TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Home Competition is run by Architecture Out Loud LLC (d/b/a arch out loud).
These terms and conditions of use (the “Terms of Use”) apply to the the home competition™ website located at www.thehomecompetition.com and all associated sites linked there to by the home competition™, or its affiliates (the “Site”).
Arch Out Loud™ may alter the Terms of Use at any time without prior notice. It is your responsibility to regularly check for updates and changes to the Terms of Use. BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT USE THE SITE.

OWNERSHIP
The Site is the property of Architecture Out Loud LLC (d/b/a arch out loud). Arch Out Loud ™ reserve the right to change, transfer ownership, release or disband this Site at any time without warning or liability.

SITE USE
All uses of this website and all material provided herein must coincide with the Terms of Use. The Site and any content of the Site may not be copied, reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.

You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Site, or any other systems or networks connected to the Site. You may not attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the Site.

You may not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Site or any network connected to the Site, nor breach the security or authentication measures on the Site.

All works submitted to the The Home Competition Site including but not limited to for submission in a competition or for publication, must be submitted in agreeance with the The Home Competition™ Terms of Use. By submitting your work to The Home Competition, you acknowledge, represent and warrant that all work presented to The Home Competition has been legally attained with the permission of the original creator or author.

Participants of The Home Competition agree that the work they are submitting has not been submitted to any other competition before the results of The Home Competition are released. Arch Out Loud reserves the right to determine if a project was submitted to a previous competition. Additionally Arch Out Loud reserves the right to determine if a team will be disqualified or not.

By submitting your work to The Home Competition, including but not limited to for submission in a competition or for publication, you give permission for your work to be published in any matter and over any platform or location.

You grant Arch Out Loud the permission to share submitted work with third parties, which may include but is not limited to: potential employers, other blogs, websites and social media platforms.
Arch Out Loud is not responsible for any communications between users of the site and third parties. This also includes designers whose work is published on the site.
Users who submit work by the request of an Arch Out Loud team member are responsible for reading the Terms of Use as they are presented to them. Once a user submits their work they grant full publishing privileges to Arch Out Loud™ for both electronic and print format.
Arch Out Loud™ is not responsible for the written or graphic content that is associated with our journal posts. Designers, authors or creators of any kind will be cited within their published works and retain responsibility that this work is their own and in no way conflicts with the copyright of another individual or organization. It is the responsibility of the original creator or author to verify prior to submission that all submitted work is either original content belonging to the creator or author. By submitting work in any way to The Home Competition™ the individual or team accepts full responsibility for the text, images, video footage and any other form of media that is provided.

COLLECTED DATA
All information that The Home Competition™ collects, whether through registration, submissions, online data files, web cookies or through other means not used in a way to disturb user privacy. Personal and team information is used for competition administration purposes. All data submitted by users on [the home competition]™ is therefore available to be; published, edited, and used in any way [arch out loud]™ sees fit.
Personal/Team information collected upon registration will include the user’s name, email address, school/firm, CV/resume, portfolio of works, telephone number and postal address (where necessary). By registering with Arch Out Loud™ you agree to the Terms of Use. Personal/Team information may be used to inform users of future competitions and activities.

UNSUBSCRIBE
Any user or team that wishes to unsubscribe from emails, or future information can do so at any time. To unsubscribe please contact us at info@archoutloud.com (email subject “unregister”) including all registered email addresses. Users may also request available details related to personal information be erased. Users may also unsubscribe from specific emails in the footer of that email. Unregistering from a competition will exclude publication of team submissions and details, no refund will be returned.

SECURITY POLICY
Arch Out Loud™ is dedicated to user safety and security on our site. All payments are accepted through a secure site at www.weebly.com.

PROMOTIONS AND COMPETITIONS
Arch Out Loud™ reserves the right to alter the content, associated dates, awards and publication of any promotion or competition at any time. Further, Arch Out Loud™ reserves the right to cancel, discontinue or terminate any competition or promotion.

By submitting your work to Arch Out Loud, you give permission for your work to be published in any matter and over any platform or location.

DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The Home Competition™ THE SITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY COMPETITIONS ARE DELIVERED ON AN “AS-IS” AND “AS-AVAILABLE” BASIS. ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. Arch Out Loud™ CANNOT ENSURE THAT ANY FILES OR OTHER DATA YOU DOWNLOAD FROM THE SITE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. Arch Out Loud™ DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN RELATION TO THE SITE, COMPETITION OR CONTENT OF THE SITE INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Arch Out Loud™ DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACTS, OMISSIONS AND CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE. YOUR SOLE REMEDY AGAINST Arch Out Loud™ FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT IS TO STOP USING THE SITE OR ANY SUCH CONTENT

INDEMNITY
You accept to completely indemnify Arch Out Loud™ and its members and officers from and against all legal claims, liabilities, damages, losses, or any costs and expenses and any legal fees that arise out of the use of this Site or from participation in a competition.

COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The above Terms of Use also apply to submissions of a competition. Any submitter agrees to abide by the rules and terms for each individual competition as outlined in the competition summary.

The Home Competition™ functions as a platform for design competitions. These competitions, unless otherwise stated are open idea competitions and in no way intend to be realized. Stated concepts have no intention to degrade current conditions or areas. Competitions held by Arch out Loud™ function from an ideas standpoint and do not directly relate to any organization, neighborhood, city or individual stated on the website, brief, or any other data associated with Arch out Loud™.
Arch Out Loud™ does not intend to replace, better, or have any realistic influence on organization, companies, or any party that is related to the materialization of our competitions.
Arch Out Loud™ holds the right to change or adapt the rules and regulations of any promotion or competition at any time. It is the responsibility of the participants to check for regular updates, notification and changes to competition rules, regulations and terms. Participants in any competition agree to the terms and conditions of this site and each competition when they register. Registration is limited to the stated number of individuals for each competition, any team that submits work coming from more than the stated maximum is subject to disqualification at any time, including withholding rewards and withholding publication.
Registrants may not change teams after team registration has been completed. Violation of team submission is subject to disqualification at any time, including withholding rewards and withholding publication. Any team or individual that violates the rules or terms and conditions during or after a competition may have their rewards, publication or any other competition outcome revoked at any time.
Any team that does not follow the submission guidelines for each competition may be subject to disqualification.
By placing personal names or any means to identify who a team is on a submission, other than the given identification number, a team may be subject to disqualification.
Winning teams must provide a valid method to accept monetary rewards within two weeks of the award being presented. Failure to receive monetary awards in timely manner may result in the award being revoked.

We accept the following credit/debit card methods of payment for your submission:
VISA
Master Card
American Express
Discover
Competition participants will receive their individual or team confirmation number after completing registration. This number is used for identification purposes throughout the jury voting process. Any submission that does not include this confirmation number as stated or incorrectly may be subject to disqualification.
Arch Out Loud™ holds the right to change competition dates as it sees fit at any time as well as revoke any promotion or competition without further notice.
Arch Out Loud™ holds the right to adjust deadlines throughout the duration of a competition, as well as the right to disqualify late submissions. In the event of a temporary deadline extension Arch Out Loud ™ holds the right to accept or accept and penalize late submissions by a level determined by the organizers.
Each competition jury is carefully chosen by Arch Out Loud™ to best represent a valid and fair opinion for each project. Competition jury may change during the competition and stated jury members are not guaranteed to participate as final judges. Competition entries will never be judged with participant information as an influence, submissions are judged solely on submitted work. Jury decisions may not be argued by participants and are final unless later information proves otherwise.

Failure to provide the requested work affiliated with each competition may result in disqualification. For any questions regarding what is required, contact Arch Out Loud™ for clarification.
If files submitted for a competition are not correct or do not work properly as determined by the arch out loud team, arch out loud is not responsible for getting the files to the jury and the boards may be disqualified from the competition.
Once registration is completed no refunds prior to or after the competitions deadline will be granted. All registration payments are final.
Competition awards of any manner are subject to change throughout the competition. Additional awards may be added, awards may be subtracted or altered at any time. It is the participant’s responsibility to regularly check the website and be aware of any changes.
Competition entries are legally the property of Arch Out Loud™ upon submission. Arch Out Loud™ reserves the right to publish submitted work on the arch out loud website and any other platform that seems fit. Arch Out Loud™ aims to publish competition work on as many platforms as possible, individuals and teams agree to these publications upon submission.
Arch Out Loud™reserves the right to dictate method of payment, whether physical, electronic or to be accepted by a specific platform. (such as Paypal.)

Arch Out Loud™ holds the right to edit and change publications in any way, as well as use submitted data for future promotions or additional follow through of past and current competitions. Submitted graphics, information and ideas become the property of Arch Out Loud™ until the publication process and competition follow through are completed.

Arch Out Loud™ is in no way liable for the designs submitted by participants and teams. It is the responsibility of the participants to create original work.

Universities and professors are encouraged to use the Arch Out Loud™ competition and brief for curriculum or studio projects, however, if they are doing so they must submit the work to the associated Arch Out Loud™ competition. The competition and brief cannot be used after the competition deadline.

Winners and finalists of an Arch Out Loud™ competition agree that they will participate in any interviews or publicity matter upon reasonable request.

Arch Out Loud™ is not responsible for any in-person site analysis and research. Arch Out Loud™ does not own the sites on which the competitions are held and therefore participants must abide to any local private property details.

Employees or members of Arch Out Loud™ and those at a juror’s company, under supervision of the given juror, may not enter the competition.