Terms & Conditions – WORLDLINE e-Payments Challenge
ARTICLE 1 – ORGANIZATION OF THE COMPETITION
The company BeMyApp, a French company with a capital of 1.250,00 euros, whose registered office is located 18 Boulevard Michelet, (13008) Marseille, France - company registration number B 523 824 258 (Marseille RCS) - is organizing on behalf of the company Worldline a company organized under the laws of France as a “Société Anonyme”, whose registered office is Immeuble River Ouest, 80 quai Voltaire at Bezons (95870) – France, and whose registered number is 378 901 946 RCS Pontoise (hereafter referred to, collectively, as “Organizer”) an e-Payments Challenge called “Worldline e-payments challenge” (hereafter referred to as “Competition”) from September 17th 2020 to September 18th 2020 and is open to individuals or entities in the conditions described hereinafter at Article 3 (the “Participants”).
ARTICLE 2 – OBJECTIVE OF THE COMPETITION
The aim of the competition is to design and over a limited amount of time, an innovative solution around the following topic: “Co-Create a Less Cash Society Powered by Data”.
Some companies invited by Worldline, hereafter referred as “Worldline Customers”, will propose specific challenges related to the topic.
Each Participant will choose to work on one or several of the “sub-topics” proposed by Worldline Customers.
Business and Technical experts, employees of Worldline or Worldline Customers, referred hereafter as “Mentors” will support the Participants in their work to design the best solution to the challenge(s).
ARTICLE 3 – PARTICIPATION PROCESS
The Competition is free and without any purchase obligation. The Competition is open to all individuals (i) who have the age required by law in their country of residence to enter this competition, (ii) who hold a bank account in their country of tax residence, (iii) who have the IT skills, technical skills, design skills, or marketing skills required by the Competition and (iv) who have their own computer hardware in working order throughout the duration of the Competition.
Employees of Worldline and BeMyApp and/or their affiliates, and members of their families, as well as anyone who has directly or indirectly contributed to the conception, organization or realization of the Competition, are ineligible to take part in the Competition.
Participants will be composed of Fintech and startup companies, with expertise and /or assets that can be used to design and build a solution to one (or several) specific challenge(s).
The registration for the Competition is open from June 1st and September 1st. The e-Payments Challenge will take place from September 17th until September 18th .Only one registration per Participant is allowed during the entire duration of the Competition.
Phase 1: Registration process
- Date: Between June 1st and September 1st 2020
- Objective: Every person wishing to participate can register online on the dedicated website for the Competition accessible at the following address: https://worldline.com/content/worldline-fairs/epayments-challenge-2020/home.html. Registrations will be limited to 100 for external registrants. Registrants must provide the following information: last name, first name, date of birth, address, phone number, email and their profile for the purpose of the Competition, as suggested on the website. This information is required for the completion of their application.
Each candidate guarantees that the information entered during his/her application to the Competition is complete and accurate. Any false, incorrect or incomplete information will automatically result in the application being rejected.
The Organizer reserves the discretionary right to reject any application at any time, especially if the profile of the Participant does not comply with the Competition standards.
Phase 2: “Ideation” Online platform
- Date: 1-16 September
- Platform website address: https://platform.e-paymentschallenge.bemyapp.com/#/event
- Objective: Participants will exchange with Mentors and other Participants their questions and ideas in order to mature them before the e-Payments Challenge.
Phase 3: Beginning of the Competition
- Date: 17 September
- Place: Online
- Objective: Participants will come with their teams of two (2) to six (6) Participants to focus around a single project of developing a solution (hereafter referred to as “Teams”). Fintech participants will have until September 18th to design their solution.
Phase 4: Start of work on the projects
- Date: 17-18 September
- Place: Online
- Objective: One mission: creating a solution that will best answer to the challenge while combining Participants and Worldline assets. During the Competition, meals will be available to Participants for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Phase 5: Evaluation and presentation of the solution/prototype
- Date: 18 September
- Place: Online
- Objective: each Team will present its solution to the jury for a duration which will be determined according to the number of developed prototypes and which will not exceed 10 minutes, including 3 minutes of video, 4 minutes of project presentation and 3 minutes of questions/answers with the jury.
Phase 6: Jury’s selection, pitch of winners and Competition results
- Date: 17 September (Open Entry) / 18 September (Close Entry)
- Place: Online
- Objective: Jury’s deliberation and announcement of winners and prizes
ARTICLE 4 – DETERMINATION OF WINNERS
The winning Participants will be determined by a jury of 5 to 10 members representing Worldline and other professionals, especially representatives of Worldline Customers. The composition of the jury will be communicated to the Participants at the latest on September 16th.
The jury will designate the winners on September 18th.
- The winners will be selected from among the Participants who actually
- Satisfy the conditions for participation as set forth in the present rules,
- Participated in the e-Payments Challenge session,
- Were present during the submission of their work on September 18th at 2:00 PM or – if need be – were excused by the other members of their Company.
The jury will select the winning Teams based on the following criteria:
- Business plan/market potential
- Match with the customer challenge
- Fit with Worldline
Jury decisions are discretionary and final and cannot be challenged by Participants or engage the liability of Worldline in any way whatsoever
ARTICLE 5 – PRIZES AWARDED
The Competition is endowed with prizes for each winning Team. The gained prizes are neither exchangeable nor refundable against their cash value.
BeMyApp reserves the right, if circumstances so require, to replace the prizes with others of equivalent value, without liability being incurred thereby.
Worldline will also enter in conversation with the winner Participants with the objective to build a partnership approach. Any partnership and collaboration projects related to the proposed solution will be formalized by written agreement between Worldline and concerned Participants. This partnership approach can include hosting of the winner Participants on Worldline booth in one of the Global events that Worldline attend (NRF 2020 Retail’s big, Mobile World Congress 2020, Money 2020 in 2020).
ARTICLE 6 – PRIZE ALLOCATION
Prizes will be sent by BeMyApp to the winners within a maximum of 12 (twelve) weeks, to the address indicated by the winners.
If the address of a winner is unusable (illegible, incomplete or erroneous), the latter will lose the profit of its prize.
No mail will be sent to Participants who did not win.
In addition, the Organizer cannot be held liable because of an error of routing of the prize, the loss of the prize during shipment, or inability to contact the winner.
The Organizer shall bear no liability related to the selection of the winner.
ARTICLE 7 – MODIFICATION, INTERRUPTION AND TERMINATION OF THE COMPETITION
The Organizer reserves the full and free right to shorten, extend, modify or terminate the Competition, or a part of the Competition without incurring liability as a result thereof.
In such case, the Organizer will provide notice thereof to the Participants by any means of its choice (including e-mail and/or publication on the Website), and, if the need arises, will communicate to the Participants the new rules applicable or the new ending date of the Competition, as the case may be. Each Participant may notify the Organizer by e-mail that s/he refuses the new conditions of the Rules, in which case s/he will be excluded from participating, which s/he expressly accepts. If no refusal is communicated to the Organizer within seventy-two (72) hours, the new conditions of the Rules will be deemed to have been accepted by Participants.
In case of a modification to the Rules, cancellation or interruption of the Competition, or a reduction or an extension of its length, the Organizer waives all liability and Participants will not be entitled to any compensation of any nature.
ARTICLE 8 – FRAUD
The Organizer may cancel all or part of participations in the Competition if it appears that fraud has occurred in any form whatsoever, in particular computer fraud, during the Competition. The Organizer reserves, in this case, the right not to award prizes to fraudsters, to disqualify the concerned prototype project and/or to bring actions against the authors of these frauds. The Organizer shall not incur any responsibility towards the Participants because of its decision of cancellation and the committed frauds.
Furthermore, the Organizer cannot be liable in case of damage, whether material or immaterial, caused during the Competition and thereafter, to the Participants, to their computing equipment, or to the data, including consequences which may ensue from it on their personal, professional or commercial activity.
ARTICLE 9 – EXPLOITATION RIGHTS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Worldline will grant for the exclusive purpose and only for the duration of the Competition, the appropriate limited, nontransferable, and nonexclusive intellectual property rights on its APIs to the Participants, in order to create and developed prototypes and solutions during the Competition.
For avoidance of any doubt, Worldline shall retain full ownership of any intellectual property rights in any Worldline’s API’s, software, source/object code, know-how, materials which are made available to the Participant within the context of the Competition.
All intellectual property rights owned by a Party prior to the Competition will remain the ownership of that Party. The Parties could further agree on the conditions of use of their respective rights in a separate agreement.
Any third-party elements included in the prototype, including open source software, must be clearly identified with their version, the terms of the applicable license and any other details regarding their use and exploitation. The Participant understands that this licenses and information are taken into account in the assessment for the allocation of a prize. The licenses chosen by the Participant are at his own risk. The Participants declare and warrant the Organizer that they have full rights to the items they use during the Competition for the purposes of the later.
The prototypes shall not infringe any intellectual property right or images right. Each Participant warrants to the Organizer that their creation does not infringe in any way any third-party rights, and that s/he obtained, where necessary, the authorization of any third party and keep safe the Organizer of such infringement.
The Participants can't assign any rights co-created during the Competition, to the extent that this co-creation is based on assets owned by both Worldline and the Participant, without the other consent. The conditions of this assignment of rights shall be defined by way of a separate agreement between the Organizer and the Participant.
By joining the Competition, Participants expressly authorize the Organizer, for free, to publish, communicate, exhibit and disclose orally, graphically or in writing, projects and prototypes and solutions presented during the Competition by the Participant. Each Participant agrees to be mediatized (portfolio, website, etc.) and authorizes the Organizer, for free, to present all the works realized on all the communication media used in support of this Competition as well as to mention names, first names and images of the Participants.
Under this regulation, the Participant shall not acquire any full or partial right of any kind on the name and trademark “Worldline” nor on any names and/or brands associated with Worldline used alone, in association with or as part of another word or name, or any rights on trademarks, names or logos of Worldline’s or any of its associated or related companies.
ARTICLE 10 – IMAGE RIGHTS
The Participants may be filmed or photographed during the event. By joining the Competition, the Participants agree to the use and the distribution of their image by the Organizer, including for promotional events occurring after the Competition. The production and distribution of films and photographs of the event will not lead to any compensation of the Participants.
ARTICLE 11 – CONFIDENTIALITY
The Participant acknowledges the confidentiality of all data, software, information and documents of any nature which have been shared with him throughout the Competition.
During the whole duration of the Competition, the Participant or the Organizer will not directly or indirectly use or share any information with any third party, unless s/he has obtained a written authorization to do so, delivered by the disclosing party. This applies to information shared with him/her by a disclosing party or shared with him/her indirectly upon the execution of this Terms and Conditions document.
The receiving party of any confidential information commits to delivering, returning or destroying any confidential information or shared with him upon the execution of this Terms and Conditions document, on the disclosing partysimple request and at the latest at the end of the Competition. This confidentiality agreement is valid for twenty-four (24) months from the start of the Second Phase mentioned in this Terms and Conditions document.
ARTICLE 12 – PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
The collection and processing of personal data relating to the Participant is primarily intended to ensure that the Competition will be properly completed and in particular to allow the Organizer to contact the winner and to award them the prizes in an efficient way and, if the case arises, to publish the list of the winners.
Participants have the right to access, update and/or obtain deletion of their data by requesting directly to BeMyApp at the following address: 86 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris and to earlymetrics at the following address: EarlyMetrics, 216 rue Saint Denis 75002 Paris
ARTICLE 13 – RESPONSIBILITY
BeMyApp and Worldline remind Participants about the characteristics and limits of the Internet network and decline any responsibility regarding any consequence that may occur while they are connected to the Internet network on the event websites and during their participation in the Competition.
BeMyApp nor Worldline shall be made responsible if Participants cannot connect to the website of the event due to a technical fault or in the event of any problem linked namely and not exclusively to (1) network overload ; (2) an electric or human error (3) any malicious intervention ; (4) an issue related to a phone line ; (5) an issue related to hardware or software ; (6) a hardware or software malfunction ; (7) a case of emergency ; (8) disruptions that may affect the smooth running of the Competition.
It is the Participant’s responsibility to take the appropriate measures to protect his/her own data and/or software located on his/her computer equipment, against any violation. The Participant’s connection to the event websites and their participation in the Competition is made under their own sole responsibility. BeMyApp or Worldline shall not be held responsible for any infection by potential viruses on the Participant’s computer equipment, or of the intrusion of a third party on their system.
BeMyApp or Worldline shall not be held responsible if, for any reason, data related to a Participant’s registration doesn’t reach the company or is illegible or impossible to process.
BeMyApp and the Organizer reserve the right to exclude any Participant or person disrupting the Competition’s smooth running. They reserve the right to use any recourse, including suing anyone suspected of cheating, falsifying, or disrupting the process described in the Terms and Conditions, or suspected of trying to accomplish such actions. Any Participant deemed by the Organizer or by BeMyApp to have disrupted the Competition in any of the ways stated above, will be deprived of the right to obtain any prize, and no claim will be accepted consequently.
Participants remain solely and entirely responsible for the damages caused by them or their equipment to goods or people during the Competition. They see to covering their risks by their own insurance and renounce any right to resort to the Organizer or BeMyApp in that respect.
Worldline shall not be liable within the Competition for any loss or direct and indirect damage, material or immaterial, suffered by the Participants, or its material and equipment that may occur during the e-Payments Challenge including consequences which may ensue from it on their personal, professional or commercial activity.
ARTICLE 14 – APPLICATION OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This document is accessible on the event website and shall be applicable during the full duration of the Competition.
Participation in the Competition implies full acceptance without reservation of the present Terms and Conditions document. Participation in the Competition is strictly personal and the Participant cannot, under any circumstances, be replaced. Any claim relating to the Competition will be barred after the period of three (3) months from the deadline for participation stipulated in Article 1.
The T&Cs and any contractual and non-contractual disputes in connection with them shall be governed by, construed and take effect in accordance with French law. Any dispute arising out of or in relation to the Terms and Conditions shall be brought to amicable settlement.
In case of failure to reach an amicable settlement, the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Commercial Courts of Paris to decide and settle any claim, dispute or matters arising out of or in connection with the T&Cs or established by them (whether contractual or non-contractual).