Please don’t share any confidential information here, keep it high level and pique our interest. If selected, you will have to sign an MDNA before we get into the nitty-gritty.
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LAUNCH YOUR BRAND WITH BUZZFEED PROGRAM
MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE.
WHO MAY PARTICIPATE: The Launch Your Brand with BuzzFeed Program (“Program”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years of age and are the owners of a startup company or product. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Officers, directors and employees of BuzzFeed, Inc. (“BuzzFeed”), other individuals and entities responsible for the development, printing, distribution and implementation of this Program, suppliers, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies, and members of their immediate family (spouses, parents, children and siblings, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to post a Submission (as defined below). Program is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. BuzzFeed’s decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Program.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The participant(s) who is/are selected as a Program Recipient (“Recipient”) (anticipated to be one participant selection per quarter) will have the opportunity to partner with BuzzFeed to help launch their company and/or product or services across BuzzFeed’s platforms (“Program Opportunity”). The Recipient may also take part in certain other BuzzFeed-specified activities as designated by BuzzFeed.
HOW TO MAKE A SUBMISSION: To submit, visit advertise.buzzfeedu.com and follow the directions to complete the questionnaire provided, including telling BuzzFeed about your brand/product (each, a “Submission”). Note: Please don’t share any confidential information here, keep it high level and pique our interest. Nothing in a Submission will be considered or treated as confidential information. All Submissions must adhere to these Participation Terms. Only Submissions received that are fully compliant with these Participation Terms are “Valid Submissions.” Limit of one (1) Submission per person/company, per three (3)-month period, using only one (1) email address. Submission must be in English and the original work of the participant.
DETERMINATION OF RECIPIENT: All eligible Submissions received by the BuzzFeed will be considered and reviewed based on a variety of factors including without limitation, brand/product quality, uniqueness, personality, experience, and other factors determined by BuzzFeed in its sole discretion to identify potential Recipients, provided they are eligible and compliant with these Participation Terms. Potential Recipients may be required to participate in a telephone or online photo conference interview. Note that in order to narrow the field of quality Submissions and determine the potential Recipients, BuzzFeed may conduct preliminary investigations into one or more Submissions by contacting participants through telephone calls, emails or other communications. Such preliminary communications do not indicate that the contacted participant a potential Recipient selected by BuzzFeed. There is no guarantee that BuzzFeed will select a Recipient in or for any given quarter, nor is BuzzFeed obligated to select a recipient in or for any given quarter.
NOTIFICATION OF RECIPIENT: Potential Recipients, if any, will be notified by telephone using the information provided on their Submission. Potential Recipients must agree to be available for a further telephone or web interview upon request and may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability release, a background check, and any other documents required by BuzzFeed. If a potential Recipient is found to be ineligible for any reason, including failure to execute any documents required by BuzzFeed, an alternate may be selected. If notification is returned as undeliverable, it will result in disqualification, and an alternate Recipient may be notified. Any non-response by a potential Recipient, or BuzzFeed’s failure to receive a response from any potential Recipient within three (3) days from initial notification may result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate Recipient. In the event of any non-compliance with these Participation Terms, the potential Recipient will be disqualified. BuzzFeed is not responsible for unsuccessful efforts to notify any potential Recipient.
PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY DETAILS: Recipient will receive the Program Opportunity to partner with BuzzFeed to help launch their company and/or product or services across BuzzFeed’s platforms. The Program Opportunity and all related elements are provided “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by BuzzFeed. Recipient may not substitute, assign or transfer the Program Opportunity or redeem the Program Opportunity (or any element thereof) for cash. Recipient must execute a formal agreement with complete terms and conditions governing the Program Opportunity (“Program Agreement”). Failure to execute the Program Agreement will result in Recipient disqualification.
GENERAL: By participating, all participants warrant and represent that they have complied in full with these Participation Terms, including but not limited to all eligibility requirements, and further agree to be bound by these Participation Terms and the decisions of BuzzFeed and/or the judging organization or entity, which are final and binding in all respects. If for any reason the Program is not capable of running as planned, including without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Program, BuzzFeed reserves the right, at its sole discretion to cancel, modify or terminate the Program. BuzzFeed also reserves the right to terminate the relationship with the selected Recipient at any time and may replace the applicable Recipient or the Recipient position with an alternate participant of BuzzFeed’s choice.
By participating in the Program, each participant agrees to release, defend, indemnify and hold harmless BuzzFeed and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, promotion agencies, franchises, fulfillment companies, dealers, retailers, present and former officers, directors, employees, directors, and agents from and against any and all claims, demands, expenses, losses and liabilities of any nature whatsoever caused or contributed to by entering or participating in the Program, including any claims of third parties claiming infringement of trademark, copyright, or other intellectual property rights, right of publicity, right of privacy or defamation, and further agrees to release and indemnify and hold harmless BuzzFeed from any and all claims that any commercial, advertising, presentation, web content or any other material subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of BuzzFeed infringes on the rights of participant's work as contained in any submitted Submission. By participating in the Program, participant irrevocably grants to BuzzFeed and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, legal representatives, assigns, agents and licensees, the unconditional and perpetual right and permission to copyright (as appropriate), reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse, without limitation, the participant's name, address, image, voice, likeness, statements, biographical material and Submission and Recipient Content, including, but not limited to any photo, still image, likeness, photos, names, special effects or digital or other recording, performances or other material contained in such Submission and Recipient Content, as submitted or as edited, altered or modified in any way by the BuzzFeed or its designee(s) in the BuzzFeed’s sole discretion), as well as any additional photographic images, photo images, portraits, interviews or other materials relating to the participant and arising from his/her participation in this Program in any media throughout the world for any purpose, without limitation and without additional review, compensation, or approval from the participant or any other party.
CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Participation Terms, or the rights and obligations of participant and BuzzFeed in connection with the Program, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New York, USA.