Terms of Use

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1

Welcome to Sustainnovate! The following terms and conditions of use (and the additional agreements described in Section 5 below, collectively hereinafter “Terms of Use”) apply to and govern our contractual relationship and you and your company's (“Business”) access to and use of this online portal, with a home page of www.sustainnovate.ae, and any content, communications, tools, or services available on or through this website Portal (collectively, “Portal”).

2. DESCRIPTION OF THIS PORTAL AND AVAILABILITY

2.1

The ZFEP innovators portal ‘Sustainnovate’ is a global open innovation platform for renewable energy and sustainable development. The portal will provide an opportunity for innovators and entrepreneurs to share information, connect and collaborate around new technologies, projects and big ideas, and engage directly with the marketplace.

2.2

Registered and certain unregistered members of this Portal are authorized to Post to this portal. Unregistered members include users who are authenticated through a third-party platform, including without limitation, Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. Any comment, opinion, review, content, creation of a Profile (defined below), communication and/or material posted or submitted on or through this portal are referred to herein as “Post”, “Posts” or “Posting”.

2.3

Portions of this portal will be available to all users of the portal regardless of registration status. You must register, however, to access “Members Only” sections (see below), tools and features on this portal (e.g. you can comment to a post only if you are registered).

2.4

This portal is hosted and administered by the Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP).

2.5

You (and not ZFEP) are responsible for, without limitation, obtaining and maintaining all telecommunications, broadband, and computer hardware, equipment, and services needed to access and use the portal, and paying all charges related thereto.

2.6

ZFEP is making this Portal available to you “as is”. We reserve the right to discontinue this Portal, or otherwise supplement, change, or modify its appearance and/or any features or functions of this Portal, in any way, in whole or in part at any time for any purpose without notice. WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE AND SHALL HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO YOU OR YOUR BUSINESS IN THE EVENT WE EXERCISE OUR RIGHT TO DO SO.

3. AUTHORITY AND CAPACITY

3.1

You represent and warrant, and covenant that you are at least eighteen (18) years old and have the power, authority and capacity to enter into this agreement.

3.2

By using the Portal, you signify you meet all of the foregoing criteria, and agree any action taken by you on the Portal shall be deemed an action taken by you and your Business.

4. MEMBERS ONLY REGISTRATION AND PROFILE CREATION

4.1

To access “Members Only” sections, tools and features on the Portal, you must first log in using your User ID and password. If you do not already have a user name, you can create one by following the instructions on the Log In page.

We may ask you to provide profile and contact information. If you wish to become a member, you must provide us with true, accurate, and current information. You must not impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or entity, including using another person's username, password or other account information or another person's name, likeness, voice, image or photograph. If we have reason to suspect any such information you provided is not authorized, correct, current, or complete, we may among other remedial options refuse you access to the Portal or any of its resources without notice.

4.4

You may Post photographs to your personal profile. All photographs you Post must comply with these Terms of Use. For your profile, photographs must only depict you, the registered OPEN Forum Member, and no one else.

4.5

You are solely responsible for acquiring all necessary authorizations/ approvals related to your upload of said photographs or other Posts to the Portal. Photographs may not contain any unauthorized depiction of any trademarks, trade names, third-party copyrighted material, or any material owned by any third party.

5. ADDITIONAL AGREEMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

5.1

In addition to the terms and conditions of this document, use of this Portal is subject to and you are also agreeing to be bound by the

  • Sustainnovate Terms of Use,
  • Sustainnovate Disclaimer, and
  • Customer Privacy Policy

6. CHANGES TO TERMS OF USE

6.1

ZFEP reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time. By continuing to use the Portal following such change you will be deemed to have accepted such change. It is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether these terms and conditions have been changed. If you do not agree to any such change you must immediately stop using the Portal.

6.2

Any modifications to these Terms of Use will only affect your and our respective rights and obligations from the effective date of the change(s) and thereafter. If you do not agree with modified Terms of Use you must cease using the Portal.

7. POSTING AND LICENSE TO ZFEP

7.1

You may retain any and all applicable copyright, patent and other intellectual property ownership rights with respect to any Post/Protectable Invention you submit using the Portal to the extent you have such rights under applicable law.

7.2

“Protectable Inventions” is defined to mean any concepts, creative ideas, product service or business models, inventions, designs, software, procedures, applications, methods, improvements, programs, or other content sent directly to ZFEP or Posted on or through this Portal by you, that are proper subject matter under any applicable patent laws, such as the Patent Laws of the United States, 35 U.S.C. et. seq. or those of other applicable countries.

7.3

ZFEP may in its sole discretion reference or use and publish your Posts/Protectable Inventions in any media or medium now known or hereafter invented without remuneration, obligation or attribution to you.

7.4

You can learn about Protectable Inventions, whether the information you plan to Post is protectable and how you can protect it by contacting a qualified patent attorney, and reviewing resources at the applicable patent office websites, for example, the United States Patent and Trademark Office website: www.USPTO.gov

7.5

To avoid the possibility of future misunderstanding or conflicts that may arise on this Portal, or our customer research, we are NOT seeking submission of your Protectable Inventions.

7.6

Therefore, please do not Post or otherwise send to ZFEP any Protectable Inventions.

7.7

If you nevertheless choose to Post or otherwise submit any Protectable Inventions to us, in doing so you are providing the license as provided herein.

7.9

Anything you Post with the Portal, including without limitation Posts/Protectable Inventions, are freely available for our use as provided herein. No element of your Posts or the Protectable Inventions you communicate to us will be subject to any obligation of confidence, privacy or secrecy.

7.10

ZFEP WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY USE OR DISCLOSURE OF SUCH POSTS AND/OR PROTECTABLE INVENTIONS BY ZFEP, SUSTAINNOVATE MEMBERS OR ANYONE ELSE.

7.11

SINCE ALL POSTS AND/OR PROTECTABLE INVENTIONS BECOME PUBLIC INFORMATION AVAILABLE EITHER TO ZFEP OR SUSTAINNOVATE MEMBERS OR USERS IN GENERAL, YOU MUST ALWAYS EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN DECIDING TO POST OR DISCLOSE ANY CONFIDENTIAL OR PRIVATE INFORMATION.

7.12

All Posts and Protectable Inventions made to this Portal are subject to the following terms:

  • ZFEP is not required to use any such Posts/Protectable Inventions you provide, but it may do so at its sole discretion without remuneration, obligation or attribution to you.
  • You represent and warrant you have the right to grant the licenses stated herein
  • You hereby grant ZFEP, its affiliates and licensees/transferees, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable, unrestricted license in such Posts/Protectable Inventions.
  • This license to use the Posts/Protectable Inventions includes without limitation:
    • rights to all related copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights, together with all consents (if any) and covenants not to sue, to enable the unrestricted practicing, making, having made, use, display, indexing, commenting upon, reproduction, distribution, modification, creation of and/or use of derivative works, of, from or related to said Posts and Protectable Inventions, and
    • rights to publish and/or otherwise use, practice, make, manufacture, have made, perform, display or other exploitation of your Posts/Protectable Inventions for any purpose commercial or otherwise, by any means, and in all media formats and channels now known or hereafter devised, in whole or in part, alone or with other material, with or without edits, without notice and without obligation, remuneration, payment, accounting, or other reference or attribution to you or any other person for the full statutory period of all such rights (together with any extensions and renewals) and insofar as possible in perpetuity.

7.13

If your Posts contain any statements about or related to ZFEP or its products or services, or any other company or person, such statements shall be accurate, correct and honest expressions of your personal experience and belief. ZFEP shall have the right to publish or use any statements made by you in your Posts in its advertising, marketing or promotional materials in any media now or hereafter known (in addition to on this Portal), with or without edits (provided the general sense of the statements is not changed), alone or with other material, without notice or payment to you, with or without your username, forever without restrictions.

7.14

You acknowledge and agree you are receiving good and valuable consideration, the adequacy of which you hereby recognize as satisfactory and complete, including but not limited to, the rights provided by these Terms of Use and the right to use this Portal and the resources herein.

7.15

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you waive all moral rights, rights of attribution, rights of privacy and publicity in the Posts/Protectable Inventions which may be available to you in any part of the world and confirm that no such rights have been asserted.

7.16

You represent and warrant, to the best of your knowledge, all such Postings/Protectable Inventions provided by you are original, non-infringing and not owned, encumbered, originated, or derived from or otherwise controlled by a third party.

7.17

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY ON OUR USE OF POSTS/PROTECTABLE INVENTIONS: TO THE EXTENT THE LICENSE IN THIS SECTION IS NOT ENFORCEABLE, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF ZFEP ITS LICENSORS, SPONSORS, AGENCIES AND THEIR PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, FOR ANY CLAIM ARISING FROM THE USE, PRACTICE, MAKING, HAVE MADE, PERFORMANCE, DISPLAY OR ANY OTHER EXPLOITATION OF YOUR POSTS/PROTECTABLE INVENTIONS FOR ANY PURPOSE COMMERCIAL OR OTHERWISE SHALL BE ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00).

8. RULES OF CONDUCT

8.1

We encourage your full participation in this Portal provided that you comply with these Terms of Use. Your Post is very important to us. We will attempt to review every Post to this Portal to confirm that it complies with the Terms of Use, however, we cannot guarantee that we will review every Post, or be able to filter every Post that does not comply. ZFEP is under no obligation to react, remove or otherwise take action because of such Posts and assumes no responsibility or liability relating to any such Posts.

8.2

ZFEP may decline to accept and/or remove any Post that violates these Terms of Use.

8.3

You must not Post anything that contains:

  • Any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a violation of these Terms of Use, a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, or in ZFEP' sole judgment is inappropriate.
  • Messages posted by users impersonating others.
  • Personal information such as messages which state phone numbers, social security numbers, account numbers, addresses, personal line size, or employer references.
  • Messages by non-spokesperson employees of ZFEP purporting to speak on behalf of ZFEP or containing confidential information or expressing opinions concerning ZFEP.
  • Messages that offer unauthorized downloads of any copyrighted or private information.
  • Chain letters of any kind.
  • Anything that infringes the intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
  • False or misleading information or content.
  • Competitive business information about another business or company.
  • Links to other websites and/or blogs that contain, promote or facilitate: religious or political organizations, hate or anti-government propaganda or activities, adult-themed or oriented material or services, gambling material or services, illegal activities or content, pornography or sexually explicit material or services, illegal drugs or business, alcohol, tobacco or firearms/weapons.
  • Software that could disrupt, damage, disable, burden or impair the Portal.
  • Unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, 'junk mail', 'spam', 'chain letters', 'pyramid schemes', or any other form of such solicitation. We may in our sole discretion permit you to Post information about your Business, including a link to your Business website, as long as such information is related to the content topic and otherwise complies with these Terms of Use.
  • Advertising (e.g. offering for sale products or services), soliciting or offering to sell any goods or services unrelated to your Business.
  • Software that could circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security features of the services or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce these Terms of Use.
  • Exceed the volume of messages in a given period of time that a single human can reasonably manually produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser uploading Posts one at a time.

8.4

You must not:

  • reproduce, duplicate, download, post, display, publish, re-license, transmit, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to the Portal.
  • modify, create derivative works of, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any portion of any software available for download through the Portal.
  • disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations established from time to time regarding use of this Portal or any networks connected to this Portal.
  • use the Portal to communicate any information, or to engage in any discussion, that would violate any law or regulation, including but not limited to applicable antitrust or competition laws.
  • engage in hacking, cracking, “phishing”, “phreaking” or any other activity to circumvent established Internet security measures on the Portal or elsewhere.
  • disrupt the normal flow of communication and dialogue on the Portal, causing a screen to scroll faster than other users are able to type, or otherwise acting in any way which adversely affects the ability of other users to engage in real time activities on the Portal.
  • remove any copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary rights notice on any content or Post, either on the Portal or any authorized downloaded copy.
  • interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Portal, or the servers or networks that provide the Portal.
  • harvest or collect emails or any information about other users or companies using this Portal.
  • use any robot, spider, Portal search/retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device to retrieve, index, “data mine,” or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of any of the Portal.
  • install, upload, post a virus, worm, Trojan Horse, Easter egg, time bomb, spyware, or any other computer code, file, or similar program that is harmful, invasive or is otherwise intended to damage or hijack the operation of any hardware, software, or telecommunications equipment.

9. REPORTING ABUSE, VIOLATIONS OF TERMS OF USE

9.1

ZFEP reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms of Use, including the right to block access from a particular Internet address to the Portal. If you see a Post that violates these Terms of Use please report it to us by email provided in the ‘Contact Us’ section.

9.2

ZFEP reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms of Use and suspend or terminate access of the violator(s).

9.3

ZFEP will remove Posts that infringe upon the intellectual property rights (e.g. copyrights, trademark or patent rights) or personal rights (e.g., right of publicity and privacy) of another, or other violations of these Terms of Use and reserves the right to remove Posts without prior notice. In the event it chooses to do so at its discretion, ZFEP assumes no responsibility for the Posts or any obligation to remove any inappropriate Posts or any responsibility for the conduct of a user submitting inappropriate Posts. At its sole discretion, ZFEP may remove any Postings and/or terminate a user's access to the Portal (or certain portions of the Portal) for violating any of these Terms of Use at any time and without notice.

9.4

ZFEP values intellectual property rights of all parties, and will terminate access to this Portal by any Member or other user whom ZFEP has notified of infringing activity multiple times and/or who has had a Post removed multiple times for infringing activity. ZFEP reserves the right, but not the obligation, to take any appropriate legal action for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Tool or any content or Posts thereon, or violation of the Terms of Use.

10. COPYRIGHT/TRADEMARKS

10.1

To the extent your access and use of the Portal complies with all such applicable laws and these Terms of Use, ZFEP grants you the revocable, non-transferable, non-sub-licensable right to access and use the Portal's features, and all information, materials, functions and content available on the Portal, and to participate in the Portal, and download content therefrom, as available, provided you (a) keep intact all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices, (b) you make no modifications to the content, and (c) do not use the content in a manner that suggests an association with any of our trademark licensors products, services or brands.

11. DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT - NOTIFICATION TO ZFEP REGARDING ALLEGED COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

11.1

If you believe in good faith that any material provided through the Portal infringes upon your copyright, you may send notice to ZFEP requesting that the material or access to the material be removed. The notice must include all of the following:

  • an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
  • sufficient identification of the allegedly infringing material;
  • sufficient information as to the location of the allegedly infringing material so that it may be found on the Site and identified;
  • the copyright owner name or person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner name, physical address, telephone number and, if possible, email address;
  • a written statement by the copyright owner or person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner of a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and
  • a statement that the information provided in the notice is accurate, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

12. INDEMNIFICATION

12.1

You shall indemnify and hold ZFEP, its licensors, sponsors, agencies and their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Portal or your Postings or Protectable Inventions to the Portal, the violation of these Portal Terms of Use by you, or the infringement by you, or other users of the Portal using your access ID or credentials, of any intellectual property rights or other rights of any person or entity. You must use your best efforts to cooperate with us in the defense of any such claim. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to employ separate counsel and assume the exclusive defense and control of any such matter subject to indemnification by you.

13. ARBITRATION

13.1

Procedures: You agree any and all disputes, claims or controversies arising out of or related to these Terms of Use, including any claims under any statute or regulation ("Disputes"), shall be submitted first to non-binding mediation. If the Disputes are not resolved through mediation, the Disputes then shall be submitted for binding arbitration. Unless the parties agree otherwise, any mediation and/or arbitration shall take place in the United Arab Emirates, and shall be administered by, and pursuant to the rules of the courts of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

14. UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USAGE; FRAUD INVESTIGATIONS.

14.1

You are solely responsible for all activity occurring under your username and password, and are prohibited from sharing or disclosing your username and password. Therefore, please safeguard your registration information. You should exit your account at the end of each usage session. You may not yourself or You must not allow others to impersonate or otherwise use your Portal username and password. You must promptly notify us of any unauthorized use of your Portal username and password or any other breach of security you become aware of involving or relating to this Portal.

14.2

You shall immediately contact us at Sustainnovate@zayedfutureenergyprize.com in the event you become aware that the security of your username and/or password may have been compromised.

14.3

If there is unauthorized use of your registered account/user name, or if a wireless device used to access the Portal is lost or stolen, of if your phone number changes you must immediately notify us. We have the right to interrupt or restrict use or access to the Portal, without notice to you, if we suspect fraudulent or abusive activity.

14.4

You shall cooperate with us in any fraud investigation and to use any fraud prevention measures we prescribe. Failure to cooperate will result in your liability for all fraudulent usage.

15. DISCLAIMERS REGARDING WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

15.1

The Portal may be accessed via wireless devices, however such access and use of the Portal occurs across the networks of a number of wireless service providers. ZFEP does not operate these networks and has no control over the operations of the wireless service providers. We will not be liable to you if circumstances beyond our control interrupt, prevent or otherwise affect the transmission, communication, Post, transaction or otherwise interfere with the integrity of thereof, including, without limitation, unavailability of wireless service, network delays, limitations on wireless coverage, system outages, or interruption of a wireless connection. ZFEP disclaims any responsibility for any wireless service used to access the Portal.

15.2

Use of the Portal wirelessly involves the electronic transmission of personal financial information across the networks of wireless service providers. Because we do not operate or control the wireless networks used to access ZFEP Mobile, we cannot guarantee the privacy or security of wireless data transmissions. Additionally, the wireless device browser is generally pre-configured by your wireless Internet service provider. Check with your service provider for information about their privacy and security practices.

ZFEP will treat your data in accordance with the Privacy Statement.

15.3

ZFEP does not charge for use or access of the Portal available as of the date of you agreed to these Terms of Use. However, your wireless service provider may levy fees or charges for transmission or receipt of messages and other communications (e.g. Posts, review of Portal content, etc.) your equipment through the wireless service provider and you are solely responsible for such charges.

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Terms of Use

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1

Welcome to Sustainnovate! The following terms and conditions of use (and the additional agreements described in Section 5 below, collectively hereinafter “Terms of Use”) apply to and govern our contractual relationship and you and your company's (“Business”) access to and use of this online portal, with a home page of www.sustainnovate.ae, and any content, communications, tools, or services available on or through this website Portal (collectively, “Portal”).

2. DESCRIPTION OF THIS PORTAL AND AVAILABILITY

2.1

The ZFEP innovators portal ‘Sustainnovate’ is a global open innovation platform for renewable energy and sustainable development. The portal will provide an opportunity for innovators and entrepreneurs to share information, connect and collaborate around new technologies, projects and big ideas, and engage directly with the marketplace.

2.2

Registered and certain unregistered members of this Portal are authorized to Post to this portal. Unregistered members include users who are authenticated through a third-party platform, including without limitation, Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. Any comment, opinion, review, content, creation of a Profile (defined below), communication and/or material posted or submitted on or through this portal are referred to herein as “Post”, “Posts” or “Posting”.

2.3

Portions of this portal will be available to all users of the portal regardless of registration status. You must register, however, to access “Members Only” sections (see below), tools and features on this portal (e.g. you can comment to a post only if you are registered).

2.4

This portal is hosted and administered by the Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP).

2.5

You (and not ZFEP) are responsible for, without limitation, obtaining and maintaining all telecommunications, broadband, and computer hardware, equipment, and services needed to access and use the portal, and paying all charges related thereto.

2.6

ZFEP is making this Portal available to you “as is”. We reserve the right to discontinue this Portal, or otherwise supplement, change, or modify its appearance and/or any features or functions of this Portal, in any way, in whole or in part at any time for any purpose without notice. WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE AND SHALL HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO YOU OR YOUR BUSINESS IN THE EVENT WE EXERCISE OUR RIGHT TO DO SO.

3. AUTHORITY AND CAPACITY

3.1

You represent and warrant, and covenant that you are at least eighteen (18) years old and have the power, authority and capacity to enter into this agreement.

3.2

By using the Portal, you signify you meet all of the foregoing criteria, and agree any action taken by you on the Portal shall be deemed an action taken by you and your Business.

4. MEMBERS ONLY REGISTRATION AND PROFILE CREATION

4.1

To access “Members Only” sections, tools and features on the Portal, you must first log in using your User ID and password. If you do not already have a user name, you can create one by following the instructions on the Log In page.

We may ask you to provide profile and contact information. If you wish to become a member, you must provide us with true, accurate, and current information. You must not impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or entity, including using another person's username, password or other account information or another person's name, likeness, voice, image or photograph. If we have reason to suspect any such information you provided is not authorized, correct, current, or complete, we may among other remedial options refuse you access to the Portal or any of its resources without notice.

4.4

You may Post photographs to your personal profile. All photographs you Post must comply with these Terms of Use. For your profile, photographs must only depict you, the registered OPEN Forum Member, and no one else.

4.5

You are solely responsible for acquiring all necessary authorizations/ approvals related to your upload of said photographs or other Posts to the Portal. Photographs may not contain any unauthorized depiction of any trademarks, trade names, third-party copyrighted material, or any material owned by any third party.

5. ADDITIONAL AGREEMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

5.1

In addition to the terms and conditions of this document, use of this Portal is subject to and you are also agreeing to be bound by the

  • Sustainnovate Terms of Use,
  • Sustainnovate Disclaimer, and
  • Customer Privacy Policy

6. CHANGES TO TERMS OF USE

6.1

ZFEP reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time. By continuing to use the Portal following such change you will be deemed to have accepted such change. It is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether these terms and conditions have been changed. If you do not agree to any such change you must immediately stop using the Portal.

6.2

Any modifications to these Terms of Use will only affect your and our respective rights and obligations from the effective date of the change(s) and thereafter. If you do not agree with modified Terms of Use you must cease using the Portal.

7. POSTING AND LICENSE TO ZFEP

7.1

You may retain any and all applicable copyright, patent and other intellectual property ownership rights with respect to any Post/Protectable Invention you submit using the Portal to the extent you have such rights under applicable law.

7.2

“Protectable Inventions” is defined to mean any concepts, creative ideas, product service or business models, inventions, designs, software, procedures, applications, methods, improvements, programs, or other content sent directly to ZFEP or Posted on or through this Portal by you, that are proper subject matter under any applicable patent laws, such as the Patent Laws of the United States, 35 U.S.C. et. seq. or those of other applicable countries.

7.3

ZFEP may in its sole discretion reference or use and publish your Posts/Protectable Inventions in any media or medium now known or hereafter invented without remuneration, obligation or attribution to you.

7.4

You can learn about Protectable Inventions, whether the information you plan to Post is protectable and how you can protect it by contacting a qualified patent attorney, and reviewing resources at the applicable patent office websites, for example, the United States Patent and Trademark Office website: www.USPTO.gov

7.5

To avoid the possibility of future misunderstanding or conflicts that may arise on this Portal, or our customer research, we are NOT seeking submission of your Protectable Inventions.

7.6

Therefore, please do not Post or otherwise send to ZFEP any Protectable Inventions.

7.7

If you nevertheless choose to Post or otherwise submit any Protectable Inventions to us, in doing so you are providing the license as provided herein.

7.9

Anything you Post with the Portal, including without limitation Posts/Protectable Inventions, are freely available for our use as provided herein. No element of your Posts or the Protectable Inventions you communicate to us will be subject to any obligation of confidence, privacy or secrecy.

7.10

ZFEP WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY USE OR DISCLOSURE OF SUCH POSTS AND/OR PROTECTABLE INVENTIONS BY ZFEP, SUSTAINNOVATE MEMBERS OR ANYONE ELSE.

7.11

SINCE ALL POSTS AND/OR PROTECTABLE INVENTIONS BECOME PUBLIC INFORMATION AVAILABLE EITHER TO ZFEP OR SUSTAINNOVATE MEMBERS OR USERS IN GENERAL, YOU MUST ALWAYS EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN DECIDING TO POST OR DISCLOSE ANY CONFIDENTIAL OR PRIVATE INFORMATION.

7.12

All Posts and Protectable Inventions made to this Portal are subject to the following terms:

  • ZFEP is not required to use any such Posts/Protectable Inventions you provide, but it may do so at its sole discretion without remuneration, obligation or attribution to you.
  • You represent and warrant you have the right to grant the licenses stated herein
  • You hereby grant ZFEP, its affiliates and licensees/transferees, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable, unrestricted license in such Posts/Protectable Inventions.
  • This license to use the Posts/Protectable Inventions includes without limitation:
    • rights to all related copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights, together with all consents (if any) and covenants not to sue, to enable the unrestricted practicing, making, having made, use, display, indexing, commenting upon, reproduction, distribution, modification, creation of and/or use of derivative works, of, from or related to said Posts and Protectable Inventions, and
    • rights to publish and/or otherwise use, practice, make, manufacture, have made, perform, display or other exploitation of your Posts/Protectable Inventions for any purpose commercial or otherwise, by any means, and in all media formats and channels now known or hereafter devised, in whole or in part, alone or with other material, with or without edits, without notice and without obligation, remuneration, payment, accounting, or other reference or attribution to you or any other person for the full statutory period of all such rights (together with any extensions and renewals) and insofar as possible in perpetuity.

7.13

If your Posts contain any statements about or related to ZFEP or its products or services, or any other company or person, such statements shall be accurate, correct and honest expressions of your personal experience and belief. ZFEP shall have the right to publish or use any statements made by you in your Posts in its advertising, marketing or promotional materials in any media now or hereafter known (in addition to on this Portal), with or without edits (provided the general sense of the statements is not changed), alone or with other material, without notice or payment to you, with or without your username, forever without restrictions.

7.14

You acknowledge and agree you are receiving good and valuable consideration, the adequacy of which you hereby recognize as satisfactory and complete, including but not limited to, the rights provided by these Terms of Use and the right to use this Portal and the resources herein.

7.15

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you waive all moral rights, rights of attribution, rights of privacy and publicity in the Posts/Protectable Inventions which may be available to you in any part of the world and confirm that no such rights have been asserted.

7.16

You represent and warrant, to the best of your knowledge, all such Postings/Protectable Inventions provided by you are original, non-infringing and not owned, encumbered, originated, or derived from or otherwise controlled by a third party.

7.17

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY ON OUR USE OF POSTS/PROTECTABLE INVENTIONS: TO THE EXTENT THE LICENSE IN THIS SECTION IS NOT ENFORCEABLE, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF ZFEP ITS LICENSORS, SPONSORS, AGENCIES AND THEIR PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, FOR ANY CLAIM ARISING FROM THE USE, PRACTICE, MAKING, HAVE MADE, PERFORMANCE, DISPLAY OR ANY OTHER EXPLOITATION OF YOUR POSTS/PROTECTABLE INVENTIONS FOR ANY PURPOSE COMMERCIAL OR OTHERWISE SHALL BE ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00).

8. RULES OF CONDUCT

8.1

We encourage your full participation in this Portal provided that you comply with these Terms of Use. Your Post is very important to us. We will attempt to review every Post to this Portal to confirm that it complies with the Terms of Use, however, we cannot guarantee that we will review every Post, or be able to filter every Post that does not comply. ZFEP is under no obligation to react, remove or otherwise take action because of such Posts and assumes no responsibility or liability relating to any such Posts.

8.2

ZFEP may decline to accept and/or remove any Post that violates these Terms of Use.

8.3

You must not Post anything that contains:

  • Any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a violation of these Terms of Use, a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, or in ZFEP' sole judgment is inappropriate.
  • Messages posted by users impersonating others.
  • Personal information such as messages which state phone numbers, social security numbers, account numbers, addresses, personal line size, or employer references.
  • Messages by non-spokesperson employees of ZFEP purporting to speak on behalf of ZFEP or containing confidential information or expressing opinions concerning ZFEP.
  • Messages that offer unauthorized downloads of any copyrighted or private information.
  • Chain letters of any kind.
  • Anything that infringes the intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
  • False or misleading information or content.
  • Competitive business information about another business or company.
  • Links to other websites and/or blogs that contain, promote or facilitate: religious or political organizations, hate or anti-government propaganda or activities, adult-themed or oriented material or services, gambling material or services, illegal activities or content, pornography or sexually explicit material or services, illegal drugs or business, alcohol, tobacco or firearms/weapons.
  • Software that could disrupt, damage, disable, burden or impair the Portal.
  • Unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, 'junk mail', 'spam', 'chain letters', 'pyramid schemes', or any other form of such solicitation. We may in our sole discretion permit you to Post information about your Business, including a link to your Business website, as long as such information is related to the content topic and otherwise complies with these Terms of Use.
  • Advertising (e.g. offering for sale products or services), soliciting or offering to sell any goods or services unrelated to your Business.
  • Software that could circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security features of the services or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce these Terms of Use.
  • Exceed the volume of messages in a given period of time that a single human can reasonably manually produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser uploading Posts one at a time.

8.4

You must not:

  • reproduce, duplicate, download, post, display, publish, re-license, transmit, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to the Portal.
  • modify, create derivative works of, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any portion of any software available for download through the Portal.
  • disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations established from time to time regarding use of this Portal or any networks connected to this Portal.
  • use the Portal to communicate any information, or to engage in any discussion, that would violate any law or regulation, including but not limited to applicable antitrust or competition laws.
  • engage in hacking, cracking, “phishing”, “phreaking” or any other activity to circumvent established Internet security measures on the Portal or elsewhere.
  • disrupt the normal flow of communication and dialogue on the Portal, causing a screen to scroll faster than other users are able to type, or otherwise acting in any way which adversely affects the ability of other users to engage in real time activities on the Portal.
  • remove any copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary rights notice on any content or Post, either on the Portal or any authorized downloaded copy.
  • interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Portal, or the servers or networks that provide the Portal.
  • harvest or collect emails or any information about other users or companies using this Portal.
  • use any robot, spider, Portal search/retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device to retrieve, index, “data mine,” or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of any of the Portal.
  • install, upload, post a virus, worm, Trojan Horse, Easter egg, time bomb, spyware, or any other computer code, file, or similar program that is harmful, invasive or is otherwise intended to damage or hijack the operation of any hardware, software, or telecommunications equipment.

9. REPORTING ABUSE, VIOLATIONS OF TERMS OF USE

9.1

ZFEP reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms of Use, including the right to block access from a particular Internet address to the Portal. If you see a Post that violates these Terms of Use please report it to us by email provided in the ‘Contact Us’ section.

9.2

ZFEP reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms of Use and suspend or terminate access of the violator(s).

9.3

ZFEP will remove Posts that infringe upon the intellectual property rights (e.g. copyrights, trademark or patent rights) or personal rights (e.g., right of publicity and privacy) of another, or other violations of these Terms of Use and reserves the right to remove Posts without prior notice. In the event it chooses to do so at its discretion, ZFEP assumes no responsibility for the Posts or any obligation to remove any inappropriate Posts or any responsibility for the conduct of a user submitting inappropriate Posts. At its sole discretion, ZFEP may remove any Postings and/or terminate a user's access to the Portal (or certain portions of the Portal) for violating any of these Terms of Use at any time and without notice.

9.4

ZFEP values intellectual property rights of all parties, and will terminate access to this Portal by any Member or other user whom ZFEP has notified of infringing activity multiple times and/or who has had a Post removed multiple times for infringing activity. ZFEP reserves the right, but not the obligation, to take any appropriate legal action for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Tool or any content or Posts thereon, or violation of the Terms of Use.

10. COPYRIGHT/TRADEMARKS

10.1

To the extent your access and use of the Portal complies with all such applicable laws and these Terms of Use, ZFEP grants you the revocable, non-transferable, non-sub-licensable right to access and use the Portal's features, and all information, materials, functions and content available on the Portal, and to participate in the Portal, and download content therefrom, as available, provided you (a) keep intact all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices, (b) you make no modifications to the content, and (c) do not use the content in a manner that suggests an association with any of our trademark licensors products, services or brands.

11. DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT - NOTIFICATION TO ZFEP REGARDING ALLEGED COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

11.1

If you believe in good faith that any material provided through the Portal infringes upon your copyright, you may send notice to ZFEP requesting that the material or access to the material be removed. The notice must include all of the following:

  • an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
  • sufficient identification of the allegedly infringing material;
  • sufficient information as to the location of the allegedly infringing material so that it may be found on the Site and identified;
  • the copyright owner name or person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner name, physical address, telephone number and, if possible, email address;
  • a written statement by the copyright owner or person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner of a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and
  • a statement that the information provided in the notice is accurate, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

12. INDEMNIFICATION

12.1

You shall indemnify and hold ZFEP, its licensors, sponsors, agencies and their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Portal or your Postings or Protectable Inventions to the Portal, the violation of these Portal Terms of Use by you, or the infringement by you, or other users of the Portal using your access ID or credentials, of any intellectual property rights or other rights of any person or entity. You must use your best efforts to cooperate with us in the defense of any such claim. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to employ separate counsel and assume the exclusive defense and control of any such matter subject to indemnification by you.

13. ARBITRATION

13.1

Procedures: You agree any and all disputes, claims or controversies arising out of or related to these Terms of Use, including any claims under any statute or regulation ("Disputes"), shall be submitted first to non-binding mediation. If the Disputes are not resolved through mediation, the Disputes then shall be submitted for binding arbitration. Unless the parties agree otherwise, any mediation and/or arbitration shall take place in the United Arab Emirates, and shall be administered by, and pursuant to the rules of the courts of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

14. UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USAGE; FRAUD INVESTIGATIONS.

14.1

You are solely responsible for all activity occurring under your username and password, and are prohibited from sharing or disclosing your username and password. Therefore, please safeguard your registration information. You should exit your account at the end of each usage session. You may not yourself or You must not allow others to impersonate or otherwise use your Portal username and password. You must promptly notify us of any unauthorized use of your Portal username and password or any other breach of security you become aware of involving or relating to this Portal.

14.2

You shall immediately contact us at Sustainnovate@zayedfutureenergyprize.com in the event you become aware that the security of your username and/or password may have been compromised.

14.3

If there is unauthorized use of your registered account/user name, or if a wireless device used to access the Portal is lost or stolen, of if your phone number changes you must immediately notify us. We have the right to interrupt or restrict use or access to the Portal, without notice to you, if we suspect fraudulent or abusive activity.

14.4

You shall cooperate with us in any fraud investigation and to use any fraud prevention measures we prescribe. Failure to cooperate will result in your liability for all fraudulent usage.

15. DISCLAIMERS REGARDING WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

15.1

The Portal may be accessed via wireless devices, however such access and use of the Portal occurs across the networks of a number of wireless service providers. ZFEP does not operate these networks and has no control over the operations of the wireless service providers. We will not be liable to you if circumstances beyond our control interrupt, prevent or otherwise affect the transmission, communication, Post, transaction or otherwise interfere with the integrity of thereof, including, without limitation, unavailability of wireless service, network delays, limitations on wireless coverage, system outages, or interruption of a wireless connection. ZFEP disclaims any responsibility for any wireless service used to access the Portal.

15.2

Use of the Portal wirelessly involves the electronic transmission of personal financial information across the networks of wireless service providers. Because we do not operate or control the wireless networks used to access ZFEP Mobile, we cannot guarantee the privacy or security of wireless data transmissions. Additionally, the wireless device browser is generally pre-configured by your wireless Internet service provider. Check with your service provider for information about their privacy and security practices.

ZFEP will treat your data in accordance with the Privacy Statement.

15.3

ZFEP does not charge for use or access of the Portal available as of the date of you agreed to these Terms of Use. However, your wireless service provider may levy fees or charges for transmission or receipt of messages and other communications (e.g. Posts, review of Portal content, etc.) your equipment through the wireless service provider and you are solely responsible for such charges.