Official Contest Rules
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
BY REGISTERING AN ACCOUNT ON THIS SITE, YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS (the “TERMS”).
Content contributors will retain the rights to their finished productions, including copyright.
The competition period is defined on the contest announcement page.
By participating in this Contest, each contestant agrees to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules. Contestants further agree to abide by and be bound by all decisions of Talent Games Inc. (the “Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding, without right of appeal.
The Contest is open to past and present residents of the area defined in the contest announcement, eligibility is determined and is at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Excluded from eligibility are the officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of the Sponsor, and members of any immediate families (defined as parents, siblings, children and spouses, regardless of where they live) or households (whether or not related) of such officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives.
How to Enter
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Internet access, valid email address, and a StarBeat.tv account required. To obtain one (1) entry, an entrant must either: upload a video from Youtube and/or Vimeo. To be eligible the video must be owned and be the original content of the entrant, for a maximum of one entry per entrant per Contest.
All expenses associated with the Prizes not specified herein will be the responsibility of the selected winner (as applicable). Prizes will be paid out at the end of the contest month. The prizes will be paid via Paypal (fees contestants responsibility) or Bitcoin.
Prize Claim Conditions
The winning contestants will be notified via email to the account used to enter the Contest. In order to be declared a winner, the selected entrant must: (i) respond to notification of selection (and provide Sponsor with the selected entrants proof of eligibility) within five (5) business days of contact by the Sponsor.
Failure to provide a valid proof of eligibility (if requested), release documents, or other required documentation in a timely manner, or other non-compliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification, forfeiture of the Prize, or part thereof, and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, selection of an alternate eligible entrant for the forfeited Prize, or part thereof, in accordance with these Official Rules, who will be subject to disqualification in the same manner.
Right to Void / Terminate / Suspend / Modify
Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or modify this Contest, in whole or in part, at any time and without notice or obligation if, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, any factor or event arises that could interfere with the proper conduct, administration, security or impartiality of the Contest as contemplated by these Official Rules. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if the Contest, or any part thereof, is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, programming errors, or technical failures, which, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect entries and: (a) terminate the Contest, or any portion thereof; (b) modify or suspend the Contest, or any portion thereof, to address the impairment and then resume the Contest, or relevant portion, in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; and/or (c) award the Prize from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment in accordance with the winner selection criteria discussed above.
Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process, the operation of the Contest, the Contest Website and/or the website starbeat.tv (the “Sponsor Website”), violates the Official Rules, or acts with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
Limitation of Liability and Releases
BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE PROMOTION ENTITIES. HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM A PRIZE, INCLUDING THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE OR USE OF THE PRIZE.
FURTHER, BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE PROMOTION ENTITIES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM: A) ENTRY OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST, INCLUDING ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE CONTEST WEBSITE OR THE SPONSOR WEBSITE, OR B) ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PERSONALITY OR PRIVACY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR MERCHANDISE DELIVERY.
Without limiting the foregoing, the Promotion Entities, any of Sponsor’s suppliers or contractors, shall not be responsible for: (a) any incomplete or inaccurate information that is caused by Contest Website users, Sponsor Website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Contest; (b) lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, service provider, on-line systems, telephone networks or telephone lines, or any other connections; (c) the theft, destruction, loss or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (d) any problems with, or malfunctions or failures of, telephone networks or lines, computers or computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs; (e) garbled transmissions or miscommunications; (f) failure of any e-mail, any contest entry, any Instagram comment or any Instagram direct message to be received by or from the Sponsor for any reason, including but not limited to traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof or technical incompatibility; (g) damage to a user’s computer equipment (software or hardware) occasioned by participation in this Contest or in connection with the Contest Website or the Sponsor Website; or (h) any failure of the entry, draw or other Contest process.
Protection Of Personal Information
By entering the Contest, the winner authorizes the Sponsor to use, in any media (including the Internet) in perpetuity, their name, photograph, likeness, voice, place of residence and/or statement regarding the Prize for publicity and advertising purposes, without any compensation.
All entries remain the property of the entrant. By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees that the Promotion Entities have not made, with respect to each of their own products/services provided as a prize or part thereof (if applicable), any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to the prize and specifically disclaim all such warranties, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Winning a prize is contingent on fulfilling all the requirements set forth herein. Mass entries, automated entries, entries submitted by third parties, and any entries or prize claims that are late, incomplete, fraudulent, illegible, unidentified or delayed will be void. All entries and prize claims are subject to verification. Proof of entry submission does not constitute proof of receipt. The Sponsor is not responsible for lost, misdirected or delayed entries. Entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules. Decisions of Sponsor will be final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision of the Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, then the Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein. Should a winner make any false statement(s) in any document referenced above, the winner may be required to promptly return to Sponsor his/her prize, or the cash value thereof.
In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the person who submitted any entry, the authorized account holder of the account used for entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned the account. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder of the account associated with the selected entry.
The sponsor strictly enforces a fair play policy. This fair play policy is designed to ensure that everyone has an equal chance of winning. The sponsor’s software actively searches for patterns that are outside of the normal.
It is strictly against the rules to do any of the following.
- Create more than one account per individual
- Use fake email addresses to open accounts
- Use any service considered a disposable email
- Use alias’s on an existing email account to open multiple accounts
- Use any service to purchase accounts for the purpose of voting
- The company reserves the right to expand on the above as circumstances dictate
It is the sole right of the sponsor to determine whether it feels that someone is unfairly attempting to influence the outcome of a competition. If it so determines this to be the case then the sponsor reserves the right to adjust the score by whatever means it sees fit, up to and including disqualifying the contestant in question. The sponsor will provide details on the action and the reason if requested.
In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the provisions of the Contest Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including but not limited to the Contest entry form, or radio, television, print, outdoor or online advertising, the provisions of the Contest Rules shall prevail and govern. The headings of the sections of the Contest Rules are for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the interpretation of the Contest Rules.
The entrant agrees and accepts that they are personally liable and responsible for any taxes incurred as a result of winning the prize.
This Contest is governed by the law of British Columbia, Canada. Each entrant agrees, to the extent permitted by law, that any judicial proceedings relating to any disputes, claims or causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest shall take place in a provincial court within British Columbia.
Decisions of Talent Games Inc.
All decisions of Talent Games Inc. (The Sponsor) and/or those of its representatives regarding this Competition are final and binding