As an inducement to Best Adventure Productions 10 Ltd. (the “Producer”) considering me and my teammate as participants for the tenth season of the television program currently entitled “The Amazing Race Canada” (the “Program”) and by agreeing and acknowledging in the Online Application that I have read and understand the Online Application (which includes, without limitation, the eligibility requirements) and this Online Agreement and Release (collectively, the “Application”), I represent, warrant and agree as follows:
- I acknowledge that: (i) I have read, understand, am satisfied and agree to be bound by the eligibility requirements set forth in this Application; (ii) I have answered the questions in this Application honestly, accurately and completely; (iii) if any of the information in this Application is found to be false or incomplete, this will be grounds for dismissal from the participant selection process and/or from the Program, if selected, and may also result in the forfeiture of any prizes or other items I may have been awarded (whether or not I have already received them); (iv) even if I meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein, Producer has no obligation to interview me and/or select me as a participant; (v) I agree to keep strictly confidential all information about the Program that I acquire during the participant selection process and/or my participation in the Program; (vi) my voice, action, and likeness may be recorded as a part of this Application and participant selection process and I understand that Producer may, but is in no way obligated to, use such recordings within the Program and all related productions and publicity or in any other manner at the discretion of Producer, whether or not I am selected as a participant in the Program; (vii) even if I am selected as a participant, Producer has no obligation to produce the Program or conduct the competition and Bell Media Inc. (the “Broadcaster”) has no obligation to exhibit it, even if conducted and produced; (viii) all decisions by Producer concerning selection of the participants are final and not subject to challenge or appeal; and (ix) Producer has no obligation to return any materials (including the photographs, video submission and written materials) (collectively, the “Materials”) provided by me to Producer’s representatives at any time in connection with the Application, the participant selection process, and/or the Program, whether or not I am selected as a participant, and Producer may, but is in no way obligated to, use any such Materials or Recordings (defined below) in the Program or in any other manner as set out herein. I warrant and represent that I have all right and authority to grant the rights in the Materials and the Recordings to the Producer as contemplated herein; and I shall not give or agree to give any member of the production staff and anyone associated in any manner with the Program, or any representative of the Producer or Broadcaster any compensation or anything else of value to arrange my appearance on the Program or to accept or agree to accept anything of value to promote any product, service or venture on the Program, or use any prepared material containing such a promotion.
- I hereby consent to the production, reproduction, broadcast, publication, exhibition, distribution, adaptation, recording, use and reuse by Producer, Broadcaster, Buena Vista Television, Profiles Television Productions LLC, and their respective licensees, successors, assignees, parents, subsidiaries, or affiliated entities and each of the respective employees, agents, officers and directors of the foregoing entities (collectively, the “Releasees”) of my voice, actions, likeness, name, appearance, biographical material (collectively, “Likeness”), and any information contained or derived from my Application, including, without limitation, any other video, recordings or still pictures of me taken during the participant selection process (collectively, the “Recordings”) and/or contained in any Materials submitted by me in connection with my Application, including any audition tape, as such Likeness may be edited, altered, or modified by Releasees, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe in perpetuity (“Media”), in or in connection with the Program and all related productions, publicity material, spin-offs, advertising or any other production. I agree that the Releasees may use all or any part of my Likeness and may alter or modify it regardless of whether or not I am recognizable. I further grant irrevocably to, fully assign, and agree that the Releasees shall own exclusively any and all right, title, and interest (including, without limitation, all copyrights) in and to the Materials and all Recordings and any other materials that I have provided or may provide in connection with this Application, the Program and the participant selection process and in and to any video, recordings or still pictures taken during the participant selection process of any such materials provided by me, and acknowledge and agree that the Releasees may, in their sole and unfettered discretion, edit, alter or modify, and use all or part of the all such Materials and Recordings and my Likeness in all Media. I represent and warrant (i) that everyone appearing in the Materials and Recordings (including but not limited to my teammate who has read and understands all the elements of the Application and has authorized me to submit his/her personal information and all the Materials and Recordings on his/her behalf as part of this Application) and anyone who may have shot or created such Materials and/or Recordings agrees that they may be used, as edited, altered or modified by Producer or by any of the other Releasees, in all Media without any compensation, (ii) the Materials and Recordings will be free from any material that is libelous, defamatory, profane, obscene, pornographic or graphically violent, and will not contain any content that is contrary to law or which places any of the participants appearing on or off camera at serious risk or harm, and (iii) that I have the rights and licenses necessary to submit the Materials and Recordings and grant all of the rights granted herein. I hereby expressly waive in favour of the Producer, any moral rights that I may have with respect to the audio-visual productions and/or sound recordings produced and/or recorded in the Materials, the Recordings, or otherwise for the purposes of the Program. I grant the rights hereunder whether or not I am selected to participate in the Program in any manner whatsoever. I understand that I will not be paid any money for giving Releasees these rights, or for submitting the Application, the sole consideration for which being the Producer’s consideration of me as a possible participant in the Program, which I acknowledge is good, valuable and sufficient.
- I agree to take any further action, in writing (including, without limitation, confidentiality agreement, execution of affidavits, assignments, and/or other documents), reasonably requested by Producer to effect, perfect or confirm Producer’s and Broadcaster’s rights in the Materials, the Recordings and my Likeness or otherwise in connection with this Application.
- I understand that the participant selection process will involve subjective decisions made by the Producer and/or Broadcaster, or those authorized on their behalf, in their sole discretion, (collectively, the “Panelists”). I understand that the Panelists may make casting recommendations to the Producer and the Broadcaster but that all casting decisions will be made by the Producer and the Broadcaster in their sole discretion. I further understand that the Panelists, the Broadcaster, Producer and/or other persons or entities may be acquainted with or have some familiarity with some or all of the applicants to varying degrees. I understand and agree that all participant selection and elimination decisions shall be final and binding on me in all respects, and shall not be subject to challenge or appeal.
- I hereby release the Releasees as well as any television station or channel, cable network, satellite network or any digital platform that exhibits the Program, the Materials, or the Recordings, the other participants in the Program, the advertisers and promotional agencies connected with the Program, all other persons and entities connected with the Program, each of the respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies of the foregoing, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, employees, successors, assignees, and licensees (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all claims, actions, damages, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses of any kind (including, without limitation, legal fees) arising out of, resulting from, or by reason of, the Materials, the Recordings or my participation in or in connection with the Program, including, without limitation, my participation in the participant selection process of the Program, participation in any Program related activities, any exploitation of the Program or my appearance on the Program, the failure of Producer to select me as a participant, the cancellation of the Program, any activities in connection with the video submission, or the exercise by Producer of any rights granted by me with respect to the Program on any legal theory whatsoever (including, but not limited to, personal injury, rights of privacy and publicity, false light, and defamation) (the “Released Claims”). The Released Claims specifically include, without limitation, any and all claims, actions, damages, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses (including legal fees) of any kind resulting from the actions of another participant or any other third party at any time.
- With respect to the information provided by me in this Application, (both individually and on behalf of my teammate) including but not limited to all “personal information” collected by Producer and/or or its authorized agents pursuant to the terms hereof:
(a) I authorize Producer and/or its authorized agents to investigate, access and collect information about me, about any of the statements made by me in my Application, any supporting documents and any other document that I have signed or do sign in connection with my Application to be selected as a participant in the Program, or any other written or oral statements I make in connection therewith. I irrevocably authorize Producer and/or its authorized agents to secure information about my experiences from my current and former employers, associates, friends, family members, educational institutions, government agencies, credit reporting agencies, and any references I have provided, and I irrevocably authorize such parties to provide information concerning me. In the course of these investigations, I agree that Producer and/or its authorized agents may disclose to the foregoing entities personal information that I have provided in this Application or that Producer has obtained from third parties, if Producer determines, in its sole discretion, that disclosure to a third party is necessary in the course of the investigation. I specifically authorize investigation of my employment record and government records, including, but not limited to, my motor vehicle records, civil or criminal record, credit and/or consumer report(s).
(b) I hereby authorize Producer to conduct psychological and physical examinations and background investigations of me if required by Producer in Producer’s sole discretion. I further authorize the individuals conducting such examinations and investigations of me to disclose to Producer and to Producer’s representatives all information about me obtained in connection with such examinations or investigations. Additionally or in the alternative (in Producer’s sole discretion), I will provide Producer with certification from my personal physician stating that I am physically fit and have no medical condition that would prevent me from participating in the Program, and that engaging in the Program would not endanger my health in any way or give rise to any medical condition or exacerbate any medical condition I may have.
(c) I acknowledge and agree that any such information obtained by Producer pursuant to this section 6, this Application or otherwise may be used for the purpose of making casting and other similar decisions for the production (and public viewing) of the Program, and, with the exception of medical information, may be described, disclosed or otherwise used in and in connection with the Program, any subsequent seasons of the Program, and any ancillary or related productions, including “making-of” and “behind-the-scenes” productions, and/or for publicity and promotional purposes related thereto.
(d) I hereby unconditionally and irrevocably release and forever discharge the Released Parties and all such parties and persons from any and all liabilities arising out of or in connection with any such investigations and arising out of the collection, use and disclosure of my personal information in the ways stated in this Application and agree not to make any claim against Released Parties in respect of such use (including, without limitation, any claim that such use invades any right of privacy and/or publicity and any claims based on defamation or false light).
- I acknowledge, represent and warrant I am not an employee, officer, director or agent of the Broadcaster, the Producer, Insight Productions Ltd., Buena Vista Television, Profiles Television Productions LLC, any known sponsor of the Program and/or any of their respective licensees, assigns, parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies or the immediate family (spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son, regardless of where they live) or members of their same households (whether related or not) of such employees, officers, directors or agents. I further acknowledge and agree that each of Producer and Broadcaster have the right to render ineligible any person who either of them determines, in either’s sole discretion, is sufficiently connected with the Program (including, through a connection to any sponsor of the Program or a contest or prize related thereto), such that his/her participation in Program could result in or create the appearance of impropriety.
- Whether or not I am selected to be a participant on the Program, I shall keep in strictest confidence and shall not disclose to any other applicant, participant or other third party at any time (i.e. prior to, during, or after the taping or exhibition of any episode of the Program) any information or materials of any kind, including without limitation, any information or materials concerning or relating to Producer or to Broadcaster, the business of Producer or Broadcaster, any program produced by Producer and/or exhibited by Broadcaster, including, without limitation, any information concerning or relating to the Program, the Program applicants, the Program participants, the location(s) of the Program, the events contained in the Program, or the outcome of any contest in or episode of the Program, that I read, hear or otherwise acquire or learn in connection with or as a result of my applying to be a participant on the Program or (if I am selected to be a participant) as the result of my experiences as a participant on the Program (collectively, the “Information and Materials”). I acknowledge and agree that the Information and Materials are confidential and the exclusive property of Producer and/or Broadcaster. At no time will I ever, directly or indirectly, divulge in any manner or use or permit others to use any of the Information and Materials.
- I acknowledge that in the event I breach the confidentiality or any other provisions of this Application, my breach may, in the sole discretion of Producer and/or Broadcaster, result in my being disqualified to participate as a participant in the Program. I further acknowledge that a breach by me of any of the confidentiality provisions of this Application would cause Producer and Broadcaster irreparable injury and damage that cannot be reasonably or adequately compensated by damages in an action at law, and, therefore, I hereby expressly agree that Producer and Broadcaster shall be entitled to injunctive and other equitable relief to prevent and/or cure any breach or threatened breach of any of the confidentiality provisions of this Application by me. I also recognize that proof of damages suffered by Producer and Broadcaster in the event that I breach any of the confidentiality provisions of this Application will be costly, difficult, and/or inconvenient. Accordingly, I agree to pay Producer and Broadcaster the sum of One Million Canadian Dollars (CDN$1,000,000.00) per breach plus disgorgement of any income that I may receive in connection with my breach as liquidated damages in the event I breach any of the confidentiality provisions of this Application prior to the initial public exhibition of the final episode of the Program. I agree that One Million Canadian Dollars (CDN$1,000,000.00) plus disgorgement of any income that I may receive in connection with my breach is a reasonable estimate of the amount of damages Producer and Broadcaster are likely to suffer in the event I breach any of the confidentiality provisions of this Application prior to the initial public exhibition of the final episode of the Program, considering all of the circumstances existing as of the date of this Application. In addition, I agree to pay Producer and Broadcaster the sum of One Hundred Thousand Canadian Dollars (CDN$100,000.00) per breach plus disgorgement of any income that results from my breach as liquidated damages in the event I breach any of the confidentiality provisions of this Application after the initial public exhibition of the final episode of the Program. I agree that One Hundred Thousand Canadian Dollars (CDN$100,000.00) plus disgorgement of any income is a reasonable estimate of the amount of damages Producer and Broadcaster are likely to suffer in the event I breach any of the confidentiality provisions of this Application after the initial public exhibition of the final episode of the Program, considering all of the circumstances existing as of the date of this Application.
- I acknowledge that (i) the provisions of this Application shall enure to the benefit of the successors and assigns of Released Parties and shall be binding upon my heirs, executors, administrators and representatives, (ii) this Application will be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein and that the courts of Ontario will have exclusive jurisdiction over any matter arising out of this Application, (iii) if any provision of the Application is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction it will, as to that jurisdiction be ineffective only to the extent of such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability, without affecting in any way the remaining provisions hereof in such jurisdiction or rendering that or any other provision of this Application is invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any other jurisdiction, and (iv) that Releasees may freely assign, in whole or in part, any of their rights or obligations under the Application and I may not assign my rights and obligations under this Application.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, all personal information acquired through any medical, blood and/or urine testing for (as applicable) COVID-19, drugs, sexually transmitted diseases and background investigations as permitted herein will be used solely for the purpose of making casting and other similar decisions, determining my fitness to participate in the Program and to ensure the health and safety of those associated with the Program.