Science Exposed
(Some key terms in this form are defined in the Contest Rules.)


By clicking AGREE, I:

  1. acknowledge that I have read, understand and agree to be bound by the rules governing the Science Exposed contest, and I certify that all information I submit is true, complete and accurate;
  1. confirm that the Submission is an entirely original work created by me; that I have all necessary rights to the Submission; that the Submission does not infringe upon or violate any laws or any third-party rights; that I have obtained all necessary permissions, licenses, clearances, releases, waivers of moral rights and other approvals from third parties (including my institution and people and organizations appearing in the Submission) to use the Submission, in whole or in part and in any way, and that any of these shall be made available to NSERC and Acfas upon request;
  1. confirm that in the event the Submission contains any reference or likeness to any identifiable third parties, I have obtained, and will make available to the NSERC or Acfas upon request, consent from all such individuals and their parent/guardian if they are under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence;
  1. hereby grant NSERC and Acfas a free, perpetual, irrevocable and non-exclusive licence, without any territorial limitations or equipment restrictions, to use, reproduce, represent, publish, make available to the public using all forms of media and/or all formats (including telecommunications), modify, alter, transform, and/or adapt the Submission for non-commercial purposes;
  1. grant NSERC and Acfas the right to:
    • use, reproduce, publish, transmit and/or broadcast my name, likeness, and/or prize information, without compensation, as stipulated in the Contest Rules; and
    • use the Submission, in whole or in part and in any way, including but not limited to reproducing, making derivatives of, editing, modifying, translating, distributing, transmitting, publishing, or broadcasting the Submission worldwide, by any means, and I authorize others to carry out such acts as listed above in this paragraph without compensation;
  1. hereby agree, in consideration of my participation in the Contest and of the prize that may be awarded to me, to release and hold harmless NSERC and Acfas (the Releasees) from any liability in connection with my participation in the Contest or the preparation or use of my Submission, and I agree to indemnify the Releasees for any liability and all reasonable costs arising from any third-party action, claim or proceeding brought against the Releasees because of my participation in the Contest or the preparation or use of my Submission;
  1. hereby irrevocably waive the right to invoke any copyright protection against NSERC, Acfas, or any of their partners, resulting from any and all moral rights that I may hold vis-à-vis my Submission to the annual edition of the Contest underway;
  1. understand that authors of a work benefit from moral rights intended to protect the integrity of their work and that, in this context, waiving these rights allows NSERC and ACFAS to crop the Submission or use only a part of the Submission;
  1. understand that any personal information collected in order to administer the Contest is under the control of NSERC and Acfas and will be managed in accordance with the Privacy Act and acknowledge that information collected for the purposes of administering the Contest may be subject to disclosure in accordance with the Access to Information Act;
  1. declare that I meet the eligibility criteria for the Contest, as described in the Contest Rules; and
  1. understand that my submission will not be returned to me, and that NSERC and Acfas may refuse, edit or remove content as described in the Contest Rules.