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​Hackathon Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions subject to change without notice.
Last updated 11/1/13

Protection of Intellectual Property

By submitting an entry or accepting any award, you represent and warrant the following:
 
(a) ideas submitted by you are your original ideas; (b) your entries do not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right of any person or entity; and (c) Mecklenburg County will not be obligated to pay any compensation to, or permit any participation by, any third party in connection with the use, reproduction, modification, publication, or of any of your entries.

You hereby grant Mecklenburg County the right to reproduce, modify, publish, and display your ideas. Except where prohibited, you hereby waive any and all so-called “moral rights” or any similar right that you may have or hereinafter acquire in the entry, and to the extent that you cannot, you hereby consent to Mecklenburg County doing or omitting to do any act that would otherwise infringe such “moral rights” or any such similar rights. You agree to sign any necessary documentation that may be required for Mecklenburg County and/or our designees to make use of the rights you granted above. You understand that you will not receive any compensation or credit for use of your entry, other than what is described in these Contest Rules.

Please note that following the end of this Contest, your entry may be posted on the
Mecklenburg County platform and/or website. We are not responsible for any unauthorized use of your entry by users of the Mecklenburg County platform or website. While we reserve these rights, we are not obligated to use your entry for any purpose, even if it has been selected as a winning entry.

Please note that all entrants retain ownership of the copyright in their entries submitted, subject only to the license granted in this Section. You understand and acknowledge, however, that Mecklenburg County and other entrants may have developed or commissioned materials similar or identical to your entry and you waive any claims you may have resulting from any similarities to your entry. You understand that we cannot control the incoming information you will disclose to our representatives in the course of entering, or what our representatives will remember about your entry. You also understand that we will not restrict work assignments of representatives who have had access to your entry.
 

Conduct

By entering this Contest, you agree to be bound by these Contest Rules. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Mecklenburg County reserves the right to change these Contest Rules at any time. You further agree to be bound by the decisions of Mecklenburg County and the judges which shall be final and binding in all respects. Mecklenburg County reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or web site; violates the Contest Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
 

Limitation of Liability and Release

BY ACCEPTING DELIVERY OF THE AWARD, WINNER AGREES THAT THE AWARD IS AWARDED ON THE CONDITION THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION OR USE OF THE AWARD, OR THE CONTEST.
Winner further acknowledges that the foregoing parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee (express or implied, in fact or in law) in connection with the award or the use or enjoyment of the award. ALL AWARDS ARE AWARDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY SORT, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. 

Miscellaneous

BY ACCEPTING DELIVERY OF THE AWARD, WINNER AGREES THAT THE AWARD IS AWARDED ON THE CONDITION THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION OR USE OF THE AWARD, OR THE CONTEST.
 
Winner further acknowledges that the foregoing parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee (express or implied, in fact or in law) in connection with the award or the use or enjoyment of the award. ALL AWARDS ARE AWARDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY SORT, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
If any provision of these Contest Rules are held to be illegal or unenforceable, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these terms and conditions shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. The Contest is governed by and shall be construed under the laws of the State of North Carolina, U.S.A., without regard to the conflicts of law provisions therein. All disputes in connection with the subject matter of these Contest Rules will be determined by binding arbitration in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by any relevant federal, state or local law, including but not limited to jurisdictions with laws that would require registration, disclosure, filing, trust account, or posting of a bond, or any other requirements that are not satisfied.
 
These Contest Rules set forth the entire agreement, and supersede any and all prior agreements of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. No change, modification or waiver to these Contest Rules will be effective unless in writing and signed by the party against which enforcement.


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