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All visitors to My7Minutes.com (the “Site”) agree to the following Terms of Use (the “Terms”). Please read these Terms carefully before accessing or using the Site. By accessing or using this Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms, which are as follows:

My7Minutes is a project of the Delaware Division of Public Health (“Sponsor’), which holds all rights to the Site. All content of this Site is protected by copyright.

ELIGIBILITY

The target audience of this Site is young people ages 13¬–18. Youth under the age of 13 may view and use the information on the Site for educational purposes as a Visitor to the Site, but no one under the age of 13 is allowed to register as a Member, or to set up an account, or to use any of our Services where personal or identifying information is collected. If for any reason, you do not agree with all of the terms and conditions contained in this agreement, please stop using the Services immediately. By using or attempting to use the Services, you certify that you meet any of our eligibility requirements including that you are at least 13 years old if personal information is requested before you can use a Service.

Accounts can only be created and merchandise can only be claimed by legal US residents physically residing or attending school in the state of Delaware and of high school and middle school age 13–18.

CONTENT POSTED:

We may delete any Content that in our sole judgment violates our Terms of Use or for any other reason. We assume no responsibility for monitoring the Services for inappropriate Content or conduct except as set forth in any part of the Terms of Use. You are solely responsible for the Content that you submit on or through any of the Services. We do not endorse any of the Content submitted by you or any Member.

Accounts, comments and submitted content on the Site may not include any of the following:

  • private or personal information that might identify you or another person
  • photographs of anyone other than yourself
  • any photographs we determine, in our sole judgment, to be inappropriate to the Site
  • profanity or obscenities
  • personal attacks on another person
  • slanderous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening or harassing comments
  • any other information we determine, in our sole discretion, to be inappropriate to the Site

We will use reasonable efforts to monitor Content posted on the Site. We reserve the right to terminate any accounts based upon violations of this behavior code.

PRIVACY:

Use of the Site is also governed by our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into the Terms of Use by reference.

Some additional tips on privacy:

  • Don't post your personal information, including your name, social security number, address, phone number, your school, where you work, or any account information.
  • Don't post anyone else's information, either.
  • Make sure your screen name doesn't identify you or say too much about you. Don't use your name, age, or hometown.
  • Before posting a photo of yourself online, check with your parents or guardian, or an adult that you know and trust.
  • Keep your password to yourself.
  • Read all the rules and privacy options for participating in the Services.
  • Only share information and photos online that you don't mind anyone seeing.
  • If you're not sure you should say or post something online, don't. Remember that once you post something online, it stays online - even if we take it down. People may be able to access to older versions of the Website.
  • Don't download anything if you don't know whom it's from.
  • Keep your online friendships online.
  • If you feel unsafe online, tell an adult.

TERMS OF SUBMISSION:

By participating, you represent and warrant that (i) Your entire Submission is an original work by you and/or your group; (ii) No person, other than you and/or Sponsor has any right, title, or interest in any part of your Submission; (iii) Your Submission, the use thereof by Sponsor, or the exercise by Sponsor of any rights granted by you pursuant to these Terms & Conditions and your entry, does not and will not infringe or violate any rights of any third party or entity, including, without limitation, copyright and trademark, defamation, privacy and publicity, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or any contractual rights; (iv) You have all the permissions and consents necessary to submit the Submission and to grant all of the rights that you have granted to Sponsor pursuant to these Terms & Conditions and necessary to submit your entry in accordance with these rules; (v) You have obtained written permission when filming any part of the Submission on private property not owned or controlled by you, where such permission is required.

You represent and warrant that all persons who were engaged by you to work on the Submission in any manner have given you their written consent to submit the Submission for use, exhibition and other exploitation in any manner and in any and all media, whether now existing or hereafter discovered, including, without limitation, the Internet and television, throughout the world, in perpetuity. If you include any depiction (of any kind) of any actual person in or with your Submission, you must have their written permission to include their image in or with the Submission. If your Submission depicts a person or persons under the age of 18, you are the minor(s)’ parent or legal guardian or have written consent of the parent or legal guardian. You further represent and warrant that anyone who was engaged by you in connection with the Submission (i) Has no claims for payment of any kind, including, without limitation, for royalties or residuals, arising out of any use, exhibition or other exploitation of the Submission; (ii) Has no approval or consultation rights or any rights of participation with respect to any use, exhibition or other exploitation of the Submission; and (iii) Was not engaged by you or anyone associated with the Submission under any union or guild agreement that results in any ongoing obligations resulting from the use, exhibition or other exploitation of the Submission.

By uploading any Submission, you agree that: (i) All copies of Submissions become Sponsor’s property and will not be returned. You acknowledge that this Submission is sent voluntarily and is not received or held “in confidence” and your Submission does not create a confidential relationship or obligation of secrecy between you and the Site or Sponsor, any of its affiliates or any of its licensees, successors or assigns. You may not resell, assign or transfer any of your rights under these Terms & Conditions. (ii) Sponsor and its licensees, successors and assigns have the right to use any and all Submissions, and the names, likenesses, voices, and images appearing in the Submission, for future promotion and publicity in any manner and in any medium now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity, and (iii) You are at such time granting Sponsor, its affiliates and its licensees, successors and assigns a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, unrestricted, irrevocable and fully sub-licensable right and license to consider, disclose, broadcast, use, re-use, reproduce, repurpose, modify, digitize or enhance, adapt, change, alter, edit, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, re-distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, and/or otherwise exploit your Submission (in whole or in part), and the images or likenesses that appear in your Submission (in whole or in part) and/or incorporate all or part of your Submission in other works, all in any form, format, media or technology now known or later developed or invented anywhere in the world at any time, as well as in connection with any distribution or syndication arrangement with third parties or third party sites, in any media format or medium and through any media channels and for any purpose, including, without limitation, downloads, streams, in audio visual recordings, television programs, productions, advertising, promotion and publicity, all without further notice to, consent from or payment to you. You waive any and all "moral rights" you may have in the Submission. You agree that you grant Sponsor these rights whether or not you are selected as a winner. YOU WILL NOT BE PAID FOR YOUR SUBMISSION or for granting Sponsor any of these rights.

Sponsor, its affiliates, and its licensees, successors and assigns are in no way obligated to use your Submission (and have no obligation to you or any other person or entity after your Submission is received). Sponsor may elect to post any, all, or none of your Submission on the Site or elsewhere as set forth in these rules. If Sponsor does elect to use your Submission or any part thereof, Sponsor may remove all or any part of it at any time for any or no reason, and Sponsor may use all or any part of it in any way that Sponsor elects, in its sole discretion. You agree to waive all claims to and shall not receive any royalties of any kind now or in the future from Sponsor, its affiliates, or its licensees, successors and assigns for any use of your Submission, including copyright, trademark, public performance, digital sound recording, mechanical, synchronization or master use royalties, and you represent, warrant and agree that no other party is entitled to claim royalties from the use of the Submission as set forth in these Terms & Conditions.

CREDITS:

The my7minutes.com credit/point system is subject to change. Please stay alert for updates. CREDITS HAVE NO CASH VALUE.

You must have an account and be logged in to your account to earn credits. Credits can be earned throughout the Site and can be redeemed for merchandise.

You must be a resident of or attend school in Delaware to receive merchandise in exchange for credits. The credit value of each merchandise item is listed on the Site and subject to change at any time.

Credits do not expire. You bank them in your account as you complete task items listed above. Once you have redeemed credits for a merchandise item, they are “spent” and subtracted from your account.

NO WARRANTIES:

Sponsor makes no warranties covering any of the merchandise furnished as part of this Site.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS THAT MAY BE REQUIRED BY SPONSOR:

Subject to time, telecast, and production exigencies, and in Sponsor’s sole discretion, Sponsor will make arrangements for all or some portion (as solely determined by Sponsor) of some Submissions to be exhibited (the “Exhibition”) during a future My7Minutes campaign. All decisions regarding and details related to the Exhibition are at Sponsor’s sole and exclusive discretion and are subject to availability and event exigencies. The Exhibition has no cash value. There is no cash value to the selection or use by Sponsor in any manner or media whatsoever of any Submission of any Member. No payment or compensation will be awarded for such exposure.

HOLD HARMLESS:

Entry of Submission constitutes permission to the Sponsor and its designees to use each entrant's name, city, state, likeness, voice, biographical information and statements for purposes of promotion and publicity in any and all media, now or hereafter known, without additional compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. By participating, entrant (i) Is warranting and representing that they are the sole creator of their Submission and that no element thereof was taken from any published materials; (ii) Agrees to release and hold Sponsor and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers and promotion agencies, any other entity involved in the development or administration of the Site, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties"), harmless against any and all claims and liability of any kind (including, without limitation, personal injury, death, and/or property damage) arising out of participation in the Site or misuse, nonuse or use of any merchandise; (iii) Waives all rights to claim direct, indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages, attorney's fees or any damages of any kind other than actual out-of-pocket costs incurred to enter; and (vi) Agrees that they have read and understood these Terms & Conditions, and agree to abide by their Terms & Conditions, as they may be amended from time to time, and all other applicable rules and regulations and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters relating to the Site.

Released Parties are not responsible for incomplete, lost, late, stolen, damaged, illegible, misdirected, garbled, inaccurate, delayed or undelivered submissions; for any computer, network, technical, mechanical, printing, typographical, human or other errors or problems of any kind relating to or in connection with the Site, including, without limitation, errors or problems of any kind that may occur in connection with the administration of the Site, the processing of submissions, the delivery or use of any merchandise or in any Site-related materials; or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with this Site. CAUTION: Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Site is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

Sponsor reserves the right to postpone, cancel, or modify the Site (or any element thereof, including, without limitation, these rules) in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these rules) without notice, in its sole discretion. If the Site is canceled for any reason or if for any reason not capable of being run or implemented as planned, including, but not limited to, as the result of infection by computer viruses or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or any other cause of any kind, which, in Sponsor’s sole judgment, is likely to or actually corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Site, then Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend all or any part of the Site, or to disqualify any implicated Member(s) (and their submissions).

LIMITATION ON LIABILITY:

To the fullest extent permitted by law, DDPH and any of its affiliates and its respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and representatives shall not be liable to you or any third party providers to the Site, if any, for damages of any kind, including, without limitation, compensatory, consequential, incidental, indirect, special, punitive or other damages, that may result from the use of, or the inability to use, the services or the materials contained in the services, regardless of whether any material or service is provided or otherwise supplied by DPPH or any other third party.

GOVERNING LAW:

Your use of this Site and any dispute arising out of such use of the Site is subject to the laws of the State of Delaware. Unauthorized use of this Site may give to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.