1. Entry Rules
To enter a story to the Canada150in150 Project, you (The Entrant) agree with the following:
- All information submitted as part of the Early Bird Prize Submission must be complete and correct at the Close of Submissions at 23:59 MST on April 12 2017. See Awards & Prizes Page on this Website.
- All information submitted as part of a Submission must be complete and correct at the Close of Submissions at 23:59 MST on June 2, 2017
- Stories will be screened for appropriateness of content by the Canada150in150 website moderator(s) prior to posting on the website. Late entries will not screened or accepted
- You will be notified if your submission has been entered into an incorrect Category - for reposting to another category
- Global Votes will be included in the ranking of the Submission by the 150 Panel. Please see the Story Requirements & Tips page for more information
- The 150 Panel reserve the right to reject a Submission without giving reasons. The decision made by the 150 Panel is final
- You have read and understood and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions outlined below
To encourage the posting and viewing of thoughtful and respectful digital stories, first and last names will appear with each entry to our online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will not be permitted.
By entering your photos, written stories and videos (Your digital story) to the Canada150in150 Project, you accept that FutureCite 150 Society has the right to reproduce and publish Your digital story in whole or in part, in any manner that Society chooses. You also accept that Society has the right to accept or decline Your digital story with their sole discretion.
Content Submission Guidelines for the Canada150in150 Project (herein “Submission Guidelines”)
The Canada150in150 Project platform is open to people of every age, race, religion, sex, ethnic origin and sexual orientation.
Share your story with us and be a part of the celebration for Canada's 150th Birthday. Participate in sharing your photos, written forms and stories and videos (Your digital story) that you create/upload (Your Content) with us on our Canada150in150 Project website. Your Content includes but is not limited to online written forms and stories, video uploads and photo submissions.
We want your engaging photos and videos that capture your achievements and aspirations in building a future Canada. In addition, we will regularly solicit Your Content on various topics for programs and stories, blogs, contests and many other types of interactive engagement.
Submissions of Your digital story to the Canada150in150 Project is not anonymous and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. Upon registering, you must provide your first and last names, and email address. The Society reserves the right to decline a submission, if there exists any issue related to the identity of its author. Stealing another person's identity with the intent to mislead or cause harm is a serious offense.
You are responsible for your use of the Canada150in150 website and for Your Content, and for any consequences thereof. You should only provide Your Content that you are comfortable sharing with others. Society does not endorse, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness or accuracy or reliability of any content or communications posted to the Canada150in150 website.
By submitting Your Content, you grant us the non-exclusive right to use your content in any way we determine, royalty-free, in perpetuity. Your Content may be published on Society's controlled platforms, and may even be included in our stories. Society cannot guarantee that Your Content will be published. We may also request that you edit Your Content for length or size. Your Content may be indexed by Internet search engines. Society has no obligation to remove Your Content from its platforms even if you make a request.
When you share Your digital story with us:
- Be creative and passionate about your digital story.
- Be respectful and courteous, as if you were having a face-to-face discussion.
- Society does not endorse the content of external web sites and has no liability as to their content in any event. SOCIETY reserves its right to take-down any external link.
- Your Content must be created and owned by you. Breaking copyright rules is not permitted (that includes copying and pasting excerpts from other sites without permission and attribution). If the majority of Your Content was written or created by someone else, even with a proper credit, it won’t be accepted.
- Any of Your Content that is offensive and likely to expose an individual or a group of individuals to hatred or contempt on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or mental or physical disability is prohibited.
- The following kind of Your Content is also prohibited:
- Pornography, vulgarity, obscenity or sexually explicit content
- Anything illegal
- Hate speech
- Threats, harassment
- Personal attacks, insults and defamatory statements
- Threats or suggesting committing a criminal act
Attempts to mobilize people for any purpose outside of a Society sanctioned event for the Project
- Respect other people's privacy by not including personal information in Your Content (such as phone numbers and email addresses) or private dialogue. You may not publish or post other people’s private and confidential information without their express written authorization and permission. You may not post photos or videos that were taken or distributed without the subject’s consent.
- You may not impersonate others through the Canada150in150 website.
- Be sensitive in 'Your Content' regarding the death or injury of private individual, especially children.
- Make it personal, not commercial by leaving out press releases and commercial promotions.
If you violate any of these guidelines, Your Content will not be accepted and your account may be suspended or blocked. Society reserves the right to not post a story at any time without notice and to reject the publication of any of Your Content. Society reserves the right to change these Content Submission Guidelines at any time without notice.
Welcome to the Canada150in150 Project
In accordance with our mandate as a not-for-profit society, FutureCite 150 Society (SOCIETY) provides a digital public space for sharing your digital story related to the Canada150in150 Project. SOCIETY is responsible for the content of its own productions and those it commissions. SOCIETY must honour the agreements it has with its partners and collaborators. To that end, no publication, reproduction or communication of such content to the public is authorized except in the specific cases set out in the federal Copyright Act, upon granting of a license or upon granting of clear permission for a particular subject or activity.
When you interact with SOCIETY's Canada150in150 Project, you are solely responsible for the content you contribute by any means, whether through comments, in discussion forums or in programming-related activities, such as contests, interactive activities and also including using third-party social media. Any use of the Canada150in150 website is at your own risk. You must follow the Submission Guidelines and you must hold all of the required rights and authorizations to the content of your submissions, and you grant to Society a license to reproduce and publish it. Under no circumstances will Society be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to, errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind whatsoever and however incurred or resulting from the use of any content posted, or otherwise made available via the Canada 150in150 website.
Specific terms apply to sites allowing sharing of digital information, including the requirement to register beforehand. The information gathered ensures that the participant submitting the digital story is eligible to enter. Information may also be used for statistical and informational analyses and public opinion trend monitoring, among other things.
6. Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability
Please read this section carefully as it limits the liability of Society, its officers, directors, employees, agents, volunteers, and representatives.
Your access to and use of the Canada150in150 website or any content is at your own risk. You acknowledge and agree that Society is not responsible or liable for links to third party websites or resources.
- What is Society's liability with respect to the Canada150in150 Project? No warranty with regard to content or operation. Society’s mandate is to provide a way for Citizens, Communities and Companies to share their digital stories on how they have shaped or will shape a future Canada. Content provided on the Canada150in150 Project is not intended to replace professional advice when required, in any field whatsoever.
Society offers no warranty or representation and disclaims all liability for the content or its completeness, accuracy, reliability, or the availability, security or operation of the Canada150in150 Project and assumes no responsibility for any interruption, whether intentional or not, in putting its submissions from the digital stories (Your Content) online. Society neither assumes responsibility for nor offers any warranty concerning the security of any communications or unauthorized interception by third parties and wireless (wifi) services in its buildings, for any damage whatsoever, regardless of its nature or value.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Society shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or other damages including aggravated or punitive damages, or any loss of profits or revenues, whether incurred directly or indirectly, or any loss of data, use, good will or other intangible losses resulting from your access to or use of or inability to access or use the Canada150in150 website or arising from the conduct of any third party using the website including any defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users or third parties or from any unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions of Your Content.
The limitations in this section shall apply to any claim of liability, whether based on warranty, contract, statute, tort or otherwise.
You may only use Canada150in150 Project for private purposes, unless otherwise authorized under specific agreements with Society. You may not use Canada150in150 Project for any illegal purpose.
- Are the rights in software, applications and other tools to facilitate communications protected? Yes. The rights in those tools belong to Society or its partners or to third parties. No other use except navigating the Canada150in150 Project is authorized without the prior consent of the rights holder.
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