TERMS AND CONDITIONS
We appreciate your interest in DuPont Pioneer and the Open Innovation website. We ask you to read the Terms and Conditions carefully because you must agree to them to make a submission through this site, including applying for a grant or submitting a proposal, an idea for collaboration or any other information (collectively a “Submission”).
The Terms and Conditions apply to your use of the Open Innovation website, including any Submissions. Other terms and conditions applicable to the use of DuPont and/or DuPont Pioneer websites may also apply. We wish you good luck with your Submission.
No Confidential Relationship
Your Submission does not create a confidential relationship between you and DuPont Pioneer with respect to the Submission. DuPont Pioneer does not want to receive confidential or proprietary information and is under no obligation to hold your Submission in confidence. If you worry about your intellectual property rights, please seek legal advice regarding possible protection prior to your Submission. We ask you to not submit any confidential information that you received from another party. By making a Submission, you are not restricted from applying for or seeking other funding or collaboration opportunities.
By making a Submission, you warrant that:
- you are the owner of the Submission;
- your Submission to DuPont Pioneer will not violate any rights (including patent rights, copyrights, trademark rights, trade secret rights, right of privacy, or any other right) of any third party, including your former or current employer, or any local, state, federal, or foreign law or regulation;
- if you are submitting on behalf of your employer, you are an authorized representative of your employer;
- your Submission does not contain any material or information (including Internet links, email addresses, images, or sounds) that constitutes advertising or promotion, junk mail, “spamming,” or chain letters;
- your Submission does not contain content (including text, links, communications, software, images, sounds, data, or other information) that will intentionally interfere with the operation of DuPont and/or DuPont Pioneer websites, computer systems, or electronic devices.
Acknowledgement and Waivers
You acknowledge that DuPont and/or DuPont Pioneer may already be aware of the contents of your Submission. You acknowledge and agree that DuPont, DuPont Pioneer and their designees may create or have created on their own or may obtain or have obtained other submissions that may be similar or identical to your Submission. You consent that DuPont and DuPont Pioneer has the unrestricted right to use your Submission. You hereby waive any and all claims you may have, and/or may have in the future, related to materials developed, accepted, reviewed and/or used by DuPont, DuPont Pioneer and/or their designees that may be similar to your Submission.
You acknowledge and agree that unless otherwise agreed upon under a separate agreement, you will not be compensated for your Submission.
You agree to indemnify and hold DuPont, DuPont Pioneer and their affiliates harmless from and against any and all liability, loss, damages, judgements, costs and expenses arising out of or related to your Submission.
If DuPont Pioneer chooses your Submission for the grant under a Current Opportunity, or is interested in your Submission for collaboration, you will be contacted for additional information and/or for negotiation of a separate agreement that will govern the grant or collaboration, as the case may be. You agree that DuPont or DuPont Pioneer is under no obligation to enter into any agreement with respect to your Submission. It is DuPont Pioneer’s sole discretion as to whether a grant will be issued or whether a collaboration will be carried out. DuPont Pioneer contacting you regarding your Submission does not obligate DuPont or DuPont Pioneer to provide you with any grant, funding, compensation, license, in-kind support, or anything else.
This Terms and Conditions, and the relationship established hereunder, shall be interpreted and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, United States of America, without regard to its principles of conflicts of laws, and with the same force and effect as if fully executed and performed therein.
6/2017 - DuPont Pioneer reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time in its sole discretion.