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    <p style="text-align:center"><strong>ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE INNOVATION CHALLENGE </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong><u>Section 1 - </u></strong><strong><u>General</u></strong>.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><ul><li>The project hereinafter referred to as the “<u>Competition</u>”, will be conducted under the name “<u>Innovation Challenge</u>”. The Competition will be published online on the Unite Ideas website at <a href=""></a>.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Organizer of the Competition is the United Nations represented by the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Center (UNCCT), United Nations Office for Counter-Terrorism, hereinafter referred to as the “<u>Organizer</u>”.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Competition is subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, and the Terms and Conditions of Use of the United Nations Web Sites Including Unite Ideas (collectively, the “<u>Terms and Conditions</u>”).</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong><u>Section 2 - Eligibility and Participation</u></strong>. </p><p> </p><ul><li>The Competition is open to students and youth between the ages of 18<a href="#_ftn1">[1]</a> to 38 (each, a “<u>Participant</u>”). Participation in the Competition constitutes a Participant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.  Any breach of these Terms and Conditions may result in exclusion of a Participant.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Each Participant will have to form a team which shall comprise of a maximum of 4 (four) Participants and a minimum of 2 participants (each a “<u>Team</u>”). Switching Teams is not allowed unless the Organizer provides its written consent.  The Organizer is not responsible for, and will not assist in resolving, any disputes between Participants or Teams. If any Participant in a Team needs to be withdrawn or replaced for any reason, the Team shall notify the Organizer in writing. </li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>These Terms and Conditions may be amended or modified at any time by the Organizer.</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong><u>Section 3. Submissions and Scoring of Submissions</u></strong>.</p><ul><li>In order to participate in the Competition, the following conditions will need to be met:<br /><br /></li></ul><ol><li>A Team may only submit one (1) Submission.</li><li>Incomplete Submissions may be disqualified.</li><li>Each Submission must be original, of one or more of the Participants’ or Team’s own creation, and newly written for the Competition and must not have been entered in any other competition or program similar to the Competition. “Newly written” means that Participants cannot in any way copy software code that already privately exists, and submit it as part of a Submission. Submissions may be subject to a due diligence review at any time for eligibility and compliance with the Terms and Competition.  Determination of eligibility and compliance is at the sole discretion of the Organizer.  The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify any Submission if the Submission or a Participant or a Team does not comply with these Terms and Conditions.</li></ol><p> </p><ul><li>Submissions will be accepted globally. The Organizer is however entitled to give a higher priority to teams formed by nationals from the African and Asian regions.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of experts from the UNCCT and the United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) (the “<u>Evaluators</u>”) who will rank and identify the most relevant and well-developed tools that form the solutions (“<u>Solutions</u>”) according to the following criteria:</li></ul><p> </p><ol><li>originality/creativity (20%);</li><li>innovation (25%);</li><li>analytical skills (10%);</li><li>strategic thinking (15%); and</li><li>practical implementation (30%).</li></ol><p> </p><ul><li>The decision by the Evaluators concerning the selection of the top-ranking Teams is final and binding on the Participants.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Teams with the top-ranking Solutions will be notified in writing by the Organizer that they will be entitled to participate in the on-site event to be held in Vienna, Austria on Dec 5<sup>th</sup> and 6<sup>th</sup>. (“<u>On-Site Event</u>”). Up to a maximum of [forty (40) Participants] will be selected by the Organizer to participate in the On-Site Event.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong><u>Section 4. Ownership of Submissions; Intellectual Property</u></strong>.</p><ul><li>The Participants represents and warrants that they are the owners of intellectual property used in the Competition and the On-Site Event, except for content or computer code available in the public domain as per Section 2(2) of the Terms and Conditions of Use of the United Nations Web Sites Including Unite Ideas.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Each Participant further represents and warrants that the Submission does not violate any agreement or obligation to any invention assignment, proprietary information, confidentiality, non-solicitation, noncompetition or similar agreement with any employer or other person. Each Participant represents and warrants that the Submission is and will be such Participant’s own original work or the original work collectively developed by the Participants comprising a Team, and does not and will not infringe the intellectual property or proprietary rights of any third party, including, without limitation, any third-party patents, copyrights or trademarks.   Each Participant hereby agrees not to instigate, support, maintain or authorize any action, claim or lawsuit against the United Nations, including the Organizer,  or any other person, on the grounds that any use of a Team’s Submission, infringes any of such Participant’s rights as creator, individually or collectively as a member of a Team, of the Submission, including, without limitation, trademark rights, copyrights and moral rights or “<em>droit moral</em>”.  </li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Each Participant hereby grants the United Nations a royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to use, distribute, publish, copy, edit, publicly display, and publicly broadcast, in whole or in part, any Submission, in any manner without compensation during and after the Competition for the official purposes of the Organization.</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong><u>Section 5.  The On-Site Event in Vienna, Austria</u></strong>.</p><ul><li>Participants selected for the On-Site Event will be provided with the following by the Organizer:</li></ul><p> </p><ol><li>Air tickets (economy class) for each Participant in the Team;</li><li>Terminal expenses; and</li><li>Daily subsistence allowance (DSA) to travel to Vienna for the two (2) days of such event.</li></ol><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>All other costs and expenses not listed above shall be borne by each Participant. The Participants shall maintain adequate medical, travel and other necessary insurances for the duration of the On-site Event.  Each Participant shall be responsible for obtaining, at its own cost, all medical, travel and other insurances and visas necessary for its participation in the Competition and travel to the On-Site Event. </li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Each Participant must supply his/her own laptop to participate in the On-Site Event.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>During the On-Site Event, the Solutions will be refined and further developed by the Teams in cooperation with technology partners and subject-matter experts invited by the Organizer to act as mentors to the Teams. The decision by the Organizer to match technology partners and subject-matter experts with the Teams is final and binding. </li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>On the first morning of the On-Site Event, Teams will meet with the selected mentors who will guide them and provide them advice and hands-on assistance to enhance their Solutions. The Teams will work with their selected mentors throughout the two (2) days of the On-Site Event to enhance their Solutions and their presentations.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>During the second day of the On-Site Event, the Teams will deliver 10-minute presentations of their Solutions to the judging panel.</li></ul><p><strong><u> </u></strong></p><p><strong><u>Section 6. On-Site Event Evaluation Panel</u></strong>.</p><ul><li>An evaluation panel will score the Solutions from the Teams from 0-10 based on the below criteria scored:</li></ul><ol><li>Relevance of the solution to the task objectives described in the problem statement;</li><li>Regional of focus: Relevance of the solution to the regions of Africa, South Asia or South East Asia;</li><li>Applicability to the targeted issues – Alignment to the terrorist activities described in the problem statement;</li><li>User experience;</li><li>Advocacy / Awareness raising – Outreach and engagement regarding terrorist digital threats and the techniques to counter them;</li><li>Innovation;</li><li>Presentation to the judging panel; and</li><li>Maturity and completeness of the solution.</li></ol><p> </p><ul><li>The evaluation panel will rank the top four (4) scoring Teams.   </li></ul><p><strong><u> </u></strong></p><p><strong><u>Section 7. Announcement of Results, Giving of Certificates of Participation and Achievement</u></strong>.</p><p> </p><ul><li>The results will be announced by the Organizer during the closing ceremony of the On-Site Event.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The top four (4) scoring Teams will be recognised with a certificate of achievement by the Organizer during the closing ceremony of the On-Site Event.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>All Participants in the On-Site Event will receive a certificate of participation by the Organizer during the closing ceremony.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Organizer shall bear no responsibility if any Participant or Team is not able to participate in the closing ceremony and pick up any certificate of participation or achievement.</li></ul><p><strong><u> </u></strong></p><p><strong><u>Section 8. Publicity; and </u></strong><strong><u>Name and Emblem</u></strong>.</p><p> </p><ul><li>The Participants hereby consent to the use of his/her name, photo and/or likeness, biographical information, entry and statements attributed to the Participant for advertising and promotional purposes, including without limitation, inclusion in the Organizer’s newsletters, the United Nations’ website at <a href=""></a>, and any of the United Nations’ social media accounts or outlets without additional compensation, and without any limitations as to time, place and duration of use.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Participants shall not use the United Nations name or emblem, or any abbreviation thereof, in a way that could be perceived as an endorsement, commercial or otherwise, by the United Nations of the Participants, Teams, Submissions or Solutions or of any other non-UN entity/entities or any of such non-UN entity/entities’ or individual’s products and services, including for any fundraising purposes associated with the Participants’ entry into the Competition.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Participants shall respect the goodwill associated with the United Nations name and emblem and shall not portray the United Nations or its officials, agents or employees in any manner that would negatively affect such goodwill.</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong><u>Section 9. Indemnity and Disclaimer</u></strong>.</p><ul><li>Each Participant agrees to release, indemnify, defend and hold the United Nations (including the Organizer) and its directors, officers, employees, and agents, including advertising and promotion agencies, and assignees, and any other organizations or third-parties related to the Competition, harmless, from any and all claims, injuries, damages, expenses or losses to persons or property and/or liabilities of any nature that in any way arise from participation in the Competition, including without limitation (i) any condition caused by events beyond the Organizer’s control that may cause the Competition to be suspended or terminated or otherwise disrupted; (ii) any claim that a Submission or Solution infringes third party intellectual property or proprietary rights; (iii) any disputes among members of a Team or with Participants in other Teams, (iv) any injuries, losses, or damages (compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise) of any kind arising in connection with or as a result participation in the Competition; (v) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Competition; (vi) technical errors that may impair a Participant’s or Team’s ability to participate in the Competition; or (vii) errors in the administration of the Competition.</li><li>IN NO EVENT WILL THE ORGANIZER BE LIABLE TO A PARTICIPANT OR TEAM FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS OR PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM ANY CLAIM BASED UPON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE ORGANIZER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE.</li></ul><p><strong><u>Section 10. Miscellaneous</u></strong>.</p><ul><li>Nothing herein shall constitute an employment, joint venture, or partnership relationship between a Participant, Team and the Organizer or any other office or officials of the United Nations. The Participants will not receive any compensation from the Organizer in connection with any Submissions or Solutions.  Each Participant acknowledges and agrees that the Organizer or other Participants or third parties may have developed or commissioned works which are similar to the Submission of a Participant or Team, or may develop something similar in the future, and each Participant waives any claims that the Participant may have resulting from any similarities to the Submission of Participant or Team.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>If the Organizer has grounds to suspect any Participant or Team of cheating, deception or fraudulent or other improper or inappropriate conduct of any kind (including, without limitation, manipulating the Competition, choice of top-ranking winner(s) or any Submissions or Solutions), the Organizer reserves the right (in its sole discretion) to disqualify any Participant, Team or any other person it reasonably believes to be responsible for, or associated with, such activity. The Organizer further reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be acting in breach of these Terms and Conditions or in breach of any law. </li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Organizer is not responsible for (i) late, lost, damaged, incomplete, or misdirected Submissions or Solutions, responses, or other correspondence, whether by e-mail or postal mail or otherwise; (ii) theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alterations of Submissions or Solutions; or (iii) phone, electrical, network, computer, hardware, software program or transmission malfunctions, failures or difficulties.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Organizer reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Competition in whole or in part, in the event of fraud, technical or other difficulties, if the integrity of the Competition is compromised, or for any other reason, without liability to the Participants or Teams.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Both the Participants and the Organizers shall use their best efforts to amicably settle any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of arising from the Competition and these Terms and Conditions.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The United Nations is in no way endorsing or supporting, and will not endorse or support, any Participant, Team, Submission or Solution submitted by such Participant or Team.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Organizer’s failure to enforce any term of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Nothing herein shall be deemed to constitute a waiver, express or implied, of any of the privileges and immunities of the United Nations, including the Organizer.</li></ul><p>______________</p><p></p><p><a href="#_ftnref1">[1]</a> If a youth is considered a minor in its country of nationality, his/her parents or legal guardians’ written consent will be required.</p>