Conditions of participation
for the photo contest “Salamander is in search of the most beautiful reference photo”
1. Photo contest
The photo contest "Salamander is in Search of the Most Beautiful Reference Photo" is carried out by Salamander Industrie-Produkte GmbH - hereinafter referred to as "SIP" or "the Organiser". Participation in the photo contest and its implementation are based exclusively on these Conditions of Participation.
2. Participation period
The participation period extends from 17th May 2021, 00:00 hrs to 9th July 202, 24:00 hrs. During this period, photos of reference properties can be submitted online, while transferring the corresponding image rights, to take part in the competition.
SIP expressly reserves the right to cancel the competition without prior notice and without giving reasons. This applies in particular to any reason that disrupts or prevents the competition from running according to plan or if proper performance of the competition is not possible for technical reasons.
By participating in the photo contest, the competition participant declares their consent to these Conditions of Participation.
3. Participation requirements
Employees of the organiser's customers, the customer of the organiser as well as employees of the organiser entitled to participate to the extent that the aforementioned persons have reached the age of 18 at the time of their participation. A participant in the photo contest is the person who uploads reference photos for the photo contest via the website www.salamander-windows.com/photocontest. Participation in the competition is free.
The Organiser reserves the right to exclude participants from participation at its own discretion if legitimate reasons exist, for example, in the case of false or misleading information in connection with participation in the photo contest or if the photos submitted violate applicable law or these Conditions of Participation or deviate grossly from the thematic specifications. In these cases, the Organiser also reserves the right to erase the relevant image contributions. There will be no notification of the erasure of the images.
Each picture must be submitted digitally using the online form. If photographs are taken in jpg format, the images should not be compressed too much. Quality level 8 and higher is preferred. The image should have a resolution of at least 3000 pixels, although 3600 pixels (12 to 16 megapixesl, maximum 20 megapixels) is better. Each participant can submit a maximum of 10 image files per property. Participation is only possible using the online form. Submissions sent in by other means are not permitted and will not be returned.
The submitted image is furnished with the information provided (company, salutation*, first name*, last name*, email adress*, place/country*, new construction or renovation*, system, number of windows/doors, object name, special features of the construction project, image description; where the fields marked with an asterisk * are mandatory fields ) during the file upload and saved in this way in a special database on the server of https://www.digitalocean.com/. The information is entered in the corresponding fields on the form.
The photos submitted will be erased if the Organiser does not carry out any further advertising or marketing-related evaluation or use the images beyond the photo contest.
You can win an iPhone 12 (128 GB), an iPad (Wi-Fi, 32 GB) and an Apple Watch Series 6 (aluminium housing, GPS).
Every participant receives a participation prize in form of an Amazon voucher in the amount of 10€.
Our Salamander jury consisting of members of the management and the marketing department of the organiser will select 3 winners from the best submissions. The jury decision will be made on July 19, 2021.
The winners will only be notified by an email being sent to the submitter of the photo.
The 3 prizes will be sent by mail. The shipping costs are borne by the Organiser. An exchange or a cash payment of the prize is not possible. Entitlement to the prize expires if the prize is not accepted after December 30, 2021. If the prizes are not taken, they can be transferred to another participant.
6. Image rights
Photos can only be submitted if the participant is in possession of the necessary rights. By uploading a picture, each participant assures that they are the creator of the uploaded picture and therefore have unlimited usage and exploitation rights to the respective photo or have been granted these rights, and that the picture is free from third-party rights and no personal rights, copyrights, trademark or other intellectual property rights of a third person or organisation are infringed.
The participant is to obtain any necessary consent from property owners or architects or other authorised persons for the property shown in the photo. The respective declaration of consent must be presented to the Organiser upon request.
Nobody should be recognisable in the photos. Otherwise the photos will be excluded from the competition.
The participants are exclusively responsible for the correctness of the information provided. Should third parties assert claims due to the violation of their rights and/or a participant provide false information and/or a photo violate the applicable law, the participant is to indemnify the Organiser from any liability resulting therefrom as well as from all third-party claims along with all expenses necessary in this context.
7. Granting of rights
By uploading an image, each participant irrevocably grants SIP and the companies affiliated with SIP the non-exclusive and sub-licensable rights of use, i.e. those that can be transferred to third parties, unlimited in terms of time, space and content, including the right to edit and change the photo, and in particular agrees to the publication and reproduction of the image, the name of the participant and the reporting of the competition – regardless of the type of media – including print, online, via social media platforms such as Facebook as well as the permanent integration of the picture in the Salamander media database for advertising purposes and the passing on to customers and partners.
This means that the Organiser and its partners and customers are entitled to use the submitted images – regardless of the photo contest – for their own offline and online PR and marketing work in all conceivable forms. This includes, among other things, the possibility of publication, duplication, illustration and distribution for the purpose of self-promotion and self-presentation.
Neither the Organiser nor its partners or customers are obligated to name the participant as the creator or authorised person nor to provide any other source information in connection with the publication of submitted photos.
Neither will fees nor any other remuneration be paid for the publication of photos, i.e. in the context of the photo contest or for subsequent marketing campaigns.
8. Data protection
In order to be able to participate in the photo contest, it is essential to register at the data protection declaration by entering personal data and to accept the applicable data protection declaration. The participant is free at any time to withdraw their consent to the storage of personal data and therefore withdraw from participation by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org, although the submitted images can still be used for advertising when anonymised.
The participant assures that the information provided by him about the participant, in particular those about the person, i.e. first and last name and e-mail address are true and correct.
The data submitted by the senders will be passed on to third parties involved, such as magazine editors, when the images are published as part of the photo contest (reporting on the competition, award ceremony, etc.). In the event of a win, the winner agrees to the publication of their name or company name (if specified) and the naming of the location where the picture was taken. This includes the announcement of the winner on the Organiser’s website www.salamander-windows.com and various social media platforms (Facebook DE: https://www.facebook.com/Salamander.Industrie.Produkte, Facebook ES: https://www.facebook.com/Salamanderesp, Facebook PT: https://www.facebook.com/Salamanderpor, Facebook PL: https://www.facebook.com/katarzyna.kacprzak.92317, Facebook PL SWDS: https://www.facebook.com/SalamanderWindowDoorSystemsSA, Facebook IT: https://www.facebook.com/Salamander-Italia-176376299512270, LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/salamander-window-and-door-systems/, Twitter: https://twitter.com/Salamander_SWDS, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/salamander_windows_and_doors/, Xing: https://www.xing.com/pages/salamanderindustrie-produktegmbh, YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9_rfMsMBlcduze7E93IZCg). The participant can withdraw their declared consent at any time. The withdrawal must be sent in text form to email@example.com. The personal data collected during the photo contest (salutation, last name, first name, company, email address) will only be collected for the performance of the competition, but will also be stored on the internet, in our social media channels (see above) and on the SIP servers after the competition has ended. The participant expressly agrees to this.
9. Applicable law
The present Conditions of Participation and the competition as a whole are exclusively subject to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany.
10. Legal recourse
Any recourse to courts of law is excluded.
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