Terms of Submission
Thank you for your submission to MSNBC, an NBCUniversal Media, LLC company (“MSNBC”) located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, and NY 10112, on how college campuses handle sexual assault (the “Submission”). MSNBC wants to share with you the terms that will apply with respect to your Submission.
By sending your Submission, you acknowledge you are at least eighteen (18) years old. You acknowledge your Submission is original and does 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 acknowledge you have the permission of any person who you identify or otherwise refer to in your Submission, and the permission of the parent or guardian of any minor who you identify or otherwise refer to 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 MSNBC’s own employees, may have submitted to MSNBC or others, or made public, or may in the future originate and submit or make public, similar or identical ideas, concepts, or proposals that MSNBC may have the right to use, and you understand that you will not be entitled to any compensation because of MSNBC’s use of such similar or identical ideas, concepts, or proposals in any manner. You understand and agree that MSNBC’s use of material containing features or elements similar or identical to those contained in your Submission will not obligate MSNBC to negotiate with you or entitle you to any compensation if MSNBC 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 your Submission may be broadcast on-air, on the MSNBC’s website located at www.msnbc.com (the “Website”) and in advertising for MSNBC, on-air and off-air and on the Website (together, the “Materials”), and you grant MSNBC, 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 the Materials and any 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 MSNBC, its licensees, successors and assigns and that the reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of your Submission by MSNBC, its licensees, successors and assigns 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.
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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 MSNBC and/or any other person or entity, on the one hand, and you, on the other hand.
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