By signing up as a Participant, you agree to the following Participation Terms, which are incorporated by reference in the ToU.
In addition to these Participation Terms and the ToU, Challenge launched on the Platform shall be governed by a set of ad hoc Challenge Rules, which are maintained by Ultralytics, and published on the Github repository https://github.com/ultralytics/yolov5
By making any submission for a Challenge, you agree to be bound by the applicable Challenge Rules.
In the event of conflict between the ToU, these Participation Terms and the applicable Challenge Rules, the order of precedence shall be as follow:
As Participants, you participate to the Challenge strictly as independent third-party and not as an employee, agent or partner of Ultralytics. You are not authorized to assume or create any obligation or responsibility, express or implied, on behalf of, or in the name of, or to bind, Ultralytics in any manner. The following conditions therefore apply:
You acknowledge and agree that:
Any User having opened an Account as Participant will have the right to participate to the Challenges, subject to specific restrictions set out in the applicable Challenge Rules.
Projects based on artificial intelligence and machine learning often need to evolve or be adapted, for instance due to technology or legal requirements or for any other reason. You acknowledge that the specifications of each Challenge may change during its term. Ultralytics reserves the right to adapt the Challenge Rules to the extent it deems necessary in which case you will be informed by any appropriate means (including through the Platform or via email). Participants taking part in a Challenge may be evaluated on the basis of their ability to adapt to changes of the Challenge.
Reward details vary for each Challenge. Rewards can take the form of monetary prizes in USD, or any other currency, of crypto-assets, as well as of non-monetary rewards.
Each submission is evaluated by the Organizer responsible for the Challenge on the basis of the criteria set out in the Challenge Rules. Winners are chosen solely by the Organizer of the Challenge Ultralytics may assist the Organizer in the evaluation process but has no decision-making authority.
Participants have no claim to receive any Reward. The Ultralytics has the right to make the final decision at its entire discretion on the winner of a given Challenge. All results are final, without any right of recourse or objections.
To be eligible to receive a Reward, you must:
Any submission of Submission Materials in relation to a Challenge shall be made in accordance with, and pursuant to, the ToU and the applicable Challenge Rules. In particular, you represent that the Submission Materials you submit will not infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation, including export control laws. You must clearly inform upon submitting your Submission Materials of any third party materials (e.g. which are licensed from a third party, or available under an open source license or another licensing terms) embedded in or otherwise used in connection with your Submission Materials and provide a description of such third party materials and licensing terms.
Unless otherwise provided for in the applicable Challenge Rules, Ultralytics does not claim any ownership rights in the Submission Materials you submit in connection with a Challenge. However, by making any Submission Materials available to Ultralytics through the Services, you hereby grant to Ultralytics, its assignees and sublicensees (including Organizers) a worldwide, free of charge, transferable license to use your Submission Materials strictly for the purpose of providing the Services (including running Challenges). Any intellectual property rights generated through the use by Ultralytics of the Submission Materials shall be the sole property of Ultralytics.
Except as otherwise provided for in the applicable Challenge Rules, you have the right to decide which licensing terms must apply to the software code (including the associated documentation) contained in your Submission Materials, by specifying upon your submission the licensing terms applicable thereto. If you do not specify otherwise upon your submission, or do not provide the applicable licensing terms, you hereby agree that the MIT open source license (https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT) will apply to all software code contained in your Submission Materials and authorize Ultralytics to affix the applicable copyright notice to your Submission Materials if such notice is missing. For the avoidance of doubt, the license granted pursuant to clause 4.2 above is independent from, and apply notwithstanding, the licensing terms pursuant to this clause 4.3.
In addition to the licenses pursuant to clauses 4.2 and 4.3 above, the applicable Challenge Rules may require that, in order to be eligible to receive a Reward, winners must accept to grant to the Challenge's Organizer additional rights to their Submission Materials (such as the right to commercially use such Submission Materials).
All communications relating to a Challenge shall be made exclusively through the Platform or as otherwise specified in the applicable Challenge Rules. You are not allowed to directly communicate with an Organizer in relation to an ongoing Challenge to which you are taking part, except as otherwise specified in the applicable Challenge Rules.
You confirm that your participation to a Challenge does not put you in breach of any agreement you may be bound by, in particular but not limited to, any breach of any employment contract, consultancy contract or confidentiality contract with any third party.
As per the ToU.