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Conditions for participation

Conditions for participation in the contest Writing about food disgust

  1. Participation is open to any individual, except Alimentarium staff.
  2. The participant unconditionally agrees to all conditions of participation in full. Legal actions are excluded.
  3. Texts are to be emailed to before 30 October 2020, the closing day of the contest. The results will be announced on 30 November 2020. Winners will be informed by email.
  4. If the participant is declared a winner, they agree to transfer all rights for reproduction of their text to the Alimentarium to publish in its online Magazine or via any other medium it sees fit.
  5. If the participant is declared a winner, they agree to transfer all rights of use to the Alimentarium to retain a copy of their text after the competition has finished and to use it in accordance with the General conditions of use of the ALIMENTARIUM Foundation websites.
  6. The participant agrees that, by taking part in this competition, their personal data may be collected and processed by the Alimentarium and/or specially appointed partner companies pursuant to the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act. The conditions of use of personal data by the Alimentarium can be consulted on
  7. The Alimentarium will not communicate in any regard to its selection or rejection of a text.
  8. The participant has the right to change their mind and request the withdrawal of their text from the competition without justification, within seven days following communication of the results.
  9. The participant agrees to provide truthful information regarding their identity. The participant undertakes not to usurp the identity of another person. Authors of texts selected for publication may choose to sign them with the pseudonym of their choice.
  10. The participant declares they are author of their text or that they have received the rights from the author and/or from the author’s legal representative to submit it for the Writing about food disgust contest, including the right for the Alimentarium to use the text as intended under articles 4 and 5 above. Furthermore, the participant certifies they were granted the authorisation by third parties depicted in the text to submit it within the contest Writing about food disgust. The participant certifies their text is an original and has not been published elsewhere. The participant declares they have not transferred the right to exploit the story on exclusive or non-exclusive terms to any third party and that they release the Alimentarium from any claim or any demand by a third party bearing on the tangible and/or intangible ownership of the text and any elements thereof.
  11. The Alimentarium retains the right to award no winners or less than three winners if it deems the quality of the texts does not meet requirements.
  12. Prizes cannot be converted into cash. Winners will be informed by email on 30 November 2020 and can indicate their preference for either an Alimentarium voucher or a voucher valid in a Payot bookshop or on
  13. The Alimentarium cannot be held liable for:
  • connection, network or equipment issues which may limit, slow down or disrupt connections, telephones, telephone lines, telephone systems, website or Internet traffic;
  • technical or mechanical malfunction;
  • any form of hard drive or software malfunction;
  • any other malfunction;
  • errors caused by equipment, programming, human error or errors caused by any other reason;
  • damage caused to the computer owned by the participant or by any other individual and arising from participation in this competition.
  1. These conditions for participation may be supplemented and/or modified at any moment during the competition. Any additional clause will come into effect solely because it has been published online by the Alimentarium.
  2. Should a dispute arise regarding the interpretation or application of the conditions of participation, an amicable solution will be sought. In the event that no amicable solution is reached, the French version of this document is legally binding and Vevey is the competent place of jurisdiction. Swiss law is applicable.

Vevey, September 2020