COMPETITION RULES

Thank you for your interest in the Accenture CTF 2018 competition (“Accenture CTF 2018” or the “Competition”) organized by Accenture Services, s.r.o., V parku 2316/12, Chodov, 148 00 Praha 4, ID: 26449251, entered in the Commercial Register with the Municipal Court in Prague, Section C, Insert 82992 (“Accenture”).

BY CREATING A CTF ACCOUNT AND PARTICIPATING IN THE COMPETITION CHALLENGES, YOU ARE AGREEING TO THESE COMPETITION RULES WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPETITION. THESE COMPETITION RULES ARE PART OF THE CTF TERMS OF USE AND ARE A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND Accenture. 
AS A REMINDER, THESE COMPETITION RULES ARE INCORPORATED INTO AND MADE A PART OF THE TERMS OF USE. PLEASE BE SURE TO REVIEW THE TERMS OF USE IN ADDITION TO THESE COMPETITION RULES.

What is CTF?

CTF is a IT security game targeted at anyone with interest in computer security. The game consists of a series of challenges centered around a unique storyline where participants must reverse engineer, break, hack, decrypt, or do whatever it takes to solve the challenge. The challenges are all set up with the intent of being hacked, making it an excellent, legal way to get hands-on experience.

What is the CTF Competition? When does it start/end?

The Competition involves trying to solve a designated number of problems within a period of 12 hours. The Competition begins on 1st November 2018 at 9:00 AM Central European Summer Time and continues until 1st November 2018 at 9:00 pm Central European Summer Time (the “Competition Period”).

Who is eligible to participate in the Competition?

Each individual who participates in the Competition (“Participant”) must: 
be at least 18 years old; 

be a current student of Czech, Slovak, Hungarian or Romanian based university at the time of the Competition;
form a team alone or with up to 4 other Participants; and 
have a valid CTF account created through
https://ctf.accenture.com using valid student email address. 
Note: in order to create a CTF account, you will need to provide certain information to register, including a username, a student email address and you may choose to provide certain optional information.

How do I participate in the Competition?

To participate, you must have created a CTF account before or during the Competition Period and work on the Competition challenges during some and/or all of the Competition Period. 
NOTE- NOT EVERY PARTICIPANT IN THE COMPETITION IS ELIGIBLE TO WIN PRIZES. PLEASE SEE DETAILS BELOW. 
Collection/Use of Your Information.

Full version of the Agreement for use of personal data is to be found here: here

How do I form a Team?

Each team is made up of 1-4 Participants (a “Team”). All participants must be registered through the registration form with their email. 

 

How are the winners determined?

The Team that solves the most problems within the allotted time will be the winner. If more than one Team solves all of the problems, then the Team that solved the problems in the shortest amount of time will be the winner. Only one Team can be the winner.

What are the Team prizes?

Subject to these Competition Rules and the Terms of Use, the Team prizes* will be:


1st place

Czech Republic:   11,000 CZK in Alza Voucher

Slovakia:              420 EUR in Alza Voucher

Hungary:             130,000 HUF in Alza Voucher

Romania:             1,950 RON in e-shop voucher


2nd place

Czech Republic:   6,500 CZK in Alza Voucher

Slovakia:              250 EUR in Alza Voucher

Hungary:             80,000 HUF in Alza Voucher

Romania:             1,150 RON in e-shop voucher


3rd place

Czech Republic:   4,000 CZK in Alza Voucher

Slovakia:              170 EUR in Alza Voucher

Hungary:             55,000 HUF in Alza Voucher

Romania:             750 RON in e-shop voucher

 

*depending on the winning team preference in which country they would like to use the vouchers

What are the other rules and terms for CTF 2018?

While there are no limitations on the resources or tools that Participants can use, only the eligible Team Participants may solve challenges as part of the Competition.

Teams may not interfere with the progress of other Teams, nor with the operation of the Competition's infrastructure. More specifically, attacking the scoring server, other Teams, or machines not explicitly designated as targets is cheating. This includes both breaking into such machines, and denying others access to them or the ability to solve problems (for example, by altering a key or ping-flooding). Sharing keys or providing overly-revealing hints with other teams is cheating, as is being directly assisted by personnel outside the Team (using tools from the internet is OK; asking people on the internet to help solve the problem is not). We encourage Participants to solve problems in novel and creative ways using all available resources, but we do require that Participants solve the problems themselves.

You must comply with the CTF Terms of Use and these Competition Rules. As a reminder, the Terms of Use include, among other things, a description of prohibited conduct and limitations on liability and damages.

Answers to problems may not be publicly posted or otherwise shared with anyone outside of your Team members until after the Competition is over.

All information provided to establish an account must be true and correct. You are responsible for keeping such information up-to-date. Failure to keep your account up-to-date may, among other things, jeopardize your eligibility for prizes.

You are solely responsible for keeping your account names and passwords confidential. You are responsible for activity that takes place under your account (including but not limited to activity that may affect your eligibility for prizes). If you believe that your account has been or may be compromised, you must notify Accenture by contacting ctf@accenture.com as soon as possible.

If you register to be on a Team with other Participants, you understand that information about you may be provided to other Team Participants.

At any time, in the sole and absolute discretion of Accenture, Accenture shall be entitled to disqualify a Participant and/or Team in the event of a failure to meet relevant eligibility criteria or any other violation or suspected violation of these Competition Rules and/or any Terms of Use (including but not limited to cheating).

Accenture will determine participation eligibility, declare winners and award prizes in its sole and absolute discretion. You agree that such decisions are final and are not subject to review or reconsideration, and that Teams are not entitled to be informed of other Teams’ results.

Accenture reserves the right to verify the identity and eligibility of all Participants and Teams at any time. Without limiting the general nature of the prior sentence, prior to (and as a condition of) awarding any prizes, you agree that Accenture in its sole and absolute discretion may require additional paperwork to be executed by the relevant Participants (verification of information needed to confirm eligibility or compliance with these Competition Rules and/or the Terms of Use, and information needed to facilitate the provision of prizes and other personal information as needed).

Any prizes awarded are non-transferable, and any non-cash prizes are not exchangeable for cash. Accenture’s ability to offer any and all prizes is subject to applicable laws and regulations.

Competition problems or other content on the Accenture site remains the property of Accenture (and/or its content providers). Accenture and its relevant content providers reserve any and all of their respective rights in such materials. You are authorized to access and use such materials solely with respect to registration for and/or participation in CTF 2018 by you You may not use the CTF 2018 site or any materials on it for any unauthorized purpose.

The Competition is subject to all disclaimers, limitations on liability and damages set forth in the Terms of Use, as supplemented by these Competition Rules. Without limiting the general nature of the foregoing, you understand and agree that CTF 2018 is offered on an AS-IS, WHERE-IS basis without warranties of any kind, and that any and all implied warranties or duties regarding it are hereby disclaimed (including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement). Accenture can discontinue the Competition at any time in its sole discretion. To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, employees, representatives, affiliates, licensors, content providers, contractors (including but not limited to Third Party Providers) shall not be liable for any damages, losses or claims resulting from any person’s participation (or attempted participation) in the Competition. To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, neither Accenture nor CTF Parties are responsible for technical problems or technical malfunction or other occurrences which may affect the operation of the Competition (including but not limited: to hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless or Internet connectivity or other online communication problems; failure of any e-mail transmissions to be sent to or received; lost, late, delayed or intercepted e-mail transmissions; inaccessibility of the CTF 2018 web site or any third party service providers and/or services being used for authentication (e.g., Google, Facebook or Twitter) whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestions on the Internet or the CTF 2018 site; and/or inaccessibility or unavailability of an email account used in connection with CTF 2018). To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, you hereby release Accenture and the CTF Parties from any and all claims, damages or liabilities arising from or relating to participation in CTF 2018.

To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Accenture and CTF Parties from and against any and all claims, suits, actions, losses, expenses, damages, penalties, and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees resulting from any actual or alleged violation of these Competition Rules by you and/or your participation in the Competition.

These Competition Rules shall be enforceable to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law. If any portion of this these Competition Rules is determined by any court or governmental agency of competent jurisdiction to violate applicable law or otherwise not to conform to requirements of law, then the rest of these Competition Rules will remain in effect and the parties will substitute a suitable and equitable provision for the invalid/unenforceable provision in order to carry out the original intent and purpose of the original Competition Rules.

The CTF 2018 site or materials may link to and/or refer to third party websites and/or services. Accenture does not control or endorse such sites. You are responsible for determining the suitability of those sites or services.

You may not assign, delegate or transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Competition Rules. Any attempted assignment, delegation or transfer shall be void.

These Competition Rules, the Terms of Use and your CTF 2018 registration represent your entire agreement with Accenture with respect to CTF 2018.

TERMS OF SERVICE

BY REGISTERING FOR CTF, USING THIS CTF SITE (INCLUDING ANY CONTENT ON IT) AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN CTF ONLINE ACTIVITIES SUCH AS COMPETITIONS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “Services”), YOU ARE AGREEING TO THESE TERMS OF USE (“TOU”). THESE TERMS OF USE ARE A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND ACCENTURE WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES.

By using and/or participating in the Services, you are agreeing to fully comply with these TOU, without modification by you. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions as stated, your only recourse is to discontinue using and participating in the Services. In addition, when participating in any CTF competitions, you shall be subject to any and all applicable competition rules which may be posted from time to time. All such competition rules are hereby incorporated by reference into these TOU. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Services shall be subject to the TOU.

Modifications of Terms.

Accenture shall have the right to modify the terms of this TOU at any time, which modification shall be effective immediately upon posting. Accordingly, we suggest that you check this page periodically. To make your periodic review more convenient, we will post a date at the bottom of this page.

Use of Third Party Providers and Services. Accenture may use certain third party service providers (“Third Party Providers”) to support portions of the Services (including but not limited to registration support and hosting services).

Rights Associated with the Services.

Registration. When you register to use the Services, you must provide true, accurate and complete registration information. Should Accenture (or its Third Party Service Provider, as applicable) suspect that your information is not accurate and complete, your account may be subject to suspension or termination. If you are under 18, you may not register to use the Services. You may also have the opportunity to provide other information in your discretion. You, not Accenture, will be responsible for all activities occurring under your username and for keeping your password secure. Accenture retains the right to revoke and/or terminate any user's registration and all privileges associated with such registration at any time, including for any violation of this TOU. If you believe that your account has been or may be compromised, you must notify Accenture by contacting ctf@accenture.com as soon as possible.

Content "Content," as used herein, is all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags, or other materials, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Services. "User Content" is any Content provided by and/or originating from a user. As used herein, "Content" refers to both User Content and Content unless expressly stated otherwise. You understand that all User Content is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such User Content originated. This means that you, and not Accenture, are entirely responsible for any and all User Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Services. Accenture does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of Content. You acknowledge that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that may be obsolete, incorrect, or objectionable. Under no circumstances will Accenture be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Services. Should User Content be found or reported in violation of these TOU, it will be Accenture’s sole discretion as to what action should be taken, including suspension and/or termination of the applicable account.

Use/Availability of the Services. You may only use and display the Content of the Services for your own personal use (i.e., non-commercial use) and may not otherwise copy, reproduce, alter, modify, create derivative works, or publicly display any Content of the Services for other purposes. Accenture shall have the right in its sole discretion to suspend or terminate the Services or your access to it.

Prohibited Uses/Activities. You agree you will NOT do any of the following with respect to the Services:

(a) transmit any Content or take any action in violation of applicable laws or regulations, or encourage others to do so;

(b) transmit any Content or take any action that is harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, torturous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, discriminatory or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, or encourage others to do so;

(c) provide any Content or take any action that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights and/or that you do not otherwise have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (including but not limited to personally identifiable information and/or confidential or proprietary information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships);

(d) interfere with, remove or modify any terms and conditions or other Content on the Services and/or any part of the Services used for the operation and/or security of the Services;

(e) collect and/or attempt to collect information about other users or third parties without their consent, including but not limited to soliciting or collecting passwords or personal identifying information from other users without their prior consent;

(f) send unsolicited mail, advertisements, or other similar promotional material;

(g) impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, any Accenture personnel, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

(h) upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

(i) interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Services (including but not limited to those of Third Party Providers and/or Third Party Integrated Services);

(j) use the Services to sell a product or service and/or to increase traffic to other websites for commercial reasons, such as advertising sales;

(k) take Content from the Services and reformat and display it, or mirror any portion of CTF site on any other site; and/or

(l) exceed the scope of your authority with respect to your use of the Services, for example, accessing and using features that you do not have a right to use, or deleting, adding to, or otherwise changing other people's entries or other Content when you have not been granted the privileges to do so.

Without limiting the general nature of the prohibitions listed above, with respect to any challenges, you also may not interfere with the progress of other users, nor with the operation of the Services’ infrastructure. More specifically, attacking the scoring server, other users working on the challenges, or machines not explicitly designated as targets is cheating. This includes both breaking into such machines, and denying others access to them or the ability to solve problems (for example, by altering a key or ping-flooding). Sharing keys or providing overly-revealing hints with other users (except for authorized members of your designated team, as applicable) is cheating, as is being directly assisted by outside personnel (except for authorized members of your designated team, as applicable). Using tools from the internet is OK; asking people on the internet to help solve the problem is not. We encourage users to solve challenges in novel and creative ways using all available resources, but we do require that users solve the problems themselves.

You acknowledge and understand that Accenture may or may not pre-screen Content, but that Accenture and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, or move any Content for any reason, including for example, content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, Accenture and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates this TOU or is otherwise objectionable to Accenture. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content.

You acknowledge, consent and agree that Accenture has the right to access, preserve and disclose your account information and Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to:

(a) comply with legal process;

(b) enforce these TOU;

(c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties;

(d) respond to your requests for assistance; or

(e) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Accenture, its users and/or the public. Further, Accenture reserves the right to cooperate with legitimate law enforcement requests for information at its sole discretion.

You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Services, including your Content, may involve

(a) transmissions over various networks and

(b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

You understand that the Service and software embodied within the Services may include security components that permit digital materials to be protected, and that use of these materials is subject to usage rules set by Accenture and/or Content providers who provide Content to the Services. You may not attempt to override or circumvent any of the usage rules embedded into the Services. Any unauthorized reproduction, publication, further distribution or public exhibition of the materials provided on the Services, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited.

You agree that Accenture has no responsibility or liability for the Content maintained or transmitted by the Services. You acknowledge that your account may be subject to features and practices, such as automatically logging you off after a certain period of inactivity. You agree that Accenture, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, may immediately terminate your account and access to the Services. Cause for such termination shall include, but not be limited to,

(a) breaches or violations of the TOU or other incorporated agreements or guidelines,

(b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies,

(c) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions),

(d) discontinuance or material modification to the Services (or any part thereof),

(e) unexpected technical or security issues or problems,

(f) extended periods of inactivity, and/or

(g) engagement by you in fraudulent or illegal activities.

Termination of your account includes

(a) removal of access to all offerings within the Services,

(b) deletion of your password and all related information, files and content associated with or inside your account (or any part thereof), and

(c) barring of further use of the Services. Further, you agree that all terminations for cause shall be made in Accenture’s sole discretion and that Accenture shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account, any associated email address, or access to the Services.

Termination of Your Account. You may elect to terminate your account by providing notice to ctf@accenture.com. Following receipt of your notice, Accenture will initiate termination of your account (typically within two business days). In addition to your right to terminate, Accenture may terminate your account as described in these TOU.

License to User Content. Accenture does not claim ownership of User Content that you submit to and/or make available for inclusion on the Services. However, with respect to User Content that you submit to the Services or make available for inclusion on the Services, you hereby grant Accenture a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive perpetual, irrevocable and fully sub-licensable license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such User Content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate such User Content into other works in any format or medium now known or later developed. You agree never to sue Accenture for use of said User Content.

Disclaimer of Warranties. THE SERVICES, AND ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. ACCENTURE, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, CONTRACTORS (INCLUDING THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS) AND SPONSORS (COLLECTIVELY THE “PICOCTF PARTIES”) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION: THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT; ANY WARRANTIES REGARDING THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES; ANY WARRANTIES FOR ANY GOODS, INFORMATION OR ADVICE OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES REGARDLESS OF SOURCE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY GOODS OR INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN THE SERVICES). YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN MATERIAL OR DATA THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL OR DATA. SOME STATES OR OTHER JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE AND JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; LIMITATION ON DAMAGES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL ACCENTURE OR ANY ACCENTURE PARTIES BE LIABLE TO ANY USER ON ACCOUNT OF THAT USER'S USE OR MISUSE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE SERVICES ARISING FROM ANY CLAIM RELATING TO THESE TOU OR THE SUBJECT MATTER HEREOF. SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO PREVENT RECOVERY OF INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHETHER SUCH CLAIM IS BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, (EVEN IF ACCENTURE AND/OR THE ACCENTURE PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES).

Hold Harmless and Indemnity. You agree to hold harmless and indemnify Accenture and the Accenture Parties from and against any claim arising from or in any way related to your use of the Services, including without limitation any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Services, your use of the Services, your connection to the Services, your violation of this TOU, or your violation of any rights of another. The foregoing includes, without limitation, indemnity for any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature. In such a case, Accenture will provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action.