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TERMS OF SUBMISSIONS
Stamford Media Center & Productions, LLC (“SMCP”) located at 307 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901, invites you to join in on the fun with Judge Jerry by giving you the opportunity to submit your own video, photograph, musical composition, tweet, post, comment and/or any other form of original content (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 eighteen (18) years old. If you are under the age of eighteen (18) years old, you must obtain prior permission from your parent or legal guardian before submitting your Submission. If you are submitting a photo and/or video of a minor, you must be the parent or legal guardian of any minor who appears in your Submission.
You understand that although you may believe your Submission to be unique and novel, there may be pre-existing ideas, concepts, or proposals that are similar to your Submission. By submitting your Submission, you recognize that other persons, including NBCU’s own employees, may have submitted to NBCU or others, or made public, or may in the future originate and submit or make public, similar or identical ideas, concepts, or proposals that NBCU may have the right to use, and you understand that you will not be entitled to any compensation because of NBCU’s use of such similar or identical ideas, concepts, or proposals in any manner. You understand and agree that NBCU’s use of material containing features or elements similar or identical to those contained in your Submission will not obligate NBCU to negotiate with you or entitle you to any compensation if NBCU determines that it has an independent legal right to use that other material for any reason (for example, because the features or elements are not new or novel, were not originated by you, or were or may hereafter be independently created and submitted by other persons, including your employees).
By submitting your Submission, you agree that your Submission may be broadcast on-air, on the Show’s website located at [http://www.judgejerry.com] (the “Website”), and in promotion and advertising for the Show on-air and off-air and on the Website (together, the “Materials”) and that NBCU may exploit your Submission and the Materials howsoever it chooses 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 grant NBCU and 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 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 and that NBCU’s reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of your Submission 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 social media user name, your and/or your child’s voice, actions, likeness, name, appearance, biographical material, and any other identifying information, including without limitation, any information contained in your Submission or social media profile, 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.
This Section is deemed to be a “written agreement to arbitrate” pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act. You and we agree that we intend that this Section 24 satisfies the “writing” requirement of the Federal Arbitration Act. If binding arbitration is adjudged by a tribunal to be unenforceable, the provisions of Section 25 shall apply to all relevant disputes between you and us.
We believe that arbitration is a faster, more convenient and less expensive way to resolve any disputes or disagreements that you may have with us. Therefore, pursuant to these Terms, if you have any dispute or disagreement with us regarding (i) your use of or interaction with the NBCUniversal Services, (ii) any purchases or other transactions or relationships related to your use of the NBCUniversal Services, or (iii) any data or information you may provide to us or that we may gather in connection with such use, interaction or transaction (collectively, “NBCUniversal Transactions or Relationships”), you will not have the right to pursue a claim in court, or have a jury decide the claim and you will not have the right to bring or participate in any class action or similar proceeding in court or in arbitration. By using or interacting with the NBCUniversal Services, or engaging in any other NBCUniversal Transactions or Relationships with us, you agree to binding arbitration as provided below.
We will make every reasonable effort to informally resolve any complaints, disputes, or disagreements that you may have with us. If those efforts fail, by using the NBCUniversal Services, you agree that any complaint, dispute, or disagreement you may have against us, and any claim that we may have against you, arising out of, relating to, or connected in any way with these Terms or any NBCUniversal Transactions or Relationships shall be resolved exclusively by final, confidential and binding arbitration (“Arbitration”) before a single arbitrator administered by JAMS or its successor (“JAMS”) and conducted in accordance with the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules And Procedures in effect at the time the Arbitration is initiated or, if the amount in controversy exceeds $100,000, in accordance with the JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules And Procedures then in effect (respectively, the “Applicable Rules”). The Applicable Rules can be found at www.jamsadr.com. If JAMS is no longer in existence, the Arbitration shall be administered by the American Arbitration Association or its successor (the “AAA”) instead, and conducted in accordance with the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules in effect at that time (which shall be the “Applicable Rules” in such circumstances). If JAMS (or, if applicable, AAA) at the time the arbitration is filed has Minimum Standards of Procedural Fairness for Consumer Arbitrations in effect which would be applicable to the matter in dispute, we agrees to provide the benefit of such Minimum Standards to you to the extent they are more favorable than the comparable arbitration provisions set forth in this Section 24, provided, however, that in no event may such Minimum Standards contravene or restrict the application of subpart (e) or (i) below. Furthermore, this Section 24 shall not prevent any party from seeking provisional remedies (that is, a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction) from a court of appropriate jurisdiction. You further agree that:
(a) Single Arbitrator. The Arbitration shall be conducted before a single arbitrator selected in accordance with the Applicable Rules or by mutual agreement between you and us (the “Arbitrator”);
(b) Arbitrator Will Interpret This Agreement. The Arbitrator, and not any federal, state or local court or agency, shall have the exclusive authority to resolve any dispute arising under or relating to the validity, interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of these Terms and/or these arbitration provisions in Section 24 hereof, including but not limited to any claim that all or any part of these Terms is void or voidable;
(c) Location of Arbitration. The Arbitration shall be held either: (i) at a location determined pursuant to the Applicable Rules (provided that such location is reasonably convenient for you and does not require travel in excess of 100 miles from your home or place of business); or (ii) at such other location as may be mutually agreed upon by you and us; or (iii) at your election, if the only claims in the arbitration are asserted by you and are for less than $10,000 in aggregate, by telephone or by written submission.
(d) Governing Law. The Arbitrator (i) shall apply internal laws of the State of New York consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act and applicable statutes of limitations, or, to the extent (if any) that federal law prevails, shall apply the law of the U.S., irrespective of any conflict of law principles; (ii) shall entertain any motion to dismiss, motion to strike, motion for judgment on the pleadings, motion for complete or partial summary judgment, motion for summary adjudication, or any other dispositive motion consistent with New York or federal rules of procedure, as applicable; (iii) shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law; and (iv) shall have authority to award any form of legal or equitable relief;
(e) No Class Relief. The Arbitration can resolve only your and/or our individual claims, and the Arbitrator shall have no authority to entertain or arbitrate any claims on a class or representative basis, or to consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated;
(f) Written Award. The Arbitrator shall issue a written award supported by a statement of decision setting forth the Arbitrator’s complete determination of the dispute and the factual findings and legal conclusions relevant to it (an “Award”). Judgment upon the Award may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof or having jurisdiction over the relevant party or its assets;
(g) Arbitration Costs. In the event that you are able to demonstrate that the costs of Arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, we will pay as much of your filing and hearing fees in connection with the Arbitration as the Arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive, regardless of the outcome of the Arbitration, unless the Arbitrator determines that your claim(s) were frivolous or asserted in bad faith;
(h) Reasonable Attorney’s Fees. In the event you recover an Award greater than our last written settlement offer, the Arbitrator shall also have the right to include in the Award our reimbursement of your reasonable and actual out-of-pocket attorneys’ fees associated with the Arbitration, but we shall in all events bear our own attorneys’ fees; and
(i) Interpretation and Enforcement of Arbitration Clause. With the exception of subpart (e) above, if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, or otherwise conflicts with the Applicable Rules, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, subpart (e) is found to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void, and neither you nor we shall be entitled to arbitrate any dispute between us and you, and must instead bring any claims subject to subsection (k) below and Section 25.
(j) Modification of Arbitration Clause With Notice. We may modify these arbitration provisions, but such modifications shall only become effective thirty (30) days after we have given notice of such modifications and only on a prospective basis for claims arising from NBCUniversal Transactions and Relationships occurring after the effective date of such notification. If any modification pursuant to this subpart (j) is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable, or illegal, then the arbitration provisions effective at the time of your agreement to these Terms shall govern any dispute or disagreement between you and us regarding NBCUniversal Transactions or Relationships.
(k) Small Claims Matters are Excluded. No Class Relief or Joinder of Claims. Notwithstanding the foregoing arbitration provisions, and subject to Section 18, at your option, you may bring any claim for damages you have against us in your local small claims court within the U.S., if your claim is within such court’s jurisdictional limit; provided that such court does not have the authority to entertain any claims on a class or representative basis, or to consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated in such proceeding.
(l) Confidentiality of Arbitration. You and we agree to maintain the confidential nature of the Arbitration and shall not disclose the fact of the Arbitration, any documents exchanged as part of any mediation, proceedings of the Arbitration, the Arbitrator’s decision and the existence or amount of any Award, except as may be necessary to prepare for or conduct the Arbitration (in which case anyone becoming privy to such confidential information must undertake to preserve its confidentiality), or except as may be necessary in connection with a court application for a provisional remedy, a judicial challenge to an Award or its enforcement, or unless otherwise required by law or court order.
25. Dispute Resolution Only if a Tribunal has Ruled that Arbitration is Prohibited by Law
This Section 25 applies only where applicable law, as determined by a court with appropriate jurisdiction, prohibits arbitration of disputes in accordance with Section 24.
(a) Section 25 disputes. If any controversy, allegation, or claim (including any non-contractual claim) arises out of or relates to the NBCUniversal Services, the Content, these Terms or to any of our actual or alleged intellectual property rights (collectively, a “Section 25 Dispute”), then you and we agree to send a written notice to the other providing a reasonable description of the Section 25 Dispute, along with a proposed resolution of it. Our notice to you will be sent to you based on the most recent contact information that you provide us. But if no such information exists or if such information is not current, then we have no obligation under this Section 25(a). Your notice to us must be sent to:By mail: NBCUniversal Media, LLC NBC Universal Law Department 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Rm. 1087E New York, New York 10112 By e-mail: [email protected]
For a period of sixty (60) days from the date of receipt of notice from the other party, we and you will engage in a dialogue in order to attempt to resolve the Section 25 Dispute, though nothing will require either you or us to resolve the Section 25 Dispute on terms with respect to which you and us, in each of our sole discretion, are not comfortable.
(b) Jurisdiction. The parties agree that the state or federal courts in New York shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction of any Section 25 Dispute.
(c) Governing Law. To the maximum extent permitted by the mandatory laws in your country of residence, these Terms and any Section 25 Dispute arising out of or in connection with these Terms or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes), will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the U.S. and the State of New York without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.
(d) Injunctive Relief. The foregoing provisions of this Section 25 will not apply to any legal action taken by us to seek an injunction or other equitable relief in connection with, any loss, cost, or damage (or any potential loss, cost, or damage) relating to the NBCUniversal Services, any Content, your User Content and/or our intellectual property rights (including such as we may claim may be in dispute), our operations, and/or our products or services.
26. Notice for California Users
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users of the NBCUniversal Services are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 400 R Street, Suite 1080, Sacramento, California 95814, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
27. Terms Applicable to Third Party Platform Providers
If you access or download the NBCUniversal Services via an Apple, Inc. (“Apple”), Amazon.com, Inc., Google, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (“Samsung”) or any other third party app store or platform (each a “Third Party Platform Provider”),such Third Party Platform Providers, shall be third-party beneficiaries to these Terms. However, these Third Party Platform Providers are not party to these Terms and have no obligation to provide maintenance and/or support of the NBCUniversal Services. NBCUniversal, not such Third Party Platform Providers, are solely responsible for the NBCUniversal Services. Your access to the NBCUniversal Services using the Third Party Platform Providers’ app stores or platforms are subject to the usage terms set forth in the applicable Third Party Platform Provider’s terms of service.
In the case of any NBCUniversal applications accessed or downloaded via the Apple app store or platform, if such application fails to conform to any applicable warranty in these Terms, then you may notify Apple and Apple will refund to you the purchase price (if any) of the application. NBCUniversal, not Apple, is responsible for addressing any claims you or a third party may have relating to such application, or your possession and/or use of such application, including, but not limited to: (a) product liability claims; (b) any claims that such application fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (c) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. In the event of any third party claim that such application, or your possession and use of such application, infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, NBCUniversal, not Apple, will be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim.
In the case of any NBCUniversal applications accessed or downloaded via the Samsung app store or platform, if you wish to assert a claim against Samsung in connection with a NBCUniversal application, such claim must be brought by you as an individual and not as a member of a class.
(a) Applicable law. These Terms, any Additional Terms and the relationship between you and us shall be governed by the laws of the U.S. and the State of New York without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. The Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to your access or use of the NBCUniversal Services or these Terms.
(b) Venue. Subject to the arbitration provisions above, and other than small claims actions as permitted therein, any action or proceeding arising from, relating to or in connection with these Terms will be brought exclusively in the federal or state courts located in New York, New York, and you irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts and agree that it is a convenient forum and that you will not seek to transfer such action or proceeding to any other forum or jurisdiction, under the doctrine of forum non conveniens or otherwise.
(c) No Waiver. No failure or delay by us in exercising any right, power or privilege under these Terms will operate as a waiver thereof, nor will any single or partial exercise of any right, power or privilege preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power, or privilege under these Terms.
(d) Severability. Unless otherwise expressly provided herein, the invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Terms will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision, all of which will remain in full force and effect.
(e) Limited Time to File Claims. You agree that regardless of any statute or law which establishes a different statute of limitations, to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, any claim or cause of action (including any arbitration) arising out of, related to or connected with the use of the NBCUniversal Services, or these Terms, or other NBCUniversal Transactions or Relationships must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
(f) Paragraph and Section Titles are For Your Convenience. The paragraph or section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
(g) This is the Entire Agreement. These Terms represent the entire understanding of the parties regarding its subject matter, and supersede all prior and contemporaneous agreements and understandings between the parties regarding its subject matter, and may not be amended, altered or waived except in writing by the party to be charged.
(h) Assignment. These Terms are binding upon and shall ensure to the benefit of parties and their respective successors, heirs, executor, administrators, personal representatives and assigns. You shall not assign your rights or obligations hereunder without our prior written consent and any such assignment shall be void and invalid at the outset.
To the extent that the Website’s Terms and Conditions of Use and Terms of Submission (together, the “Website Terms”), are not in conflict with these Terms, the Website Terms apply. These Terms shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the State of New York, excluding its conflicts of law rules. You agree to ARBITRATE ANY DISPUTES WITH THE ADMINISTRATORS and to WAIVE JURY TRIAL and CLASS ACTIONS as more fully set forth in the Website Terms.