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The Jury includes corporate experts from various industries, representatives of the scientific world and investors. By diversifying the Jury we would like to provide the highest substantive value and broad view of the key corporate players open for innovation.Apart from submitted applications, the representatives of the Jury and The Heart can nominate additional companies. The Jury will select 3 finalists from each category.
Of the 3 finalists in each category, the winner will be selected by representatives of the Corporate Community, which is comprised of dozens of active and vibrant corporations.Based on their own experience, they will be able to select the best representatives for the competition categories.
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1.1 ‘The Heart Corporate Innovation Awards 2018’ competition (hereinafter referred to as ‘Competition’) is organized by D-RAFT S.A. whose registered office is at Kosiarzy 7b, 02-948 Warsaw, Poland, registered in the District Court for the Capital City of Warsaw, XIII Commercial Division of the National Court Register under KRS number 0000578015 (hereinafter referred to as ‘Organizer’).
1.2 The Competition aims to promote companies and entrepreneurs who actively incorporate external sources of innovation, build partnerships and implement the best solutions successfully.
1.3 The Competition is open to:
1.4 In the event that the submitting person is not specified in current online databases specific to a given type of business, the application shall be verified by the Organizer through contact with a given Participant who shall be obliged to give their written consent to participate in the Competition.
1.5 The Competition is held every year and its aim is to select and award prizes and awards, in accordance with the rules specified herein, to companies and entrepreneurs who, up to the start of a given edition of the Competition, distinguished themselves significantly in one of 5 (in words: five) of the following categories:
1.6 The Competition is announced via the website at the address: awards.theheart.tech (hereinafter referred to as ‘Portal"). The announcement shall contain a complete schedule of the Competition, in particular the deadline for submitting Entries, selecting Winners, filing complaints and announcing the results of the Competition. The Competition shall commence on the first day on which Applications can be submitted.
1.7 In each category, the main prize will be awarded in the form of a statuette (hereinafter referred to as ‘Award’) during the Final Gala (hereinafter referred to as ‘Gala’).
1.8 The Jury (hereinafter referred to as ‘Jury’) appointed for each edition of the Competition by the Organizer, consisting of 7 (in words: seven) up to 17 (in words: seventeen) persons, shall supervise the correct selection of the nominees. The President of the Jury shall be appointed by the Organizer in each edition of the Competition. The Organizer is obliged to assemble the Jury by the last day of submitting Applications.
1.9 The winners of the Competition (hereinafter referred to as ‘Winners’) shall be selected from among the nominees by a Corporate Community (hereinafter referred to as ‘Corporate Community’). The Corporate Community shall consist of representatives of corporations invited by the Organizer who work actively and dynamically in favour of innovation. The Corporate Community shall consist of 20 (in words: twenty) up to 50 (in words: fifty) persons. The Organizer is obliged to assemble the full Corporate Community by the last day of December.
1.10 The Competition shall take place in accordance with the provisions of these Regulations and the provisions of Polish law.
2.1 Participation in the Competition is free and open to all interested companies and individuals.
2.2 In order to participate in the Competition it is obligatory to submit a correctly completed application form (hereinafter referred to as ‘Application’) within the time specified in the schedule posted on the Portal.
2.3 The Application has to be completed by a person authorized to represent the company confirming, among other things, the authenticity and reliability of the data provided in the online survey, permission to process data and make it public as is specified in detail in the Application.
2.4 In the event that the person signing the Application is not listed in current online databases specific to a given type of business, the Organizer shall be entitled to report to the submitted company and person in order to confirm their will to participate in the Competition.
2.5 Submitted Applications undergo a review of compliance with formal requirements.
2.6 Applications shall be available only to the Organizer, members of the Jury and the Corporate Community. Only the list of finalists and winners of the Competition shall be made publicly known.
2.7 The Organizer shall not be held responsible for the falseness of data sent by the Participants of the Competition.
2.8 The Organizer reserves the right to randomly verify the truthfulness of the information provided by the Participants of the Competition.
2.9 The Organizer reserves the right to pre-select applications before providing them to the Jury.
2.10 The Organizer and representatives of the Jury reserve the right to nominate companies or entrepreneurs who shall be asked to submit the Application.
2.11 Applications can be submitted from November 21, 2018 to December 7, 2018. The final deadline for collecting applications for the prize may be subject to changes.
2.12 The winners of the Competition shall be selected as part of a two-stage procedure:
Stage I: Verified entries shall be evaluated by the Jury members who will select 3 finalists in each category in accordance with the rules set forth herein.
Stage II: The Winners of each category shall be selected by the Corporate Community (a list of Corporate Community members will be published on the website at the address: awards.theheart.tech) in accordance with the rules set forth herein.
3.1 In Stage I of voting, each of the Jury members, guided by their own recognition and based on the information contained in the Applications, shall select from among the submitted Competition Participants 3 (in words: three) Participants in each category.
3.2 The list of Participants is prepared by the Organizer and contains an evaluation sheet of each Participant that has been successfully submitted and positively verified.
3.3 Members of the Jury receive verified Applications from the Organizer by electronic means. The Jury votes by completing a voting card and presenting it to the Organizer at the date specified by the Organizer.
3.4 The approval of the finalists shall take place during the Jury's deliberations (hereinafter referred to as ‘Deliberations’) at the date and place specified by the Organizer. At least half of the Jury members must be present during the meeting.
3.5 3 (in words: three) Participants in each category, who, after adding up the points awarded by individual members of the Jury, obtained the largest number of votes in their categories and were approved during the Meeting shall advance to Stage II of voting.
3.6 If in any category the same highest number of votes is obtained by a larger number of Participants, the Jury shall select the finalists by means of voting during the Meeting.
3.7 In Stage II of voting, each of the Corporate Community members, following their own recognition, grants one vote in each category based on the information contained in the Application. In the event of no points being awarded to any of the Participants by a given member of the Corporate Community, the Organizer accepts that the Participant has received 0 (in words: zero) points.
3.8 Members of the Corporate Community shall have no right to vote for themselves or the companies they represent.
3.9 The winners in each category shall be the Participants on whom the largest number of Corporate Community members will have cast their vote in Stage II of voting.
3.10 If two (in words: two) or more Participants receive an equal number of votes in a given category, the Jury shall conduct a re-vote in order to select the Winner from among the Participants who obtained an equal number of votes.
3.11 The names and surnames of the Winners shall be announced during the Gala, which shall take place at the place and date specified by the Organizer.
3.12 The Organizer reserves the right to disclose to the public the names and surnames of the Participants who advanced to Stage II of the Competition and the Competition Winners.
3.13 The Organizer reserves the right not to award the prize by the Corporate Community. Failure to award the prize shall not create a claim on the part of companies participating in the Competition.
3.14 Any disputes related to the Regulations shall be settled solely by the Organizer.
3.15 Any complaints shall be sent to the Organizer in writing and shall contain allegations, justification and signatures of persons authorized to represent the applicant, within 7 (say: seven) days from the date of the announcement of the results. Complaints sent after this date shall remain unrecognized. The postmark shall be decisive.
3.16 The Organizer reserves the right to make changes to the Regulations at any time during the Competition. Such changes shall be valid from the day they are posted on the Portal.
3.17 The rules for conducting the Competition shall be stipulated solely in the Regulations. All promotional and advertising materials are for information purposes only and do not constitute a public promise or offer within the meaning of the Civil Code.
3.18 The provisions of these Regulations are subject to the provisions of Polish law. To all matters not settled herein provisions of the Civil Code and other acts shall apply.
3.19 The Participants shall be fully responsible for the truthfulness of the data provided in connection with the Competition.
3.20 The Organizer shall not be responsible for the consequences of providing false data or data of another person by any Participant.
3.21 The Organizer shall not be responsible for the inability to collect the prize for reasons attributable to the winner of the Competition.
3.22 The Organizer shall not be responsible for delays or any obstacles in communication with the Competition Participants resulting from reasons beyond the Organizer's control.
3.23 Throughout the duration of the Competition, the content of the Competition Regulations shall be available on the Portal.
3.24 The Organizer is the controller of personal data of the Competition Participants.
3.25 Participants acknowledge that by joining the Competition they consent to the administration and processing of their personal data and personal data of their representatives for the purposes of the Competition.
3.26 The personal data of the Competition Participants shall be processed in accordance with the Act of 29 August 1997 on the Protection of Personal Data (consolidated text, Journal of Laws of 2002 No. 101 item 926, as amended). The provision of personal information is voluntary. The persons providing personal data have the right to access their personal data and to amend, update and correct the data.