Any individual who enters, attempts to enter or in any way participates or attempts to participate in any competition, or giveaway (“Competition”) conducted by TatTech, Inc. (“TatTech”) (each such individual is hereinafter referred to as a “Participant”) agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions provided in these Official General Competition Rules (“General Rules”), as well as by TatTech’s interpretations of these General Rules which are final and binding in all matters relating to any Competition.
Some Competitions will have specific rules developed for them (“Specific Competition Rules”). In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between these General Rules and the Specific Competition Rules, the Specific Competition Rules shall control.
These items are not allowed in TattooAwards competitions and will be removed without any refund:
- Items that are not relevant to a competition topic.
- Poor quality (blurred, overshaded-overbright, noisy, etc) pictures of tattoos.
- Collages (several different items on one image).
- Items that have a tattoo that is poorly scaled — make sure that the tattoo itself takes most part of an image as much as possible.
- Items containing unfinished work or showing WIP (work in progress).
Religious, social, and targeted harassment.
- Unauthorized work (tattoos that do not belong to an artist) will be removed with a permanent ban of an account.
- Duplicate items: posting the same item into one competition more than once will lead to deletion of duplicates and keeping one item in it from an artist.
- Items edited in software with added graphics that covers a tattoo or its parts (unless it is made to avoid NSFW warning)
- Watermarking: TA platform is not prohibiting artists watermarking their tattoos unless the actual signature is leading to breaking above stated rules or covers a tattoo. In such case you may either be contacted to edit an item or it may be removed.
- NSFW content: Please refrain from tattoos with sexual or violance acts context in them. (These items will be marked as 18+ items and will be allowed in later platform updates)
- Images with wrong rotation: Sometimes, when taking a picture using phone it can enterpret rotation in a wrong way. Please make sure you have properly rotated image. Otherwise you may either be contacted to edit an item or it may be removed.
Unless otherwise noted, no purchase is necessary to enter or win a prize. A purchase will also not improve your chances of winning. TatTech, Inc. may have paid entries for contests. In the event this takes place, it would be optional.
APPLICABLE LAW (VOID WHERE PROHIBITED):
All Competitions are subject to and governed by applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation in this Competition is void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.
Competition CANCELLATION, SUSPENSION OR MODIFICATION:
TatTech reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend any Competition if the Competition is not capable of being completed as planned for any reason, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, “bugs,” tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical failures of any kind or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of any such Competition. The decision of TatTech to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend any Competition shall be final in all respects.
Age: Unless otherwise specified, each Competition is open to anyone who is at least 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.
Profile: Must have a completed profile on TattooAwards.com and/or TattooIdeas.com. These profiles may be linked.
AWARDS / PRIZES:
Unless otherwise noted by TatTech, cash prizes are award to Artist’s PayPal account. Upon receiving the prize, the winner agrees to provide public awareness of receiving a prize. This can be completed through any social media outlets. Participants are responsible for paying taxes
Sponsored prizes or “swag” may be given to the artist through various channels; in person, shipped to the physical or mailing address, or other means requested via the winner. Artist is responsible for providing the information needed to receive an award or prize.
Original Content; Ownership: Each Participant, by participating in any competition, represents and warrants that they are the exclusive owner of the copyright and all other proprietary rights in any and all materials and content submitted by Participant to enter the competition (the “Submission”). Participant further represents and warrants that they have the right to grant to any third party the right to use, reproduce, distribute, perform and display any Submission. All Submissions must have appropriate clearances, permissions and releases before uploading or may be eliminated from any competition. Any unauthorized samples of another artist’s material could be subject to fines, royalty fees, and/or legal action for which Participant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold TatTech harmless. TatTech may stream any submissions on-demand on TatTech’s or its affiliates’ websites. TatTech is not responsible for paying any internet or other royalties on any submission.
Cheating: Defined as, but not limited to, fake accounts, IP addresses or email address to create additional votes, use of automated voting software, violating convention rules and regulations, may not disqualify participant from a convention but TatTech will disqualify from winning awards, receiving cash, prizes and ranking on TattooAwards.com
Disclaimer of Responsibility for Entries: TatTech is not responsible for problems with competition entries, including but not limited to, entries that are lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible, or cannot be completed due to electronic or technical difficulties, even if the problem is the result of the sole or partial negligence of TatTech.
Multiple Entries: Unless otherwise limited by TatTech, multiple entries are permitted.
False Fraudulent or Deceptive Entries or Acts: Participants who, in the view of TatTech, provide false, fraudulent or deceptive entries or who engage in false, fraudulent or deceptive acts in connection with the competition will be disqualified and may be subject to criminal prosecution.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION:
As consideration for entering a competition, all Participants agree to RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE TatTech, Inc and each of their respective direct and indirect affiliates, divisions, parent and subsidiary companies, officers, employees, shareholders, representatives, managers, members, directors, owners, agents, insurers, attorneys, predecessors, successors, and assigns thereof (collectively, the Released Parties), from and against all claims, damages, charges, injuries, losses, proceedings, suits, actions (including but not limited to tort actions, product liability actions, wrongful death actions, warranty actions, breach of contract actions, privacy and defamation actions, misappropriation of likeness actions, identity theft, loss of consortium claims), expenses and attorney fees that they or anyone on their behalf (including but not limited to their heirs, representatives or next of kin) have or might have for any death, injury, damage or claimed injury or damage arising out of, involving or relating to their participation in the competition, including, but not limited to, any claim that the act or omission complained of was caused in whole or in part by the strict liability or negligence in any form of the Released Parties.
Additionally, as consideration for entering the competition, all Participants agree to INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND the Released Parties in any action or proceeding from and against all claims, damages, charges, injuries, losses, proceedings, suits, actions (including but not limited to tort actions, product liability actions, wrongful death actions, warranty actions, breach of contract actions, privacy and defamation actions, misappropriation of likeness actions, identity theft, loss of consortium claims), expenses and attorney fees that they or anyone on their behalf (including but not limited to their heirs, representatives or next of kin) have or might have for any death, injury, damage or claimed injury or damage arising out of, involving or relating to their participation in the competition or for their failure to comply with the terms of the above release provision. This agreement to indemnify, hold harmless and defend applies even if the act or omission complained of was allegedly caused in whole or in part by the strict liability or negligence in any form of the Released Parties.