A. Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
a. All participants must be the owner of the intellectual property or the designer with no dispute over the entry. For entries having not been licensed, participants need to submit an application (records) materials while the registration for the competition. For entries still without any related intellectual property certification after winning an award, GIDA Committee has the right to require written promise to guarantee the originality of those entries. For entries with intellectual property dispute, GIDA Committee has the right to invalidate the registration of entries.
b. The Intellectual Property Statement of Goldreed Industrial Design Award Entries should be downloaded from the GIDA official website before the deadline of registration. The pictures of Statement are required to be uploaded with information and signature properly signed.
c. If economic or reputational losses are caused by the defective entries, the host and the organizers have the right including but not limited to demanding economic and reputational compensations, litigation costs, attorneys' fees, insurance fees, appraisal fees, etc.
d. The intellectual property of all entries is owned by the participants.
B. Publicity and Confidentiality
GIDA Committee has the right to use the registration information for award promotions, including but not limited to shooting, exhibiting, news reporting, publishing of entries. All entries shall be deemed to be non-confidential, except participants applying for a Confidential Evaluation by email within five working days after registration. GIDA Committee will not bear the loss caused by the use of the entries in publicity.
C. Registration Information
Once the registration information is submitted, modification is not allowed. GIDA Committee shall have the right to refuse any request of modification. The participants shall ensure the correctness and
truthfulness of the registration information. GIDA Committee shall have the right to revoke the entry’s award qualification and honor, and recover the prize money. In order to ensure the orderly conduct of the appraisal work, GIDA Committee and the jury shall have the right to adjust the entry category accordingly.
D. Registration Qualification
Only the designer and the owner are eligible for registration, the participant should confirm and coordinate with the relevant units to avoid the duplicate registration. GIDA Committee shall bear no legal responsibility for the problems intrigued by the duplicate registration and have the right to invalidate the award-winning qualification and honor, and to recover bonus if the problems are not coordinated timely. One entry is only allowed to apply for one category.
E. Notifications and Feedback
All GIDA notifications will be released on official website and registration system, and participants shall pay close attention to related channels and respond promptly. Otherwise participants shall assume the liability to any negative consequences of missing information or delayed-reply.
a. According to GIDA Regulations, shortlisted entries for Second Evaluation are required to send the physical product or prototype(model). Candidates must strictly comply with Entry Delivery Instructions for delivering; any overdue delivery will be deemed as retraction.
b. All costs regarding transportation, tariffs, insurance, customs, etc. shall be borne by participants.
c. At the stage of Inputting Delivery Information, candidates should fill in the delivery information in registration system. GIDA Committee shall only be responsible for the safety, security of the entry according to the delivery information. Please see detailed information about Inputting Delivery Information in the GIDA 2020 Delivery Instructions for Shortlisted Entries. (Announced with Preliminary Evaluation Results Announcement)
d. All GIDA evaluations and exhibitions will take place at professional venues and entries will be transported, safeguarded and reviewed in accordance with relevant industry standards. If insurance demanded, participants shall purchase it themselves.
e. Participants should install the product to ensure the fully functional performance for jury’s experience. If participants entrust GIDA Committee to install the product, the detailed installation video or instructions must be provided.
a.GIDA Committee is not supposed to take responsibility of returning entries after the exhibitions. While if needed participants shall provide Returning information according to the Notification of Returning Entries posted on the official website of GIDA. No submission or overdue submission will not be taken after the deadline of submission. All costs regarding entries returning including shipment fee, tariffs, insurance, customs, etc, shall be paid by participants.
b.GIDA Committee only returns entries two times: 1) Non-awarded entries will be returned after GIDA Good Designs Exhibition; 2) Entries except those donated to the GIDA Committee will be returned after GIDA Winner’s Exhibition. Specific delivery period will be announced on GIDA official website and registration system. To ensure the progress of evaluations and exhibitions, entry returning requests will be rejected during non-return time.
c. Participants shall bear all costs regarding transportation, tariffs, etc. For entries to foreign countries, participants should provide the customer A/C No. of the designated courier services company.
d. Participants shall bear the “Deferred Management Fee” if applying after returning period according to GIDA 2019 Delivery Instructions for Shortlisted Entries. The returning time shall be specified by the GIDA Committee after receiving “Deferred Management Fee”, and urgent items are not accepted.
e. Participants will automatically be deemed as waiving the ownership of the entry without completing return information by August 31, 2020.
H. Donation and Collection
a. GIDA Committee only collects the qualified awarded entries and GIDA Collection Certificate will be issued.
b. All prized winners shall donate the entries to GIDA Committee. With concerns of further research and development, shipment difficulty of oversized entry, the worth over the prize, participants must submit a written application and related referential materials, then prototype or model shall be delivered after the approval of GIDA Committee.
I. Final Evaluation and Award Ceremony
All prized-winner candidates should be present at Final Evaluation for prize qualification or he/she will be deemed as disqualifying for awards and bonus. Winners will be invited to Award Ceremony and all travel expenses shall be borne by participants.
J. Certificates, Trophies and Bonuses
a. GIDA provides electronic certificates for prized entries. All certificates are automatically generated in the registration system for download after Final Evaluation.
b. One trophy for each awarded entry will be awarded at GIDA Award Ceremony. Participants who are unable to attend the event will be deemed as giving up the trophy.
c. Prize money will be wire transferred after award ceremony in accordance with the national tax provisions and processes in the current year. Prize money will be transferred to the nominated personal account or the company (including the branch company) account. Domestic recipient can be a company or individual, while foreign recipient can only be an individual. If the recipient is not the system registrant, a written authorization is required.
e. Participants shall be deemed to agree above terms once submitting the entry, and GIDA committee reserves the right of final interpretation.