Intellectual property rights of Submissions are owned by the Contestants. By joining this Challenge, you grant the World Bank the right to publicly disclose the Submissions for public display for informational or awareness purposes. You acknowledge that any public disclosure of a new, inventive technology by the World Bank may affect its patentability under applicable law and agree to said public disclosure. The Bank may at its sole discretion, decide not to expose any Submission on its website.
Contestant declares, represents and warrants that Contestant is the rightful owner of the Submission, and of all the patents, copyrights, and/or trademarks and other rights associated with the Submission. By entering this Challenge, Contestant further declares, represents and warrants that Contestant has not (a) infringed on any third party rights, including copyrights, trademarks, industrial property, trade secrets, confidentiality obligations and rights of privacy and publicity, and that Contestant has obtained the necessary written release(s) or permission(s) to use any third party rights or intellectual property, including any trademarks appearing on Contestant’s Entry, or (b) violated any applicable law(s) in any countries. By entering this contest Contestant further agrees that the panel of judges has the right to verify the ownership and originality of any entry and that upon request, Contestant shall submit a written copy of any release or permission Contestant has received from a third party granting Contestant the right to use such property. Contestant understands that in the event a submission is selected as a winning entry, and Contestant’s ownership rights and the originality of Contestant’s entry cannot be verified to the satisfaction of the Judge Panel or is in any other way ineligible, the Judge Panel may select an alternate winner from the Shortlisted Submissions.
Contestant shall not do any of the following:
§ Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
§ Publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information.
§ Upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless Contestant owns or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
§ Upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.
§ Delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded.
§ Falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
§ Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests, or chain letters. Download any file posted by another Contestant that Contestant knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
The World Bank is not responsible for: (1) any false, incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Contestants; (2) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the submission process or the Competition; (3) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Competition or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Contestant’s participation in the Competition or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. No more than the stated amount of prizes will be awarded.
Verification. If after announcing the winners the Judging Panel finds and/or determines that a winning Contestant is ineligible; has misrepresented, misstated, or mischaracterized Contestant’s entry in any way or Contestant is not the rightful owner of the Submission, the Submission is automatically disqualified from the Challenge, and any privileges received by winning this Challenge shall be rescinded. Any determinations made by the Judging Panel in withdrawing an award and disqualifying any Submission is final and confidential. By entering this Challenge, Contestant agrees to keep any controversies between Contestant, the panel of Judging Panel and/or the World Bank, confidential.
Winners are responsible for all applicable taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. No transfer or substitution of a prize is permitted except by the World Bank. If a team of individuals is selected as a prize winner, the prize will be awarded to the team, and it will be up to the team to split or appropriately allocate the prize.
No Recourse to Judicial Procedures. To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to any other recourse to judicial procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Challenge are hereby excluded, and Contestant expressly waives any and all such rights.
The World Bank can cancel the Challenge at any time and for any reason.
Preservation of Immunities. Nothing herein shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation upon or a waiver of the privileges and immunities of the World Bank which are specifically reserved.