TERMS & CONDITION

Introduction and Definitions

Hack Maldives, Kids Hack Maldives and other events are hackathon events, competitions and speaker events bringing together developers, designers and entrepreneurs and organized by several Hack Maldives entities.

In these Terms and Conditions (“Terms” or “Agreement”) “Hack Maldives” or “we” refers to the Hack Maldives entity defined on the Hack Maldives Site on which you apply to participate in, purchase a ticket for or otherwise register to a specific Hack Maldives, Kids Hack Maldives or other events organized by the Hack Maldives entity in question.

In this Agreement “Event” refers to the Hack Maldives, Kids Hack Maldives and other events organized by a Hack Maldives entity you apply to participate in, purchase a ticket for or otherwise register to.

In this Agreement “Hack Maldives Site(s)” refers to the following websites owned and operated by Hack Maldives (Business ID: SP23702020): www.hackmaldives.com and www.kidshackmaldives.com as well as to the online services, such as a platform that may contain application forms, project submission and other services related to the Event, provided by Hack Maldives on such websites.

In this Agreement “Platform Account” refers to the individual user account of an applicant or participant of an Event located on a Hack Maldives Site. Applicant’s or participant’s Event application form is located on the Platform Account and the applicant or participant in question may modify the information provided on the application form on the Platform Account. Event participants may also give additional information to the Event organizers, find a hackathon team, submit a project and use other services related to the Event.

You agree to be bound by these Terms by applying to participate in, purchase a ticket or otherwise register to the Event on a Hack Maldives Site. For avoidance of doubt, a person that has been accepted to, purchased a ticket or otherwise registered to the Event is considered having participated in the Event.

These Terms constitute a binding legal agreement between you, i.e. the applicant or participant of an Event or a user of any of the Hack Maldives Sites (“Participant” or “you”), and Hack Maldives.

Should you have any questions regarding these Terms, you may contact us by e-mail at hi@hackmaldives.com

These Terms may be modified by Hack Maldives or Hack Maldives from time to time, such modifications to be effective upon posting by Hack Maldives on the Hack Maldives Sites. It is Participant’s responsibility to periodically check-up these Terms for changes. Continued participation in the Event and/or continued use of the Hack Maldives Sites by Participant following the posting of changes will imply that Participant accepts and agrees to the changes. Additionally, you may be reading these terms on a service provided by a third party, in this case the version of terms may be outdated, to make sure, the latest version can always be found on the Hack Maldives Sites.

Application to the Event

You may apply to the Event by registering a Platform Account and filling out an application form on the Platform Account during the relevant application period. Alternatively, the application may be collected by using a third party service during the relevant application period, in which case a Platform Account is not required.

When applying for participation in the Event you shall provide accurate and complete registration and other information to Hack Maldives as requested by Hack Maldives.

You shall use all reasonable endeavors to prevent unauthorized access to, or use of, the Platform Account. In the event of or if you have reason to suspect any unauthorized access or use of the Platform Account, or if your password has been revealed to a third party, You shall promptly notify Hack Maldives thereof.

If you register or apply as an entity or on behalf of a team, you confirm that such entity and each person in the team accepts these Terms and you have the right to represent such entity and team for the purposes of these Terms.

Use restrictions

Participant having a Platform Account is not permitted and not entitled to do any of the following:

  • sign up for an Application Account on behalf of someone else;
  • use the Application Account for transmitting any unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, contests, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation or mass messaging;
  • use the Application Account in violation of applicable law;
  • use the Application Account in ways that violate Intellectual Property Rights, business secrets or privacy of third parties;
  • use the Application Account to transmit any material that contains adware, malware, spyware, software viruses, worms or any other computer code designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of computer software or equipment.

Participation in the Event

In connection with your participation in the Event, you shall provide accurate and complete information to Hack Maldives as requested by Hack Maldives.

Hack Maldives has the right at its sole discretion to require an application and determine the participants of each Event among the applicants. Such decision by Hack Maldives cannot be appealed. For clarity, Hack Maldives also has the right to accept a formerly rejected applicant’s participation in the Event at its sole discretion by informing such applicant thereof.

Hack Maldives may provide the Participants of the Event with technical challenges and resources/materials to be worked with in the Event.

Hack Maldives or a team chosen by Hack Maldives may choose a winner or winners among the work products (“Submission”) created and developed in the Event by the Participants. The selection of the winner(s) of the Event shall at all times be final and cannot be appealed. If you accept a prize for winning the Event, you are solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting such prize.

Note that Hack Maldives has the right to disqualify you from the Event at any time in its sole discretion for example due to inappropriate behavior at the Event, breach of the rules of the Event or these Terms, or due to the wish of Hack Maldives. Hack Maldives has the right to cancel or suspend the Event for any or no reason. Hack Maldives is not responsible for any damage or inconvenience caused by a cancellation or suspension of the Event or your disqualification.

The use of the Hack Maldives Sites is free of charge. Hack Maldives may set various prices for tickets to the Event. More information regarding the participant eligibility, challenges, resources, prices, rules, venue, organizers of the Event, volunteering, partnerships and the schedule of the Event can be found on the relevant Hack Maldives Site.

If participating in the Event, you must comply with the following rules:

  • You must adhere to these Terms and any additional rules stated at the beginning of the Event by Hack Maldives;
  • Your Submission shall not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, harmful code or any other element that is malicious or damaged;
  • Your Submission shall not contain any content that violates any law or any third-party rights (including privacy and intellectual property rights), unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission or license to use such content in your Submission in the Event in accordance with these Terms;
  • You shall upload information relating to your Submission on your Platform Account or on a service provided by a third party. Such information includes e.g. the name and description of the Submission, Submission punchline, describing media content, link to the Submission source code and the track and challenge you participated in the Event. You may choose whether you want your name to be visible on the submission platform or whether you want to remain anonymous. In case you decide to remain anonymous, your name will not appear in connection with the Submission on the submission platform unless you include it in your Submission description. The information relating to your Submission may be uploaded to a third party service, in which case refer to the Event specific terms for information relating to the publicity of your Submission.

Participant Content on the Hack Maldives Site

You are solely responsible for all the content that you may be entitled to upload/transmit to the Hack Maldives Sites, including the Submission (“Participant Content”). Hack Maldives and Hack Maldives shall have the right, but shall not be obliged to, monitor the Participant Content, in order to ensure compliance with the terms of this Agreement. In case Hack Maldives or Kids Hack Maldives believes, in its reasonable opinion, that any Participant Content violates this Agreement, intellectual property rights or any applicable law, Hack Maldives or Kids Hack Maldives shall have the right to delete such Participant Content.

Hack Maldives and Kids Hack Maldives disclaim any responsibility for the backup and/or retention of any Participant Content. The Hack Maldives Site shall not be used for the back-up of any Participant Content.

Participant agrees that Hack Maldives and Kids Hack Maldives do not assume any liability or responsibility in respect to any Participant Content and Participant shall at all times ensure that Participant Content does not infringe any rights of third parties or any applicable law. Furthermore, The Participant Content shall not be offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory or otherwise inappropriate. For clarity, Hack Maldives and Kids Hack Maldives are not responsible and shall not be held liable for any Participant Content, nor do they endorse any opinion contained in any Participant Content.

Hack Maldives and Kids Hack Maldives shall have the right to generate anonymous user data and statistical data from Participant Content. Hack Maldives or Kids Hack Maldives shall reserve all rights to such anonymised data.

Intellectual Property Rights

All Submissions and other work performed at the Event remain the intellectual property of the individuals or entities that have developed them. Hack Maldives makes no claim to any intellectual property developed during the course of the Event, except as otherwise provided herein. However, Participant hereby grants Hack Maldives and its business partners a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licensable and non-exclusive license to use information relating to the Submission provided by you on the submission platform for promotional and marketing purposes of Hack Maldives and its business partners. You understand that you will not receive any royalty or compensation for this use of your Submission by Hack Maldives.

By participating in the Event, you acknowledge that the Event will be recorded for reference and similar use, and therefore you grant Hack Maldives a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicensable and non-exclusive license to display your work performed at the Event for promotional and marketing purposes of Hack Maldives, for example in blog posts, online videos or case descriptions. You understand that you will not receive any royalty or compensation for this use of your work by Hack Maldives.

Hack Maldives owns and retains all intellectual property rights in the Hack Maldives Sites. The HACK MALDIVES name and logo are owned by Hack Maldives, and may not be copied, imitated or used without the permission of Hack Maldives. Nothing in this Agreement shall constitute a transfer of any intellectual property rights or other rights of Hack Maldives or Kids Hack Maldives to you.

Publicity

By attending the Event, Participant consents to being filmed and/or photographed at the Event. Furthermore, Participant consents to any such footage to be published in Hack Maldives’s and/or a third party’s, as the case may be, marketing and communication channels without the Participant’s review or approval and without compensation at any time.

The Submission(s) or parts thereof may be published on a Hack Maldives Site at the Participant’s sole discretion and will be available on the Hack Maldives Sites for a period of time determined by the Participant and his/her team members. Hack Maldives may also choose a third party service provider for publishing the Submission(s) or parts thereof, in which case refer to the Event specific terms for information about the Submission publicity. For clarity, the Participant and his/her team members have the right to freely determine the content relating to the Submission(s) to be published on the Hack Maldives Sites as long it complies with the restrictions set in relevant laws and regulations and in Hack Maldives Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy effective at the time, and delete such content which is available on the Hack Maldives Sites. Deleting submission(s) may affect Participant’s performance in the competition or cause other changes in his/her attendance in the Event.

Confidentiality

As part of your participation in or application to the Event, you may be exposed to confidential information of Hack Maldives, as part of the Event resources or otherwise, such as confidential and/or proprietary knowledge, knowhow, data or information concerning the business, relationships and financial affairs of Hack Maldives or third parties whether or not labeled or identified as confidential or proprietary (“Confidential Information”), including without limitation inventions and results of R&D, services and marketing plans, source code, object code, customer and supplier and other third-party information, business plans, budgets, financial information, prices and costs.

You agree that you will hold in confidence and security and you will not make available to any third party any Confidential Information during the Event and thereafter. You agree that you shall use the Confidential Information only during and for the purposes of the Event and in accordance with any Hack Maldives policies.

Personal Data

Hack Maldives collects and processes data, including personal data, in relation to Participant’s registrations or applications on the Hack Maldives Site, application to or participation in the Event, such as Participant’s contact details, other identification data, CV and information relating to the Submissions. To the extent Hack Maldives is considered as data controller for such personal data pursuant to the applicable laws, Hack Maldives informs data subjects regarding the processing practices in Hack Maldives’s Privacy Policy and processes such personal data in accordance with its Privacy Policy in force from time to time. Hack Maldives’s Privacy Policy can be found on the relevant Hack Maldives Site.

Hack Maldives collects and processes data, including personal data, in relation to Participant’s use of the Hack Maldives Sites, such as Participant’s contact details, other identification data, CV and information relating to the Submissions. To the extent Hack Maldives is considered as data controller for such personal data pursuant to the applicable laws, Hack Maldives informs data subjects regarding the processing practices in Hack Maldives Privacy Policy and processes such personal data in accordance with Hack Maldives Oy’s Privacy Policy in force from time to time. Hack Maldives Oy’s Privacy Policy can be found on the relevant Hack Maldives Site.

Term

This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you are a user of the Hack Maldives Site or participate in the Event.

Provisions of this Agreement intended to survive the termination or expiry of this Agreement shall do so.

Liabilities

Hack Maldives will make reasonable efforts to keep the Hack Maldives Sites operational. However, certain technical difficulties or maintenance may, from time to time, result in temporary interruptions.

Hack Maldives will make reasonable efforts to keep the Event operational. Hack Maldives reserves the right to alter the content, timing, date and/or location of the Event, without liability to Participant, provided that the Event, as altered, is substantially similar to the Event as originally advertised. Hack Maldives also reserves the right to cancel the Event at any time whereupon Participant shall obtain a full refund of any fees possibly paid hereunder.

Hack Maldives reserves the right, periodically and at any time, to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, functions and features of the Hack Maldives Sites.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will Hack Maldives be liable to you or any third party for any indirect, consequential or punitive damages, arising out of the application to or participation in the Event or arising out of the use of the Hack Maldives Sites or for any direct damages in excess of the amounts actually charged by Hack Maldives from you.

The parties to this Agreement do not restrict their liability for any matter in respect of which, by mandatory law (such as consumer protection laws), it is not permitted to restrict their liability.

Governing law and disputes

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the country in which the Event in question is organized, without reference to its conflict of law provisions. All disputes shall be settled by the court of first instance of the place of domicile of Hack Maldives.

Miscellaneous

This Agreement only covers the Hack Maldives Sites (and the Event) and the use thereof and any and all linked third party services and platforms are provided by the relevant third parties and covered by their terms of use or other agreement or license. Hack Maldives does not assume any liability in regard to use of such third party services and platforms, whether or not they are linked to the Hack Maldives Sites.

The content on the Hack Maldives Sites, including, but not limited to, the text, graphics, images, links, and other materials are for informational purposes only. Hack Maldives and Hack Maldives Oy do not recommend or endorse any specific software or other information that may be mentioned on the Hack Maldives Sites. Reliance on any information provided on the Hack Maldives Sites is solely at your own risk.

If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

No agency, partnership, or employment is created as a result of these Terms.

You may not assign this Agreement to a third party. Hack Maldives have the right to assign this Agreement to their affiliates or successors as part of a restructuring, merger, acquisition, asset sale or other corporate reorganization.

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