NTT DATA presents Open Innovation Contest 9.0応募要件・個人情報の取り扱い等

Terms and conditions of entry

Who can apply
Entrants must be corporations or companies that are familiar with the efforts of the NTT DATA Group and able to propose ideas for creating businesses that will generate new relationships. Anti-social forces and their associates are prohibited from entering the contest.
Proposed ideas
Ideas proposed must not infringe the copyright or other intellectual property rights of third parties. If a proposal does infringe any right of a third party (even if this occurs after entering the content), the NTT DATA Group may withdraw the award at its discretion, including after the announcement of the award.
Intellectual property rights
of proposed ideas
The copyright and other intellectual property rights to each idea proposed shall remain with the entrant. In case NTT DATA and the theme owner collaborate with the entrant*, the entrant shall grant non-exclusive licenses to NTT DATA and the theme owner and shall agree that NTT DATA and the theme owner can use the applied proposal and implement the proposed idea.
* It includes feasibility study of the collaboration
Business creation
When a prizewinning proposal is developed to become a business, NTT DATA and the theme owner will have the option of signing an agreement with the prizewinner on how to handle the copyright and other intellectual property rights arising out of discussions around developing the proposed idea into a business and the division of roles among NTT DATA, the theme owner, and the prizewinner. If the prizewinner declines to develop the proposed idea into a business, NTT DATA and the theme owner shall have the right to develop it into a business.
Handling of the proposed idea
NTT DATA may disclose the proposed idea in magazines, books, and email newsletters, and on websites and other media for public relations purposes. In doing so, the proposal may be abridged, altered, translated, or partially modified. After the prizes are announced, NTT DATA and the theme owner will destroy materials relating to proposals rejected before the final screening.
Applicable law
The validity, interpretation, and legal force of these efforts and terms and conditions of entry shall be determined in accordance with the laws of Japan (without regard to principles of conflict of laws).

Any dispute which may arise in connection with the above efforts and these terms and conditions shall be settled by arbitration in Tokyo, Japan in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules in force at the time of application to the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association. Arbitration awards pronounced by the arbitrator are final and binding upon the parties. A decision on the execution of arbitral awards can be obtained from any court having jurisdiction.

The arbitration shall be conducted by three arbitrators and the language of the arbitration shall be English.

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