Terms and Conditions
Learner Circle holds the right to disqualify any submission which is non-compliant to the competition guidelines, do not meet the rules and regulations or is found to contain any identifying sign or mark that can contribute to the identity of the entrant. All submissions after the closing date for a particular competition shall be automatically disqualified. Learner Circle shall be under no obligation to notify the entrant or participant of the disqualified entry or submission.
Competition Cancellation / Withdrawal
The right to cancel or suspend or alter the rules of the competition at any point in time is held by Learner Circle, if deemed necessary in its opinion and if circumstances arise outside its control.
Learner Circle undertakes to scrupulously protect the integrity of the competitions by providing a unique registration number to each of the submissions, which will be the only identifier for the particular submission. This means the digital board received will be stored under their registration numbers, with the complementary information kept in a separate document. Apart from the unique registration number, any drawing, illustration, or narrative should not bear any marks, logos, symbols or sign that may identify its authority or source, and infringement of these rules will lead to immediate disqualification. The jury panel may be disclosed, subject to the particular competition, before or after the evaluation and declaration of the results of the competition, with the sole rights of the final decision to do so resting with Learner Circle.
Winner Selection / Jury's Decision
Learner Circle’s determination of any winning entry or submission through its panel of jury members will be final. If under any circumstances a selected winning entry cannot accept, receive or is ineligible for the award for any reason, the highest ranked entry from the top shortlisted or remaining entries that meet the winning requirement shall be deemed the winner. Learner Circle’s association with the jury members do not imply any legal association, affiliation, contract or partnership in any way, shape or form.
Organisation and Administration
Award and design competitions on www.learnercircle.in are organised and administered by Learner Circle. Learner Circle holds the rights to assign any juries, agents or other authorised administrator to administer its competitions, including making any decision or exercising such at its discretion.
Awards and Prizes
The awards and prizes shall be advertised with each competition, however, the right to add, alter or introduce additional awards and prizes will be held by Learner Circle.
Student entrants will be required to submit proofs of their student status for any competition, should the submission be selected as one of the winning entries. Professionals will be required to submit documentary evidence of the professional's or team leader’s right to practise the profession in the respective country or country of residence. Failure in doing so shall may result in disqualification and lead to forfeit.
In case of monetary awards, all bank account details into which the prize money is to be paid must match with that of the registered individual or team leader or studio or company. All federal, state and local taxes on the value of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.
If there are any imposed government regulation or economic sanctions by India that prohibit monetary transfer to the winner’s country of residence, it shall result in the prize money be not awarded to the winning entrant. At Learner Circle’s discretion, the prize money may be awarded to the next most deserving entry with the highest score, however, with the mention of the original winning entry on the website in the list of winners.
If the winner chooses not to accept the prize, an alternate winner will be chosen. If the winner fails to return any award or prize notification requested detail within fourteen days of the attempted first notification may result in disqualification and the prize will be forfeited.
Registration Fees and Associated Cost
The registration fee for competitions on the website and all costs and disbursements incurred by the entrants in the preparation of a submission or entry are sole responsibility of the entrant. All registration and submission fees are non-refundable and non-transferable once the entry is made.
Ownership and Copyright
The ownership of copyright in the work of all submissions will be in accordance with the Copyright and Patent Act 1988, which implies the copyright of any design, drawings accompanying any entry or submission rests with the author. All registered trademarks, symbols or words are owned and protected by, and property of the respective trademark owners.
No entrants or participants shall receive or be entitled to receive any payment in any form for submission or for granting Learner Circle any right herein, other than for being selected as one of the winning entries of the competition.
Learner Circle shall treat an entry or submission as being eligible to enter the competition under Indian Copyright Law. The competition participants agree to share their entries for making publication based on competition results by entering the Learner Circle competition. Participants are solely responsible for protecting the intellectual property of any submission to Learner Circle competitions.
If charges of plagiarism are made against an entrant or participant, the charges are to be addressed at the earliest by the accused entrant or participant. Learner Circle holds the right to take down the content from all its channels until the matter is resolved.
By entering the competition, the entrant acknowledges and accepts that all aspects of any submission narrative, description, details, images, illustration and animation may be used for publicity purposes by Learner Circle.
Winners agree to, and shall upon request at a reasonable notice, participate in publicity or promotional activity around the competition, like interviews, personally or otherwise. Each opportunity shall be taken on merit, and each participant or entrant shall have the right to decline any such opportunity.
Learner Circle holds the right to publish such material in whole or in part, or use them in any way it sees fit in connection with this website or its competition without permission of the entrant or payment for such use, subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.
By submitting your entry to the competition, you the “entrant” provide Learner Circle with a limited, non-exclusive, sub-licensable, worldwide, royalty-free license (but not the obligation), whose license is effective till perpetuity, to use, copy, modify, translate, and/or adapt, distribute, publicly display by any means and in any media and create derivative works of your entry solely in connection with the inclusion of your entry in activities related to, and the promotion of, the competition and the particular project, without any further notice or remuneration to you.
These rights shall be applied to all existing or future media, and in particular all physical, optical, magnetic, analogical, digital and electronic media, including media such as hardcopies, cd-roms, dvd-roms, hard disks, computers and servers, the internet, all private or public telecommunication networks, by cable, satellite, radio networks, etc.
By submitting your entry to the competition you also give Learner Circle a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable license in perpetuity, to display and archive your entry on Learner Circle's website, www.learnercirlce.in (“website”), on Learner Circle’s facebook, twitter or any other social networking / media pages in relation to the competition. Any credits will be with the name you supply for the competition.
Learner Circle is aware of your privacy and its importance. Any information collected on our site is used only for processing and administration of your competition entry according to the competition guidelines, rules and regulations and optimise your visit to our site from your personal experience.
Our Collected Information
The information we collect are either from you directly or through the cookies that your browser stores in your computer. These cookies do not allow us access to your personal computer, neither do they store any personal or payment details. The personal information collected is mainly used for competition submission administration and processing (according to the competition terms and conditions). We may sometimes also monitor site usage and traffic patterns to improve our site functioning and services. We may also use your details to keep you informed of future competitions or promotions.
Learner Circle will hold and use your personal data strictly according to the Indian Data Protection Legislation. We will comply with Data Protection Acts 1984 & 1998. Only your name and affiliation shall be shared for the purpose of publication of submissions on third party platforms.
Learner Circle is aware of your safety and security, for which all sensitive information are collected and processed through a secured system. Whenever you are required to provide with any sensitive information like your payment card details, you will be taken to a secure system.
These terms and conditions are governed by and in accordance with the Laws of India.
You agree to indemnify Learner Circle fully from and against all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs and expenses, legal fees arising out of any breach of these conditions by you or any other liability arising out of your use of the site.
The entrant agrees to release, indemnify, defend any party from any liability, any claim for damages, and/or lawsuit for or by reason of the mentioned submission as a result of any submission, revision, alteration or similar thereof. The entrant also acknowledges and agrees and therefore covenants not to sue or make any claim against any party related to an entrant’s submission or any individual participation or involvement in the competition in any way whatsoever, or any use thereof.
Under no circumstances shall or can the entrant be entitled to any loss or damage, which include attorney’s fees. Any dispute, claim and legal action arising from or connected with this competition, or any prizes awarded or potentially awarded therein, shall be resolved without resort to any form of legal action or class action. Should an entrant choose to bring a claim against Learner Circle or its agents the entrant shall pay Learner Circle or any party’s reasonable attorney fees and its legal costs arising from the claim, should it fail. Nothing herein will constitute a waiver of the entrant’s or participant’s legal rights or any rights any party may have to take against the entrant or the participant.
Learner Circle will not be responsible or liable for any lawsuit or claim against any of its judges or selector panel, emanating from their professional conduct or otherwise.
Unless clearly stated, all competitions are design concept only and do not imply in any way, an intention for the proposals to be physically constructed or built.
Learner Circle reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time without notice. The responsibility is yours to check the website regularly if we have made any changes to these terms and conditions.
Notification About Changes
You are free to unregister with us at any point of time if you do not want us to hold any of your personal information or get notified about future competitions. To do this please contact us at email@example.com with the subject Unregister stating your registered email address. You are also entitled to request the details of your data that we store.
By entering Learner Circle competitions, any and all entrants, participants, and submissions agree to fully comply with the terms and conditions, as referred in this web page. Please read them carefully before submitting your entry. These rules form a binding legal agreement between you and the organiser with respect to the competition. You must have access to the internet and a valid email address in order to enter the competition.
Employees of Learner Circle, members of the judging panel and their employees, associates and partners are prohibited from entering the competition. They are however encouraged to submit ideas for a special mention but cannot win or be a part of the formal competition.