GENERAL CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
In order to enter the Blue Growth marine challenge competition you must be individuals in partnership (at least 2), 18 years old or over, Greek or foreign citizens, or legal entities governed by private or public law, independently or jointly, based in Greece and operating for one (1) year or less at the time of the publication of the competition and which have not been dissolved, gone bankrupt or have been placed under receivership or liquidation or are within the process of receivership, liquidation. Employees, consultants and members of the host, members of the evaluation committees, as well as their spouses and relatives up to the second (2nd) degree are excluded from the competition. Participation to the Blue Growth marine challenge competition is done through the online registration (sign up) to the competition’s official website http://www.bluegrowth.gr in the Greek or the English language. Any supplementary material submitted within the framework of the Blue Growth marine challenge competition shall not be returned in any case. The participants are fully and solely responsible for the patenting or any other protection of the submitted proposals as well as the rights deriving therefrom. The host may request the relevant legal documentation (ID card, passport etc.) at any stage of the Blue Growth marine challenge competition, for the verification of the participants’ information according to the present terms. Each participant must read carefully the present terms before registering and submitting the proposal. Participation to the Blue Growth marine challenge competition entails the unconditional acceptance of all terms and conditions by the participants. In case of non-compliance with the terms of the competition, the participant shall be automatically disqualified. Each participant declares and guarantees that the proposal submitted to the Blue Growth marine challenge competition has been legally submitted according to the terms of the Blue Growth marine challenge competition, is original and innovative, that is, it has been prepared by the participant and it belongs exclusively to him or her, retaining any right to use, distribute and exploit it. Each participant also guarantees that the proposal does not infringe intellectual property rights or other rights of any individual or legal entity in Greece or abroad, or that the participant is the holder or/and he or she has legitimately acquired the rights of any kind, including, without limitation, intellectual property rights of third parties and all legal authorizations related to or used to produce a proposal submitted to the Blue Growth marine challenge competition, he or she assumes sole and full responsibility before the host and any third party for the submitted proposal regarding the accuracy of the submitted data. The participant acknowledges that he or she is obliged to assume any claim raised against the host and absolve the host, its executives and employees, along with the members of the committees from any liability for damages, any expenses and costs or claims of third parties that may arise due to infringement of the terms of the competition or any third party rights, including, without limitation, intellectual property rights. All teams are required to participate in promotional media and press events related to the Blue Growth marine challenge competition and the Aephoria net program. This includes, but is not limited to, giving interviews and providing content for press releases and other promotional material. Teams will not be required to disclose any proprietary or otherwise confidential information related to their businesses. The Blue Growth marine challenge competition organizing committee and Aephoria.net, will provide relevant consultation to the participating teams, upon request, in order to avoid unnecessary sharing of information.
COMPETITION’S APPLICABLE LAW TERMS
With their participation to the Blue Growth marine challenge competition, the participants explicitly accept that they give their free and explicit permission within the meaning of Law 2472/1997, regarding the record keeping by the host with this information and their processing for the conduct and publicity needs of the Competition and for information and communication purposes or for promotional programmes related directly and exclusively to the Blue Growth marine challenge competition according to the requirements of Law 2472/1997. The host shall retain the applications sent by the participants, for the whole duration of the Blue Growth marine challenge competition. The host is bound not to disclose this personal data excluding the name of the participant, the product or the service to receive an award and its brief description, to any third party without the consent of the participant to the Blue Growth marine challenge competition. The host reserves the right to announce the names of the winners and to publish their pictures, to show films or videos with them regarding the award of the prizes etc. in printed media or on the Blue Growth marine challenge competition’s website and to use any relevant event at its discretion for advertising and promotion reasons. The winners, along with their participation to the Blue Growth marine challenge competition unconditionally consent to appear in any relevant marketing programme or to the use of their name or picture or video/film in which they will appear by the host for marketing promotion purposes, excluding any fee or compensation. The host has the right to amend the terms of participation to the Blue Growth marine challenge competition or to postpone, cancel or annul the it, without prior notification, notifying the participants through the website http://www.bluegrowth.gr and is not liable towards the participants or any other third party, while it declares that it will not disclose to the participants any information regarding the judges responsible for the evaluation of their proposals as well as the evaluation score and ranking of the submitted proposals throughout the duration of the Blue Growth marine challenge competition and until the announcement of the results thereof. The Blue Growth marine challenge competition judges are bound to keep all information of the proposals disclosed to them confidential. Participation to the Blue Growth marine challenge competition requires and entails full, complete and unconditional acceptance of the above mentioned terms and conditions for participation. Awards will only be granted to enterprises that have completed the legal formation process in their country of origin.