World Cup Pick'em Challenge - Terms and Conditions

Last Updated: Oct 21 2022 19:06 EDT

 

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING

Eligibility: OfficePools “World Cup of Soccer” (the “Pick’em Contest”) is open to legal residents of Canada, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older, except that you must be nineteen (19) years of age or older if you live in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, PEI, Saskatchewan or Yukon; and legal residents of the United States (excluding all U.S. territories, including but not limited to Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico) who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older. Sponsor (as defined below), its subsidiaries and affiliates,  and any other companies or agencies associated with this Contest are collectively referred to herein as the “Contest Entities”. Employees of the Contest Entities and their immediate family members (defined as parents, parents-in-law, children, siblings and spouse (including common law), regardless of where they reside) are not eligible to enter the Contest or win Contest prizes. Any other persons with whom such employees are domiciled are also not eligible to enter the Contest or win Contest prizes. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 

Tournament: As used herein, “Tournament” means the 28 days of soccer put on by FIFA (International Federation of Association Football). The 32 teams are divided into eight, four-team groups in the Group Stage. Each group plays a round-robin tournament, in which each team is scheduled for three matches against other teams in the same group. This means that a total of six matches are played within a group. The last round of matches of each group is scheduled at the same time to preserve fairness among all four teams. The top two teams from each group advance to the knockout stage. Points are used to rank the teams within a group.

The Knockout Stage is a single-elimination tournament in which teams play each other in one-off matches, with extra time and penalty shootouts used to decide the winner if necessary. It begins with the Round of 16 (or the second round) in which the winner of each group plays against the runner-up of another group. This is followed by the Quarter-Finals, the Semi-Finals, the third-place match (contested by the losing semi-finalists), and the Final.

Sponsor: The Contest is sponsored by Officepools.com Services Ltd., 88 E Pender St Unit 500, Vancouver, BC V6A 3X3 (“Sponsor”).

Apple is not a sponsor nor is involved in any way in this contest. 

Agreement to Official Rules: By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to abide by the terms and conditions thereof as established by the Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to qualify all submissions and to reject any submissions that do not meet the requirements for participation as established by Sponsor.

Entry Period: The Contest will accept Picks beginning on October 21, at 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time up to 11:00 am December 18, 2022, Eastern Standard Time (the “Entry Period”). 

Picks received before or after the Entry Period are void. OfficePools computer server, on which the Contest is hosted, is the official time-keeping device for the Contest. OfficePools employs a rolling deadline for Pick'em. This means that the cutoff is based on the individual game. Picks can be changed right up until the start of the respective game.

How To Enter: To enter this Contest, you will need an authenticated OfficePools account (an “Account”). If you don’t already have an Account, simply visit OfficePools at https://www.officepools.com/accounts/signup/. Creating an Account is free. By submitting your information, you agree to the Sponsor’s Web Site Use Agreement (https://www.officepools.com/site/terms). If you do not agree to the Web Site Use Agreement, you cannot create an Account or participate in this Contest. After signing up for an Account, you must authenticate your Account by clicking on the link in the verify email that will be sent to the email address you provided.

Once you are logged into your Account, click on the link to the Contest on the OfficePools.com homepage. You can start making selections for the Group Stage (by picking one (1) winner for each matchup). There are 46 games in the Group Stage (November 20 to December 2, 2022) and picks must be submitted before each game officially begins. Once the Group Stage concludes, contestants will be able to submit picks for the Knockout Stage’s Round of 16 (16 games from December 3rd to 6th, 2022) Once the Round of 16 concludes contestants will be able to submit their picks for the Quarterfinals (4 games on December 9th to 10th, 2022). Once the Quarterfinals conclude contestants will be able to submit their picks for the Semifinals (2 games from December 13th to 14th, 2022). Once the Semifinals conclude contestants will be able to submit their pick for the Third Place Playoff Game (1 game on December 17, 2022), as well as the World Cup Final (1 game on December 18, 2022). Picks must be submitted before each game officially begins. 

Due to the Autosave feature, picks will be deemed submitted when you make your selections within the Contest interface. You may update and change your Picks before each individual game begins. The date and time of your last update and submission shall be deemed to be your submission date and time. Failure to make your pick(s) within the designated time period will be automatically scored as zero points. 

Limit one (1) set of Picks per person. Anyone found to use multiple accounts to enter will be disqualified from participating in the Contest or winning Contest prizes.

Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted or the owner of an entry shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Contest. In the event of a dispute over the ownership of an entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the person in whose name the email account was opened.

Normal internet access and device usage charges imposed by your online service provider may apply. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for computer system, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human or technical in nature, or for damaged, lost, late, illegible or misdirected entries; technical, hardware, software, electronic or telephone failures of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; fraudulent, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions whether caused by Sponsor, the users, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest; or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions or downloading, that may limit, delay or prevent an entrant’s ability to participate in the Contest. Sponsor is not liable for any loss, injury or damage caused, whether directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from downloading data or otherwise participating in this Contest.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel this Contest for any reason, including if viruses, bugs or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control, unauthorized human intervention, malfunction, computer problems, phone line or network hardware or software malfunction, which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupt, compromise or materially affect the administration, fairness, security or proper play of the Contest or proper submission of Picks.

Scoring: Contestants’ primary objective is to earn as many points as possible by picking the winners of all 64 FIFA World Cup games on a round-by-round basis. Picks must be submitted before each game officially begins. 

  • Group Stage Win: 1 point

  • Group Stage Draw:  2 points

  • Round of 16 Win:  2 points

  • Quarter Finals Win:  3 points

  • Semi-Finals Win: 5 points

  • Finals Win: 10 points

Each correct pick will contribute to the entrant’s overall point total. 

Selection of the Overall Points Prize Winner(s):  At the conclusion of the Tournament, correct predictions will be calculated for each entrant who has submitted their picks. The contestant with the most points will win the 1st Place Prize. The contestant with the second most points will win the 2nd Place Prize. The contestant with the third most points will win the 3rd Place Prize. 

In the event of any ties: The in-game tiebreaker of how many goals will the World Cup Champion score throughout the tournament will be used. The winner of the tiebreaker will be the contestant who is the closest to the total amount of goals scored by the Championship team, without going over.

 

Prizing: 

  • 1st Place - $2000 Air Canada Gift Card

  • 2nd Place - $250 Adidas Gift Card

  • 3rd Place - $100 Visa Gift Card

 

Requirements and Notification of Prize Winners: The Prize Winners will be notified via email on or about five (5) business days after the end of the Tournament. If the Prize Winner does not acknowledge acceptance of his or her prize within ten (10) business days after being notified that he or she is a Prize Winner, the prize may be forfeited and a re-draw will occur for the remaining eligible entries. In the event that there are no other Prize Winners, the Sponsor reserves the right to not award the prizing. Sponsor may require the Prize Winners to provide a copy of valid government-issued photo identification as evidence of age and identity and to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability and publicity release, wherever lawful, as a precondition to award of the prize. If the Prize Winner fails to provide such identification and sign and return the requested documents to Sponsor in the time indicated by Sponsor, that Prize Winner may be disqualified, and the prize will thereafter be awarded to one of the other Prize Winners from the remaining valid entries using the re-draw procedure specified above. The prize shall be delivered to the Prize Winner at the mailing address provided by the Prize Winner.

Privacy: By submitting an entry, participants acknowledge and agree that any personal information that they provided will be maintained in accordance with OfficePools.com Services Ltd’s “Website Use Agreement”, which can be viewed here: https://www.officepools.com/site/terms. By participating in the Contest, you: (i) grant to the Sponsor the right to use your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, user name, Private Team name, and game play information (including but not limited to Picks, scores, and standings) (“Personal Information”) for the purpose of administering the Contest, including but not limited to contacting and announcing the winners; (ii) grant to the Sponsor the right to use your Personal Information for publicity and promotional purposes relating to the Contest, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, without further compensation unless prohibited by law; and (iii) acknowledge that the Sponsor may disclose your Personal Information to third-party agents and service providers of the Sponsor in connection with any of the activities listed in (i) and (ii) above. Sponsor will use the entrant’s Personal Information only for identified purposes, and protect the entrant’s Personal Information in a manner that is consistent with the Website Use Agreement.

RELEASE: ENTRANTS AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE CONTEST ENTITIES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST. ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE CONTEST ENTITIES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST AND ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION AND USE OF ANY PRIZE. SPONSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TYPOGRAPHICAL OR OTHER ERROR IN THE PRINTING OF THE OFFER OR ADMINISTRATION OF THE CONTEST OR IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE PRIZE. NO ENTRIES WILL BE RETURNED. ALL ENTRIES BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE SPONSOR.

DISPUTES EACH ENTRANT AGREES THAT:

TO THE EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS CONTEST, OR ANY PRIZES AWARDED, SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORTING TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, EXCEPT THAT YOU MAY ASSERT CLAIMS IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT IF YOUR CLAIMS QUALIFY;

  1. 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

  2. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, 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.

JURISDICTION: ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANT AND SPONSOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST, SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWs OF THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, PROVIDED THAT NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, IN THE CASE OF CANADIAN RESIDENTS, APPLICABLE LAWS IN CANADA MAY REQUIRE THAT THE LAWS OF THE CANADIAN JURISDICTION IN WHICH YOU RESIDE APPLY INSTEAD, IN WHICH CASE THE LAWS OF THAT JURISDICTION WILL APPLY.

Contest Results and Official Rules: To obtain the identity of the prize winners and/or a copy of these Official Contest Rules, send an email to help@officepools.com -or- send a self-addressed stamped envelope to OfficePools.com Services Ltd., Officepools.com Services Ltd., 88 E Pender St Unit 500, Vancouver, BC V6A 3X3.