Haiyue Jin, Anqi Tao, Yueran Zhang et d'autres participent à ce challenge
RULES OF THE CHALLENGE
The Photonis Challenge
Photonis Scientific Inc. has its registered office at 660 Main Street, Sturbridge Business Park P.O. Box 1159, Sturbridge, MA 01518, United States of America
(hereinafter referred to as the “Partner company”),
has decided to entrust
Agorize, a French Simplified Joint Stock Company (Société par Actions Simplifiée, or SAS) with a share capital of 71,146 Euros, registered within the Commercial and Companies Register of Paris under number 530 774 439, and has its registered office at 34 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine 75012 Paris,
(hereinafter referred to as the “Service Provider”),
with the organization of a Challenge as set out below; the Challenge shall take place from 1st of February to 10th of May via the website available at www.agorize.com/photonis-challenge
(hereinafter referred to as the “Challenge”).
The Service Provider shall act in the name and on behalf of the Partner Company as part of their assignment.
The Partner Company and the Service Provider shall be considered as the joint organizers of the Challenge
(hereinafter jointly referred to as the “Organizers”).
“Award”: refers to the prizes awarded to the Winners at the end of the Challenge.
“Brief”: refers to the specifications determined by the Partner Company, which may include the deadlines, the awards, the guidelines and themes to be complied with by all Participants contributions.
“Challenge”: refers to the challenge that is the subject of the Rules, as organized by the Organizers.
“Confidential Information”: refers to the information set out in the Article 17.
“Deliverables”: jointly refers to the Pre-Selection Deliverable and to the Final Deliverable.
“Final Deliverable”: refers to the deliverable described in these Rules, which is submitted at the end of the Selection stage.
“Final Jury”: refers to the jury responsible for ranking the finalists.
“Participant”: refers to any person registered in accordance with the Rules who takes part in the Challenge.
“Pre-Selection”: refers to the first stage of the Challenge, as described in the Rules.
“Pre-Selection Deliverable”: refers to the deliverable described in the Rules, which is submitted during the Pre-Selection.
“Pre-Selection Jury”: refers to the jury responsible for selecting the Participants during the Pre-Selection.
“Project”: refers to the Team and all of its Deliverables.
“Registration”: refers to the registration of a Challenge Participant in accordance with the Rules.
“Ranking”: refers to the attribution of an Award per theme by the Final Jury at the end of Selection.
“Rules”: refers to these rules, which apply to the Challenge.
“Selection”: refers to the second stage of the Challenge.
“Selection Jury”: refers to the jury responsible for selecting the Participants during the Selection.
“Team”: refers to the team of [1 to 4 participants per team] Participants have to create of join on the platform in order to take part in the Challenge.
“Winner” or “Winners”: refers to the members of the three (3) Projects that reach the final stage of the Challenge, and are ranked by the Final Jury as winning teams.
2.1. Rules are intended to define, according to article L. 121-15-2 of the French Code de la Consommation, terms and rules of participation in the Challenge organized by the Partner Company in association with the Service provider. Rules are destined to complete the Competition Rules, Terms and Conditions of the Service provider, which can be downloaded through the following link: https://www.agorize.com/en/terms In the event of inconsistency between these terms and regulations and those of the CRTC, those Rules will prevail.
2.2. The Participant acknowledges being aware of, and agrees to the fact that the proposed Challenge calls on his/her wisdom, skill, and ingenuity during extremely difficult trials. The Challenge shall not depend, even partially, on chance and luck under any circumstances, and can therefore not be considered as, or resemble a lottery.
3.1. Participation in this Challenge is free and without purchase obligation and can be subject to a reimbursement of participating costs in the conditions specified in Article 15.
3.2. The Participant must read these Rules, and fully accept their terms in their entirety without reservation before its Registration and participation in the Challenge.
3.3. Participation to the Challenge is under the conditions of
3.4. Employees and representatives of the Service provider and of the Partner company and/or the members of their families (parents, children, spouses) cannot participate in the Challenge.
3.5. The Participant shall certify to abide by the terms aforementioned. The delivery of the Award will be conditional upon the capacity of the Participant to justify the conditions aforementioned.
3.6. There is only one entry per person in the Challenge
3.7. Participants must form teams from 1 to 4 members.
3.8. Any Participant and/or team who doesn’t abide by the terms of the Rules during his/her Registration and at any time during the Challenge will be automatically and without previous notification, disqualified from the Challenge and shall not be awarded any Award. In the case where an Award would have been given to a Participant and/or team who doesn’t or didn’t comply with the Rules at the time of his/her Registration or during the Challenge, the Organizers have the discretionary right to demand the return of the Award received.
4.1. For his/her Registration to the Challenge, the Participant must open a user account on agorize.com and must indicate the following:
To validate his Registration, the Participant must accept the Competition Rules, Terms and Conditions provided by the Service provider
The Participant must provide the information listed below:
A confirmation email containing an activation link is sent to the Participant’s listed email address.
Once his/her account is activated, the Participant can freely complete further information on his profile in the account settings.
To end his Registration in the Challenge, the Participant must opt-in on the box indicating that he/she accepts the Challenge Regulations
4.2. Any Registration containing wrong, dubious, or incomplete information shall not be taken into account and shall disqualify the Participant and/or the Participant’s team.
4.3. By registering, the Participant accepts to be contacted through emails sent by Organizers during his/her participation in the Challenge. He/she also accepts to be contacted by phone, if he/she is part of the preselected Participants or the Winners.
4.4. The use of a computer is needed to access the Challenge with the minimal material configuration and device hereinafter:
4.5. The Challenge is available 24 hours a day on the www.agorize.com/photonis-challenge subject to possible maintenance operations on servers or dysfunctions such as those mentioned on the Article 16.
5.1. The Challenge shall take place from 1st of February to 10th of May.
5.2. Every date clearly defined in these rules and the challenge is in the Paris time zone (GMT +1).
5.3. Where necessary due to operational requirements, the Organizers reserve the right to alter the duration of the Challenge by a reasonable amount of time, which will be conveyed to Participants
6.1. The Challenge consists of making contributions formed by two (2) Deliverables which are in accordance with the requirements listed in Article 7 and Article 8, during the two steps of preselecting and selecting.
6.2. Those Deliverables must absolutely respond to the Challenge issue and rules described in the tab “Brief” on the Challenge page on the website www.agorize.com/photonis-challenge. Those Deliverables must be written in English; no other language will be accepted.
6.3. Each recommendation is exclusively composed of two (2) Deliverables:
The Organizers will not accept and will not take into account any other documents submitted by the Participants.
7.1. The Pre-Selection is scheduled from 1st of February to 10th of May.
7.2. During this period and until 10th of May, the Participants will have to send by upload on the platform, their Pre-Selection Deliverable, which is composed of :
7.3. The preselection of the Projects will be realized on the basis of this Preselection Deliverable, in accordance with Article 11.
8.1. The Pre-Selection is scheduled from 22nd of May to 12th of June.
8.2. Only the 10 Projects selected at the end of the Pre-selection stage will be able to participate to the Selection stage.
8.3. These teams of participant should send before 12th of June, by uploading on the platform their Final deliverable, which composed of:
8.4. A selection of the Projects who participated in the Selection stage will be carried out on the basis of the Final Deliverable in accordance with Article 11
9.1. Only the 3 Projects selected at the end of the Selection stage, will be able to participate in the final stage in accordance with Article 11.
9.2. This final stage consists of an oral presentation of their Project by the Participants of the Project at an final event location to be determined by Partner Company, where the finalists will be invited by the Partner Company. An announcement will be sent to the participants once the location and the date have been decided.
9.3. Only the 3 Projects selected participating in the final stage will be ranked on the basis of the oral presentation, in accordance with Article 11. The Organizers might shoot an institutional movie presenting the final ceremony, the selected Participants understand that they must to their best to take part in this movie.
10.1. Those Deliverables must absolutely respond to the Challenge issue and rules described in the tab “Brief” on the Challenge page on www.agorize.com/photonis-challenge
10.2. Deliverables must be sent in a common digital format such as: DOC/DOCX/PDF/PPT/PPTX/KEY/ODT/MP3/MPEG/MOV/MP4 and be written in English.
10.3. In case of difficulties or failures to read the Deliverable, Participants of the concerned Project will be notified and have the responsibility to re-submit it before the Deliverable deposit end date of the current step. If the delay is passed, the Project in question will be disqualified from the Challenge.
10.4. Each Participant grants that the content of the deliverables are only their contributions from their team. If it appeared that contribution are from a third party all participant from concerned team may be disqualified.
12.1. The challenge is divided in two selection processes:
12.2. Each of these selection steps is based on the criteria of:
innovativeness, feasibility, presentation quality and sustainable impact.
Under no circumstances are taken into account factors relating to the person's appearance, religious or trade union, political opinions or sexual orientation of the participants. The selections will not result in any way, whether directly or indirectly, by chance or luck.
12.3. A Pre-Selection Jury composed by the Partner Company, having the necessary qualifications to make the preselection, will be responsible for selecting up to 10 Projects on the basis of the Pre-Selection Deliverable submitted.
12.4. A Selection Jury composed by the Partner Company, having the necessary qualifications to make the preselection, will be responsible for selecting up to 3 Projects on the basis of the Selection Deliverable submitted.
12.5. Public vote: The Partner Company will organize a public vote between the announcement of the three finalists and the final event. From June 20th until the day of the final (which will be set and announced later), the public will be able to vote (like vote). Finalist participants will share a short presentation of their project (not the whole presentation of step 2) to their network to try and gather as much likes as possible.
The team with the most likes will arrive at the final with an advantage but the final jury will still decide of the ranking of the three finalists after the final presentation.
Any individual taking part in the public vote is permitted to cast a single vote for one Project only. Any attempts at cheating, use of fake profiles, use of third-party applications that enable false voting linked to cheating, or duplicate voting of which the Organizers become aware will entitle the Organizers to disqualify the Project that received these votes, and that Project's Participants will not receive any Award. The Organizers' decision regarding disqualification is final and their decision may not be contested by the Participants involved in the Project in question or in any other Projects within the Challenge.
12.6. The Service Provider will, via an email sent to the address entered at the time of account creation on Agorize.com and via a notification on their Agorize.com account, inform all Participants of the Pre-Selection results by 22nd of May at the latest and of the Selection results by 20th of June at the latest. The Organizers will be free to alter the dates on which results are released should this become necessary due to the number of Projects to be assessed.
12.7. Each pre-selected or selected Participant must respond to the email sent by the Service Provider announcing the selection of the team before the deadline specified in the message. Otherwise, the Organizers reserve the right to disqualify the defaulting Participant’s Project.
12.8. A Final Jury will be in charge in charge, at the end of the finale, of ranking the 3 Selected Projects based on their presentation and to nominate the 3 Winning Projects.
12.9. The Ranking made by the Final Jury will be announced on the day of the oral presentations.
13.1. Awards referred to in this Article are awarded in consideration of:
No Award can be delivered to the Winners if they do not meet these three conditions, as well as entirely comply with these Rules.
13.2. Any award of an Award at the end of the challenge is subject to, and is performed only when subjected to:
13.3. All the ten teams selected for the second phase will receive an Award.
13.4. A Participant will not be considered a Winner and will not receive any Award unless the Participant is part of the Project's Team on the Agorize.com website before the end of Pre-selection.
13.5. Every Participant recognizes and accepts that the Award cannot give rise to no contesting of any kind, to a request of delivery neither of their monetary exchange value, nor to their replacement or exchange for another Award whatever the reason is. The Award is not transferable and the Participants are informed that the sale or the exchange of the Award is forbidden.
13.6. In case of unavailability of an Award, the Partner Company will be free to substitute an Award of a similar value, of the same brand or of a different brand, or its exchange value in cash for the discretion of the Partner Company.
13.7. Every Participant recognizes and accepts that the Partner Company will not be held responsible, in any case, for the dysfunction of the Award or for any harmful consequence undergone by the Winner or any third party because of the Award. It is stated that the Company will not provide any partner warranty service or assistance.
13.8. Every Participant recognizes and accepts that the Partner Company is only committed to the delivery of the Award awarded to the Winners. As a consequence, all the extra costs relative to these Awards or the overheads linked to the accession to ownership of these Awards will stay, unless otherwise stipulated of the Rules, chargeable to the Winners. Neither coverage nor refund will be owed as such.
13.9. Winners will be informed by email of their award sent by the Service Provider to the address communicated for their inscription of their account on www.agorize.com by 15 days maximum following the day where the final ranking is made by the jury. The Participant commits himself to respect directives indicated in the email. In the case where a Winner did not succeed to take his prize, for independent reason from the Organizers, in a delay of 2 months from the reception of this email, the Partner Company has the right to declare this Award not attributed to this winner.
13.10. Winners of the 3 Projects will be awarded with the following prizes, according to their ranking, with the precision that Project n°1 of each category is better than Project n°3, which is considered the last of the 3 ranked by the Final Jury.
"Intellectual property rights" refers to any Invention, any copyright or other rights over a brand or model and, more generally, any element that may be protected by international laws or conventions on intellectual property.
14.2. Any Deliverable involving several Participants constitutes a collaborative work.
14.3. Participants agree that their Deliverables will be governed by the "Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 France" Licence (the "Licence"), a copy of which can be found at the very end of the present Regulations.
14.4. As such, the Organizers are free to reproduce the Deliverables, to distribute them, to inform the public about them and to modify them.
If the Deliverables are modified, altered or adapted, the Partner Company may distribute the resulting derived work only in accordance with the terms of the Licence.
14.5. Each Participant guarantees that he/she is the co-owner and co-holder of the intellectual property rights regarding all or part of the Pre-selection and Deliverables submitted as part of the Challenge for the Project of which he/she is a member, and that he/she has obtained all rights and permissions regarding all pre-existing elements and any elements for which he/she does not hold the rights if these elements are to be included in the Pre-selection Deliverable and the Final Deliverable.
Each member of a Participating team guarantees that his/her application is original and unprecedented, that it does not infringe upon the copyright of any third party, and that all the elements of which it is formed, as well as all pieces of information communicated in the application presentation document, are accurate, reliable and complete.
It is compulsory for Participants to indicate the source of any pre-existing elements (music, text, images, etc.) that are included in the Pre-selection Deliverable and the Final Deliverable.
Each Participant guarantees quiet enjoyment of the Pre-selection Deliverable and the Final Deliverable by the Organizers, and as such guarantees:
Each participant indemnifies the Organizers and any present and future subsidiaries against any disturbance, action, claim, opposition, demand or eviction attempt from any third party.
15.1. Every Participant authorizes
the Organizers, in the hypothesis where he/she would be appointed Winner of the Challenge to use his/her family name, his/her first name, his/her twitter address, his/her city and his/her region of residence, the name of his/her school or former school and his/her photograph, name in any promotional demonstration (except with purchase advertising space), including on the web sites of the Service Provider and the Partner Company and any site or affiliated support, without that this use can legally give rise to any remuneration during 2 years maximum after the end of the Challenge.
16.1. The Participants can obtain the refund of postage incurred in the claim of reimbursement and/or any written application for the settlement (based on the going rate – slow rate 20g applicable in France).
16.2. All requests for refund by the Participant must be sent in writing before 31st of July (date as postmark), to the following address:
34, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine
Request cannot be done by telephone or by e-mail.
16.3. To be admissible, the request will mandatory contain:
16.4. Any request of repayment over the deadline, incomplete, dubious or inaccurate will be refused in whole or part.
16.5. Only one reimbursement per Participant will be accepted.
16.6. The reimbursement will be processed by bank transfer on the account indicated during the request after the check of the legitimacy of the request and in a deadline the Organizers of which have the whole discretion.
17.1. The responsibility of the Organizers cannot be engaged in case of breakdown or dysfunction of the used telecommunications network, whatever the cause is, which would especially have the effect of damaging or preventing the identification or the access of the Participant on agorize.com or any other useful web site for the participation in the Challenge.
17.2. The participation in the Challenge implies knowledge and acceptance of the characteristics, limitations and risks of the internet network and the technologies which are linked to it, particularly in consideration of the performances, in response time, in the security of the software and the computer hardware towards diverse potential attacks such as virus, logic bomb or Trojan horse and in the loss or in diversion of data. As a consequence, the Organizers cannot be held responsible, in any case for the damages caused to the Participant because of these accepted characteristics, limitations and risks.
17.3. The Organizers cannot, in any case, be held responsible for any damage caused by the defect or the delay of delivery of the Deliverables, especially for the refusal to consider these Deliverables because of a late submission, or for any damage caused by an impossibility to connect to the relevant websites or to upload/download correctly any Deliverable, the defect or the delivery time of any e-mail sent during the Challenge, or for any damage caused by any hurdle preventing the Participant to attend or participate to whole or part of the Challenge.
17.4. The Organizers cannot be held responsible in case of total or partial modification, suspension, interruption, adjournment or cancellation of whole or part of the Challenge for reasons beyond their control or as defined in Article 19. In such case, the Service Provider will inform as soon as possible the Participants by a mention on agorize.com or by any mean it sees fit.
17.5. The Organizers cannot be held responsible for the consequences of a disqualification of a Participant, and/or a team, due to a violation of the Rules, and/or in case of rejection of a Deliverable due to noncompliance with the Rules.
17.6. The Organizers shall not be liable for any trouble, action, claim, objection, claim related to the use of the Deliverables of the Partner Company not foreseen by the Regulations or in connection with the negotiation, execution or performance of contracts that the Partner company would sign with the Participants, therefore there was no direct intervention of Service.
17.7. In any case, the Organizers will not be held responsible for the delivery of the Awards nor in case of impossibility for a Winner to benefit from his/her Award for circumstances beyond Organizers’ control. The responsibility of the Organizers cannot be engaged in case of loss and/or deterioration of the Award by post or any third similar service provider and more generally if the Winner does not receive his/her Award. The responsibility of the Organizers cannot be engaged in case of incidents or of damages of all kinds, which could arise because of the enjoyment of the awarded prize and/or because of its use.
18.1. Is “Confidential Information” in the sense of the present arrangement, all the material or immaterial information of whatever nature, in particular administrative, commercial, scientific, technical, financial, fiscal, which was, is or will be communicated by the Partner Company to the Participant, directly or indirectly, and in a non-exhaustive way, orally, in writing whatever the support is, by delivery of paper or electronic documents.
Is not Confidential Information:
18.2. During the duration of the Challenge and during a period of five (5) years after the end of the Challenge such as planned in Article 5, The Participant makes a commitment to:
18.3. The Organizers may disclose Participants’ Information wholly or in part to all its subsidiaries in the sense of Article L.233-‐1 of the French Commercial Code or to a service provider acting on its behalf or that of its subsidiaries.
18.4. At the end of the Challenge, because of the emergence of their term indicated to Article 5 or of their cancellation, the Participant will immediately have to put back to the Partner Company all the Confidential Information, whatever their support is, obtained during the Challenge. The Participant forbids himself from keeping copy in any form whatsoever, except with an on purpose, preliminary and written agreement by the Partner Company.
19.1. The participation in the Challenge requires the communication of the Participant’s personal data mentioned in Article 4.
19.2. This data can be modified at any time by the Participant.
19.3. This data mentioned in the present Article is subjected to an automated processing in the sense of the law n°78-17 of January 6th, 1978 for which the Service Provider and possibly the Partner Company, is alone to define the means and the purpose, and is responsible, in this respect, for this processing in the sense of the aforementioned law.
The purpose of this processing is:
19.4. The addressees of this data are the Service Provider and the Partner Company.
19.5. According to provisions of the law n°78-17 of January 6th, 1978, the Participant is informed that the personal data processing made was subjected to a statement in the Commission Nationale de l'informatique et des Libertés from which the receipt was delivered under the number 1856312v0.
In this respect, the Service Provider made a commitment to protect all the personal data of the concerned people. These data are collected and handled in by the Service Provider with the strictest confidentiality according to the law of January 6th, 1978.
19.6. According to the provisions of the articles 38, 39 and 40 of the law n°78-17 of January 6th, 1978, the Participant has, at any time, the right to:
To exercise his rights in conformance with the law n°78-17 of January 6th, 1978, the Participant has to send a registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt mentioning clearly his identity and the object of his request to:
34, rue du faubourg Saint-Antoine
19.7. Concerning the possible installation of cookies (or witnesses of connection) on the Participant’s computer during his browsing on the Service Provider’s website, the Participant is invited to consult the Regulations and Competition Rules, Terms and Conditions present on the website www.agorize.com and that he/she has to accept previously during the opening of an account necessary to participate in the Challenge.
20.1. The participation in the Challenge and the awarding of the Award require the acceptance purely and simply and the full respect for the Rules in all its terms. The Organizers reserve the right to disqualify, immediately and without compensation, every Participant and/or Project not satisfying in full with the Rules.
20.2. The Organizers reserve the right to modify at any time the terms of the Rules, and during the Challenge without the requirement of notification to the Participant, concerning the application and the validity of these modifications. The Participant is invited to consult regularly the Rules. The Participant gives up expressly any complaint or contesting linked to any modification brought to the Rules by the Organizers.
20.3. Regulations are registered with Stratégies Networks, 11 Zac des Magnanarelles, 13 170 Les Pennes Mirabeau.
Rules are available for consultation online on agorize.com
A copy of these Rules can be asked for free and with the reimbursement of the stamp used in the conditions of Article 15.
21.1. The Service Provider and Partner Company reserve the right to cancel, shorten, suspend the Challenge without prior notice:
21.2. The Organizers cannot be held responsible for cancellation or for suspension of the Challenge according to the present Article and no allowance nor compensation will be due to the Participant.
22.1. The registration and the participation in the Challenge are not, in any way, for effect to create a link of subordination between the Organizers and the Participant.
23.1. Any claim of the Participant must be sent in writing during the latest 30 days after ending date of the Challenge.
23.2. Claims linked to the functioning of the website www.agorize.com must be formulated in writing at the following address:
34, rue du faubourg Saint-Antoine
23.3. Claims linked to the progress of the Challenge and to the sending of the Award must be formulated in writing at the following address:
34, rue du faubourg Saint-Antoine
23.4. At the risk of being rejected, any claim has to contain:
24.1. In case of persistent dispute after the Participant has made a complaint in accordance of Article 22, the Organizers and Participants agree to submit their dispute to an amicable settlement before any court proceedings.
24.2. The party eager to initiate conciliation must inform the other party through a registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt in which it will make him know his intentions and it will specify the cause.
24.3. If no agreement is reached between the parties within 30 days of the registered letter reception, parties regain their freedom of action.
The Regulations and the Challenge are under the French law.
In case of disagreement on the application or interpretation of the Rules, and the absence of agreement, any dispute will be submitted to the competent court, according to the legal rules of territorial jurisdiction.