TERMS & CONDITIONS – TELENOR CONNEXION IOT CHALLENGE

By registering for this competition, you automatically agree to comply with all terms and conditions below:

DEFINITIONS
Competition Term: The Telenor Connexion IoT Challenge (the “Competition”) starts August 20, 2015, and ends on September 25, 2015 (“Competition Period”).  Organizer reserves the right in its sole discretion, to terminate, modify or suspend the Competition and these Terms and Conditions, for any reason, at any time and without any liability.

Organizer:  Telenor Connexion AB, 11688 Stockholm.

Entry: all submissions, original ideas, documents or other materials submitted to Organizer in connection with the Competition by Entrant.

Entrant: Individual Participant, Business Entity Participant or Team who entered the Competition, referred to as an Entrant or you.

Intellectual Property Rights: any and all tangible and intangible: (i) copyrights and other rights associated with works of authorship throughout the world, including but not limited to copyrights, neighboring rights, moral rights, and mask works, and all derivative works thereof; (ii) trademark and trade name rights and similar rights; (iii) trade secret rights; (iv) patents, designs, algorithms, utility models, and other industrial property rights, and all improvements thereto; (v) all other intellectual and industrial property rights (of every kind and nature throughout the world and however designated) whether arising by operation of law, contract, license, or otherwise; and (vi) all registrations, applications, renewals, extensions, continuations, divisions, or reissues thereof now or hereafter in force (including any rights in any of the foregoing) ; and (vii) any licenses, permissions and consents associated with (i) through (vi) above.

Winner: Entrant selected by Organizer in the course of the Competition in accordance with the Competition process herein.

Winners List:  The list of winners will be published at October 12, 2015 at www.nordiciotchallenge.com.  Alternatively, please contact Organizer by mail at the address below: nic2015@telenor.se.

COMPETITION PARTICIPATION
Eligibility. This Competition is organized by Telenor Connexion (“Organizer”), a global provider of IoT solutions, and is open and offered only to (1) individuals age eighteen (18) or older at time of registration (“Individual Participant”), and (2) legal business entities (“Business Entity Participant”).  The Competition is not open to: (1) Organizer’s and the Telenor Group’s employees; (2) Organizer’s  contracted customers and vendors, and their employees; (3) the immediate family members or members of the same household of any such employee or vendor (4) anyone professionally involved in the development or administration of this Competition; or (5) any employee whose employer’s guidelines or regulations do not allow entry in the Competition or acceptance of the prize(s).   The Competition is void where prohibited or restricted by law.  Organizer reserves the right to limit, or restrict upon notice, participation in the Competition to any person who fails to comply with these terms and conditions, and cancel, remove or revoke any Entry.

How to Enter. To enter the Competition, visit www.nordiciotchallenge.com during the Competition Period, accurately and truthfully complete the online registration form, accept these Terms and Conditions and follow the instructions for submitting an Entry as described on the Website and below.  An Entry must be an original idea based on a solution including connected technology, as described further on the Website. Entrants may submit an Entry as either an Individual Participant or as a Business Entity Participant, as designated at the time of registration for the Competition.  In addition, Individual Participants may also enter in the form of Teams, as described below.  As used herein, Organizer is in no way obligated to use or continue to use any Entry.

Individuals.  Individual Participants must enter the Competition in their individual capacities.

Teams.  As an alternative to participating as a single individual, Individual Participants may elect to form a team (“Team”) of multiple people to submit a single Entry.  An Entry submitted by a Team must designate one Team Member as the “Team Leader” for contact and Competition administrative purposes.  The Team Leader will be responsible for submitting the Entry on behalf of the Team.  .

Business Entities.  Business Entity Participants must enter the Competition on behalf of their legal business organizations.  An Entry submitted by a Business Entity Participant must designate one individual member as the “Business Entity Contact Person” for contact and Competition administrative purposes.  The Business Entity Contact Person will be responsible for submitting the Entry on behalf of the Business Entity Participant.  Any individual who is employed by a Business Entity Participant may not submit any Entry in his or her individual capacity (i.e., as an Individual Participant); rather all Entries must be made through the Business Entity Participant, in coordination with the Business Entity Contact Person.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO BUSINESS ENTITY PARTICIPANTS:  By submitting any Entry, you represent and warrant to Organizer that your Business Entity Contact Person (a) is an authorized representative of the Business Entity Participant, and is submitting the Entry on behalf of such business entity, and (b) has obtained all necessary approvals from the Business Entity Participant to enter the Competition pursuant to these Terms and Conditions, including all employee and corporate permissions to submit any Intellectual Property to Organizer.  If you have any questions about such authority and permissions, you should work directly with counsel from the Business Entity Participant before submitting any Entry.

Entries: Entrants may submit more than one Entry.  Entrants are responsible for any costs or expenses associated with preparing and submitting an Entry.  All Entries suspected of violating Intellectual Property Rights, or any local or country law(s) will be ineligible.

All Entries must be submitted in English.  Entrants assume all risk of damaged, lost, late, incomplete, invalid, incorrect or misdirected Entries.

Each Entrant agrees that Organizer will have the right, but not the obligation, in its sole discretion, to contact any Entrant regarding a possible transaction or other business relationship with Organizer to commercially pursue a submitted Entry.

COMPETITION PROCESS
Below is a general description of the Competition process:

Open Submission Round. The submission period begins on August 20, 2015 at 12.00 CET and ends on September 25, 2015 at 23:59 CET. All Open Submissions must be received by Organizer on or before September 25, 2015. Each Open Submission may be reviewed by Organizer and/or one or more judges selected by Organizer (collectively, the “Judging Panel”), to determine if the Open Submission meets the eligibility criteria for the Competition as described in these Terms and Conditions.  In Organizer’s discretion, Organizer may engage third-party subject matter experts and judges to serve on the Judging Panel and/or assist with the review of Entries and selection of Competition winners.

All Open Submissions determined by Organizer and/or the Judging Panel as meeting the eligibility criteria (based on a preliminary review) will be eligible to be considered for advancement to Finals Round.  During this qualification process, Organizer will perform a preliminary review of Entries only.  In the event an Entry proceeds to the Final Round, Organizer reserves the right to conduct more detailed reviews of the Entry/Entrants to definitively determine eligibility for the Competition — which eligibility decision will be made in Organizer’s sole discretion. In the event that Organizer (with input from the Judging Panel, as appropriate) determines that any Open Submission does not or may not meet the eligibility criteria for the Competition Organizer may (a) disqualify the Entry, or (b) request that the Entrant submit a revised, clarified description of the Entry, for further consideration by Organizer.

Entrant agrees that the information and materials provided to Organizer in connection with the Competition, may be publicly disclosed by Organizer or its agents, and used for Organizer’s marketing and public relations activities, in Organizer’s sole discretion.

Finals Round.  From all the Entries during Submission period, the Judging Panel will select up to six (6) Entries to proceed to the Final Round (“Judge’s Choice”).  The Judging Panel will make their selections based on the content of the Entries using the judging criteria as outlined in the Judging Criteria in these Terms and Conditions.

Organizer will attempt to notify the individual Entrants who submitted the Entries selected to proceed to the Final Round (the “Finalists”) by mail, email or telephone (at Organizer’s discretion and using the information provided in the registration), regarding the opportunity to proceed to the Final Round. Such notified Semi-Finalists must then (a) confirm to Organizer their willingness to proceed in the Competition, within five (5) calendar days of Organizer initiating contact, and (b) provide to Organizer any other information or documents, as may be determined by the Organizer, to confirm eligibility.  If a Finalist does not timely consent to proceeding to the Final Round and promptly provide any necessary information or documents to confirm eligibility, an alternate Finalist may be selected in Organizer’s discretion.

Final Round. Each Finalist will prepare, in English, with non-monetary assistance from Organizer, a presentation. The goals of this presentation will be to clearly articulate (1) the venture concept, technology and related intellectual property, (2) the venture business model, and (3) marketability of the new venture, including target customers and vertical markets, (4) its potential for financial profitability and success, (5) the Team’s ability to execute and succeed in its business goals), and (6) any other information as deemed necessary by the Judging Panel.

Meetings with Finalists and Judging Panel will be set up between September 25 and October 9.

This Judging Panel will select up to three (3) Competition (“Winners”), using the judging criteria described in the “Judging Criteria” section below (“Judging Criteria”).  Organizer will attempt to notify the Winners by mail, email or telephone (at Organizer’s discretion and using the information provided in the registration). Winners are expected to be announced on or about October 12 2015, subject in part to timely return by the potential winners of all appropriate documents required by Organizer.  (See the “Affidavits and Releases” section below)

All decisions of the Judging Panels are final, non-appealable and binding.  Potential winners must comply with all Terms and Conditions; winning is contingent upon verification of eligibility and compliance with all requirements herein. Organizer may announce the Finalists and Winners on the Website.

Entrant agrees that the information, ideas and materials provided to Organizer in connection with the Final Round, and any other information, ideas or other materials otherwise provided to Organizer in connection with the Competition, may be publicly disclosed by Organizer or its agents, and used for Organizer’s marketing and public relations activities, in Organizer’s sole discretion.

Judging Criteria. For Open Submission Round, and Final Round, the Judging Panel will make their selection based on the content of the Entries and using the following Judging Criteria: (1) Customer value and transformation potential, (2) Market opportunity and growth potential, (3) Level of innovation and feasibility, (4) Go to market approach and likelihood of long-term success, (5) Team capability and skillset.
Prize(s): Subject to these Terms and Conditions, once confirmed by Organizer, the Winner(s) will receive the following:

First Prize:
• €25,000
• Flight and hotel (one night) in Oslo, Norway, for up to 2 persons
• Presentation slot and demo stand at Digital Winners 2015 Conference
• Guidance & mentoring from the Telenor advisory team for 6 months
• Written Interview & Highlight Video publicly released by Smarter Together

Second Prize:
• Flight and hotel (one night) in Oslo, Norway, for up to 2 persons
• Presentation slot and demo stand at Digital Winners 2015 Conference
• Guidance & mentoring from the Telenor advisory team for 3 months
• Written interview & highlight video publicly released by Smarter Together

Third Prize:
• Flight and hotel (one night) in Oslo, Norway, for up to 2 persons
• Presentation slot and demo stand at Digital Winners 2015 Conference
• Written interview & highlight video publicly released by Smarter Together

COMPETITION GENERAL CONDITIONS
Competition Terms of Submission: Proof of an uploaded Entry does not constitute proof or evidence that Organizer received the Entry within the Competition Period or that it is otherwise eligible for the Competition.  Organizer reserves the right to disqualify and/or remove any Entry or Entrant for any reason or no reason within its sole and absolute discretion. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall require Organizer to monitor or edit the Website or any Entries for offensive or otherwise objectionable content.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, Organizer may reject or remove from the Website or Competition any Entry which might be considered, offensive, defamatory, obscene, illegal, harmful, in violation of Organizer’s Website use or privacy policies, or that otherwise falls short of Organizer’s (or its customers’) standards.  All Entrants shall use the Website according to these Terms and Conditions and any applicable Website use policy posted on the Website.

Representations and Warranties. By submitting an Entry, Entrant represents and warrants as follows:

  • All registration information is complete, accurate and truthful.
  • For Individual Participants only:  No person or entity (including your employer or academic institution) other than you has any right, title or interest in any part of your Entry.
  • For Business Entity Participants only:  The Business Entity Contact Person (a) is an authorized representative of the Business Entity Participant, (b) is submitting the Entry on behalf of the Business Entity Participant, as an organization, and (b) has obtained all necessary corporate and other approvals from the Business Entity Participant, as an organization, to enter the Competition and submit the company’s Intellectual Property, as contemplated under these Terms and Conditions.
  • No other party is entitled to claim royalties from the use of the Entry.
  • Each Entry does not and will not infringe or violate any rights of any third party or entity, including, without limitation Intellectual Property Rights (as defined below), defamation, privacy, publicity, false light, misappropriation, confidentiality, or any contractual or other rights.
  • Your entire Entry is an original work by you, and you have all the rights, licenses, permissions and consents necessary to submit the Entry and to grant all of the rights that you have granted hereunder.
  • Your Entry does not contain content that is inconsistent with the permissible uses outlined by these Terms and Conditions, including, but not limited to, content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, vulgar, profane, sexually explicit, obscene, racially or ethnically offensive or otherwise objectionable.
  • You will not upload, post or otherwise transmit any Entry or content that contains software viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or any other computer code or files that are designed to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software or hardware.
  • You are not submitting any confidential, proprietary, or trade secret information.

Permissions and Restrictions:  Organizer does not claim ownership rights to your Entry.  However, by submitting an Entry, you understand, acknowledge and agree to the following:

  • The intent of the Competition is to encourage individuals and companies to discuss ideas and innovations with Organizer.  But participating in this Competition does not create an obligation on either your part or Organizer’s part to enter into any business relationship or to sign any commercial agreement.  These Terms and Conditions to not require you to negotiate or do business with Organizer.  You remain free to discuss your Entry and the ideas or technologies that it contains with other parties, and to contract with other third parties regarding the subject matter of your Entry.
  • You grant to Organizer and its affiliates an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to: (a) use, review, assess, test, evaluate, analyze or otherwise consider your Entry and all its content in connection with the Competition, and (b) feature your Entry and all its content in connection with the marketing or promotion of the Competition, in all media now known or later developed.  You understand that visitors to Organizer’s websites and the Competition Website will have the right to access information and content of your Entry.
  • Organizer or its affiliates may have developed or commissioned (or may currently be in the process of developing or commissioning, or may in the future develop or commission), products, services or solutions similar (or even identical) to your Entry.
  • Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall prohibit Organizer from independently acquiring, developing, or having developed for it, products, concepts, systems, services, or techniques that are similar to or compete with the products, concepts, systems or techniques contemplated by or embodied in any Entry. You recognize that other persons or entities may have provided Organizer or others, or made public, or may in the future submit, or make public, materials that are the same or similar to your Entry. You acknowledge and agree that Organizer shall have the right to use such same or similar materials, and that you will not be entitled to any compensation arising from Organizer’s use of such materials.  You hereby waive all claims resulting from any similarities between your Entry and any current or future Organizer product or solution.
  • Organizer cannot control the information that Entrants will disclose to Organizer representatives in the course of the Competition, or what Organizer representatives will remember about your Entry.  You understand that Organizer will not restrict work assignments of any Organizer employees, including those who have had access to your Entry.  By entering the Competition, you understand and agree that use of information about your Entry in our representatives’ and employees’ unaided memories in the development or deployment of Organizer products, services or solutions does not and will not create liability for Organizer under these Competition Terms and Conditions, or copyright or trade secret law.
  • You understand that you will not receive any compensation or credit for use of your Entry, other than as described in these Terms and Conditions.
  • You agree that nothing in these Terms and Conditions grants you a right or license to use the Organizer name or any Organizer trademark or service mark. You grant to Organizer the right to include your company name (if you are a Business Entity Participant) as an entrant on Organizer’s websites, including the Competition Website, and in materials related to Organizer’s promotion of the Event.  Other than these uses, you are not granting Organizer any rights to your trademarks.
  • No Entry will be received or held “in confidence” and under no circumstance will your Entry create a confidential relationship or obligation of secrecy between you and Organizer or between you and any other party. Entrants should be guided by their own attorneys as to the desirability of seeking patents or other protection for Entries, which guidance should be obtain before submission of any Entry.
  • For teams and Business Entity Participants, the prize amounts will be distributed to the Team Leader, the official representative specified in the winning entry, or the Business Entity Contact Person. The Team Leader and the Business Entity Contact Person will have sole responsibility for further distribution of any cash prizes among Team Members or within the Business Entity Participant that has submitted an Entry through the representative, respectively. No assignment or transfer is allowed by any winner.  If a potential winner is unable to participate in or accept the prize or any portion of the prize for any reason, Organizer shall have no further obligation to such potential winner. Organizer will not replace any lost or stolen prizes after being awarded to winners.  In no event will Organizer be responsible for awarding more than the stated number of prizes.

 Tax Considerations:  Each winner will be solely responsible for any local, provincial, country or any other applicable taxes, and any other costs, expenses and fees in connection with the prize.

Verification and Audit: Entrant understands and agrees that Organizer may verify, audit or otherwise confirm Entrant’s identity, registration information, eligibility or other information relating to any Entrant or Entry that may aid Organizer in selecting Competition winner(s). Entrant hereby consents to such verification efforts and shall reasonably cooperate fully and in good faith with Organizer throughout the duration of the Competition. Organizer, in its sole and absolute discretion, may suspend, remove or otherwise eject any Entrant suspected of providing false, misleading or other information that may fail to comply with these Terms and Conditions, any applicable Website acceptable use policy or any other Competition rules or regulations.

 Personal Data: Entrant grants permission to Organizer and its authorized representatives to use his/her name, address (city and state/province/territory/country), photograph, voice, and/or other likeness for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Internet and world wide web, in perpetuity, without notice, consideration, review or approval.

As part of this Competition, personal data will be processed by Organizer.  Organizer Following the Competition Period, Organizer shall not be required to retain records of any Entries. Entrants should direct any request to access, update, or correct information to Organizer. Organizer is not responsible for human error, theft, destruction, or damage to Entries, or other factors beyond its reasonable control. Organizer reserves the immediate right to disqualify any Entrant who, in Organizer’s sole discretion: (i) is not in compliance with these Terms and Conditions, (ii) tampers with the Entry process, the Competition, or the Website; or (iii) is acting in an uncooperative, unsportsmanlike, disruptive, abusive, or threatening manner. Organizer shall not be liable to a winner or any other person for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of the prize becoming for reasons beyond the reasonable control of Organizer unavailable or impracticable to award, or for any force majeure event, technical or equipment failure, terrorist acts, labor dispute, or act/omission of any kind (whether legal or illegal), transportation interruption, civil disturbance, or any other cause similar or dissimilar beyond Organizers’ control. Neither Organizer, nor its employees, officers, directors, agents, contractors, representatives, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, resellers, dealers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies (“Released Parties”) shall assume any responsibility whatsoever for delayed, failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions; technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines or technical failures or difficulties; the incorrect or inaccurate capture or failure to capture information whether caused by Website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Competition, Entry, or other information; the failure to capture any such information; or errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network or otherwise arising out of or relating to the Competition, theft, loss, destruction or damage to Entries, in whole or in part, or other factors beyond their reasonable control. Once submitted, an Entry cannot be deleted or cancelled Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to Entrants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Competition or downloading materials from or use of the Website.

Tampering and Abuse: Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Competition or Website, as solely determined by Organizer, will be disqualified

Limitations of liability and Release:  Entrants agree that Organizer, its affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, resellers, dealers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, representatives and agents (“Released Parties”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and will be released and held harmless by entrant for any claims, liabilities, or causes of action of any kind or nature for any injury, loss or damages of any kind including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages to persons, including without limitation disability or death.  Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Website is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

Choice of Law: This Competition and any action related thereto shall be governed, controlled, interpreted and defined by and under the laws of Sweden without regard to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue of any action with respect to the subject matter of these Terms and Conditions shall be Stockholm; and each of the parties hereto submits itself to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts for the purpose of any such action. Organizer may, at its own discretion, choose to settle any dispute with respect to the subject matter of these Terms and Conditions by arbitration administered by the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. The parties specifically disclaim the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Competition, but in no event attorneys’ fees.  Entrants hereby waive all rights to (i) claim or be awarded any punitive, direct, indirect, incidental, and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and (ii) to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased, including for willful patent infringement.