Terms and Conditions for Social Media Contests 

Unless stated otherwise, the following terms and conditions (“General Terms”) shall apply to all social media contests run by the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) on its social media channels (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok or any other digital platform) with entries to be submitted by participants via their profiles or accounts on these social media channels (each, a "Contest”). By entering a Contest, participants agree to be bound by these General Terms and the Specific Terms, including any amendments thereto.

Specific Terms & Conditions of each Contest

Each Contest will also have its own specific terms and conditions (“Specific Terms”) stating the details of the Contest (e.g. how to enter or submit an entry, what are the start and closing dates, what are the prizes, what are the judging criteria, etc). The Specific Terms will be published on the social media channel where the Contest is run. Each participant shall read these General Terms with the Specific Terms. If there is any conflict between these General Terms and the Specific Terms, the Specific Terms will take precedence.

Contest duration

The start and closing dates, submission deadline and duration of each Contest will be as stated in the Specific Terms. SIT reserves the right to change any dates or deadlines of a Contest at its sole discretion.

All times referred to in these General Terms or the Specific Terms refer to Singapore time.

Eligibility

Unless stated otherwise, each Contest is open to persons who:

  1. have an active account on the relevant social media channel;
  2. have set their social media account privacy setting as “public” (i.e. not set as “hidden” or “private”) during the Contest period;
  3. are not employees of SIT or their immediate family members, vendors or contractors or advertising or marketing agencies of SIT or their employees, or any other parties directly involved in organising, promoting or conducting the Contest; and
  4. are eighteen (18) years of age or older on the start date of the Contest.

If a participant is found to be ineligible, that participant’s entry shall be disqualified, even if that participant has won any prize. Such disqualified participants shall return all prizes to SIT without demand and without any claim against SIT.

Submission of entries

Any entries submitted after the submission deadline of a Contest shall not be considered by SIT.

Each participant may submit only one (1) entry for each Contest unless otherwise stated. Duplicate entries on different platforms for the same Contest are not allowed and shall, if identical, be counted as a single entry or, if different, all be disqualified.

Entries shall not be amended or withdrawn once submitted. Amendment to any entry after the submission deadline of a Contest shall not be considered by SIT, and the participant shall be deemed to have withdrawn from the Contest.

All entries and any other materials that are submitted by the participants, whether online or otherwise, will not be returned to the participants.

Each Contest is a matter of public record. All participants are taken to have waived any confidentiality claims in their entries and consent to public disclosure of the entries by SIT. SIT shall not be responsible for the use or disclosure of, or for any loss of confidentiality in, any participant’s confidential information.

Judging criteria

SIT reserves the right to disqualify any entry which does not comply with these General Terms or the Specific Terms or is deemed to be incomplete, irrelevant, illegible, incomprehensible, fraudulent, misleading, deceptive, defamatory, offensive, sensitive, plagiarising, infringing on third party’s IP or privacy rights, unlawful or otherwise inappropriate in the sole opinion of SIT.

All decisions by SIT relating to each Contest are final. SIT shall not be obliged to provide reasons concerning the selection of the winning entries or entertain any appeals.

SIT reserves the right to substitute or modify the judging criteria and/or judging panel at any time and for any reason.

Prizes

Unless stated otherwise, SIT will contact the winner(s) of each Contest (a) via the social media channel on which the entry was submitted (e.g. via DMs) or (b) when email contact is provided, via email, and provide instructions on prize collection.

If any winner cannot be contacted by SIT or fails to respond within three (3) days, that winner is taken to have forfeited and irrevocably given up and waived all rights to claim the prize. Any winner whose prize has been forfeited shall not be entitled to any compensation from SIT, whether or not that winner has been notified of such forfeiture. SIT has the sole discretion to decide how to deal with unclaimed prizes and shall in any event not be obliged to select another winner.

Prizes are non-transferable and non-exchangeable and shall be subject to such terms and conditions which SIT may at its sole discretion impose. SIT reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, change, substitute, replace or remove the prizes at any time with or without notice, without having to disclose any reason therefore, and without liability to the participants.

SIT makes no warranties or representations, expressed or implied, statutory or otherwise, regarding any prize, including but not limited to any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

SIT shall not at any time or in any circumstances be responsible or held liable for any non-acceptance, non-performance or any acts or omissions of any third party in respect of any prize.

Personal data

Each participant consents that SIT may collect, use and disclose that participant’s personal data for the following purposes:

  1.  to organise, conduct and administer the Contest;
  2. to attribute the participant as the creator or author of the entry;
  3. promotional, marketing and publicity purposes relating to the Contest and SIT in general; and
  4. for any other purposes as may be stated in the Specific Terms.

Personal data that may be collected, used or disclosed include but are not limited the participant’s name, social media account handles and profile pictures.

SIT will not disclose any participant’s personal data outside of the above purposes to third parties without first obtaining the participant’s consent, unless such disclosure is required by law or disclosure without consent is permitted under the Personal Data Protection Act 2012.

If the entry is a photograph or video or other media format featuring any other person besides the participant, the participant shall obtain consent prior to the submission of the entry for the collection, use and disclosure of the said person’s personal data in the Contest and for the purposes listed in clause 19 above. Such consent is required for the entry to be valid in the Contest.

SIT will process the participants’ personal data in accordance with its privacy policy at https://www.singaporetech.edu.sg/privacy-statement. For any questions, please contact SIT’s personal data protection officer at dpo@singaporetech.edu.sg.

Acceptance, permissions and intellectual property rights

By entering a Contest or submitting an entry, the participant agrees, represents and undertakes that:

  • the participant has read and understood and agrees to be bound by these General Terms and the Specific Terms, including any amendments thereto;

  • the social media account used to submit the entry belongs to the participant;

  • the entry is original work of the participant and the participant is the sole owner of all intellectual property rights subsisting therein;

  • the entry has not been used for commercial purposes or submitted in other contests, locally or abroad;

  • the participation or entry is not in violation of any law, regulations or contracts or an infringement of third party’s intellectual property rights, moral rights and privacy rights;

  • SIT has an unrestricted, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and sub-licensable licence to use, reproduce, apply, reformat, modify, adapt, publish, display, broadcast, screen, distribute, communicate, exploit and commercialise the entry for any purpose at any time in any media format and any media channels, without any payment or compensation to the participant;

  • the participant shall not have any right, title or interest in any intellectual property rights derived from or developed using the entry, even if such intellectual property rights incorporate the whole or any part of the entry;

  • the participant irrevocably and unconditionally waives his/her moral rights in the entry, including the right to be identified as the author;

  • if the participant is selected as a winner, the participant shall cooperate and participate in publicity activities if any and if required by SIT; and

  • the participant shall make full and honest disclosure of facts and particulars as and when requested during the Contest by SIT, failure of which may result in disqualification from the Contest or forfeiture or withdrawal of any prize awarded at SIT’s sole discretion.

Liability and indemnity

To the maximum extent permissible by law, participants (including their legal guardians, heirs and executors) accept and shall not hold SIT and its agents responsible, and SIT and its agents shall not be liable, (a) for any and all direct or indirect injury, loss, costs, expenses and damages of any nature whatsoever that may arise from or be incurred in (i) their making or creation of their entries; (ii) their participation in the Contest; or (iii) any unauthorised use of the entries displayed on SIT’s online or other channels; and/or (b) for loss of chance or for anything related to the Contest or the entry. This limitation of liability shall apply to all claims for loss and damage irrespective of their legal grounds, including without limitation, claims based on tort, contract, pre-contract or quasi-contract.

To the maximum extent permissible by law, participants (including their legal guardians, heirs and executors) shall hold harmless and indemnify SIT and its agents against any and all liabilities, losses, damages, claims, injury, actions, proceedings, expense and costs which may result in relation to their entries and any use of these entries by SIT, participation in the Contest and/or breach of these General Terms or the Specific Terms, except for liability which cannot be excluded by law.

SIT shall not be liable to participants for any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage or for any loss of business, income, profits or contracts arising from the Contest.

Miscellaneous

SIT reserves the right to amend these General Terms and the Specific Terms, and/or to modify, reschedule, cancel or suspend a Contest or invalidate any entry, at its sole discretion at any time without prior notice and without any liability to any participants. Participants agree that continued participation in the Contest shall constitute their acceptance of any such changes.

SIT reserves the right to reclaim any prize at any time if SIT deems that there has been a breach of these General Terms or the Specific Terms by any winner without any liability to any participants, whether discovered during or after the Contest period.

Taxes and/or any additional costs or fees (if incurred) by a winner in relation to a prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.

Should any dispute arise in connection with a Contest, or with the interpretation and/or implementation of these General Terms or the Specific Terms, SIT’s decision will be final and no appeal will be entertained.

These General Terms and the Specific Terms, as well as any dispute arising in connection with a Contest, shall be subject to, governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Singapore courts.

A person who is not a party to these General Terms or the Specific Terms shall have no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 2001 to enforce any of these provisions.

SIT’s failure to enforce any term of these General Terms or the Specific Terms shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

To the extent that any provision of these General Terms or the Specific Terms is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be wholly or partly illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the same shall be deemed to be severed from these General Terms or the Specific Terms and shall be of no force and effect. The remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.