The Trail by VINCI Construction

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The Trail by VINCI Construction



VINCI Construction, Having its registered office at 
1 cours Ferdinand de Lesseps 
92851 Rueil-Malmaison cedex,  registered with the companies' register of Nanterre under number 334 851 664,

Hereafter referred to as « VINCI Construction » 

has decided to give to

Agorize, SAS with a capital of €71 146, registered under the number 530 774 439 at the Commercial  and Companies Register of Paris, and has its registered office at 34 rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine 75012 PARIS,


(Hereinafter designated as “The Organizing Company”)

(VINCI Construction and The Organizing Company together hereinafter designated as “the Organizers”)


The organization of the challenge « The Trail by VINCI Construction » which will be scheduled from November 20th to May 18th 2018, through the website of the organizing company or directly on the following address and the execution of some of its obligations defined hereinafter.

(hereafter designated as “The Challenge”)



“Brief”: refers to the specifications issued by VINCI Construction. This document contains information such as the deadline, details of the grant, the legal provisions, etc. This brief is searchable online

“Challenge”: designates the Challenge, subject to the regulations organized by the Organizers.

“Participant”: designates every single person registered according to Article 4 of the regulations and participating in the Challenge.

“Team”: designates the teams formed on the website

“Final Jury”: designates the jury mentioned in Article 11 in charge of the selected teams’ rankings.

“Winners”: designates the participants of the teams which have access to the final step of the Challenge ranked by the final jury

“Application”: designates the Application phase describes in Articles 7.

 “Selection”: designates the Selection phase describes in Articles 7 and 8.

“Selection process”: designates the selection steps for each phase of the Challenge describes in Article 11.

“Registration”: designates the Registration of a participant in the Challenge according to Article 14.

“Recommendation” means the full set of deliverables for any step of the challenge describing the team’s innovative idea or recipe.

“Deliverables”: designates the Deliverable described in Article 7 and 8.

“Nomination”: refers to the designation among the selected teams by the Final Jury at the end of the final step.

“Personal data”: designates data defined in Article 18 of the regulations.

“Prize”: designates the Endowments specifically mentioned in Article 12 and delivered to the selected teams at the end of the Challenge.

“Regulations”: designates the present regulations, which are applicable to the challenge.

“Competition Rules, Terms and Conditions” or “CRTC”: designate the general terms of use of the Organizing Company’s website, accepted by every participant during the creation of a user account on



 2.1. Regulations 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 Organizing Company. Regulations are destined to complete the rules of the challenge of the Organizing Company, which can be downloaded through the following link: <> In the event of inconsistency between these terms and regulations and those of the CRTC, Regulations will prevail.

 2.2. The participant recognizes to be informed and accepts that the Challenge in question appeals to his ability of conviction and to the quality of his Deliverables. Under no circumstances shall decisions be made at random or chance and the Challenge shall not be related to 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. By participating in the Challenge, the Participant unconditionally and irrevocably accepts and agrees to be bound by all these terms and conditions as stated herein at all times without any exception whatsoever.

In the event of inconsistency between these terms and conditions and those on, these Challenge Terms and Conditions will prevail.


3.3. Participants allowed:

Any adult who either:

  • is currently enrolled in a graduate or post-graduate program or from an institution of higher education of the territory two years ago or less and able to justify it with a certificate.
  • Is of legal age in his country of residency. If the participant is under legal age in his country, a consent letter must be given to the Organizers. Download the parental consent letter.

3.4. Employees and representatives of the Organizing 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 Endowment will be conditional upon the presentation by the winner of the challenge of an identity card proving his age during the Registration to the challenge and a student card from less than two years from the beginning of the school year at the date of the inscription (2017-2018).

3.6. There is only one entry per person in the Challenge.

3.7. Participants must form teams from of 4 members (4 minimum and 4 maximum).

3.8. Any Participant who doesn’t abide by the terms of this present article 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 Endowments. In the case where an Endowment would have been awarded to a Participant who doesn’t comply with the terms of participation during his/her Registration or during the challenge, the Organizers have the right to demand the return of the endowment received.




4.1. For his/her Registration to the Challenge, the Participant must open a user account on the website and must indicate the following:

  • Last name;
  • First name;
  • an email address;
  • a password.


To validate this Registration to the Challenge, the Participant must also accept the Competition Rules, Terms and Conditions provided by the Organizing Company.

A confirmation email containing an activation link is sent to the Participant’s listed email address.

 Once the account is activated, the Participant must provide the information listed below:

  • Date of Birth;
  • Civility;
  • Town;
  • Country;
  • Phone number;
  • Nationality;
  • School;
  • Education;

 Other information can be freely completed on the Participant’s profile in the account settings.


Once his/her account is activated, the Participant is able to register to the challenge by applying to join an existing team or by creating his/her own team.


To end their 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 or incomplete information shall not be taken into account and shall disqualify the Participant.


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 material configuration and device hereinafter:

  •     Processor 1 Ghz or higher with 1 Go RAM or higher;
  •     A 1024x768 pixels screen definition with 65 536 colors;
  •     Operating system: Windows XP and Vista;
  •   A browser which accepts cookies and Javascripts functions execution: Using Internet Explorer 7 or higher, or Firefox 3.5 is recommended;
  •     Version Flash Player 9.045, except any specified case which will be informed to the Participant on the homepage of the Challenge;
  •     The sound card is recommended but is not necessary for the participation in the Challenge.


 4.5. The Challenge is available 24 hours a day on the website published by the Organizing Company with the link subject to possible maintenance operations on servers of or dysfunctions such as those mentioned in Article 16. 



 5.1. The participation in the challenge is scheduled from 20th November, 2017 at 9:00am to April 1st, 2018 at 11.59pm (“Challenge Period”).

 5.2. Every date clearly defined in these rules and the challenge is in the Paris time zone (GMT +1).

 5.3. The Organizers, in their absolute discretion, can extend or modify the Challenge Period, as it may deem necessary without any liability whatsoever.




6.1.The Challenge consists for each team to make Recommendations formed by two (2) successive Deliverables in accordance with the requirements listed in Article 7 and 8, during the two steps of Preselection and Selection.

All submissions by the Participants are to be made in English or French language. Further, all communications between the Organizers and the Participants, including the interviews will be conducted in English, Spanish or French language.


6.2. Those Deliverables must respect the Challenge rules described in the tab “Brief” on the challenge page at the website

6.3. Each Recommendation is exclusively composed of three Deliverables:

  • The Selection Deliverable mentioned in Article 7 subjected to the terms of this disposition;
  • The Final Deliverable mentioned in Article 8 for the preselected teams by the jury at the end of the Application step.


The Organizers will not accept and will not take into account any other documents submitted by the Participants.






7.1. The Application step is scheduled from November 20th 2017 at 9:00am to April 1st, 2018 at 11:59pm.


7.2. During this period and until April 1st, 2018 at 11:59pm, the Teams will have to send by Upload in their online space, their Selection Deliverable, which is composed of:

  • A presentation document of 3 slides based on the template downloadable at the address in a PDF format in English.
  • A presentation video of 1 minute and 30 seconds maximum in English with subtitles.


7.3 The selection of the Projects will be realized on the basis of this Selection Deliverable, in accordance with Article 11.






8.1 Only the 13 Participants of the Selected Projects at the end of the Selection step would be allowed to take part to the Award ceremony.

8.2 This finale phase will consist in a oral presentation of the Final deliverable by the Participants at Annecy (France) on May 17 and 18 and in a sports challenge.

8.3 A ranking of the 13 participating Projects to the Finale Phase will be done with this oral presentation and the score of the sports challenge, according to the Article 11. An institutional movie, presenting the award ceremony, could be done by the Organizers. The Participants accept to take part to this movie.






9.1. Deliverables must comply with the rules and the directives set by the Partner Company found under the tab “Brief” on the page of the Challenge at the website

9.2. These deliverables must be sent in a PDF format and must be written in English.


9.3. In case of difficulties or failures to read the Deliverable, Participants of the concerned Team have the responsibility to rectify before the Deliverable deposit end date of the current step and in a maximum three (3)-day delay as from this date. If the delay is passed, the Team in question will be disqualified from the Challenge.


9.4. Each Participant warrants that the content of the Recommendation does not violate laws and regulations, including those relating to infringement, defamation, decency or privacy.




10.1. The challenge is organized in one selection process:

  • A selection organized at the end of the Selection phase.


10.2. This Selection process step is based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance;
  • Originality;
  • Feasibility ;



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.

 10.3 A Selection Jury composed of members of the Organizing Company will select at the end of the Selection phase 39 Projects. The 39 Projects will be selected with the following distribution:

12 in France (DOM-TOM included)
3 in Asia, 
3 in New-Zeland
3 in Australia
3 in South America
3 in North America
6 in Poland and Czech Republic
3 in Africa
3 in United Kingdom

Those Selected Projected will be invited to Regional Award ceremonies, according to their locations.

A Selection Jury composed of members of the Organizing Company will select, among those 39 Projects, 13 Finalists. The finalists will be announced during the Regional award ceremonies between April and May 2018.

The 13 Projects will be selected with the following distribution:

4 in France (DOM-TOM included)
1 in Asia, 
1 in New-Zeland
1 in Australia
1 in South America
1 in North America
2 in Poland and Czech Republic
1 in Africa
1 in United Kingdom

Only those 13 Projects will participate in the Finale of the challenge.




10.4. The Organizing Company shall provide all participants with the Selection step results between April and May, 2018 through an e-mail sent to the address provided when creating a user account on the site and also by a notification sent to their account at


10.5. Each Preselected Participant must respond to the email sent by the Organizing Company 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 Team.


10.6  A Final Jury will rank at the end of the Finale phase the 13 Finalist Projects and to nominate the 3 Winning Projects – the 3 Projects that will be the firsts in the sports challenge and in the oral presentations results.

10.7 This final of pitch or recipe execution will be held on May 17 and 18th 2018 in Annecy, France.





11.1. Prizes referred to this Article are the counterparts of:

  • The delivery of an Final Deliverable which quality has been recognized by the different Juries.
  • Acceptance and respect of Article 13 on Intellectual Property for each Winner;
  • Acceptance and respect for each Winner of Article 14 on use of winners’ information;


No Prize can be delivered to the winners if they do not meet these three conditions.


11.2. Any award of a Prize at the end of the challenge is subject to, and is performed only when subjected to:

  • The full respect of the rules set out in Regulations;
  • The presentation by each winner of an identity card proving their majority at the time of registering to the Challenge, and a student card from less than three years from the beginning of the school year at the date of the inscription (2017-2018).


11.3. Only the three (3) best ranked teams selected by the Final Jury will receive a Prize.


11.4. Every Participant recognizes and accepts that the Prize 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 Prize whatever the reason is. The Prize is not transferable and the Participants are informed that the sale or the exchange of the Prize is forbidden.


11.5. In case of unavailability of a Prize, the Partner Company will be free to substitute a prize 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.


11.6. Every Participant recognizes and accepts that the Partner Company will not be held responsible, in any case, for the dysfunction of the Prize or for any harmful consequence undergone by the Winner or any third party because of the Prize. It is stated that the Company will not provide any partner warranty service or assistance.


11.7. Every Participant recognizes and accepts that the Partner Company is only committed to the delivery of the Prize awarded to the Winners. As a consequence, all the extra costs relative to these Prizes or the overheads linked to the accession to ownership of these Prizes will stay, unless otherwise stipulated of the Regulations, chargeable to the Winners. Neither coverage nor refund will be owed as such.


11.8. Winners will be informed by email of their award sent by the Partner Company to the address communicated for their inscription of their account on 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 Partner Company, 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.


11.9 Winners will be awarded with the following prizes, according to their ranking; with the precision that team n°1 is better than team n°3.


  1. First prize, for the Project n°1 :

    Each member of the winning team will be awarded with a trip to visit a VINCI Construction site in Asia, Europe or South America (trips, accommodation for 2 nights - all-inclusive for 2 days)
  1. Second prize, for the Project n°2:
    Each member of the second team will be awarded with an smart device (value €500)
  2. Third Prize, for the Project n°3 :
    Each member of the third team will be awarded with an smart device (value €300)


11.10 The 13 finalists will also win sports equipments and will get a VIP access to job and internship offers in VINCI Construction.





12.1. Definition

The term "intellectual property rights" refers to any Invention, any copyright or other rights over a brand or model and, more broadly, any element that may be protected by international laws or conventions on intellectual property.

12.2 Any Deliverable involving several Participants constitutes a collaborative work, according to the article L 113-2 and following of the Intellectual Property Code. The Participant testifies he/she indeed is co-author and co-owner of all intellectual property rights attached to every Deliverable submitted for the Challenge by the team the Participant is part of, and owns all Deliverable-related rights, including the intellectual property rights.

12.3 Participants accept their Deliverables are under the « Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 France » Licence. (the “Licence”) which the copy is in Annex 1, at the end of these rules.

 12.4 Once the Deliverables are under this Licence, The Organizing Company will be able to reproduce the Deliverables, to distribute them, to communicate them to public or to modify them.

If any modification, transformation or adaptation of the Deliverables, the Organizing Company will be able to distribute the work according to this Licence.

12.5 Tweets from Participants to the Organizers during the challenge or using a hashtag dedicated to the challenge could be freely reproduced or used by the Organizers without any monetary compensation.



13.1. Every Participant authorizes the Partner Company, in the hypothesis where he would be appointed Winner of the Challenge to use his family name, his first name, his alias used for the Challenge, his twitter address, his city and his region of residence, the name of his school or former school and, when necessary, his photograph, in any promotional demonstration (except purchase advertising space), on the web sites of the Organizing Company and the Partner Company and any site or affiliated support, without that this use can legally give rise to any remuneration other than the awarded Prize during 2 years maximum.




14.1. 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).


In case any travel is required for the purpose of the Final Event, the Organizers shall bear all reasonable costs associated with travelling from the place of residence of up to two members of the Finalists teams, boarding, hostel and food at the venue finalized by the Organizers. All other expenses not expressly included above will not be borne by the Organizers or any other agency on Organizer’s behalf, and will be the sole responsibility of the respective members of the Finalist teams, unless expressly agreed in writing by Village by CA at least 72 hours before the Final Event starting date.


15.2. All requests for refund by the participant must be sent in writing before May 18th, 2018 (date as postmark), to the following address:


34, rue du faubourg Saint-Antoine
75012 PARIS
Request cannot be done by telephone or by e-mail.


14.3. The request of repayment will necessarily have to, at the risk of refusal, contain the following elements:


  • Full contact details of the Participant (name, first name, address, zip code, city, Agorize login and e-mail);
  • Bank details or account details;
  • Where necessary, the precise request of communication of Regulations and repayment of the stamp used in the aforementioned price rate.


14.4. Any request of repayment over the deadline, incomplete or inaccurate will be refused.


14.5. Only one reimbursement per person (same name – same address) will be accepted.


14.6. The reimbursement will be processed through a 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.




15.1. The responsibility of the Organizing Company and the Partner Company 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 the site or any other useful web site for the participation in the Challenge.


15.2. 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.


15.3. The Organizers cannot, in any case, be held responsible for the damage caused by the defect or the delay of delivery of the Deliverables especially for the refusal of consideration of these Deliverables because of a submission over the deadline fixed in the Regulations, by the defect or the delivery time of any e-mail sent during the Challenge or by any change in the Deliverables regardless of the fact of the Organizers.


15.4. The Organizers cannot be held responsible in case of total or partial modification, suspension, interruption, adjournment or cancellation of the Challenge for reasons regardless of their willingness. In such instances, the Organizing Company will inform as soon as possible the participants by a mention on the or on the Agorize Blog.


15.5. The Organizers cannot be held responsible for the consequences of a disqualification of a Participant because of his violation of the Regulations.


15.6. 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.


15.7. In any case, the Organizers will not be held responsible for the deadline of delivery of the Prizes nor in case of impossibility for a Winner to benefit from his Prize for circumstances regardless of the Organizers’ willingness. The responsibility of the Organizers cannot be engaged in case of loss and/or deterioration of the Prize by post or any third similar service provider and more generally if the Winner does not receive his/her Prize. 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.




16.1. 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:

  • The currently accessible information or becoming accessible to the public without breach at the terms of the Regulations from the Participant,
  • The information legally held by the Participant before their disclosure by the Partner Company,
  • The information not resulting either directly or indirectly from the use of all or part of the Confidential Information,
  • The information validly obtained close to a third party authorized to transfer or to reveal the aforementioned information.


16.2. During the duration of the Challenge and during a period of three (3) years after the end of the Challenge such as planned in Article 5, The Participant makes a commitment to:

  • Not using the Confidential Information for any other purposes than the participation in the Challenge in the conditions of the Regulations;
  • Taking any necessary, useful and reasonable precaution to protect the Confidential Information;
  • Not Revealing the Confidential Information to whomever, by any means whatsoever, except to the other members of his/her Team;


16.3. 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.




17.1. The participation in the Challenge requires the communication of the Participant’s personal data mentioned in Article 4.

 17.2. This data can be modified at any time by the Participant.


17.3. 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 Organizing Company 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:

  • To organize the intermediation between the Participant and the Partner Company;
  • To ensure identification, communication and preservation of the exchanges with the Participant;
  • To realize anonymous market studies by the Organizing Company or a third-party.


17.4. The addressees of this data are the Organizing Company and the Partner Company.


17.5. 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 1495245 v 0.

In this respect, the Organizing Company made a commitment to protect all the personal data of the concerned people. These data are collected and handled in by the Organizing Company with the strictest confidentiality according to the law of January 6th, 1978.


17.6. 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:


  • Oppose to the collect and process of personal data carried out by the Organizing Company;
  • Oppose to the communication of these data to third-parties;
  • Get access to all personal data handled by the Organizing Company;
  • Rectify, update and delete his personal data handled by the Organizing Company.


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

75012 PARIS


17.7. Concerning the possible installation of cookies (or witnesses of connection) on the Participant’s computer during his browsing on the Organizing Company’s website, the Participant is invited to consult the Regulations and Competition Rules, Terms and Conditions present on the website and that he/she has to accept previously during the opening of an account necessary to participate in the Challenge.





18.1. The participation in the Challenge and the awarding of the Prize require the acceptance purely and simply and the full respect for the Regulation in all its terms. The Organizers reserve the right to disqualify, immediately and without compensation, every Participant not satisfying the present arrangement.


18.2. The Organizers reserve the right to modify at any time the terms of the Regulations, 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 Regulations. The Participant gives up expressly any complaint or contesting linked to any modification brought to the Regulations by the Organizers.


18.3 Regulations are also available for consultation online on the website

A copy of these Regulations can be asked for free and with the reimbursement of the stamp used in the conditions of Article 15.




19.1. The Organizer and Partner Company reserve the right to cancel, shorten, suspend the Contest if:


  • In cases of force majeure;
  • It appears that fraud has occurred in any form whatsoever;
  • In the case of the article 11.9


19.2. 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.




20.1. 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.




21.1. Any claim of the Participant must be sent in writing during the latest 30 days after ending date of the Challenge.


21.2. Claims linked to the functioning of the website must be formulated in writing at the following address:



34, rue du faubourg Saint-Antoine

75012 PARIS


21.3. Claims linked to the progress of the Challenge and to the sending of the Prizes must be formulated in writing at the following address:



34, rue du faubourg Saint-Antoine

75012 PARIS


21.4. At the risk of being rejected, any claim has to contain:


  • Full contact details of the Participant (name, first name, address, zip code, city, Agorize login and e-mail);
  • The identification of the concerned Challenge;
  • The clear and elaborate presentation of the motives for the claim.




22.1. 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.


22.2. 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.


22.3. 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.