Web Rangers Contest- Terms & Conditions  

1. Eligibility: The Web Rangers Contest (hereinafter the ‘ Contest’) is open to Indian resident students aged between and including 10 and 17 of any school in India, who have obtained their parents' and/or legal guardians' and/or school teachers permission to participate and whose parents and/or legal guardians and/or school teachers consent to be bound by these Rules in their own right and on behalf of the entrant. The opening date for receipt of entries by Google from participants is 30th November 2018 and the closing date for receipt of entries by Google is 15th January 2019, midnight (IST). Only one submission per category per Entrant is allowed. In the case of duplicate or multiple entries from the same Entrant, then the first entry to arrive at the designated submission address (as determined by the "received by" date) will be accepted as the entry into the Competition. At the time of submission, each Entrant must: (i) be a Indian citizen/legal resident (e.g., must be able to show proof of legal permanent residence, if asked for); (ii) be enrolled in a School in India; (iii) have obtained his or her parents’ or legal guardians’ or school teachers prior permission and have agreed to be bound by these Rules. Employees, interns, contractors, and official office-holders, as well as their immediate families, of Google, its affiliates, and any representatives or agencies of Google or other persons professionally connected with the Contest are not eligible to participate.  

2. Competition Period: The Contest begins on 18th December, 2018, midnight (IST) and the closing date for receipt of entries by Google is 21st January 2019, midnight (IST) (“Contest Period”). All dates are subject to change. 

3. How to Enter: To enter the Contest, visit the Contest website form during the Contest Period and follow the instructions that appear on the one-page official entry form (“Entry Form”) for: (a) submitting an original piece of work “Campaign” or “Project” that relates to the Contest theme “Fighting Misinformation- Finding the good, keeping the bad way” or “Together for Safer Internet”; (b) completing all information on the Entry Form before submitting; and (c) submitting a supporting statement and a title for Entrant’s Project that is based upon the Contest theme. The Project and supporting statement must meet the “Project Requirements,” described below. Once the Entry Form is fully completed, it should be printed and signed by a parent/legal guardian. If you wish to submit the form online, the signed form should be scanned and sent to webrangersindia@google.com.

To submit an entry in hard-copy form, the entry must be mailed in an envelope (packaged carefully so it won’t be damaged) with proper postage affixed, to the following mailing address: 

Web Rangers India 2018- Google India, Block 1, Survey No. 13, DivyaSree Omega A, Kondapur Village, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081  

Please note this form of entry is in addition to the other forms of entry to the Contest. Google is not responsible for illegible or incorrectly submitted entries.

Entries received without a completed Entry Form or without a parent’s or legal guardian’s or teacher’s signature will be disqualified.   

4. Submission Requirements: The Campaign and Project and supporting statement must meet the following criteria (“Submission Requirements”):

  • They must not be derogatory, offensive, threatening, defamatory, disparaging, libelous or contain any content that is inappropriate, indecent, sexual, profane, torturous, slanderous, discriminatory in any way, or that promotes hatred or harm against any group or person, or otherwise does not comply with the theme and spirit of the Contest.
  • They must not contain content, material or any element that is unlawful, or otherwise in violation of or contrary to all applicable national, state, or local laws and regulations. Please note that under relevant laws of India, the use of the National Flag, and other national symbols such as the Ashoka Chakra and the pictorial representation of national personalities such as Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister of India etc for certain purposes including as part of a corporate logo, are not permitted.
  • They must not contain any content, material or element that displays any third party advertising, slogan, logo, trademark or otherwise indicates a sponsorship or endorsement by a third party, commercial entity or that is not within the spirit of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.
  • They must be original, unpublished works that does not contain, incorporate or otherwise use any content, material or element that is owned by a third party or entity.
  • They cannot contain any content, element, or material that violates a third party’s publicity, privacy or intellectual property rights.
  • The Project is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim.
  • The Entrant does not include any disparaging remarks relating to the Sponsor or a third party.  

During the Contest Period, the Sponsor, its agents and/or the Judges (defined below) will be evaluating the Projects and supporting statements to ensure that they meet the Campaign/Project Requirements. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant who submits a Campaign/Project and supporting statement that does not meet the Campaign/Project Requirements. Incomplete entries or entries not complying with these Rules are subject to disqualification. 

5. Judging and Selection of Winners: Each Campaign/Project will be evaluated and scored based on the following “Criteria”:

  1. Artistic merit; 
  2. Creativity and originality - considering the representation of the Contest theme “Fighting Misinformation- Finding the good, keeping the bad way” or “Together for Safer Internet” as well as the unique and novel approach to the Project;
  3. Communication of the Contest theme in both the Project and supporting statement - how well the Entrant explains what “Fighting Misinformation- Finding the good, keeping the bad way” or “Together for Safer Internet” represents in the supporting statement and Project;
  4. Adherence to the Project Requirements and these Rules.  

Google may hire a third-party administrator to help manage submissions. This will be an independent, third-party marketing services organization retained by Google to assist with the administration of this Contest. At times during the Contest, Agencies representative may contact an Entrant for customer service purposes. By entering, all participants agree to receive phone calls and emails from Agency. 

A group of 7 Finalists will be announced by a panel consisting of independent judges (“Panel”), based on which Campaign/Project they think are the best representations of the theme “Fighting Misinformation- Finding the good, keeping the bad way” or “Together for Safer Internet”. The panel will comprise of 5 Google employees. The 7 Finalists will be notified directly on or before January 20th, 2019. 

At the National Final stage the 7 Finalists will be invited to attend an awards ceremony on a date and at a location to be determined by Google (“Awards Ceremony”).

Decisions of the Panel are final and binding. In the event there are not enough eligible entries, not all prizes will be awarded. If a potential winner is unable for whatever reason to accept his or her prize, then Google reserves the right to award the prize to another entrant. Notification of Finalists and Winners: Becoming a finalist is subject to validation and verification of eligibility and compliance with all the terms and conditions set forth in these Rules. If a potential finalist or winner is disqualified for any reason, the Campaign/Project that received the next highest total score will be chosen as the potential finalist or winner. The potential finalist(s) and winner(s) will be selected and notified by telephone and/or email, at Sponsor’s discretion. If a potential finalist/winner does not respond to the notification attempt within three (3) days from the first notification attempt, then such potential finalist/winner may be disqualified and an alternate potential finalist/winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received based on the judging Criteria described herein.

6. Prizes: Acceptance of prizes is subject to permission from a parent or legal guardian. All 7 Finalists will each receive a certificate of achievement, chromebook or an android device. The winner in the campaign category will receive support to scale their campaign. 

In order to attend the Award Ceremony all finalists must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For finalists traveling from interstate in India, Google will provide return economy class air travel/ first class rail transport and car/ bus transfer from airport to hotel for the finalist and one parent or guardian, plus 1 night’s hotel accommodation. For finalists traveling from within the state or territory in which the Awards Ceremony is held, Google will provide the most efficient mode of transport for the finalist and one parent or guardian plus 1 night’s hotel accommodation. Google will arrange and pay for dinner, breakfast and lunch for each finalist and his or her parent or guardian.

There is no cash alternative and the prize must be taken as offered. Google reserves the right to substitute prize(s) of an equivalent value should the Contest prizes become unavailable for any reason. If any winner is not able for whatever reason to accept their prize then Google reserves the right to award the prize to the next best entry, as judged by the Panel. Any prize(s) that remain unclaimed at the end of 30 days from the announcement of the final results will be awarded to the next best entry(ies), as judged by the Panel.

The Panel will consist of 5 Google employees. Google does not assume any responsibility for any products and services offered under the Contest. The products and services are provided solely by the relevant vendors, under such Rules as determined by such vendors, and Google accepts no liability whatsoever in connection with such products and services.

The products and services have not been certified by Google and under no circumstances shall the inclusion of any product or service in the Contest be construed as an endorsement or recommendation of such product or service by Google.

Except for warranties and conditions implied by law which cannot be excluded, Google makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the quality or suitability of any prizes awarded under these Rules. Certain legislation may imply conditions or warranties which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified except to a limited extent. In this event, to the extent permitted by law, Google's liability is limited to, at its option: (i) the replacement of the prize or the supply of an equivalent prize; or (ii) the payment, if it does not contravene any law, of the cost of the replacement or supply.

7. Privacy Notice: Entrants agree that personal data submitted with an entry, including name, mailing address, phone number, and email address may be collected, processed, stored and otherwise used by Sponsor and its affiliates for the purposes of conducting and administering the Contest. By entering the Contest, Entrants agree to the transmission, processing, disclosing and storage of this personal data by Sponsor and its affiliates. All personal information that is collected from the Entrant is subject to Google’s Privacy Policy, located at: http://www.google.com/privacy/privacy-policy.html. Entrants have the right to access, review, rectify or cancel any personal data held by Sponsor in connection with the Contest by writing to Google at the following address: Privacy Matters, c/o Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043. If an Entrant does not provide the data required at entry, that Entrant’s entry may be ineligible.  

8. Media Activity: Google reserves the right to use the Projects in any manner it sees fit (including with or without attribution) within future internal or external Google communications. The Projects may also be used for press and media purposes and you agree to waive any moral rights and to not assert any other intellectual property rights that you have or may have in the Projects. On entering into the Competition, you agree to be involved in media activity or other promotional activity regarding the Competition. Google will contact you in advance to seek your permission if any media request interviews with the winning Project/class. When you enter each pupil's Project you will be asked to tick a box informing us you have received consent from the parents/guardian of each pupil (and in the case of pupil’s 12 years of age and above, also from the pupil him/herself) to the use and disclosure of personal data as outlined in these terms and conditions 

9. Intellectual Property: In submitting a Campaign/Project each entering pupil (and their parent/guardian, if necessary) and teacher warrants that he/she is the owner of the Project and the intellectual property in it and that all components of your Project and supporting statement are indeed original creations. Any intellectual property infringement, misuse or plagiarism of another person’s work in any form or state in Google’s opinion will result in immediate disqualification and forfeiture of eligibility to receive all awards, recognition and prizes. Each pupil (and their parent/guardian, if necessary) and teacher also consents to his/her Campaign/Project/Poster being used in the manner set out in these terms, or (where the entrant is not the owner) that he/she has obtained the consent of the owner(s) to use it in the manner set out in these terms without any further compensation.

11. Limitation of Liability: To the maximum extent permitted by law, you agree to indemnify and keep indemnified Google at all times from and against all liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses resulting from any act, default or omissions by you and or a breach of any warranty by you detailed herein to the maximum extent permitted by law. You indemnify and agree to keep indemnified Google at all times from and against any liability, actions, claims, demands, losses, damages costs and expenses for or in respect of which Google will or may become liable by reason of or related or incidental to any act, default or omission by you under these rules including without limitation resulting from or in relation to any breach, non-observance, act or omission whether negligent or otherwise, pursuant to those rules by you. To the maximum extent permitted by law, you agree to hold Google, its respective Directors, Officers, Employees and assigns harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Competition and/or use or acceptance of any prize won.

12. General Conditions:

  • Google is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Competition, or in the announcement of the prizes.
  • Google accepts no responsibility for entries lost, delayed, damaged, defaced, or mislaid, howsoever caused.
  • Google is not responsible for the policies, actions, or inactions of others, including your School that might prevent you from entering, participating, and/or claiming a prize in this Competition.
  • Entries will not be returned. Only one entry per person per category (Campaign/Project)
  • Google's and/or any judge’s decision is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into in relation to such a decision.
  • Google reserves the right to disqualify any entry or entrant that violates the Competition rules or that adversely affects the fairness or the legitimate operation of the Competition.
  • There is no cash alternative and the prize must be taken as offered. Google reserves the right to substitute prize(s) of an equivalent value should the prizes become unavailable for any reason. If any winner is not able for whatever reason to accept their prize then Google reserves the right to award the prize to another participant.
  • Potential prize winners may be required to sign, notarise, and return an Affidavit or Declaration of Eligibility, a Liability/Publicity Release and provide any additional information that may be required by Google. Failure to comply within this time period may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.
  • The Competition is governed by the laws of India and Bengaluru courts shall have jurisdiction over any dispute arising in relation thereto.
  • In the event of an inconsistency in interpretation between the English language and Hindi language versions of the Terms and Conditions, the English language version shall prevail.  

13. Internet: Google is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission. Google is not responsible for theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of Competition materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind. Google is not responsible for inaccurate transmissions of or failure to display Competition materials on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet portion of the Competition is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Competition, Google reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition.

14. Promoter and Data Controller:

Google India Pvt Ltd 4th and 5th Floors RMZ infinity, Tower E, No.3 Bennigana Halli Bengaluru, India-560016