VOTING RULES AND REGULATIONS

The VOTING RULES AND REGULATIONS as contained herein shall be binding on each and every individual, who participates in the voting activity (“Poll”) by casting his/her vote, using the Voting Mechanism (as defined below), for the Shortlisted Participants (as defined below) competing in the program titled ‘Dance Deewane-2’ (“Program”) being aired on “Colors”, (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Channel”), being the channel owned and operated by Viacom18 Media Private Limited (“Viacom18”). The Principal Voting Rules and Regulations and General Rules (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Rules and Regulations”) are stated hereunder.

The Rules and Regulations in relation to the Poll as stated herein, is an electronic record in terms of Information Technology Act, 2000 ("Act") and rules thereunder as applicable and the amended provisions pertaining to electronic records in various statutes as amended by the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008. This is a legal and binding agreement between the Applicant /Participant (as defined hereinafter) and Viacom18, that states the terms that govern the Voter’s participation in the Poll through the Voot App/Jio App / Website (as stated hereinbelow) and/or any other platform as communicated hereunder. By participating in the Poll, the Voter hereby unconditionally consents, agrees and undertakes to abide, be bound by and adhere to the terms and conditions stated herein.

Viacom18 is conducting the voting process in order to enable the viewers to save their favorite Participants in the Program from elimination and eventually making them the winner/s of the Program. This Poll is open for all individuals residing in the regions as stated hereinafter and above (‘Voter’). The Voter hereby agrees to have read and understood all the terms and conditions for participation in the Poll and agrees to abide by the same.

PRINCIPAL VOTING RULES AND REGULATIONS:

  1. The Program is a talent hunt reality show wherein individuals/groups showcase their dancing skills and talent (“Participants”) and compete against each other to proceed to the next levels of the competition of the Program. Every week (and/or as per the format of the Program) the lowest scoring Participants get eliminated from the Program and other remaining Participants become eligible to further participate in the subsequent episode(s) of the Program and/or be part of further competition in the Program, in accordance with the format of the Program. Further, Viacom18 and/or the Channel shall be entitled to, at its discretion, any time during the telecast of the Program, re-introduce the eliminated Participant(s) and/or introduce fresh individuals/Participants during any stage of the Program and the existing (“Wild Card Entries”).
  2. Certain Participants have been selected and progressed in the Program to compete for the final stages of the Program, as determined by Viacom18. These selected Participants will perform and compete against the other selected Participants and further selected Participants will be chosen as top Participants forming the top selected Participants in the Program (‘Shortlisted Participant’). During the telecast of the Program, the viewers will be asked to cast their vote for the Shortlisted Participants whom they want to save from elimination in the Program. For the sake of clarity, Shortlisted Participants who get maximum number of votes shall become eligible to further participate in the next round of the competition of the Program and such Shortlisted Participants who receive the minimum number of votes from the Voters, will be eliminated from the Program, subject to the sole discretion of Viacom18.
  3. The Channel will telecast the episode of the Program on every Saturday & Sunday at 9 pm (IST). The Voting process shall commence from 24th August 2019 and shall continue till 31st October 2019.
  4. The votes, for each of the episode, should be sent only during the Voting Cycle, as more particularly mentioned in rule 11 of the Principal Voting Rules and Regulations. Votes sent after the Voting Cycle, shall not be considered as valid and shall be deemed null and void.
  5. To participate in the Poll, the Voters must watch the episodes of the Program being telecast on the Channel. The Voters by participating in the Poll will get an opportunity to cast their vote for the Shortlisted Participants participating in that episode(s) of the Program.
  6. The Voters interested in the Poll can participate by choosing any of the 2 (two) mechanisms as mentioned below and shall be subject to the respective mechanism’s requirements and rules:
    1. Internet Mechanism: By logging into www.voot.com (“Website”) and as per details mentioned on the Website and casting the vote as more detailed in rule 7;
    2. Voot App Mechanism: By logging into the Voot mobile application as owned and operated by Viacom18 (‘Voot App’) and casting the vote as detailed in rule 7.
    3. MyJio mobile application: By logging into the MyJio mobile application (“Jio App”) and casting the vote as per the process detailed in rule 7 below.
      All the above mechanism together shall hereinafter collectively be referred to as “Voting Mechanism”.
  7. Voting Mechanism
    A Voter interested to cast his/her vote, by using Internet Mechanism, will be subject to the following:
      1. Viewers from India can participate in the Poll and vote through Internet Mechanism and/or through Voot App/Jio App Mechanism;
      2. Viewers residing in UAE/USA/Canada/South Africa can participate in the Poll and vote through Internet Mechanism only. In case if voting for a particular region is not applicable for any reason whatsoever, then the same will be communicated on-air, during the telecast of the Program and /or any other manner as determined by Viacom18.
    1. The Voter shall be required to visit the Website and as per the details mentioned therein, the Voter should login by using his login id and password or his/her social media account logins if and as may be applicable. If a Voter does not have a valid and existing user ID and password, he/she can create a new valid email ID by entering the mandatory fields as may be required on the specific site;
    2. Once the Voter successfully logs into the required page of the Website or Voot App/Jio App, he/she can cast his/her vote for the Shortlisted Participants he/she desires for a particular episode of the Program, as per the details mentioned on the Website and Rules and Regulations stated herein.
    3. The Voter who has cast his /her vote will get an automated response confirming the receipt of his/her vote.
    4. The Voter will not be charged for login to the page of the Website / Voot App/ Jio App to cast the vote, however, there will be cost levied, at the applicable rate, by the network provider for using internet connection which shall be checked by the Voter at his/her sole responsibility.
  8. The Voter should cast his/her vote for a particular Shortlisted Participant, for respective episodes of the Program, during a particular Voting Cycle (as defined below) and any vote casted after the Voting Cycle shall neither be considered as a valid vote for that episode nor for the next Voting Cycle.
  9. Viewer(s) interested in voting for their favourite Shortlisted Participants in a particular episode of the Program, must cast their vote within the time period stated in the Voting Cycle table hereinbelow:
    Voting Cycle: 24 August 2019 to 31st October 2019

    Territory

    Dance Deewane Voting – Saturday

    Voting Lines Open

    Voting Lines Close

    Local Time

    IST

    Local Time

    IST

    India @

    Saturday 22:00:00 Hrs

    Saturday 22:00:00 Hrs

    Sunday 10:00:00 Hrs

    Sunday 10:00:00 Hrs

    UAE (UAE)

    Saturday 22:00:00 Hrs (UAE time)

    Saturday 23:30:00 Hrs 

    Sunday 8:30:00 Hrs 

    Sunday 10:00:00 Hrs

    USA & Canada  (ET)

    Saturday 22:00:00 Hrs (ET)

    Sunday 07:30:00 Hrs 

     Sunday 00:30:00 Hrs (ET)

    Sunday 10:00:00 Hrs

    South Africa (CAT)

     Saturday 22:00:00 Hrs

    Sunday 01:30:00 Hrs 

    Sunday 06:30:00 Hrs 

    Sunday 10:00:00 Hrs 

     

     

     

     

     

    Territory

    Dance Deewane Voting – Sunday

    Voting Lines Open

    Voting Lines Close

    Local Time

    IST

    Local Time

    IST

    India @

    Sunday 22:00:00 Hrs

    Sunday 22:00:00 Hrs

    Monday 10:00:00 Hrs

    Monday 10:00:00 Hrs

    UAE (UAE)

    Sunday22:00:00 Hrs (UAE time)

    Sunday 23:30:00 Hrs 

    Monday 8:30:00 Hrs  

    Monday 10:00:00 Hrs

    USA & Canada  (ET)

    Sunday 22:00:00 Hrs (ET)

    Monday 07:30:00 Hrs 

     Monday 00:30:00 Hrs (ET)

    Monday 10:00:00 Hrs

    South Africa (CAT)

    Sunday  22:00:00 Hrs

    Monday 01:30:00 Hrs 

    Monday 06:30:00 Hrs 

    Monday 10:00:00 Hrs 


    For every episode of the Program, the period starting from Voting Start Date and Time and ending on Voting End Date and Time will be considered as voting cycle for that particular episode (“Voting Cycle”). For the purpose of illustration if the Poll starts on 24 August 2019 from 10 p.m. IST on Saturday then the process shall end on 10 a.m. IST on the next day for the Shortlisted Participants who performed for Saturday’s episode. The Poll will again start from 10 p.m. IST on Sunday and shall end on 10 a.m. IST on the next day that is Monday for the Shortlisted Participants who performed for Sunday’s episode.
  10. The Voters who use the Voting Mechanism understand and acknowledge that as per the Rules and Regulations, the maximum number of votes that he/she can cast, for their favorite Shortlisted Participants per episode, through One (1) login Id during the Voting Cycle, is limited to 1 vote per user/e-mail id per Shortlisted Participant.
  11. The votes sent after 9 a.m. IST of any user and email ID shall not be counted and will be considered null and void. Thus, for e.g., a Voter has sent more than 1 vote per episode, during the Voting Cycle, then the vote casted by the viewer vide his/her user and e-mail id after the 1st vote i.e. the 2nd vote for that particular episode during that particular Voting Cycle will not be counted and would be considered null and void.
  12. The vote through any of the Voting Mechanism will be deemed to have been casted and received only when such vote reaches the server of the concerned telecom/ internet service provider and such vote as received by the telecom/mobile/internet operator shall be considered for the purpose of counting. Any unclear/incorrect/incomplete vote and/or absence of valid user and e-mail id, incomplete vote, shall be considered as an invalid vote and shall deem to be null and void.
  13. Neither Viacom18 nor the Channels shall be responsible in case of any kind of network problem, technical failure whatsoever and/or the data charges/costs charged by the network operator(s) and/or any other problems which may occur due to the failure of the Voting Mechanism or misuse of the Voting Mechanism inability to cast vote due to any other technical issue and/or any other reason whatsoever and/or any kind of problems in connection thereto. Any dispute in connection to the same shall be settled directly between the viewer/subscriber and the operator(s) without involving Viacom18 and/or the Channel in any manner and at anytime whatsoever.
  14. Neither Viacom18 nor the Channel shall be responsible for any unauthorized access to user data and/or for any compromise on private / confidential user related, or any other data, including but not limiting to user ids, email address, names, contact numbers and/ or any other user related details.
  15. In case of any network failure, technical problem and/or for any reasons whatsoever, Viacom18 reserves the right to change the voting system/Voting Mechanism and/or cease from accepting votes of the viewers for any and/or all the episode(s) of the Program, or take such necessary steps as it may deem fit without any liability to any viewer/person/ party.
  16. Upon the Voter’s voting for the favorite Shortlisted Participant, the user and email id from which the Voter has voted during the Voting Cycle will get registered with the respective network provider(s) who will collate the total number of votes received for each Shortlisted Participants and send the same to Viacom18.
  17. For a particular Voting Cycle, the Voters can cast their votes only for those selective Shortlisted Participants, whose details have been provided/broadcasted during the telecast of the episode of the Program. Any votes sent by the viewers for the Participants/Shortlisted Participants who were not a part of that particular episode due to elimination or not shortlisted for any other reason whatsoever, will not be considered and shall be null and void.
  18. Viacom18 shall have the sole discretion to bring any eliminated Participant back in the Program as a wild card entry for participation in the further rounds of the Program and thereafter such wild card entry shall be subject to the voting pattern stated in this Rules and Regulations. In no event shall the Participant or the viewer(s) dispute the decision made by Viacom18 and/or the Channel in this regard.
  19. It is expressly stated that this is a Poll to enable the viewers to give them a chance to save their favorite Shortlisted Participant from getting eliminated in the Program. Therefore, there are no winners being declared or any prize(s) being distributed for participating in the Poll.
  20. The elimination of the Participant and/or the decisions made by judges of the Program, Viacom18 and/or the Channel shall be final and binding and in no event shall the viewer(s) dispute the decision made by the judges of the Program, Viacom18 and/or the Channel.

GENERAL RULES

  1. Viacom18 and/or the Channel reserve all rights to make any amendments to the existing Rules and Regulations of the Poll, and/or withdraw the Poll and/or, change the schedule of the episodes of the Program and/or, Shortlisted Participants of the Program and/or the Voting Mechanism and/or any other details of the Program etc., at any time, without any prior notice to the viewers. It shall be the sole responsibility of the viewers to check the Rules and Regulations of the Poll for the Program on the Website of Viacom18 and all the viewers shall be bound by any such amended Rules and Regulations.
  2. The Voter participating in the Poll, agrees that he/she is 18 years of age or above as on the start date of the Voting Cycle.
  3. The Voters who vote in this Poll agree that he/she shall hold harmless the Channel, Viacom18 and its affiliates, and their directors, officers, employees, partners, representatives or any other person in relation to any injury/damage/harm/loss suffered by him/her, in any manner, whatsoever in connection with the Poll and shall also not file in person/ through any family member and/or third party any applications, criminal and/or civil proceedings in any courts or forum anywhere in the world against the Channel and/or Viacom18 and/or the producer and /or sponsor to claim any damages or reliefs’ and/or otherwise.
  4. The Channel and/or Viacom18 is in no manner whatsoever responsible and/or shall not be held liable in any manner whatsoever, for any injury, death, mental trauma caused to the Voter/s in any manner whatsoever, in connection to the Poll.
  5. Viacom18 and/or the Channel reserves the right to disregard the vote(s) in the event Viacom18 observes any irregularity in the voting pattern of the vote(s) sent by the viewer(s) and/or if Viacom18 in its knowledge has reason to believe that the viewer(s) has acted in a fraudulent manner and/or engaged in any deceitful activity in sending the said vote(s).
  6. Employees of and/or consultants of and/or persons hired on contract by the Channel, Viacom18 and the main sponsors of the Program, if any, and the members of their immediate family are ineligible for voting for the Program through this Poll.
  7. By the act of voting by the Voter it is deemed that the Voter has checked, read and understood these Rules and Regulations and the Voter agrees to all the terms, Rules and Regulations stated herein and also agrees that he/she shall be bound by these Rules and Regulations and further shall hold harmless the Channel, Viacom18 and its affiliates, and their employees, officers or any other person in relation to any injury/damage/harm/loss suffered by him/her, in any manner, whatsoever in connection with the Program and/or otherwise and shall also not file in person and/or through any family member and/or third party any applications, criminal and/or civil proceedings in any courts or forum anywhere in the world against the Channel and/or Viacom18 to claim any costs, damages and/or relief’s and/or otherwise.
  8. All decisions made by Viacom18 and/or the Channel shall be final and binding on all the Voters and in no event shall the Voter dispute the decision made by Viacom18, Channel and/or its employees in connection to the same.
  9. The elimination of the Participant(s) / Shortlisted Participant(s) and/or the decision(s) made by the Channel and/or Viacom18 regarding the Program shall be final and binding on all the Voters and in no event shall the viewer(s) dispute the decision made by Viacom18, Channel and/or its employees in connection to the Program and/or otherwise.
  10. The terms of this Rules and Regulations shall be construed in accordance with the laws of India and in case of any dispute or any other matter arising in reference to the Poll shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts in Mumbai.