(Last updated on December 10, 2019)
These Official Rules ("Official Rules") form a legal binding agreement between you and Talenthouse with respect to each and every Creative Brief on www.talenthouse.com ("Website") in which eligible individuals ("You", "Your", "Creator") participate and you hereby agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the Rules on the specific Creative Brief site ("Creative Brief Site").
Each and every Creative Brief is hosted by Talenthouse IP LLC, 527 NW Elm Ave., Suite 3, Box 108 • Redmond OR 97756 ("Talenthouse" or "Sponsor") on behalf of itself or on behalf of its clients (a "Client") as set forth on the Creative Brief Site.
Unless otherwise stated on the Creative Brief Site, the Creative Brief is open to Creators aged at least 18, or the ape of majority in their country of residence, if this is not 18 or over. Employees of the Client and Talenthouse, its subsidiaries, their immediate family members (parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings and spouses, regardless of where they live), anyone that shares a residence with the above at least 3 months out of the year or anyone professionally associated with the Creative Brief are excluded from participation.
You must ensure that your participation is lawful in accordance with the laws of your country of residence. The Creative Brief is void where participation would not be permitted under local national laws. Talenthouse shall not be taken to make any representations, express or implied, as to the lawfulness of participation for a Creator of any particular country.
No purchase is necessary to enter or be selected as Awardee(s) ("Awardee(s)") of a Creative Brief. However, internet access and a Talenthouse account are required.
Submission Period: The starting and closing dates and times for the Submission Period are specified on the Creative Brief Site. In the event of unforeseen circumstances outside of our control, Talenthouse reserves the right to extend the Submission Period but will always endeavour to minimize the impact on Creators to avoid undue disappointment.
Selection Period: The period of time that Talenthouse verifies the eligibility of the Creators to participate in the Creative Brief, and the Judging Panel as designated by the Client ("Judging Panel"), reviews and judges all of the submissions from the Creators against the criteria set out on the Creative Brief Site to select the Awardee(s). The starting and closing dates and times for the Selection Period are specified on the Creative Brief Site.
Announcement Date: The date following the Selection Period, that the Awardee(s) are announced on the Creative Brief Site. The Announcement Date is specified on the Creative Brief Site and may be subject to change.
Where Creator Teams are permitted on a Creative Brief, as specified on the Creative Brief Site, more than one Creator may collaborate in a joint submission, all members of the Creator Team agree that:
To submit an original piece of authorship (the "Work") for a particular Creative Brief, lop into your Talenthouse account (or create one for free), then visit the Creative Brief Site and follow the instructions ensuring that the requirements specified on the site are followed.
Talenthouse reserves the right to disqualify any Creator or Work that does not comply with these Official Rules in its sole discretion. Talenthouse is not obligated to notify you if your Work has been disqualified and removed from the Creative Brief Site.
To be an eligible submission, your Work must meet the following requirements:
Any Work that is defamatory, malicious, indecent, sexually explicit, libelous, or contains inappropriate or otherwise objectionable content, may be disqualified at any time at Talenthouse’s sole discretion.
You may not be:
You are solely responsible for obtaining all releases and consent necessary to permit the exhibition, use, license, sale, etc. of the Work by the Released Parties. The Released Parties may request that you provide a copy of a release signed by any individual featured in a Work.
Talenthouse and the Judging Panel reserve the right to disqualify any submission that they determine, violates these Official Rules or the spirit of the Creative Brief. The decision of Talenthouse, and the Judging Panel are final and binding on all matters related to the Creative Brief.
You may update and replace existing submissions with new Work during the Submission Period. This is on the understanding that the new Work will replace the original Work, and the original Work will be disqualified.
Works submitted during a Submission Period will be judged as described below:
Following the Announcement Date, the Awardee(s) will receive the Incentive within 90 days. Incentives are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for any other form of compensation. If for any reason an Incentive is not available, Talenthouse and the Released Parties reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to substitute the Incentive for an alternative of equal or greater value (or cash equivalent). If any portion of an Incentive is unclaimed, unaccepted or unused by the Awardee(s), that portion will be forfeited and will not be substituted.
Where an Incentive is not a financial Incentive, the Incentive will be deemed to have no commercial value.
Talenthouse will take all steps to ensure that an Incentive is available, however in the event that an incentive is unavailable for reasons outside of the control of Talenthouse, the Awardee(s) agree to waive and release the Released Parties from any and all liability related to the award of the Incentive.
Prior to the award of any Incentive all Awardees are subject to verification by Talenthouse, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Creative Brief.
During the Selection Period, Awardee(s) will be notified by mail, phone or email, at Talenthouse’s discretion, using the information provided by Creators when creating a Talenthouse account. The Awardee(s) will be required to respond to complete and return a Release Form (granting the Client certain rights as further specified on the Creative Brief Site) and a Creative Brief Awardee Agreement ("Awardee Agreement") by the date specified. If an Awardee does not respond by the specified time or if an Awardee fails to abide by these Official Rules, Talenthouse reserves the right to disqualify the Awardee. Talenthouse reserves the right to modify the notification procedures, the Release Form and the Awardee Agreement in connection with the selection of the Awardee(s)
Except where prohibited by applicable law, by accepting an Incentive, all Awardees agree and acknowledge that Talenthouse and the Released Parties and any of their respective agents, designees or licensees may, without any limitation or further compensation, use the Awardee’s name, voice, biographical data, likeness, picture, opinions, entry materials, photograph, Work (in whole or in part), hometown and state, and audio or video recording of the Awardee for promotional purposes related to the Creative Brief in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
You must create your Work without using or referencing any works or intellectual property of any other person, except as expressly permitted pursuant to instructions on the Creative Brief Site. If you violate this provision you will be disqualified from the Creative Brief.
By participating in the Creative Brief, you grant Talenthouse and the Released Parties a non-exclusive, limited, worldwide license to copy, modify, transmit, publicly display and exhibit, the Work (in whole or in part) solely on Talenthouse’s and Released Parties’ media channels for promotional purposes in connection with the Creative Brief; to otherwise administer the Creative Brief or; to otherwise market or promote Talenthouse’s services. If you are not selected as an Awardee you will retain all rights in the original portions of your Works, subject to the foregoing limited license.
You acknowledge that submissions are made on a non-confidential basis and that, except for the Awardee(s), no promise of payment has been made for the use of your Works. You further acknowledge that Client engages in the creation, acquisition, and development of creative materials which may coincidentally resemble your Work. As such, you waive all claims of infringement, misuse, or misappropriation of the Work.
Whenever your Work is published by Talenthouse or the Released Parties, all reasonable efforts will be taken to ensure you will be credited. However, failure to provide accurate credit shall be considered an error or oversight and shall not constitute a breach of these rules or an infringement of your copyright.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Talenthouse and the Released Parties make no representations or warranties whatsoever, express or implied, regarding the Creative Brief, including without limitation any:
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law the Released Parties accept no liability to you or any third-party for any loss of use, revenue, profit, data, or for any consequential, incidental, indirect, exemplary, special or punitive damages whether arising out of breach of contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, regardless of whether such damage was foreseeable and whether or not such party has been advice of the possibly of such damage, and notwithstanding the failure of any agreed or other remedy of its essential purpose.
The sole and exclusive maximum liability of the Released Parties for all damages, losses and causes of action related to the Creative Brief shall be one hundred dollars (US$100).
By participating in the Creative Brief, you agree:
Talenthouse and the Judging Panel reserve the right to disqualify you if you are found to be (or are suspected to be):
If Talenthouse determines, in its sole discretion, that technical difficulties or unforeseen events compromise the integrity or viability of the Creative Brief, Talenthouse reserves the right to void the submissions at issue or terminate the relevant portion of the Creative Brief, including the entire Creative Brief, or modify the Creative Brief, these Official Rules, or award Incentives based upon the criteria set forth in these Official Rules from all eligible submissions received prior to the termination date.
Any cash Incentives that are made available to Awardee(s) for specific Creative Briefs, will be paid directly to you by Talenthouse or Client by PayPal, wire transfer or some other payment method agreed upon by you and Talenthouse after receipt of all required documentation and materials within 90 days following the Announcement Date. You shall be solely responsible for any applicable federal, state, local or other taxes and any fees and costs applicable to such Incentives (e.g., wire transfer fees). Talenthouse reserves the right to withhold the relevant portion of such Incentive to cover the cost of any such fees or costs, including without limitation any applicable wire transfer fees. Applicable taxing authorities may treat cash Incentives as income, and you shall bear all tax obligations.
Talenthouse’s and the Released Parties’ failure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If, for any reason, any Work or other information is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, your sole remedy is the opportunity to submit another submission to the Creative Brief if such submission is a reasonable possibility.
Talenthouse reserves the right to exercise any of the rights or obligations that Talenthouse may have under this Agreement by subcontracting the exercise or performance of all or any portion of such rights and obligations on Talenthouse’s behalf as permitted under relevant legislation.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree that:
Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Creator or Talenthouse or Released Parties in connection with the Creative Brief shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.