Terms and Conditions
Before registering at and using this website (https://www.olymp-arts.org/), you (the “User” of this Website, including “General Registered User” and “Registered Artist”) are requested to carefully review and fully understand the content of the terms of this Terms and Conditions, especially the content that exempt or restrict the responsibility of the operator of this website, The International Olymp’Arts Committee and its affiliates (hereinafter referred to as “we” or “us”) which are marked in bold. Please register at and use this website after confirming your full understanding and consent.
Where you intend to participate in the “Olymp’Arts” competition, you shall pay the registration fee and upload the entries in accordance with the entry rules documents including Notes for Application published by us on this website after your registration, and you will become the Registered Artist of this website after we notify you of the successful upload of your entries.
Once you have completed the registration process by filling in relevant information, reading and clicking Agree button following the instructions on the registration page of this website, it is deemed that you have fully understood and accepted the full contents of this Terms and Conditions, which constitute a legally binding agreement between us and you, collectively as “both Parties”, and both Parties shall abide by the terms of this Terms and Conditions. Registered Artist shall also pay special attention to and abide by the special terms concerned Registered Artist in provisions of Article 6 hereof (which is not applicable to General Registered User).
We shall have the right and may at any time amend and renew this Terms and Conditions in accordance with changes of applicable laws and regulations, policy adjustments, business needs, etc., and publish the updated Terms and Conditions on this website. The updated Terms and Conditions shall take effect on and from the date of publication of this website and replace the previous version of the Terms and Conditions. Please return to this website to check Terms and Conditions from time to time, and if you do not accept the renewed Terms and Conditions, you should immediately cease using this website. If we intend to make material changes to this Terms and Conditions, we will attempt to issue a notice on this website before making such changes, but regardless of whether we issue such notice or not, if you continue to access or use this website, it is deemed that you have fully read, understood and agreed to abide by the amended and renewed Terms and Conditions, which will become a legally binding agreement between both Parties.
If you are a User outside Switzerland, in addition to this Terms and Conditions, you shall also comply with the applicable laws of your country or region of residence.
“We/Us” means the International Olymp’Arts Committee(hereinafter referred to as IOAC) and its affiliates, including authorized website operators (parent company, subsidiary, other companies jointly controlled by the same parent company) and the organizer of the “Olymp’Arts” competition.
“You/User” means the subject of registration and use of this website, including “General Registered User” and “Registered Artist”.
Any natural person, regardless of age or nationality, etc., may register at and use this website. However, if you do not have full civil capacity due to factors like age, intelligence, etc., you should register at and use this website with the consent of your parent and other guardians, and pay special attention to comply with the provisions of Article 8 hereof regarding minors, otherwise you shall not register at and use this website, you and your guardians will bear all liability arising therefrom.
If you register at and use this website on behalf of a legal person, an unincorporated organization, a government, an organization, a creative team, etc., you shall be authorized by the relevant entities and have the right to register at and use this website on behalf of such entities and be bound by this Terms and Conditions, and your conduct shall be deemed to be the conduct of such entities.
Registration of your Account
You shall, in accordance with the principle of good faith, provide true, accurate and complete relevant registration information and/or materials as required by the registration page of this website, and you shall timely update the relevant information and/or materials in case of any change. If the registration information and/or materials provided by you are untrue, illegal, or not updated in a timely manner, resulting in related legal liabilities or adverse consequences, you will bear such legal liabilities and adverse consequences.
You agree and promise that your registered account information such as name, avatar and profile shall not contain illegal or undesirable information, shall not impersonate others, shall not register for others without permission, shall not use the name of the account that may infringe the rights and interests of others, etc. Otherwise, we have the right not to approve your registration or the right to withdraw your registered account, and you shall bear all and any responsibilities arising therefrom.
Your registration becomes effective once you have completed the registration process and obtain our approval or activation of your account. You should keep your account and password properly and be responsible for all actions that occur under your account. If you become aware that your account password may be or may have been compromised, you are obligated to notify us immediately, and we may need to reset your password to ensure the security of your account. Unless we have received and confirmed receipt of notice from you to us that your account or password has been compromised, we will treat all use of your account on this website as yours. You should solely be responsible for any account or password theft that may result from your improper custody.
Ownership of your Account
You understand and agree that the ownership of your account registered on this website belongs to us, and you only have the right to use the account. We have the right to decide to withdraw your right to use the account to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, and no further notice or consent is required.
You shall not dispose of the right to use your account in any form, including but not limited to transfer, license, gift, sale, mortgage, without our prior written consent. If we notice or have reasonable grounds to believe that the User of the account is not the original registrant of the account, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to this website or even to close your account without notifying you.
Use of your Account
You may login to this website with your registered account. For your convenience, we will provide fingerprint recognition, face recognition and other more secure and convenient login methods.
You understand and promise that you only use this website for personal and non-commercial purposes.
You shall not distribute, transmit, disseminate or store the following illegal information on this website through your account:
It violates the Constitution of P.R.C. or any other laws and regulations;
It compromises the state security, divulges any national secret, subverts the state power, or undermines the national unity;
It impairs the honors and interests of the state or the public interest;
It incites ethnic hatred or discrimination or undermines the unity of all ethnicities;
It compromises the state’s religious policies or advocates any cult or feudal superstition;
It advocates terrorism;
It spreads rumors, disturbs the social order, or damages the social stability;
It spreads obscenity, pornography, gambling, violence, murder, or terror or abets the commission of crimes;
It insults or defames any other person or infringes upon the lawful rights and interests of any other person;
It violates customs and habits of your country or region of residence;
It has any other content prohibited by applicable laws or regulations.
You shall not collect or use any personal information (including but not limited to private information) about other Users or third parties from this website, and you shall not transmit or publish advertising information, promotional information and materials through this website through your account.
You shall not, through your account, distribute, disseminate, or store content that infringes upon the intellectual property rights (including but not limited to copyright, trademark, patent, trade secrets), reputation rights, privacy rights and any other lawful personal rights and/or property rights of others on this website.
You promise not to involve us in any political and/or public events as a result of your access and use of this website.
You shall not use plugins or any other third-party tools that are not authorized by us to interfere, disrupt, modify, or otherwise influence on this website, for example you shall not use or through your account to interfere, disrupt the selection activities of the “Olymp’Arts” competition, including but not limited to malicious ticketing, malicious attacks on other Registered Artists on this website.
Forbidden and withdraw of your Account: You understand and agree that if you violate the prohibited behaviors set forth herein, we reserve the right to delete the relevant content without notifying you and forbidden your account as appropriate. To avoid waste of resources, if you do not login to your account for a long period of time (such as there is no login for more than 12 months), we reserve the right to withdraw your account as appropriate, and all and any losses that may arise from this will be borne by you.
Close of your Account
Where you intend to no longer use services of this website, you may choose to close your account by applying for close online or by contacting us by phone, and once you close your account, you will not be able to continue using this website, so please proceed with caution.
Unless otherwise stipulated by applicable laws and regulations, any content, information, data and records generated by you using this website through your account will be deleted or anonymized after you have completed the close of your account. We are not obligated to notify you or obtain your consent to do so.
Upon completion the close of your account, this Terms and Conditions signed by both Parties would be terminated accordingly (unless otherwise agreed or otherwise provided by applicable laws). Meanwhile, you understand and agree that even if your account is closed, it does not relieve or exempt you from relevant responsibilities that you (may) need to bear according to applicable laws during the term of this Terms and Conditions.
You understand and acknowledge that this website is not a platform for storing and managing your Content. Therefore, please always keep copies of your content safely outside your account on this website.
Use Of Your Device
In order for us to provide services to you, we may require access to your relevant devices (e.g., mobile phone, tablet or laptop), for example, we may need to use the processors and storage devices of aforesaid devices to complete relevant web browsing, or to access your phone, address book, etc., in order to provide certain interactive functions of this website. You agree that we may use your devices for these purposes.
You understand and agree that we are not responsible for any third party charges you incur (including but not limited to internet service fees, communications service provider fees, etc.) in relation to or arising from your use of this website or our services.
Suspension/Interruption/Termination of Our Service
You understand and acknowledge that, given the particularity of the internet service, we reserve the right to make changes to the content of our service and may interrupt, suspend or terminate all or any part of it.
Under any of the following circumstances, we shall have the right to immediately suspend or terminate the services provided to you and require you to assume responsibilities in accordance with applicable laws and this Terms and Conditions:
You have violated the terms of this Terms and Conditions, or we have reasonable grounds to believe that you violated the terms hereof;
Your use of this website will create risk for us or for other Users of this website, give rise to a threat of potential third party claims against us or is potentially damaging to our reputation or corporate image.
In accordance with provisions of applicable laws and regulations, the requirements of the judiciary organs or the relevant administrative departments;
For security reason or other necessary circumstances.
In case of terminating your service, any content, information, data and records generated by you using this website through your account will be deleted or anonymized, we are not obligated to notify you or obtain your consent to do so.
We need to overhaul, maintain, upgrade or update this website or related equipment on a regular or irregular basis, if the charged service of us is interrupted within a reasonable time due to such circumstances, we shall not bear any responsibility, but we will inform in advance through this website as far as possible.
Our Intellectual Property Rights
All intellectual property rights and ownership of the services, software (including any updates, upgrades and new versions) and content (including but not limited to web pages, text, pictures, graphics, audio, video, visual interfaces, designs, information, data, etc.) provided through this website are owned by us or our licensors.
You shall not use any of our intellectual property rights for any purpose or in any way, including but not limited to reproduce, distribute, disseminate through the information network, adaptation, compilation, without our prior written consent.
You shall not delete, cover up or change the copyright, trademark or other rights notices that we published on this website without our authorization.
You shall not in any manner imply that any third party or any third party’s products and services are associated with us.
You understand and agree that any comments or suggestions you may provide regarding this website and our services are entirely voluntary, and we will be free to use these comments and suggestions at our discretion without any payment or other obligation to you.
Special Terms for Registered Artists
We understand and recognize that you have complete intellectual property rights over entries you uploaded to this website, and we will respect your intellectual property rights and use your entries and intellectual property rights only within the scope of authorization as agreed below.
You irrevocably authorize us a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, transferable, and sublicensable license to use the entries you upload to this website for the purposes of promoting and advertising the “Olymp’Arts” competition:
We shall have the right to store, reproduce (paper and digital), disclose, publish, exhibit, disseminate through information networks, and advertise the entries you upload to this website.
We shall have the right to adapt and compile the entries you upload to this website appropriately, such as make a collection of “Olymp’Arts” competition entries.
We shall have the right to record the entries you upload to this website with the relevant comments to the “Olymp’Arts” competition-related resource database for observation and communication.
For the purpose of publicity and promotion, we shall have the right to disclose your name, portrait, photo and other information.
For the protection of the intellectual property rights of the works and for the promotion of the competition, you agree and exclusively authorize us to digitize the files of your works uploaded on this website for the purpose of entry and deploy them on the blockchain based on specific technical specifications to generate a digital collection and generate a digital certificate of authenticity, which digitization includes but is not limited to electronic images of traditional artworks, digital/conceptual artworks digital images, files of audio/visual works, etc.
We have the right to use the above digital collections and the corresponding digital acknowledgement certificates for commercial purposes, for any commercial purposes and for matters such as the development of commercial derivatives.
You, as the copyright owner, will receive a digital certificate of acknowledgement for the above digital collection and if we use your digital collection and digital certificate of acknowledgement for commercial purposes and generate net proceeds, net of all taxes, you will be entitled to 15% of such net proceeds, which we will distribute in accordance with the account information you provide. Please also ensure that the identity information you use when uploading your work is genuine and valid to better protect your copyright.
You understand and agree that our use of the entries you upload to this website in accordance with the aforesaid terms may be for commercial non-profit or non-commercial use, may be use on this website or in other platforms such as our other websites, applications, WeChat mini programs (if any) and offline activities.
You understand and agree that on the condition that we do not infringe on your copyright owner, we may generate acts and rights of commercial derivatives or work transactions in the process of promotion, including but not limited to adaptation, performance, marketing, distribution, auction or otherwise using these works and their derivatives, etc., and have the right to agree with you on the commercial cooperation terms of these works. The specific commercial cooperation terms shall be agreed upon by both parties.
You understand and agree that we are not obligated to further notify you to use the entries you upload to this website in accordance with the aforesaid terms.
You understand and agree that we will respect your right of authorship when using the entries uploaded by you in accordance with the aforesaid terms, however, if we use entries or part of them in a form that is difficult to clearly display the author's name, your name may not be displayed.
You understand and agree that our authorization to use your entries for the purpose of publicity and promotion does not mean that we are obligated to promote your entries free of charge, and if you have further promotional needs during the competition, you may separately contact us for the promotion issue and expenses.
You understand and agree that we shall have priority rights under the same conditions as the authorization to use the entries (including but not limited to adapt, perform, market, distribute, auction or other use of such entries and their derivatives) you upload to this website for purposes other than article 6.2 hereof, and you shall notify us 30 days in advance when you intend to authorize the intellectual property rights of such entries.
You promise and warrant that the entries uploaded to this website by you were or will be created independently by you or the entities you represent in 2018 and thereafter, and there are no improper or illegal acts such as plagiarism, copying, and counterfeiting.
You promise and warrant that the uploaded entries are not involved in any claims or litigation, do not infringe the rights and interests of others, including but not limited to intellectual property rights such as copyright and trademark rights, personal portrait and privacy rights.
You shall be responsible for all legal liabilities arising from the above infringement, burden or illegality. If any adverse effects or damages are caused to us as a result of your infringement, you shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless we from and against any and all losses suffered or incurred, including but not limited to any direct and indirect losses, as well as other costs and expenses (such as litigation costs and attorney fees).
Use and Protection of Personal Information
We fully understand the importance of personal information to you, so we attach great care to protect your personal information, and treat and handle your personal information with a high degree of prudence. In the course of your use of our services of this website, we will adopt technical measures and other security measures to protect your personal information.
We warrant that we will not disclose or provide your personal information (e.g., registration information and materials) that you submit and display during your use of this website to third parties, except in the following cases:
Obtain your express authorization in advance;
Where competent authority makes inquiries in accordance with the relevant provisions of applicable laws and legal procedures;
Necessary to provide the services you request;
Necessary to safeguard the interests of other Users and the public;
Transfer for the completion of a merger, division, acquisition or assignment of assets;
Circumstances in which can be disclosed or transferred to any third party in accordance with other relevant agreements between you and us or our privacy policies.
You shall fully respect the information that you have learned, received or accessed through this website of any person, including but not limited to other Users of this website. You shall not collect, reproduce, store, disseminate or otherwise use the information of other Users, otherwise, the consequences arising therefrom shall be borne by you.
We shall have the right to analyze and commercially utilize the entire User information database, provided that we will not disclose privacy information of individual Users including you, and will de-identify Users’ information.
Special Terms for Minors
We attach great care to the protection of the personal information of minor Users, where you are a minor, you should ensure that you have obtained consent of your parents or other guardians, and register at and use this website under their supervision.
Where minor Users violate the applicable laws and regulations and this Terms and Conditions, the relevant guardian shall be liable for all legal liabilities arising therefrom.
Special Notes: When using this website, minors shall learn to use the network within a reasonable range, to avoid indulge in virtual cyberspace, and to develop good internet habits, and shall abide by the National Convention on Youth Internet Civilization.
You are solely responsible for the entries you upload to this website, and we are not responsible for any disputes or liabilities arising therefrom.
9.2 本网站的服务和软件均按“现状”提供，我们将尽最大努力确保服务的连贯性和安全性，但我们在此明确声明，在适用法律允许的范围内，我们对我们的服务和软件或通过我们服务传送或显示的内容不做任何声明、承诺和保证，包括但不限于：(i) 我们的服务或软件将不受干扰、是安全、没有错漏或没有病毒的；(ii) 我们的服务或软件将会与您的设备兼容；或(iii) 我们的服务或软件的持续性、准确性、可靠性、适用于某一特定用途、满足您的需求等。
The services and software on this website are provided “as is”, and we will do our best to ensure the consistency and security of our services, but we hereby expressly state that we make no representations, promises or warranties regarding our services, software or the content transmitted or displayed by our services to the extent permitted by applicable laws, including but not limited to: (i) our services or software will be undisturbed, secure, error-free or free from viruses; (ii) our services or software will be compatible with your device; or (iii) the continuity, accuracy, reliability of our services or software, or they will fit for a particular purpose, meet your needs, etc.
9.3 在适用法律允许的范围内，我们对以下情形导致的服务中断或受阻不承担责任：(i) 任何自然灾害如水灾、地震或瘟疫；(ii) 任何社会事件如战争、动乱或政府行为；(iii) 任何计算机病毒、木马或其他因恶意程序或黑客攻击产生的损害；(iv) 我们或您的软件、系统或硬件故障或失灵，或任何通讯线路出现故障；(v) 不当或未获准使用我们的服务或软件；或 (vi) 其他我们无法合理控制或预见的原因。
To the extent permitted by applicable laws, in no event will we be liable for service interruption or obstruction caused by the following circumstances: (i) any natural disaster such as floods, earthquakes or epidemics; (ii) any social event such as wars, riots or government actions; (iii) any computer virus, trojan horse or other damage caused by malware or hackers; (iv) any malfunction or failure of our or your software, system, hardware or connectivity; (v) improper or unauthorized use of our services or software; or (vi) any reasons beyond our reasonable control or predictability.
9.4 您理解并同意，在使用本网站的过程中，可能会遇到网络信息或其他用户行为带来的风险，我们不对任何信息的真实性、适用性、合法性承担责任，也不对因侵权行为给您造成的损害负责。这些风险包括但不限于：(i) 来自他人匿名或冒名的含有威胁、诽谤、令人反感或非法内容的信息；(ii) 因使用本网站，遭受他人误导、欺骗或其他导致或可能导致的任何心理、生理上的伤害以及经济上的损失；(iii) 其他因网络信息或用户行为引起的风险。
You understand and agree that in the process of using this website, you may encounter risks arising from network information or other Users’ behavior, and we are neither responsible for the authenticity, applicability, legality of any information, nor responsible for damages caused to you by tort. These risks including but not limited to: (i) anonymous or pseudonymous information from others that contains threatening, defamatory, offensive or illegal content; (ii) any psychological or physical injury or financial losses caused or liked to be caused by mislead, fraud from others due to use of this website; (iii) other risks arising from network information or Users’ behavior.
9.5 您理解并同意，因下列原因或与之相关的任何情形，给我们的高级职员、董事、雇员和代理人造成任何索赔、责任、损害赔偿、损失和费用（包括但不限于合理的律师与会计费用），您将免除前述各方的责任，（根据我们的决定）为其辩护，向其作出赔偿，并使其免受损害：(i) 您违反本《服务条款》或我们在本网站发布的其他政策、规则等文件，(ii) 您不恰当使用本网站，(iii) 您违反任何适用法律法规或侵犯第三方权利。
You understand and agree that any claims, liabilities, damages, losses and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys and accounting costs) against our officers, directors, employees and agents for any of the following reasons or in connection with them, you will exempt such parties from responsibilities, (according to our decision) defend for such parties and hold them harmless from compensation: (i) you violate this Terms and Conditions or other policies, rules, etc. that we publish on this website; (ii) you use this website inappropriately; (iii) you violate any applicable laws and regulations, or infringe the rights of third parties.
We agree to bear the loss to you as a result of our violation of applicable laws and regulations or any of the terms of this Terms and Conditions. However, you understand and agree that, to the extent permitted by applicable laws, the maximum amount of compensation paid to you by us will not exceed  dollars.
You shall be solely responsible for any dispute or liability arising out of your violation of applicable laws and regulations or any terms of this Terms and Conditions, and you shall fully compensate us for losses caused by such violation (if any), including but not limited to direct losses, indirect losses, attorney's fee, litigation cost, arbitration fee and other reasonable expenses.
Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
The formation, validity, interpretation and performance of this Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the Swiss laws (excluding its conflict of laws provisions).
Disputes arising from the performance or interpretation of this Terms and Conditions or in connection with it shall be settled through friendly consultation between the parties; in the event that no settlement is reached within 30 days, either party may file a lawsuit to the court with jurisdiction in the place where the International Olymp’Arts Committee is domiciled.
This Terms and Conditions is binding on the respective successors, assignees and representatives of both Parties.
Assignment. We may at our own discretion assign or transfer our rights or obligations under this Terms and Conditions to any third party.
Severability. If any term of this Terms and Conditions is held invalid or unenforceable by governing law, such term will be construed, limited or, if necessary, severed to the extent necessary to eliminate such invalidity or unenforceability. Both Parties agree to negotiate in good faith on a valid, enforceable substitute term that most nearly effects both Parties’ original intent in entering into this Terms and Conditions. The other terms of this Terms and Conditions will remain in full force and effect.
No waiver. Our failure to perform any of the rights of this Terms and Conditions does not constitute a waiver of such rights, and waiver of such rights shall be valid only after we have confirmed and consented in writing. Unless expressly provided herein, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies hereunder will not affect the exercise of other remedies hereunder or permitted by applicable laws.
Headings for Convenience. The headings of paragraphs in this Terms and Conditions are inserted only for the purpose of convenient reference. Such headings shall not be deemed to govern, limit, modify, or in any manner affect the scope, meaning or intent of this Terms and Conditions or any part or portion thereof; nor shall they otherwise be given any legal effect.
Language. This Terms and Conditions is made in both English and Chinese, and both versions shall have equal force. However, if there is any discrepancy between the two versions, the English version shall prevail.
Contact us. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about this Terms and Conditions or this website, or want to report infringement or adverse information, etc., please contact us as follows:
Address: Route de Meyrin 123,1219 Châtelaine, Vernier, Genève, Switzerland