RULES

Please read all of the important tournament rules
below for the 2022 Topcoder Open.

Overview


The 2022 Topcoder Open (the “Tournament” or “TCO22”) will be held from July 1, 2021 until the onsite finals, which will be held at a location and on dates to be determined at a later date.

The online portion of the Tournament will begin on July 1, 2021 and end on June 30, 2022.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN, A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

Your participation in TCO22 constitutes agreement with the terms and conditions on this webpage and the webpages with rules regarding each of the specific types of Competitions (collectively, the “TCO Rules”) between you and Topcoder, Inc. (“Topcoder”).

By participating in the Tournament, you also agree to be bound by Topcoder’s terms of use (the “Terms of Use”), available at https://www.topcoder.com/policy/terms-and-conditions which are incorporated herein by reference (the Terms of Use and the TCO Rules, collectively, the “Rules”). Capitalized terms not defined in the TCO Rules shall have the meanings attributed to them in the Terms of Use. These TCO Rules are intended to add rules and obligations beyond those covered by the Terms of Use, and so to the extent there is any duplication or conflict of terms between the TCO Rules and the Terms of Use, they should be construed as to impose the maximum obligations as between the two sets of terms.

The online portion of the TCO22 will consist of three stages and will start on July 1, 2021 and will go as follows:

Stage 1July 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021
Stage 2October 1, 2021 – Dec 31, 2021
Stage 3January 1, 2022 – March 31, 2022
Stage 4April 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022

Topcoder reserves the right to add or remove competition tracks as needed. Competition periods and prizes may be changed at any time at Topcoder’s sole discretion.

Entering the Tournament

The Tournament is brought to you by Topcoder, Inc. and is designed to showcase the most prestigious members in the Topcoder community. The Tournament consists of several competitions: Algorithm, Design, Development, First2Finish (F2F), Marathon, and QA (each a “Competition”). The Tournament is open to all Topcoder members who meet the criteria outlined herein. Registration for a TCO22 eligible challenge automatically registers you for the TCO22. For more information about the deadlines for participating in and the specific rules for each Competition, please refer to the specific area of these Rules for such Competition.

General Submission Requirements

All Contestants participating in a Competition will see a Submit option. Clicking the Submit link will take the Contestant to a page that will allow the Contestant to upload information about their submission in the Competition (“Submission”).

The requirements for a Submission will vary depending on the Competition, so please refer to the specific area of these Rules for each Competition before submitting.

Topcoder reserves the right at any time to disqualify a Submission from a Competition where, acting in good faith, it believes there are reasonable grounds to warrant disqualification, for example, if Topcoder determines that the Submission does not provide the functionality described or required, or the Submission appears to be purposely designed to circumvent these Rules or the spirit of the Tournament and/or Competition.

How to participate

In order to determine how to participate in a Competition, please refer to the specific areas of these Rules for such Competition.

Conditions of Participation

By participating in the Tournament and/or a Competition, you agree to be bound by these TCO Rules, the Terms of Use and to all decisions of Topcoder, which are final, binding and conclusive in all matters. As a condition of participating in this Tournament and/or a Competition and by submitting a Submission, each Contestant agrees to permit Topcoder to describe, publicize, and link to your entry as described further below.

Contestants must not cheat; all ideas for Submissions must be solely the Contestant’s. Unless otherwise set forth in these Rules, Contestants may not collaborate on a Submission.

IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE, YOU WARRANT THAT YOUR SUBMISSION FOR EACH COMPETITION:

  • Does not include or anticipate the inclusion of any unsuitable or offensive content, including nudity, sexually explicit, disparaging, libelous or other inappropriate content.

  • Does not include or anticipate the inclusion of any content that is in violation of or infringes third party intellectual property rights including, but not limited to copyrights, including music copyrights, trademarks, and rights of publicity.

  • Has not been entered in previous contests, or won previous awards.

  • Has not been published or distributed previously in any media.

  • Is suitable for a general audience;

  • Does not contain any claims that are not and cannot be substantiated or that would be false and/or misleading to a reasonable consumer.

All decisions relating to the viability of Submissions, the ranking of Submissions and all other matters pertaining to the Tournament, each Period and each Competition are within the sole discretion of Topcoder or its designee and shall be final and binding in all respects.

By participating in the Tournament and/or a Competition, a Contestant who wins a prize releases and agrees to hold harmless Topcoder, its affiliates, subsidiaries, sponsors, advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents, from and against any and all liability for any loss, property damage or damage to person, including without limitation, death and injury, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from or arising out of participation in the Tournament and/or Competition, or participation in any Tournament and/or Competition-related activity, or the receipt, use or misuse of a prize.

Topcoder reserves the right to limit the participation of any person in the Tournament and/or any Competition, amend or interpret these Rules or official communications governing the Tournament, a Period and each Competition or cancel the Tournament, a Period or any Competition for any reason with prior notice. Notices for any such amendment, interpretation or cancellation will be deemed to have been given by posting on the Topcoder website and by virtue of a Contestant’s continued participation in the Tournament, a Period and/or Competition. A Contestant may terminate participation in the Tournament, a Period and each Competition upon written notice to Topcoder.

Terms

All details of terms are set forth in the official Topcoder Terms of Use which must be agreed upon.

CONFIRMATION

All Contestants who have advanced or won a trip to one of the onsite portions of the Tournament (“Onsite Contestants”) must confirm attendance by a date TBD. More details to follow.

EVENT DETAILS

The TCO22 Finals will be held at a location and on dates to be determined at a later date.

Competition Specific Rules

Other

The Tournament and each Competition is void in whole or in part where prohibited by law. A list of winners by handles for the Tournament, each Period and each Competition will be available on the web site at http://www.topcoder.com/ displayed for at least 3 months after the end of the Tournament, each Period and each Competition.

Topcoder may assign, novate or subcontract any or all of its rights and obligations under these Rules at any time. The Tournament and each Competition is brought to you by Topcoder, Inc., 201 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225.

If you have any questions regarding these Rules, contact us at support@topcoder.com.

All trademarks, tradenames, and/or tradestyles used in the Tournament and a Competition are the sole property of the respective owners of such trademarks, tradenames, and/or tradestyles and are used herein solely for identification purposes.

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