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Terms & conditions

Birth and Beyond Photography Awards Rules and conditions
RULES AND CONDITIONS ENTRY PERIOD

• Each round of The Birth and Beyond Photography Contest will begin on the first day of each month and will end on the last day of the same month at 23:59 CET.
• All submissions to the competition must be received by the end of the competition.

PARTICIPANTS

Participants may be professionals and amateurs in the field of maternityphotography, birthphotography, newbornphotography, babyphotography, childrenphotography or familyphotography. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

PROCESS

Each participant can participate according to the number of pictures defined in the entry form. Every picture has to be submitted by means of an completed online form on the website www.bb-awards.com. Participants must pay a entry fee and have read and accepted the conditions of participation.

JUDGING

The jury panel will judge (at least) by ‘eye,’ technical skills, composition, light and creativity.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

Participation is only possible via the online form. Participants agree to the use and storage of their data solely for the purposes of this photo competition. For more details see our Privacy Policy in the footer of our website. You can send as many pictures as you want and participate in the Birth and Beyond Photography contest. The participant assures that he has all rights to the submitted picture, has the full rights of exploitation of all parts of the picture, that the picture is free of third party rights, and that no personality rights are infringed in the representation of persons. If one or more persons are shown on the picture, the persons concerned must agree to the publication of the picture. The participant will insure the above in writing. If, however, third parties are entitled to assert claims for infringement of their rights, the participant shall release the organizers from all claims. Entries shall be assessed in accordance with the the entry conditions on www.bb-awards.com.

CONTENT

By submitting your photos to the Birth and Beyond Photography Contest, you agree that you have the full consent of every adult in your photo, including any children and their legal guardian or representative’s consent. You understand that by submitting your photos they may be used to promote the Birth and Beyond Photography Award which includes (but is not exclusive to), Instagram posts, Facebook posts, future press releases, features by other websites and general use online to promote the BB-Awards. We will not sell your photos and every effort to give full credit to the photographer will be made. The images submitted as part of the contest may not be regarded as obscene, offensive, defamatory, ethically offensive, violent, pornographic, harassing, inappropriate for minors, racist, racist, xenophobic, right-wing and / or otherwise objectionable. Photos taken as inappropriate are disqualified. The organizer reserves the right to delete uploaded pictures before or after publication, without giving reasons.

WINNERS

Winners will be published on: • Our website www.bb-awards.com • On the Birth and Beyond Photography awards Facebook- and Instagram page

GENERAL TERMS

The organizers of the Birth and Beyond Photography Contest reserve the right to cancel or terminate the photo competition at any time without prior notice and without giving reasons. The organizer shall make use of this possibility in particular if, for technical reasons (eg viruses in the computer system, manipulation or errors in the hardware and / or software) or for legal reasons, proper performance of the photocopy can not be guaranteed. LIABILITY The organizer accepts no liability for the loss or possible damage to the submitted pictures.

Birth and Beyond Photography Awards Terms of Use

This website (Site) is operated by Birth and Beyond Photography Awards (we, our or us). It is available at: www.bb-awards.com and may be available through other addresses or channels.
Consent: By accessing and/or using our Site, you agree to these terms of use and our Privacy Policy (available on our Site) (Terms). Please read these Terms carefully and immediately cease using our Site if you do not agree to them.

Variations

We may, at any time and at our discretion, vary these Terms by publishing the varied terms on our Site. We recommend you check our Site regularly to ensure you are aware of our current terms. Materials and information on this Site (Content) are subject to change without notice. We do not undertake to keep our Site up-to-date and we are not liable if any Content is inaccurate or out-of-date.

Licence to use our Site

We grant you a non-exclusive, royalty-free, revocable, worldwide, non-transferable licence to use our Site in accordance with these Terms. All other uses are prohibited without our prior written consent.

Prohibited conduct:

You must not do or attempt to do anything: that is unlawful; prohibited by any laws applicable to our Site; which we would consider inappropriate; or which might bring us or our Site into disrepute, including (without limitation):
• anything that would constitute a breach of an individuals privacy (including uploading private or personal information without an individual’s consent) or any other legal rights
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• using our Site to send unsolicited email messages
• facilitating or assisting a third party to do any of the above acts

Exclusion of competitors:

You are prohibited from using our Site, including the Content, in any way that competes with our business.

No commercial use

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Information:

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User Content

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You agree that you are solely responsible for all User Content that you make available on or through our Site. You represent and warrant that:
• you are either the sole and exclusive owner of all User Content or you have all rights, licences, consents and releases that are necessary to grant to us the rights in such User Content (as contemplated by these Terms)
• neither the User Content nor the posting, uploading, publication, submission or transmission of the User Content or our use of the User Content on, through or by means of our Site will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation
We do not endorse or approve, and are not responsible for, any User Content. We may, at any time (at our sole discretion), remove any User Content.

Third party sites

Our Site may contain links to websites operated by third parties. Unless expressly stated otherwise, we do not control, endorse or approve, and are not responsible for, the content on those websites. You should make your own investigations with respect to the suitability of those websites.

Discontinuance

We may, at any time and without notice to you, discontinue our Site, in whole or in part. We may also exclude any person from using our Site, at any time and at
our sole discretion. We are not responsible for any Liability you may suffer arising from or in connection with any such discontinuance or exclusion.
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• they are complete, accurate, reliable, up-to-date and suitable for any particular purpose
• access will be uninterrupted, error-free or free from viruses
• our Site will be secure
You read, use and act on our Site and the Content at your own risk.

Limitation of liability

To the maximum extent permitted by law, we are not responsible for any loss, damage or expense, howsoever arising, whether direct or indirect and/or whether present, unascertained, future or contingent (Liability) suffered by you or any third party, arising from or in connection with your use of our Site and/or the Content and/or any inaccessibility of, interruption to or outage of our Site and/or any loss or corruption of data and/or the fact that the Content is incorrect, incomplete or out-of-date.
Indemnity: To the maximum extent permitted by law, you must indemnify us, and hold us harmless, against any Liability suffered or incurred by us arising from or in connection with your use of our Site or any breach of these Terms or any applicable laws by you. This indemnity is a continuing obligation, independent from the other obligations under these Terms, and continues after these Terms end. It is not necessary for us to suffer or incur any Liability before enforcing a right of indemnity under these Terms.

Termination

These Terms are effective until terminated by us, which we may do at any time and without notice to you. In the event of termination, all restrictions imposed on you by these Terms and limitations of liability set out in these Terms will survive.
Disputes: In the event of any dispute arising from, or in connection with, these Terms (Dispute), the party claiming there is a Dispute must give written notice to the other party setting out the details of the Dispute and proposing a resolution. Within 14 days after receiving the notice, the parties must, by person (who have the authority to reach a resolution on behalf of the party), meet or speak at least once to attempt to resolve the Dispute or agree on the method of resolving the Dispute by other means, in good faith. All aspects of every such conference, except the fact of the occurrence of the conference, will be privileged. If the parties do not resolve the Dispute, or (if the Dispute is not resolved) agree on an alternate method to resolve the Dispute, within 30 days after receipt of the notice, the Dispute may be referred by either party (by notice in writing to the other party) to litigation.

Severance

If a provision of these Terms is held to be void, invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision must be read down as narrowly as necessary to allow it to be valid or enforceable. If it is not possible to read down a provision (in whole or in part), that provision (or that part of that provision) is severed from these Terms without affecting
the validity or enforceability of the remainder of that provision or the other provisions in these Terms.

Jurisdiction

Your use of our Site and these Terms are governed by European laws. You irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts operating in The Netherlands and any courts entitled to hear appeals from those courts and waive any right to object to proceedings being brought in those courts.
Our Site may be accessed throughout Europe and overseas. We make no representation that our Site complies with the laws (including intellectual property laws) of any country outside Europe. If you access our Site from outside Europe, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for complying with the laws of the jurisdiction where you access our Site.

For any questions and notices, please contact us at:
Birth and Beyond Photography Awards
Email: info@bb-awards.com
Last update: 10-5-2019

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