Terms Of Use

1. Who we are

The website https://europeandesign.org/ (the “Website”) is owned and operated by Design Federation OÜ, a company registered in Estonia, Narva mnt 13, 101 51 Tallinn with registration number 12958895 (“Company”). Design Federation OÜ has created and presents the European Design Awards on a yearly basis.
You are very welcome to join the European Design Awards and submit your project!

You may contact us:
(a) by post, to Narva mnt 13, 101 51 Tallinn, Estonia;
(b) by telephone, at +37 260 270 70; or
(c) by email, using info@europeandesign.org.

2. Acceptance of Terms of Use

By creating an account on the Website or by using the Website by any means, the users of the Website (“Users” or “You”) fully and unconditionally accept these Terms of Use (the “Terms”). The Terms apply to any use of the Website and they apply in full force, just as if they had been made in writing and signed. If you do not agree to these Terms you should not use the Website. By creating an account or using the Website by any means, you represent that you have the authority, right, and capacity to enter into this agreement.
When you submit your project to the European Design Awards you will be asked to read and accept the Rules of the competition.

3. Your account

3.1 Sign up. To participate in the European Design Awards (hereinafter “EDAWARDS”), you need to create a user account. You agree that all information that you submit upon creation of your account is accurate and truthful. You will receive an automated email at the email address indicated. You will be requested to confirm your email address and your registration by visiting a link.

3.2 Sign in. Once your Account is activated, you will be able to log in by using the email and password indicated.

3.3 Liability. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login credentials. You are personally and solely liable for all actions taking place via your account and for your proper log out after the end of each use. You shall promptly inform Company if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your account or any possible security violation. Company is not liable for any damage caused to Users who fail to comply with the present term.

3.4 Account deletion. To delete your account, please send a deletion request at info@europeandesign.org. Please note that it may not be possible to delete your account before the end of the European Design Awards of the year.

4. Intellectual property rights

4.1 All content included in or made available through the Website, including but not limited to texts, graphics, logos, images, audio clips, designs, source code, and the Website as a whole (“Content”), is the intellectual property of Company and third parties like you and it is protected by the applicable copyright laws. It is prohibited, among other things, to copy the design, graphics, images, texts, logos and the entire content of the Website, to reproduce, modify, publish or distribute by any means the Content, in whole or in part. It is also prohibited to decompile or by any means make unauthorized use of the Website’s source code.

4.2 The features appearing on the Website are registered trademarks of either the Company or third parties and enjoy protection under the applicable trademark laws and international conventions and treaties. The display of these trademarks on the Website shall under no circumstances be regarded as a license to use these trademarks without the Company’s prior written permission.

4.3 Infringements of intellectual and industrial property rights set out in paragraphs 4.1 and 4.2 by any means shall draw the subsequent penalties and liability foreseen by applicable laws.

5. Processing of personal data

Processing of your personal data is carried out in accordance with our Privacy Policy

6. Submission fee payment

To participate in EDAWARDS you need to pay a submission fee (for more information, please visit Section “Submission Fees” ). You can pay the submission fee with PayPal or by direct bank transfer.

7. Links to third Party Websites

The Website may contain links, hyperlinks, banners or tabs leading to websites operated by third parties. The content and use of such websites shall be subject to the terms of use of the respective websites. Under no circumstances shall Company guarantee that these links will operate without interruption. Company reserves the right to remove or add links without notice and to change the content of the Website at any time. You acknowledge that under no circumstances shall we or our representatives be held liable for the content of the hyperlinks the Website contains, the policy of those sites regarding personal data processing, the services/products the external sites may offer, the advertisements they may contain nor for any financial or other form of loss or damage suffered by a viewer visiting such sites.

8. No warranty

Company provides the Website on an “as is” basis and grants no warranties. Company does not represent or warrant that the pages, services, features and contents of the Website will be uninterrupted, secure or error free or that any defects or errors will be corrected. Company does not guarantee that any content or information you obtain through the Website will be accurate. Despite our efforts, there is no guarantee that the Website does not contain viruses or other harmful content.

9. Limitation of liability

Given the nature and volume of the information on the internet and the Website services, under no circumstances, including that of negligence, shall Company be held liable for any form of loss or damage sustained by the Users due to their use of the Website. You make use of the Website at your own risk.

10. Indemnification by You

You agree, to the extent permitted under applicable law, to indemnify and hold harmless Company and our affiliates from and against any damages and/or expenses, including attorney’s fees due to, arising out of, or relating in any way to your use of the Website or breach of the present Terms.

11. Amendment of Terms of Use

We may modify or renew these Terms from time to time either to comply with new legal frameworks or to reflect changes in Company’s practices, business needs, etc. For this reason, you should regularly visit this page to get informed of any changes. If the new Terms include material changes, we will notify you in advance by reasonable means (e.g., via e- mail). If you continue to use the Website after the new Terms come into effect, you agree to the revised Terms.

12. Applicable Law and jurisdiction

The present Terms, and any amendment thereof, are governed and shall be construed under and in accordance with the Estonian law. Any action arising out of or pertaining to these Terms may be initiated and maintained in the courts of Tallinn, Estonia.

13. Miscellaneous

13.1 These Terms, including the Privacy Policy  and Cookies Policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and Company regarding the use of the Website.

13.2 If any provision of the above Terms is contrary to the law, it shall automatically cease to apply and shall be removed, without affecting in any way the validity of the other Terms.

14. Contact us

In case you have any questions regarding the present Terms or would like more information, please contact us by sending an e-mail at info@europeandesign.org.