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    This site is intended for viewing and participation in the United States and your use of this site and these Terms of Use shall be subject to the laws within the United States.

    In accessing or using this site you shall not:

    • harm other persons, in particular minors, or infringe their personal rights;
    • breach public morality in its manner of use;
    • violate any intellectual property right or any other proprietary right;
    • upload any contents containing a virus, so-called Trojan Horse, or any other program that could damage data;
    • transmit, store or upload hyperlinks or contents to which you are not entitled, in particular in cases where such hyperlinks or contents are in breach of confidentiality obligations or unlawful; or
    • distribute advertising or unsolicited e-mails (so-called "spam") or inaccurate warnings of viruses, defects or similar material and the User shall not solicit or request the participation in any lottery, snowball system, chain letter, pyramid game or similar activity.

    You may be denied access to the site at any time, in particular if you breach any obligation arising from these Terms of Use.

    Requirements for Program Application Submissions: Program Application Submissions must meet the guidelines set forth in the Application instructions and comply with the following requirements to be eligible:

    • It must be original and not copied from any other work. This means that the materials written for submission (and not necessarily the idea alone) must be the submitter's original words and not copied from any copyrightable work.
    • It must be written in English (with the exception of single words or short terms from other languages which are permissible as long as their meaning is evident in the sole discretion of the Siemens);
    • It cannot contain any trademarks, trade names, third party copyrighted material, or any material owned by any third party;
    • It cannot be offensive, obscene, contain propaganda or potentially misleading information, or discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, disability, handicap, age, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law, as determined in the sole discretion of Siemens.
    • It cannot directly promote or speak negatively about any particular faith, political action, legislation or party or encourage the violation of any law, as determined in the sole discretion of Siemens;
    • It cannot relate to controversial subject matter or any subject which is contrary to the interests of Siemens, as determined in the sole discretion of Siemens.

    By submitting one of the following you represent and warrant that you have received written permission from all persons and entities identifiable in the photos, videos, or logos and agree to indemnify Siemens for any claims arising out of said use. Photos may not contain any depiction of any trademarks, trade names, third party copyrighted material, or any material owned by any third party. 


    All Program Application Submissions shall remain the sole and exclusive property of the submitter.  However, Siemens reserves the right, and you hereby grant Siemens the right to use Content Submissions in its marketing efforts to promote the Program and its services. 


    By submitting a Program Application Submission, you represent and warrant that the it is original (not necessarily the idea but the materials you submit through the site), has not been copied in whole or in part from any other work, does not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary or privacy right of any person or entity, and that you have obtained all necessary permissions and releases in connection with your Program Application Submission and agree to indemnify, defend and hold Siemens, or its affiliates, or its or their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, agents, or representatives, harmless against any and all liabilities, losses, damages, claims, debts, investigations, fines, penalties, costs, expenses and settlements (including attorneys' fees and costs of litigation, settlement, judgment, interest and penalties) arising out of or related to a breach of the foregoing representation. By using this site, you acknowledge your compliance with and your agreement to be bound by these Terms of Use and the decisions of Siemens, which are final in all respects. 


    Siemens makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or completeness of this site or any content therein. Except as specifically provided in these Terms of Use, this site and its content therein, are provided to you “as is”. Siemens make no other representation or warranty, either express or implied. Siemens does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, performance, currency, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose of this site or the content it contains or the method of delivering that information to you. Insofar as any images, documentation and/or all other information is made available at no cost, any liability for defects as to quality or title of the software, images, documentation, and all other information, especially in relation to the correctness or absence of defects or the absence of claims, or third party rights or in relation to completeness and/or fitness for purpose, are excluded. Siemens disclaims all responsibility for any loss or claim of any kind resulting from, arising out of, or any way related to (a) errors in or omissions in this site, including technical inaccuracies and typographical errors, (b) any third party web sites or content therein directly or indirectly accessed through links in any of this site’s content, (c) the unavailability of this site, (d) any use of this site or any content contained therein, (e) any use of any equipment or software in connection with this site, or (f) any reliance on the information contained in this site, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Although Siemens makes every endeavor to keep this site free from viruses, Siemens cannot make any guarantee that it is virus-free. You shall, for your own protection, take the necessary steps to ensure appropriate security measures and shall utilize a virus scanner before downloading any information, software or documentation.  In no event shall Siemens, or its affiliates, or its or their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, agents, or representatives, be liable to User or any other person for any special, indirect, incidental, exemplary, punitive, or consequential damages or loss of goodwill in any way arising from or relating to the use of or inability to use this site, even if Siemens has been notified of the possibility of such damages. In no event may User bring any claim or cause of action against Siemens more than one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arises. 


    Siemens, or its affiliates, or its or their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, agents, or representatives, are not responsible for (a) lost, late, unintelligible, misdirected, incomplete, damaged or garbled submissions or messages (b) telephone, computer, hardware, software, programming or interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, network malfunction, or other technical failures or errors, or failure to properly process entries; (c) communication disruption or other forces beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor, including inability to access spigit Website, create an online account, submit Content Submissions, utilize message boards, rate, vote; (d) any disruption related to Internet traffic, virus, bug, or nonauthorized intervention; (e) damage caused by computer virus or otherwise resulting to any computer from members' access to or participation with this site, whether human, mechanical or electronic, or (f) incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by Siemens, users of this site or by any of the programming or equipment associated with or used in this site.


    For collection, use and processing of personally identifiable data on the site, Siemens shall comply with applicable laws on data privacy protection and the Siemens Web Site Privacy Policy, which is available per hyperlink on the Siemens Web Site and/or on


    These Terms of Use are governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING RELATED IN ANY WAY TO THESE TERMS OF USE.


    Siemens reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time, without advance warning or notice, and/or to suspend, withdraw or cancel the Program for any reason and at any time, without incurring any liability to any Program applicant or participant. Siemens furthermore reserves the right to exclude at any time a participant who is not willing to abide by these Terms of Use, without incurring any liability for such exclusion.