Healthcare Innovation World Cup Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

Introduction

Healthcare Innovation World Cup (the “Challenge”) is an initiative of Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, challenging individuals and teams of individuals (collectively, “Contestants”) to identify novel solutions with the potential to make a real difference in improving the prevention, early diagnosis or management of diabetes – particularly type 2 diabetes (each a “Submission,” as further defined below in Section 5). The goal of the Challenge is to invite critical thinkers worldwide to propose innovative concepts for enhancing prevention, early diagnosis, management and improving the health of patients with diabetes.

Challenge award winners will be determined in several stages. Contestants will provide a Submission entered on the Challenge Website (defined below). Submissions will initially be reviewed and those Contestants with the Submissions that have the greatest impact on the Challenge’s goal will be asked to enhance their Submission. Then the five best enhanced Submissions in each of two regions (Region A and Region B) will move on to the Semifinals Then the two Semifinalists (in each region) with the best presentation of their Submission will be Finalists and compete in the Finals in New York City. At the conclusion of the Finals a Grand Prize Winner, Second Prize Winner and Third Prize winner will be announced (collectively, the “Prize Winners”).

Participation in the Challenge constitutes Contestant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and to the Funder’s (as defined below) and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Challenge. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth in the Official Rules. Dates and judging criteria are subject to change anytime at the sole discretion of Funder or Administrator.

1. Funder and Administrator

A. Funder: Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Binger Strasse 173 55216 Ingelheim am Rhein (Germany).

B. Administrator: Healthcare Innovation and Technology Lab, Inc., Mary Woodward Lasker Building, 3960 Broadway, Suite 410, New York, New York 10032 (USA).

2. Overview of Challenge Dates

A. First Round Submission Period: February 19, 2013 (12:00 am Eastern Time) – March 31, 2013 (11:59 pm Eastern Time).

B. Second Round Submission Period: After the Administrator provides an invitation to enhance the Submission but before April 14, 2013 (11:59 pm Eastern Time).

C. Semifinalists Announced (New Delhi and New York): April 19, 2013.

D. Semifinals in New Delhi: April 26, 2013.

E. Semifinals in New York City: May 9, 2013.

F. Finals in New York City: May 10, 2013.

G. Prize Winners Announced: May 10, 2013.

3. Eligibility

A. The Challenge is open only to:

(i) Individuals who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry, are legal residents of countries where such challenges are allowed by the laws of those countries (excluding the residents of Cuba; Iran; Libya; North Korea; Sudan; and Syria); and

(ii) Teams of eligible individuals where each team member meets the eligibility requirements for individual Contestants;

a. A team of eligible individuals may not consist of more than three (3) individuals.

B. Contestants must own or have access at their own expense to a computer, an Internet connection, and any other electronic devices, documentation, software or other items a Contestant may deem necessary to create and enter their Submission.

C. Each team shall appoint one individual as the team captain (the “Representative”) to represent and act, including registering and entering a Submission, on behalf of said team. The Representative must be duly authorized to submit on behalf of the team. The Representative represents and warrants that he/she is duly authorized to act on behalf of the team, and has read the Official Rules and that the team agrees to abide by these Official Rules. The Representative will ensure that each member of the team participating in entering the Submission, or in decisions related to the Submission, has read and complies with the Official Rules.

D. An individual may not join more than one team, and an individual who is part of a team may not also enter the Challenge on an individual basis.

E. The following individuals and teams are not eligible regardless of whether or not they meet the criteria set forth above:

(i) The Funder, the Administrator, and any advertising agency, contractor or other organization involved with the design, production, promotion, execution, or distribution of the Challenge (collectively “Promotion Entities”); all employees, representatives and agents of such Promotion Entities; and all members of any such employee, representative or agent’s immediate family or household;

(ii) Any individual involved with the design, production, promotion, execution, or distribution of the Challenge and each member of any such individual’s immediate family or household;

(iii) Any organization or individual that employs any Judge or that otherwise has a material business relationship or affiliation with any Judge; and

(iv)Any parent company, subsidiary, or other affiliate of any organization described above.

F. For purposes hereof:

(i) The members of an individual’s immediate family include such individual’s spouse, children and step-children, parents and step-parents, and siblings and step-siblings; and

(ii) The members of an individual’s household include any other person who shares the same residence as such individual for at least three (3) months out of the year.

4. Challenge Submission Period

A. Contestants may enter a Submission between February 19, 2013 (12:00 am Eastern Time) – March 31, 2013 (11:59 pm Eastern Time) (the “First Round Submission Period”). The Administrator’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Challenge.

B. Any Submission entered following the First Round Submission Period shall be disqualified.

5. Registration and Submission

A. Registration

(i) Beginning on February 19, 2013 (12:00 am Eastern Time), visit http://healthcareinnovationworldcup.com (the “Challenge Website”) and click “Get Started” to create an account, or click “Log In” and log in with an existing account and provide the required information about themselves and their other team members, if applicable. There is no charge to create an account.

(ii) After a Contestant signs up on the Challenge Website a confirmation email will be sent to the email address provided by the Contestant. The Contestant will need to verify their email address using the link provided in the confirmation email.

(iii) When a Contestant registers it will be required to state where it is from. There are six options: Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, and Middle East. Asia, Africa, Australia, and Middle East will comprise of Region A. Americas and Europe will comprise of Region B. In order to submit an application in Region A, at least half the team member must be a resident of a country located in that region. In order to submit an application in Region B, at least half the team member must be a residentof a country located in that region.

(iv) Contestants should indicate their agreement in participating by clicking “Submit Profile” on the Challenge Website in order to receive important Challenge updates.

(v) In the event of a dispute pertaining to this Challenge, the authorized account holder of the email address used to sign up for the account used to enter the Submission will be deemed to be the Contestant’s Representative. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person or legal entity assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Contestants generally and potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

B. Submission

(i) Contestants must submit a novel idea, technology solution or business concept with the potential to fill an unmet need in type 2 diabetes care delivery (the “Idea”). Ideas may be at any stage of development. However, functioning prototypes are likely to receive higher scores for feasibility than ideas for which no prototype or other proof of concept exists. There is no cost to enter a Submission.

a. Contestants must submit an ‘elevator pitch’ of the Idea (no more than 100 words).

b. Contestants must submit a description of the Idea (no more than 500 words).

c. Though not required, Contestants may submit one attachment that is in the form of a image, diagram or representative prototype.
(a-c above, are collectively a “Submission”)

(ii) For sake of clarity, all parts of the Submission must be entered at the same time on the Challenge Website. All Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on March 31, 2013.

(iii) Once a Submission has been submitted a Contestant may not make any changes or alterations to the Submission.

(iv) The Funder and/or the Administrator, at their sole discretion, may permit a Contestant to modify part of the Submission after the First Round Submission Period for the purpose of removing material that potentially infringes a third party mark or right, discloses personally identifiable information, or is otherwise inappropriate. The modified Submission must remain substantively the same as the original Submission with the only modification being what is permitted by the Funder and/or Administrator. Any modifications beyond what is permitted may result in disqualification.

(v) Limit of one Submission per Contestant.

(vi) No additional team members may be added or changed after the Submission is made.

C. Submission Rights and Display

(i) The Funder and Administrator, and any third parties acting on the Funder’s behalf, will have a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide license to display publicly and use for promotional purposes the Submission, in perpetuity. This license includes posting or linking to the Submission on Funder and Administrator’s websites, including the Challenge Website, and partner websites, and inclusion of the Submission in any other media, worldwide.

D. Ownership of Submission

(i) All Contestants retain ownership of any software, technology, or research they develop or any other Intellectual Property rights they create; this Intellectual Property will not be used commercially by Funder or Administrator unless there is explicit agreement with the participants regarding this use.

6. Submission Requirements

A. All Submission materials must be in English.

B. The Idea must not be substantially similar to an existing product distributed commercially by the Contestant.

C. A Submission may be rejected at the sole discretion of the Funder and Administrator, if the Submission, either in part or in its entirety, is deemed to be obscene, defamatory, likely to incite violence or illegal activity, in violation of any third-party’s rights, or is otherwise deemed to be inappropriate.

D. Submissions must: (a) be the original work product of the Contestant; (b) be solely owned by Contestant and with no other person or entity having any right or interest in it; and (c) not violate the Intellectual Property rights or other rights including but not limited to copyright, trademark, patent, contract, and/or privacy rights, of any other person or entity. The Contestant must own all rights to the Idea and its creativity.

E. Contestants may be required to provide additional information, and the Administrator has the right to request additional information, to verify any aspect of the Submission. Failure by a Contestant to respond in a timely fashion or fully honor such a request may result in disqualification of the Submission.

F. By entering a Submission, Contestant represents, warrants and agrees that the Submission is their own work, and complies with the Official Rules.

G. Contestant further represents, warrants and agrees that any use of the Submission by the Funder, Administrator and/or Judges (or any of their respective partners, subsidiaries and affiliates) as authorized by these Official Rules, shall not:

(i). Infringe upon, misappropriate or otherwise violate any intellectual property right or proprietary right including, without limitation, any statutory or common law trademark, copyright or patent, nor any privacy rights, moral rights nor any other rights of any person or entity; or

(ii) Constitute or result in any misappropriation or other violation of any person’s publicity rights or right of privacy.

7. Review of Submissions and Requiring Contestants to Enhance Submissions

A. Once a Submission is received it will be reviewed by the Funder, Administrator and/or judges. Contestants with the Submissions that have the greatest impact on the Challenge’s goal will be asked to enhance their Submission with a business plan and optional video. The Administrator will contact Contestants on a rolling basis after their Submission has been received and advise those Contestants to enhance their Submission.

B. The Contestant must enhance their Submission anytime after the Administrator provides such invitation but before April 14, 2013 (11:59 pm Eastern Time).

C. The Contestant must enhance their Submission with a business plan. The requirements for the business plan are as follows:

i. A business plan template will be provided however Contestants are encouraged to include additional information and exclude information as it best sees fit.

ii. Must be a single PDF file, no longer than 15 pages excluding attachments, 25 pages including appendices.

iii. A readable font size must be used and the pages can either be single or double spaced.

iv. Must be in English.

C. The Contestant may enhance their Submission with a video. Although a video is not required it is strongly encouraged. The requirements for the video are as follows:

i. Be less than five minutes in length.

ii. Must be in English.

iii. Should include all team members.

iii. Contestant will be required to upload the video to a private video sharing site as instructed by the Administrator that will be visible only to the Funder, Administrator and Judges.

D. At any point during the competition Administrator has right to ask a Contestant for submitting proofs and supporting documents related to their ideas and business plans.

8. Judging of the Enhanced Submissions

A. The enhanced Submissions will be judged using the criteria listed below in Section 9.

B. The top five (5) Submissions from Region A and the top five (5) Submissions from Region B will be declared semifinalists (“Semifinalists”).

C. The Semifinalists will be announced on or about April 19, 2013.

9. Judging Criteria

A. All judging for this Challenge will involve the criteria stated in this section. All reviews will be conducted by a qualified panel of impartial judges (the “Judges”) selected by the Funder and the Administrator. A review may be conducted in one or more rounds of judging, and each round of judging may involve different Judges. The Funder and the Administrator reserve the right to substitute or modify the judging panel or criteria at any time for any reason.

B. All Judges shall be and remain fair and impartial. Any Judge may recuse him or herself from judging if the Judge, the Funder or the Administrator considers that it is inappropriate, for any reason, for the Judge to evaluate a specific Submission or group of Submissions. This includes, but is not limited to, cases where a Judge has a material business relationship or affiliation with a Contestant.

C. Judges will use the following five criteria:

  1. Impact: Demonstrate an ability to effectively solve an unmet need in diabetes care, with an emphasis on type 2 diabetes (30 percent of total score). Specifically:
    • a. Define the target population(s) who will utilize the solution. This may include individuals living with type 2 diabetes anywhere in the world, caregivers, family members, healthcare professionals, or others.
    • b. Explain the type 2 diabetes-related unmet need and its significance to the target population and related stakeholders.
    • c. Show how the solution or idea will fulfill or mitigate the unmet need. Concepts should focus on preventing type 2 diabetes, promoting early diagnosis, enhancing patient outcomes, lowering healthcare costs without compromising quality, and/or making the management of diabetes more efficient.
  2. Innovation: Delineate how the solution differs from current practice or services and technology available in the healthcare or consumer markets (20 percent of total score). Specifically:
    • a. Describe what makes the concept different from existing offerings.
    • b. Highlight the novelty of the solution, such as the use of new technology or practice or unique and creative applications of existing technology or protocols.
  3. Sustainability: P evidence that the solution can be delivered to the marketplace in a sustainable business model (25 percent of total score). Specifically:
    • a. Identify funding or revenue sources.
    • b. Estimate costs for operations, production, and other expenses.
    • c. Demonstrate that the concept can be feasibly scaled from a prototype to broad distribution within the target population.
  4. Feasibility: Demonstrate that the concept is feasible with Contestants showing that they have the background and skills necessary to execute their business plan (20 percent of total score).If a Contestant reaches the semifinal and final levels, feasibility will ideally be demonstrated with a prototype or other proof-of-concept. Specifically:
    • a. Describe the technology or processes behind the solution.
    • b. Describe how the strengths of each entrant would support the process of bringing the concept to the marketplace.
    • c. Include background details such as education, professional experience, leadership abilities, and technological capabilities, in addition to other potential attributes.
  5. Engagement: Over the course of the Challenge, Contestants will receive points for sharing information about the Healthcare Innovation World Cup with their communities via social media and referring others to enter the competition (5 percent of total score). Specifically, submissions may receive a maximum of 15 points for performing the following actions:
    • a. Like us on Facebook @healthcareinnovationworldcup.com (1 point)
    • b. Follow us on Twitter @HCIWC (1 point)
    • c. Share us with your friends on Facebook by mentioning @healthcareinnovationworldcup.
    • d. Share us on Twitter by mentioning @HCIWC with #Team[TeamName]. For example HITLAB would use #TeamHITLAB.

D. Tie Breakers. In the event of a tie between two or more Submissions, the tied Submission with the highest score in the first criterion listed above shall be deemed the higher scoring Submission. In the event any ties remain, this process will be repeated by comparing the tied Submissions’ scores on the second, third, fourth, and fifth criterion listed above, respectively.

10. Semifinals (New Delhi and New York City)

A. There are two separate Semifinals; one for Region A in New Delhi and one for Region B in New York City.

B. Each region will have five Semifinalists. Each Semifinalist will receive a Semifinalist Prize identified below in Section 13.

C. Region A Semifinals will take place in New Delhi at the Indian Institute of Technology on April 26, 2013.

D. Region B Semifinals will take place in New York City,at a location to be determined by HITLAB,on May 9, 2013.

E. If a Semifinalist cannot travel to the Semifinals then the Semifinalist may participate via video conference.

F. If a Semifinalist is not able to travel to the Semifinals or is not able to participate via video conference on the date and time required the Semifinalist will forfeit its prize and loose its opportunity to be declared a Finalist and an alternate Semifinalist may be selected.

G. Date and location of each Semifinal is subject to change anytime at Funder’s sole discretion.

H. The four Semifinalists (two from each region) with best presentation of their Submission using the criteria listed in Section 9 (“Finalists”).

I. Finalists will be announced on or after the respective Semifinals date.

11. Finals in New York City

A. There will be four Finalists competing in the Finals: two from Region A and two from Region B.

C. The Finals will take place in New York City at the German Center for Research and Innovationon May 10, 2013.

E. If a Finalist cannot travel to the Finals then the Finalist may participate via video conference.

F. If a Finalist is not able to travel to the Finals or is not able to participate via video conference on the date and time required the Finalist will forfeit its prize and loose its opportunity to be a Prize Winner and an alternative Finalist may be selected.

G. Date and location of the Finals is subject to change anytime at Funder’s sole discretion.

H. The three Finalists with best presentation of their Submission using the criteria listed above will be a prize winner (“Prize Winner”). Prize winners will be announced on or about May 10, 2013.

(i) The highest scoring Finalist will win the Grand Prize.

(i) The second scoring Finalist will win the Second Prize.

(i) The third highest scoring Finalist will win the Third Prize.

12. Verification of Finalists and Grand Prize Winner

A. ALL POTENTIAL SEMIFINALISTS, FINALISTS AND PRIZE WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION OF IDENTITY, QUALIFICATIONS AND ROLE IN THE CREATION OF THE SUBMISSION BY THE FUNDER AND THE ADMINISTRATOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CHALLENGE. Potential Semifinalists, Finalists and Prize Winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules throughout the Challenge. Potential Semifinalists and Finalists will be notified using the email address associated with the Challenge account used to enter the Submission. The potential Prize Winner will be notified in person. For sake of clarity, the notification will only be sent to the Representative of the team.

B. In order to win a prize, the potential Semifinalists, Finalists and Prize Winners winner will be required to sign and return to the Administrator, affidavit(s) of eligibility or a similar verification document and liability/publicity release(s) within two (2) business days.

C. At the sole discretion of the Funder and Administrator, a potential Semifinalists, Finalists and Prize Winners winner will be deemed ineligible to win if:

(i) the potential Semifinalists, Finalists and Prize Winners cannot be contacted within two (2) business days, or is contacted and refuses the prize;

(ii) the potential Semifinalists, Finalists and Prize Winners winner fail(s) to sign and return the affidavit(s) of eligibility or a similar verification document and liability/publicity release(s) within two (2) business days from receipt of such documents;

(iii) the potential Finalist or Grand Prize winner is returned as undeliverable; or

(iv) the Submission or the potential Semifinalists, Finalists and Prize Winners, or any member of a potential Semifinalists, Finalists and Prize Winner’s team, is disqualified for any other reason. In the event of such disqualification, the Funder and Administrator, at their sole discretion, may award the applicable Prize to an alternate potential Finalist or Grand Prize winner.

13. Prizes

WinnerPrizeQuantity
Grand Prize Fifty Thousand Dollars (US$50,000) 1
Second Prize Ten Thousand Dollars (US$10,000) 1
Third Prize Five Thousand Dollars (US$5,000) 1
Finalist Twenty Five Hundred Dollars (US$2,500) Each Finalist from Region B will receive a 3-day /2-night trip to New York City to compete in the Semifinals on May 10, 2013.*† 4
Semifinalist Each Semifinalist from Region A will receive a 3-day /2-night trip to New Delhi to compete in the Semifinals on April 26, 2013.* Each Semifinalist from Region B will receive a 3-day /2-night trip to New York City to compete in the Semifinals on May 9, 2013.*

5 from Region A 5 from Region B

 

† Finalists from Region B will already be in New York City the day before for the Semifinals and therefore will not receive additional compensation as a Finalist Prize. Finalists from Region B that competed in the Semifinals via video conference will compete in the Finals video via conference and will not attend the Finals in person and no other compensation will be provided.

* Prize includes roundtrip air transportation for all team members (no more than three people) and hotel accommodations (in either New Delhi or New York City) for two nights in a single room for the team. Winning Contestants will be required to depart and return on the dates stated by the Funder in its sole discretion. If winner cannot travel on these days the Contestant will have the opportunity to compete via video conference but no alternative prize will be awarded. Winning Contestants are responsible for having all necessary travel documents (Visa, Passport, etc.) and will be required to provide a valid credit card at hotel check in. Selection of airline and hotel assignment is at Funder’s sole discretion. All expenses not outlined herein, including but not limited to ground transportation, meals and gratuities are solely the responsibility of the winning Contestants. Funder and Administrator assume no responsibility for cancelled, delayed, suspended or rescheduled events or flights beyond its control. Approximate retail value of each trip depends on the departure city of the winner resides and the number of team members but is estimated at $2,500.

A. No prize substitutions will be made. Prizes must be accepted as awarded. No transfer or substitution of a prize is permitted except at the Funder’s and Administrator’s sole discretion. The prize will be provided following receipt of the signed affidavit(s) of eligibility or a similar verification document and liability/publicity release(s) form(s).

B. Winners shall be responsible for any applicable federal, state, and local taxes associated with any prize. There may be some tax implications for prizes. Funder recommends that Contestants review these rules with their legal/tax advisor to determine their potential tax liability, if any, in connection with receiving a prize as part of this Challenge. If there is any tax liability, it will be the sole responsibility of award Contestant.

C. Each Contestant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between the Contestant, the Funder and the Administrator, is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that the Contestant’s decision to provide the Contestant’s Submission to the Funder and Administrator for the purposes of this Challenge does not place the Funder, the Administrator, and their respective agents in a position that is any different from the position held by the members of the general public with regard to elements of the Submission, except as specifically provided in these Official Rules.

14. Entry Conditions and Release

A. By entering, each Contestant (including all participating members of the team) agree(s) to:

(i) Comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Funder, Administrator, and/or the Challenge Judges which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Challenge;

(ii) Release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Funder, Administrator, and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, the prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for funding, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Challenge, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (hereafter the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a Contestant’s entry, creation of Submission or entry of a Submission, participation in the Challenge, acceptance or use or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), participation in the Studio Phase, and/or the broadcast, transmission, performance, exploitation or use of Submission as authorized or licensed by these Official Rules.

B. Without limiting the foregoing, the Released Parties shall have no liability in connection with:

(i) Any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by the Funder’s, the Administrator’s or a Contestant’s electronic or printing error or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Challenge;

(ii) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines, internet connectivity or electronic transmission errors, or network hardware or software or failure of the Challenge Website;

(iii) Unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Challenge;

iv) Technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Challenge or the processing of Submissions; or

(v) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the Contestant’s participation in the Challenge or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason any Contestant’s Submission is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, the Contestant’s sole remedy is to request the opportunity to resubmit its Submission, which request will be determined at the sole discretion of the Funder and the Administrator if the Challenge Submission Period is still open.

15. Publicity

Participation in the Challenge constitutes Semi-Finalists, Finalists and Prize Winner’s consent to Funder’s and Administrator’s, and their agents’ use of the winner’s name and description, including Organization name, if applicable, and the likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, comments and/or hometown and state of residence of individuals who participated in the Submission, for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

16. General Conditions

A. Funder and Administrator reserve the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Challenge, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failure or any other unanticipated factor or factor beyond Funder’s and Administrator’s control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Challenge, as determined by Funder and Administrator at their sole discretion. The Funder and Administrator reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual or Contestant it finds to be tampering with the Challenge, specifically including but not limited to the entry or voting process (for example by using the aid of computer software programs to auto-fill entries) or the operation of the Challenge or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in a manner that is inappropriate, not in the best interests of this Challenge, or a violation of any applicable law or regulation.

B. Any attempt by any person to undermine the proper conduct of the Challenge may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Funder and the Administrator reserve the right to take proper legal action, including, without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unlawful activities.

C. The Funder and/or the Administrator’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The Funder and the Administrator are not responsible for incomplete, late, misdirected, damaged, lost, illegible, or incomprehensible Submissions or for address or email address changes of the Contestants. Proof of sending or submitting will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by the Funder or Administrator.

D. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of the Official Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Challenge materials, including but not limited to the Challenge Submission form, Challenge Website, advertising (including but not limited to television, print, radio or online ads), the terms and conditions of the Official Rules shall prevail.

E. The Funder and the Administrator reserve the right, without liability, to amend the terms and conditions of the Official Rules at any time, including the rights or obligations of the Contestant, the Funder and the Administrator. The Funder and Administrator will post the terms and conditions of the amended Official Rules on the Challenge Website. Any amendment will become effective at the time the Funder and/or Administrator post the amended Official Rules.

F. Excluding Submissions, all intellectual property related to this Challenge, including but not limited to trademarks, trade-names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source codes, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations are owned or used under license by the Funder and/or the Administrator. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of its owners is strictly prohibited.

G. Should any provision of these Official Rules be or become illegal or unenforceable in the jurisdiction of a permitted entrant, such illegality or unenforceability shall leave the remainder of these Official Rules unaffected and valid. The illegal or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by a valid and enforceable provision that comes closest and best reflects the Funder’s intention in a legal and enforceable manner with respect to the invalid or unenforceable provision.

17. Limitations of Liability

By entering, all Contestants, including the participating members of a team or Organization, agree to be bound by the Official Rules and hereby release the Released Parties from any and all liability in connection with the prizes or Contestant’s participation in the Challenge. Provided, however, that any liability limitation regarding gross negligence or intentional acts, or events of death or body injury shall not be applicable in jurisdictions where such limitation is not legal.

18. Disputes

A. Contestants agree that:

(i) Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Challenge, or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action;

(ii) Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Challenge, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court of New York (USA) or the appropriate New York State Court (USA); and

(iii) Under no circumstances will Contestants be entitled to, and Contestants hereby waive all rights to claim, any punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

B. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Contestants, the Funder and the Administrator in connection with the Challenge, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York (USA), without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.

19. Privacy

Any personal information collected from you when entering the Challenge is subject to the Administrator’s privacy policy located here: [insert link to Privacy Policy].

20. Challenge Results

Visit the Challenge Website on or about May 10, 2013.

21. Contact Us

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