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NBC News Terms of Service: Climate Confessions

Submission Terms

NBC News Digital and NBCUniversal Media, LLC (“NBCU”), both located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112, invite you to participate in Climate Confessions ("Climate Confessions") by giving you the opportunity to submit your own opinions and confessions about where you fall short when it comes to preventing climate change (the “Submission”) on our website at http://www.nbcnews.com/climateconfessions (the “Website”). Your Submission should be original. Although your Submission is anonymous to others using the Website, NBCU may collect identifying information subject to our Privacy Policy. In order to participate, you must be at least eighteen (18) years old.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Your Submission must not contain or reference any brand names, products or services of any company or any third party trademarks, copyrights, logos, trade dress or promotion of any brand, product or service.
  2. Your Submission must not contain any personal information (e.g., your name, username, e-mail address or phone number), with the exception of your location (state), which is optional. If your Submission contains personal information (other than location), it is your sole responsibility to remove all such personal information before posting it on the Website.
  3. Your Submission must not contain content, images or other material that is misleading, indecent, offensive, sexually explicit, tortious, disparaging, defamatory, slanderous, or libelous, or depicts an unsafe practice.
  4. Your Submission must not contain content, images, or other material that reflect, advocate, or promote bigotry, racism, hatred, harm, or exploitation of or against any class, group or individual, discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  5. Your Submission must not contain content, images, or other material that is in violation of any applicable federal or state laws or regulations.
  6. Your Submission must be submitted in compliance with the format and other terms and conditions set forth on the Website used to submit your Submission; such requirements being made a part of these Submission Terms and incorporated herein by reference.

By submitting your Submission, you hereby agree to the following terms and conditions:

Your Submission may be broadcast on-air, on the Website and/or any other website of NBCU, on NBCU’s social accounts including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and in advertising for the Climate Confessions on-air and off-air and on the Website (together, the “Materials”), and you grant NBCU, 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 NBCU, its licensees, successors and assigns and that the reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of your Submission by NBCU, 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.

By submitting your Submission, you consent to the recording, airing, use and reuse by NBCU, its licensees, successors and assigns, and the sponsors, of any information contained in your Submission, as used, edited, altered, fictionalized or modified by NBCU, its licensees, successors and assigns, and the sponsors, in its/their sole discretion, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, including, without limitation, in and in connection with NBCU, sponsors, 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 for NBCU and for the sponsors.

You acknowledge and agree that NBCU, its licensees, successors and assigns, and the sponsors 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 Submission Terms 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 Submission Terms. NBCU, its successors, licensees and assigns, and the sponsors will have the unlimited right to assign these Submission Terms and the rights granted by you under these Submission Terms at any time, in whole or in part, to any party. You agree that NBCU, its licensees, successors and/or assigns, and the sponsors shall have no obligation to give you credit for your Submission, but in their sole discretion may elect to do so.

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 and 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, its licensees, successors and assigns, and the sponsors, then please do not participate.

To the extent that the Website’s Terms and Conditions of Use, located at http://www.nbcuniversal.com/terms (the “Website Terms”), are not in conflict with these Submission Terms, the Website Terms apply. These Submission 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 US and to WAIVE JURY TRIAL and CLASS ACTIONS as more fully set forth in the Website Terms.