Canadian Creator Collab Program Guidelines


Please read these Guidelines before participating in the Canadian Creator Collab Program (“Program”). By participating in this Program, you agree to be bound by these Guidelines and represent that you satisfy all the eligibility requirements set forth herein.

The Canadian Creator Collab is a program for YouTube creators interested in leveraging resources to collaborate with other creators and grow their presence on YouTube. Participants must have more that 100 total subscribers on their channel at the time of application; see “Eligibility” below for more information.

These guidelines (“Guidelines”) form a binding legal agreement between You (defined below) and Google with respect to the Program.

Eligibility requirements apply at time of application, unless otherwise noted.

To be eligible to enter the Program, you (hereinafter “You” or “Participant”) must:
(1) be a legal resident of Canada;
(2) be at least the legal age of contractual capacity in your jurisdiction of residence (and in no event under 18) at the time of entry;
(3) own a YouTube channel with more than 100 subscribers at the time of application;
(4) be a creator of original content on YouTube;
(5) have a Google+ account;
(6) have access to a webcam;
(7) be available to participate in all Program activities (see Program Components for details) during the listed dates and times; and
(8) have a YouTube account in good standing, including but not limited to, no outstanding copyright or Terms of Use (“TOU”) strikes on your YouTube account.

The Program is organized by Google Inc. (“Google”), a Delaware corporation with principal place of business at 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy. Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Employees, officers, directors, interns, contractors, representatives, agents and official office-holders of Google, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Program Entities”), and their immediate families (parents, siblings, children, spouses, and life partners of each, and their respective spouses and life partners, regardless of where they live) and members of the households (whether related or not) of such individuals are ineligible to participate in this Program. Google reserves the right to verify eligibility and to adjudicate on any dispute at any time.

This Program is void where prohibited. The Program is subject to all applicable federal, state, local, provincial and territorial laws.

* Please note that this Program is open to a team or a group of individuals. If applying as a team or a group of individuals, all members must meet the requirements above to be eligible.

The Program begins at 12:00:00 A.M. Eastern Time (EST) on October 29, 2013 and ends at 11:59:59 P.M. EST on January 31, 2014 (“Program Period”). Applications will be accepted beginning on 10:00:00 A.M. EST on October 29, 2013 until 11:59:59 PM EST on November, 29, 2013 (“Application Period”).


To apply for the Program, jointly submit an application with Your collab partners here during the Application Period and follow the directions provided to submit the full name, date of birth, phone number, email address, country of residence, YouTube account name, link to your Channel(s), subscriber count at the time of application, links to any relevant sites and social networks, links to participating channels in your collaboration, your ability to attend via Google hangout the education sessions offered in Toronto at the Google Toronto office, and provide your answers to the four (4) essay questions (collectively the “Application”). You will be required to complete four (4) short essays jointly with your collaborators: one essay describing Your collab idea, a second essay about how you plan to use the studio, a third essay describing any prior use of and/or experience with studio space and equipment, and a fourth essay justifying the amount of studio time You would require to create Your collab project (“Essay(s)”). Each Essay must be in English and two hundred (200) words or less in length. If your Essay is longer than 200 words, only the first 200 words will be considered.

Your Application must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. EST on November 29, 2013 to be considered. Your Application is void if it is late, incomplete, altered, counterfeit, submitted through use of any automated means such as script, macro, bot, submitted by fraudulent means or by any means that subvert the application process. If You have and/or represent multiple Channels, You may submit an Application in connection with each of those Channels. All Applications will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry, who must comply with these Guidelines, and, if applicable the Recipient (defined below) may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder for that email address. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned to an email address by an Internet service provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email address for the domain.

Participation in this Program shall in no way signify a contractual relationship between Google or any of its affiliates and You, and under no circumstances shall it result in an employee-employer relationship or in an application for employment with Google or any of its affiliates and You.

Each eligible Participant Application will be evaluated by Google. The Applications, which includes four Essays, will be evaluated based on various criteria, including but not limited to the following: original; creative; potential in technical video-making aptitude; ability to engage with your audience; a demonstrated ability to develop an audience on YouTube, as evidenced by subscribers on the Participant’s Channel (Google will consider subscribers and total views as of November 29, 2013); and potential to collaborate with other YouTube creators.

In addition to the subscriber count on your Channel, Google will take into account the Essays submitted as part of your Application and may reach out to Participants via email or phone with additional questions to determine fit for the Program.

Up to sixteen (16) Participants (each, a “Recipient” and collectively, the “Recipients”) will attend one (1) workshop on audience development and best practices via Google hangout. There may be an option to attend the workshop in person at the Google Toronto office. As a part of the Program, Recipients will receive a half-day studio session, education on video production, access to video production equipment and video production crew (“Grant”) at a studio space in Canada, to be determined by Google, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Guidelines. Recipients will be required to comply with any studio-specific requirements, including but not limited to signing release forms and/or waivers, in order to participate in the Program. Any additional expenses, including but not limited to travel costs, will be the Recipients’ responsibility. Recipients will be responsible for all taxes and fees associated with their participation in the Program. On or about December 6, 2013, Google will contact the potential Recipients by telephone, email, and/or YouTube Messaging, at Google’s discretion.

If a potential Recipient does not respond to the notification attempt within three (3) days from the first notification attempt or if a potential Recipient is not in compliance with these Guidelines, then such Recipient will be disqualified and an alternate Recipient will be selected from among all eligible Applications received based on the selection criteria described herein. With respect to notification by telephone, such notification will be deemed given when the potential Recipient engages in a live conversation Google or when a message is left on the Recipient’s voicemail service or answering machine by Google, whichever occurs first. Except where prohibited by law, each potential Recipient will be required to sign and return a Statement of Eligibility and Release and provide any additional information that may be required by Google. The receipt of the Grant shall be conditional on Recipient signing a release statement, which includes, without limitation, confirmation that they own all intellectual property rights on his/her Channel and the video contents created under Program Components. Potential Recipients must return all such required documents, including the release statement described above, within ten (10) business days following attempted notification or such potential Recipient will be deemed to have forfeited the Grant and participation in the Program and an alternate Recipient will be selected based on the selection criteria described herein. All notification requirements, as well as other requirements within these Guidelines, will be strictly enforced.

Google reserves the right to disqualify a Recipient based on any reason including but not limited to the results of the background check, based on driver history or record, any drug or alcohol dependency or treatment, criminal arrests or convictions—either settled or still pending. In such instance, an alternate Recipient will be chosen to replace the disqualified Recipient.

If You are selected as a Recipient, You will be required to attend one audience development workshop via Google hangout on Dec 17, 2013, 12 pm - 2 pm and will be provided at least a half-day of studio space in Canada between December 6, 2013 - December 31, 2014. The location and studio will be selected and determined by Google.

The audience development workshop session will consist of best practices on programming your content, optimizing your videos and engaging your community.

The exact details of each session are at Google’s sole discretion and are subject to change.

Google may promote any collab videos produced in connection with this Program on or around January 31, 2014 via social media outlets, including but not limited to a YouTube blog.

Participants are encouraged to create and upload a Video to their channel during the duration of the Program. Any Video produced during the Program may not contain, as determined by Google, any content that exhibits the following:
is sexually explicit or suggestive; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;
promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message;
is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group;
defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about Google or other people or companies;
contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, without permission; contains any personal identification, such as names or e-mail addresses;
contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including, but not limited to: photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies, sound recordings, musical compositions or other media), without permission;contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without permission;
contains look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead;
communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which Google wishes to associate; and/or violates any law.

Also, all Video must be Your own original, new work.

If the Video contains any materials or elements that are not owned by You, and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, You are responsible for obtaining, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Video by Google in the manner set forth in these Guidelines, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions and waivers or permissions with regard to moral rights from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the Video. Google reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Google from You at any time. Failure to provide such proof may, disqualify You from this Program. By creating a Video during this Program, You warrant and represent that You and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the Video consent to the submission and use of the Video in this Program and to its use as otherwise set forth herein

As between Google and the Participant, the Participant retains ownership of all intellectual and industrial property rights (including moral rights) in and to any content created during the Program. As a condition of participating in this program and to the extent permitted by applicable law, Participant grants Google, its subsidiaries, agents and partner companies, a worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive, irrevocable license for the duration of the existence of author’s rights, to use, cut, rearrange, add to, delete from, copy, translate, dub, broadcast, exploit, reproduce, adapt, modify, publish, distribute, publicly perform, create a derivative work from, and publicly display any video content, or other recordings that may be made during the duration of the Program, including, without limitation, any names, locations, performances and likenesses, in any and all media, including but not limited to digital and electronic media, computer, audio, and audiovisual media (whether now existing or hereafter devised), in any language, throughout the world, and in any manner, advertising, promotional, commercial or any other purposes, without further review, notice, approval, consideration or compensation to Participant or any third party. Participant agrees to, where legally possible, not assert “moral rights” or “droit moral” in the video content,, or other recordings created during the Program.

The foregoing license is being granted for the purposes stated above, including, without limitation, the following purposes: (1) for the purposes of allowing Google to evaluate Participants’ videos on their Channel, and (2) in connection with advertising and promotion via communication to the public or other groups, including, but not limited to, the right to make screenshots, animations and video clips available for promotional purposes.

Participants agree that personal data including, but not limited to, name, mailing address, phone number (including area code), and email address may be collected, processed, stored and otherwise used for the purposes of conducting and administering the Program and notifying the Participants and Award Recipients. This data may be transferred outside of your country, including the European Economic Area, and You hereby agree with such transfer. For Participants who reside in the European Union: your data will be transferred in compliance with Safe Harbor principles. This data may also be used by Google to verify a Participant’s identity, postal address and telephone number in the event a Participant qualifies for the Program. Participants have the right to access, review, rectify or cancel any personal data held by Google in connection with the Program by writing to Google at the address listed under the “Eligibility” section above. Otherwise, all personal information that is collected from the Participant is subject to Google’s Privacy Policy, located at

By participating in this program, each Participant agrees and consents to Google and its agencies’ use of Participant’s name, city and country of residence, photograph, biographical information and/or likeness and video content, and/or other recordings provided to Google for advertising and promotional purposes in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission unless prohibited by law. Each Participant agrees to sign a further release confirming this publicity release in writing if requested by Google, and, if requested, no Grant shall be provided until such signed release is received by Google.

Breach of these Guidelines or the default of a Program Entity, Participant agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Program Entities from and against any and all claims, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or accruing from (a) any video content, recording or other material uploaded or otherwise provided by or created by the Participant that infringes on any copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent or other intellectual property rights of any person or defames any person or violates their rights of publicity or privacy, or that is otherwise not in compliance with these Guidelines, (b) any misrepresentation made by the Participant in connection with the Program; (c) any non-compliance by the Participant with these Guidelines; (d) claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties agreeing to these Guidelines arising from or related to the Participant’s involvement with the Program; (e) misconduct or misbehavior by a Participant and/or Award Recipient during or in connection with the Program (including in connection with any of the Program Components or use, misuse or acceptance of Grant); (f) any malfunction or other problem with the Program Site; (g) any error in the collection, processing, or retention of Application information caused by Participant; (h) any typographical or other error in the printing or offering of this Program, these Guidelines, and/or any other Program-related materials, including the announcement of any Grant. To the extent permitted by applicable law and except where due to the negligence, breach of these Guidelines or other default of a Program Entity, each Participant agrees that the Program Entities are not responsible for any problems or errors that may occur in connection with the administration of this Program, the processing and/or judging of Applications, video content, and/or other recordings, the incorrect uploading of any video content, the cancellation, postponement or malfunction of any Hangout, the determination of the Participants, the awarding of the Awards, or in any other Program-related materials.

Nothing in these Guidelines will exclude or limit the Program Entities or Participant's liability for (i) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; (ii) death or personal injury caused by its negligence; (iii) gross negligence; (iv) willful default; (v) any misrepresentation made by the Participant in connection with the Program (if applicable); or (vi) any other liability which cannot be excluded by law. Except where prohibited by law and to the extent that any personal injury or death is caused by the Program Entities’ negligence, default or breach of these Guidelines, the Program Entities shall not be responsible for any claims, losses, liability and damages of any kind, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in connection with participation in this Program or the use, acceptance or misuse of any Participant and/or Award Recipient status (including any activity related thereto).

Any false information provided within the context of the Program by any Participant concerning identity, mailing address, telephone number, email address, ownership of right or non-compliance with these Guidelines or the like may result in the immediate elimination of the Participant from the Program. Furthermore, Google reserves the right to disqualify a Participant at any time at its discretion. Google reserves the right to not post or to take down any video content and/or Video Assignment from the Program Site at any time, for whatever reason, including subsequent determination that any video content and/or Video Assignment does not comply with these Guidelines. Program Entities are not responsible for any unauthorized use of video content and/or Video Assignments by third parties.

To the extent permitted by applicable law and except where due to the negligence, breach of these Guidelines or other default of a Program Entity, Program Entities are not responsible for any malfunction of the Program Site or any related sites for late, lost, stolen, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, garbled, undeliverable, or destroyed Applications, Video Assignments, video content and/or any other recordings due to system errors and/or any other errors or problems; failed, incomplete or garbled computer or other telecommunication transmission malfunctions, hardware or software failures of any kind, incorrect or inaccurate entry information, human error, technical malfunction, lost, delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, defect, or unavailable network or other connections, for typographical, printing, electronic, network, computer, mechanical, technical or system/human or other errors and failures, technical malfunction(s) of any telephone network or lines, cable connections, satellite transmissions, Internet Service Provider (ISP), servers or providers, or computer equipment, traffic congestion on the Internet or at the Program Site, or related sites, or any combination thereof, including other telecommunication, cable, digital or satellite malfunctions which may limit a Participant’s ability to participate in this Program. To the extent permitted by applicable law and except where due to the negligence, breach of these Guidelines or other default of a Program Entity, Program Entities are not responsible.

If for any reason as determined by Google in its sole discretion, the Program is not capable of running as planned, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Program, Google reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Program. Google can dismiss a Participant and/or Award Recipient from the Program at any time throughout the duration of the Program for misbehavior or misconduct. Google further reserves the right to disqualify any Participant who tampers with the Application process or any other part of the Program or Program Site. Any attempt by a Participant to deliberately damage any website, including the Program Site, or undermine the legitimate operation of the Program is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Google reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such Participant to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

These Guidelines shall be governed by, subject to, and construed in accordance with the laws of the country of residence of Participant, excluding all conflict of law rules. If any provision(s) of these Guidelines are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect. To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, seek injunctive relief or make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Program (“Litigation Rights”) are hereby excluded, and all Participants expressly waive any and all such rights. To the extent that such waiver of Litigation Rights is not permitted by law, You agree by applying to the Program to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent court located in the capital city of your country of residence for any dispute, claim, or demand related in any way to the Program at the courts in your country of residence.

The list of participants and award recipients may be posted on various social media outlets, including but not limited to the YouTube Creator Blog, twitter, and G+, during and after the duration of the program.