Terms and Conditions
- The Grant Program is open to legal residents of the United States.
- Registrant must be 18 years of age or older, however group members may be under 18 years of age.
- Participants can be individuals, non-profit organizations (must be an existing 501(c)(3) organization at the time of registration for the Grant Program, or student groups.
- Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any individual and any or all of his/her Application(s) and/or votes deemed in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry or voting process or the operation of the Grant Program or any Sponsor website; (b) violating the Official Application Guidelines; (c) violating the terms of service, conditions of use and/or general rules; or (d) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, harass any other person or act fraudulently in any manner.
- Sponsor also reserves the right to cancel any Grant Agreement and to take any further action it desires if Sponsor determines, in their sole discretion, that Participant engaged or participated in any fraudulent activity (for example, scheme designed to exploit weaknesses in technology or result in fraudulent votes) at any time during the Grant Program Period or during the subsequent Grant Agreement period.
- Employees of Fifth Third Bank, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, distributors, suppliers, printers, and advertising, promotion and judging agencies and the immediate family members of such employees (parent, child, sibling, spouse) and persons living in the same household as such employees (whether related or not) (each a “Grant Program Party”) are eligible to participate but must do so on behalf of an organization and they will be required to divulge their relationship with Fifth Third Bank on their application.
Application Content Guidelines.
a. Applications MUST:
- be in English;
- be received by June 22, 2012
- describe a project to be carried out for charitable, community or educational purposes within one of the Categories of the Grant Program
- describe a project to take place/benefit persons within the state of Michigan
- describe a project that is capable of showing progress towards completion by January 2013
- provide a level of detail sufficient to show each of the specific activities to be carried out by the Participant and others, if any, necessary to achieve the principal goal(s) of the project.
b. Applications CANNOT to any degree:
- suggest legalization of any illegal drugs/activity, prostitution or pornography or other illegal activities or goods;
- challenge, lobby for or seek to change current laws, enact any new laws or overthrow of any government;
- be inconsistent with these Official Application Guidelines;
- suggest or encourage the taking up of arms against any person, government or entity;
- discriminate against, disparage or denigrate any race, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, political orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status or mental or physical disability;
- disparage or denigrate a product, service, person, company or organization
- encourage the cessation of or act to negatively impact a business or enterprise;
- promote alcohol, illegal drugs or activity, tobacco, firearms/weapons, prostitution or pornography;
- contain any profanities, be overtly sexual, suggest an intent to abuse or suggestions of violence;
- contain photos or videos which have images of violence, drugs, pornography, or other illegal activities or goods;
- involve religious advocacy, proselytizing – acts and intentions to advance a religious denomination or expand membership or encourage conversion;
- involve activities by a religious organization whose purpose is only to provide services/goods/benefits to their congregation rather than all members of their community;
- involve political advocacy – acts and intentions to advance a particular political party, candidate and/or cause or to support lobbying for any particular party, candidate and/or cause, or to expand membership or to encourage membership for a particular political party, candidate or lobbying effort;
- involve furtherance or expansion of a particular political policy or agenda or social policy or agenda with legislative implication;
- describe a project that directly or principally benefits the Participant or any other specific individual (as opposed to the identified community as a whole);
- Describe a project whose purpose (solely or partially) is to re-grant potential Grant funds to another individual or organization(s). By way of example, if the purpose of Applicant’s Submission is solely or partially to transfer potential Grant funds to a third party individual or organization, such transfer of funds must be linked to a specific initiative or project of that third party individual or organization, which must be outlined in the Applicant’s Submission and abide by the other terms and conditions set forth herein;
- feature or reference any third party commercial products and/or company trademarks, logos, brands or endorsements (including but not limited to third party logos on street scenes, panoramic views, vehicle license plates, clothing such as t-shirts, hats, etc.) without permission in any manner which Sponsor deems may violate the rights of a third party (note: an Application may contain the name and trademark of an organization to be benefited by the Grant (provided prior permission has been obtained);
- use individuals’ names in whole or in part (including the Participant’s last name) without permission;
- contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other identifying elements of any person, living or dead without permission in any manner which Sponsor deems may violate the rights of a third party;
- contain any copyrighted works in any manner which Sponsor deems may violate the rights of a third party (other than those owned by the Participant or any registered member of the group or those used with permission);
- request funding to obtain a 501(c)(3) status;
- involve any type of medical research, procedure or alternate medical treatments or therapies for either humans or animals;
- involve any type of medical research, procedure or alternate medical treatment or therapies developed through the use of animals or testing upon animals for safety, efficacy, etc.;
- support organizations that raise funds specifically to support medical research; and
- be a duplicate idea for the same organization or project for the same Application Period.
Additional Requirements for Applications.
- Once submitted, an Application will not be returned. Sponsor may, in its sole and absolute discretion, reject, refuse, remove, delete and/or disqualify or disallow any Application Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, deems inappropriate or otherwise non-compliant with these Official Application Guidelines. Sponsor reserves the right to waive the requirements set forth herein in its reasonable discretion.
- If any group of individuals elects to collaborate on an Application, they are required to designate one (1) person/organization as the Participant and the submitter of the Application in the Grant Program, and such person/organization shall agree to these Official Application Guidelines on behalf of the group of individuals. Sponsor is not responsible or liable for any disputes between collaborators arising under or related to the Grant Program.
- If any organization desires to submit an Application, it must designate one (1) individual as the Participant to submit the Application. If a Participant is submitting an Application on behalf of an organization, the Participant must disclose this fact in its Application. If the Participant acting on behalf of an organization is selected as an Eligible Grant Recipient, the Participant will be required to submit written documentation that the organization (a) authorizes submission of the Application by Participant; (b) authorizes Participant to administer the Grant funds; and (c) agrees to these Official Application Guidelines. Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, will decide if written documentation provided is sufficient, and may at its sole and absolute discretion, request additional documentation from Participant or organization. Sponsor is not responsible or liable for any disputes between Participants and organizations arising under or related to the Grant Program.
- An Application or any work product developed utilizing Grant funds cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill with which Sponsor wishes to associate.
- If Sponsor, at any time during the Grant Program Period, receives a complaint (including but not limited to a cease and desist letter, general letter of complaint, etc.) alleging intellectual property infringement in a Participant’s Application, Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right to remove such Application from the Website and disqualify the Application without prior notice to Participant.
- All Eligible Grant Recipients will be required to complete additional documentation in order to receive Grant funds.
If for any reason the Grant Program is not capable of being administered as planned, including without limitation, lack of sufficient number of Participants and/or consumer vote to support the continuing of the Grant Program, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Grant Program, or for any reason Sponsor deems, in its sole and absolute discretion, that the Grant Program is not meeting the expected goals, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion to cancel, modify or terminate the Grant Program. Further, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any individual, any or all of his/her Application(s) and/or votes deemed to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process, the voting process, the operation of the Grant Program or any Sponsor website; (b) violating the Official Application Guidelines; (c) violating the terms of service, conditions of use and/or general rules or guidelines of any property or service; or (d) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, or with the intent to go against or disrupt the integrity/spirit of the Grant Program. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require an Eligible Grant Recipient to submit to a confidential background check to confirm eligibility and help ensure that the use of any such person in advertising or publicity for the Grant Program will not bring Sponsor into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on Sponsor, its agents or the Grant Program as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.
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