For both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of Mission Daybreak, all entry information submitted on the Challenge website and all materials, including any copy of the submission, becomes the property of VA and will not be acknowledged or returned by Administrator or VA; however, entrants retain ownership of their concepts, including any software, designs, research, or other intellectual property (“IP”) that they develop in connection therewith, subject to the license granted to VA to use submissions as set forth herein.
By participating in the Challenge, each entrant (whether an individual, group of individuals, or entity) irrevocably grants to VA and/or the Administrator, and their affiliates, agents and representatives, the right to the use of name, likeness, image, biographical information, award and award information (if an award winner), company or institution name (if the entry is from a company or institution), and non-protected submission content (including any created works), in connection with the Challenge, in any media or format, in any and all locations worldwide, and without any payment to or further approval by the entrant. By participating in the Challenge, each entrant (whether an individual, group of individuals, or entity) further grants to the VA an irrevocable, paid-up, royalty-free non exclusive worldwide license to reproduce, publish, post, link to, share, and display publicly the submission title, headline, executive summary, and other non-protected submission content on the web or elsewhere, in perpetuity. Entrants must clearly delineate any IP and/or confidential commercial information contained in a submission that the entrant wishes to protect as proprietary data.
For uses beyond the consent that you grant herein, you agree that VA and/or the Administrator use of your personal data will be governed by the VA Privacy Principles. You agree that nothing in the Official Rules grants you the right or license to use of any patent, copyright, or other intellectual property of VA and/or the Administrator, including without limitation VA’s and/or the Administrator’s’ trademarks or service marks. Your submission grants, without limitation, to VA and/or the Administrator the right to include your company name (if your entry is from a company) as a contestant on the Challenge website and in materials related to VA’s promotion of the Challenge.
By participating in the Challenge, each entrant (whether an individual, group of individuals, or entity) warrants that he or she is the sole author or owner of, or has the right to use, any copyrightable works that the submission comprises; that the works are wholly original with the entrant (or is an improved version of an existing work that the entrant has sufficient rights to use and improve); that the submission does not infringe any copyright or any other rights of any third party of which entrant is aware; and that there are no legal obstacles to providing the above-referenced nonexclusive licenses of the entrant’s rights to the Federal government. If the submission includes any third party works (such as third party content or open source code), the entrant must be able to provide, upon request, documentation of all appropriate licenses and releases for use of such third party works. If the entrant cannot provide documentation of all required licenses and releases, VA reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify the submission. Each entrant also warrants that the work is free of security threats and/or malware.
Entrants are free to discuss their submissions and their ideas or technologies that it contains with other parties, are encouraged to share ideas/technologies publicly, are encouraged to collaborate or combine with other teams to strengthen their solutions, and are free to contract with any third parties. Entrants should be aware that any agreement signed or obligation undertaken in regard to their participation in the Challenge that conflicts with the Official Rules may result in disqualification of the entrant’s submission.