Competition Regulation

This Regulation applies to an open competitive selection of projects and authors of business ideas in the field of tourism and travel, environmental development for participation in the acceleration program Kaspersky Exploring Russia (hereinafter — Competitive selection) and defines the functions, rights, obligations and responsibilities of organizers and participants, the procedure and the timing of the Competitive selection, selection criteria for participants.

The main objective of the Competitive selection is to support and develop:

Terms and Definitions

The Client of the Competitive selection is a legal entity that acts as a client of the organization and conductuction of the Competitive selection, as a sponsor of the organization and conduction of the Competitive selection, incl. responsibility for the formation of the prize pool:

— Kaspersky Lab JSC, location address: 125212, Russian Federation, Moscow, Leningradskoye Shosse 39A str. 2, PSRN 1027739867473, TIN 7713140469.

Organizer is a legal entity that acts as the organizer of the event:

— Creative PR-solutions LLC, location address: 115191, Russian Federation, Moscow, Kholodilny per., Building 3, building 1, building 6, floor 1, room. II, room 2., PSRN 1157746946378, TIN 7725292378.

The Organizer together with the Client determine the order, goals and objectives of the Competitive selection, form the composition of the Jury.

Application — information provided by the Applicant when filling out and sending the electronic registration form on the website of the Competitive selection www.exploringrussia.kaspersky.com.

Applicant — a legal entity, individual entrepreneur, a group of individuals without forming a legal entity, or an individual ((a) capable and competent individual(s) who has(have) reached the age of eighteen years, who has(have) submitted an application for participation in the Competitive selection in accordance with the terms of this Regulation.

Accelerator program — program for the intensive development of projects and authors of business ideas through training and expert support, conducted online, which acts as part of the Competitive selection. Expert support is defined as online interaction of mentors with selected projects or authors of business ideas for the purpose of transmitting to the latter their knowledge, skills and abilities.

Operator of applications and acceleration program (hereinafter referred to as “Operator”) is the Fund IT Innovations. Location address: 11/4 Chapaeva Street, Apt. 38, Saint-Petersburg, Russia 197046. Requisites: PSRN 1147800002790, TIN 7813292056. The Competitive selection Operator has the right to conclude work contracts and attract third parties to perform the coordination functions of the Competitive selection.

Awards — monetary rewards, grants and other cash payments, as well as the ones made in favor of the Winners of the Competitive selection, as well as material prizes awarded to the Winners of the Competitive selection.

Jury — a group of experts (members of the Jury) that decides on the selection of the Winners of the Competitive selection based on the results of the Acceleration program with the aim of awarding the Awards. Composition of the Jury is formed by the Organizer together with the Client from representatives of the Client’s company and/or invited experts.

Finalist — the Applicant who, according to the results of the assessment, was selected by the Organizer to participate in the Accelerator program on the basis of the criteria established in point 4 of this Regulation. To participate in the Accelerator Program, the Organizer selects no more than 10 Finalists.

Winner — the Finalist, who, according to the results of the Jury’s assessment, was selected as the Winner based on the criteria established in point 4 of this Regulation.

Pitch session is a series of short speeches by Applicants or Finalists with a brief structured presentation of their project or idea in the field of tourism and travel, environmental development.

Competitive selection for participation in the acceleration program Kaspersky Exploring Russia — a stimulating event, the purpose of which is to identify and encourage projects and authors of ideas in the field of tourism and travel, environmental development, conducted by the Organizer, consisting of three stages listed in Article 2 of this Regulation.

1. General provisions

1.1. This Regulation establishes the procedure for organizing and conducting the Competitive selection and Acceleration program.

1.2. Information support for the Competitive selection is provided by the Operator. The Operator provides information to potential Applicants about the ongoing Competitive selection, advertising and information materials about the Competitive selection, as well as all information about the Competitive selection on the Website, in social networks, as well as in other ways as agreed with the Client.

1.3. The Finale of the Competitive selection based on the results of the Acceleration program is held in the Russian Federation at the location of the Client (hereinafter— the Finale location) or online by decision of the Organizer and the Client.

1.4. The Client has the right to make changes to this Regulation with the obligatory publication of such changes on the website of the Competitive selection. Changes take effect from the date of their publication on the website.

2. Conduction of the Competitive selection

2.1. Stage one: Submission of application

2.1.1. Submission of applications from the Applicants for Competitive selection takes place on the Website of the Competitive selection in the period from 04/28/2020 to 05/29/2020, submission of Applications ends on 05/29/2020 at 23:59 in GMT + 3 time zone.

2.1.2. Application must contain the following information from the Applicant:

2.1.3. Intermediate Online Pitch Sessions

In order to select the Finalists, the Organizer together with the Client have the right to organize and conduct intermediate online pitch sessions for the selected Applicants who have submitted their applications on the Competitive selection Website.

Time and regulations of the intermediate online pitch sessions are determined by the Organizer and the Operator additionally.

2.1.4. Participation in the first stage of the Competitive selection is open for all Applicants, who filled in the required fields in the application on the website of the Competitive selection, agreed to the terms of this Regulation, putting a “V” icon when submitting the application, who consented to the processing of personal data, received notification of the receipt of the application by the application Operator on the Competitive selection Website after clicking on the “Submit”.

2.1.5. Organizer implements a preliminary check of the Applicant’s compliance with the requirements set out in Article 4 of this Regulation, whether the materials provided by Applicant comply with the requirements of these Rules, whether Applicant complies with the requirement of Article 3 of the Rules, and provides the Organizer with a list of Applicants who have undergone a preliminary examination for the purpose of selecting Finalists.

2.2. Stage Two: Selection of Finalists

2.2.1. According to the results of the submission of applications for the Competitive selection 05/29/2020. Together with the Organizer, up to 10 Applicants (finalists) are selected by the Client for participation in the Acceleration program.

2.2.2. Competitive selection of the Finalists is carried out by means of an evaluation of the received Applications from the Applicants by an expert group consisting of representatives of the Organizer. Organizer has the right to attract independent experts from the fields of tourism and travel, environmental development, as well as from specific areas of knowledge (for example, investment, finance, marketing, and others).

2.3.3. After expert evaluation of Applicant is complete, expert group on behalf of Organizer together with the Client forms the list of the Finalists to participate in the Acceleration program.

2.2.4. Expert group makes a selection by evaluating Applicant at its discretion, guided by their expert opinion, and in accordance with the criteria established by this Regulation.

2.2.5. The list of Finalists is posted by the Operator no later than 5.06.2020 23:59 in the GMT + 3 time zone by publishing information in the Blog section of the Competitive selection Website, or such a list or personal notice is sent individually to each Finalist.

2.3. Stage Three: Acceleration program and the Finale of the Competitive selection (a detailed description is specified in Article 3 of this Regulation)

2.3.1. Acceleration program is carried out online for the selected Finalists in the period from 09.06.2020 to 25.06.2020.

2.3.2. The Finale of the Competitive selection is held in the format of the online pitch-session of the Finalists in front of the Jury members on the agreed date as part of the Acceleration program.

2.4. The participation in all stages of the Competitive selection is free of charge for Applicants.

2.5. By participating in the Competitive selection or by submitting an application for participation, the Applicant thereby confirms acceptance of the terms of this Regulation. If the Applicant does not agree with the terms of this Regulation, an application for participation in the competitive selection is not submitted. If the application was submitted by the Applicant who does not agree with the terms of this Regulation, then such applications are not considered by the Jury members and are not involved when determining the winners.

2.7. Only those Applicants who have passed the criteria established in Article 4 of this Regulation are allowed to participate in the second stage of the Competitive selection (Acceleration program).

2.8. Applicants of the Competitive selection (participants of the second stage) themselves bear all costs connected with participation in all stages of the competitive selection. Compensation to Applicants of any costs associated with participation in the Competitive selection is not carried out by the Organizer, nor by the Client, nor by the Operator.

2.9. Organizer and Operator are not responsible for the safety of the property and equipment of the Applicants at the Competitive selection venues.

2.10. Applicants of the Competitive selection are required to:

2.10.1. Refrain from any actions that could lead to damage to the Client, the Organizer or the Operator, as well as those associated with risk to life and health during the Competitive selection;

2.10.2. All the materials provided as a part of the application and product itself (developed or being developed as part of the Applicant’s project) must not:
comprise secret protected by law, including privacy information; call for violence, racial discrimination, terrorist or other illegal activity, other extremist materials; comprise materials humiliating religious feeling of believers, pornography elements, as well as violence and cruelty or illegal actions; comprise strong language, obscene and offensive images, comparisons and expressions, including in relation to professions, ages, language, official State symbols of Russia, objects of cultural heritage of the peoples of Russia; comprise information about persons under legal age who got in a dangerous for their life and/or health situation, elements of consumption, demonstration of tobacco and/or alcoholic drinks, narcotic drugs; comprise objects third party’s intellectual property objects; comprise information and/or materials violating other rights and interests of persons and legal entities, requirements of the Russian law or being against public morals.

2.11.3. By providing information and materials Applicant confirms that such information, materials are not confidential, including that such information and materials do not belong to trade secret or have reflects features of know-how.

In case of non-observance of the obligations above, the Applicant of the Competitive selection may be disqualified and removed from the venue.

2.12. Applicants of the Сompetitive selection have the right to:

2.12.1. Applicant can withdraw from participation in the Competitive selection, including participation in the Acceleration program at any stage by notifying Organizer in accordance with the procedure established by this Regulation. Inaction of the Applicant or violation of the terms of this Regulation shall also be recognized as a refusal to participate in the Competitive selection and Acceleration program.

2.13. Main representative appointed by Applicant whose contacts are indicated in the application or are additionally provided by Applicant in accordance with the Rules acts on behalf of Applicant in its relations with Operator or Organizer. All actions taken by the main participant in its relations with Organizer is considered as actions taken by Applicant.

2.14. Organizer or Operator have the right to refuse the Applicant to participate in the Competitive Selection or Acceleration Program at any stage at their sole discretion by notifying the Applicant in any way possible.

2.15. Operator can request additional necessary information from Applicant, including but not limited to the information about Applicant, passport and other details of team members, documents of the sole executive body of Applicant, scanned copies of state registration/taxpayer number certificates and other documents. All information and documents must be provided by Applicant within the deadlines indicated by Operator and via channels prescribed by Operator.

2.16. Operator can interview Applicant at any stage within the terms set out by Operator.

2.17. If Applicant fails to contact the Operator, does not provide the requested information and documents within the deadline indicated by Operator, refuses to be interviewed or fails to be interviewed within the deadline indicated by Operator, such actions constitute Applicant’s refusal to further participate in Competitive Selection, including in Acceleration program, without any notification.

2.18. Operator can disqualify Applicant at any stage if one of the following is detected:
— Applicant, information and documents provided by them do not comply with the requirements stated in this Regulation;
— Applicant’s participation in Competitive selection or the use of idea/product/decision/device/technology can damage reputation or property of Operator, Organizer or third parties.

3. Acceleration program

3.1. All events within the framework of the Acceleration program are held online.

3.2. Finalists will be informed about the timetables of the events within the framework of the Acceleration program up to 05.06.2020.

3.3. The timing of the Acceleration program can be changed by the Operator in agreement with the Organizer with notification to the Applicants by posting relevant information on the Website or by personal notice.

3.4. Acceleration program is aimed at the Organizer searching for new ideas/projects/products/technologies/devices/solutions among the Applicants, identifying their commercial potential, the ability to productive communication and their business development in the market. Acceleration program is not a stage of negotiations (Article 434.1 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation), not a bidding for an agreement (Article 447 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation), or a public contest (Chapter 57 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation). Any results of the Acceleration program do not oblige the Organizer and the Winner to conclude an agreement with each other or to continue cooperation in any other way. Any correspondence of the Operator and/or the Organizer with the Finalists within the framework of the Acceleration program are not considered as negotiations, and any such discussions and data during the correspondence, discussions of the promise are not legally binding.

3.5. Participation in the Acceleration program is free of charge for both parties. None of the parties are entitled to claim any financial payments or compensation of any costs associated with participation in the Acceleration program.

3.6. Participation in the Acceleration program does not impose any obligations on the parties to each other and does not provide the Parties with any rights not expressly established by this Regulation.

3.7. Onsite master-classes and personal consultations and other events according to the schedule approved by Organizer are held for Finalists as a part of the Acceleration program.
As a part of its education in the Acceleration program the Finalist with the assistance of Organizer’s experts finalizes the idea or product, designs the marketing strategy and makes the final presentation of their project for the final pitch-session (Finale of the Competitive selection)

3.8. Finalist appoints up to 3 (three) representatives, including the main participant, to take part in onsite activities of the Acceleration program.

3.9. The Finalist (his appointed representatives) must take part in all onsite events of the Acceleration program. The Operator can disqualify the Finalist from participation in the Acceleration program without any notification if Finalist misses more than 30 (thirty) % of events. Operator can also disqualify Finalist at any stage of the Acceleration program if he violates the plan of work within the Acceleration program.

3.10. For the final evaluation of the Finalists, the Organizer appoints the day of the Finale of the Competitive Selection, the Finalist is obliged to make a presentation at the Finale of the Competitive selection, which should contain a business model and concept of the project, including its value or problem, which is solved with the help of this project, the key technology being developed, the method of project implementation.

3.11. Finalist’s refusal or failure to attend the Finale of the Competitive selection without valid excuse constitute Finalist’s refusal to further participate in the Competitive selection without any notification.

3.12. Based on the results of the evaluation of the Finale of the Competitive Selection, the Jury selects the Winners and awards the Rewards as follows:

3.13. The document confirming the selection of the Winners is the minutes of the meeting of the Jury.

3.14. Awarding of the Winners

3.14.1. Awarding of the Winners is carried out by the Organizer in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation. The implementation of the Awards is carried out by the Organizer of the Competitive selection by negotiating individual conditions with the Winners.

3.14.2. Prize payments (rewards) include all taxes, fees and contributions required for payment by the recipient of the prize (rewards). Each winner is responsible for paying taxes and other payments related to receiving a cash prize (rewards). When transferring a prize payment (rewards), the necessary taxes may be withheld in accordance with the applicable law by the party transferring prize payments (rewards) to the winners. In relation to individuals – tax residents of the Russian Federation, the Organizer acts as a tax agent, i.e. withholds and pays tax, based on the cost of the prize independently.

According to the legislation of the Russian Federation, incomes not exceeding 4,000 rubles received from organizations during the tax period are not subject to personal income tax (PIT), including in the form of gifts, winnings or prizes in competitions, games and other events held in advertising purposes for goods (works, services) (Clause 28, Article 217 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation). The mere receipt of the prizes by the Winners of this Competition does not entail the obligation to pay personal income tax (PIT). In relation to the Winners, the Organizer, in accordance with paragraph 2 of Art. 226 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation, performs the functions of a tax agent, in connection with which it withholds and transfers to the budget income tax at the rate established by paragraph 2 of Art. 224 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation in the amount of (35% of the cost of prizes received in competitions for advertising regarding the excess of the amount of the non-taxable amount established in paragraph 28 of article 217 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation in the amount of 4000 rubles 00 kopecks). Organizer, in accordance with these Rules, acts as a tax agent for the payment of all taxes and other existing mandatory payments related to the receipt of the Competition Prize, as established by the current legislation of the Russian Federation.

3.15. The results of Finalists’ selection, are final and cannot be appealed, except when such appeal is initiated by Organizer based on detected violation of the requirements of these Rules.

3.16. Mentorship, education and expert support within the Acceleration program are conducted in English.

4. The procedure and criteria for evaluating applications

4.1. The Selection of Applicants for participation in the Competitive selection is carried out by an expert group consisting of representatives of the Client. The Client has the right to attract other independent experts and partners.

4.2. When choosing from among the Applicants in the second stage (“Selection of Finalists”), the Client, represented by an expert group, evaluates the Applicants at their discretion, in accordance with the following criteria:

4.3. When choosing the Winners from among the Finalists according to the results of the Acceleration Program, the Jury members will evaluate the Finalists in accordance with the following criteria:

4.4. The Selection of the Winners at the Finale of the Competitive selection is carried out by the Jury members by evaluating the project and the Applicant’s performance according to the criteria, each of which is evaluated on a five-point scale.

4.5. The Client, represented as the expert group and the Jury, evaluates the Applicants and Finalists at its own discretion, and the Applicants and Finalists of the Competitive selection do not question the decision of the Expert group or the Jury, in addition, the Operator and the Organizer will not reimburse the Applicants and Finalists for any losses associated with non-recognition of individual participants as the Winners, including cases when due to non-compliance with established criteria.

5. Rights and obligations of the parties

5.1. The Applicant has the right to take part in the Competitive selection in the manner specified by this Regulation.

5.2. Submission of the Application for Competitive selection means that the Applicants of the Competitive selection agree that their names, surnames and other materials about them, images of the Applicants (including photo materials, video materials) can be used in any way by the Operator, Client and the Organizer, their authorized representatives in order to inform the Applicant about the results of the selection stages and other announcements of the Competitive selection and the Acceleration program, as well as in releases and articles on the Competitive selection in the media and social networks, as well as Telegram channels, without formalizing an additional agreement with the Applicants of the Competitive selection and payment of any fee.

6. Confidentiality

6.1. The Applicant agrees that all the information they receive as part of the Competitive selection is of a confidential nature, being valuable to Organizer, Operator and Client and is not subject to disclosure, as it is an official and/or commercial secret, has real and potential commercial value due to being unknown to third parties; there is no free legal access to it.

6.2. None of the information specified in clause 6.1 of this Regulation may be disclosed by the Applicant to any other persons without the prior written consent of the Organizer or the Operator or the Client, as well as within 5 (five) years after their termination of participation in Competitive selection for any reason.

6.3. The Applicant must take all reasonable measures that are necessary and appropriate to prevent unauthorized disclosure of confidential information. Moreover, the measures taken must be no less significant than those that the Participant takes to preserve their own information of such kind.

7. Personal data processing

7.1. The Client during the Competitive selection, including the period of the Acceleration program, processes the personal data provided by the Applicants of their representatives in order to fulfill the obligations set out in this Regulation.

7.2. Personal data is processed both with the use of automation technologies and without such use by performing the following actions (operations) or series of such actions (operations) with personal data: collection, record, classification, accumulation, storage, rectification (update, change), extraction, use, transfer (providing, access), blocking, deletion, destruction.

7.3. By providing personal data of its representatives Applicant confirms that in accordance with Cl. 4 Art. 9 of the Federal law «On personal data» he received their consent in writing for data processing, including for the transfer of such personal data to Client and Client’s partners the list of which is posted on Organizer’s Website.

7.4. Applicant’s, representatives can at any time withdraw consent for the processing of their personal data by sending a corresponding notification in Client’s address in writing. The Client can continue to process personal data if Applicant’s representatives withdraw consent to process their personal data in the absence of their consent if there are grounds listed in Items 2-11 Clause 1 of Article 6, Clause 2 of Article 10 and Clause 2 of Article 11 of the Federal law «On personal data». If the Client is not able to fulfill their obligations set out in the Rules in due course due to withdrawal of consent to process personal data the Applicant are disqualified from Competitive selection or participation in Project without any notification from the Client.

8. Intellectual property rights

8.1. By participating in the Competitive selection, the Applicant does not transfer to the Client any rights to the project, as well as to intellectual property, which may be contained in materials, presentations provided by the Applicant or prepared by the Applicant, Finalist following the results of the Acceleration program, with the exceptions set out in this Regulation.

8.2. Participation in the Competitive selection does not provide the Applicant with the right to use the logos and trademarks of the Operator, Organizer and Client in any way, except by receiving written permission of the Operator, Organizer and Client.

9. Notifications

9.1. All notifications of Applicant and all other communications are implemented by Organizer and/or Client by sending corresponding emails to email address specified by Applicant to Organizer and/or Client as the main means of communication.

9.2. All information, documents and other materials send by Applicant from email address that was indicated as the main source of communication are considered as provided by Applicant. Operator, Organizer and Client can additionally use other contact information provided by Applicant for the purpose of notifying them.

9.3. Operator, Organizer and Client can additionally use other contact information provided by Applicant for the purpose of notifying them.

9.4. Information about revision of terms for collection and (or) processing of applications, about revision of terms for implementation of Project, information about amendments to the Rules and other information intended to all Applicants is posted on Client’s Website.

9.5. The Operator, Organizer and Client is notified and informed via email: kaspersky@gotech.vc

10. Final provisions

10.1. Competitive selection, this Regulation, as well as any activity related to the Competitive selection, including the Acceleration program, are regulated by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

10.2. Under no circumstances shall the Operator, the Organizer or the Client bear any responsibility to the Applicants of the Competitive selection, in addition to the directly indicated responsibility in this Regulation. No obligations of the Operator, Organizer and Client of the Competitive selection to the Applicants of the Competitive selection are subject to fulfillment other than the obligations directly specified in this Regulation. If the Applicants refuse to participate in the Competitive selection at any time, the Organizer, the Operator and the Client will not compensate for any losses of the Applicants that may arise in connection with the Competitive selection.

10.3. The Operator, the Organizer and the Client reserve the right to refuse the Applicant’s further participation in the Competitive selection at any time without compensation of any losses and expenses to the Applicants in case of violation of this Regulation.

10.4. Competitive Selection Regulation may be amended and supplemented at any time by the Operator, Organizer and Client of the Competitive selection.

10.5. Applicant agrees to the use by Operator, Organizer and Client of any information and materials provided by Applicant, information about Applicant and Applicant’s trademark (service mark), logo, company name, photos and videos made in the course of the Competitive selection and Acceleration program, including by posting on Client’s website, on the Internet, on marketing and PR-materials, including Client’s social networks, and their partners, for the purpose of informing about the project and its outcome.

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