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OFFICIAL RULES

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All Submissions must be received by way of file upload only as directed on the Contest Website by 11:59 PM (IST) on November 30, 2020. Limit of one (1) entry per person. If more than one (1) entry is submitted by the same person, only the first eligible entry submitted will be considered. By entering the Writing Contest, entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules. In the event of a dispute regarding any aspect of the Writing Contest, Aslan Business Solutions will make the final ruling in its sole discretion. Such ruling shall be final, and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.

  1. Each Submission must be between 1500-2000 words in length;
  2. The Submission must be in English and typed;
  3. The Submission must not have been previously exploited in any form and rights must not have been granted, pledged or assigned to any third party which would interfere with or derogate from the rights granted to the Aslan Business Solutions hereunder;
  4. The Submission (or any part thereof) must not infringe upon the intellectual property or other statutory or common law rights of any third party (including but not limited to copyright, trademark, personality and privacy rights); and
  5. The Submission must adhere to the writing guidelines of the contest

By participating in the Writing Contest, each entrant represents and warrants that: (i) the Submission is original to the entrant, and all right, title and interest (including but not limited to copyright) therein and thereto, is exclusively owned and/or controlled by the entrant to the full extent necessary to enable Aslan Business Solutions to use the Submission as contemplated by these Official Rules and the Copyright Assignment and Waiver (described below); (ii) the Submission does not contain any material that is libelous, defamatory, profane or obscene, as determined by Aslan Business Solutions in its sole discretion; (iii) the Submission does not contain any material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; (iv) the Submission does not contain any material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where the Submission is created; (v) the Submission does not infringe upon the intellectual property or other statutory or common law rights of any third party (including but not limited to copyright, trademark and privacy rights); (vi) the Aslan Business Solutions’s use and re-use of the Submission in accordance with the terms set out herein will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party (including copyright), or require any payment to or consent/permission from any third party; (vii) the Submission has not been previously exploited or published in any form, and no rights in or to the Submission have been granted, pledged, or assigned to any third party which would interfere with or derogate from the rights granted to the Aslan Business Solutions hereunder; and (viii) the Submission has not been previously submitted for review or publication to the Aslan Business Solutions

Eligibility: The Writing Contest is open only to legal residents of India who have reached the age of majority in their country, state, province or territory of residence at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by any law, regulation, rule or authority. The following individuals are not eligible to participate in the Writing Contest: (i) Professionals (as defined below); (ii) employees of the Aslan Business Solutions, affiliates, and subsidiaries; (iii) all agencies, entities and persons engaged in the marketing and/or administration of the Writing Contest; and (iv) Immediate Family members of any of the foregoing. For the purpose of these Official Rules, the term “Immediate Family” shall mean husband, wife, spouse, mother, father, brother, sister, son and/or daughter, whether or not they reside in the same household. Furthermore, the term “Professional” shall mean any person who is represented by a literary agent at the time of entry, or is receiving or has received a salary, fee, or other financial compensation from the Aslan Business Solutions or any of its affiliates , or any other publisher, in connection with the publication or distribution of a full-length book, whether fiction or non-fiction. The final decision as to an entrant’s Professional status shall be at Aslan Business Solutions’s sole discretion. For greater certainty, an entrant who is receiving or has received a salary, fee, or other financial compensation from a publisher other than the Aslan Business Solutions (or any of its affiliates) is eligible to enter the Writing Contest provided that the Submission complies with the Submission Requirements set out above.

Aslan Business Solutions reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to immediately disqualify, without notice, any and all Submissions that do not comply with the Submission Requirements set out above, as determined in the Aslan Business Solutions’s sole discretion. Submissions shall not be returned to entrant for any reason. No communication or correspondence will be exchanged with entrants except with the entrants selected for the Prize

Entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the entry (i.e., the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet service provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address). A potential winner may be required to provide Aslan Business Solutions with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning Submission.

Prizes must be accepted as awarded and cannot be transferred, assigned, substituted or redeemed for cash, except at the sole discretion of Aslan Business Solutions. Winning entrants are solely responsible for any and all costs associated with claiming and using a prize. Odds of winning are dependant on the total number of eligible entries received, the quality of each Submission and the Judges’ and the Voters’ application of the Judging Criteria

By accepting a prize, each winning entrant acknowledges and agrees that Aslan Business Solutions is under no obligation to publish any Submission. In the event that Aslan Business Solutions determines, in its sole discretion, that a Submission may be published, such winning entrant will be required to enter into a publishing agreement with Aslan Business Solutions in its standard form.

Decisions of the Judges are final and binding in all respects. In the event of a tie, duplicate prizes may be awarded at the sole discretion of the Aslan Business Solutions.

Termination: Subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Aslan Business Solutions reserves the right to terminate or suspend the Writing Contest, in whole or in part, and/or amend the Official Rules in any way, at any time, for any reason, without prior notice. Any amendments to the Official Rules will become binding upon all entrants at the time they are posted to the Contest Website.

Governing Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant or Aslan Business Solutions in connection with the Writing Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the India

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