Terms and Conditions
The Stake website and project (“The Stake”) is operated and controlled by and/or on behalf of Channel Four Television Corporation (“Channel 4”, “we”, “us” and “our”) and has been produced by Livity Limited under commission from Channel 4.
Because The Stake uses the Facebook Connect platform, if you interact with The Stake through the Facebook Connect functionality then Facebook’s terms and conditions, guidelines and privacy policies also apply to your use of The Stake. If there is a conflict between The Stake Terms and Conditions and Facebook’s terms and conditions, guidelines and privacy policies then, as between you and us, The Stake Terms and Conditions will prevail.
Please note that we reserve the right to change The Stake Terms and Conditions at any time for any reason. Updates to The Stake Terms and Conditions will be posted on this site (and/or at the links above) so please ensure you regularly check The Stake Terms and Conditions as by continuing to use The Stake you will be deemed to have accepted The Stake Terms and Conditions as updated.
The Stake – Special Rules
1. The Stake is aimed at young people aged 13 to 21 (although The Stake Competition is only open to young people aged 16 to 21), however, if you are under the age of 16 you must obtain your parent or guardian’s permission to use or interact with The Stake.
2. To interact with The Stake (i.e. to do challenges, vote and/or enter The Stake Competition) you will need to have a Facebook account and you will need to log on to The Stake by way of Facebook.
3. If you wish to submit your “idea” to The Stake Competition then the Competition Rules apply.
4. If you wish to become a “Stakeholder” and to vote for an “idea” that has been submitted as part of The Stake Competition then the Voting Rules below apply.
5. You are only permitted to use The Stake for your own personal non-commercial purposes and not for any other purpose.
6. We will use tracking code (such as cookies) to:
a. track your use of The Stake during your session to enable us to keep track of what you’ve done so far e.g. how many challenges you have completed, Stakes that you have earned etc.
b. gather analytical data and statistics about how The Stake is being used e.g. so we can work out how many users have visited The Stake and the general location of those users, how many times a video has been watched, how many people have completed various tasks or challenges and things like that.
More information about cookies can be found here: www.aboutcookies.org. As well as providing you with more general information about cookies, this site tells you how to amend your cookie settings on a number of different browsers.
Website Session Token placed by us The session cookie is to allow the user to log-in to the website, and provide an access token (i.e. fbs_*) which can be used for Facebook interaction on the site. The session cookie will be used to authenticate the user and personalise the user interface.
Facebook access token.
7. When you log in to The Stake through Facebook Connect we access the following information from your Facebook profile to facilitate your interaction with The Stake:
b) Facebook User ID
c) Facebook Avatar URL
d) Facebook Friends user IDs (so you can see which of your Facebook friends are using The Stake (only you and your Facebook friends will be able to see this))
e) Current town location
f) If you are a finalist or a Winner of the Competition then we will also access your email address from your Facebook profile in order to contact you to notify you that you are a finalist or a Winner.
Please see your Facebook Privacy Settings to see how you can allow us to access or prevent us from taking this information. If you prevent The Stake from accessing this information then it may affect your ability to interact with The Stake.
8. For the avoidance of doubt, The Stake (including all content on The Stake) shall remain at all times our property and/or the property of our licensors and protected by copyright law and other intellectual property laws throughout the world. All rights are reserved in The Stake (and all content contained in the same) by us and our licensors, including the right to protect our rights in the event of any violation of our rights.
9. Any copying, reproduction or any other form of distribution of The Stake (or any content within The Stake) other than in accordance with The Stake Terms and Conditions or The Stake functionality, by you or any third party is prohibited and will constitute a copyright infringement.
10. Please note that we may discontinue The Stake at any time for any reason. The Stake is provided “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” and we don’t give any promises, whether express or implied, to you. We also limit our liability to you. Please see Section 14 of the Channel 4 Online Services Terms and Conditions [hyperlink] for further information on how Channel 4 limits its liability.
11. The Stake Terms and Conditions (and any matter or dispute of whatever nature connected to these) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the English Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
12. Channel 4 is located at 124 Horseferry Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1P 2TX and you can contact Channel 4 about these terms at channel4.com/4viewers/contact-us.
The Stake Voting Rules
You can become a “Stakeholder” and have a say in which Ideas get through to the final stage by backing Ideas using your Stakes (i.e. vote for your favourite Ideas). The top 20 valid Ideas receiving the most Stakes (or where there is less than 20, all valid Ideas) will then be judged by a panel of judges, including judges from Channel 4, Livity and Barclays (the “Judging Panel”) and up to six winners selected to have their Ideas implemented.
The following rules (“Voting Rules”) apply to voting (the “Vote”) on ideas (“Ideas”) that have been entered into The Stake Competition to win a portion of the £100,000 prize fund and be implemented by Livity.
1. In order to vote for an Idea you must have a “Stake”. “Stakes” are unlocked by completing aseries of challenges and/or tasks on The Stake. One Stake = one vote.
2. Over the period of the Competition (from 12pm on Friday 11 November 2011 until 11.59pm on Friday 23 December 2011) we will be adding challenges to The Stake for you to complete. There will be sixteen challenges/tasks in total and the number of challenges or tasks you need to complete to unlock one Stake will be set out on The Stake.
3. You will be able to unlock up to a maximum of six Stakes. You can put all your Stakes against one Idea or you can spread your Stakes between Ideas.
4. You can vote for an Idea (i.e. place Stakes against that Idea) at any time up until the closing date of the Competition (11.59pm on Friday 23rd December 2011 (the “Closing Date”). After this date and time you will not be able to vote for an Idea.
5. You can use your Stakes to back your own Idea.
6. You can change your mind about which Ideas you put your Stakes against up until the Closing Date.
7. Your Stakes are tied to your Facebook ID therefore you must be logged into The Stake via Facebook Connect in order to place or move a Stake.
8. To be eligible to vote (i.e. to place Stakes against Ideas) you must be (i) 13 or over; (ii) located in the United Kingdom; and (iii) have a Facebook account.
9. We reserve the right to discount votes (i.e. Stakes) that have been placed by you in breach of these voting rules.
10. We reserve the right to discount votes (i.e. Stakes) if we have reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent bulk votes have been cast. This includes, but is not limited to, more votes being cast than a human being could possibly submit in the time available without the use of software or other devices designed to make or facilitate automated votes.
11. In addition to paragraph 10 above, we reserve the right to discount Stakes cast from any user using an invalid Facebook account to log in to The Stake or from any user who has logged in to The Stake by way of a Facebook account that causes us to doubt the propriety of that Facebook account (eg. where one person has multiple Facebook accounts).
12. You understand and agree that, unless you manually remove your Stakes from an Idea, and you permanently disconnect from The Stake your Stakes will persist against the Ideas you have backed and will be included in the Vote.
13. We may suspend, withdraw, cancel or re-set the Vote for any reason at our sole discretion and at any time.
14. We reserve the right to revert to the Judging Panel (who will decide the winners of the Stake Competition in the final stage) to decide the top 20 finalist Ideas if we have any reason to doubt the validity of the Vote result.
15. In the event of a tie in the placings of the finalists, the top 20 finalists will be decided by the Judging Panel.
16. Our decision in respect of the Stakes and the Vote is final.
17. Channel 4, its group companies and sub-contractors and partners do not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem in any system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any Stake being lost or not properly registered or recorded. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we hereby exclude all warranties, representations, covenants and liability (whether express or implied) regarding your Stakes and the Vote.
19. We reserve the right to amend these Voting Rules without prior notice. Any changes will be posted on this website and such posting shall be adequate notice to all participants.
20. These Voting Rules are (and any matter or dispute of whatever nature connected to these Voting Rules) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the English Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
Last updated 10 November 2011