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Terms & Conditions for Developers

  1. By participating in the Rebrand Cities 60 Day Website Challenge (the “Challenge”), you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and to abide by the official rules of the Challenge (the “Official Rules”), including all eligibility requirements, and understand that the results of the Challenge, as determined by Rebrand Cities LLC (the “Sponsor”) and its agents, are final.  The Challenge is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and is void where prohibited by law.
  2. There is no entry fee, purchase, or payment of any kind necessary for you to enter the Challenge and have a chance to win the grand prize.  The grand prize for the winning developer is $10,000 U.S. dollars in the form of a check paid by Rebrand Cities LLC.  The prize is non-transferable.  No substitution of prizes is permitted.  There is no guarantee you will be paid.  The Sponsor is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied by any third party connected with the Challenge.  Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses not specifically listed as part of a prize in the Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt, and use of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner.  All federal, state, local, municipal, income, and other taxes (if any) are the sole responsibility of the winner.
  3. You agree that the Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate, and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Challenge, including errors in any printing or posting or the Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or distributing any prize.
  4. You agree that your submission will be received by the deadline stated in the Official Rules, and, after this time, you understand that no further entries to the Challenge will be permitted.  No responsibility can be accepted by the Sponsor for entries not received. The Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate, and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure, or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment, or software, the inability to access any website or online service, or any other error, human or otherwise.
  5. You understand that the Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend, or amend the Challenge, without notice and for any reason, including if the Sponsor determines that the Challenge cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering, or unauthorized intervention, technical failure, or other cause beyond the Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper participation in the Challenge.  In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, the Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries.
  6. You agree that the business owner for whom you develop a website will keep his or her website after the Challenge, which will be considered paid in full by WordPress.com for a period of no less than one year from the date of site completion.
  7. You agree that you are not to accept payment for additional work on the website you are working on, and that doing so will disqualify your website from the Challenge.
  8. You represent and warrant that you can perform the Challenge without any restraints from and without violating any other agreement or obligation, and that you are not engaged in any employment, litigation, arbitration, or other legal or administrative proceeding or investigation that would have an adverse effect on your ability to participate in the Challenge.
  9. You represent and warrant that you will secure the necessary licenses for performance of the Challenge.  You represent and warrant that you will perform the Challenge to comply with applicable statutes, regulations, ordinances, and contracts.
  10. You represent and warrant that any intellectual property created or used by you during your participation in the Challenge will not violate any third party’s intellectual property or other rights.  You represent and warrant that your entry is an original idea and that you are authorized by the owner of the design, if any, to enter the design in the Challenge.
  11. You agree that the Sponsor and any business owner will not be liable for any copyright infringements that result from your actions.  You acknowledge that any works of authorship or other copyrightable works you create in whole or in part related to the Challenge will be considered “works made for hire” under Section 101 of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 101, and will be considered owned and authored by the business owner for whom you develop the website.  Further, to the extent the rights are not assigned or assignable to the business owner as “works made for hire,” you do agree to assign to the business owner all rights, title, and interest in and to the works created in relation to the Challenge, together with all goodwill associated with the works, including any moral rights, any rights to register and maintain the copyrights, and all rights to sue and recover for past, present, and future infringement, to have and to hold forever for the sole and exclusive use and benefit of the business owner.  You agree to provide reasonable cooperation, and execute all documents reasonably requested by such business owners to obtain, maintain, or otherwise register any intellectual property rights for the benefit of the business owner. Power of attorney is irrevocably granted by you to such business owner to make the filings on your behalf.
  12. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold the Sponsor, the agents and employees of the Sponsor, and the business owner for whom you develop the website harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, legal actions, liabilities (including judgments, damages, and settlements), and expenses (including litigation costs and attorney’s fees) arising out of or related to any breach of these terms and conditions, any content you provide to the business owner’s website, or which may be sustained or incurred by the Sponsor because of any acts or omissions by you.
  13. You grant the Sponsor permission to use your name, image, likeness, comments, website, and any other information supplied by you for publicity purposes without payment of consideration or compensation, except where prohibited by law.
  14. You grant the Sponsor permission to contact you using the information provided on the Challenge entry form, including name, address, email address, and phone number.
  15. You agree that the Sponsor and the business owner are not responsible for any expenses incurred by you in connection with your participation in the Challenge and will not return any materials submitted to the Challenge.
  16. You agree that the Sponsor’s and judges’ decision regarding all matters to do with the Challenge will be final and binding, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  17. You agree that the Sponsor will have no liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind resulting from your participation in the Challenge or resulting from the acceptance of any prize, including damage to your or anyone else’s computer equipment related to or resulting from participation or downloading of any materials in the Challenge.
  18. You understand that any attempt to damage the content or operation of the Challenge is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by the Sponsor.
  19. By entering the Challenge, you agree that: any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Challenge, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; any claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Challenge, but in no event attorney’s fees; and under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain any award for, and you hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages.
  20. All websites developed in relation to the Challenge must comply with the following:
    1. ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES.  You agree to not use the Challenge to engage in illegal activities or to promote activities that are dangerous and illegal, such as the sale of illegal drugs or human trafficking.  The Sponsor may also remove content that violates applicable local laws.
    2. MALICIOUS AND DECEPTIVE PRACTICES.  You agree to not install, add or inject viruses, malware, or any other malicious or destructive code.  You agree to not distribute content that harms or interferes with the operation of the networks, servers, or other infrastructure of the Sponsor, the business owner, or others.  You understand that no phishing scams of any kind will be tolerated.
    3. HATE SPEECH.  The Sponsor does not permit any speech that promotes or condones violence against—or has the primary purpose of—inciting hatred against an individual or group on the basis of their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or any other characteristic associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization.
    4. HARASSMENT, CYBERBULLYING, OR THREATENING BEHAVIOR.  You agree to not engage in harassing, bullying or cyberbullying, or threatening behavior, nor may you encourage or incite others to engage in such activities.  Anyone using the Challenge to single someone out for malicious abuse, to threaten someone with serious harm, to sexualize a person in an unwanted way, or to harass in other ways may have the offending content removed or be permanently banned from the Challenge.  In some situations, the Sponsor and its related parties may escalate threats of serious harm to law enforcement.
    5. PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.  You agree to not distribute other people’s personal and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, confidential national ID numbers, or account passwords, without their permission.  You agree to not post or distribute images or videos of minors without the necessary consent from their legal representatives.
    6. CHILD EXPLOITATION.  You agree to not upload or share content that exploits or abuses children, including all child sexual abuse imagery (even cartoon images) and all content that presents children in a sexual manner.  The Sponsor will remove such content and take appropriate action, which may include disabling accounts and reporting to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and law enforcement.  Note that this policy may additionally apply to any content uploaded or transmitted through the Challenge.
    7. SPAM.  You agree to not spam, including by sending unwanted promotional or commercial content, or unwanted or mass solicitation.  You agree to not aggressively or repeatedly send invitations, add people to your circles, or message people you do not know.  If someone requests you cease contacting them, you must comply.
    8. SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATERIAL.  You agree to not distribute sexually explicit or pornographic material.  You agree to not drive traffic to commercial pornography sites.
    9. VIOLENCE.  You agree to not post violent or explicit content that’s intended to be shocking, sensational, or gratuitous.  In some cases, content may be so violent or shocking that no amount of context will allow that content to remain on the Sponsor’s platforms.  Nor may you encourage others to commit specific acts of violence.
    10. REGULATED GOODS AND SERVICES.  You agree to not create content that facilitates the sale of regulated products and services, including alcohol, gambling, pharmaceuticals and unapproved supplements, tobacco, fireworks, weapons, or health/medical devices.  You understand that if your content promotes regulated goods and services, you are responsible for applying the appropriate age and geographical restrictions for that content where these tools are available. If the Sponsor or its related parties receive a complaint that such content is targeting audiences in violation of applicable laws and regulations, it may remove or restrict the offending content or eligibility to win the grand prize.
    11. IMPERSONATION AND MISREPRESENTATION.  You agree to not use the Challenge with the intent to deceive, mislead or confuse users by either impersonating any person or organizations you do not represent, or concealing your ownership or primary purpose, including directing content about politics, social issues, or matters of public concern to users in a country other than your own, if you misrepresent or intentionally conceal your country of origin or other material details about yourself.
    12. ACCOUNT HIJACKING.  You agree to not access another user’s account without their permission.  Hacking into accounts is obviously strictly forbidden.
    13. TERRORIST CONTENT.  The Sponsor does not permit terrorist organizations to use the Challenge for any purpose, including recruitment.  The Sponsor also strictly prohibits content related to terrorism, such as content that promotes terrorist acts, incites violence, or celebrates terrorist attacks.
  21. You understand that the Sponsor reserves the right to remove any entry information or content from the Challenge websites it deems objectionable or obscene.
  22. If any term or condition is found to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall affect no other term or condition, or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or condition in any other jurisdiction.
  23. These terms and conditions, together with the Official Rules and any other documents or information incorporated by reference, constitute the sole and entire agreement of the parties regarding the subject matter contained herein, and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, regarding such subject matter.
  24. All matters arising out of or relating to the Challenge or these terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed under the internal laws of the State of Michigan without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule.
  25. Any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of, relating to, or in connection with the Challenge or these terms and conditions, including the breach, termination, or validity thereof, shall be finally resolved by arbitration.  The tribunal shall have the power to rule on any challenge to its own jurisdiction or to the validity or enforceability of any portion of the agreement to arbitrate. The parties agree to arbitrate solely on an individual basis, and that this does not permit class arbitration or any claims brought as a plaintiff or class member in any class or representative arbitration proceeding.  The arbitral tribunal may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.