Terms and Conditions


The food we love to hate

What if in 2020 you contributed to an exhibition in the Museum? We are inviting the public at large to post stories with a media file (picture/sound/video) and short text (in the form of questions and answers) on the purpose-built website (hereafter referred to as “the Web App”). Combining the originality of the topic of disgust and the conformity of a shared experience, this initiative aims to collaborate with you, our visitors, to map the aspects of food that arouse disgust around the world. Participants’ input will also become part of a future exhibition in the Museum in Vevey, Switzerland.

Who? Participation is open to any individual or group of people aged 13 or above. When? Stories accepted from December 2019 through to 30 June 2020. The Museum exhibition will take place from April 2020

Where? Online via the Web App. See the conditions for participation for more details.

How? One or more submissions per participant or group of participants. Submissions must respect Alimentarium values, especially those mentioned in point 5 of the Conditions for participation. For the practical details, please read the Conditions for participation below.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at community@alimentarium.org with “The food we love to hate” in the subject line of your email.

We look forward to receiving your contributions! Many thanks in advance.

The Alimentarium Team

A. Topic and technical requirements

Aim of the event: To create a participatory temporary exhibition based on stories comprising media files (picture, video or audio recording) and a short text (questions/answers).

Topic: The collective emotion of disgust as experienced by individuals and as an indicator of social, cultural and educational differences. Overcoming disgust can also be seen as a challenge to help solve current environmental problems.

Media files: Audio (mp3), picture (jpeg/gif) or video (URL link). To ensure legibility, all media files must be in high resolution. Audio files: minimum 250 kb/s; photos: 1000 to 2000 px; videos: minimum 1080p.

A “story” is understood to mean a text relating an experience in strict coherence with the topic and the above-mentioned criteria regarding media files. It can describe a foodstuff, a dish, a memory, personal experience or eating habits.

B. Conditions for participation

1. Participation is open to any individual or group of people aged 13 or above.

2. When submitting a contribution, the participant unconditionally agrees to all conditions of participation in full. Legal actions are excluded.

3. Stories can be submitted online on the Web App. In addition, the participant may also share their story on social media using the #thefoodwelovetohate hashtag.

4. The above-mentioned stories are made available and are accessible to every participant for the duration of the event. The participant is required to make a backup copy and/or print their above-mentioned text in order to be able to refer to it if necessary.

5. All contributions (audiovisual, visual, sound and editorial) must not contain any element that may be contrary to laws and moral standards and, in particular, which may be offensive towards human beings and/or animals. Brand names must not be promoted. The Alimentarium reserves the right to refuse or blur any contribution deemed to violate this provision.

6. The participant agrees to transfer all rights of use of the media file pertaining to their story to the Alimentarium for use in the exhibition project on disgust, notably the rights to share the story on social media with the #thefoodwelovetohate hashtag, to include the contribution into the Museum exhibition and into marketing and scientific documents in relation to the exhibition, etc.

7. The participant agrees to transfer all rights of use to the Alimentarium to retain their story file after the event has finished and to use it in accordance with the Alimentarium Foundation General Terms and Conditions.

8. All content the Alimentarium posts on the Web App remains the property of the Alimentarium.

9. To ensure the event runs smoothly and that all participants can be contacted, when submitting a contribution, the participant must provide their full name (or name of the collective), location, and a valid email address. The participant may opt to receive a newsletter on the topic, presenting curated content based on their contribution.

10. If a contribution is judged to be unsuitable (size, content, quality, etc.), the Alimentarium reserves the right to withdraw it from the Web App.

11. The participant agrees that, by taking part in this event, their personal data may be collected and processed by the Alimentarium and/or specially appointed partner companies pursuant to the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act. The conditions of use of personal data by the Alimentarium can be consulted on the Alimentarium website: https://www.alimentarium.org/en/data-protection.

12. The Alimentarium reserves the right to refuse stories or remove them from the exhibition or the Web App at any moment, without giving justification for its decision. The Alimentarium will not communicate in any regard to its selection or rejection of a story.

13. The participant has the right to change their mind and request the withdrawal of their story from the Web App at any moment without justification.

14. The participant agrees to provide truthful information regarding their identity. The participant undertakes not to usurp the identity of another person and not to use a false name. The participant will appear on the Web App with the pseudonym of their choice.

15. The participant declares they are author of their story or that they have received the rights from the author and/or from the author’s legal representative to submit it for the event “The food we love to hate”, including the right for the Alimentarium to use the story as intended under article 7 above. Furthermore, the participant certifies they hold the rights for its publication, in particular if third parties are depicted in the story. The participant declares they have not transferred the right to exploit the story on exclusive or non-exclusive terms to any third party and that they release the Alimentarium from any claim or any demand bearing on the tangible and/or intangible ownership of the story and any elements thereof including third parties’ images rights.

16. The Alimentarium retains the right to cut short, extend, modify or cancel all or part of the event, without notice. In this instance, it cannot be held liable and no compensation can be claimed.

17. The Alimentarium cannot be held liable for:

  • connection, network or equipment issues which may limit, slow down or disrupt connections, telephones, telephone lines, telephone systems, website or Internet traffic;
  • technical or mechanical malfunction;
  • any form of hard drive or software malfunction;
  • any other malfunction;
  • errors caused by equipment, programming, human error or errors caused by any other reason;
  • damage caused to the computer owned by the participant or by any other individual and arising from participation in this event;
  • publication of the artwork on social media, especially by visitors to the Museum, on accounts other than those run by the Alimentarium.

18. These conditions for participation may be supplemented and/or modified at any moment during the event. Any additional clause will come into effect solely because it has been published online by the Alimentarium.

19. Should a dispute arise regarding the interpretation or application of the conditions of participation, an amicable solution will be sought. In the event that no amicable solution is reached, the French version of this document is legally binding and Vevey is the competent place of jurisdiction. Swiss law is applicable.

Vevey, December 2019