Terms and Conditions

 

These terms and conditions administer your use of Architerrax and provide you with all the necessary information about its services, we have drafted the terms of use, so that you will know the rules that govern your relationship with Architerrax and its subsidiaries and affiliates (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Architerrax”, “We”, “Us” or “Our”) and set forth the terms and conditions under which Architerrax makes available its website www.architerrax.com  (the “Website”), known as “Services”, to each person assessing or using the Services.

 

These Terms do indeed form a legally binding agreement between you and Architerrax .

You agree to these terms when you use our services or even if you decide to simply browse through our website. So please read them carefully.

The terms “you,” “user” and “users” refers to all individuals and other persons who access or use our services, including, without limitation, any companies, organizations, or other legal entities that register accounts or otherwise access or use the services through their respective employees, agents or representatives.

You must agree to the complete terms and conditions, which means that only part agreement is not allowed and it will be considered the same as non-agreement.

You will be considered to have fully understood and accepted the terms and conditions if you check the box mentioning “I agree to the Terms and Conditions” before registration. 

 

By using this website (and the associated websites) you agree to abide by the terms and conditions as specified, if you do not agree to these terms and conditions, do not use the site or register for any competition organized by Architerrax.

 

Ownership

Architerrax reserves the right to change, transfer ownership, release, withdraw, or disband this website at any time without warning or liability. It is your responsibility to regularly check if any changes have been made to these terms and conditions.

 

Site use

All uses of this website (www.architerrax.com) and all material provided herein must coincide with the Terms and Conditions. The website and any content of the Site may not be copied, reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.

You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Site, or any other systems or networks connected to the website. You may not attempt to obtain any materials, documents, or information through any means not purposely made available through the site.

You may not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Site or any network connected to the Site, nor shall breach the security or authentication measures on the website or you be liable for any loss incurred by Architerrax.

 

All works submitted to Architerrax including but not limited to for submission in a competition or for publication must be submitted in agreement with the Architerrax Terms and Conditions. By submitting your work to Architerrax, you acknowledge, represent, and warrant that all work presented to Architerrax has been legally attained with the permission of the original creator or author.

 

By submitting your work to Architerrax, including but not limited to submission in a competition or for publication, you give permission for your work to be published or reproduced in any matter and over any platform or location.

 

You grant Architerrax the permission to share submitted work with third parties, including but not limited to: potential employers, other blogs, websites, and social media platforms.

 

Users who submit work at the request of the organizers at Architerrax are responsible for reading the Terms and Conditions as they are presented to them. Once a user submits their work they grant full publishing privileges to Architerrax for both electronic and print format.

 

Disclaimer and limitation of liability

Architerrax – the site, its content, related media, and any competitions are delivered on an “as-is” and “as available” basis. In no event shall Architerrax be liable for special, direct, indirect, and consequential or incidental damages whatsoever, whether in action, negligence, or other tort arising out of or in connection with the users of the service or the content made available on the website.

 

Architerrax cannot ensure that any files or other data you download from the site will be free of viruses or contamination or destructive features and will not be liable for any damages arising out of the same.

 

Architerrax disclaims all warranties, express or implied, in relation to the site, competition, or content of the site including any warranties of accuracy, non-infringement, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose.

Architerrax disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions, and conducts of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. If you do not agree to be bound by the agreement, you may not access or use the services in any form.

 

Architerrax holds rights to changes, addition, removal, or modification of the content and deadlines related to the competition or any other service at any time without prior notice.

 

Architerrax does not undertake any liability and has no means to ensure that the works submitted by any participant/s originally belongs to him/her or has any legal right to submit the same.

 

The participants agree to release, indemnify, defend any party from any liability, any claim for damages, and/or lawsuit for or by reason of the mentioned submission as a result of any submission, revision, alteration, or similar thereof.

The participants also acknowledge and agrees and therefore covenants not to sue or make any claim against any party related to a participant’s submission or any individual participation or involvement in the Competition in any way whatsoever, or any use thereof, and therefore:

  • Under no circumstances shall or can the Participant be entitled to any award for any loss or any damages, which include attorneys’ fees.

  • Any dispute, claim and legal action arising from or connected with this Competition, or any prizes awarded or potentially awarded therein, shall be resolved without resort to any form of legal action or class action.

  • Should a participant choose to bring a claim against Architerrax or its affiliates or agents the participant shall pay the Architerrax or any party’s reasonable attorneys’ fees and its legal costs arising from the claim should it fail.

  • Nothing herein will constitute a waiver of the participants’ legal rights or any rights any party may have to take against the participant.

  • Architerrax shall not be liable for any lawsuit or claim against any of its judges or selector panel emanating from their professional conduct or otherwise.

  • Unless clearly stated, all Competitions are design concept only and do not imply in a way, an intention for the proposals to be constructed or built.

 

Indeminity

You accept to completely indemnify Architerrax and its members and officers from and against all legal claims including but not limited to liabilities, damages, losses, or any costs and expenses and any legal fees that arise out of the use of this website or from participation in a competition.

 

Amendments

Architerrax reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice.

 

Intellectual property disclosure

All the users of the website and the content related to the website owned by Architerrax should not replicate, rework, repeat, regenerate, circulate or use any of the content available on the website and other media pages. The Logo, content, and other visual media are created by Architerrax and are protected by the Copyright Laws.

 

Copyright protection

All registered trademarks, symbols, or words are owned, protected, and property of the respective trademarks of their owners.

Data protection

Architerrax will hold and use your personal data strictly in accordance with Indian data protection legislation.

 

Rights reserved

By registration with Architerrax, all the users agree that the ownership of the copyright of the submission, content, or the work produced for the competition and other events, publication, or any other activity lies under the authorized owner of its owners and would adhere to the law before submitting the same.

 

Architerrax would not be liable for any damages arising out of an unlawful submission and the participant who makes an unlawful submission including but not limited to plagiarized content will be liable to indemnify Architerrax in the event of any legal costs arising out of such event.

 

Governing law

The Agreement and any dispute arising from the same will be governed by applicable data protection law where the Services are provided.

 

Privacy policy

Architerrax is committed to protecting the privacy of all its users. All information collected on our site is only used to process and administer your competition submission (In accordance with the competition terms & conditions) and to provide the users with a more personalized experience on the site.

 

Collected data

All information that Architerrax collects, whether through registration, submissions, online data files, web cookies, or through other means not used in a way to disturb user privacy. Personal and team information is used for competition administration purposes. All data submitted by users on Architerrax is therefore available to be; published, edited, and used in any way Architerrax sees fit.

Personal/Team information collected upon registration will include the user’s name, email address, school/firm. telephone number, and postal address (where necessary). Personal/Team information may be used to inform users of future competitions and activities.

 

Security policy

Architerrax is dedicated to user safety and security on our site. All payments are accepted through a secure site. However, Architerrax does not undertake to cover any liability arising out of the use of the secured payment gateway.

 

Unsubscribe

Any user or team that wishes to unsubscribe from emails or future information can do so at any time. Users may unsubscribe from specific emails by clicking on the unsubscribe button in the footer of the email. Unregistering from a competition will exclude the publication of team submissions and details, no refunds will be made.

Promotions and competitions

Architerrax reserves the right to alter the content, associated dates, awards, and publication of any promotion or competition at any time. Further, Architerrax reserves the right to cancel, discontinue, or terminate any competition or promotion.

 

Modes of payment

We use Razorpay for processing payments. We/Razorpay do not store your card data on their servers. The data is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) when processing payment. Your purchase transaction data is only used as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is not saved.
Our payment gateway adheres to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
For more insight, you may also want to read terms and conditions of razorpay on https://razorpay.com

 

However, the mode of payments may be added or deleted in the future without prior notice.

Registration and no return/refund policy

There is a registration fee for Competitions on the website and all costs and disbursements incurred by participants in preparing a submission or entry are the sole responsibility of the participant. All registration or submission fees are non-refundable and non-transferable once an entry is made.

 

Organization and administration

Architecture and Design Competitions on www.architerrax.com are organized and administered by Architerrax.

 

Architerrax reserves its right to assign any judges, agents, or other authorized administrators to administer its competitions, including making any decision or exercising such at its discretion.

 

Competition terms and conditions

The above Terms and Conditions also apply to submissions of a competition. Any participant agrees to abide by the rules and terms for each individual competition as outlined in the competition summary.

  • Architerrax functions as a platform for design competitions. These competitions, unless otherwise stated are open idea competitions and in no way intend to be realized. Stated concepts have no intention to degrade current conditions or areas. Competitions held by Architerrax function from the standpoint of an idea and do not directly relate to any organization, neighborhood, city, or individual stated on the website, brief, or any other data associated with Architerrax. Competitions are not meant to undermine or in any way influence the idealistically used property or the organization, individual, or related party that owns said property.

  • Architerrax does not intend to replace, better, or have any real influence on organizations, companies, or any party that is related to the materialization of our competitions.

  • Architerrax holds the right to change or adapt the rules and regulations of any promotion or competition at any time. It is the responsibility of the participants to check for regular updates, notification, and changes to competition rules, regulations, and terms. Participants in any competition agree to the terms and conditions of this site and each competition when they register.  Registration is limited to the stated number of individuals for each competition, any team that submits work coming from more than the stated maximum is subject to disqualification at any time, including withholding rewards and withholding publication.

  • Registrants may not alter, modify, or remove team credentials after team registration has been completed. Violation of team submission is subject to disqualification at any time, including withholding rewards and withholding publication. Any team or individual that violates the rules or terms and conditions during or after a competition may have their rewards, publication, or any other competition outcome revoked at any time.

  • Any team that does not follow the submission guidelines for each competition may be subject to disqualification.

  • Architerrax does not accept any changes made to any proposal once submitted by the participant and if made would not be accounted to be valid. The users and the participants are requested to submit their works or proposals only once they have finalized their submission. By submitting the proposal to Architerrax the participants agree to submit original content and are not copied, inspired, or derived from any other individual or author. In case such discrepancy is brought to notice the participant would be disqualified without any intimation and would be held liable to any compensation to be made to the original author.

  • By placing personal names or any means to identify who a team is on submission, other than the given identification number, a team may be subject to disqualification.

  • Winning teams must provide a valid method to accept monetary rewards within two weeks of the award being presented. Failure to receive monetary awards in a timely manner may result in the award being revoked.

  • Competition participants will receive their individual or team confirmation number after completing registration. This number is used for identification purposes throughout the jury voting process. Any submission that does not include this confirmation number as stated or incorrectly may be subject to disqualification.

  • Architerrax holds the right to change competition dates as it sees fit at any time as well as revoke any promotion or competition without further notice.

  • Architerrax holds the right to adjust deadlines throughout the duration of a competition, as well as the right to disqualify late submissions. In the event of a temporary deadline extension, Architerrax holds the right to accept or accept and penalize late submissions by a level determined by the organizers.

  • Each competition jury is carefully chosen by Architerrax to best represent a valid and fair opinion for each project. Competition jury may change during the competition and stated jury members are not guaranteed to participate as final judges. Competition entries will never be judged with participant information as an influence, submissions are judged solely on submitted work. Jury decisions are final and may not be argued by participants. No requests to conduct a revision of the results would be entertained under any circumstance.

  • Failure to provide the requested work affiliated with each competition may result in disqualification. For any questions regarding what is required, contact Architerrax for clarification.

  • If files submitted for the competition are not correct or do not adhere to the submission guidelines as determined by the Architerrax team, Architerrax is not responsible for getting the files to the jury and the entries may be disqualified from the competition.

  • Once registration is completed no refunds prior to or after the competition’s deadline will be granted.

  • Competition awards of any manner are subject to change throughout the competition. Additional awards may be added; awards may be subtracted or altered at any time. It is the participant’s responsibility to regularly check the website and be aware of any changes.

  • Architerrax reserves the right to publish submitted work on the Architerrax website and any other platform that seems fit. Architerrax aims to publish competition work on as many platforms as possible, individuals and teams agree to these publications upon submission.

  • Architerrax reserves the right to dictate the method of payment, whether physical, electronic or to be accepted by a specific platform (Such as PayPal, Stripe, Razor Pay, Pay U Biz, etc.).

  • Architerrax is in no way liable for the designs submitted by participants and teams. It is the responsibility of the participants to create original work.

  • Winners and finalists of the competition on Architerrax agree that they will participate in any interviews or publicity matter upon reasonable request.

  • Architerrax is not responsible for any in-person site analysis and research. Architerrax does not own the sites on which the competitions are held and therefore participants must abide by any local private property details and the relevant law.

  • Members and/or representatives of Architerrax or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition. They are, however, encouraged to submit ideas for special mention but cannot win or be part of the formal competition.

  • The closing date for entry will be on the time and date set on the competition announcement. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted. Architerrax will not accept any responsibility for entries not received within the permitted time, for whatever reason.

  • Architerrax reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice, at any time they see fit. Any changes to the competition will be notified to the participants as soon as possible by the organizer.

  • Architerrax is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any participant by any third party connected with this competition.

  • Winners will be chosen by an independent panel of judges appointed by Architerrax.

  • Architerrax’ decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  • By entering this competition, the participant is indicating his/her agreement to receive future newsletters and possible offers from the Architerrax.

 

Competitions

Architerrax deals with two types of competitions:

  • Organized by Architerrax.

  • In Collaboration with any other third party.

 

Organized by Architerrax:

We at Architerrax organize design competitions and we invite everyone irrespective of their professions or qualifications to join the competition and present their ideas.

We offer awards and certifications for such design competitions.

Participants are free to submit multiple entries, but each entry needs to be registered separately.

Alongside individual entries, team entries are also allowed. A team can have a maximum of three participants or as per the competition brief.

In Collaboration with any other third party:

We at Architerrax invite others to organize design competitions with us.

Third party interactions

The services may contain links to third-party Websites (“Third-Party Websites”)

  • When you click on a link to a Third-Party Website, we will not warn you that you have left our Website, server, or services and we will not warn you that you are subject to the Terms and Conditions (including privacy policies) of another website or destination.

  • Such Third-Party Websites & Advertisements are not under the control of Architerrax. We are not responsible for any Third-Party Websites, Third-Party Applications, or any Third-Party Advertisements.

  • You use all links in Third-Party Websites & Advertisements at your own risk. You should review applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices of any Third-Party Websites or Third-Party Apps, and make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any third party.

  • You acknowledge and agree that our services are not responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such links, Websites/Apps or any other resources; or (ii) the content, products, or services on or available from such links Websites/Apps or resource.

Third-party intellectual property  

Architerrax intellectual property rights that may be implicated in providing Services.

Architerrax shall not claim any right over third-party intellectual property rights in any way whatsoever.

Third-party intellectual property rights and your responsibilities with respect to these rights are outlined below:

  • While submitting your designs, using our services, you use your own image content such as photos, graphics, text, etc. The image content has associated intellectual property rights as described further herein. You retain any and all rights you hold with respect to image content and video content that you upload.

  • Image content shall be protected by copyright laws, even though Copyright notice is not expressly mentioned on it. You are requested not to use content that might infringe the third-party Intellectual Property rights. Kindly take due permission from the content creator or copyright holder before using it in the video. 

  • Furthermore, if you want to publish the image content of someone other than yourself, you must get permission from the individuals portrayed in the image content before using the content and must add the owner using the credits attribution fields. Do not upload any image or music content that is confidential or proprietary. We assume no liability with respect to the disclosure or use of confidential or proprietary information uploaded to our services.

 

Special promotions

Architerrax reserves the right to discontinue any of its promotions at any time.

 

Eligibility

By entering competitions, any and all entrants, participants, and submissions agree in full to these Terms and Conditions and as referred to in this document.

Architerrax competitions are open to anyone aged 18 and over. Younger participants or groups of students less than 18 years of age must be lead by someone aged 18 or their tutor 18 or over.

 

Submission

Participants may either make a submission individually or as a team (4 people max.) or as per the competition criteria. Competition participants are prohibited from sale, lease, assignment, or transfer of any of their submission rights to a third party.

The participants as students would be required to produce proof of identification as a student whenever requested or asked by the Architerrax. Any team who wishes to use the name of their firm or company for publication and any other activity involved with Architerrax would have to produce certification relating their team members to the firm or the company along with the certification of the company registered with their respective countries.

 

All Submissions must strictly conform to any Terms and Conditions and the Rules and Guidelines set by the Competition Brief.

Once the final submissions are sent, no additional edits or changes can be made. Upon sending the final submission each participant will receive a confirmation email notification within five business days.

By entering the competition, the participant acknowledges and accepts that all aspects of any submission – narrative, description, details, images, illustration, and animation may be used for publicity purposes by Architerrax.

 

Personal information

Architerrax will only use where necessary, or disclose to third parties for the purposes of running the Competition, any personal information submitted by the participants.

 

Ownership and copyright

The ownership of the copyright in the work of all submissions will be in accordance with the Intellectual Property Laws in India, which implies the copyright rests with the creator and the creator agrees to provide the exclusive rights of reproduction of the submission to Architerrax over any forms of media which Architerrax deems fit.

 

No participants shall receive or be entitled to receive any payment in any form for submissions or for granting Architerrax any right herein, other than for being selected as one of the winning the competition entries.

 

Subject to any limitation herein, any design, drawings accompanying any entry or submission remains the property of the participant and may be used for its or their own purpose. Architerrax shall treat an entry or submission as being eligible to enter the Competition under Indian Copyright law.

 

By entering the Architerrax competition participants agree on sharing their entry for making the publication based on the competition results.

 

Participants are solely responsible for protecting the intellectual property of any submission to Architerrax competitions.

 

Licence

By submitting an entry to the Competition, you the “Participant” provide Architerrax with a limited, exclusive, sub-licensable, worldwide, royalty-free license (but not the obligation), which license is effective in perpetuity, to use, copy, modify, translate and/or adapt, distribute, publicly display by any means and in any media and create derivative works of, and copy, distribute and publicly display such derivative works of your entry solely in connection with the inclusion of your entry in activities related to, and the promotion of, the competition and the particular project, without any further notice or remuneration to you. The rights shall be applied to all existing or future media and in particular all physical, optical, magnetic, analogical, digital, and electronic media, including media such as hardcopies, CDROMs, DVD-ROMs, hard disks, computers and servers, the Internet, all private or public telecommunication networks, by cable, satellite, radio networks, etc.

 

By submitting your entry to the Competition you also give Architerrax an exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable license in perpetuity to display and archive your entry on the Architerrax’ website, www.architerrax.com (“Website”), on Architerrax’ Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin or other social networking/media pages in relation to the Competition or project. Any credits will be with the name you supply to the Competition.

 

Architerrax shall make commercially reasonable efforts to display appropriate and customary credit lines on any Submission displayed or otherwise featured in such media, however, shall have no affirmative duty to do so.

Termination

Any user or participant of the website or its related content or other media in the case of any abuse would be subjected to strict legal actions by Architerrax.

 

Competition disqualification

Submissions which do not meet or comply with the submission guidelines or found to contain identifying sign or mark that may, in any way, contribute to identifying participant shall be disqualified and Architerrax shall be under no obligation to notify the Participant /s of the disqualified entry or submission. All Submissions after the closing date for a particular competition will be automatically disqualified.

 

Competition cancellation/withdrawal

Architerrax reserves the right to cancel or suspend or alter the rules at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.

  

Terms of jury

The members of the jury panel are eminent industry professionals selected by Architerrax to evaluate the competition entries. The Members of the panel belong to diverse backgrounds and represent different design perspectives and skillsets. All the competition participants are prohibited to make any form of contact with any juror during the course of the competition.

In any circumstance found to disturb the privacy or integrity of the Jury Panel Architerrax reserves the right to disqualify the participants from the competition or event and prohibiting them to participate in any future activities undertaken by Architerrax. All the jury members are committed to the cause of the competition however this does not guarantee their participation in the final event of the jury. All the judgments made by the members of the jury panel cannot undergo any form of questioning under any circumstances by the participants.

The participants are recommended to submit their work in appropriate formats requested by Architerrax in case the works or submissions are not in accordance or do not adhere to the rules specified or do not open under any circumstance Architerrax reserves rights to disqualify the submissions without any clarification.

 

Winner selection/jury(s) decision

Architerrax’ determination of any winning entry or submission through its panel of judges is final.

 

In the event that a selected winning entry cannot accept, receive, or is ineligible for the prize for any reason, the prize shall be awarded to the next highest-rated entry from the top shortlisted or remaining entries that meet the winning requirement.

Architerrax’ association with the competition judges does not imply any legal association, affiliation, contract, or partnership in any way shape, or form.

 

Competition integrity

Architerrax undertakes to scrupulously protect the integrity of its competitions by:

 

A Unique Registration Code Number by which each submission received will be administered organized, processed, and evaluated. This means that the digital submission received will be stored under their registration numbers, with the complementary information kept in a separate file.

Enforcing the rule that besides the registration number, all illustrations or images accompanying any submission shall be devoid of any marks, logos, symbols, or signs that may identify its authority or source.

Any infringement of these rules will lead to immediate disqualification.

The jury or judging panel will only be made known of the participants’ identities only after the winners have been selected.

Prizes

Prizes awarded will be as advertised for each competition; however, Architerrax reserves the right to add, reduce, or alter prizes.

 

Documentary evidence of the architect’s or team leader’s right to practice the profession in their respective country or country of residence may be required before any awards payment is made to a recipient.

Photographic identity documents such as a passport will need to be provided to Architerrax before any award payment will be made.

 

In the case of a studio or company, then the formal company registration documents will need to be supplied together with photographic identification of the director or team leader.

All Bank account details into which any prize money is to be paid must match that of the registered individual or team leader.

If the winner chooses not to accept the prize, an alternate winner will be chosen.

All federal, state and local taxes on the value of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Failure to return any prize notification requested detail within the deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize. Any winner or potential who cannot be contacted within two weeks of the attempted first notification may result in disqualification and forfeiture of the prize.

Publication

Architerrax reserves the right to publish such material in whole or in part, or use them in any way it sees fit in connection with this website or its competition without the permission of the participant or payment for such use, subject to the Data Protection law of India.

 

Publicity and promotion

Winners agree to and shall upon request at reasonable notice, participate in:

Publicity or promotional activity surrounding the Competition such as interviews, personally or otherwise.

Any imposed government regulations or economic sanctions by India that prohibit monetary transfer to a Winner’s country of residence shall result in the prize money shall not be awarded to the participant and at Architerrax’ discretion may award it to the next highest-ranked entry, however, will mention the original winning entry in its list of winners.