UNSOLICITED SUBMISSIONS POLICY
A. STAR INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED including its and its parent, subsidiary and affiliate companies (hereinafter referred to as “STAR”) discourage the practice of receiving unsolicited submissions. However, if you choose to ignore STAR’s policy and share with STAR any confidential or proprietary information, such as product concepts, formats, designs, stories, screenplays, original artwork, literary work or other original creative materials, works of authorship etc. (“Content”), then the same shall be subject to the below.
B. By not accepting any such unsolicited confidential or proprietary Content, STAR seeks to avoid possible future misunderstandings when products/works/television shows/programmes developed by STAR’s own employees or licensors or assignors or contractors, third party production houses at STAR’s instance might seem to others to be similar to their own Content. You acknowledge and agree that STAR at all times has many products, works, television shows, programmes and projects in various stages of development, and that these products, works, televisions shows, programmes and/or projects may unintentionally, inadvertently and as a mere coincident be similar or identical to your own Content.
C. If you ignore STAR’s policy and submit any creative suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, designs, stories, screenplays, original artwork, literary works or works of authorship or other information (collectively, “Unsolicited Submissions”), you are requested to submit the same only via post, addressed to “Head of Content Engine department, Star India Pvt. Ltd., Star House, Urmi Estate, 95, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel (W), Mumbai 400 013.” (‘Postal Address ’). If you wish to share any such Unsolicited Submissions, you will be bound by the policy as set out hereunder (“Policy”). By sharing any such Unsolicited Submissions, you shall be deemed to have read, understood and accepted the contents of the Policy as set out hereunder.
D. It is requested of you to send any Unsolicited Submissions that you may wish to share with Star only to the Postal Address specified above, and not to any other contact information available through other sources. Any Unsolicited Submissions or any communication regarding the same sent to any other person, address or email id shall not be deemed to be received by STAR.
E. While sending any communications or Unsolicited Submissions to STAR, please provide correct, proper and complete identification details, including family name, first name, postal address and email id on which you would like to receive communication from STAR. STAR will appreciate if you refrain from using fake email addresses for the purposes of sharing Unsolicited Submissions with STAR. .
F. You expressly agree that any Unsolicited Submissions that you share with STAR shall be original, non-defamatory to STAR and/or any third party and shall not infringe any third party rights including but not limited to any form of intellectual property or any applicable laws. You further agree that STAR shall not be responsible for any suit, claim and/or legal action due to such Unsolicited Submissions.
G. You understand that STAR is in no way obligated to utilize or exploit such Unsolicited Submissions in any form whatsoever.
H. The legally protectable attributes of the Unsolicited Submissions shall remain protected under applicable laws. You acknowledge that the mere submission of the Unsolicited Submission does not automatically entitle you to any compensation.
I. STAR shall in good faith endeavor to use all reasonable measures to safeguard against public access to any Unsolicited Submissions shared by you. You acknowledge that STAR will not be liable in case such Unsolicited Submissions get leaked or published without the knowledge of STAR. For the sake of privity, exclusivity and confidentiality, please refrain from divulging details and/or sharing such Unsolicited Submissions with any other person.
J. We at STAR understand the importance of confidentiality and privacy and thus endeavor to utilize state of the art online encryption and protection systems but you agree that STAR will not be responsible in case the Unsolicited Submissions shared by you is exposed to a malware/virus threat and/or Trojan attack on the website of STAR. It is requested of you to not, advertently or inadvertently upload virus, malware and/or Trojan onto STAR’S website while sharing the Unsolicited Submissions. Please ensure that the Unsolicited Submissions shared by you does not contain any virus, malware and/or Trojan.
K. You understand that nothing in this Policy obligates STAR to maintain confidentiality in respect of the Unsolicited Submissions or any part thereof, which is (a) already available or known publically; or (b) has been made available to STAR by third parties with/without any obligation to maintain confidentiality; or (c) is independently developed by STAR or any of its employees, representatives, contractors, licensors, assignors or agents or is acquired by STAR from any third party.
L. You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless STAR and its subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, successors, licensees, distributors and assigns, to the maximum extent allowable by law, of and from, against all claims, costs, demands, liabilities, fees, penalties and other expenses of any kind whatsoever, known and unknown, that may exist or arise relating to, arising out of or in connection with the Unsolicited Submissions.
M. Lastly, if the Unsolicited Submissions is found suitable and STAR does decide to utilize it in a way it deems fit, a representative of STAR shall contact you regarding the same. Any response and/or official communication that is provided to you from an employee or representative at STAR is specific to the Unsolicited Submissions shared by you. Please do not publish the same without the prior written consent of an authorized representative of STAR.