1.1. Acceptation of the Participation Terms. By signing up as a Participant, you agree to the following Participation Terms, which are incorporated by reference in the ToU.
1.2. Challenge Rules. In addition to these Participation Terms and the ToU, each Challenge launched on the Platform shall be governed by a set of ad hoc Challenge Rules, which are maintained by each Organizer, in collaboration with AIcrowd, and published on the Challenge website. By making any submission for a Challenge, you agree to be bound by the applicable Challenge Rules.
1.3. Order of Precedence. In the event of conflict between the ToU, these Participation Terms and the applicable Challenge Rules, the order of precedence shall be as follow:
(i) the Challenge Rules;
(ii) these Participation Terms;
(iii) the ToU.
- Independent Parties
2.1. In relation to Participants. As Participants, you participate to the Challenge strictly as independent third-party and not as an employee, agent or partner of AIcrowd or of an Organizer. You are not authorized to assume or create any obligation or responsibility, express or implied, on behalf of, or in the name of, or to bind, AIcrowd or an Organizer in any manner. The following conditions therefore apply:
a) you are not obliged to accept or participate to any Challenge and AIcrowd does not guarantee that you will be able to participate to any minimum number of Challenges;
b) you are solely responsible for all taxes, unemployment insurance and social security taxes in connection with any Challenge, including in relation to any Rewards granted, and for maintaining adequate workers’ compensation insurance coverage, if and to the extent required by applicable law;
c) you bear all the costs and expenses incurred in connection with each Challenge to which you participate and shall have no claim to reimbursement of costs and/or expenses incurred in connection therewith;
d) you are solely responsible for providing your own computer equipment, internet connection, data storage and software in order to participate to a Challenge and to pay any cost incurred in connection with your participation to a Challenge; and
e) AIcrowd has no obligation to provide you with any training, technical or administrative support in connection with any Challenge.
2.2. In relation to Organizers. You acknowledge and agree that:
a) Organizers are not employees, agents or partners of AIcrowd, but are independent third parties which request the assistance of AIcrowd to setup and run a Challenge;
b) each Organizer is responsible for the payment of the rewards listed for its Challenges (Rewards) as set forth and subject to the applicable Challenge Rules, where the case may be with the assistance of AIcrowd acting on behalf of the Organizer only. AIcrowd makes no warranty and assumes no liability in relation to the payment of such Rewards. In particular, AIcrowd is not responsible for delays in payment outside of its reasonable control; and
c) any legal or judicial remedy that you seek to obtain for an Organizer’s actions or omissions or other third parties regarding a Challenge, including the payment of any Rewards, shall be limited to a claim against the particular Organizer or other responsible third parties, and you shall not make any claim or attempt to impose any liability on AIcrowd with respect to those actions or omissions.
- Challenges and Rewards
3.1. Right to Participate. Any User having opened an Account as Participant will have the right to participate to the Challenges, subject to specific restrictions set out in the applicable Challenge Rules.
3.2. Changes to the Challenge. Projects based on artificial intelligence and machine learning often need to evolve or be adapted, for instance due to technology or legal requirements or for any other reason. You acknowledge that the specifications of each Challenge may change during its term. AIcrowd reserves the right to adapt the Challenge Rules to the extent it deems necessary in which case you will be informed by any appropriate mean (including through the Platform or via email). Participants taking part to a Challenge may be evaluated on the basis of their ability to adapt to changes of the Challenge.
3.3. Rewards. Reward details vary for each Challenge. Rewards can take the form of monetary prizes in USD, or any other currency, of crypto-assets, as well as of non-monetary rewards.
3.4. Submissions’ Evaluation and Winners. Each submission is evaluated by the Organizer responsible for the Challenge on the basis of the criteria set out in the Challenge Rules. Winners are chosen solely by the Organizer of the Challenge AIcrowd may assist the Organizer in the evaluation process but has no decision-making authority.
3.5. No Right to Reward. Participants have no claim to receive any Reward. The responsible Organizer has the right to make the final decision at its entire discretion on the winner of a given Challenge. All results are final, without any right of recourse or objections.
3.6. Rewards eligibility. To be eligible to receive a Reward, you must:
a) provide AIcrowd with accurate, complete and up-to-date information about you, including your mailing address and any other information that AIcrowd reasonably requests, to allow the Organizer, as the case may be with the assistance of AIcrowd, to legally send any Reward to you and file the appropriate tax documentation, if and to the extend required;
b) comply with any conditions and requirements set out in the applicable Challenge Rules; and
c) do any other action or sign any document as may be reasonably necessary to comply with the above.
- Intellectual Property Rights
4.1. Lawfulness. Any submission of Submission Materials in relation to a Challenge shall be made in accordance with, and pursuant to, the ToU and the applicable Challenge Rules. In particular, you represent that the Submission Materials you submit will not infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation, including export control laws. You must clearly inform upon submitting your Submission Materials of any third party materials (e.g. which are licensed from a third party, or available under an open source license or another licensing terms) embedded in or otherwise used in connection with your Submission Materials and provide a description of such third party materials and licensing terms.
4.2. Ownership and License. Unless otherwise provided for in the applicable Challenge Rules, AIcrowd does not claim any ownership rights in the Submission Materials you submit in connection with a Challenge. However, by making any Submission Materials available to AIcrowd through the Services, you hereby grant to AIcrowd, its assignees and sublicensees (including Organizers) a worldwide, free of charge, transferable license to use your Submission Materials strictly for the purpose of providing the Services (including running Challenges). Any intellectually property rights generated through the use by AIcrowd of the Submission Materials shall be the sole property of AIcrowd.
4.3. Software Release. Except as otherwise provided for in the applicable Challenge Rules, you have the right to decide which licensing terms must apply to the software code (including the associated documentation) contained in your Submission Materials, by specifying upon your submission the licensing terms applicable thereto. If you do not specify otherwise upon your submission, or do not provide the applicable licensing terms, you hereby agree that the MIT open source license (https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT) will apply to all software code contained in your Submission Materials and authorize AIcrowd to affix the applicable copyright notice to your Submission Materials if such notice is missing. For the avoidance of doubt, the license granted pursuant to clause 4.2 above is independent from, and apply notwithstanding, the licensing terms pursuant to this clause 4.3.
4.4. Challenge’s winners. In addition to the licenses pursuant to clauses 4.2 and 4.3 above, the applicable Challenge Rules may require that, in order to be eligible to receive a Reward, winners must accept to grant to the Challenge's Organizer additional rights to their Submission Materials (such as the right to commercially use such Submission Materials).
5.1. Communications. All communications relating to a Challenge shall be made exclusively through the Platform or as otherwise specified in the applicable Challenge Rules. You are not allowed to directly communicate with an Organizer in relation to an ongoing Challenge to which you are taking part, except as otherwise specified in the applicable Challenge Rules.
5.2. No Liability. You confirm that your participation to a Challenge does not put you in breach of any agreement you may be bound by, in particular but not limited to, any breach of any employment contract, consultancy contract or confidentiality contract with any third party.
5.3. Applicable laws and Jurisdiction. As per the ToU.