Airtable Blocks Contest
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE IN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
WINNER MAY BE REQUIRED TO EXECUTE PRIZE ACCEPTANCE DOCUMENTS AND RETURN THEM WITHIN FIVE (5) BUSINESS DAYS FROM THE TIME OF ISSUANCE OF NOTIFICATION (OR OTHER SPECIFIED TIMEFRAME IN NOTIFICATION) OR PRIZE MAY BE FORFEITED (IN SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION), AS MORE FULLY DETAILED BELOW.
ALL ENTRANTS MUST OPEN SOURCE THEIR BLOCKS (DEFINED BELOW) TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS CONTEST. INTERNET ACCESS, VALID DEVPOST, GITHUB AND AIRTABLE ACCOUNTS, AND A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS ARE REQUIRED. CREATE A FREE AIRTABLE ACCOUNT BY VISITING WWW.AIRTABLE.COM/SIGNUP.
BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST, ENTRANT AGREES TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND OFFICIAL RULES (“TERMS”), WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES INDEMNITIES TO THE SPONSOR FROM THE ENTRANT (i.e., A REQUIREMENT THAT THE ENTRANT DEFEND AND/OR REIMBURSE SPONSOR FROM/FOR CERTAIN LOSSES), A LIMITATION OF ENTRANT’S RIGHTS AND REMEDIES, AND, FOR ENTRANTS WHO ARE US RESIDENTS, A REQUIREMENT THAT ALL DISPUTES BE RESOLVED THROUGH BINDING ARBITRATION.
OVERVIEW: The Airtable Blocks Contest (“Contest”) is sponsored by Formagrid, Inc. dba Airtable (“Sponsor”). The “Contest Period” begins at 10:00:00 am Pacific Time (“PT”) on May 20, 2020, and ends at 10:00:00 am PT on July 6, 2020.
To enter, eligible participants may enter the Contest by following the steps set forth in the “How to Enter” section to create and submit a Block for integration with the Airtable platform during the Contest Period. Following the conclusion of the Contest Period, all eligible Blocks will be evaluated by a panel of judges to determine Overall Winner and Category Winners (all terms defined below). Blocks must be submitted through the Devpost platform. Entries (defined below) received in accordance with these Terms will be evaluated in accordance with judging criteria detailed under the “Winner Selection” section, below. By entering this Contest, Entrant agrees that the Entrant’s biographical information and other content provided by Entrant may be publicly announced, including, without limitation, online, as set forth in more detail in these Terms.
ELIGIBILITY: For the purposes of this Contest, the “Territory” means any country, state, province, territory, region, or jurisdiction where the laws of the United States or local law do not prohibit participating or receiving a prize in the Contest and excludes any area or country designated by the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (e.g. Cuba, Crimea, Sudan, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela).
In addition, only the following individuals are eligible: (i) natural persons who are, as of the date of entry, (ii) a legal resident of a country, state, province or territory within the Territory and (iii) at least eighteen (18) years old and the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction of residence (e.g., country, province, state, prefect, territory, district, etc.) (any and each, an “Individual”). Individuals may join together to form a team (“Team”) to compete in the Contest. Each Team must designate and authorize an Individual to serve as the Team leader (“Team Leader”). Where distinction is not necessary, Teams and Individuals are referred to as “Entrants.” Individuals may submit Blocks in accordance with these Official Rules as an Individual or as part of a Team. Individuals may only participate on one (1) Team.
Current and former employees, contractors, officers, directors, members, managers, agents, and representatives of Sponsor, Devpost, Inc. (“Devpost”) or any other entities participating in the design, promotion, marketing, administration, or fulfillment of this Contest, or any of their respective corporate partners, parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors in interest, and advertising, promotion, and public relations agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) and any family member or member of the same household (whether or not related) of any such persons are not eligible to enter or win a prize in this Contest. For purposes of this Contest, the term “family member” is defined as any spouse, partner, parent, legal guardian, child, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, or in-law.
Entrant must not be under any legal or contractual obligation that would prohibit their participation in this Challenge as described in these Terms. If participating in this Challenge would result in a violation by Entrant of any law applicable to them or any agreement to which they are a party, such Entrant is ineligible. Entrants represent and warrant that their participation in this Challenge is NOT within the scope of their employment, as an employee, contractor, or agent of another party and that their actions do not violate their employer’s or company’s policies and procedures; and if participating in this Challenge would result in a violation by Entrant of employer or company policies and procedures, such Entrant is ineligible.
Participation in this Contest constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Terms and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters.
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Contest, eligible Entrants must apply for or have a working Airtable account and complete a Airtable Beta Program registration form in full at https://airtable.com/shrEvq5IlQqYxWkaS. Following submission of the completed Beta Program registration form, Sponsor will turn on the feature flag for Entrant’s Airtable account, allowing Entrant to build an app on the Airtable platform (a “Block”) using Sponsor’s provided SDK. After Entrant has built their Block in accordance with all requirements in these Terms, including this How To Enter Section, Entrant must open source their Block under an open source license (MIT preferred) that can be shared with Sponsor via a public Github repository upon submission. Then, Entrant must go to the Devpost Contest webpage at https://airtable.devpost.com/ and following the instructions to complete and submit an entry form with all required information, including, without limitation, the following, for receipt by Sponsor before the end of the Contest Period (the “Entry”):
- Contact information, including the email address associated with Entrant’s Airtable account;
- An invite link to the Airtable base where the fully-functioning Block is released;
- Link to the Block in a public Github repository;
- A GIF or video of the functioning Block; and
- A user story blurb on how the block is used and what the anticipated user value is.
The email must also identify for which Category (defined below) the Entrant is submitting their Block for consideration. Each Block may only be submitted into one (1) Category, however Entrant may submit more than one (1) Block (either to different Categories or the same Category). A Block that is submitted by a Team may not be separately submitted by an Individual and vice versa. Entrant may also include a screenshot to accompany their user story blurb. All information, text, video, images, code, software, or other content that an Entrant submits to Sponsor as part of this Contest is referred to collectively as the Entrant’s “Entrant Content”. All Entrant Content submitted in this Contest must comply fully with the “Entry Requirements” section of these Terms below.
Each Block must be submitted for consideration into one (1) of the following categories (each, a “Category”):
Category 1: Blocks for Business Teams (5 winners)
Over 170,000 of the world's leading organizations use Airtable. With Airtable, teams centralize around one source of data, which drives faster decision-making and more efficient processes.
How can Airtable + Custom Blocks be leveraged to improve collaboration, visualize data, or solve specific use cases for business teams?
Category 2: Blocks for Education or Non-Profit (2 winners)
We are proud and humbled by the education and non-profit organizations that run on Airtable. The people who run these organizations work hard to educate our youth and provide comfort to those in need.
How can Airtable + Custom Blocks be leveraged for students to improve learning?
What can we build for a non-profit organization that could better help them organize volunteers, gather resources, or serve their target demographic?
Category 3: Wildcard (2 winners)
Sometimes you want to have fun and build something cool. Maybe you've always wanted to build an app to track microbrew experiments. Maybe there's an integration you thought might be cool to add to Airtable. This category is for you!
Entries must be submitted and received by Sponsor during the Contest Period and in strict accordance with these Terms. Sponsor’s email server clock will be the official timekeeper for this Contest. For purposes of this Contest, only complete Entries that are actually received by Sponsor at the email address provided above and during the Contest Period will be considered. Other proof of submitting or attempting to submit an Entry (such as, without limitation, a printed, saved or copied “sent” email) does not constitute proof of actual receipt of the Entry for purposes of this Contest. Those who do not abide by these Terms and the instructions of Sponsor and its representatives and provide all required Entrant Content may, in Sponsor’s discretion, be disqualified. Entries (or participation that does not qualify as an “Entry”) that are incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, fraudulent, illegitimate, incomprehensible, garbled, or generated by a macro, bot, or other automated means will not be accepted and will be void. Entries or participation made on behalf of an Entrant by a third party not affiliated or associated with that Entrant (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) or originating through any commercial promotion subscription, notification, or entering services will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Contest. No Released Party will have any responsibility or liability for any dispute regarding any Entrant. In the event that any dispute regarding an Entry or Entrant cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the Entry will be deemed ineligible and the Entrant disqualified. As a condition of entering the Contest, without limiting any other provision in these Terms, each Entrant gives consent for Sponsor and its agents to obtain and deliver their name, address and other information and Entry to third parties for the purpose of administering this Contest and complying with applicable laws, regulations, and rules. ENTRIES MAY NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED, WILL NOT BE RETURNED AND, IN FACT, MAY BE DESTROYED. KEEP A COPY OR THE ORIGINAL OF EACH ELEMENT OF THE ENTRY. ANY ENTRY THAT DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS IN THESE TERMS MAY, IN SPONSOR’S DISCRETION, BE DEEMED INELIGIBLE.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Entrant Content must meet all of the following requirements, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, or the associated Entry may be disqualified:
- Entrant Content must be in English.
- Entry must comply with the Best Practices checklists provided by Sponsor, accessible at https://airtable.quip.com/qtOIAHJyoiDt
- The Block must be capable of being successfully installed and running consistently on the Airtable platform, and should function as depicted in the Entrant Content.
- If the Block contains any third party SDKs, APIs, data or other software, Entrant must have permission to incorporate such third party materials pursuant to a valid license that allows Entrant to grant the rights to the Block set forth in these Official Rules. Entrant must provide Sponsor with proof of a valid license to Sponsor’s satisfaction upon Sponsor’s request or Entry may be disqualified in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
- Each Entrant must comply with all applicable explicit or implicit terms and conditions or policies for all platforms used to create the Block, including, without limitation, the Airtable (https://airtable.com/tos), Devpost (https://info.devpost.com/privacy) and Github (https://help.github.com/en/github/site-policy/github-terms-of-service) terms. As such, each Entrant must follow the spirit of such terms and conditions and policies; and any attempt to subvert or to use a work-around of such terms and conditions or policies may, in Sponsor's sole discretion, lead to such Entrant's disqualification.
- All aspects of the Entrant Content must be solely owned by or licensed to the Entrant or in the public domain. All third-party content not owned by or licensed to the Entrant is prohibited, unless such content is in the public domain. Sponsor may request written proof of ownership of or adequate license to Entrant of any Entrant Content. Failure to timely provide adequate proof of ownership or sufficient license rights in any content included in the Entrant Content (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) may result in the Entrant being disqualified and related Entry deemed void.
- A Block must not have been developed with financial or preferential support from the Sponsor or Devpost. Such Blocks include, but are not limited to, those that received funding or investment for their development, were developed under contract, or received a commercial license, from the Sponsor or Devpost any time prior to the end of Contest Period. The Sponsor, at its sole discretion, may disqualify an Entry, if awarding a prize to the Entry would create a real or apparent conflict of interest.
- If any part of an Entrant’s Entrant Content depicts, identifies, or includes any person that is not the Entrant themselves (or another Team member, if a Team Entry), Entrant must have all permissions and rights from the individual depicted, identified, or included (and, if such individual is a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) and agrees to provide Sponsor with written confirmation of those permissions and rights upon request.
- Entrant Content must not create or imply any association between Sponsor and any individual or entity or his, her, its or their products or services, including the Entrant. Entrant Content must not contain any recognizable third-party trademarks (including logos), trade dress, or other brand elements unless the Entrant has permission from the rights owner to use such material.
- Entrant Content must not infringe, misappropriate, or violate any rights of any third party including, without limitation, copyright (including moral rights), patent, trademark, trade secret, or rights of privacy or publicity.
- Entrant Content must not include information or content that is false, fraudulent, deceptive, misleading, defamatory, libelous (including trade libel), disparaging, harassing, threatening, profane, obscene, pornographic or otherwise adult-oriented, hateful, indecent, inappropriate, or injurious to any Released Party or any other party.
- Entrant Content must not contain or describe any harmful or illegal activity or content or in any way violate any federal, state, or local laws, rules, or regulations.
- Entrant Content must be suitable for presentation in a public forum.
- Entrant agrees that their participation in the Contest and agreement to these Terms and any Released Party’s reproduction, display, and use of the Entrant Content in accordance with these Terms will not violate any agreement to which Entrant is a signatory or party.
- Entrant agrees to indemnify the Released Parties against any and all claims from any third party for any use or reuse by any Released Party of the Entrant Content authorized under these Terms.
- Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify from the Contest any Entrant whose Entry (in its sole discretion) refers, depicts, or in any way reflects negatively upon a Released Party, the Contest, or any other person or entity or does not comply with these Terms, including any of the above Entry Requirements.
WINNER SELECTION/NOTIFICATION: Eligible Entries will be judged by a panel of judges chosen by the Sponsor in its sole discretion (the “Judges”). Each eligible Entry in all Categories will be scored by Judges on each of the following weighted criterion (the “Criteria”):
1. Imagination (Extent to which the Block demonstrates creativity): 40%
The extent to which the block shows creativity and addresses a use case that has never been possible until now. How far can you push the boundaries of the Blocks SDK?
2. User impact (Extent to which the Block unlocks new user value): 20%
What is the magnitude of the impact delivered to the user? To what extent does it unlock new user value?
3. Design execution (ease of use, design & UI/UX): 20%
Is the solution intuitive and elegant? Is user navigation easy and simple?
4. Functionality execution (quality of submission, lack of errors, security best practices): 20%
How ready is this Block for wider distribution and user consumption?
To determine the winners in the event of a tie, the Entry receiving the highest score in the first criterion will be deemed the potential winner. If there is still a tie at that point, the Entry receiving the highest score in the second criterion will be deemed the potential winner. If there is still a tie at that point, the Entry receiving the highest score in the third criterion will be deemed the potential winner. If there is still a tie at that point, the Entry receiving the highest score in the fourth criterion will be deemed the potential winner. All Judges’ decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest.
The five (5) eligible Entries receiving the highest scores in Category 1 and the two (2) eligible Entries receiving the highest scores in each remaining Category (Category 2 and 3) will be deemed the potential winners in that Category (each, a “Category Winner”), subject to verification. The one (1) eligible Entry receiving the highest overall score among all Entries received in all Categories will be deemed the potential “Overall Winner,” subject to verification. Sponsor reserves the right to contact Entrants for verification purposes and administration of the Contest. Winners will be chosen as specifically described, and not using any random drawing or method incorporating chance. Sponsor or its designee will attempt to notify the potential winners on or around July 15, 2020 using a method of Sponsor or Devpost’s choosing using the contact information provided in the Entry.
Potential winners will be required to complete, execute, have notarized (if applicable), and return an Affidavit/Declaration of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law), tax documents, and related prize-acceptance documents (collectively, “Winner Documents”) within the time frame specified and in the form provided by Sponsor, without revision, or prize may be forfeited. In the case of a winning Team, the prize will be awarded to the Team Leader. If any individual member of a Team, or Team Leader refuses to comply with the foregoing requirements and other requirements of Sponsor, their Entry may be disqualified at any time in Sponsor’s sole discretion with no liability or responsibility to the respective Team or any Individual within that Team, even if other Team members have complied with the requirements. The Winner Documents, if applicable, must be received by Sponsor from the potential winner five (5) days of Sponsor sending the documents to the potential winner (or other time frame as stated in the Winner Documents) or prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. If any notification or other Contest-related communication is returned as undeliverable, or if a selected potential winner cannot be reached or does not respond as instructed after Sponsor has attempted to notify that potential winner, that selected winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected (time permitting and in Sponsor’s sole discretion). Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification procedures in connection with the selection of any alternate potential winner, if any. The prize claim and Winner Documents are subject to verification by Sponsor. All prizes legitimately claimed will be awarded. Sponsor will not be obligated to pursue more than three (3) alternate winner (time permitting) for each prize for any reason.
Prizes will be payable to the Entrant, or, if the winner is a Team, the prize will be payable to the Team Leader. Team Leader is responsible for equitably distributing the prize among all Team members and Sponsor will not be responsible disputes among Team members. Prizes are payable via any means of the Sponsor or Devpost’s choosing, whether electronic or not, and are payable only after receipt of the Winner Documents and any other required forms. A winning Entrant may be required to provide a mailing address, bank information, and/or create an account with an electronic payment provider of the Sponsor or Devpost’s choosing in order to receive payment.
To the fullest extent allowable under applicable law, all taxes (including, without limitation, national, federal, state, provincial, territorial, prefectural, and/or local taxes), as well as any expenses arising from acceptance or use of the prize and not specified in these Terms as being provided as part of the prize, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners may be required to provide certain information to facilitate receipt of the award, including completing and submitting any tax or other forms necessary for compliance with applicable withholding and reporting requirements. United States residents are required to provide a completed form W-9 and residents of other countries are required to provide a completed W-8BEN form. Winners are also responsible for complying with foreign exchange and banking regulations in their respective jurisdictions and reporting the receipt of the Prize to relevant government departments/agencies, if necessary. The Sponsor and/or Devpost reserve the right to withhold a portion of the prize amount to comply with the tax laws of the United States or those of a winner’s jurisdiction.
PRIZES AND QUANTITY:
Category Winners (9): The nine Entrants whose Entry receives the highest score in each Category will each receive $10,000 USD.
Overall Winner (1): The Overall Winner will receive an additional $10,000 USD
Total ARV of all prizes in this Contest: $100,000 USD.
Limit one (1) Category prize per Individual and per Team. For the avoidance of doubt, a natural person may win one (1) Category prize as an Individual Entrant and one (1) Category prize as a Team Entrant. Sponsor is not responsible for any inability or unwillingness of any winning Entrant to accept or use the prize (or portion thereof) for any reason. Prize elements delivered by mail will only be mailed to the winning Entrant’s address within the Territory. Prize details not specifically stated in these Terms, will be determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor is not responsible for and will not replace any lost, mutilated or stolen prize or prize element or any prize that is undeliverable or does not reach a winner because of incorrect or changed contact information. If a winner does not accept or use the entire prize for any reason, the unaccepted or unused part of the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation with respect to that prize or portion of the prize. No transfers, prize substitutions, or cash redemptions will be made, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any stated prize or any component thereof with another prize or component of equal or greater value for any reason. Sponsor has no obligation to award more than the stated prizes. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to award additional prizes to selected Entrants, provided that Sponsor will at no point have any obligation to do so. Entrants waive the right to assert as a cost of winning the prize, any and all costs of verification and redemption and any liability and publicity that might arise from claiming or seeking to claim said prize.
LICENSE: By entering, except where prohibited by law, each Entrant grants to the Released Parties (and their agents, successors, and assigns) the irrevocable, transferable, sublicensable, absolute right and permission to use, edit, modify, copy, reproduce, and distribute the Entry, including, without limitation, all Entry Content in perpetuity and in any medium (including online and in digital media) in any language, throughout the world, for the purposes of evaluating Entries, administering this Contest, and for any marketing or promotional purposes in connection with the Contest, without further review, notice, approval, consideration, or compensation beyond the opportunity to win a prize in this Contest.
Each entrant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between the Entrant and each of the Released Parties is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that the Entrant’s decision to submit their Entry for purposes of the Contest does not place any of the Released Parties in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the Entry (including, without limitation, the Block), other than as set forth in these Terms. Each Entrant understands and acknowledges that the Released Parties have wide access to ideas, text, images, code, applications, software, and other creative materials. Each Entrant also acknowledges that many ideas for applications and online services may be competitive with, similar to, or identical to their Block or other material in Entrant’s Entry, and/or each other in idea, function, components, format, or other respects. Each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that such Entrant will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of any Released Party’s use of any such similar or identical material that has or may come to such Released Party from other sources, including other Entrants. Each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor does not now and will not have in the future any duty or liability (direct or indirect; vicarious, contributory, or otherwise) with respect to the infringement or protection of the Entrant’s patent, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to their Entry, including the Block contained or described therein. Each Entrant waives and releases the Released Parties from any and all claims that entrant may now or hereafter have in any jurisdiction based on “moral rights” or “droit moral” or unfair competition with respect to the Released Parties’ exploitation of any Entrant Content without further notification or compensation to entrant of any kind, and agrees not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against the Released Parties, each of their licensees, or any other person in connection with this Contest, on the grounds that any use of any Entrant Content or element thereof (including the Block) or derivative works therefrom in accordance with this license infringes or violates any of entrant’s rights (including MORAL RIGHTS) therein. In no way limiting the foregoing, each Entrant acknowledges that, with respect to any claim by Entrant relating to or arising out of a Released Party’s actual or alleged exploitation or use of any Entry or other material submitted in connection with the Contest, the damage, if any, thereby caused to the applicable Entrant will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle such Entrant to seek injunctive or other equitable relief or in any way enjoin the production, distribution, exhibition, or other exploitation of any Released Party bot, application, service or other property, and Entrant’s rights and remedies in any such event are strictly limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY & DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES: NOTHING IN THESE TERMS LIMITS, EXCLUDES, OR MODIFIES OR PURPORTS TO LIMIT, EXCLUDE, OR MODIFY ANY STATUTORY CONSUMER GUARANTEE OR ANY IMPLIED CONDITION OR WARRANTY, THE EXCLUSION OF WHICH FROM THESE TERMS WOULD CONTRAVENE ANY STATUTE OR CAUSE ANY PART OF THESE TERMS TO BE VOID (“NON-EXCLUDABLE GUARANTEES”). SUBJECT TO THE LIMITATIONS IN THE PRECEDING SENTENCE AND TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY ANY MANDATORY PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE LAW, THE RELEASED PARTIES EXCLUDE FROM THESE TERMS ALL CONDITIONS, WARRANTIES, AND TERMS IMPLIED BY STATUTE, GENERAL LAW, OR CUSTOM, EXCEPT FOR LIABILITY IN RELATION TO A NON-EXCLUDABLE GUARANTEE. SUBJECT TO ANY NON-EXCLUDABLE GUARANTEES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS, AND INDEMNIFY (I.E., DEFEND AND/OR REIMBURSE) THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR INJURIES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND SUSTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE, OR AWARDING OF A PRIZE OR WHILE PREPARING FOR, PARTICIPATING IN, AND/OR TRAVELING TO OR FROM ANY CONTEST- OR PRIZE-RELATED ACTIVITY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INJURY, DAMAGE, DEATH, LOSS, OR ACCIDENT TO PERSON OR PROPERTY (HOWEVER (BUT ONLY IF REQUIRED BY LAW IN YOUR JURISDICTION), THIS RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS, AND INDEMNIFICATION COMMITMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO CASES OF BODILY INJURY OR LOSS OF LIFE OR TO THE EXTENT THAT ANY DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY IS CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF SPONSOR OR OTHER THIRD PARTY, WHERE LIABILITY TO THE INJURED PARTY CANNOT BE EXCLUDED BY LAW). FURTHER, ENTRANT AGREES THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY ADDITIONAL EXPENSES, OMISSIONS, DELAYS, OR RE-ROUTING RESULTING FROM ANY ACTS OF ANY GOVERNMENT OR AUTHORITY. EACH WINNER AGREES THAT THE PRIZE IS PROVIDED AS-IS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW), WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR HEREINAFTER ENACTED, RELATIVE TO THE USE OR ENJOYMENT OF THE PRIZE, BEYOND ANY NON-EXCLUDABLE GUARANTEES.
ENTRANTS UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ALL RIGHTS UNDER SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY STATE OR TERRITORY OF THE UNITED STATES ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVED BY HIM/HER. SECTION 1542 READS AS FOLLOWS:
“CERTAIN CLAIMS NOT AFFECTED BY A GENERAL RELEASE. A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE AND THAT, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER, WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR RELEASED PARTY.”
ADDITIONAL DISCLAIMERS: The Released Parties are not responsible and/or liable for any of the following, whether caused by a Released Party, the Entrant, or by human error (except to the extent that any of the following occur for reasons within Sponsor’s reasonable control, if applicable law in your jurisdiction of residence dictates that liability to the injured party in such a case cannot be excluded by law): Entries made by illegitimate means (such as, without limitation, by an automated computer program); any lost, late, postage-due, incomplete, illegible, incomprehensible, mutilated, or misdirected vote, email, mail, or Contest-related correspondence or materials; any error, omission, interruption, defect, or delay in transmission or communication; viruses or technical or mechanical malfunctions; interrupted or unavailable telephonic, cellular, cable, or satellite systems; errors, typos or misprints in these Terms, in any Contest-related advertisements, or other materials; failures of electronic equipment, computer hardware, or software; lost or unavailable network connections or any failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications; technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of Entries; or any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize. Released Parties are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or for insufficient space in a person’s email account or voicemail inbox, to receive, email or voice messages. Released Parties are not responsible, and may disqualify an Entrant, if any contact information provided by the Entrant does not work or is changed without giving prior written notice to Sponsor. Without limiting any other provision in these Terms, the Released Parties are not responsible or liable to any Entrant or winner (or any person claiming through such Entrant or winner) for failure to supply a prize or any part thereof in the event that any of the Contest activities or Released Parties’ operations or activities are affected by any cause or event beyond the sole and reasonable control of the applicable Released Party (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), including, without limitation, by reason of any acts of God, equipment failure, threatened or actual terrorist acts, air raid, act of public enemy, war (declared or undeclared), civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, epidemic, fire, explosion, earthquake, flood, hurricane, unusually severe weather, blackout, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slowdown, any law, rule, regulation, action, order, or request adopted, taken, or made by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not such governmental act proves to be invalid), or any other cause, whether or not specifically mentioned above.
GENERAL RULES: By entering this Contest (except where prohibited by law), each Entrant agreeing to these Terms as part of an Entry grants the Released Parties the irrevocable, sublicensable, free-of-charge, absolute right and permission to use, publish, post or display his or her name, photograph, likeness, voice, biographical information, any quotes attributable to him or her, and any other indicia of persona (regardless of whether altered, changed, modified, edited, used alone, or used with other material in the Released Parties’ sole discretion) for advertising, trade, promotional and publicity purposes without further obligation or compensation of any kind to him or her, anywhere worldwide, in any medium now known or hereafter discovered or devised (including, without limitation, on the Internet) without any limitation of time and without notice, review or approval, and each such person releases all Released Parties from any and all liability related to such authorized uses. Nothing contained in these Terms obligates Sponsor to make use of any of the rights granted herein and each Entrant granting publicity rights under this provision waives any right to inspect or approve any such use.
Sponsor’s decisions will be final in all matters relating to this Contest, including interpretation of these Terms, selection of the winners, and awarding of the prizes. All Entrants, as a condition of entry, agree to be bound by these Terms and the decisions of Sponsor. Failure to comply with these Terms may result in disqualification from the Contest. Entrants further agree to not damage or cause interruption of the Contest and/or prevent others from participating in the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to restrict or void participation from any account, IP address, email address or domain, or device if any suspicious Entry and/or participation is detected. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void Entries or other participation by any person or entity who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Contest. In the event there is an alleged or actual ambiguity, discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials and these Terms (including any alleged discrepancy or inconsistency within these Terms), it will be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entrants waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Terms. If Sponsor determines (at any time and in its sole discretion) that any winner or potential winner is disqualified, ineligible, in violation of these Terms, or engaging in behavior that Sponsor deems obnoxious, inappropriate, threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, or harass any other person or entity, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify such winner or potential winner, even if the disqualified winner or potential winner may have been notified or displayed or announced anywhere. Sponsor’s failure to or decision not to enforce any provision in these Terms will not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Terms will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Terms will otherwise remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest and award the prize based on eligible Entries received prior to cancellation, modification, or suspension, if any, or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. If any person supplies false information, participates or submits Entries by fraudulent means, or is otherwise determined to be in violation of these Terms in an attempt to obtain a prize, Sponsor may disqualify that person (and any Entrant on the behalf of which such person participated in the Contest) and seek damages from him or her and that person may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. If any dispute regarding an Entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, such Entry will be deemed ineligible. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST VIOLATES CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND MAY SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
GOVERNING LAW/DISPUTES/ARBITRATION: YOU AGREE THAT THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST ARE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. BOTH YOU AND SPONSOR WAIVE THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY AND THE RIGHT TO BRING OR RESOLVE ANY DISPUTE AS A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, REPRESENTATIVE, COLLECTIVE, OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION IN THE JAMS (DEFINED BELOW) RULES TO THE CONTRARY, THE ARBITRATOR SHALL NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY OR ANY JURISDICTION TO HEAR THE ARBITRATION AS A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, REPRESENTATIVE, COLLECTIVE, OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION OR TO CONSOLIDATE, JOIN, OR OTHERWISE COMBINE THE CLAIMS OF DIFFERENT PERSONS INTO ONE PROCEEDING.
FOR ENTRANTS WHO ARE RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES, THE PARTIES EACH AGREE TO FINALLY SETTLE ALL DISPUTES ONLY THROUGH ARBITRATION; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THE SPONSOR SHALL BE ENTITLED TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF IN THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN OR HAVING JURISDICTION OVER SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA AND ANY OTHER COURT WITH JURISDICTION OVER THE PARTIES. IN ARBITRATION, THERE IS NO JUDGE OR JURY AND REVIEW IS LIMITED. THE ARBITRATOR’S DECISION AND AWARD IS FINAL AND BINDING, WITH LIMITED EXCEPTIONS, AND JUDGMENT ON THE AWARD MAY BE ENTERED IN ANY COURT WITH JURISDICTION. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT, EXCEPT AS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM, SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS CONTEST WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION BEFORE A SOLE ARBITRATOR UNDER THE STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES & PROCEDURES OF JAMS INC. (“JAMS”) OR ANY SUCCESSOR TO JAMS. IN THE EVENT JAMS IS UNWILLING OR UNABLE TO SET A HEARING DATE WITHIN FOURTEEN (14) DAYS OF THE FILING OF A “DEMAND FOR ARBITRATION,” THEN EITHER PARTY CAN ELECT TO HAVE THE ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY ANOTHER MUTUALLY AGREEABLE ARBITRATION ADMINISTRATION SERVICE WHO WILL HEAR THE CASE. IF AN IN-PERSON HEARING IS REQUIRED, THEN IT WILL TAKE PLACE IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA, CHICAGO, IL, NEW YORK CITY, NY, LOS ANGELES, CA, ATLANTA, GA OR DALLAS, TX (WHICHEVER IS CLOSEST TO YOUR RESIDENCE) OR IN YOUR HOMETOWN, BUT ONLY IF JAMS RULES SO REQUIRE. THE FEDERAL OR STATE LAW THAT APPLIES TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES WILL ALSO APPLY DURING THE ARBITRATION. DISPUTES WILL BE ARBITRATED ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND WILL NOT BE CONSOLIDATED WITH ANY OTHER PROCEEDINGS THAT INVOLVE ANY CLAIMS OR CONTROVERSY OF ANOTHER PARTY, INCLUDING ANY CLASS ACTIONS OR CLASS ARBITRATIONS; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, IF FOR ANY REASON ANY COURT OR ARBITRATOR HOLDS THAT THIS RESTRICTION IS UNCONSCIONABLE OR UNENFORCEABLE, THEN THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE DOES NOT APPLY AND THE DISPUTE MUST BE BROUGHT IN A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION IN SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. SPONSOR AGREES TO PAY THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND ARBITRATOR'S FEES IN ORDER TO CONDUCT THE ARBITRATION (BUT SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDING ANY TRAVEL OR OTHER COSTS OF ENTRANT TO ATTEND THE ARBITRATION HEARING). EITHER PARTY MAY, NOTWITHSTANDING THIS PROVISION, BRING QUALIFYING CLAIMS IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT. IN NO EVENT WILL YOU SEEK OR BE ENTITLED TO RESCISSION, INJUNCTIVE OR OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF OR TO ENJOIN OR RESTRAIN THE OPERATION OR EXPLOITATION OF THE CONTEST.
Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will any Entrant be permitted or entitled to obtain awards for, and hereby waive all rights to claim, incidental or consequential damages. The prior limitation on damages is not intended to limit the Released Parties’ obligation (if any) to pay prevailing party costs or fees if recoverable pursuant to applicable law.
RULES/WHO WON?: A copy of these Terms is available by sending an email with the subject line “Airtable Request for Blocks Contest - Terms” to firstname.lastname@example.org. During the Contest Period, the Terms will also be available by visiting www.airtable.devpost.com. Information about who won is available by sending an email with the subject line “Airtable Request for Blocks Contest - Who Won?” to email@example.com. Rules requests must be received no later than the end of the Contest Period. Requests for winner information must be received no later than three (3) months after the end of the Contest Period.