Regulations

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS OF THE 5R HERO DESIGN AWARDS COMPETITION

REL Sales Consulting BVBA initiated the 5R Hero Design Awards competition to develop innovative products and services that will help us reduce our Ecological Footprint in the Home, Office and Business Supply by applying one or more of the 5R’s; Reduce, Reuse, Recyle, Replace, Return.

Participants of the 2013 5R Hero Design Awards are requested to accept the following Terms & Conditions.

Please note that these Terms & Conditions might be amended from time to time. The updated version of the Terms & Conditions will be uploaded on our website http://www.5rhero.com/design-awards/regulations/. It is your responsibility to stay informed on possible future changes, and we therefore advise you to regularly check this webpage.

1. Agreement

These Terms & Conditions are an agreement between REL Sales Consulting BVBA, a Belgium company registered with company number 0883.244.782, RPR Brussels (hereafter: “RELSC BVBA”), and yourself, the Participant of the 5R Hero Design Awards Competition 2013.

2. General Terms of the 5R Hero Design Awards Competition 2013

2.1. Your participation in the  5R Hero Design Awards Competition 2013 is subject to your continued compliance with  RELSC BVBA’s house rules with regard to 5R Hero Design Awards competition 2013 as mentioned in article 3 of these Terms & Conditions;

2.2. By entering this competition, you agree to comply with any instructions from RELSC BVBA about the 5R Hero Design Awards competition 2013;

2.3. Your participation in this competition is subject to your continued compliance with these Terms & Conditions and any other applicable laws concerning the 5R Hero Design Awards competition 2013;

2.4. You will not perform any actions (directly or indirectly) that cause damage to RELSC BVBA, our 5R Hero Design Awards Partners, Experts  other organizations or other Participants, or by which the legitimate interest of RELSC BVBA is damaged. To the extent permitted by law, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold RELSC BVBA, our 5R Hero Design Awards Partners, Experts of other organizations or any other Participant harmless from and against any and all third party claims, liability, loss and expense arising out of any third party which may arise from your participation in the competition and/or any breach of any term of this agreement.

3. Additional conditions and house rules 5R Hero Design Awards competition 2013

3.1. You shall not  submit any designs, materials or information as part of your participation to the 5R Hero Design Awards competition 2013 that are unlawful and/or unpermitted including, but not limited, information that:

• Is untrue or misleading;

• Is infringing any rights of RELSC BVBA or any third parties, such as but not limited to copyrights, trademarks or any other rights of intellectual property or related rights;

• Is in breach of any applicable law or regulation;

or

• Is detrimental towards RELSC BVBA or any other party in any way.

3.2. In addition to the above, you guarantee that you are the owner of and have reasonable protection measures in place to protect the Intellectual Property Rights of all designs, materials and information that you submit to the 5R Hero Design Awards competition 2013 or that you are authorised or have permission to do so. To the extent permitted by law, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold RELSC BVBA, our 5R Hero Design Awards Partners, Experts of other organizations or any other Participant harmless from and against any and all third party claims, liability, loss and expense which may arise from the unauthorised use of those designs, materials and information.

3.3. RELSC BVBA  reserves the right – at its own discretion – to refuse your participation to the 5R Hero Design Awards competition 2013 or to remove you as a Participant in case of – but not limited to:

- capacity constraints preventing any new additional Participants from entering the competition of the 5R Hero Design Awards ;

- breach of these Terms & Conditions;

- non compliance of your submitted idea  with the objectives and theme of the 5R Hero Design Awards competition 2013

- RELSC BVBA is of the opinion that your design is detrimental to yourself and/or  to others including RELSC BVBA.

RELSC BVBA will not be liable to you or any third parties in any circumstance in this respect.

4. Intellectual Property Rights

4.1. The www.5rhero.com website contains texts, images, designs, documents, programs and other information that are owned by RELSC BVBA and that are protected by intellectual property rights, among which, but not limited to, copyrights, database rights and trademark rights.

4.2 If you submit any designs, materials and/or information to participate in the 5R Hero Design Awards competition 2013, you grant RELSC BVBA  a non-exclusive, unlimited, indefinite, royalty-free license for any worldwide (commercial) use or exploitation of such designs, materials and information  and relatively the information, pictures, videos, texts, designs and/or ideas, including the right to reproduce and/or communicate the content to the public, the right to make adaptations and for any (future) exploitation (forms), to sublicense these rights. You will hereby waive all rights as far as this is allowed under the applicable  law.

4.3. Use of the submitted designs, materials and/or information includes commercial use, is in line with the mission of the 5R Hero Design Awards to generate environmental, social and economic impact. Notwithstanding RELSC BVBA’s rights pursuant to article 4.2 and third parties’ rights pursuant to article 4.2, you shall retain full rights to use the designs, materials and/or information you submit to participate in the 5R Hero Design Awards competition 2013 in other projects whether for commercial purposes or not.

4.4. The license provided in these Terms & Conditions by you is perpetual (for the duration of the applicable intellectual property rights with regard to the designs, materials and/or information).

4.5. Without prejudice to RELSC BVBA’s rights and third parties’ rights (pursuant to article  4.2), you have the right to discontinue your work on a design or decide to pull out of the 5R Hero Design Awards competition 2013 at any time. However, if you choose to do so you will not be allowed to withdraw the license provided pursuant to these Terms & Conditions, and this license will continue to apply in full force and effect.

5. Disputes

These Terms & Conditions shall be exclusively governed by the laws of Belgium. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms & Conditions , or the breach, termination or invalidity thereof, shall be exclusively settled by the courts of Brussels, Belgium.

6. Other terms & conditions

Any terms and conditions that are different from these Terms & Conditions need to be agreed to in writing by RELSC BVBA.