General Terms and Conditions
If your team has more than one member, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to and include all members of the team.
Use of information – I/We understand that the information and materials provided in this application on my/our behalf will be used by STEM Advantage and an independent panel of judges in conjunction with the program for purposes of evaluating the application and creating a press release if I/we am/are selected to be a STEM Solutions Contest finalist. I/We consent to the use of such information for this purpose and hereby confirm and represent that I/we have obtained any and all authorizations, consents or waivers required for such use in order for STEM Advantage and a judging panel to review and utilize applicant-provided information and materials in connection with the STEM Solutions contest. I/we agree that the deliberations of the independent panel of judges shall be confidential. I/We further consent to the use of such information for research, educational or any other purposes as long as such use does not divulge my/our identity(s) to any other person other than STEM Advantage and the judges.
Release – In consideration of my/our participation in the STEM Solutions Contest on behalf of myself and my team, I/we hereby release and forever discharge STEM Advantage and the Board of Directors, partners, agents, representatives, successors and assigns of each and the independent panel of judges from any and all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any nature arising out of or in any way connected with any information or materials submitted in connection with this application or with my/our participation in the STEM Solutions contest, including any events, ceremonies or promotional activities related thereto, as well as the determination of the independent panel of judges.
Use of photo, etc. – If I/we am/are selected as one of the six finalists for the STEM Solutions Contest, I/we hereby give the STEM Advantage Program and its partners, agents, representatives, successors, assigns and those acting on its behalf of each of the foregoing entities, the non-exclusive and transferable right, but not obligation, to use, edit, publicize and reproduce freely my/our application and other likeness, including, but not limited to, biographical data, picture, portrait, film, videotape, recordings of my/our voice(s) or any written statements that I/we provide in connection with the STEM Solutions Contest, including, but not limited to, the development and publication of marketing material, promotional publications, media publications and coverage, videos and other materials, whether such items are intended for an internal or external audience. I/We agree that no compensation shall be due me/us or my/our spouse(s) and/or family(s) for such usage.
Limitation of liability – In no event will STEM Advantage or the independent panel of judges be liable to me/us, my/our spouse(s) and/or family(s), for any consequential, incidental, indirect, punitive or special damages in connection with the STEM Solutions Contest, whether or not liability is based on breach of contract, tort, strict liability, breach of warranty, failure of essential purpose or otherwise, and even if STEM Advantage or the independent panel of judges is advised of the likelihood of such damages.
Disputes – Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to my/our participation in the STEM Solutions Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of California. I/We agree to first submit any claim or controversy arising out of or relating to my/our participation in the STEM Solutions Contest to voluntary mediation. Otherwise, if mediation is not successful, all disputes arising out of this Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Orange County, CA.
Entire Agreement – This Agreement contains the entire Agreement between the Parties, and supersedes any prior agreements concerning the same subject matter. No representations, oral or otherwise, express or implied, other than those contained herein have been made by any Party hereto.
Modification by Writing Only – This Agreement shall not be modified by any party by oral representation made before or after the execution of this Agreement. All modifications must be in writing and signed by all of the Parties hereto.
Severability of Terms – If any provision of this agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, that determination shall not invalidate or render unenforceable any other provision of this agreement.
I/We have read this application form, understand its contents and represent that I/we am/are legally competent to sign this document and am not aware of any agreement with any other party that would conflict with the terms set forth herein. To the best of my/our knowledge, the information provided herein is true and complete.