Be part of New York City's newest sports team from the very beginning by designing and submitting your own FC badge. It could be your name, your pet's name, your business or your 7-a-side team - whatever represents you as a fan of New York City.
The official New York City FC badge will then become a mosaic, made up of all the submitted badges. A lasting tribute to the founding fans who were with us at the beginning.
Upon approval of your badge by our moderators, you will receive an email with an official personalized certificate commemorating your badge becoming a pixel of the official New York City FC Badge of Badges mosaic.
Thank you for being with us from the beginning.
Congratulations! Your badge will become a pixel of the official New York City FC Badge of Badges mosaic when it is released in March. Click here to download your official personalized certificate.
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The following terms and conditions (the "NYCFC Badge T&Cs") shall apply to any individual wishing to design and submit a badge to inspire the official New York City Football Club ("NYCFC") badge.
By submitting a badge, you agree to be bound by these NYCFC Badges T&Cs.
1.1 In these NYCFC Badge T&Cs, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings (unless stated otherwise):Designer means the artist appointed by NYCFC to design the NYCFC Club Badge;
Intellectual Property Rights means trademarks, service marks, brands, badges, graphics, images (whether in electronic format or otherwise), logos, names, trade names, design rights, copyright, moral rights and any other intellectual property or proprietary rights (including rights in computer software), in each case whether registered or unregistered and including applications for the grant of any such rights and any and all forms of protection having equivalent or similar effect anywhere in the world and any rights under licences in relation to any such right;
NYCFC Club Badge means the official badge of NYCFC;
Participant means an individual who participates in the Promotion by designing and submitting a badge in accordance with these NYCFC Badge T&Cs; and
Promotion means the design and submission of badges by Participants.
2.1 The Promotion will begin on February 4, 2014, and end on March 31, 2014. During this period, Participants will be permitted to submit badges in accordance with clause 4.1 below. On or around February 10, 2014, NYCFC will announce, via its official website, its social media channels, its subscriber lists and its official spokespersons, the identity of the Designer. The Designer, with inspiration from the badges submitted by the Participants, will create badge designs for the NYCFC Club Badge, two (2) of which badge designs will be unveiled by NYCFC , via its official website, its social media channels, its subscriber lists and its official spokespersons, on or around February 24, 2014. From the date of the unveiling, the public will have until March 9, 2014 to vote on the badge that it would like to see become the NYCFC Club Badge. On March 10, 2014, NYCFC will announce which badge has received the most votes and is therefore the NYCFC Club Badge.
3.1 The Promotion is open to all those who submit a badge in accordance with clause 4 below and comply with these NYCFC Badge T&Cs. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. No purchase is necessary to participate in the Promotion.
4.1 Each Participant may design and submit any number of badges by any of the following methods:
a) using the online configurator tool to design a badge found at http://www.nycfc.com/mynycfc; or
b) uploading a photograph of a badge he/she has designed to the online configurator tool at the following address http://www.nycfc.com/mynycfc; or
c) uploading a drawing of a badge he/she has designed to the online configurator tool at the following address http://www.nycfc.com/mynycfc.
All badges submitted by Participants in the Promotion will be moderated by NYCFC and NYCFC reserves the right to prevent a submitted badge from being displayed in the NYCFC badge gallery, or to remove a badge from the NYCFC badge gallery if the badge, or any of its content is illegal, offensive, defamatory, infringing or inappropriate for any reason, as determined by NYCFC acting in its sole and absolute discretion. Following submission of an eligible badge, the Participant will receive a notification by email, to the email address provided on submission, that his or her badge can be viewed in the NYCFC Badge gallery found at http://www.nycfc.com/mynycfc. Such email will also provide the Participant with instructions on how to ‘share' his or her badge on both his or her own personal social media pages and the social media pages of NYCFC, if the Participant so chooses.
5.1 From the time a Participant submits a badge in the Promotion, NYCFC shall become, and remain, the owner of all rights, including, without limitation, the Intellectual Property Rights, in any such badge, and all elements and components thereof. By submitting a badge, the Participant acknowledges and agrees that ownership of all rights (including, without limitation, the Intellectual Property Rights) in and to the badge shall at all times be vested in and belong to NYCFC and that any goodwill arising from usage of the badge accrues for the sole benefit of NYCFC, which may use and exploit the badge, and all elements and components thereof, for whatever purpose it sees fit, including, without limitation, publishing such badges in any and all manner and media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, or displaying such badges in any stadium NYCFC uses to host its home games, without additional compensation or consideration, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. The Participant will not do, cause, authorize or permit anything to be done which may adversely affect NYCFC's rights in and to such badges. In the event that a badge submitted by a Participant includes a photograph or likeness of any person, by submitting such badge, the Participant acknowledges and agrees that he or she has obtained the written consent of any such person to include such person's photograph or likeness and to use such photograph or likeness for the purposes described herein.
5.2 Insofar as any rights may have accrued to the Participant in any element or component of a badge, the Participant hereby grants NYCFC the irrevocable right and license to use such element or component part in any and all manner and media throughout the world in perpetuity and shall, if so requested by NYCFC and at the cost of NYCFC, execute any documents evidencing these rights as NYCFC deems necessary.
6.1 By participating in the Promotion and submitting a badge, each Participant (i) agrees to be bound by these NYCFC Badge T&Cs, including all submission requirements, and (ii) hereby waives any and all claims against the NYCFC, Major League Soccer, L.L.C. and Soccer United Marketing, LLC, and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, representatives and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Promotion, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, "Released Parties") for any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in the Promotion.
8.1 Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, misdirected, lost, damaged, garbled, delayed, undelivered, inaccurate, or garbled submissions. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties occurring in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of submissions, or in any Promotion-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to Participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or from use of the online configurator tool.
Participants who tamper with, or abuse, any aspect of the Promotion or online configurator tool or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Participant or NYCFC's representatives or who are in violation of these NYCFC Badge T&Cs, as solely determined by NYCFC, will not be permitted to submit a badge. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Promotion is unlawful and subject to legal action by NYCFC and their respective agents.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE ONLINE CONFIGURATOR OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, NYCFC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
8.2 NYCFC reserves the right, acting in its sole discretion, to alter, cancel or suspend the Promotion for any reason.
8.3 Any disputes in relation to these NYCFC Badge T&Cs or the Promotion will be resolved under applicable U.S. laws in the County of New York, State of New York without giving effect to choice of law or conflict of law principles (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York. Each Participant hereby (i) agrees that any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred with participation in the Promotion and in no event shall include any attorneys' fees; (ii) agrees that no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits, may be awarded (collectively, “Special Damages”); and (iii) waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have any damage multiplied or increased. Any failure by NYCFC to enforce any of the terms of these NYCFC Badge T&Cs shall not constitute a waiver of this provision.