Terms and Agreement
Each applicant must complete a written application for Phase 1, and respond to written essay questions and provide a video for Phase 2. To be considered for the Impact West Virginia Fellowship (the “Program”), the Phase 1 written application must be received by March 13, 2017 at 11:59PM EST. Applicants selected to continue on in the application process will be contacted within ten days of their application and provided details for Phase 2 by March 23, 2017 at 11:59PM EST.
Eligibility Requirements and Rules
The Program is a program of Generation West Virginia (“GWV”), the statewide organization dedicated to attracting, retaining, and advancing young talent in the Mountain State.
Please note that the following eligibility requirements must be met in order to proceed with the application process for the Program:
Each online applicant must submit and complete an application form including a video to be eligible to participate in the Program. GWV has the right to reject applications for any reason. Upon final application submission, GWV and/or its agents will own any and all content provided by the applicant and the copyright and all other intellectual property rights therein, and may edit content in any way without securing additional approval from the applicant. Videos may be incorporated by GWV into a potential television or webisode series without additional approval or authorization from the applicant. Once a video has been submitted, the applicant cannot edit the submitted video for any reason.
If an applicant is selected as a finalist (a “Finalist”), the applicant will proceed to the interview round where Finalists will interview with the Impact West Virginia program team (“Program Team’”) to determine which Finalists will participate in the Program as Impact West Virginia Fellows (the “Fellows”). The applicant selection process will begin at the time of submission through March 31, 2017. These dates may be revised by GWV or its agents in its sole discretion.
Applicants must (i) have a valid US driver’s license (ii) be a legal United States resident and (iii) either possess a Bachelors degree from an accredited institution or, be enrolled at an accredited institution and actively pursuing a Bachelors degree on at least a part-time enrollment basis with an expected graduation by the Program start date of September 1, 2017. All applicants subject to section c. iii. must receive a Bachelors degree prior to September 1, 2017 to participate in the Program.
Each applicant must complete and submit an application and video before being eligible to participate in the interview process. In addition, all applicants chosen as Finalists must complete, sign, and timely return a Finalist Agreement, Release and Waiver Agreement and additional documents before being permitted to participate in the Program. The additional required documents may include, but will not necessarily be limited to, Disclosure and Authorization for Background Reports, Authorization for Release of Records and Information, personality test and confidentiality agreement (all of which will be furnished to the applicants). As part of the Release and Waiver Agreement, each Finalist must agree to, among other things, assume the risk of any and all injury, illness, death, damage, loss, or harm to the applicant and/or applicant property, howsoever caused, resulting from or arising out of the selection of Fellows, applicant participation in the Program as a Fellow or otherwise, and/or the production and/or exploitation of the Program. By agreeing to the terms of the confidentiality agreement, each Finalist will be required to, among other things, treat all information and material received or acquired in connection with participation in the Finalist selection process and Program (if selected as a Fellow), as strictly confidential. In connection with the Disclosure and Authorization for Background Reports and Authorization for Release of Records and Information, all Finalists must authorize the Program Team to conduct such full and complete background checks of the Finalist as the Program Team, in their sole discretion, deem necessary or appropriate. The Finalists will be required to cooperate fully with the Program Team in connection with such background investigations.
Finalists and applicants must disclose if they have ever been charged with a felony or misdemeanor, other than minor traffic or parking violations. The Program Team reserves the right in their discretion to disqualify any Finalists or applicant based on such disclosures or any other information obtained.
All Finalists must agree to abide by the user-generated content reporting responsibilities associated with the Program which will be provided to the Finalists. The Program team reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any applicant or Finalist at any time based on lack of fulfillment of these obligations or other lack of cooperation.
The Program Team also reserves the right to contact applicants or Finalists to ask additional questions and/or conduct phone interviews to gather additional information about applicants/Finalists. Such phone interviews are not required and are at the Program Team’s’ sole discretion to assist in gathering information for Fellow selection. Finalists may be required to travel to a location for additional interviews. Generation West Virginia and its agents will not be responsible for any costs or expenses associated with travel to attend interviewing sessions.
The Program Team is not responsible for applications not received. Due to the high volume of anticipated applications, the Program Team will not be able to answer any questions about the receipt or status of any application.
The Program Team reserves the right to disqualify any applicant/Finalist/Fellow for any reason at any stage of the Program.
By submitting an application, each applicant agrees to release, discharge and hold harmless GWV and the host companies listed here (the “Host Companies”) from all claims and damages arising out of or in connection with his/her participation in the application process or the Program itself, and to have his or her name, voice and likeness used at the Program Team’s discretion as part of the Program, or as part of promotion arising out of or in connection with the Program, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised as further set forth in the Release and Waiver at the end of the application. Applicants/Finalists are required to obtain and include releases/permission for all third party participants, locations, and music approvals featured in application videos and must extend usage rights for GWV to use the content in any and all media related to the Program. GWV does not sanction and will not accept any video content which features reckless or unlawful activities and shows harm done to persons, places, or things.
Release and Waiver Regarding Application Terms and Use of Likeness
By submitting an application, I hereby acknowledge that: (i) I have read, and I meet and agree to be bound by, the above eligibility requirements and Rules; (ii) all information submitted in either the video and/or application is true and accurate; (iii) I understand that if any of the above information is found to be false, this will be grounds for my dismissal from the selection process, and/or from the Program, if selected; (iv) even if I meet the eligibility requirements, I understand there is no obligation to interview me, and/or select me as a Fellow; (v) even if I am selected as a Fellow, GWV has no obligation to complete the Program, and (vi) all decisions by GWV concerning selection of the Fellows are final and not subject to challenge or appeal.
By submitting this application, I hereby consent to the recording, use, and reuse by GWV and any of its employees, agents, officers and directors (collectively “Releasees”) of my voice, actions, likeness, name, appearance and biographical material (collectively “Likeness”) in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity, in or in connection with the Program. I agree that 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 agree that Releasees may use my Likeness and the content developed and generated by the Program in connection with any promotion, publicity, marketing, or advertisement arising out of or in connection with the Program in any manner whatsoever. I release Releasees from any and all liability arising out of its use of my Likeness and/or the video. I hereby acknowledge I have obtained permission for any persons, places, locations, music, etc. featured in any content submitted by me, for use by GWV and their respective assigns, licensees, and agents in any and all media without limitation or compensation. I hereby acknowledge and affirm that all actions and statements made by me are my own, made of my own freewill, and are truthful to the best of my knowledge. I agree not to make any claim against Releasees as a result of the use of my Likeness and/or the Video (including, without limitation, any claim that such use invades any right of privacy and/or publicity).
I understand that, as an applicant/Finalist/Fellow in the Program, I am not an applicant for employment with or an employee of GWV and will not be entitled to any compensation or employee benefits of any kind, and I agree to refrain from seeking same.