The Site is intended for the use of youth, educational institutions, companies, and change-makers interested in the topics of innovation and sustainability. It is not available for use of minors (those under 18 years of age, or otherwise under applicable law).
Registration. As part of the registration process, you will be asked to select a password and a login name. You agree that your registration information correctly represents your qualifications, status, and your real name and contact details at all times. You may not use a login name of another person. You may not disclose or share your password with any third parties or use your password for any unauthorized purposes. You agree to notify C:F of any unauthorized use of your account or breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password or login information. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account.
You may cancel your registration at any time by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The user’s registration is deactivated if C:F is unable to contact the user using the contact information provided by the user in his profile or if the user has violated this Agreement or other C:F rules and regulations.
Other’s Information. C:F does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided by others that is made available through the Site. If you have a dispute with another user of the Site, you hereby release C:F from all claims of any kind arising out of such dispute, notwithstanding any statutory rights you may have in your jurisdiction of residence regarding enforceability of said waiver.
Your Information. You have the opportunity to communicate with other Site users. Any information you provide to C:F or other users during your registration or use of the Services, in any public message area, through any mail feature, or otherwise generated from your use of the Services, is subject to the following:
a. Your content. You are solely responsible for the content you provide and/or post on the Site. C:F acts merely as a conduit for the distribution and/or publication of that information. C:F reserves the right to take any action with respect to such information that it deems necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion if it believes such information is inappropriate for the Site or the Services, may create liability for C:F, or may cause C:F to lose (in whole or in part) the services of its Internet service provider, advertisers, or other suppliers. You agree that your information will be accurate and will not, to the best of your knowledge: (a) infringe any third party's copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy, (b) violate any law (including without limitation those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising), or (c) be unlawfully threatening, or unlawfully harassing. You may be asked to make legally binding warranties and representations to C:F and the Partners in relation to Challenge Submission that you submit.
Ownership and Limited License.
C:F shall retain all ownership of the Site and all content generated by it and displayed on the Site. C:F grants you a nonexclusive, revocable right to use the Site provided that you don’t:
Copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code.
Modify or attempt to modify the Site in any manner or form except that you have the right to modify the self-generated content on the Site. You agree that C:F shall not be liable to you for any modification or discontinuance of the Site and C:F may discontinue the Site and the Service without any notice to you.
Compliance with Rules. You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere with the proper working of the Site or which is intended to damage, interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information. You agree not to take any action (including without limitation, spamming) that imposes an unreasonable load on C:F infrastructure. You agree not to take any actions which may undermine the integrity of C:F system or Services, such as: using the Site in violation of local, state, national or international law; uploading of files or content that contain material that violates the intellectual property rights of any third party. You are solely responsible for compliance with all applicable laws and regulations regarding your use of the Services and the transfer of the technologies or information with which you are involved, including without limitation, import/export requirements, and C:F expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility thereto.
Partners and Challengers.
C:F assumes no responsibility for the content posted by users, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate content, and no responsibility for the conduct of users submitting any such content. You are solely responsible for the content that you post, and any material or information that you transmit to other team members and for your interactions with Site users. C:F does not endorse and has no control over the content. The following is a partial list of the kind of content that is illegal or prohibited to post. C:F reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in C:F’s sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the C:F and terminating the membership of such violators. Prohibited content includes, but is not limited to content that, in the sole discretion of C:F:
- a. is offensive and promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
- b. harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
- c. exploits people in a sexual or violent manner;
- d. contains nudity, violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website;
- e. solicits personal information from anyone under 18;
- f. promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
- g. promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;
- h. involves the transmission of "junk mail," "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, "spimming," or "spamming";
- i. contains restricted or password-only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
- j. furthers or promotes any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities including, but not limited to making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
- k. solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users;
- l. involves commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes;
- m. includes a photograph of another person that you have posted without that person's consent; or
- n. for band and filmmaker profiles, uses sexually suggestive imagery or any other unfair, misleading or deceptive content intended to draw traffic to the profile.
The following is a partial list of the kind of activity that is illegal or prohibited on the C:F Site. C:F reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in C:F's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, reporting you to law enforcement authorities. Prohibited activity includes, but is not limited to:
- o. criminal or tortious activity, including child pornography, fraud, trafficking in obscene material, drug dealing, gambling, harassment, stalking, spamming, spimming, sending of viruses or other harmful files, copyright infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets;
- p. advertising to, or solicitation of, any member to buy or sell any products or services through the C:F. You may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other members. It is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the C:F Services in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any member without their prior explicit consent.
- q. any automated use of the system, such as using scripts to add friends or send comments or messages;
- r. interfering with, disrupting, or creating an undue burden on the C:F or the networks or services connected to the C:F;
- s. attempting to impersonate another member or person;
- t. using the account, username, or password of another member at any time or disclosing your password to any third party or permitting any third party to access your account;
- u. selling or otherwise transferring your profile;
- v. using any information obtained from the C:F Services in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person;
- w. displaying an advertisement on your profile, or accepting payment or anything of value from a third person in exchange for your performing any commercial activity on or through the C:F Services on behalf of that person, such as placing commercial content on your profile, posting blogs or bulletins with a commercial purpose, or sending private messages with a commercial purpose; or
- x. using the C:F Services in a manner inconsistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.
Competition Process. The Challenge:Future main competition comprises of three rounds, two of them take place online, and the Final round in person at the Challenge:Future Summit. In the course of the competition, teams comprising of eligible C:F Site users have to provide solutions to the competition challenge (or challenges) according to the competition entry details and challenge requirements. The best teams, as defined by the competition judging and selection process, receive awards and recognition in the end of the competition.
Teams. If a user chooses to compete in the Challenge:Future main competition, he has to join an existing team or create his own before team registration closes according to the competition timeline. He can participate as a single member in team or invite other users to join his team. By joining a team, its members agree to share any reward for their solution equally amongst all team members. All team members also agree that the team creator has the exclusive right to determine when a solution is submitted and about the content of a submitted solution. He has exclusive right to close the team when the team is complete (minimum 1 and maximum 3 members with at least one student, currently enrolled at a higher education institution), and invite a mentor. He has the exclusive right to delete a team, which means the team profile is deleted completely and therefore no longer able to participate in the competition. One user can be a member of only one team.
A team creator has the exclusive right to add additional members to the team and can do so only by issuing an invitation on the C:F. The prospective team member can view the team profile. A team member can leave a team and create or join another team within the team creation period according to the competition timeline.
After the team creation period is over according to the competition timeline, a person who is designated as a team member cannot switch to another team or be dropped from the team.
Project Room. The team has its working space provided in the project room on the Site. The project room is intended solely for the team members and mentors use. All the content uploaded and posted in wiki-space is confidential for the use of the team. However, the content should comply with the challenge requirements. Any misuse of the project room is prohibited. C:F has the irrevocable and exclusive right to without any prior notice remove any of the prohibited content according to these Terms and Conditions.
Solutions. By submitting a solution, team members grant C:F and partners authorized by C:F a non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, copy, and distribute and create derivative works of the solution for purposes of review, analysis and testing the solution. When the team has submitted the solution, you are prohibited from (a) using the solution or (b) disclosing to or granting or assigning or transferring any rights to a third party to use the solution for any purpose without explicit C:F consent. The solution authors will retain all rights regarding its use at all times prior to and following the competition except as stated below.
All public sessions of the competition, including but not limited to oral presentations and question/answer sessions, are open to the public at large. Any and all of these public sessions may be broadcasted to interested persons through media, which may include radio, television and the Internet. Any data or information discussed or divulged in public sessions should be considered information that will likely enter the public realm, and entrants should not assume any right of confidentiality in any data or information discussed, divulged or presented in these sessions.
C:F may make photocopies, photographs, videotapes and/or audiotapes of the solution presentations, including all documents, charts, videos or material prepared for use in presentation at the C:F. Participants retain all proprietary rights. C:F may use the materials in any book or other printed materials and any videotape or other medium that it may produce, provided that any profit earned from the sale of such items is used by C:F solely to defray the costs of future competitions. C:F has non-exclusive world rights, in all languages and in all media, to use or to publish the materials in any book, other printed materials, videotapes or other medium and to use the materials in future editions thereof and derivative products.
Representations and Warranties.
You represent and warrant that:
- All information provided by you regarding yourself is true, accurate, current, and complete information and you will maintain and update the information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.
- Unless otherwise disclosed in the team’s solution, you and your team are the owner(s) or authorized users of the intellectual property contained in a solution.
- You are not obligated under any contract, employment agreement, employment relationship or any other relationship or commitment to assign any of your rights in the solution to an employer, university or academic institution, governmental entity or body, or any other third party.
- The solution does not infringe or violate any applicable law or regulation, patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, or other third party intellectual property right(s); and you are not aware of any threatened claim or challenge to your rights in the solution.
"Confidential Information" includes:
all information set forth in the password protected areas of the Site, including, but not limited to, the Website,
any information contained in a Challenge and any Partner Intellectual Property;
all discussions between team members, regarding participation in the Challenge including but not limited to preparation of the solution, submission of the solution, and results of the Challenge; and (d) all activities in project room. Confidential Information does not include: (a) information that is publicly known or available on the date you originally accepted this Agreement ("Effective Date");
information that after the Effective Date becomes available to the public in a manner not involving a breach of any duty under this Agreement; and
information that must be disclosed by operation of law or court order, as long as, if you are compelled to disclose said information, you give C:F notice of the requirement to disclose and allow C:F time to contest the order or other form of compulsion to disclose. During the term of this Agreement and at all times thereafter, you shall not disclose to any third party nor use for any purpose other than for the performance of this Agreement, any Confidential Information without the express written consent of the owner of the Confidential Information.
Termination. C:F may terminate the Website or deny you or any other user access to all or part of the Website without prior notice in its sole discretion and without penalty to C:F. C:F shall have no responsibility to notify any third parties of the termination of the Website or C:F's denial of your access to the Website, and neither shall C:F have any responsibility for any consequences resulting from such lack of notification or access. Termination by either party will be effective the day notice is received or such later date specified in the notice. Termination of this Agreement for any reason automatically terminates your license to use the Website, including, but not limited to any Partner Intellectual Property owned by either Premium Partners or Corporate Challengers or C:F. If being utilized at the time of termination of this Agreement, then Section 10, shall survive termination of this Agreement until the obligations thereunder have been fulfilled for any relevant Solution.
Limitation of Liability and Warranty Disclaimers. Challenge:Future has no control over, and is not responsible for the acts or omissions of Partners, or the quality or legality of the solutions sought by virtue of the publication of a Challenge. C:F does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any Challenge, nor endorse any Partner/Challenger. C:F does not guarantee or warrant that your use of the Website will be uninterrupted or error free, or that the Website will meet your requirements. In addition, no warranty is made as to the results that may be obtained from use of the Website, or as to the accuracy, reliability, or content of any product, service, or information provided through or in connection with the Website. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE AND UNDERSTAND THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY FOR INFORMATION, DATA, SERVICES, OR UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS. SPECIFICALLY, C:F DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (1) ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, USEFULNESS, OR CONTENT OF INFORMATION, SOLUTIONS, OR THE WEBSITE; AND, (2) ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, OF MERCHANTABILITY, OR OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NEITHER C:F NOR ANY SPONSOR NOR ANY OF THEIR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, OR LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY, "C:F ASSOCIATES") SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY COMPENSATORY, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT OR OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IN NO EVENT SHALL C:F'S OR THE PARTNER'S LIABILITY TO YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT EXCEED THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY OWING OR ACTUALLY PAID TO YOU UNDER SECTION 10. TERMINATION OF THIS AGREEMENT WITH C:F IS YOUR SOLE RIGHT AND REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO ANY DISPUTE WITH C:F.
You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to this Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action accrues, or be forever barred.
Indemnification. You will indemnify C:F, its agents and employees, C:F Associates, and the Partners against and hold C:F, its agents and employees, C:F Associates and the Sponsors harmless from any and all claims, costs, damages, expenses and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs of litigation or defence incurred by C:F or a Partner), arising out of or relating to: (i) any violation or breach of any term of this Agreement by you or by anyone using your username and password, or (ii) any claim for payment of any part of a financial award, or any other compensation or salary asserted by any of your employers, employees, agents, partners, associates or subcontractors.
Dispute Resolution. Any disputes as to the ownership of the solution is the sole responsibility of those bringing the dispute and must be brought to the attention of C:F within fifteen (15) days of the submittal of the solution accompanied by documented proof of ownership. Failure to do so forfeits all rights of ownership. Upon receipt of documented proof, C:F will perform an assessment and make a final non-disputable decision regarding ownership. For all other issues, this Agreement is governed by the laws of Slovenia, without reference to principles of conflict of laws. The parties hereby irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Slovenia to settle any dispute or disagreement arising between and among any Student member, any Partner and C:F in connection with this Agreement.
General Provisions. You and C:F acknowledge and agree that any Partner/Challenger shall be a third-party beneficiary of this Agreement. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to establish a joint venture, agency, employment, or other business relationship between you and the C:F or any Partner/Challenger. The failure of C:F or a Partner to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. Any ambiguities in this Agreement shall not be strictly construed against the drafter of the language concerned, but instead shall be resolved by applying the most reasonable interpretation under the circumstances, giving full consideration to the intent of the parties at the time of contracting. C:F shall have the right to assign this Agreement, or any rights hereunder, to any third party including a Partner/Challenger, and to sublicense any and all of its rights under this Agreement. Whenever possible, each provision of this Agreement will be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision of this Agreement is held to be prohibited by or invalid under applicable law, such provision will be ineffective only to the extent of such prohibition or invalidity. Sections 11,12,13,14,15 and 16 shall survive termination of this Agreement.
You may submit notices to IX by registered mail at:
Challenge Future Consortium, Pot za Brdom 100, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
You hereby acknowledge that you have read this Agreement and fully understand the nature and effect of it and the terms contained herein and that the said terms are fair and reasonable and correctly set out your understanding of the conditions applicable to your participation in a Challenge:Future. IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT, SAVE IT, PRINT IT, AND SEEK LEGAL ADVICE REGARDING IT. UNTIL YOU DO UNDERSTAND ALL OF ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IN A CHALLENGE:FUTURE. C:F RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY YOU FROM PARTICIPATING IN A CHALLENGE AT ANY STAGE.
The governing and official language of this Agreement, the Website, and Challenge:Future Policies is English.