ShowCode Terms and Conditions and Competition Rules
ShowCode the website www.showcode.co.uk and ShowCode 2018 (the competition) is a competitive coding website administrated and managed by SHOWCODE LIMITED (11296177)
1. BINDING AGREEMENT.
In order to enter the Competition, you must agree to these Official Competition Rules, which incorporate by reference the provisions and content of the Competition Website and any Specific Competition Rules above (collectively, the “Rules”). Please read these Rules carefully prior to entry to ensure you understand and agree. You agree that submission of an entry in the Competition constitutes agreement to these Rules. You may not submit an entry to the Competition and are not eligible to receive the prizes described in these Rules unless you agree to these Rules. These Rules form a binding legal agreement between you and ShowCode with respect to the Competition.
A. To be eligible to enter the Competition, you must be:
(i) a registered account holder at ShowCode.co.uk;
(ii) the older of 18 years old or the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence (unless otherwise agreed to by Sponsor and appropriate parental/guardian consents obtained); and
Other local rules and regulations may apply to you, so please check your local laws to ensure that you are eligible to participate in skills-based competitions.
ShowCode reserves the right to verify eligibility and to adjudicate on any dispute at any time. If you provide any false information relating to the Competition concerning your identity, residency, mailing address, telephone number, email address, ownership of right, or information required for entering the Competition, you may be immediately disqualified from the Competition.
B. Unless otherwise set forth in the Specific Competition Rules above or prohibited by internal policies of the Competition Entities, employees, interns, contractors, officers and directors of Competition Entities may enter and participate in the Competition.
3. COMPETITION PERIOD.
The Competition will run from the Start Date and time to the End Date and time, as set forth on the Competition Website. The Competition Period is subject to change, and ShowCode may introduce additional hurdle deadlines during the Competition. Any updated or additional deadlines will be publicised on the Competition Website and notified via email. It is your responsibility to check the Competition Website and emails regularly to stay informed of any deadline changes. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE CORRESPONDING TIME ZONE IN YOUR LOCATION.
4. COMPETITION ENTRY.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. To enter the Competition, you must register on the Competition Website during the Competition Period, and follow the instructions through the Competition Website
You may participate only under one, Showcode.co.uk account. You will be disqualified if you make entries through more than one ShowCode account, or attempt to falsify an account to act as your proxy.
6. COMPETITION DATA.
“Competition Data” means the data or datasets available from the Competition Website for the purpose of use in the Competition, including any prototype or executable code provided on the Competition Website.
A. Data Access and Use. Unless otherwise restricted under the Competition Specific Rules above, after your acceptance of these Rules, you may access and use the Competition Data for the purposes of the Competition only.
B. Data Security. You agree to use reasonable and suitable measures to prevent persons who have not formally agreed to these Rules from gaining access to the Competition Data. You agree not to transmit, duplicate, publish, redistribute or otherwise provide or make available the Data to any party not participating in the Competition. You agree to notify ShowCode immediately upon learning of any possible unauthorized transmission or unauthorized access of the Data and agree to work with ShowCode to rectify any unauthorized transmission. You agree that participation in the Competition shall not be construed as having or being granted a license (expressly, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise) under, or any right of ownership in, any of the Data.
C. External Data. ShowCode reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Participant who has undertaken or attempted to undertake the use of data other than the Competition Data, or who uses the Competition Data other than as permitted by the Competition Website and these Rules.
7. DETERMINING WINNERS:
Each Coding Submission will be scored and ranked by the evaluation metric set forth on the Competition Website. The potential winner(s) are determined solely by the leaderboard ranking on the private leaderboard as set forth on the Competition Website, subject to compliance with these Rules.
In the event of a tie, a tie breaker will determine winner. In the event a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the participate with the next highest score rank will be chosen as the potential winner.
ShowCode will notify the potential winner(s) by email. If a potential winner does not respond to the notification attempt within five (5) days from the first notification attempt, then such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received based on the judging criteria described herein.
The winner’s list will be publicly displayed at ShowCode.co.uk.
8. WINNERS OBLIGATIONS.
As a condition to being awarded a Prize, a Prize winner must fulfill the following obligations:
Sign and return all Prize acceptance documents as may be required by ShowCode, including without limitation: (i) eligibility certifications; (ii) licenses, releases and other agreements required under the Rules.
Prize(s) are as described on the Competition Website. Odds of winning any prize depends on the number of eligible participants during the Competition Period and the skill of the entrants.
All Prizes are subject to ShowCode’s review and verification of the entrant’s eligibility and compliance with these Rules.
A potential winner may decline to be publicised as a Competition winner by notifying ShowCode directly within 1 week after the end of the Competition Period, in which case the potential winner forgoes any prize or other features associated with winning the Competition. ShowCode reserves the right to disqualify a Participant who so declines its winner status.
Potential winners must return all required documents within 15 days following notification, or such potential winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize and another potential winner will be selected. Prize(s) will be awarded within approximately 30 days after receipt by ShowCode of the required Prize acceptance documents. Transfer or assignment of a Prize is not allowed.
You are not eligible to receive any Prize if you do not meet the Eligibility requirements in Section 2 above.
ALL TAXES IMPOSED ON PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNERS.
13. GENERAL CONDITIONS.
ShowCode reserves the right to disqualify any entrant from the Competition if, in ShowCode’s sole discretion, it reasonably believes that the entrant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Competition by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or abuses, threatens or harasses any other entrants or ShowCode.
By accepting a Prize, you agree that ShowCode may use of your name and/or likeness, for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.
16. WARRANTY, INDEMNITY AND RELEASE.
You warrant that your Submission is your own original work and, as such, you are the sole and exclusive owner and rights holder of the Submission, and you have the right to make the Submission and grant all required licenses. You agree not to make any Submission that: (i) infringes any third party proprietary rights, intellectual property rights, industrial property rights, personal or moral rights or any other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, privacy, publicity or confidentiality obligations; or (ii) otherwise violates any applicable law.
You hereby release ShowCode from any liability associated with: (a) any malfunction or other problem with the Competition Website; (b) any error in the collection, processing, or retention of any Submission; or (c) any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any Prize or winners.
Competition Entities are not responsible for any malfunction of the Competition Website or any late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, undeliverable, or destroyed Submissions or entry materials due to system errors, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or other telecommunication transmission malfunctions, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, typographical or system/human errors and failures, technical malfunction(s) of any telephone network or lines, cable connections, satellite transmissions, servers or providers, or computer equipment, traffic congestion on the Internet or at the Competition Website, or any combination thereof, which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate.
18. RIGHT TO CANCEL, MODIFY OR DISQUALIFY.
If for any reason the Competition is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Competition, ShowCode reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition. ShowCode further reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who tampers with the submission process or any other part of the Competition or Competition Website. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site, including the Competition Website, or undermine the legitimate operation of the Competition is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made ShowCode reserves the right to seek damages from any such entrant to the fullest extent of the applicable law.
19. GOVERNING LAW.
All claims arising out of or relating to these Rules and between you and ShowCode will be governed by UK law, excluding its conflict of laws rules, and will be arbitrated in accordance with the applicable ad hoc arbitration procedure to be decided by ShowCode.
21. If any provision of these Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions of the Rules will remain in full force and effect.