Porsche Engineering Services Student Contest 2019

Terms and conditions

1. Porsche Engineering Services Student Contest

1.1 The Porsche Engineering Services Student Contest (the “Contest”) is a developer contest focused on software innovations in the mobility and automotive field. The Contest is organized by Porsche Engineering Services s r.o. (the “Organizer”) and is initiated by Porsche Engineering Services s r.o. (the “Initiator” or “Porsche”).

1.2 The Contest is aimed at students or teams of students who are asked to participate in the Contest by registering and submitting their ideas and products to the Contest in accordance with these Terms and Conditions (the “Terms”). Participation in the Contest constitutes acceptance of the Terms.

2. Participation

2.1 The Contest is open for teams up to 5 members. Eligible for participation are all students from any recognized university in Czech republic, Poland and Slovakia or master except for:

2.1.1 current employees of Porsche Engineering or any direct or indirect wholly or majority owned subsidiaries of Porsche during their working time;

2.1.2 current or former employees as well as parents, children, siblings, spouses or household members of such current or former employees of Porsche Engineering Services and

2.1.3 personnel directly involved in the organization and execution of the Contest.

2.2 Participation requires a valid e-mail address and completion of the registration process on the Contest registered individuals meeting the eligibility criteria set out above are considered participants of the Contest (the “Participants”). Registration is done per team or individually.

2.3 There is no admission fee to be paid or product to be purchased by a Participant in order to participate in the Contest.

2.4 If the Participant is an employee of a corporation, government agency, or an academic institution, the Participant ensures that its partaking in the Contest complies with any policies the corporation, agency, or institution. If the Organizer or Initiator has reason to believe/suspects that any of those policies are violated by a Participant participating in the Contest, the Organizer or Initiator reserves the right to exclude the Participant from the Contest or demand/cancel retroactively the right to receive a prize at any time. By participating in the Contest the Participant waives all and any rights to sue the Organizer or Initiator in the connection with the possible dispute between the Participant and his/her employer.

2.5 The Participants have to apply online via the website registration form up to 03.11.2019 for Ostrava location and up to 10.11.2019 for Prague location. The participants can apply just for one location.

2.6 Review and selection of all validly registered teams will be carried out by a jury who is selected at the Organizer’s and Initiator´s sole discretion (the “Jury”).

2.7 All validly registered teams will be objectively reviewed and evaluated by the Jury out of which 6 teams will we selected to participate in the Contest.

2.8 The Jury’s decision shall be based at the Jury’s sole discretion. The decision shall be final and binding.

3. General Challenge Rules

The participants shall code the software for an autonomously driving car. In general, there are three challenges to accomplish during the contest: The autonomously driving car has to complete as many laps around the racetrack as possible in the given time, complete the fastest track and recognize traffic signs.

• With regard to the race challenge, every team will have 7 minutes to attempt as many valid laps possible. A lap is valid, if the car stayed within the race track lines throughout the complete lap.

• Out of bounds is defined when more than half of the car crosses the line. Therefore, touches of the borders are acceptable.

• If the time runs out, incomplete laps will not be counted. If a team has not completed a full lap by the end of the 7 minutes, they will get no points in this challenge.

• During the 7 minutes, it is possible to adjust software and algorithms as necessary. It is understood, that the vehicles might not work properly the first lap and some minor adjustments will be required.

• Furthermore, it is allowed to reset the car. A team member can take the car off the track, if it comes to a complete stop and does not start moving on its own. The lap will not be counted. After a possible software adjustment, the car will start a new lap at the start line.

• When the car correctly reacts to the corresponding traffic sign, it is calculated as valid attempt.

• All documents must be submitted in English.

4. Evaluation Process

Evaluation of all challenges results will be carried out by a jury who are selected by Organizer’s (the “Jury”). The Jury in accordance with the following assessment criteria will objectively evaluate all challenges and rank the Contributions (six teams) specified in paragraph 3 accordingly:

Race challenge1008565484032
Endurance challenge15012898726048
Traffic signs recognition1008565484032

Therefore, after three challenges the highest achievable number of points for one of the teams is 350. The team with the most points after three challenges will win. In the event of any ties for position, the team with superior results in the three challenges will gain precedence. All scoring responsibilities will be completed by the PESCC. All scoring decisions will be made by the committee and will be final.

In case of the same amount of the collected points of the team occurs the final ranking place will be defined by quality of the presentation, team cooperation and solution creativity.

In the event that two teams have reached the same score the Jury reserves the right to decide about the winner.

5. Prizes

5.1 The Jury will award a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize in accordance with the evaluation process set out in sec. 4. Short information about the prizes is detailed in the Contest website. More details will be presented by the Jury during the Award ceremony.

5.2 The winning Participants will be announced during the Award ceremony.

6. Announcement and Publication

6.1 The winners’ names as well as images and pictures of the prize winning Participants and Contributions will be announced to the public on the Contest’s website and social media accounts.

6.2 By participating in the Competition, the Participant grants the Organizer and Initiator and its affiliated companies the right, except where prohibited by law, to use their name, country of residence, images and pictures and the Contribution for promotional purposes of the Contest.

6.3 The Participants provide Porsche Engineering with all rights, spatially and temporally unlimited as well as free of charge, in terms of usage, reproduction and distribution for radio, television, intranet, internet and in particular social media channels such as Facebook or others. This applies to print publications as well as electronic publications, in physical forms (press releases, post, CDs) and non-physical forms (all electrical applications including internet). Only in justified individual cases, Porsche Engineering will remove data from the channel.

7. Intellectual Property

7.1 With respect to intellectual property rights, the Participant submitting a Contribution as owner of such rights hereby grants to Porsche Engineering Services and to companies affiliated with Porsche Engineering Services an exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to all and Participant´s work arising from or in connection with the Contest, including the publication, documentation and information therein submitted in connection with the Contest. This provision will shall only apply to the winning Contribution, whereas non-winning Contribution is covered on the provision 4 of these Terms.

7.2 In the event that the Participant’s Contribution should have overlaps or similarities with Porsche Engineering Services’s own already established and provable developments or those of companies affiliated with Porsche Engineering Services, Participant agrees not assert claims in connection between such developments and the Contribution against Porsche Engineering Services, its affiliated companies.The Participants shall inform Porsche Engineering Services about any application for industrial property rights as regards the Contribution.

7.3 Re-assignment for non-winning Contributions

7.3.1 With the exception of the winning Contributions (see section 5), Porsche Engineering Services -upon the end of the Contest – automatically re-assigns any intellectual property rights assigned under Section 1 to the former rights holder in such Contributions.

7.3.2 Porsche Engineering Services will internally evaluate the non-winning Contributions regarding feasibility of implementation as well. For this reason, the Participant shall – for a period of six (6) months following the end of the Contest – not assign to any third party any intellectual property rights, i.e. any right, title or interest of whatsoever nature they may have in the Contributions and shall not grant any rights to use the Contributions to any third party. During this period the Participant commits to enter into assignment and/or license discussions with Porsche Engineering Services in order to enable assignment and or license grant to Porsche Engineering Services on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms.

7.4 Specific rules for winning Contributions

7.4.1 For the sake of clarity, it is expressly stated that Section 7.4 does NOT apply to winning Contributions.

7.4.2 The winning Participants have no right to claim implementation of the materials contained in their Contributions. If Porsche Engineering Services assigns the rights to the Contribution to a third party, such party may contact the Participants after the Contest.

8. Costs and Expenses

8.1 Participants’ costs and expenses in connection with the participation in the Contest are to be borne by the Participants. The Organizer and Initiator does not compensate the Participants for any costs and expenses incurred in connection with the participation in the Contest.

8.2 Apart from prizes offered as part of the Contest, no monetary compensation will be offered for any reason.

8.3 Travel costs are also not covered.

9. Data Protection

9.1 During the Contest the Organizer is collecting personal data of the Participants provided by the Participants, in particular as regards the registration process. The Organizer collects, processes and uses (together: “processing” or “to process”) such personal data for the purpose of carrying out the Contest, announcing the awarded Contributions (see sec. 6), or contact the Participant for providing information required for the proper execution of the Contest. For more information regarding the privacy policy and data subjects´ rights, please, see the document “Privacy Policy"

10. Warranty

10.1 By submitting a Contribution, the Participant warrants that

(i)the Contribution, in particular the Product, or any part thereof do not infringe any third party intellectual property right

(ii) the Participant disposes of all permissions, rights and licenses required for the submission of the Contribution in accordance with these Terms

(iii) the Contribution does not contain any harmful, malicious or deceptive code, including but not limited to any bots, back doors, Trojan horses, viruses, worms and other harmful or malicious code, files, scripts, agents or programs intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information

(iv) the Contribution does not contain third party or publicly available code which is subject to license terms that require to license the Product or any derivative work thereof to third parties or make the Product or any derivative work thereof publicly available.

10.2 To the fullest extent possible by applicable law, the Organizer and Initiator specifically disclaims any liability, terms, conditions, representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the Contest or the prizes including any implied warranty of non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose and any other implied warranties that may arise in the course of performance of the Contest.

11. Liability

11.1 The Organizer and Initiator shall be liable in accordance with statutory provisions for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, gross negligence, willful default, or for any other type of loss or damage, which cannot be excluded by applicable law.

11.2 Except as set out in sec. 11.1, in no event will the Organizer and Initiator, its affiliates, partners, subsidiaries, officers, directors, agents, employees and third parties engaged in the execution of the Contest, be liable to a Participant for any direct, special, incidental, exemplary, punitive or consequential damages (including loss of use, data, business or profits) arising out of or in connection with the participation of the Participant in the Contest, whether such liability arises from any claim based upon contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, and whether or not Organizer and Initiator has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage.

11.3 Except as set out in sec. 11.1 and subject to sec. 11.2, the Organizer’s and Initiator´s cumulative aggregate liability arising out of or in connection with the Contest shall be limited to the value of the prizes pursuant to sec. 5.1.

12. Confidentiality

12.1 The Participant will hold all Confidential Information confidential, must not make it accessible to third parties and has to protect it from third party access and may use it only for purposes of the Contest. Confidential Information shall be all information, in particular the vehicle data, provided to a Participant in the course of the Contest and all other technical and economic information, as well as any intentions, experiences, findings, designs and documents made available to a Participant during the Contest, or which a Participant receives from Porsche Engineering Services or gains knowledge of by other means in connection with the Contest, irrespective of the information being Confidential Information of Porsche Engineering Services or of companies affiliated with Porsche Engineering Services.

12.2 This confidentiality obligation does not apply to information,

12.2.1 which demonstrably has already been known to the Participant prior to the Contest,

12.2.2 which the Participant receives from third parties without infringement of a confidentiality obligation,

12.2.3 which is generally known or become generally known without breach of the obligations contained in these Terms, or

12.2.4 which must be disclosed in court or by order of an authority.

12.3 If the Participant is requested to disclose Confidential Information in court or by order of an authority, the Participant is obliged to inform Porsche Engineering Services immediately in writing before passing on the information, so that Porsche Engineering Services has the opportunity to initiate legal action.

13. Modification/cancellation

13.1 The Organizer and Initiator reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, suspend or cancel the Contest without liability in the event that for reasons beyond the Organizer’s control cannot be performed as initially planned, e.g. because of a violation of the Terms by Participants or technical problems (outages, system corruption, cyber-attacks, etc.).

14. Compliance with the Terms/Exclusion from Contest

14.1 Any Participant violating these Terms and Conditions or interfering with the Contest in a way that adversely affects a fair and sportsmanlike Contest may at the Organizer´s and Initiator´s sole discretion be excluded from the Contest and thereby lose their eligibility to win a prize.

15. Miscellaneous

15.1 These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Czech Republic. The UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) shall not apply.

15.2 Should one or more provisions of this Agreement be or become invalid or unenforceable, this shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement