these “Rules”) before submitting an entry in the Contest (as defined below). By submitting a Contest entry, you: (i) acknowledge and signify that you have read, understood and agreed to be bound by these Rules; (ii) agree to be contacted by National Ballet School of Canada, The Shoe Room (“The Shoe Room”) by direct message on Instagram, e-mail, telephone, and/or mail; and (iii) agree that the decision of The Shoe Room is final and binding in respect of all matters relating to the Contest.

The Contest:  The Shoe Room Summer Intensive Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) is conducted by The Shoe Room, with offices at 406 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 2G6 Canada.

Contest Period: The Contest begins on July 9, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on July 20, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST (the “Contest Period”).  All times mentioned in these Rules are Eastern Standard Time unless expressly noted otherwise. The time will be determined by The Shoe Room's timekeeping systems, and The Shoe Room, may also rely on the time processing functions of Instagram, as relevant.  The Shoe Room has the sole discretion in determining the timeliness of any action or inaction related to this Contest.

Who Can Enter: The Contest is open only to individuals who are either legal residents of Canada (excluding residents of Quebec) or legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (excluding residents of Rhode Island) or the District of Columbia, and who have reached the age of majority in the province, territory or state in which they reside. To be eligible to win a prize, entries must be completed and received by The Shoe Room before the end of the Contest Period.  Employees of The Shoe Room, or each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers and advertising and promotion agencies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, children and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and household members of each such employee, whether related or not, are not eligible to enter or win. 

How to Enter: No purchase, payment or fee is required in order to participate in the Contest. During the Contest Period, there will be an The Shoe Room Summer Intensive contest post (the “Post”) on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.  The Post will be posted sometime on the first day of the Contest Period. To enter, follow The Shoe Room on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, for additional entries, comment on the blog post entitled “Summer Intensive Gift Guide” on (your “Submission”). You may enter as many Submissions as you like but you will only be eligible to win one (1) Prize (as defined further below). Posting on Instagram generally requires a mobile device and therefore message and data rates may apply.  The authorized account holder of the Instagram account used to enter the Contest will be deemed to be the Contest entrant. Each entrant is subject to verification and may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder. Please read our privacy policy found at to Canadian and US residents) for information about how The Shoe Room collects, uses and discloses your information. 

Rights Granted to The Shoe Room:  By entering this Contest, you grant to The Shoe Room a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sub-licensable, freely assignable license to reproduce the Submission and to otherwise use, exploit, copy, modify, adapt, edit, publish and display the Submission in any form, manner, venue, media or technology now known or later developed for any and all purposes, including, without limitation, for purposes of trade, advertising, and promotion as The Shoe Room and its licensees or assignees determine, without further compensation, notification, or permission. By entering the Contest, you waive any moral rights you may have in the Submission in favor of The Shoe Room.

By entering this Contest, you also grant to The Shoe Room the worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully sub-licensable, and freely transferable right, but not the obligation, to use any and all names, identities, titles, likenesses, distinctive appearances, physical likenesses, images, portraits, pictures, photographs (whether still or moving), screen personas, voices, vocal styles, statements, gestures, mannerisms, personalities, performance characteristics, biographical data, signatures, and any other indicia or imitations of identity or likeness listed, provided, referenced, or otherwise contained in the Submission for purposes of advertising and trade, in any format, medium, or technology now known or later developed without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law.

The Shoe Room is further irrevocably entitled to assign the rights above entirely or in part to any third parties and to grant any sublicenses respectively rights of exploitation and/or exploitation permissions or to exercise the rights in its own name or through third parties.

Submission Requirements and Content Restrictions: All Submissions (including, without limitation, images, and any accompanying statements or captions) must comply with the following requirements and content restrictions.  By entering the Contest, you warrant that the Submission complies with these requirements.

(i) Your Submission must not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of any person or entity, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademarks, intellectual property or rights of privacy or publicity, or that is defamatory, threatening, indecent, obscene or offensive, or that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to any applicable laws or regulations, or which requires a license from any third party. 

(ii) You represent and warrant that you have the express consent of any person you tag. The Submission must not contain any personally identifiable information of any person.

(iii) The Submission must not contain or reference any names, products or services of any other company or entity or any third party trademarks, logos, trade dress or promotion of any third party brand, product, or service.  

(iv) The Submission must be appropriate for public viewing. Without limitation, the Submission must not be lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, violate any laws or otherwise contain content which The Shoe Room in its sole discretion decides is inappropriate or objectionable. Your entry must also not disparage or cast a negative light on any person, entity, brand, product, or service.

(v) The Submission must comply with all of Instagram’s requirements and terms ( regarding the use of its services.

Entries (including, without limitation, the submitted images and their captions) that do not comply with the requirements of these Rules as determined by The Shoe Room in its sole discretion are not eligible for consideration in relation to the Contest. The Shoe Room reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove or disqualify any entry that it believes violates or potentially violates any of the foregoing requirements or otherwise fails to comply with any provision of these Rules. You agree to reimburse The Shoe Room in full in respect of any losses, damages, and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees that The Shoe Room or any of its affiliates may sustain, from the breach of a representation or warranty made by you or anyone acting on your behalf or with your authority.

Prizes:  There is a total of one (1) prize available to be won (the “Prize”).  The Prize is one (1) The Shoe Room Enviro Bag, one (1) Capezio Women’s Transition Tights, one (1) Freshify Foot Spritz – 60 ML, one (1) NBS Stainless Steel Water Bottles, one (1) Ainsliewear Hairband, one (1) Bullet Pointe Skirt, one (1) The Shoe Room Mesh Shoe Bag, and one (1) NBS Women’s Favourite T-Shirt. The total retail value of the Prize is One Hundred and Eighty-One Dollars and Ninety-Three Cents ($181.93).  The Prize must be accepted as awarded in the form of the Prize. The Prize may not be redeemed for cash or refund and the value will not be replaced if the Prize is lost, destroyed or stolen. The Prize is not transferable and must be accepted as awarded.  The Shoe Room reserves the right to substitute the Prize with an alternative prize of comparable or greater value. Federal/country, province, state and/or local taxes on prizes, if any, and any other costs, fees or expenses not listed above are the sole responsibility of each winner. 

Winner Selection: On or around July 24, 2018, The Shoe Room will select one (1) Prize winner from amongst all eligible Submissions received during the Contest Period (which ends on July 20, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST).  The winner is subject to verification of eligibility. 

The odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible Contest entries received.  Limit one (1) prize per person. 

Winner Notification and Requirements: On or around July 24, 2018 The Shoe Room will notify the potential winner by sending an Instagram Direct Message to him/her and requesting the potential winner to email The Shoe Room within 72 hours at the email address provided.  In addition, The Shoe Room may tag the potential winner’s Instagram account.

On the occasion of the draw, the prize winner will be the entrant who: (a) is selected by The Shoe Room; (b) submits valid proof of identity, age and residence; and (c) if a Canadian resident, correctly answers, unaided by any other person, a time-limited, mathematical, skill-testing question administered by The Shoe Room during a pre-arranged, mutually convenient telephone call (U.S. residents do not need to meet this requirement).  To qualify as a prize winner, a selected entrant must comply with these Rules and must promptly sign a prescribed form of Declaration, Release and Consent, which confirms the entrant’s compliance with these Rules, releases The Shoe Room and its affiliates from claims and liabilities, and consents to the use and disclosure of the entrant’s personal information in connection with the Contest (including announcements of the entrant’s name as one of the winners of the Contest). A selected entrant may also be required to execute any other legal, regulatory, or tax-related documents required by The Shoe Room at its sole discretion.

The Shoe Room may in its discretion disqualify a selected entrant, and select a substitute entrant, if any of the following occur: (a) the selected entrant fails to respond to the prize notification within 72 hours; (b) the selected entrant who is a Canadian resident fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question; or (c) the selected entrant fails to fully comply with these Rules.

Other Matters:  The Shoe Room is not responsible or liable for: (a) erroneous, damaged, destroyed, lost, late, incomplete, illegible or misdirected contest entries; (b) failure for any reason whatsoever of selected entrants to receive or respond to a prize notification; or (c) any damage or loss arising from, connected with, or relating to the Contest or a prize, regardless of the cause or any fault by The Shoe Room or any person for whom The Shoe Room is responsible, and notwithstanding that any of those persons may have been advised of the possibility of the loss or damage being incurred.

If for any reason The Shoe Room determines, in its discretion, that the Contest is not capable of being conducted as intended by The Shoe Room, including due to any misconduct by or on behalf of an entrant, The Shoe Room may in its discretion disqualify the entrant responsible for the misconduct and withdraw, cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend all or any part of the Contest.


The Shoe Room will have unfettered discretion in its decisions regarding all aspects of the Contest and the administration of these Rules. The Shoe Room’s decisions are final and binding on all entrants.

General Release: By entering the Contest, you hereby release Canada’s National Ballet School, The Shoe Room, its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any liability whatsoever and waive all causes of action for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with these Terms, the Contest, or the delivery, mis-delivery, acceptance, possession, use or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or betrayal in a false light, intentional or not), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or otherwise.

Disputes: Except where prohibited by law, you agree that (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded (“Disputes”) shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (2) all Disputes must be resolved before the Courts of Ontario sitting in the City of Toronto, Canada, and you hereby irrevocably submit and attorn to the original and exclusive jurisdiction of those courts in respect of all Disputes.  You agree that any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and under no circumstances will you be permitted to claim or obtain, and YOU HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHT TO CLAIM, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN FOR ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES, AND ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED.

Governing Law:  The Contest is controlled by The Shoe Room from Toronto, Canada These Rules, and all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Rules, or the rights and obligations of you and The Shoe Room in connection with the Contest, shall be governed and construed solely by the laws of Onatrio, Canada and applicable federal laws of Canada, excluding any rules of private international law or the conflict of laws that would lead to the application of any other laws. 

Severability:  If any provision(s) of these Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

Winner List: For a winner list, you may send a request to 416-964-5100 (Local) or 1-800-387-0785 after July 24, 2018 and before July 24, 2020.

No Affiliation with Instagram:  The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administrated by, or associated with, Instagram or any other named or depicted people or entities other than The Shoe Room.  Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest should be directed to The Shoe Room. 

The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, state and local laws and regulations.  Notwithstanding any other terms of these Rules, this Contest is VOID IN QUEBEC, CANADA, RHODE ISLAND, UNITED STATES AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

© 2018 Canada’s National Ballet School, The Shoe Room

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