Terms And 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 2016 MassMutual Spelling Bee contest to be held in Jun-Jul 2016 in the 12 centers with the finals in NJ. Children of the employees of MassMutual and its affiliates are ineligible to compete. 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 INDEMNITEES”, 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 INDEMNITEES BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (EVEN IF TOUCHDOWN INDEMNITEES 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 2016 MASSMUTUAL 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 PROCEDDINGS, YOU CONSENT THAT THE JURISDICTION WILL REST IN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY. The organizers retain the right to change the logistics, venues, rules, regulations, fees and mode of conducting the contest at any time. Any and all such changes will be notified through the email address you have provided at the time of your registration and also posted in the Update section on the site. It is your responsibility to periodically check for any and all updates. 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 2016 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 2016 South Asian Spelling Bee and accept it in its totality.