Terms & Conditions

Once registered and paid, there will NO REFUNDS for non-participation or no
shows. All registration is through this central registration system and there
will be no walk in entries. You agree to report to your chosen center at the
time designated to check-in at our registration desk and receive the tag for
the speller. The written test will start exactly on the time mentioned and it
is your responsibility to check-in on time. Check-in desk will be open 90
minutes prior to the written test to accommodate all registrants. The
Organizers retain the right to delay the written test to allow for all present
spellers to be checked-in. Parents/Legal guardian will not be allowed in the
testing area but they should not leave the premises until after the results of
the written test are announced. Your email address will be used to communicate
critical information regarding any and all updates, changes, communication and
or information about the 2017 South Asian Spelling Bee contest to be held in
Jun-Jul 2017 in the 12 centers with the finals in NJ. You agree to indemnify
and hold TOUCHDOWN VENTURES INC., TOUCHDOWN MEDIA INC., its officers,
subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, directors, officers, agents,
service providers, suppliers, employees and sponsors, collectively “TOUCHDOWN
INDEMNITIES”, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney
fees and court costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of your
spellers participation in the contest, your violation of the terms and
conditions, your breach of any of the representations and warranties herein, or
your violation of any rights of another. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL TOUCHDOWN
INDEMNITIES BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL
OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (EVEN IF TOUCHDOWN INDEMNITIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM ANY ASPECT OF YOUR & YOUR
SPELLERS PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST, WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR
MISUSE OF THE CONTEST SITE OR THE SERVICE, FROM INABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE
CONTEST. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY
REASON OF OTHER SERVICES OR PRODUCTS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED BY THE
SPONSORS OF THE 2017 SOUTH ASIAN SPELLING BEE CONTEST OR THE SERVICE OR
ANY LINKS ON THE WWW.SOUTHASIANSPELLINGBEE.COM SITE, AS WELL AS BY REASON OF
ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED IN CONNECTION WITH THE
CONTEST OR THE SERVICE OR ANY LINKS ON THE SITE. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IN ANY EVENTUALITY FOR AND FOR ANY
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS, YOU CONSENT THAT THE JURISDICTION WILL REST IN THE STATE OF
NEW JERSEY. The organizers retain the right to change the logistics, venues, dates,
rules, regulations, fees and mode of conducting the contest at any time.
You agree and consent that all images, audio and videos of the event and its
participants belong to the organizers and will be used for publicity purposes.
You also consent if your speller is the winner of the finals the speller will
be known as the South Asian Spelling Bee champ and may be used by the Touchdown
group, for in person, images, audio and endorsements, as a promotional model
for future contests without any remuneration but reimbursement of any out of
pocket expenses. Also, existing sponsors may call upon the champ to be their
brand ambassador to promote their products and services, within 12 months of
the contest. Any fees and or costs would be directly handled between the legal
guardian/parent of the champ and the interested sponsor. A 10% agency fee will
be charged by Touchdown Ventures Inc. on the revenue and or fees generated by
such endorsement. Touchdown group is not responsible for any disputes arising
out of the aforementioned arrangement. You also consent that sponsors of the
2017 South Asian Spelling Bee will send you information about their products
and services via email and or US Postal Service. We reserve the right, at our
sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these terms and
conditions at any time. Such modifications shall become effective immediately
upon the posting thereof. You must review this agreement on a regular basis to
keep yourself apprised of any changes.

At the organizer’s sole discretion, a contest award may be in the form of a
contribution to an Internal Revenue Code Section 529 qualified tuition program.
If you are advised that a contest award to be provided on your behalf will be
in the form of a contribution to such a program, within 60 days of such notice,
you must arrange for such a program to accept your award and provide the
organizer with sufficient information about the program you have selected so
that the award can be contributed. Such limitations shall also apply to any tax
liability resulting from your participation in the contest and the Touchdown
indemnities make no representation with respect to such tax liabilities.

You have read all the eligibility conditions as well as all the rules and
regulations governing the 2017 South Asian Spelling Bee and accept it in its
totality.