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Challenge rules

Effective Date: June 5, 2018

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Welcome to the City of Tomorrow Challenge (“Challenge”)! The Challenge is a competition to crowdsource and fund the most promising solutions to urban mobility issues. Through the Challenge, Ford aims to help cities develop more accessible, sustainable, and equitable mobility environments through human-centered design and innovation.

The Challenge is governed by these official rules (“Challenge Rules” or “Rules”) along with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. By registering for the Challenge, you (“you” or “Participant”) agree to comply with all applicable laws, and to abide and be bound by these Challenge Rules and any other guidelines or instructions provided to you during the Challenge (including the Challenge Terms of Use and Privacy Policy) and you also agree that all decisions of Ford and the Challenge’s judges are final and binding upon you. The Challenge is void in any jurisdictions where it is prohibited or restricted by law. A Participant is responsible for determining if they are eligible to register for and take part in the Challenge under the laws of their country of residence. These Rules including, without limitation, any dates, deadlines, awards and the locations of any Challenge-related workshops (“Workshops”) or presentation days (“Immersion Events”) are subject to change by Ford at any time and all Participants agree to be bound by such changes.


PLEASE READ THESE RULES CAREFULLY, AS THEY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS. THESE RULES CONTAIN A CLASS ACTION WAIVER WHICH LIMITS CLASS ACTION CLAIMS.

Ford Motor Company, One American Road, Dearborn, MI 48126 (hereinafter “Ford”, “we”, “us”) is the administrator of the Challenge.

If you do not agree to these Rules, or the laws in your country of residence prohibit this type of competition, please do not participate in the Challenge.


1. Eligibility 

You may only register for the Challenge and be eligible to receive the monetary prize and other prizes & incentives if:

You are at least the age of majority in the country or territory where you reside, as of the time of entry and you are NOT a resident or citizen of a Prohibited Country or Territory (as defined below) (“Eligible Individuals”);

You are part of a team of Eligible Individuals (“Teams”). Teams may include individuals under the age of 18, as long as the Representative (defined below) is an Eligible Individual; or

You are a member of an organization (including corporations, not-for-profit corporations and other non-profit organizations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and other legal entities) that has been organized or incorporated at the time of entry (“Organization”); AND

Your registration in the Challenge and your receipt of any prize or incentive does not violate any applicable law. 

Once registered, Eligible Individuals, Teams or Organizations can apply to participate in the Challenge in any participating city and may be eligible to receive monetary prizes or incentives in each city.

An Eligible Individual may join more than one Team or Organization, and an Eligible Individual who is part of a Team or Organization may also enter the Challenge on an individual basis. 

If a Team or Organization is entering the Challenge, they must appoint and authorize one individual (the “Representative”) to represent, act, and submit an application on their behalf. The Representative must meet the eligibility requirements above for an Eligible Individual. By submitting an application through the Site on behalf of a Team or Organization, you represent and warrant that you are the Representative authorized to act on behalf of your Team or Organization.


The following groups may register and participate in the Challenge, both on the Site and in the Workshops, but are NOT eligible to receive monetary prizes or incentives:

Organizations involved with the design, production, paid promotion or execution of the Challenge (“Promotion Entities”).

Employees, representatives and agents (“Agents”) of the Promotion Entities and all members of their immediate family or household.  “Agents” include individuals or organizations that in Submitting an “idea” to the Challenge (as defined below), are acting on behalf of, and at the direction of, a Promotion Entity through a contractual or similar relationship.  The members of an individual’s immediate family include the individual’s spouse, children and stepchildren, parents and stepparents, and siblings and stepsiblings. The members of an individual’s household include any other person that shares the same residence as the individual for at least three (3) months out of the year.

Any member of the Challenge’s steering committee (the expert panel involved with shortlisting the applicants from the “Propose” phase of the Challenge)(“Steering Committee Member”), or the panel of judges (the panel responsible for choosing the winner(s))(collectively, the “Panel of Judges”) (each a “Judging Panel Member”), or company or individual that employs a Steering Committee Member or Judging Panel Member.

Any Challenge mentors (individuals who are assigned to specific shortlisted teams to give advice and feedback).

Eligible Individuals or Organizations who are either residents of (or members of an Organization that is) domiciled in, a country, state, province or territory where the laws of the United States or local law prohibits participating or receiving a prize in the Challenge.

Any parent company, subsidiary, or other affiliate of any entity described above (“Affiliate”). An Affiliate is defined as: (a) an organization that is under common control, sharing a common majority or controlling owner, or common management; or (b) an organization that has a substantial ownership in, or is substantially owned by the other organization.

Any other Eligible Individual or entity whose participation in the Challenge would create, in Ford’s sole discretion, a real or apparent conflict of interest.

Ford may at any time request valid proof of identity, residency, age and other relevant documentation and may disqualify a registrant if Ford determines (in its sole and reasonable discretion) that the provided proof is not sufficient. In addition, Ford may, without notice and at any time in its sole and reasonable discretion, disqualify any registrant or participant (including any registered Representative or employee) who does not meet the Challenge’s eligibility criteria, fails to comply with these Rules as determined by Ford in its sole and reasonable discretion, attempts to register or participate in the Challenge in any manner or through any means other than as described in these Rules, attempts to disrupt or undermine the Challenge or attempts to circumvent any of these Rules, including (but not limited to) any individual who tampers with or in any way corrupts the submission, voting or judging process, or who attempts to undermine the legitimate operation of the Challenge by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair practices, or by attempting to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other participants, any Judging Panel Member, any Steering Committee Member, or Ford employees or any of its representatives.

You are not required to make any purchase or pay any fee to register for, participate in, or receive an award or other recognition in the Challenge. However, you are responsible for all expenses you may choose to incur in connection with the Challenge, including but not limited to any air or ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, beverages and any expenses associated with traveling to a Workshop or any activity associated with participation in the Challenge.

You may NOT register and CANNOT otherwise participate in the Challenge, including on the Site and in the Workshops if you are (or your Team or Organization includes) a resident from: the Balkans, Belarus, Brazil, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, or Zimbabwe (each a “Prohibited Country or Territory”).


2. Important Dates and Timing (subject to change)

The Challenge is separated into various phases and will be offered in a number of cities. For additional Challenge details, dates, and deadlines please reference the timelines on each city’s Challenge pages on the Site.


3. Submission Requirements

You must do the following to participate in the Challenge:

  • Register on the City of Tomorrow Challenge Site ( challenges.cityoftomorrow.com ) by creating an account with your email address, Facebook account, or Google+ account and confirm your acceptance of these Challenge Rules and the Site’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. There is no charge for creating an account. This will enable you to participate in the community, receive important updates and access the community activities, discussions, and the City of Tomorrow Challenge, including the “Submit Your Idea” page.
  • To submit an “idea” to one of the City of Tomorrow Challenges, review the Challenge Details and select the “Submit Your Idea” button during the “Propose” phase. The “Idea Submission Form” will open with various questions. Complete all of the required fields on the “Idea Submission Form” for the City of Tomorrow Challenge and select 'Submit' when finished. You will have the opportunity to update your Submission during the remainder of the “Propose” phase. Additionally, you can submit more than one idea and can also submit ideas for different participating cities. Please follow the requirements stated below.
  • Propose a product, service or business idea that responds to a question posed in the “Propose” phase of the Challenge.


Challenge Details – Idea Submission Requirements

It is solely your responsibility to ensure that you are properly registered and have submitted your registration form (“Idea Submission Form”) and Idea Submission (as defined below) during the “Propose” phase. Idea Submissions cannot be accepted outside of the dates for this phase. 

What to Submit. You should use the “Idea Submission Form” to provide the requested information, describe your idea and attach supporting images or document files. Each idea submitted, together with its supporting files constitutes an Idea Submission (“Idea Submission”).

General Idea Submission Requirements

Language Requirements. All Idea Submissions and related materials must be in English or, if not in English, the Participant must provide an English translation of the text description, and testing instructions as well as all other materials submitted.

Multiple Idea Submissions. A Participant may submit more than one idea, however, each idea must be unique and substantially different from any of the Participant’s other Idea Submissions, as determined by Ford, in its sole discretion.

Text Description. The text description should describe the applicant’s idea, the applicant’s internal capabilities to deliver a pilot of their idea, and any other information relevant to the Evaluation Criteria (as defined below).

Images. Any image(s) supplied to support an Idea Submission should be photographs or graphic files. Images must be one of the following formats: .jpg, .gif, or .png. Copyright for all images provided must be owned by the Participant. If any image includes the likenesses of third parties or contains content or elements not owned by you, you must be able to provide written legal releases (in a form that is satisfactory to Ford) that permit you to use and exploit such images and elements in the manner used and exploited and that permits Ford to use and exploit the images and its elements in accordance with these Rules and the Site’s Terms.

Intellectual Property. Your Idea Submission must: (a) be your (or your Team or Organization’s) original work product; (b) be solely owned by you, your Team, or your Organization, with no other person or entity having any right or interest in it; and (c) not violate the intellectual property rights or other rights including but not limited to copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, non-disclosure contract, and/or privacy rights, of any other person or entity. A Participant may contract with a third party for technical assistance to create the Idea Submission provided the Idea Submission components are solely the Participant’s work product and the result of the Participant’s ideas and creativity, and the Participant owns all rights to them. By entering the Challenge you represent, warrant, and agree that your Idea Submission meets these requirements.

Expenses. All Participants will be responsible for covering for their own costs and expenses arising from preparing or submitting their Idea Submissions and attending events and Workshops relating to the Challenge.


4. Idea Submission Rights

License.  For additional information about the license you grant to Ford and its agents regarding your Idea Submission, please see Section 4 of the Terms of Use. You should not submit an Idea Submission if you do not agree to the terms of the license.

Idea Submission Display. The following Idea Submission components may be displayed to the public: name, description, images, video URL, website URL, team members, the Idea Submission category and platform, and submitter type. Other Idea Submission materials may be viewed by Ford, and Judges for screening and evaluation. Participants represent and warrant that Ford and its Challenge partners and third party service providers are free to use Participants’ Idea Submissions in the manner described above, as provided or as modified by Ford, without obtaining permission or license from any third party and without any compensation to any Participant or other person or entity. 

Representations and Warranties.  When you send us your Idea Submission through the Site, you further represent and warrant that:

  • you satisfy all eligibility requirements for Participants;
  • you are the original creator of the Idea Submission;
  • you are the sole owner of the copyright and all other rights in the Idea Submission and all content in your application and the Idea Submission;
  • Ford (and its designees) will not infringe or violate any third party’s intellectual property, privacy, publicity, personality, confidentiality or other rights when Ford (or its designees) copies, displays, edits, modifies, transmits or otherwise uses that description/solution/video in connection with the Challenge or the publication of the Challenge or any future Ford event; and
  • The Idea Submission meets all of the requirements set out in these Rules.


Ford reserves the right to immediately disqualify any Idea Submission which breaches any of these terms.


5. Judging

Judges. Judges will be members of either the Steering Committee or the Panel of Judges who will be selected and appointed at Ford’s sole discretion (“Judges”) and will use the Evaluation Criteria in these Challenge Rules to evaluate Idea Submissions. Evaluation Criteria. Eligible Idea Submissions will be evaluated by the Steering Committee who will assess and score the eligible Idea Submissions using the following criteria (“Evaluation Criteria”):

  • Desirable: The Idea Submission demonstrates how it can meet the needs of both the city and its intended users.
  • Feasible: The Idea Submission can be piloted with $100,000 USD of pilot prize money, can be implemented within 6 months, and it is operational within the current transportation system.
  • Viable: The Idea Submission has a clear customer base and a pathway to a sustainable business model.


Review Stages.  Idea Submissions will be evaluated in three stages:

  • At the end of the “Propose” phase for the relevant city, all eligible Idea Submissions will be reviewed by the internal City of Tomorrow Challenge team, who will rank all Idea Submissions as “green,” “yellow,” and “red,” where “green” is the most promising rank, according to the Evaluation Criteria. The green and yellow-ranked Idea Submissions will be given to the Steering Committee to judge, and they will choose 10-15 of the most promising Idea Submissions, based on the Evaluation Criteria, to move on to the “Refine” phase. Shortlisted applicants will be notified within 14 days of the completion of judging.
  • In the “Refine” phase, all shortlisted applicants will submit a detailed pilot proposal, which will then be judged by the Panel of Judges (e.g., government and enterprise representatives from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Miami, Florida; or Grand Rapids, Michigan; and a selection of representatives from the Steering Committee), using the same Evaluation Criteria as in the “Propose” phase. Based on these criteria, 1-2 winners will be selected per city.


6. Community Voting & Support

All members of the City of Tomorrow Challenge Site community will have the opportunity to vote during the “Propose” phase on eligible Idea Submissions. The community will also have the opportunity to vote on the shortlisted Idea Submissions during the “Refine” phase.  In making their decisions, the Steering Committee will take the votes during the “Propose” and “Refine” phases into account, but the judging decisions will be made by the Steering Committee and Panel of Judges in their sole discretion.


7. Events

In-person events in each city will be held during the Challenge. Community Workshops will be held in each city during the “Propose” phase, Prototyping Workshop(s) will be held in each city during the “Refine” phase, and Immersion Event(s) will be held in each city during the Select phase.  Dates and times of all Challenge-related events are subject to change.

Attendance. Any Participant, Team, or Organization invited to attend a Workshop must do so at his or her own expense. Attendance at events is strongly encouraged.

Insurance. Each Participant is solely responsible for arranging for any insurance coverage that the Participant decides is necessary to travel or to insure Participant’s belongings.


8. Prizes

Prize money will be awarded in USD and is stipulated as follows for each city:

Grand Prize – USD $100,000

$100,000 per city may be split between up to 2 winners for funding their Pilot projects (winners will be required to enter into a Scope of Work with Ford to receive prize money; the Scope of Work will include an outline of the work to be done in the Pilot as well as the funding requirements of the Pilot (including timing of distribution of the prize)))

Multiple grants of USD $500-$1000 to be awarded by Ford, in its sole discretion

Monetary incentives between $5-$200 each for website participation

NO PARTICIPANTS OR PRIZE RECIPIENTS ARE GUARANTEED A COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY WITH FORD OR ANY CITY PARTNER, CHALLENGE SPONSOR OR PROMOTION ENTITY.

Monetary prizes will be given in check in U.S. currency in the name of the Eligible Participant (in the event of an individual Idea Submission) or the Team/Organization (in the event of a Team/Organization Submission) registered for the Challenge (and not to any individual Representative). Where required to do so by applicable law or regulation, Ford reserves the right to withhold all applicable taxes from all cash awards, unless it has been presented with a valid exemption (full or partial) from the applicable authorities with respect to such tax withholding.


9. Verification of Potential Winners

Verification Requirement. THE AWARD OF A PRIZE TO A POTENTIAL WINNER IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION OF THE IDENTITY, ELIGIBILITY, QUALIFICATIONS AND ROLE OF THE POTENTIAL WINNER IN THE CREATION OF THE IDEA SUBMISSION. The final decision to designate a winner shall be made by Ford in its sole discretion.

Required Forms. Potential winners will be notified using the email address associated with the account used to enter the Idea Submission (the Participant submitter is the “Team Representative” in the case of a team or organization) within 14 days of final judging. In order to receive a Prize, the potential winner (including all participating team members in the case of a Team or Organization) will be required to sign and return to Ford, affidavit(s) of eligibility (or a similar verification document) and liability/publicity release(s), and any applicable tax forms (“Required Forms”).

Deadline for Returning Required Forms. Required Forms must be returned to Ford within (10) business days after the Required Forms are sent.

Disqualification. Ford may deem a potential winner (or participating team members) ineligible to win if:

  • the potential winner’s Representative or any participating team member does not respond to multiple emails or fails to sign and return the Required Forms by the deadline listed above, or responds and rejects the Prize;
  • the Prize or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable; or
  • the Idea Submission or the potential winner, or any member of a potential winner’s Team or Organization is disqualified for any other reason.


In the event of a disqualification, Ford may award the applicable Prize to an alternate potential winner, determined by the Panel of Judges as the next best Idea Submission after the originally selected winner.

Ford cannot be held responsible if it is unable to contact a potential winner as a result of them having registered an incorrect or incomplete email address when creating an account on the Site.


10.  Prize Distribution

Substitutions & Changes. Ford has the right to make a Prize substitution of equivalent or greater value. Ford will not award a Prize if there are no eligible Idea Submissions entered in the Challenge, or if there are no eligible Participants or Idea Submissions for a specific Prize.

Prize Delivery.  Prize money will be distributed as agreed between Ford and the potential winner as designated in a separate Scope of Work. Where applicable, Ford will make reasonable efforts to deliver prizes as agreed between Ford and the potential winner. However, Ford cannot guarantee that any prizes returned to Ford due to non-delivery at the provided address will be re-sent to the recipient.[MK3]

Taxes. Potential winners (and in the case of a Team or Organization, all participating members) are responsible for reporting and paying all applicable taxes in their jurisdiction of residence (federal, state/provincial/territorial and local). Prize recipients may be required to provide certain information to facilitate receipt of the award, including completing and submitting any tax or other forms necessary for compliance with applicable withholding and reporting requirements. Prize recipients are also responsible for complying with foreign exchange and banking regulations in their respective jurisdictions and reporting the receipt of the Prize to relevant government departments/agencies, if necessary. Ford reserves the right to withhold a portion of the Prize amount to comply with the tax laws of the United States or other jurisdiction.


11. Entry Conditions and Release

By entering the Challenge, you (and, if you are entering on behalf of a Team or Organization, each participating members) agree(s) to the following:

  • The relationship between you, the Participant, and Ford, is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship.
  • You will be bound by and comply with these Challenge Rules, the Site Terms of Use, and any decision by Ford, and/or the Challenge Judges which are binding and final in all matters relating to the Challenge.
  • You release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless Ford, Promotion Entities, and its and their respective parents, subsidiaries, dealers, and affiliated companies, the Prize suppliers and any other organizations or entities responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Challenge, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (hereafter the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity or confidentiality, infringement of trademark, copyright, trade secret or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a Participant’s participation in the City of Tomorrow Challenge Community, creation of Idea Submission or entry of an Idea Submission, participation in the Challenge, acceptance or use or misuse of the Prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), and/or the broadcast, transmission, performance, exploitation or use of the Idea Submission as authorized or licensed by these Official Rules as well as all other claims of any nature whatsoever arising out of any disclosure of your Idea Submission either to Ford or by Ford.


Without limiting the foregoing, the Released Parties shall have no liability in connection with:

  • any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Ford’s electronic or printing error, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Challenge;
  • technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines, internet connectivity or electronic transmission errors, or network hardware or software or failure of the Challenge Website;
  • unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Challenge;
  • any technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Challenge or the processing of Idea Submissions; or
  • any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the Participant’s participation in the Challenge or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize.


The Released Parties are not responsible for incomplete, late, misdirected, damaged, lost, illegible, or incomprehensible Idea Submissions or for address or email address changes of the Participants. Proof of sending or submitting will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Ford.

If for any reason any Participant’s Idea Submission is determined to have not been received or been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, the Participant’s sole remedy is to request the opportunity to resubmit its Idea Submission. Such request must be made promptly after the Participant knows or should have known there was a problem, and will be determined at the sole discretion of Ford.


12. Publicity

By participating in the Challenge you consent to the use of your personal information and personal data by Ford and any third parties acting on its behalf. Such personal information and personal data includes, but is not limited to, your name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, comments, hometown, state or country of residence, mention of the nature of your participation in the Challenge and photographs and video taken at Challenge events or Workshops.  We may use this personal information and personal data in any existing or newly created media, worldwide without further payment or consideration or right of review, unless prohibited by law. Authorized uses include marketing, advertising and promotional purposes.  This consent applies, as applicable, to all members of a U.S. Participant’s Team or Organization that participated in the winning Idea Submission.


13. General Conditions 

Ford reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Challenge, or any part of it, in the event of a technical failure, fraud, or any other factor or event that was not anticipated or is not within their control.

Ford reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual or Participant it finds to be actually or presenting the appearance of tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Challenge or to be acting in violation of these Challenge Rules or in a manner that is inappropriate, unsportsmanlike, not in the best interests of this Challenge, or a violation of any applicable law or regulation.

Any attempt by any person to undermine the proper conduct of the Challenge may be a violation of criminal and civil law. Should Ford suspect that such an attempt has been made or is threatened, it reserves the right to take appropriate action including but not limited to requiring a Participant to cooperate with an investigation and referral to criminal and civil law enforcement authorities.

If there is any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of the Challenge Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Challenge materials, including but not limited to the Challenge Idea Submission Form, Challenge Site, advertising (including but not limited to television, print, radio or online ads), the terms and conditions of the Challenge Rules shall prevail.

The terms and conditions of the Challenge Rules are subject to change at any time, including the rights or obligations of the Participant and Ford. Ford will post the terms and conditions of the amended Official Rules on the Challenge Website. To the fullest extent permitted by law, any amendment will become effective at the time specified in the posting of the amended Official Rules or, if no time is specified, the time of posting.

If at any time prior to the deadline, a Participant or prospective Participant believes that any Challenge Rule is or may be unclear or ambiguous, they must submit a written request for clarification.

Ford’s failure to enforce any term of these Challenge Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Should any provision of these Challenge Rules be or become illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction whose laws or regulations may apply to a Participant, such illegality or unenforceability shall leave the remainder of these Official Rules, including the Rule affected, to the fullest extent permitted by law, unaffected and valid. The illegal or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by a valid and enforceable provision that comes closest and best reflects Ford’s intention in a legal and enforceable manner with respect to the invalid or unenforceable provision.


14. Limitations of liability

By registering for the Challenge, all Participants (including, in the case of a Team or Organization, all participating members) agree to be bound by the Challenge Rules and hereby release the Released Parties from any and all liability in connection with an Idea Submission, the Prizes or Participants’ participation in the Challenge.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY OF THE RELEASED PARTIES, OR ANY OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, SHAREHOLDERS, REPRESENTATIVES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF INCOME, PROFITS, GOODWILL, DATA, OR USE OF MONEY, WHETHER IN TORT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION NEGLIGENCE), CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CHALLENGE, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

This section does not affect, and is not intended to affect, any rights that a consumer has that are not able to be excluded under applicable consumer laws.


15. Disputes - class action waiver

Participants agree that to the fullest extent permitted by law:

  • any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Challenge, any Idea Submission or any Prizes awarded, other than those concerning the administration of the Challenge or the determination of winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action;
  • any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Challenge, any Idea Submission or any Prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by: (A) the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division in Detroit, as to any claim or proceeding over which it may have jurisdiction; or, (B) the Circuit Court for the County of Oakland, Michigan (6th Circuit – Pontiac) as to all other claims or proceedings and Participants consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts; and
  • under no circumstances will Participants be entitled to, and Participants hereby waives all rights to claim, any punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.


SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Challenge Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Participants and Ford in connection with the Challenge, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Michigan, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Michigan.

16. Additional Terms 

City of Tomorrow Challenge Terms of Use

City of Tomorrow Challenge Privacy Policy

Participation in the Challenge constitutes Participant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Challenge Rules. By entering, a Participant agrees that all decisions related to the Challenge that are made pursuant to these Challenge Rules are final and binding, and that all such decisions are at the sole discretion of Ford.

17. Privacy

Personal information and personal data collected from individual Participants is subject to the privacy policy located at Privacy Policy. By entering and participating in the Challenge, Participants agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy.

18. Contact Us

If you have any questions or comment or wish to send us any notice regarding this Challenge, you can contact us at:

Email

cotcinfo@ford.com

 

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