ScienceShip Terms of use

regarding Competitions
(gamification)


 

TERMS OF USE – GAMIFICATION

– Terms of Use of the "Scienceship.com" Website

regarding organising Competitions (gamification)

§ 1. Introductory provisions

1. These Terms of Use (hereinafter: "Terms of Use" or “Terms of Use – Gamification”) determine the terms and conditions of Users using the website located at: www.scienceship.com in the scope of publishing and implementing Competitions. Competitions are designated as "Competitions". Furthermore, Terms of Use define the rules of concluding Agreements between the User and the Service Provider and specify the Service Provider's obligations towards the User and the User's rights and obligations resulting from the use of the Service and the conclusion of an Agreement with the Service Provider. In order to use the Website, the User must agree to the Terms of Use.

2. The website Terms of Use are based in particular on the following provisions:

  1. the Act of 23 April 1964 – the Civil Code (i.e. Journal of Laws 2014 item 121, hereinafter also referred to as the "Civil Code");
  2. the Act of 29 August 1997 on personal data protection (i.e. Journal of Laws 2015 item 2135);
  3. the Act of 18 July 2002 on provision of electronic services (i.e. Journal of Laws 2013 item 1422, hereinafter also referred to as the "Act on provision of electronic services");
  4. the Act of 30 May 2014 on consumer rights (i.e. Journal of Laws 2014 item 827, hereinafter also referred to as the "Act on consumer rights");
  5. the Act of 16 November 2000 on combating money laundering and financing of terrorism (i.e. Journal of Laws 2016 item 299, hereinafter also referred to as the "Act on combating money laundering and financing of terrorism").

3. The following terms have the following meanings herein:

  1. Terms of Use - these Website Terms of Use, in the version currently in force, uploaded on the "www.scienceship.com" Website. These Terms of Use should be differentiated from the "Competition Terms", which are attached and refer to a specific Competition and which specify the rules of organising the Competition and relations between its Organiser and Participants.
  2. Website – Internet website located at the following address: "www.scienceship.com", used, in the part determined herein, to the organise and conduct Competitions (gamification), regarding the broadly understood areas: science, scientific research, research and development, inventions, development of new technological solutions and designs, or education and popular science actions, enhancing cooperation in the field of science based on trust and credibility. The other part of the Website is designed for organising and crowdfunding projects in the following, broadly understood areas: science, scientific research, research and development, inventions, development of new technological solutions and designs, or education and popular science actions, enhancing cooperation in the field of science based on trust and credibility – it is subject to separate terms of use: " Terms of Use – Crowdfunding – Terms of Use of the Scienceship.com Website – regarding crowdfunding". The name "Scienceship" and other designations of the Website, the software and IT solutions used, and the Website data are all subject to legal protection. The Service Provider provides services to Users via the Internet through the Website. The Website is maintained in two language versions: Polish and English, and the selection of the language version affects the display of Competitions and User Data.
  3. Service Provider – owner of the Website, i.e. Signovis Sp. z o.o. with its registered seat in Warszawa, at ul. Pory 78, 02-757 Warszawa, entered into the register of entrepreneurs maintained by the District Court in Warsaw, 13th Economic Division of the National Court Register under KRS 0000474282; NIP: 5213654188, REGON: 14 68 49 067, share capital PLN 20,000.00, email address: info@scienceship.com
  4. User – every natural person over 18 years of age who has full legal capacity, legal person or organisational unit without a legal personality but with legal capacity who uses the Website, in particular by acting as an "Organiser" or "Participant". There are two groups of Users: (i) natural persons who use the Website in a scope which is not directly related to their economic or professional activity (pursuant to Article 22 (1) of the Civil Code), hereinafter referred to as "Consumers" and (ii) any other persons, i.e. entrepreneurs (including individual economic activities) or other entities or institutions which are hereinafter referred to as "Institutions". For a User to be registered as an "Institution", the following option must be selected in the form: "Register as an Institution" – otherwise the User will be registered as a "Consumer".The term "User" used in these Terms of Use refers to both of the above-mentioned groups, while "Consumer" or "Institution" refers to only one of these groups, respectively.
  5. Organiser – User who submits and uploads a Competition he/she prepared and organised, for the preparation, organisation and implementation of which he/she is solely responsible, as he/she is solely responsible for the delivery of Prizes, in particular before other Users or Participants or competent public administration bodies. The Service Provider makes functionalities under the Website available to the Organiser in order to enable the organisation of a Competition, under terms specified herein.
  6. Competition – In accordance with the principles, policy and actions of the Website, a venture regarding the broadly understood: science, scientific research, research and development, inventions, development of new technological solutions and designs, or education and popular science activities, enhancing cooperation in the field of science based on trust and credibility, which is organised and implemented by the Organiser and provides for rivalry between other Users, who are Participants and who perform a specific Competition Task in order to win the Prize provided for in the Competition."Introduction to the Competition", "Competition Task and criteria for selection of the Competition Winner", "Timeline and course of the Competition", determination: "who can take part in the Competition and description of Prizes" and "Additional description" along with the attached Competition Terms constitute jointly the "Competition Description". A competition is organised by the Organiser on the basis of the "Competition Terms" attached to that Competition (uploaded as an attachment to theCompetition – in the "Additional Description" part). Examples of Competition Terms can be found under the following link: http://scienceship.com/dokumenty-do-konkursow and can be attached by the Organiser to the Competition. In order to use other Competition Terms than the above-mentioned ones, the Organiser needs to obtain the Service Provider's consent.
  7. Participant – Participant – User, who voluntarily participates in a Competition by doing all of the following: developing the specified Competition Task and registering for the Competition (clicking on the "Participate" button in the information about the Competition. After clicking on that button, the application is filled in automatically which includes: "name,surname/names, email address, contact number”, and the User must manually enter the content of the application and can optionally add a file and click "send application"). The User who won the Competition receives a Prize specified and provided by the Organiser. The User who won the Competition will hereinafter be called: the "Competition Winner".There may be a greater number of "Competition Winners", whereas it will be indicated which winner will receive the "Main Prize", and which the "Additional Prize" or which place the Competition Winners took. The condition for the User's participation in the Competition is reading and accepting both: these Terms of Use and the Competition Terms.
  8. Prize – benefit (including monetary or in-kind) or service specified and provided by the Organiser, which he/she delivers to the User, who did all of the following: he/she prepared the specified Competition Task and registered for the Competition (clicking on the "Participate" button) and then was indicated by the Organiser as the Competition Winner.The value of the Prize is determined by the Organiser, who also guarantees the delivery of the Prize to the Competition Winner. The Organiser indicates the "Main Prize" in the Competition, which is displayed as part of a brief description of the Competition and in the Competition Description part which is the description of the Main Prize and the Additional Prizes (in the ”Who can take part in the competition and Description of Prizes”. The Organiser can indicate an "Additional Prize" which is indicated only in the Competition Description part - description of the Main Prize and the Additional Prizes. The Organiser specifies the number and type of individual Prizes.
  9. Service – service provided to the User by electronic means by the Service Provider on the basis of the Agreement and the Terms of Use.
  10. Agreement – an agreement on provision of services concluded between the Service Provider and the User. The Agreement concluded via the Website between the Consumer and the Service Provider constitutes an Agreement concluded remotely with an entrepreneur within the meaning of the Act on consumer rights.
  11. Account – individual User Account (profile), accessed by the User by entering his/her login and password.
  12. Data - data about the User processed for the purpose of performing the Agreement and using the Website by the User, as well as delivering a Prize by the Organiser whose Competition the Participant registered for. In the case of Users who are natural persons, the Data processed (with their optional consent) can in particular be their personal data. In the case referred to in the preceding sentence, the Service Provider is the data administrator. In order to use the Website, the User must accept the "Privacy Policy of www.scienceship.com" (which constitutes an annex hereto) when registering to the Website.
  13. Registration – all actions consisting in: the User providing specific Data which allow him/her to use the Website – after the application for Registration is approved by the Service Provider, the User clicking on the activation link sent to the e-mail address specified by him/her, starting the use of the Website by the User.
  14. Registration Application – electronic form available on the Website, filled out in order to register the User.
  15. Competition Task – task specified by the Organiser in the Competition Description which the Participant is to prepare within the Competition. From among the Competition Tasks developed and submitted by Participants (by way of clicking on the "Participate" button in the information about the Competition), the Organiser selects the winning Competition Task in accordance with criteria determined by the Organiser (the Participant who submitted that Task becomes the Competition Winner). The Competition Task can in particular take the form of a: project, solution, action, idea or concept.
  16. Competition Terms – terms which are indicated and used by the Organiser with regard to a particular Competition, which specify the terms of organising the specific Competition and the Participant's taking part therein, as well as their rights and obligations and specifies the relations between the Organiser and the Participants within the Competition.
  17. Visitor – entity/person who is not registered as a User and visits the Website for the purpose of obtaining information and does not use its full functionality.
  18. Login – a string of characters entered by the User at the Registration stage, enabling later identification of the User when logging in and using the Website.
  19. Password – a string of alphanumeric characters, used for authentication when accessing the Account, set independently by the User during the Registration process.
  20. Remuneration - funds payable to the Service Provider from the Organiser in exchange for the Services provided by the Service Provider to that Organiser, consisting in particular in the possibility of posting and implementing of the Competition by the Organiser on the Website, constituting a fixed amount to be paid by the Organiser on account of launching a Competition in accordance with the price list posted on the Website: http://scienceship.com/en/payment-security
  21. Newsletter or messages from the Website – messages sent by electronic means to Users, regarding information about the Services, the Website, its functioning and functionalities, as well as currently ongoing Projects, Contests and User support or the Service Provider's actions in connection with the Services. During the Registration process the User consents to receiving the above-mentioned Newsletter or messages from the Website, which is confirmed by accepting the "Privacy Policy of www.scienceship.com".
  22. Notes – functionality enabling the Organiser to insert notes attached to the Competition description, regarding in particular information about implementation of the Competition, which can be used as a form of communication with other Users.
  23. Comments – functionality enabling Users to insert comments to the Project; this functionality is used in particular to ask the Organiser questions or express recommendations for the Project.
  24. Website Patron or Website Partner – distinctions awarded to Users who cooperate with the Website and use its functionalities on terms agreed upon individually with the Service Provider, under the condition that the rights and obligations of other Users or the Website are not affected. In particular, Patrons or Partners can recommend specific Project categories or promote the Service or the Projects or Competition it hosts. Website Patron or Website Partner are other persons/entities than the following persons/entities indicated by an Organiser in Projects: "Parters", i.e. "Main Partner" and "Other Partners", which refer to specific Projects.
  25. Investor – User who selected the option of becoming an Investor and receiving information for a potential Investor during the Registration process. At the same time the Investor consents to receiving "information for Investors" sent by the Service Provider regarding in particular Competitions for Investors or their possibilities of organising Competitions.
  26. Option (name) – solution offered by the Service Provider as part of the Website, regarding supporting Contests or their Organisers, which can be regulated in a manner entirely or partially different from the stipulations hereof. Option (name) can be regulated under separate "Option (name) Terms of Use" which will define its terms.

§ 2. General terms of Services

1. The Website or its individual functionalities and Services are provided with the use of an ICT system which allows for processing, storing, as well as receiving and sending data through telecommunication networks, in accordance with the Act on provision of services by electronic means.

2. In order to use the Website or its functionalities and Services, the User should have at least: (I) operating system: Windows 7 or newer, OS X 10.9 or higher, (ii) processor: at least 2 x 2GHx, (iii) RAM: at least 2 GB, (iv) browser: Firefox 35 or higher, Internet Explorer 9 or higher, Chrome 40 or higher, Safari 8 or higher. The User declares that he/she understands and accepts that due to technical reasons and configuration of devices which the User uses to view the Website content, some of its features may not be available to him/her.

3. The Service Provider is not responsible for the User's technical problems, in particular related to the actions of ICT service providers, which may affect the use of the Website or its individual features and Services, as well as resulting from interruption of processing, storage and receiving or sending data or its destruction arising from the actions of those service providers or the User's use of a device and browser which do not meet the requirements specified in the preceding paragraph.

§ 3. Registration

1. A User who is a Consumer is registered by way of creating a User Account on the Website. In order to create an Account, the Consumer fills in a Registration Application located on the Website at the following address: "www.scienceship.com". The Consumer enters the following Data into the Application.Data are specified in the following manner: they can be either: a) mandatory or voluntary (required or not required for the Registration); (b) modified either by the User (who registered an Account on the Website) or the Service Provider or modified by the Service Provider (on the request of a User who registered an Account on the Website); c) visible to: (i) all Visitors and Users as well as the Service Provider; (ii) only the Service Provider; (iii) the Service Provider and Organiser in the scope of the User registering for a Competition organised by the Organiser or delivering a Prize to the User who became the Competition Winner. The Data indicated by the Consumer include:

  1. User Login: a) mandatory, b) modified by the Service Provider; c) visible to the Service Provider and Organiser in the scope of the User registering for a Competition organised by the Organiser or delivering a Prize to the User who became the Competition Winner;
  2. Name and surname of the User: a) mandatory, b) modified by the Service Provider; c) visible to all Visitors and Users as well as the Service Provider;
  3. User's academic title: a) optional, b) modified by the User c) visible to all Visitors and Users as well as the Service Provider;
  4. PESEL or other personal number of the User (used in other countries – in such case interpreted as the number for the address indicated by the User): a) mandatory, b) modified by the Service Provider; c) visible only to the Service Provider;
  5. User's e-mail: a) mandatory, b) modified by the Service Provider; c) visible to the Service Provider and Organiser in the scope of the User registering for a Competition organised by the Organiser or delivering a Prize to the User who became the Competition Winner;
  6. User's telephone number: a) mandatory, b) modified by the User; c) visible to the Service Provider and Organiser in the scope of the User registering for a Competition organised by the Organiser or delivering a Prize to the User who became the Competition Winner;
  7. Address of the User's registered seat (User's street, building number, city, postal code, state of residence): a) mandatory, b) modified by the Service Provider; c) visible to the Service Provider and Organiser in the scope of the User registering for a Competition organised by the Organiser or delivering a Prize to the User who became the Competition Winner; This Address is also where the Prize will be sent to, unless the Competition specifies that the Prize is to be delivered otherwise.
  8. User's place of work (name): a) optional, b) modified by the User c) visible to all Visitors and Users as well as the Service Provider;
  9. Other identifiers (Researcher ID, ORCID: – database name and number a) optional, b) modified by the User, c) visible to all Visitors and Users as well as the Service Provider;
  10. User's website address a) optional, b) modified by the User, c) visible to all Visitors and Users as well as the Service Provider;
  11. User's area of interest: a) optional, b) modified by the User, c) visible to all Visitors and Users as well as the Service Provider;
  12. User's biographic note: a) optional, b) modified by the User, c) visible to all Visitors and Users as well as the Service Provider;
  13. User's photo or avatar: a) optional, b) modified by the User, c) visible to all Visitors and Users as well as the Service Provider;
  14. Whether the User is also an Investor: a) optional, b) modified by the User, c) visible to the Service Provider and Organisers whose Projects or Competitions the User, acting as an Investor, is interested in.

During the Registration process, the Website assigns a unique number – "Scienceship ID" to the Consumer – it is visible to the Service Provider. The Website automatically assigns information about the Projects created by the User and the Projects the User supported to the User Account.

2. A User who is an Institution is registered by way of creating a User Account on the Website. In order to create an account, the Consumer fills in a Registration Application located on the Website at the following address: "www.scienceship.com". The Institution enters the following Data into the Application. Data are specified in the following manner: they can be either: a) mandatory or voluntary (required or not required for the Registration); (b) modified either by the User (who registered an Account on the Website) or the Service Provider or modified by the Service Provider (on the request of a User who registered an Account on the Website); c) visible to: (i) all Visitors and Users as well as the Service Provider; (ii) only the Service Provider; (iii) the Service Provider and Organiser in the scope of the User registering for a Competition organised by the Organiser or delivering a Prize to the User who became the Competition Winner. Data indicated by the Institution include:

  1. User Login: a) mandatory, b) modified by the User; c) visible to the Service Provider and Organiser in the scope of the User registering for a Competition organised by the Organiser or delivering a Prize to the User who became the Competition Winner;
  2. Full name of the User: a) mandatory, b) modified by the Service Provider; c) visible to all Visitors and Users as well as the Service Provider;
  3. Legal form of the Institution: individual economic activity, legal entity, other organisational unit with legal capacity, other - indicate which: a) mandatory, b) modified by the Service Provider; c) visible to all Visitors and Users as well as the Service Provider;
  4. NIP or other tax identification number of the User (used in other countries – in such case interpreted as the number for the User's registered seat): a) mandatory, b) modified by the Service Provider; c) visible only to the Service Provider;
  5. REGON or other identification number (used in other countries – in such case interpreted as the number for the User's registered seat): a) mandatory, b) modified by the Service Provider; c) visible only to the Service Provider;
  6. User's e-mail address: a) mandatory, b) modified by the Service Provider; c) visible to the Service Provider and Organiser in the scope of the User registering for a Competition organised by the Organiser or delivering a Prize to the User who became the Competition Winner;
  7. User's telephone number: a) mandatory, b) modified by the User; c) visible to the Service Provider and Organiser in the scope of the User registering for a Competition organised by the Organiser or delivering a Prize to the User who became the Competition Winner;
  8. User's website address a) optional, b) modified by the User, c) visible to all Visitors and Users as well as the Service Provider;
  9. Name and Address of the contact person (the addressee of the Prize sent to the Institution): a) mandatory, b) modified by the User; c) visible to the Service Provider and Organiser in the scope of the User registering for a Competition organised by the Organiser or delivering a Prize to the User who became the Competition Winner.
  10. Address of the User's registered seat (User's street, building number, city, postal code, state of residence): a) mandatory, b) modified by the Service Provider; c) visible to the Service Provider and Organiser in the scope of the User registering for a Competition organised by the Organiser or delivering a Prize to the User who became the Competition Winner. This Address is also where the Prize will be sent to, unless the Competition specifies that the Prize is to be delivered otherwise.
  11. Designation of the unit manager (name, surname, position): a) optional, b) modified by the User, c) visible to all Visitors and Users as well as the Service Provider;
  12. About us / About the institution: a) optional, b) modified by the User, c) visible to all Visitors and Users as well as the Service Provider;
  13. User's photo or avatar: a) optional, b) modified by the User, c) visible to all Visitors and Users as well as the Service Provider;
  14. Whether the User is also an Investor: a) optional, b) modified by the User, c) visible to the Service Provider and Organisers whose Projects or Competitions the User, acting as an Investor, is interested in;

During the Registration process, the Website assigns a unique number – "Scienceship ID" to the Institution – it is visible in the Account. The Website automatically assigns information about the Projects created by the User and the Projects the User supported to the User Account.

3. When registering for the Website, the User is obliged to read these Terms of Use, as well as “Terms of Use – Crowdfunding – Terms of Use of the Scienceship.com website – regarding crowdfunding“ and the "Privacy Policy of www.scienceship.com” as well as accept those documents.User registration is free of charge. Remuneration is collected by the Service Provider from the Organiser organising a Competition or an Organiser implementing a Project (crowdfunding) in accordance with the price list posted on the Website. A User who is not a Competition Organiser or a Project Organiser does not pay any fees for creating or maintaining an Account on the Website.

4. Users are obliged to provide true Data and update them when needed. Full and sole responsibility for provision of false, invalid, untrue or incorrect data is borne by the User (for example the Prize can fail to reach the User if sent to the wrong address). Users declare that their data are provided voluntarily. Users declare that the Data they provided do not violate any third-party rights and are true, and in the case obtaining third-party consent to use such Data is necessary, such a consent has been obtained (e.g. to disclose the User’s place of work).

5. Users accept that the Data they provided can be made available to other Users – in the scope specified herein, as well as can be made available to third parties, in particular Visitors – in the scope specified herein.

6. After completing the Registration Application, every User receives a message containing an activation link at the e-mail address he/she provided. Upon completion of the Registration process, i.e. after the User has clicked on the activation link, an Agreement between the Service Provider and the User is concluded. Moderation before the activation link is sent can last up to 3 working days. In case the Service Provider has doubts regarding the correctness or validity of the Data provided by the User in the Registration Application, the Service Provider can contact the User, at the e-mail address, postal address or phone provided by the User in the Registration Application, to supplement, clarify or confirm/authenticate such Data, and such supplementation, clarification or confirmation/authentication of such Data can be necessary for the Registration process to be completed.

7. Upon completion of the Registration process, i.e. after the User has clicked on the activation link, an Agreement between the User and the Service Provider is concluded, however solely in the scope the Website specified herein. However, the Agreement between the User and the Service Provider does not cover individual agreements concluded by the User (in the capacity of a Supporter) and the Organiser, referred to in "Terms of Use – Crowdfunding – Terms of Use of the Scienceship.com website – regarding crowdfunding".

8. Users can withdraw from the Agreement without specifying a reason within 14 days from conclusion of the Agreement referred to in point 7 (sentence one), however subject to points 9 and 11, by way of submitting a declaration in electronic form (to the following e-mail address: info@scienceship.com) or written form (to the address of the Service Provider's registered seat). The declaration can be made on a form, the template of which is available on the Website, however this form is not mandatory (a template of the withdrawal form constitutes an annex hereto). In the case of the written form, for the deadline on withdrawal from the contract to be observed, it is sufficient for the User to send the letter before the lapse of that deadline. In the case the declaration in made in electronic form, the Service Provider will send a confirmation of receipt of the declaration on withdrawal to the User at the e-mail address indicated by the User.

9. However, the right to withdraw from the Agreement shall not apply if the User is not a Consumer, and also if the Service Provider provided a Service in full, with the Consumer’s consent, before the lapse of the 14-day period, thus enabling the Consumer in particular to create an Account at the Website or to register as a Participant of a Competition or become a Competition Winner or an Organiser of a Competition which was published.

10. A User who is a Consumer, by accepting the Terms of Use and registering an Account or by applying as a Participant in the Competition, consents to the Service being provided by the Service Provider before the lapse of the withdrawal period referred to in point 8 above. After the Service is provided within the afore-mentioned period, the User loses the right to withdraw from the Agreement concluded with the Service Provider. Respectively, the User, with each registration as a Participant in a Competition, expresses consent to taking this registration or his/her Competition Task by the Organiser before the lapse of the withdrawal period referred to in point 8 above.

11. The Agreement can be terminated by either Party, i.e. the User or the Service Provider, with one-month's notice. A declaration on termination of the Agreement can also be sent by electronic mail. If the User organises and implements a Competition and collects applications from Participants and their Competition Tasks as the Organiser, and the Competition was created before the end of the notice period, the Agreement expires on the date the Parties have settled their accounts or on the date the Competition is concluded (whichever takes place later). The above stipulation does not exclude or limit in any way the Organiser's obligation to deliver Prizes to Competition Winners and does not exclude the Organiser's obligations regarding payment of taxes or other contributions or public charges, as well as meeting formal and legal requirements, if such obligations related to the Competition or applicable provisions of law apply to the Organiser or the place where the Competition is carried out.

§ 4. Launching a Competition

1. In order to create a Project, the User must successfully create an Account and provide Data determined as mandatory in § 3 hereof.

2. In order to create a new Competition, the User referred to in the preceding point logs in to his/her Account, from the home page of the Website or the User menu clicks on the "Add a Competition" option, and then moves on to defining that Competition and information about it (in accordance with the few indicated steps). For the Competition to be created, the information provided by the User includes the following (it is indicated which types of information is mandatory and which is optional):

  1. Language of the Competition – Polish and English are allowed – language selection results in a situation where the Project is displayed only in the given language version of the Website (mandatory)
  2. Name of the Competition (mandatory)
  3. Address (scienceship.com/project/nazwa-konkursu) - A simple link: www.scienceship.com/competition/wybrananazwakonkursu (optional)
  4. Category – selected for the Competition from a list (mandatory)
  5. Currency for the Competition, either: PLN or EUR (mandatory) – in the case of indicating the value of a Prize expressed in monetary terms (does not apply to other prizes, with the exception of taxes)
  6. (Main) Prize (mandatory);
  7. End date: not less than 20 days and not more than 90 days; this period can be reduced by the time needed for moderation and launching of the Competition by the Service Provider on the Website (mandatory);
  8. Abbreviated description (for the Competition chart) – displayed on the Project business card/chart (optional)
  9. Introduction to the Competition (mandatory)
  10. Competition Task and criteria for selection of the Competition Winner (mandatory)
  11. Timeline and course of the Competition (mandatory)
  12. Determination "who can take part in the Competition and description of Prizes" (mandatory)
  13. Description of the Main Prize and Additional Prizes along with the attached Competition Terms they constitute jointly: the "Competition Description".
  14. Competition Photo (miniature) (mandatory);
  15. Attach the Competition Terms along with additional description (mandatory);
  16. Attached files in part “Additional description” (Competition Terms are mandatory), other files are optional

The columns where the above-mentioned information (both mandatory and optional) are entered can include quantitative restrictions (e.g. a limited number of characters) or a predefined content to choose from or can allow for attaching only files with a specific file extension.

3. The Organiser is solely responsible for the content, including video files, photos and texts uploaded as part of information about the Competition and is responsible for ensuring that they do not violate third-party rights, in particular copyrights or do not constitute plagiarism and do not violate third-party personality rights.

4. The Organiser is obliged to specify the Main Prize in the Competition and can specify Additional Prizes in the Competition. The Organiser ensures and guarantees that the Prizes will be delivered to the Competition Winners. The Organiser is obliged to provide the approximate time when the Prize will be delivered to the Competition Winner, which cannot exceed 3 (three) calendar months. The deadline for delivery of Prizes is counted from the day following the time specified by the Organiser as the end of accepting applications for the Competition (End date). Sole responsibility for delivery of Prizes and the date of their delivery lies with the Organiser. The Organiser who is an entrepreneur is responsible for obligations resulting from applicable provisions of law on consumer protection in relation to Users who are Consumers participating in the Competition.

5. The Competition, containing at least the mandatory information specified in point 2 above is submitted for the Service Provider's verification by way of the Organiser pressing the "For verification" button.

6. The submitted Competition is verified by the Service Provider solely in terms of its compliance with the Website's principles, policy and actions and the Terms of Use, and in the case of Competitions constituting scientific research or research and development work, it can be verified by the Service Provider supported by the Service Provider's Scientific Council (which provides opinions on the Competition's compliance with the Website's principles, policy and actions and the Terms of Use). When verifying a Competition, the Service Provider or the Service Provider supported by the Scientific Council acts solely on the basis of information made available by the Organiser and other free-of-charge information and information available in the Internet which can be easily acquired by the Service Provider, i.e. in particular in a way which is not time-consuming or laborious. The Competition verification period is 10 (say: ten) working days. In the case of Competitions with attached "Competition Terms" other than the ones approved and posted on the Website by the Service Provider, this period is extended by the time needed for approval of the content of the new Competition Terms by the Service Provider – this period is agreed upon with the Organiser. Working days are understood to be days from Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays in Poland. The Competition’s positive verification by the Service Provider or the Service Provider supported by the Scientific Council and its publishing on the Website is not tantamount to taking over liability for that Project and the content it includes, nor is it tantamount to taking over liability for the delivery of Rewards to Supporters by the Service Provider, the Scientific Council or its individual Members. The Organiser is solely responsible and liable for the Competition, the content of that Competition and actions taken under it, and is liable for the delivery of Prizes to Supporters. The Organiser shall release the Service Provider from any liability in this regard. A User who wishes to be a Participant provides Support to the Competition understands the above conditions and consents to them.

7. The Service Provider refuses to deem the Competition to be positively verified and to publish it on the Website if the Service Provider, in terms of information in its possession, decides that:

  1. The Competition is not in accordance with the law or the Website Terms of Use or is not in line with the principles, policy or actions of the Service;
  2. The Competition is not in line with morality or applicable ethical principles;
  3. The Competition includes pornography or drastic content;
  4. The Competition does not meet the legal requirements which are necessary for its implementation or lacks necessary consents or authorisations required by the law;
  5. Implementation of the Competition would potentially violate provisions of law or could be dangerous to third parties;
  6. The User who is an Organiser offers Prizes in the Competition which are prohibited by provisions of law or to which access is particularly limited by those provisions of law, i.e. pornography, drugs, or narcotics, dietary supplements, tobacco, alcohol, medicinal products or medical devices, medical services, explosives, firearms and white arms, animals, either alive or dead and other Prizes which the Service Provider thinks pose a threat to health or life or are contrary to applicable provisions of law or morality;
  7. The objective of the Competition is to conduct activity which is illegal or contrary to morality, or implementation of the Competition can be used for objectives or actions other than those declared by the User, and those other objectives or actions could be illegal or contrary to morality;
  8. The Service Provider decides, for other reasons, that implementation of the Competition is not within the Website's scope or its principles, policy and actions.
  9. In the case of Competitions constituting scientific research or research and development work, if at least 50% of the members of the Service Provider's Scientific Council which provides opinions on the Competition's compliance with the Website's principles, policy and actions, decide not to deem the Competition to be positively verified.

8. Moderation and approval of the Competition by the Service Provider is subject to provisions hereof and is completed, with the exception of point 9 of this paragraph, by way of its publication on the Website.

9. Information about refusal to approve a Competition by the Service Provider is sent to the User electronically to the e-mail address provided by the User. The User has the right to appeal against the refusal to accept and approve the Competition in the complaint procedure mode.

10. The Competition can be implemented for a limited period of time, and Participants can register for the Competition during that period. The duration of the Competition is expressed in days and is between 20 and 90 days – this period can be reduced by the time needed for moderation and launching of the Competition by the Service Provider on the Website. It is not possible to extend the duration of the Competition.

11. A Competition shall be considered to be completed after its end date, regardless of whether Participants registered or whether they submitted Competition Tasks which met the requirements specified by the Organiser.

12. In the event a Competition is ended without Participants having registered or without Competition Tasks which met the requirements specified by the Organiser having been submitted, the User can submit this Competition on the Website once more.

13. In relation to the Competition implementation, the Organiser is obliged to pay taxes or other public levies in accordance with the applicable provisions of Polish law or law applicable to the Organiser's registered seat, applicable on the date on which the tax obligation arises – in particular with regard to tax on prizes.

§ 5. Registering to participate in a Competition

1. In order to participate in a Competition, the User who wishes to become a Participant should log in to the Website.

2. The User who wishes to become a Participant clicks on the "Participate" icon for the given Competition. After clicking on that button, the User must fill out an application and include: "name, email address, contact number, content of the application and optionally adding a file" and click "send application". Registering to participate in the manner specified in the preceding sentence does not exclude the need for the User to meet other requirements specified in the Competition Description or the Competition Terms, nor his/her development of the Competition Task and its submission under the terms specified in the Competition. Failure to click on the "send application" icon or incorrect definition or content of such an application made by the User results in the lack of possibility to recognise that User as a Participant or Competition Winner under these Terms of Use or the Competition Terms.

3. Conditions for participation in the Competition for Users are determined by the Organiser, provided they are not inconsistent with these Terms of Use of the Website and generally applicable provisions of law. A competition begins upon its publication on the Website and ends after the period specified for that Competition (End date – understood as the end time for submission of Participants' applications).

4. The User is not entitled to any bonus or reward for the fact or registering for the Competition or submitting a Competition Task. However, a Prize is delivered by the Organiser to the Participant who developed a Competition Task, registered for the Competition and then was selected and indicated by the Organiser as the Competition Winner. The Organiser selects and indicates the Competition Winner.

5. The Organiser has the right not to select a Participant as a Competition Winner if that Participant or the Competition Task he/she developed does not meet the conditions laid down for the Competition in question: in the Competition Description or Competition Terms, or if the Participant or the Competition Task he/she developed violates these Terms of Use, the Competition Terms or generally applicable provisions of law. The Organiser has the right not to select any Competition Winner under circumstances specified in the preceding sentence.

6. Upon registering for a Competition, the User consents to providing the Competition Organiser with his/her data (respectively: first name and surname/name, email address, contact number), as well as content of the Competition Task application and optionally adding a file by that User as part of the Competition Task) in order to select a Competition Winner and deliver him/her the Prize.The Organiser can use the Participant’s Data solely for the purpose of conducting the Competition and Selecting the Winner, as well as publishing information about the Winner and delivering the Prize to the WinnerThe Organiser shall not use Participants’ Data in any other way than in the manner specified in the preceding sentence. Violation of this provision by the Organiser constitutes a gross violation of the Terms of Use.

7. A user who is the Competition Organiser cannot take part in the Competition as a Participant.A User can be simultaneously an Organiser of not more than two different Competitions implemented at the same time, provided he/she will be able to meet the obligations towards the Participants and Winners and obligations under these Terms of Use.

8. The Participant may – before the End date of the Competition understood as the end of submission of Participants' applications) – declare to the Organiser and request (in writing or via e-mail) that the Competition Task submitted by that Participant not be taken into account in selection of the Competition Winner, as if the Task had never been submitted. The Organiser is obliged to respect such a request.

9. The Organiser is obliged to immediately inform the Service Provider about any events which impact or may impact implementation of the Competition.Should it be impossible to deliver the Prizes specified in the Competition in particular due to declaration of bankruptcy (or proceedings of a similar nature), commencement of liquidation or the receipt of a decision on removing of the Organiser, the Organiser undertakes to immediately end the Competition or select its winners, at his/her cost and risk.

10. Should such events – including those described in point 9, second sentence – occur, the Service Provider is entitled to remove the Competition from the Website.

§ 6. Terms of using the Website

1. It is not permitted or authorised to use the Website in a manner inconsistent with the provisions of these Terms of Use, the applicable provisions of law, morality or principles of social coexistence, or the concluded Agreement.

2. It is not allowed or permitted to duplicate, copy or use the contents of the Website, its logos, marks and trademarks without prior written or e-mail consent of the Service Provider. The above does not apply in a situation where the Service Provider makes the logo, designations and trademarks available to Users and determines with the principles of their use.

3. The Participant guarantees that it has the required rights to the Competition Task submitted under the Competition, in particular all copyrights in the scope necessary to submit such a Competition application. The User cannot copy or use of materials, texts, documents that may violate third-party copyrights and other intellectual property rights, including rights of the Service Provider. The Organiser can use the content of the submitted Competition Task and acquire copyrights to that Task, however only in teh case of the Competition Task which is selected as the winner (of either the Main Prize or an Additional Prize) in the Competition and only provided that the Competition Terms of Use and the Competition Description allow for such right to be enjoyed by the Organiser. The User’s signing up for teh Competition constitutes his/her acceptance and consent to the conditions specified in the preceding sentence.

4. Any image files, videos and texts or other materials must be posted on the Website by the User in a way which does not violate applicable provisions of law and does not violate third-party copyrights or other intellectual property rights or personality rights. The User has the right to edit the videos and texts or other materials he/she posted in order to correct, delete or supplement them individually or through the Service Provider. Information in the Competition designated as mandatory cannot be edited – pursuant to § 4 point 2 of the Terms of Use, unless the Service Provider has given its separate consent and introduces appropriate changes.

5. By posting image files, videos and texts or other materials, the User grants the Service Provider a non-exclusive license valid for an indefinite period and without territorial restrictions, to use, record, duplicate, perform in public, display, reproduce and make available in a way accessible to anyone in a freely selected place and time. The licence agreement referred to in the preceding sentence may be terminated after five years of its conclusion with a two-year notice, at the end of the calendar year. The User in not entitled to any remuneration for this licence.

6. The User is obliged to refrain from taking actions which would prevent or hinder the Website's operation or would impede its correct functioning to the User, the Service Provider or other Users.

7. The User is obliged not to upload (in any part of the Website) any content which is vulgar, racist, violates morality, applicable provisions of law or third-party rights.

8. The User agrees not to send marketing messages to other Users, in particular messages constituting unsolicited commercial information within the meaning of the Act on provision of electronic services.

9. The Service Provider can send messages to and receive messages from Users within the Website. The User agrees to receiving information from the Service Provider concerning technical interruptions or difficulties in the Website's operation, regarding e.g. a failure of servers, links or other technical issues or failures due to force majeure, as well as other information related to the functioning of the Website, in particular concerning Additional Options (name) and messages regarding the complaint procedure, as well as the User's meeting of obligations resulting hereof, the Competition Terms or Competition implementation.

§ 7. Disabling or deleting the User Account

1. The User is obliged to use the Website in compliance with provisions of the law, the Terms of Use and the Agreement, as well as in line with morality and the principles of social coexistence and respect for the third-party rights.

2. In the event of violation of provisions of the law, these Terms of Use, morality or principles of social coexistence and violation of third-party rights, the Service Provider reserves the right to temporary or permanent disable the User's account or disable the User's access to some content or Services in the Website. The User will be informed about the temporary or permanent disabling of his/her Account in an e-mail sent to the address specified by the User.

3. Regardless of the stipulations in the preceding point, in particularly egregious cases the Service Provider has the right to disable the User's Account permanently. The above is possible in case the Service Provider calls upon the User – at least in electronic form – to cease the violations and the violations continue after 2 (say: two) working days from the date on which the Service Provider calls upon the User. Deleting a User Account constitutes termination of the Agreement referred to in § 3 point 11 of the Terms of Use, whereas the Service Provider – when a Project is ongoing – takes a unilateral decision about its discontinuation. The User will be informed about deletion of the account in an e-mail sent to the e-mail address indicated by the User.

4. In cases indicated in this paragraph the User has the right to an appeal, which is examined in the complaint procedure specified herein.

§ 8. Operating of the Website and liability

1. The Service Provider reserves the right to temporarily turn off or limit the operation of the Service at its own convenience in order to perform an update, conduct a technical review, verify the solutions used, ensure maintenance or upgrades. The Service Provider will inform the Users about the plans to turn off or limit the operation of Website by posting information about that fact on the Website.

2. The Service Provider reserves the right to sell or transfer any rights to the Website, as well as the right to restrict its operation or close down or discontinue provision of Services in part or in whole, without giving notice to the User.

3. The Service Provider is not liable for the content or the form of Data or any other information, including information about the Competition, posted by Users on the Website.

4. In the case of the Service Provider obtaining information that Data or other information, including information about the Competition posted by Users are contrary to the law, the Terms of Use, the Competition Terms, morality or principles of social coexistence, the Service Provider may ask the User to verify or modify the Data or other information or can block the display of the Data or the other information until they have been verified or modified. The User has the right to appeal against the blocked display of Data or other information, in accordance with the complaint procedure specified herein.

5. The Service Provider has the right, which it reserves, to suspend, interrupt or cancel a Competition if the Service Provider learns that implementation of the Project would constitute a violation of applicable laws or provisions of these Terms of Use. The User has the right to appeal against the suspending, interrupting or cancelling of the Project, in accordance with the complaint procedure specified herein. In case a Competition is suspended, its duration is extended by the time for which the Competition had been suspended.

6. The Service Provider is not liable for the dissemination of Data, or other information posted by Users, including information about the Competition, carried out by other Users or third parties, if it was made in violation of applicable provisions of law, these Terms of Use, Competition Terms or good morals or principles of social coexistence.

7. The Service Provider does not supervise the execution and timely implementation of the Competitions posted on the Website or the features of the Prizes, or the rules and date of their delivery, and has no liability in this regard. The Service Provider is an entity which provides Users who are Organisers with the Website to carry out Competitions and obtain applications ad Competition Tasks, whereas the Service Provider is not a party to liabilities arising between the Participants and the Organiser. The Participant and the Organiser understand and accept the above conditions.

8. The Service Provider is not liable for the safety and effectiveness of payment transactions made via electronic transfers or online payment services. Users should report any comments or concerns associated with the operation of payment transactions (transfers or online payment service) directly to the operator of electronic transfers or payment system provider.

9. The Service Provider shall not be and cannot be held responsible for the failure of a User or Users acting as an Organiser to meet any obligations (related to providing information, settlements or taxes, public levies or other such public obligations). The Service Provider is not liable for the Organisers' obligations towards Participants or Competition Winners.

§ 9. Complaints

1. Any objections or comments related to the functioning of the Website, as well as appeals or requests indicated directly herein must be submitted by way of sending a complaint application to the following e-mail address: info@scienceship.com

2. A complaint will be examined if all the following conditions have been met:

  • 1) The User submitted the complaint in electronic form (via e-mail).
  • 2) The complaint was submitted to the email address indicated in point 1 of this paragraph.
  • 3) It indicates the reason for the complaint and the User's expectations;
  • 4) It contains the User's current data.

3. Complaints are examined within 14 (say: fourteen) days of their receipt by the Service Provider. In case the complaint includes unclear content or phrases or is incomplete, the Service Provider has the right to call upon the User to, respectively: explain, clarify or supplement the content of the complaint within 7 (say: seven) days; if the call remains unanswered, the complaint will not be examined.

The deadline referred to in the first sentence of this point within which the Service Provider is to examine the claim, is counted from the date on which the User, having been called upon by the Service Provider, provided an explanation or a clarification or supplemented the compliant.

4. The Service Provider sends the answer and decision regarding the complaint to the User's e-mail address.

§ 10. Options

1. Options, i.e. solutions regarding providing financial support or other forms of support for Competitions or Organisers, can be created by the Service Provider at its own discretion. Options can be either permanent or temporary. Options are designated as "Option (name)".Options can be implemented in cooperation with third parties.

2. The Service Provider can mark Competitions on the Website which are subject to an Option, including by using a special graphic designation.

3. Separate terms regarding solutions in the Options can be specified in "Option Terms of Use", regarding in particular the Competitions, their groups, Prizes or terms of Competition implementation.

4. A User who is an Organiser decides whether a Competition will be implemented with the use of an "Option" (based on additional "Option Terms of Use" and in the case of issues not regulated herein and the Competition Terms) or on standard terms (based on these Terms of Use and the Competition Terms).In the case the "Option" is selected for a Competition, the User is obliged to accept the Option Terms of Use; such acceptance results in changes to the Agreement in the scope resulting from the Options Terms of Use.

§ 11. Out-of-court means of resolving disputes

1. In accordance with Article 36 of the Act of 15 December 2000 on Trade Inspection, a User with a consumer status is entitled to submit a request to the Regional Trade Inspector to initiate mediation proceedings on the amicable settlement of a dispute between the User and Service Provider. Information on the rules and mode of mediation proceedings conducted by the Regional Trade Inspector is available in Regional Trade Inspection Offices and on their websites.

2. A User with consumer status is entitled to submit an application to the permanent consumer court of arbitration referred to in Article 37 of the Act of 15 December 2000 on Trade Inspection, requesting settlement of a dispute arising from the concluded Agreement. Rules of organisation and operation of permanent consumer courts of arbitration are specified by the Regulation of the Minister of Justice of 25 September 2001 on determination of the rules of organisation and operation of permanent consumer courts of arbitration.

3. A User with consumer status is entitled to obtain free-of-charge assistance in settlement of a dispute between the User and the Service Provider by using free-of-charge assistance of the poviat (municipal) consumer ombudsman or social organisation whose statutory tasks include consumer protection (i.a. Consumer Federation, Association of Polish Consumers).

4. In case the complaint procedure has been exhausted, a User with consumer status can use the out-of-court possibility of resolving disputes by electronic means via ODR on-line platform which enables pursuing one's claims in respect of services provided by the Service Provider under these Terms of Use. The ODR platform is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/.

Detailed information on availability of possibilities for a User with consumer status to use out-of-court means of examining and pursuing claims and rules of access to such procedures are available in seats and websites of poviat (municipal) consumer ombudsmen, Regional Trade Inspectors and under the following webpages of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection

  • http://www.uokik.gov.pl/spory_konsumenckie.php
  • http://www.uokik.gov.pl/sprawy_indywidualne.php
  • http://www.uokik.gov.pl/wazne_adresy.php

§ 12. Final provisions

1. These Terms of Use are available at the Service Provider's seat: 78 Pory Street, 02-757 Warsaw, Poland and in electronic form at: www.scienceship.com. These Terms of Use can be acquired, displayed and saved by means of an ICT system.

2. The Service Provider reserves the right to introduce changes to the Terms of Use of the Website. Changes enter into force within 7 (say: seven) days from their publication on the Website. If the User does not agree to changes in the Terms of Use of the Website, he/she can terminate the Agreement by sending a declaration on termination of the Agreement at the following e-mail address: info@scienceship.com. In the case referred to in the preceding sentence, until the expiry of the Agreement, provisions of the Terms of Use of the Website in the previous wording shall apply, provided the Agreement is in force when:

  • 1) The User is not carrying out a Competition as an Organiser – until the changed stipulations of the Terms of Use of the Website enter into force;
  • 2) The User is implementing a Competition and the Competition had been submitted before the changes entered into force, the Agreement expires on the date the Parties have settled their accounts or on the date the Competition (understood as the End date of the Competition and selecting the Competition Winners and delivery of Prizes), whichever takes place later.

3. A change of the Terms of Use referred to in point 2 above does not affect in any way the performance of an agreement concluded between the Supporter and the Organiser on support to a given Project, if said agreement was concluded before the change was introduced.

4. The Parties will attempt to resolve amicably any disputes arising from or connected with using these Terms of Use of the Website or arising from or connected with Agreements concluded between Users and the Service Provider, and should amicable resolution prove to be impossible, the dispute will be settled by a common court competent for the following address: ul. Pory 78, 02-757 Warszawa.

6. Annex: declaration of withdrawal from the Agreement.

7. These Terms of Use become effective on 26 April 2016

 

Annex:

TEMPLATE OF A DECLARATION ON WITHDRAWAL FROM THE AGREEMENT
(this form should be filled in and sent only in the event one wishes to withdraw from the Agreement)

Signovis Sp. z o.o. with its registered seat in Warszawa, at ul. Pory 78, 02-757 Warszawa, entered into the register of entrepreneurs maintained by the District Court in Warsaw, 13th Economic Division of the National Court Register under KRS 0000474282; NIP: 5213654188, REGON: 14 68 49 067, share capital PLN 20,000.00, email address: info@scienceship.com

- I/We*) hereby wish to inform you (*) about my/our withdrawal from the agreement on the sale of the following things(*) agreement on the supply of the following things(*) specific task consisting in the preparation of the following things(*)/agreement on the provision of the following service(*)

- Date on which the agreement was concluded(*)/date of receipt(*):

- Name and surname of the consumer(s):

- Address of the consumer(s):

- Signature of the consumer(s) (only if the declaration is sent in paper form)

- Date

 

(*) Delete as appropriate.

 

The PDF version of an Annex can be downloaded from this link:

TEMPLATE OF A DECLARATION ON WITHDRAWAL FROM THE AGREEMENT - ScienceShip.com.pdf



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