GeniusRocket Sales:
c/o The Townsend Group
2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 900
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 215-6710 x115
contact@geniusrocket.com
GeniusRocket Headquarters:
4445 Willard Avenue, Suite 1010
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Q: Who is GeniusRocket?

We're a small creative firm that believes there's a better way to do advertising and marketing.

In 2007 we pioneered the crowdsourcing space, building a community of more than 15,000 creative professionals. After hundreds of projects, we realized there was a better way.

In 2011 we left the contest world to bring together the best of the crowdsourcing world - the multitude of creative ideas and talent - together with the security, privacy, and control of more traditional agencies. That model is now the foundation of GeniusRocket: an innovative platform with a staged, curated and client-driven project selection, collaboration, and production process, utilizing a fully vetted community of creative professionals.

Keep up with what we're doing, learning and talking about by following us on Twitter, liking us on Facebook, and checking out our Vimeo page.

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Q: How is GeniusRocket different?

We're proud to stand apart from the rest of the advertising world. Our unique take on crowdsourcing and advertising offers a production experience that unites outstanding clients with a small, fully vetted creative community.

We operate on a non-speculative model, meaning no one works for free. No video production goes unpaid, and only those selected after the ideation and storyboard rounds go on to complete entire production projects. Our model generates lots of ideas, but only one high quality, affordable final product for the client.

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Q: What usage rights do I have for my video if it is purchased?

When the project is complete, full rights are transferred to the client with the AOC. Only once and if the client grants approval, may you use the project in your portfolio. This approval varies from project to project, but if approved, most clients request that you wait until after the commercial is distributed to the public.

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Q: What usage rights do I have for my video if it is not purchased?

If you are selected to produce your concept, the video is purchased and the project is complete after final client approval. If your concept is not selected for the storyboard stage, it remains 100% your property, and feel free to use it for another project in the future if it fits.

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Q: Can you help me place my video online?

Yes, GeniusRocket works with various partners to place your content on both Television and the Web. Getting your message heard is important and we make sure it's in front of the right person at the right time to maximize your return.

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Q: How do I communicate with the creative community?

You sure can. GeniusRocket encourages you to communicate with our creative community as much as possible. We can put you in touch and schedule calls between you and the community members working on your project.

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Q: How long does a project take?

There really is no answer to this. We have gone start to finish with a project in less than 2 weeks, but project lengths depend on what your needs are. Typically for motion graphics and animation projects we recommend 4 weeks, for Live action projects we recommend a minimum of 40 days.

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Q: Can I attend the shooting of my video?

Yes, after all who doesn't enjoy the craft services table! We do encourage all of our clients to attend our shoots so you can participate in the process and provide direction when needed. In addition a GeniusRocket representative will also be at the shoot to ensure your video meets and exceeds your expectations.

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GeniusRocket Terms Of Use

Warranty Disclaimer. ALL SERVICES, CONTENT, FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITY AVAILABLE ON THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, AND GENIUSROCKET MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE SUITABILITY OF THE SITE, ITS CONTENTS, FEATURES OR FUNCTIONALITY, FOR ANY PURPOSE. GENIUSROCKET DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES, CONTENT, FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITY AVAILABLE ON THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT ACCESS TO THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. GENIUSROCKET DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ITS HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE OR ANY PORTION THEREOF WILL BE FULLY PROTECTED AGAINST MALFUNCTIONS OR SECURITY BREACHES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT GENIUSROCKET MAKES NO PROMISES OR GUARANTEES THAT YOU WILL OBTAIN OR RECEIVE ANY MINIMUM REVENUE OR PROFITS AS A RESULT OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY SUBMISSIONS, AND GENIUSROCKET SHALL HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO PAY ANY AMOUNTS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, AND NO CLIENT SHALL HAVE ANY OBLIGATION TO PAY YOU ANY AMOUNTS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR IN RESPONSE TO A SUBMISSION EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THE RELEVANT PROJECT AND ONLY FOR SUBMISSIONS SELECTED IN RESPONSE TO SUCH RELEVANT PROJECT PER ITS TERMS. YOU AGREE TO WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST GENIUSROCKET AND ANY CLIENT ARISING FROM YOUR SUBMISSIONS TO A PROJECT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY CLAIMS ARISING FROM YOUR SUBMISSION'S FAILING TO BE SELECTED AFTER HAVING BEEN SUBMITTED IN RESPONSE TO A PROJECT. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT NEITHER GENIUSROCKET NOR ANY CLIENT HAS ANY OBLIGATION WHATSOEVER TO SELECT YOUR SUBMISSION IN RESPONSE TO A PROJECT.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL GENIUSROCKET BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS ARISING FROM, CONNECTED WITH, OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS FORESEEABLE, EVEN IF GENIUSROCKET HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR ARISES FROM ANY CLAIM BASED UPON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT OR OTHERWISE. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitation or exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. THE LIMITATIONS SPECIFIED HEREIN WILL SURVIVE AND APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY SPECIFIED IN THIS AGREEMENT IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

IN NO EVENT SHALL GENIUSROCKET'S AGGREGATE CUMULATIVE LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, ARISING FROM, IN CONNECTION WITH, OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAYABLE HEREUNDER, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM ANY CLAIM BASED UPON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT OR OTHERWISE.

Additional Terms

Order of precedence. In the event of any conflict, ambiguity or inconsistency between this Agreement and any other agreement relating hereto, the terms of this Agreement shall govern.

Governing Law; Venue. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland without regard to Maryland's choice of law principles. Any action, proceeding or litigation arising from or related to this Agreement, whether of validity, interpretation, performance or otherwise, shall be filed and litigated exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Maryland, and the parties hereby consent to jurisdiction in these courts and agree that venue is proper exclusively in these courts.

Savings Clause. If any provision of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby and shall be binding upon You and GeniusRocket and shall be enforceable and such provision shall be reformed to the extent necessary to render such provision valid and enforceable and to reflect the intent of the parties to the maximum extent possible under applicable Law.

Last update: February 28, 2011

GeniusRocket Privacy Policy

BY VIEWING AND ACCESSING THIS GENIUSROCKET WEB SITE (the "Site") AND/OR USING ANY OF THE GENIUSROCKET PRODUCTS AVAILABLE VIA THE SITE, YOU ("You" or "Your") REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS ENTIRE PRIVACY POLICY AND YOU AGREE TO ALL THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT CONSENT TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY IN ITS ENTIRETY, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO IMMEDIATELY CEASE USE OF THIS SITE.

 GeniusRocket ("GeniusRocket", "Us", "We" or "Our") respects the privacy of the visitors to the Site.

This GeniusRocket Privacy Policy between You and Us (the "Privacy Policy") is intended to inform You of Our policies and practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of any Personal Information and Anonymous Information You submit to Us through the Site.

"Personal Information" is information about You that is personally identifiable to You, such as Your name, address, e-mail address, or phone number, as well as other non-public information that is associated with the foregoing.

"Anonymous Information" means information that is not associated with or linked to Your Personal Information; Anonymous Information does not permit the identification of individual persons.

User Consent

By submitting Personal Information through the Site, You agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and You expressly consent to the processing of Your Personal Information according to this Privacy Policy.

Your Personal Information may be processed by GeniusRocket in the country where it was collected as well as other countries (including the United States) where laws regarding processing of Personal Information may be less stringent than the laws in Your country.

Collection of Personal Information

The Personal Information We gather from You helps Us learn about visitors to the Site, Our customers and potential customers. We use this information to better tailor the features, performance and support of Our current and future products and services, and to offer You additional information and opportunities.

Personal Information You Provide to Us

We collect Personal Information that You submit to Us voluntarily through the Site. You may submit to Us your personal information, including but not limited to email, name, and other optional information we request that You provide voluntarily. You contact Us by sending Us an e-mail, We will collect Your name, e-mail address and information contained in the e-mail You send us.

Personal Information Collected Via Technology

As You navigate the Site, certain information may also be collected passively, including Your Internet protocol address ("IP address"), browser type, domain names, access times, and operating system. We also use Cookies and navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) to gather information regarding the date and time of Your visit and the information for which You searched and which You viewed. This type of information is collected to make Our products and services more useful to You.

An "IP Address" is a number that is automatically assigned to Your computer when You use the Internet. In some cases Your IP Address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if You use a consumer internet access provider, Your IP Address probably varies from session to session. We track IP Addresses solely in conjunction with session cookies to analyze the traffic on our Site.

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that a web site sends to Your computer's hard drive while You are viewing a web site. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once You close Your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on Your computer until You delete them) to provide You with a more personal and interactive experience on the Site. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions. If You choose to disable Cookies, some areas of the Site may not work properly.

Personal Information We Receive From Other Sources

We may receive Personal Information about You from other sources like postal mail, telephone or fax. We may add this information to the information We have already collected from You via the Site in order to improve the products and services We provide.

Use of Information

In general, Personal Information You submit to Us is used either to respond to requests that You make, or to aid Us in serving You better. We may also use Your Personal Information to provide You with GeniusRocket newsletters, surveys, or promotional e-mails regarding changes and upgrades to Our products and services and for other marketing purposes of GeniusRocket, unless You request not to receive such communications from us.

We may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information by excluding information (such as Your name) that make the information personally identifiable to You. We may use this Anonymous Information to analyze request patterns and usage patterns so that We may enhance Our products and services. GeniusRocket reserves the right to use and disclose Anonymous Information to third parties in its discretion, including for internal business analysis, and to provide aggregate demographic data to Our various partners.

Feedback

If You provide feedback on any of Our products and services to Us, We may use such feedback for any purpose, provided that We will not associate such feedback with Your Personal Information. GeniusRocket will collect any information contained in such communication and will treat the Personal Information in such communication in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, We do not generally trade, rent, or share Your Personal Information with third parties and We will not disclose billing information without Your consent.

However, We may share Your Personal Information with third parties to provide You with the products and services that We offer You through the Site. These third parties are required not to use Your Personal Information other than to provide the services requested by GeniusRocket and are bound by confidentiality agreements with regard to their use of Your Personal Information. You expressly consent to the sharing of Your Personal Information with Our contractors and third party service providers (both in the United States and in other countries) for the sole purpose of providing Our products services to You.

Although We currently do not have a parent company, any subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control (collectively, "Affiliates"), We may in the future. We may share some or all of Your Personal Information with these Affiliates, in which case We will require Our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy.

If Our company or Our assets are acquired by another company, that company will possess the Personal Information collected by Us and it will assume the rights and obligations regarding Your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Regardless of any choices You make regarding Your Personal Information (as described below), We may disclose Your Personal Information if We believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to court orders; or (b) to protect and defend the rights or property of GeniusRocket or third parties.

Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information

We offer You choices regarding the collection, use and sharing of Your Personal Information. When You receive newsletters or promotional communications from Us, You may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications from Us and You will have the opportunity to "opt-out" by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the e-mail Your receive or by contacting Us directly (please see contact information below). Despite Your indicated e-mail preferences, We may send You notices of any updates to Our Terms of Use or Privacy Policy.

You may change any of the Personal Information in Your account by editing Your online profile.

Regarding Children

We do not intentionally gather Personal Information about visitors who are under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years of age, do not send any information about Yourself to GeniusRocket. By using the Site You certify that you are at least thirteen (13) years old; or that You are the parent or legal guardian of a minor under the age of thirteen (13) whose use of the site You have authorized and You agree to the terms of this Agreement on such minor's behalf and furthermore You agree to be liable for such minor's use of this Site in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. Your use of the Sites may be terminated without warning at any time if we believe You are under the age of thirteen (13). GeniusRocket has no liability for, and You waive any claims You may have against GeniusRocket for actions taken by children under the age of 13 who are using the Site with permission of a parent or legal guardian.

Other Sites

Our provision of a link to any other website or location is for Your convenience and does not signify Our endorsement of such other website or location or its contents. We have no control over, do not review, and cannot be responsible for these outside websites or their content. Please be aware that the terms of Our Privacy Policy do not apply to these outside websites.

Security

GeniusRocket uses commercially reasonable efforts to protect the security of Your Personal Information by using a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect Your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

Except as provided elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, GeniusRocket limits access to Personal Information in electronic databases to those persons (including employees and contractors) in GeniusRocket's organization who have a business need for such access.

Even though GeniusRocket has taken steps to protect Your Personal Information from being intercepted, accessed, used, or disclosed by unauthorized persons, You should know that GeniusRocket cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information.

Contact Us

Should You have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact Us at contact@geniusrocket.com.

Privacy Policy Updates

This Privacy Policy is subject to revision at any time in Our sole discretion. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be effective immediately upon our notice to You that the Privacy Policy has been changed, You acknowledge that it is Your responsibility to check this Site from time to time, and after receipt of notice of changes from us, to check for updates to this Privacy Policy. If You object to any such changes, You must cease using the Site immediately. Continued use of the Site following notice of any such changes shall indicate Your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.

Choice of Law/Venue

This Privacy Policy shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland. Any dispute arising out of this Privacy Policy shall be adjudicated exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Maryland, and GeniusRocket and you both consent to personal jurisdiction and venue therein.