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LittleBoxChallengeContestOfficialRules

NOPURCHASENECESSARYTOENTERORWIN.VOIDWHEREPROHIBITED.CONTESTISOPENTO
RESIDENTSOFTHE50UNITEDSTATES,THEDISTRICTOFCOLUMBIAANDWORLDWIDE,EXCEPT
FORITALY,BRAZIL,QUEBEC,CUBA,IRAN,SYRIA,NORTHKOREA,ANDSUDAN.ENTRYINTHIS
CONTESTCONSTITUTESYOURACCEPTANCEOFTHESEOFFICIALRULES.

TheLittleBoxChallenge(theContest)isaskillcontestwhereentrant(s)mustbuilda2kVADCAC
inverterwithapowerdensityexceeding50Watts/inch3thatalsoexceedsperformancecriteriadetailed
below.Thedeviceswillbeevaluatedbyjudges,whowillchoosethewinningentryinaccordancewiththese
OfficialRules.Theprize(s)willbeawardedtoentrant(s)whosedeviceisevaluatedashavingthehighest
scoreinthejudgingcriteria.Seebelowforthecompletedetails.

1.BINDINGAGREEMENT:InordertoentertheContest,youmustagreetotheseOfficialRules(Rules).
Therefore,pleasereadtheseRulespriortoentrytoensureyouunderstandandagree.Youagreethat
submissionofanentryintheContestconstitutesagreementtotheseRules.Youmaynotsubmitanentry
totheContestandarenoteligibletoreceivetheprizesdescribedintheseRulesunlessyouagreetothese
Rules.TheseRulesformabindinglegalagreementbetweenyouandGooglewithrespecttotheContest.
2.ELIGIBILITY:TobeeligibletoentertheContest,youmustbe:(1)abovetheageofmajorityinthe
country,state,provinceorjurisdictionofresidence(oratleasttwentyyearsoldinTaiwan)atthetimeof
entry(2)notaresidentofItaly,Brazil,Quebec,Cuba,Iran,Syria,NorthKorea,orSudan(3)notaperson
orentityunderU.S.exportcontrolsorsanctionsand(4)haveaccesstotheInternetasofJuly22,2014.
ContestisvoidinItaly,Brazil,Quebec,Cuba,Iran,Syria,NorthKorea,Sudan,andwhereprohibitedbylaw.
Employees,interns,contractors,andofficialofficeholdersofGoogle,employeesofIEEE,andany
companiesaffiliatedwithprovidingmaterialortestingforthisContest(asfurtherdetailedbelow)andtheir
parentcompanies,subsidiaries,affiliates,andtheirrespectivedirectors,officers,employees,advertisingand
promotionagencies,representatives,andagents(ContestEntities),andmembersoftheContestEntities
andtheirimmediatefamilies(parents,siblings,children,spouses,andlifepartnersofeach,regardlessof
wheretheylive)andmembersofthehouseholds(whetherrelatedornot)ofsuchemployees,officersand
directorsareineligibletoparticipateinthisContest.Sponsorreservestherighttoverifyeligibilityandto
adjudicateonanydisputeatanytime.
Specifically,thegroupsthatarealsoineligibletoentertheContesteitherasbeingdesignatedaspartofa
team,orbeingpromisedashareoftheprizemoney:

WidebandgapsemiconductorswitchingmanufacturerswhoarelinkedtofromContestSite.

AnyoneservingasajudgeforanystageoftheContest,includingwithoutlimitationreviewfor
grants,technicalapproachandtestingapplicationand/orfinalinvertertesting.

Anyonewhoperformedafinalevaluationoftheprizespecificationsandtestingprocedureunder

NonDisclosureAgreementwiththeSponsor.
IfyouareenteringthisContestaspartofacompanyoronbehalfofyouremployer,theserulesarebinding
onyou,individually,and/oryouremployer.Ifyouareactingwithinthescopeofyouremployment,asan
employee,contractor,oragentofanotherparty,youwarrantthatsuchpartyhasfullknowledgeofyour
actionsandhasconsentedthereto,includingyourpotentialreceiptofaprize.Youfurtherwarrantthatyour
actionsdonotviolateyouremployersorcompanyspoliciesandprocedures.
3.SPONSOR:TheContestissponsoredbyGoogleInc.aDelawarecorporationwithprincipalplaceof
businessat1600AmphitheaterParkway,MountainView,CA,94043,USA,andtheInstituteofElectrical
andElectronicEngineers(IEEE)collectivelycalled(SponsororSponsors).
4.CONTESTPERIOD:TheContestbeginsat12:00:00A.M.PacificTime(PT)ZoneintheUnitedStateson
July,22,2014andendsat11:59:59P.M.PTonJuly22,2015(ContestPeriod).ENTRANTSARE
RESPONSIBLEFORDETERMININGTHECORRESPONDINGTIMEZONEINTHEIRRESPECTIVE
JURISDICTIONS.
5.HOWTOENTER:NOPURCHASENECESSARYTOENTERORWIN.ToentertheContest,visitthe
Contestwebsitelocatedatwww.littleboxchallenge.com(ContestSite).Youwillneedto:

Registeryourselfandnameallteammembers(EntrantorTeam)usingtheonlineregistrationform
ontheContestSitebySeptember30,2014(RegistrationPeriod).Therecanonlybeonepointof
contactlistedfortheTeam.ThepointofcontactwillberesponsibleforinteractingwithSponsors
andwillbeinchargeoforganizingtheirownTeam.Maximumamountofteammemberstoone
Teamisten(10).YourTeammayshareyourprizemoneyand/orgetinputfromasmanypeopleas
youlike,aslongasitdoesnotviolateotherclausesoftheseT&Cs.Upuntilyourtesting
applicationsubmissiononJuly22,2015,youmayremoveoraddTeammemberssolongasthe
pointofcontactwhooriginallyregisterstheTeam,remainsthesamename.

SubmitatechnicalapproachandtestingapplicationbyJuly22,2015.

Ifchosenasoneofupto18finalists,youneedtodeliveryourinverter(Device)inpersontothe
designatedtestingfacility,whichwillbeintheUnitedStates(TestingSite)byOctober21,2015.
YoumusthaveapersondeliverthedeviceonbehalfofyourTeamaslongasyounotifySponsor
priortodeliverywhothispersonwillbe.Youareresponsibleforpayingyourowntriptodeliverthe
Device,organizinganytravellogistics,clearinganyvisarequirements,andclearingimportorhazard
issueswhentransportingtheDevice.TheDevicemaynotbedeliveredviaamailingservice(E.G.
FedEx,DHLetc).

YouwillalsoberesponsibleforpickinguptheDevicefromtheTestingSiteaftertheendofthe
testingperiodandannouncementofthewinner,projectedtobeinJanuaryorFebruaryof2016and
anyDevicesremainingattheTestingSitemorethanthirty(30)daysaftersuchperiodmaybe
disposedofandyouwillbeliableforanycostsincurredforsuchdisposal.


LIMITONE(1)ENTRYPERENTRANTORTEAM.NopersoncanbelistedonmorethanoneTeam.Ifany
personislistedonmultipleTeams,GooglereservestherighttodisqualifytheTeamorprovidean
opportunityfortheTeamtoremovetheperson.IfmorethanoneTeampromisestoshareitsprizemoney
withthesameindividual,boththeTeamsandtheindividualmaybedisqualified.Subsequententriesmay
alsobedisqualified.Entriesmaybevoidediftheyareillegible,incomplete,damaged,cannotbesafely
operatedintheopinionofthejudges(definedbelow),donotmeettheDeviceRequirementsdescribed
below,counterfeited,obtainedthroughfraud,early,orlate.

DeviceswillonlybeacceptedfromOctober1421,2015,duringbusinesshoursandwillnotbeaccepted
fromanyonewhodidnotregisterasanEntrantduringtheRegistrationPeriod.

6.DEVICEREQUIREMENTS.TheDevicemustmeetthefollowingcriteria:

(a)Itmustnotbederogatory,offensive,threatening,defamatory,disparaging,libelousorcontainany
contentthatisinappropriate,indecent,sexual,profane,indecent,tortuous,slanderous,discriminatoryin
anyway,orthatpromoteshatredorharmagainstanygrouporperson,orotherwisedoesnotcomplywith
thethemeandspiritoftheContest.
(b)Itmustnotcontaincontent,materialoranyelementthatisunlawful,orotherwiseinviolationofor
contrarytoallapplicablefederal,state,provincialorlocallawsandregulationsthelawsorregulationsinany
statewhereDeviceiscreated.
(c)Itmustnotcontainanycontent,materialorelementthatdisplaysanythirdpartyadvertising,
slogan,logo,trademarkorotherwiseindicatesasponsorshiporendorsementbyathirdparty,commercial
entityorthatisnotwithinthespiritoftheContest,asdeterminedbySponsor,initssolediscretion.
(d)Itmustbeanoriginalworkthatdoesnotcontain,incorporateorotherwiseuseanycontent,material
orelementownedbyathirdparty,exceptinthecasewhereEntranthasreceivedpermissionfromthethird
partytouseorincorporatesuchcontentintotheirDevice.
(e)Itcannotcontainanycontent,element,ormaterialthatviolatesathirdpartyspublicity,privacyor
intellectualpropertyrights.
(f)TheDevicemustbeabletoperformthefollowingrequirementsoveratestingperiodofatleast100
hours:

Acceptaninputvoltagefroma450VoltsDCsupplyinserieswitha10resistor

Produceanoutputvoltageof240VoltsRMS+/12VoltsRMSACbetweentwoterminals

Serveasimulatedresidentialloadprofilevaryingbetween02kVA

Produceatotalharmonicdistortionplusnoise(THD+N)of<5%

ProduceaDCACconversionefficiencyof>95%

Produceaninputripplecurrentof<20%(Ipeakpeak/Iavg)

Produceaninputripplevoltageof<3%(Vpeakpeak/Vavg)

Befullycontainedinarectangularmetalenclosureofvolumenottoexceed40inches3.

Neverexceedatemperatureof60Conanypointontheoutsideofthedevicethatcanbetouched
duringoperationatanambienttemperatureof15C30C

AdheretoElectromagneticCompatibilityRequirementsasspecifiedinFCCPart15B

NotethatthesearejustthehighlevelrequirementsfortheDeviceperformance.Entrantsmustreferto
additionalexternalrequirementdocuments(suchastheDetailedInverterSpecifications,TestingProcedure
andTechnicalApproach/TestingApplicationsubmissionguidelines)locatedonContestSiteformoredetails
ontheserequirements.

DuringtheContestPeriod,theSponsor,itsagentsand/orthejudges(definedbelow)willbeevaluatingeach
DevicetoensurethatitmeetstheDeviceRequirements.TheSponsorreservestheright,initssole
discretion,todisqualifyanyEntrantwhosubmitsaDevicethatdoesnotmeettheDeviceRequirements.

TheevaluationoftheDeviceswilloccurintwoseparatestages.

Thefirstevaluationstageisthroughthereviewofatechnicalapproachandtestingapplicationsubmission.
Entrantsmustsubmitatechnicalapproachandtestingapplicationelectronicallyinpdfform,following
instructionssenttoeachTeamsregistrationemail,onorbeforeJuly22,2015.

Thetechnicalapproachdocumentmustsummarize,atahighlevel,theapproachtakenbytheTeamtobuild
ahighpowerdensityinvertermeetingalltheDeviceRequirements.Entrantsarepermittedtowithhold
confidentialinformationwhichtheyregardastradesecrets,butmustprovideenoughcontextforthose
readingtheirsubmissiontounderstandwhatbreakthroughsbeyondconventionalinverterdesignhave
allowedthesehighpowerdensities.Failuretoprovidesufficientexplanationoftheapproachwillresultin
disqualification,regardlessofDeviceperformance.Asdescribedelsewhere,theSponsorreservestheright
tomakesome,all,ornoneofthetechnicalapproachdocumentspublicattheendofthecompetition.

Thetestingapplicationmustalsobesubmittedatthesametimeasthetechnicalapproachdocument.The
testingapplicationcontainsinformationdemonstratingtheexistence,viabilityandperformanceofthe
Device.Requirementsincludeperformancespecifications,asmeasuredandselfreportedbytheEntrant,
includingperformancedatasubmittedintheformofhightimeresolutionvoltageandcurrentwaveformsand
longerdurationlowertimeresolutionaveragevoltageandcurrentmeasurements.PhotosoftheDeviceare
alsorequired(seeContestSiteandDetailedTestingApplicationRequirementsformoredetails).

Ofthetechnicalapproachandtestingapplicationsubmissionsthataredeemedtohavemetallthe
submissionrequirements,upto18oftheapplicationsthataredeemedtohavedisplayedcomplianceonall
theperformancecriteriaandhavethehigheststatedpowerdensities(i.e.smallestenclosurevolumes)will
beselectedtoproceedtothefinaltestingphase.

MoredetailsontherequirementsfortheTechnicalApproachandTestingApplicationdocumentscanbe
foundinexternaldocuments(suchastheDetailedInverterSpecifications,TestingProcedureandTechnical
Approach/TestingApplicationsubmissionguidelines)locatedonContestSite.

ThesecondevaluationstagewilloccurattheTestingFacilitybeginningonoraroundOctober21,2015.

EachDevicewillbetestedusingtheprocedureoutlinedinexternaldocuments(suchastheDetailedInverter
Specifications,TestingProcedureandTechnicalApproach/TestingApplicationsubmissionguidelines)
locatedonContestSite.EachDevicewillbetestedforapproximately100hourstogatherdataonthe
performancecharacteristicsrelevanttothecompetition.TheSponsorretainstherightatitssolediscretion
tochangethetestingprocedureduetounforeseenormitigatingcircumstances.Thetestingresultswillbe
madeavailabletotheJudgeswhowillusethistodeterminethewinner.

7.JUDGING:EachentrywillbejudgedbyapanelofexpertswhoareemployeesofSponsorand/or
appointedbyGoogleandtheIEEEPowerElectronicsSociety(Judges).Thispanelwillmakeasetof
nonbindingrecommendationstoGooglewhowillthen,atitssolediscretion,determinethewinner,ifany,of
theprize.BeginningwiththeTechnicalApproachandTestingApplicationsubmissiondeadlineonJuly22,
2015,TechnicalApproachandTestingApplicationsubmissiondocumentswillbeevaluatedforaperiodof
approximatelyeight(8)weeks.Uptoeighteen(18)finalistswillthenbeannouncedonoraroundSeptember
16,2015andinvitedtothetestingfacilityintheUnitedStatesforfinaltesting.

OnoraboutOctober21,2015,eachDevicewillbetestedatthetestingfacilityandsubsequentlyevaluated
bytheJudges.Thetestingperiodwilllastforapproximatelytentofifteen(1015)weeksdependingonthe
numberoffinalistinverterentriesreceived.JudgeswillevaluatetheDevicesbasedonhowwelltheDevice
meetstheDeviceRequirements,includinghowwellitisableto:

Acceptaninputvoltagefroma450VoltsDCsupplyinserieswitha10resistor

Produceanoutputvoltageof240VoltsRMS+/12VoltsRMSACbetweentwoterminals

Serveasimulatedresidentialloadprofilevaryingbetween02kVA.

Produceatotalharmonicdistortion+noise(THD+N)of<5%

ProduceaDCACconversionefficiencyof>95%.

Produceaninputripplecurrentof<20%(Ipeakpeak/Iavg)

Produceaninputripplevoltageof<3%(Vpeakpeak/Vavg)

Befullycontainedinarectangularmetalenclosureofvolumenottoexceed40inches3.

Neverexceedatemperatureof60Conanypointontheoutsideofthedevicethatcanbetouched
duringoperationatanambienttemperatureof15C30C

AdheretoElectromagneticCompatibilityRequirementsasspecifiedinFCCPart15.

Notethatthesearejustthehighlevelspecificationsfortheinverterperformance.Entrantsmustreferto
additionalexternalrequirementdocuments(suchastheDetailedInverterSpecifications,TestingProcedure,
andTechnicalApproachandTestingApplicationsubmissionguidelines)locatedonContestSiteformore
detailsontheserequirementsandjudgingcriteria.

IfnoDevicemeetstheRequirements,noprizewillbeawarded.IfoneDevicemeetstheRequirements,its
Entrantwillbedeclaredthewinner.IfmorethanoneDevicemeetstheRequirements,thewinnershallbe
theDevicethatcanfitintothesmallestrectangularenclosureandthushasthehighestpowerdensity.In
theeventthatthevolumeoftwoormoreEntrantsisdeemedidenticalthewinnerwillthenbebasedonthe
DevicewiththehigherDCACefficiency.

OnoraroundJanuary2016,thepotentialwinner(s)willbeselectedandnotifiedbytelephoneand/oremail,
atSponsorsdiscretion.Ifapotentialwinnerdoesnotrespondtothenotificationattemptwithin5daysfrom
thefirstnotificationattempt,thensuchpotentialwinnerwillbedisqualifiedandanalternatepotentialwinner
(ifany)willbeselectedfromamongalleligibleentriesreceivedbasedonthejudgingcriteriadescribed
herein.Withrespecttonotificationbytelephone,suchnotificationwillbedeemedgivenwhenthepotential
winnerengagesinaliveconversationwithSponsororwhenamessageisleftonthepotentialwinners
voicemailserviceoransweringmachinebytheSponsor,whicheveroccursfirst.Exceptwhereprohibitedby
law,eachpotentialwinnermayberequiredtosignandreturnaDeclarationofEligibilityandLiabilityand
PublicityReleaseandprovideanyadditionalinformationthatmayberequiredbySponsor.Ifrequired,
potentialwinnersmustreturnallsuchrequireddocumentswithin5daysfollowingattemptednotificationor
suchpotentialwinnerwillbedeemedtohaveforfeitedtheprizeandanotherpotentialwinnerwillbeselected
basedonthejudgingcriteriadescribedherein.Allnotificationrequirements,aswellasotherrequirements
withintheseRules,willbestrictlyenforced.

BoththeJudgesandGooglemay,attheirsolediscretion,recommendand/orchoosetoawardtheprizeto
anentrywhichdoesnotstrictlymeetalltherequirements,butisdeemedtohavesuperioroverall
performancetotheothersubmissionsandembodytheadvancesandspiritofinnovationsoughtbytheprize.

IntheeventthatnoDevicesarereceived,noprizewillbeawarded.DeterminationsbyGoogle,takinginto
accountthenonbindingrecommendationsofthejudges,arefinalandbinding.Googlereservestherightto
cancelthisContestatanytimeandreservestherighttonotawardanyprizeiftheContestiscancelled.

8.PRIZES:One(1)Teamwillbechosenandawardedonemillion($1M)dollars.Theprizemoneywillbe
giveninitsentiretytothepointofcontactlistedforthewinningteam.Thatpointofcontactisresponsiblefor
dividingtheprizemoneyamongstotherTeammembers.
OddsofwinninganyprizedependsonthenumberofeligibleentriesreceivedduringtheContestPeriodand
theskilloftheEntrants.Theprizewillbeawardedwithinapproximately8weeksofreceiptbySponsorof

finalprizeacceptancedocuments.Notransfer,substitutionorcashequivalentforprizeisallowed,except
atSponsorssolediscretion.Sponsorreservestherighttosubstituteaprize,inwholeorinpart,ofequalor
greatermonetaryvalueifaprizecannotbeawarded,inwholeorinpart,asdescribedforanyreason.Value
issubjecttomarketconditions,whichcanfluctuateandanydifferencebetweenactualmarketvalueand
ARVwillnotbeawarded.Theprizemaybesubjecttorestrictionsand/orlicensesandmayrequire
additionalhardware,software,service,ormaintenancetouse.Thewinnershallbearallresponsibilityforuse
oftheprizeincompliancewithanyconditionsimposedbysuchmanufacturer(s),andanyadditionalcosts
associatedwithitsuse,service,ormaintenance.ContestEntitieshavenotmadeandContestEntitiesare
notresponsibleinanymannerforanywarranties,representations,orguarantees,expressorimplied,infact
orlaw,relatingtotheprize,regardingtheuse,valueorenjoymentoftheprize,including,withoutlimitation,
itsquality,mechanicalcondition,merchantability,orfitnessforaparticularpurpose.

10.TAXES:PAYMENTSTOPOTENTIALWINNERSARESUBJECTTOTHEEXPRESSREQUIREMENT
THATTHEYSUBMITTOGOOGLEALLDOCUMENTATIONREQUESTEDBYGOOGLETOPERMITITTO
COMPLYWITHALLAPPLICABLESTATE,FEDERAL,LOCAL,PROVINCIALANDFOREIGNTAX
REPORTINGANDWITHHOLDINGREQUIREMENTS.ALLPRIZESWILLBENETOFANYTAXES
GOOGLEISREQUIREDBYLAWTOWITHHOLD.ALLTAXESIMPOSEDONPRIZESARETHESOLE
RESPONSIBILITYOFTHEWINNERS.Inordertoreceiveaprize,potentialwinnersmustsubmitthetax
documentationrequestedbyGoogleorotherwiserequiredbyapplicablelaw,toGoogleortherelevanttax
authority,allasdeterminedbyapplicablelaw,including,whererelevant,thelawofthepotentialwinners
countryofresidence.Thepotentialwinnerisresponsibleforensuringthat(s)hecomplieswithallthe
applicabletaxlawsandfilingrequirements.Ifapotentialwinnerfailstoprovidesuchdocumentationor
complywithsuchlaws,theprizemaybeforfeitedandGooglemay,initssolediscretion,selectan
alternativepotentialwinner.
11.GENERALCONDITIONS:Allfederal,state,provincialandlocallawsandregulationsapply.Google
reservestherighttodisqualifyanyEntrantfromtheContestif,inGooglessolediscretion,itreasonably
believesthattheEntranthasattemptedtounderminethelegitimateoperationoftheContestbycheating,
deception,orotherunfairplayingpracticesorannoys,abuses,threatensorharassesanyotherEntrants,
Google,ortheJudges.

SponsorstestingoftheDevicesforpurposesoftheContestshouldnotbeconsideredanywarrantor
assuranceofthesafetyoftheDevice.

12.INTELLECTUALPROPERTYRIGHTS:AsbetweenGoogleandtheEntrant,theEntrantretains
ownershipofallintellectualandindustrialpropertyrights(includingmoralrights)inandtotheDevice.Asa
conditionofentry,EntrantgrantsGoogle,itssubsidiaries,agentsandpartnercompanies,aperpetual,
irrevocable,worldwide,royaltyfree,andnonexclusivelicensetouse,reproduce,adapt,modify,publish,
distribute,publiclyperform,createaderivativeworkfrom,andpubliclydisplaytheDevice(1)forthe

purposesofallowingGoogleandtheJudgestoevaluateandtesttheDeviceforpurposesoftheContest,and
(2)inconnectionwithadvertisingandpromotionviacommunicationtothepublicorothergroups,including,
butnotlimitedto,therighttomakescreenshots,animationsanddeviceclipsavailableforpromotional
purposes.AsstatedelsewhereintheseRules,theSponsorreservestherighttomakepublicanytechnical
approachdocumentsubmittedtothecompetition.
13.PRIVACY:EntrantacknowledgesandagreesthatGooglemaycollect,store,shareandotherwiseuse
personallyidentifiableinformationprovidedduringtheregistrationprocessandtheContest,including,butnot
limitedto,name,mailingaddress,phonenumber,andemailaddress.Googlewillusethisinformationin
accordancewithitsPrivacyPolicy(http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/),includingforadministeringthe
ContestandverifyingEntrantsidentity,postaladdressandtelephonenumberintheeventanentryqualifies
foraprize.
EntrantsinformationmayalsobetransferredtocountriesoutsidethecountryofEntrant'sresidence,
includingtheUnitedStates.Suchothercountriesmaynothaveprivacylawsandregulationssimilarto
thoseofthecountryofEntrant'sresidence.
IfanEntrantdoesnotprovidethemandatorydatarequiredatregistration,Googlereservestherightto
disqualifytheentry.
Entranthastherighttorequestaccess,review,rectificationordeletionofanypersonaldataheldbyGoogle
inconnectionwiththeContestbywritingtoGoogleatthisemailaddress
datarequest@littleboxchallenge.com.
14.PUBLICITY.Byacceptingaprize,EntrantagreestoSponsoranditsagenciesuseofhisorhername
and/orlikenessandDeviceforadvertisingandpromotionalpurposeswithoutadditionalcompensation,
unlessprohibitedbylaw.GooglemaychoosetomakepublicsomeoralloftheTeamshighleveltechnical
approachdocuments.
15.WARRANTYANDINDEMNITY:EntrantswarrantthattheirDevicesaretheirownoriginalworkand,as
such,theyarethesoleandexclusiveownerandrightsholderofthesubmitteddeviceandthattheyhavethe
righttosubmittheDeviceintheContestandgrantallrequiredlicenses,exceptiftheDeviceincludesthird
partyintellectualparty,theEntrantshaveacquiredthenecessarylicensesandrightstoincludesuchrights
intheirDevice.EachEntrantagreesnottosubmitanyDevicethat(1)infringesanythirdpartyproprietary
rights,intellectualpropertyrights,industrialpropertyrights,personalormoralrightsoranyotherrights,
includingwithoutlimitation,copyright,trademark,patent,tradesecret,privacy,publicityorconfidentiality
obligations,exceptinthecasestatedabovewhereEntranthasobtainedpermissionfromathirdpartyto
includesuchrightsor(2)otherwiseviolatestheapplicablestate,federal,provincialorlocallaw.
Tothemaximumextentpermittedbylaw,eachEntrantindemnifiesandagreestokeepindemnifiedContest
Entitiesatalltimesfromandagainstanyliability,claims,demands,losses,damages,costsandexpenses

resultingfromanyact,defaultoromissionoftheEntrantand/orabreachofanywarrantysetforthherein.To
themaximumextentpermittedbylaw,eachEntrantagreestodefend,indemnifyandholdharmlessthe
ContestEntitiesfromandagainstanyandallclaims,actions,suitsorproceedings,aswellasanyandall
losses,liabilities,damages,costsandexpenses(includingreasonableattorneysfees)arisingoutofor
accruingfrom(a)anyDeviceorothermaterialuploadedorotherwiseprovidedbytheEntrantthatinfringes
anycopyright,trademark,tradesecret,tradedress,patentorotherintellectualpropertyrightofanyperson
ordefamesanypersonorviolatestheirrightsofpublicityorprivacy,(b)anymisrepresentationmadebythe
EntrantinconnectionwiththeContest(c)anynoncompliancebytheEntrantwiththeseRules(d)claims
broughtbypersonsorentitiesotherthanthepartiestotheseRulesarisingfromorrelatedtotheEntrants
involvementwiththeContest(e)acceptance,possession,misuseoruseofanyprizeorparticipationinany
ContestrelatedactivityorparticipationinthisContest(f)anymalfunctionorotherproblemwiththeDevice
ortheContestSite(g)anyerrorinthecollection,processing,orretentionofentryinformationor(h)any
typographicalorothererrorintheprinting,offeringorannouncementofanyprizeorwinners.

16.ELIMINATION:AnyfalseinformationprovidedwithinthecontextoftheContestbyanyEntrant
concerningidentity,mailingaddress,telephonenumber,emailaddress,ownershipofrightor
noncompliancewiththeseRulesorthelikemayresultintheimmediateeliminationoftheEntrantfromthe
Contest.
17.INTERNET:ContestEntitiesarenotresponsibleforanymalfunctionoftheentireContestSiteorany
late,lost,damaged,misdirected,incomplete,illegible,undeliverable,ordestroyedDevicesduetosystem
errors,failed,incompleteorgarbledcomputerorothertelecommunicationtransmissionmalfunctions,
hardwareorsoftwarefailuresofanykind,lostorunavailablenetworkconnections,typographicalor
system/humanerrorsandfailures,technicalmalfunction(s)ofanytelephonenetworkorlines,cable
connections,satellitetransmissions,serversorproviders,orcomputerequipment,trafficcongestiononthe
InternetorattheContestSite,oranycombinationthereof,includingothertelecommunication,cable,digital
orsatellitemalfunctionswhichmaylimitanEntrantsabilitytoparticipate.

18.RIGHTTOCANCEL,MODIFYORDISQUALIFY.IfforanyreasontheContestisnotcapableof
runningasplanned,includingbutnotlimitedtoinfectionbycomputervirus,bugs,tampering,unauthorized
intervention,fraud,technicalfailures,oranyothercauseswhichcorruptoraffecttheadministration,
security,fairness,integrity,orproperconductoftheContest,Googlereservestherightatitssolediscretion
tocancel,terminate,modifyorsuspendtheContest.Googlefurtherreservestherighttodisqualifyany
EntrantwhotamperswiththesubmissionprocessoranyotherpartoftheContestorContestSite.Any
attemptbyanEntranttodeliberatelydamageanywebsite,includingtheContestSite,orunderminethe
legitimateoperationoftheContestisaviolationofcriminalandcivillawsandshouldsuchanattemptbe
made,GooglereservestherighttoseekdamagesfromanysuchEntranttothefullestextentofthe
applicablelaw.

19.NOTANOFFERORCONTRACTOFEMPLOYMENT:Undernocircumstancesshallthesubmissionof
aDeviceintotheContest,theawardingofaprize,oranythingintheseRulesbeconstruedasanofferor
contractofemploymentwitheitherGoogle,ortheContestEntities.Youacknowledgethatyouhave
submittedyourDevicevoluntarilyandnotinconfidenceorintrust.Youacknowledgethatnoconfidential,
fiduciary,agencyorotherrelationshiporimpliedinfactcontractnowexistsbetweenyouandGoogleorthe
ContestEntitiesandthatnosuchrelationshipisestablishedbyyoursubmissionofaDeviceunderthese
Rules.
20.FORUMANDRECOURSETOJUDICIALPROCEDURES:TheseRulesshallbegovernedby,subjectto,
andconstruedinaccordancewiththelawsoftheStateofCalifornia,UnitedStatesofAmerica,excludingall
conflictoflawrules.Ifanyprovision(s)oftheseRulesareheldtobeinvalidorunenforceable,allremaining
provisionshereofwillremaininfullforceandeffect.Totheextentpermittedbylaw,therightstolitigate,
seekinjunctiverelieformakeanyotherrecoursetojudicialoranyotherprocedureincaseofdisputesor
claimsresultingfromorinconnectionwiththisContestareherebyexcluded,andallEntrantsexpressly
waiveanyandallsuchrights.
21.ARBITRATION:ByenteringtheContest,youagreethatexclusivejurisdictionforanydispute,claim,or
demandrelatedinanywaytotheContestwillbedecidedbybindingarbitration.Alldisputesbetweenyou
andGoogleofwhatsoeverkindornaturearisingoutoftheseRules,shallbesubmittedtoJudicialArbitration
andMediationServices,Inc.(JAMS)forbindingarbitrationunderitsrulesthenineffectintheSanJose,
California,USAarea,beforeonearbitratortobemutuallyagreeduponbybothparties.Thepartiesagreeto
shareequallyinthearbitrationcostsincurred.
22.WINNERSLIST:Thewinnerlistwillbepostedontheprizewebsitelittleboxchallenge.comforaperiod
ofatleast6monthsaftertheprizeisawarded,onoraroundJanuary2016.

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