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2.1 For Participants
2.2 For Supervisors
5.1 Payment of Prizes
To The Earth Prize Winner team, prize money will be paid in two parts:
To The Earth Prize Runner-up teams, prize money will be paid as follows:
All prizes are stipulated in US dollars. Exchange rates and bank fees at the time of payment will apply. The Earth Foundation is not responsible for any fees charged by the recipient’s bank. Participants will also be responsible for all applicable taxes on the award money received. More detailed information will be provided in the Finalists Agreement, which Participants and Supervisors who make it to the Finalists Phase will need to sign.
The creations, inventions, ideas, and any materials submitted to The Earth Prize will remain the students’ intellectual property. The Earth Foundation has no legal claim over the students’ ideas. The Earth Prize shall not be involved with the securing of trademarks, copyrights or any other legal intellectual property mechanisms on behalf of any of the Participants. Neither Supervisors nor Mentors shall appropriate the Participants’ ideas. Likewise, Supervisors and Mentors shall maintain the confidentiality of the Participant(s)’ ideas.
6.1 The Earth Prize Scholar Fresh Ideas’ Development Opportunities
The Earth Foundation may share with carefully selected individuals and organizations outside the Foundation, under strict confidentiality, Scholars’ submissions in order to help the students further develop their ideas.
6.1.1 Villars Institute/GSEM Scholars’ Fresh Idea Development Program*
In collaboration with trusted partners The Villars Institute, a number of selected Scholar Fresh Ideas will be further developed into comprehensive business plans by graduate students enrolled in the Master of Science in Responsible Management program of the Geneva School of Economics and Management at the University of Geneva (GSEM). The ideas and any other material submitted to The Earth Prize competition will remain the intellectual property of the Scholar teams’ students, and this development program is solely for the benefit of the team, the team’s idea, and its implementation.
Participants and Supervisors must make sure that the content submitted to The Earth Prize is original. Submissions should not contain any materials protected by copyright, including music tracks, photos, videos, programs, and texts, that they are not allowed to use. If submissions violate The Earth Prize’s Terms & Conditions or any applicable laws, including intellectual property rights of others (copyright, trademarks, and alike), they are not allowed to submit such content. Participants will be responsible for paying all royalties, fees, and any other monies applicable to their content.
The Earth Foundation owns or is authorized to use most of the content on The Earth Prize online platforms, referred to as “The Earth Foundation Content”. This content includes, but is not limited to, text, images, audiovisual content, source code, trademarks, service marks, and trade names. The Earth Foundation Content is protected by the applicable intellectual property laws and international treaties.
Neither Participants nor Supervisors are allowed to copy, distribute, make available, disassemble, make alterations, decompile, reverse engineer, translate, adapt, rent, loan, use, lease, or attempt to grant other rights to the content to third parties, or use any manual or automated means to scrape any content available on the website without asking The Earth Foundation prior permission.
By registering in the competition, Participants authorize The Earth Foundation’s use of their name, likeness, and if provided, picture and bio, for the purposes of promoting The Earth Prize, and agree to indemnify The Earth Foundation against any harm from the use of the Participant’s information. The Earth Foundation may use Participants’ information in publications, including online publications, audiovisual presentations, and promotional literature. Participants will not be entitled to any compensation in connection to The Earth Foundation’s use of their information.
8.1 Media Rights and Data Access
At any time, a Participant (s) can refuse to permit The Earth Foundation to collect further Personal Data in association with The Earth Prize and can request that The Earth Foundation delete from its records the Personal Data it has collected in connection with The Earth Prize. Please note that a request to delete records may lead to a withdrawal from The Earth Prize competition. A Participant(s) can contact The Earth Foundation to request access to, change, or delete his/her/their personal information by sending an email to The Earth Foundation at email@example.com. A valid request to delete personal information will be accommodated within a reasonable time. In addition to the foregoing, The Earth Foundation will exercise commercially reasonable efforts to delete personal information belonging to the Participant(s) when it is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was collected.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed and interpreted in all respects by the material laws of Switzerland. For any dispute arising from the Terms and Conditions, the exclusive place of jurisdiction shall be Geneva, Switzerland.
Participants may be contacted to provide additional information and have their information verified. The Earth prize reserves the right to request and require additional information from Participants in order to have their submission considered. For more information about the data privacy notice, please consult:.
If, for any reason, The Earth Prize is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of The Earth Foundation and its Sponsors which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of The Earth Prize, The Earth Foundation reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the submission process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend The Earth Prize. The Earth Foundation assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation with transmission, communications, line failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access. The Earth Foundation is not responsible for any problem or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, equipment or software, failure of any email or submission to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, phone lines, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to a Participant's computer related to or resulting from participation in this contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE EARTH PRIZE IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE EARTH FOUNDATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
The Earth Foundation is not responsible for any late, lost, garbled, misdirected, incomplete, or damaged submissions; any disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of The Earth Foundation or any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with The Earth Prize. The Earth Foundation is not in any way responsible or liable for the use of the prize money, or for any damage, loss or injury (including death) resulting from participation in The Earth Prize and/or acceptance and use of any prizes won.