7. Submission Rights

A. Subject to the licenses described below, any applicable intellectual property rights to a Submission will remain with the Contestant.

B. All Submissions may be disclosed in accordance with the standards specified in the Freedom of Information Law, Article 6 of the Public Officers Law of the State of New York (“FOIL”). A respondent may provide in writing, at the time of its submission, a detailed description of the specific information contained in its Submission which it has determined is a trade secret and which, if disclosed, would substantially harm such entity’s competitive position. This characterization shall not be determinative, but will be considered by the Sponsor when evaluating the applicability of any exemptions in response to a FOIL request.

B. Submissions will include components that will be displayed publicly on the Competition Website and other media, with attribution to the Contestant (the “Public Submission”) and components that will not be displayed publicly unless disclosure is required in accordance with FOIL (the “Non-Public Submission”). The Public Submission includes the Submission name, text description, video, images, submitter type, Application category, Application platform, Organization name (if applicable) and website URL (if submitted). The Non-Public Submission includes uploaded files, testing instructions, and the Contestant Representative’s phone number.

C. The Sponsor and Administrator, and any third parties acting on the Sponsor’s behalf, will have a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide license to display publicly and use for promotional purposes the Public Submission, in perpetuity. This license includes posting or linking to the Public Submission on Sponsor and Administrator’s websites, including the Competition Website, and partner websites, and inclusion of the Submission in any other media, worldwide. The Non-Public Submission may be viewed by the Sponsor, Administrator, and Judges for screening and evaluation purposes, and may be disclosed in accordance with FOIL. Sponsor and the Administrator, and any third parties acting on their behalf will also have the right to publicize Contestant’s name and, as applicable, the names of Contestant’s team members or Organization which participated in the Submission on the Competition Website for a period of two years following the conclusion of the Competition.

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