1. Eligibility: Made for India: Incentives (the “Contest”) is open to Indian residents, who are above 18 years of age and consent to be bound by these Official Rules (the “Rules”) below.
The contest will begin on July 29th, 2019 12 P.M. IST and end on December 31st , 2019, 12 P.M. IST. There is no limit to the number of developers per Company who sign-up and complete the module on Play Academy. In the case of duplicate or multiple completions from the same developer, the first completion (as determined by the "completion date and time”) will be accepted as the entry into the Contest. At the time of completion, each developer must: (i) be an Indian citizen (e.g., must be able to show proof of legal permanent residence, if asked for); (ii) Employees, interns, contractors, and official office-holders, as well as their immediate families, of Google India Pvt Ltd (“Google”), its affiliates, and any representatives or agencies of Google or other persons professionally connected with the Contest are not eligible to participate; (iii) must be able to furnish proof of association with the company either employed by or a representative of (iv) must not be working or hold an office, be an official, related to an organization or group affiliated or associated with The Government of India.
2. Competition Period: The contest will begin on July 29th, 2019 12 P.M. IST and end on December 31st , 2019, 12 P.M. IST. Timings are subject to change.
3. How to Enter: To enter the Contest, developers need to complete the module: Made for India hosted on Google Play Academy for App Success within the Competition Period.
Developers who complete the module, should provide accurate information about self and their association with companies (application package name on Google Play) during sign-up for their companies to be eligible for other benefits: Google Cloud Credits, Google Pixel Phone or invites to Google Play exclusive events; subject to the discretion of Google and upon fulfilling the criterion mentioned below
4. Selection of Winners:
- All developers that complete the module: Made for India will receive an e-badge or “Badge of Achievement” on Play Academy.
- For all other benefits; i.e. Google Cloud Credits, Google Pixel Phone & Invites:
- A. Google Cloud credits will only be given to companies from Cloud territories and to those who have not received them in the past.
- B. Applications (submitted packages) from participating companies must be compliant with Google Play Developer Policies.
- C. For all other benefits; i.e. Google Cloud Credits, Google Pixel Phone & Invites to events, the top 30 app companies, will be evaluated by the Google Play team on the following criteria:
4.1 Notification of Winners
Becoming a winner is subject to validation and verification of eligibility and compliance with all the terms and conditions set forth in these Rules. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the individual who was next in the shortlist will win. The potential winner(s) will be selected and notified by telephone and/or email, at Google’s discretion. If a potential winner does not respond to the notification attempt within two (2) business days from the first notification attempt, then such potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received based on the judging Criteria described herein.
All developers that complete the module: Made for India will receive an e-badge or “Badge of Achievement” on Play Academy.
The Made for India: Incentives include the following benefits below for upto 30 participating companies, subject to it's availability. 1) Pixel 3A devices 2) Google Cloud Credits worth approx USD 3,000 3) Invites to exclusive Google Play events hosted in India
There is no cash alternative and the benefits must be taken as offered. Google reserves the right to substitute prize(s) of an equivalent value should the Contest prizes become unavailable for any reason. If any winner is not able for whatever reason to accept their prize then Google reserves the right to award the prize to the next best entry. Any prize(s) that remain unclaimed at the end of 5 days from the announcement of the final results will be awarded to the next best entry(ies).
Google does not assume any responsibility for any products and services offered under the Contest. The products and services have not been certified by Google and under no circumstances shall the inclusion of any product or service in the Contest be construed as an endorsement or recommendation of such product or service by Google.
Except for warranties and conditions implied by law which cannot be excluded, Google makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the quality or suitability of any prizes awarded under these Rules. Certain legislation may imply conditions or warranties which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified except to a limited extent. In this event, to the extent permitted by law, Google's liability is limited to, at its option: (i) the replacement of the prize or the supply of an equivalent prize; or (ii) the payment, if it does not contravene any law, of the cost of the replacement or supply.
The benefits offered to developers as part of Made for India: Incentives are unrelated to the Google Play Academy for App Success.
6. Privacy Notice
7. Intellectual Property Rights
7.1. As between Google and you, you retain ownership of all intellectual property rights (including moral rights) in and to any content submitted by you as part of your entry into the Program. By submitting an entry to be considered for the Program, you grant Google, its affiliates, agents and partner companies, an irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive and, unless otherwise agreed, royalty free licence for the maximum amount of time permitted by the applicable law in the entry to use, copy, reproduce, adapt, modify, publish, distribute, publicly perform, create a derivative work from, and publicly display your submission for any purpose connected with the Program, such as, but not limited to: (1) for the purposes of allowing Google and the evaluators to evaluate your entry for purposes of the Program and identifying Participants to the public, and (2) for the purposes of advertising and promotion, and press and media communications.
7.2. You promise that you are entitled to any intellectual property rights in your submission and that you have not copied your submission, in whole or in part, from any other existing work to which you do not have exclusive intellectual property rights. You agree to indemnify and hold Google harmless against any third party legal proceeding arising from an allegation that the submission infringes or misappropriate any third party’s rights, including intellectual property rights.
7.3. By agreeing to participate in the Program, Participant grants to Google and its affiliates a worldwide, irrevocable, sub-licensable, and non-exclusive licence to use Participant’s name, business name, brand features and website address for advertising and promotional purposes (including, without limitation, the promotion of the Program) for the full period of protection of any applicable intellectual property laws.
7.4. Participants agree to participate in any media or promotional activity regarding the Program and, in that event, will grant to Google and its affiliates, to the extent permitted under applicable law, a worldwide, irrevocable, sub-licensable, and non-exclusive licence to use Participant’s name, image and likeness for advertising and promotional purposes.
8. Right to cancel, modify or disqualify
8.1. If for any reason outside Google’s control, the Program is not capable of running as planned (which may include tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, printing errors, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Program), Google may, at its sole discretion, cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Program.
8.2. Google may, acting reasonably: (a) disqualify any Developer who tampers with the submission process or any other part of the Program process or whose conduct is contrary to the spirit of the Terms or the intention of the Program and declare void its submission based on such conduct; or (b) declare void submissions resulting from any errors materially affecting the selection process or the number of Developers.
9. Limitation of Liability
To the maximum extent permitted by law, you agree to indemnify and keep indemnified Google at all times from and against all liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses resulting from any act, default or omissions by you and or a breach of any warranty by you detailed herein to the maximum extent permitted by law. You indemnify and agree to keep indemnified Google at all times from and against any liability, actions, claims, demands, losses, damages costs and expenses for or in respect of which Google will or may become liable by reason of or related or incidental to any act, default or omission by you under these rules including without limitation resulting from or in relation to any breach, non-observance, act or omission whether negligent or otherwise, pursuant to those rules by you. To the maximum extent permitted by law, you agree to hold Google, its respective Directors, Officers, Employees and assigns harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Program and/or use or acceptance of any Program benefit.
If any provision(s) of these Terms are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.
Google is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission. Google is not responsible for theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of Competition materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind. Google is not responsible for inaccurate transmissions of or failure to display Competition materials on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet portion of the Competition is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Competition, Google reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition.
12. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms shall be governed by, subject to, and construed in accordance with California law, excluding California’s choice of law. Nothing in these Terms will limit a party’s ability to seek equitable relief. The parties will try in good faith to settle any dispute relating to these Terms (“Dispute”) within 30 days after such Dispute arises. If the Dispute is not resolved within 30 days, it must be resolved by arbitration by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution of the American Arbitration Association and conducted in accordance with its Expedited Commercial Rules in force as of the date of these Terms. There will be one arbitrator selected by mutual agreement of the parties. The arbitration will be conducted in English in Santa Clara County, California, USA. Any decision rendered by the arbitrator will be final and binding on the parties, and judgment thereon may be entered by any court of competent jurisdiction. The arbitrator may order equitable or injunctive relief consistent with the remedies and limitations in these Terms. All information disclosed in connection with the arbitration, including the existence of the arbitration, will be considered confidential information and shall not be disclosed to third parties except as required by law. The parties may, however, disclose such information to an appropriate court under confidentiality restrictions, as necessary to seek enforcement of any arbitration award or judgment or to seek any relief permitted under these Terms. Nothing in these Terms will limit a party’s ability to seek equitable relief necessary to protect its rights pending resolution of the arbitration.
13. No Recourse to Judicial or Other Procedures
To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Competition are hereby excluded, and you acknowledge and agree, and expressly waive any and all such rights.
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