Official Terms and Conditions

BY COMPLETING THIS APPLICATION, YOU ARE AGREEING TO THESE OFFICIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS, AS WELL AS THE “TERMS OF USE” (HERE: http://www.hmhco.com/common/terms-of-use) AND THE PRIVACY POLICY (HERE: http://www.hmhco.com/common/privacy-policy), BOTH OF WHICH ARE INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE AND REFERRED TO, ALONG WITH THESE OFFICIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE TEAM ONEVOTE 2016. ChannelOne.com is website and Channel One News is a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (“Channel One” or “HMH”).   We, at Channel One and HMH, may at our sole discretion modify these Official Terms and Conditions at any time. By accessing this webpage and our websites or using Channel One offerings at any time after any such modifications are posted, you are agreeing to such modifications.

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE AT LEAST 13 AND UNDER AGE 18, PLEASE OBTAIN YOUR PARENT’S CONSENT TO APPLY. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS BELOW. WE DO NOT PERMIT REGISTRATION, OR COLLECT OR RETAIN ANY INFORMATION THAT MAY ATTEMPT TO BE PROVIDED, BY ANY CHILD UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be enrolled in and currently attending middle school or high school as full-time student.
  • You must have access to a video or web camera, a computer or mobile device, and access to the internet to upload videos in sufficient quality and be willing to correspond with program editors and the Channel One production team on participation in Team OneVote 2016.
  • You must be available over the summer to begin work on Team OneVote 2016.
  • You must be able to complete regular video and blog assignments from mid-August until the week that includes Election Day, 2016 (i.e., the week of November 7, 2016).
  • As a condition to participating in Team OneVote 2016, your parent or legal guardian will be required to sign a Voluntary Participation and Release Agreement on your behalf should you be selected as one of the eligible candidate applicants.
  • Further, your parents, family, friends and any other individuals who are or might be filmed or featured in connection with your participation must also agree to sign Voluntary Participation and Release or similar consent and release agreements.

Other terms and conditions:

  1. Team OneVote 2016 and these terms and conditions are not an offer for employment and participation is solely on a voluntary basis. Each participant shall be responsible for any costs of materials and equipment and neither Channel One News, as a division, nor any other part of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (“HMH”), shall be responsible for reimbursing or paying for any expense, cost or effort expended by any participant.
  2. For avoidance of doubt, there will be no compensation owing or paid to you or your parents, family, friends or any other individuals who may participate because of your participation in Team OneVote 2016.
  3. You understand that you may not participate in Team OneVote 2016 if your participation would create impropriety or the appearance of impropriety. In making this determination, the Channel One production team will consider whether any member of your immediate family or anyone living in your household is or has been within the last two (2) years an employee, officer, director or agent of HMH or otherwise associated with any person or entity involved in the development, production, distribution or other exploitation of Channel One News or Team OneVote 2016, or any sponsor or associated advertising agency.
  4. Each participant will be expected to fully cooperate with and assist Channel One in securing any and all clearances, permissions and consents as required by Channel One.
  5. Channel One shall have the sole right to determine in its sole legal discretion which individuals may be eligible to participate in Team OneVote 2016.
  6. Channel One shall have the sole right to determine the number of participants in Team OneVote 2016 and may increase or decrease such number at any time and may alter the structure of Team OneVote 2016 at any time without notice in its sole discretion. This includes changing or terminating the participation of any student or other individual during Team OneVote 2016.
  7. If you are not able to meet the deadlines for participation as required by Channel One or submit videos and/or project materials of the quality required by Channel One, you may be removed from Team OneVote 2016.
  8. Channel One makes no warranty or representation that any submitted video or other project material will be utilized in connection with Team OneVote 2016 in any manner.
  9. Channel One shall have the right to discontinue or alter the Team OneVote 2016 programming at any time and for any reason in its sole discretion.
  10. As a condition for participating in Team OneVote 2016, all participants shall be required to comply with all of these Official Terms and Conditions of Team OneVote 2016 and the terms of use of the channelone.com and hmhco.com websites.
  11. Submission of this application form and compliance with these Official Terms and Conditions does not in any way constitute an offer to appear on Channel One or participate in Team OneVote 2016. The producers may (but may not) consider your application and/or invite you (or your child) to participate at their sole discretion. The Channel One production team’s decisions regarding selection of participants for Team OneVote 2016 are final.