Terms and Conditions

1. Title of the event

2. Event organizer
Daimler AG
70546 Stuttgart
Tel. +49 711 17 0

3. Scope of application
The present Terms of Participation govern the participation in the event set out in Clause 1 hereof. By registering for the event, the participant accepts the present Terms of Participation and their exclusive application.

4. Instructions / conduct
For the duration of the event, the event organizer, its legal representatives, and the parties employed in the performance of its obligations shall be authorized to issue instructions to the participant. Any instructions that the staff implementing the event may issue must mandatorily be followed in order to avoid risks.

The participant is to refrain from any and all actions that might impair or jeopardize other participants, agents of the event organizer, or any other persons. The participant is to conduct himself / herself with the utmost discipline in the course of the event.

5. Data protection, data collection, use of data
The participant agrees that photographs, film recordings, and interviews created in connection with his or her participation in the event may be disseminated and published in radio, television, print and online media, books, photomechanical reproductions (films, video cassettes, etc.) without any limitations applying in terms of the duration or geographic location of such use; the participant shall not be entitled to any remuneration.

6. Terms of Participation
Any persons are eligible to participate who are 18 years of age or older.
Employees of Daimler AG and their relatives, as well as employees of companies affiliated with Daimler AG pursuant to Section 15 of the Aktiengesetz (AktG, Stock Corporation Act) are prohibited from participating.

In order to register for the event, the participant must enter his or her first name and last name as well as his or her course of studies.
The participants' data will be collected in the context of electronic data processing, will be stored, and will be used by Daimler AG exclusively for purposes of implementing the event. The data will not be forwarded to third parties.

(1) The Terms of Participation must be accepted prior to registering for the event.

(2) The competition will begin on November 24, 2017 and will end on November 25, 2017.

(3) The team size is restricted to a maximum number of five persons. Should the participants not form a team in advance of the event, Daimler will allocate the individual participants to a team prior to the event.

(4) In advance of the event, each team will receive a hardware kit in order to allow it to familiarize itself with it beforehand. This hardware kit is the property of Daimler AG and is to be returned following the event.

(5) Participation in the event is free of charge.

7. Ownership rights
By his or her participation in the hackathon, the participant confirms that he or she is the author of the idea(s) submitted, and that no rights whatsoever of third parties exist with regard to the idea(s).
Should third parties nonetheless file a claim for the violation of their rights and should such violation be the result of intentional or grossly negligent conduct of the participant, then the participant shall be liable for any and all damages that Daimler AG or its subsidiaries suffer as a consequence.

The copyrights and the rights of use shall remain with the participant.

8. Awards
Three ideas will receive non-cash prizes, which will be awarded by an internal jury. Those of the participants who do not receive an award will not receive any compensation for the idea(s) they submit. The above provisions shall apply notwithstanding.

9. Participants
The event is planned for a number of fifty participants. Should more than fifty participants register, the event organizer shall decide. Only those participants who have provided a valid email address will be considered for participation. The participant is responsible for ensuring that the email address he or she has provided is correct. Participants will be notified by email after the slots for the event have been awarded.

10. Permission to make photographic or film recordings
In the course of the event, DAIMLER AG, respectively the partner it involves for the event, may make film recordings or take photographs on-site at the event that show the participant, and it may also record statements, interviews with the undersigned and such like on audio carriers and/or video carriers. Daimler AG is free to use the above. In this regard, Daimler AG specifically has the right – irrespective of time and place – to archive, edit, copy, distribute, issue, and publicly reproduce the film recordings and photographs as well as other recordings in the form of sound or images. The right to publicly reproduce the aforementioned items includes the right to demonstrate and present them, the right to broadcast them, the right to reproduce them in the form of sound or images, and the right to reproduce radio and television programs. The aforesaid exploitation rights are granted irrespective of the forms of transmission or reproduction involved; they specifically include the right of exploitation through electronic media, in particular, the internet. The reports about the finalists will contain photographs taken during the event and will include their names.

11. Refusal of registration
Daimler AG may refuse registration for the event without having to state cause. As a matter of principle, there is no entitlement to participate in the event. Likewise, Daimler AG reserves the right to at any time exclude participants from the event who have already been admitted. This applies in particular in cases in which the rules of the game are breached, or if technical means or other manipulative aids are deployed. In such event, Daimler AG is entitled to revoke the prizes and/or to demand that they be returned, as the case may be. This shall also apply should the users fail to make truthful statements in providing their personal details.  

12. Premature termination of the event
Daimler AG reserves the right to abort the event or to terminate it at any time, doing so without prior notice and without having to state cause. Daimler AG shall avail itself of this opportunity in particular in those cases in which, for technical or legal reasons, the proper implementation of the event cannot be warranted. Insofar as such termination is caused by the conduct of a participant, Daimler AG may demand that this person compensate it for the damages it has suffered.

13. Exclusion of liability
Upon handing over the prize, Daimler AG shall be released from any and all obligations, unless the present stipulations provide for an earlier time.
Daimler AG accepts no liability for legal and/or material defects. If the winner cannot claim the prize for reasons that are his or her fault, he or she shall forfeit the prize.

Daimler AG is not liable for any personal injury, damage to property, or economic loss that occurs in connection with this Agreement, unless the loss or damage was the result of willful intent or gross negligence (intentionally or through negligence in cases of personal injury) by legal representatives or by agents engaged to assist Daimler in the performance of its obligations.

14. Final clause
Should any provision of the present Terms of Participation be or become invalid, this shall not affect the legal validity of the other provisions. That valid provision shall be deemed agreed instead of the invalid provision that comes as close as possible, in its economic effect, to what the parties intended.

German law shall apply. The place of performance is the registered seat of Daimler AG. The exclusive place of jurisdiction for any and all disputes resulting from the present agreement, insofar as such an agreement as to the place of jurisdiction is permissible, shall be the registered seat of Daimler AG.