1. Operation of the Site
The Site is provided by Unilever UK Central Resources Ltd for use by any individual or third party wishing to connect with Unilever through the Unilever Foundry (the "Parties"). This site is also used by Unilever Group companies* (individually and collectively referred to as "Unilever", "we", "us" and "our").
2. The Unilever Foundry
FOUNDRY PARTNERSHIP PROCESS
4. Discovery phase
If we approach you about a partnership, we’ll ask you to answer a few questions about your company, team and fit with the challenge at hand. Applications are subject to The Unilever Foundry and the associated partner’s terms and conditions.
5. The application process
If your company fits our strategic priorities, you’ll be asked to complete a Foundry application form. The form will ask for information about you, or your company, your team, and how your product may solve the challenge in question. You agree to provide accurate and complete information when completing the form and you agree to keep your information up to date.
All applications received by The Foundry will be routed to Unilever's trusted third party partners ("Scouts") and reviewed by them independently of Unilever. All applicants will be notified by the relevant scouts / Unilever within 4 weeks of the application deadline and informed as to whether or not their proposal has been short-listed.
The Scouts will only share shortlisted proposals with Unilever. By submitting your proposal, you acknowledge that the Foundry and the Scouts are not obliged to share it with Unilever and that submitting your proposal is no guarantee that it will be shared with Unilever.
6. Shortlisted applicants
Following the application, all applicants will be contacted and informed as to whether they have been shortlisted to collaborate with The Foundry and pilot with one of Unilever brands or support functions.
As part of the application process you are advised to share non-confidential information only. If confidential information is shared, this may result in your application being rejected by the Scouts responsible for filtering applications before they reach Unilever.
Prior to any confidential discussions, you will be asked to sign a separate non-disclosure agreement with Unilever so that any confidential information that is subsequently shared, is protected.
If you submit an idea or suggestion as part of your application or during the pilot, you acknowledge that Unilever, a Unilever Group company or a third party acting on its/their behalf, may have previously worked on or may be working on the same or a similar idea. By submitting your idea, you agree that we may continue to develop the idea (or a similar idea) independently of, and without acknowledging, your idea.
8. Intellectual Property
You warrant that you own the rights in any information you share with Unilever in your application and any information supplied to Unilever does not infringe the intellectual property rights, confidentiality or the rights of any third party. You will retain ownership of all protected intellectual property included your application. In the event that your proposal is selected to pilot, you will be required to enter into a mutually agreed contract with Unilever which will set out the commercial terms of the pilot, including the rights and obligations relating to the parties' respective intellectual property.
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To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, Unilever expressly disclaims all conditions and warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to all implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. Unilever makes no warranty that (i) the operation of the Site will meet your requirements; (ii) access to the Site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, free of viruses, worms, trojan horses or other harmful components, or free of defects or errors; (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the Site will be accurate or reliable; or (iv) defects will be corrected.
14. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction