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OpenIDEO Challenge Rules

Challenges

In these Challenge Rules we use the same definitions as the OpenIDEO Terms of Use (the “Terms of Use”).You have viewed an outline of the Challenge on the Site (www.OpenIDEO.com) and subject to agreement to these Challenge Rules and registration as a User, you (the “Entrant”) will be able to submit Contributions to the Challenge.

By checking the “I agree” box you as an Entrant acknowledge and confirm that you have read, understand and agree to these Challenge Rules (and any amendments thereto), have no objection to them and agree to be bound by their obligations and conditions as set forth herein. As an Entrant you are entering into an agreement with Oxfam, Oxfam House, John Smith Drive, Cowley, Oxford OX4 2JY(“Oxfam”) asthe Challenge Host. In the event of conflict the Challenge Rules shall take precedence over the Terms of Use that you have already agreed to.

If you do not agree to these conditions you will not be able to submit a posting or Contribution for the Challenge.

Awards

The winning contributors will be fully recognised. The winning concepts will befeatured on the Site and potentially other sites of any supporters of the Challenge. You grant without limitation, the right to reproduce, distribute, publish, perform, display and create derivative works of your Contribution as in the Terms of Use. This includes, without further reference to you, the use of your name, image and country (if entered) in your ‘My User Profile’ in association with your winning Contribution in the event of you being a winning contributor.

Oxfam agrees and acknowledges that it must complete this in connection with this Challenge, and in conformity with the selection process set forth in these Challenge Rules.

Stages and Timescale

Due to the nature of Challenges and that Contributions cannot be predicted or elicited at the outset of a Challenge, the Challenge Host acting fairly reserves the right to amend the description of the stages and timescale on short notice.

Selection Process

A key principle of the results of a Challenge is that they are self selected by the community of Entrants in the Evaluation stage by rating Contributions. An Entrant has no right of appeal against these results.

A judging panel has been appointed by Oxfam and their purpose is to define the challenge themes, short-list concepts for evaluation, and select or review the final results from the Evaluation stage.

The judging panel will give your Contribution such consideration as is warranted by its sole judgment. Its review of your Contribution shall not be construed as any recognition of the novelty or originality of your Contribution. NeitherOxfam nor the judging panel is obligated to give reasons for rejecting your Contribution, or for your Contribution not featuring in the results, or to reveal their activities that are related to the subject matter of your Contribution. The judging panel comprising qualified persons from Oxfam, Nokia and IDEO receives no remuneration for their participation in the Challenge.

The decision of the judging panel is final and there is no right of appeal.

Intellectual Property

Due to the provisions of the Terms of Use, IDEO and Oxfamadvise against you posting a Contribution if you have a patent (or application), or other form of registered or unregistered intellectual property for the Contribution, or part thereof. IDEO and Oxfamaccept no liability if an Entrant breaches this advice.

DISCLAIMER: OXFAM ANDIDEO IS NOT, NOR ISOXFAM ORIDEO ACTING AS, YOUR ATTORNEYS. THE INFORMATION PRESENTED HERE IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE. WE PRESENT THIS INFORMATION FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

Compliance

Oxfam and IDEO, in good faith, shall comply with local and national statutes, laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, court orders, and other governmental requirements governing the Challenge. Notwithstanding the foregoing however, Oxfam and IDEO do not warrant or represent that the Challenge is in compliance with any and all laws applicable to each and every Entrant or location in the world from which this Challenge may be accessed, viewed or entered, whether domestic or international.

In addition to, and in light of the foregoing, any Challenge is VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Termination

The Challenge Rules shall terminate when the Challenge is closed unless stated otherwise here.

Jurisdiction and Compliance with Laws

Access to and use of this Site and the terms of these Challenge Rules are governed by the laws of the State of California, USA.You and Oxfam agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the Northern District of California, USA.

Questions on the Challenge Rules

Questions on these Challenge Rules may be addressed to rules@openideo.com

Modifications to the Challenge Rules

IDEO can revise these Challenge Rules at any time by modifying or updating this posting, except where other notice or consent is required by law. Your use of this Site on or after the effective date of any such modification or update will constitute your acceptance of these Challenge Rules as modified and/or updated.