Policy

General Rules

  • The   competitions   are open   to students, architects, designers, urbanists, engineers, artists, makers, activists     and     anyone     interested in the design and architecture fields. The participant must be at least 18 years old.
  • Participants   can   join   the   competition   either individually or in team. There is no restriction or limit to the number of members that can compose a team. Teams can be made up of members of different nationalities and ages, but all members must be at least 18 years old. The list of the team members cannot be changed after the submission. 
  • Participants must respect deadlines, procedures, fees and submission requirements. It is highly advised to complete any of these online procedures (also registration) in advance. TerraViva S.r.l. is not responsible, in any case, for any technical difficulty or web malfunctioning.  
  • All the necessary materials/documentation related to the competition is available in   the download section of the competition‚Äôs official page. To download and use the materials/ documentation of the competition made available by TerraViva S.r.l.it is necessary to pay a registration fee, which allows to get a single identification code, except as provided for in the last sentence of point ‚Äúe‚ÄĚ(next point). The registration fee, for each competition, is established according to the competition‚Äôs calendar and the relative amounts do not   vary depending on the number of team members.  
  • The   payment of one fee allows the participant/team to have one personal identification code linked to the submission of one single project.  In order to have additional submission codes and, therefore, submit additional projects it is necessary to pay additional fees. However, TerraViva has the right to issue offers (e.g. ‚Äúgift cards‚ÄĚ) or create discounted fee packages that allow buyers to get more than one identification code and therefore download the materials/ documentation of more competitions (also not yet launched) and submit more than one project.
  • The payment methods accepted are: PayPal, Satispay, credit card, bank transfer, payments in cryptocurrency. 
  • Prizes   are   established   regardless of the   number of members of a team. TerraViva S.r.l. pays all the commissions charged by its bank for the prizes‚Äô payment, the commissions that may be applied by the winner‚Äôs bank or the commissions for currency exchange have to be paid exclusively by the winner. The prizes will be awarded after the verification of the identity of the winners and after the winners have signed a self-declaration certifying that they fully accept all the Terms and Conditions of the competition. 
  • The jury is composed by experts of the fields of architecture which are independent and impartial. The jury‚Äôs decision is the result of a mere aesthetic evaluation and cannot, in any case, be challenged. Participants therefore accept not to challenge the decision nor the evaluation of the jury. In case one or more members of the jury withdraw, TerraViva S.r.l. will substitute him/them with a new member equally distinguished and impartial.
  • TerraViva S.r.l. is not responsible for the possible bad execution of the project. In any case the evaluation of the jury and winning of a prize cannot be considered as an assessment of the adequacy and technical feasibility of the project.
  • TerraViva S.r.l. is not obliged to give explanations to the participants regarding the results of the competitions. 
  • Participants are not allowed to publish their own submitted material before the announcement of the official winners.¬†¬†
  • Participants are not allowed, in any case, to inquire the jury about the competition. 
  • Any team or individual that violates the Terms and Conditions during or after a competition may have their rewards, publication or any other competition outcome revoked at any time. 
  • The prizes are paid by bank transfer or Paypal. In order to receive the price, the winner (individual or legal entity) must fulfil a declaration of receipt of the prize. It is, therefore, not possible to request an invoice. 
  • Projects‚Äô submission and/or final winning of the competition do not constitute any kind of professional commitment/relationship between the participant and TerraViva S.r.l..
  • TerraViva S.r.l. has the right to modify competition‚Äôs dates, jury‚Äôs composition or the methods for project‚Äôs submission. Any   change   will   be   notified at least 48 hours before the submission deadline through the media channels of TerraViva S.r.l.. 
  • These Terms and Conditions, in any case, do not constitute an offer to the public.
  • By registering to the website of TerraViva S.r.l.  participants declare to fully and unconditionally accept all the Terms and Conditions of the competitions without any exception. 
  • The Terms and Conditions and any other rule can be modified by TerraViva S.r.l. without prior notification. The Terms and Conditions and any other rule can be waived by special rules pertaining to single competitions. 
  • The Italian law regulates the rules of the competitions and any other rule on the website. Any controversy that might arise shall be of exclusive competence of the Court of Milan. 
  • The Terms and Conditions will be provided also in Italian and other languages, but, in case of doubt of interpretation, the English version shall prevail.

Ineligibility Rules

The occurring of any of these cases will be ground for the disqualification of the participant and/or their teams without exception: 

  • any gross violation of the Terms and Conditions; 
  • submission of any material using a different procedure from the one indicated in the submission requirements; 
  • submission of any material after the expiry of the submission deadline; 
  • naming any file in a way which is different from the one indicated in the submission requirements or have any personal identifiers, names, office etc.;¬†
  • submission of files containing any graphic reference to the identity of the¬†participants (e.g. name,¬†office, university, etc.);¬†¬†
  • submission of layouts containing texts not written in English; 
  • submission of any material which is not in-line with the competition principles or that is considered incomplete, as well as the failure to maintain anonymity;¬†
  • submitting a project which differs in a macroscopic way from the purposes of the competition;
  • participants having a family relation within the second grade or direct professional relationship with any of the jury members at the time of the competition and/or in the two previous years; 
  • submitting a project which is not new and original or which is not the outcome of the intellectual activity of the participants (i.e., does not belong to them).¬†

TerraViva S.r.l., with a mere technical and objective evaluation, discards the projects that do not meet the requirements listed in the Terms and Conditions or in the special rules of the single competition and/or that constitute any of the above listed cases. The discarded projects will not be evaluated nor considered by the jury.  Disqualified   participants   and/or   their teams will not receive any refund. 

By accepting the Terms and Conditions participants expressly declare that they do not fall under any of these causes of ineligibility.

Intellectual Property Rights

The   participants maintain the intellectual property rights and/or industrial rights on their submitted projects.

TerraViva S.r.l. reserves the right to use the submitted material for paper or digital publications and exhibitions, and the right to use, adjust, modify, publish, show, reproduce and distribute the projects for marketing and advertising purposes in any way or form and with any means of communication and/or support, according to the ‚ÄúReproduction right and Publication right‚ÄĚ (art.12, L.633/1941, i.e., Italian Copyright Law).

The promoters of the competition (e.g. municipality) and the partners of TerraViva S.r.l. have the right to use, publish, display, reproduce and distribute the submitted projects.

Limited to the projects that win a money prize (except for the gold mentions) TerraViva S.r.l. acquires the exclusive right of economic exploitation of the project and the permanent, illimited, irrevocable, exclusive, internationally acknowledged right to use, realize, adapt, modify, publish in every media, display, reproduce and distribute the project also for marketing and advertising purposes, review the editorial, create works based on the project or give the project or parts of it to third parties in any means, way or through any technology also including the freedom of panorama without any limitation in time or place. 

The authors of the projects that have been awarded, including mentions and shortlisted projects, commit to provide TerraViva S.r.l., in due time, with any additional graphic material which can be required by TerraViva S.r.l.. 

TerraViva S.r.l. is not responsible in case the intellectual property of the uploaded projects does not pertain, fully or partially, to the participants, or in case the candidates do not own the rights of exploitation of the project, including the  right  to  take  part in a competition of this kind.  

Please note that any other modifications or conditions not explicitly stated in this document will be governed by the specific regulations of the competition, which may have the authority to modify or update the information presented here.

Withdrawal and Refund

In accordance with the Italian Consumer Code (D.lgs. 206/2005), the right of withdrawal is valid within 14 days from the day of the fee‚Äôs payment (weekends and public holidays included). In any case, the right of withdrawal cannot be exercised after the submission deadline, nor if the participant has downloaded the material for the competition.  

Refunds are executed in the same currency of the original payment and are therefore subject to currency exchange rates.  

To exercise the right of withdrawal, write to: info@terravivacompetition.com.

Exclusions: the right of withdrawal does not apply to digital products (such as ebooks, gift cards, software, flex promo etc.), as provided by current regulations.

Special Conditions

By engaging in promotions, special discounts, gift card purchases, flexible registrations, or acquiring products and services from TerraViva (digital products), you agree to adhere to specific terms and conditions outlined on respective product pages and/or documentation, which may affect withdrawal rights and entail special treatments.

TerraViva reserves the right to modify, suspend, or terminate any promotion or discount at its discretion. Gift cards are redeemable within specified terms; the use of promo codes may have expiration policies, and other products and services are subject to individual terms detailed on their respective pages. Customers are advised to review these terms carefully before engaging in any purchase.

Indemnity

Users agree to indemnify and hold TerraViva S.r.l. harmless from any cost or damage connected with the infringement of any third-party intellectual property right. By taking part in a competition and accepting its rules and the Terms and Conditions, participants declare to be authors (and/ or co-author in case of a team) of the uploaded materials. 

Users accept to completely indemnify TerraViva S.r.l. and its members and officers from and against all legal claims, liabilities, damages, losses, or any costs, expenses and any legal fees that arise out of any activity stated in the Terms and Conditions or from the participation in a competition. 

Privacy

At TerraViva S.r.l., we are committed to ensuring the protection and privacy of your personal data. This privacy policy outlines how we collect, use, and safeguard the information you provide through our website www.terravivacompetitions.com. We kindly invite all users to read this policy carefully to understand how their personal data will be processed.

Data Processing Purpose: The processing of participants’ personal data will be carried out, both manually and digitally, by TerraViva S.r.l., with the sole purpose of facilitating your participation in the competition and ensuring the proper distribution of prizes and commercial informations. This data processing is in full compliance with the provisions of Article 13 of the EU Regulation 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR).

Accountability for Data Provided: Users will be held accountable for the accuracy and authenticity of the data they provide, including personal information. TerraViva S.r.l. does not assume any responsibility for inaccurate, incomplete, or false data provided. To maintain data integrity, TerraViva S.r.l. reserves the right to verify the accuracy of the personal data provided. Verification may include requesting a copy of an identity document that corroborates the information entered during registration.

Purpose of this Privacy Policy: This privacy policy aims to provide clarity and transparency regarding the collection, use, and storage of personal data by TerraViva S.r.l.. We value your trust and strive to maintain a trustworthy and secure environment.

Data Collection and Use: When you use our website, we may collect various types of personal data, such as your name, contact information, email address, and any other information. The data collected will be used solely for the purposes mentioned above.

Data Protection Measures: TerraViva S.r.l. employs robust security measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We take data protection seriously and use industry-standard technologies and procedures to safeguard your information.

Third-Party Websites: Our website may contain links to third-party websites for your convenience. However, TerraViva S.r.l. does not endorse or take responsibility for the content, practices, or policies of these external sites. We encourage to review the privacy policies of any third-party websites.

Retention Period: We will retain your personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and to comply with legal requirements. We will securely dispose of your data in accordance with our retention policies.

What data do we collect?
How do we collect your data?
How will we use your data?
How do we store your data?
Marketing
What are your data protection rights?
What are cookies?
How do we use cookies?
What types of cookies do we use?
How to manage your cookies
Privacy policies of other websites
Changes to our privacy policy
How to contact us

What data do we collect?

Our Company collects the following data:

  • Personal identification information (Name, email address, phone number, etc.)

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide Our Company with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Register online or place an order for any of our products or services.
  • Voluntarily complete a customer survey or provide feedback on any of our message boards or via email.
  • Use or view our website via your browser‚Äôs cookies.

How will we use your data?

Our Company collects your data so that we can:

  • Process your order and manage your account.
  • Email you with special offers on other products and services we think you might like.

When Our Company processes your order, it may send your data to, and also use the resulting information from, credit reference agencies to prevent fraudulent purchases.

How do we store your data?

Our Company securely stores your data on Oracle MySQL database services.

Marketing

Our Company would like to send you information about products and services of ours that we think you might like, as well as those of our partner companies.
If you have agreed to receive marketing, you may always opt out at a later date.
You have the right at any time to stop Our Company from contacting you for marketing purposes or giving your data to other members of the Our Company Group.
If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please contact us at: info@terravivacompetitions.com.

What are your data protection rights?

Our Company would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

  • The right to access: You have the right to request Our Company for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
  • The right to rectification: You have the right to request that Our Company correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request Our Company to complete the information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure: You have the right to request that Our Company erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing: You have the right to request that Our Company restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing: You have the right to object to Our Company‚Äôs processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability: You have the right to request that Our Company transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: info@terravivacompetitions.com

Cookies

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How do we use cookies?

Our Company uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Keeping you signed in
  • Understanding how you use our website

What types of cookies do we use?

  • Functionality ‚Äď Our Company uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.
  • Advertising ‚Äď Our Company do not uses these cookies to collect information about your visit to our website, the content you viewed, the links you followed and information about your browser, device, and your IP address. Our Company do not shares some limited aspects of this data with third parties for advertising purposes. We do not share online data collected through cookies with our advertising partners.

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites

The Our Company website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

Our Company keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about Our Company’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us at: info@terravivacompetitions.com.

Website


The contents of this website, including all text, images, videos, and other media, are the exclusive property of TerraViva S.r.l.. Any unauthorized copying, reproduction, publication, or distribution of these materials is strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of TerraViva S.r.l..

Some contents on this website may be subject to third-party copyrights, where explicitly expressed. Any materials sourced from third-party providers are used with proper under fair use principles. Users are advised to review the terms and conditions specified for such content and comply with any restrictions or requirements outlined by the respective copyright holders.

By submitting a project to TerraViva S.r.l. through any means, whether as an individual or a team, the submitter acknowledges and accepts full responsibility for the accuracy, legality, and originality of the provided content. This responsibility extends to ensuring that they have the necessary rights, licenses, and permissions to use and submit all elements of their project.

While TerraViva S.r.l. takes utmost care to ensure the accuracy and quality of the information and materials presented on the website, we cannot guarantee that all information is entirely free from errors or omissions. The website’s content is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered as professional advice or recommendation.

Furthermore, TerraViva S.r.l. is not responsible for the communications that occur between users and third parties on its website, including any interactions through forums, comments, or other means. Users are encouraged to exercise caution and discretion when engaging in such communications.

We strive to maintain a secure and reliable website, but we cannot guarantee that our website or downloadable files are entirely free from viruses, malware, or other harmful software. Users are advised to use appropriate antivirus and security measures to protect their devices when accessing or downloading content from our website.

TerraViva S.r.l. may include links to third-party websites for the convenience of users. However, we do not endorse or take responsibility for the content, practices, or policies of these external sites. Users should review the terms of use and privacy policies of any third-party websites they visit.

All users must comply with applicable laws and regulations when using our website and interacting with its content. Any unauthorized use, misuse, or violation of these terms may result in legal action by TerraViva S.r.l..

These General Rules and Privacy Policy were last updated in February 2024.