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Conditions of participation and data usage for the Njord Nest competition

Introduction and subject of these conditions 

• These conditions of participation and data usage (hereinafter referred to as "Conditions of Participation") apply to participation in the Njord Nest competition (hereinafter referred to as "Competition").

• The organizer of the competition and the party responsible for data protection law is Vistaprint BV - Hudsonweg 8 - 5928 Venlo - Netherlands (hereinafter referred to as the "organizer").

• When participating in the competition, the conditions of participation must be accepted by the participants.

• The term "content" used in the following includes all content submitted and communicated by the participants as part of the competition, as well as information such as photos, graphics, videos, texts, comments or information about places and people.

• The personal terms used, such as "participant", are not gender-specific and apply equally to female and male participants. 

Requirements for participation

• Details on the prerequisites for participation, actions to be taken, the duration of the competition and any winnings can be found in the descriptions made available to the participants in the context of the competition. These detailed descriptions take precedence over these conditions of participation.

• To take part in the competition, participants must provide information about their sustainable idea via a third- party website The winners are selected by a jury. Participants may be asked to send further information and explanations by email or telephone. 

Rules for participation

• All small business owners who have their headquarters in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland can take part. This includes, in particular, self-employed individuals, small businesses with up to 10 employees, freelancers, freelancers and founders who carry out their business activities full-time, part-time or part-time. Co-owners of such companies must prove the consent of all owners.

• Participants can take part in the competition several times with different ideas.

• Participation in the competition is only possible during the period described.

• Excluded are employees of the organizer and employees of cooperation partners who are or were involved in the creation, processing or within the jury of this competition.

• The entry deadline for the competition is on January 31st, 2020 at 11:59 pm CET. All electronic entry forms that were sent no later than 11:59 p.m. CET on the day of the closing date will take part in the competition. The electronically recorded receipt of the corresponding data record is used for checking and meeting deadlines.

• The individual prizes will be awarded according to the interim closing dates on February 8th, 2021, February 26th, 2021 and after the general closing date on May 14th, 2021. All contributions submitted by the respective closing date are eligible and will remain eligible to participate without restriction until the last closing date, provided that a contribution has not already been selected as a winner.

• The general participation deadline can be postponed by adding further intermediate participation deadlines and by offering additional prizes, thus extending the overall duration of the competition. This does not change the deadlines for the original award. The organizer can offer or award further prizes, for example among the winners.

• Each participant's chance of winning depends on the quality of the entry and how many participants take part in the competition.

• Participation by post is excluded.


• The following prizes will be awarded by the jury:

3 prizes of €2,500 to legalize your business, a €500 Credit to spend on marketing materials from Vistaprint and Logo design & design support to each to a winner.

• Jury members make subjective decisions based on their professional assessment of the creative ideas and flexible solutions in an entry that can serve as inspiration for other solo self-employed and small businesses.

• For the selection of a winner, the jury can obtain further information from participants without this giving rise to a claim to a prize.

• After viewing all entries, each jury member can nominate a prize winner for each prize. The election of a prizewinner is based on the majority principle. In the event of a tie, the organizer's vote weighs twice. 

Winner notification and entitlement to a prize

• If a prize is awarded, the participants will be promptly informed of the prizes via one of the contact channels provided and can be asked for confirmations and bank details for transferring a prize.

• If a participant does not confirm acceptance of the prize within seven days, the prize is forfeited. The participant is responsible for the correctness of the contact details provided. If the winner cannot be notified due to incomplete or incorrect contact details, no claim to the prize will be granted.

• It is not possible to transfer the profits to other persons or companies. A participant can forego the prize. The handover of the prizes will be coordinated individually with the participants. Proper tax treatment of a prize is the sole responsibility of the entrant.

• The organizer or a service provider commissioned by him may address the participants using the contact options provided, insofar as this is necessary for the implementation and processing of the competition. 

Granting of usage rights and attribution 

• The granting of the rights mentioned below serves to operate and make the competition available and any presentation of entries in online and offline media as well as use for other editorial or commercial purposes by the organizer.

The participants grant the organizer, free of charge, unlimited in time and place, the simple right to reproduce, distribute, make publicly available, broadcast, edit and exercise these rights as part of the competition transferred to commissioned third parties such as technical service providers. The organizer will always state the company name and the first name and surname of the sender, unless expressly undesired, as well as the name and location of the company in connection with their content, but reserves the right to refrain from naming them.

• The rights of use are granted for an unlimited period until they are revoked by the user. The statutory rights of withdrawal remain unaffected. 

Mention of competition participants

• The participants agree that their first and abbreviated surnames as well as the name of the company in connection with the competition, its handling or the presentation of the participant entries will be published by the organizer in online and offline media. 

Rules of conduct and responsibility for content and information

• The organizer is not responsible for the behavior or the content published by the participants in the context of the competition and does not adopt this as its own. Furthermore, he is not obliged to check them, but reserves the right to reverse their publication if there are concrete indications that the content violates legal requirements, official prohibitions, third-party rights or morality.

• The participants must ensure that they are entitled to the necessary rights of use for the content and that their duplication, making available to the public or editing of the content by the organizer and the persons commissioned by him does not violate legal regulations, morality and / or the rights of third parties .

• In particular if other people can be recognized in addition to the participants in photos or videos, submitting them is only permitted if the third party has given their consent and the personal rights of third parties are not violated.

• If claims are made against the organizer due to inadmissible content or other legal violations for which the participant is responsible, the participant releases the organizer upon first request and supports the organizer in defending against claims. The exemption includes the necessary legal costs.

Participants ensure that they secure patent claims before participating. The organizer assumes no responsibility for the publication of trade secrets.

• The organizer assumes no liability for loss of data, in particular in the course of data transmission, and other technical defects without acting on his own or responsible. 

Warranty, termination, jury decision

• The organizer does not provide any express or special guarantee for the availability and function of the competition website. The competition itself can be terminated or interrupted due to external circumstances and constraints, even without claims of the participants against the organizer or prizes being awarded as a result, insofar as this under It is necessary to weigh up the respective legitimate interests in a proper implementation. The external circumstances and constraints include technical problems, legal changes or mandatory measures by third parties that are beyond the control of the organizer and for which the organizer is not responsible.

• The judges' decision is final with regard to the determination of the winners by the jury and the assessment of the content of the submitted contributions. 

Limitation of Liability

• Regardless of the other legal entitlement requirements, the following exclusions and limitations of liability apply to the organizer's liability for damages:

The organizer has unlimited liability insofar as the cause of the damage is based on intent or gross negligence. Furthermore, the organizer is liable for the slightly negligent breach of essential obligations, the breach of which endangers the achievement of the purpose of the contract, or for the breach of obligations, the fulfillment of which enables the proper implementation of the competition in the first place and on which the contractual partners regularly rely. In this case, however, the organizer is only liable for the foreseeable, contract-typical damage. The organizer is not liable for the slightly negligent breach of obligations other than those mentioned in the preceding sentences. 

Final provisions

• The law of the Netherlands is exclusively applicable. However, the choice of law must not lead to a consumer being deprived of the protection granted by provisions of mandatory law at the place of habitual residence.

• If individual provisions are or become invalid, the validity of the remaining conditions remains unaffected.

• The conditions of participation can be changed by the organizer at any time without separate notification with effect for future participants.

• Deviating conditions of the participants will not be recognized unless the organizer expressly agrees to their validity in writing. 

Data protection notice

The following data protection notices inform the participants of the competition about the use of personal data by the organizer (see above) within the competition. 

Basic information on data processing

• The organizer collects, processes and uses personal data of the participants only in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations and basically only for the provision, implementation and handling of the competition.

• Under no circumstances will the organizer transfer the participants' personal data for advertising or marketing purposes or for other purposes without authorization. The participants' data will only be transmitted to third parties if this is permitted by law or if a participant has consented to the transmission.

• The organizer takes organizational, contractual and technical security measures to ensure that the provisions of the data protection laws are complied with and thus to protect the data managed by the organizer against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorized persons. 

Right to information and right of withdrawal

• Participants have the right, upon request, to receive information free of charge about the personal data stored about them by the organizer and the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority in the event of unlawful data processing being assumed.

• In addition, the participants have the right to correct incorrect data, revoke consent, block and delete their personal data, as long as there is no statutory retention requirement. The data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention requirements.