Official Rules for I&M Canal National Heritage Area Passport Program

OFFICIAL RULES: By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be binding and final as to all matters related to the I&M Canal National Heritage Area Passport Program. The I & M Canal National Heritage Area Passport Program is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

SPONSOR: Robin Malpass & Associates, Inc., 1515 N. Astor, Suite 11A, Chicago, IL 60610

TIMING: The I& M Canal National Heritage Area Passport Program begins at 11:00 a.m. (CT) on Friday, August 23, 2019 and ends at 5:00 p.m. (CT) on Monday, August 23, 2021 (“Passport Program Period”). The deadline for receipt of Passport postmark is Monday, August 23, 2021.


HOW TO PARTICIAPTE: There is no fee to participate in the I & M Canal National Heritage Area Passport Program. Passports are available at all 35 Passport stop stamp locations. There is no purchase necessary to receive a Passport or Passport stamps at the stops.

PRIZES: Participants who collect a minimum of 20 Passport stamps are eligible to receive a Level One (1) prize. Participants who collect all 35 Passport Stamps from Passport stops are eligible for Level One (1) and Level Two (2).

PRIZE REDEMPTION: To redeem prizes, participant Passports with a minimum of 20 collected Passport stamps from 20 Passport stops, must be mailed and postmarked by August 23, 2021 to the following address: CANAL CORRIDOR ASSOCIATION, 754 FIRST STREET, LASALLE, ILLINOIS 61301.   Prizes will be processed after August 23, 2021 and mailed to eligible participants within 30 days of Passport receipt by the Canal Corridor Association. To inquire about prize eligibility or prize delivery, participates may contact the Canal Corridor Association at (815) 220-1848.    

All participants agree to abide by these Official Rules. Robin Malpass & Associates is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, illegible, postage due, misdirected or mutilated mail; which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in the prize redemption.  

The Passport Program is subject to all federal, state and local laws, and is void where prohibited by law. Robin Malpass & Associates reserves the right to modify the Official Rules of the Passport Program in any way or at any time. This Passport Program shall be governed by Illinois law. By participating in the Passport Program, participants agree that Illinois courts shall have jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Passport Program.

VALIDITY AND ELIGIBILITY OF PARTICIPANTS: Sponsor shall be the sole judge of the validity and eligibility of all Participants. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means are void. Entries which have been or appear to be tampered with are void. All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CT on the Sweepstakes End Date.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: The Released Parties (defined below under “RELEASE OF LIAIBLITY”) are not responsible for: (1) Participant Passports which are stolen, lost, damaged, or illegible (2) Participant Passports that have been or may have been tampered with or in violation of these Official Rules; (3) Participant Passports which are lost, late, incomplete, or undelivered (4) any other errors of any kind, whether human, typographical, printing, mechanical, or electronic in nature, which relate to or are connected with the Illinois Bicentennial Passport Program, including without limitation, Errors in Passport-related materials or in the administration of the Prize Redemption, such as Errors in processing Participant Passports, or announcing or delivering Prizes; or (6) any injury or damage to any person’s computer equipment related to or resulting from participation in the Passport Program, the use of any website associated with the Passport Program, or the downloading of any materials from such website(s). Anyone who tampers with or abuses any aspect of the Passport Program or associated website, as determined in Sponsor’s sole judgment, will be disqualified from participation in the Illinois Passport Program Prize Redemption and if applicable, will be deemed to have forfeited all claims to any Prize.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By participating in the I & M Canal National Heritage Area Passport Program, participants, agree that Robin Malpass & Associates, and participating Sponsors and Sponsor’s designees and affiliates, including each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, owners, partners, and advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, shareholders, members, consultants and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by participants against, any liability for injuries, losses, costs, expenses or damages of any kind, including damages for death, personal injury, property damage or property loss, resulting from, whether in whole or in part or directly or indirectly, participation in the Passport Program or the acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any Passport or Prize.

PUBLICITY RELEASE: Each eligible I & M Canal National Heritage Area Passport Participant by accepting his/her Prize, grants Sponsor and Sponsor’s designees and affiliates, full permission, except where legally prohibited, to use the participant’s name, address (city and state only), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and Prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation and without notice, review or approval, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Internet and world wide web, in perpetuity.

COPYRIGHT: All I & M Canal National Heritage Area Passport Program materials are copyrighted by the Canal Corridor Association and may not be copied, reproduced or used for any purpose without express prior written consent.

GOVERNING LAW; SEVERABILITY: The I & M Canal National Heritage Area Passport Program and these Official Rules shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. If a court of competent jurisdiction finds that any provision of these Official Rules, or their application to a particular persons or circumstances, is invalid or unenforceable to any extent, then the remainder of these Official Rules, and the application of all of these Official Rules to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected by that determination, and shall remain enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.