TERMS & RELEASE

TERMS

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Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

By uploading your video to the application website (“User Content”), you hereby acknowledge and agree that you are granting NBCUniversal (including without limitation, its licensees, affiliates, successors and assigns) a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licensable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, publicly display, publicly perform, modify, sublicense, and distribute such User Content, and incorporate it in other works, in whole or in part, in any manner and any media now known or hereafter developed. You represent and warrant that you own such content or otherwise have sufficient rights in the content to grant to NBCUniversal the foregoing license without infringing or violating the rights of any third party. Without in any way limiting the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that NBCUniversal, its licensees, affiliates, successors and assigns, shall have the right to sell, license, assign and otherwise transfer any and all of the rights granted by you to NBCUniversal under these Terms of Service, and to display any advertising, publicity, promotional materials and distribution rights in connection with your User Content. You acknowledge and agree that NBCUniversal, its licensees, affiliates, successors and assigns, will be entitled to retain any and all revenue generated from any sales, licenses, assignments and other transfers of the rights granted by you hereunder, as well as any and all revenue generated by the display of any advertising, publicity, promotional materials or distribution rights in connection with your User Content. Nothing in these Terms of Service obligates or may be deemed to obligate NBCUniversal or any other person or entity to exercise any of the rights granted by you under these Terms of Service. You will not receive any compensation of any kind for your User Content or the use thereof, and you agree that there is no industry or other custom or practice that will vary these Terms of Service. You agree that NBCUniversal, its licensees, successors and/or assigns, shall have no obligation to give you credit for your User Content, but in their sole discretion may elect to do so.

No Rights Created by Submission and No Payment for User Content: Your User Content will not be acknowledged or returned. You acknowledge and agree that your User Content is being sent voluntarily by you, and not in confidence, and that no confidential relationship is intended or created between NBCUniversal, and/or any other person or entity, on the one hand, and you, on the other hand, by your submission of the User Content. You also agree that NBCUniversal does not intend and will not pay you for any User Content. You understand that no industry custom or practice changes your agreement that you will not be paid for any User Content.

Use of Name and Likeness: By posting User Content on the online services, you consent to the recording, use and reuse by NBCUniversal, its licensees, successors and assigns, of your voice, actions, likeness, name, appearance, profile photograph, performance, biographical material, and any other identifying information, including, without limitation, any information contained in your User Content (collectively, “Personal Elements”), as used, edited, altered, fictionalized or modified by NBCUniversal, in its sole discretion, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, including, without limitation, in and in connection with NBCUniversal, or related Sites or online services, in and in connection with any television programs and other productions, and in and in connection with advertising, promotion and publicity. 

Ownership: Except as expressly set forth in these Terms of Service, you shall continue to own all rights in and to the User Content. To the extent your User Content contains other materials or elements owned by NBCUniversal or any other affiliated company, such as characters or other elements protected by copyright, trademark or other laws, your rights to make any other use of the User Content will continue to be governed by and may be limited by other applicable laws, the rights of third parties and NBCUniversal.

Idea Submissions Prohibited: NBCUniversal does not accept unsolicited submissions for motion pictures, television programs, websites, articles, streaming video, e-books, or other products or services. Therefore, please do not make any such unsolicited submissions to NBCUniversal through the online services, including posts on any Site or any third party social network or website, or by e-mail, text message or any other means. However, if you decide to make any such unsolicited submission, you hereby grant to NBCUniversal the right and license to the submission as if it were User Content as specifically set forth above. In addition, NBCUniversal retains all of the rights held by members of the general public with regard to your unsolicited ideas and materials. NBCUniversal’s receipt of your unsolicited ideas and materials is not an admission by NBCUniversal of their novelty, priority, or originality, and it does not impair NBCUniversal’s right to contest existing or future intellectual property rights relating to your unsolicited ideas and materials.

Public Nature of Online Services: While we may offer you the ability to post User Content anonymously, please be aware that your account information relating to your User Content is still stored by us. User Content does not reflect the views of NBCUniversal. Notwithstanding anything else in these Terms of Service, NBCUniversal should not be seen as endorsing any User Content in any way. None of NBCUniversal or its officers, directors, and employees, subsidiaries and/or affiliates shall be liable for any User Content. You acknowledge that you have no expectation of privacy with regard to any User Content.

Liability for User Content: User Content does not reflect the views of NBCUniversal. Notwithstanding anything else in these Terms of Service, NBCUniversal should not be seen as endorsing any User Content in any way. User Content posted through the online services are provided by users like you who are unaffiliated with NBCUniversal, and the user providing User Content is solely responsible for his/her own User Content. This means that you, and not NBCUniversal, are entirely responsible and liable for any claims, loss or damages relating to all User Content that you upload, post, email or otherwise transmit via the online services. None of NBCUniversal or its affiliates, or its or their officers, directors, and employees, subsidiaries and/or affiliates are responsible for User Content, accuracy or opinions expressed on the online services, nor shall they have any liability for any such User Content. NBCUniversal does not investigate, monitor or check for accuracy or completeness of User Content. You understand that by using the Site or online services, you may be exposed to User Content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable.

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RELEASE

By submitting this application, I hereby consent to the recording, use and reuse by Machete Corporation (“Producer”), NBCUniversal Media LLC (“NBCU”), and any of their respective licensees, successors, assignees, parents, subsidiaries, or affiliated entities, and each of their respective employees, agents, representative, officers and directors (collectively “Releasees”) of my voice, actions, likeness, name, appearance, biographical material, and any information contained in, derived from or obtained in connection with my application to be a participant in “The Partner” (working title) (the “Program”) or in any materials submitted by me in connection with my application (collectively “Likeness”), as edited, altered, or modified by the Producer or by any of the other Releasees, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, in or in connection with the Program or any other work. I agree that the Releasees or any of them may use all or any part of my Likeness, and may alter or modify it regardless of whether or not I am recognizable. I further agree that the Releasees exclusively own all right, title, and interest (including, without limitation, all copyrights) in and to any and all recordings made by them and in and to any and all video that I have provided in connection with my application and any other materials that I have provided or may provide in connection with my application or the Program (collectively, the “Materials”), including, without limitation, the right to edit, alter or modify the Materials and to use all or part of the Materials and my Likeness in any and all media now known or hereafter devised worldwide, in perpetuity. Without in any way limiting the foregoing, if I perform or include any music (other than music supplied to me by Producer) in connection with my application or the Program, I represent and warrant that I own all rights to such music, and I grant Producer the right to record, reproduce and publicly perform any such music in and in connection with the Program or any other work. Without in any way limiting the waivers and releases set forth herein, I waive any claims to royalties of any kind, whether accruing now or in the future, from Producer and NBCU for the use of any such music, including, without limitation, any applicable copyright, public performance, mechanical and synchronization royalties.  I further represent that I am the sole owner or holder (or the authorized representative of the sole owner or holder) of the rights granted herein, including, but not limited to any and all copyrights, trademarks, and rights in the likenesses of any people (if any) depicted in the Materials, that it is authorized to enter into and execute this agreement, that nothing of value apart from the Materials was given (or was agreed to be given) to Producer or any other person or entity in exchange for use of the Materials, that the consent of no other person or entity is required to enable Producer to use the Materials as described herein, and that such use will not violate the rights of any third parties.  I further agree that Releasees may use my Likeness and the Materials in connection with any promotion, publicity, marketing or advertisement. I grant the rights hereunder whether or not I am selected to participate in the Program in any manner whatsoever. I understand that I will not be paid any money for giving Releasees these rights or for signing this application. I acknowledge that everything stated in this application is true. I understand that any falsely submitted answers can and will be grounds for removal from the casting process and from my subsequent participation in the Program.

Whether or not I am selected to be a participant on the Program, I shall keep in strictest confidence and shall not disclose to any other applicant, participant or other third party at any time (i.e., prior to, during, or after the taping or exhibition of any episode of the Program) any information or materials of any kind, including without limitation, any information or materials concerning or relating to Producer or to NBCU, the business of Producer or NBCU, any program produced by Producer and/or exhibited by NBCU, including, without limitation, any information concerning or relating to the Program, the Program applicants, the Program participants, the location(s) of the Program, the events contained in the Program, or the outcome of any episode of the Program, that I read, hear or otherwise acquire or learn in connection with or as a result of my applying to be a participant on the Program or (if I am selected to be a participant) as the result of my experiences as a participant on the Program (collectively, the “Information and Materials”). I acknowledge and agree that the Information and Materials are confidential and the exclusive property of Producer and/or NBCU. At no time will I ever, directly or indirectly, divulge in any manner or use or permit others to use any of the Information and Materials. I acknowledge and agree that my obligations with respect to confidentiality set forth in this application shall continue in perpetuity or until terminated by NBCU by giving me written notice of termination. In no event will I have the right to terminate my confidentiality obligations under this application. I acknowledge that in the event I breach the confidentiality or any other provisions of this application, my breach may, in the sole discretion of Producer and/or NBCU result in my being disqualified to participate as a participant in the Program. I further acknowledge that a breach by me of any of the confidentiality provisions of this application would cause Producer and NBCU irreparable injury and damage that cannot be reasonably or adequately compensated by damages in an action at law, and, therefore, I hereby expressly agree that Producer and NBCU shall be entitled to injunctive and other equitable relief to prevent and/or cure any breach or threatened breach of any of the confidentiality provisions of this application by me.

  • Producer and NBCU reserve the right to render ineligible any person who either of them determines, in the sole discretion of either of them, is sufficiently connected with the production, administration, judging, or distribution of the Program, such that his/her participation in the Program could create the appearance of impropriety.  Producer and NBCU may also consider whether you or any member of your immediate family or anyone living in your household is or has been within the last two (2) years an employee, officer, director or agent of any of the following:
  • (i)   Producer or any other person or entity involved in the development, production, distribution or other exploitation of the Program or any variation thereof; 
  • (ii)  NBCUniversal Television Group or any of its parent, subsidiary or affiliated entities, including, without limitation, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, its broadcast networks and studios, cable networks and studios, film businesses, digital businesses, parks and resorts (collectively, “NBCUniversal”) (for more information about NBCUniversal businesses, please visit http://corporate.comcast.com or http://www.nbcuni.com);
  • (iii)  Any sponsor of the Program or its advertising agency; or
  • (iv)  Any person or entity supplying goods, services or prizes (as applicable) to the Program.