2023 VII ACADEMY PROGRAMS APPLICATION
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- VII Academy courses/seminars/workshops/programs (hereafter referred to as “programs”) are open to working photographers or visual journalism students who are trying to further their education and professional skills.
- Volunteers, employees and directors of VII Academy, The VII Foundation, VII Photo Agency and their immediate families are NOT eligible to apply for funding during the time that they are working for these organizations. Advisory board members and their immediate families are NOT eligible to apply for funding during the time that they are involved with the organizations. Scholarship application judges, and their immediate families, are NOT eligible to apply for funding in the year that judges help choose recipients.
- Only those submissions that meet the eligibility requirements and include all required materials will be considered for entry.
REQUIREMENTS OF SCHOLARSHIP WINNER AND FINALIST(S):
By submitting an application, scholarship applicants agree to be fully and unconditionally bound to these Terms and Conditions.
VII Academy program will be administered in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations including, but not limited to, those promulgated by the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.
Participants retain all copyrights to their work. Obligations of participants are as follows:
Participants agree to grant royalty-free licenses for his/her scholarship work to VII Academy and The VII Foundation for possible exhibition and/or publication (no guarantees are made for publication or exhibition) of such work in connection with this program; for educational and/or community outreach purposes, including lesson plans; and, in addition to his or her likeness, for publicity and press purposes by VII Academy, The VII Foundation, and VII Photo Agency related to this program. Any photograph so used by VII Academy, The VII Foundation, and VII Photo Agency will carry the photographer’s credit/copyright line.
Participants waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. VII Academy, The VII Foundation, VII Photo Agency and their respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents do not have and will not have any liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless against, any liability for any illness, injuries, losses, death, litigation, claim or damages of any kind to persons or property resulting in or in part, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any scholarship.
Should a court of law find VII Academy, The VII Foundation or VII Photo Agency liable for loss or damage, their total liability will be limited to the amount of the tuition fee to the program, and in no event shall they be liable for attorney’s fees.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANT PRIVACY NOTICE:
It will be necessary for VII Academy, The VII Foundation or VII Photo Agency to collect applicants‘ personal data in order to administer and manage this program, including but not limited to processing the program applications, keeping program applicants informed about the program, and making distributions. The types of personal data we collect for this program includes each applicant’s name, affiliated business/school name, email address, telephone number, postal address, and other information requested in the application form. VII Academy, The VII Foundation or VII Photo Agency only collects personal data voluntarily submitted by applicants. Personal data submitted by applicants will only be used to administer and manage this program, and for VII Academy, The VII Foundation or VII Photo Agency’s internal use such as performing marketing studies, research projects, and program development.
VII Academy, The VII Foundation or VII Photo Agency will not share, sell, or rent personal data submitted by program applicants to any third parties for their promotional use or for marketing purposes, except in the event a third party vendor is acting as an agent of VII Academy, The VII Foundation or VII Photo Agency for operational support in connection with the program.
VII Academy, The VII Foundation or VII Photo Agency’s principle place of business is in the United States. If the program applicant is submitting the application from outside the United States, your information will be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where The VII Foundation’s servers are located, and you agree to such cross-boarder transfers of personal data.
VII Academy, The VII Foundation or VII Photo Agency are committed to protecting personal data from loss, misuse, alteration, and unauthorized access and takes reasonable precautions to safeguard the confidentiality of personal data, including physical access controls to our premises, use of passwords for access to our systems, use of encryption when appropriate, and use of anti-virus software. Although VII Academy, The VII Foundation or VII Photo Agency make every effort to protect the information you provide to us, the transmission of information between applicants to us over the internet is not completely secure. As such, VII Academy, The VII Foundation or VII Photo Agency cannot guarantee the security of personal data transmitted over the internet nothwistanding the high level of protection undergone. For any questions about this scholarship applicant privacy notice, please contact [email protected]
MONETARY DISTRIBUTION AND DEADLINES:
For those program participants that are eligible to receive travel-related costs or other expenses, participants will submit an invoice and receipts of travel or other expenses and will then be reimbursed by VII Academy, The VII Foundation or VII Photo Agency.
Participants must submit the high-resolution images, text, and/or video produced during the workshop or event to VII Academy or The VII Foundation within 1 week of the end of the workshop or event.
Participants are responsible for reporting the scholarship for tax purposes as required by applicable law.