TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. ACCEPTANCE BY ENTRANTS - a) By entering, entrants warrant that they are the original author(s) of their submission; b) They own the intellectual property rights, including copyright rights in and to all materials submitted and/or they are authorized to use these rights; c) The submission does not infringe any third party’s intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights, including copyright, patent, trade mark, trade secret, design; d) They agree to be bound by any subsequent reasonable instructions or decisions of Fintech Americas or the evaluators.
e) By entering, all entrants agree that non-confidential information and material, such as names, photographs, images, videos or written material as disclosed to Fintech Americas may be reproduced, published and used by Fintech Americas in relation to this competition, including for promotional purposes (including in print and on Fintech America’s website). f) Entrants warrant that they have the legal right to authorize Fintech Americas to so use all disclosed information and material.
2. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY - a) Entrants warrant that they are eligible to participate in the competition and agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless Fintech Americas and all associated third parties in the competition and their respective directors and employees from and against any and all losses, claims, liability and damages of any kind, brought against any of them, as a result of their breach of any of these terms and conditions, their participation in the competition, or acceptance or usage of any prize or award.
3.GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION - a) These terms and conditions are governed by and will be interpreted in accordance with the laws of State of Florida, United States of America and the Courts of State of Florida will have exclusive jurisdiction.
4. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - a) Fintech Americas will treat any and all Confidential Information in the strictest confidence. It will not, without the prior written approval of the entrant, use any part of the Confidential Information other than for the purpose of the competition.
b) Confidential Information means all material and information pertaining to the entrant and their submission and includes: all information and materials relating to the concept, design, development, materials and research relating to the content disclosed in the submission, including but not limited to all drawings, specifications, technical information, research and development details, product analysis, compilations, documents, records, notebooks and similar material in any form whatsoever; all information relating to the business affairs of the entrant, including any marketing plans, business plans, and financial information; information which is by its nature is confidential or which the entrant advises is confidential. c) Information shall be deemed confidential whether or not it is identified as such at the time of disclosure. d) The term Confidential Information does not include information which: at the time of entry is in the public domain or subsequently enters the public domain without fault on the part of Fintech Americas; is received in good faith by Fintech Americas from a third party, which party is lawfully in possession of the same and had the right to disclose that information; is, at the time of entry already lawfully in the possession of Fintech Americas and can be demonstrated by written record to be previously known to Fintech Americas; is required to be disclosed to a governmental agency or otherwise by law; or the entrants indicate in writing is not confidential.