Aftermath Why We Serve Grant Terms and Conditions
ELIGIBILITY: The Aftermath Why We Serve Grant is open to law enforcement officers, first responders, social workers, and victim advocates in the ﬁfty (50) United States and the District of Columbia. Void where prohibited.
HOW TO APPLY: To apply submit a video or written essay with relevant photos online at Aftermath’s Website (www.aftermath.com/WhyWeServe) no later than July 22, 2019. Video/audio entries must be fewer than three (3) minutes; written essays must be between 100-500 words and include at least one relevant photo. Limit one (1) application per person. Application must include full name, title, contact information, and application file. No substitutions will be accepted once you have submitted your ﬁrst original Application. Applications that are obscene, pornographic, libelous or otherwise objectionable will be disqualiﬁed. All Applications become the property of Aftermath and will not be returned. Aftermath assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected, or unintelligible entries. By submitting an Application, you fully and unconditionally accept and agree to these Oﬃcial Rules and the decisions of Aftermath, which are ﬁnal and binding.
SELECTION OF GRANT RECIPIENTS: Aftermath is looking for eligible Applicants who follow directions and submit Applications that are well-produced and clearly address the topic. On July 25, 2019 Aftermath, will select fifteen (15) Finalists. The Finalists will be notified by email and/or by phone. Voting to determine the seven (7) Grant Recipients will begin on July 25, 2019 and conclude on August 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST. The Finalists with the top seven (7) votes at the end of the voting period will be awarded the Why We Serve Grants. The Grant Recipients will be announced on August 6, 2019 and will be notiﬁed by e-mail, telephone, or mail, at which time he/she will be required to sign further documentation as explained below. Aftermath shall have no liability for any Grant Recipient notiﬁcation that is lost, intercepted or not received by the Grant Recipient for any reason. Aftermath reserves the right to award less than the stated Grant amount if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a suﬃcient number of eligible and qualiﬁed Applications. Portions of the Winning Application may be posted on Aftermath’s Website, or used in other marketing materials, without further compensation or notice to the winner.
AWARDS: Seven (7) Grant Recipients will receive grants totaling $15,000. Grant denominations are as follows:
- First place: $5,000
- Second place: $3,000
- Third place: $2,000 (two recipients)
- Fourth place: $1,000 (three recipients)
The Grant will be in the form of a check made payable to a community organization, project, or charitable cause of the Grant Recipient’s choice. The Grant may not be assigned, transferred, or changed, except at the sole discretion of Aftermath. No cash equivalent prize will be awarded. The awarding of any Grant is contingent upon full compliance with these Oﬃcial Rules. Applicants agree to be bound by Oﬃcial Rules and agree that if any Finalist or Grant Recipient fails to provide proof of identity, refuses to provide required aﬃdavit, refuses to complete and provide any requested tax forms, is found to have violated the Oﬃcial Rules or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, the Grant will be forfeited. Applicants understand that Aftermath is not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in the Why We Serve Grant and acceptance, possession and use of the Grant. Aftermath is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the oﬀer, administration of the Why We Serve Grant or in the announcement of the Grant. Taxes on prizes are sole responsibility of Grant Recipient.
PRIVACY: By submitting an Application, you acknowledge that Aftermath and its related companies may also call and/or send you information it thinks may be of interest to you.
PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited, by accepting the Grant, the Grant Recipient agree that Aftermath may, without any limitation or further compensation or notice, use his or her name, voice and/or likeness in any and all media, worldwide, for the purpose of advertising and promoting the Website, Aftermath, the Why We Serve Grant, or any other promotion, contest or sweepstakes sponsored by Aftermath.
OWNERSHIP: By submitting an Application, you acknowledge and agree that: (a) Aftermath will own your Application, and (b) as between you and Aftermath, Aftermath will own all publishing rights in and to the Application. Each Applicant hereby irrevocably grants, transfers, sells, assigns and conveys to Aftermath, its successors and assigns, all present and future right, title and interest of every kind and nature whatsoever, including, without limitation, all copyrights, and all rights incidental, subsidiary, ancillary or allied thereto (including, without limitation, all derivative rights) in and to the Application and the written response submission(s) for exploitation throughout the universe, in perpetuity, by means of any and all media and devices whether now known or hereafter devised (the “Rights”). Aftermath shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, composite, morph, scan, duplicate, or alter, the Application or any purpose which Aftermath deems necessary or desirable, and each Applicant irrevocably waives any and all so-called moral rights they may have in the Application and written response submission(s) submitted by him or her. Each Applicant hereby acknowledges that such Applicant does not reserve any rights in and to the Application and the written response submissions.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Except where prohibited, by participating, Applicant agrees that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Oﬃcial Rules, or the rights and obligations of participants and Aftermath and their agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of Illinois without giving eﬀect to any principles of conﬂicts of law of any jurisdiction. Applicant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Why We Serve Grant, or awarding of the Grant, shall be ﬁled only in the state or federal courts located nearest to DuPage County, Illinois and Applicant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Why We Serve Grant, Applicant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Why We Serve Grant, or awarding of the Grant, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Why We Serve Grant but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES/INDEMNIFICATION. Each person who enters this Why We Serve Grant represents and warrants to Aftermath as follows: (i) the Application, including the video submission is the Applicant’s own original, previously unpublished, and previously unproduced work; (ii) the Application is wholly original with Applicant and as of the date of submission, is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; (iii) the Application submission neither infringes upon nor violates the intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or entity; (iv) the Application submission does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and meets the Submission Requirements set forth above. Each Applicant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold Aftermath harmless from and against any and all third party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations or agreements of Applicant hereunder.
FURTHER DOCUMENTATION: Except where prohibited, potential Grant Recipient may be required to complete and return an Aﬃdavit of Eligibility, Publicity/Liability Release, and/or Copyright Assignment within ten (10) days of notiﬁcation. If notiﬁcation to a potential Grant Recipient is returned as undeliverable, the Grant will be forfeited.
NO OBLIGATION TO USE. Aftermath shall have no obligation (express or implied) to use any winning Application, or to otherwise exploit a winning Application or continue the development, production, distribution or exploitation thereof, and Aftermath may at any time abandon the use of the winning Application for any reason, with or without legal justiﬁcation or excuse, and the Grant Recipient shall not be entitled to any damages or other relief by reason thereof.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ – GENERAL RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY. By entering the Why We Serve Grant, each Applicant acknowledges and agrees that Aftermath, its related companies, aﬃliates, and each such company’s respective employees, oﬃcers, directors and agents are not responsible for any costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with: (i) incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries or for failure to receive Applications due to any cause, including without limitation human, transmission, or technical problems, failures, or malfunctions of any kind, whether originating with sender, or otherwise, that may limit an Applicant’s ability to participate in the Why We Serve Grant; or (ii) any injury or damage resulting, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participation in the Why We Serve Grant and/or the use of any prize, including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, or any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages related to or based on the Applicant’s rights of publicity or privacy, or the Applicant’s claim that he or she has somehow been defamed or portrayed in a false light. Aftermath assumes no responsibility for any damage to an Applicant’s computer system which is occasioned by accessing the Website or participating in the Why We Serve Grant, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature, or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. This Why We Serve Grant is subject to all U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
AFTERMATH’S RIGHT TO MODIFY, SUSPEND OR TERMINATE. In the event Aftermath is prevented from continuing with the Why We Serve Grant by any event beyond its reasonable control, then Aftermath shall have the right in its sole discretion to modify, suspend, or terminate the Why We Serve Grant.
GENERAL PROVISIONS. Aftermath reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the application process or the operation of the Why We Serve Grant or the Website, to be acting in violation of these Oﬃcial Rules, to be submitting responses dishonestly or inaccurately, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. If an Application is conﬁrmed by Aftermath to have been erroneously deleted, lost or destroyed, the entrant’s sole remedy shall be another Application, if time permits. Aftermath’s failure to enforce any term of these Oﬃcial Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or of any other provision.
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