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Your name, surname and email will appear on press releases, books, blogs and other publications. Address is not shared. This information is Required. You Must fill the RED parts.

You need to register this form to join the competition, however this information will be stored and could be used for your next competition entry, you will also have ability to modify parts of the profile after login.

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You are now registering for the A’ Design Award & Competition. By registration, you are going to create an account which you can use to submit multiple designs (there is no need to create a new account each time unless you are representing a PR Agency; in this case you should create a new account for each client). After registration, you should confirm your account and login. Once you login, you will access to the A’ Design Award Control Panel. From the A’ Design Award Control Panel, you will be able to upload and nominate designs for the competition. To upload designs, login and click on the “Upload Designs” link at A’ Design Award Control Panel. To “Nominate Designs”, please login, and click on the “Nominate Designs” link at A’ Design Award Control Panel. To learn more, simply register by filling this form and login. If you are already registered, click here to login.

NAME: given name [?]
SURNAME: family name [?]
COUNTRY: this is for both postal purposes as well as for World Design Rankings, you scores will contribute towards this Country.
CITY: city for your address.
STATE: state or region, can be left blank.
STREET: street adress, including apartment/site no and floor etc.
ZIP: postal code.
PHONE: should include area and country code.
BIRTH DATE:
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REPRESENTATION: are you representing someone
EMAIL: will be your username.
EMAIL CONFIRMATION: re-write email to confirm correct entry.
PASSWORD: we will encrypt it with SHA.
PASSWORD CONFIRMATION: re-write password to confirm correct entry.
TERMS AND AGREEMENTS:
TERMS AND CONDITIONS COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS In submitting the Entrant’s Registration Application and making full payment of the Competition and related Fees, the Entrant fully and unreservedly agrees to all the terms, clauses and conditions as follows: CONDITIONS PRECEDENT 1. It is a condition precedent to the formation of this Agreement that the Entrant is to make full and prompt payment of the Entrant’s Fees at or around the time of submission of the Entrant’s Application. GRANTS AND LICENCES 2. The Entrant hereby fully and unreservedly grants to "A-Design Competitions" a non-exclusive, full and unfettered licence to perform and conduct any and all of the following (in full accordance with the unfettered discretion of "A-Design Competitions") in relation to the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" worldwide free of any fee, in perpetuity, and without need for "A-Design Competitions" to credit and name the Entrant or the author(s) of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata", and without need for "A-Design Competitions" to otherwise first seek approval/permission from the Entrant or any third party: • broadcast the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" including broadcast in any media, television programme, video, film, webcast, cable network, mass viewing, private viewing, theatre, cinema, websites, blogs, on any computer network (including the Internet) and the like (whether such broadcast is in digital form, analogue, film or otherwise); • exhibit the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in any art gallery or exhibition; • publish, print and distribute the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in any media, including (but not limited to) any magazine, advertisement, book, catalogue, periodical, publication, leaflet, document and the like; • copy, manufacture and distribute copies of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in any form (whether analogue, digital or otherwise), including (but not limited to) videos, movies, DVDs, CDs, digital files and the like; • publish and distribute the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in the form of a web page or digital file on any computer network (including the Internet); • promote the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in any manner deemed fit and suitable by "A-Design Competitions" and in full accordance with the full and unfettered discretion of "A-Design Competitions"; • showcase the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in any trade show, event and the like; • destroy, discard or otherwise dispose of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" and copies thereof in the possession of "A-Design Competitions"; and • otherwise use the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata". 2.1 Personal Image Release: In registering for "A-Design Competitions" events, The Entrant grant permission to "A-Design Competitions", its agents and others working under its authority, to take and to have full and free use of video/photographs containing their image/likeness. It is understood these images may be used for promotional, news, on-line/multimedia, research and/or educational purposes by and for "A-Design Competitions". The Entrant agree that they are not entitled to remuneration, residuals, royalties or any other payment from "A-Design Competitions" in respect of their image/likeness or its use. The Entrant release, discharge, and hold harmless, "A-Design Competitions" and its agents from any and all claims, demands or causes of actions that they may hereafter have by reason of anything contained in the photographs or video. 3. The Entrant hereby fully and unreservedly grants to "A-Design Competitions" the power and authority to grant sub-licences to any "A-Design Competitions" Agent to conduct any of the acts stipulated in Clause 2 above and to assist "A-Design Competitions" in conducting any such acts, with the limitation that such sub-licences do not exceed the scope of the licences provided in Clause 2 above. 4. The Entrant may terminate or withdraw the grants and licences stipulated in Clauses 2 and 3 above ONLY by communicating not less than six (6) calendar months written notice of such termination or withdrawal (as the case may be), upon which this Agreement shall be automatically terminated (without need for notice) on the same day as the termination/withdrawal of such grants and licences. PAYMENT Payment 5. Full payment of the Entrant’s Fees shall be made to "A-Design Competitions" by the Entrant at or around the same time that the Entrant’s Application is submitted to "A-Design Competitions". 6. In accordance with Clause 1, in the event that the Entrant fails to make full payment of the Entrant’s Fees at or around the same time of the submission of the Entrant’s Application to "A-Design Competitions", there then exists no formation of contract and the full agreement stated herein is null and void ab initio. The Entrant’s Fees is not refundable. OBLIGATIONS OF "A-Design Competitions" Examination of the Entrant’s Application 7. "A-Design Competitions" shall examine the Entrant’s Application in order to verify that all information contained within such application conforms with all required formats and that all information necessary for full and proper adjudication has been provided for and properly and clearly indicated within the application. 8. Nothing in this Agreement shall legally oblige or require "A-Design Competitions" to verify the accuracy or truth of the information contained in the Entrant’s Application. 9. With no effect on Clause 8 above, all Parties acknowledge that "A-Design Competitions" shall be entitled to require of the Entrant or request in writing any and all of the following: 9.1 any further information necessary for the proper assessment and adjudication of the Entrant’s Application; 9.2 a correction and re-submission of the Entrant’s Application where such application was not filled in properly; 9.3 any further information or documents necessary to properly verify the accuracy or truth of the information contained in the Entrant’s Application. 10. In furtherance to Clause 9 above, where a request or requirement has been sent to the Entrant, no further processing of the Entrant’s Application shall occur unless and until an appropriate written reply has been properly communicated to "A-Design Competitions" within a reasonable time and before the Competition Closing Date. Acceptance of the Entrant’s Application 11. In its sole, full and unfettered discretion, "A-Design Competitions" may accept the Entrant’s Application where, before the Competition Closing Date: 11.1 the application was submitted to "A-Design Competitions" promptly and correctly; 11.2 all and full information as required by the application is fully, accurately and truthfully provided within the Entrant’s Application; 11.3 all necessary and required enclosures are provided along with the Entrant’s Application at the time of submission; 11.4 the Entrant agrees by marking, ticking, or indicating on the Entrant‘s Application (where forms have been submitted via the Internet) to all the terms, clauses and conditions of the competition; and 11.5 prompt and full payment of the Entrant’s Fee has been made to "A-Design Competitions". 12. All Parties fully and unreservedly acknowledge that acceptance of the Entrant’s Application by "A-Design Competitions": 12.1 does not preclude the Entrant from being subsequently disqualified from the Competition; 12.2 does not, per se, ensure or guarantee the participation or qualification of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" for the Competition; 12.3 cannot be construed as "A-Design Competitions"’s irrevocable acceptance, warranty or guarantee of the accuracy or truth of the information contained in the Entrant’s Application; and 12.4 does not serve as any form of acknowledgement, warranty or guarantee on the part of "A-Design Competitions" as to the Entrant’s Intellectual Property Rights over the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata". 12.5 certain applications are not accepted and they can be automotically disqualified without their entry fees refunded, some examples are listed but the A-Design Competitions reserve the right to reject any sort of entry that is considered within following categories or contexts: 12.5.1 Weapons of any sorts. 12.5.2. Weapons for Hunting Animals (exception: small accessories or support tools that do not harm the animals), 12.5.2 Inappropriate entries within the contexts such as racism, sexism, religion, xenophobia or sexual preference. 12.5.4 Humiliating, derogatory, anti-social or inflammatory remarks aimed at any group of people or crowd. 12.5.3 Unnecessarily violent, crude, or obscene imagery, including scenes depicting themes such as rape, hate crimes, or any other brutality is considered inappropriate and will be automatically disqualified. 12.5.4 Nudity or strongly sexually suggestive content (except for truly tasteful or aesthetic depictions of male or female body, nudity appropriateness is based on moral standards of A-Design Award preliminary jury in general, and is ultimately judged by the preliminary jury. ) 12.5.5 Mention of other awards in entry description: Please do not list the names of other design awards that your entry has won as a part of your entry submissions (this information should be included in your profile at awards section), when other awards information is included as a part of entry description, it could lead to disqualification of your work on the basis that such definitions could potentially result in a bias towards the evaluated work. Adjudication 13. "A-Design Competitions" shall, in its sole, full and absolute discretion, organise, select and manage the "A-Design Competitions" Jury, which shall adjudicate the applications which have been appropriately examined, filtered and approved by "A-Design Competitions". 14. Nothing in this Agreement shall legally obligate or require "A-Design Competitions" and/or the A' Design Award Jury to perform any or all of the following: 14.1 justify, reveal or explain their processes, inner workings and standards; 14.2 justify, reveal or explain their decisions and ultimate results at the end of the adjudication process. Awards and Announcement 15. Upon the completion of the adjudication process described in Clauses 13 to 14 above, and in the event that the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" are adjudged by the "A-Design Competitions" Jury and declared as a "A-Design Competitions" Award Winner, "A-Design Competitions" shall communicate written notice of such event to the Entrant and ONLY in relation to the specific Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" declared as a "A-Design Competitions" Award Winner. 16. All Parties acknowledge that ONLY Entrants who have submitted works declared as "A-Design Competitions" Award Winners shall be informed by post; "A-Design Competitions" bears no obligation to inform any parties who have not been declared by the "A-Design Competitions" Jury as "A-Design Competitions" Award Winners. Consequence of Achieving "A-Design Competitions" Award Winner Status 17. ONLY in the event that the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" are adjudged by the "A-Design Competitions" Jury and declared as a "A-Design Competitions" Award Winner, and ONLY in the event that the Entrant makes full payment of the Further Fee in accordance with Clause 29, shall "A-Design Competitions" (in its sole, full and unfettered discretion) perform the following: 17.1 print, publish or present the winning Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in the A' Design Award International Year Book for the single, specific and particular year of the award; 17.2 publish or present the winning Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" on the A' Design Award Online Exhibition on the Internet; 17.3 present and display the winning Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in a special exhibition of all winners of the current year’s "A-Design Competitions" Award: Design Concept at the "A-Design Competitions" Design Museum and Art Gallery for a minimum period of four (4) weeks; 17.4 provide to the Entrant a data package in the form of a CD or DVD (or like storage media) or digital form for use of the "A-Design Competitions" Label for the duration of the Agreement; and 17.5 provide to the Entrant a certificate documenting the conferment of the award. 18. In the event that "A-Design Competitions" fails to fully discharge any of its responsibilities stipulated in Clauses 7 to 17 above, the following shall apply in full force: 18.1 the Entrant shall (before resorting to any form of legal claim against "A-Design Competitions" or order for specific performance or the like) communicate notice in writing of such failure to "A-Design Competitions", stipulating the following: • the date on which such notice was communicated; • the details of "A-Design Competitions"’s failure and the corresponding Clause Number(s) relevant to such failure; • that "A-Design Competitions" shall be provided with a period of forty-two (42) working days (from the date that such notice was communicated) to rectify such failure(s); 18.2 "A-Design Competitions" shall be allowed a period of forty-two (42) working days (from the date that such notice was communicated) to properly rectify such failure(s); 18.3 the Entrant shall ensure that the Entrant shall be made available to "A-Design Competitions" over the period described in Clause 18.2 above. Full Discretion 19. Nothing in this Agreement shall prevent "A-Design Competitions" from altering, changing, reconfiguring, or adapting the advertising, promotion and marketing of the winning Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" (whether such appears in the International Yearbook, any publications, on the "A-Design Competitions" Online Exhibition or on any of the media stipulated in Clause 2 [Grants and Licences] or otherwise) where in its discretion it is appropriate to do so in light of localisation factors, differing environments, language differences, cultural differences, differing commercial markets and the like. 20. All methods, schedules, timelines, internal procedures and processes and the like with regard to the examination, filtering, approval, adjudication and announcement stages described in Clauses 7 to 9 above shall be performed and executed by "A-Design Competitions" in accordance with its sole, full and unfettered discretion, with no requirement for "A-Design Competitions" to inform the Entrant of the details of any such methods, schedules, timelines, internal procedures and processes and the like. 21. In furtherance to Clause 14.2 above, "A-Design Competitions" may at any time attempt to respond, answer and reply to any requests, queries or questions communicated by the Entrant to "A-Design Competitions"; however, nothing in this Agreement shall legally obligate or require "A-Design Competitions" to make such response, answer or reply. OBLIGATIONS OF THE ENTRANT Maintenance of Ownership and Rights 22. Notwithstanding Clauses 2 and 3 [Grants and Licences], in the event that the Entrant performs a Disposing Act within the Term, the Entrant shall use its best endeavours to ensure that such Disposing Act shall have no effect on the licences and grants provided to "A-Design Competitions" as stipulated in Clauses 2 and 3. Registration of Ownership and Rights 23. The Entrant fully and unreservedly acknowledges that the Entrant shall be solely and fully responsible for fully performing any and all of the following in any jurisdiction worldwide and before "A-Design Competitions" reveals to the public at large the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in pursuance of its obligations within this Agreement: 23.1 applying for and obtaining any form of design registration in relation to the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" with any relevant official, international, governmental or jurisdictional body; 23.2 applying for, filing and/or obtaining a patent in relation to the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" with any relevant official, international, governmental or jurisdictional body; 23.3 applying for and obtaining any other form of registration/grant of Intellectual Property Rights or intellectual property ownership; 23.4 assessing the commercial feasibility and viability of any and all of the actions stipulated in Clauses 23.1 to 23.3 above; 23.5 the costs incurred in any and all of the actions stipulated in Clauses 23.1 to 23.3 above. 24. The Entrant fully and unreservedly acknowledges and is aware that, in furtherance to Clauses 2 and 3 [Grants and Licences] as well as "A-Design Competitions"’s obligations within this Agreement, "A-Design Competitions" may reveal to the public at large details of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" and that such revelation may result in the forfeiture, disqualification or defeat of any and all of the following: • the patentability of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in any and all jurisdictions with any relevant official, international, governmental or jurisdictional body; • the registrability of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" as a registered design(s) in any and all jurisdictions with any relevant official, international, governmental or jurisdictional body; • the registrability of any of the Entrant’s Intellectual Property Rights in any and all jurisdictions with any relevant official, international, governmental or jurisdictional body. 25. In furtherance to Clauses 23 and 24 above, the Entrant fully and unreservedly agrees and acknowledges that for any action of "A-Design Competitions" which results in any or all of the following: • the forfeiture, disqualification or defeat in the patentability of the Entrant's "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in any and all jurisdictions with any relevant official, international, governmental or jurisdictional body; • the forfeiture, disqualification or defeat in the registrability of the Entrant's "Work(s), Information and Metadata" as registered design(s) in any and all jurisdictions with any relevant official, international, governmental or jurisdictional body; and/or • the forfeiture, disqualification or defeat in the registrability of any of the Entrant’s Intellectual Property Rights in any and all jurisdictions with any relevant official, international, governmental or jurisdictional body; the Entrant shall not make any claims against "A-Design Competitions" and shall not hold "A-Design Competitions" responsible or liable for any loss (including loss of income), damages or the like resulting from any such act, forfeiture, disqualification or defeat described above. Risk and Costs of Transportation 26. The full risk and costs (including but not limited to all transport costs, postal charges, courier charges, insurance costs, governmental/jurisdictional approvals and licences and any other costs necessary or likely) shall be borne soley and fully by the Entrant in all of the following: a. The passing and transporting of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" into the possession of "A-Design Competitions"; and b. The return of the Entrant's "Work(s), Information and Metadata" upon the Entrant’s request. Submission 27. It is a condition of this Agreement that the Entrant has to fill-in and submit the Competition’s Application and the submission application for himself/herself. 28. The Entrant unreservedly agrees and acknowledges that there will be no partial or full refund of the Entrant’s fee upon failure to make full or partial use of all submissions given to the Entrant or any of the Entrant’s other rights or benefits set out in this Agreement. Further Fee 29. In the event that the Entrant has received notice that the relevant Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" has/have been declared as a "A-Design Competitions" Award Winner (in accordance with Clause 15), the Entrant is to make full payment of the Further Fee to "A-Design Competitions" within two calendar weeks of receiving such notice. 30. Failure of the Entrant to make full payment of the Further Fee to "A-Design Competitions" within three (3) working days as required by Clause 29 above shall be deemed as an immediate and automatic withdrawal (without need for written notice) of the relevant Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" from the Competition; and upon such withdrawal: 30.1 "A-Design Competitions" shall be free to appoint and declare another work as corresponding "A-Design Competitions" Award Winner in place of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata"; 30.2 "A-Design Competitions" shall not be legally obliged to perform any of its obligations under Clause 17 in relation to the relevant Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata". WARRANTIES OF THE ENTRANT General Warranties 31. The Entrant expressly and unreservedly warrants any and all of the following: 31.1 the Entrant’s respective obligations, representations and warranties stipulated within this Agreement are not in conflict with or in contravention to any other agreement, deed, contract or any other instrument entered into by such party; 31.2 the Entrant has full authority and capacity to enter into this Agreement as well as to perform and execute to its completion all its respective obligations, representations and warranties stipulated within this Agreement; 31.3 the Entrant has obtained all necessary licences, authorities, instruments and permissions from the requisite government bodies (whether within Italy or extraneous to Italy) in order to perform all of its obligations, representations and warranties in this Agreement and will continue to validly hold all such necessary licences, authorities, instruments and permissions for the Term of this Agreement; and 31.4 To the best knowledge of the Entrant, all submissions are, at the time of submission and at all times up to the date of announcement of the results of the A' Design Award & Competition, at concept stage and are NOT: • in production and/or manufacture in any jurisdiction; • for sale in any jurisdiction; • being marketed for sale in any jurisdiction. Note: These restrictions on section 31.4 apply only for custom / sponsored competitions organized with the sponsorship of other entities, businesses or organizations. Warranties Concerning Ownership 32. The Entrant expressly and unreservedly warrants any and all of the following: 32.1 the Entrant bears full and complete power and authority to grant the licences and grants stipulated in Clauses 2 and 3; 32.2 the Entrant bears no knowledge and is not consciously aware of any infringement that the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" may have upon the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party; 32.3 the Entrant has reasonably conducted searches and research to ensure that the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" does not infringe upon the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party; 32.4 the Entrant is the sole, full and unfettered owner of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" and possesses and has title to ALL Intellectual Property Rights over the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" throughout all jurisdictions worldwide; 32.5 the Entrant has not performed any act or omission to (whether directly or indirectly) jeopardize, derogate, mortgage, dilute or dispose of its sole, full and unfettered ownership of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata"; 32.6 the Entrant has not performed any act or omission to (whether directly or indirectly) jeopardize, derogate, mortgage, dilute or dispose of any of its sole, full and unfettered Intellectual Property Rights over the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata". Warranties Concerning the Nature of the Entrant’s Work (s) 33. The Entrant expressly and unreservedly warrants all of the following: 33.1 the nature of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" are such that it would not likely result in the defamation of "A-Design Competitions", "A-Design Competitions" Agents or any third party; 33.2 the nature of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" fall within the reasonable bounds of decency. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY 34. Nothing in this Agreement shall exclude or in any way limit either Party’s liability for fraud, gross negligence or any other liability to the extent such liability may not be excluded or limited as a matter of law. 35. Subject to Clause 34, the total liability of "A-Design Competitions" to the Entrant, whether such liability arises out of any breach of contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, breach of statutory duty or otherwise for any loss, damages, costs or expenses of any nature whatsoever incurred or suffered by "A-Design Competitions" of an indirect or consequential nature including without limitation any economic loss or other loss of turnover, income, profits, business or goodwill shall be limited to the Entrant’s Fee as stipulated in Clause 74.5 of this Agreement. INDEMNITY 36. The Entrant shall unreservedly and promptly indemnify and keep indemnified in full "A-Design Competitions" from and against any and all loss, damages, fees (including legal fees and costs incurred), liabilities whether criminal or civil suffered by "A-Design Competitions" as a result of any or all of the following: 36.1 a third party claims that the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" are an infringement upon the Intellectual Property Rights and/or rights to ownership of any third party in any and all jurisdictions worldwide (whether such Intellectual Property Rights and/or rights to ownership were previously assigned from the Entrant or otherwise); 36.2 the Entrant grants a licence to any third party concerning the use of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" within any jurisdiction worldwide and such third party licensee makes a claim against the Entrant; 36.3 any misrepresentations, untruths or misinformation communicated by the Entrant (whether such misrepresentation, untruth or misinformation was given unknowingly or otherwise) concerning any or all of the following: • its sole, full and unfettered ownership over the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in any jurisdiction worldwide; • its sole, full and unfettered Intellectual Property Rights to the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in any jurisdiction worldwide. TERMINATION Termination by the Entrant 37. The Entrant shall be entitled (but shall not be obligated) to prematurely terminate this Agreement ONLY by communicating not less than six (6) calendar months written notice of such termination to "A-Design Competitions". Termination by "A-Design Competitions" 38. "A-Design Competitions" shall be entitled (but shall not be obligated) to prematurely terminate this Agreement by communicating not less than thirty (30) days written notice of such termination to the Entrant. 39. "A-Design Competitions" shall be entitled (but shall not be obligated) to prematurely terminate this Agreement with immediate effect by communicating written notice of such termination to the Entrant without requirement for a refund of the Entrant’s Fees, ONLY where any of the following has occurred: 39.1 the Entrant is in breach of any of it obligations contained in the following clauses: • Clause 5 [Payment]; • Clause 22 [Maintenance of Ownership and Rights]; 39.2 the Entrant is in breach of any of the following warranties: • Clause 31 [General Warranties] • Clause 32 [Warranties Concerning Ownership] • Clause 33 [Warranties Concerning the Nature of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata"] 39.3 the Entrant has willing and knowingly provided information which is false, misleading or inaccurate in the Entrant’s Application or in any communication or correspondence made to "A-Design Competitions". CONSEQUENCES OF TERMINATION No Obligation to Return Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" 40. It is fully understood and acknowledged by all Parties that the Entrant is fully and solely responsible for ensuring that the Entrant is in possession of its own originals or copies of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata". 41. In furtherance to Clause 40 above, nothing in this Agreement shall prevent "A-Design Competitions" from fully destroying the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" (whether such are copies or otherwise) in the possession of "A-Design Competitions" and/or A' Design Award Agents upon the expiry or premature termination of this Agreement in full accordance with the sole, full and unfettered discretion of "A-Design Competitions". Full Permission to Archive 42. The Entrant explicitly grants "A-Design Competitions" permission to keep the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" or copies of the Entrants "Work(s), Information and Metadata" for internal archival and storage purposes; as such, nothing in this Agreement shall obligate "A-Design Competitions" to return to the Entrant any of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" (and copies thereof) in the possession of "A-Design Competitions" and/or A' Design Award Agents upon the expiry or premature termination of this Agreement. Survival Clauses on Termination 43. The following clauses shall survive the end of the Term: • Clauses 2 and 3 [Grants and Licences] • Clause 36 [Indemnity] • Clauses 40 to 41 [No Obligation to return Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata"] • Clause 42 [Full Permission to Archive] • Clauses 56 to 59 [Dispute Resolution] 44. For purposes of clarification, all Parties acknowledge that in accordance with Clause 43 above, the grants and licences stipulated in Clauses 2 and 3 shall continue with full effect even after the premature termination and/or expiry of this Agreement. However, nothing in this Agreement shall prevent the Entrant from terminating or withdrawing such grants and licences in accordance with Clause 4. Consequences of Termination 45. Upon the premature termination or expiry of this Agreement all Parties shall be discharged from any and all further obligations within this Agreement. 46. In its sole, full and unfettered discretion, "A-Design Competitions" may choose to (but shall not be in any way obligated to) destroy, retract or recall any of its media or publications already so published, printed, copied, manufactured, broadcasted or distributed in the event of the premature termination or expiry of this Agreement. 47. The Entrant consciously, fully and unreservedly waives all of its rights to make any legal claim(s) against "A-Design Competitions" and any "A-Design Competitions" Agent for any act or omission of "A-Design Competitions" and/or any "A-Design Competitions" Agent, whether such act or omission occurred on or before the exact Termination Date. 48. In furtherance to Clauses 46 and 47, the expiry or premature termination of this Agreement shall bear no effect on any rights, remedies or legal recourse entitled to the Parties prior to or consequent upon the expiry/termination of this Agreement. CONFIDENTIALITY 49. "A-Design Competitions" shall make reasonable steps to ensure that, at any time before the "A-Design Competitions" Jury adjudicates the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" and decides upon the A' Design Award Award Winners, the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" shall not be actively revealed to any third party. In furtherance to Clause 3, nothing in this Agreement shall prevent or prohibit "A-Design Competitions" from disclosing the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" to any "A-Design Competitions" Agent. 50. "A-Design Competitions" shall not be held in any way liable in the event of any of the following so long as such reasonable steps were executed by "A-Design Competitions" in accordance with Clause 49: • unintentional disclosure of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" to any third party; • intentional and/or unintentional disclosure of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" by the Entrant or by any third party. 51. In furtherance to Clauses 49 and 50 above and in furtherance to the grants/licences stipulated in Clauses 2 and 3, "A-Design Competitions" shall not be held in any way liable for the disclosure of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" to any third party where the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" has been adjudged as an A' Design Award Award Winner and is declared, announced or disclosed by "A-Design Competitions" as such. MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS 52. All Parties acknowledge that the Entrant is free to submit as many of his/her works as so desired so long as the Entrant makes full payment of the Entrant’s Fees. FORCE MAJEURE 53. All parties shall not be liable for any failure to perform or delay in the performance of any of its obligations under this Agreement directly caused by circumstances beyond its reasonable control, such circumstances being limited to events of war, earthquake, flood, outbreak of disease, famine, drought, terrorist attack or disaster (a 'Force Majeure Event'). 54. In the event that either party claims a Force Majeure Event, it shall promptly notify the other party in writing of its reasons for the delay or stoppage and its likely duration and shall take all reasonable steps to overcome the delay or stoppage. 55. If the party claiming a Force Majeure Event has complied with Clause 54 above, its performance under this Agreement shall be suspended for the period that the Force Majeure Event continues and such party will have an extension of time for performance equal to such period. DISPUTE RESOLUTION 56. If any claim or dispute arises under or in connection with this Agreement, the Parties will attempt to settle such claim or dispute by negotiation. 57. If any claim or dispute cannot be settled by negotiation within twenty-one (21) days after a Party has made a written offer to the other Parties to negotiate a settlement to such claim or dispute, the Parties shall, before resorting to court proceedings, attempt to resolve the claim or dispute by mediation in accordance with the rules, procedures and guidelines of either of the following: • an appropriate independent organisation, association or third party to be agreed upon by all Parties to this Agreement. 58. If the Parties have not settled any claim or dispute by mediation within forty-two (42) days from the initiation of the mediation, the dispute shall be referred to and finally resolved by the courts in accordance with Clause 63 [Governing Law]. 59. Notwithstanding the dispute resolution procedures above, "A-Design Competitions" may seek injunctive relief or a court order for specific performance from any court stipulated in Clause 63 [Governing Law], where failure to obtain such relief or such order for specific performance would cause damage to "A-Design Competitions". NOTICES 60. Any notice, correspondence, invoice or other communication which any party to this Agreement is required to be served shall be in writing and shall be sufficiently served if: • delivered personally; • served by prepaid mail or courier or document exchange; • sent by facsimile transmission; or • sent by electronic mail through the internet. 61. A notice, correspondence, invoice or other communication shall be deemed to have been given: • if personally delivered, upon delivery; • if mailed or couriered or delivered by document exchange, two (2) days after posting; • if sent by facsimile communication, when the facsimile machine confirms transmission; • if sent by electronic mail through the internet to the electronic mail address for correspondence given during the Entrant‘s Application 62. For the purposes of notice stipulated above, the address, facsimile number and electronic mail address to which notice is given shall be the respective address, facsimile number and electronic mail address stated within the Entrant’s Application. GOVERNING LAW 63. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Italian Republic. All Parties expressly and irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Italy and the Subordinate Courts of Italy over any claim or matter arising under or in connection with this Agreement or the legal relationships established by this Agreement. SEVERABILITY AND WAIVER 64. If any provision of this Agreement should be held to be invalid or unenforceable, then such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the other provisions of this Agreement which shall remain in full force and effect and shall not be in any way affected or impaired. The parties agree to attempt to substitute for any invalid or unenforceable provision a valid or enforceable provision which achieves to the greatest extent possible the same effect as would have been achieved by the invalid or unenforceable provision. 65. The failure of either Party to enforce or to exercise at any time or for any period any term of or any right pursuant to this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any such term or right and shall in no way affect that of the Party’s right later to enforce or exercise it. ASSIGNMENT 66. No Party to this Agreement shall assign, transfer, charge or deal in any other manner with this Agreement (whether in whole or in part) or any of its rights, obligations, responsibilities, representations and warranties under it without the prior written consent of all other Parties to this Agreement. 67. It is acknowledged by all Parties that any purported assignment, transfer, charge or delegation by a Party to this Agreement (whether in whole or in part) or any of its rights and obligations under it without first obtaining the written consent of all other Parties shall entitle (but shall not obligate) the such Parties to terminate this Agreement and claim for any damages thereby suffered or incurred. ENTIRE AGREEMENT 68. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement and understanding of the Parties and supersedes any previous agreement between or amongst the Parties relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. 69. No variation of this Agreement or of any of the documents referred to in it shall be valid unless it is in writing and signed by or on behalf of each of the Parties. OWNERSHIP OF "A-Design Competitions" 70. "A-Design Competitions" is organized by "OMC DESIGN STUDIOS S.R.L, C.F.P.L. iscrizione registro imprese Como P.IVA 03193600131 N.REA 300935". 71. "A-Design Competitions" is "OMC DESIGN STUDIOS S.R.L, C.F.P.L. iscrizione registro imprese Como P.IVA 03193600131 N.REA 300935". CONTACT DETAILS OF "A-Design Competitions" 72. Communication Adresses and Numbers; Mail: "A-Design Competitions", OMC DESIGN STUDIOS S.R.L. VIA MANARA 9, 22100, COMO / ITALY. Fax: +39 031 4491953 RELATIONSHIP AND THIRD PARTY RIGHTS 73. A person who is not party to this Agreement bears no rights to enforce any clause, obligation, responsibility, term or condition of this Agreement. 74. The Entrant acts as its own principal and is NOT an agent of "A-Design Competitions". All parties will act independently of each other and will be solely responsible for carrying out all its relevant obligations, duties and responsibilities under this Agreement. 75. The Entrant shall not enter into any agreements or incur any liabilities on behalf of "A-Design Competitions" and may not represent to any person that the Entrant has any authority to act on behalf of "A-Design Competitions". 76. All Parties expressly agree that this Agreement does not establish any relationship of agency, partnership, power of attorney or employment or the like. DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION 77. Within this Agreement except to the extent that the context otherwise requires, the following definitions shall apply: 77.1 ‘the Competition’ means ‘the "A-Design Competitions" Award: Design Concept Competition’. 77.2 ‘the Competition Closing Date’ means 2016 2016 of the year 2016. 77.3 ‘Disposing Act ’ means any act or omission the effect of which would likely dilute, derogate, sell, mortgage, license out, assign, dispose of or in any way compromise any and all of the following: • the Entrant’s sole, full and unfettered ownership over the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata"; • the Entrant’s sole, full and unfettered Intellectual Property Rights over the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata". 77.4 ‘Entrant’ s Application’ means the application form bearing the Entrant’s details as well as the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" and submitted to "A-Design Competitions" in participation of the "A-Design Competitions" Award: Design Concept Competition. 77.5 ‘Entrant’ s Fees’ means the fee that is to be paid by the Entrant to "A-Design Competitions" in respect of the Entrant’s Application, the amount of which shall be calculated and stipulated on the corresponding application form or online form (whichever is applicable) and in full accordance with the fee structure, and depending on the number of works submitted with the Entrant’s Application. 77.6 ‘Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata"’ means the works and designs described in the attachments, scale models, prototypes, supportive documentation, presentations, descriptions, 3D-renderings, digital files, diagrams, specifications, pictures, and the like, and the Entrant’s Application including personal information. 77.7 ‘Further Fee’ means the additional fee to be paid by the Entrant to "A-Design Competitions" where the Entrant has received notice that a relevant Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" has been declared as a A' Design Award Winner in accordance with Clause 15. The Further Fee is a separate fee to the Entrant’s Fees. 77.8 ‘Intellectual Property Rights’ means any and all intellectual and industrial property rights (whether or not now existing, and whether or not registered or registrable and includes any right to apply for the registration of such right and includes all renewals and extensions) in all jurisdictions throughout the world and includes, but is not limited to, the following: • all copyright rights, ownership and licences, including all copyright falling under statutory law and all copyright rights conferred by common law, and including any other copyright under the laws of any other jurisdiction; • all registered design rights, ownership and licences, including all registered design rights falling under statutory law and all registered design rights conferred by common law, and including any other registered design rights under the laws of any other jurisdiction; • all patent rights, ownership and licences, including rights pertaining to one’s proprietary invention, all patent rights falling under statutory law and all patent rights conferred by common law, and including any other patent rights under the laws of any other jurisdiction; • all trade mark rights, ownership and licences, including all trade mark rights falling under statutory law and all rights relating to trade marks conferred by common law (including the action of passing-off), and including any other rights relating to trade marks under the laws of any other jurisdiction; and • all and any other intellectual property rights which may not be mentioned herein. 77.9 ‘"A-Design Competitions" Agent’ includes any director of "A-Design Competitions", officer of "A-Design Competitions", employee of "A-Design Competitions", the "A-Design Competitions" Jury (and individual Entrants thereof), agent, representative, manufacturer, producer, skilled craftsman, contracted party or any third party whosoever, such party being appointed by "A-Design Competitions" to act as an "A-Design Competitions" Agent.` 77.10 ‘"A-Design Competitions" Award Winner’ means the "Work(s), Information and Metadata" adjudged and declared by the "A-Design Competitions" Jury as such. 77.11 ‘"A-Design Competitions" International Yearbook’ means the yearly publication of all the "A-Design Competitions" Award Winners and their winning concepts; 77.12 ‘"A-Design Competitions" Jury’ means the organised, selected and managed by "A-Design Competitions" (in accordance with its sole, full and unfettered discretion) to properly perform the adjudication process described in this Agreement and includes the individual persons thereof. 77.13 ‘Term’ means the period from the time of the full payment of the Entrant’s Fee to "A-Design Competitions" until one of the following (whichever is shorter): • 18 calendar months from the date of full payment of the Entrant’s Fee (that is, the natural expiry of this Agreement); or • the date of termination of this Agreement (where this Agreement has been prematurely terminated by either Party in accordance with Clauses 37 to 39 and/or Clause 4). FURTHER CLARIFICATIONS AND POINTS 78. The following information are provided to have additional understanding on several points and cases. They are written in a natural language without the jargon to make sure these important points are understood clearly. 78.1 "A-Design Competitions" is not required to send "Physical Components of the Winners Kit" Packages to the Entrant in any condition, even if the shipment fee is paid in full (in this case a partial refund will be possible) - For further clarification See Clause 78.3. "Physical Components of the Winners Kit" Packages cannot be ordered after 12 months of public announcement of results. However, "Physical Components of the Winners Kit" Packages could be distributed free of charge during the "Gala-Night and Exibition" to entitled Entrants. 78.2 "A-Design Competitions" is not obliged to print or include all winners on the "Winners' Book", only selected winners will be printed, this principle of selective inclusion also applies to all other services, including the Winners' and PR Services. Your "Eligibility" is not a confirmation of inclusion. You still need to upload the high-resolution images and provide details as mentioned in Clause 78.3. for selection process. 78.3 For "A-Design Competitions" to be able to provide Winners & PR Services and to be able to prepare the "Winners' Book" and the "Physical Components of the Winners Kit", the Entrant must take further action by providing further details regarding the design and themselves. The list of information to be provided can be requested by email, and it will also be automatically visible from the platform under the awarded entry after results are announced. These information should be provided within seven (7) days after the results have been announced. Not providing these additional details and information will result the awarded work to be excluded from the winners services and benefits, no refunds will be given in this case. If winners would like to be included in the yearbook, and if they would want to request their kits and to get services by A' Design Awards after they miss the deadline of seven (7) days, it will be possible only by paying a "Late Processing Fee for Service Inclusion" as stated in Clause 78.4 within thirty (30) days after results are announced to public, after this date even if a request is made by paying the "Late Processing Fee for Service Inclusion", it will not be possible to get services fully; especially yearbook inclusion will be impossible. Providing these details do not guarantee an inclusion as given in Clause 78.2. 78.4 "Late Processing Fee for Service Inclusion": The fee, as mentioned in Clause 78.3 is Five-hundred (500) Euros, IVA (Italian Value Added Tax) is included. It is non-refundable. 78.5 Entrants cannot withdraw their entries from "A-Design Competitions" after results are announced to winners but Entrants cannot withdraw their entries after results have been made public, under no condition. 78.6 Please refer to our refunds policy for any refund or credit requests, yet however we would like to remind you we have a no-refund policy, all sales or payments are final. 78.7 You cannot "skim" the agreement, you are obliged to read it before agreeing to it and registering yourself to the system. 78.8 It is absolutely forbidden to call jury members or A' Design Award and Competitions to pressure them for an award status. If this happens, A' Design Award & Competitions reserves rights to cease communication, to provoke any prior or post award status. However, if for technical reasons due to IT platform, if you believe your entry is not fully viewed or if you had problems in upload, you could request a confirmation of the award status by writing an email. 78.9 During several periods (including but not limited to Gala-Night and Exhibition Preparation periods, Voting Periods, Before (7) days of entry deadlines and after seven (7) days of results announced date and similar event periods), due to high amount of efforts and time allocation given to management of the events, communications and requests by the Entrants could take longer time to be answered or might be missed. 78.10 PR and Publicity services are provided in mass for all winners, even though A' Design Award & Competition will do its best to run thematic, geo-specific or language-specific PR Campaigns, media placement is not guaranteed and furthermore, A' Design Award & Competition reserves the right to exclude any "Winner" or participant from PR Services including but not limited to Press Release, Content Syndication and Personalized PR Campaign. 78.11 It is the duty of the Entrants to make sure that they receive our email communications (such as by adding support@adesignaward.com to contacts list, whitelist or any other requirements by email servers of the Entrants). 78.12 If a payment is made to A' Design Awards, the net amount is considered for accounting purposes and any commissions shall be paid by the remitter / payer, this implies that during for example wire-transfers the cost of money transfer shall be paid by the entity that is sending money to A' Design Awards. Likewise, for paypal or any other transfers, the relevant commission rate will be debited (written as a minus) to your balance at A' Design Awards. 78.13 A' Design Award badges are not endorsements, they cannot be used at other mediums written or digital (cannot be printed or published elsewhere). The proper way to utilize the badges is to link to the badges page at A' Design Awards. 78.14 Unexpected or unwanted shipments (i.e. for example sending us product samples or designs without properly nominating them, or sending us excessive materials, unrequested products, unexpected shipments, material for unawarded work) will be disposed within 24 hours of receipt. We are not obliged to communicate you we receive such shipments or their disposal status. We will never ship such items back, unless all shipment fees + 500 Euro penalty is paid for shipping, but in this case the shipping must be requested within the 24 hours if there is a notification sent to you, otherwise shipping back will not be possible either. 78.15 To be very clear, when you win the awards, you do not lose the rights to your design: Intellectual Property rights of the entrants shall remain the property of the competitor. Competitors or participants however grants a license to A' Design Awards to publish works on the annual yearbook, for advertising purposes and promotion. As a participant you can even decide not to grant a licence for publication, so you could win the awards but not get published in the yearbook in this case. But in this case you must communicate a week before entry deadline to ensure the entry is marked for non-publication. The contact should be written, using our support form, please ensure to get a reply. Furthermore, for this option you must take part in the concealed categories. 78.16 Entrants that are connected to the organisers and jury are excluded from entering or assisting any entry. 78.17 Entrants that do not receive a prize (award status such as A' Design Award - Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Awards) hold the right to refuse publication or exhibition of their work. 78.18 For any communication our contact form in the website shall be used. For any legal communication or request a letter shall be send by regular mail to our postal address. 78.19 Runner-up is not a winner status, if you get runner-up status you cannot communicate yourself as an award winner even if you "win runner up" status, this principle applies also for any other status that you can be assigned to such as participant, disqualified etc. The only winners are Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron (A') award winners, and any other status is not a winner. 78.20 Participants are required to nominate their designs if they wish to have their designs evaluated for award consideration. Making a payment or submitting a design is not a nomination, for nomination you must follow the nomination procedure and nominate your design for award consideration. It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure the work status is nominated. 78.21 By uploading a design, you are not under obligation to nominate a design. 78.22 Any refund requests shall be communicated first to the A' Design Award & Competition and they shall be processed based on the Refunds Policy which is indicated here: https://competition.adesignaward.com/refunds-policy.html 78.23 The refunds policy (https://competition.adesignaward.com/refunds-policy.html) shall be considered an addendum to this terms and conditions and must be read and understood clearly. 78.24 If a participant requests refunds directly from the payment processor (for example instead of asking refunds from A’ Design Awards but rather directly contacting the bank, credit card company, online payment gateway, online payment service provider, payments processors, e-banking, or any other way for withholding or withdrawing payments) instead of communicating with A' Design Award first via email support@adesignaward.com and waiting for 7 business days for processing of inquiry, in this case regardless of what is written in the refunds policy, the A' Design Award and Competition reserves right not to refund any payments. 78.25 When using the images, visuals or photos at the A' Design Award Photo Gallery, the following conditions must be met: 1) You cannot sell, sublicense, assign, convey or transfer these images to third parties. 2) You cannot distort or change the proportions of images, you can crop them or scale them but you cannot alter their colors except for color enhancements or grayscale image creation. 3) You cannot use the images as a part of a product or any other communication; for example you cannot use, reproduce, distribute or display the images in connection with any goods or services intended for resale or distribution which primary value lies in the images itself including but not limited to mugs, t-shirts, postcards, posters or other merchandise or anything in any media. 4) You cannot use, reproduce, distribute or display the images in any manner that is bad, libelous or slanderous or otherwise defamatory, obscene or indecent. 5) You cannot use the images in a way that places any person in the photo in a bad light or depicts them in a way that they may find offensive. 6) The copyright and intellectual property rights of images are retained by A’ Design Awards. 7) The images are provided "as is" and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for any incidental, indirect or consequential damages arising from any use or non-use of the images in any case. 8) Copyright Notice: © A' Design Award & Competition, is suggested to be used for images. 9) You agree not to link, or provide links to any content for which you do not have the copyright of; you cannot add links to third parties, and you accept that you are liable for any copyright infringement issues and problems that arise due to your participation to A' Design Award & Competition, you agree to hold A' Design Award harmless from any cases and you agree to cover all legal expenses as well as agree to pay any fines that would arise due to your participation at A' Design Award. 78.26 Award Winners and Laureates who do not attend the gala-night to retrieve their design award kit packages could request their kits to be delivered to their addresses, and requesting a delivery is not obligatory, if laureates do not request a delivery, the kits will not be sent or shipped. Requesting a delivery is not free of charge and the price of delivery depends on when the delivery is requested. Late delivery costs higher. After a certain period of time, the delivery would not be possible. 78.27 Award Winners and Laureates who do not attend the gala-night but who on the contrary indicate from the online gala-night RSVP system that they would attend the gala-night, gives up their right to retrieve their design award kit packages in any way. 78.28 Award Winners and Laureates who do not order the shipment of their design award kit packages by paying the relevant shipment fees within 30 days of award status announcement, gives up their right to request a shipment of their award kit packages. If this happens, for example, if a winner pays for a delivery of their winner kits after 30 days of award status announcement, the A' Design Award reserves right not send, ship or transfer anything and instead the A' Design Award reserves right to add the amount paid or transferred for the item and delivery to the account balance at A' Design Awards. 78.29 After any kind of delivery order, if the person who requests a delivery does not provide a correct or complete address of delivery within 30 days of the order of the delivery or payment, that person gives up his/her right to receive these items, and instead the A' Design Award reserves right to add the amount paid or transferred for these items to the account balance of the person at A' Design Awards and A' Design Awards reserves the right to not sent, not ship or not transfer anything to the person. 78.30 In some cases, after delivery request is made, and upon careful inspection, we could see that some deliverables, orders, items or parts of the design prize kit requested could not be available due to stocks. If a component, part or a section of an order is not available or if the complete order cannot be fulfilled then in this case the A' Design Award and Competition reserves right to add a percentage of the initial amount paid or transferred for the delivery based on the missing item to the account balance at A' Design Awards and A' Design Awards further reserves the right to not send, not ship or not transfer that missing part, section or item. The total amount transferred to the account balance cannot exceed the initial order amount minus the shipping costs. The amount is calculated by nominal cost of the item, if item is discounted because of being part of a bundle, this discount is further applied to the nominal cost. Nominal cost is of the item is the cost of item to us, including production cost, overheads, management and maintenance expenses. 78.31 If a participant requests an item he or she is not eligible for, for example but not limited to, a non-winner sending A' Design Awards a wire transfer for delivery of winner-kits, a bronze winner paying for large gold-trophy a runner-up requesting to purchase a certificate of award etc, in such cases, the A' Design Award reserves right to add the amount paid or transferred for these ineligible orders to the account balance of the person at A' Design Awards and A' Design Awards reserves right to not sent, not ship or not transfer anything. 78.32 It is possible that an item sent by A' Design Awards could be lost during delivery, if that happens, the person who requested the order should notify A' Design Awards latest after 45 days of purchase or payment of delivery about the non-delivery status. If a shipment is lost and A' Design Award is dully notified within 45 days, the A' Design Award reserves right to either resent the shipment or A' Design Awards alternatively reserves also the right to add the amount paid or transferred for the shipment and items to the account balance of the person at A' Design Awards and not re-sent, re-ship or transfer anything. If a shipment is lost and A' Design Award is not notified after 45 days, the A' Design Award reserves right to not add the amount paid or transferred for the shipment and items to the account balance of the person at A' Design Awards and A' Design Awards further reserves right to not sent, ship or transfer anything, effectively meaning that if an item is lost or does not get delivered within 45 days, the person who ordered should report it to ensure either a redelivery or reimbursement with account credits. 78.33 Not all items for sale at A' Design Awards include the shipment fee, the person who makes an order should also be responsible for paying the delivery fees as requested by the A’ Design Awards. 78.34 The A' Design Awards reserves right to request any arbitrary delivery fee for any item regardless of what the market norm of such delivery would regularly cost, and the A' Design Awards reserves right to add or reflect additional taxes, custom duties, cost of transportation, worker costs, management costs and any other operative and maintenance costs to the delivery costs. 78.34 If a person requests an item from A' Design Awards but do not pay for its delivery within 30 days, the A' Design Awards reserves the right to add the amount paid or transferred for these items to the account balance of the person at A' Design Awards and A' Design Awards further reserves the right to not sent, not ship or not transfer anything to the person. 78.35 Once a participant gains award winner status, the participant is given a list of actions to take. These actions include but not limited to updating profile and entry details, providing further and more information about the award winning entries, filling questions and surveys, previewing deliverables, choosing options, and preparing in advance for the services. These actions must be taken within 7 days of award status announcement. A' Design Awards reserves the right to exclude the participants who do not complete these steps from any deliverables. Furthermore, it could be possible that after a period of time the system could lock these items for modifications, thus participants could be subject to late processing fees to unlock options that were locked. 78.36 If you make a payment, regardless of the payment method or payment processor, you need to give us at least 7 days to check and confirm the payment, if you initiate a dispute process or escalate a claim via your payment processor or initiate a chargeback within these 7 days, we reserve the right to either not-refund your fee or to cancel your nomination or both (no refund + disqualification) based on the situation (for example if you initiate a dispute process after results announcement, you will not be refunded and your work will further be disqualified). Furthermore, we also reserve right to remove and close your account in such circumstances. 78.37 If you delete or remove a nominated design before or after judging, or if you remove any of your design that you made a payment for, you agree that; 1) the design you removed has been automatically disqualified and will not be judged, 2) any nomination tickets, payment or credits have been spent and non-reimbursable and 3) no refunds would be possible, 4) we keep the rights to remove or keep displaying the entry based on our own decision. 78.38 We reserve right to disqualify entries of participants who display one of the following behaviour: harassing, verbally rude, threatening, cheating, criminal, vulgar, insulting, uncivil, abusive and similar. 78.39 We can disqualify your work under many conditions including but not limited to potential conflicts of interests, to avoid potential moral right, patent, copyright or trademark infringements (regardless of they are actual infringements or not). 78.40 We can disqualify any work for any reason at any point, we do not need to communicate disqualification either. 78.41 Depending on the reason of disqualification we might or might not offer a remedy. We usually do not offer any remedy, and we absolutely do not offer any refund. The potential remedy, if we decide to provide it (but we are absolutely not required or obliged to do so) cannot exceed the initial payment for nomination fees by the participant. 78.42 If express judging service is ordered after deadline, we reserve right to provide the service within 15 days instead of 3-7 days. 78.43 When changing from Concealed Category to Regular Category, your award level can change (the award level could be upgraded or downgraded) as the scores must be recalculated for the new category. 78.44 When making payments to A' Design Award, if you modify the page parameters, link or source data (including but not limited to modifying url parameters, fee or product identifiers, rigging the system), which would result in reduction of fees to be paid, then not only you would not be provided these services but also we reserve right to fine you up to 40 times the amount you reduced the fee. For example if you reduce 100 euro fee to 5 euro by hacking parameters or source data, we could fine you up to 95 * 40 = 3800 euro. Therefore, to avoid such a fine, you agree not to hack, modify or manually intervene any data in payment pages and you further agree to any fines if you do hack, modify or manually intervene these datas to reduce payments. Furthermore, we reserve right to disqualify users who take part in such behaviour without refunding any fees paid. 78.45 If you update your design images or text after results are announced, we reserve right to disqualify your entry even if we had priorly announced you as a winner. We can disqualify such entries at any time, depending on when we discover the change. We are not obliged to communicate a disqualification notification in advance. We might consider but we are not obliged to, restore the status of the work, upon the initial presentation is restored, after the Technical Disqualification Re-Evaluation service is paid for. When we disqualify your work you also agree to pay disqualification fees (Forced Disqualification Fee) and fines as noted in account services page which should be considered an addendum to this agreement. The disqualification cause also applies for concealed entries; you cannot remove, modify, replace the data of your award winning designs prior to obtaining a written confirmation from A' Design Award to do so, and even if you obtain a written confirmation, if you make changes that are deemed too marginal; i.e. that would be enough to effect any votes that might be registered for your entry; your design could still get disqualified and you still agree to pay disqualification fees; Forced Disqualification Fee as noted in account services. 78.46 When you ask any request from A' Design Award, if there is a matching Account Service listed at Account Services page, then you agree to pay for these services. We reserve right to provide some of the services a priori if urgent attention is needed. If we provide a service a priori we will charge your account. 78.47 If at the end of award status announcement, your design description details and text are missing or insufficient, if some of the text is repeating, or if you used filler text, in any of these reasons, we reserve right to make a 250 Euro fine for the incomplete presentation, or alternatively we reserve right to disqualify the work from the competition. 78.48 After results announcement, if you do not review your yearbook (or if you review but do not notice any errors) or if there were errors or issues in your book page that needed your attention (including but not limited to logo issues, image issues, text issues or any other issue such as non compliance with guidelines) but not resolved earlier, we reserve the right to disqualify the work, or not to include in the yearbook. We remind that a bad looking or incorrect page (documents, text and images) would not only make your yearbook page to look bad but your action of not reviewing your book page would also reduce the value of the whole book, therefore instead of taking your page out of the book or disqualifying your work, we reserve a right to make a manual intervention, and register this as a service towards your account for which you might be asked to pay for. 78.49 If you delete the images of an awarded design, your work will be disqualified. Instead of deleting images you could (1) request conversion to a concealed category by paying the service as noted in account services. Furthermore, you can also (2) request the Award Status Cancellation Service. If you do not request neither of these services but decide to delete the entry or to remove or replace images with dummy or place holder images, or text, you agree to pay the Award Status Cancellation Service the fees of this service is noted in account services page. 78.50 Participants are responsible to ensure that their certificates look correct and also aesthetically appealing. In most cases, A' Design Award will check (but not obliged to check) your certificates to see whether they look correct and also beautiful; they need to look appealing and correct. If your certificate does not look good, A' Design Award reserves the right to modify your certificate to ensure it would look good when printed. Furthermore, A' Design Award also reserves the right to provide this as an additional service, which implies that we reserve right to deduct credits from your account if we fix a certificate that looks incorrect. In some cases, we might have to print multiple certificates, in this case, multiple certificate fixing service would be applied to your account, we reserve right to deduct the full amount for the services provided. The fee for such services are noted in visualization service page at https://competition.adesignaward.com/visualization.html Furthermore, A' Design Award reserves the right (but not obliged) to reduce any fees. 78.51 It is the participants' responsibility not to make multiple payments for the same item or order (i.e. participants are responsible for multiple payments resulting from; including but not limited to refreshing the payment pages, resubmitting payment forms, excessively clicking the payment submit forms etc.) if you made a multiple payment to A' Design Award, even though it is stated we do not provide refunds, we reserve the right to (but not obliged to) refund you, directly from the payment processor. If the payment processor (point of sales device or online payment systems) does not allow us to refund (for example if too much time passed and you realized a multiple payment too late - including but not limited to any other reasons for expiry), then we reserve right to add it as account credits. Furthermore, if we are able to refund there will be a refunding fee which is calculated based on percentage of the amount to be refunded, this fee can range from 3% to 10% depending on the payment processor used; we reserve right to register negative credits to your account or to refund partially in any case. 78.52 You cannot remove your account if you have uploaded designs with an award status. You could however freeze your account. When you freeze your account, the email address associated with your account will be updated to removed@adesignaward.com and thus you will not receive any future communications. 78.53 We have right to keep and not delete your data even if or you remove your account. CLARIFICATIONS ON JURY 79.1 The organisers have the right to submit or replace a jury member in case of injury or illness. 79.2 No relative to any jury member is permitted to enter the competition for the specific year that the jury member is taking part in for the specific category the jury member is voting for. 79.3 The jury's decision is final and abiding. 79.4 The jury can withhold the awards or prizes. 79.5 Entries are voted anonymously. 79.6 Preliminary score is not an award status. You cannot use your preliminary score in your communication or marketing or let anybody else know of it. By signing this agreement, you agree to keep your preliminary score hidden, this includes not communicating it in any medium including or not limited to news sources, blogs or publications of any kind or documentation or websites. You cannot use the preliminary score as a basis of any argument, especially for not winning the competition or not achieving an expected award status. You understand that the preliminary score is just a mere estimate, and is not a valid measure of your design quality. If you disclose your preliminary score or if you use it in an argument, you agree to pay fine of nine thousand euros plus any fees that would be paid for legal parties to enforce this law, including but not limited to lawyers fees. 79.7 Not all entries are voted by all jury members. 79.8 The jury can decide to pass or disqualify entries during voting. 79.9 The A' Design Award & Competition reserves right to revoke award status for entries for any reason including but not limited to inability to comply with presentation guidelines or editorial guidelines. Revoking award status means cancelling any award status that was communicated earlier. 79.10 If a participant contacts A' Design Award & Competition for "requesting change in award status" or "to reset votes and have the work revoted", this will be considered an act of manipulation and A' Design Award and Competition reserves right to outright disqualify such participants and their work with or without warning, without any reimbursements, and by terminating any liabilities towards such participant. When a participant is disqualified, the A' Design Award and Competition also reserves right to revoke any prior or past award status. CLARIFICATIONS ON ACCOUNT TYPES 80.1 A’ Design Award and Competition has several different “Account Types”. Before participants can nominate a design, they are asked for which account type is correct. During this choice the A’ Design Award and Competition does not actively monitor the selection process and trusts the participants to choose the right account type among “Enterprise”, “Agency”, “Professional”, “Non-Profit”, “Academic”, “Young”, “Start-Up”, “Media”, “Government” which is communicated to participants with relevant costs of nomination during the entry process or before the entry process via calculation of nomination fees. Plus there is uncommunicated “Micro”, “Small”, and “Medium” Account Types that are available for Legal purposes, the legal definitions for the Account Types are as follows: 1) Enterprise Account Type: Company with Turnover >= 50 Million Euro. 2) Agency Account Type: Company that provides design, architecture or creativity services. 3) Professional Account Type: Real Person who earns income from design. 4) Non-Profit Account Type: Registered Non-Profit organization. 5) Academic Account Type: Real Person who works in a university or higher education. 6) Young Account Type: Student or Real Person who does not earn income from design. 7) Start-Up Account Type: Newly Established Company within the last 3 Years with Turnover < 2 Million Euro. 8) Media Account Type: Company or Real Person in publishing or broadcasting industry. 9) Government Account Type: Representative or Institution of a government of an established country. 10) Micro Account Type: Company with Turnover < 2 Million Euro. (Start-Up Pricing) 11) Small Account Type: Company with Turnover < 10 Million Euro. (Agency Pricing) 12) Medium Account Type: Company with Turnover < 50 Million Euro. (Agency Pricing). 80.2 Depending on the Account Type, participants are asked to pay different nomination fees; the Account Type system was designed such that high income groups such as Enterprises pay more than low income groups such as Start-Ups. After an account type is selected, any invoices or proforma invoices will be based on the payment schedule for the selected account type. The payment schedule and fees are indicated at the fee calculation pages. 80.3 In case a participant chooses an account type that results in a lower participation fee then the expected correct fee based on the matching legal account type, the A’ Design Award and Competition reserves the right to ask the resulting nomination fee difference between the accounts plus 25% penalty fee for each entry paid using a lower entry fee to be paid by the participants. If a proforma invoice or invoice is requested (or autogenerated) by the participant who indicated a different account type that results in a lower fee, then the participant could potentially receive an initial invoice with less fees then the expected correct fees based on matching legal account type, however even in this case it is the responsibility of the participant to ensure the account type and the amount displayed in the invoice is correct and matching the expected fees and even if a proforma or invoice is sent to the participant or even if there is an email communication between A’ Design Award and participant that provides a price quote, since the quote is based on the incorrect account type chosen by the participant, the resulting price quotes, proforma invoice or invoices are not bounding and the participant who make less payments can later be expected to pay the difference plus the 25% penalty fee. Participants who receive an invoice, proforma or price quote by choosing an account type that allows entry with lower nomination fees will still be required to pay the difference between the correct and expected account type nomination fee plus 25% penalty fee for each entry paid using a lower entry fee. The non-documented account types Micro, Small and 80.4 Medium were created to provide fair penalty when a company chooses an unmatching account type. The formula for penalty, for clarification purposes is as follows: C = Correct nomination fee for the matching account type. L = Lower fee resulting from choosing an unmatching account type. Total Due Fees would be : ((C-L)*1.25 ) + VAT. The A’ Design Award reserves right to make a discount for due fees that result for this issue. The Due fees must be paid within 14 working days, regardless of when the account type issue was discovered. 80.5 In case a participant chooses an account type that results in a higher participation fee then the expected correct fee based on the matching legal account type, the A’ Design Award and Competition will not reimburse the payments but will create account credits that could later be used for purchasing additional services or products from A’ Design Awards with 25% reduction; the formula of credits would be: C = Correct nomination fee for the matching account type. H = Higher fee resulting from choosing an unmatching account type. Total Credits would be : (H-L)*0.75 registered in our credit system but not refunded. 80.6 The A’ Design Award and Competition is not obliged to control or check the accuracy of account types selected by participants. If the A’ Design Award and Competition checks and notices an account type selection mistake, the A’ Design Award is not obliged to take action for either requesting further payments due to less payments or for reimbursing the excess payments due to higher payments. 80.7 If a Professional or Young Account Type is used during nomination ticket acquisition but an Enterprise or Business Name is provided for the Account Name or Yearbook Pages, we reserve the right to request the difference of entry fees from the participants or to register a fine or to disqualify the works. CLARIFICATIONS ON ENTRY METHODS AND CATEGORY CHOICES 81.1 The A’ Design Award and Competition features several different entry methods. It is the responsibility of the participant to select the correct entry method. Especially choosing the digital nomination method could result in several services or items not being provided to award winning participants since nomination to the competition using the digital nomination methods costs lower than participating to the competition by nomination using professional entry method. There is a penalty for conversion between entry methods, therefore participants are advised to carefully evaluate their entry method prior participation. 81.2 Concealed Categories: The A’ Design Award and Competition features several categories that are concealed and called “Concealed Categories” – i.e. these categories would not publish results due to secrecy or privacy of projects involved. If you submit your work to such categories, your work will not be published nor included in the book or press releases and it is not possible to ask for conversation later without paying penalties and in some cases it might not be possible to provide all services upon conversation even after paying the penalties if any. If you join Concealed Categories your name could still be announced as a winner, and even if we say these categories are concealed we cannot be held responsible for any publication of award winning (or non winning) design by mistake, including but not limited to for example resulting from a bug in the IT platform or for instance if an intrusion to our system or if we were required by law or legal authorities to disclose your entry details to them or by any other means. FINES, EXTRA FEES AND ACCOUNT BALANCE 82.1 A' Design Award and Competitions' no further fees policy mean that winners of the competition are not required to pay a fee to finalize their award status; i.e. winners are winners without paying any extra fees, however "no further fees" does not mean that we would not ask further fees from participants. There are many fees that participants would be required to pay; these are including but not limited to for example request of duplicate items, extra products or additional services. 82.2 There are fees that could potentially be paid for many extra or automated services including but not limited to services or products such as account conversion (choosing wrong account type), entry type conversion (such as digital to pro, or pro to platinum edition), shipments, orders for duplicates, late requests, custom duties paid on your behalf, shipments fees paid on your behalf, your requests for exhibition services (such as packaging, transportation, handling, warehousing), for services during gala-night, additional PR services, additional publicity requests, order of duplicate or additional winner kits, products or merchandise etc. Each of these fees are communicated in specific pages and sections from where the service could be ordered or explained. 82.3 There are fees that relate to bespoke requests for account related issues, these are communicated under "Account Services" page https://competition.adesignaward.com/account-services.php when a user requires a service listed in these pages, the fees that relate to that service will be deducted from the account balance at A' Design Awards. 82.4 There are fines for not showing up to the gala-night if you indicate you would join the gala-night from the gala-night registration system: this fine is only in case if you are indicating you would join the gala-night by confirming your participation as positive, from our online interface and later, not showing up during the "call to stage" during gala-night. Furthermore, there are fines for removing your name from the gala-list, once the gala-list deadline is over. 82.5 When fees are fines occur, they are stored in "Account Balance" at A' Design Awards. You agree that if your "Account Balance" at A' Design Awards goes negative, the A' Design Award and Competition reserves the right to withhold services. Furthermore, if your "Account Balance" is highly negative (highly negative = negative balance of 250 euro or more), then we reserve the right to cancel your award status. If your award status is cancelled, you will still be required to pay the fines and extra fees. 82.6 Positive account balances cannot be withdrawn or refunded, instead they could be used to obtain other services or extras from the A' Design Award & Competition, however some of these services might require payment and it might not be possible to use account credits towards them; i.e. there are services including but not limited to Ars Futura Cultura participation for which you cannot use the account credits for; A' Design Award and Competition reserves the right to limit using the account credits towards some services. 82.7 You cannot close your account if you have a negative account balance (if you owe us money). You can close your account if you have a positive balance (if we owe you money). If you close your account without any leftover positive balance, you understand and agree that you will not be able to retrieve or use it later. SHIPMENTS 83.1 A' Design Award and Competition is not obliged to ship any items, including but not limited to winner kits (which could be collected at gala for example) or exhibition items (which could be collected from exhibition). 83.2 It could be possible to request shipment for some items (for example winner kits or exhibition items), however there are deadlines for such shipments and their requests. Details on deadlines for shipments are indicated at the control panel of A' Design Award at shipment and delivery page (for winner kits) and exhibition page (for exhibition items). Once the deadline for shipments pass, it is also not possible to send your own courier for retrieval either. 83.3 For A' Design Award to send a shipment, your address should be confirmed from your control panel at A' Design Awards. If, by the end of shipment deadline, you do not confirm your shipment address, we reserve right to not send you the shipments. If this happens, any payments done towards shipments or items will be added as A' Design Award account credits. 83.4 If you order a duplicate winner kit with shipment without paying the shipment fee for your original kit, in this case we will assume that you needed two winner kits and we will package, prepare and send you two winner kits. Furthermore, we will substract the late shipment fee for physical components of the winner kit from your account. If you ordered a duplicate kit by mistake, we cannot refund you and you are further obliged to pay the shipment fee of the original kit, please note that under normal conditions you would not be obliged to pay the shipment fee of the original winner kit, however in this situation you would be, since we would be sending to you together with the duplicate kit. RETAIL PLATFORMS 84.1 By creating a design, service or product listing on A' Design Award or it's spinoffs (including but not limited to BuySellDesign, SaloneDelDesigner, DesignMegaStore etc), you as the designer, creator, provider or seller, are offering the public the opportunity to enter into a contract with you. By buying a product, service, design or idea at A' Design Award or it's spinoffs (including but not limited to BuySellDesign, SaloneDelDesigner, DesignMegaStore etc) you, as the buyer, procurer, accept that offer and the contract between seller and buyer is formed. A' Design Award or it's spinoffs (including but not limited to BuySellDesign, SaloneDelDesigner, DesignMegaStore etc), is not a party to that agreement between the seller and buyer. All dealings are solely between users or participants. ARBITRATION AND DISPUTE 85.1. Binding Arbitration and Class Action Waiver : We hope we never have a dispute, but if we do, you and we agree to try for 360 days (or any number of maximum days allowed by law) to resolve it informally. If we can’t, you and we agree to binding individual arbitration before the an arbitration association such as American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) or similar other associations in other countries and if these are not available we could consult a third-party lawyer instead, and you agree not to sue us in court in front of a judge or jury. Instead, a neutral arbitrator (or an independent third party, commissioned by us, such as a lawyer in case arbitration association is not available) will decide and the arbitrator’s decision will be final except for a limited right of appeal under the FAA or the similar arbitration process in your country. Class action lawsuits, class-wide arbitrations, private attorney-general actions, and any other proceeding where someone acts in a representative capacity aren’t allowed. Nor is combining individual proceedings without the consent of all parties. “We,” “our,” and “us” includes OMC Design Studios SRL, the organizer. Please be reminded sometimes your dispute is not with us, it could be about a designer, a user of our website who might infringe your rights, if this is the case, contact us for mediation and see the methodology section, dispute resolution section which refers to the general design issue related disputes. • Disputes covered—everything except IP (Please check our methodology section for Dispute Resolution which refers to a dispute that is based on a design). The term “dispute” is as broad as it can be. It includes any claim or controversy between you and the manufacturer or installer, or you and Microsoft, concerning the software, its price, or this agreement, under any legal theory including contract, warranty, tort, statute, or regulation, except disputes relating to the enforcement or validity of your, your licensors’, our, or our licensors’ intellectual property rights. • Mail a Notice of Dispute first. If you have a dispute and our customer service representatives can’t resolve it, send a Notice of Dispute by Mail to us, ATTN: LEGAL DEPARTMENT, mail it to OMC Design Studios SRL, Via Manara, 9, 22100, Como. Tell us your name, address, how to contact you, what the problem is, and what you want. A form is available at our webpage under documents repository section that you could download. We’ll do the same if we have a dispute with you. After 360 days (or as maximum number of days permitted by law), you or we may start an arbitration if the dispute is unresolved. • Arbitration procedure. The AAA or the lawyer or another arbitration institution or entity will conduct any arbitration under its Commercial Arbitration Rules or similar relevant rules (if you are a business) or its Consumer Arbitration Rules or similar relevant rules (if you are an individual). For more information, contact an arbitration association. To start an arbitration, submit the form available at our website together with a payment so that we could hire or pay for the AAA or a third party lawyer or mediator or arbitrator; please mail the entity you are arbitrating against a copy (or to US if your dispute is with Microsoft). In smaller disputes, any hearing could be telephonic or digital unless the arbitrator finds good cause to hold an in-person hearing instead. Any in-person hearing will take place in residence place of our business. The arbitrator may award the same damages to you individually as a court could. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only to you individually to satisfy your individual claim. • Arbitration fees and payments. If you start an arbitration you will pay all filing, AAA, and arbitrator’s fees and expenses. If we both start arbitration we shall share the costs of dispute and filling and any other legal cost equally, unless a solution is awarded. If you reject our last written settlement offer made before the arbitrator was appointed, your dispute goes all the way to an arbitrator’s decision (called an “award”). The AAA rules, or the mediator or third party independent arbitrator or third party independent lawyers (who we hire to settle the issue) rules will govern payment of filing fees and the AAA’s and arbitrator’s fees and expenses. • If the arbitrator finds the arbitration frivolous or brought for an improper purpose you will pay for all expenses plus any awards as decided by the arbitrator to us for making a false, improper or frivolous claim. We will also seek our attorney’s fees or expenses from you in any arbitration. • If we start an arbitration we will pay all filing, AAA, and arbitrator’s fees and expenses. We might seek our attorney’s fees or expenses from you in any arbitration that we start against you. • Fees and expenses are not counted in determining how much a dispute involves. • Must file within one year. You and we must file in small claims court or arbitration any claim or dispute (except intellectual property disputes which you should refer to our methodology section for the design related issues) within one year from when it first could be filed. Otherwise, it’s permanently barred. • Severability. If the class action waiver is found to be illegal or unenforceable as to all or some parts of a dispute, those parts won’t be arbitrated but will proceed in court, with the rest proceeding in arbitration. If any other provision of any section is found to be illegal or unenforceable, that provision will be severed but the rest of sections still applies. • Conflict with AAA rules. This agreement governs if it conflicts with the AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Rules or Consumer Arbitration Rules. • OMC Design Studios SRL as party or third-party beneficiary. If OMC Design Studios SRL is who you made a payment to then OMC Design Studios SRL is a party to this agreement. Otherwise, OMC Design Studios SRL is not a party but could be a potentially a third-party of your agreement to mediate your role with other parties (such as designers who join the competition) to resolve disputes through informal negotiation and arbitration. For example, if you there is a designer that you have an issue with, you cannot sue us, you need to sue, arbitrate or dispute with the designer instead. PRESS RELEASE AND TEXT FIXING 86. When we make a premium press release for you we are obliged to use the text you input for design yearbook section or design details section. However, when your texts do not conform to editorial guidelines and if they are not written correctly, grammatically correctly or otherwise, our editors could determine that some changes will need to be made to your press release in order to effectively distribute it on premium website distribution channels. In order to ensure that your premium press releases are not placed on editorial hold status, we might need to hire writers who would fix your text in order to allow us to make the required reviews and edits to ensure your text is fixed. This mostly happens when your press release texts (design descriptions) contains grammatical errors, if you did not proofread your texts or press release or if you did not use a spell check program. In this case, we reserve right to take money from your account at A` Design Awards. The amount should be about one hour of writer fees plus mark-up for any changes required to make your texts and press release, press release distribution friendly. You also give us right to modify or have your texts modified by third party writers to have them fixed and we cannot be held responsible if the meaning deviates, to avoid all this, please ensure to use proper English with correct grammer. Furthermore, we might decide not to publish your press release or design at all if the text is not possible to be fixed or if the text contains any gramattical errors. DESIGN CONTRACT GENERATORS 87. A' Design Award permits award winners to use the design contract generator service for free, and non-winners could pay extra to use this service, only if they wish to do so. In any case, IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE DESIGN CONTRACT GENERATOR SERVICE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A LEGAL ADVICE. NO ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP IS ESTABLISHED BY YOUR USE OF THE CONTRACT GENERATOR NOR THE EXISTENCE OF THIS SERVICE. ALL TERMS AND NOTES USED IN THIS DOCUMENT ARE SUGGESTIONS AND ARE NOT INSTRUCTIONS. A' Design Award is not your legal advisor, the generic input customized contracts and design contract templates are not guaranteed to satisfy your needs. Always consult a licensed attorney for particular and specific contract needs. No warranties are given or implied for the Design Contracts and Agreements Service we provide. Remember to always consult a lawyer before signing a contract, laws and their enforceability could differ from country to country and region to region. We provide the contract generator service as is (free of charge to our award winning users and for a nominal fee for non award winning users who purchase the service), and we shall not be held liable for any damages to your business or third parties resulting from your use of our contract generators (or our liability would not exceed the amount you pay to us to use these services, and for laureates this amount is zero); and you agree to hold us harmless for any future or past damages that would result from your use of these contracts, including but not limited to loss of business. This text extends our initial terms and agreements, and should be considered as an addendum to our contract if you would agree to use our generator. The contract templates as well as the explanatory text does not imply any legalities or responsibility on the part of the A’ Design Award and its affiliates or owners. The laws in your region may differ. Check the Web and consult a lawyer for more information on your local laws. Important notice: These documents and commentary are never a substitute to legal advice. Because every situation can be different, only a lawyer can answer your legal questions and assist you with a contract. We hereby disclaim all liability in connection to the use of these documents, agreements and contracts. Some agreements on our website are provided for free use, while others are reserved to award winning designers and some may be provided for a premium. A' Design Award assumes no responsibility for any consequences that arise from your decision to use any free or non-free agreements, design contracts or agreement templates. If you have questions about whether an agreement, contract or design agreement template is appropriate for your business, you should always consult an attorney. Use of any of the agreements, contracts, agreement generators, contract generators or agreement templates on A' Design Award website signifies acceptance of these terms. DATA PRIVACY AND TRANSFER 88. A' Design Award has web servers in many countries. This means that your personal data can be transferred to another country which could have different privacy laws. By agreeing this agreement, you consent and opt-in to permit your personal data to be transferred, stored or accessed from another country. We especially state this in order to remind that your privacy laws in your country or state might not apply or might not be enforcable if we transfer any data to another country. 88.1 If we remove or freeze your account, your data could still be kept in our servers and platform, traces of your data could potentially circulate through internet in other websites, including but not limited to third parties and syndication services as well as magazines and publications that cover your designs. If you remove or freeze your account we will not take any action to remove the traces of your data outside our servers or in our own servers; your data will still remain visible. WORLD DESIGN CONSORTIUM 89. WDC, the World Design Consortium is an initiative by IAD, the International Association of Designers, which is a prime club initiated by A' Design Award. When you became a laureate of the A' Design Award, you agree to be automatically enrolled into the World Design Consortium initiative, as a World Design Consortium Partner or Agent (WDC Partner or Agent). A WDC Partner or Agent is not a commercial partner; a WDC Partner is not a stakeholder of WDC. A WDC Partner does not owns WDC shares and a WDC Partner does not share WDC liabilities. A WDC Partner is basically a voluntary representative of all other WDC Partners for business contacts, our aim at WDC is to create an opportunity for A' Design Award winners to do business worldwide by having all laureates agents in all countries. As a WDC Partner or Agent, we expect but not oblige laureates of A' Design Award to pass or refer jobs and business leads to other A' Design Award winners. When you get a business out of such lead or job, you agree to give a referral fee to the referring WDC Agent, furthermore a mediation fee shall be paid to WDC for making the deal happen, mediated and registered. WDC will decide on the referral fee amount based on the scenario; the industry, payment and agreement terms or future businesses opportunities. You agree to abide by the WDC's referral fee and mediation terms and pay a commission for referrals and business opportunities arising from the World Design Consortium initiative. There is no fees for WDC partnership; the only time you would pay a commission and mediation fees for WDC (and WDC Agents or Partners) is if WDC would create a business opportunity for you; i.e. if another WDC Partner or Agent pass you a job or business opportunity that turns into an actual job or business taking place, then only in this case we expect to have a mediation fee for WDC and a commission for WDC Agents.
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OPTIONAL INFORMATION
Suggested Information
Your personal biography page will be created with the information provided here. This information will potentially appear on press releases, books, blogs and other publications. Please fill the appropriate/applicable fields. These information are public.
ORGANIZATION: is where you work or study.
TITLE AT ORGANIZATION: is your title at the organization. i.e. Manager, Lecturer, Director, Student or whatever is written in your Business Cards
WORK/CONTACT HOURS: these are the hours that people should respect when contacting you, usually workhours. For 24 hours choose opens 01 - closes 24.
Opens
Closes
Time Zone
NATIVE LANGUAGE: please choose your native language, we are especially collecting this information to provide services in your own language.
PRIMARY DISCIPLINE: your main interest in art.
NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION: if you were initially not a designer.
JOB FUNCTION: what do you focus on your job.
WHICH APPLIES THE BEST FOR YOU: what describes you best.
GENDER: optional.
LOOKING FOR JOB?: will be indicated at your profile..
CITY OF BIRTH : for biography page, you were born in..
NATIONALITY : is where you are originally from.
WEBSITE URL: for people who might want to learn more about you.
PORTFOLIO URL: for people who might want to learn more about your works.
RSS URL: for showing your updates in your profile page.
EDUCATION:

Format: Year, Focus, Education, Institution, CITY/COUNTRY.
Example: 1981, Interior Designer, MA, Harvard University, BOSTON/USA.
* One entry for each line.
WORK EXPERIENCE:

Format: Year, Position, Institution, CITY/COUNTRY.
Example: 1981, University, Harvard University, BOSTON/USA.
* One entry for each line.
PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:

Format: Year, "Title", Gallery Name, CITY/COUNTRY.
Example: 2003, "Restless Women", Mc Arthur's Gallery, MANCHESTER/UNITED KINGDOM.
* One entry for each line.
MIXED EXHIBITIONS WITH OTHER ARTISTS:

Format: Year, "Title", Gallery Name, CITY/COUNTRY.
Example: 2001, "Plastic", Harlds Gallery, LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM.
* One entry for each line.
EVENTS:

Format: Year, "Title", Event/Conference Name, CITY/COUNTRY.
Example: 2003, "Restless Women", Mc Arthur's Gallery, MANCHESTER/UNITED KINGDOM.
* One entry for each line.
AWARDS:

Format: Year, Rank/Prize, Award-Name, CITY/COUNTRY.
Example: 1988, 1st Place, International Graphics Competition, PARIS/FRANCE.
* One entry for each line.
PRESS APPEARINGS:

Format: Year, "Designs Name", Publication Name, Month, CITY/COUNTRY.
Example: 1992, "Lovebucks", Design Magazine, August, MILAN/ITALY.
* One entry for each line.
ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:

Format: Year, "Title", Academic Publication Name, Publisher, Editor, CITY/COUNTRY, ISBN.
Example: 1992, "Procedural Patterns in Design", Academic Magazine of University, MILAN/ITALY, ISBN9874584214523.
* One entry for each line. Articles Published in National or International Peer-Review Periodicals..
BOOKS:

Format: Year, "Title", Number of Relevant Pages, Publisher, Editor, CITY/COUNTRY, ISBN.
Example: 1987, "Ceramic Furniture", 142 Pages, Dortmunt Edition, MUNICH/GERMANY, ISBN9874584214523.
* One entry for each line. These are books written by you or other people that contains your designs, articles or your texts.
ACCOLADES:

Format: Year, "Title", Institution, CITY/COUNTRY.
Example: 1988, "Top Ten Designers of Paris", France Design Association, PARIS/FRANCE.
* One entry for each line.
CLIENTELE:

Format: Company names, Seperated by "," Commas.
Example: Nike, Toyota, Sony, Apple etc.
LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Format: Language name (Native|Near Native|Advanced|Intermediate|Pre-Intermediate|Beginner), Seperated by "," Commas.
Example: English (Near Native), French (Beginner), Spanish (Pre-Intermediate) etc.
COMPUTER LITERACY:

Format: Program/Software Names Seperated by "," Commas.
Example: Adobe Illustrator, HTML, QuarkXPress, Coin Collection etc.
COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS:

Format: Year, "Workshop/Course Name", Institution/Location, CITY/COUNTRY.
Example:2004, "Design for EcoSustainability", Politecnico di Milano, MILAN/ITALY etc.
*One entry for each line
SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES:

Format: Year, "Seminar/Conference Name", Institution/Location, CITY/COUNTRY.
Example:2002, "Mass Customization", Politecnico di Milano, MILAN/ITALY etc.
*One entry for each line
MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:

Format: Year Started, Institution, CITY/COUNTRY.
Example: 1999, ADI, MILAN/ITALY etc.
COLLECTIONS/MUSEUM CONTRIBUTIONS:

Format: Year, Institution, CITY/COUNTRY
Example: 1999, Museum of Design, COMO/ITALY etc.
* One entry for each line. These are permanent collections and exhibits where your works are bought/accepted and exhibited.
JURY MEMBERSHIPS:

Format: Year, Institution, CITY/COUNTRY
Example: 2001, A' Design Competition, COMO/ITALY etc.
* One entry for each line.
HOBBIES:

Format: Hobby Names Seperated by "," Commas.
Example: Fencing, Tango Dancing, Coin Collection etc.
DESIGNERS' STATEMENT / STATEMENT OF ART:

Suggested: Around 500 Words. What is design, what is art. Your view on art and design etc. Please limit maximum to 2000 Words, however if it is longer we will not delete it. You could also write a one line motto, there is no minimum length.
FAX: you should include area and country code. as well.
 
INVOICE DETAILS
Suggested Information
This information is usefull if you are going to get invoice for any of the paid services that are provide by A' Design Award and Competition or Affiliates.
COMPANY/NAME: Company or Full Name
ADDRESS: Street, Block No, ZIP code, City, State
INVOICE COUNTRY: Invoice Country.
VAT/TAX Number: Value Added Tax Code or Tax Identification Number ?
 
BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS
Optional Information
This information is usefull only if you are going to use Design Mediaton services or if you win an award that is eligible for monetary awards.

BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS: please type your bank account details.

Bank account details should include:
 
IBAN: this is the international banking account number, please ask your bank if you do not know what it is. BIC / SWIFT: please enter your Bank Identifier Code or Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication code if you know.
BANK NAME: please type your the name of your bank where you have the account. BRANCH NAME: please type your the name of your bank branch where you have the account is open.
ACCOUNT HOLDER: is the name of the legal entity that owns the bank account. ACCOUNT HOLDER ADDRESS: is the postal address of the entity who owns the bank account, the address also should include the city and the country.


 
 
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