Terms & Conditions - Huawei AI Hackathon

ARTICLE 1 – ORGANIZATION OF THE COMPETITION

The company BeMyApp, a French company with a capital of 1.250,00 euros, whose registered office is located 18 Boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseille, France - company registration number B 523 824 258 (Marseille RCS) - S company Huawei Technologies Sweden AB Plans 3&4 Skalholtgatan 9 Boz S4 SE-164 94 (hereafter referred to, collectively, as “Organizer”) a hackathon called “Huawei AI Hackathon” (hereafter referred to as “Competition”) from [November 8th 18:00 CET] to [November 9th 18:00 CET].


ARTICLE 2 – OBJECTIVE OF THE COMPETITION

The aim of the competition is to develop, in teams and over a limited amount of time, an innovative algorithm around the following topic: Data and AI Challenge - measurements of (unlabeled) data.


ARTICLE 3 – PARTICIPATION PROCESS

The participation to the Competition is free and without any purchase obligation. The Competition is open to all individuals (i) who have at least the age of 16 to enter this competition, (ii) who have mathematical skills, technical skills, development skills or data science skills and (iii) who have their own computer hardware in working order throughout the duration of the Competition (hereafter referred to as “Participants”).

Personnel of Huawei and BeMyApp and/or their affiliates, and members of their families, as well as anyone who has directly or indirectly contributed to the conception, organization or realization of the Competition, are ineligible to take part in the Competition.

The registration for the Competition is open from September 18th until November 7th. The Competition will take place from November 8th at 18:00 until November 9th until 18:00 pm.

Each registration in the Competition is individual, and only one registration per person is allowed during the entire duration of the Competition.


Phase 1: Registration process

• Date: Between September 18th and November 7th

• Object: Every person wishing to participate can register online on the dedicated website for the Competition accessible at the following address: https://huawei24hourAI.bemyapp.com. Registrants must provide the following information: last name, first name, date of birth, school, major, education level (master, PHD), address, phone number, email and their profile for the purpose of the Competition, as suggested on the website. This information is required for the completion of their application.

Each candidate guarantees that the information entered during his/her application to the Competition is complete and accurate. Any false, incorrect or incomplete information will automatically result in the application being rejected.

The Organizer reserves the right to reject an application at any time if the profile of the Participant does not comply with the Competition standards.


Phase 2: Beginning of the Competition

• Date: On November 8th at 18:00

• Place: Norrsken House, Stockholm

Object: Participants will meet and form teams of three (3) to four (4) members (hereinafter referred to as “Teams”).. Participants shall focus around a single project of developing a prototype A Participant cannot be a part of more than one Team. Teams will have until November 9th at 15:30 to develop their algorithm.


Phase 3: Start of work on the projects

• Date: From November 8th at 20:00 until November 9th at 15:30

• Place: Norrsken House, Stockholm

Object: One mission: create an algorithm to extract useful information from unlabeled data. During the Competition meals will be available to Participants for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Phase 4: Evaluation and presentation of the prototype

• Date: On November 9th from 15:30 to 16:30

• Place: Norrsken House, Stockholm

Object: From 15:30 each Team will submit their algorithm in order to be reviewed by the jury.


Phase 5: Jury’s selection and Competition results

• Date: On November 9th at 16:30

• Place: Norrsken House, Stockholm

Object: Jury’s deliberation and announcement of 5 shortlisted teams. Therefore, they will have 5min of pitch & 2min of Q&A with the jury.


ARTICLE 4 – DETERMINATION OF WINNERS

The three (3) winning Teams will be determined by a jury of 3-5 members representing Huawei and other professionals. The composition of the jury will be communicated to the Participants at the latest on November 7th. The jury will designate the winners on November 9th close to 17:30.

The winners will be selected from among the Participants who:

Satisfy the conditions for participation as set forth in the present rules

Participated in the Hackathon session

Were present during the submission of their prototype on November 9th before 15:30, or – if applicable – were excused by the other members of their Team.

The jury will select the winning Teams based on the following criteria:

The accuracy of the algorithm

The innovation of the idea / solution

Jury decisions are final and cannot be challenged.


ARTICLE 5 – PRIZES AWARDED

The Competition is endowed with three (3) prizes:

• 1st prize: Trip to Huawei HQ in Shenzen, China (flights, airport transfers, accommodation and catering) + internship opportunity

• 2nd prize: P30 + internship opportunity

• 3rd prize: P30 Lite + internship opportunity


ARTICLE 6 – PRIZE ALLOCATION

Prizes will be sent or provided by Huawei to the winners within a maximum of 4 (four) months, to the address indicated by the winners.

Any tax implications upon winning the prizes is the responsibility of the winners, and BeMyApp and Huawei are not responsible for this.

If the address of a winner is unusable (illegible, incomplete or erroneous), the participant will lose the profit of its prize.

In addition, the Organizer cannot be held liable because of an error of routing of the prize, the loss of the prize during shipment, or inability to contact the winner.

No mail will be sent to Participants who did not win.


ARTICLE 7 – COMPENSATION

Participant waives all of his/her claims regarding any compensation against the Organizer due to his/her participation to the Competition (in particular with regards to costs incurred for participation such as transport, accommodation, etc.) or any related liabilities with the exception of drinks and meals which will be supplied by the Organizer during the duration of the Competition.


ARTICLE 8 – MODIFICATION, INTERRUPTION AND TERMINATION OF THE COMPETITION

The Organizer reserves the right to shorten, extend, modify or terminate the Competition, or a part of the Competition, as a result of a force majeure event without incurring liability as a result thereof.

In such case, the Organizer will provide notice thereof to the Participants by any means of its choice (including e-mail and/or publication on the Website), and, if the need arises, will communicate to the Participants the new rules applicable or the new ending date of the Competition, as the case may be. Each Participant may notify the Organizer by e-mail that s/he refuses the new conditions of the Rules, in which case s/he will be excluded from participating, which s/he expressly accepts. If no refusal is communicated to the Organizer within 72 hours, the new conditions of the Rules will be deemed to have been accepted by Participants.

In case of a modification to the Rules, cancellation or interruption of the Competition, or a reduction or an extension of its length, the Organizer waives all liability and Participants will not be entitled to any compensation.


ARTICLE 9 – FRAUD

The Organizer may cancel all or part of participations in the Competition if it appears that fraud has occurred in any form whatsoever, in particular computer fraud, during the Competition. The Organizer reserves, in this case, the right not to award prizes to fraudsters, to disqualify the concerned prototype project and/or to bring actions against the authors of these frauds. The Organizer shall not incur any responsibility towards the Participants because of the committed frauds.

Furthermore, the Organizer shall not be liable in case of damage, whether material or immaterial, caused during the Competition and thereafter, to the Participants, to their computing equipment, or to the data, including consequences which may ensue from it on their personal, professional or commercial activity.


ARTICLE 10 – EXPLOITATION RIGHTS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Exploitation and property rights to prototypes developed during the Competition are reserved to Participants.

If the Participants wish to assign their rights, they shall first offer to the Organizer the option to acquire the rights in their prototypes for commercial use. The conditions of this assignment of rights shall be defined by way of a separate agreement between the Organizer and the Participants.

During the Competition, the Participants shall only use elements which are free of any intellectual property rights. Any third-party elements included in the prototype, including open source software, must be clearly identified, the terms of the applicable license and any other details regarding their use. The Participant understands that this information is taken into account in the assessment for the allocation of a prize.

The prototypes shall not infringe any intellectual property right or images right. Each Participant warrants to the Organizer that their creation does not infringe in any way any third-party rights, and that s/he obtained, where necessary, the authorization of any third party.

By joining the Competition, Participants expressly authorize the Organizer, for free, to publish, communicate, exhibit and disclose orally, graphically or in writing, projects and prototypes presented during the Competition.

Under this regulation, the Participant shall not acquire any full or partial right of any kind on the name and trademark “Huawei” nor on any names and/or brands associated with Huawei, used alone, in association with or as part of another word or name, or any rights on trademarks, names or logos of Huawei, or any of its associated or related companies.


ARTICLE 12 - CONFIDENTIALITY

The Participant acknowledges the confidentiality of all information and documents which have been shared with him/her throughout the Competition.

During the whole duration of the Competition, the Participant will not directly or indirectly use or share any information with any third party, unless s/he has obtained a written authorization to do so, delivered by the Organizer beforehand. This applies to information shared with him/her by the Organizer or shared with him/her indirectly upon the execution of this contract.

The Participant commits to delivering any document containing confidential information shared with the Participant upon the execution of this contract, on the Organizer’s simple request. This confidentiality agreement is valid for 24 months from the start of the Second Phase mentioned in this contract.


ARTICLE 13 – PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA

Please be informed that Huawei will be recording and publishing videos from the event in i.e. Huawei official website, Huawei social media pages, job fares or university fairs and during other promotional activities. Individual interviews, recordings of video and photos are conducted on exclusively voluntary basis, with the authorization and consent of the participant.

Personal Data you submit when you participate in the Competition will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Notice. More information on the processing of Personal data in connection to the Competition is provided in the Privacy Notice.


ARTICLE 14 - RESPONSIBILITY

Organizer reminds Participants about the characteristics and limits of the Internet network and declines any responsibility regarding any consequence that may occur while they are connected to the Internet network on the event websites and during their participation in the Competition.

Organizer shall not be made responsible if Participants cannot connect to the website of the event due to a technical fault or in the event of any problem linked namely and not exclusively to (1) network overload; (2) an electric or human error (3) any malicious intervention; (4) an issue related to a phone line; (5) an issue related to hardware or software; (6) a hardware or software malfunction; (7) a case of emergency; and (8) disruptions that may affect the smooth running of the Competition.

It is the Participant’s responsibility to take the appropriate measures to protect his/her own data and/or software located on his/her computer equipment, against any violation. The Participant’s connection to the event websites and their participation in the Competition is made under their own sole responsibility. Organizer shall not be held responsible for any infection by potential viruses on the Participant’s computer equipment, or of the intrusion of a third party on their system.

Organizer shall not be held responsible if, for any reason, data related to a Participant’s registration doesn’t reach the company or is illegible or impossible to process.

Organizer reserves the right to exclude any Participant or person disrupting the Competition’s smooth running. They reserve the right to use any recourse, including suing anyone suspected of cheating, falsifying, or disrupting the process described in the Terms and Conditions, or suspected of trying to accomplish such actions. Any Participant deemed by the Organizer to have disrupted the Competition in any of the ways stated above, will be deprived of the right to obtain any prize, and no claim will be accepted consequently.

Participants remain solely and entirely responsible for the damages caused by them or their equipment to goods or people during the competition. They see to covering their risks by their own insurance and renounce any right to resort to the Organizer in that respect.


ARTICLE 15 – APPLICATION OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This document is accessible on the event website https://huawei24hourAI.bemyapp.com during the full duration of the Competition.

Participation in the Competition implies full acceptance without reservation of the present regulation. Participation in the Competition is strictly personal and the Participant cannot, under any circumstances, be replaced. Any claim relating to the Competition will be barred after the period of three (3) months from the deadline for participation stipulated in Article 1.

The T&Cs and any contractual and non-contractual disputes in connection with them shall be governed by, construed and take effect in accordance with Swedish law Any dispute arising out of or in relation to the Terms and Conditions shall be brought first to amicable settlement negotiation.

In case of failure to reach an amicable settlement, the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Swedish courts to decide and settle any claim, dispute or matters arising out of or in connection with the T&Cs or established by them (whether contractual or non-contractual).

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Birger Jarlsgatan 57 C,
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