UNYP Photo Contest

Rules for the competition appearing on the University of New York in Prague’s Facebook timeline


The organizer of the contest appearing on the University of New York in Prague’s Facebook page is the University of New York in Prague, s.r.o., which is headquartered at Londýnská 506/41, Vinohrady, 120 00 Prague 2, and registered in the Commercial Register maintained by the Municipal Court of Prague, Section C, in File No. 60,332 (henceforth known as the “Organizer”).
The competitions aren’t sponsored by, administered by or affiliated with the Facebook social network in any way.  Participants in the contests understand and acknowledge the fact that they are providing their information to the organizer of the competition and not the Facebook social network.

How to enter the contest

The contest will last from January 12th, 2016 to February 10th, 2016.
The contest is open to Facebook users who are 15 or older for the duration of the contest and reside in the Czech Republic.
To enter the contest, the contestant must send a photo that includes the University of New York in Prague logo in the contest submission and name of the contestant, name of school, contact information for school and student.  The photo must then be submitted by sending a photo by e-mail to: ples@unyp.cz.
Each contestant can participate in each competition only once.  Anybody who enters each contest more than once (unless it is stated otherwise) will be disqualified from the competition.


Contest entries will be published using the profile name of the person as appears on their registered Facebook profile.  The entry with the most “likes” will be declared the winner of the competition.
Winners will be announced within 2 days of the competition ending.  The announcement will be posted under their submission and the participant will be asked to contact the page via private message on Facebook.
If the contestant doesn’t claim victory within 14 calendar days, the prize will be forfeited to the organizer.


The winning contestant will be advised regarding how to claim their prize by email.
Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash or switched for prizes other than those determined by the competition organizer.
Winners have no legal claim to the prizes which could be enforced by law.
The prize for the competition is a 25,000 CZK contribution which is to be used for the organization of a graduation prom.

Rights and obligations of the organizer

In the case of a reasonable suspicion of fraud, abuse and/or mistakes relating to the process of the contest, the organizer reserves the right to close or suspend the competition, modify these conditions, announce that the declared winner is no longer considered valid, or without notice or compensation, block participation in the contest by those who don’t enter the competition in good faith.
The organizer is not responsible for the fact that participants enter an incorrect address.  The organizer also isn’t responsible for other reasons why the participant didn’t receive their prize if these reasons are not the fault of the organizer.
If the organizers have a reasonable suspicion of fraudulent, dishonest or unfair actions on behalf of a participant or other people who helped the participant win, or if such conduct occurs, then the participant will be disqualified from the competition; this will also apply to other people who helped the participant win in a manner that is contrary to the competition rules or not in good faith.
Participation in the competition cannot be enforced by law.
The contest organizer reserves the right to change the parameters of the competition even while it is underway without notice.

Consent to the rules of the competition and the use of personal data

By participating in the contest, every participant confirms their agreement with the competition rules and that the organizer is entitled, in accordance with § 12 of the Act no. 40/1964 Coll., of the current Civil Code (henceforth “The Civil Code”) to use the participant’s name, surname and city in the media (as well as the internet), and the promotional and advertising materials of the organizer in association with the contest in addition to the information being taken and published as described above in audio and video recordings for a period of 5 years following the contest.
In accordance with the Act no. 101/2000 Coll., in the Law on Protection of Personal Data, as amended (henceforth the "Act on Protection of Personal Data"), each contestant grants the organizer consent to the inclusion their personal data and information located on the organizer’s Facebook page, for example personal data shared by the participant with the organizer during the contest such as their name, surname, permanent address in the Czech Republic and e-mail address (henceforth referred to as “data”), and further in the database of the organizer and its subsequent processing by the organizer for the purpose of evaluating the competition, publishing the results of the competition, for marketing and PR purposes of the organizer, ie. offering products or services, including sending information through electronic means according to Act no. 480/2004 Coll., and in order to prove consent to the processing of personal data for these purposes for an indefinite amount of time as well as the fact that these data can be associated with other data.  Contestants acknowledge that according to § 11 and § 21 of the Act on Protection of Personal Data, they have the right to rescind their consent at any time without penalty by contacting the organizer listed in these rules as well as have the right to access their personal information and change the information, block incorrect information, delete the information, etc.
The personal data will be administered by the organizer in electronic form.  Protection of personal data will be arranged by the organizer.
If the participant doubts the adherence to the rules of the organizer, they have the right to contact the Office for Personal Data Protection, headquartered at Pplk. Sochora 27, Prague 7, PSČ 170 00. 
The contests aren’t sponsored by, administered by or affiliated with the Facebook social network in any way.  Participants in the contest understand and accept that they are providing their information to the organizer of the contest and not to the Facebook social network.
Contestants only have the right to claim their prize if their school agrees to the participation of representatives on behalf of the organizer at their prom if they win.
If the school does not allow UNYP representatives to present or does not accept the award on behalf of the prom contest, the photo will be ruled ineligible and the prize will go to the photo with the next highest amount of likes.
We will remove offensive photographs or photographs of people displaying genitals or focusing in on fully exposed buttocks. We also restrict images of female breasts if they include the nipple.

Copyrights, licence

By submitting an entry to the contest the participant declares that they are the sole holder of all associated copyrights according to the copyright regulations outlined in the contest rules, ie. that they are the sole author of the photographic work.  The participant declares that their contribution to the competition doesn’t use any work or objects protected under the intellectual property rights of other people and that the use of the photographs by the organizer in the competition does not violate the rights or interests of a third party and will not result in damages to the organizers/a third party, and if this does happen the participant accepts the responsibility to reimburse any damages to where they originated.  By sending a submission to the contest (the photograph), the participant provides the organizers with exclusive rights to use the submission as well as everything associated with it as per § 18 et seq. of the Copyright Act, including sharing the submission with the public in e-mails sent by the organizer with marketing messages, on the website of the organizer as well as in all other media including – print media, online media, television and radio as well as the distribution and reproduction of the submission in any form, for either promotional or other purposes without quantitative, time-based or territorial restrictions; the participant further consents to the subsequent post-production of the submission (the photograph), the connection of it with other works or the use of the work in collective audio-visual works as well as its use to the extent mentioned above; the participant consents to giving a license to use the work free of charge.
The organizer isn’t obliged to use the granted license.  The organizer is entitled to give the rights of the license either partially or wholly, to a third party (sublicense) free of charge or for a fee, or grant the license partially or wholly to a third party free of charge or for a fee.  Participants grant the organizer the right to publish the competition entry and agree that the contest submission, respectively their part in it, can be published without credit, even in cases where this is customary.

In Prague on December 18th, 2015

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