Terms And Conditions

Last Updated: 2024

1. Acceptance of Terms

By using TheAlternativeSchool website and its services, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any part of these terms, please do not use the Website and our services.

2. Use of the Website

a. You must be at least 16 years old or have the legal capacity to enter into a contract to use this Website.

b. You agree to use the Website for lawful purposes and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

c. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer or device, if you are given such access..

d. By attending our events, you accept that your picture and / or name can appear in our communication – website, social media or press included. If you want your picture or name to be removed from our communication platforms,  a short message at win@thealternativeschool.com & teodora.migdalovici@thealternativeschool.com mentioning the removal of your data will suffice. In your email please mention the links to the pages you would like to be edited and the content will be removed.

e. We collect emails, phone numbers and professional correspondence addresses when we interact with you, via social media platforms, direct meetings and events. Those data are used for communication purposes either in direct communication or via newsletters. You can opt out at any time by requesting the removal of your data from our database, by unsubscribing to our newsletters or by dropping a message with your request at win@thealternativeschool.com & teodora.migdalovici@thealternativeschool.com or by post,  at Triunghiului, 27, S5, Bucharest, Romania, postal code: 051113, for Teodora Migdalovici; ADITIV P.T. SRL / RO 13147403 / J40 /6010/2000. 

3. Use of our programs, competitions and services

a. In order to enter our Roger Hatchuel Academy selection and the Young Lions Competitions there are several pre-conditions that should be respected:

a1. The Roger Hatchuel Academy candidates shouldn’t be older than 25 by the time of their festival attendance, in June.They should also be fully enrolled in an educational program related to the creative industries, either as a University or Master student. 

a2.The Young Lions competitors shouldn’t be older than 30 by the time of their festival attendance, in June. They can be fully enrolled in a company or they can be freelancers.

b.If you are a competitor at The Alternative School, there are several conditions to receive your diploma and attend the next level events, if a winner:

b1. You must be fluent in English.

b2. Your work must be original and created by you; it must not contain any third party materials, ideas or rights, except the ones explicitly allowed, such as stock allowed ressources, content offered by the partners providing the briefs. By entering solutions to briefs, you confirm your (and your team) work is original and does not infringe anyone else’s intellectual property rights.

b3. Once you enter the School’s competitions, you accept that your work and your social media profiles will be uploaded on the school’s digital platforms (web, social media). You can opt out at any time, according to the privacy & gdpr section, to be consulted for details. 

b4. The winning entry & the submitted ideas will become the property of the competition’s sponsor. The Alternative school will act as a liaison to ensure that the sponsor contacts the winning students if they decide to further research their ideas. Depending on the sponsor, there might be a financial reward if the ideas are implemented. In the implementation case, the idea will be always credited to you / your teammate in name by the sponsor and the school, mentioning the context of the school’s program & competition. At their turn, the students & competitors can upload in their portfolio the work submitted in the competitions, mentioning the context. This is one of the competitions’ goals - to help young talent showcase their skills on real case briefs, so companies could recruit them based on relevant, closest to reality solutions. 

b5. All submitted and winning work can be used by #TheAlternativeSchool in its online archives or on the website. The entrant grants permission to #TheAlternativeSchool to show or allow others to show and publish the entries, mentioning the context of the brief / competition.

b.4. #TheAlternativeSchool and its sponsors reserve the right to remove an entry or a team from the competition without notice or compensation. The reasons for removal can be related to aggressive, offensive or inappropriate content, copyright infringement or unfit behavior, such as racial, gender or any other sort of discrimination towards colleagues, speakers or fellows met in social contexts provided by the school.

c. If selected to represent Romania & #TheAlternativeSchool in an international competition, several rules apply:

c1. you will post daily relevant content from the event you are attending, on your social media channels, in collab with #TheAlternativeSchool, following the footsteps of the previous generations and the school & sponsor’s guidance. The minimum number of posts / stories is 3 per day and every single one, consisting of insightful, valuable information from the festival, will be followed by the school’s and the sponsor's hashtags.

c2. You understand that by going in an international context, you also represent The School, the sponsor, the industry and your country. Intelligent behavior & proper social attitudes are encouraged. By infringing those rules with unfit, impolite, aggressive or risky behavior (for you or others) you understand you might be obliged to return the value of the experience (taxes & accommodation), so other people could properly benefit from the opportunity. The festivals and events experiences are meant to offer you learning and networking opportunities, but they are not a personal holiday get away. Social drinking is accepted. Drinking large quantities of alcohol, leading to health problems and thus unavailability to attend seminars and workshops at your best is not.   

c3. Once selected for the international competitions you will make yourself available for interviews, shooting sessions with the sponsor as well as at the festivals and you will create your own official t-shirt adapting the sponsor’s message to your team style, blending in the values of the sponsors’ brand, your team’s and the school’s. 

d. The school will cover the entrance fee and the accommodation for the winners of the Young Lions competitions attending the whole festival. The competitors will pay for their transportation from their cities to Cannes and back, making sure they will be available to attend the competition, the seminars, the workshops and the networking events for the entire duration of the Cannes Lions festival.

e.The school will cover the travel ticket and the accommodation for the Roger Hatchuel student winner attending the whole Cannes Lions festival.

f. If the winners of the Young Lions or Roger Hatchuel competitions are unable to attend the entire Cannes Lions festival, they should notify the school’s organization in 3 working days from the moment of the winners’ announcement, so the following competitors will take their place.They will receive a free spot at the next edition of the school and access, for a year, at the school’s events.

3. Content and Intellectual Property

a.. TheAlternativeSchool is a registered trademark. All content on the Website, including text, graphics, logos, images, audio, and video, is the property of TheAlternativeSchool, its students, its alumni or its licensors and it is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws.

b1..As a student / winner & alumni of TheAlternativeSchool or as a juror recommended to evaluate creative work in international contexts, you accept to publicly present your picture, work, biography and be an inspiration for others, by allowing www.thealternativeschool.com to communicate your career path, invite people to explore your work and connect with you via your public social media channels such facebook, linkedin, Instagram, tiktok or behance.

b2. If you don’t wish to be present anymore on thealternativeschool.com’s website & social media channels, a short message at win@thealternativeschool.com & teodora.migdalovici@thealternativeschool.com mentioning the removal of your data from the website will suffice in order to comply with your request. In your email please mention the links to the pages you would like to be edited and the content will be removed.

c. You may not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works, publicly display, or perform any content from the Website without the prior written consent of #TheAlternativeSchool, its licensors or the authors of the presented work.

d.Thealternativeschool.com offers a consistent number of scholarships and keeps the attendance fee for the training and competitions at minimum levels, so limited personal resources would never stay in the way for evolution of young talent.

For the school to properly function and beautifully evolve, we need constant ressources. One of the formulas is via sponsorship, especially for the contexts related to Roger Hatchuel & Young Lions competitions. This is why, by solving the briefs offered by the sponsors, you accept letting them select, adapt or use your ideas. They will always have to mention you and the context of the school, acknowledging publicly their support for the program and your talent & contribution in the process. You can also use the context to improve and communicate your portfolio, as its highlight piece.

e.Usually sponsors can finance events, sections of the program or an entire competition category, be it Young Lions or Roger Hatchuel Academy. By attending the school, you accept that your creative solutions will be communicated publicly via website & social media platforms.

f. As previously stated, as Roger Hatchuel Academy or Young Lions winners, you will have to communicate daily, from Cannes, the highlights of the day, focusing on the most interesting, relevant, meaningful, new and appealing ideas / campaigns / seminars / workshops.    

4. User Submissions

a. By submitting content (e.g., comments, feedback, reviews) to the Website, you grant TheAlternativeSchool a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content.

b. You are solely responsible for any content you submit, and you represent and warrant that you have the necessary rights to grant the rights described above.

5. Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability

a. The Website is provided on an "as-is" and "as available" basis. We make no warranties, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, completeness, or availability of the Website.

b. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, #TheAlternativeSchool shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages or for any loss of profits or revenues, whether incurred directly or indirectly, or any loss of data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses resulting from your use of the Website.

6. Termination

#TheAlternativeSchool may terminate or suspend your access to the Website and its services, at any time, with or without cause, and without notice.

7. Changes to Terms

We may update these Terms of Use from time to time. The date of the most recent update will be indicated at the top of the Terms of Use.

8. Governing Law

These Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with Romanian law.

You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within Romania.

9. Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding these Terms of Use, please contact us at win@thealternativeschool.com or teodora.migdalovici@thealternativeschool.com by email; at 27, Triunghiului street, S 5, postal code 051113, Bucharest, Romania by post or +40 7 22 10 50 15 by phone.

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