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Terms of Submission
NBCUniversal Media, LLC company (“NBCU”) located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112, invites you to join in on the fun with The TODAY Show (the “Show”) by giving you the opportunity to submit your own essay on the theme of: an experience in your life that has become a part of your story (the “Submission”). Your Submission should be original and not infringe on any third party rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, or patent, or create claims for idea misappropriation or breach of contract. You must have the permission of any person who appears in your Submission or who you identify or otherwise refer to in your Submission. In order to participate, you must be at least eighteen (18) years old and a permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) resident who is physically residing in one (1) of the forty-eight (48) continental U.S. or the District of Columbia (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other U.S. territories).
By submitting your Submission, you agree that your Submission may be broadcast on-air, on the Show’s website located at www.today.com (the “Website”) and in advertising for the Show on-air and off-air and on the Website (together, the “Materials”), and you grant NBCU, its licensees, successors and assigns the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit your Submission and to incorporate your Submission in the Materials and any other works in any and all markets and media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional notification, permission, approval, or compensation. You warrant that you have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to NBCU, its licensees, successors and assigns and that the reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of your Submission by NBCU, its licensees, successors and assigns will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract.
By submitting your Submission, you consent to the recording, use, and reuse by NBCU and its licensees, successors, and assigns of your voice, actions, likeness, name, appearance, biographical material, and any other identifying information, including without limitation, any information contained in your Submission, as used, edited, altered, fictionalized, or modified by NBCU, in its sole discretion, in any and all markets and media, now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity, including, without limitation, in and in connection with NBCU, the Website, or related sites or services, in and in connection with any television programs and other productions, and in and in connection with advertising, promotion, and publicity.
You acknowledge and agree that NBCU, its licensees, 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 Submission or the Materials. Nothing in these Terms of Submission obligates or may be deemed to obligate NBCU or any other person or entity to exercise any of the rights granted by you under these Terms of Submission. NBCU and its successors, licensees, and assigns, will have the unlimited right to assign these Terms of Submission and the rights granted by you under these Terms of Submission at any time, in whole or in part, to any party. Your Submission may not be identifiable. NBCU will have the right to make any changes to your Submission as it determines in its sole discretion. Your Submission should not contain material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive. Your Submission must be your own original work. You agree that NBCU and its licensees, successors, and assigns shall have no obligation to give you credit for your Submission but in their sole discretion may elect to do so.
Your Submission will not be acknowledged or returned. You acknowledge and agree that you are sending your Submission voluntarily and not in confidence and that no confidential relationship is intended or created between NBCU and/or any other person or entity, on the one hand, and you, on the other hand, by your submission of your Submission.
You understand that there will be no payment for your submission or the use of your Submission. You understand that no industry custom or practice applies to your agreement that you will not be paid for your Submission. You understand that if your Submission is selected for use, such use will not be considered an employment opportunity. If you do not want your Submission to be used and broadcast by NBCU, then please do not participate.
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