RULES FOR CONTESTANTS

  1. All must be a United States citizen, legal permanent resident of the United States, possess a current employment authorization card (EAD card) or be in the United States legally at the time of sending in audition videos.
  1. All contestants must show legal proof of identity and residency.
  1. Producer (Artists & Charities Hand In Hand), reserves the right to render ineligible,disqualify, and/or remove from the program any person they determine, in the sole discretion of either, is sufficiently connected to the program or any program entities, such that his or her participation in the program could create impropriety, the appearance of impropriety, and/or in any way prejudice program competition fairness.
  1. Producer has the sole discretion to make determinations of eligibility, and that producer reserves the right to change any of the eligibility requirements at any time.
  1. Program is open to anyone, any age, and any talent as long as the contestant meets the eligibility requirements and register online.
  1. If you are part of a group, only ONE member of the group should register for the act online.
  1. Each act can only send in one initial audition video for consideration and can not be longer than 2 minutes maximum. Anything over 2 minutes will be excluded for consideration as a contestant.
  1. Audition videos should be submitted with the release form.  Audition videos will NOT be accepted after 10pm on the close of the video submission period.
  1. At least one participant in an act (or the parent or legal guardian of a participant in the act that is a minor), must have internet access during the video submission period, and sign up as the user.
  1. The act’s audition video must be entered by a registered user of the online audition website, who is at least eighteen (18) years old, and who has the authority to act on behalf of the other participant in the act.
  1. If all the participants of the act are minors in their state of residence, then the act’s audition video must be entered by a parent or legal guardian of a participant in the act who has the authority to act on behalf of the other participants in the act.
  1. The act’s audition video must comply with the requirements stated herein.  Any audition video that, in the producer’s discretion, does not comply with the requirements may be disqualified.
  1. The act’s audition video submission will not be complete until the act have accepted these terms and conditions.
  1. Producer reserves the fight to determine, in its sole discretion, the eligibility of each act’s audition video.  ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS MUST SUBMIT THE AUDITION VIDEO IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
  1. In the event of a discrepancy between these terms and condition and the Artists & Charities Hand In Hand terms of service, these terms and conditions shall control.
  1. Producer reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify or change the eligibility requirements hereunder from time to time and such modifications will be effective upon posting to the online audition website.
  1. Audition Video Content
  • Audition videos must conform to the requirements of these terms and conditions.  These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
  • Video should be no greater than two (2) minutes.  The act may include a short introduction (no more than thirty (30) seconds), stating the name of the act, age of member, where the act is from, and any other information the act would like to convey.
  • Audition videos must NOT contain material which is sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, violent (for example, relating to murder, weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc). Discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), illegal (for example, underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.), offensive, threatening, profane or harassing.
  1. Judging, Audition Videos submitted for consideration in this online audition will be judged according to the same parameters as other auditions for the program.  If the act is selected to progress in the audition process to the callback round of the competition, the act will be required to provide and arrange for another video to be used in the next round of the competition.
  1. Further documentation:  In the event producer chooses the act to participate in the program auditions, the act will be required by the producer to fill out, sign and agree to all of the terms and conditions of additional forms, including, without limitation, a participant agreement and release and confidentiality agreement.  In addition, the act will be required to complete an extensive background questionnaire, and will be subject to a thorough background investigation and other examinations, at producer’s discretion. If any member of the act is a minor, both the individual member and that member’s parent or legal guardian must sign each of the forms and cooperate in having the forms court approved, if and when requested by producer.
  1. ALL FORMS MUST BE FILLED OUT COMPLETELY AND TRUTHFULLY.  IF THE ACT FAILS TO COMPLETE ANY FORM, GIVE ANY FALSE INFORMATION, OR FAIL TO REVEAL ANY PERTINENT INFORMATION, THE ACT MAY BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE AUDITION PROCESS.
  1. Disqualifications:  Producer reserves the right to disqualify and/or exclude, in its sole and absolute discretion, any individual from the audition process for any reason or for no reason at all, including without limitation, violation of any portion of these terms and conditions, or tampering with the entry process or the audition process.  Producer also reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time, with or without notice.  Being chosen to audition and/or compete at any level in the process does NOT ensure that the act will be selected to continue to the next stage of the competition process.

License:  The act shall retain all ownership rights in the act’s audition video, the act hereby grant to the producer, in perpetuity, a non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and freely transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, adapt, reformat, translate, and other wise exploit and perform all or any portion of the audition video for any purpose whatsoever, throughout the universe, including, without limitation, in connection with the program, including, without limitation, advertising, marketing, promotion, merchandising and exploitation of any and all ancillary and subsidiary rights, and redistributing part or all of the program (and derivative works thereof), and the business of the producer and producer’s network of internet websites, application, interactive television, video on demand and any other media or technology (including without limitation, internet protocol, wireless or interactive platforms or interfaces) through which producer may distribute content to end users, whether now existing or hereafter developed (together, the “platforms”), in any and all media formats and through any and all media distribution and advertising and promotional purposes, without accounting, notification, credit or other obligation to the act.  For the avoidance of doubt, without limiting the generality of the rights granted to producer and/or any producer entity, these rights include, without limitation, the absolute right to edit and/or alter any audition video distribute and synchronize all or any portion of the act’s audition video in timed relation to any other visual elements; to web cast, pod cast, republish, re-broadcast, re-platform, port, syndicate, route, and link to and from all or any port of the act’s audition video; to encrypt, encode, and decode, and compress and decompress all or any portion of the act’s audition video; to edit, mix, combine, merge, distort, superimpose, create or add special effects, illusions, and/or other material to or all or any portion of the act’s audition video to create composite, stunt, comic or unusual photographs, videos, animation, motion pictures and/or voice reproductions from all or a portion of the act’s audition video; and excerpt and/or extract portions of the act’s audition video in order to host, store, index, categorize and display the act’s audition video on or through the act’s audition video in any manner whatsoever.

 

  1. Representations and warranties/indemnification.  The act represent and warrant as follows:  a, the act is the copyright owner of the audition video, or has the necessary authorization to submit the audition video hereunder, b, the performance video is wholly original with the act and as of the date of submission, is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; d, the audition video neither infringes upon or violates the intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or entity; e, the audition video does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and meets the audition video submission requirements set for above.  The act, will, upon request, furnish to producer any documentation, substantiation, and releases necessary and reasonably required for all copyrighted material, music, identifiable third parties, identifiable location, and releases from anyone who assisted in the creation of the audition video to prove, confirm, verify, and substantiate participants compliance with any or all of these terms and conditions, including, without limitation, the foregoing representations and warranties.  In the event the act cannot provide all required releases, produce may reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to discard or remove the act’s audition video, or see to secure the releases and clearances for the benefit of producer and/or the producer entities, or ma allow the applicable audition video to be utilized.  Additionally, the act represent and warrant that the act will not acquire any trademark right, copyrights, or any other rights in the trademarks, trade name, logos or other intellectual property of produce or any other producer entity.  Each producer entity specifically reserves its respective right to protect its intellectual property against any infringement or other illegal  or improper use.  The act agree to indemnify and hold harmless the producer entities, and each of them, fro and against any and all third party claims, claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations or agreement of the act hereunder.
  1. Condition of participation.  This online audition is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.  The act hereby: a, agrees that producer entities shall have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by the act against any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to person(s) including death) or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, as a result of participating in this online audition or any related activity; b, release the producer entities and their respective advertising and promotion partners/sponsors, fulfillment and/or judging agencies, retailers, franchises, agents and their estate and/or family members from all liability, claims, action, or proceedings, relating to this online audition and from injuries or damages arising in connection with or relating to participation in this online audition; and c, waive any right to claim ambiguity in the online audition or these terms and conditions.  Producer reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions, remove suspect audition videos, and/or cancel, terminate or suspend any portion of this online audition at any time and for any reason or for no reason at all, including without limitation, violation of any portion of the program rules, violation of any of these terms and conditions, or tampering with the entry process or the audition process.  Producer also reserves the right to change the program rules and procedures at any time.  Being chosen to audition and/or compete at any level in the competition does NOT ensure that the act will be selected to advance to the next stage of the competition process.
  1. Privacy Policy. By participating in the online audition, the act grants the producer entities permission to share the act’s email address and any other personally identifiable information with the other producer entities for the purpose of this online audition and/or production of the programs.
  1. Nature of relationship/waiver of equitable relief.  The act understand and acknowledge that the producer entities have wide access to ideas, stories, designs, and other literary materials, and that new ideas are constantly being submitted to them or being developed by their own respective employees.  The act acknowledge that many ideas may be competitive with, similar or identical to the audition video and/or each other in theme, idea, format or other respects.  The act acknowledge and agree that the act will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of the use by the producer entities or any such similar or identical material.  The act acknowledge and agree that the producer entities do not now and shall not have in the future any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of the copyright in and to the audition video.  The act acknowledge that, with respect to any claim by the act relating to or arising out of the actual or alleged exploitation or use of any audition video or other material submitted in connection with the online audition by any producing entity, the damage, if any, thereby caused to the act will be be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle the act to seek injunctive or other equitable relief or in any way enjoin the production, distribution, exhibition, or other exploitation of the audition video or the program or any other production based on or allegedly based on the audition video or the program, and the act’s rights and remedies any such event shall be strictly limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law.
  1. Important:  Please read general release and limitation of liability.  By participating in this online audition, the act agree that: a, any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the online audition, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; b, any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in the online audition, but in no event will attorney’s fees be awarded or recoverable; and c, under no circumstances will the act be permitted to obtain any award for, and the act hereby knowingly and expressly waive all rights to see, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and/or any other damages, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses, and/or any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  The act acknowledge and agree that the producer entities, their agencies, webmasters/suppliers, contractors and vendors are not responsible for any costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with; d, incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, or illegible submissions due to any cause, including with limitation human, transmission, or technical problems, failures, or malfunctions of any kind, whether originating with sender, with the producer entities or otherwise, that may limit a participant’s ability to participate in this online audition; e, incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by internet users, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in connection with this online audition and assume no responsibility for any error, omission, malfunction, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission, communication line failure, theft, or destruction or unauthorized access to, tampering, or hacking; f, any injury or damage resulting from participation in the online audition (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, or any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages related to or based on the participant’s right of publicity or privacy; or g, any claim by the act for defamation or portrayal in a false light.  Producer entities assume no responsibility foor any damage to the act’s computer system, which is occasioned by accessing the online audition website, or participating in this online audition, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software, or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature, or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information.  Producer reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any participant that violates the audition video submission requirements, tampers with the audition video process or operation of the online audition or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to threaten, abuse or harass any other person.  If, for any reason, this online audition is not capable of operating as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, hacking, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of the producer, corrupt or affect the administration, security, integrity, or proper conduct of this online audition, producer reserves the right, at their absolute discretion, to close the audition video submission period at any time, cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this online audition to take any other action deemed fair and equitable by producer and/or audition panel.
  1. Governing Law.  ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF SUBMITTERS IN CONNECTION WITH ANY AUDITION OR OTHER MATERIAL SUBMITTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE ONLINE AUDITIONS, SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OR LAW OR CONFLICT OF LAW.  RULES OR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE’S LAWS, THE INVALIDITY OR UNENFORCEABILITY OF ANY PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SHALL NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY OR ENFORCEABILITY OF ANY OTHER PROVISION IS DETERMINED TO BE INVALID OR OTHERWISE UNENFORCEABLE OR ILLEGAL, THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SHALL OTHERWISE REMAIN IN EFFECT AND SHALL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR TERMS AS IF THE INVALID OR ILLEGAL PROVISION WERE NOT CONTAINED HEREIN.  IN NO EVENT WILL THE PRODUCER ENTITIES, THEIR PARENT, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES, WEB MASTERS/SUPPLIERS, VENDORS/SPONSORS, CONTRACTORS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR

ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE ACT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE ONLINE AUDITION.  SOME JURISDICTIONS MANY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO THE ACT OR MEMBERS OF THE ACT.  CHECK LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSIONS.

CAUTION:  ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS ONLINE AUDITION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE PRODUCER ENTITIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.

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