PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT & OFFICIAL RULES

SPONSOR: “World Blockchain Hackathon (WBH) June 2018 SF” (“Hackathon”) is sponsored by Paradigms Consulting Group, Inc. (“Sponsor”, “we”, “us”).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The Hackathon and all Participants, entries, and submissions, including code, are subject to and governed by this Participation Agreement & Official Rules (“Official Rules”). By applying to and/or participating in the Hackathon, you agree to these Official Rules. Please read them carefully. More details about the rules may be covered up in additional documents. If in doubt, reach out to the organization. 

BINDING AGREEMENT:
You agree that submission of an Entry in the Hackathon constitutes agreement to these Official Rules. These Official Rules form a binding legal agreement between you and Sponsor concerning the Hackathon. Judges will choose the winning entries, and prizes will be awarded under these Official Rules.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
The Hackathon is open to residents worldwide who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Age may be verified before awarding a Prize. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are legally eligible to enter the Hackathon and receive a Prize under any laws applicable to you in your jurisdiction of residence or otherwise.

PRIZE CONDITIONS:
All Prize details will be determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a similar prize (or prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of any Prize are the sole responsibility of winners. Prizes cannot be transferred or substituted by the winner.

YOUR SUBMISSION:
Your Submission must:


a. Adhere to the terms of service per this agreement and the rules stated at the beginning of the hackathon


b. Not breach the terms and conditions of any embedded software or services used by your Application,


c. Not contain any malicious code or backdoors,


d. Not contain, depict or refer to any crude, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, disparaging, discriminatory, offensive, illegal or otherwise unsuitable language, activity or other content (all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion),


e. Not contain, depict or refer to any content which disparages or refers negatively to the Sponsor, the Hackathon, or any other person or entity (all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion);


f. Not contain any content that violates any law or any third party’s rights (including privacy, personality, and intellectual property rights).

CODE OF CONDUCT:
WBH is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. This Code of Conduct was created to clearly define what we mean by a harassment-free experience so that our community and those who support it are clear about our intent and have access to procedures for addressing issues, should they arise.

WBH Statement of Intent:

WBH values the safety and security of all of our members and, because of that, we will not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination. Our goal is to provide a safe and secure environment for our members, and to this end, we have taken the following actions:


• Provided a statement of intent and code of conduct for events
• Explicitly outlined and defined forms of harassment and discrimination
• Clearly outlined the consequences for those who engage in harassing or discriminatory behavior
• Provided a system for reporting any harassing or discriminatory behavior
• Committed to a periodic review of the code of conduct


WBH Code of Conduct for WBH Events:


WBH is an organization dedicated to inspiring all to excel in technology careers. We are committed to our mission statement and equally committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender,
gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or socioeconomic status. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled permanently, at the discretion of the event organizers. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the Hackathon organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the Hackathon with no refund (if applicable). We expect participants to follow these rules at hackathon and workshop venues and Hackathon-related social events.

Forms of Harassment and Discrimination:

Forms of harassment include sexual language and imagery, sexist, racist, and exclusionary jokes, and acts that insult or belittle other event attendees in any way. These are unacceptable at any WBH events. Other forms of harassment and discriminatory behavior include, but are not limited to: offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; unwarranted photography or recording; sustained disruption of event programming; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to immediately comply and may be removed from the event without warning by any member of WBH leadership. Participants are expected to comply with the WBH Code of Conduct at all event venues.

Consequences for Harassment and Discrimination:
If a participant engages in behavior that is harassing or discriminatory in any way, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate. These actions include, but are not limited to, issuing a warning or expulsion from all future events. If a warning or expulsion is issued, WBH leadership may elect to share this information with directors from any network that the participant joins in the future. If a participant engages in behavior that is harassing or discriminatory in any way at events in more than one network, WBH leadership may take any action they deem appropriate. These actions include, but are not limited to, issuing a warning or expulsion from all future WBH events in all networks.


How to Report Harassment and Discrimination:
If you experience or notice harassment, discrimination, or any of the unacceptable behaviors outlined herein at a WBH event, or have any other concerns, please report the incident as soon as possible. To report an incident, take one of the following actions: inform the event organizer on-site; inform another organizer in your network; report the incident to WBH HQ by completing emailing info@worldblockhack.com. If you choose to share your name, it will only be seen by WBH leadership involved in resolving the issue. We encourage you to report any incident of harassment, discrimination, or unacceptable behavior as soon as possible. WBH leadership will take all appropriate actions to mitigate risk factors moving forward and continue to provide a safe and secure environment for all participants. WBH leadership is happy to assist attendees in contacting venue security, local law enforcement, or otherwise aid those experiencing harassment so that they feel safe for the duration of the event. The WBH leadership team will take great care to ensure that the assistance provided meets the needs of attendees who were affected.

Periodic Review:
WBH strives to create a positive and inclusive environment. As such, the WBH leadership team commits to an annual review of the Code of Conduct to ensure that it continues to align with this goal and address the needs of our community. WBH welcomes feedback. All feedback should be submitted by emailing: info@worldblockhack.com discretion of the hackathon organizers. In addition, more rules might be issued at other documents. If in doubt, contact the organization.