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    EXPO 2020 DUBAI® FIRDAUS ORCHESTRA
    TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    March 1st 2020 TO March 21th 2020

    This document outlines the Terms and Conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) for all the artists and musicians auditioning to be part of Expo 2020 Dubai® ’s famous world renowned Firdaus’s Orchestra. Expo 2020 Dubai® reserves the right to modify, alter, or otherwise update these Terms and Conditions from time to time, as it deems fit and such modifications, alterations or updates shall automatically be binding on the auditioning participants (“Candidates”).



    1. DEFINITIONS & INTERPRETATIONS

    1.1. In these Terms and Conditions, unless the context requires otherwise, the following word(s) and terms shall have the meanings attributed to them:
    1.1.1. “Audition” shall mean the period between March 1st 2020 and March 21st 2020 where artists and musicians worldwide may submit the Entry to showcase their talent and be part of the Firdaus Orchestra;
    1.1.2. “Candidate(s) ” shall mean the artists and musicians that have submitted their Entries;
    1.1.3. “Entry(ies) ” shall mean the short taped video not exceeding 90 seconds wherein the Candidates showcase their musical talents;
    1.1.4. “Firdaus Orchestra” shall mean the women musicians ensemble that will perform at Expo 2020 Dubai®
    1.1.5. “Portal” shall mean the dedicated online website English URL : https://www.expo2020dubai.com/en/discover/attractions/firdaus-orchestra, and Arabic URL: https://www.expo2020dubai.com/ar/discover/attractions/firdaus-orchestra through which the Candidates will be able to upload their Entries;
    1.1.6. “Term” shall mean a period commencing from March 1st 2020 and ending on March 21th 2020;
    1.1.7. “Terms and Conditions” shall mean these official terms and conditions that govern the Candidates participation in the Audition for the Firdaus Orchestra;
    1.1.8. “UAE” shall mean the United Arab Emirates.


    2. ELIGIBILITY

    2.1 The Audition shall be open to all musicians, artists or person(s) within other creative industries who meet the following criteria:
    2.1.1 Female with intermediate to semi-professional musical skills;
    2.1.2 Female above the age of fifteen (15);
    2.1.3 Able to commit to being a member of the orchestra, if chosen, from April 2020 till April 2021;
    2.1.4 Demonstrate an ability to work smoothly and seamlessly within a group of artists or orchestra;
    2.1.5 UAE nationals or residents of the UAE; and
    2.1.6 Non-residents of the UAE who have made demonstrable and sustained contribution to the various artistic scenes across the UAE and MENA Region.


    3. AUDITION TERM

    3.1. The Audition shall commence on March 1st 2020 and end on March 21th 2020 (“Term”).
    3.2. Expo 2020 Dubai® may, at its own discretion change the dates and times of the Audition and notify the Candidates accordingly.


    4. ENTRY CONDITIONS

    4.1. All Candidates must meet the Eligibility criteria set out in Clause 2 of these Terms and Conditions.
    4.2. The Candidates must submit their Entry individually whereas any and all Entries that consist of more than one (1) individual will be disqualified.
    4.3. All Entries must be received by March 21th 2020, 11: 59 PM (Gulf Standard Time). Any submission after the end of such deadline will not be permitted and shall be deemed by Expo 2020 Dubai®, as having relinquished the right to participate in the Audition.
    4.4. All Entries must not exceed ninety (90) seconds each, be of high resolution and be shot specifically for the Audition purposes with the Candidate front facing the camera while playing the music instrument. Expo 2020 Dubai® holds the right to reject any Entry not meeting the conditions mentioned in Clause 4.


    5. APPLICATION PROCESS

    5.1. The Candidates must submit their Entries in accordance with the guidelines set out in English and Arabic in the following respective URL (s) :
    https://www.expo2020dubai.com/en/discover/attractions/firdaus-orchestra, and https://www.expo2020dubai.com/ar/discover/attractions/firdaus-orchestra and through the Audition dedicated online Portal
    5.2. The Entrants’ submission of the Entry shall constitute the Candidates’ consent: (i) to participate in the Audition in accordance with these Terms and Conditions; and (ii) to grant Expo 2020 Dubai® the right to use and transfer the Candidates’ name, address and other personal information as well as the Entry for the purpose of administering the Audition.


    6. SHORTLISTING CONDITIONS

    6.1. The Entry upload on the Portal must not:
    6.1.1. be unlawful or promote any unlawful activity;
    6.1.2. be considered inappropriate, defamatory, abusive, discriminatory, offensive, obscene, threatening, misleading or hateful;
    6.1.3. include any content or symbols of a religious or political nature;
    6.1.4. Be offensive, obscene, derogatory or defamatory in nature;
    6.1.5. be intended to harass another person or group of people;
    6.1.6. Be sensitive and disrespectful;
    6.1.7. include personal information of another person or persons, unless the Candidate has such person(s) written consent and submit it with it; and
    6.1.8. contain advertising or promotional materials.
    6.2. The Candidates shall not be permitted to use the Expo 2020 Dubai®’s logo(s), tradename(s), trademark(s) without obtaining the prior written consent of Expo 2020 Dubai®. Furthermore, such usage shall at all times be in alignment with Expo 2020’s Brand Guidelines.
    6.3. Expo 2020 Dubai® shall, at its own discretion, have the right to disqualify the Candidate in the event of an unauthorized use of Expo 2020 Dubai® logo(s), tradename(s) and trademark(s).
    6.4. The Entry shall at all times be in alignment with the Shortlisting Conditions, the instructions provided by Expo 2020 Dubai® and any other guideline set in place for the Audition including these Terms and Conditions.
    6.5. Any non-compliance with the Terms and Conditions shall render any Entry null and void and the Candidate shall have no rights to claim any damage or compensation whatsoever.


    7. ENTRY SCREENING AND SELECTION PROCESS

    7.1. All Entries submitted by the Candidate will undergo an initial screening for suitability by a panel of judges. Any incomplete or noncompliant Entries will be disqualified.
    7.2. Once screened for suitability, the judging panel will review the approved Entries and select approximately one hundred (100) Candidates to proceed to the second phase of screening.
    7.3. Expo 2020 Dubai® will conduct Face-to-Face interview with the shortlisted Candidates as well as categorize them into one of the three (3) tiers in the Firdaus Orchestra. Once the final Candidates are selected, Expo 2020 Dubai® shall execute an independent Agreement outlining the hours, payment terms, accommodation and etc.
    7.4. Expo 2020 Dubai® will have the ultimate right to amend the Entry as necessary for technical or practical reasons and which shall be decided solely by Expo 2020 Dubai ®
    7.5. Expo 2020 Dubai ® reserves the right to void any Entry and disqualify such Candidate whom Expo 2020 Dubai® believes (in its sole discretion) have attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Audition and/or who are in violation of these Terms and Conditions.
    7.6. By entering in this Audition, the Candidates agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and by any and all decision issued by Expo 2020 Dubai®, which shall be final and binding in all respects and cannot give rise to any dispute or claim by the Candidate or any third party.


    8. COPYRIGHT CONDITIONS

    8.1. The Candidates warrant and represent that the Entry is an original work created by him/ her and does not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third parties, including, without limitation, any Intellectual Property Rights. The Candidates agree that he/ she will be liable to Expo 2020 Dubai® (including any of its affiliates, officers and employees) and indemnify it for breach of any warranty. (This means that the Candidates will be responsible to Expo 2020 Dubai® for any loss or damage suffered as a result of his/ her beach of a warranty).


    9. GENERAL

    9.1. Expo 2020 Dubai® shall have no responsibility of any nature for late, lost, stolen, incomplete, misdirected, delayed, garbled, damaged, inaccurate, or undelivered Entry; or for telephonic, human or computer failures, problems or errors, defects or delays in any transmission, interruptions in service due to system upgrades, repairs, modifications, maintenance or other causes, failures or malfunctions of connections, satellite, network, cable, Internet Service Provider (ISP), phones, phone lines or telephone systems, traffic congestion on the internet, technical or mechanical malfunctions, or other malfunctions or errors, whether caused by equipment, programming, human error or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Audition, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Audition, the processing of Entries or emails, the announcement of the selected Candidates, for any injury or damage to Candidates’ or any other person’s computer or other device relating to or resulting from participation in this Audition, or for printing, typographical, human or other errors appearing in these Terms and Conditions or other Audition-related materials.
    9.2. By submitting the Entry, the Candidates agrees that:
    9.2.1. Expo 2020 Dubai® and any employees, officers and affiliates may use and disclose (to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law) Candidate’s name, city and state of residence, photograph, any oral or written statements, footage, and/or likeness for advertising, trade and/or any other purposes in any media and/or social media and/or on TV now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without further compensation, permission or notification;
    9.2.2. The Candidates’ personal details such as full name, birthdate, email address, contact details, and home address will be stored and maintained with strict confidence into Expo 2020 Dubai® and shall not be disclosed to any third party except for the purposing of effectuating these Terms and Conditions or as permitted by law;
    9.2.3. The Candidates authorize all verifications required by Expo 2020 Dubai® concerning his/her identity;
    9.2.4. The Candidates shall be disqualified from the Audition in the event of the existence of any indication of falsified, fraudulent, false, untruthful, incorrect or inexact identity or address of any Candidate.
    9.2.5. Expo 2020 Dubai® (including affiliates, officers and employees) shall, except where caused by gross negligence, have no liability and shall be held harmless by the Candidates for any claims, demands, obligations, liability, suits, actions, proceedings, judgments, fines, losses, damages, penalties, charges, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, attorney’s fees) arising from or in relation to the Audition.
    9.2.6. Expo 2020 Dubai® reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, and/or terminate this Audition and the Terms and Conditions (or portion thereof) without any notice to the Candidates, at any time and for any reason whatsoever.


    10. DELIBERATE DAMAGE

    10.1. Any attempt to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of this Audition may constitute (where applicable) a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Expo 2020 Dubai® reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys’ fees) and/or other remedies from any such person(s) responsible for the attempt to the fullest extent permitted by law and shall be reported to the relevant courts in the emirate of Dubai or in the United Arab Emirates according to the applicable laws of Dubai or the United Arab Emirates.
    10.2. Failure by Expo 2020 Dubai® to enforce any of its rights under these Terms and Conditions, at any stage, does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
    10.3. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the emirate of Dubai and the laws of the United Arab Emirates, where applicable. The Courts of Dubai shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear and decide any suit, action or proceedings, and/or to settle any disputes, which may arise out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions.