2020 Developer Circles Community Challenge Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, CAREFULLY. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES INDEMNITIES TO THE SPONSOR FROM YOU AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES. BY PARTICIPATING, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND REPRESENT THAT YOU SATISFY ALL OF THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
INTERNET ACCESS, DEV POST, GIT HUB, AND FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE.
(1) OVERVIEW: The 2020 Developer Circles Community Challenge (“Challenge”) is sponsored by Facebook, Inc. 1 Hacker Way Menlo Park, CA 94025 (“Sponsor”) and administered by Devpost, Inc. (“Administrator”), and encourages developers to create a step by step open source tutorial that demonstrates the use of one or more features of any of the listed Facebook’s products. Eligible Individuals (as defined below) can apply between September 10, 2020 at 12:00:00 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) and 5:00:00 PM ET on October 26, 2020 online at devpost.com (the “Site”, which is incorporated into these Official Rules through this reference). These Official Rules (“Official Rules”) govern the participation in the Challenge. This is only a high-level summary of the Challenge; read through these entire Official Rules to make sure you understand the details.
(2) ELIGIBILITY: Entry and participation in this Challenge is open only to natural persons who: (i) are at least 18 years old and the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, (ii) speak English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, and/or Indonesian, (iii) have internet access and developer experience; (iv) at the time of entry and throughout the entire Challenge have Facebook, Git Hub, and Devpost online accounts in good standing, and (v) are not domiciled in Quebec, Crimea, Cuba, Sudan, Iran, North Korea, China, or Syria, and are not otherwise located in any country under any trade or economic sanction or on any program or country list designated by the United States Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control), or where the laws of the United States or local law prohibits their participation or receiving a prize in any contest (each an “Individual”). “Teams” of up to four (4) eligible Individuals may enter and participate as wells.
Individuals may not be under any legal or contractual obligation that would prohibit their participation in any contest on an individual basis and/or by joining as part of a Team. Any Individual for whom participation in this Challenge would mean a violation by them of any law applicable to them or to any agreement to which they are a party is ineligible to participate.
Government and political entities and their officials, and employees, officers, directors, members, managers, agents, and representatives of Sponsor and the Administrator, or any other entities participating in the design, promotion, marketing, administration, or fulfillment of this Challenge, or any of their respective corporate partners, parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors in interest, and advertising, promotion, and public relations agencies and any family (i.e., spouse, partner, parent, legal guardian, child, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, or in-law) or other member of the same household (whether or not related) (“Released Parties”) are also not ineligible to enter or win this Challenge.
Where distinction is not necessary, any Individual or Team (including each Team member) that enters or takes steps to participate in this Contest is referred to in these Official Rules as an “Entrant.”
Participation in this Hackathon constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters. Any natural person completing any portion of the entry process described in these Official Rules on behalf of a Team must be authorized to legally bind that Team.
(3) HOW TO ENTER: Between September 10, 2020 at 12:00:00 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) and 5:00:00 PM ET on October 26, 2020 (“Entry Period’), eligible Entrants may complete the application available at the Site, including all required information, such as: name, email address, Team members, if applicable, selection of either Beginner or Advanced, and submission of their tutorial (each an “Entry”). Entries require a step by step open source tutorial that demonstrates the use of one or more features of any of the Facebook's products listed below:
- Open source tools/products: Hack, React, React Native, PyTorch, Docusaurus
- Spark AR
- Messenger Platform
The final written tutotial and the sample software code used as the basis of the tutorial should be on Git Hub, and Entries must include a link thereto.
Entries will be evaluated in each language in which they are submitted and the appropriate category in which they are entered (Beginner or Advanced). Entries must be submitted by Entrant on the Site during the Entry Period in strict accordance with the instructions and restrictions in these Official Rules and any other instructions that Sponsor or Administrator may provide through its authorized representatives or otherwise. Entries that are not actually received by Sponsor or Administrator during the Entry Period will not be considered for the Challenge. Purported proof of entry (such as, without limitation, a screenshot of your purported entry) does not constitute proof of actual entry for purposes of this Challenge. Purported entries that are incomplete, received outside the Entry Period, or contain obscene, offensive, or any other language or imagery communicating messages inconsistent with the positive images with which Sponsor wishes to associate itself (all as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) will be void. Those who do not abide by these Official Rules and the instructions of Sponsor and its representatives and provide all required information may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, be disqualified and any purported entry by such person void. Entry that is fraudulent, forged, altered, incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, illegitimate, incomprehensible, garbled, or generated by a macro, bot, or other automated means will not be accepted and will be void. Entry made by someone on behalf of any other individual or any entity or group, made by another on your behalf, or originating at any online service other than as specifically described above (including, without limitation, through a commercial promotion subscription, notification, or entering service) will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Challenge. RETAIN A COPY OF YOUR ENTRY, CONTENT SUBMITTED DURING THE CHALLENGE, AND ALL RECORDS OF YOUR PARTICIPATION. SPONSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING A COPY OR REPORT OF ANY ELEMENT OF PARTICIPATION.
(4) SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Any and all aspects of participation in the Challenge, including without limitation, any Challenge-related material or information submitted by an Entrant (collectively, “Content”) must meet all of the following requirements, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, or the associated participation may be disqualified:
Entries must contain: (i) a written document of up to four-thousand (4000) words with sources (links) to code inspiration, (ii) a two (2) minute summary video walkthrough of the tutorial in Devpost; and (iii) The sample software code that Entrant used as the basis of the tutorial. Entries may contain video tutorials as well, but are not required, maximum thirty (30) minutes. The tutorial and code needs to be open source under MIT license (hosted in a public personal github repo/pages). The solution that is the basis of Entry tutorial needs to be a workable solution/product/app built in the past, or concurrent with, the Challenge. If Entrant is using a software solution/product/app built in the past, the code should work with the latest version of the products being used. It can be focused on a specific component of Entrant’s app/software solution or the entire solution/app. Tutorials must be newly created during the Entry Period and must not have been used in any prior challenge, contest, or promotion. Please describe your maintenance/sustainability plan to ensure that the project continues to be maintained after the Challenge ends.
To be eligible, all Entries must be submitted in the English language (and local language from the options listed above, if entering a local language category) and received by Sponsor and Administrator during the Entry Period. All Entries must be newly created by Entrant during the Entry Period. Entrants will need to make their Entry available via a publicly accessible code repository (Github) or to Sponsor, Administrator, and Judges (as defined below) per the instructions on the Site. Entries must be made available free of charge and with sufficient access throughout the Entry Period to enable viewing, evaluation, use, and testing by Sponsor, Administrator and Judges. Entries must be capable of successful and consistent install, operation, and function on the stated platform as described and depicted within the Entry and any corresponding video submitted. Entries may integrate any SDK, API, and/or data provided that they are authorized for use for such purposes. Entrants must at all times comply with the letter and spirit of the Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms), applicable developer platform policy and Devpost Terms of Service (https://info.devpost.com/terms) and Community Guidelines (https://info.devpost.com/guidelines), and any other use terms, policies, documentation, and other guidelines applicable to any platforms used to develop, host, operate, testing, distribute, and display any Entry. Any attempt to subvert or work-around of such terms and conditions or policies may, in Sponsor's sole discretion, lead to such Entrant's disqualification. Entries must not infringe, misappropriate, or violate any rights of any third party including, without limitation, copyright (including moral rights), trademark, trade secret, or rights of privacy or publicity. All Entries, including application software, depictions or disclosures of or about personally identifiable persons or data, images or other intellectual property comprising Entries must be solely owned by, licensed to, lawfully in the public domain, and/or properly permissioned for all the uses made by the Entrant (including parental or legal guardian permission in cases of disclosure or depiction of a personally identifiable minor or their data). Any part of an Entry not lawfully in the public domain, owned or properly permissioned or licensed is expressly prohibited. Sponsor may at any time request written proof of ownership or proper license or use of any material comprising the Entry. Failure to evidence such proof timely or to Sponsor’s satisfaction may result in ineligibility and disqualification of the Entrant and/or Entry. Entries must be suitable for publication and viewing by general audiences and must not include or describe any contain any harmful, illegal or unlawful activity or any content that is false, fraudulent, deceptive, misleading, defamatory, libelous (including trade libel), disparaging, harassing, threatening, profane, obscene, pornographic, hateful, indecent, inappropriate, or injurious to any Released Party or any other party and must not create or imply any association between any Released Party and any individual or entity, including the Entrant, or their products or services. No application software may be developed, or derived from software that was or is developed, with the direct or indirect aid of financial or preferential support (including but is not limited to development under or with any contract, commercial license or other funding, investment, or support) from either the Sponsor or Administrator. Any time prior to the end of the Entry Period, Sponsor may disqualify any Entry or application from receiving a prize in this Challenge if Sponsor determines doing so would cause a real or perceived conflict of interest or unfair advantage
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify you from the Challenge if in Sponsor’s sole discretion your Content does not comply with these Content requirements or if you do not comply with any other requirement of these Official Rules.
(5) WINNER SELECTION/NOTIFICATION:
English Language Entries: English-language Entries will be evaluated based on the Judging Criteria listed below by Sponsor-selected judges (“Judge(s)”). Judges will select the top three (3) submissions from each Region in the Beginner category and the top three (3) submission from each Region in the Advanced category. These forty-two (42) Entries will be named “Regional Winners” and will also advance to the Global Finals. “Regions” are: North American, Latin America, Europe, India, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and North Africa, and Sub Saharan Africa. Regional Winners will be notified on November 18, 2020.
- 30% Quality of the Tutorial - Includes creativity and originality of the idea (the tutorial has not have been written before). How helpful is this tutorial to developers and does it provide best practices for open-source development
- 30% Implementation of Facebook products: Includes how many Facebook product (s) and features (s) are used and how well are they implemented in the sample software solution and showcased in the tutorial
- 20% Clarity - Includes how easy the tutorial is to follow along for the intended audience (beginner or advanced developer)
- 20% Relevance – Includes what’s the usability/impact the tutorial has in helping the intended audience learn the skills to build other projects and address real world problems
Local Language Entries: A minimum of ten (10) eligible submissions per local language and per category are required for Sponsor to evaluate the local language entries (e.g. ten Portuguese Beginner entries or ten Spanish Advanced Entries). If less than ten (10) Entries are received in any particular category/language, Sponsor will notify the applicable Entrant(s) that not enough Entries were received to evaluate. Judges will evaluate each language and category that has at least ten (10) Entries using the Judging Criteria listed above. The winner in each category and local language will be named the winner of their language/category. Local language Winners will be announced November 18, 2020.
Global Finalists: The Global Finalists will have the option to improve their submissions between November 18, 2020 and November 30, 2020 and re-submit them again for global judging by 11:59:59 PM ET on November 30, 2020 pursuant to instructions given by Sponsor. Then, Entries will be judged based on the Judging Criteria by Sponsor-selected judges (“Judge(s)”). The Entries with the highest score(s) in their category will be the winners, subject to verification, ranked in first and second place. Global English Grand Prize will be announced December 18, 2020.
In the event of a tie, it will be resolved between or among the tying Entries (and the winner determined) based on the Entry with the Judges’ highest score under the “Implementation of Facebook Products” Criterion. If there is still a tie, the tie will be similarly resolved in favor of the Entry with the higher score under the “Quality of the Tutorial” Criterion. Potential winners will be required to complete, sign and return a form presented by Sponsor and other documents (if necessary, which largely affirm the rights granted and obligations contained in these Official Rules) (collectively, the “Winner Documents”) according to Sponsor’s instructions. Failure to comply with these requirements, Sponsor’s or its representative’s instructions, or these Official Rules may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion – having due regard of the interests of the potential winner, result in disqualification from the Challenge and forfeiture of any prize potentially won. The Winner Documents, if required, are each subject to verification by Sponsor and may require the Entrant to provide a copy of government-issued identification card or number therefrom. If any prize, prize notification, or other Challenge-related communication is returned as undeliverable or if a selected potential winner cannot be reached or does not respond as instructed after Sponsor has attempted to notify that potential winner, that selected winner may – after the sponsor has taken reasonable efforts to reach the selected winner – be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected (time permitting and in Sponsor’s sole discretion). The prize claim and Prize Winner Documents are subject to verification by Sponsor. The prizes, if legitimately claimed, will be awarded. Sponsor will not be obligated to pursue more than two (2) alternate winners (time permitting) for any reason.
(6) PRIZES, QUANTITY, & APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”): Limit two (2) prizes per Entrant: maximum one (1) prize in English and maximum one (1) prize in a local language. Each Entrant (i.e. an Entry may not be submitted by an individual and as part of a Team) that receives one of the highest scores will receive the following prizes:
Regional Winners: Top three (3) Entries in each Region:
- Top three (3) Beginners per Region: $2,000 USD
- Top three (3) Advanced per Region: $2,000 USD
- 1st place - $10,000 USD + up to four (4) oculus headsets (one per team member)
- ARV of Oculus headset = $399 USD, each
- 2nd place - $7,000 USD
- 1st place - $10,000 USD + up to four (4)) oculus headsets (one per team member)
- ARV of Oculus headset = $399 USD, each
- 2nd place - $7,000 USD
Local Languages*: Each of: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Indonesian
- 1st place Beginner submission per language: $1,500, each
- 1st place Advanced submission per language: $1,500, each
*A minimum of ten (10) submissions per language and per category are required for Sponsor to evaluate.
Total ARV of all prizes: Up to $136,192 USD
The Released Parties are not responsible for, and winner will not receive, the difference between the actual value of the prize at the time of award and the stated ARV in these Official Rules or in any Challenge-related correspondence or materials. Sponsor is not responsible for a potential winner’s inability to accept or use the prize for any reason. Prize details will be decided in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winning Teams are responsible for dividing and distributing all prizes amongst themselves without any assistance or liability by Sponsor or Administrator. Mode of delivery for all prizes, including devices, payments, are solely at Sponsor’s discretion and subject to availability, shipping restrictions and delays.
Any taxes and other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance or use and not specified in these Official Rules as being part of the prize will be the sole responsibility of winner. Winner may be issued a tax form for the actual value of the prize. No more than the stated prizes will be awarded. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen prizes or prize elements or any prizes that are undeliverable or do not reach the winner because of an incorrect or changed contact information. If a winner does not accept or use the entire prize, the unaccepted or unused part of the prize will be forfeited, and Sponsor will have no further obligation with respect to that prize or portion of the prize. No transfers, prize substitutions, or cash redemptions will be made, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winner is strictly prohibited from selling, auctioning, trading, or otherwise transferring any part of the prize, except with Sponsor’s permission, which may be granted or withheld for any reason in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize or portion thereof with another prize or portion thereof of equal or greater value for any reason, including unavailability of the stated prize. Each Entrant waives the right to assert as a cost of winning any prize any and all costs of verification and redemption or and any liability and publicity which might arise from claiming or seeking to claim said prize.
(8) PUBLICITY; ENTRANTS OWNERSHIP OF ENTRIES AND LICENSE GRANTED. By entering, except where prohibited by law, each Individual, Entrant, and members of any Team grants to the Released Parties a non-exclusive, transferable, and sublicensable, right and license to use, publish, post, edit, modify, copy, reproduce, and distribute his/her/their Entry (including their tutorial) and any other Content comprising his/her/their Entry, together with their name, voice, face, likeness in and in any medium (including online and in digital media) in any language, throughout the world, for the purposes of evaluating Entries, administering the Challenge, announcing winners, and for any marketing or promotional purposes, without further review, notice, approval, consideration, or compensation beyond the opportunity to win a prize in this Challenge. The aforementioned includes the potential for Sponsor to include tutorials/Entries on the DevC repository and such may be made public with Entrant’s GitHub name and will be made available for use by the public. Each Individual Entrant represents and warrants that his/her/their participation in this Challenge and agreement to these Official Rules and any reproduction, display, or use of the Entry by Administrator or Sponsor in accordance with these Official Rules will not violate any agreement to which Entrant is a signatory or party. Nothing contained in these Official Rules obligates the Administrator or Sponsor to make use of any of the rights granted herein and each natural person granting publicity rights under this provision waives any right to inspect or approve any such use.
Each Entrant waives and releases the Released Parties from any and all claims that Entrant may now or hereafter have in any jurisdiction based on “moral rights” or “droit moral” or unfair competition with respect to the Administrator’s and Sponsor’s exploitation of any Entry without further notification or compensation to Entrant of any kind, and agrees not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against the Released Parties, each of their licensees, or any other person in connection with this Challenge, on the grounds that any use of any Entry or element thereof or derivative works therefrom in accordance with this license infringes or violates any of Entrant’s rights (including MORAL RIGHTS) therein. In no way limiting the foregoing, each Entrant acknowledges that, with respect to any claim by Entrant relating to or arising out of a Released Party’s actual or alleged exploitation or use of any Entry or other material submitted in connection with this Challenge, the damage, if any, thereby caused to the applicable Entrant will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle such Entrant to seek injunctive or other equitable relief or in any way enjoin the production, distribution, exhibition, or other exploitation of any Released Party bot, application, service or other property, and Entrant’s rights and remedies in any such event are strictly limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law.
(9) LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Each Entrant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between the Entrant and each of the Released Parties is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that the Entrant’s decision to participate for purposes of the Challenge does not place any of the Released Parties in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the Content, other than as set forth in these Official Rules. Each Entrant understands and acknowledges that the Released Parties have wide access to ideas, text, images, code, applications, software, and other creative materials. Each Entrant also acknowledges that many ideas for products, services, and advertising may be competitive with, similar to, or identical to their Content and/or each other in idea, function, components, format, or other respects. Each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that (s)he will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of any Released Party’s use of any such similar or identical material that has or may come to such Released Party from other sources. Each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Released Parties do not now and will not have in the future any duty or liability (direct or indirect; vicarious, contributory, or otherwise) with respect to the infringement or protection of the Entrant’s or any third party’s patent, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to their Content.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS, AND INDEMNIFY EACH OF THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR INJURIES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND SUSTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCEPTANCE, USE, MISUSE, OR AWARDING OF A PRIZE OR WHILE PREPARING FOR, PARTICIPATING IN, AND/OR TRAVELING TO OR FROM ANY PRIZE- OR CHALLENGE-RELATED ACTIVITY INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INJURY, DAMAGE, LOSS, DEATH OR ACCIDENT TO OR OF PERSON OR PROPERTY. THE PRIOR LIMITATION ON DAMAGES IS NOT INTENDED TO LIMIT THE RELEASED PARTIES’ OBLIGATION (IF ANY) TO PAY PREVAILING PARTY COSTS OR FEES IF RECOVERABLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW. THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION WILL NOT LIMIT OR EXCLUDE THE RELEASED PARTIES’ LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR TANGIBLE PROPERTY DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE RELEASED PARTIES, OR FOR THE RELEASED PARTIES’ GROSS NEGLIGENCE, FRAUD, OR INTENTIONAL, WILLFUL, MALICIOUS, OR RECKLESS MISCONDUCT. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EACH WINNER AGREES THAT THE PRIZES ARE PROVIDED AS-IS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR HEREINAFTER ENACTED, RELATIVE TO THE USE OR ENJOYMENT OF THE PRIZE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THEIR QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
(10) DISPUTES/GOVERNING LAW: Except where prohibited, as a condition of participating in this Challenge, each Entrant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the Entrant and any Released Party, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Challenge, or the prize awarded, or the determination of a winner must be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will any Entrant be permitted or entitled to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than Entrant’s actual out-pocket expenses (if any), not to exceed ten dollars ($10 USD), and Entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
THIS CHALLENGE, THESE OFFICIAL RULES, AND ANY DISPUTE ARISING UNDER OR RELATED THERETO (WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS CONDUCT OR OTHERWISE) WILL BE GOVERNED, CONSTRUED, AND INTERPRETED UNDER THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, USA, WITHOUT REFERENCE OR GIVING EFFECT TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAW PRINCIPLES OR RULES THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF THE LAWS OF ANY OTHER JURISDICTION. ANY LEGAL ACTIONS, SUITS, OR PROCEEDINGS RELATED TO THIS CHALLENGE (WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS CONDUCT, OR OTHERWISE) WILL BE BROUGHT EXCLUSIVELY IN THE U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA OR A STATE COURT LOCATED IN OR HAVING JURISDICTION OVER SAN MATEO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA AND EACH ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY ACCEPTS, SUBMITS, AND CONSENTS TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE OF THESE COURTS WITH RESPECT TO ANY LEGAL ACTIONS, SUITS, OR PROCEEDINGS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS CHALLENGE. YOU WAIVE ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS.
(11) ADDITIONAL DISCLAIMERS: The Released Parties are not responsible and/or liable for any of the following, whether caused by a Released Party, the Entrant, or by human error: participation submitted by illegitimate means (such as, without limitation, by an automated computer program) or participation in excess of any stated limit; any lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, garbled, mutilated, or misdirected participation, email, or Challenge-related correspondence or materials; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission or communication; viruses or technical or mechanical malfunctions; interrupted or unavailable cable or satellite systems; errors, typos, or misprints in these Official Rules, any Challenge-related advertisements, or other materials; failures of electronic equipment, computer hardware, or software; lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications or participation information. Released Parties are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable or do not reach Entrants as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind or insufficient space in a potential winner’s email inbox to receive email messages. Released Parties are not responsible, and may disqualify you, if your email address or other contact information does not work or is changed without prior written notice to Sponsor. Without limiting any other provision in these Official Rules, the Released Parties are not responsible or liable to any Entrant or winner (or any person claiming through such Entrant or winner) for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof in the event that any of the Challenge activities or Released Parties’ operations or activities are affected by any cause or event beyond the sole and reasonable control of the applicable Released Party (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), including, without limitation, by reason of any force majeure event, equipment failure, threatened or actual terrorist acts, air raid, act of public enemy, war (declared or undeclared), civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, epidemic, pandemic, fire, explosion, earthquake, flood, hurricane, unusually severe weather, blackout, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, any law, rule, regulation, action, order, or request adopted, taken, or made by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not such governmental act proves to be invalid), or any other cause, whether or not specifically mentioned above.
(12) GENERAL RULES: Sponsor’s decisions will be final in all matters relating to this Challenge, including interpretation of these Official Rules, selection of the winners, and awarding of the prizes. All participants, as a condition of participating, agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Participants further agree to not damage or cause interruption of the Challenge and/or prevent others from participating in or engaging with the Challenge. Sponsor reserves the right to restrict or void participation from any IP address or other identifiable source if any suspicious participation is detected. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void the participation of any Entrant who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of this Challenge. Sponsor’s failure or decision not to enforce any provision in these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. In the event there is an alleged or actual ambiguity, discrepancy, or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Challenge-related materials and/or these Official Rules (including any alleged ambiguity, discrepancy, or inconsistency within these Official Rules), it will be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entrants waive any right to claim ambiguity in these Official Rules. If Sponsor determines at any time in its sole discretion that a winner or potential winner is disqualified, ineligible, in violation of these Official Rules, or engaging in behavior that Sponsor deems obnoxious, inappropriate, threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify that winner or potential winner, even if the disqualified winner or potential winner may have been notified or displayed or announced anywhere. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules will otherwise remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. If the Challenge is not capable of running as planned for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify, or suspend the Challenge and award the prizes from eligible, non-suspect participation prior to cancellation, modification, or suspension or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. If any person supplies false information, participates by fraudulent means, or is otherwise determined to be in violation of these Official Rules in an attempt to obtain a prize, Sponsor may disqualify that person and seek damages from them, and that person may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. In the event of a dispute concerning the identity of an Entrant, the dispute must be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction or the related participation will be disqualified. Any Entrant may be required to provide Sponsor with proof of eligibility in the form requested. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CHALLENGE MAY VIOLATE CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND MAY SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
(13) WINNERS' LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: To find out who won, send an email to Devcommunitychallenge@fb.com and in the Subject Line write: 2020 Developer Circles Community Challenge Winners. Requests for winner information must be received no later than three (3) months following the end of the Challenge. For a copy of these Official Rules, print out these pages or send an email during the Challenge to Devcommunitychallenge@fb.com and in the Subject Line write: 2020 Developer Circles Community Challenge Rules Request.
(12) SPONSOR: Facebook, Inc. 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025 USA
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