Visura Photography Assignment Competitions

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SPONSOR

Sponsor is Visura Inc, 1319 VT RT 128, Westford VT 05494, USA ("Sponsor").

A NOTE REGARDING COPYRIGHTS & FotoVisura

FOTO VISURA INC DOES NOT RETAIN THE RIGHT TO USE IMAGES UPLOADED TO OR DISPLAYED ON THE SITE (EXCLUDING THOSE CREATED BY OR OTHERWISE COPYRIGHTED TO FOTO VISURA INC OR ITS PARTNERS) FOR ANY USE INCLUDING COMMERCIAL OR PROMOTIONAL, OUTSIDE OF THE FOTOVISURA.COM SITE, WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT FROM THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER. Please read our full website terms at www. Visura.co/terms. Additionally, each album is labeled as copyrighted to the creator of the album – this is displayed on every instance in which the album is displayed – and grants the creator legal copyright as described by the DMCA.

WHO MAY ENTER

The "Grant" or "Open Call" is a resource provided by Visura, where Visura hosts, a unique merit-based open call or grant, exclusively for FotoVisura’s Annual Members with a Plus, PRIME or GUILD annual membership.

The "Grant" or "Open Call" is open only to individuals who are Visura Annual Members with a PLUS, PRIME or GUILD annual membership, who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry. Employees of Foto Visura Inc, and their subsidiaries and affiliates, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees, whether or not related are not eligible. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

RELEASES

If the photograph contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph in the manner set forth in these Official Rules without additional compensation. Upon FotoVisura's request, or if required by law, each entrant must be prepared to provide (within seven calendar days of receipt of FotoVisura's request) a signed release from all persons who appear in the photograph submitted, authorizing FotoVisura and their licensees ("Authorized Parties") to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entry in connection with the "Grant" or "Open Call" and promotion of the Grant, in any media now or hereafter known. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification at any time during the "Grant" or "Open Call" and selection of an alternate winner. Similarly, upon FotoVisura's request, each entrant must be prepared to provide (within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of FotoVisura's request) a signed written license from the copyright owner of any sculpture, artwork, or other copyrighted material that appears in the photograph entry, authorizing any Authorized Party to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entry in connection with the "Grant" or "Open Call" and promotion of the Grant, in any media now or hereafter known. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Finally, upon FotoVisura's request, each entrant must be prepared to provide (within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of FotoVisura's request) a signed written license from the owner of any private property included in the photograph entry, authorizing any Authorized Party to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entry in connection with the "Grant" or "Open Call" and promotion of the Grant, in any media now or hereafter known. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. For the purposes of these Official Rules, the entrant will be deemed to be in receipt of FotoVisura's request or notification, (a) in the event that FotoVisura's sends the request by postal mail, five business days after the request was sent by FotoVisura's, or (b) in the event that FotoVisura's sends the request by email, on the day that the email was sent by FotoVisura's.

PRIZES

Minimum one winner will be selected. Each "Grant" or "Open Call" shall define it's own prizes. A winner is not required to be selected. The potential winner shall be required to sign and return within ten (10) days following an attempted notification, an Affidavit, Declaration or Certificate of Eligibility, Liability Release (if required by law), and where legally permissible, Warranty of Ownership, and License in which the entrant warrants that he or she is the owner of all photographs (and all the intellectual property rights in the photographs submitted) and writing in the entry and grants to Authorized Parties the irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive license to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entry (along with a name credit) in connection with the "Grant" or "Open Call" and promotion of the "Grant" or "Open Call", in any media now or hereafter known, without additional compensation. Failure to execute and deliver any required documents to Authorized Parties by the specified deadline may result in disqualification from the "Grant" or "Open Call" and selection of an alternate potential winner.

NONCOMPLIANCE OR RETURN OF PRIZE NOTIFICATION AS UNDELIVERABLE, WHETHER BY REGULAR MAIL OR BY EMAIL, MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION AND SELECTION OF AN ALTERNATE POTENTIAL WINNER.

No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by winner permitted. If a prize (or part of a prize) is unavailable, FotoVisura, in its discretion, reserves the right to substitute the original prize (or that part of the prize) with an alternative prize to the equal specification, unless to do so would be prohibited by law.

ENTRANT LICENSES/RELEASES

For all submissions: If the submission contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or that are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the publication, exhibition and use of the photograph in the manner set forth in these Official Rules without additional compensation. If any person appearing in any photograph is under the age of majority in their state/province/territory of residence the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release. THIRD PARTY RELEASES/LICENSES—When submitting a body of work, please have all your paper work up to date. FotoVisura does not obtain copyrights of your work without your prior consent. However, third party publications require signed releases from all persons who appear in the photograph submitted. We advice all photographers to have this prepared by the time you submit in case you are approached by a third party for the project submitted to the "Grant" or "Open Call" and self-published in Visura.

Upon the Organizers’ request, each entrant must be prepared to provide a signed written personal release from all persons who appear in the photograph submitted, authorizing use of the Photograph by any Authorized Party in any media now or hereafter known, without restriction, limited to the Organizers’ editorial publications, press releases, marketing and promotions. In addition, upon Sponsor’s request, each entrant must be prepared to provide a signed written license from the copyright owner of any sculpture, artwork or other copyrighted material that appears in the photograph entry, authorizing use of the photograph by any Authorized Party in any media now or hereafter known, without restriction, limited to Sponsor’s editorial publications, press releases, marketing and promotions. All releases must be in the form provided by the Organizers. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

By entering a Visura "Grant" or "Open Call", all entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless FotoVisura, and their partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this "Grant" or "Open Call" or any Grant-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder.

Fotovisura assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to "Grant" or "Open Call" entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms.

Fotovisura is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants' or any other persons' computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to in this Grant.

In the case of entrants who are Australian or U.K. residents, the preceding two clauses do not operate in respect of any implied condition or warranty the exclusion of which from these Official Rules would contravene any Australian or U.K. statute or cause any part of these Official Rules to be void.

CONDITIONS

THIS GRANT IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Entrants agree that this "Grant" or "Open Call" shall be subject to and governed by the laws of Vermont and the forum for any dispute shall be the federal and state courts in Vermont, United States of America. To the extent permitted by law, the right to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this "Grant" or "Open Call" are hereby excluded and any entrant expressly waives any and all such rights. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries void if Visura determines the photograph to not be an original, or if the entries are incomplete, inaccessible or blocked, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft.

By entering, entrants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of the Judges are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to the Grant; and (c) if the entrant wins that Visura may use the winning photographs and the winner's name, photograph, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the "Grant" or "Open Call" or future promotions without compensation or approval (except where prohibited by law). All federal, state/provincial/territorial, and local taxes, fees and surcharges and taxes (whether foreign or domestic, and including income, sales, and import taxes) on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. In the event that the selected winner of the prize is ineligible, cannot be traced or does not respond within ten (10) days to a winner notification as required by the “Prizes" rules above, or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and Visura , in their sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.

FotoVisura reserves the right to verify the validity and originality of any entry and/or entrant (including an entrant's identity) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Official Rules or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by Visura to enforce any of their rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

RIGHT TO CANCEL OR SUSPEND GRANT

If for any reason the "Grant" or "Open Call" is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Visura that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Grant, Visura reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Grant. If Visura elects to cancel or terminate the Grant, Visura will not retain any rights in the submitted photographs.

WINNERS LIST

Entrants are responsible for complying with these Official Rules. The winner will be identified on the Visura "Grant" or "Open Call" page.

DATA PRIVACY

Entrants agree that personal data, especially name and address, may be processed, shared, and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the "Grant" or "Open Call" and any other purposes outlined in these Official Rules as well as the Terms & Conditions of Visura.co.

The data may also be used by Visura in order to verify the participant's identity, postal address, and telephone number or to otherwise verify the entrant's eligibility to enter the Grant. Participants have the right to access, review, rectify, or cancel any personal data held by Visura by writing to FotoVisura Inc, 1319 VT RT 128, Westford, VT 05494 or sending an email to info@visura.co. Personal data will be used by Visura and its affiliates exclusively for the purposes stated herein.

NOTICE TO INDIVIDUALS: REMOVAL FROM MAILING LIST:

Any individual (or other duly authorized person) may elect to exclude the name and address of that individual from all lists used by Visura’s newsletter. To elect to have an individual's name excluded from Visura’s Newsletter, please write to: info@visura.co or Visura Inc, 1319 VT RT 128, Westford, VT 05494.

For more information contact: grant@visura.co