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The Porsche Data Cup Competition is organized and run by High-Mobility GMbH, Skalitzer Str. 68, 10997 Berlin, Germany (the “Organizer” or “High-Mobility”) on behalf of Porsche Cars North America, Inc., 1 Porsche Drive, Atlanta, Georgia USA 30354 ("Sponsor" or “Porsche”).
The Porsche Data Cup Competition is open to corporate entities domiciled in the United States with an established business who successfully complete the registration process described below (each, a “Participant”). A Participant may be comprised of individual employee or representative of an eligible corporate entity or group of such employees or representatives who serve as a team. Each individual comprising Participant is a “Contributor.”
Each Participant ensures that its participation in the Data Cup complies with any policies that Participant has regarding participation in competitions of this type. If the Organizer or Sponsor has reason to believe that any of those policies are violated by a Participant participating in the Data Cup, the Organizer or Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to exclude the Participant from the Data Cup or from receiving a prize at any time. The Organizer and Sponsor do not assume any responsibility for any disputes arising out of or in connection with the Participant's participation in the Data Cup that may arise between the Participant and its Contributors.
The Competition begins at 08:00am ET on March 07, 2022, and ends at 12:00pm ET on April 10, 2022 ("Competition Period"). Eastern Time shall control for all purposes of this Competition. Sponsor's clock shall be the official time-keeping device for all purposes of this Competition.
Participation requires a valid e-mail address and completion of the registration process on the Competition website http://www.porsche-data-cup.com/ (the “Website”), including creation of an account on the Website. Only one registration is required per Participant, regardless of the number of Contributors of Participant.
Participants shall submit their Contributions (as defined below) by 12:00pm ET on April 10, 2022 ("Submission Deadline") via the submission process detailed on the Website. Any Contributions submitted after expiration of the Submission Deadline are excluded from the Data Cup and will not be considered.
The Participants shall develop a prototype of their product (new developments or already existing developments, e.g. apps, products, services), which should be a data-driven service in the area(s) of smart home, fintech and insurance, or e-mobility that can be enhanced with car data (the "Product") within the scope of the use as described on the Website. Participants shall use the software tools, SDKs, and mock APIs provided through the Data Cup Portal (http://www.porsche-data-cup.com/) or any other tools from publicly available sources (together the "Tools"), provided the Participant has the authorization to use them, as stipulated herein.
A Participant's contribution that is submitted to the Competition (the "Contribution") shall be comprised of: (i) the Product or a link to the Product; (ii) a video presentation of the Product (max. 60 seconds), explaining and demonstrating the functionality of the Product, its technical architecture, the way the Tools are used, and why the Product should win the Data Cup; and (iii) (optional) a written summary (max. 1,000 words), images, technical details, URL to source code, presentation slides, or other material supporting the Contribution.
Contributions must be submitted in English language.
Participants may withdraw their Contributions at any time until the end of the Competition Period. With the withdrawal of a Contribution, the respective Participant shall be excluded from the Data Cup, and the Participant's eligibility to win a prize is terminated.
Participants may opt to submit more than one Contribution; however, only one Contribution will be eligible for being awarded a Prize. If, according to the evaluation process set out in sec. 9, Participant’s Contributions are selected as top-scoring Contributions in the Competition, only the Contribution with the highest score, as determined by the Jury, will be awarded a Prize.
Entries submitted in connection with this Competition will be reviewed to ensure compliance with these Official Rules. Sponsor and its designees shall have the sole right, in its sole discretion, to reject or remove an entry at any time.
Each Participant who enters this Competition represents and warrants that each of its Contributors will abide by and comply with these Official Rules and that Participant has obtained the consent of all Contributors to grant the publicity rights set forth in Sec. 11. By submitting a Contribution, the Participant warrants that (i) the Contribution, including without limitation the Product or any part thereof, does not contain any content that would defame or otherwise violate or infringe any third party intellectual property right, including patents, copyrights and trademarks or trade secrets ; (ii) the Contribution will not violate the rights of privacy or publicity of any third party and will not violate any federal, state, or local laws or ordinance; (iii) the Participant has obtained all of the permissions, rights, and licenses required, if any, for Participant’s submission of the Contribution; (iii) the Contribution does not contain any harmful, malicious or deceptive code, including but not limited to any bots, back doors, Trojan horses, viruses, worms and other harmful or malicious code, files, scripts, agents or programs intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information; and (iv) the Contribution does not contain third party or publicly available code which is subject to license terms that require a license of the Product, or any derivative work thereof, to third parties or require the Product or any derivative work thereof to be made publicly available.
Each Participant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Competition Entities from and against any and all third-party claims, actions, or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations, or agreements of Participant hereunder. “Competition Entities” are defined as Organizer and Sponsor, and the employees, officers, and directors of Organizer and Sponsor and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, sales representatives, advertising and promotional agencies, any other persons or entities involved in the development and/or administration of this Competition.
Three (3) winners (“Winners”) will be selected. The Winners will each receive the following prizes (each, a “Prize”): (i) free 3 months usage of Porsche vehicle data provided by High Mobility, which shall be specific to the Contribution; and (ii) a consultation with Porsche related to the Product and its use; and (iii) coverage of the Winners and their projects on the Organizer and Porsche’s channels.
The Prize (or any portion of it) may not be sold, auctioned, offered for sale, assigned, transferred, offered for transfer, photocopied, duplicated, or redeemed or exchanged for cash, merchandise, or services. Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right to substitute any Prize with a prize of comparable or greater value if Prize becomes unavailable.
Once Winners have been identified but prior to the awarding of the Prizes, the eligibility of each Winner must be verified and approved by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. For the verification and approval process, Winners may be asked to provide Sponsor with additional information regarding Participant not previously obtained in the Competition registration. Furthermore, approved Winners shall be required to enter into a data usage agreement with High Mobility before being provided access to the free data.
Each Winner is solely responsible for all expenses associated with its Prize, including but not limited to federal, state, and local taxes, gasoline, and other fees associated with Prize receipt, regardless of whether Prize is used in whole or in part. Each Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winner may be required to sign an affidavit in connection with acceptance of the Prize at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Sponsor and Organizer shall have the right but no obligation to use any of the winning Contributions and/or the Products provided therewith.
Odds of winning a Prize depend on the number of eligible Contributions received and the number of Participants.
Review and evaluation of all validly submitted Contributions will be carried out by a jury who are selected at the Organizer's and Sponsor’s sole discretion (the "Jury").
All validly submitted Contributions will be objectively reviewed and evaluated by the Jury in accordance with the following evaluation criteria and will rank the Contributions accordingly: 1. Creativity (includes creativity of the Product, in particular as regards usability, design, and intuitiveness - max. 15 points), 2. Potential the clarity and description of what problem the Product addresses, how the Product solves the problem Value (includes the degree to which the Product provides scale and economic or social value to Porsche or Porsche customers - max. 15 points), 3. Use of APIs/SDKs (includes the extent to which the Tools were implemented, how effectively the Product makes use of the Tools, and how many features of the Tools are used in the Product - max. 15 points), 4. Ease of Implementation (includes the extent to which the value provided to the user is realistically achievable with existing technologies within the near term, not vague, or reliant on a technology that is not yet on the market - max. 15 points), 5. Contribution Pitch (includes, and what technology is used - max. 15 points).
The Jury's decision shall be made at the Jury's sole discretion in accordance with the evaluation criteria and shall be final and binding.
In the final evaluation event, each finalist chosen by the Jury will provide an approximately 15 minute virtual presentation. All finalists are required to participate in the final evaluation event, and access to Skype/YouTube and a Camera is required. More information regarding the final live event will be announced after the selection of the finalists. Should this final event require other technology, Participants shall be given advance notice of such.
The winning Participants will be notified by the Organizer by e-mail using the email address provided by the Participant during the registration process on or around April 22, 2022. If the Participant again fails to contact the Organizer within another two (2) weeks following the Organizer’s notice to a winning Participant, such Participant’s right to the Prize shall be forfeited and the Organizer shall be entitled to award the Prize to another Participant in accordance with the evaluation criteria.
The Winners’ company names as well as images and pictures of the winning Contributors and Contributions will be announced to the public on the Website and other promotional channels, such as the Organizer's websites, www.porsche.com and any other Porsche websites and their subdomains, and social media accounts.
Except where and as may be prohibited by law, participation in the Competition and/or acceptance of a Prize constitutes express permission of each Participant and its Contributors for Sponsor and those acting pursuant to the authority of Sponsor to use such Participant’s and its Contributor’s entry, name, photograph, image, likeness, voice, opinions, city, state, and country of residence for advertising, trade, promotion, and publicity purposes in all forms of media now known or hereafter discovered or devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without further notice, review or approval, or compensation.
This Competition is subject to all applicable international, federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Competition Entities are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Competition, or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of the Competition entries. Competition Entities are not responsible for interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer transmissions or jumbled, scrambled, or misdirected entries or transmissions, or for phone, electrical, network, computer hardware or software or program malfunctions, failures or difficulties or for other errors, omissions, interruptions, or deletions of any kind whether human, mechanical, or electronic or for any damage to any person’s or Participant’s computer, phone, tablet, or other device related to participating in the Competition. By participating in this Competition, each Participant waives any right to claim ambiguity in these Official Rules.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS COMPETITION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, or suspend this Competition and award the Prizes in accordance with the winner selection process described above from all eligible entries received as of such date should fraud, virus, bugs, or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, fairness, proper play or security of the Competition. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, (i) to disqualify any individual it or its designees find to be attempting to tamper with or undermine the entry process, any website or social media account or page associated with this Competition, and/or the legitimate operation of the Competition; (ii) to violate the Official Rules; or (iii) to act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. Competition Entities are not responsible for: (a) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Participants, printing errors, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Competition; (b) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (c) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Competition; (d) technical or human error that may occur in the administration of the Competition or the processing of entries; or (e) any injury or damage to persons or property that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Participant's participation in the Competition or receipt, use, or misuse of any prize.
Contributions, and the intellectual property rights therefor, will be owned by Participants who submitted them, but each Participant hereby grants to Sponsor a worldwide and perpetual license to make its Contribution publicly available as described above. Each Participant furthers grants to Sponsor and Organizer a limited right and license to use the Contribution for the Competition Period for purposes solely related to the operation of the Competition and the judging of the Contributions. Sponsor and Organizer shall retain a copy of each Contribution following the Competition, in all media in which the Contribution was provided to Sponsor and Organizer for the Competition. No materials, information, content submitted by a Participant for the Competition shall be returned. Sponsor does not claim ownership of any Contribution, but each Participant must consider, and by entering this Competition agrees, that the Contribution will be made publicly available and no confidentiality is guaranteed and warranted. Participant should consider seeking independent legal advice prior to the submission of the Contribution should Participant have concerns about the protection of certain intellectual property rights prior to the disclosure as a Contribution.
To the fullest extent possible by applicable law, the Organizer and Sponsor specifically disclaim any liability, terms, conditions, representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the Competition or the Prizes including any implied warranty of non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose and any other implied warranties that may arise in the course of performance of the Competition.
By participating in this Competition, each Participant agrees to release Competition Entities from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, illnesses, or damages of any kind caused by entering or participating in the Competition or for damages of any kind caused by any Prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of any prize awarded. IN NO EVENT WILL COMPETITION ENTITIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES, CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, ILLNESSES OR LIABILITY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS COMPETITION OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, MISUSE, OR NONUSE OF A PRIZE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Participants, Sponsor, and other Competition Entities in connection with this Competition, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, United States of America without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Georgia. Any legal proceedings arising out of this Competition or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts located in the State of Georgia, and all Participants consent to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these Official Rules and/or this Competition. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
Any personally-identifiable information collected during a Participant’s participation in this Competition will be collected by Sponsor and used by Sponsor and its designees for purposes of the proper administration and fulfillment of this Competition as described in these Official Rules. In addition, by entering this Competition, Participants agree to Sponsor’s use of his/her/their personal information as described in Sponsor's Privacy Notice, which is located at http://www.porsche.com/usa/privacy-policy/. Sponsor’s Privacy Notice may be updated from time to time without notice. Sponsor may use Participants’ information to send marketing communications regarding promotional offers and product information.