1. GENERAL TERMS
1.1. These Terms (hereinafter - the Terms) determine the procedure for using the website https://architecturecompetitions.com/ (hereinafter - the Portal). The Terms are binding on all persons using the Portal who apply for, search, view, and / or browse architecture and design concept competitions (hereinafter – the Competitions) on the Portal, and/or use the functionality of the Portal in any other way.
1.2. The portal is maintained and administrated by BUILDNER, SLU, e-mail address [email protected] (hereinafter - the Administrator).
1.3. Buildner is the trading brand of BUILDNER, SLU (hereinafter – the Buildner).
1.4. TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT: Buildner is a registered trademark. All website contents are solely the property of Buildner TM (submitted competitions' contents copyrights are subject to exclusive disclaimer). All rights are registered and protected ©
1.5. The Portal consists of an informative message about organised architecture competition (including Competition Terms and Conditions, Competition Brief, photos, and any accompanying information) posted on the Portal by the Administrator and addressed to a specific group of persons - Participants.
1.6. According to these Terms, only Administrator’s selected Competitions are being placed and published on the Portal. All users are eligible to search, browse Competitions, as well as receive other services offered on the Portal. Additional terms, conditions, and restrictions may apply to all Competitions (see relevant Competition Terms and Conditions, Competition Brief).
2. REGISTRATION RULES
2.1. Using the Portal, the User has the right to apply for participation in the Competitions indicated on the Portal.
2.2. The User has the right to apply for participation in the Competitions indicated on the Portal only after registration.
2.3. In the process of registration, the User indicates the data requested in the registration form - a name, e-mail address, and phone number, as well as team member’s data (together hereinafter - the Data).
2.5. The Administrator disclaims any liability for the contents of the User's Submission and expressed opinions in relation to Competitions, products, or services on this Portal, as well as opinions expressed or published about Buildner Competitions outside the Portal.
3. SERVICE FEES
3.1. A registration fee is charged when applying for the competition on the Portal.
3.2. Fees may also be charged on the Portal for other paid services applied for by the User.
3.3. The Organizer informs that in order to ensure equal participation opportunities for citizens of different countries, the World Bank Purchasing Power Parities indices are used to determine the Registration Fee, with the help to determine an equal amount of the Registration Fee for each country individually (for additional information, see the specific competition rules).
3.4. Payment is made with the payment methods available on the Portal in Euros through PayPal, by credit card, Bitcoin, or by using the Competition Registration Ticket.
4. COMPETITION REGISTRATION TICKET SERVICE
4.1. The User has the right to purchase a Competition Registration Ticket, hereinafter - the Ticket, which is valid for paying the registration fee for any competition organized on the Portal, which is an alternative payment method to the card, Bitcoin and PayPal payment.
4.2. Payment of the Registration Fee by using a Ticket is only one of the methods of payment of the Registration Fee, which can also be paid by card and PayPal.
4.3. To purchase a Ticket, the User follows the purchase and payment procedure indicated on the Portal.
4.4. The ticket is valid for 1 (one) year from the moment of its purchase. Any Ticket not used within the mentioned period shall be cancelled without refund.
4.5. The User is entitled to use the purchased Ticket by registering for any 1 (one) competition on the Portal, selecting the "I Have a Ticket" option at the time of payment, and entering the unique Ticket number. After using the Ticket, the User will receive a confirmation email.
4.6. Special Ticket conditions:
4.6.1. the Ticket is non-returnable and non-refundable;
4.6.2. the Ticket can be used only 1 (one) time;
4.6.3. the Ticket is valid for 1 (one) year after the purchase;
4.6.4. the Ticket can be used for payment of registration fee for competition as an Enthusiast, an Architectural Designer, a Licensed Architect or a Company;
4.6.5. the Ticket cannot be used to enter the competition as a Student (to receive a Student discount or other Student benefits; if Students use a Ticket to pay the registration fee, then the Students participate in the competition as Enthusiasts and are not entitled to claim compensation for the difference between the Student and Enthusiast registration fees).
5. DONATION PROGRAM
5.1. The User has the right to become a donor of the Portal, with the aim of "making architecture opportunities more accessible to financially challenged students and talents globally".
5.2. When paying for the competition registration fee, the User can choose the option to join the donation program. To confirm the choice, before applying for the donation program, the User must confirm his choice on the Portal by ticking the box "I agree to participate in the donation program".
5.3. The donation program is a monthly donation of an amount specified by the User to the Administrator. The amount of donations is determined by the User himself or by choosing the amount of donations offered on the Portal. The specified donation amount will be charged from the User's linked bank card every month until the User decides to opt-out of the future donation program.
5.4. Special donations conditions:
5.4.1. the User can stop his participation in the donation program at any time without prior notice and without any explanation;
5.4.2. donations are non-refundable;
5.4.3. Administrator is entitled to use the donations at its discretion;
5.4.4. Administrator will not report on the use of donations;
5.4.5. the User has the right to change his linked bank card for payments;
5.4.6. donations are not subject to VAT. According to the laws and regulations, it is not possible for the Administrator to send an invoice for receiving donations, so the Administrator will only send an informative e-mail about receiving the first donation. Administrator sends information about other donation payments only upon request;
5.4.7. participation in the donation program does not give the User any additional benefits and privileges for participating in competitions.
6. OBLIGATIONS OF THE USER
6.1. The User undertakes not to use automatic or other programs to gain access to the Portal, including unauthorized access. Without the consent of the Administrator, the use, distribution, copying and / or retrieval of any materials or information (including Classifieds, descriptions, photographs, etc.) from the Portal manually or automatically (using software means) is not permitted.
6.2. In addition, the User undertakes:
6.2.1. not to copy, reproduce, modify, distribute or provide any information posted on the Portal without the written consent of the Administrator;
6.2.2. not to take any actions that may cause a disproportionate load on the Portal infrastructure;
6.2.3. not to obstruct the operation of the Portal, as well as not to obstruct the operation of automatic systems or processes, with the intention to block or restrict access to the Portal.
6.3. In order to prevent User violations and / or damage to the Administrator (for example, in case of DDoS-attacks or other hacker attacks, etc.), the Administrator has the right to restrict the User's or third parties' access to the Portal by blocking access to the Portal.
6.4. The User agrees that the Administrator is not responsible for possible losses caused to the User due to taking measures to prevent violations on the Portal related to the User's access to the site, as well as restriction / blocking of IP-addresses.
6.5. The User agrees to indemnify Administrator and Organizer from all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs, expenses and legal fees arising out of breach of these Terms and Conditions by the User or any other liability arising out of the User’s use of this Portal.
7. USER INFORMATION AND CONSENT
7.1. By exercising access to the Portal, the User consents to receive advertising information posted on the Portal by third parties. The User understands and agrees that the Administrator does not determine the content of such information and is not responsible for it.
8. CLAIMS AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE
8.1. If the User has complaints about the services or operation of the Portal, then the User is invited to first contact the Administrator, describing the situation and sending an e-mail to: [email protected]
8.2. If disputes cannot be resolved through negotiations, they shall be resolved in the court of Andorra in accordance with the Terms and the laws and regulations applicable in Andorra. The jurisdiction of the court is determined by the legal address of the Administrator at the time of bringing the action.
9.1. The Administrator has the right to unilaterally revise, amend or change the Terms, supplement, change, limit, and expand the functional possibilities of the Portal, as well as unilaterally change the payment procedure and prices without any special notice to the User.
9.2. When making changes in the current wording of the Terms, the date of the last amendment is indicated.
9.3. The new wording of the Terms shall enter into force from the moment of its posting on the Portal.
9.4. The User is obliged to get acquainted with the current wording of the Terms before each use of the Portal services. Use of the Portal after the entry into force of the new wording of the Terms means that the User agrees to it and the Terms in the new wording are applicable to User in full.
Date of wording: November 9, 2022
Date of publication: November 9, 2022
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