Eligibility, Rules and Regulations

GENERAL CRITERIA

Entry submissions (the “Idea”) must have an effect in a Community Market (defined below). The requestor (“Participant”) must have a defined purpose for the funds that will have a measurable impact in a Community Market in 2017 or 2018. Stronger Ideas are ones that increase the collaboration within a community and encourage a “ripple” or “pay-it-forward” effect. For the purposes of participation in the Field Law Community Fund Program (the “Program”) the eligible Participants must come from the Province of Alberta or Northwest Territories. The Province of Alberta Community Market is divided into a North and South Community Market. The Northern Alberta Community Market is defined as the area north of the City of Red Deer. The Southern Alberta Community Market is defined as the City of Red Deer and south. The third Community Market is Northwest Territories (each a “Community Market”). A Panel from each Community Market will judge the Participants’ Ideas and Pitches as set forth in these rules and regulations.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Participants can either be individuals, groups or organizations. Both registered and non-registered charities are eligible to participate. Participants in the Program must, if an individual, be residents of Canada to participate in the Program and reside in a Community Market. If an organization or group wants to participate in the Program, they must designate a sole contact to represent them. You are not eligible to participate if you are a resident of Quebec. There is no purchase necessary to participate in the Program.

 

PRIVACY AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

By participating in the Program, you hereby consent to Field Law’s collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information for the purposes of administering the Program. Field Law values the privacy of applicants under the Field Law Community Fund Program, and we will only collect, use, and disclose your personal information for purposes relating to the Program in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act or as otherwise required by law. Field Law has written policies governing the manner in which we collect, use, and disclose personal information. If you wish to review a copy of those policies, please contact Rebecca at rwalkemeyer@fieldlaw.com.

 

PUBLICITY RELEASE

By applying to, or participating, in the Program, you are agreeing to grant to Field Law the unrestricted right for us to use your name, picture, voice, any video of you, statements or testimonials made by you or any material you write or create related to the Program, along with your address (City and Province). (“your publicity material”) This includes use in any and all media or technology, now and in the future, anywhere in the world, for as long as Field Law wishes to use your publicity material for advertising and promotional purposes in connection with the Program and other promotions. Field Law can use your publicity material, or choose not to use it, at any time, without giving you any further notice or providing you with any compensation.

 

WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM?

Members of each Panel, Field Law employees and promotional and development partners of the Program including a member of their immediate family (defined as mother, father, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and husband or wife, regardless of where they reside) or household of any of the above persons, their respective affiliates, agents, licensors, associates or representatives. In addition, any party or individual who has a preferential relationship with Field Law as determined by the sole discretion of Field Law is ineligible. All decisions regarding eligibility for participation in the Program will be determined by Field Law in its sole and unfettered discretion.

 

CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATION IN PROGRAM

  • Submission of an Idea in the form of an executable project which positively impacts a Community Market in which it is located;
  • Submission of multiple Ideas from a Participant are acceptable, provided such Ideas are unique and follow all the requirements of these rules and regulations.  Each Idea, if multiple Ideas are submitted by a Participant, will be judged individually in accordance with the criteria in these rules and regulations and Program criteria;
  • If applicants have previously participated in the Program, and did not receive funding for their Idea, such Idea may be submitted again for consideration in the Program as a re-submission of a previously submitted Idea;
  • Submission of an Idea which takes place in a Community Market;
  • While submission of an Idea may take place in multiple Community Markets and an Idea may be declared a ‘winner’ in multiple Community Markets, an Idea can only be declared a ‘winner’ once per Community Market;
  • Be well underway by Dec. 31, 2017;
  • Has to be completed by Dec. 31, 2018; and
  • Be submitted in one of Canada’s two official languages, English or French.
  • The participant having complied with all applicable laws, including without limitation compliance with The Charitable Fundraising Act (Alberta) and its regulations, as may be amended from time to time and such as equivalent legislation, if applicable, in the NWT.

 

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE PROGRAM, THE PROJECT OR IDEA MUST NOT:

  • Have received any funding from the Field Law Community Fund Program.
  • Include any promotion of any specific individuals, companies, brands, or products other than promotion of the Participant.
  • Contain any third party trademarks or material unless you have the express written permission of such third party(ies).
  • Contain offensive, obscene, or sexually suggestive material, propaganda, potentially misleading information, or defamatory or disparaging material about other people or companies, or endorse any form of hate, hate group or terrorist activity.
  • Discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, creed, national origin, disability, handicap, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by law, as determined by the sole discretion of Field Law.
  • Involve any form of mandatory religious study or discriminate against any faith or group. Ideas that promote religious advocacy, attempt to convert people to another religion, or attempt to expand membership are not eligible to participate in the Field Law Community Fund Program, and may be removed at any point throughout the competition.
  • If your Idea is submitted on behalf of, or in association with, a religious organization, its outcome must be accessible to anyone of any faith.
  • Support any particular political party or affiliated group.
  • Directly promote or speak negatively about any particular faith, political action, legislation or party, or promote or encourage the violation of any law, as determined in the sole and unfettered discretion of Field Law.
  • Promote any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, as determined in the sole and unfettered discretion of Field Law.
  • Relate to controversial subject matters or any subject that is contrary to the interests of Field Law, as determined in the sole and unfettered discretion of Field Law.

Ideas that do not meet the eligibility criteria above will not qualify for funding, and will not be posted. If Field Law determines that an Idea or Ideas do not meet the eligibility criteria prior to the online voting, the submission will be eliminated from consideration.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM

To participate in the Program, interested applicants should complete the application form at www.fieldlawcommunityfund.com/apply and agree with all of the Eligibility, Rules and Regulations before applying. By applying, you are acknowledging you accept the Eligibility, Rules and Regulations and agree to be bound by them.

To enter your Idea or Ideas to the Program, visit www.fieldlawcommunityfund.com/apply and submit an Idea by the deadline of 5:00 PM MDT, May 8, 2017 (the “Deadline”). Complete the online application form to submit your Idea for consideration. Only online submissions through the application form will be accepted.

After you submit your application form, it will be screened for objectionable content and to ensure it meets the qualification criteria. Field Law reserves the right to decline Ideas from being posted on the Field Law Community Fund Program website at any point in the competition if it does not comply with the terms.

Field Law reserves the right, in its sole discretion, at any time and at any stage of the submission, judging, or voting process, to disqualify any Idea that does not comply with the requirements set forth in the Eligibility, Rules and Regulations, or if the participant is not in full compliance with the Eligibility, Rules and Regulations, or if Field Law reasonably determines that it would be necessary or appropriate to disqualify any Idea to avoid potential liability to Field Law, to maintain the integrity of the Program, or to protect the welfare of Field Law and its clients, or the Program or its participants.

 

SELECTION AND VOTING PROCESS

Applicants are to fill in an online application form from the Field Law Community Fund Program website prior to the Deadline to be qualified for participation in the Program.

Thereafter, a short list of qualified participants and Ideas will be determined by Field Law and posted on the Field Law Community Fund Program website as provided for in these rules and regulations.

Visitors to the Field Law Community Fund Program website can vote for Ideas they think are most worthy of funding.

Profiles of the shortlisted Ideas will be posted to the Field Law Community Fund Program website where the public will have the opportunity to participate in online voting.

Finalists will be selected based on the judging criteria as provided for in these Eligibility, Rules and Regulations and by taking into consideration online voting, however the ultimate decision for the funding of an Idea, if any, will be in each Panel’s sole and unfettered discretion. Finalists will be notified and will be required to correctly answer unaided a time-limited, skill testing question as follows: 70 multiplied by 3 minus 20 =_____ prior to being declared an Award recipient and announced by Field Law. Finalist prizes will be determined by the Panel for each Community Market and awarded shortly thereafter.

Announcement of the winners for each Community Market will take place as set forth in the Community Fund Program 2017 Important Dates.

 

 JUDGING CRITERIA

The Community Market Panels will be using the following criteria to decide on the strongest Ideas:

  1. Community Effect: How much will the community benefit from this Idea? How many people will benefit? Will the community embrace the Idea? How much of a “ripple”/”pay it forward” effect will there be?
  2. Falls under the following areas: Education, healthcare, at-risk youth, homelessness, women’s organizations, community and sports, or arts and culture.
  3. Idea is clearly presented, practical and achievable within the timeframe allotted. If the idea is presented by an individual or informal group, is there clear accounting for the management of the money awarded?
  4. The funds are going to be directly used for new community Ideas and not just added into existing operational and overhead accounts.
  5. Originality.
  6. Gets online votes.

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS

Field Law is not responsible for: (a) lost, late, unintelligible, incomplete, damaged, or garbled submissions or messages; (b) telephone, computer, hardware, software, programming or network failure or malfunction, or interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, or other technical failure or error, or failure to properly process Idea entries; communication disruption or other forces beyond the reasonable control of Field Law, including without limitation inability to access the Program website, register, submit Ideas, utilize comments, or vote; (d) any disruption related to Internet traffic, virus, bug, or unauthorized intervention; (e) damage caused by computer virus or otherwise to any computer from registered participant’s access to or use of the Field Law Community Fund Program website, whether human, mechanical, or electronic; or (f) incorrect or inaccurate information, or other error of any kind, whether caused by Field Law, the registered participants, or by any of the programming or equipment associated with or used in the Program. If such malfunction, error, disruption, or damage occurs, and/or impairs the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper execution of the Program and/or the Program is otherwise not capable of running as planned, Field Law may, in its sole discretion, suspend the Program for the remainder of the Program via a notice on www.fieldlawcommunityfund.com. Field Law reserves the right to disqualify the Idea associated with any person found tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Program, or keep such Idea in the Program but disqualify the submitting participant if the participant is determined to have been engaged in such conduct. Additionally, Field Law reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend or terminate any registered participant access to the Program website or participation in the Program if Field Law believes such person to be causing any such malfunction, error, disruption, or damage, or such registered participant is suspected of engaging in any unlawful or fraudulent conduct.

ATTENTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE WWW.FIELDLAWCOMMUNITYFUND.COM OR ANY RELATED WEBSITE OR TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH ATTEMPT BE MADE, FIELD LAW RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

If any provision(s) of these Eligibility, Rules and Regulations is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to the laws of Canada, then such provision(s) shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties with the other provisions remaining in full force and effect. Field Law’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Eligibility, Rules and Regulations shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by Field Law in writing.

The Program reserves the right to modify or amend the Program, and/or the Eligibility, Rules and Regulations at any time without notice to you. The Eligibility, Rules and Regulations together with the website and any other Eligibility, Rules and Regulations incorporated or referred to herein, constitute the entire agreement between you and the Program with respect to the subject matter referred to herein and supersedes all prior agreements and understanding whether electronic, oral or written.

 

 USE OF THE FIELD LAW COMMUNITY FUND PROGRAM WEBSITE

Your access to and use of the Field Law Community Fund Program website is subject to all applicable international, federal, provincial, and local laws and regulations. The trademarks, logos, and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on the Field Law Community Fund Program website are the property of Field Law and other parties. Users are prohibited from using any Marks for any purpose, including but not limited to use as metatags on other pages or sites on the World Wide Web without the written permission of Field Law or such third party which may own the Marks. All information and content including any software programs available on or through the Field Law Community Fund Program website (“Content”) are protected by copyright. Users are prohibited from modifying, copying, distributing, transmitting, displaying, publishing, selling, licensing, creating derivative works, or using any Content available on or through the Field Law Community Fund Program website for commercial purposes, or for any other purpose not specifically permitted by Field Law. You agree that your participation in the Field Law Community Fund Program is voluntary, personal, and non-transferable. Field Law may, in its sole and unfettered discretion, immediately terminate your access to the Field Law Community Fund Program website should your conduct fail to conform to these Eligibility, Rules and Regulations.

 

 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR USE OF THE PROGRAM WEBSITE

The information, software, products, Idea submissions, support materials, comments, or other Content published on the Program website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors, and Field Law expressly disclaims any liability for such inaccuracies or errors. Field Law does not warrant or represent that the Content on the Program website is complete or up-to-date or accurate. Furthermore, Field Law does not guarantee that the information contained on the website will be free from errors, inaccuracies or omissions. Field Law is under no obligation to update any Content on the Program website other than to post the most-recent versions of Idea submissions in accordance with these Eligibility, Rules and Regulations. Field Law may change the Content on the Program website at any time without notice. Field Law may make improvements or changes to the Program website at any time. You agree that Field Law and any of their respective officers, directors, employees, or agents will not be liable, whether in contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise for any indirect, punitive, special, consequential, incidental, or indirect damages (including without limitation lost profits, cost of procuring substitute service, or lost opportunity) arising out of or in conjunction with the Program and the use of the Program website, or with the delay or inability to use the Program website or any linked site, even if Field Law is made aware of the possibility of such damages. Field Law cannot and does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted, or secure access to the Program website.

 

 USE OF “COOKIE” FILE FEATURES

Field Law reserves the right to store information on a registered participant’s computer in the form of a “cookie” or similar file for purposes of modifying the Program website to reflect registered participant’s preferences.

 

 CASL AND THE FIELD LAW COMMUNITY FUND PROGRAM

By submitting an application, you agree that we may send you emails and other electronic messages concerning the Field Law Community Fund Program, including without limitation with respect to any testimonials you may provide, without further consent.

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