AI for Everyone Official Rules
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The AI For Everyone Challenge (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Crowdflower, Inc. (“Sponsor”).
Subject to these Official Rules, the Contest is open only to those who are at least 18 years old as of the date of entry. Employees of Sponsor, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Contest, and their immediate family members or household members are not eligible to participate in or win the Contest. THE CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW OR WHERE BONDING, REGISTRATION, OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS WOULD BE REQUIRED BUT HAVE NOT BEEN MET, OR WHERE THE METHODS OF ENTRY SET FORTH BELOW WOULD BE DEEMED CONSIDERATION. ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS APPLY.
The Contest begins at 12:00 am PT on June 16th, 2017 and ends at 11:59 pm PT on September 14th, 2017 (including time zone) (“Entry Period”).
HOW TO ENTER:
No purchase or payment is necessary to participate in the Contest. During the Entry Period, enter the Contest through visiting [www.crowdflower.com/ai-for-everyone] and completing the submission form (“Submission Form”), in English. The Submission Form will include the following fields: First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Job Title, Company Name, AI for Everyone Challenge Project Name. The Submission Form will also include the following longer form essay questions: (i) please include a brief biography of you and/or your team’s background, (ii) please describe your project, including your vision of what you hope your project will achieve, (iii) please describe how you would use the Prize (defined below) (i.e. what dataset would you like to have labeled, cleaned or collected?) and how you would try to achieve your vision without the prize, and (iv) please explain why you think your project is likely to succeed. Submit your Submission Form via www.crowdflower.com/ai-for-everyone. Multiple entrants that submit the same Submission Form will be disqualified. Any late, lost, misdirected, incorrect or incomplete entries will be disqualified and Sponsor and its agents will not be responsible for such entries.
Sponsor expressly reserves the right to disqualify any entries that it believes in good faith are generated by an automated means or scripts. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are void.
Each winning entry shall receive the following (total estimated retail value per winner: $150,000.00):
Free CrowdFlower platform subscription (up to 1 million rows),
$25,000 credit towards CrowdFlower contributor costs,
Free CrowdFlower AI subscription,
Free CrowdFlower platform training and onboarding, and
2 free tickets to Train AI 2018.
Note: as a condition of winning, each winner must make the any data sets resulting in whole or in part from the Prizes open, i.e. accessible to anyone for use for any purpose, without restriction, and Sponsor is also hereby granted the right to do so.
Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Contest. In no event shall the Sponsor be obligated to award any prizes other than the Prizes specified in these Official Rules. The Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions (including, without limitation, for cash) are permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value for any Prize if such Prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of the Prizes, and any related shipping and handling charges. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Rules, within six (6) months after the end of the Entry Period, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to AI for Everyone Winner’s List, c/o CrowdFlower. Attn: Marketing, 2111 Mission Street Suite 302 San Francisco, CA 94110.
Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of Prizes.
Entries will be reviewed and scored by the CrowdFlower Scientific Advisory Board (https://www.crowdflower.com/team/). The CrowdFlower Scientific Advisory Board shall read the eligible entries and select twenty finalists based on the following criteria: originality, impact on society, impact on the artificial intelligence community (collectively the “Scoring Criteria”). Finalists will be invited to conduct a video interview with the CrowdFlower Scientific Advisory Board or to submit a short video responding to theCrowdFlower Scientific Advisory Board’s questions about the project. Two winning entries will be selected by theCrowdFlower Scientific Advisory Board based on the finalist responses to the video interview. TheCrowdFlower Scientific Advisory Board shall base its decision on the Scoring Criteria. The decision of theCrowdFlower Scientific Advisory Board is final and binding.
The Contest will be conducted under the supervision of the Sponsor. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest. Winners will be notified by email; provided, however, that Sponsor reserves the right to determine an alternate method of notification. Winners must claim their Prize within five (5) days after the date of notification of such Prize. A Contest winner’s failure to respond to the Prize notification within the specified five (5) days will be considered such Contest winner’s forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries.
GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES:
By entering the Contest or accepting a Prize, you agree to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. When applicable, the winner may be required to execute and return (and winning may be conditioned upon the winner executing and returning) to Sponsor, within ten (10) business days, an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release drafted by Sponsor to be eligible for the Prize or an alternate winner will be selected. Winners may be required in Sponsor’s sole discretion to complete relevant tax forms as a condition to the delivery of the applicable prize. Winner may also be required to furnish proof of identity, address and birth date in order to receive a Prize.
Unless prohibited by applicable law, your acceptance of a Prize constitutes your permission to use your name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials in all media, in perpetuity, in any manner Sponsor deems appropriate for publicity purposes without any compensation to such entrant or any review or approval rights, notifications, or permissions; and constitutes your consent to disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties (including, without limitation, placing the winner’s name on a winner’s list).
An entrant or winner may be disqualified from the Contest if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Participation in the Contest is at entrant’s own risk. Sponsor shall not be liable for: (1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner in connection with an entry; (2) entries and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind; (3) any electronic miscommunications or failures, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in the Contest; (4) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile device related to or resulting from downloading any application or otherwise in connection with this Contest; or (5) any warranty with respect to any Prize or any component thereof. THE PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” AND SPONSOR DOES NOT MAKE ANY, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL, REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND REGARDING THE PRIZES.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING ELSE HEREIN OR OTHERWISE, SPONSOR AND/OR ITS VENDORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR OBLIGATED WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT OR UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR (A) ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE, GOODWILL, OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS), (B) DATA LOSS OR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, AND/OR (C) ANY MATTER BEYOND SUCH PARTIES’ REASONABLE CONTROL.
By entering the Contest, you agree to and hereby do release and hold harmless Sponsor, and their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated entities, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives from any damage, injury, death, loss, claim, action, demand, or other liability (collectively, “Claims”) that may arise from your acceptance, possession and/or use of any Prize or your participation in this Contest, or from any misuse or malfunction of any Prize awarded, regardless of whether such Claims, or knowledge of the facts constituting such Claims, exist at the time of entry or arise at any time thereafter. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules in any way or at any time. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Contest should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Contest. In the event of cancellation or suspension, Sponsor shall promptly post a notice on Sponsor’s website to such effect. This Contest shall be governed by California law, without regard to conflicts of laws provisions. By participating in this Contest, you agree that any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Contest shall be determined by binding arbitration only in San Francisco, California, by and under the Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sponsor may seek equitable relief in any court of competent jurisdiction. If any provision of these rules is held to be illegal or unenforceable, such provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these rules otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.
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