Effective from: 1 September 2021
This The Earth Prize Copyright Policy is a part of our. It explains the rules applicable to the content available of this website and submitted by you through the website.
You can submit various content through this website, including your project for The Earth Prize competition, reviews, comments, files, creations, inventions, ideas, and other materials. We refer to such content as “Your Content”. You are and remain the owner of Your Content. You will retain all intellectual property rights to Your Content.
You have to make sure that Your Content is unique. Your Content should not contain any materials protected by copyright, including music tracks, photos, videos, programs, and texts, that you are not allowed to use. If Your Content violates our Terms & Conditions or any applicable laws, including intellectual property rights of others (copyright, trademarks, and alike), you are not allowed to submit such content. You will be responsible for paying all royalties, fees, and any other monies applicable to Your Content.
In order to ensure the security of the website, we may, from time to time, review Your Content. If we find that Your Content violates Terms & Conditions or may harm our reputation, we will refuse to upload, modify, delete, or remove Your Content, in whole or in part. However, you remain solely responsible for Your Content.
When participating in The Earth Prize competition, you must not appropriate ideas of other Participants and agree to maintain the confidentiality of other Participants’ ideas, creations, inventions, and other materials.
We own or are authorized to use most of the content that you can find on the Website (excluding Your Content). We refer to such content as “Our Content”. Our Content includes, but is not limited to, text, images, audiovisual content, source code, trademarks, service marks, and trade names. Our Content is protected by the applicable intellectual property laws and international treaties.
You are not allowed, without asking our prior permission, to copy, distribute, make available, disassemble, make alterations, decompile, reverse engineer, translate, adapt, rent, loan, use, lease, or attempt to grant other rights to Our Content to third parties, or use any manual or automated means to scrape any content available on the website.
Your Content is owned by you; Our Content - by us. On the website, you may also find content that is owned by third parties (for example, trademarks). Such third-party intellectual property does not belong to us or to you, and it remains the sole property of the respective third-party proprietor. If you decide to use the third-party content that you can find on the website, you must ask permission from its owner beforehand.
In the US and other countries, it may be possible to reuse materials protected by copyright without obtaining permission from a copyright holder under certain conditions (this is called ‘fair use’). Such fair use is determined on a case-by-case basis and different rules may apply in different countries.
For example, if a work protected by copyright is used for teaching, commentary, criticism, news, or research purposes, such a work may fall within the scope of fair use and, therefore, you may not need authorization to use such works.
We cannot tell you whether your use of protected works falls within the scope of the fair use doctrine. Thus, we strongly recommend consulting a qualified lawyer and make a proper prior assessment of your materials that you intend to use under the fair use doctrine.
Intellectual property rights must be respected, and we do so. If you believe that our website contains materials that belong to you or someone else, please immediately contact us by email.
In order to write a proper copyright infringement notice, please perform the following steps:
Please note that you may be liable for damages, including costs and attorney’s fees, if you materially misrepresent that material is infringing your copyright(s). Therefore, if you are not sure if you are the proper copyright holder or if copyright laws protect the material of yours, you may need to consult a lawyer.
If you have any questions about this copyright policy, please contact us by using the following contact details:
The Earth Foundation
15 Rue de Rive