Terms and conditions

Rapid Recovery terms and conditions

The Rapid Recovery Challenge (the “Challenge”) is run by Nesta with support from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and the Money and Pensions Service. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before submitting an entry. By submitting an entry, you accept these terms and conditions and agree to comply with them.

1. Participating in the Challenge

1.1 Entries received by the relevant deadline will be assessed against the relevant eligibility criteria set out on the Challenge website, including any age limit. Entries which do not meet the eligibility criteria shall not be accepted.  Late entries and entries in languages other than English will not be accepted. We are not responsible for and will disregard entries which are lost, incomplete, damaged or late due to computer, network or telecommunications failure based on third party telephone or data networks. 

1.2 Employees of Nesta, other individuals or organisations working on the Challenge, are not eligible to enter. You may submit more than one entry to the Challenge, but each entry must relate to a different solution and (if successful) we will only select one solution from each applicant to proceed to the next stage of the Challenge.  You must bear all your costs of entering and participating in the Challenge, including travel costs.

1.3 Eligible entries will be assessed against the relevant assessment criteria set out on the Challenge website. Participation in challenges, tests and other events are a condition of participation in the Challenge. 

1.4 We will use the contact details you provide to contact you about the Challenge. All communications between you and us in relation to the Challenge must be in English. If you don’t respond within 14 days, or if you subsequently withdraw or are withdrawn from the Challenge for any reason, we may select another entry in your place, but are not obliged to do so. 

1.5 Decisions about eligibility, shortlisting and the award of funding, including the validity of any claims and data submitted, is final. Correspondence will not be entered into. We may at our sole discretion decide not to award the prize where no entry meets the relevant criteria.

1.6 The prize should only be used in ways that will improve access to jobs and money for people across the UK, focusing on those hit hardest by the economic shock resulting from COVID-19.   Nesta reserves the right to impose additional conditions if appropriate in our reasonable opinion, including if the Challenge has not resulted in sufficient public benefit in line with our charitable objects, or to comply with other legal or funder requirements. The funding awarded will be paid in pounds sterling and the recipient is responsible for payment of tax and other charges in relation to the award of the prize. 

1.7 We reserve the right at our sole discretion to refuse any entry or to make no award if none of the entries meet our required standards. We may vary the form or substance of the Challenge (including deadlines, event dates and the number of entries selected for each phase) as we deem appropriate in the circumstances to ensure the success of the Challenge. We may also suspend or withdraw the Challenge if funding is withdrawn or we judge that the Challenge will no longer achieve its aims. We reserve the right at our sole discretion to remove you from the Challenge if you do not comply with these terms and conditions, if you cheat or behave in a way which is disruptive, inappropriate or potentially dangerous, if you fail to participate fully or do anything to damage the reputation of Nesta or our partners.

1.8 We reserve the right to vary these terms and conditions at any time. Variations will take effect from the date they are posted on our website so please check regularly to see the current version. 

2. Your promises to us

2.1 To participate in the Challenge, you must:

  • satisfy the relevant eligibility criteria and ensure that all information submitted by you is true, accurate and complete. We reserve the right to ask for additional evidence of claims made by you, to validate claims by any means we see fit and/or to reject claims at our sole discretion;
  • submit a proposal which is your own original idea and not copied from anyone else;
  • have, or will obtain, all authorisations, consents and permissions necessary to submit your entry, carry out your proposal and comply with these terms and conditions;
  • ensure that your entry will not infringe any intellectual property or other third party rights or breach any contractual obligation. We may withdraw your entry if we receive notice that it infringes any third party rights;
  • act lawfully, ethically and in good faith and comply with the rules of the Challenge and any relevant laws, regulations, guidelines and codes of practice;
  • comply with our reasonable instructions while participating in the Challenge, including in relation to health & safety and security. 

2.2 If you are entering as part of a group or team, the lead organisation is responsible for making sure that other team members comply with these terms and conditions.

3. Information and Publicity

3.1 You will retain your intellectual property rights in your entry to the Challenge. We reserve the right to impose additional conditions if appropriate in our reasonable opinion, including to ensure sufficient public benefit in line with our charitable objects or to comply with other legal or funder requirements.

3.2 Please see our privacy policy for information about how any personal information which you provide in your entry may be used.

3.3 Nesta, the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and the Money and Pensions Service may carry out publicity and promotion for the Challenge and publish our research and evaluation in relation to the Challenge. You agree and confirm that your team members agree to the use of your organisation name and a summary of your proposal in promotion and publications in any media and online. Before publication, we will take into account your concerns about confidentiality and intellectual property rights in your entry. Nesta may ask you and your team members to support and/or participate in promotional activities related to the Challenge on reasonable notice.

3.4 Any public statements made by an entrant, semi-finalist, finalist or winner in relation to the Challenge must acknowledge the support of Nesta, the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and the Money and Pensions Service and must be approved by Nesta in advance.

4. Limitation of Liability

4.1 To the extent permitted by applicable law, Nesta excludes all liability for any direct or indirect loss or liability, costs, claims, taxes, charges or expenses arising from your participation in the Challenge or your reliance on statements made or advice given by us, our partners or contractors. If you submit any materials or items as part of your entry to the Challenge, this is at your own risk. Nesta gives no undertakings to keep safely, maintain or return any materials or items.

4.2 Without prejudice to Clause 4.1, our maximum liability to you in connection with the Challenge (if any) is limited to £500. Nothing in these terms and conditions excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence or fraudulent misrepresentation made by us.

5. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. 

Nesta, a company limited by guarantee with number 7706036 and registered charity with charity number 1144091. Registered address: 58 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DS.