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Online Ordering Terms and Conditions

This document governs the online ordering of CEMC contests and publications. By using our services, you agree to these conditions. Please read them carefully. Note that all fees are in Canadian dollars.

Shipping Fees and Process
Return Policy
Minimum Orders
Suspension of Services
Becoming a CEMC "New School"
Privacy and Account Information
Late Registration and Late Fees

Shipping Fees and Process

When purchasing a physical good (e.g., contests, publication, etc.), we require a valid email address, shipping address, as well as valid billing information. You are responsible for monitoring your method of payment and acknowledge that, if necessary, we reserve the right to reject an order (e.g., due to errors or omissions in the information you provide to us). We also may request additional information from you prior to confirming a sale. We reserve the right to place any additional restrictions on the sale of any of our products.

For each group of contests (except the Beaver Computing Challenge, Canadian Computing Competition, and Canadian Team Mathematics Contest), there is a shipping fee to cover the cost of sending contests to schools:

  • $5.00 for schools in Canada
  • 15% of the contest registration fee for schools outside Canada
    (minimum charge: $10.00 per order)

For the Pascal, Cayley, Fermat, Fryer, Galois, Hypatia, Euclid, and Canadian Senior and Intermediate Mathematics Contests, schools are required to independently arrange and pay for return shipping and any applicable duty fees for all completed contests. If contests are returned to the CEMC where applicable return shipping/duty fees have not been paid, we reserve the right to refuse acceptance of the returned package.

Unfortunately, the CEMC is not permitted to ship contest materials to certain international locations, due to the absence of a courier service from our country to these locations. Under these circumstances, the possibility of making alternate arrangements can be discussed by email.

For online book orders: All shipments will be made by Parcel Post. Please allow at least 10 days for delivery in Canada, and 4 to 6 weeks for delivery to major centres outside Canada. Remote areas can take longer. If your books are damaged or your shipment is incorrect, please have your order number ready and contact us by email or at 519-888-4808.

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Return Policy

Refunds, returns and credits are not offered for unused contests or publication orders. The CEMC does not offer refunds, returns, credits, or cancellations of any kind at this time.

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Minimum Orders

For the Gauss contest, there a minimum order of 10 contests and large orders are discounted:

  • $4.00 per contest for the first 500 contests; $3.50 for each additional contest

For Beaver Computing Challenge there is a minimum order of 10 contests.

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Suspension of Services

If any amount owning for CEMC contest services is not paid within 60 to 90 days after the contest, we may, without limiting our other rights and remedies, deem your fees immediately due and payable, and suspend our services to you until such amounts are paid in full. The University of Waterloo Office of Finance and the CEMC will contact clients with overdue amounts owing to arrange for payment.

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Becoming a CEMC "New School"

If a school is not already in our system and wishes to participate in CEMC contests, the Principal or Head Math Teacher must fill out and submit a New School Application Form to apply as part of our CEMC school database. These application forms are manually reviewed and may take approximately five business days to process, before a school will receive a CEMC School Number and confidential password with which to order contests. Please note that processing an application may take longer during busy contest deadlines.

The CEMC reserves the right to decline any application to join our school database. Please contact us by email or call our customer service team at 519-888-4808 for further information.

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Privacy and Account Information

The University of Waterloo and the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) have an agreement with Bambora for processing credit card information adhering to PCI compliance. The University of Waterloo and the CEMC will not collect or retain your credit card information. Schools may choose to pay by Credit Card at the time of ordering a contest, or select Invoice as their method of payment for contest fees.

Publication/book orders must be paid by credit card at the time of ordering.

Your privacy is important to us. By using our services, you acknowledge that if your use of the website requires an account identifying you as a user:

  • You are solely responsible for your account and the maintenance, confidentiality and all passwords related to your account. The school number and password that the CEMC assigns to your school is confidential and should not be shared with parents or students. Only teachers managing contests for an entire school should have access to the school number and password.
  • You agree to provide true, current, accurate and complete customer information as requested by us, and will promptly notify us of any changes to this information to keep up-to-date, complete and accurate records. You can inform us of changes to contact information by email or by calling 519-888-4808.

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Late Registration and Late Fees

When the CEMC is able to accommodate schools that wish to order contests after the contest registration deadline, there is an additional late charge of half of the original contest fee (per contestant) plus a $25.00 administration fee per order. For example, if a school wishes to order 2 Fryer, 3 Galois, and 4 Hypatia after the contest registration deadline (a total of 9 late FGH), it would cost (9x$15.00)+$25.00=$160.00.

The late fee for the Gauss Contest is a $25.00 administration charge, only. We do not charge half of the original contest fee (per contestant) for late Gauss orders.

Schools that do not register their school for the Canadian Computing Competition (CCC) by the registration deadline but still have students log in and participate on the day of the contest will be invoiced for participation of these students (the contest fee, per participant) plus the subsequent administrative late fee applied ($25.00 per school).

Schools that do register for the Canadian Computing Competition (CCC) and have additional students participating on the day of the contest will be charged the full contest fee (per contestant) for each additional participant.

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