Terms & Conditions
New Age Icon, Kerala’s first and one of India’s most popular rating and listing platforms is the exclusive property of New Age News. The initiative’s latest online voting contest, ‘New Age Icon Changemakers 2020’ is organized and conducted by New Age News with the support of Newage Business Daily and livenewage.com.
The following section is about the terms and conditions related to the ongoing online voting contest. You acknowledge and agree that the following terms and conditions constitute a legally binding agreement (hereinafter the “Agreement”) between you and New Age News. You represent and warrant to New Age News that you have read and understood the Terms and Conditions and agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions and that you have the legal capacity to enter into this Agreement. New Age News reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to amend/change/vary any of the terms and conditions for the online voting contest at any time without any prior notice.
The entire online voting contest of ‘New Age Icon Changemakers 2020’ is conducted in four stages. Stage 1 starts during the Last week of August 2020. Suggestions from the public are invited through a suggestion box provided within the website www.newgeicon.in. There is no limitation in the number of suggestions that a user can provide with. The suggestions shall be provided along with the user’s name and email address.
All entries are subject to verification, including without limitation, verification of eligibility through checks as deemed appropriate by New Age News and complete compliance with these Terms and Conditions. New Age News has the sole right to disqualify any entry if it is not in compliance with the Terms and Conditions herein specified or any further applicable laws, regulation or any policies that may be specified by the New Age News. Determination of whether information provided as fair and accurate rests with New Age News.
Stage 2 starts with the entries shortlisted to 100 contestants, identified by New Age News based on suitable eligibility criteria. New Age News' decision is final and binding on the final list of contestants. From stage 2 onwards, users can vote for their favorite contestant in all three stages including star 100, super 50, and club 25; at the end of club 25 stage, ‘Changemakers 2020’ Hall of Fame is announced. Voting for STAR 100 starts during the first week of September 2020. Users may vote for their favorite contestants with the cutoff set such that verified single vote could be marked per day from a particular internet protocol address. Once the votes are submitted, they cannot be changed. All votes stored by the website during public voting phase will be kept confidential.
The top 10 contestants who receive the highest number of valid votes will be deemed to be part of the Hall of Fame of 'New Age Icon Changemakers 2020'. New Age News reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to reject votes cast by any individual who does not abide by the Terms and Conditions or who tampers with the voting process or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner or to take any other actions that they deemed inappropriate.
The User / Contestants shall ensure that the Entries / Votes:
- Shall not violate the rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, privacy rights, copyrights, trademark rights and/or any other intellectual property rights
- Does not violate any law for the time being in force
- Does not deceive or mislead about the origin of such messages or communicate any information which is grossly offensive or menacing in nature
- Does not contain software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer resource
In the event of any discrepancy as to the date and/or the time of receipt of votes, New Age News shall have the final decision in resolving such discrepancy. New Age News assumes no responsibility for errors, timeliness, deletion or failure to store any user communications or personalisation settings.
New Age News reserves the right to disqualify any nominee or potential winner if, at any time before or during public voting, such nominee or potential winner is subject to adverse publicity relating to such nominee’s or potential winner's involvement in any act which is illegal, or insults or offends community moral standards or public decency, in New Age News’ sole discretion.
If for any reason the voting is not capable of being executed as planned, or if there is an infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical or reporting failures, or if any other causes beyond the control of the New Age News that affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this voting, New Age News reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to take any action they deem appropriate or to withdraw the transmission of any vote, but are in no way obligated to do so.
Furthermore, New Age News may, but are not obligated to, permanently disqualify from any voting any person New Age News believe has intentionally violated these Terms and Conditions, and terminate or suspend voting at any point and declare the vote results based on the votes up to that point, if it appears that the voting process has been so distorted by hacking, failures, errors or other interference that the results would not reflect actual valid votes should the voting continue. In the event of technical or reporting difficulties including, but not limited to, mobile or Internet service interruptions, New Age News, in their sole discretion, reserve the right to review the votes for accuracy and to take any action they deem appropriate, including, without limitation, voiding all votes cast during the time period in which such technical or reporting difficulties occurred, voiding the votes cast during the time period in which such technical or reporting difficulties occurred with such method, and/or removing such votes altogether, but are in no way obligated to do so.
Although New Age News strives to protect your personal data, New Age News cannot guarantee the security of your data while it is being transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. These Terms and Conditions are subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the New Age News.
Caution: Any attempt by a voter or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service or website, tamper with the voting process, or otherwise undermine the legitimate operation of the voting is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, New Age News reserve the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
By voting, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, and not to use any unofficial, third party services to cast votes on your or any third party's behalf. New Age News reserve the right, but are not obligated, to disqualify, block or remove any votes from any individual who votes by any electronic, mechanical or automated means, or otherwise tampers with the voting process, or for any other reason, as determined by the New Age News in their sole discretion. Any nominee who offers benefits, compensation, or otherwise tries to give an incentive to voters to manipulate the results of voting may be disqualified and any votes earned by such means may be voided at the discretion of New Age News.
New Age News is not responsible for any damages to voters' device(s) that may occur from voting. New Age News reserve the rights, for any reason and in their sole discretion without any obligation, to modify, suspend or discontinue the voting without prior notice. New Age News reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions of this voting process at any time in their sole discretion.
This contest is subject to force majeure circumstances including without limitation floods, natural disasters, war, and act of terror, political unrests, technical snags, act of God or any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the Company (“Force Majeure Event”). New Age News shall be not liable for any delay or adverse effect caused to the contestants in the contest including the winners as a result of a Force Majeure Event.
If after the Awards ceremony, any information found to be incorrect in any manner, the Contestant will be liable to return the Award and any monetary/ non-monetary incentives provided as part of the Award.
New Age News reserves the right to make the final judgment in case of any ambiguity in Terms and Conditions / disputes over suitability.
Contestant understands and agrees that merely participating in this contest does not entitle the Contestant to a prize or to any other form of consideration
Contestant warrants and represents to the New Age News that all information including any communications, software, photos, text, video, graphics, music, sounds, images and other material submitted or recorded in any manner by the Contestant or New Age News for consideration for the Contest are solely owned by New Age News and do not infringe upon any other individual or Enterprise rights (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights). Contestant shall be completely responsible for handling any infringement or alleged infringement and shall indemnify New Age News from any claims, costs or damages from infringement or alleged infringement of the logo or trademark or the defense of a claim or any costs payable thereof.
Contestants for the purpose of entering the Contest, automatically grants New Age News a royalty-free, irrevocable, worldwide, non-transferable, non-exclusive right and license to use and display such entry, for participation in the Contest, and any intellectual property in relation to and arising out of such participation in the Contestant footage thereof, which shall include trade publications, press releases, electronic posting to the Website, or the websites including newageicon.in and livenewage.com in any display format selected by New Age News during the Contest or use by New Age News as it deems fit.
In the event these Terms and Conditions do not cover any question or complaint in relation to the Contest, the same will be concluded by the New Age News (for all other issues) or an independent body or legal team as appointed by the New Age News and deemed necessary. Contestants shall be solely responsible for any consequences which may arise due to their actions of infringement of intellectual property rights belonging to any other person /entity, etc. and also undertake to indemnify New Age News on the happening of such an event (including without limitation cost of Attorney, Legal Charges, etc.) on full indemnity basis.
The short-listing of the entries and selection of winners process is not subject to review by any contestant. New Age News will not entertain any communication, whatsoever, in this regard from any contestant. Contestants, Nominees and Winners permit complimentary use of their names, nominated and winning content and factual information about their participation in the public media (for the build-up to the Contest, during the Awards ceremony and after the Awards ceremony) and do not have any right to any revenues earned through intellectual property rights generated by the Contest. New Age News will not be liable for any claims / disputes made by the contestants, nominees or winners in relation to the entire process of Contest.
New Age News reserves the right to withdraw and/or amend the terms of the Contest at any time and does not take responsibility for any loss or damage that any person or Enterprise may suffer as a result of participating or attempting to participate in the Contests, if the Contest being withdrawn or its terms amended. If during the course of the Contest, it is discovered that an entry/winner has a dispute registered against it in a court of law, the dispute which is in contradiction to the spirit of this Contest; New Age News reserves the right to declare that entry/winner is ineligible and/or withhold any Award until the dispute is resolved in favor of the Contestant.
Additions, deletions and/or modifications to these Terms and Conditions are at the discretion of New Age News. It may make such additions/deletions and/or modifications, at any time before or after the Contest, as required.
All disputes relating to or arising out of the Contest shall be subject to the laws of India, and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of competent jurisdiction at Ernakulam, Kerala, India.
The contestants, nominees and winners agree that they shall hold harmless New Age News and sponsors, their employees, officers, associates or other persons and shall defend them against any loss, claims, demands, costs, damages, judgments, expenses or liability arising out of or in connection with any or all claims that may be brought against New Age News by any third party in connection with participation in or winning the Award.
If contestants are unclear as to the Terms and Conditions or any element of the Contest or experience difficulties of any kind, they can write in their questions, problems or clarifications to email@example.com.
NEW AGE NEWS shall not be under any obligation to Contestant and Contestant shall have no obligation or rights in relation to the Contest and shall have no claims whatsoever against NEW AGE NEWS relating to the selection process or the running of the Contest.
New Age News shall not be responsible for:
- Any delivery, failures relating to the registration or uploading videos/presentations
- Any spam generated messages as a result of Contestant accessing the Website
- Not receiving or rejecting any data
- Any lost, late or misdirected computer transmission or network, electronic failures of any kind or any failure to receive entries owing to transmission failures or due to any technical reasons
- And other conditions/situations or failures beyond its control.
Contestants may be contacted for any additional information to verify the information gathered. New Age News has the right to ask for documentary proof of information. If such a request is made and the Contestant does not comply with it promptly, then the Contestant may be disqualified from participation in the Contest.
Information provided by the Contestant will be used only for the limited purpose of evaluating the Contestant’s entry to the Contest and for the specified purpose. New Age News or team appointed by New Age News will try to contact the Contestant on best effort basis by any means deemed appropriate. During the contest if it is not possible to contact any Contestant to obtain information on them, interview them, etc. such Contestant may be disqualified from further participation;
The contestant hereby irrevocably authorizes New Age News to use the data gathered during and/or the contest in respect of the contestants. This shall be the property of New Age News and New Age News shall be entitled to use the same in its communications including marketing promotions and advertisements along with/without New Age News’ brand. New Age News shall not be liable in any manner for any mishap, accident, injury or damages, etc. of whatsoever nature, caused to the contestants during the Contest. Further, New Age News shall not be liable in any manner for any loss, damage, theft, or any other mishap caused during the contest.
Redressal Mechanism: Any complaints or concerns with regards to content and or comment or breach of these terms shall be taken up with the designated officer of the company. You can connect the officer through firstname.lastname@example.org.