The Paradigm Challenge Ambassador Rules
Terms and Conditions for The Paradigm Challenge Ambassador Program:
PLEASE READ THESE RULES CAREFULLY PRIOR TO PARTICIPATION. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO SIGN UP, PARTICIPATE, OR WIN. OPEN ONLY TO INDIVIDUALS AGED 7 TO 18 AS OF MAY 1, 2017 WHO ARE EITHER (1) LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, OR (2) UNITED STATES CITIZENS WITH A PERMANENT UNITED STATES ADDRESS WHO ARE CURRENTLY RESIDING ON AN OVERSEAS UNITED STATES MILITARY INSTALLATION. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
The Paradigm Challenge Ambassador Program (“Ambassador Program”) is created and sponsored by Project Paradigm (“Sponsor” or “Project Paradigm”), 11301 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 306, Los Angeles, CA 90064. By participating in the Ambassador Program and/or using this website, you agree to the Project Paradigm Terms, which are available at www.projectparadigm.org and hereby incorporated by reference, and that your participation will be governed by, and you shall abide by, all of the following rules (the “Ambassador Program Rules”) outlined herein.
The Ambassador Program is open only to individuals who: (a) are legal residents of one of the fifty states of the United States or the District of Columbia, or are United States citizens with a permanent United States address and are currently residing on an overseas United States military installation; (b) will be aged 7 to 18 years old on May 1, 2017; and (c) have their parents’/legal guardians’ permission to participate in the Ambassador Program.
Sponsor, in its discretion, may require persons who participate in the Ambassador Program (collectively, “Participant” or “Participants”) to provide verification of eligibility. The following individuals are not eligible to participate or win prizes in the Ambassador Program: current or former (within the immediately preceding 12 months) employees, officers, directors, and contractors of Project Paradigm, Skild, Sensis Agency, and File Mobile, and anyone involved in the administration of The Paradigm Challenge (“Challenge”) (including judges), the monthly contests on the Site (“Monthly Contests”), or the Ambassador Program, and any member of the immediate family (i.e., a child or grandchild) or household of any of the foregoing individuals.
Ambassador Program Period: The Ambassador Program period begins at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) on July 25, 2016 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on May 1, 2017 (the “Ambassador Program Period”).
How to Sign Up: To sign up, visit www.projectparadigm.org (the “Site”) during the Ambassador Program Period and follow the instructions. Individuals who signed up as Ambassadors for the first annual Paradigm Challenge are not required to sign up as Ambassadors again.
How To Participate: To participate, visit the Site during the Ambassador Program Period and sign up as an Ambassador. To collect points, complete one or more of the Ambassador activities outlined on the Site and in the Ambassador packet that is emailed after an Ambassador signs up on the Site and then report your progress on the Site to collect Ambassador points. The available points for spreading the word about The Challenge are as follows:
Speak to a classroom: 10 points each
Speak to an entire grade level: 20 points each
Speak at a school-wide assembly: 50 points each
Speak to a civic, community, or church group: 5 points each
Tweet official Challenge messages: 3 points each
Post official Challenge messages on Facebook: 3 points each
Join The Paradigm Challenge Facebook page: 3 points
Post official Challenge images on Instagram: 3 points each
Refer eligible youth to register for The Challenge: 2 points each confirmed registration.
Refer eligible youth to become Challenge Ambassadors: 2 points each confirmed Ambassador.
Referral points are awarded based on the number of eligible youth who register for The Challenge or sign up as Ambassadors using a personalized tracking link that is provided to each Ambassador.
School newspaper or newsletter: 5 points each
Community newspaper: 10 points each
Community television or radio station: 10 points each station
USE YOUR CREATIVITY
Think of other creative ways to spread the word about The Challenge and Sponsor may in its discretion award bonus Ambassador points.
Sponsor reserves the right to audit and in its discretion make adjustments to a Participant’s Ambassador points. The audit may include, among other things, communications with the Ambassador, the Ambassador’s parents or legal guardians, representatives of the Ambassador’s school, and/or other persons to assess reported Ambassador activities.
Reporting: All Ambassador activities must be completed and reported on the Site by no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on May 1, 2017 to earn Ambassador points. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Sponsor’s computer will be the official clock for the Ambassador Program. Sponsor reserves the right not to acknowledge any submission. Each Ambassador must also provide his or her first name, last initial, month and year of birth, and email (if the Ambassador is under 13 years old, the email of a parent or guardian must be provided).
Participation Guidelines: Each Ambassador must also comply with all of the following restrictions:
Sponsor is not responsible for, and each Participant specifically releases Sponsor and each of its successors and assigns, and each of its trustees, officers, directors, employees, and agents (all of the foregoing, the “Sponsor Parties”), Skild, Sensis Agency, File Mobile, and members of The Challenge coalition from any claims or liability relating to the Ambassador Program. By participating in the Ambassador Program, each Participant represents and warrants that (a) he or she has the exclusive, unconditional right, and authority to participate and to grant the rights set forth herein and (b) he or she complies with these Ambassador Program Rules in full. Participants must not provide or distribute any material that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, deems inappropriate for public viewing and/or determines is contrary to its mission. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Ambassador who does not or is likely not to comply with these guidelines
- The Ambassador must not provide or distribute material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, copyright, trademark, patent, intellectual property-related rights, or property-related rights;
- The Ambassador must not disparage Sponsor or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion or administration of The Challenge, the Monthly Contests, or the Ambassador Program;
- The Ambassador must not provide or distribute footage, images, or artwork not created by the Ambassador unless he or she has obtained all rights necessary to provide or distribute such footage, images, or artwork as part of the Ambassador Program;
- The Ambassador must not provide or distribute material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
- The Ambassador must not provide or distribute material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
- The Ambassador must not provide or distribute material that is in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where the Ambassador performs any of the Ambassador activities; and
- The Ambassador must not show experimentation with dangerous materials or items in any manner whatsoever.
Prizes For Top Two Ambassadors In Each Age Division: Sponsor will select the top two Ambassadors in each of the following three age divisions:
- Division 1: Ages 4 to 8
- Division 2: Ages 9 to 13
- Division 3: Ages 14 to 18
The Division of an Ambassador shall be based on the Ambassador’s age as of May 1, 2017. If an Ambassador is older than 18 years old as of May 1, 2017, he or she will be disqualified.
The top Ambassadors will be selected based on the qualified Ambassadors who earn the highest total number of Ambassador points (subject to any adjustments as described above) during the Ambassador Program Period.
The top Ambassador in each age division (and a parent or guardian for each such Ambassador) will receive a 4-day/3-night trip to Los Angeles to celebrate and attend The Paradigm Challenge Awards Ceremony. The trip will include:
- Roundtrip Coach Airfare
- Hotel Accommodations
- Ground Transportation
- Limo Service to the Awards Ceremony
- Tuxedo or Dress Rental
- Tickets to Disneyland, Universal Studios, or other fun Los Angeles experiences to be announced.
- $500 Spending Cash
Ambassador T-Shirts: The first 100 qualifying Ambassadors to collect at least 100 points will receive an official Ambassador t-shirt. Sponsor may, in its discretion, award a greater number of Ambassador t-shirts.
All Decisions Final: All decisions of Sponsor and Sponsor Parties are final and binding in all respects.
Winner Notification and Verification: During the month of June 2017, Sponsor will notify the potential winners by using the email address(es) provided on the Sign-Up Form. Sponsor may in its discretion announce the name(s) of one or more potential winners on the Site or in other forms of communication, provided that no potential winner shall be certified as a winner until the potential winner and the winner’s parent or legal guardian has executed and returned all required documents, as described in this paragraph. If a potential winner is unreachable by email during a period of seventy-two consecutive hours, the potential winner may be disqualified and/or Sponsor may elect not to award the applicable prize, as Sponsor may determine in its discretion. Each potential winner and his or her parent or legal guardian will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Confidentiality Agreement, Release of Liability, and, if legally permissible, a Publicity Release within five days of attempted delivery of same. Noncompliance within this time period or return of any notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background check on each of the winners. Each Participant consents to the same and shall provide whatever additional information, permission, and/or documentation is required or requested by Sponsor in connection with the same.
Additional Prize Information: The total value of all Ambassador Program cash prizes is $15,000. The value of the trip to Los Angeles is approximately $2,500 per person. All income taxes and any other applicable taxes on each Ambassador Program prize are the sole responsibility of the recipient. An IRS form 1099 will be issued if required by law. Ambassador Program prizes consist only of prizes expressly specified herein. Any costs or expenses associated with the acceptance or use of any prize are the responsibility of the recipient. No substitution or transfer of right to receive any Ambassador Program prize will be allowed, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute an alternate prize.
Grant of Rights: By signing up for the Ambassador Program, each Participant grants to Sponsor and its designees the irrevocable, royalty-free right to publish, disseminate, and use the person’s name, likeness, and biographical information without further notice or consideration, in perpetuity, throughout the world, in all media and formats now known or hereafter invented, in connection with the execution and promotion of The Challenge, the Monthly Contests, and the Ambassador Program, and the promotion of Sponsor and its activities. In addition, by signing up, each Participant grants to Sponsor and its designees a nonexclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, exploit, adapt, use and display worldwide, in perpetuity, throughout the world, in all media and formats now known or hereafter invented, the Participant’s Ambassador activities and all components thereof, including without limitation posting the activities and/or components thereof on the Site (or such other on-line environments as Sponsor may designate), in connection with the execution and promotion of the Challenge, the Monthly Contests, and the Ambassador Program, and the promotion of Sponsor and its activities, without further notice or compensation.
Disputes: These Ambassador Program Rules shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of California without regard to conflicts of laws provisions. Participants hereby agree that any and all disputes claims, causes of action, or controversies arising out of or in connection with the Ambassador Program or these Ambassador Program Rules shall be resolved in arbitration individually and without resort to collective, class, or aggregate action as set forth in the Terms, which are available on the Site. By signing up for the Ambassador Program, each Participant irrevocably waives any right to seek and/or obtain rescission and/or equitable and/or injunctive relief.
Representations & Warranties: Each Participant represents and warrants that he/she: (a) Has the right to participate as contemplated hereunder without the need of any consent of any third party; (b) Will abide by these Ambassador Program Rules and all applicable laws and regulations; and (c) Is under no obligation or disability, created by law or otherwise, which would in any manner or to any extent prevent or restrict participating in the Ambassador Program or becoming a prize winner as outlined herein.
Indemnity: By signing up for the Ambassador Program, each Participant agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and defend the Sponsor and the Sponsor Parties, Skild, Sensis Agency, File Mobile, Challenge judges, and the members of The Challenge coalition from and against the full amount of all claims, liabilities, actions, suits, proceedings, assessments, judgments, decrees, losses, fees, damages, settlement funds, and associated costs and expenses including attorney’s fees arising from or in connection with signing up for and participating in the Ambassador Program, any use of the Ambassador activities, and/or the exercise by Sponsor of any rights granted to it herein, including without limitation claims based on rights of privacy, rights of publicity, false light, defamation, copyright, patent and/or trademark infringement relating to the Ambassador’s participation. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, in the event of any claim by a third party affecting or relating to the Ambassador’s participation, Sponsor shall have, in addition to any other rights available to it, at law or in equity, the right to immediately revoke any prize.
DISCLAIMER: NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY, IN NO EVENT WILL THE SPONSOR, THE SPONSOR PARTIES, SKILD, SENSIS AGENCY, FILE MOBILE, CHALLENGE JUDGES, OR ANY MEMBER OF THE COALITION FOR THE PARADIGM CHALLENGE BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTICIPANT OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF REVENUES, LOST PROFITS, LOST CAPITAL OR OVERHEAD, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER OR NOT SPONSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Release of Claims: By signing up for the Ambassador Program, each Participant releases the Sponsor, the Sponsor Parties, Skild, Sensis Agency, File Mobile, Challenge judges, and the members of the coalition for The Paradigm Challenge from and against the full amount of all claims, liabilities, actions, suits, proceedings, assessments, judgments, decrees, losses, fees, damages, settlement funds, and associated costs and expenses including attorney’s fees arising from or in connection with participation in the Ambassador Program, any use of the Ambassador activities, and/or the exercise by Sponsor of any rights granted to it herein, including without limitation claims based on rights of privacy, rights of publicity, false light, defamation, copyright, patent and/or trademark infringement relating to the Ambassador Program and Ambassador activities, and claims for injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from the participation in the Ambassador Program or the acceptance or use of any prize.
No Limitation on Exploitation of Materials: Each Participant acknowledges that the Sponsor engages and has engaged and will in the future engage in the development, preparation, production, acquisition, and dissemination of creative, educational, artistic, and other material (collectively, the “Materials”), including without limitation Materials that are similar or identical to a Participant’s Ambassador activities. Each Participant also acknowledges that other persons, including employees of Sponsor, may previously have originated and/or submitted to Sponsor or to others, and may hereafter originate and/or submit, Materials that are similar or identical to the Participant’s activities. Each Participant agrees that it will not be entitled to any compensation because of the use by Sponsor of any such similar or identical material. Without limitation of the foregoing, Sponsor may use, without any payment or other obligation whatsoever to any Participant, any part of the Materials, and any idea or concept contained therein, that (a) is similar or identical to, or contains significant elements encompassed in, a concept that is under consideration or in development by Sponsor before or at the time of the Participant’s activities, (b) is not unique, novel, original, and concrete so as to be entitled to protection under applicable laws, (c) has been made public by anyone at the time of its submission to Sponsor or otherwise is in the public domain, (d) would be freely usable by a third person if it had not been accepted as an Ambassador activity or the subject of any agreement, (e) is not protected by United States copyright law, or (f) is similar or identical to, or contains significant elements encompassed in, an idea, concept or material that is independently created by Sponsor or any third party. By signing up for the Ambassador Program, each Participant agrees that Sponsor’s development, preparation, production, acquisition, dissemination, and/or exploitation of Materials similar or identical to the Participant’s activities or containing features, ideas, material and/or elements similar to or identical with those contained in the Participant’s activities shall not entitle the Participant to any compensation or other right or remedy whatsoever. As an inducement to Sponsor to accept the Participant’s involvement in the Ambassador Program, each Participant hereby waives any claim or right of action against Sponsor Parties or their successors in connection with the Sponsor Parties’ use of any Materials (or any portions thereof) whether or not such Materials are similar or identical to a Participant’s activities or contain any features, ideas, material, and/or elements that are similar or identical to those contained in a Participant’s activities. Acceptance by Sponsor of an Ambassador activity is not an admission by Sponsor of the novelty or originality of the activity.
General Terms: All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who violates these Ambassador Program Rules, tampers with the entry process, and/or acts in any way that would, in any way, discredit or harm the reputation of Sponsor, and/or to cancel, modify, or suspend the Ambassador Program if a Participant engages in fraud or misconduct or other conduct beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupts the administration, integrity, security, or proper operation of the Ambassador Program. Without limitation of the foregoing, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, modify, or suspend the Ambassador Program due to any of the following reasons: act of God; unavoidable accident; epidemic; fire; blackout; act of public enemy; war, riot or civil commotion; enactment, rule, order or act of government or governmental instrumentality or tribunal; strike, lockout or other labor dispute; inclement weather; failure of technical facilities; failure of essential production, or technical personnel to appear or be available; or other cause beyond its control. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, damaged, mutilated, misdirected, misdelivered, or delayed reporting of Ambassador activities, or for technical or human errors or failures of any kind in connection with the submission, transmission, processing or judging of Ambassador activities, including without limitation any malfunctions or failures of computer hardware, computer software, networks or telephone equipment or any technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof. Caution: Any attempt by a person to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Ambassador Program is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent of the law. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Ambassador Program, or in the announcement of the prizes. These Ambassador Program Rules set forth the entire agreement and understanding between Sponsor and Participant concerning the subject matter hereof and merges and supersedes all prior discussions, agreements, and understandings of any kind between them. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, at any future time to terminate, modify, or suspend the Ambassador Program for any reason, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. All notices shall be in writing and shall be delivered to Participant in accordance with instructions contained on the Sign Up Form. Participant shall be deemed an independent contractor and nothing contained herein shall constitute this arrangement to be employment, a joint venture, or a partnership. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision of these Ambassador Program Rules shall not constitute a waiver of any provision contained herein. The titles of Sections of these Ambassador Program Rules are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal effect. The word “including” is used in these Ambassador Program Rules to mean “including but not limited to.
List of Winners: For the names of the winners, which will be available after June 30, 2017, send a self-addressed and stamped envelope marked “THE PARADIGM CHALLENGE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM WINNERS LIST REQUEST” to Project Paradigm, 11301 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 306, Los Angeles, CA 90064.