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Website Terms and Conditions of Use

Last updated: July 22, 2021

1.

Acceptance of Terms

These terms and conditions of use for www.canadasforesttrust.ca (the “Website”), constitute a legal agreement and are entered into by and between you and Canada’s Forest Trust Corporation (the “CFT,” “we,” “us,” “our”). The following terms and conditions, together with our Privacy Policy (collectively, these ”Terms”), govern your access to and use of the Website.

BY USING THE WEBSITE, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND AND COMPLY WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY, INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OR THE PRIVACY POLICY, YOU MUST NOT ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITE.

By using this Website, you represent and warrant that you are the legal age of majority under applicable law to form a binding contract with CFT and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you are under the legal age of majority, you may only access or use the Website with the consent of your parent of legal guardian. Please be sure your parent or legal guardian has reviewed and discussed these Terms and the Privacy Policy with you.

If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the Website.

2.

Modifications to the Terms and to the Website

We reserve the right in our sole discretion to revise and update these Terms from time to time. Any and all such modifications are effective immediately upon posting and apply to all access to and continued use of the Website. The date the Terms were last updated is indicated at the top of this page. Where required by law, we will notify you in advance of implementing such changes (for example, by notifying you via email) so you can review them before they go into effect. You agree to periodically review these Terms in order to be aware of any such modifications, and your continued use of the Website shall be your acceptance of these.If you do not agree to accept such modifications to the Terms, you must refrain from any further access to or use of the Website.

We may change or delete any information or material on the Website at any time without notifying you. We will not be liable if, for any reason, all or any part of the Website is restricted or unavailable at any time.

3.

Your Use of the Website and Account Set-Up and Security

The security of your personal information is very important to us. We use physical, electronic, and administrative measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. As a “User” of the Website, you are responsible for your own access to and use of the Website. You are required to ensure that anyone who accesses the Website through your internet connection is aware of these Terms and complies with them.

Certain content or areas on the Website may require User registration. It is a condition of your use of the Website that all the information you provide on the Website is correct, current, and complete.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

Your provision of contact information, registration information and any other submissions you make to the Website through any functionality (collectively, “Interactive Functions”) constitutes your consent to all actions we take with respect to such information consistent with our Privacy Policy.

Any username, password, or any other piece of information chosen by you, or provided to you as part of our security procedures, must be treated as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You must exercise caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information. You understand and agree that should you be provided an account, your account is personal to you and you agree not to provide any other person with access to this Website or portions of it using your username, password, or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your username or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you logout from your account at the end of each session. You are responsible for any password misuse or any unauthorized access.

We reserve the right at any time and from time to time, to disable or terminate your account, any username, password, or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including any violation of any provision of these Terms.

You are prohibited from attempting to circumvent and from violating the security of this Website, including, without limitation:

a)

accessing content and data that is not intended for you;

b)

attempting to breach or breaching the security and/or authentication measures which are not authorized;

c)

restricting, disrupting or disabling service to users, hosts, servers, or networks;

d)

illicitly reproducing TCP/IP packet header;

e)

disrupting network services and otherwise disrupting Website owner’s ability to monitor the Website;

f)

using any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access the Website for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Website;

g)

introducing any viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful;

h)

attacking the Website via a denial-of-service attack, distributed denial-of-service attack, flooding, mailbombing, or crashing; and

i)

otherwise attempting to interfere with the proper working of the Website.

4.

Intellectual Property Rights and Ownership

You understand and agree that the Website and its entire contents, features, and functionality, including, but not limited to, all information, software, code, text, displays, graphics, photographs, video, audio, design, presentation, selection, and arrangement, are owned by the CFT, its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected in all forms by intellectual property laws including without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and any other proprietary rights.

The CFT name, trademarks, logo, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs, images, and slogans are trademarks of the CFT or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of the CFT. Other names, logos, product and service names, designs, images, and slogans mentioned, or which appear on this Website are the trademarks of their respective owners. Use of any such property, except as expressly authorized, shall constitute an infringement or violation of the rights of the property owner and may be a violation of federal or other laws and could subject the infringer to legal action.

You may only use the Website for your personal and non-commercial use. You shall not directly or indirectly reproduce, compile for an internal database, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, or transmit any of the material on our Website, in any form or medium whatsoever except:

a)

your computer and browser may temporarily store or cache copies of materials being accessed and viewed;

b)

a reasonable number of copies for personal use or educational use only may be printed keeping any proprietary notices thereon, which may only be used for non-commercial and lawful personal or educational use and not for further reproduction, publication, or distribution of any kind on any medium whatsoever;

c)

in the event social media platforms are linked to certain content on our Website, you may take such actions as our Website and such third-party social media platforms permit.

Users are not permitted to modify copies of any materials from this Website nor delete or alter any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from this site. You must not access or use for any commercial purposes any part of the Website or any services or materials available through the Website.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our Website in breach of these Terms, your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. You have no right, title, or interest in or to the Website or to any content on the Website, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by the CFT. Any use of the Website not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may infringe or violate copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property or other proprietary laws.

5.

Conditions of Use and Site Content Standards

As a condition of your access and use, you agree that you may use the Website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms.

Without limiting the foregoing, you warrant and agree that your use of the Website shall not:

a)

In any manner violate any applicable federal, provincial, local, or international law or regulation including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software, patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual property, legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy of others) or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms and our Privacy Policy.

b)

In any manner violate the terms of use of any third-party website that is linked to the Website, including but not limited to, any third-party social media website.

c)

Include or contain any material that is exploitive, obscene, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, hateful, defamatory, sexually explicit or pornographic, violent, inflammatory, or discriminatory based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age or other such legally prohibited ground or be otherwise objectionable, such determination to be made in CFT’s sole discretion.

d)

Involve stalking, attempting to exploit or harm any individual (including minors) in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content or otherwise or ask for personal information as prohibited under applicable laws, regulations, or code.

e)

Involve, provide, or contribute any false, inaccurate, or misleading information.

f)

Include sending, knowingly receiving, uploading, downloading, using, or reusing any material that does not comply with these Terms.

g)

Encourage any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Website, or which, as determined by us, may harm the CFT or users of the Website or expose them to liability.

h)

Cause annoyance, inconvenience, or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, or alarm any other person.

i)

Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote, or assist any unlawful act.

6.

Site Monitoring and Enforcement, Suspension and Termination

CFT has the right, without provision of notice to:

a)

Take appropriate legal action, including, without limitation, referral to law enforcement or regulatory authority, or notifying the harmed party of any illegal or unauthorized use of the Website. Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone accessing or requesting any materials on or through the Website.

b)

Terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Website for any or no reason, including, without limitation, any violation of these Terms.

YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE CFT AND ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTRACTORS, LICENSORS, LICENSEES, SUPPLIERS, AND SUCCESSORS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY CFT AND ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES RELATING TO ANY, INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER CFT OR SUCH PARTIES OR BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

We have no obligation, nor any responsibility to any party to monitor the Website or its use.

7.

No reliance

The content on our Website is provided for general information purposes only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain more specific or professional advice before taking, or refraining from, any action or inaction on the basis of the content on our site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our Website, we make no representations, warranties, or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Website is accurate, complete, or up to date. Your use of the Website is at your own risk and CFT has no responsibility or liability whatsoever for your use of this Website.

This Website may include content provided by third parties, including from other users and third-party licensors. All statements and/or opinions expressed in any such third-party content, other than the content provided by CFT, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. Such materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of CFT. CFT has no responsibility or liability whatsoever to you, or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any third-party materials.

8.

Privacy

By submitting your personal information and using our Website, you consent to the collection, use, reproduction, hosting, transmission, and disclosure of any such user content submissions in compliance with our Privacy Policy, as we deem necessary for use of the Website.

9.

Third-Party Websites

For your convenience, this Website may provide links or pointers to third-party sites. We make no representations about any other websites that may be accessed from this Website. If you choose to access any such sites, you do so at your own risk. We have no control over the contents of any such third-party sites and accept no responsibility for such sites or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. You are subject to any terms and conditions of such third-party sites.

Such links to third-party sites from the Website may include links to certain social media features that enable you to link or transmit on your own or using certain third-party websites, certain content from this Website. You may only use these features when they are provided by us and solely with respect to the content identified.

You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval, or endorsement on our part where none exists. Our Website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our Website other than the homepage. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the provisions regarding Conditions of Use and Site Content Standards in these Terms. You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking to immediately stop.

10.

Geographic Restrictions

The owner of the Website is based in Ontario in Canada. We provide this Website for use only by persons located in Canada. This Website is not intended for use in any jurisdiction where its use is not permitted. If you access the Website from outside Canada, you do so at your own risk and you are responsible for compliance with local laws of your jurisdiction.

11.

Disclaimer of Warranties

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS FOUND OR ATTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS FOUND OR ATTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

NEITHER CFT NOR ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTRACTORS, LICENSORS, LICENSEES, SUPPLIERS, OR SUCCESSORS MAKE ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR ENDORSEMENT WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, SUITABILITY, ACCURACY, CURRENCY, OR AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENTS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER CFT NOR ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTRACTORS, LICENSORS, LICENSEES, SUPPLIERS, OR SUCCESSORS REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS FOUND OR ATTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

WE CANNOT AND DO NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT FILES OR DATA AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING FROM THE INTERNET OR THE WEBSITE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE CODE. YOU ARE SOLELY AND ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND YOUR COMPUTER, INTERNET, AND DATA SECURITY. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, OVERLOADING, FLOODING, MAILBOMBING, OR CRASHING, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, WORMS, LOGIC BOMBS, OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA, OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS FOUND OR ATTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.

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Limitation on Liability

EXCEPT WHERE SUCH EXCLUSIONS ARE PROHIBITED BY LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL CFT OR ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTRACTORS, LICENSORS, LICENSEES, SUPPLIERS, OR SUCCESSORS BE LIABLE FOR NEGLIGENCE, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION, FUNDAMENTAL BREACH, DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF PRIVACY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE PARTY WAS ALLEGEDLY ADVISED OR HAD REASON TO KNOW, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, OR RELIANCE ON, THE WEBSITE, ANY LINKED WEBSITES OR SUCH OTHER THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES, NOR ANY WEBSITE CONTENT, MATERIALS, POSTING, OR INFORMATION THEREON EVEN IF THE PARTY WAS ALLEGEDLY ADVISED OR HAD REASON TO KNOW.

13.

Indemnification

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless CFT, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, service providers, contractors, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable legal fees and disbursements) arising out of or relating to your breach of these Terms or your use of the Website, including, but not limited to third-party sites, any use of the Website’s content, services, and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms.

14.

Governing Law and Choice of Forum

The Website and these Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision, principle, or rule (whether of the laws of the Province of Ontario or any other jurisdiction) and notwithstanding your domicile, residence, or physical location.

Any action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Website and under these Terms will be instituted in the courts of the Province of Ontario and/or the Federal Court of Canada, and each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts in any such action or proceeding. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to the venue of such courts.

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Waiver

No failure to exercise, or delay in exercising, any right, remedy, power, or privilege arising from these Terms operates, or may be construed, as a waiver thereof. No single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, power, or privilege hereunder precludes any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, remedy, power, or privilege.

16.

Severability

If any term or provision of these Terms is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of these Terms or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction.

17.

Entire Agreement

The Terms and our Privacy Policy constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and CFT regarding the Website and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, regarding such subject matter.

18.

Reporting and Contact

Please send any reports of potential misuse, or any requests or comments relating to the Website, to us at the following email address: admin@canadasforesttrust.ca

Canada's Forest Trust Corporation Student Scholarship Program ("Official Rules")

Last updated: May 13, 2022

1.

Program Period

Canada’s Forest Trust Student Scholarship Program (the “Program”) begins at 08:00 on May 17, 2022 and ends at 23:59 on June 7, 2022 (the “Program Period”). By participating in the Program, each entrant agrees to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules. Entrants further agree to abide by and be bound by all decisions of Canada’s Forest Trust Corporation (the “CFT”), which shall be final and binding, without right of appeal, in all matters relating to this Program and the awarding of the scholarship including without limitation eligibility and/or disqualification of entries.

2.

Eligibility

The Program is open to legal residents of Canada who: (i) are 13 years of age or older ; (ii) have the consent of their parent or legal guardian to participate in the Program and; (iii) are enrolled at a Canadian elementary or high school. CFT may require proof of points (i)-(iii) to confirm eligibility.

Excluded from eligibility are the officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of CFT, any Program judges, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Program Entities”), and members of the immediate families (defined as parents, siblings, children and spouses, regardless of where they live) or households (whether or not related) of such officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives.

3.

How to Enter

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Limit: None. Every additional entry will require a unique video to be considered as a new submission. Internet access is required to enter.

To obtain one (1) entry, visit www.canadasforesttrust.ca/scholarship-program CFT’s webpage (“Program Website”) and follow the instructions on the Program Website to enter. On the entry form, you must include your name, phone number, email address, school, school location, type of school, grade and month and year of birth.

Further, you must submit a video that answers the following prompt: “Why a forest and not a tree?” (see Program Website for more details on the prompt). The video must:

  • Be 30 seconds or less in length

  • Be submitted in an MP4 format

  • Filmed in a vertical or portrait aspect

  • Contain visuals that are clear and easy to understand

  • In English or French

Further, all entries must meet the following submissions guidelines (the “Submissions Guidelines”):

(i)

Do not disparage CFT: The entry must not defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about CFT or any of its products, or other people, products or companies or communicate messages inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill associated with the CFT, as determined by CFT in its sole discretion.

(ii)

Family audience: Entry must be suitable for family audiences, as determined by CFT in its sole discretion.

(iii)

No harmful content: Entry must not contain any content that is or contains: unlawful behaviour, profanity, explicit sexuality, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or is hatefully, racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive or objectionable, as determined by CFT in its sole discretion.

(iv)

Be mindful of third party marks: Entry must not infringe on the intellectual property rights, or defame or invade the publicity or privacy rights, of any third party, living or deceased.

By submitting an entry, you warrant and represent that:

(i)

The entry is yours: the entry is your original work, created solely by you, and over which you have all necessary rights, title and interest, including copyright and it has not been previously published;

(ii)

Not infringing: the entry does not infringe upon the intellectual property rights, or defame or invade the publicity or privacy rights, of any third party, living or deceased; (

(iii)

You have permission from the individuals appearing in your video: Any and all individuals appearing in the entry have granted to you permission to publish or otherwise use their likeness in the entry in any manner and media whether now known or hereafter devised including, without limitation, on the Program Website; and,

(iv)

Submission Guidelines: the entry complies with the Submissions Guidelines.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless CFT from any claims to the contrary.

By entering, you agree as follows: (i) you acknowledge that your entry may be posted by CFT on the Program Website and/or on CFT’s social media channels, in CFT's sole discretion but without obligation; (ii) you have the right and authority to, and do hereby, grant to CFT an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free worldwide license in perpetuity to reproduce, store, copy, broadcast, display, distribute, edit, alter, combine with other material, publish, post, commercialize and/or otherwise use without limitation all or any part of the entry in any manner or media, including without limitation on the Program Website; (iii) you waive any and all moral rights that you may have in and to the entry with respect to the uses contemplated herein; and, (iv) you agree to release and hold harmless CFT from and against any and all claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trade-mark infringement or any other intellectual property related cause of action that relates in any way to CFT’s use of the entry.

4.

Award

There are twenty five (25) scholarships available to be won, each consisting of $1000CDN. The number of scholarships will be distributed to every province/territory.

  • Scholarships distributed under this Program are to be used towards the pursuit of environmental programs and education. CFT will distribute the scholarship to each winner on the condition that the following is met:

  • Where the successful applicant has been accepted to their preferred post secondary institution, CFT will forward payment to the school in their name.

  • Where the successful applicant has chosen an environmental program or activity that is not affiliated with a post secondary institution, the program must be approved by CFT and CFT will reimburse the applicant upon receiving a receipt.

  • Where the successful applicant is post secondary bound but not yet accepted – CFT will provide the scholarship upon proof of post-secondary school applications.

Scholarship must be accepted as awarded and may not be substituted or transferred, except at CFT’s sole discretion. CFT reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute an award of greater or equivalent monetary value if the scholarship cannot be awarded as described for any reason. Any other costs or expenses associated with the scholarship not specified herein will be the responsibility of selected winners.

5.

Winner Selection

Between June 1, 2022 and June 14, 2022 a diverse group of qualified evaluators (the “Selection Committee”) will review all eligible submissions received during the Program Period. Submissions will be evaluated by the Selection Committee on the basis of the following equally-weighted criteria (the “Criteria”):

  1. Relevance to prompt

  2. Level of creativity

  3. Uniqueness of messaging

  4. Recognition of Indigenous Land Knowledge, values, culture and tradition

  5. Degree of information and knowledge shared

The twenty five (25) entrants with the highest scores and based on the provincial/territorial allocation described in Section 4 will be considered the selected entrants and will need to meet the requirements set out in Section 6 to be declared official winners. The odds of being selected will depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Program Period and the skill in meeting the Criteria.

6.

Selected Entrant Verification and Scholarship Claim Conditions

Selected entrants will be notified at the email address or telephone number indicated on their entry form. In order to be declared an official winner, each selected entrant(s) must: (i) respond to notification of selection within 3 business days of first attempt by CFT; (ii) sign and return to CFT, within 3 business days of it being sent by CFT, a written declaration and release form, releasing the CFT from any liability in connection with this Program or the use, misuse, awarding or possession of any scholarship and confirmation of selected entrant’s legal guardian or parent’s consent (the “Release”); and, (ii) otherwise comply with these Official Rules.

Return of any winner notification as undeliverable, inability to reach selected entrant or failure of selected entrant to respond to notification within 3 days of first attempt by CFT or CFT’s agent, failure to provide proof of eligibility (if requested), release documents, or other required documentation in a timely manner or other non-compliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification, forfeiture of the scholarship and, at CFT’s sole discretion, selection of an alternate eligible entrant for the forfeited scholarship in accordance with these Official Rules, who will be subject to disqualification in the same manner.

7.

Right to Void / Terminate / Suspend / Modify

CFT reserves the right to terminate, suspend or modify this Program, in whole or in part, at any time and without notice or obligation if, in CFT's sole discretion, any factor interferes with its proper conduct as contemplated by these Official Rules. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if the Program, or any part thereof, is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, programming errors, or technical failures, which, in the sole discretion of CFT, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Program, CFT may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect entries and: (a) terminate the Program, or any portion thereof; (b) modify or suspend the Program, or any portion thereof, to address the impairment and then resume the Program, or relevant portion, in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; and/or (c) award the scholarships from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment in accordance with the winner selection criteria discussed above.

CFT reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process, the operation of the Program, violates the Official Rules, or acts with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

8.

Limitation of Liability and Releases

BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT CFT AND THE PROGRAM ENTITIES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM THE PROGRAM, INCLUDING THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE OR USE OF THE SCHOLARSHIP. BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT CFT AND PROGRAM ENTITIES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM: A) ENTRY OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROGRAM, OR B) ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PERSONALITY OR PRIVACY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR MERCHANDISE DELIVERY.

Without limiting the foregoing, CFT and the Program Entities, and any of CFT's other suppliers or contractors, shall not be responsible for: (a) any incomplete or inaccurate information that is caused by entrants, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Program, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Program; (b) lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, service provider, on-line systems, telephone networks or telephone lines, or any other connections; (c) the theft, destruction, loss or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (d) any problems with, or malfunctions or failures of, telephone networks or lines, computers or computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs; (e) late, lost, misdirected, garbled transmissions or miscommunications; (f) failure of any e-mail to be received by or from the Program judges or CFT for any reason, including but not limited to traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof or technical incompatibility; (g) damage to a user's computer equipment (software or hardware) occasioned by participation or downloading of materials related to this Program; (h) printing, distribution, programming or production errors, and any other errors or malfunctions of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic or otherwise; or (i) technical, pictorial, typographical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

9.

Protection of Personal Information and Publicity Release

CFT and its authorized agents will collect, use, and disclose your personal information for the purposes of administering the Program and scholarship fulfillment. Your personal information will not otherwise be used by CFT except for the administration of this Program, and otherwise in accordance with applicable law and CFT’s Privacy Policy at https://www.canadasforesttrust.ca/privacy.

By accepting a scholarship, winner agrees to CFT's use of his/her name, city/province of residence, picture, biographical information, statements, voice and likeness in any advertising and publicity CFT and its respective successors, assigns and licensees may conduct relating to the Program in any media or format, whether now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the World Wide Web, at any time or times in perpetuity, without further compensation or notice, and hereby releases the Program Entities from any liability with respect thereto. Winner may be required to sign a document to this effect.

10.

General Conditions

All entries become the property of CFT and will not be returned and no correspondence will be made with or entered into except with selected entrant(s). Winning a scholarship is contingent on fulfilling all the requirements set forth herein. Mass entries, automated entries, entries submitted by third parties, and any entries or claims that are late, incomplete, fraudulent, illegible, unidentified or delayed will be void. All entries and claims are subject to verification. Proof of entry submission does not constitute proof of receipt. Entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules. Decisions of CFT and/or the Selection Committee will be final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Program. Program is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. Void where prohibited. CFT reserves the right to correct any typographical, printing, computer programming or operator errors. CFT's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision of the Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, then the Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein. Should a winner make any false statement(s) in any document referenced above, the winner may be required to promptly return to CFT his/her scholarship, or the cash value thereof. WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROGRAM OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND CFT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

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