D-DAY (DIAGNOSIS DAY) PUBLICATION SUBMISSION
RULES, RELEASE, AND AGREEMENT
1. THE PROJECT
On the Spectrum’s D-Day (Diagnosis Day) Trials and Triumphs Anthology (the “Anthology”) is an exciting and informative opportunity for parents, individuals, families, and others to share their stories and increase awareness of the experiences, challenges, advice, and journey in hopes of providing hope and support to families, parents, and individuals impacted by Autism. We are currently accepting submissions from those interested in possibly having their stories published in an Anthology, subject to the rules and policies set forth herein. The Anthology will focus on feelings, challenges, and/or reactions parents and families experienced after their child or children were diagnosed with Autism. The Project is being sponsored by Jaden’s Voice, Inc., a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation, with a principal place of business located at 105 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (“Jaden’s Voice”).
2. SUBMISSION PROCESS
Jaden’s Voice is currently accepting submissions through February 28, 2018 (the “Submission Period”) from individuals who are eighteen (18) year of age or older at the time of submission. The final Anthology will consist of approximately 50 stories (the “Submissions”) that (a) are no longer than 3 single-sided pages, (b) consist of no more than 1000 words, and (c) that are selected by Jaden’s Voice at the company’s sole discretion. Those interested in submitting their stories during the Submission Period are invited to email their submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions should be attached to the email in Microsoft Word or PDF format only. All submissions must include your First and Last Name, Phone Number and Email Address. By submitting your stories, you agree to the rules and policies set forth herein and you understand that your submission will not be considered unless you click the checkbox indicating that you agree to the rules and policies set forth herein. Jaden’s Voice reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify any portion of the submission process or any aspect of the Anthology project at any time and at its sole discretion. As a general matter, Submissions should be free of references to third party trademarks, copyrighted works, or other intellectual property belonging to third parties.
Following the Submission Period, Jaden’s Voice will select approximately fifty (50) Submissions based on the Submission’s potential contribution to the purpose and spirit of the Anthology. All decisions regarding whether to accept or reject any Submission or decisions related to any aspect of the Anthology project shall be determined in the sole discretion of Jaden’s Voice and its affiliates and, as a result, inquiries concerning Submissions will not be accepted. There is no guarantee that your Submission will be selected for online and/or other publication, purpose, or use. Those whose Submissions are accepted will be notified via email following the Submission Period.
3. NO COMPENSATION, PAYMENT, OR AWARD
By emailing your Submission, you acknowledge that the submission of your story and/or the potential selection of your Submission for inclusion in the Anthology either online, via any social media platforms, and/or any other publication, does not entitle you (or any individual involved in any way with your Submission) to any compensation, payment, remuneration, award, prize, gift, or any other compensation of any kind or at any time, irrespective of whether or not the Anthology is, or is not, published in any manner or made available for purchase in perpetuity and throughout the world. For the sake of clarity, you are not entitled to any payment, remuneration, award, prize, gift, or any other compensation at any time now or in the future.
4. SUBMISSION CONDITIONS AND RELEASE
By emailing your Submission, you acknowledge that your Submission is an original creative work and you warrant and represent that you are the sole and exclusive owner of all right, title, and interest in and to the Submission. You further represent and warrant that your Submission does not infringe or violate the intellectual property rights (including trademark or copyright) or any other rights, of any third party throughout the world. By emailing and submitting your Submission, you agree to (a) comply with and be bound by the terms and conditions of submission set forth herein, (b) release and hold harmless Jaden’s Voice, any affiliated entities, any organizers associated with the Anthology project, and all of Jaden’s Voice or affiliated entities’ past and present officers, directors, members, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, public disclosure of private facts, intrusion, false light in the public eye or any other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of rights of publicity, infringement of any trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights arising out of or relating to your Submission or participation in the Anthology project.
By emailing your Submission, you also hereby irrevocably grant and license to Jaden’s Voice and its affiliates, successors, licensees, agents, and assigns (“Authorized Persons”) royalty-free worldwide rights in perpetuity to digitize, modify, alter, edit, adapt, display, publicly perform, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, reproduce, exploit, sell, rent, license, otherwise use, and permit others to use, your Submission, including your name, image, likeness, appearance (if applicable), in perpetuity throughout the universe and in any medium or format whatsoever now existing or hereafter created, including but not limited to, internet streaming and downloading, websites, mobile applications, television broadcast, cablecast, and satellite, home video, video on demand, radio, and print publications, on any platform, including but not limited to televisions, computers, and mobile devices, and in connection with ancillary products, including but not limited to merchandise, books, and software applications, without further consent from or any royalty, payment, or other compensation to you.
By emailing your Submission, you hereby irrevocably permit, authorize, and license Jaden’s Voice and the Authorized Persons to identify you by name and use your name, likeness, and appearance (if applicable) in connection with the Anthology and advertising and promotion of the same in perpetuity throughout the universe and in any medium or format whatsoever now existing or hereafter created, including but not limited to, internet streaming and downloading, websites, other digital transmission or delivery methods, mobile applications, television broadcast, cablecast, and satellite, home video, video on demand, radio, and print publications, and advertising and promotional materials on any platform, including but not limited to televisions, computers, and mobile devices, and in connection with ancillary products, including but not limited to merchandise, books, and software applications, without further consent from or any royalty, payment, or other compensation to you. If there is any information you do not wish to be revealed and/or published, you must contact Jaden’s Voice immediately to inform us of your preference and Jaden’s Voice shall act reasonably to accommodate your request. All personal information will comply with any and all of Jaden’s Voice’s privacy policies.
6. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
By emailing your Submission, you are making the following representations (a) you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this agreement and you agree to abide and be bound by the terms and conditions herein, (b) you are emailing your Submission voluntarily and on a non-confidential basis, (c) you are at least eighteen (18) years of age, (d) there are no threatened, pending or current claims, actions or lawsuits related to your Submission, (e) neither your participation in the submission process nor your Submission will conflict with or otherwise violate any term or condition or any other agreement to which you are a signatory or party, (f) you are the exclusive owner and sole author of the Submission, your Submission is an original creative work, your Submission will not infringe, misappropriate or violate the intellectual property rights of any third party, your Submission will not violate the privacy or other rights of any third party.
7. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
Jaden’s Voice and the Released Parties are not responsible for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate information contained in the Submission, whether caused by you, printing errors, emailing errors, or related activities, (b) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to, emailing malfunctions, (c) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the submission process, or (d) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from your participation in the submission process or the Anthology project.
8. CHOICE OF LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
All matters arising out of or relating to this agreement or your Submission shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of Pennsylvania or any other jurisdiction). Any claim or cause of action arising under this agreement or your Submission may be brought only in the federal and state courts located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and you hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts. Nothing contained in this agreement shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership, joint venture or other form of joint enterprise, employment, or fiduciary relationship between the parties.