Terms & Conditions

‘Sony PIX Arena’


The following terms and conditions (“T&Cs”/ “Terms and Conditions”) shall be applicable to Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited, a company incorporated under the Companies Act, 2013 with its registered address at 4th Floor, Interface Bldg. 7, Off Malad Link Road, Malad (West) Mumbai 400064 (“SPNI”), operated television channel “Sony PIX” (“Channel”) contest conducted by SPN named “Sony PIX Arena” (“Contest”), which shall function in a manner as specified in Specific T&C’s at end of this T&C and the contest shall be termed as follows:

The T&Cs shall be in two parts (a) Basic T&Cs and (b) Specific T&Cs for the Contest


Basic T&Cs:

Following are the terms that shall be applicable to the Contest:
  • 1. The Contest is open only to Indian citizens, residing in India. Citizens and/or residents of countries other than India are not eligible to participate
  • 2. The participants must be adults having attained the age of eighteen (18) years to participate in the Contest as on the date of the Contest.
(All persons fulfilling conditions mentioned in section 1 & 2 shall be hereinafter referred to as “Participants”.)
  • 3. Contest shall be open for participation as per the timelines specified in the T&Cs for Contest.
  • 4. Employees, agents and promoters (including their immediate family members) of SPN and any of their divisions, affiliates and subsidiaries, and others associated with the Contest in any manner, are not eligible to participate in the Contest.
  • 5. The Contest terms and conditions shall be mentioned on the microsite [www.sonypixarena.com] and the official website titled ‘www.sonypix.com’ (“Platform”). The Participants agree that by participating in the Contest, the Participants shall be bound by the Terms and Conditions.
  • 6. The Participants shall be required to provide basic personal information about them including but not limited to the Participant’s name, address, telephone number or mobile number and email address to register and participate in the Contest. The contestants shall be able to login into the microsite with the email address provided for registration.
  • 7. The specific requirements for the Contest shall be outlined in the T&Cs of the Contest as specified herein.
  • 8. The information provided by the Participants may be used by SPN for internal purposes and to send in the future to the Participants promotional information pertaining to the SPN network.
  • 9. For the Contest, each Participant must submit their complete entry to qualify as an entrant in the Contest (“Entries”) through Specific Mode of Participation specified in Specific T&C’s stated at end of this T&C.
  • 10. Participants entering the Contest may submit such number of Entries as mentioned in the Specific T&C so long as such Entries meet SPN’s criteria as specified in these T&Cs even if not chosen as the final Winner of the Contest and any Participant may at SPN’s sole discretion be declared a Winner of the Contest.
  • 11. The manner, day and the basis of choosing the Winner (defined below) shall be specified in the Specific T&Cs of the Contest.
  • 12. The announcement about the Winner and the Prize(s) (defined below) shall be as per the T&Cs of the Contest.
  • 13. Method and time of prize distribution: SPN shall inform the Winner via email, personal message on Facebook or the phone number provided by the Participants, at the time of entering the Contest (as applicable) or by such means as specified in the Specific T&C. SPN may require Winner to provide valid photo identity documents including but not limited to passport prior to handing over the Prize(s). SPNI may or may not announce the Winner via the Platform.
  • 14. The distribution time and mode of distribution of the Prize(s) shall be at the sole discretion of SPN.
  • 15. The Participant can win only once in this Contest. Any subsequent wins of the Participant (if declared) will be automatically void.
  • 16. Participants should ensure the accuracy of the information provided by them at the time of entering the Contest.
  • 17. SPN shall make a maximum of 2 (two) attempts, to contact the Winner via the method specified in the Specific T&C. SPN shall not be held liable despite SPN’s best efforts, in the event the provided mobile numbers/email Id is unreachable/not replied due to the following reasons including but not limited to: 1) Email ID or phone number provided by the Participant is incorrect; 2) Email ID belongs to a person other than the Participant; 3) Mobile number answered but individual answering refuses to acknowledge SPN, the Contest and/or any relation thereto; or 4) Any other reason the Email ID or any other contact details provided by which Participant cannot be contacted.
  • 18. The Prize(s), when the same are in form of some tangible goods or materials or vouchers, shall be sent by post and/or courier to the Winner as per the address specified by them at the time of registering for the Contest. SPN shall not be responsible if any Prize(s) is damaged or lost during delivery through post and/or courier.
  • 19. Participants shall not send a direct message, post any profanity or abusive comments on the Participants of the Contest and the respective Platform’s Contest page/ Channel’s website/or any of the social media pages of the Channel or in any other manner. In the event of any such profanity or abusive comments posted on foregoing pages, such Participants shall be disqualified forthwith and SPN reserves its rights, in addition to removing such post, to take legal action against such Participant and/or user.
  • 20. By participating in the Contest, each Participant agrees to follow these Terms and Conditions and is deemed bound by any decisions made by SPN in its sole discretion, including any interpretations of the Terms and Conditions.
  • 21. SPN including its divisions, affiliates and subsidiaries, and their respective agents and representatives, employees shall not be responsible for any loss of Entries for any reason whatsoever including, due to any technical problems for Entries received after the deadline as c consequence of computer service delays, interruptions, electronic failures or overloads, or for lost, misdirected or misplaced Entries. The Entries are void if unreadable, inaccurate, incomplete, damaged, tampered with, falsified, mechanically reproduced, not in prescribed format, irregular in any way or otherwise not in compliance with these Terms and Conditions.
  • 22. SPN reserves its right to select and declare or not to declare the Winner in the event no Participant has submitted correct answer or the Winners do not respond to the emails, calls, texts, etc. sent by SPN. Decision of SPN in this regard is final and no correspondence in this regard will be entertained.
  • 23. While accepting the Prize(s), at the sole discretion of SPN, the Winner may be required to sign an “indemnity and release of claims” form provided by SPN which shall release SPN of all liability. Failure to complete and sign any documents requested by SPN may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate Winner. All decisions of SPN are final in this regard.
  • 24. Mere participation/submitting Entries in the Contest does not entitle the Participants to win the Prize(s).
  • 25. The Prize(s) will be awarded to the Winner pursuant to verification and in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
  • 26. SPN may refuse to give the Prize(s) to Participant(s) in the event of his/her fraud, dishonesty or non-entitlement to participate in the Contest under these Terms and Conditions.
  • 27. The Prize(s) shall be delivered to the Winner subject to submission of all relevant documents, if required in accordance with these Terms and Conditions of the Contest.
  • 28. The Prize(s) are not transferable, assignable or exchangeable for cash equivalent. Only the prize Winner and no other person or agent, may claim the Prize(s).
  • 29. In case the Winner(s) is / are found to be in violation of any and all rules of the Contest, SPN reserves the right to initiate legal proceedings against such person(s) including but not limited to having the concerned Winner to refund the Prize(s) won.
  • 30. SPN has the right to substitute the Prize(s) with other prizes of equal value, as determined by SPN in its sole discretion.
  • 31. SPN has the right to amend (add, delete or modify) the Terms and Conditions governing the Contest, prospectively or retrospectively, at its discretion and without prior notice.
  • 32. SPN reserves the right to disqualify any Participant if it has reasonable grounds to believe that the Participant has breached any of these Terms and Conditions.
  • 33. SPN is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the terms and conditions contained herein. All information provided in the Contest is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. SPN makes no representations and disclaims all express, implied, and statutory warranties of any kind to the Participant and/or any third party including, without limitation, warranties as to accuracy, timelines, completeness, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.
  • 34. Under no circumstance, unless due to wilful misconduct or gross negligence, shall SPN and/or their directors, employees, officers, affiliates or subsidiaries, be liable to the Participant and/or any third party for any lost profits or lost opportunity, indirect, special, consequential, incidental, or punitive damages whatsoever. The Participant specifically agrees not to file in person/through any family member and/or any third party any applications, criminal and/or civil proceedings in any courts or forum in India against SPN their directors, employees, officers, affiliates or subsidiaries to claim any damages or relief in connection with the Contest.
  • 35. By entering into the Contest, the Winner/Participants waive all copyrights including but not limited to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and moral rights, rights of publicity and any related rights and consents to SPN’s right to use the pictures uploaded by the Participant(s) the captioned posted for the Contest , picture, tape or portray him/her as a Contest Winner, and to exhibit this material in any and all media now existing or hereinafter created, including without limitation television, film, radio and print media, without any compensation whatsoever for advertising and publicity purposes, except where prohibited by applicable law. The prize Winner also consents to SPN’s right to use his/her name, voice or picture, or the content of his/her Contest Entry (collectively, the “Publicity Rights”). SPN can allow to its agencies to exercise/exploit the Publicity Rights in conjunction with SPN. SPN shall also be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in the entries received for the Contest for any purpose.
  • 36. SPN does not make any commitment, express or implied, to respond to any feedback, suggestion and, or, queries of the Participants or furnish any reason or explanation for inclusion and, or, exclusion of any particular submission of the Entry of a Participant at any stage of the Contest.
  • 37. Under no circumstance shall SPN including the Channel and/or their directors, employees, officers, affiliates or subsidiaries, be liable to the Participant and/or any third party for any lost profits or lost opportunity, indirect, special, consequential, incidental, or punitive damages whatsoever, even if SPN has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
  • 38. Non-conformance by any Participant and/or Winner of the Contest will result in immediate disqualification of the Participant from participation or winning the Prize(s) as the case maybe.
  • 39. SPN reserves the right to withdraw or discontinue and/or terminate the Contest at any stage without prior notice and without any liability whatsoever to the Participants.
  • 40. The decisions of SPN and its representatives shall be final and binding on all aspects of the Contest.
  • 41. In addition to these Terms and Conditions mentioned herein, by participating in the Contest, the Participants hereby undertake and represent to SPN that they shall comply with the terms and conditions laid down by Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. By participating in this Contest, the Participants hereby specifically consents for SPN to edit the pictures/images posted and/or shared by them and to repost the same on the Channel’s social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) along with the captions shared by them. SPN shall not, in any manner, be responsible to any action taken by Facebook or any other social media platform with respect to the post made by the Participant and the Participant hereby agrees to not make any claims against SPN with respect to the same. Any technical or other issues with respect to the Participant’s Facebook account, page and/or operation or functioning of the same shall be taken up by the Participant directly with Facebook, without involving SPN in any manner.
  • 42. Your participation in the Contest by posting the Entries will be deemed as an acceptance of the above stated Terms and Conditions.
  • 43. The personal information provided by the Participants in the course of the Contest to SPN will only be used for SPN’s internal purposes and to send Participants promotional information in the future pertaining to the Channel/ SPN /Platform. The Participant hereby consents to receiving such promotional information in the future. In the event the Participant wishes not to receive such future communications, the Participant can opt-out of the same by writing to SPN on the same email ID from which he/she receives such promotional information.
  • 44. All taxes, levies and duties due and owing under applicable and statutory laws in connection with all Prize(s) if any, and all other costs, including insurance, incidental costs, gifts, gratuities and taxes, are the sole responsibility of the Winner.
  • 45. SPN shall not be responsible for any lost, late or misdirected computer transmission or network, electronic failures, server breakdowns of any kind or any failure to receive entries owing to transmission failures or due to any technical reasons.
  • 46. SPN shall keep all the information collected from the Participant’s confidential. SPN shall ensure that the Participants are contacted by SPN and SPN shall not share the information so collected with any party, save and except for the purpose of the present Contest. The Participants hereby consent to the collection, storage, use, disclosure, transfer, of sensitive personal information which may be collected by SPN for the purposes of this Contest. The Participants hereby agree and acknowledge that the collection, storage, use, disclosure, transfer, of the sensitive personal information by SPN is for a lawful purpose and is necessary for facilitating your participation in the Contest. The Participant’s by providing the aforesaid sensitive personal information hereby agree that SPN shall have the right to share the information so collected with such other third party and SPN as required for the purpose of the Contest and hereby agreed that they shall not file any claim against SPN for sharing for such personal information. Please refer to Channel’s Privacy Policy [https://www.sonypix.com/content/1253] that governs the use of your personal information. Participants entering into this Contest agree and acknowledge the Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and Terms of Use as put up on the Platform [https://www.sonypix.com/content/1252] in addition to the conditions set out in this document which shall govern the Contest.
  • 47. In exercise of the powers conferred by the applicable laws SPN shall treat the information and pictures as sensitive and confidential and such information and pictures has to be now dealt with as per the provisions specified in the applicable laws.
  • 48. For the purposes of the Contest, SPN may contract with the service providers to perform functions or services on its behalf. Such service provider may have limited access to the Participant(s) personal information needed to perform their functions but shall be restricted from using such personal information for purposes other than providing services to SPN solely in connection with the Contest. SPN shall ensure, on reasonable efforts basis, that its service providers that have limited access to personal information provided by the Participant(s) to provide the services or perform their function for SPN, are subject to the same level of privacy protection as is required by the applicable laws. The Participant(s) hereby agreed that they shall not file any claim against SPN for sharing for such personal information. Please refer to Channel’s Privacy Policy that governs the use of your personal information.
  • 49. SPN shall deal with any Personal Data/Information including sensitive personal information, if any, that it receives from Participants or otherwise collects, holds, uses and processes in the following manner: a) SPN may also disclose Personal Data/information including sensitive personal information, if any, to governmental agencies and regulators (e.g., tax authorities), social organizations (e.g., the social security administration), human resources benefits providers (e.g., health insurers), external advisors (e.g., lawyers, accountants, and auditors), courts and other tribunals, and government authorities, to the extent required or permitted by applicable legal obligations upon prior written approval from SPN. b) The level of data protection using technical, managerial, operational and physical security control measures by SPN shall be such as to be in compliance with all applicable laws c). The term ”Personal Data/Information” including sensitive personal information, if any, shall mean and include the name and contact information (home address, telephone and fax numbers and email address), valid identity proof such as passport number, driver’s license number, permanent account numbers, social security numbers or other details pertaining to the identity of the Participants. The photos and images uploaded by the Participants, shall be retained by SPN till the winners are declared and the promotions with respect to the winners is completed.
  • 50. By choosing to participate in the Activity, the Participant hereby specifically agrees to receiving updates with respect to the Activity, from SPNI, on the email ID & phone number shared. In addition to these Terms and Conditions, the Participant(s) at all times shall be subject to the terms and conditions of WhatsApp and Google [Gmail], as may be applicable. By participating in this Activity, the Participants hereby specifically consent for SPN to edit the pictures/images posted and/or shared by them and to repost the same along with the captions shared by them. SPN shall not, in any manner, be responsible to any action taken by Facebook with respect to the post made by the Participant and the Participant hereby agrees to not make any claims against SPN with respect to the same. Any technical or other issues with respect to the Participant’s Facebook account, page and/or operation or functioning of the same shall be taken up by the Participant directly with Facebook, without involving SPN in any manner.
  • 51. Submission Rights Grant: By participating, except where prohibited by applicable mandatory law, each Participant hereby grants to SPN, its affiliates, successors, licensees, assignees and SPN’ authorized designees, a perpetual, fully-paid, royalty-free, transferable, fully sub-licenseable, worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, adapt, translate, reproduce, edit, modify, create derivative works from, combine with other works, post, transmit, perform, display, publish, communicate, communicate to the public, broadcast, reformat, make available, disseminate, distribute, and/or otherwise aurally and/or visually exploit (any one or more of the foregoing referred to as ‘Use’) the entirety of the rights in and to the “Submission” (and all renewals and extensions of copyright, and the right to secure copyright registrations thereto in perpetuity), which includes both the Entry and the other registration information that the entrant provides, and the Participant’s name, likeness, image, photograph, voice, performance, rendering, signature, silhouette, sounds and/or biographical data contained therein and/or in the registration information accompanying the Participant’s contest entry, or with respect to any photography, video, audio or other recording of the Participant or any person included in the Entry or in connection with any participation in the Contest or related events, in any media, manner, technology or content delivery mechanism now known or hereinafter devised, for any purpose, including, without limitation, in connection with the Contest, its administration, judging, advertising and/or publicity, and in connection with the promotion, advertising, publicity and/or other exploitation of SPN’s initiative, on any SPN property or otherwise, without the necessity of further consent or additional consideration. Winner accepts and acknowledges that SPN shall not be obligated to use the Submission, or any part thereof, and that SPN, in their discretion, shall have the right to refrain from using the Submission. SPN shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent SPN chooses to refrain from any exploitation of its rights hereunder.
  • 52. The Participant(s) and/or the Winner shall fully indemnify, defend and hold harmless, SPN its affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (collectively the “Indemnified Persons”) from and against any and all losses, claims, actions, damages, liabilities, penalties, costs and expenses, (including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees and court fees) (collectively “Losses”), that the Indemnified Person may incur or suffer or likely to incur or suffer as a result of or arising out any (i) breach of any terms hereunder; (ii) willful misconduct or negligent acts or omissions; (iii) any claims by any third party for any losses, damages, costs, expenses, injuries suffered by such third party, arising out of or in relation to the Participant(s) and/or the Winner during the Contest and/or enjoyment of the Prize(if any).
  • 53. The Contest is void where prohibited by law. All relevant national and local laws apply.
  • 54. The Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the applicable laws in India. All matters with respect to the Contest are subject to the jurisdiction of the Courts at Mumbai only.

Specific T&Cs

Contest announcement On 18th February 2021 on Social Media and Channel
Platform on which Contest shall be available www.sonypixarena.com
Entries submitted on any other platform will not be considered
Start and End Timing for posting the Entries 27th February 2021, 6th March 2021, 7th March 2021, 13th March, 2021 at 19:00 hours Indian Standard Time (“IST”) and ending at 20:00 hours IST
Entries
  • • There will be multiple questions asked for a duration of 01 (hour) each day for a period of 04 (four) days during the term of the Contest.
  • • The Participants will have to login from their registered id and select the correct answers for the interactive questions asked during the session which will essentially be based on the movies to be exhibited on the Channel.
  • • There will be 4 rounds with multiple questions during the period of the contest. Participants have to submit their answer correctly. Lucky winners get awarded prizes during these rounds.
  • • Winners will be contacted for address details to deliver their prizes
Selection Daily winners: A maximum of 02 winners for each round of the Contest per day. Out of the winners selected for the rounds, a maximum of 01 mega winners will be selected on each day of the Contest.
Announcement of the Winner All the Winners will be announced on the social media pages of the Channel and will be informed via personal message on the Platform
Prize The winners shall (i) receive official merchandizes of the movies to be exhibited on the channels; and (ii) a prize worth between INR 20,000/- to INR 30,000/-.
Specific Terms of Participation/Process of Participation
  • • Participants at all times shall ensure that the entries:

    i. is not abusive, harmful, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, libellous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, relating or encouraging money laundering or gambling, or otherwise unlawful in any manner whatever;

    ii. shall not violate the rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, privacy rights, copyrights, trademark rights and/or any other intellectual property rights; The participants shall indemnify the SPN, its officials, employees, representatives against any claim, loss, damages and liability arising as a result of infringement of third party intellectual property rights.

    iii. does not harm minors in any way;

    iv. does not violate any law for the time being in force;

    v. does not deceive or mislead about the origin of such messages or communicates any information which is grossly offensive or menacing in nature;

    vi. does not contain software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer resource; and

    vii. shall not create any liability for SPN or any of its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders.
  • • Participants hereby agree and undertake that they will not use the image taken for this Contest is only used for the specific purpose of posting an Entry on the Platform, as per the terms and conditions and shall not use the image for any other purpose.