1. Your Acceptance
By using Competico.com website (hereinafter: "the site"), a service of Competico Limited, you agree that you have read and you fully agree with the terms of this agreement for all past, present and future uses of the site.
Competico.Com reserves the right to make changes to any part of this agreement at any time without any prior notification on its part to you. The changes will apply to your use of the site once Competico.com posts such changes in this agreement. Therefore you should review this agreement as posted on the site form time to time.
2. Your Ability to enter into this agreement
2.1. You affirm that you are more than 18 years old.
2.2. You affirm that you are fully competent to enter into the agreement's terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations and warranties set forth in this agreement and to abide by and comply with this agreement.
The site operates multimedia competitions (hereinafter: "competitions") in which users will be able to place a multimedia file (hereinafter: "multimedia file" or "content") on the site and participate in the competition.
A person, who complies with the requirements of section 2 above, registered on the Site and holds a valid username and password approved by the Site.
A person, who published a multimedia file and/or multimedia files on his behalf aiming to take part in the competition and/or competitions.
A user, who voted for one or more multimedia files.
3.5 Site management
Competico Limited team and/or anyone appointed as the site management on its behalf.
3.6 Competition Info page
Competico will publish, at its sole exclusive discretion a page on the site which details the terms of a specific competition.,
4. The Competition(s)
The site facilitates the operation of online multimedia competition(s) (hereinafter: "competition(s)".
Set forth below is the type of competition(s) conducted on the site:
4.1 Open Competition(s)
The site at its sole discretion will announce the opening of new competition(s), the theme of competition(s) and the duration of competition(s). An open competition will be included on the open competition page and will state the date of the end of the competition and the field of the competition. Timetable of the starting point and the end of the competition(s) will be set by the management of the site and at its sole exclusive discretion. The Site management retains the right to extend and/or shorten the duration of the competition and/or cancel a competition (in case of canceling a competition, participation fee will return to the competition participants).
4.2 Partial closed competition
In case not otherwise determined in the Competition Info page, following the blocking of adding additional multimedia files, the competition will remain open to participant's votes only for 48 hours. At the end of these 48 hours the competition will be officially closed.
4.3 Closed Competition
A Competition will be considered closed when the option to enter as a participant is disabled and voting for participants is disabled.
4.4 Future Competition
The site at its sole discretion will announce the future opening of competition(s). The list of future competitions will be found on the page of future competitions and will note the date for the opening of the future competition and the subject of the competition.
5. General Competition Rules and Conditions
Set forth below are the general terms and conditions (hereinafter: "General Rules") for participation in a competition on the site. Note that some competition(s) may have their own particular rules (hereinafter: "particular rules") which will be posted on the Competition Info page. The particular rules will govern and control the conduct of that competition and supersede these general rules to the extant of any conflict and/or any misunderstandings.
5.1. Participating in a Competition
Unless otherwise noted in the General Rules, entries must only depict the original performance or work (e.g., photography) of the participant. Any entry which is at the sole opinion of Competico.com is deemed inappropriate (e.g., defamatory or depicts nudity, violence or inappropriate acts, not suitable for competition, etc.) or which otherwise violates these General Rules, the Official Rules for the competition, or these Terms of Service (hereinafter: "Disqualified multimedia file") will be removed, and the multimedia file will be disqualified.
5.2 The Site's users will be given the opportunity to take part in the competition by adding multimedia file(s) to the competition page in which the participants wishes to take part.
5.3 Following the adding of the multimedia file to the competition the participants will be asked to pay the participation fee.
5.4 Participation fee
Participation fee may vary according to the specific competition, form of payment and/or location of the participant. Competico reserves the right to change the participation fee.
Competico reserve the right to allow free participation.
Without detracting from article 5, participation fee is $1 [USD] per single multimedia file per single competition.
5.4.1 Payment of participation fee
Participation fee may be paid by Credit Card, Paypal,
5.5 For the avoidance of doubt the participation fee for a disqualified file will not be returned to the user.
5.6 Subjected to the abovementioned in section 5.4, a user could publish a number of multimedia files in the same competition provided the participation fee will be paid for each multimedia file separately.
5.7 At any time prior to the end of the competition, the participant will be eligible to vote for multimedia files taking part in the competition according to the terms of voting as detailed hereinafter. It will be noted that a user can never vote for multimedia files published by him.
In a competition , users who have confirmed registration status with the Site will have the opportunity to cast votes in the affirmative for each multimedia file they feel is entertaining or otherwise best meets the selection criteria, if any, in the Competition(s) Rules. The general voting will end on the date specified on the Competition Info page. On or approximately on the same date, the site will sum-up the number of eligible votes received and contact the winner(s) as regard to the prize shortly after that date. Competico.com reserves the right to apply a weight to votes based on a trust based scoring system that factors in voter accuracy and potential fraud.
Each participant will be eligible to rank up to five multimedia files he viewed as part of his vote and grant them the following ranking:
A. First place - 5 points.
B. Second place - 4 points.
C. Third place - 3 points.
D. Fourth place - 2 points.
E. Fifth place - 1 point.
Users may not vote for multimedia files placed by them.
Users are encouraged to invite their friends to vote for their multimedia files.
Users are allowed to vote one time only per specific competition
Competico.com will count the votes received for each participating multimedia multimedia file. The Multimedia files that received the largest sum of votes will be declared winners.
To find out the name of the winning multimedia file(s) in a competition, visit the close competition page after the specified competition end date. Winners will be notified by email and must respond within 30 days of transmission. If Competico.com does not receive response in this time period, the winner may be disqualified. Winners may make no substitution or transfer of prize. All bank commission federal, state and local income taxes are at the sole responsibility of winners. Winners assume all liability for any injury, damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in this competition or use or redemption of any prize.
7.1 Eligibility to receive prizes
Users who attained the age of adulthood in their state and/or country, or are emancipated minors, or possess legal parental or guardian consent and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in this agreement are eligible to receive prizes are provided that the user entry is not considered as a disqualified multimedia file.
7.2 Competico.com will announce the percentage of income dedicated for prizes. Unless otherwise provided, 50% of the income from each competition will be dedicated to prizes.
7.3 Competico, at its sole exclusive discretion, will decided upon the percentage of revenues from each competition that will be distributed as winners prizes (hereinafter: "the total sum of prizes") and will post it on the Competition Info page.
7.4 Unless otherwise stated on the Competition Info page, the total sum of prizes will total 50% of the revenues generated in each competition (hereinafter: "the minimal sum").
7.5 First prize: unless otherwise stated on the Competition Info page, 35% of the total sum of prizes will be allocated as a prize for the first place winner(s).
7.6 Second prize: unless otherwise stated on the Competition Info page, 20% of the total sum of prizes will be allocated as a prize for the second place winners.
7.7 Third prize: unless otherwise stated on the Competition Info page, 10% of the total sum of prizes will be allocated as a prize for the third place winners.
7.8 Consolation prizes: unless otherwise stated on the Competition Info page, 35% of the total sum of prizes will be distributed among participants ranked fourth onwards. The consolation prize is up to $25 (USD).
7.9 User can win only one consolation prize per competition.
7.10 Competico reserves the right to amend and/or increase and/or reduce and/or cancel prizes and/or amend the terms of the competition at any time and without giving any prior notice.
7.11 Transfer of Prize to Winners
The transfer of prizes to winners will be conducted by the clearing company (PayPal) and/or any other similar company in accordance with the means of payment used by the user.
Registration Bonus - Bonus money given upon registration the site and credited into the user's account at Competico.com. The Registration Bonus is a fix amount displayed at the site's home page.
Deposit Bonus - Bonus money given on deposits and credited into the user's account according and subservient the information displayed at the user's account page on the site.
Temporary Bonus - Bonus with expiration date displayed in the credit/bonus table at the member home page (-"Expires at"). The temporary bonus will be expired and will be unusable on the expiration date and forth.
Permanent Bonus - Bonus which is not temporary bonus.
8.2 Bonus rules:
* The Deposit Bonus and\or the Registration Bonuses can be only used to participate in competitions at the site and may not be redeemable.
* Only new participants at Competico.com are eligible for the Registration Bonus.
* The Registration Bonus is a permanent bonus which is available to use by the user until the expiration date.
* The Deposit Bonus is a temporary bonus which can become a permanent bonus and can be useable after the user use all the Deposit money first and his credit balance show $0.00 before the expiration date.
Competico.com reserves the right to change those rules including sums of the Deposit Bonus and\or the Registration Bonus and the expiration date from time to time.
8.3 Deposit withdrawal:
* Any bonus money in a user's account is voided and null when a deposit withdrawal is made.
* Withdraw any deposit amount or any part of it from user's account can be allowed at any time by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The money will be transferred within 72 hours to the user's Pay pal account.
You hereby declare that you retain full ownership of the copyright and other intellectual property rights of the multimedia file submitted by you to the site.
You hereby grant Competico a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty free, worldwide license to use, publicly display, distribute, sublicense, modify and otherwise fully exploit any Multimedia file that you submit to Competico.Competico may do any or all of the foregoing for any purpose necessary or relating to the Site and/or Competico Limited services, products or advertising. Any multimedia file that you submit is deemed as non-confidential, and Competico.com shall be under no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any information, in whatever form, contained in the multimedia file.
You shall be solely responsible for the Content and the consequences of posting or publishing it. In connection with the Content you affirm that: (i) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize Competico.com to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights attributable to the multimedia file and to any and all Content to enable inclusion and use of the Content in the manner contemplated by the Site and this Agreement; and (ii) you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the Content to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of the Content in the manner contemplated by the Site and this Agreement. Competico has the right at its sole discretion to refuse to post Content for any reason, including, but not limited to, submitted Content that appears to contain material protected by intellectual property rights held by any third parties.
You agree that Competico.com is not responsible for any violations of any intellectual property rights in any Content that you submit to Competico.com. You understand that by using these services your Content will be publicly available to others and that Competico.com has no obligation to prevent the unauthorized copying, dissemination, alternation or other use of your Content by others.
What to do if you believe anything on this Site infringes your intellectual property rights?
If you are a copyright owner or agent of a copyright owner and believe that Content on this Site or anything else on this Site infringes your intellectual property rights, please provide Competico Limited with the following information:
1. An electronic or actual signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
2. A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
3. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
4. Your address, telephone number, and email address;
5. A statement made by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information provided by you is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.
Competico.com's Agent for any notice as to claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached by email: email@example.com
Upon receipt your complaint, Competico.com may, at its sole discretion, remove material that you believe infringes your copyright or other intellectual property. In addition, Competico.com may, under appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the account of users who may be considered as ongoing infringers.
10. User conduct
You agree not to use the Site in order to:
10.1 Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; and any other usage Competico finds inappropriate from time and time and as updated in these terms of service.
10.2 Harm minors in any way;
10.3 Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Competico.com official, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
10.4 Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content submitted to the Site;
10.5 Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
10.6 Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party;
10.7 Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation, except that you may provide promotional materials in those areas (such as shopping) that are designated for such purpose;
10.8 Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
10.9 Interfere with or disrupt the Site, servers or networks connected to the Site, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected with the Site;
10.10 Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law;
10.11 Provide material support or resources (or to conceal or disguise the nature, location, source, or ownership of material support or resources) to any organization(s) designated by the United States government as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to section 219 of the US Immigration and Nationality Act; and any similar Acts enacted by the US government from time to time and are connected with foreign terrorist organizations.
10.12 "Stalk" or otherwise harass another; and/or collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth in paragraphs 1 to 11 above in this sectionabove
11.1 The Site's management reserves the right to amend this agreement from time to time.
11.2 A claims made by users are limited to the amount the particular user invested in the competition.
You agree that your use of the site shall be at your sole risk up to the fullest extent permitted by law, Competico.com, its officers, directors, employees and agents disclaim all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the site and your use thereof. Competico.com makes no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of this site's content or the content of any sites linked to this site and assumes no liability or responsibility for any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content, (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of the site, (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein, (iv) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the site, (iv) any bugs, viruses, Trojan horses, or alike which may be transmitted to or through the site by any third party, and/or (v) any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the site. Competico.com does not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered by a third party through the site or any hyperlinked website or featured in any banner or other advertising, and Competico.com will not be a party to or in any way be responsible for monitoring any transaction between you and third-party providers of products or services. As with the purchase of a product or service through any medium or in any environment, you should use your best judgment and exercise caution where appropriate.
Limitation of liability
In no event shall Competico.com, its officers, directors, employees, or agents, be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages whatsoever resulting from any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content, (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of the site, (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein, (iv) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the site, (iv) any bugs, viruses, Trojan horses, or alike, which may be transmitted to or through the site by any third party, and/or (v) any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the site, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not the company is advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing limitation of liability shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in the applicable jurisdiction.
You specifically acknowledge that Competico.com shall not be liable for user submissions or the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party and that the risk of harm or damage from the foregoing rests entirely with you.
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