These Submission Rules and Procedures (“Rules”) apply to the Watch What Happens Live television series (the “TV Series”) and the live and pre-recorded editions of the Watch What Happens Live After Show (the “Web Series”) (collectively, the “Series”). By contributing a Submission (as defined below) to the Series, you agree to be bound by these Rules. These Rules are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Man House Productions, LLC ("Producer") and Bravo Media LLC ("Bravo"), and are void where prohibited by law.
During the exhibition of the Series, viewers may be invited to contribute to the Series by answering or asking questions, participating in polls, providing comments, pictures, videos or other materials or by other means. Viewers may make such contributions via voice call, text message, Facebook or Twitter, subject to change from time to time at Producer’s and Bravo’s discretion (each, a “Submission”). By submitting your Submission, you agree that Producer, Bravo, and NBCUniversal Media, LLC (“NBCUniversal”), may exploit your Submission (including but not limited to advertising and promotional use) howsoever any of them chooses in any and all markets and media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional notification, permission, approval, or compensation. You agree that you have received good and valuable consideration for your Submission (the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged), including, but not limited to, Producer's and Bravo's consideration of your Submission for, and the possibility of, inclusion of your Submission in the Series and publicity regarding your Submission. You understand that your Submission will not be acknowledged or returned.
Please note that the TV Series and live edition of the Web Series will only be live to viewers in the ET time zone. Check your local listings and the Website for details.
Eligibility: You must be 18 or older and a permanent legal resident of the United States to contribute a Submission.
How to make a Submission:
• Calling 1-877-33-BRAVO toll free – Telephone lines are ONLY open during the first-run exhibition in the ET time zone of episodes of the TV Series and the live edition of the Web Series (“First-Run East Coast Live Episodes”). Check your local listings and the Website for details. You must have permission from the registered subscriber of the telephone account.
• Text Message – Send the short code announced on-air or on the Website along with your name and comment to 27286 in the following format:
Example: CODE + your name + your comment
Messages are limited to 160 characters. You must have a capable device with a participating carrier. Standard messaging and data rates apply to all messages sent and received (contact your carrier for details). You must have permission from the registered subscriber of the telephone account.
Use of your Submissions: Only Submissions submitted during First-Run East Coast Live Episodes will be considered for inclusion in such episodes. Submissions made after such time will only be considered for inclusion in future episodes of the Series (whether live or prerecorded). The decision to make use of any Submission is solely at Producer's and Bravo's discretion, and Producer and Bravo have no obligation to do so. By providing a Submission, you grant Producer, Bravo, NBCUniversal, their respective licensees, successors and assigns a worldwide, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, edit, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display your Submission (in whole or in part) on the Series, on the Website, in any other program, or in any advertising, promotion and publicity, in any form, in any and all media now known or hereinafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity. Producer, Bravo and NBCUniversal may, in their sole discretion, post or mention your first name, last name, city and/or state, in connection with use of your Submission, without additional credit, compensation, notification, permission or approval. You understand that your Submission may not be identifiable and that Producer, Bravo and NBCUniversal shall have no obligation to give you credit for your Submission, but in their sole discretion may elect to do so. Producer, Bravo, and NBCUniversal will have the right to make any changes to your Submission as any of them determine in their sole discretion.
You acknowledge and agree that you are sending your Submission voluntarily, and not in confidence, and that no confidential relationship is intended or created between NBCUniversal and/or any other person or entity, on the one hand, and you, on the other hand, by your submission of your Submission.
• Submissions MUST: be original, truthful, unpublished and created solely by you.
• Submissions MUST NOT:
o contain any obscene, offensive, libelous, defamatory, tortuous, derogatory, unlawful or otherwise inappropriate material as determined by Producer and Bravo in their discretion;
o contain any confidential information or information that could identify any third party;
o infringe any rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, copyright, trademark, privacy and publicity rights, or violate any law or regulation; or
o be generated by a script, macro or other automated means, or be incomplete, illegible or corrupted.
You acknowledge and agree that you are solely and entirely responsible for all Submissions that you submit and the consequences of their submission, and that Submissions do not reflect the views of Producer, Bravo, NBCUniversal, or any Series sponsors. You assume all liability for any injury or damages caused or claimed to be caused by your Submission, and you agree to indemnify, release and hold harmless Producer, Bravo, NBCUniversal, Series sponsors, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, licensees and assigns, and their officers, directors, agents, equity holders and employees (“Released Parties”) from any and all claims, actions, damages, losses, liabilities, costs, expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees), injuries or causes of action whatsoever that in any way are caused by, arise out of or result from, your creation and submission of the Submission, the inclusion of the Submission in the TV Series or the Web Series, the exhibition of the Series, or the use of your Submission or any works derived from your Submission by the Released Parties, on any legal theory whatsoever, including without limitation, claims for idea misappropriation, invasion of privacy and defamation. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to you as a result of submitting your Submission, or to any person's computer or mobile device relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with submitting a Submission. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical or computer failures of any kind, for inaccurate transcription of Submissions, or for Submissions that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, or damaged.
Disputes: THESE RULES, AND SUBMISSION OF YOUR SUBMISSION, ARE GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF, INCLUDING THE OPTIONAL APPEAL PROCEDURE (THE “JAMS RULES”, AVAILABLE AT WWW.JAMSADR.COM, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE RULE PROVIDING THAT EACH PARTY SHALL PAY PRO RATA ITS SHARE OF JAMS FEES AND EXPENSES, AND THE RULES PROVIDING FOR LIMITED DISCOVERY AND EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK OR A RETIRED JUDGE. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.