J&J Scholars Program General Terms
June 20, 2017
By submitting an Application as part of the Johnson & Johnson Early Career Scholars Program (“Scholars Program”), you agree to abide by these General Terms, as well as the decisions of Johnson & Johnson, its subsidiaries, affiliates (collectively, the “Company”) and/or partners on the Scholars Program, which shall be final and binding in all respects. The Scholars Program will be announced via email, press release and/or a social media post (the “Scholars Program Announcement”). A Scholars Program Announcement will include how to apply, the application deadline and the details of the Scholars Program. All information contained in the Scholars Program Announcement is incorporated herein by reference. To the extent that there is a conflict between a provision of the Scholars Program Announcement and these General Terms, these General Terms shall prevail with respect to such provision.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Female non-tenured assistant professors or faculty members in equivalent positions at a University or Academic Institute (collectively, “University”) in one of the STEM²D disciplines are eligible to apply to participate in the Scholars Program. The eligible STEM²D disciplines are: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.
HOW TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION: Visit application website and follow the directions provided to complete and submit the Application. By submitting the Application, you represent that all information provided as part of the Application is truthful and accurate. Only non-confidential information is to be submitted and the Company is free to disclose any and all information included therein and has no liability for its disclosure. Only one (1) Application may be submitted per Applicant. All Applications become the property of the Company and Applicant acknowledges and agrees that the Company is permitted to use the information provided in the Application for any business purpose, including but not limited to human resources activities. No Confidential Information belonging to third parties, including Universities, should be included in the Application without their prior consent. All Applications must be received by the deadline stated in the Scholars Program Announcement.
APPLICANT SCREENING AND SELECTION: Once received, Applications will be reviewed by an advisory board consisting of one (1) industry leader in each of the respective STEM²D disciplines (the “Advisory Board”) and other individuals chosen by the Company. Applications may be transmitted between the United States and other countries. The Scholars Program Recipients will be determined by the Advisory Board. The Company reserves the right to not provide an award for a STEM²D discipline if it determines, in its sole discretion, that it did not receive sufficient eligible and qualified Applications in that discipline. Decisions of the Advisory Board are final and binding in all matters. To receive awards, Applicants will be required to execute and return an Agreement, a Release and other documentation within a time period to be specified by the Company. If such documents are not fully completed and returned within the specified time period, or the Applicant cannot be contacted within a reasonable time period or is determined at any time during the Scholars Program to have not complied with these General Terms, such Scholars Program Recipient will be disqualified from receiving an award or further installments of an award.
SCHOLARS PROGRAM: The Scholars Program will be set forth in the Scholars Program Announcement. The amount of the Scholars Program award will be provided to finalists at time of notification. Scholars Program awards will be paid to the University which employs the Scholars Program Recipient (the “Recipient”), pursuant to an agreement to be entered into between the University employer and the Company. Under that agreement, Scholars Program award monies will be administered by the University for the benefit of the Recipient and the research proposal described in the Application (the “Research”). Scholars Program awards can be used to fund research consumables and direct costs associated with lab personnel (other than the Scholars Program Recipient) supporting the Research. A Scholars Program award is personal to the Recipient and specific to the Research. If the Recipient terminates her relationship with the University, or is no longer engaged in the direct conduct of the Research for at least 50% of her time, then any further installments of the Scholars Program award will cease until such time as the Recipient arranges for a subsequent university employer to enter into an agreement with the Company to administer funds to support the Research. Scholars Program awards may not be substituted, assigned or transferred, however the Company reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a Scholars Program award (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Recipients and/or the University which employs the Recipient are responsible for all applicable taxes, including federal, state, provincial, local or other taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with Scholars Program acceptance and use not specified herein or not expressly covered by the Company in the Scholars Program Announcement.
Any Tax required to be withheld on amounts payable under the Scholars Program will be paid by the Company on behalf of the Applicant to the appropriate governmental authority, and the Company will furnish the Applicant with proof of payment of such Tax. The Company and Applicant will cooperate with respect to all documentation required by any taxing authority.
PUBLICITY GRANT: By submitting an Application, Applicants agree to the use by the Company of Applicant’s name, city and state of residence, images and/or likenesses for advertising and publicity purposes, in any manner, in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide in perpetuity, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so.
ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY: As part of the Site registration process required to submit an Application, you will create a password and account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account. You agree to (a) immediately notify the Company of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. THE Company cannot and will not be liable for any loss, damage or other liability arising from your failure to comply with this Section or from any unauthorized access to or use of your account. In the event of any dispute between two or more parties as to account ownership, you agree that the Company shall be the sole arbiter of such dispute in its sole discretion and that the Company's decision (which may include termination or suspension of any account subject to dispute) shall be final and binding on all parties.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: By submitting an Application, Applicants agree to release, discharge, hold harmless and indemnify the Company, its advertising, and promotion agencies, the Advisory Board, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind (including, without limitation, arising from claims based upon invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from Applicant’s application to or participation in the Scholars Program. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered or garbled Applications; or 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 Scholars Program, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Application process or in any Scholars Program Award. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Application process or otherwise in the Scholars Program. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Application process or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Application process or website, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these General Terms, as solely determined by the Company, will be disqualified. The Company reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Scholars Program at any time and for any reason.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE COMPANY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
Void where prohibited by law. The Scholars Program is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.