This General Terms and Conditions & Participation Agreement (hereinafter Agreement) constitutes a binding agreement between each Participant, as defined below, and Zeniq (hereinafter “Zeniq”). Please read them carefully.
By registering and participating in Zeniq's Hackathon, the Participant (hereinafter “Participant”) confirms to have read, understood and accepted this Agreement.
For the avoidance of any doubt, the Participant acknowledges and agrees:
The purpose of this Agreement is to regulate the terms and conditions for the participation in the hackathon called ZENCON 2023 (hereinafter “ZENCON”).
The aim of ZENCON is to develop, design, build and demo a real-world software solution, in teams and over a limited amount of time, around the following topic: Zeniq Blockchain.
The hackathon will take place from September 16th 2023 to September 21st 2023 on Copacabana (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
ZENCON is open to all individuals who:
Participation in ZENCON is free of charge and without any purchase obligation.
During ZENCON, meals will be available to Participants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Employees and external service providers of Zeniq 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 ZENCON, are ineligible to take part in ZENCON.
Each candidate guarantees that the information entered during his/her application to ZENCON is complete and accurate. Any false, incorrect, or incomplete information will automatically result in the application being rejected.
Participation in ZENCON is strictly personal and the Participant cannot, under any circumstances, be replaced. Each registration in the hackathon is individual, and only one registration per person is allowed.
Zeniq reserves the right to accept or reject an application at any time in whole or in part without assigning any reason.
Date: on September 20, 2023, during the awards ceremony that shall start after 7:00pm.
Location: Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana Hotel (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
Object: Jury’s deliberation and announcement of winners and prizes.
The top 5 best Solutions will be determined by a jury of 5 to 8 members, who will rate the projects. The jury will be integrated by members of Zeniq and external stakeholders and will designate the winners during the award ceremony.
The winners will be selected from among the Participants who actually:
The jury will select the winning Teams based on the following criteria:
Jury decisions are final and cannot be challenged.
Digital monetary prizes: a total of five prizes will be awarded for a total amount of one hundred thousand (100,000) USDC coins. Each of the five winning Teams will receive the sum of twenty thousand (20,000) USDC coins divided equally between each member of the winning Team.
The gained prizes are neither exchangeable nor refundable against their cash value. Zeniq reserves the right, if circumstances so require, to replace the prizes with others of equivalent value, without liability being incurred thereby and without assigning any reason.
The prizes will be divided evenly amongst Participant team members. Zeniq is not responsible for any dispute among Teams or team Participants related to the prizes.
Participant is solely responsible for any applicable taxes for any prize.
Zeniq Launchpad program: a shuttle platform program might be offered to further develop the project of the Team. Participation is voluntary. If a Team is offered by Zeniq to join the Zeniq Launchpad, the terms of the agreement will be agreed between the team members and Zeniq.
Monetary prizes will be sent by Zeniq to the winners within a maximum of thirty (30) calendar days from the end of ZENCON, to the address indicated by the winners.
If the address of a winner is unusable (illegible, incomplete, or erroneous), or does not comply with the FATF Travel Rule (i.e., is owner is identifiable), the latter will lose the profit of its prize.
Participant waives all of his/her claims regarding compensation against Zeniq due to his/her participation to ZENCON (in particular with regards to costs incurred for participation such as transport, etc.) with the exception accommodation, and the meals offered, which will be supplied by Zeniq during the duration of ZENCON.
Drinks, meals and third services requested by Participants not included herein shall be borne by the Participant and will be charged either in situ or at the check-out to the credit card provided by the Participant when registering (i.e., checking-in) in the hotel.
Zeniq reserves the right to shorten, extend, modify, or terminate ZENCON, or a part of ZENCON at any time without incurring liability as a result thereof and without assigning any reason.
In such case, Zeniq will provide notice thereof to the Participants by any means of its choice (including email 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 ZENCON, as the case may be. Each Participant may notify Zeniq by email that s/he refuses the new conditions of the Agreement, in which case s/he will be excluded from participating, which s/he expressly accepts. If no refusal is communicated to Zeniq within 48 hours, the new Agreement will be deemed to have been accepted by Participants.
In case of a modification to this Agreement, cancellation, or interruption of ZENCON, or a reduction or an extension of its length, Zeniq waives all liability and Participants will not be entitled to any compensation.
Zeniq may cancel all or part of participations in ZENCON if it appears that fraud has occurred in any form whatsoever, in particular computer fraud, during ZENCON. Zeniq reserves, in this case, the right not to award prizes to fraudsters, to disqualify the concerned Solution and/or to bring actions against the authors of these frauds. Zeniq shall not incur any responsibility towards the Participants because of the committed frauds.
Under no circumstance will Zeniq be liable in case of damage, whether material or immaterial, caused during ZENCON 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.
Property rights to Solutions developed during ZENCON are reserved to Participants. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Participants agree to and hereby provide Zeniq a paid-up, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use the Solution without any reference, liability, or compensation to the Participant.
If the Participants wish to assign their rights, they shall first offer to Zeniq the option to acquire the rights in their Solution. The conditions of this assignment of rights shall be defined by way of a separate agreement between Zeniq and the Participants.
Participants may receive access to certain proprietary software, APIs, and/or other copyrighted materials, including pictorial, audio, video and/or audiovisual content owned by Zeniq or its parent/affiliate companies, partners, or licensors. Participant acknowledges and agrees that the proprietary information is made available for use in developing a Solution and solving a challenge and not for any commercial purpose.
During ZENCON, the Participants shall only use Zeniq proprietary information or third elements clear of any rights. The Solution shall not infringe any intellectual property right or image right. Each Participant warrants to Zeniq that their creation does not infringe in any way any third-party rights.
By joining ZENCON, Participants expressly authorize Zeniq, for free, to publish, communicate, exhibit, and disclose orally, graphically or in writing, the Solutions presented during ZENCON. Each Participant agrees to be mediatized (portfolio, website, etc.) and authorizes Zeniq, for free, to present all the works realized on all the communication media used in support of this ZENCON as well as to mention names, first names and images of the Participants.
Participant shall not acquire any full or partial right of any kind on the name and trademark “ZENCON” nor on any names and/or brands associated with Zeniq, used alone, in association with or as part of another word or name, or any rights on trademarks, names or logos of Zeniq, or any of its associated or related companies.
The Participants may be filmed or photographed during the event. By joining ZENCON, the Participants agree to the use and the distribution of their image by Zeniq, including for promotional events occurring after ZENCON. The production and distribution of films and photographs of the event will not lead to any compensation to the Participants.
During ZENCON Participant may gain knowledge about certain confidential information (i.e., Zeniq business activities, products, services and/or technical expertise). Participant shall not divulge, use, or make copies of any confidential information, and acknowledges the confidentiality of certain Zeniq proprietary information and documents which have been shared with him/her throughout ZENCON.
During the whole duration of ZENCON, 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 Zeniq beforehand. This applies to information shared with him/her by Zeniq or shared with him/her indirectly upon the execution of this Agreement.
The Participant commits to delivering any document containing confidential or proprietary information shared with the Participant upon the execution of this Agreement, on Zeniq’s simple request.
The collection and processing of personal data relating to the Participant by Zeniq is primarily intended to ensure that ZENCON will be properly completed and in particular to allow Zeniq to contact the winner and to award them the prizes in an efficient way and, if the case arises, to publish the list of the winners.
Under no circumstance will Zeniq be liable for any direct, incidental, indirect, special, or consequential damages, whether material or immaterial, caused in connection with, arising out of or relating in any way to ZENCON and/or this Agreement. Participant shall indemnify and hold Zeniq and its officers, directors, employees, successors and assigns harmless against any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ and other professionals’ fees) incurred by Zeniq in connection with, arising out of or relating in any way to ZENCON and/or this Agreement. Furthermore:
Participation in ZENCON implies full acceptance without reservation of the Agreement.
This document is accessible on the event website www.zencon.io during the full duration of ZENCON.
Zeniq reserves the right to modify this Agreement, including any and all terms and conditions at any time, at the sole discretion of Zeniq and without assigning any reason., and Participant waives the right to any claim or action due to, in whole or in part, any inaccuracy of, or modification of, or deletion of, any representation or warranty made under this Agreement.
Failure by Zeniq to enforce the Agreement will not constitute a waiver of that provision or any other provisions of the Agreement.
Any claim relating to ZENCON will be barred after the period of Three (3) months from the deadline for the participation submission stipulated in Article 3 - PARTICIPATION PROCESS Phase 1: Registration process.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed under the laws of Dubai International Financial Center ("DIFC"), without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. The Parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) for the resolution of any disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement, whether contractual or non-contractual.
EACH PARTICIPANT AND ZENIQ AGREES TO BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY-GENERAL ACTIONS OR ANY OTHER PROCEEDING WHERE SOMEONE ACTS IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY. Unless expressively agreed by the Parties in writing with a notarized agreement, no arbitrator or judge may consolidate more than one person's claims or otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.