Terms and Conditions

The Hack:Trash:NYC Hackathon (“Hackathon”), held on October 27-29, 2017 in New York City, New York is governed by this Hackathon Terms and Conditions agreement (“Agreement”). By entering the Hackathon, you (“Participant”) agree to abide by the Agreement, which is a binding legal agreement between Participant and the Organizing Committee of the Hackathon (“Organizing Committee”).


1. Eligibility

Each participant in the Hackathon must be at least 18 years of age on the first day of the Hackathon in order to be eligible to participate.

2. Use of Proprietary Information

Participants represents and warrants that they have permission to use any proprietary assets used during the Hackathon and that it does not infringe on the intellectual property or proprietary rights of any third party, including, without limitation, any third party, patents, copyrights, or trademarks.

3. Prizes and Awards

The winner of the Hackathon will be selected by a panel of judges (“Panel”). The process for selection by the Panel is at the discretion of the Panel and the Organizing Committee. All decisions of the Panel will be final.

4. Publicity and Privacy

Except where prohibited, by participating in the Hackathon, Participant understands that the Hackathon may be photographed, videotaped, recorded, etc. and hereby grants the Organizing Committee the right to use or refrain from using Participant’s name and/or likeness any and all footage about Participant’s participation in the Hackathon and Participant’s Hackathon submission in any manner or media (including but not limited to social media outlets) that the Organizing Committee sees fit without Participant’s review or approval and without compensation. By participating in the Hackathon, Participants agree that their personal data provided as part of the Hackathon may be used for the purposes of organizing the Hackathon.

5. Licensing and Intellectual Property Rights

The Organizing Committee does not claim any license or any intellectual property rights in Participant’s submission, except for the limited license to review the submission as part of Hackathon judging and awarding of prizes.

6. Liability Release and Indemnity

Under no circumstances will the Organizing Committee be liable for any direct, incidental, indirect, special or consequential damages in connection with, arising out of or relating in any way to the Hackathon and/or this Agreement. Participant shall indemnify and hold the Organizing Committee and its members, partners, sponsors and assigns harmless against any claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ and other professionals’ fees) incurred by the Organizing Committee in connection with, arising out of or relating in any way to the Hackathon and/or this Agreement. In no event will the Organizing Committee, its partners and its sponsors be liable to 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 Participant’s participation in the Hackathon, whether such liability arises from any claim based upon contract, warranty, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, and whether or not sponsors have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage.

7. General

The Organizing Committee reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Hackathon in whole or in part, in the event of fraud, technical or other difficulties or if the integrity of the Hackathon is compromised, without liability to the Participants. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to disqualify any Participant, as determined by the Organizing Committee, in their sole discretion.

8. Code of Conduct

Hack:Trash:NYC is committed to providing a safe and welcoming space, without regard to age, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, mental or physical disability, physical appearance, neuro(a)typicality, religion, level of knowledge, level of experience, parental status, marital status, socioeconomic status or background, political affiliation, or any other attribute. The participants of the Hackathon are expected to act with the utmost respect for their teammates and competitors and should not show any unwelcome or hostile behavior towards another person for any reason. This includes, but is not limited to, offensive verbal comments related to personal characteristics or choices, sexual images or comments, deliberate intimidation, bullying, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of discussion or events, nonconsensual publication of private comments, inappropriate physical contact, or unwelcome sexual attention. Conduct need not be intentional to be harassment. Conduct such as this will not be tolerated at this event and will serve as grounds for removal from the event.