Legal Fine Print

The following are basic rules governing all contests conducted on CI Hackathon. In the event that no other rules are published for a particular contest or promotion, the following rules will apply. In some instances, rules for individual contests and promotions may conflict with these rules in which case, the individual contest rules will take precedence over the basic rules. All contests are void where prohibited by law.


The prize(s) that may be awarded to the eligible winner(s) are not transferable or exchangeable for any other prize. Participants must provide valid and accurate contact information. If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified for any reason, CI Hackathon reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion.

Eligibility and Limitations

Limit of one entry per team. There is no limitation on age. A parent or guardian of any participant who is a minor must sign a release on behalf of the minor to be eligible to receive a prize, but CI Hackathon reserves the right to refuse to award a prize to or on behalf of any minor.


Only entries submitted at the website designated by CI Hackathon in the form designated by CI Hackathon may be used to enter the contest.


Use of Personal Information. By participating, where allowed by law, all participants and winner(s) grant CI Hackathon exclusive permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices, videotape, and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other contests and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use. By participating in the contest, where allowed by law, participants agree that CI Hackathon may disclose personal information obtained from participants in the contest to third parties and use such information for marketing and other purposes.


Fraud. Failure to comply with any published contest rules is grounds for immediate disqualification from the contest. CI Hackathon reserves the right to disqualify any entry not conforming to the rules of the contest at any time. CI Hackathon and its contest and promotional partners assume no responsibility for entry fraud committed by any entrant. In the event it is determined that an ineligible entrant wins a prize, CI Hackathon reserves all rights to the ownership and return of the prize and all costs associated with remedying any prize award to an ineligible entry or entrant.


CI Hackathon is not responsible for undeliverable, lost, delayed, misdirected or misaddressed email or any other issues regarding the electronic delivery of contest related information. This includes, but is not limited to, the speed at which your email service routes email through the internet. The sole determiner of eligibility for the final submissions will be the time the submissions are received on our web application.


By participating in the contest, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against CI Hackathon, its employees and agents, the contest’s sponsors and their respective employees and agents, for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the contest, or from the use of any prize. In order to receive a prize, participants must sign an official waiver form provided by CI Hackathon.

Conduct and Decisions

By participating in the contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of Hackathon personnel. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the contest, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited. CI Hackathon will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the contest and CI Hackathon’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the contest is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of CI Hackathon, CI Hackathon reserves the right to terminate this contest, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as CI Hackathon deems appropriate. All decisions will be made by CI Hackathon and are final. CI Hackathon may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately circumvent, disrupt, damage or undermine the legitimate operation of this contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, CI Hackathon reserve the right to seek civil and/or criminal prosecution and/or damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.


Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. Each winner must sign CI Hackathon’s release form to claim the prize. CI Hackathon may substitute prizes, amend the rules or discontinue the contest at any time as announced. CI Hackathon disclaims any responsibility to notify participants of any aspect related to the conduct of the contest. All entries become the property of CI Hackathon and will not be returned.

Compliance with Law

The conduct of the contest is governed by the applicable laws of the United States of America, which take precedence over any rule to the contrary herein.