Terms and Conditions
By using our services, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions. If you have any queries about these terms, you can contact us by e-mail, telephone or post.
These Terms and, as applicable, the Proposal and the Application constitute the entire agreement between the Client and IUI with respect to the subject matter hereof. Save as otherwise provided, no variation to the Contract shall be valid unless it is in writing and signed by the Client if an individual or by a director duly authorized on behalf of the Client and IUI.
Where a Certificate is issued to the Client, IUI will provide the Services using all reasonable care and skill.
Article 1 – Terms
1.1. Program: The Program is a proprietary, innovation program owned and administered by the Organizer which is open, subject to these Rules, to new Products offered for sale and sold in the world.
1.2. Products: You may submit Products of the type typically sold and generally available. Products should demonstrate innovations in design, function, packaging, ingredients or marketing.
1.3. Application: Obtain an Application by email from us and submit your completed Application and all support materials including Product samples.
You represent and warrant that all information provided by you as part of or in support of Your Application is legally permissible for use in advertising by us, and is true, accurate and complete in all respects and is in no way misleading or deceptive. Upon request, you will provide evidence to verify any claims contained in such information. Late submissions will not be considered. Organizer is not obligated to acknowledge receipt of submissions and may reject, in its discretion, any submission not in compliance with these rules. Applications submitted become the property of the Organizer.
1.4. Full Commitment: By submitting a completed Application, You agree to be bound by these Rules, and to participate in the Program, and pay any fees that become due under Article 3, and not to withdraw from the Program if a Product You submitted is nominated as a winner or is “IUI Registered”.
1.5. Confidential Information: Except as otherwise provided in Sections 1.10 or as may be required by law, the Organizer will treat all information and documents submitted as confidential and will not disclose or publish same without Your consent, except as required by law.
1.6. Selection: The selection of the "IUI Registered” Product for each category will be done in three steps as follows:
1.7. Selection of nominees: The IUI will select a panel of trade & consumer press, independent retail, design, manufacturing and advertising representatives to review the entries received and, based upon the innovative character of a Product in design, function, packaging or marketing, select no fewer than two nor more than six Products as nominated in each category.
1.8. Auditing: The nominees for the program must get audit by our approved auditors to ensure that both your legal obligations and the high standards you expect are met at every stage.
1.9. Use of Innovative product IUI/Winner's Products in Advertising and Promotion: If your company is selected as innovative product, you authorize the Organizer to use and distribute your product to advertise and promote the innovative product promotion in any medium or manner worldwide alone or in connection with the Trademarks without compensation. For purposes hereof, the term "use" includes but is not limited to any reproduction, photograph, illustration, film, video, digital reproduction or other depiction of your product and its label, packaging and trademark, and the term "distribute" includes but is not limited to any "giveaway" of Your product whether to bloggers, media entrants or otherwise.
1.10. Disqualification: The IUI may (without prejudice to its other rights and remedies) disqualify any Product at any time where:
The Organizer considers that the Product does not meet the criteria in Article 1;
The Organizer considers that you have breached the second or third sentences of Section1
You do not make any payment due under these Rules;
There are bona fide safety or public health concerns regarding the Product; or
The Organizer has reasonable grounds for considering that the continued participation in the Program of the Product would damage the reputation and goodwill of the Program or the Trademark and if the disqualified company is a IUI Registered, all fees due under Article 3 will remain due and payable regardless of its disqualification and no refund of fees will be made.
Article 2 - Policy
We do not guarantee the accuracy, reliability or continuity of any of the information of our website. The content and services offered are for general purposes only and are not intended to address your individual requirements.
All material contained is the property of IUI. All rights are reserved and any unauthorized use or reproduction is strictly prohibited. Our content may not be used for commercial purposes unless expressly authorized by IUI.
Products featured on our site remain the intellectual property of their creators. However, by submitting a product, you agree to its publication on our site and reproduction in other publications produced by us.
We accept no responsibility for the information and/ or content provided on any of our innovators products and websites.
IUI accepts no responsibility for changes made to any winning products subsequent to its appearance on the website. Innovative product may be removed from our database with immediate effect if it is felt that the site in its current form does not meet our standards and criteria.
We respect the privacy of everyone who visits our site. We do not collect personal information about our users without their knowledge and prior consent. No scripts or devices are used for this purpose. In order to use certain features of our website we may ask you to register by entering some personal information. This information is given voluntarily and will be used only as stated in the paragraphs below. This information will not be given, traded or sold to any third party without the user's knowledge and prior consent.
The information provided upon registration, with the exception of your e-mail address, will be displayed on your user profile and we reserve the right to use it in other publications produced by IUI. By registering, you indicate your acceptance of these conditions. Further information may be provided at the user’s discretion but is not compulsory.
When you submit a product for IUI, you will be asked to provide some information about the project. This information will be published on our site and we reserve the right to use it in other publications produced by IUI. By submitting your product, you indicate your acceptance of these conditions.
We collect some information such as: 1) Company profile, 2) Technical information about product and 3) innovator or inventor, for administrative purposes and to improve our website and services.
2.2. Impartiality Policy
IUI, its Directors, Managers, Staff, Auditors, Jury and others involved in the judging of organizations fully understand the importance of impartiality in undertaking its activities.
All personnel, internal and external, and committees of IUI are required to act impartially. IUI jury do not involve itself in any form of consultancy or other activities which might jeopardize impartiality or result in a conflict of interests, nor does it sub-contract to consultancy organizations.
IUI will therefore ensure that in its dealings with clients or potential clients, all employees or other personnel involved in audit activities are, and will remain, impartial.
IUI will ensure impartiality and conflicts of interests are determined and controlled. IUI will identify and risk assess all relationships which may result in a conflict of interest or pose a threat to impartiality. Award will not be provided when a relationship poses an unacceptable threat to impartiality.
IUI pro-actively manages any threat to a conflict of interest, actual or perceived, affecting our certification/registration services.
IUI continues to evaluate the risks associated with its operations in the world and overseas to ensure it can meet liabilities associated with its judging activities. A comprehensive risk analysis is maintained and reviewed annually.
An impartiality committee has been formed and met three times per year. The judging process and the risk analysis document reviewed and improvements made were applicable.
2.3. Logo usage
The use of the certificate, award and certification logo by our winners shall be governed by this policy.
Our approved clients will be issued with a certificate and award, in accordance to the standards that they have been assessed to, only if the findings of the audit assessment have been validated by the jury the justification decision to certify have been granted.
Our clients shall use the certification logo for promotional purposes such as:
● Quotations for work;
● Innovative products or on product packaging
● Brochures; and
● Advertising about innovative product
Only our members, committees and winners are allowed to use our logo and our short name in accordance with our Policies
Article 3 - Returns & Refunds
When submitting a product, IUI offers refunding within 3 days after the submission in case the user considers IUI hasn't complied with the service proposal.
Companies should note that submitting a product to IUI does not guarantee they will receive a score from the judges.
Article 4 - Rules
4.1. IUI Mark: IUI logo and name on the product or it’s certificate it doesn’t mean the patented product and it doesn’t create legal right for clients to get patent.
4.2. Certificate expiry: The validity of the registration will be for 1 year unless the client accept the annual audit
4.3. Force Majeure: The IUI is not liable for failure to perform any obligation under these Rules to the extent caused by any forces beyond its control including, but not limited to, the failure of Research to deliver its market research report on the Organizer to permit the Organizer to complete the Program as described in these Rules.
4.4. Agreement to Rules: By "Submit" you acknowledge having read these Rules and Your agreement to be bound by them.
4.5. Agreement to Use of Name: If your company have approved you permit the Organizer to mention your name, address and a description of the Finalist Products, together with a qualitative analysis of the results of the consumer panel survey conducted by or on behalf of the Organizer under Section 2.3 as part of the promotion of the Program, without additional consideration unless prohibited by law.
4.6. Reservation of Rights: The IUI retains the right to resolve questions relating to the Program and these Rules.
4.7. Construction: Whenever the singular number is used in these Rules and when required by the context, the same will include the plural and vice versa, and the masculine gender shall include the feminine and neuter and vice versa.
4.8. Headings: The headings in these Rules are for convenience only and are in no way intended to describe, interpret, define, or limit the scope, extent, or intent of these rules or any of their provisions.
4.9. Severability: If any provision of these Rules will be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable to any extent, the remainder of these Rules and their application will not be affected and will be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law unless the provision held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable is so fundamental to the sense of these Rules that its illegality, invalidity or unenforceability would make the enforceability of the remainder unreasonable.
4.10. Entire Agreement. These Rules and the documents referred to in them constitute the entire agreement between You and the IUI and supersede all other agreements or arrangements, whether written or oral, express or implied, between You and the IUI.
4.11. Successors and Assigns. These Rules are binding upon the Organizer and You and upon your respective successors and permitted assigns. The Organizer may assign, subcontract or otherwise transfer all or any part of its rights and obligations under this agreement. You may not assign all or any part of your rights or obligations under this agreement without the prior written consent of the Organizer. Any assignment by you in violation of the preceding sentence shall be null and void.
4.12. No Waiver: Neither you nor the IUI will be affected by any delay or failure in exercising or any partial exercising of any rights under these Rules.
4.13. Taxes: All payments You make under these Rules are exclusive of applicable taxes which You must, where applicable, also pay.
4.14. Remedies: The rights, powers and remedies provided in these rules are cumulative and not exclusive of any rights, powers and remedies provided by law. The exercise or partial exercise of any right, power or remedy provided by law or under these Rules will not preclude any other or further exercise of them or the exercise of any other right, power or remedy.
4.15. Authority to Execute: The Signatory represents and warrants that he is empowered to submit these Rules and the Application and that all necessary action to authorize their execution has been taken.
4.16. Governing Law and Jurisdiction: These Rules are to be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the London without regard to its conflict of laws provisions and the courts of London are to have jurisdiction to settle any dispute in connection with these Rules. By submitting an Application, You consent and submit to the jurisdiction of any federal or state court located in London.