CONTEST TERMS AND CONDITIONS
All defined terms in the Terms apply to these Contest Terms unless specifically defined herein.
2. Binding Terms and Conditions
These Contest Terms govern and apply to your submission of one or more entries (“Product Designs”) for the Contest and by submitting Product Designs for the Contest, you agree to be bound by and are deemed to have already read, understood and accepted these Contest Terms. 3DLantis reserves the right to cancel or amend the Contest or these Contest Terms at any time without prior notice.
The Contest is open to participants in the territory/territories specified in the Contest Rules, through registration as a user on the 3DLantis website (www.3DLantis.com) (the “Site”) and submission of Product Designs through the Site’s uploading function.
Product Designs which:
- are deemed printable by 3DLantis (in its sole discretion);
- are for physical products;
- are original and do not exist already; and
- have been submitted strictly in accordance with these Contest Terms and the Design Submission Terms & Conditions
will be valid for the purposes of submission to the Contest.
Furthermore, 3DLantis accepts no liability for any incomplete, delayed, lost, illegible, corrupted, damaged or otherwise invalid Product Designs or Product Designs not received for any reason by 3DLantis. Proof of submission of Product Designs is not proof of receipt and 3DLantis’ decision on the eligibility of all Product Designs shall be final and conclusive and no representations shall be entertained.
4. Contest Period
The Contest starts and closes at the times and dates indicated on the applicable Contest Rules.. Product Designs which are not received by 3DLantis for any reason by the time and date indicated on the Contest Rules as the close of Contest (“Close of Contest”) shall be deemed invalid and ineligible for participation in the Contest.
5. Product Design Submission
You may - at no cost - submit as many Product Designs for the Contest as you wish, provided that each entry must:
- be submitted in STL format or in a ZIP format which contains STL files;
- be accompanied by a corresponding visual image of the executed Product Design in the form of a photo of the 3D object, a digital rendering or such similar graphic representation of the Product Design for display on the Site for the Contest (“Accompanying Image”); and
- be accompanied by clear and adequate printing and assembly instructions, if the Product Design requires assembly.
For the avoidance of doubt, all references to Product Designs shall also include reference to their Accompanying Images.
We recommend that Product Designs be designed and developed for minimal assembly in order to maximise the benefits of 3D printing. 3DLantis shall not be responsible for unclear, incomplete or otherwise incorrect assembly and display of Product Designs where they are rendered in physical form.
Product Designs that have been submitted in other contests not organised by or involving 3DLantis, its clients or its affiliates are permitted.
6. Judging Criteria
The Product Designs will be published on the Site, and may be voted and commented upon by registered users of the Site.
Each Product Design will be evaluated by 3DLantis and/or its Client based on factors which include but are not limited to:
- the number of votes for that entry;
- the number of downloads for that entry;
- the number of comments for that entry by registered users of the Contest website;
- the novelty of that entry;
- the uniqueness of that entry;
- the innovation level of that entry; and
- the utility of that entry.
We and/or our Client will, at our sole and unfettered discretion, select the Product Designs that best meet the above criteria as well as embodies the spirit of the Contest and the three (3) (or such other number as may be indicated in the applicable Contest Rules) best entries shall be awarded Prizes as set out in the Contest Rules. 3DLantis and its Client shall also be entitled to select and present a number of Consolation Prizes for Product Designs which have merit and which we believe are worthy of showcasing. 3DLantis’ and its Client’s decision is final and binding and no representations shall be entertained.
We reserve the right to disqualify any Product Designs or Winners (as defined in Clause 8), or otherwise withhold Prizes from any participants who we determine in our sole discretion to have submitted Product Designs that are in breach of these Contest Terms or have breached the intent of this Contest to cultivate and develop the 3D printing community and/or have otherwise failed to adhere to the spirit of fair competition.
7. Right to Withdraw
You may withdraw one or more of your Product Designs at any time before the Close of Contest by sending an email request to hello@3Dlantis.com indicating your withdrawal of the Product Design (clearly identifying yourself and your Product Design), provided always that the withdrawal of your Product Design shall only take effect as at the date and time that we effect the withdrawal of your Product Design from the Site, and while we will use all reasonable endeavours to remove your Product Design as soon as practicable and subject to our receipt of your email, we shall not in any way be liable for any delay in completing the withdrawal of the Product Design from the Site for any reason whatsoever.
8. Prizes and Sponsors
Details on the Prize(s) to be awarded to winners of the Contest (“Winners”) shall be as set out in the applicable Contest Rules.
All Prizes are subject to availability, non-negotiable, non-transferable and non-refundable. We reserve the right to substitute for any reason any of the Prizes for another prize of (in our sole estimation) equal value, and we do not accept any responsibility for any Prizes being withdrawn by the sponsor of any Prize(s). Neither we nor our Client makes any representations or warranties as to the quality and/or fitness for purpose of the Prizes (including whether or not the Prizes will function in your part of the world), and Winners are advised to refer to the manufacturers’ warranties or to refer to the manufacturers for servicing and support, where applicable. While we will make arrangements for the delivery of Prizes and transmit any corresponding delivery details to the Winners, we are not liable for any applicable taxes, duties or customs levied by the authorities in the Winners’ country of residence and which the relevant Winner shall be responsible for, as well as any loss or damage sustained by the Prizes while in transit, or any failure by any service engaged by us or our Client to properly deliver the Prizes in good order to the Winners. The Winners’ sole recourse in any case of loss, damage, non-delivery or otherwise shall be against the delivery agent alone.
The receipt of the Prizes by the Winners of the Contest is conditional upon them complying with any and all applicable laws, rules, regulations and guidelines including, without limitation, these Contest Terms and the Terms.
9. Ownership and Licence
- You hereby grant to 3DLantis and all users of any website owned or operated by 3DLantis and its affiliated corporations, including the Site, the licences specified in the Design Submission Terms and Conditions for the use and exploitation of your Product Design, according to the terms specified therein.
- The Winners of the top three (3) (or such number as may be specified in the applicable Contest Rules) Prizes shall be required to transfer their intellectual property in their Product Designs to 3DLantis as a condition for accepting their Prizes. The terms and conditions of this transfer shall be as determined by 3DLantis in its sole discretion and shall be as set out in the Design Submission Terms and Conditions.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, 3DLantis’ liability under or in connection with each Contest or these Contest Terms shall be limited to the aggregate value of the Prizes awarded under the applicable Contest.
As far as is permitted by applicable law, neither 3DLantis nor any of its Clients is responsible or liable under or in connection with these Contest Terms or the Contest for any liability, costs, expenses, losses or damages suffered by you arising from your participation in the Contest or accepting / using a Prize (“Losses”), even if such cost, expense, loss or damage was reasonably foreseeable or might reasonably have been contemplated by us, our Client(s) and you and whether arising from breach of contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise, and such Losses include but are not limited to any postponement, cancellation, delay or changes to the Contest or the Prizes or both, whether within or beyond our control and for any act or default of the Sponsor.
11. Force Majeure
In the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond our or our Clients’ reasonable control, we reserve the right to (a) modify these Contest Terms, and (b) cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, either in whole or in part, with or without notice.