Terms & Conditions

We want to ensure a fun and fair competition.

By¬† participating in Deaf’s Got Talent, you agree that you have read, understood, and consented to the terms and conditions laid out below.

Contestants

Participation

Contestants agree that participation in Deaf’s Got Talent (hereinafter referred to as “competition”) is voluntary and they may withdraw their participation at any time.

Contestants agree they are at least eighteen (18) years old or have their parent/legal guardian’s permission to enter the competition.

Contestants understand that Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “GLAD”), is organizing this competition. GLAD reserves the right to disqualify any contestant for breach of terms, cheating, and/or other reasons discovered that harm the legitimacy and reputation of the competition or GLAD.

Format

Contestants understand that the competition is entirely online.

Contestants understand that the competition includes of three rounds (qualifying, semi-finals, and finals) that will happen between December 2020 and April 2021.

Contestants understand a combination of popular vote and judge scoring will decide who advances to the next round.

Contestants understand that if they advance to the next round, they must submit a new video that shows the same talent they entered the first qualifying round with.

Contestants understand that their videos will be critiqued by judges and streamed online to the public.

Contestants understand only contestants who place in the top three will receive prizes ($500.00 for first place, $250.00 for second place, and $100.00 for third place). Contestants who enter and win as a group are responsible for dividing the prize money. Contestants are not entitled to any award if they fail to place in the top three.

Media

Contestants agree that by participating in the competition, they are granting GLAD free use of their likeness and image in marketing materials including, but not limited to, flyers, videos, and other digital graphics.

Contestants agree that by submitting media files, including videos and images, they grant GLAD the right to use them as they see fit for the Deaf’s Got Talent competition, including marketing purposes.

Contestants understand that they do not represent the competition or GLAD, and any inquiries from the media about the competition should be directed to info@deafsgottalent.com.

Contestants understand that GLAD will ensure a fair competition by monitoring for cheating and manipulation of the voting system using accessible visitor data including, but not limited to, IP addresses and browser cookies.

Liability

Contestants agree to not hold GLAD liable for any injuries or damages that happen as a result of participation in the competition. This includes, but is not limited to, physical injuries during performing, emotional injuries that may arise as a result of public comments, or personal purchases for the purposes of entering the competition, such as camera and lighting equipment.

Visitors

Participation

Visitors agree that voting during Deaf’s Got Talent (hereinafter referred to as “competition”) is voluntary and they are not obligated to cast a vote at any time.

Visitors understand that Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “GLAD”) is organizing the competition.

Voting

Visitors understand that the voting system is completely online.

Visitors understand that the competition consists of three rounds and that they may only cast one vote per household.

Visitors understand that the one vote per household limit is set to prevent cheating and manipulation through the use of more than one device to vote.

Visitors understand that a combination of popular vote and judge scoring will decide who advances to the next round.

Visitors understand that there is no monetary compensation for voting.

Visitors understand that any violation of the voting rules may result in being banned from future voting rounds.

Privacy

Visitors understand that by voting, GLAD will log their IP address and other visitor information necessary to prevent cheating or manipulation of the voting system.

Liability

Visitors agree to not hold GLAD liable for any injuries or damages incurred as a result of participation in this competition. This includes, but is not limited to, loss of privacy from logging of browser data, data charges from their internet service provider, and inability to vote due to any technical errors.

Updates to Terms & Conditions

GLAD reserves the right to make changes to these Terms & Conditions anytime, including the format of the event.

Any updates to these Terms & Conditions will supersede what is currently listed on this page.

While changes will be communicated publicly, it is the responsibility of the Contestants and Visitors to review these Terms & Conditions carefully for changes in the future.

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