Terms and Condition of the Hackathon
As of March 19, 2020
Organized by Inbytes.dev (“Organizer”)
THE HACKATHON IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. BY PARTICIPATING, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
NO ENTRY FEE. The Hackathon begins on March 23, 2020 8:00 PM PHT and ends when Enhance Community Quarantine is lifted in Luzon.
The Hackathon is open to all individuals at least 13 years old. All below 18 years old should present a parental consent when joining the event. Participation in the Hackathon constitutes Participant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”). The term “you” refers to you, the “Participant”.
This is an online hackathon. You can work remotely and do your own strategies to connect with others and learn from this experience.
Challenges: Tech solutions to the issues or potential issues made by the COVID19 pandemic, enhance community quarantine, and the after effects to our country.
There is no limit in the team number as long as you can manage it. It’s best to have around 3-5 people in your team.
Online talks or workshops will be provided during the hackathon. You don't have to attend it. It's intended to help you in your project.
You can submit your project entry starting March 23, 2020 until the enhance community quarantine in Luzon is completed.
Prize and Scoring:
We don't have a prize for this yet. But in case something pops up, the category will be announced and terms for prizes will be updated. We'll let you know on this. There are no winners or losers in this event. You’ll win at this event, if you push to continue your project, release it as early as possible and help people with your app; or if you have learned something new eg. new technology, new process; and if you met new friends.
Idea or Proposal Submission:
"Ideas are cheap, execution is everything." - Chris Sacca, American venture investor, company advisor, entrepreneur, and lawyer.
All ideas, proposals, and suggestions made in this hackathon (collectively, the "Material") is considered advice that is freely given. The Material is considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. The Organizer shall not be liable for the disclosure, use or exploitation of such Material.
If you are worried that someone might steal your ideas, please do not join the hackathon.
License: You hereby grant and agree to grant the Organizer, a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free and transferable right and license to incorporate, use, publish and exploit the Material for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation or accounting.
Ownership of the Projects:
Your team owns the outcome of your project. You can license the project the way you want it. Projects can be open sourced or not. Learn more about licensing the project here: https://help.github.com/en/github/creating-cloning-and-archiving-repositories/licensing-a-repository. If it is open sourced, we can add it to our PHHackQuarantine Organization at github (https://github.com/HackPHQuarantine). Let us know.
Publicity and Promotion:
Except where prohibited, by participating in the Hackathon, Participant consents to the use of his/her name, photo and/or likeness, biographical information, project and statements attributed to Participant (if true) in our HackPH.tech website (https://HackPH.tech), https://inbytes.dev and all the other platforms that support HackPH.tech without additional compensation. Details about you and your team may include project name, project url, project details, team members and their public online presence (eg. Linkedin, twitter, github, FB).
Code of Conduct:
Just respect everybody and do no harm to others. Please don't bully or harass anybody participating in the hackathon. Please understand that not everyone is at the level of your skills and you may have teammates who are new to the technology that you are using. If you find people struggling, this could be the best time to help them out.
Be kind and be aware on how you reply to others. Remember, we are using chat most of the time to collaborate in your projects. Sometimes people can misinterpret the discussion when they are reading it on their own side.
Don’t hesitate to ask for help. This event is made for everyone to learn new technologies, new process or new skills. If you are new to whatever you are building, it's ok to ask for help. Just be sure to do your research first and don't just keep on asking help because you think you can't do it on your own. Remember, a good trait of a programmer is being resourceful & creative in searching or creating solutions. Just Google it, look for at it on Stackoverflow or maybe it's in the documentation!
Do not try to fool people in this event. Eg. Charging for your service when developing or promoting the app for this hackathon. This is not the place to solicit clients nor recruit people in building your products. Please do not join or we'll just ban you to this event and to any of our future events.
If there are disagreements between your team or you are unhappy with what is happening to your project in the hackathon, please settle it internally with your team and do not use the slack group or social media as a way to bash others. A single post can sometimes ruin someone's life or career. Let's be mindful of the possible consequences that ones action.
If you feel anyone has violated the code of conduct, feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any violation reported and verified will automatically remove you in this hackathon.
You agree to release, indemnify, defend and hold Organizer, Supporters and their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, sponsors and agents, including advertising and promotion agencies, and assigns, and any other organizations related to the Hackathon, harmless, from any and all claims, injuries, damages, expenses or losses to person or property and/or liabilities of any nature that in any way arise from participation in the Hackathon including without limitation (i) any condition caused by events beyond Organizer’s control that may cause the Hackathon to be disrupted or corrupted; (ii) any claim than an Entry infringes third party intellectual property or proprietary rights; (iii) any disputes among team members, (iv) any injuries, losses, or damages (compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise) of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the Hackathon; (v) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Hackathon; technical errors that may impair your ability to participate in the Hackathon; or (vi) errors in the administration of the Hackathon.
DISCLAIMER. IN NO EVENT WILL ORGANIZER, SUPPORTERS, AND THEIR PARENTS, AFFLIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, SPONSORS AND AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS OR PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE HACKATHON, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM ANY CLAIM BASED UPON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT SPONSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
The Hackathon is subject to local laws and regulations. The Hackathon is offered by Organizer, which is not responsible for (i) late, lost, damaged, incomplete, or misdirected Entries, responses, or other correspondence, whether by e-mail or postal mail or otherwise; (ii) theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alterations of Entries; or (iii) phone, electrical, network, computer, hardware, software program or transmission malfunctions, failures or difficulties.
Organizer reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Hackathon in whole or in part, in the event of fraud, technical or other difficulties or if the integrity of the Hackathon is compromised, without liability to the Participants. Organizer reserves the right to disqualify any Participant, as determined by Organizer, in its sole discretion. These Terms are governed by the law of the Republic of the Philippines, without reference to rules governing choice of laws. Any action, suit or case arising out of, or in connection with, this Hackathon or the Terms must be brought in the courts located in the Taguig City, Philippines. Organizer’s failure to enforce any term of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.