This document contains the legally binding Terms and Conditions for IPSC 2013.
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VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
BY REGISTERING FOR THE CONTEST YOU CONFIRM THAT ALL TEAM MEMBERS OF YOUR TEAM READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND ACCEPT THEM.
IPSC 2013 ("Contest") is an online problem solving contest for teams consisting of up to three people. During the Contest the teams will attempt to solve problems, and they will be ranked based on their results, as defined below.
In order to enter the Contest, you must agree to these Terms and Conditions ("Terms"). Make sure you read and understood the Terms before registering for the Contest. You may not take part in the Contest unless you agree to these Terms. These Terms form a binding legal agreement between you, and the organizers of IPSC ("Organizers") with respect to the Contest.
The Contest is open to everyone except for the Organizers. The Contest is void where prohibited by law.
All contestants must register and provide the required information about themselves at the Contest Website, located at http://ipsc.ksp.sk/.
As part of Registration, contestants will be required to provide information about themselves, including a team name that will be visible in the rankings. The Organizers reserve the right to change team names for purposes of their publication, in particular in the case when the team name is determined to be offending.
The Organizers reserve the right to publish your team name, your names, ages, countries of origin and other Contest-related information about your team. The Organizers will exhibit proper care not to publish your sensitive personal information, including email addresses and postal addresses.
In the Contest the teams are given several problems to solve. Unless declared otherwise in the problem statements, each problem statement will be accompanied by two input data sets, called the Easy and the Hard Data Set. The teams must produce correct output data sets corresponding to these input data sets and submit them using the web interface on the Contest website during the Contest.
A submitted data set received by the interface (a Submit) is judged for correctness and the submitting team is notified about the result. A data set is considered solved as soon as a team submits an accepted Submit. For solving an Easy Data Set the team is awarded one (1) point, for solving a Hard Data Set the team is awarded two (2) points.
Teams are ranked according to the most points received. Teams which receive the same number of points are ranked by the least total time. The total time is the sum of the time consumed for each solved data set. (There is no time consumed for a data set that is not solved.) The time consumed for a solved data set is computed as follows:
Suppose your team made a successful Submit for the data set T minutes after the Contest started. Let R be the number of your previous (rejected) Submits for this data set. Then the time consumed for this data set is computed using the formula: T + 10 * R * (difficulty of the data set) where the difficulty is 1 for easy and 2 for hard data sets.
The total time is also influenced by the Postcard Quest as mentioned on the Contest webpage, and it can also be influenced by some of the tasks in ways that will be explained in the problem statements.
During the contest it is strictly forbidden to communicate with people other than your team members about issues that concern solving the problems.
The Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any team from the Contest at any time if they, acting in good faith, believe that there are reasonable grounds to warrant the disqualification. In particular, any discovered cheating attempts, any attempts to circumvent these Terms, and any attempts to subvert the integrity of the contest will lead to disqualification.
The final results will be announced by the Organizers at most 24 hours after the Contest ends.
All Contest-related materials and services on the Contest website are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law. The Organizers do not warrant that the website and all Contest-related functions will be uninterrupted or error-free. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, the Organizers shall not be liable for any damages (including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages), including, but not limited to, damages for loss of winnings, data or other damage to any other intangible property, even if the Organizers have been advised of the possibility of such damages, resulting from the use or inability to use the Contest website, errors in the Contest materials or any other matter relating to the Contest.