Guidelines & Official Rules

#SpeakForTheOcean Video Contest

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Submission Guidelines

  1. Pick a team or work as an independent producer

  2. You can work in teams of up to three producers per video entry. All producers must meet the age requirements at the time of entry.
  3. Get creative and produce your video

    1. Give the ocean a voice! If the ocean could speak, what would it say? If you could be its spokesperson, what would you say on its behalf?
    2. The length of the video should not exceed 30 seconds, not including the title screen (see 3) and the credit screen (see 4).
    3. All entries should include a title screen that includes the following information:
      1. Title of your video and the hashtag "#SpeakForTheOcean"
      2. Producer(s) name(s) and age(s)
    4. All entries should end with a credit screen(s) that includes the following information:
      1. Credit for any footage or material that is not taken or created by a Contest Entrant Video Producer.
      2. Credit for any music or sound effects used in the video.
    5. No copyrighted materials (music, images, video, logos, etc.) may be used for this contest unless you own the copyright or have written permission to use the material for this contest. Written permission must be provided upon request for all copyrighted materials.
  4. Submit your video

    1. Go to http://www.whoi.edu/SpeakForTheOcean
    2. Fill out all required fields in the entry form.
    3. Enter the YouTube url of your video or upload your video to YouTube through the entry form.
    4. The description of your video must include the link: http://www.whoi.edu/SpeakForTheOcean
    5. Each video must have one Lead Producer to serve as the main point of contact. Recognition and prizes will be given to the lead producer and all those listed as co-producers on the entry form.
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Official Contest Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. EACH POTENTIAL WINNER (OR, IN THE CASE OF A POTENTIAL WINNER WHO IS A MINOR IN HIS OR HER STATE OF RESIDENCE, SUCH POTENTIAL WINNER’S PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIAN) WILL BE REQUIRED TO RESPOND TO A  WINNER NOTIFICATION FROM THE SPONSOR WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SUCH NOTIFICATION, OR ANY PRIZE MAY BE FORFEITED (IN SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION).

THESE OFFICIAL RULES CONTAIN AN ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, WHICH WILL, WITH LIMITED EXCEPTION, REQUIRE YOU TO SUBMIT CLAIMS YOU HAVE AGAINST WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION TO BINDING AND FINAL ARBITRATION.  UNDER THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, (1) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO PURSUE CLAIMS AGAINST WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING, AND (2) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO SEEK RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.

  1. CONTEST PERIOD: The #SPEAKFORTHEOCEAN Video Contest (the “Contest”)  is open from 12:00:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on February 1, 2016 (the “Submission Start Date”) to 11:59:59 am EST on February 29, 2016 (the “Submission End Date”) (such period referred to herein as the “Contest Period”). Voting for the Grand Prize Winner (as defined below) will be open from 12:00:00 pm  EST on March 2, 2016 to 11:59:59 am EST March 9, 2016 (such period referred to herein as the “Voting Period”).
     
  2. ELIGIBILITY: Entry in the Contest is open only to legal residents of the forty-eight (48) continental states of the United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) between the ages of thirteen (13) and eighteen (18) at the time of entry who have a valid email account or whose parent or legal guardian (“Guardian”) has a valid email account. “Entrant” shall mean you, the party participating in or submitting in this Contest.

    Employees and students of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, a 501(c)(3) organization (“Sponsor”) and each of their immediate family members and persons living in their same household are not eligible. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Entry in the Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with YouTube. Entrant understands that he/she is providing his/her information to Sponsor and not to YouTube or any other third party. Entrant ensures that participating in this Contest, and, as applicable, receipt of any prize, complies with all laws, rules and regulations of the jurisdiction of which such Entrant is a legal resident.

    Any Entrant who violates, or appears to violate, any of these Official Rules during the Contest Period may be disqualified at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

  3. HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, you, Entrant, may enter the Contest by posting/submitting your entry(ies) via http://www.whoi.edu/SpeakForTheOcean as specified in this Section 3 (each an “Entry”). If you enter through your smartphone, data and message rates may apply, and you should consult your wireless provider for pricing details. Sponsor is not responsible for any charges made by wireless service providers to Entrant. Sponsor is not responsible for misspellings, typographical errors, or other issues that may affect an Entry from being located using a search to find eligible entries.

    1. Video Guidelines
      1. All Entries must be a digital video.
      2. Entries can be produced by an individual producer or by a team consisting of up to three (3) producers, all of whom must conform to these Official Rules.
      3. The length of the video should not exceed 30 seconds, not including the title screen (see Section 3(a)(v) below) and the credit screen (see Section 3(a)(vi) below).
      4. Guidelines regarding the theme of the Entry can be found at http://www.whoi.edu/SpeakForTheOceanContest.
      5. All entries should include a title screen that includes the following information:
        • Title of Entry and "#SpeakForTheOcean"
        • Each producer’s name and age
      6. All entries should end with a credit screen(s) that includes the following information:
        • Video footage credits
        • Music credits
      7. Plagiarism of any kind will result in disqualification. If you are chosen as a Finalist (as defined below) per Section 5 below, you must submit a list of your sources, properly cited.
    2. Contest Entry: To enter the Contest, you must:
      1. Upload your Entry to YouTube.The title of your video must include “#SpeakForTheOcean” and the description of your video must include the following link: http://www.whoi.edu/SpeakForTheOceanContest.
      2. Go to http://www.whoi.edu/SpeakForTheOceanContest.
      3. Submit the link to your video you have uploaded to YouTube.
      4. Fill out all required fields in the entry form. Each Entry must have one lead producer to serve as the main point of contact. Prizes for winning Entries will be given to the lead producer and all those listed as co-producers on the entry form.
    3. Entry Limit: Entrant may enter multiple times, as long as the Entries are unique to one another.

    4. Other Entry Requirements:Your Entry and any accompanying content or information (collectively, “Entrant Content”) must meet all of the following requirements in Sponsor’s sole discretion or the Entry will be disqualified:
      1. Upon notification from Sponsor, Entrant must provide additional information to Sponsor as requested;
      2. If Entrant Content depicts or includes any third party, Entrant must have all permissions and rights from the individual depicted (and his/her Guardian, if a minor) and agrees to provide Sponsor with written confirmation of those permissions and rights upon request.
      3. Entrant Content must be original and not infringe, misappropriate, or violate any rights of any third party including, without limitation, copyright, including moral rights, trademark, trade secret, or right of privacy or publicity.
      4. Entrant Content must not include information or content that is false, fraudulent, deceptive, misleading, defamatory, threatening, trade libelous, slanderous, libelous, disparaging, unlawfully harassing, profane, obscene, pornographic, hateful, indecent, inappropriate or injurious to any individual, any Contest Entity (as defined below), or any third party.
      5. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify from the Contest and/or remove from displaying or publishing any Entrant Content that refers, depicts, or in any way reflects negatively upon a Contest Entity, an Entrant, the Contest, Sponsor, or any other person or entity, or does not comply with these requirements or these Official Rules.
      6. Entrant Content may not post violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, hate or hateful, pornographic or sexually suggestive photos.
      7. Entrant Content may not be abusive or result in bullying.
      8. Entrant Content must not contain or describe any harmful or illegal activity or content or in any way violate any federal/national, state, provincial, territorial or local laws, rules or regulations.
      9. Entrant Content must be suitable for presentation in a public forum.
      10. Entrant Content must not suggest, depict, or describe any inappropriate, unlawful, or dangerous behavior or use of Sponsor’s or any other products or services.
      11. All Entrant Content must be compliant with YouTube’s Terms of Service, which is available at https://www.youtube.com/static?template=terms.

    5. Use of Content. By submitting Entrant Content to the Sponsor, you automatically represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, and do hereby grant, to the Sponsor the paid-up, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicensable, non-exclusive right and license to (i) use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display any Entrant Content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate all or any portion of it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party that may exist in the Entrant Content; and (ii) use the Entrant Content, including without limitation, the right and license to make, use, sell, offer for sale, and import any products and/or services which practice or embody, or are configured for use in practicing, all or any portion of the Entrant Content and the right to practice any methods related to such products or services in connection with its use of the Entrant Content. Under no circumstances will the Sponsor or any third party described herein be required to treat the Entrant Content as confidential. The Sponsor will be entitled to use the Entrant Content in accordance with this Section without permission from or compensation to you or any other person. For the avoidance of doubt, the Sponsor will not be liable to you or any other person for any ideas for the Sponsor’s business (including, without limitation, product designs or ideas) derived from the Entrant Content, and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities to the Entrant Content that may appear in any future products or services of the Sponsor.
  4. PRIZES:
    1. Finalists: Each Finalist (as defined below) will receive one (1) R/V Neil Armstrong long-sleeve shirt, one (1) R/V Neil Armstrong baseball cap, one (1) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution sweatshirt, and one (1) copy of Oceanus magazine (the “Finalist Prize”). The Finalist Prize has a total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of Four Hundred and Fifty U.S. Dollars ($450.00 USD) ($150.00 USD per Finalist).

    2. Grand Prize: Each Grand Prize Winner will receive:
      1. Invitation to the R/V Neil Armstrong arrival celebration, currently scheduled to take place in April 2016, in Woods Hole, Massachusetts;
      2. Round-trip economy class airfare from a major U.S. gateway airport nearest the Grand Prize Winner’s residence (within the continental United States) and arriving at an airport in near Woods Hole, Massachusetts;
      3. Two (2) nights at a hotel of Sponsor’s choice (one (1) room, double occupancy);
      4. Breakfast at per diem rates provided at the hotel and other meals organized by Sponsor;
      5. Ground transportation to and from the airport and to and from events organized by Sponsor;
      6. A tour of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution;
      7. A one (1) year membership to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Associates Program; and
      8. A brass, engraved Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution ship clock (the “Grand Prize” and together with the Finalist Prize, the “Prizes”).


      The Grand Prize has a total ARV of Four Thousand Five Hundred U.S. Dollars ($4,500.00 USD) ($1,500.00 USD per Grand Prize Winner).

      Components of the Grand Prize described in Section 4(b)(i) through (vi) above will be awarded to each Grand Prize Winner and one (1) Guardian of the Grand Prize Winner. All other components will be awarded to each Grand Prize Winner only. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the description above, including but not limited to, incidentals, passenger tariffs or duties, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes or other expenses are the responsibility solely of the Grand Prize Winner and his or her Guardian. If you are unable to attend the R/V Neil Armstrong arrival celebration, you should not enter the Contest.

    3. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. No other substitution or transfer of Prizes permitted. Sponsor is responsible only for Prize delivery. In order to receive a Prize, the Winners may be required to provide proof of identification. Any and all taxes on any Prize, including income and/or sales taxes, are the sole responsibility of the Winners. If a Winner is a resident of the United States and the value of the prize is $600 or greater, she or he will be issued an IRS 1099 U.S. Tax Form “Miscellaneous Income” for the actual value of the Prize and is advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of the Prize winnings
  5. SELECTION OF WINNERS:
    1. Finalists: Six (6) winning Entries for the Finalist Prize will be selected by judges, appointed solely by Sponsor (each producer of such winning Entries a “Finalists”). The judges will make their determination from among the eligible Entries, based on the following criteria: creativity/originality (20%), skill (20%), artistic acumen (20%), quality of the video photo (20%), and relevance to Contest theme by Sponsor (20%). In the event of a tie, the Entry that received the higher score for “Relevance to Contest theme by Sponsor”, as determined by the judges in their sole discretion, will be deemed to have a higher score. If such process does not break the tie, an additional judge, who will be an employee, officer or director of Sponsor, will evaluate the tied entries according to the above criteria and determine the winning Entry. Selection of the Finalists will be made within two (2) days of the Submission End Date. The judges’ and/or Sponsor’s decisions will be final and binding on all matters related to the selection of the Finalists.
    2. Grand Prize Winners: The Entry from the Finalist round that receives the greatest number of likes on Sponsor’s YouTube Channel during the Voting Period will win the Grand Prize (each producer of such winning Entry a “Grand Prize Winner,” and together with the Finalists, the “Winners”).
  6. DELIVERY OF PRIZE:
    1. The Finalists will be notified within two (2) days of the Submission End Date via Entrant’s email address and phone number. The Finalists will receive the Finalist Prizes within 4 weeks after all Winners are announced by a freight company to be selected based on the U.S. mailing address provided by the Finalists.
    2. Sponsor will notify Grand Prize Winner(s) as soon as possible but no later than two (2) days from the end of the Voting Period and will work with the Grand Prize Winners and their Guardian to arrange travel to and from Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
    3. In the event that any potential Winner (or, in the case of a potential Winner who is a minor in his or her state of residence, such potential Winner’s Guardian) does not respond to the notification within five (5) days from the date of such notification, a disqualification may result, any prize(s) will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be chosen from among all remaining eligible entries.
  7. GENERAL RULES: By entering or participating in the Contest, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects relative to the Contest. Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information or technical failures of any kind; or for any claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of the Prizes; participation in this Contest or in any activity or travel related thereto or from any interaction with computer Contest information. Contest Entities make no warranties, and hereby disclaim any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize furnished in connection with this Contest.

  8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:Sponsor and YouTube along with each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, advisors, contractors, and advertising/promotion agencies and the officers, directors and employees of each of the foregoing (collectively, the “Contest Entities”) assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Contest Entities are not responsible for problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail to be received by the Contest Entities on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest. Under no circumstances will Sponsor award more prizes than the Prizes set forth above. In the event that any erroneous duplicative awarding of prizes occurs, the error shall be corrected and the Prize awarded to the proper Winner based on the criteria set forth above. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, legal challenges, storm, weather, power outages, any force majeure, or any other causes which corrupt, disrupt, delay, hamper or affect the administration of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the Contest, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest in whole or in part at any time. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY PROHIBIT OR LIMIT EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE FOREGOING LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

    Entrant, and/or Entrant’s Guardians if a minor, shall hold harmless, defend, and indemnify the Contest Entities, from any and all claims, by any and all parties, their successors and heirs, for losses, liabilities, attorney’s fees (including third party or direct claims), court costs, and other costs incurred as a result of bodily injury, property damage, personal injury, or other loss whatsoever arising from, relating to, or as a result of, these Official Rules, Entrant’s participation in or arising from the Contest.

  9. GOVERNING LAW: These Contest and Official Rules are governed in all respects by the laws of the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to the conflicts of laws principles of any jurisdiction.

  10. ARBITRATION AGREEMENT: PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY AS IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS.

    1. Agreement to Arbitrate. This Section 10 is referred to in these Official Rules as the “Arbitration Agreement.” You agree that any and all disputes or claims that have arisen or may arise between you and Sponsor, whether arising out of or relating to these Official Rules (including any alleged breach thereof), any advertising, any aspect of the relationship or transactions between us, shall be resolved exclusively through final and binding arbitration, rather than a court, in accordance with the terms of this Arbitration Agreement, except that you may assert individual claims in small claims court, if your claims qualify. Further, this Arbitration Agreement does not preclude you from bringing issues to the attention of federal, state, or local agencies, and such agencies can, if the law allows, seek relief against us on your behalf. You agree that, by entering into these Official Rules, you and Sponsor are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. Your rights will be determined by a neutral arbitrator, not a judge or jury. The Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this Arbitration Agreement.

    2. Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief. YOU AND SPONSOR AGREE THAT EACH OF US MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING. UNLESS BOTH YOU AND SPONSOR AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S OR PARTY’S CLAIMS AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A CONSOLIDATED, REPRESENTATIVE, OR CLASS PROCEEDING. ALSO, THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ONLY IN FAVOR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF NECESSITATED BY THAT PARTY’S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM(S).

    3. Pre-Arbitration Dispute Resolution. Sponsor is always interested in resolving disputes amicably and efficiently, and most customer concerns can be resolved quickly and to the customer’s satisfaction by emailing customer support at legalaffairs@whoi.edu. If such efforts prove unsuccessful, a party who intends to seek arbitration must first send to the other, by certified mail, a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”). The Notice to Sponsor should be sent to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 266 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050, Attention: General Counsel (“Notice Address”). The Notice must (i) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute and (ii) set forth the specific relief sought. If Sponsor and you do not resolve the claim within sixty (60) calendar days after the Notice is received, you or Sponsor may commence an arbitration proceeding. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by Sponsor or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount, if any, to which you or Sponsor is entitled.

    4. Arbitration Procedures. Arbitration will be conducted by a neutral arbitrator in accordance with the American Arbitration Association’s (“AAA”) rules and procedures, including the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes (collectively, the “AAA Rules”), as modified by this Arbitration Agreement. For information on the AAA, please visit its website, http://www.adr.org. Information about the AAA Rules and fees for consumer disputes can be found at the AAA’s consumer arbitration page, http://www.adr.org/consumer_arbitration. If there is any inconsistency between any term of the AAA Rules and any term of this Arbitration Agreement, the applicable terms of this Arbitration Agreement will control unless the arbitrator determines that the application of the inconsistent Arbitration Agreement terms would not result in a fundamentally fair arbitration. The arbitrator must also follow the provisions of these Official Rules as a court would. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, including, but not limited to, issues relating to the scope, enforceability, and arbitrability of this Arbitration Agreement. Although arbitration proceedings are usually simpler and more streamlined than trials and other judicial proceedings, the arbitrator can award the same damages and relief on an individual basis that a court can award to an individual under these Official Rules and applicable law. Decisions by the arbitrator are enforceable in court and may be overturned by a court only for very limited reasons.

      Unless Sponsor and you agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in a reasonably convenient location for both parties with due consideration of their ability to travel and other pertinent circumstances. If the parties are unable to agree on a location, the determination shall be made by AAA. If your claim is for $10,000 or less, Sponsor agrees that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules. If your claim exceeds $10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator shall issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based.

    5. Costs of Arbitration. Payment of all filing, administration, and arbitrator fees (collectively, the “Arbitration Fees”) will be governed by the AAA Rules, unless otherwise provided in this Arbitration Agreement. If the value of the relief sought is $75,000 or less, at your request, Sponsor will pay all Arbitration Fees. If the value of relief sought is more than $75,000 and you are able to demonstrate to the arbitrator that you are economically unable to pay your portion of the Arbitration Fees or if the arbitrator otherwise determines for any reason that you should not be required to pay your portion of the Arbitration Fees, Sponsor will pay your portion of such fees. In addition, if you demonstrate to the arbitrator that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, Sponsor will pay as much of the Arbitration Fees as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive. Finally, if the value of the relief sought is $75,000 or less, Sponsor will pay reasonable attorneys’ fees should you prevail. Sponsor will not seek attorneys’ fees from you. But, if you initiate an arbitration in which you seek more than $75,000 in relief, the payment of attorneys’ fees will be governed by the AAA Rules.

    6. Confidentiality. All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, and any ruling, decision, or award by the arbitrator, will be strictly confidential for the benefit of all parties.

    7. Severability. Without limiting the severability provision in Section 10 of the these Official Rules, if a court or the arbitrator decides that any term or provision of this Arbitration Agreement other than Section 10(b) above is invalid or unenforceable, the parties agree to replace such term or provision with a term or provision that is valid and enforceable and that comes closest to expressing the intention of the invalid or unenforceable term or provision, and this Arbitration Agreement shall be enforceable as so modified. If a court decides that any of the provisions of Section 10(b) is invalid or unenforceable, then the entirety of this Arbitration Agreement shall be null and void. The remainder of these Official Rules will continue to apply.

    8. Future Changes to Arbitration Agreement. Notwithstanding any provision in these Official Rules to the contrary, Sponsor agrees that if it makes any future change to this Arbitration Agreement (other than a change to the Notice Address) while you are a user of the Services, you may reject any such change by sending Sponsor written notice within thirty (30) calendar days of the change to the Notice Address provided above. By rejecting any future change, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any dispute between us in accordance with the language of this Arbitration Agreement.

  11. USE OF PERSONAL DATA: When an Entrant posts/submits an Entry in the Contest, Entrant may be requested by Sponsor to provide certain personal information, including but not limited to, Entrant’s first and last name, physical mailing address, e-mail address, and account name, in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy. Please review Sponsor’s privacy policy at http://www.whoi.edu/whoi/privacy.do.
  12. PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes the Entrant’s and Winner’s irrevocable consent and release to Sponsor and its parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies to use, record, reproduce, publish, display, perform and translate: the name, likeness, voice, quotations, opinions biographical information and any content submitted by Participant, including without limitation any photograph or recording, for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration, and/or for any other commercial or non-commercial corporate purpose, including without limitation use on merchandise or for marketing, without attribution or further payment or compensation to Entrant, his/her successors or assigns or any other entity. Entrant’s name and their submissions may be used for any and all purposes by Sponsors, and it public media, social media, and other mediums.

  13. WINNERS LIST: The first name, last initial, city and state of the winners will be posted on the following website after verification and for ninety (90) days thereafter: http://www.whoi.edu/SpeakForTheOcean.
  14. SPONSOR: This Contest is sponsored by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, a 501(c)(3) organization. 266 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050 U.S.A.