Some legal stuff…
I hereby accept The Terms of Submission set forth below and request Outfit7 to consider certain ideas, suggestions, proposals, comments or materials other than those Outfit7 has specifically requested (»Submission«). I agree that these Terms of Submission shall apply to all disclosures made or to be made by me which relate to my Submission or which are made incidental to the Submission. “Outfit7” as used in the Terms of Submission, includes Outfit7 Limited, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies.
Outfit7 does not wish to receive or hold any Submissions “in confidence”. Therefore Outfit7 will consider the Submissions to be non-confidential and it is agreed that no confidential relationship or obligation of secrecy is to be established between me and Outfit7 with respect to the Submissions. I understand that Outfit7 may refer the Submission to various persons within or outside Outfit7 for the evaluation purposes.
I will rely solely on patent rights, if any, to protect my Submission. By submitting the Submissions under these Terms of Submission I do not grant any rights under existing or future patents to Outfit7. However, except for claims of patent infringement, Outfit7 shall have the unrestricted right to use and disclose any Submissions.
I agree that no obligation of any kind is assumed by, nor may any obligations be implied against either me or Outfit7 by virtue of my disclosure of the Submission or Outfit7’s evaluation of it. In particular, any disclosure by me is made under the express understanding that Outfit7 assumes no obligation to do more than consider the Submission. Moreover, Outfit7 shall be under no obligation to reveal to me any information belonging to Outfit7 in the general or specific field to which my Submission relates. No disclosure by me shall in any way limit or restrict Outfit7 from using any information previously known to Outfit7, or independently developed by Outfit7, or that is later known to or developed by Outfit7.
Compensation will be awarded to me, at Outfit7’s sole discretion, if the Submission is original and new to Outfit7 and adopted for use by Outfit7. The amount of the compensation will be established according to the Outfit7’s reasonable judgment. I agree to accept the compensation, as awarded by Outfit7 at any time, in full settlement of any claims, which I may make against Outfit7, except for claims of patent infringement. Unless and until a written agreement providing for the use of the Submission is executed, I understand that I will receive no compensation, and Outfit7 will have no obligation to me in any respect whatsoever with regard to the Submission.
I warrant that the Submission is original with and wholly owned by me, that I have full and unconditional right to disclose the Submission, that no one else has any right to it, and that I have the right to enter into this Terms of Submission. I agree to indemnify and hold Outfit7 harmless from and against any and all claims, loss or liability (including reasonable outside attorneys’ fees) that may be asserted against Outfit7 or incurred by Outfit7 at any time in connection with the Submission or any use thereof, and/or arising from any breach or alleged breach of any warranty, representation or covenant made by me herein. I believe my Submission and its features to be unique and novel. However, I recognize that other persons, including Outfit7’s own employees, may have submitted to Outfit7or to others or made public, or may in the future originate and submit or make public, similar or identical material that Outfit7or may have the right to use, and I understand that I will not be entitled to any compensation because of Outfit7’s use of other similar or identical ideas, suggestions, proposals, comments or materials.
Where my Submission is protected under patents, appropriate compensation for such rights may be determined by negotiations with me if it is decided that Outfit7 is interested in using the Submission. Such compensation shall be normally higher than the compensation awarded under the previous paragraph. Therefore I am urged to consult with my attorney as to the desirability of seeking patent protection of the Submission and as to such patents’ fair value. However that does not prevent Outfit7 to contest the validity, infringement or enforceability of any patent.
Any prior negotiations or agreements are merged into and superseded by these Terms of Submission, which may not be modified or waived except in writing signed by an Outfit7 officer.
This Agreement, and the relationship established hereunder, shall be interpreted and construed in accordance with the laws of the England and Wales, without regard to its principles of conflicts of laws, and with the same force and effect as if fully executed and performed therein. If any clause or provision of this Terms of Submission is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable, such clause or provision shall be severed and the remaining provisions of this Terms of Submission shall continue in full force and effect.