Village By CA North of France
European call for applications: “Innovate to develop people demand for plant-based proteins products"
RULES OF THE CALL FOR APPLICATION “INNOVATE TO DEVELOP PEOPLE DEMAND FOR PLANT-BASED PROTEINS PRODUCTS”
Village by CA North of France is organizing a call for application to innovative startups in order to “Innovate to develop people demand for plant-based proteins”.
Project bearers as well as existing startups of less than 3 years existence are allowed to apply from any European country. Their activity should show a demonstrable level of innovation and fit at any level of the value chain from the field (or the sea) to the plate.
As such, agtechs, foodtechs as well as startups developing new distribution models, community management models or ecological/nutritional footprint indicators or other services set to encourage and motivate people to choose food products which are more balanced with plant-based proteins and which have a smaller ecological footprint are welcome to apply.
The call of application is organized in 3 rounds: application phase, preparation of the final selection (Recommendation phase) and final selection. The final selection will occur in a face to face meeting where the preselected project bearers and startups will pitch a Final selection panel.
Project bearers and startups selected by the Final selection panel will benefit from inclusion in the Village by CA ecosystem along 3 possibilities:
- Hosting of the startup in the Village by CA accelerator (up to 24 month)
- Hosting of the Project bearer in the Village by CA incubator (up to 8 month)
- Inclusion of the startup in a personalized Village by CA non hosted program (up to 3 month).
The announcement of the call for application winners will take place during NutrEvent, the European business convention dedicated to innovation in Food Nutrition and Health (June 14th and 15th).
Inclusion in the Village by CA ecosystem will bring to the selected Participants a number of additional benefits specifically designed by Village by CA Partners in order to amplify the boost to the startup development.
ARTICLE 1 – DEFINITIONS
Selection Panel refers to the panel comprising Village by CA authorized Partners’employees, appointed by the Organiser.
Deliverables refer to Participants' content mentioned in article 9, which must be submitted to Village by CA in compliance with Regulatory schedules mentioned in article 7-8.
Organizer or Village by CA refers to CREDIT AGRICOLE NORD DE FRANCE and its organizational unit VILLAGE BY CA NORD DE FRANCE, a bank having its registered office at 10, Avenue FOCH - BP 369 - 59020 LILLE CEDEX, Registered with the companies' register of Lille Métropole under number 440 676 559, which defined the Call for application's use case and commissioned the Service Provider to organize and coordinate the Call for application.
Participant(s) refers to the companies or Project bearers taking part in the Call for application.
Service Provider or Agorize refers to the company AGORIZE, a simplified joint stock company with capital of 71,146 euros, registered on the Trade and Companies Register of Paris under number 530 774 439, with headquarters at 34 rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine, 75012 PARIS, which provides and administers the platform hosting the registration and phase one of the Call for application.
Call for application refers to the “INNOVATE TO DEVELOP PEOPLE DEMAND FOR PLANT-BASED PROTEINS PRODUCTS” Call for application.
Regulation: this document.
Rules means the terms and condition of the Call for application set out in the present document.
Partner means a company, university or institution linked to Village by CA Nord de France by a Partnership Agreement and whose logo appears on Village by CA Nord de France communications.
CFA Partner refers to Eurasanté, “Groupement d’intérêt économique” and Nutrition Health and Longevity Cluster (NSL) under French law, having its registered headquarter 310 avenue Eugène Avinée, 59120 Loos France, with company number 409 044 203 – Lille.
Sponsor refer to a Partner supporting specifically the Call for Application and whose logo appear on the Call for Application communications.
Expert refer to the company Seventure Partners, the company Nutrikéo Consulting, the company IMPROVE SAS
Selection date means June 14th 2017.
ARTICLE 2 – PURPOSE OF THE RULES
The purpose of these rules is to set out the terms and conditions and the rules governing participation in the Call for application.
These Rules are further to Agorize’s rules and general terms and conditions for challenges (hereinafter “RGTCC”) available on the www.agorize.com website. In the event of contradiction between the provisions of the Rules and those of the RGTCC, the Rules will prevail.
In no way does the Call for application depend, even partly, on chance or luck, and it cannot therefore be viewed as or compared to a lottery.
ARTICLE 3 – DESCRIPTION OF THE CALL FOR APPLICATION
The Call for application gives Participants the opportunity to apply for a Village by CA membership (Awards) on the basis of their innovative solutions (but not limited to them) in the fields of plant-based protein (ingredients, process, finished products, services, consumer apps…). Through their solution(s), the Participants must respond to the following Call for application: DEVELOP PEOPLE DEMAND FOR PLANT-BASED PROTEINS PRODUCTS.
When Participants take part in the Call for application, they agree to submit Deliverables that must respond to the Call for application in question and comply with the Call for application rules, set out at
ARTICLE 4 – TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF CALL FOR APPLICATION PARTICIPATION
Participation in the Challenge is entirely free of charge, with no obligation to purchase.
Each participant is required to be fully aware of the Regulations. Signing up to the platform and taking part in the Call for application implies full, unreserved acceptance of the Regulations.
Participation in the Call for application is restricted:
- registered on the trade register of the country in which their headquarters are based less than 3 years ago, and
- with a valid professional insurance policy,
and to Projects bearers who intend to create a company within a period of 8 months after the Selection date.
Village by CA and CFA Partner and Sponsors and Experts’ staff members and their family members cannot take part in the Call for application.
During the registration process, each Participant must certify that they fulfil the aforementioned conditions. Participant companies must also supply a registration certificate issued within the last three (3) months and certify that they comply with the social and tax legislation to which they are subject.
Participants may only take part in the Call for application once.
The Participant must sign up online and create a user account for their company (resp their project if Project bearer).
Any Participant failing to meet the conditions of this Article during registration or at any time throughout the duration of the Call for application will be disqualified from the Call for application as of right and without prior notice and will not be the recipient of any award as set forth under Article 11 (hereinafter the “Award”). In the event an Award is given to a Participant not meeting the terms and conditions of participation during registration or at any time throughout the duration of the Call for application, the Organizer, the CFA partner and Service Provider reserve the right to demand the Participant returns the Award received.
ARTICLE 5 – CALL FOR APPLICATION REGISTRATION AND ACCESS
To register for the Call for application, the Participant must open a user account on the
https://www.agorize.com/fr/challenges/village-by-ca-nord-de-france/ website, giving:
- A valid email address;
- An available username;
- A password.
To confirm registration, the Participant must also agree to the Call for application Rules and general terms available from the following https://www.agorize.com/fr/challenges/village-by-ca-nord-de-france/
A confirmation email is sent to the Participant using the email address entered, containing an activation link.
Once the account has been activated, the Participant must provide the following information (Project bearers to enter only relevant information as they have not registered their company yet):
- Company’s registered name,
- Company’s logo
- Elevator pitch
- Company’s formation date
- Development stage
- Phone number
- Company’s website
- Company’s Facebook page
- Company’s Twitter page
Other information may be added to the Participant’s profile as so desired within the account configuration.
Once this account is activated, the Participant is able to register for the Call for application by creating a team to represent the company.
Registrations containing inaccurate or incomplete information will not be considered and the Participant in question will be disqualified.
Registration implies that the Participant agrees to being contacted by electronic mail sent by the Organizer or CFA Partner or Service Provider in respect of participation in the Call for application.
The Call for application is available 24/7 on the dedicated website published by the Service Provider through the www.agorize.com address, subject to any maintenance operations on the Service Provider’s servers or malfunctions as described under Article 15.
ARTICLE 6 – CALL FOR APPLICATION DURATION
Participation in the Call for application is open from 00:01 a.m. on February 27th 2017 to 11:59 p.m. on May 19th 2017. For Shortlisted participants, the Call for application remains open until 6:00 PM on June 14th 2017.
Any date stipulated under the Rules and the Call for application is understood to be given using the Paris/Brussels time zone (GMT +1).
No extension or exception to this period will be granted to any Participant for any reason whatsoever.
The Organizer reserves the right to change, at its sole discretion, the Call for application duration, if operational requirements so demand, to a reasonable duration that will be communicated to Participants.
ARTICLE 7 – SELECTION CHARTER
The Call for application is split into three (3) phases:
- An application phase set out in Article 8;
- A recommendation phase set out in Article 9;
- A final selection organized at the end of the recommendation phase.
Following each phase, the Organizer and CFA Partner will check the Deliverables' compliance with the Regulation requirements and select the Participants authorized to participate to the next phase.
Each of these selections is based on the objective criteria of relevance, realism and coherence with the theme of the Call for application and its objectives.
Following the Application phase, a Pre-selection Panel made of employees from Village by CA, CFA Partner and Sponsors will consider the Application Deliverables and select the most innovative startups responding to the Call for application (Shortlisted Participants)
The criteria are principally based on the Participant's ability to respond to the Call for application's need, meaning that it’ll bring an innovative solution that has a real potential on the market. The realism or feasibility of the concept alongside experience and scientific/business references in these areas will also be taken into consideration.
The Service Provider and/or Organizer will inform all Participants of the results of the first selection by e-mail (sent to the address provided, when the user account was created at https://www.agorize.com/fr/challenges/village-by-ca-nord-de-france/ and notification on their platform account no later than June 2nd 2017.
Following the Recommendation phase, a Final Selection Panel made of employees from Village by CA, CFA Partner and Partners will consider the Application Deliverables of shortlisted Participants and select the innovative start-ups with the best potential responding to the Call for application.
The criteria are principally based on the Participant's ability to respond to the challenges described in the Call for application's brief, meaning that it’ll bring an innovative solution in the field of “developing people demand for plant-based proteins products” that has a real potential on the market. The realism or feasibility of the concept alongside experience and scientific/business references in these areas will also be taken into consideration.
This final selection will be based additionally on an oral presentation by Shortlisted Participants that will take place during the event NutrEvent on 14th June 2017.
Shortlisted Participants must register for NutrEvent. Their participation is free of charge and includes:
- Access to the business convention
- Access to the conferences
- A free space at the innovation area (Exhibition hall)
A first presentation will be made in front of the Final Selection Panel. This presentation should be less than 7 minutes long and will be followed by a sequence of questions and answers between the Participant and the Final Selection Panel members.
The Final Selection Panel will decide on awards to grant during a decision session taking place immediately after the last oral presentation of the last Shortlisted Participant.
Selected applicants who are granted an award will be immediately informed and will get the opportunity to present their innovation in front of NutrEvent participants later on June 14th.
The Organizer will inform all shortlisted Participants of the results of the final selection on June 14th afternoon.
All Participants will be informed in the next 48 hours through an e-mail sent to the address provided when creating a user account on the site www.agorize.com and also by a notification sent to their account at www.agorize.com
In any of the phases, the Organizer reserves the right to determine the number of applicants to be selected, based on the objective criteria set above.
The decision of the Final selection Panel is final. No recourse whatsoever by any applicant will be allowed.
ARTICLE 8 – APPLICATION PHASE DETAILS
The application phase will run from 00.01 am on February 27th 2017 to 11:59 pm on
May 19th 2017 (hereafter "Application").
Participants must upload their Application Deliverable to the platform before the deadline and no later than 11:59 pm on May 19th 2017. It should contain:
- The application form
- A max 10 slides Power Point or PDF presentation
- A business plan
- A video of less than 5 minutes.
A number of projects presented by the Participants will be shortlisted on the basis of this Application Deliverable in accordance with Article 7.
The Call for application Organizer will only accept and consider Deliverables submitted by Participants by the deadline and in compliance with the Regulation requirements.
ARTICLE 9 – RECOMMENDATION PHASE DETAILS
Coaching by CFA Partner will be offered to Participants on simple request from shortlisted Participants by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants of the Recommendation Phase must upload their deliverable to the platform no later than 11:59 pm on June 12th 2017. It should contain:
- A max 10 slide Powerpoint or PDF document based on the coaching recommendations.
However, any initiative seeking to illustrate the project will be promoted. A demonstration video or other material considered relevant by the teams may, for instance, be shown alongside the document. These other documents will form an integral part of the final Deliverable.
Participants will be invited to pitch the Final selection panel based on the final Deliverable. Oral presentation including the use of video or other material shall not exceed 7 minutes.
ARTICLE 10 – CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DELIVERABLES
Deliverables must comply with the rules and specifications set by the Organizer, and described on the Call for application’s own page on the www.agorize.com website.
These deliverables must without fail be provided in one of the following formats:
If the Deliverable is difficult or impossible to read, the Participants of the company concerned are responsible for rectifying the situation before the Deliverable upload deadline for the relevant phase, and no later than three days after that date, after which time the Organizer reserves the right to disqualify the Participant in question from the Call for application.
Participants guarantee that Deliverables comprise only contributions from participant.
Contributions from third parties are not admissible and any Participant producing them will be disqualified.
ARTICLE 11 – AWARDS
The selected Participants will receive the following Awards:
- Inclusion in Village by CA Nord de France startups accelerator, allowing Participants to benefit from the unique value proposal of Village by CA North of France.
- incub ation phase (for Project bearers prior to company incorporation) : up to 8 months, free of charge, based in Euratechnologies, Lille, France.
- acceleration phase (for companies up to 3 years): up to 24 months
To these days :
If based in Euratechnologies: at a discount price of 175 €/sqm/year, with a minimum of 8 sqm and a maximum of 50 sqm. (If Participants wish to obtain more space in Village by CA North of France, specific negotiation with Village by CA team will take place)
- If based in Eurasanté: coworking: 100€/month; office space : 220€/sqm /year ; domiciliation : 425 € HT/trimester.
- If based in Euralimentaire: 50€/year
- If the Participant does not require hosting by Village by CA, inclusion in Village by CA will exclude services directly connected to hosting and be limited to a 3 month period.
- Specific mentorship by Bonduelle and/or Sodexo as part of Village by CA value proposal
- One year membership to the NHL Cluster
- Services worth a value up to 10,000 EUR provided by Eurasanté and NSL as part of their startup programs, including personalized support spanning across the following fields : scientific and technological, intellectual property, business development and strategy, pitch preparation, finance and funding, web management, collaborative projects, HR, real estate.
- One year membership to the IAR Cluster, allowing access to the following services provided by IAR: R&D projects structuring and follow up (IAR Projects and IAR BBI), business intelligence newsletter and access to economic intelligence database (IAR Tremplin and IAR Business Intelligence), preferential price for participating to international events and delegations (IAR International), HR diagnosis in collaboration with IAR’s partners (IAR Academy), access to the IAR invest club (IAR Invest), access to IAR Network (events, conferences, workshops and other networking opportunities).
- up to 20 hours of consulting provided by Seventure Partners or Nutrikéo Consulting
- up to 20 hours of consulting provided by IMPROVE
- Communication through NutrEvent communication tools
ARTICLE 12 – CONFIDENTIALITY
Only non-confidential information which characterize and describe the applicant’s project are required (publications, patent filings, posters, etc.).
Such information will be strictly used for the needs of the selection phases of the Call for applications within the inner circle of the Final selection panel composed by Village by CA, CFA Partner, Partners, Experts and Sponsors.
Service Provider will have access to the information provided by Participants for logistic purpose and commits not to divulge such information except for the necessary steps and processes of the Call for application.
Any information belonging to the Organizer and CFA Partner, to the Service Provider or to a third party (hereinafter “Disclosing Party”) that is disclosed or made available to Participants constitutes confidential information (hereinafter “Confidential Information”), regardless of whether it was identified as such at the time of disclosure. Information deemed Confidential Information includes administrative, commercial, scientific, technical, financial, fiscal, legal and economic information that has been, is or will be disclosed to the Participant by the Service Provider or Organizer and CFA Partner.
Confidential Information may be tangible or intangible and may be disclosed directly or indirectly, including but not limited to orally or in writing by means of any medium whatsoever, by the providing of paper or electronic documents or by other means, this including all copies, extracts and summaries.
The following are not Confidential Information:
- information that is currently in or reaches the public domain with no breach of the
Rules on the part of the Participant;
- information legitimately in the Participant’s possession before disclosure by the
Service Provider or Organizer and CFA Partner;
- information not directly or indirectly resulting from use made of all or part of the
- information legitimately obtained from a third party permitted to disclose it. The exceptions stipulated in this section do not apply to personal data in the sense of France’s law no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 (on data protection).
The Participant undertakes, throughout the duration of the Call for application and for five years after the end of the Call for application as described under Article 5:
- not to use Confidential Information for purposes other than participation in the
Call for application in compliance with the Rules;
- to take all necessary, useful and reasonable precautions to protect Confidential
- to disclose Confidential Information only to members of the Participant’s team.
The Participant undertakes to promptly notify the Organizer in writing of the existence of any unauthorised use, disclosure or loss of the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information of which the Participant becomes aware. The notification will indicate the measures taken by the Participant to remedy the situation.
Participants may disclose Confidential Information wholly or in part to any government or legal authority when the law so requires, and insofar as the law permits, are to give advance written notice of their intention to disclose said information at least two working days before the scheduled date of said disclosure.
The Organizer may disclose Participants’ Confidential Information wholly or in part to all its subsidiaries in the sense of Article L.233-1 of the French Commercial Code or to a service provider acting on its behalf or that of its subsidiaries.
At the end of the Call for application, whether by reaching the end date indicated under Article 6 or by cancellation, Participants must immediately return all Confidential Information obtained under the Call for application, regardless of the medium on which it is held, to the Service Provider and the Organizer and Partners. The Participant will refrain from keeping a copy of the Confidential Information in any way whatsoever unless previously agreed in writing by the Service Provider or the Organizer and CFA Partner.
ARTICLE 13 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Participants expressly undertake not to misuse any legally recognised rights they may hold and any such misuse will entitle the Organizer to disqualify the Participant concerned. Participants undertake to act in a way intended to also meet the Organizer’ requirements.
Participants guarantee undisturbed use of the documents, submissions and Deliverables and the rights herein granted against any interference, claims over possession or any other challenge throughout the duration of the Call for application and while intellectual property rights are in force.
In this regard, Participants guarantee the Organizer that none of the documents, submissions and deliverables, tools and other creations provided or used by participants in respect of the Call for application constitutes an infringement of any component, work or creation belonging to a third party, or is the result of unfair competition, parasitic competition (passing off) or any other infringement of third party rights. Participants hold the Organizer harmless from all third party action on any grounds whatsoever including relating to the use of their image or any creation or any other protected element.
In respect of this undertaking, Participants must pay any compensation or other sums in place of the Organizer (i) when the Organizer is ordered to pay compensation by a legal ruling, or (ii) when the Organizer have reached agreement with a third party over a dispute. This obligation remains in force after the end of the Call for application for the lifetime of the rights granted to Organizer in respect hereof.
Deliverables and videos must have been produced by the Participants. All Participants will take responsibility for their compliance with French and European Union legislation, including as regards copyright and legislation on privacy and personal image protection (France’s law of 17 July 1970) or any new legislation that might replace such provisions.
All Participants in the Call for application undertake to obtain all necessary permission from persons having participated in any way whatsoever in production of the Deliverables and likely to hold any rights whatsoever over the Deliverables.
The Organizer and Service Provider cannot be held liable for any infringement of the above provisions by Participants.
ARTICLE 14 – COMMUNICATION
Applicant Participants authorize the Service Provider and Organizer and CFA Partner and Partners and Sponsors and Experts to reproduce their trademark free of charge on communication materials about the Call for application including but not limited to the Service Provider’s or the Organizer and Partner’s intranet and external websites, email signatures/newsletters, press releases, posters/banners at trade fairs, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter or other social networks.
Participants also authorise the Service Provider and Organizer and CFA Partner to display their registered name and trading names in the same ways, together with their logo as displayed in their applications.
This permission is strictly limited to the purpose as those stipulated in Article 10 and 11, and the Service Provider and Organizer and CFA Partners undertake to cease use of trademarks once the circumstances relating to those purposes come to an end, unless the Participant expressly agrees otherwise in writing in advance.
The permission herein comes into force commencing on the Call for application start date, i.e.February 27th 2017 for the duration mentioned in article 6 and requirements stipulated in the abovementioned purposes.
ARTICLE 15 – REIMBURSEMENT OF PARTICIPATION COSTS
Shortlisted Participants will be offered by the Organizer a one way and back trip to Lille from their city of origin (plane economy class or train 2nd class at the choice of the Participant) as well as a one night stay in a Lille 3* hotel and food at the venue finalized by the Organizer in relation with the Final Selection session.
All other costs related to the participation to the Final selection session (additional persons, extras…) are to be borne by the Shortlisted Participant.
ARTICLE 16 – LIABILITY
It is understood that the Organizer and CFA Partner or Sponsors or Partners can never be held liable for any indirect damages whatsoever. With regard to proven direct damages, the Organizer and CFA Partner’s liability is limited to 5.000 euro.
The liability of Participants and of the Service Provider in respect hereof is limited to loss and harm caused directly by a breach by the party concerned. No provision herein can be interpreted as, or deemed to be, a limitation or exclusion of the Participant’s liability:
- in the event of gross negligence or deception, or
- in the event the Participant’s wrongdoing causes death or bodily injury, or
- resulting from claims against which the Participant holds the Organizer and partners harmless in accordance herewith or applicable law.
Neither the Service Provider nor the Organizer and CFA Partner can be rendered liable in the event of failure or malfunction of the telecommunications network used, including when the effect is to prevent the Participant from logging on to or accessing the www.agorize.com website or any other website of use when participating in the Call for application.
Call for application participation implies knowledge and acceptance of the characteristics, limitations and risks of the internet and related technology, in particular as regards performance, response times, and software and hardware security in the face of various potential attacks in the form of viruses, logic bombs and Trojan horses, and the loss or misuse of data. As a consequence, neither the Service Provider nor the Organizer and partner can be rendered liable under any circumstances for loss or harm caused to the Participant as a result of these characteristics, limitations and risks which the Participant has accepted.
Under no circumstances can the Organizer and partners be held liable for loss or harm caused by failure of or delay in Deliverables reaching their destination including the rejection of Deliverables on the grounds of late submission after the deadline set in the Rules, by a failure of or a delay in any electronic mail sent as part of the Call for application to reach its destination, or by any alteration to the Deliverables outside of the Service Provider’s and the Organizer and CFA Partner’s control.
Neither the Service Provider nor the Organizer and CFA Partner can be rendered liable in the event of a complete or partial change, suspension, interruption, postponement or cancellation of the Call for application for reasons outside of their control. Under such circumstances, the Service Provider will inform the Participants without undue delay by means of a notice on the www.agorize.com website.
Neither the Service Provider nor the Organizer and CFA Partner can be rendered liable for the consequence of the disqualification of a Participant for a breach of the Rules.
Neither the Service Provider nor the Organizer and CFA Partner can be rendered liable for any interference, proceedings, complaint, challenge nor claim related to use of the Deliverables by the Service Provider or Organizer and CFA Partner or related to the negotiation, conclusion or performance of contracts that the Organizer and CFA Partner or Partners might sign with Participants.
Under no circumstances can the Service Provider or Organizer and CFA Partner be rendered liable for the time taken to make Awards available or in the event that a recipient is unable to receive an Award for reasons outside of the Organizer and CFA Partners’ control. The Organizer and CFA Partner and the Service Provider cannot be rendered liable in the event of loss and/or damage to the Award by carrier services that do not report directly to the Organizer and CFA Partners, nor more generally if a recipient fails to receive an Award. The Organizer and CFA Partner and the Service Provider cannot be rendered liable in the event of incidents or personal injury and property damage of any kind that may occur from enjoyment of the prize awarded and/or the use made thereof.
ARTICLE 17 – DATA PROTECTION
Service Provider data.
Participation in the Call for application requires the Participant to disclose the personal data described under Article 4.
This data may be modified by the Participant at any time.
The data stipulated in this Article undergoes automated processing in the sense of France's law no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 (on data protection) in respect of which the Service Provider alone determines the means and purpose and is, in this regard, responsible for this processing in the sense of the aforementioned legislation.
The purposes of this processing are:
- to organize intermediation between the Participant and the Organizer and Partners;
- to identify, operate and store communications with the Participant;
- for the Service Provider or third parties to conduct anonymous market research.
The Organizer and CFA Partner and Partners and the Service Provider are the recipients of this data.
In accordance with the provisions of France’s law no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978, the Participant is informed that the processing of personal data carried out has been reported to the French Data Protection Registrar (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés) for which receipt number 1495245v0 was issued.
In this regard, the Service Provider has undertaken to protect all personal data for the persons concerned, this data being collected and processed by the Service Provider in the strictest confidence in accordance with the law of 6 January 1978.
In accordance with the provisions of Articles 38, 39 and 40 of France’s law no. 78-17 of
6 January 1978, the Participant is entitled at any time to:
- challenge the collection and processing of the Participant’s personal data carried out by the Service Provider;
- challenge the disclosure of such data to third parties;
- access all of the Participant’s personal data processed by the Service Provider;
- correct, update and remove the Participant’s personal data processed by the Service Provider.
To exercise their rights pursuant to France’s law no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978,
Participants must send a clearly stated request and their identity by registered mail with proof of delivery to:
34 rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine
As regards the possible installation of cookies on the Participant’s computer while visiting the Service Provider’s website, Participants are asked to consult the Rules and General Terms and Conditions of challenges presented on the http://www.agorize.com website which they must accept prior to opening an account, said account being necessary to participate in the Call for application.
Over the course of fulfilling the Call for application, the Participant may receive or become aware of files, documents or interchanges including Confidential Information including personally identifying information (hereinafter “Personal Data”) processed or controlled by the Organizer or its subsidiaries. The Participant undertakes to comply with legislation and regulations in force on the protection of personal data.
Personal Data belonging to the Organizer and/or controlled by the Organizer or by an Organizer’s subsidiary remains the property of the Organizer. The Participant may access, process and transfer this Personal Data only in accordance with Village by CA’s instructions. The Participant is to implement the security and confidentiality measures required by applicable law and regulations, and those agreed in advance with Village by CA. Village by CA’s Personal Data is deemed to be Confidential Information and consequently cannot be disclosed to third parties without Village by CA’s prior written permission. The Participant will supply any information and guarantee requested by Village by CA on the transfer, processing and storage of its Personal Data.
ARTICLE 18 – EXPLOITATION RIGHTS OVER WINNERS’ IMAGES
The Organizer and CFA Partner or the Service Provider may request permission from any Award recipient to use their full name, address, photograph and voice for advertising purposes, within the confines stipulated by France’s law no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 on data protection, for which recipients will not receive any remuneration, entitlement or benefit other than their Award.
ARTICLE 19 – THE RULES
Participation in the Call for application and the conferring of an Award require unreserved acceptance of and full compliance with all the provisions in the Rules. The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify immediately and without compensation any Participant failing to meet this obligation.
The Service Provider and the Organizer reserve the right to change the Rules at any time, including the duration of the Call for application, and the application and validity of any such changes do not require Participants to be notified. Participants are advised to consult the Rules regularly. Participants expressly waive the right to any complaint or challenge regarding any change brought about to the Rules.
The Rules can also be freely consulted on the www.agorize.com website.
A copy of these Rules can be requested free of charge, with a refund of the cost of postage to make the request, as described under Article 14.
ARTICLE 20 – CALL FOR APPLICATION CANCELLATION AND SUSPENSION
The Organizer and Service Provider reserve the right to cancel or suspend the Call for application under the following circumstances:
- inadequacy of the ideas submitted by participants with the Call for application’s need;
- force majeure (supervening impossibility);
- any kind of fraud whatsoever;
- lack of a sufficient number of applicants at the sole appreciation of the Organizer.
The Service Provider and Organizer and CFA Partner and Partners cannot be rendered liable for the cancellation or suspension of the Call for application pursuant to this Article and the Participant will not be entitled to any kind of compensation.
ARTICLE 21 – INDEPENDENCE
Registration and participation in Call for application do not create a relationship of subordination in any way between the Service Provider or Organizer and CFA Partner and the Participants or members of the Participant’s teams.
ARTICLE 22 – COMPLAINTS
Any complaint from the Participant must be sent in writing no later than thirty (30) days after the end of the Call for application.
Complaints regarding the operation of the www.upwestart.com website must be sent in writing to the following address:
34 rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine
Complaints regarding the running of the Call for application must be sent in writing to the following address:
All complaints must include the following, failing which they will be rejected:
- the Participant’s full contact details (surname, first name, full address with postcode, login and electronic mail address);
- identification of the Call for application concerned;
- a clear and detailed description of the reasons for the complaint.
ARTICLE 23 – SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES
In the event of an unresolved dispute after the Participant has submitted a complaint in accordance with Article 22, the Organizer and CFA Partner and the Participant undertake to refer their dispute to out-of-court conciliation before any legal proceedings.
The party wishing to start a conciliation process must inform the other party by registered mail with proof of delivery, within which the referring party is to explain its intentions and its reasons to the other.
If the parties fail to reach agreement within thirty (30) days of receipt of the registered mail, they are each free to act as they fit. The first party to act may then refer to matter to the competent jurisdiction under the Douai Court of Appeal.
ARTICLE 24 – APPLICABLE LAW
The Rules and Call for application are governed by the law of France, with the exception of rules on conflict of laws.