Terms & Conditions and IP Rights

Terms & Conditions

  1. Throughout the Challenge, the organisers will communicate on the identity of the teams and the progress of their projects. Accordingly, the teams undertake to provide biographical details and photographs requested by the organisers and agree to these being published on the Challenge website and on its social network accounts as part of the communication campaign for the Challenge, until the end of 2017.
  2. The winners expressly agree to the free usage and publication of these data on any media and for any advertising or promotional campaign related to this Challenge, until the end of 2017.
  3. The organizer reserves the option, if justified by circumstances, of cancelling or postponing the Challenge. These regulations may be modified without notice during the course of the Challenge. In such event, participants will be informed via the Challenge website.
  4. The organisers are not responsible for problems uploading or downloading any Challenge-related information from the website or for any other technical malfunctions of electronic equipment, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer hardware or software failures, phone lines, failure of any submission to be received by the organisers on account of technical problems, traffic, congestion on the internet or the website, or any other technical problems related to submissions including telecommunication miscommunication or failure, and failed, lost, delayed, incomplete, garbled or misdirected communications which may limit a Team’s ability to participate in this Challenge or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Challenge, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Challenge, the processing or judging of submissions, the tabulation of votes, the announcement of the winners, or the incorrect uploading of the submission.

Please also review the Official Rules and Regulations for further information.


Ownership & Intellectual Property Rights

The organisers* do not claim ownership to the solutions embodied in the submissions. The solutions/devices developed, and any associated Intellectual Property (IP) rights shall belong to the organisations of the participants. In the event that the team is made of up of more than one organisation, it shall be the responsibility of the participating organisations to agree amongst themselves on matters relating to the IP ownership and management. It shall also be the participating organisations’ responsibility to protect their IP before disclosure, as they deem appropriate.

* Except when NHG and/or its institutions submit entries to take part in the HIT Challenge 2016.