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Black History Month Digital Pop-Up Shop

February 17, 2021

In honour of Black History Month, Zone Learning is shining a spotlight on a few of our Black-owned and Black-founded companies in our digital pop-up! Here you can shop a variety of products including clothing, accessories and tech.

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Supreme Tamu, Fashion Zone

Supreme Tamu is an ethically produced Toronto based clothing brand, known for their bright print clashing, textured, gender neutral clothing. "Fast Fashion is Over". Their Mission is to create a better fashion future by changing it up, now for their kid, your kid, their family, all families, with every stitch they make, one piece of clothing at a time.

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Toni Marlow, Fashion Zone

Toni Marlow makes undergarments for people who redefine gender norms. Their core products include T.O.M. (Time Of Month) period boxers, Packer Boxers, and Boy Shorts for women, trans men and non-binary people assigned female at birth. They donate $1 of every product sold to suicide prevention.

Enter our Black History Month Giveaway!

Head to our Instagram, external link, opens in new window to enter for a chance to win two beautiful facemasks from Fashion Zone, opens in new window startups israella KOBLA, external link, opens in new window and Toni Marlow, external link, opens in new window.

About israella KOBLA

Launched in 2019 by British born Ghanaian designer Emefa Kuadey, the luxury ready-to-wear clothing and accessories brand redefines minimalism through structure and bold femininity. israella KOBLA was created for the confident woman with a distinct sense of style.

About Toni Marlow

Toni Marlow lets women feel comfortable in their skin, every day of the month. We make underwear that fits feminine bodies while expressing gender non-conforming styles.

Zone Black History Month 2021 CONTEST (the “Contest”)

CONTEST RULES

CONTEST PERIOD.  The entry period for the Contest begins on February 22, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. and ends on February 28, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (the “Contest Entry Period”).  To be eligible, your Contest Entry (as defined below) must be submitted during the Contest Entry Period.

ELIGIBILITY.  The Contest is open to any individual who meets the following criteria (hereinafter referred to as “Entrant” or “you”): 

  • is a legal resident of Canada (except Quebec) at the time of the Contest Entry Period;
  • who have reached the age of majority in Ontario at the time of the Contest Entry Period;

and

  • is a current student, staff member or faculty member at Ryerson University or Ryerson University alumni at the time of the time of the Contest Entry Period;

You are not eligible to enter the Contest or be selected as a Winner (as defined below) if you are:

an employee (except an employee who is also a student) of Zone Learning at Ryerson University (the “Contest Sponsor”) or, if applicable, any of its respective advertising or promotion agencies, or any other company or individual engaged in the provision of goods or services, related to this Contest.

HOW TO ENTER.  No purchase necessary. The Entrant may enter the Contest at any time during the Contest Entry Period by liking the giveaway post (the “Contest Entry”) on the @RUZoneLearning account, following the @RUZoneLearning, @israellakobla and @toni_marlow_co Instagram accounts, and tagging one friend’s Instagram account in the comments section of the giveaway post (the “Contest Entry”). 

CONTEST ENTRY CONDITIONS.  A maximum limit of 1 Contest Entry can be earned during the Contest Entry Period.

PRIZES.  There is one (1) prize available: A tribal print reusable face mask by Toni Marlow, valued at $25.00 CAD and a black & white reversible cotton face mask by israella KOBLA, valued at $20.00 CAD.

The Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable, assignable or convertible to cash (except as may be specifically permitted by the Contest Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion).  No substitutions are permitted except at the Contest Sponsor’s sole option.  The Contest Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to substitute the Prize with an item or items of equal or greater retail value, including, without limitation, but at the Contest Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, a cash award.

WINNER SELECTION PROCESS AND ODDS OF WINNING.  On March 1st a panel of 3 individuals from the Office of Zone Learning will select from all eligible Contest Entries received during the Contest Entry Period a winner based on random selection. The Contest Sponsor, or its designated representative, will make a maximum of three (3) attempts to contact each selected Entrant by direct message through the Instagram platform to the account though which the Contest Entry was submitted within five (5) business days of the selection. If the selected Entrant cannot be contacted within five (5) business days of the end of the draw date, or if there is a return of any notification as undeliverable, then that selected Entrant will be disqualified and will forfeit all rights to the Prize and the Contest Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion, to advance the next place winner (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section will apply to such alternate selected Entrant). 

The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Contest Entries received.

DECLARATION OF WINNER.  Before a selected Entrant is declared a winner (after declaration, referred to as a “Winner”), the selected Entrant must sign and return, within five (5) business days of notification, a declaration of compliance and release of liability prepared by the Contest Sponsor (the “Release”).

In the Release, the Eligible Winner is required to, among other things:

  • correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question without mechanical or other aid; 
  • confirm compliance with these Contest Rules; 
  • agree to release the Contest Sponsor, its governors, officers, employees, directors, representatives, and agents, and if applicable, any of their respective advertising or promotion agencies, and any other company or individual engaged in the provision of goods or services related to this Contest (collectively, the “Contest Parties”) from any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses arising from any liability in connection with this Contest, the Winner’s participation therein and/or the awarding and use/misuse of the Prizes; 

The selected Entrant will be disqualified and forfeits all rights to the Prize if the selected Entrant:

  • fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question;
  • fails to return the properly executed Release within the specified time; or
  • cannot be a declared a Winner in accordance with these Contest Rules for any reason. 

If the applicable Entrant is disqualified, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to select another Entrant via random draw (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such new selected Entrant).

RIGHT TO SUSPEND/MODIFY/TERMINATE.  If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, strike or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, and disqualify any individual or entity who is responsible for such action.  If terminated, the Contest Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, determine the winners from among all eligible Contest Entries received up to time of such action using the procedures outlined herein.  

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE. No liability or responsibility is assumed by the Contest Parties resulting from the Entrant’s participation in or attempt to participate in the Contest or ability or inability to upload or download any information to the Contest Sponsor website in connection with the Contest.  No responsibility or liability is assumed by the Contest Parties for: any technical malfunction or other problems of any nature whatsoever, including, without limitation, those relating to the telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software; the failure of any Contest Entry or other information to be received, captured or recorded for any reason whatsoever, including, but not limited to, technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website; or unauthorized human or non-human intervention of the operation of the Contest, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bugs, or worms.  The Contest Parties are not responsible for any printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest, the uploading, the processing of Contest Entries, the announcement of the Prize or in any Contest-related materials.  Use of the Contest Sponsor website is at user’s own risk.  The Contest Parties are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or losses of any kind which may be sustained to user's or any other person's computer resulting from participation in the Contest.  The Contest Parties are not liable in the event that any portion of the Contest is canceled due to weather, fire, strike, acts of war or terrorism, or any other condition beyond their control.    

GENERAL. The Contest is governed in accordance with the domestic laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein.  The Contest Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, and without prior notice, to adjust any of the dates and/or timeframes stipulated in these Contest Rules, to the extent necessary, for purposes of verifying compliance with these Contest Rules or for any other reason. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Contest Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, the terms and conditions of these Contest Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Model wearing a white Israella Kobla dress with white heels in a desert setting

israella KOBLA, Fashion Zone

israella KOBLA is a women's clothing and accessories brand that is redefining minimalism through structure and bold femininity. Operating on a made to order basis, israella KOBLA offers a variety of clothing that transcends time and creates the pillars of a woman's wardrobe.

Creative Director and Founder, Emefa Kuadey uses her background as a civil engineer as inspiration for the collections she creates.

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Lagatos, DMZ

Lagatos is a privacy-preserving web browser that pays you to give others access to on-demand content by browsing the Internet anonymously.