Terms and Conditions

Competition Terms & Conditions ///

ORGANISATION AND ADMINISTRATION

Architecture Competitions on ac-ca.org are organised and administered by Vertadis Limited trading as [AC-CA]™.

[AC-CA]™ reserves its right to assign any judges, agents or other authorised administrator to administer it’s competitions, including making any decision or exercising such at it’s discretion.

ELIGIBILITY

[AC-CA]™ Competitions are open to anyone aged 18 and over. Younger entrants or group of students under 18 years of age must be lead by someone aged 18 or their tutor 18 or over.

By entering [AC-CA]™ Competitions, any and all entrants, participants, and submissions agree in full to these Terms and Conditions and as referred “herein”.

Employees of [AC-CA]™ member of the judging panel and their employees, associates, or partners are prohibited from entering the competition. They are however, encouraged to submit ideas for a special mention but can not win or be part of the formal competition.

SUBMISSION

Entrants may either make a submission individually or as a team (4 people max.).

Competition entrant are prohibited from sale, assignment or transfer of any of their submission rights a third party.

Student entrants would be required to proof their status for any student only competitions and the same would be true for professional only competitions should the submission be selected as one of the winning entrants.

All Submission must strictly conform to any Terms and Conditions and the Rules and Guidelines set by our [AC-CA]™ Competition Brief.

Once the final submissions are sent, no additional edits, or change can be made. Upon sent of the final submission each participant will receive a confirmation email notification within two business days.

By entering the competition, the entrant acknowledges and accepts that all aspects of any submission narrative, description, details, images, illustration and animation may be used for publicity purposes by [AC-CA]™.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

[AC-CA]™ will only used where necessary, disclosed to third parties for the purposes of running the Competition, any personal information submitted by entrants or participants

OWNERSHIP AND COPYRIGHT

The ownership of copyright in the work of all submissions will be in accordance with the Copyright and Patent Act 1988, which implies the copyright rests with the author.

No Entrants or participants shall receive or be entitled to receive any payment in any form for submissions or for granting [AC-CA]™ any right herein, other than for being selected as one of the winning the competition entries.

Subject to any limitation herein, any design, drawings accompanying any entry or submission remains the property of the entrant and may be used for its or their own purpose.

[AC-CA]™ shall treat an entry or submission as being eligible to enter the Competition under United Kingdom Copyright law.

Entrants are solely responsible for protecting the intellectual property of any submission to [AC-CA]™ competitions.

COMPETITION DISQUALIFICATION

Submission which do not meet or comply with the submission guidelines or found to contain identifying sign or mark that may, in any way, contribute to identifying entrant  shall be disqualified and [AC-CA]™ shall be under no obligation to notify the Entrant or Participant of the disqualificated entry or submission. All Submissions after the closing date for a particular competition will be automatically disqualified.

COMPETITION CANCELLATION/WITHDRAWAL

[AC-CA]™ reserves the right to cancel or suspend or alter the rules at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.

COMPENSATION

Any Compensation will be handled by [AC-CA]™.

WINNER SELECTION/JUDGE'S DECISION 

[AC-CA]™’s determination of any winning entry or submission through its panel of judges is final.

In the event that a selected winning entry cannot accept, receive or ineligible for the prize for any reason, the prize shall be awarded to the next highest rated entry from the top short-listed or remaining entries that meet the winning requirement.

[AC-CA]™’s is association with the competition judges do not imply any legal association, affiliation, contract or partnership in any way shape or form.

COMPETITION INTEGRIRY

[AC-CA]™ undertakes to scrupulously protect the integrity of its competitions by:

A Unique Entrant Registration Number by which each submission received will be administered organized, processed and evaluated. This means that the digital board received will be stored under their registration numbers, with the complementary information kept in a separate file.

Enforcing the rules that besides the registration number, all illustrations or images accompanying any submission shall be devoid of any marks, logos, symbols or sign that may identify its authority or source.

Any infringement of these rules will lead to immediate disqualification.

The jury or judging panel will only be made of the entrants identities only after the evaluation stage and winners are selected.

PRIZES

Prizes awarded will be as advertised for each competition, however [AC-CA]™ reserves the right to add or award additional prizes.

PUBLICATION

[AC-CA]™ reserves the right to publish such material in whole or in part, or use them in any way it sees fit in connection with this website or its competition without permission of the entrant or payment for such use, subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.

REGISTRATION FEE AND ASSOCIATED COST

There is a registration fee for Competitions on the website and all costs and disbursements incurred by entrants in preparing a submission or entry are the sole responsibility of the entrant.
All registration or submission fees are non-refundable and non-transferable once an entry is made.

GOVERNANCE

These rules of [AC-CA]™ Competitions are governed by the laws of England and Wales.

PUBLICITY AND PROMOTITON

Winners agree to and shall upon request at reasonable notice, participate in:

-Publicity or promotional activity surrounding the Competition such as interviews, personally or otherwise. Each opportunity shall be taken on merit and the Entrant or participant, shall have the right to decline any such opportunity.

-Any imposed government regulations or economic sanctions by the United Kingdom that prohibit monetary transfer to a Winner’s country of residence shall result in the prize money shall not be awarded to the entrant and at [AC-CA]™’s discretion may award it to the next highest ranked entry, however will mention the original winning entry in its list of winners.

LICENSE

By submitting an entry to the Competition, you the “Entrant” provide [AC-CA]™ with a limited, non-exclusive, sub-licensable, worldwide, royalty-free license (but not the obligation), which license is effective in perpetuity, for the duration of the competition / Project and until the end of the judging of the competition, to use, copy, modify, translate and/or adapt, distribute, publicly display by any means and in any media and create derivative works of, and copy, distribute and publicly display such derivative works of your entry solely in connection with the inclusion of your entry in activities related to, and the promotion of, the competition and the particular project, without any further notice or remuneration to you.
The rights shall be applied to all existing or future media, and in particular all physical, optical, magnetic, analogical, digital and electronic media, including media such as hardcopies, CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs, hard disks, computers and servers, the Internet, all private or public telecommunication networks, by cable, satellite, radio networks, etc. 

By submitting your entry to the Competition you also give [AC-CA]™ a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty free, irrevocable license in perpetuity to display and archive your entry on the [AC-CA]™ website, www.ac-ca.org ("Website"), on [AC-CA]™’s Facebook, Twitter or other social networking / media pages in relation to the Competition or project. Any credits will be with the name you supply to the Competition.

[AC-CA]™ shall make commercially reasonable efforts to display appropriate and customary credit lines on any Submission displayed or otherwise featured in such media, however shall have no affirmative duty to do so.

LIABILITY

Entrant agrees to release, indemnify, defend any party from any liability, any claim for damages, and/or law suit for or by reason of the mentioned submission as a result of any submission, revision, alteration or similar thereof.
The entrants also acknowledges and agrees and therefore covenants not to sue or make any claim against any party related to an entrant’s submission or any individual participation or involvement in the Competition in any way whatsoever, or any use thereof, and therefore:

a) Under no circumstances shall or can the Entrant be entitled to any award for any loss or any damages, which include attorneys’ fees.

b) Any dispute, claim and legal action arising from or connected with this Competition, or any prizes awarded or potentially awarded therein, shall be resolved without resort to any form of legal action or class action.

c) Should an entrant choose to bring a claim against [AC-CA]™ or it’s agents the entrant shall pay the [AC-CA]™ or any party’s reasonable attorneys’ fees and its legal costs arising from the claim should it fail.

d) Nothing herein will constitute a waiver of the entrants or participant legal rights or any rights any party may have to take against the entrant or participant.

[AC-CA]™ shall not be liable for any law suit or claim against any of it’s judges or selector panel emanating from their professional conduct or otherwise.
Unless clearly stated, all Competitions are design concept only and do not imply in a way, an intention for the proposals to be constructed or built unless.

AMENDMENTS

[AC-CA]™ reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice. 

 

Website Terms & Conditions ///

SITE USE

You agree that you will only use our web site in a way, which is consistent with our terms and conditions. We reserve the right to modify or withdraw this site at any time without liability.

CHANGES

We may change these conditions from time to time without prior notice to you.
It is your responsibility to regularly check, if any changes have been made to these terms and conditions. 

PRIVACY POLICY 

[AC-CA]™ is committed to protecting your privacy and aware how important it is to you. All information collected on our site is only used to process and administer your competition submission (In accordance to the competitions terms & conditions) and to provide you with a more personalised visit and experience to the site.

COPYRIGHT PROTECTION
All registered trademarks, symbols or words are owned, protected and property of the respective trademark their owners.

INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT

We collect either directly from you when you register with our site or through cookies which are information that are stored by your browser on your computer.
Cookies are small text files that identify your computer to our server and enable us to enhance your visit and shopping experience with us. These cookies record information on viewed pages or adverts, frequency of visited pages and general navigation of our site. These cookies in no way allow us access to your computer and do not store any personal or payment details.

The personal information collected is mainly used for Competition submission administration and processing (In accordance to the Competitions terms & conditions)

We may sometimes also monitor site usage, shopping and traffic patterns to improve the functionality of the site, products and services.
Details collected upon registration will include your name, email address, postal address and telephone number (where necessary), and by registering with [AC-CA]™ you agree to the terms and conditions. Your details may also be used to keep you informed of future Competitions or promotions.

DATA PROTECTION

[AC-CA]™ will hold and use your personal data strictly in accordance with UK data protection legislation.
We will comply with the Data Protection Acts 1984 and 1998

UNREGISTER

Should you wish for us to no longer hold or use your personal details then you have the option to unregister at any time. To do this please contact us at unsubscribe@ac-ca.org stating the registered email address.
You also have the right to request detail of personal information that we hold or stored about you.

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES 

Any changes to our privacy policy or how we collect and use your personal information, will be reflected on the site and registered users will be informed and given the opportunity to disagree or agree with this change.

SECURITY POLICY

[AC-CA]™ is aware of how important it is to able to browse safely and securely which is why all sensitive information is collected and process through a secure system. When we require you to enter sensitive information such as payment card details, you will be taken to a secure system and you should see the unbroken key or locked padlock icon at the bottom of your browser and also 'https' at the address bar, which indicates a secure system.

METHODS OF PAYMENT

We accept the following credit/debit card methods of payment for your submission through Paypal:

VISA          
AMEX          
Master Card          
Switch
Electron
Maestro
JCB
Eurocard

Note: Please make sure you provide the cardholder's name as it is shown on the card, and the cardholder's address exactly as it appears on the card statement.

SPECIAL PROMOTIONS

[AC-CA]™ reserves the rights to dis-continue any of it's promotions at anytime.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

[AC-CA]™ disclaim any and all warranties or association of any kind (expressed or implied) in relation to the Competitions or product or services on this site.

GENERAL INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify [AC-CA]™ fully from and against all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs and expenses, legal fees arising out of any breach of these conditions by you or any other liability arising out of your use of this site.

GOVERNING LAW

These Terms and Conditions are governed by and in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

Head Office:
[AC-CA], Vertadis ,17 Ensign House, Admirals Way, Canary Wharf,London E14 9XQ