Rolls-Royce Plc Manufacturing Hack Terms & Conditions (hereafter referred to as the “Agreement”).
ARTICLE 1 – ORGANIZATION OF THE COMPETITION
The company BeMyApp SAS, whose registered office is located 18 Boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseille, France - company registration number B 523 824 258 (Marseille RCS) - is organizing on behalf of Rolls-Royce Plc (incorporated in England with company registration number 01003142) whose registered office is at 62 Buckingham Gate, London, United Kingdom SW1E 6AT, (Rolls-Royce Plc will hereafter referred to, as the “Organizer”) a hackathon called “Rolls-Royce Manufacturing Hack” (hereafter referred to as the “Competition”) from 8.00am 15th October 2018 to 7.00pm 16th October 2018 (hereafter referred to as the “Term”).
ARTICLE 2 – OBJECTIVE OF THE COMPETITION
The aim of the Competition is to develop, in teams and over a limited amount of time, an innovative solution around the following topic: Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning in Aerospace.
ARTICLE 3 – PARTICIPATION PROCESS
The Competition is free and without any purchase obligation. The Competition is open to all individuals (hereafter referred to as “Participants”) (i) who have the age required by law in their country of residence to enter this competition, (ii) who hold a bank account in their country of tax residence, (iii) who have IT skills, technical skills, design skills, marketing skills, or other skills relating to artificial intelligence and machine learning and (iv) who have their own computer hardware in working order throughout the duration of the Competition (hereafter referred to as “Standards”).
Employees of Rolls-Royce Plc and its subsidiaries and BeMyApp 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 the Competition, are ineligible to take part in the Competition.
The registration for the Competition is open from 27th August 2018 until 14th October 2018. The Competition Term will be from 8.00am 15th October 2018 to 7.00pm 16th October 2018 2018.
Each registration in the Competition is individual, and only one registration per person is allowed for the Competition.
Phase 1: Registration process
Date: Between 27th August 2018 until 14th October 2018
Object: Every person wishing to participate in the Competition can register online on the dedicated website for the Competition accessible at the following address: https://rollsroycehack.bemyapp.com/. Competition Participant registration will be limited to 40 for external registrants. Participants must provide the following information: last name, first name, date of birth, address, phone number, email and their profile for the purpose of the Competition, as suggested on the website. This information is required for the completion of their application.
Each Participant guarantees that the information entered during his/her application to the Competition is complete and accurate. Any false, incorrect or incomplete information will automatically result in the Participant application being rejected.
The Organizer reserves the right to reject an application at any time if the profile of the Participant does not comply with the Competition Standards.
Phase 2: Beginning of the Competition
Date: On 9am 15th October.
Place: Factory 2050, Sheffield
Object: Participants will meet and form teams of four (4) to six (6) Participants (hereafter referred to as “Teams”) to focus around a single project of developing a prototype. A Participant cannot be a part of more than one Team. Teams will have until 16th November at 4:00 pm to develop their prototype.
Phase 3: Start of work on the projects
Date: From 15th October at 10:00am until 16th October at 4:00pm
Place: Factory 2050, Sheffield
Object: One mission: creating a solution that will automate part of the manufacturing process though machine learning or AI. During the Competition, meals will be available to Participants for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Phase 4: Evaluation and presentation of the prototype
Date: On 16th October
Place: Factory 2050, Sheffield
Object: From 4:30pm, each Team will present its prototype to the Jury for a duration which will be determined according to the number of developed prototypes and which will not exceed five (5) minutes, including three (3) minutes of demo and two (2) minutes of questions/answers with the Jury.
Phase 5: Jury’s selection and Competition results
Date: On 16th October at 5:30pm
Place: Factory 2050, Sheffield
Object: Jury’s deliberation and announcement of winners and prizes
ARTICLE 4 – DETERMINATION OF WINNERS
The one (1) winning Teams will be determined by a panel of 5 to 8 members representing the Organizer and other professionals (hereafter referred to as the “Jury”). The composition of the Jury will be communicated to the Participants at the latest during the Term. The Jury will select the winners on [date] near [time].
The winners will be selected from among the Participants who actually:
Satisfy the conditions for participation as set forth in the present rules
Participated in the Competition
Were present during the submission of their prototype on [time], or – if need be – were excused by the other members of their Team.
The Jury will select the winning Teams based on the following criteria:
User Interface/User Experience interface/Aesthetics
Jury decisions are final and cannot be challenged.
ARTICLE 5 – PRIZES AWARDED
The Competition is endowed with one (1) prizes:
The Organizer will be offering the sum of £10,000 of initial seed funding to the winners to develop a proof of concept/MVPThe prize package will also include mentorship and support from senior members of the Manufacturing Technology team and R2 Data Labs team to develop the POC/MVP, as well as PR and profiling opportunities.
All participants will be given the opportunity to qualify for the Organizer’s R2 Data Labs ecosystem programme, and become part of the Organizers network of innovators addressing critical business challenges where value can be delivered from advanced data innovation.
ARTICLE 6 – PRIZE ALLOCATION
Prizes will be sent by the Organizer to the address indicated by the Competition winners, or any other method as selected by Organizer.
If the address of a winner is unusable (illegible, incomplete or erroneous), the latter will lose the profit of its prize.
In addition, the Organizer cannot be held liable because of an error of routing of the prize, the loss of the prize during shipment, or inability to contact the winner.
No mail will be sent to Participants who did not win.
ARTICLE 7 – COMPENSATION
Each team may claim up to £250.00 (collectively) from the Organizer with regards to costs incurred for transport to/from the venue due to their participation in the Competition, with the exception of drinks and meals which will be supplied by the Organizer during the Competition Term.
ARTICLE 8 – MODIFICATION, INTERRUPTION AND TERMINATION OF THE COMPETITION
The Organizer reserves the right to shorten, extend, modify or terminate the Competition Term, or a part of the Competition, as a result of a force majeure event without incurring liability as a result thereof.
In such case, the Organizer will provide notice thereof to the Participants by any means of its choice (including e-mail 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 the Competition, as the case may be. Each Participant may notify the Organizer by e-mail that s/he refuses the new conditions of the rules, in which case s/he will be excluded from participating, which s/he expressly accepts. If no refusal is communicated to the Organizer within 72 hours, the new conditions of the rules will be deemed to have been accepted by Participants.
In case of a modification to the rules, cancellation or interruption of the Competition, or a reduction or an extension of its length, the Organizer waives all liability and Participants will not be entitled to any compensation.
ARTICLE 9 – FRAUD
The Organizer may cancel all or part of participations in the Competition if it appears that fraud has occurred in any form whatsoever, in particular computer fraud, during the Competition. The Organizer reserves, in this case, the right not to award prizes to fraudsters, to disqualify the concerned prototype project and/or to bring actions against the authors of these frauds. The Organizer shall not incur any responsibility towards the Participants because of the committed frauds.
Furthermore, the Organizer cannot be liable in case of damage, whether material or immaterial, caused during the Competition 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.
ARTICLE 10 – EXPLOITATION RIGHTS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Exploitation and property rights to prototypes developed during the Competition are reserved to Participants.
If the Participants wish to assign their rights, they shall first offer to the Organizer the option to acquire the rights in their prototypes for commercial use. The conditions of this assignment of rights shall be defined by way of a separate agreement between the Organizer and the Participants.
During the Competition, the Participants shall only use elements which are clear of any rights. Any third-party elements included in the prototype, including open source software, must be clearly identified with their version, the terms of the applicable license and any other details regarding their use. The Participant understands that this information is taken into account in the assessment for the allocation of a prize.
The prototypes shall not infringe any intellectual property right or images right. Each Participant warrants to the Organizer that their creation does not infringe in any way any third-party rights, and that s/he obtained, where necessary, the authorization of any third party.
By joining the Competition, Participants expressly authorize the Organizer, for free, to publish, communicate, exhibit and disclose orally, graphically or in writing, projects and prototypes presented during the Competition. Each Participant agrees to be mediatized (portfolio, website, etc.) and authorizes the Organizer, for free, to present all the works realized on all the communication media used in support of this Competition as well as to mention names, first names and images of the Participants.
Under this regulation, the Participant shall not acquire any full or partial right of any kind on the name and trademark “Rolls-Royce” nor on any names and/or brands associated with Rolls-Royce, used alone, in association with or as part of another word or name, or any rights on trademarks, names or logos of Rolls-Royce, or any of its associated or related companies Participants acknowledge that any and all patents, utility models, rights to inventions, copyright and neighbouring and related rights, trade marks and service marks, business names and domain names, rights in get-up and trade dress, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off or unfair competition, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database rights, rights to use, and protect the confidentiality of, confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets), and all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part of the world (hereafter known as “Intellectual Property”) created or obtained as a result of or in connection with the Competition (hereafter known as “Foreground Intellectual Property”) may be of commercial sensitivity of the Organizer. Therefore Participants are limited to using this outside of Organizers business activities (including research, development, design, procurement, assembly, manufacture, testing, sale, installation, repair, servicing, overhaul and unit health monitoring and prediction) connected with:
a) Aerospace and Defence
b) gas turbines (including aerospace, marine, and energy gas turbines);
c) nuclear power;
d) reciprocating diesel engines that are not used predominantly for on-highway vehicle propulsion;
e) marine vessels
f) components for (a)-(e), systems within which (a) –(e) are used and propulsion, power generation and mechanically driven equipment and ancillary systems associated with (a)-(e)
(hereafter known as “Field of Business”)
ARTICLE 11 – IMAGE RIGHTS
The Participants may be filmed or photographed during the event. By joining the Competition, the Participants agree to the use and the distribution of their image by the Organizer, including for promotional events occurring after the Competition. The production and distribution of films and photographs of the event will not lead to any compensation of the Participants.
ARTICLE 12 - CONFIDENTIALITY
The Participant acknowledges that any information shared by the Organizer during the Competition shall mean all financial, business, technical or other data and all other confidential information (whether written, oral or in electronic form or on magnetic or other media) concerning the business of the Organizer that a Participant (i) receives or accesses as a result of any discussions or dealings under this Competition or examination, testing or analysis of Organizer software or products, or (ii) learns during visits to a Organizer’s premises, (hereafter referred to as “Confidential Information”).
During the whole duration of the Competition, the Participant will not directly or indirectly use or share any Confidential Information with any third party, unless s/he has obtained a written authorization to do so, from the Organizer. This applies to Confidential Information shared with any Participant by the Organizer or shared with any Participant directly or indirectly upon the participation of the Competition and during or prior to the Competition Term.
The Participant will return or destroy any Confidential Information shared with the Participant during or prior to the Competition Term at any time upon the Organizer’s request. These confidentiality provisions are valid for 24 months from the Term of this Agreement.
Participant also agrees to sign a separate confidentiality agreement with Organizer prior to the start of the Competition Term. The Organizer withholds the right to reject any Participant applications or entry to the Competition if the confidentiality agreement is not signed.
ARTICLE 13 – PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
The collection and processing of personal data relating to the Participant by the Organizer is primarily intended to ensure that the Competition will be properly completed and in particular to allow the Organizer 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.
Participants have the right to access, update and/or obtain deletion of their data by requesting directly to BeMyApp at the following address: 86 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris.
ARTICLE 14 - RESPONSIBILITY
The Organizer reminds Participants about the characteristics and limits of the internet network and declines any responsibility regarding any consequence that may occur while they are connected to the internet network on the event websites and during their participation in the Competition.
The Organizer shall not be made responsible if Participants cannot connect to the website of the event due to a technical fault or in the event of any problem linked namely and not exclusively to (1) network overload ; (2) an electric or human error (3) any malicious intervention ; (4) a issue related to a phone line ; (5) an issue related to hardware or software ; (6) a hardware or software malfunction ; (7) a case of emergency ; (8) disruptions that may affect the smooth running of the Competition.
It is the Participant’s responsibility to take the appropriate measures to protect his/her own data and/or software located on his/her computer equipment, against any violation. The Participant’s connection to the event websites and their participation in the Competition is made under their own sole responsibility. The Organizer shall not be held responsible for any infection by potential viruses on the Participant’s computer equipment, or of the intrusion of a third party on their system.
The Organizer shall not be held responsible if, for any reason, data related to a Participant’s registration doesn’t reach the company or is illegible or impossible to process.
The Organizer reserves the right to exclude any Participant or person disrupting the Competition’s smooth running. The Organizer reserves the right to use any recourse, including suing anyone suspected of cheating, falsifying, or disrupting the process described in the Terms and Conditions, or suspected of trying to accomplish such actions. Any Participant deemed by the Organizer to have disrupted the Competition in any of the ways stated above, will be deprived of the right to obtain any prize, and no claim will be accepted consequently.
Participants remain solely and entirely responsible for the damages caused by them or their equipment to goods or people during the competition. They see to covering their risks by their own insurance and renounce any right to resort to the Organizer in that respect.
ARTICLE 15 – APPLICATION OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This document is accessible on the event website https://rollsroycehack.bemyapp.com/ during the full duration of the Competition.
Participation in the Competition implies full acceptance without reservation of the present regulation. Participation in the Competition is strictly personal and the Participant cannot, under any circumstances, be replaced. Any claim relating to the Competition will be barred after the period of one (1) month from the Term.
The Competition and any contractual and non-contractual disputes in connection with them shall be governed by, construed and take effect in accordance with English law. Any dispute arising out of or in relation to the terms and conditions shall be brought to amicable settlement.
In case of failure to reach an amicable settlement, the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England to decide and settle any claim, dispute or matters arising out of or in connection with the terms and conditions or established by them (whether contractual or non-contractual).
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