Trust & Safety

Valoriz provides you with the tools to showcase your research project or present your challenge, because we believe the work of researchers and other individuals is capable of leading to great innovations which can have a positive impact on society.

The following terms apply to all information presented on Valoriz:

Your account

Don't impersonate anyone else or choose names that are offensive or that violate anyone's rights. If you don't follow these rules, we may cancel your account. You're responsible for all the activity on your account, and for keeping your password confidential. If you find out that someone else has used your account without your permission, you should report it to

We ask you not to...

  • Take any action that infringes or violates other people's rights, violates the law, or breaches any contract or legal duty you have toward anyone.
  • Post information you know is false, misleading, or inaccurate. Don't do anything deceptive or fraudulent.
  • Do anything threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, tortious, obscene, profane, or invasive of another person's privacy.
  • Distribute unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material, or any junk mail, spam, or chain letters. Don't run mail lists, or any kind of auto-responder or spam on or through the Site.
  • Try to interfere with the proper workings of the services.
  • Bypass any measures we've put in place to secure the services.
  • Try to damage or get unauthorized access to any system, data, password, or other information, whether it belongs to Valoriz or another party.
  • Use any kind of software or device (whether it's manual or automated) to “crawl” or “spider” any part of the site.

We are not responsible for...

Valoriz isn't liable for any damages or losses related to your use of the services. We don't become involved in disputes between users, or between users and any third party relating to the use of the services. We don't oversee the performance or punctuality of projects, and we don't endorse any content users submit to the site. When you use the services, you release Valoriz from claims, damages, and demands of every kind — known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed — arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and the services. All content you access through the services is at your own risk. You're solely responsible for any resulting damage or loss to any party.

Our rights...

  • We can make changes to the Valoriz site and services without notice or liability.
  • We have the right to decide who's eligible to use Valoriz. We can cancel accounts or decline to offer our services. We can change our eligibility criteria at any time. If these things are prohibited by law where you live, then we revoke your right to use Valoriz in that jurisdiction.
  • We have the right to reject, cancel, interrupt, remove, or suspend any project or challenge at any time and for any reason.  

Valoriz is not liable for any damages as a result of any of these actions, and it is our policy not to comment on the reasons for any such action.

Our intellectual property

Valoriz's services are legally protected in various ways, including copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, and other rights and laws. You agree to respect all copyright and other legal notices, information, and restrictions contained in any content accessed through the site. Valoriz grants you a license to reproduce content for personal use only. If you want to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, or store any of this content for a commercial purpose, you need prior written permission from Valoriz or the relevant copyright holder. A “commercial purpose” means you intend to use, sell, license, rent, or otherwise exploit content for commercial use.

Your intellectual property

Valoriz doesn't own content you submit to us (your “Content”). But we do need certain licenses from you in order to perform our services. When you submit a project or challenge, you agree to these terms:

  • You grant us the right to edit, modify, reformat, excerpt, delete, or translate any of your content.
  • Your content will not contain third-party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third-party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material, or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material (and to grant Valoriz all the license rights outlined here).
  • If Valoriz or its users exploit or make use of your submission in the ways contemplated in this agreement, you promise that this will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including (without limitation) any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.


To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event will Valoriz, its directors, employees, partners, suppliers, or content providers be liable for any indirect, incidental, punitive, consequential, special, or exemplary damages of any kind, including but not limited to damages resulting from your access to, use of, or inability to access or use the services; for any lost profits, data loss, or for any conduct of content of any third party on the site. 

Links to websites

Valoriz may contain links to other websites. When you access third-party websites, you do so at your own risk. We don't control or endorse those sites.

What else?

This section is the entire agreement between you and Valoriz with respect to the services. They supersede all other communications and proposals (whether oral, written, or electronic) between you and Valoriz with respect to the services and govern our future relationship. The terms in this section are personal to you. You can't assign them, transfer them, or sublicense them unless you get Valoriz's prior written consent. Valoriz has the right to assign, transfer, or delegate any of its rights and obligations without your consent.