Terms and conditions

  1. ELIGIBILITY: The Aarohan Social Innovation Awards (“Contest”) is open only to citizens of India residing in India, and who are 18 years of age or older. Directors of Infosys Limited (“Sponsor”) and Employees, the Company hosting the Contest Platform (“Administrator”) and each of their respective parent entities, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, owners, officers, directors, partners, agents, representatives, employees and contractors, advertising, promotion agencies, web masters and web suppliers (collectively “Released Parties”) and their respective dependents, immediate family members (parent, child, sibling and spouse) and individuals residing in their same household) are not eligible to enter or win a prize. Immediate family members of any of the judges are also not eligible to enter or win a prize.
  2. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: By participating in this Contest, entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest.
  3. ENTRY PERIOD: The Contest begins on October 15, 2018 from 08:00AM (IST) onwards and ends on December 31, 2018 at 11.59PM (IST).
  4. HOW TO ENTER: You may enter as an individual, team or as an NGO.
    • Size of a team consisting of individuals may not exceed a maximum of 3 persons. The registrant should also be a citizen of India, residing in India and must be 18 years of age or older as of December 31, 2018.
    • As an NGO: You must select one representative to serve as the primary point of contact (“Representative”). In addition to providing your contact information as the Representative, you must attach Form 80G
    Terms of Entry:
    • You can only submit one ‘original’ entry and the entry must not have been published or distributed previously in any media prior to being submitted, nor have been entered in or won previous contests or awards.
    • Video must be in English/Hindi only.
    • The project featured in the Video must be a fully functioning prototype, and not just a concept, idea or mock up. Also, the project cannot be for sale commercially.
    • During the Entry Period, visit the Aarohan Social Innovation Awards website, complete the online form, and share all details as mentioned therein.
    • Upload your Video in AVI, WMV, MOV, MPG, MP4 or M4V formats, not more than 120MB.
    • The Video must not be obscene or indecent, and must not include nudity or pornography. It must not contain defamatory statements (including but not limited to words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic group). Also, it must not include threats to any person, place, business, group or world peace; and must not depict any drugs or unlawful, immoral or dangerous acts, or suggest that any individual should undertake any such act.
    • Video must have been legally created and must not violate the laws, regulations or public policy of any state.
    • Video must not infringe on the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights, or any other legal or moral rights of any third party (including those of any videographer, if applicable). However, the Video may include commercially available tools, equipment, and technology.
    • Video must not invade privacy or other rights of any person, firm or entity, and must not defame, disparage or invade the publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person's personal or proprietary rights
    • Entrant represents that he/she owns or has procured all necessary rights to enter Video in the Contest, including any elements appearing in a Video, including without limitation music, audio, speech/voiceovers, stills, video, supers, or other audiovisual materials. All such elements used must be entirely original, created and performed by the Entrant for Infosys Foundation, or be in the public domain.
    • Entrant represents that he/she is the individual identified as the entrant. Team Representative represents that (1) he/she is the individual identified as the Team Representative, (2) he/she has informed each of the other team members of the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and any third party appearing in the video (3) each team member has agreed and consented to these Official Rules and authorized the Team Representative to act on their behalf.
    If an Entry fails any of the instructions above, it will be disqualified.
  5. By submitting an Entry, Entrant irrevocably grants Sponsor the unconditional and perpetual right and permission to reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, exhibit, edit and/or otherwise use or reuse (without limitation as to when or to the number of times used) the Entrant's Video, including, but not limited to, the recording contained therein (in each case, as submitted or as edited/modified in any way by the Sponsor in its sole discretion), as well as to use Entrant's name and/or statements regarding his/her participation in this Contest (with or without using the Entrant's name) in any and all media without limitation as to time or territory, and without additional compensation or approval from the Entrant or any other party.
    Entrant and each team member waives intellectual property rights, privacy/publicity rights and other legal or moral rights that might preclude the Sponsor’s use of the Video, and agrees not to sue or assert any claim against the Sponsor for the use of the Video.
  6. PRIZES: Up to 50L INR for the winning entries. Taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners.
  7. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified via phone, mail or e-mail using the information provided with their Entry. Potential winners will be required to complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where lawful, a Publicity Release within seven (7) days of attempted notification. Sponsor retains the right to verify the accuracy of information provided by winners, whether relating to eligibility or to any other matter. In the event a potential winner does not return documents in a timely manner, or accept the prize, or if the prize notification or prize is not deliverable, or the potential winner is ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and awarded to the next highest scoring remaining Finalist, at the Sponsor's sole discretion, even if the disqualified potential prize winner's name may have been publicly announced. All central, state and local laws and regulations apply to participation in this Contest. Taxes on prize are solely the responsibility of winner. Winners will be issued a cheque for the value of the prize and are advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of his/her respective prize winnings. It is the responsibility of the Entrant/ to (1) ensure that the award amount is distributed among all winning team members, as applicable and (2) pay all applicable taxes. Neither Sponsor nor Administrator makes any representations, or accepts any responsibility, regarding any division or distribution of payments among individual team members. Entrant/NGO Representative will defend and hold harmless Sponsor and Administrator from any disputes relating to distribution of the prize amount, or payment of taxes owed on the prize amount.
    Each potential winner is subject to verification by the sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding. An entrant is not a winner of any prize, unless and until Entrant's eligibility has been verified, and entrant has been notified that verification is complete. Sponsor reserves the right to verify that the project submitted is a fully functioning prototype, not just a concept, idea or mock up.
  8. PRIVACY: All personal information submitted by you as part of a Contest will be treated in accordance with the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy available at: https://www.infosys.com/privacy-statement/ except as otherwise described in these Official Rules. By participating in this Contest, you acknowledge and agree that all information and material, including any personal information provided in your entry materials, affidavits, and releases, will be collected, used and disclosed by Sponsor and its authorized agents, representatives, and other third parties involved in the execution, administration, or hosting of this Contest, for the purposes of administering this Contest and prize fulfillment and may be further publicized as described above.
  9. GOVERNING LAW: Entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with a Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, and exclusively by the courts of Bangalore, India; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering any Contest, but in no event attorneys' fees. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with any Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of India, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the laws of India.
  10. WIN LIST: Entries and names of the winners (first name, last initial, city and State) will be posted at https://www.infosys.com/infosys-foundation/ after all winners have been determined and verified.
  11. SPONSOR: Neralu, #1/2 (1878), 11th Main, 39th Cross, 4th T Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560041