General Terms of Participation #HackTheNews Datathon

General Terms of Participation for DSS #HackTheNews 25-27th of January 2019.

With your registration, you accept the following conditions:

1. Order of conduct

With the registration for the Datathon, you undertake to conduct in an orderly manner in full compliance with the rules & regulations of the venue, and of the Republic of Bulgaria.

2. Age

With the registration for the Datathon, you certify that you are at least 18 years of age and you understand these Terms and Conditions.

3. Usage of cases data

The data sets and other information provided to participants with regard to solving the data cases shall be used by them only during the duration of the event. Under no circumstances shall they be used for personal or commercial purposes outside the event format and activities. With the registration for the Datathon, you agree to also provide your work (analysis, methodology, source code, etc) to the organizers for them to publish on the event page, the Data Science Society website and other Data Science Society channels.

4. Personal data

With the registration for the Datathon, you agree that the organizers may present some of your personal data (name, e-mail) to 3rd parties in regard to the organization and conduct of the event.

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5. Modification or cancellation of the event

The organizers reserve the right to cancel the event up to one day before the event is due to begin. Further claims for damages are excluded. If the event is cancelled due to force majeure (fire, strike, terrorism etc.) or other circumstances, for which the organizers are not accountable, but which make the services significantly more difficult or impossible, you are not entitled to the reimbursement of the participation fee, nor to compensation for other losses such as travelling expenses or hotel costs. In case of force majeure, the organizers will be exempt from the services for the duration of the obstruction.

6. Recordings

Photographic and film documents (recordings) will be produced during the event. We would like to point out that, with the registration form and confirmation of the event, you agree to the publication of photos and film recordings in which you are shown within the scope of the event.

7. Share and be a part of Data Science Society

The spirit of the society is to share and learn from each other. Therefore you agree to present your case’s results, discoveries and solution to Data Science Society in the form of an article, meetup, webinar or something else.

8. Platform

For participation in the Datathon it is obligatory for everyone to register and log in the Data Science Society Platform at . The participants may:

  • edit their profile;
  • start an article containing the solution of their respective team;
  • participate in online discussions in the Data.Chat at

Unorderly conduct as deemed by the administrators as well as any malicious use of the platform will result in a ban and/or further prosecution.

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9. If you do not follow the General Terms of Participation

We can and will ban participants if they do not follow the general terms of participation. A good society is built on mutual respect.

10. Rules on intellectual property

All results are owned by the individual Datathon team

All services, ideas, art, code and concepts made during the Hack The News Datathon are owned by the members of the team that developed them (not the local Data Hub or the Data Science Society). This includes all aspects of intellectual property, such as patents, trademarks, data models design and copyright. In the cooperative spirit of a Datathon, there are often many people helping one another. All members of the team are held to standard industry practices of collaboration, including appropriate acknowledgements to parties (also in other teams) who may have contributed. The design team is free to develop their ideas commercially after the Datathon, but the results of the Datathon itself must be open, as below.

All results have to be published and archived on the Data Science Society platform under Creative Commons license

All participants of the Dataton will allow the documentation of their Data Science solution to be archived on the Data Science Society platform in the form it was submitted at the end of the Datathon. Participants may update their articles posted with notice of update information.

All articles can be used for lectures at conferences, schools or industry venues with the expressed discretion of the Data Science Society.