Terms and conditions of service

Industryhack Oy (“Industryhack” or “we”) brings together hackathon hosts and hackers for hackathon events and competitions (“Hack”) organized by the hosts.

You agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions (“Terms” or “Agreement”) by applying to participate in a Hack or by using services provided by Industryhack on the website www.industryhack.com or related sites, such as application or registration pages which may be located on third-party sites (all such sites and services are referred to as the “Site”).

These terms constitute a binding legal agreement between you, i.e. the applicant or participant of a Hack or a user of the Site, and Industryhack Oy, a Finnish company (Business ID 2689566-6) with post address at Lapinlahdenkatu 16, 00180, Helsinki, Finland.

Should you have any questions regarding these Terms, you may contact us at info@industryhack.com.

These Terms may be modified by Industryhack from time to time, such modifications to be effective upon posting by Industryhack on the Site. We will provide the registered users of the Site with a one-month prior notice per email of substantial changes to the Terms or changes that have an adverse effect on the rights of the users hereunder.

Please note that the Hacks published at Industryhack.com are organized by the host company (“Host”) of such Hack, not by Industryhack. Industryhack acts as a facilitator and matchmaker between the Host organizing the Hack and the participants of the Hack.

Applying to a Hack and Registration

You may apply to a Hack by registering as a registered user of the Site and filling out an application form.

As part of the registration process to the Site, or when applying for participation in a Hack, you shall provide accurate and complete registration and other information to Industryhack as requested by Industryhack.

If you register or apply as a private person, you confirm that you are at least 18 years old and have the legal capacity to accept and be bound by these Terms. If you register or apply as an entity or on behalf of a team, you confirm that such entity and each person in the team accepts these Terms and you have the right to represent such entity and team for the purposes of these Terms.

Participation

Industryhack or Host has the right at its sole discretion to determine the participants of each Hack among the applicants. Such decision by Industryhack or Host is final and cannot be appealed.

The Host provides the participants of the Hack with technical challenges and resources/materials to be worked with in the Hack.

The Host or Industryhack may choose a winner or winners among the work products (“Submission”) created and developed in the Hack by the participants. The selection of the winner(s) of the competition shall at all times be final and cannot be appealed. If you accept a prize for winning such competition, you are solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting such prize.

Note that there is no obligation for Industryhack or a Host to continue working with you or use your Submission even if it has been selected as the winner of the Hack.

Note that Industryhack or Host has the right to disqualify you from the Hack at any time in its sole discretion for example due to inappropriate behavior at the Hack, breach of the rules of the Hack or these Terms, or due to the wish of the Host. Industryhack or the Host has the right to cancel or suspend the Hack for any or no reason. Industryhack or the Host is not responsible for any damage or inconvenience caused by a cancellation or suspension of the Hack or your disqualification.

Information regarding the participant eligibility, challenges, resources, prizes, rules, venue, and the schedule for each Hack can be found at the application page for the Hack.

If participating in a Hack, you must comply with the following rules:
You must adhere to these Terms and any additional rules stated at the beginning of the Hack by the Host or Industryhack;
Your Submission shall not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, harmful code or any other element that is malicious or damaged;
Your Submission shall not contain any content that violates any law or any third-party rights (including privacy and intellectual property rights), unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission or license to use such content in your Submission in the Hack free of charge in accordance with these Terms.

User Content on the Site

You are solely responsible for all the content that you upload to the Site. Industryhack does not pre-screen or monitor any content uploaded by the users of the Site.

Industryhack disclaims any responsibility for the backup and/or retention of any user content transmitted/uploaded to the Site. The Site shall not be used for the back-up of any information or content.

Intellectual Property Rights

All Submissions and other work performed at the Hack remain the intellectual property of the individuals or entities that have developed them. Industryhack or the Host make no claim to any intellectual property developed during the course of the Hack, except as otherwise provided herein.

By participating in the Hack, you acknowledge that the Hack will be recorded for reference and similar use, and therefore you grant Industryhack a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to display your work performed at the Hack for promotional and marketing purposes of Industryhack, for example in blog posts, online videos or case descriptions. You understand that you will not receive any royalty or compensation for this use of your work by Industryhack.

Please note that the Host has the first right to negotiate on further collaboration with the participant of the Hack to continue working on, license or purchase the rights to the Submission after the Hack. You understand that the Host(s) are the intended third party beneficiaries of this Section. In case you are elected to participate in a Hack, you will be required to sign a separate hackathon participant undertaking with the Host, including provisions on the Host’s first right to negotiate. In the event of any discrepancy between these Terms and such separate agreement, the provisions of the separate agreement shall prevail.

Industryhack owns and retains all intellectual property rights in the Site and its own services. The INDUSTRYHACK name and logo are owned by Industryhack Oy, and may not be copied, imitated or used without the permission of Industryhack. Nothing in this Agreement shall constitute a transfer of any intellectual property rights or other rights of Industryhack or the Host to you.

Publicity

You understand that the Hack will be photographed and videotaped/filmed and Industryhack, Host, media, or other third parties may publish such footage in its marketing or communication channels without your review or approval and without compensation at any time.

Confidentiality

As part of your participation in or application to a Hack, you may be exposed to confidential information of the Host, as part of the Hack resources or otherwise, such as confidential and/or proprietary knowledge, knowhow, data or information concerning the business, relationships and financial affairs of the Host or third parties whether or not labeled or identified as confidential or proprietary (the “Confidential Information”), including without limitation inventions and results of R&D, services and marketing plans, source code, object code, customer and supplier and other third-party information, business plans, budgets, financial information, prices and costs.

You agree that, you will hold in confidence and security and you will not make available to any third party any Confidential Information during the Hack and for a time period of five years after the Hack. You agree that you shall use the Confidential Information only during and for the purposes of the Hack and in accordance with any Host policies.

In case you are elected to participate in a Hack, you will be required to sign a separate hackathon participant undertaking with the Host, including non-disclosure provisions. In the event of any discrepancy between these Terms and such separate agreement, the provisions of the separate agreement shall prevail.

You understand that the Host(s) are the intended third party beneficiaries of this Section on Confidentiality.

Term

This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you are a user of the Site or apply to or participate in any Hacks.

Provisions of this Agreement intended to survive the termination or expiry of this Agreement shall do so.

Industryhack may modify and update the Site and its services and may cease to provide the Site and any services in whole or in part.

Warranties and Limitation of Liability

Industryhack makes no warranty, express or implied with respect to the Site and its services and any materials relating thereto and expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, availability, accuracy or non-infringement.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will Industryhack or its representatives be liable to you or any third party for any damages, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, consequential or punitive damages, arising out of the use of the Site or application to or participation in a Hack or any Industryhack services.

The parties do not restrict their liability for any matter in respect of which, by mandatory law, it is not permitted to restrict its liability.

Governing law and disputes

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Finland, without reference to its conflict of law provisions. All disputes shall be settled by the district court of Helsinki, Finland as first instance.

Miscellaneous

If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

No agency, partnership, or employment is created as a result of these Terms.

You may not assign this Agreement to a third party. Industryhack has the right to assign this Agreement to its affiliates or successors as part of a restructuring, merger, acquisition, asset sale or other corporate reorganization.

Industryhack’s failure to exercise or delay in exercising any right under these Terms shall not operate as a waiver.

The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.