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  1. Introduction
    The following paragraphs define the WomenTech Global Awards rules (hereafter “the Award rules”). It describes the terms and conditions related to the application and the running of the WomenTech Global Awards (hereafter “the Awards”)
     
  2. The Organizer
    The social enterprise, WomenTech LLC, registered in the United States, DE hereafter referred as “WomenTech Network”, is organizing a Competition named “WomenTech Global Awards 2020”.
     
  3. Participation and Eligibility
    • Companies and individuals can enter the Competition by applying online using this form.
    • Companies and individuals can apply for one or several award categories (hereafter “the Award”).
    • WomenTech Network reserves the right to cancel a category if there is no substantial community and partner support and/or less than 10 submissions per category.
    • WomenTech Network has the right to disqualify participant if they submit incomplete entries, attempt to use fraudulent methods or do not adhere to the rules.
       
  4. Last submission date
    • The last day to submit an application is October 29th, 2020
    • WomenTech Network partners and ticket holders can submit with an extended deadline of Nov 10th, 2020.
    • WomenTech Network reserves the right to extend or shorten the application period.
       
  5. Nomination process
    • Companies and individuals can enter the Awards by applying online using this form.
    • The application form must be completed in English.
    • If and once the request has been approved, we will send a confirmation email.
    • Nominations for the Awards are free of charge.
       
  6. Finalist process
    • If and once a submission has been selected as a finalist, we will send a confirmation email requesting (optional) supporting materials:
      • YouTube or other video link.
      • PDF attachments (up to 3)
    • Finalists will be announced on November 16-18th (depending on the category).
       
  7. Awarding process
    • The award ceremony will be on December 03, 2020.
    • In certain categories finalists will be invited to pitch during the WomenTech Global Awards 2020 in other categories, winners will be selected by a jury based on predetermined criteria.
    • If selected to pitch, Finalists will receive a formal invitation at least ten (10) days before the awarding ceremony to pitch at the ceremony for (3) minutes followed by two (2) minutes of Q&A by the Jury.
    • In case a finalist is disqualified, the next best nominee will be selected, based on the internal rating by the jury.
       
  8. Composition and mission of the Jury
    • Jury members will be announced after the voting period (Nov. 16th 2020). Attempts to bribe or influence the final outcome through solicitation of jury members is not allowed.
    • To prevent conflicts of interest, jury members will be excluded from voting for an Award category where they participate as an individual, company or team or if they or their company has financial ties with one of the nominees in the category.
    • The jury will review the Nominees online and evaluate them according to predetermined equality criteria.
       
  9. Selection process and Pitch sessions
  10. Prizes
    • All nominated participants receive:
      • Recognition, visibility and display on website
      • VIP Tickets for Global Conference
      • Award certificate & badge
    • All finalists receive:
      • Recognition, visibility and display on website
      • WomenTech Premium Membership
      • Award certificate & badge
    • All winners receive: 
      • Speaking Opportunity at Global Conference 2021
      • Recognition, visibility and display on website
      • WomenTech Founding Membership
      • Award certificate & badge
         
  11. Intellectual property
    • The participation in the Award from accepting the nomination to accepting the award constitutes permission for WomenTech Network to use the participants name, image, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further requests.
    • The nominees understand and agree that WomenTech Network, anyone acting on behalf of WomenTech Network, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, the nominees, finalists and winners’ entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the awards, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes, without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent.
    • In case such an authorization is revoked, the award participant shall notify WomenTech Network of this by sending an email to office@womentech.net at least three (3) days before the Awards’ Ceremony.
    • By submitting an application, any participant represents and warrants that the content of the application is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If a submission infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, he/she will be disqualified at the sole discretion of WomenTech Network.
    • If the content of the entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, the participant shall, at his/her sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. The participant shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the WomenTech Network from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liabilities, loss, damage, costs or expenses, which the WomenTech Network may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.
    • Participants are fully responsible at all time for the protection of their intellectual property within the framework of their participation in the Awards.
       
  12. General terms and conditions
  13. Limitation of liability
    • By submitting an application, the nominating party/nominee agrees to release and hold harmless the WomenTech Network and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) the participation in the Awards and/or its acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of the Award or; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion.
       
  14. Personal data
    • WomenTech Network does not collect personal data other than those voluntarily provided by Candidates on the website or in the registration and application form (i.e. first name, last name, contact details, email address, phone number, title and organization, abstract and other, altogether the “Personal Data”).
    • Our privacy policy applies.

WomenTech Network reserves the right to update the rules at any time. All updates will be posted on the website: https://www.womentech.net