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Terms & Conditions

TERMS & CONDITIONS

SHELL IDEAS360 RECRUITMENT COMPETITION (OR CONTEST) TERMS & CONDITIONS (or OFFICIAL RULES)

THIS COMPETITION IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW

THIS COMPETITION IS NOT OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA

Participants in the Competition and other users of the application are bound by the following terms and conditions, so please read carefully before proceeding.

  1. Introduction

a) The Shell Ideas360 recruitment competition is a global recruitment competition organised by Shell International Limited (an English company with registered number 03075807, VAT registration number GB 235 7632 55, and registered office at Shell Centre, London, SE1 7NA) (the “Promoter”) asking Participants to develop game-changing ideas for tackling energy, water and food issues (the “Competition”).

b) The Competition is accessed via www.shellideas360.com (the “Competition Website”).

c) The Competition Period is from 15 September 2017 to 31 July 2018.

d) By registering, you confirm that you have read and unconditionally agree to all of these Terms and Conditions and that you accept any and all of the Promoter’s decisions regarding the Competition as final and binding in all respects. This does not affect your statutory rights.

e) “Competition Materials” means the Submissions (as defined in Paragraph 7 hereof) and other materials generated by a Participant as part of their involvement in the Competition.

f) The Promoter may pass on any Competition Materials submitted by you via the Competition Website to any company within the Shell Group and other third parties involved in the operation, evaluation or judging of the Competition including, for the avoidance of doubt, for marketing and communications purposes.

g) All Competition Materials must be in the English language.

h) The Competition is not a formal part of the Shell recruitment process and participation in the Competition will not influence any subsequent application made by a Participant for a job, apprenticeship, internship or other training scheme with the Promoter or any of its affiliates (the “Shell Group”). As the Competition is part of the Promoter’s general recruitment activities, participants in the Competition will automatically be entered into a database to be contacted in respect of the Promoter’s other recruitment activities.

i) An “Individual Participant” means a person who enters the Competition as a sole individual whereas a “Team Participant” means a person who enters the Competition as part of a team. Individual Participants and Team Participants are together referred to as “Participants”.

2. Restrictions on the Export of Technical Information

a)The U.S. government regulates the export of certain technical data and information from the U.S. along with the release of technical data and information to foreign nationals located in the U.S. Participants submitting Submissions containing technical details of a technology must ensure that the subject technology is not controlled under U.S. Export Control laws. Participants should seek independent legal advice for assistance in this determination.

b)Rest of world – Participants must ensure that their Submissions comply with their jurisdiction’s equivalent or similar export regulations. Participants should seek independent legal advice for assistance in this determination.

c) By entering Submissions, Participants certify that any technical information contained in their Submissions is not restricted for export to the United Kingdom, Ireland or the Netherlands.

3. Eligibility

a) Subject to Paragraphs 3(b) and 3(c) below and the other provisions of these Terms and Conditions, participation in the Competition is open to any person who (i) is, or will be, the higher of 18 years of age or the age of majority in the Participant’s relevant jurisdiction of residency by 01/12/2016; and (ii) is currently studying (and is officially registered to continue studying until at least 01/12/2017) as a full time or part time undergraduate or postgraduate, excluding those studying for Phd or MPhil degrees, at one of the recognised, degree awarding universities or other equivalent higher education establishments set out on the World Higher Education Database (accessed via www.whed.net/home.php) (an "Eligible Student").

b) Residents of the Province of Quebec, Canada are not eligible to participate in this competition.

c) Current employees, past employees, apprentices, trainees, interns, agents, officers or directors of the Promoter and its affiliates (including joint ventures) are not eligible to participate in the Competition.

d) For the avoidance of doubt, Eligible Students who are in the process of being recruited for a job, apprenticeship, traineeship, or internship by the Promoter or any of its affiliates (including joint ventures) will be automatically disqualified if their employment, apprenticeship, traineeship or internship commences any time during the Competition Period.

e) The Competition is not open to employees, agents, affiliates, officers or directors of any advertiser, promotion agency or fulfilment agency of the Promoter or of anyone else professionally connected with the Competition.

f) Eligible Students are not entitled to enter the Competition if they are resident in a country or jurisdiction where the Competition may breach any law or regulation. Where this applies, the Promoter’s invitation to enter the Competition in such country/jurisdiction is withdrawn.

4. Registration

a) Eligible Students wishing to participate in the Competition must each register online on the Competition Website regardless of whether they wish to enter the Competition as an Individual Participant or as a Team Participant.

b) An Eligible Student may only register for entry into the Competition once. An Eligible Student may only participate in the Competition either as an Individual Participant or as a Team Participant but not as both.

c) The registration period for participating in the Competition is from 15 September 2017 – 19 January 2018 inclusive (the “Registration Period”). Internet access is required.

d) All Participants must provide a valid e-mail address as part of the registration process. Participants are responsible for updating their e-mail address if it changes during the Competition Period.

e) The Promoter reserves the right to check the validity of the registration information submitted by a Participant at any stage during the Competition and to ask for evidence of student status from the university or equivalent establishment cited by the Participant.

f) The Promoter also reserves the right to refuse participation, or to disqualify, at any time during the Competition, Participants who have submitted incorrect or misleading information.  Participants who do not comply with these Terms and Conditions may also be disqualified from the Competition without further notice.

g) Participants will have no recourse against disqualification decisions.

h) Any Participant not correctly registered by the given deadline will not be able to participate further in the Competition.

i) For the avoidance of doubt, all times mentioned in the Competition materials are based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

5. Teams

a) Following registration, an Individual Participant can invite other Eligible Students to form a team (a “Team”). The maximum number of persons in a Team is three (3). Teams can only be formed via the Competition Website following individual registration by an Eligible Student. Eligible Students cannot participate in more than one Team.  A Participant should only invite another Eligible Student to form a team with them after first having obtained the other Eligible Student’s consent to do so and to use their email address for such purpose.

b) Changes to the composition of a Team can be made at any time up to and including 01 April 2018 via the Competition Website.

c) Each Team must appoint a main contact person (the “Team Captain”) and inform the Promoter. Emails sent by the Promoter to the email address provided by the Team Captain will be considered delivered to each Team Participant.

6. The Competition Calendar

a) There are 3 stages in the Competition. The Competition will end on 31 July 2018 at the Make the Future Live event 2018 (the “Final Event”). The calendar below sets out the key timings and deadlines for each stage of the Competition. NB: All date and schedule are subject to change

**STAGE 1** 15 SEPTEMBER 2017 – 19 JANUARY 2018
15 September 2017 – 19 January 2018 (inclusive) Competition Website opens and Eligible Students can register to participate in the Competition.
15 September 2017 – 19 January 2018 (inclusive) Participants can formally submit their Stage 1 Submissions (as defined in Clause 7(a) below) for evaluation via the Competition Website.
19 January 2017 Deadline for submission of Stage 1 idea submissions.
w/c 20 February 2018 Individual Participants/Teams selected to proceed to Stage 2 are informed.
**STAGE 2** 27 FEBRUARY 2018 – 20 APRIL 2018
27 February to 20 April 2018 Individual Participants/Teams develop in-depth idea proposal and video.
20 April 2018 Deadline for submission of Stage 2 Submission (as defined in Clause 7(b) below) proposal and video.

w/c 7 May 2018

Individual Participants/Teams selected to proceed to Stage 3 (the “Finalists”) are informed.
**STAGE 3**

w/c 14 MAY – 05 JULY 2018

w/c 14 May – 05 July 2018

Finalists prepare their Stage 3 Submissions (as defined in Clause 7(c) below)
22 June 2018 The Finalists submit a draft of their final presentation to enable technical/compatibility checks to be carried out by the Promoter
02 July 2018 The Finalists arrive in London, UK for the Final Event
04 July 2018 All finalists come together to receive final preparation coaching, research and innovation tours and pitch their idea.
05 July 2018 Final Event – Panel of Judges select the Winner of the Competition.

b) The Promoter may send additional information to Participants during the course of any stage.  In this case, this information will be sent to all Participants at the same time.

7. Competition Requirements, Submissions, Evaluation and Selection of the Winner

a) Each Individual Participant/Team will be required to submit via the Competition Website the following IN ENGLISH:

Stage 1 – Basic information about an idea that could help solve energy, water or food issues, including the following details:

TITLE (6 words max)

Idea Summary – a description of the idea in a few sentences (500 words max)

IMAGE/PHOTO representing the idea

BASIC CATEGORY SELECTION – Energy/Water/Food

A SELF ASSESSMENT OF:

How novel is your idea?

How achievable is your idea?

How relevant is your idea?

How valuable is your idea?

being the “Stage 1 Submission”.

b)Stage  2– a detailed project proposal and video (up to 3 minutes) explaining their idea in more detail, being the “Stage 2 Submission”.

A briefing pack containing specific guidance as to the requirements for Stage 2 will be sent to relevant Participants at the start of Stage 2.

c)Stage 3- Pitch with supporting slides for presentation at the Final Event, being the “Stage 3 Submission”.

A briefing pack containing specific guidance as to the requirements for Stage 3 will be sent to relevant Participants at the start of Stage 3.

Together the Stage 1, 2 and 3 Submissions shall be referred to as “the Submissions”.

d) Submissions will be assessed by reference to the following criteria which shall be of equal importance:

Novelty;

Achievability;

Relevance; and Value

e) Submissions may not be libelous, offensive, obscene or in violation of intellectual property rights or rights of privacy or publicity and the Promoter reserves the right to disqualify an Individual Participant/Team if a Submission or any part thereof falls under one of these categories.

f) Stage 1 Submissions will be assessed by independent advisers that are external to Shell (the “Stage 1 Assessors”).  The assessment process will be anonymous and confidential.  To ensure anonymity in assessment, no names of Participants or Teams or their universities may appear on Stage 1 Submissions. The decision of the Stage 1 Assessors as to which Individual Participants/Teams should progress to Stage 2 will be based on the criteria set out above. The decisions of the Stage 1 Assessors will be final and no correspondence will be entered into on that matter.

g) Up to 100 Individual Participants/Teams will be selected to progress to Stage 2.

h) Stage 2 Submissions will be assessed by independent advisers that are external to Shell (the “Stage 2 Assessors”). The decision of the Stage 2 Assessors as to which Individual Participants/Teams should progress to Stage 3 will be based on the criteria set out above and in the briefing pack sent at the start of Stage 2. The decisions of the Stage 2 Assessors will be final and no correspondence will be entered into on that matter.

i)Five (5) Individual Participants/Teams will be selected to progress to Stage 3 (the “Finalists”).

j) Stage 3 Submissions will be assessed by a panel (including industry experts and three (3) Shell Group experts) involved in the Final Event (the “Judges”). The Judges will select 1 (one) winner (being either an Individual Participant or a Team) (a “Winner”) of the Competition following the live presentations of the Stage 3 Submissions by the Finalists at the Final Event. The decision of the Judges will be based on the criteria set out above and in the briefing pack sent to the Finalists at the start of Stage 3. The Judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into on that matter.

k) In the case of a Team being selected as a Finalist, at least one Team Participant must attend the Final Event on behalf of his/her Team. Similarly, an Individual Participant selected as a Finalist must attend the Final Event. Such Individual Participants/Teams will be required to confirm by 31 May 2018 their availability/the availability of at least one Team Participant to attend the Final Event. In the event that an Individual Participant/Team does not provide such confirmation, the Promoter at its sole discretion may arrange for a replacement Individual Participant/Team to be selected.

l) The Promoter will organise and pay for all reasonable accommodation and economy-class travel expenses for the Finalists to participate in the Final Event.  The number of nights' accommodation paid for by the Promoter will depend on the departure location of the Finalist but will be a minimum of 3 nights and a maximum of 5 nights.

m) Essential 'out of pocket' travel (e.g. taxis) expenses incurred by the Finalists in connection with the Final Event may be reimbursed by the Promoter upon presentation of relevant receipts. Other personal expenses incurred will not be reimbursed.

n) If at any stage in the Competition an Individual Participant/Team is disqualified from the Competition or an Individual Participant/Team cannot be traced or contacted after reasonable efforts have been made by the Promoter, that Individual Participant/Team will forego the right to progress to the next stage of the Competition and the Promoter at its sole discretion may arrange for a replacement Individual Participant/Team to be selected.

o) During the Competition Period, Participants may choose to upload photographs/images/videos on the Competition Website relating to their participation in the Competition and/or their Submissions. Any such photograph/image/video, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the relevant Participant. By uploading a photograph/image/video to the Competition Website, a Participant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that any photograph/image/video uploaded is an original work created solely by the Participant, that the photograph/image/video does not infringe the intellectual property rights (including, without limitation patents, copyrights, visual materials in whatever form, sound recordings, any copyright protectable work, designs, trade or services marks, database rights, rights in know-how, rights protecting goodwill and reputation, moral rights or other similar rights in any country, in each case whether or not registered, and any applications for registration of any of the foregoing, and all rights to apply to register any of the foregoing) of any third party, or the image rights of any third party , copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph/image/video. NB: If the photograph/image/video contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Participant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph/image/video, the Participant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph/image/video, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph/image/video in the manner set out in these Terms & Conditions without additional compensation.

8. Correspondence

a) All correspondence throughout the Competition must be in the English language.

b) The Competition Website will aim to cover many of the questions that Participants and other interested parties may have. Any additional questions or comments concerning the Competition should be sent via email to shellideas360@shell.com.

c) The Promoter makes no guarantee of an answer or a time in which an answer may be given. The Promoter reserves the right not to answer a question if, in the Promoter’s opinion, an answer would give an unfair advantage to certain Participants.

d) Participants who have received unofficial or content sensitive information relating to the Competition with the intent of allowing an unfair competitive advantage, from employees, interns, apprentices and trainees or any party involved with the Competition must immediately inform the Promoter by email to shellideas360@shell.com.

9. Prizes

a) Participants who make Stage 1 Submissions by 19 January 2018 will each receive a 3 month digital edition subscription for iPad 2+® and iPhone 4+® to Wired magazine, subject to Condé Nast Publications Limited terms and conditions. The Promoter will email Participants who have made Stage 1 Submissions, to provide details enabling them to activate their 3 month digital subscription, by February 15, 2018. The 3 month digital edition subscription will commence on April 01, 2018 and will provide Participants with access to the April 2018, May 2018 and June 2018 issues of Wired. The 3 month digital subscription must be redeemed by Participants before March 31, 2018 for the Participants to gain access to the April 2018, May 2018 and June 2018 issues of Wired magazine.

b) Each Individual Participant and Team Participant selected to progress to Stage 2 of the Competition will receive a one-year subscription to National Geographic magazine, All Access (worth £19). This includes digital editions for iPad®, iPhone® & Kindle Fire™ + Online Archive. Subscription is subject to National Geographic terms and conditions.

c) The Individual Participant or each Team Participant in the Team selected as the Winner of the Competition will win a National Geographic Adventure. The National Geographic Adventure (the “Trip”) will be chosen by the Winner from a short list of options provided by the Promoter. The Trip must be completed within one (1) calendar year of the prize being awarded on dates determined by the Trip sponsor in its sole discretion or the prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Space is subject to availability at the time of booking. Trips operate in English only. No translation services will be provided. Dates of Trips relate to travel to and from the United States. Travel dates may vary for Winners originating from and returning to other locations. Winners agree to accept the National Geographic Adventures terms and conditions for the chosen trip. National Geographic Adventures may be physically demanding; Winners may be required to confirm they are physically prepared and have no existing health conditions that would limit their mobility. The prize is subject to acceptance by the Individual Participant/each Team Participant of the terms and conditions relating to the relevant National Geographic Adventure. The approximate value of the prize is US $10,000. Actual value may vary depending on the National Geographic Adventure chosen, airfare fluctuations, and the distance between departure and destination. Winners will not receive any difference between actual and approximate retail value.

d) The Promoter will organise and pay for economy-class travel and reasonable accommodation expenses before and/or after the National Geographic Adventure if required to enable the Winner to travel on the National Geographic Adventure. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, ground transportation, meals, incidentals, gratuities, passenger tariffs or duties, airline fees, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes, visas, immunisations, insurance or other expenses are the responsibility solely of Winners.

e) Each Participant will be wholly responsible for the payment of any tax, insurance, contribution or amount of any kind due (if any) in respect of the award of a prize under the Competition.

f) The Promoter reserves the right to award additional prizes during or at the end of the Competition.

g) Prizes cannot be redeemed as cash, are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except at the Promoter’s sole discretion. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason.

10. Intellectual Property

a) Participants agree that their Competition Materials will be treated as having been submitted on a non-confidential basis whether or not such Competition Materials are marked or referred to by the Participant as being confidential.

b) Neither the Promoter nor its affiliates will have a duty to treat the Competition Materials as confidential.

c) The Promoter or its affiliates may pass on any Competition Materials to their venture capital and other commercial partners on a non-confidential basis.

d) Participants agree to provide the Promoter and its affiliates a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual licence (with the right to grant sub-licences) to reproduce, use, copy, modify, distribute and/or reference the whole or any part of any Competition Materials (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the Submissions) for any purpose whatsoever and in any media, whether or not currently invented.

e) Participants warrant that they have the necessary rights to grant the licence contemplated in these Terms and Conditions.

f) Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed as the Promoter granting any Participant any licence under the Promoter’s and/or any of its affiliate’s intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, the Promoter’s/any of its affiliate’s trademarks, trade names, and copyright in any images, publications and/or other materials produced by, or on behalf of, the Promoter/any of its affiliates and distributed to Participants in connection with the Competition), which may only be used by Participants with the Promoter’s prior written consent.

g) Participants acknowledge and agree that:

the Promoter, its affiliates and/or persons authorised by the Promoter/its affiliates may film, photograph and/or make other forms of recording of Participants whilst Participants are present at and/or participating in events organised for or in connection with the Competition (“Recording”);

as between the Promoter and Participants, the copyright and any and all other intellectual property rights, title and interest in the Recording shall vest in the Promoter and/or its affiliates who shall be entitled to deal with all or any part of the Recording in such ways as the Promoter and/or its affiliates, in their absolute discretion, see fit; and

The Promoter shall have no obligation to acknowledge Participants in any finished material in which all or any part of the Recording is included.

h) Participants agree to allow the Promoter and/or its affiliates to (without any remuneration) use, represent, and reproduce their name, image, biography and words for any purpose in connection with the promotion of the Competition and/or the Promoter and/or its affiliates (including, without limitation, in conjunction with any Submission, Competition Materials and/or Recording) by all means, in any kind of medium and format and in any territory.

i) By submitting an entry to the Competition, the Participant warrants that the content of the entry is entirely of that Participant’s own creation and does not in any way infringe the intellectual property rights (including, without limitation patents, copyrights, visual materials in whatever form, sound recordings, any copyright protectable work, designs, trade or services marks, database rights, rights in know-how, rights protecting goodwill and reputation, moral rights or other similar rights in any country, in each case whether or not registered, and any applications for registration of any of the foregoing, and all rights to apply to register any of the foregoing) of any other person. If it is discovered that any entry is not the original creation of the appropriate Participant and/or breaches and other person’s intellectual property rights, the Promoter shall be entitled to disqualify that entry and the appropriate Participants from the Competition.

11. Privacy

a) The Promoter collects the personal data of Participants as stated on the online registration form on the Competition Website for the purposes of organising the management of the Competition (including arranging receipt of and/or participating in the prizes) and communicating with Participants in relation to the Competition and any related recruitment activities. Personal data provided by Participants will only be used in accordance with the Privacy Policy as stated on the Competition Website. By providing personal data to the Promoter, Participants are consenting to its use in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

b) Participants may be requested to take part in promotional activity relating to their involvement in the Competition and the Promoter reserves the right to use the name(s) of Participants, their photographs and audio/visual recordings of them in any publicity. Participants may also be required to take part in further reasonable promotional activities arranged by the Promoter.

c) The Promoter will not keep personal data relating to Participants for longer than is necessary. Data relating to Participants will be retained by the Promoter for a reasonable period after the Competition closes to assist the Promoter in operating competitions in a consistent manner and to deal with any queries relating to the Competition.

12. Claims and Disputes

a) Any Participant or Team suspected by the Promoter of plagiarism may be investigated, and, if deemed appropriate by the Promoter (in its absolute discretion), disqualified from the Competition.

b) Participants should notify the Promoter of any disputes regarding the Competition within one (1) calendar month of the end of the Competition by email to shellideas360@shell.com with the word 'Dispute' included the subject header.

c) The Promoter’s decision and discretion on any dispute shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into on that matter.

d) Save for the agreement between the Promoter and each Participant for the provision of the Competition as set out herein, participation in the Competition shall in no event be considered or construed as giving rise to any contractual relations with the Promoter or any of its affiliates and, in particular, shall not give rise to any employment relationship.

13. General

a) The Promoter assumes no responsibility or liability for any loss arising out of or from: (i) technical issues, system or software failures experienced by a Participant in submitting their registration/Submission or accessing the Competition Website; (ii) user errors; (iii) negligent use of the Competition Website; or (iv) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete or unintelligible registrations/Submissions. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of receipt.

b) The Promoter tries to ensure the standard of the Competition Website remains high but cannot be held responsible for interruptions of service. The Promoter reserves the right to suspend temporarily the operation of the Competition Website without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for any other reason beyond its control.

c) The Promoter makes no promises or warranties (either express or implied) that use of the application will be uninterrupted, error-free or fit for any particular purpose.

d) By accepting a prize, a Winner agrees to release and hold the Promoter and its affiliates harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of the award of, the use or misuse of any prize. Where the law implies warranties, which cannot be excluded, the Promoter’s liability for breach of those warranties is limited to resupplying the prize (or paying for the costs thereof), where this is permitted by law. A Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused by participation in this Competition or use or redemption of any prize.

e) The Promoter shall not be liable to Participants under or in connection with the Competition for any indirect, economic or consequential loss or for any loss of profits, loss of business, loss of contracts, loss of use or loss of reputation.

f) The Promoter reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition in whole or in part at any time.

g) The Promoter may at its sole discretion disqualify an Individual Participant or a Team from participating further in the Competition if the Individual Participant/Team shows a disregard for these Terms & Conditions or acts in any unsporting or disruptive manner.

h) The Promoter reserves the right to monitor any information/materials posted on or submitted through the Competition Website by a Participant. The Promoter, at its sole discretion and without prior notice, may at any time review, remove or otherwise block any information/materials posted on or submitted through the Competition Website.

i) The Competition Website offers Participants the opportunity to join in or read from a forum and Participants acknowledge that any communications posted on such forum represent the views of the individual who posted such communication and are not to be taken as the views of the Promoter. The Promoter accepts no responsibility or liability for anything posted on the forum by any user of the forum and Participants must not use the forum to post, upload, or otherwise transmit information or pictures that are defamatory, offensive, obscene, a breach of privacy or otherwise unlawful.

j) The Promoter reserves the right to, upon notice to Participants, unilaterally amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time.

k) If the Participant has submitted the same, or a broadly similar, idea in any other competition, details of the competitions in which that idea has been used must be provided to the Promoter. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any entry which is composed of substantially the same idea or concept as has been submitted by the relevant Participant in any other competition.

l) If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is declared by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions contained in these Terms and Conditions will be not affected or impaired in any way.

m) These Terms and Conditions shall be interpreted in accordance with and governed by the laws of England and Wales and any dispute arising out of or in connection with them will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Important notes for acknowledgement by any Competition / Contest entrants:

  • Any ideas or other material submitted by you will be treated as having been submitted on a NON-CONFIDENTIAL basis whether or not such ideas or other material are marked or referred to by you as confidential. The Promoter will not have a duty to treat such ideas or other material as confidential.
  • The Promoter may pass on any ideas or other material submitted by you to our venture capital and other partners. Again this will be on a NON-CONFIDENTIAL basis.
  • All information or advice provided as part of the Competition website is intended to be general in nature. The Promoter is not liable for any action you may take as a result of relying on such information or advice or for any loss or damage suffered by you as a result of you taking this action.
  • You hereby grant the Promoter and its affiliates a worldwide, royalty-free license to use your Submissions for any purpose and in any media, whether or not currently invented, in perpetuity.
  • Please note that the U.S. government regulates the export of certain technical data and information from the U.S. along with the release of technical data and information to foreign nationals located in the U.S. When disclosing technical details of a technology, you MUST first ensure that the subject technology is not controlled under U.S. Export Control laws. This is your responsibility. Your country may also have equivalent or similar export regulations. For assistance in this determination, contact your legal counsel.
  • By submitting such details you hereby certify that such technical information is not restricted for export to the [United Kingdom, Ireland or the Netherlands].