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Provision

This Provision (hereinafter referred to as the Provision) regulates the procedure for the organisation and carrying out of the сontest “Yandex.Algorithm 2015” (hereinafter — the Contest).

1. Terms

Hereinafter the following terms are used:

1.1. Contestant — a legally capable individual of 18 years of age or older at the time of the qualification round , acting on his/her own behalf and performing the contest tasks according to Provision requirements.

1.2. Minor contestant — a minor individual from 6 to 18 years of age, acting on his/her own behalf, allowed to compete in the warm-up and qualification rounds and the elimination stage of the Contest, and performing the contest tasks according to Provision requirements.

1.3. Solution — a completed solution to contest tasks sent by the registered Contestant to the Organiser during the term specified in item 4 hereof.

1.4. Finalist — a Contestant who has advanced to the Contest final round.

1.5. Contest winners — the Contestants who have advanced to the final round and have taken the first, second and third places respectively, whose Solutions are recognised as the best ones on the basis of the criteria specified in section 7 hereof.

2. Contest purposes

  • to support sport programming in Russia;
  • to attract the world’s best programmers to participate in the competition;
  • to familiarise participants with career and educational opportunities at Yandex;
  • to develop the Yandex.Contest platform.

3. Contest Organiser

The Contest Organiser is Yandex Limited Liability Company.

4. Contest duration

  • announcement of Contest commencement — April 21, 2015;
  • warm-up round — May 3, 2015;
  • qualification round — May 17, 2015;
  • elimination stage — May 24 - June 6, 2015;
    • first round — May 24, 2015;
    • second round — May 30, 2015;
    • third round — June 6, 2015;
  • announcement of the Contestants who have advanced to the final round — June 16, 2015;
  • final round — August 6, 2015;
  • announcement of Contest solutions and winners — August 6, 2015.

Detailed information on the terms of carrying out the Contest is available on the website.

5. Information on Contest rules

5.1. Information on Contest rules is available on the website.

5.2. The Contest Organiser reserves the right to introduce alterations to Contest rules by placement of an announcement of alterations to Contest rules on the website.

6. Procedure for Contest participation

6.1. Registration of Contestants will start at 00:00 on April 21, 2015 , will be effective until termination of the qualification round, and will be done by filling in the electronic registration form.

6.2. Minor contestants are allowed to compete only in the warm-up and qualification rounds and elimination stage of the Contest, but not in the final round of the Contest.

6.3. When filling in the Contest registration form, one shall specify:

  • Contestant’s pseudonym;
  • Contestant’s first name and surname;
  • e-mail address;
  • the country represented;
  • date of birth;
  • sex;
  • permanent address of residence;
  • education;
  • educational status (student or graduate);
  • place of work, study;
  • preferred programming language.

6.3.1. Additional data that must be provided by the Contestants who advance to the final round of the Contest:

  • nationality;
  • passport details.

6.4. Having registered, the Contestant agrees to processing by the Organiser of the personal information specified in the registration form, including other personal information provided by the Contestant to the Organiser within the framework of the Contest, including to commitment by the Organiser in any way of the actions specified in item 3 of Art. 3 of the Federal Law of 27.07.2006 No. 152-FZ “On Personal Information”. This consent shall be effective for three years.

6.5. A Contestant is considered to have been registered, provided the Contestant filled in the obligatory fields of the registration form, read and confirmed his/her consent to Contest rules, read and confirmed his/her consent to this Contest Provision and put a tick in the corresponding checkbox. Only those Contestants whose applications are approved by the Contest Organiser are allowed to participate in the Contest.

6.6. After registration, Contestants are allowed to send Solutions to the Organiser within the terms specified in item 4 hereof.

6.7. Employees of the Organiser and its affiliated companies, other persons involved in Contest organisation, and also members of their families, may apply for Contest participation, but will not be allowed to compete in the final round of the Contest or be awarded any prizes.

6.8. The Organiser reserves the right to change the date and venue of Contest final round by placement of an announcement specifying the Contest final round time and venue changes on the website.

7. Requirements for Solutions

7.1. Requirements for Solutions, the order and criteria of their examination are detailed in the rules of the Contest.

7.2. The Contest Commission is set up for examination of Solutions. CEO of the Organiser approves the rules of its work and the staff of the Commission.

7.3. The Contest Commission determines the winners in first, second and third places after examination of Solutions.

7.4. Solutions submitted to the Contest will not be returned.

8. Contest Solutions announcement

8.1. The summing-up of Contest Solutions will take place with the announcement of three winners of the Contest by the Contest Commission and placement of information about winners on the website.

8.2. Contestants agree to publication of Finalists’ surname, name, middle name, photo and biography on the Organiser’s website.

9. Prizes

9.1. Prizes shall be provided by the Contest Organiser.

9.2. The top 512 participants of the elimination stage will receive a contest T-shirt.

9.3. The top three participants of the final round will be awarded the following prizes:

  • first place — 300,000 rubles;
  • second place — 150,000 rubles;
  • third place — 90,000 rubles.

9.4. The amounts of the awards specified in item 9.3. hereof are net of personal income tax, which will be accrued and paid by the Organiser according to the legislation of the Russian Federation.

10. Procedure for receiving prizes

10.1. The Contest Organiser will provide winners with prizes by transferring funds to the bank accounts specified by the winners.

10.2. To receive a prize, the winner shall provide to the Organiser the following documents:

10.2.1. A digital copy of the Contestant’s identity document (for citizens of the Russian Federation – passport pages with personal data, and also the page with the registration address; for foreign citizens – passport pages with personal data, pages with Russian visas [if the Contestant actually lives in Russia]).

10.2.2. A digital copy of the individual’s certificate of registration with a tax authority at the place of residence in the territory of the Russian Federation — if available.

10.2.3. A digital copy of the certificate of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation — if available.

10.2.4. The original consent to Contest rules (in the form prepared by the Organiser).

10.2.5. Bank account details.

10.3. The winners shall provide to the Contest Organiser the documents specified in par. 10.2 within 14 calendar days after the announcement of winners of the Contest in accordance with section 7 of the Provision.

11. Final provisions

11.1. The Contest shall be organised and carried out in the territory of the Russian Federation according to the legislation of the Russian Federation.

11.2. Sending an application for Contest participation means an unconditional consent of the Contestant to all Contest rules and this Provision.

11.3. As to all other issues not settled by this Provision, the Organiser and Contestants shall be guided by the current legislation of the Russian Federation.

11.4. All disputes and disagreements that arise in connection with the organisation and carrying out of the Contest shall be settled by negotiations. Disputable issues, which have not been settled by negotiations, shall be referred to court at the Organiser’s jurisdiction.

11.5. The Contest Provision is issued both in Russian and English languages. When construing this Provision, the Russian wording shall prevail.