Definitions and Interpretations
1.1. In this Terms and Conditions, unless the context otherwise requires, the following words shall have the following meanings:
“Awards” – means the competition known as the STA Start Ups whereby technology in sport is judged by the STA Start Ups and awards are given in relation to the Categories;
“Category” – means each particular category within the Awards listed and detailed on the Website;
“Virtual Ceremony” – means the awards Virtual Ceremony where the Winners will be announced;
“Closing Date” – Deadline as conveyed on the website;
“Entrant” – means an individual or team that submits an Entry for the Awards;
“Entry” – means the material submitted for the Awards by the Entrant;
“Multiple Entries” – means more than one entry per brand;
“Fee” – means the relevant fee payable by the Entrant for the corresponding Category which is set out on the Website. Fees must be paid by credit card or Pay Pal via the Website;
“Organizers” – means the team who organize and implement the Awards;
“Rules” – means the terms and conditions set out on the Website and (unless the context otherwise requires) including any special terms and conditions agreed in writing between the Entrant and the Organizers;
“Website” – means the Awards website accessible at www.sportstechnologyawards.com;
“Winners” – means the winner for each Category.
1.2. The Organizers reserve the right to cancel and / or amend all or any part of the Awards and / or Rules. Any changes to the Rules or Awards will be posted on the Website. It is the responsibility of the Entrant to keep themselves informed of any changes.
1.3. By submitting an Entry to the Awards, the Entrant agrees to comply with the Rules.
1.4. In the event of any dispute regarding the Rules, conduct or results of the Awards, the decision of the Organizers shall be final and unchallengeable.
2.1. The Awards are open to all Entrants which conform with the criteria set out in the entry forms found on the website.
2.2. By entering the Awards, the Entrant hereby warrants that all information submitted is true, accurate and complete. The Organizers reserves the right to verify any information contained in the Entry and the Entrants eligibility to enter the Awards.
2.3. The Organizers reserves the right to disqualify an Entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe that an Entrant has breached any of the Rules, any applicable law (any copyright law) or has otherwise infringed the intellectual property of any third party.
2.4. In the event a Winner is disqualified from the Awards, the Organizers will select an alternative Winner in the same manner as the original Winner and such selection will be subject to the Rules.
3.1. All Entries must be submitted online via the Website. No hardcopy Entries will be accepted although, where requested or invited, Entrants can submit a single example of its products or goods. (See 3.7)
3.2. An Entry can be submitted to multiple categories.
3.3. An Entrant can submit multiple Entries in the same category only if the Entry is for a different product or service.
3.4. Multiple Entries can be submitted from a single organization or brand
3.5. While submitting an Entry, Entrants should supply the Organizers updated and reachable contact details. Any changes to contact details supplied should be emailed directly to the Organizers.
3.6. An Entry must be accompanied with the Entrant’s company logo, in vector format. The Entrant retains all rights to the logo but permits the Organizers the use of it on its website and other marketing collateral in perpetuity.
3.7. Size permitting, in the cases of a product or goods, the Entrant will send the Organizers the technology detailed in the Entry otherwise it will grant the Organizers access to use its service. The technology is non-returnable, and it is the responsibility of the Entrant to cover any and all postage costs and ensure the technology is received by the Organizers.
3.8. In case of technical difficulties, Entrants are advised to save a version of the Entry in a saveable document prior to submitting their Entry.
3.9. On receipt of an Entry, the Organizers will confirm its arrival via email. If an Entrant does not obtain such a receipt within three days, it is the Entrant’s responsibility to contact the Organizers to confirm its arrival. Unless confirmation has been received verbally or in writing, the Organizers cannot guarantee the arrival of an Entry.
3.10. Only a fully completed Entry will be accepted. Word limits are to be strictly observed. Judges will only receive the exact number of words requested.
3.11. Amendments cannot be made to an Entry once submitted. If an Entrant has any concerns about information included in an Entry after it has been submitted, they should contact the Organizers directly.
3.12. In the event the Organizers has reasonable ground to believe an Entrant has attempted to influence the decision of the judges further, by any means outside or in addition to the official Entry, the Entrant will be disqualified.
3.13. All Entries must be submitted in the English language and must be accompanied by the appropriate Fee.
3.14. All Entries must be submitted and Fees received before the Closing Date. No Entry will go forward for judging unless full payment of the Fee is received.
3.15. Judging will take place in March 2018 or as otherwise decided by the Organizers.
3.16. The judges will shortlist certain Entrants to go through to the final judging phase. Winners in the Categories will be announced at the Virtual Ceremony and such Winners will be selected by the judges from the shortlist. Shortlisted Entries will be published on the Website on or around 15th March 2018.
3.17. Upon being shortlisted, Entrants agree to feature the STA Start Ups logo on its website and all collateral as appropriate.
3.18. Details of the shortlisted Entries and Winners will be published on the Website and other collateral using the information provided in the Introduction section of the Entry only. Information about an Entry which is not shortlisted will not be revealed.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
4.1. The Rules and any dispute or claim arising from or in connection to them or their subject matter, existence, negotiation, validity, termination or enforcement (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law.
4.2. The Court of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any dispute or claims arising out of, or in connection with, the Rules, their subject matter, existence, negotiation, validity, termination or enforcement (including non-contractual disputes or claims).
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