HackingToCureMichael – Terms and Conditions
The Hackathon is governed by the terms and conditions set out below. By participating in the Challenge, you agree to abide by those terms and conditions, and the decisions of HackingToCureMichael and or CureSPG50 and the Challenge judges in this merit-based opportunity. You also agree to comply with all applicable laws in All Countries.
TERMS & CONDITIONS 1. Hackathon Period
Registration to participate in the Hackathon begins on February 22nd, 2020 at and ends on March 21st.
The Hackathon begins on February 22nd, 2020 at and ends on March 21st or at the conclusion of the judging period, whichever is later (the “Hackathon Period”). Participants can enter the Hackathon by signing up at http://www.hackingtocuremichael.com/ (the “Website”). All entries will receive a confirmation email.
The Hackathon is open to individuals with the skills needed to compete in said Hackathon.
It is recommended participants work on a team of two (2) to six (5) people, with each participant meeting the requirements of eligibility and being registered to participate in the event. For greater certainty, individuals may not work on multiple teams.
If it is discovered that a participant is found to have acted contrary to this rule, then (in the sole and absolute discretion of HackingToCureMichael, CureSPG50 and the Hackathon Partners) he/she and his/her team(s) (if applicable) may be disqualified from the Hackathon and corresponding Submissions (as set out below) may be subject to disqualification.
4. Submission Requirements
During the Hackathon Period, all Eligible Teams are invited to create and demonstrate a submission
Eligible Teams may work on their Submissions at any time throughout the Hackathon Period.
All Eligible Teams will be required to provide their own computer and any other equipment required to develop a Submission. All participants will be responsible for their own transportation to the Hackathon venue.
To be eligible for entry in this Hackathon, a Submission must meet the following specific requirements:
Submitted via the website
Accompanied by a video presentation
Must meet the requirements of the hackathon
5. Judging Process
A panel of judges appointed by HackingToCureMichael (the “Judges”) will be in charge of reviewing all Submission deemed eligible.
Phase 1: Peer Review
Each Submission will be judged by at least 3 judges.
The top 20 such Submissions, based on criteria under Section 12, will be chosen to move
Phase 2: Prelimminary Judge Review
Each Submission will be judged by at least 3 judges.
The top 5 such Submissions, based on criteria under Section 12, will be chosen to move
on to Phase 3: Pitches. Phase 3: Pitch
Each Team will present to a panel of judges.
The top 5 such Submissions, based on criteria under Section 6, will be chosen.
6. Judging Criteria
The Submission will be evaluated based on the following considerations:
Translational within 18-24 months
7. Intellectual property and data
In the course of the Hackathon, participants may receive access to confidential and/or proprietary information of HackingToCureMichael, CureSPG50 and it’s Hackathon Partners (“Confidential Information”). Hackathon Participants shall keep Confidential Information confidential and shall use Confidential Information solely for purposes of the Hackathon.
The Confidential Information will remain the exclusive property of HackingToCureMichael, CureSPG50 or its Hackathon Partners and Hackathon Participants shall not copy or otherwise transmit the Confidential Information to any person other than team members for purposes of participating in the Hackathon. Hackathon Participants shall destroy any Confidential Information in their possession following the Hackathon and shall not retain any Confidential Information in any retrieval system or database.
Following registration and during the event, Hackathon Participants can access the data made available on the Hackathon website
In the course of the Hackathon participants shall not infringe upon Intellectual Property of any third parties. Hackathon Participants must be the legal and beneficial owner or authorized licensee of all Intellectual Property utilized during the Hackathon or in the Solutions (except for third party, generally commercially available software). Intellectual Property includes inventions, patents, copyrights, trademarks, industry designs, integrated circuit topography rights, know-how, trade secrets and any other intellectual property rights whether registered or unregistered.
All Solutions produced by Hackathon Participants (including writings of works of authorship, program codes, documentation and databases) shall remain the exclusive property of the Hackathon Participants, and CureSPG50, HackingToCureMichael and its Hackathon Partners shall not be entitled to commercialize its use but will have the ability to use said solution for clinical trials in support of children and families affected by SPG50.
8. Image and personal information
Except where otherwise prohibited by law, participation in the Hackathon constitutes a Hackathon Participant’s consent to HackingToCureMichael, CureSPG50 and its Hackathon Partners for use of images, surnames, first names and characteristic elements of their project on any communication medium in connection with the Hackathon (internal or external communication operations), or the promotion of HackingToCureMichael, CureSPG50, without further notification, permission, payment or consideration.
9. Winner compliance with Hackathon Terms and Conditions
The Winners must have complied with, and remain in compliance with, these terms and conditions, as found on
If a selected participant does not comply with these terms and conditions, HackingToCureMichael, CureSPG50 reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify the participant.
One (1) First Team Prize consisting of TBD
One (1) Second Team Prize consisting of TBD
One (1) Third Team Prize consisting of TBD
Awards will be announced on March 21st Online worldwide, and winners also will be notified by email. In the event that HackingToCureMichael and or CureSPG50 is unable to reach Award Winner by email within 7 days of announcement or in the event that prize is returned as undeliverable HackingToCureMichael and or CureSPG50 reserves the right in its sole discretion to award the prize to another Hackathon Participant.
If for any reason HackingToCureMichael and or CureSPG50 cannot run or chooses not to run the Hackathon as planned, HackingToCureMichael and or CureSPG50 reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify, extend or suspend the Hackathon or to reduce or eliminate any or all of the Awards.
HackingToCureMichael and or CureSPG50 may also it is sole discretion disqualify any individual who tampers with or in any way corrupts the Hackathon process, or who attempts to undermine the legitimate operation of the Hackathon by cheating, deception, or other unfair practices, or by attempting to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Hackathon partner representatives.
At any time and at its sole discretion, HackingToCureMichael and or CureSPG50 may disqualify any entrant who: does not meet the Hackathon's eligibility criteria, fails to comply with these terms and conditions, attempts to enter the Hackathon in any manner or through any means other than as described in these terms and conditions, attempts to disrupt the Hackathon or attempts to circumvent any of these terms and conditions.
12. Disclaimers, Liability, and Indemnification
HackingToCureMichael and or CureSPG50 is not responsible for: (1) incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information or late, lost, incomplete, misdirected entries, or entries received through impermissible or illegitimate channels; (2) technical failures of any kind, including without limitation the malfunctioning of any telephone, computer, network, hardware or software; (3) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any service; (4) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Challenge; (5) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Challenge or the processing of submissions; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property, including without limitation your computer or cell phone, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from your participation in the Challenge or from downloading any material from the Challenge website.
HackingToCureMichael and or CureSPG50 will not be liable to you for any damages, including indirect, special, consequential, or punitive damages in connection with the Challenge or these terms and conditions.
HackingToCureMichael and or CureSPG50 will not cover any costs associated with participation in the Challenge.
By participating in this Challenge, you release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless HackingToCureMichael and or CureSPG50 and its employees, directors, officers, affiliates, agents, sponsors, partners, judges and advertising and promotional agencies from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind resulting from your participation in this Challenge or receipt or use of any prize.
By participating in this Challenge, you further agree to indemnify and hold harmless HackingToCureMichael and or CureSPG50 and its employees, directors, officers, members, Challenge Partners, affiliates, agents, sponsors, partners, judges and advertising and promotional agencies from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions or losses of any kind (including actual legal fees and expenses) arising from or related to: (a) your failure to comply with any of these terms and conditions; (b) any misrepresentation you make under these terms and conditions or otherwise to HackingToCureMichael and or CureSPG50; or (c) your participation in the Challenge.
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend, withdraw or amend this Hackathon in any way, without
prior notice or obligation, in the event of an error, technical problem, computer virus, bug, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of this Hackathon as contemplated by these Hackathon Rules. Any attempt to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this Hackathon is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made (whether it is successful or not), the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution, and to disqualify from the Hackathon.
14. Further Information
For more information, please contact HackingToCureMichael at