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DWEN India Dream Tech Contest Rules

DWEN India Dream Tech Contest



Agreement to Official Rules: By entering the DWEN Dream Tech Contest (the “Contest”) You (“You”, “Your” or “Entrant”) hereby fully and unconditionally agree to these official rules (the “Official Rules”) and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Any violation of these Official Rules will result in disqualification.

Eligibility: The Contest is open only to DWEN members, with a profile on dwen.com, that are legal residents of India & who are at least eighteen (18) years old or more. To be eligible you have to have a registered business with 0-99 employees in India, you must be a woman Founder / Co-Founder, or woman Business Owner / co-owner of the company. Employees and representatives of Dell Inc., Innovatis, their subsidiaries, and any of their parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. Government employees including all Central, State, or municipal government employees, state funded universities and colleges, all types of public officials including elected officials, private individual or firms where the Government has outsourced Government functions are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all applicable Central, State, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

Sponsor: Dell Technologies, India Administrator: Innovatis.

How to Enter: Only DWEN members are eligible to participate. To become a DWEN member, you must fill out a short application (at: www.dwen.com/dreamtech-india), and opt-into becoming a DWEN member. Upon submission of the application, an email will be prompted to receive a link to the contest registration form. For existing DWEN members a link to the contest registration form will be sent via email and also have a DWEN member only click through button to the contest registration form on dwen.com/dreamtech-india. By entering this Contest you agree that your entry (Your Entry) conforms to the Submission Guidelines and Content Restrictions as defined below (collectively, the “Guidelines and Restrictions”) and that Sponsor may disqualify You from the Contest if it believes, in its sole discretion, that Your Entry fails to conform to the Submission Guidelines and Restrictions. Submission Guidelines:

The Submission includes a fully completed contest registration form in text format developed by the organizer of the contest. After the contest registration form closes, participating members will submit a short video (approx. 2 min), introducing yourself, your company, and what goals and/or challenges would be addressed if you were to win the technology

  • After the video submissions are closed, Dell will select 10 finalists, The 3 (three) winners i.e. 1st winner (“Contest Winner”) followed by, second and third runners-up who will be selected by the public out of 10 (ten) finalists on Instagram @DellIndia
  • The Submission must be in English; and
  • The Submission cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means.

Content Restrictions:

  • The Submission must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement.
  • The Submission must not disparage Sponsor, Innovatis or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Contest.
  • The Submission must not feature brand names or trademarks other than Dell’s mark, which Entrant has a limited license to use to incorporate into his/her Submission for this Contest.
  • The Submission must not contain text not created by Entrant.
  • The Submission must not contain text that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous.
  • The Submission must not contain text that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
  • The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where Submission is created.

Limit: Each Entrant may enter the Contest one (1) time during the Contest Period. Submissions received from any person or email address in excess of the stated limit will be void. Submissions generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. Entrant must have permission from all individuals mentioned in the Submission (if any) to use their name and likeness in the Submission and to grant the rights set forth herein. If requested, Entrant must be able to provide such permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor. Uploading a Submission constitutes Entrant’s consent to give Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such submissions in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes globally. If requested, Entrant will sign any documentation required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights Entrant is granting to use the Submission. Released Parties (as defined in Section 3, below) are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected Submissions, all of which will be void.

In the event of a dispute regarding any Submission, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the Entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

YOUR REPRESENTATIONS: By submitting an Entry, You affirmatively represent that You have read and agree to these Official Rules. In addition, by submitting an Entry, You represent that (a) the Entry is original, (b) You are the sole creator of the Entry, (c) the Entry does not infringe the intellectual property rights, including, any patent, copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights of any third party, (d) the Entry has not previously been entered in any other contest or competition, and (e) the Entry has not been previously published in any medium, (f) the Entry does not violate any local, state, national or foreign laws.

If You believe that Your work has been copied in any way without Your permission, please provide the following information to our agent to receive Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement identified below. Your notice must contain the following:

  • Your electronic or physical signature.
  • A description of the work You claim has been infringed.
  • Identification of the work You claim infringes the copyrighted work and a description of where it is located on the Dell website.
  • Your address, telephone number and email address.
  • A statement by You that You have a good faith belief that the infringing use is not authorized by the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent or by law; and
  • A statement by You, under penalty of perjury, that the above information in Your notice is accurate and that You are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Our agent to receive Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement can be reached as follows: copyright@dell.com

Winner Determination: After the conclusion of the Contest Period, a panel of qualified judges determined by Dell in its sole discretion will select 10 (ten) finalists from among all eligible Entries of participating members, based on an application of the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”).

Selection of 10 (ten) finalists:

  • Creativity / Originality of video submission (15%).
  • Completeness of application form (15%).
  • Compelling business story: Unique products or services offered; Driving community or sustainability impact; Technology as an essential component of business / growth plan (20%)
  • Fit to Contest Theme – A compelling technology need to grow your business (50%)

Selection of top 3 (three) winners:

Each of the 10 (ten) finalists will have their individual Instagram post on @DellIndia handle (with information to view the entire finalist story on our IGTV) and voting will be done directly on the post by the public. One like on the post = one vote. The static image with the most votes is the overall winner.

In the event of a tie amongst 3 (three) winners, the Entrant whose Submission received the higher score in the DWEN Tech Makeover Contest as determined by the qualified judges in their sole discretion, will be deemed the Contest Winner or second runner-up, depending on the tie (tie between 2nd and 3rd runners-up, or between 3rd runner-up and 4th top participating member will follow the same process). Dell reserves the right to select fewer than the stated number of winners, if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Submissions.

Winner Requirements: Potential 10 (ten) finalists will be notified by email, mail or phone on or around mid-Nov, and 3 (three) winners i.e. the Contest Winner, 2nd and 3rd runners up, will be notified around December 2021. If a potential winner cannot be contacted or fails provide any other requested information within the required time period (if applicable), does not comply with these Official Rules, or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits the prize. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up determined by the qualified judges, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Only three (3) alternate winners may be determined, after which the applicable prize will remain un-awarded. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify each winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees may use the winner’s name, city, state, likeness, Submission and/or prize information in connection with the Contest for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law. Each winner shall irrevocably grant, transfer, convey and assign to Sponsor the entirety of the rights in and to the Submission and all renewals and extensions of copyright, and the right to secure copyright registrations thereto in perpetuity including, without limitation, the rights to use the Submission for any and all purposes in any and all media whether now known or hereafter developed, on a worldwide basis, in perpetuity. Each winner accepts and acknowledges that Sponsor shall not be obligated to use the Submission and that Sponsor in its sole discretion shall have the right to refrain from using the Submission. By entering, You agree that You are in compliance with all of Your employers’ rules, policies, and procedures that relate accepting prizes.

Grand Prize: The Contest winner will be assisted by a Dell Technologies advisor who will help determine the Dell products and solutions depending on the technology needs of your business. The actual value of the grand prize is subject to the winner’s technology needs and price fluctuations in the marketplace, among other things, any gap in time between the date the Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules and the date the prize is awarded or redeemed. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prizes not manufactured or sold by Dell will be awarded without warranty of any kind, express or implied, without limitation. Prizes awarded will not in any way influence any decision in doing business with Dell. Prize was not given in connection with or related to any sale or commercial transaction or promise related thereto. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. The winning business is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Limit: Total ARV of grand prize to Contest Winner will be up to 29,20,000 INR; Total ARV to 2nd and 3rd runners-up will be up to 4,30,000 INR.

Release: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Dell Marketing L.P., Innovatis and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Contest, the content of your video, or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If terminated, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, determine the winners from among all non-suspect, eligible Submissions received up to time of such action using the judging procedure outlined above. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Submission process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated Submissions. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Limitations of Liability: Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Entrant, printing, typographical, omission or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Submission process or the Contest; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest, the uploading, the processing or judging of Submissions, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto). Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable Submissions or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Released Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of any Submission. If by reason of a printing, typographical, technical, computer, network, human or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number set forth in these t rules, all persons making purportedly valid claims will be included in a random drawing to award the advertised number of prizes available. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded.

Disputes: Except where prohibited, Entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the Courts at Bangalore. Entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the India, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Karnataka.

Entrant’s Personal Information: By participating in this Contest, You consent for Sponsor to collect or otherwise process your name, address, phone number, email address and information about your company, and your IT environment for prize fulfillment purpose for the Winner (and for a potential consolation prize fulfillment for semi-finalists to be determined by Dell in its sole discretion) and contacting the semi-finalists and finalists on the next steps while advancing in the contest in addition to promotions, marketing and advertising of Sponsor’s and its affiliates’ events, products, and services as set forth in Sponsor’s Privacy Statement available at www.dell.com/privacy; and (ii) to share your name, address, email with the Administrator for purposes of contacting semi-finalists and finalists for the next steps required as well as providing the Winner with waivers to be signed before announcing the winner as well as contacting you to review your IT environment and ordering all needed technology to be delivered and installed on premise your company. Innovatis Group Privacy Policy

Winner List: For a winner list, visit https://dwen.com/dreamtech-india/. The winner list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.