Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully when you register as a Contributor of the Cool Down the Planet platform (www.cooldowntheplanet.com).

Any use of our Cool Down the Planet challenge online platform (including accessing, browsing or registering to use our website) or contribution to this website implies acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. After you accept these Terms and Conditions, you can start contributing to our Cool Down the Planet Porjects and Challenges and you are bound by the conditions as described in these Terms and Conditions. When you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you cannot contribute to our Cool Down the Planet challenge online platform and you must not use our website.
We might adapt these Terms of Use over time and we will upload the newest version of the Terms and Conditions on the website www.cooldowntheplanet.com. To stay informed on possible future changes, we advise you to regularly check this website.

Publication
As a Contributor to this website you automatically accept that your contributions can be published on www.cooldowntheplannet.com accompanied with your name. If you decide to remove your account your contributions will remain visible on our website.

Use & contribution
Everybody is allowed to contribute to the Cool Down the Planet projects and challenges on www.cooldowntheplanet.com when you have reached the age of 16 or above. If you do not meet this condition it is not possible to contribute to this website unless the Contributor has the explicit permission from a parent/consent.

Access to our website is permitted on a temporary basis. We do not guarantee that our website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our website without notice. We do not guarantee or warrant, whether express or implied, that our website, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

Contributors on our Cool Down the Planet challenge platform guarantee that they won’t post any contributions that contain:

• discriminating or otherwise offensive information
• personal information of other people then yourself
• information that is in conflict with any law and regulation

Cool Down the Planet remains the right to change or cancel a challenge and delete or deny any contributions on www.cooldowntheplanet.com at all times. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions.

Intellectual Property
Our Cool Down the Planet projects and challenges are part of a crowd-engineering program and start with an online open innovation phase that aims for co-creation and empowers Contributors (project owners) to come-up with unique suggestions, ideas and concept that evolve to thriving methods to cool down the planet.

Intellectual Property Rights (“IPR”) means: patents, rights to inventions, copyright and related rights, trademarks, trade names and domain names, rights to get-up, rights in goodwill or to sue for passing off, unfair competition rights, rights in design, rights in computer software, database rights, rights in confidential information or non-confidential information (including know-how, pictures and trade secrets) and any other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications (and rights to apply) for and renewals or extensions of, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist, now or in the future, in any part of the world.

All IPR’s retained in this website remain the property of the Contributor (project owner). The Stichting (Foundation) Cool Down The Planet agrees to relinquish all ownership of IP rights. This includes copyright, right to invention and other IPR’s.

Conversely Contributor’s input can be used by Cool Down The Planet without restrictions. If photographs/pictures/figures/images or similar are uploaded, the Contributor guarantees it has the rights to use such images, and hereby grants Stichting (Foundation) Cool Down the Planet the right to publish such images. The Contributor indemnifies Stichting (Foundation) Cool Down the Planet against any third party proceedings pertaining to the reproduction of such images.

Entries, or portions thereof, may be published by Cool Down the Planet and/or Partner websites, or in any other medium, at Our Cool Down the Planet discretion. Additionally, by participating, all contributors, whether it be an individual or a team, including any companies, legal entities, employees, contractors or any other affiliate or person who has assisted in the entry, grant Stichting (Foundation) Cool Down the Planet the unrestricted right to use all materials provided or statements made in connection with the Cool Down the Planet platform.

Liabilities
By participating, Contributors agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Our Cool Down the Planet projects and challenges and their respective partners, from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their use of, or inability to use our website, participation in this challenge or any challenge-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any support awarded hereunder to Contributor.

You guarantee that you are the owner of all information that you post on our Cool Down the Planet online platform or that you have permission to do so. You indemnify Stichting (Foundation) Cool Down the Planet and their respective partners and other contributors against all claims from third parties based on that information.

Stichting (Foundation) Cool Down the Planet is not responsible for typos’ or incorrectness of information presented in projects and challenges.

Disputies
These terms of Use are governed by Dutch law. Both you and our Cool Down the Planet challenge platform agree that only the courts of the Netherlands will have jurisdiction over any dispute which may arise. If you have any questions about the rules stipulated above, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@cooldowntheplanet.com.