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BCCL - Shall mean Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd and/or its associates.
Contest - Bombay Times is reaching out to the advertising community to take up the cause to engage to build inclusivity in the workplace for LGQBT community. BCCL is proposing to do this with Out & Proud, having launched a interesting campaign we wish to liaison with the ad world to make the campaign engaging and exciting.
Contest Management - This Contest is organised BCCL; through itself and/or its associates and responsible for the overall conduct of the Contest in India.
Entry (ies) - Any and all creative ads sent or shared to BCCL by the Contestant (defined below) must be sent via email.
Contestant/You - Any individual that participates in the Contest by submitting a Entry.
Prize (s) - Winner’s entry may be released/published in Brand Equity newspaper and may win an Apple iPad.
Terms and Conditions (“T&C” or “Terms”) - These Terms governing the Contest, may be amended from time to time and is subject to BCCL's policies and other conditions. These Terms may be modified without any prior notification by BCCL. The Contestant(s) are advised to regularly review these Terms. If there is any disagreement with any of the Terms and any amendments thereto, individuals must not participate in the Contest.
Winner (s) - Means any successful Contestant who is selected on the basis of his/her/their superior skill and BCCL’s predetermined selection parameters who is thereafter deemed eligible for receiving the Prize herein.
BCCL is dedicated at helping individuals from the advertising and media fraternity to showcase their creativity by submitting their Entry in the form of creative ads as per the format as specifically stated herein.
2. Eligibility criteria for participation in the Contest
The Contest is open for any citizen of India;
The Contestant must be of 18 years of age as on April 5, 2023;
There shall be no registration/entry fee for the Contest. The participation in the Contest is free of cost;
Employees of BCCL or FCB India, their associates, subsidiaries and group companies are, not allowed to participate in the Contest;
The final eligibility of the Contestant will be subject to the discretion and approval of BCCL;
A Contestant may be disqualified if there is any conflict with BCCL, even if this is identified at any point of time during/after the Contest.
3. RECEIPT OF ENTRIES
All entries need to be sent to this email id email@example.com
Last date for receiving completed entries is April 28, 2023, 23:59 IST.
The Contestant may apply to participate in the Contest by submitting a PowerPoint presentation in PPT or PDF format
Contestant’s entry for the Contest will be announced in the Times Group publications along with one or more relevant media platforms - through social media websites, or by direct communication with potential Contestant or on the Microsite and that shall be construed to be adequate notice for call for the entries
Receipt of application forms after last date of receipt may be permitted only at the sole discretion of BCCL.
BCCL shall have the liberty, but not the obligation, to publish information with respect to the Entry made by the Contestant.
BCCL will not be responsible for application forms that are damaged / lost due to lack or lapse in any communication because of internet failure or any other technical issue.
BCCL shall put in commercially reasonable efforts to ensure smooth functioning of the Microsite. However, notwithstanding the foregoing, BCCL shall not be liable for any error or failure of the website or any other glitch which results in downtime or any malfunctioning in the functioning of the Microsite or any part thereof.
Winners shall not conceal or misrepresent any information during the scrutiny or otherwise, failing which the Contestant shall be disqualified for participating in the Contest.
The entry shall be original creative content of the contestant and BCCL shall have right to disqualify any entry on the basis of objection of plagiarism or IPR infringement raised by any third party.
In the event if any information is required by BCCL or its associates in relation to the Contest, it may try to contact the Contestant to obtain such information, if the said is not possible, such Contestant may be disqualified from further Contest.
Efforts will be made to adhere to the defined timelines. However, the defined timelines are subject to change based on extenuating circumstances.
BCCL reserves the right to change, alter or cancel this Contest in part or full, or change any or all of the terms and conditions that are applicable, without giving prior intimation/notice of any kind and will not be liable for any consequential losses/damages. Decision of BCCL in this regard and in general with respect to this Contest and the Terms thereto shall be final, binding and non-contestable.
BCCL and its associates shall not be held accountable / liable for any disruptions / stoppages / interruptions or cancellation of the Contest or any part of its processes because any factors beyond its control.
6. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The Contestant may be contacted for any additional information by BCCL or its associates on a best-efforts basis by any means deemed appropriate to verify the information provided. Such information sourced from the Contestant will become part of the original Entry.
BCCL has the right to ask for documentary proof of information. If such a request is made and the Contestant does not comply within 5 (five) working days from the date the request is made, the Contestant may be disqualified from the Contest.
Information provided by the Contestant will be confidential and will be used only for the limited purpose of evaluating the Contestant’s entry to this Contest.
The Contestant hereby irrevocably authorizes BCCL to use the data gathered during and/or the Contest in respect of the Contestant. This shall be the property of BCCL and BCCL shall be entitled to use the same in its communications including marketing promotions and advertisements along with/without the BCCL’s brand.
BCCL shall not be liable in any manner for any mishap, accident, injury or damages etc. of whatsoever nature, caused to the Contestant during the Contest. Further, BCCL shall not be liable in any manner for any loss, damage, theft, or any other mishap caused during the Contestant.
Contestant declares that the details furnished by the Contestant for the Contest are true, correct, and complete and, wherever required, provided after thorough due diligence and inquiry. In case any of the said information is found to be false or untrue or misleading or misrepresenting, the Contestant will be liable and accountable for any consequences resulting thereto including indemnifying BCCL for any expenses, costs, losses, or damages incurred.
7. WINNER DETERMINATION & PRIZE
The Contestant understands and agrees that mere submission of the entry or merely participating in this Contest does not give any warranty or guarantee of publication in BCCL feature or any other Prize.
Winners will be chosen basis originality, creativity and differential presentation ideas which resonate with the theme of the Contest.
The winners will be picked by a leading creative personality from the industry and such other terms as may be formulated by BCCL or its associates.
The Prize won by the Contestant may not be of a particular specification. The features of the product, colour, other specifications displayed in the newspapers, or the website may defer from the actual gift/product. BCCL or associates will not and cannot be held responsible for any change in product or its specification.
BCCL or its associates will not and cannot be held responsible for any change in the Prize or its specification.
The Prize won by the Contestant may not be of a particular specification. The features of the product, colour, other specifications displayed in the newspapers or the website may defer from the actual gift/product. BCCL or associates will not and cannot be held responsible for any change in product or its specification.
BCCL is not responsible, if a call to a winner is not successful due to:
Line being busy;
No answer received;
Poor call conditions / unclear reception;
E-mail not delivered;
Other reasons that could render a call unsuccessful.
BCCL further reserves the right to replace, at its discretion, any winner(s) who for any reason fails or is disqualified from or is unable to participate in the award, with another Contestant who should be eligible to be a winner.
BCCL will use the e-mail used by the Contestant to submit the Entry, to identify the winner, if any. Inability on the part of the Contestant to accordingly show or provide the required identification proof could entitle BCCL to disqualify the Contestant from any winning, if any.
BCCL further reserves the right to replace, at its discretion, any winner who for any reason fails or is disqualified from or is unable to participate in the Award, with another Contestant, notwithstanding that such Contestant may have been previously eliminated from the Contest and each Contestant shall agree to collect the Prize as and when required by BCCL to do so.
If at any point, it is determined by BCCL that any person has tampered with the Microsite, or any data / servers / database / etc. related to BCCL, thereby BCCL reserves the right at its discretion to revoke the Prize of any such Contestant and / or initiate action including litigation as deemed fit and necessary by BCCL.
The winner(s) hereby agrees that he/ she/they shall not hold BCCL responsible for any delays and/ or disputes and/or claims arising out of the Prize and shall indemnify BCCL against any and all such claims.
The Contestant authorizes BCCL to use the Entry submitted as part of their nomination/ participation, in whole or in part and use and display such entry, which shall include trade publications, press releases, electronic or social media posting to any website, electronic hyperlinks to the website of the Contestant, and/or any other display format selected by BCCL during the Contest or at a later point in time as it may deem fit.
8. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Contestant represents and warrants to BCCL that following the opportunity to participate in the Contest, all information including any communications, software, photos, text, video, graphics, music, sounds, images and other material and all copyright therein (“Works”) submitted or recorded in any manner by the Contestant for consideration for the Contest are solely owned by BCCL and assign the same to BCCL in perpetuity, and do not infringe upon any other individual or organizational rights (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights).
The Contestant hereby grants BCCL, by participating in the Contest, the unlimited right to use, the Contestant’s information, as may be provided by the Contestant, publish and display Contestant’s Work, statements, quotes, still photographs and videos (if any) which may have been captured before or during the Contest to be displayed, disseminated, distributed, licensed, sublicensed, stored, archived, cached, adapted, edited or modified, as solely determined by BCCL for advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any form or media (present or future), including but not limited to with any work, articles, materials, on the MicroSite, in newspapers, supplements, books, mobile applications, any social media platforms etc. without notification or approval, all without any payment of consideration.
Contestant shall be completely responsible for handling any infringement or alleged infringement and shall indemnify BCCL (in India or abroad), and the BCCL from any claims, costs or damages from infringement or alleged infringement of the logo or trademark or copyright or any kind of intellectual property right or the defines of a claim or any costs payable thereof.
The Contestant shall indemnify BCCL, its employees, officers, contractors, partner or other persons used by them in relation to this Contest and hold them harmless against any loss, claim, demands, costs, damages, judgments, expenses or liability (including legal costs) arising out of or in connection with any or all claims, that may be brought against the BCCL by any third party in connection with: (i) due to breach of these Terms: (ii); (iii) the Contestant participation in or winning the Competition, which is inconsistent with any of the warranties and representations made by the Contestant, or and shall reimburse the BCCL for any loss, costs, expense, or damage to which said indemnity applies. BCCL shall give the Contestant prompt written notice of any claim or actions covered by this indemnity, and the Contestant shall have the right, at its own expense, to participate in any such action.
All disputes relating to or arising out of the Contest shall be subject to the laws of India and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of competent jurisdiction at Mumbai, India. Interpretation of these Terms for any legal issue will be considered only in English.
The Contestant agrees that the Entry is genuine, authentic and original. Further, the Contestant represent and ewarrants that the Entry shall not be harmful, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, paedophilic, libellous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable or otherwise unlawful in any manner whatever;
The Contestant voluntarily agrees to submit the required documents and personal information to participate in the Contest. The Contestant voluntarily consents and permit that, the BCCL will use any personal information that the Contestant provides in accordance with applicable laws for the purposes of this Competition and for any marketing or other purposes. BCCL may also share such information(s) with its affiliates, subscribers, clients, associates, advisors, consultants, third-party healthcare technology platforms, aggregators, vendors, its service providers, subcontractors, and agents for the purpose of this Competition. The information may also be used by BCCL for:
recommending various products or services including those of third parties;
dealing with requests, enquiries and complaints and Competition related activities;
marketing products and services and its analysis;
abiding with laws and law enforcement/regulatory requests;
BCCL reserves the right to, at its discretion, withdraw or amend or add to the Terms of the Contest at any time, with prospective or retrospective effect, and does not take responsibility for any loss or damage that any individual or organization may suffer because of participating or attempting to participate in the Contest, the Contestant being withdrawn or its Terms amended.
Should a Contestant wish to withdraw from the Contest, he/ she/ they may inform BCCL in writing at any time upto ______prior to the last date of Entry for submission.
In the event these Terms do not cover any question or complaint in relation to the Contest, the same will be concluded on by BCCL (for all other issues) or an independent body or legal team as appointed by BCCL and deemed necessary.
The decision of the BCCL in relation to the interpretation of any of these Terms shall be final and binding on the Contestant(s) and no correspondence will be entertained on the same.
The Contestant(s) shall bear the cost of any expenses incurred for the Contest and will not hold BCCL responsible whatsoever. It is up to the discretion of BCCL to reimburse the expenses fully/partially from case-to-case basis.
If the Contestant(s) are unclear as to the Terms or any element of the awards or have any queries/concerns pertaining to the Competition, they can write in with their questions, concerns or queries to the following email addressTIMESOUTANDPROUD@TIMESGROUP.COMBCCL shall endeavour to the best of its ability to respond thereto.
The website is only an informational website (the “Microsite”) for the Contestant. BCCL or its subsidiaries or holding entities (“The Times Group”) is not liable or responsible for any action or decision taken by the Contestant or anyone acting on the Contestant’s behalf or under Contestant’s employment or under contract with the Contestant. BCCL shall not be under any obligation to the Contestant and the Contestant shall have no obligation or rights in relation to the Contest and shall have no claims whatsoever against BCCL relating to the selection process or the running of the Contest. BCCL does not make any warranties, express or implied, with respect to any service, information, data, software, system, functionality, statements, content made available on the Microsite. The information contained in the Microsite has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable. The Microsite, and all content, materials, information, software and services provided on the Microsite, are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis.
The Contestant shall not send, submit, post, or otherwise transmit, material or messages that contain software virus, or any other files that are designed to interrupt, destroy, and negatively affect in any manner whatsoever, any electronic equipment in connection with the use of the Microsite, or other user's ability to use the Microsite.
BCCL shall not be responsible for:
Any delivery, failures relating to the registration or uploading videos/presentations;
Any messages as result of Contestant accessing the Microsite;
Any failure of payment process due to technical reasons or any reason beyond the control of the BCCL;
Any lost, late or misdirected computer transmission or network, electronic failures of any kind or any failure to receive entries owing to transmission failures or due to any technical reasons and;
Other conditions/situations or failures beyond its control which may include any government order, amendment to applicable laws, judicial orders, rules and regulations, unprecedented conditions etc.
BCCL has no obligation to screen the entry material in advance and is not responsible for monitoring entries for the preventing of any violation of intellectual property ownership rights, or violations of any laws, rules or regulations. If BCCL is notified of any submissions or materials that may not conform to the Terms, it may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and in its sole discretion whether to eliminate such an entry from consideration. BCCL has no liability or responsibility to the Contestant or other users of the Microsite for performance or non-performance of such activities.