Terms & Conditions

SPONSOR: The sponsor of the program The Bharani Exchange, on behalf of its website The Bharani Effect (“Sponsor”).

FUNDING PERIOD: The funding period begins at 12:00:00 a.m. EST on September 17 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on February 17, 2015 (“Funding Period”). The Funding will consist of the following phases:

  • Funding Month 1 Opens 12.00AM EST September 17 // Closes Oct 10 11.59PM EST

  • Successful Applicants of Funding Month 1 announced by Oct 15 2014  11.59PM

  • Funding Month 2 Opens 12.00AM EST Oct 11 // Closes Nov 1 2014 11.59PM EST

  • Successful Applicants of Funding Month 2 announced by Nov 5 2014  11.59PM

  • Funding Month 3 Opens 12.00AM EST Nov 2 // Closes Nov 29 2014 11.59PM EST

  • Successful Applicants of Funding Month 3 announced by Dec 5 2014  11.59PM

  • Funding Month 4 Opens 12.00AM EST Nov 30 // Closes Jan 3 2015 11.59PM EST

  • Successful Applicants of Funding Month 4 announced by Jan 12 2015  11.59PM

  • Funding Month 5 Opens 12.00AM EST Jan 4 // Closes Feb 11 2015 11.59PM EST

  • Successful Applicants of Funding Month 5 announced by Feb 17 2015  11.59PM

ELIGIBILITY: The fund is open only to residents of Australia who are 18 years old or older at time of entry. Employees of Sponsor, its prize providers and licensors, and each of the foregoing entities' affiliates, authorized designees and other related entities, and any other individual or entity associated with the development, judging or administration of the fund (collectively, the “Funding Partners”), as well as members of such employees' immediate families (spouses, children, siblings, parents), and persons living in the same household as such persons, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the fund. By participating in the Fund, you agree to these terms & conditions and to the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Void where prohibited by law, rule or regulation. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

HOW TO APPLY: You may apply to the fund during any of the funding periods. Limit one (1) entry per person and per email address for the length of the funding period. Any attempt by a person to use multiple email accounts to enter more than once may result in disqualification at the discretion of the Sponsor.

During the Funding Period, visit the website located at www.thebharanieffect.com/exchange (the “Website”), follow the online instructions to submit your application (as detailed on the Website), including completing all required fields and submissions with your true and correct information before the end of the Funding Period (your “Submission”). 

PLEASE NOTE: Sponsor is unable to accept applications requiring funding for travel, accommodation & food costs to attend the event. Funds will be allocated for ticket entry into the event ONLY.

Each application that is entered into the fund must meet the following “Submission Requirements” (any Submission that, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, violates the following criteria will be disqualified): (a) the Submission must be the submitting entrant's original, previously unpublished work and not contain any third party copyrighted material; (b) Applications must be received by the end of the Entry Period. (c) All requested information on the Website must be completed to enter and to be eligible to receive funding. This includes the applicants email address to be added to The Bharani Effect’s weekly conscious city guide mailing list. Applicant’s email will no way be violated and only used for The Bharani Effect & The Bharani Exchange. Any communication or information transmitted to Sponsor or the Website by e-mail or otherwise is and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. (d) Proof of submission is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt of such application. Furthermore, Sponsor shall have no liability for any application that is lost, intercepted or not received by Sponsor. (e) Use of automated devices is not valid for entry. Any entry that is submitted with the use of an automated device will be void. Sponsor is the official time keeper for the Contest. All entry information and materials, including any copy of the Submission submitted to Sponsor, become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES; INDEMNIFICATION: By submitting an application, each person who enters the fund represents and warrants as follows: (a) the application is the entrant's own original and previously unpublished work; (b) the application does not contain any harmful computer code and is not otherwise corrupted; (c) as of the date of submission, the application is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; (d) the application does not and will not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or entity; (e) the application does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and is not and will not be defamatory or obscene; and (f) entrant consents to the application and use of the application in the Fund and to its use as otherwise set forth herein. Each applicant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the Fund Entities harmless from and against any and all third party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the covenants, representations and warranties of entrant hereunder.

GRANT OF RIGHTS: By making a Submission in connection with the Contest, each entrant into the Contest hereby (a) irrevocably grants to Sponsor and its affiliates, and their respective successors and assigns, a non-exclusive, transferable, fully-paid, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, license, including the unlimited right to sublicense, to use, copy, edit, modify, alter, transcode, adapt, translate, publicly perform, publicly display, store, reproduce, transmit and distribute the Submission by means of any and all media and devices whether now known or hereafter devised, including, without limitation, on the Website; and (b) agrees to assign all right, title, and interest in and to their Submission to Sponsor if such Submission is selected as a winning Submission; and (c) agrees to execute all further documents respecting the Submission requested by Sponsor, including any further license or assignment, in order for Sponsor to use the Submission as contemplated by the Contest. Each entrant irrevocably waives any and all so-called moral rights they may have in the Submission.

All Applications may be posted on the publicly accessible Website during and following the Funding Periods. By making an application, each applicant acknowledges and agrees that his/her applicant may be posted on the publicly accessible Website and/or other Sponsor websites or social media to be viewed by the public. Applicant Entities are not responsible for any unauthorized use of applicant by third parties. Fund Entities do not guarantee the posting of any application. It is in the sole discretion of Sponsor which, if any, portions of the application may be posted to the Website or other Sponsor websites and social media channels. Applicants agree that they will not use the application in conjunction with any other fund during the Funding Period without the express consent of Sponsor in each instance.

FUND: Multiple applicants will be awarded tickets to the event they have applied to attend over the funding period :

  • The Bharani Exchange will purchase the tickets on the applicants behalf 

  • Tickets to the event are available at the discretion of the event producer and The Bharani Exchange can not award or promise tickets to events that have no availability 

The approximate value of the Fund over the next 6 months is $5000AUD.

Fund will be delivered only to an email address or address who’s owner resides in Australia. No cash alternative or substitution of tickets will be allowed, except Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute tickets of comparable value if any tickets are unavailable (for example another date for the same event if the applicant is available to attend), in whole or in part, for any reason. WINNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING ANY AND ALL TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND OTHER EXPENSES NOT INCLUDED IN THEIR EVENT TICKET SPONSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND WILL NOT PAY ANY SUCH COSTS.

APPLICANT SELECTION; AWARDING CRITERIA: Following the Funding Period, Sponsor will select up to ten (10), but no less than three (3), Submissions from among all eligible applications received (the “Funded”) based on the following criteria (the “Awarding Criteria”):

  • Reason and alignment with The Bharani Effect ethos (30%)

  • Depth of commitment to conscious living (20%)

  • Personal Story (20%)

  • Applicant’s specific goal & outcome for wanting to attend applied event (20%)

  • Quality of entry Submission (10%)

The Judging Criteria are to be applied in the sole discretion of Sponsor and the individual judges. By entering the Fund, entrants acknowledge that such evaluations may differ from person to person and agree to be bound by and not challenge the final decisions of Sponsor and the individual judges. In the event an awarded applicant is discovered to be invalid for any reason whatsoever or the person who submitted the awarded entry fails to comply with these Official Rules prior to delivery of the tickets, the funding for these tickets may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate applicant.

NOTICE TO THE FUNDED : Attempts to notify potential successful applicants will be made using the e-mail address or telephone number provided at entry. Sponsor is not responsible for e-mail, telephone or other communication problems of any kind. If, despite reasonable efforts, a potential applicant does not respond within three (3) business days of the first notification attempt (or such shorter time as exigencies may require), or if the ticket or other notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential applicant, such potential awarded applicant will forfeit his or her ticket/fund or and an alternate applicant may be selected.

APPLICANT ENTITIES SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ENTRIES THAT ARE ENTERED BY OTHER THAN HUMAN MEANS (SUCH AS BY AN AUTOMATED COMPUTER PROGRAM OR ANY NON-HUMAN MECHANISM, ENTITY, OR DEVICE), IN EXCESS OF THE STATED LIMIT, OR FOR ENTRIES THAT ARE LATE, FORGED, DESTROYED, LOST, MISPLACED, STOLEN, MISDIRECTED, TAMPERED WITH, INCOMPLETE, DELETED, DAMAGED, GARBLED, OR OTHERWISE NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES, AND ALL SUCH APPLICATIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. BY APPLYING TO THE FUND, EACH APPLICANT AGREES: (A) TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS AND BY ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND ALL DECISIONS OF SPONSOR AND THE INDIVIDUAL JUDGES WHICH SHALL BE BINDING AND FINAL; (B) TO WAIVE ANY RIGHTS TO CLAIM AMBIGUITY WITH RESPECT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES; (C) TO WAIVE ALL OF HIS OR HER RIGHTS TO BRING ANY CLAIM, ACTION, OR PROCEEDING AGAINST ANY OF THE FUNDING ENTITIES; AND (D) TO RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS EACH OF THE FUNDING ENTITIES AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES, FROM ANY LIABILITY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIABILITY FOR ANY PROPERTY LOSS, DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, BODILY INJURY, DEATH, LOSS, EXPENSE, ACCIDENT, DELAY, INCONVENIENCE OR IRREGULARITY), COSTS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REASONABLE OUTSIDE ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS) THAT MAY ARISE IN CONNECTION WITH: (I) THE ENTRANT'S PARTICIPATION OR INABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FUND, (II) TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS IN THE OFFICIAL RULES OR ANY CONTEST PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS, (III) ACCEPTANCE OR POSSESSION, DEFECTS IN, USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY TICKET (OR ANY COMPONENT THEREOF), (IV) ANY CHANGE BY ANY COMPANY OR ANY OTHER PERSON PROVIDING ANY OF THE COMPONENTS OF A TICKET DUE TO REASONS BEYOND ANY OF THE FUND ENTITIES' CONTROL OR AS OTHERWISE PERMITTED HEREUNDER, (V) ANY INTERRUPTIONS IN OR POSTPONEMENT, CANCELLATION, OR MODIFICATION OF THE FUND, (VI) HUMAN ERROR, (VII) INCORRECT OR INACCURATE TRANSCRIPTION, RECEIPT OR TRANSMISSION OF ANY PART OF THE APPLICATION (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE ENTRY INFORMATION OR ANY PARTS THEREOF), (VIII) ANY TECHNICAL MALFUNCTIONS OR UNAVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY TELEPHONE NETWORK, COMPUTER ONLINE SYSTEM, COMPUTER DATING MECHANISM, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE, OR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER UTILIZED BY ANY OF THE CONTEST ENTITIES OR BY AN ENTRANT, (IX) INTERRUPTION OR INABILITY TO ACCESS THE FUND, ANY FUND-RELATED WEB PAGES, OR ANY ONLINE SERVICE VIA THE INTERNET DUE TO HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY PROBLEMS, (X) ANY DAMAGE TO APPLICANT'S (OR ANY THIRD PERSON'S) COMPUTER OR ITS CONTENTS RELATED TO OR RESULTING FROM ANY PART OF THE CONTEST, (XI) ANY LOST OR DELAYED DATA TRANSMISSIONS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DEFECTS, OR ANY OTHER ERRORS OR MALFUNCTIONS, (XII) ANY WRONGFUL, NEGLIGENT, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACT OR OMISSIONS ON THE PART OF ANY OF THE FUND ENTITIES, OR ANY OF THEIR AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES, OR (XIII) ANY OTHER CAUSE, CONDITION OR EVENT WHATSOEVER BEYOND THE CONTROL OF ANY ONE OR MORE OF THE CONTEST ENTITIES. EACH FUNDED APPLICANT HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE FUND ENTITIES HAVE NEITHER MADE NOR ARE IN ANY MANNER RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO ANY PRIZE OR COMPONENT THEREOF, INCLUDING ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES PROVIDED BY ANY OF THE PRIZE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FUND.

Acceptance of a ticket which is funded by the program constitutes each applicants's permission for Sponsor to use such applicants's name, photograph, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements and address (city and state) for advertising or publicity purposes, worldwide, and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation.

Sponsor reserves the right to suspend or cancel the Fund or modify these Terms and Conditions as necessary for any reason or as required by applicable law. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify from the Fund, and ban from any future promotions, any person it believes to have intentionally violated these Terms & Conditions, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or to have tampered with any element of the Fund without notice to the disqualified or banned person.

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Terms & Conditions or the rights and obligations of applicants and Sponsor in connection with the Fund shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New South Wales without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of laws rules or provisions. Any legal claims arising out of or relating to the Fund or these Terms & Conditions must be brought in the federal or state courts located in Sydney, New South Wales.

To obtain any legally-required applicant’s list (after the conclusion of the Funding Period) or a copy of these Terms & Conditions, send a email to: b@thebharanieffect.com. Please specify “winners list” or “Terms & Conditions” and the name of the Fund in your request.