Pitch theCHIVE Contest Rules

Contest RULES

MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD TO ENTER
THIS CONTEST IS SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LAWS, RULES, AND REGULATIONS. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER IN THE CONTEST. MAKING A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF OR ANY CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW, WHERE BONDING, REGISTRATION, OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS WOULD BE REQUIRED BUT HAVE NOT BEEN MET.

IN ADDITION TO THESE RULES, THIS CONTEST AND ALL ENTRIES ARE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE, PRIVACY POLICY, AND ALL OTHER APPLICABLE NOTICES POSTED BY RESIGNATION MEDIA, LLC, AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING URL’S: WWW.RESIGNATIONMEDIA.COM/LEGAL/ TERMS; AND WWW.RESIGNATIONMEDIA.COM/LEGAL/PRIVACY.

ACCEPTANCE OF RULES. By entering this Contest, you fully and unconditionally accept and agree to these Rules and to all decisions made by Administrator, which are final and binding on all matters related to the Contest.

ADMINISTRATOR AND SPONSOR. This Contest is administered by Resignation Media, LLC (“Administrator” or “Contest Entities”). This Contest will be conducted under the supervision of Administrator.

ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER. This Contest is only open to legal U.S. residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years old as of the beginning of the Contest Period (defined herein). By entering this Contest, you represent and you and your dad are at least 18 years of age. Employees of the Contest Entities and/or their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and employees of any advertising or promotion agencies or any other entity involved in the sponsorship, conducting, or development of this Contest, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) or household members are not eligible to enter.

CONTEST OVERVIEW.
theCHIVE invites its users submit their original video concepts for a chance to win a cash prize and a trip to Austin, TX to help theCHIVE produce their idea into an original piece of video content to be featured on theCHIVE.com.
Ideas must be submitted in the form of a video to the provided email address, pitchthechive@thechive.com. One winner will be selected.

TIMING. This Contest is only open for entry as follows (the “Contest Period”): Contest begins on October 12, 2017 at 3:30pm CST.
Contest ends on October 19, 2017 at 11:59pm CST.

THE WINNER AND THE PRIZE. ONE (1) winner of the Contest will be selected by a production team evaluating the strength of the idea and its readiness for reasonableproduction under the standards of Chive Studios. drawing from all eligible entries validly received during the Contest Period (the “Winner”).

The Winner will be awarded the following Prize: $1,000 cash prize, plus paid travel and lodging to Austin, TX for the purpose of participating in the production of their original video concept with Chive Studios for theCHIVE.com
No more than the stated number of Prizes will be awarded. The approximate retail value of the Prize is not to exceed $5,000. Actual retail value of the Prize may be different from the stated approximate retail value, due to location, market conditions, changes in values/rates for components of the Prize; and if so, Winner will not be entitled to receive any difference in value.

PRIZE RESTRICTIONS. The Prize is non-transferable and has no cash redemption or substitution value, except that Administrator, in its discretion, reserves the right to change or replace the Prize at any time with one of greater or comparable value if any part of the Prize becomes unavailable for any reason. Administrator will not be responsible for or replace any lost or stolen Prizes. To be awarded and claim the Prize, the Winner must meet all eligibility requirements, comply with these rules, must be ready, willing, and able to claim the Prize.

TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN THIS CONTEST, YOU MUST AGREE THAT ALL ELEMENTS OF THE PRIZE AND ALL MATERIAL, WORKS, CONTENT, FINISHED PRODUCT, AND VIDEOS RELATING THERETO OR ARISING THEREFROM WILL BE EXCLUSIVELY OWNED BY RESIGNATION MEDIA. TO CLAIM THE PRIZE, YOU MUST AGREE TO AND EXECUTE A SEPARATE WRITTEN AGREEMENT, GRANTING RESIGNATION MEDIA ALL RIGHT, TITLE, AND INTEREST IN AND TO THE PRIZE AND ALL MATERIAL, WORKS, CONTENT, FINISHED PRODUCT, AND VIDEOS RELATING THERETO OR ARISING THEREFROM.

THE PRIZE IS AWARDED “AS IS.” ADMINISTRATOR DOES NOT MAKE AND DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, RELATING TO THE PRIZE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

HOW TO ENTER. You may only enter each original concept for this Contest ONE (1) time. To enter: Make a video to present your original concept for consideration. Upload said video submission to any video streaming service of your choice. Once uploaded, send the video link to pitchthechive@thechive.com. Only video submissions will be considered.
NOTIFICATION OF WINNER. After selection of the Winner, Administrator will contact the winning entrant via the email address provided at entry to notify the entrant that he/she is the Winner and to arrange for the Winner to claim the Prize. THE WINNER MUST MEET ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND COMPLY WITH THESE TERMS TO WIN THE PRIZE. THE WINNER IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY ADMINISTRATOR. ADMINISTRATOR HAS SOLE DISCRETION OVER VERIFICATION OF THE WINNER, AND ALL ADMINISTRATOR’S DECISIONS WITH RESPECT THERETO ARE FINAL. NO PERSON WILL BE DECLARED A WINNER UNLESS AND UNTIL ADMINISTRATOR HAS VERIFIED THE WINNER’S ELIBIGILITY.

CANCELLATION AND DISQUALIFICATION.

Cancellation of the Contest. Administrator reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the Contest (or any part thereof), in its discretion, in the event of any of the following:

Administrator has reason to believe there exists any tampering, fraud, delay, unauthorized intervention, cheating, technical failures, or any other factor, technical failures, or other causes that corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper functioning of the Contest;

Any entrant fails to comply with these Rules or annoys, abuses, threatens, or harasses any other entrant or the Contest Entities; or

Administrator’s technical systems become otherwise impaired for any reason, in a manner that may affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper functioning of the Contest

Disqualification Winner. A Winner will be disqualified, and Administrator may select alternate winner, if:

The Winner fails to comply with these Rules or any applicable law, rule, or regulation;
Administrator is unable to verify the eligibility of either Winner, or Administrator determines either Winner to be ineligible;

The entrant fails to provide current and correct contact information for when entering;
The Winner does not respond to Administrator’s notification of winning, within ten (10) days of the date of such notification; or

The Winner is not ready, willing, or able to accept and claim the Prize, in accordance with these Rules, or Administrator is unable to deliver the Prize for any reason.

In the event of any of the foregoing, Administrator reserves the right to award or dispose of the Prize, as deemed fair and appropriate by Administrator, in its business judgment, including without limitation, selecting new winner using the same winner selection method.

ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO UNDERMINE OR TAMPER WITH THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, FOR WHICH ADMINISTRATOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

PUBLICITY AND PRIVACY POLICY. You grant the Contest Entities the non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferrable right and license to use, modify, and exploit, in a non-disparaging manner, in any and all media now known or later devised, your name, image, likeness, and biographical information (collectively, your “Likeness”), in connection with this Contest (or any other contest) and any products, services, advertising, and promotional material related thereto, without any further compensation, consideration, notice to, or approval by, you. Additionally, Administrator may use any non-personally identifiable information provided by you or collected by Administrator in connection with your entry into this Contest, in accordance with Administrator’s Privacy Policy (link above).

LICENSE TO ENTRIES. You grant the Contest Entities a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferrable right and license to use, modify, copy, publicly perform and display, exhibit, and otherwise exploit, in any and all media now known or later devised, all works of authorship, material, content, or other intellectual property submitted by you in connection with this Contest (collectively, “Material”), in connection with this Contest (or any other contest) and any products, services, advertising, and promotional material related to the Contest, without any further compensation, consideration, notice to, or approval by, you.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES. You represent and warrant that:
You are the owner or a valid licensee of all Material;
You have full right, permission, and consent, without the necessity of obtaining the consent of any third party, to grant to Resignation all rights, licenses, and consents under these Rules; and
The Material does not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party.

TAXES AND FORMS. Winner is solely responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes associated with the value of the Prizes, and for any shipping and handling charges related to delivery of the Prize. When applicable, Winner agrees to execute and return (and winning may be conditioned upon the Winner executing and returning) to Administrator, a form W-9, Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release, and any other forms requested by Administrator, in form and substance acceptable to Administrator, in order to be eligible to claim and receive the Prize.

THIRD PARTY TERMS. If entry into this Contest requires you to make use of any third-party products or services, including without limitation, third party, apps, websites, social media platforms, or email service (collectively, “Third Party Services”), then by entering the Contest, you agree to abide by the rules, policies, terms, and conditions governing the use of each of those Third Party Services.

RELEASE. BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST, YOU WAIVE, RELEASE, AND HOLD HARMLESS THE CONTEST ENTITIES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND EMPLOYEES (COLLECTIVELY, “RELEASEES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIMS, LIABILITIES, JUDGMENTS, DAMAGES, LOSS, ACTIONS OR CAUSE OF ACTION, AND COSTS (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY’S FEES) (COLLECTIVELY, “CLAIMS”) THAT YOU MAY NOW OR LATER HAVE, ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO YOUR ENTRY INTO, INABILITY TO ENTER INTO, OR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST. YOUR FOREGOING WAIVER AND RELEASE INCLUDES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL CLAIMS ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO: (A) THE NEGLIGENCE OF ANY RELEASEE OR ANY THIRD PARTY; (B) PHYSICAL AND/OR MENTAL INJURY, HARM, DAMAGES, DISABILITY, ILLNESS, DEATH, AND/OR OTHER OR LOSS TO YOU OR YOUR PROPERTY; (C) LOST, LATE, MISDIRECTED, DAMAGED, STOLEN, ALTERED, GARBLED, FRAUDULENT, INCORRECT, INCOMPLETE, OR DELAYED ENTRIES; (D) RECEIPT, USE, OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE; (E) ERRORS OR MALFUNCTIONS OF ANY EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER, ONLINE SYSTEMS, SERVERS, PROVIDERS, OR COMPUTER HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE FAILURES; (F) THIRD PARTY INTERVENTION INTO THE CONTEST OR OTHER TECHNICAL OR HUMAN ERRORS OR MALFUNCTIONS OF ANY KIND; (G) USE OF THE WEBSITE ON WHICH THE CONTEST IS CONDUCTED; AND (H) THE CANCELLATION, SUSPENSION, OR MODIFICATION OF THE CONTEST OR THE DISQUALIFICATION OF ANY ENTRANT OR WINNER.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. THE RELEASEES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST DATA, LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUE, LOST BUSINESS, ANTICIPATED PROFITS, COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE RELEASEES WERE OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE OF OR ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

INDEMNIFICATION. By entering this Contest, you indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Contest Entities from and against any all third party Claims related to your: (a) breach or violation of these Rules or of any representation, warranty, or provision contained herein or otherwise made in connection with the Contest; (b) causing physical and/or mental injury, harm, damage, disability, illness, death, loss, or damage to any third party; (c) violation of or infringement upon the rights of any third party; or (d) violation of any applicable law, rule, or regulation.

JURISDICTION. This Contest and these Rules will be governed by the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to conflict of law principals. Any disputes arising from or relating to this Contest, these Rules (including their construction, validity, and enforceability), the Prize, and/or any rights or obligations hereunder will be adjudicated, individually (not by any class or representative action), exclusively in the State or Federal Courts located in Austin, Texas.

GAMBLING PROHIBITED. This Contest is for entertainment purposes only and may not be used as or in connection with any form of gambling.

NO THIRD PARTY ENDORSEMENT. This Contest is not associated with or administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, any Third-Party Services, or any third party other than the Contest Entities.

RULES; WINNER LIST; QUESTIONS. To receive a copy of these Rules, within 15 days after the end of the Contest Period, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Resignation Media, LLC, attn. Contest Rules, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 160, Austin, TX 78701. The winner list will be mailed approximately 15 days after receipt of requests therefor. For any questions about this Contest, contact the Administrator at the preceding address.

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