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Santander Digital Trust Hackathon Official Rules – (the “Official Rules”)


Name: Digital Trust Hackathon (the “Hackathon”)

Website: (the “Hackathon Website”)


1.1  Poster (the “Poster”):

1.2 The Poster is Santander Global Technology, S.L. (hereinafter, the Poster) with Tax ID. No. B83325076 and registered offices at Avenida de Cantabria, 3, 82660 Boadilla del Monte, Madrid.

1.3 Administrator (the “Administrator”):

1.4 The Administrator is Devpost, Inc.



2.1 Submission Period:  Nov 10, 2020 (9:00am Madrid, Spain) – December 10, 2020 (11:59pm Madrid, Spain) (the “Submission Period”)

2.2 Judging: December 11. 2020 (9:00am Madrid, Spain) – December 17, 2020 (8:00pm Madrid, Spain) 

2.3 Winners. At The Poster’s sole discretion, the winner will be announced in or around the week of December 17, 2020



3.1       The Hackathon IS open to:

·      Eligible Individuals (“Teams”). Individuals or Teams of 2-5-people. Teams must be comprised of "Eligible Individuals". In order to be considered as Eligible Individuals you must be at least 18 years old or at age of majority according to the legislation of the place where you reside. 

·      Organizations (“Organizations”) including corporations, not-for-profit corporations and other nonprofit organizations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and other legal entities that exist and have been organized or incorporated at the time of entry and who submit as individuals or teams of 2-5 Eligible Individuals (the above are collectively, “Participants”)

An Eligible Individual may join more than one Team, or Organization. 

If a Team or Organization is entering the Hackathon, they must appoint and authorize one individual (the “Representative”) to represent, act, and enter a Submission, on their behalf. The Representative must meet the eligibility requirements above. By entering a Submission on the Site on behalf of a Team or Organization you represent and warrant that you are the Representative authorized to act on behalf of your Team or Organization.

3.2       The Hackathon IS NOT open to:

·      Individuals who are residents of, or Organizations domiciled in, a country, state, province or territory where the laws of Spain, the United States or local law prohibits participating or receiving a prize in the Hackathon (including, but not limited to, Brazil[TEM12] , Quebec, and Cuba, Sudan, Iran, North Korea and Syria )

·      Organizations involved with the design, production, paid promotion, execution, or distribution of the Hackathon

·      Employees, representatives and agents** of such organizations, and all members of their immediate family or household*

·      Any other individual involved with the design, production, promotion, execution, or distribution of the Hackathon, and each member of their immediate family or household*

·      Any Judge (defined below), or company or individual that employs a Judge

·      Any parent company, subsidiary, or other affiliate*** of any organization described above

·      Any other individual or organization whose participation in the Hackathon would create, in the sole discretion of the Poster and/or Administrator, a real or apparent conflict of interest. 

*The members of an individual’s immediate family include the individual’s spouse, children and stepchildren, parents and stepparents, and siblings and stepsiblings. The members of an individual’s household include any other person that shares the same residence as the individual for at least three (3) months out of the year.

**Agents include individuals or organizations that in creating a Submission to the Hackathon, are acting on behalf of, and at the direction of, an Organization involved with the design, production, paid promotion, execution or distribution of the Hackathon through a contractual or similar relationship.

***An affiliate is: (a) an organization that is under common control, sharing a common majority or controlling owner, or common management; or (b) an organization that has a substantial ownership in, or is substantially owned by the other organization.


The Poster reserves the right to expand this list and exclude any Eligible Individual, Team or Organization that is subject to this section at any point prior, during or post the Hackathon



4.1  Participants must do the following to participate in the Hackathon:

For a successful submission, you need to choose at least two of the following things: 

  • A Slide Deck 
  • A Video 
  • A Git Repository 


Slide Deck


If you decide to submit a slide deck for your solution, this can be uploaded to any Google Drive or Dropbox (with a publicly accessible link).


Make sure you include the following information in your deck:

  • Slide 1: Introduction - An introduction of your team or organization.
  • Slide 2: Challenge or Problem - Explain what's the problem you're trying to solve
  • Slide 3: Solution - Articulate the idea and your strategy for solving the problem.
  • Slide 4: Technology - What makes your prototype special? What technologies will you utilize and why?
  • Slide 5: Scaling - How can your prototype be scaled to serve the needs of the millions of people? 




If you decide to submit a video for your solution, it must comply with the following requirements:

  • should be less than five (5) minutes;
  • must include a clear pitch of the idea within 30 seconds of the demonstration;
  • must include footage that clearly explains the application’s features, functionality, and how the Digital Trust protocol was  integrated through a comprehensive demonstration;
  • must be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Google Drive/Dropbox and be made public, and a link to the video must be provided on the submission form on the Hackathon Website;
  • must not include third party trademarks, or copyrighted music or other material unless the participant has permission to use such material; and
  • must not infringe on any third party’s intellectual property, including featuring names and images of people without their relevant permissions.

Git Repository

If you decide to submit your solution as a public Git repository. It could be hosted on any platform like Github, Bitbucket, Gitlab, etc, and must be publicly accessible.


4.2  Language Requirements

All Submission materials must be in English. 

4.3. New and Existing Applications: Applications may be either newly created or updated by the participant after the start of the Submission Period. Participants entering applications that existed prior to the start of the Submission Period will be required to explain how their application has been updated during the Submission Period. 

4.4. Multiple Submissions: A participant may submit more than one Submission, however, each Submission must be unique and substantially different from each of the participant’s other Submissions, as determined by the Poster and/or the Administrator.


4.5. SDKs, APIs, & Data: Applications may integrate SDKs, APIs and data, provided the participant has the rights to use them according to all the applicable laws.


4.6. Intellectual Property: Your Submission must: (a) be your (or your Team, or Organization’s) original work product; (b) be solely owned by you, your Team, or your Organization with no other person or entity having any right or interest in it; (c) not violate the intellectual property rights or other rights including but not limited to copyright, trademark, patent, contract, and/or privacy rights, of any other person or entity; and (d) comply with the Developer Agreement and all terms, rules and policies that Poster or its affiliates make available regarding submission of Applications.


A participant may contract with a third party for technical assistance to create the Submission provided the Submission components are solely the participant’s work product and the result of the participant’s ideas and creativity, and the participant owns all rights to them.


A participant may submit a Submission that includes the use of open source software or hardware, provided the participant complies with applicable open source licenses and, as part of the Submission, creates software that enhances and builds upon the features and functionality included in the underlying open source product.


By entering the Hackathon you represent, warrant and agree that your Submission meets all of these requirements.

4.7. Financial or Preferential Support: Applications must not have been developed, or derived from an application developed, with financial or preferential support from the Poster or Administrator. Such applications include, but are not limited to, those that received funding or investment for their development, were developed under contract, or received a commercial license, from the Poster or Administrator any time prior to the end of the Submission Period. This includes applications that have been funded or co-developed by Grupo Santander, including applications that earn money through licensing. The Poster and/or Administrator, at their sole discretion, may disqualify a Submission, if awarding a prize to the Submission or participant would create a real or apparent conflict of interest.

4.8. Applications Provided Free of Charge: Applications must be provided free of charge until the winners of the Hackathon have been announced and the Demo Day takes place (not later than two months after the winners are announced). 



5.1. Draft Submissions: Prior to the end of the Submission Period, you may save draft versions of your Submission on yours Devpost portfolio before submitting the Submission materials to the Hackathon for evaluation. Once the Submission Period has ended, you may not make any changes or alterations to your Submission, but you may continue to update the project in your Devpost portfolio.

5.2 Modifications after the Submission Period. The Poster may permit you to modify part of your Submission after the Submission Period for the purpose of acquiring additional consent forms, or removing material that potentially infringes a third party mark or right, discloses personally identifiable information, or is otherwise inappropriate. The modified Submission must remain substantively the same as the original Submission with the only modification being what the Poster permits.



6.1. Participant Rights: any applicable intellectual property right to a Submission will remain with the participant.

6.2 Poster Rights: By entering the Hackathon, you grant to the Poster or any other third parties acting on the Poster’s behalf, a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide perpetual license to display publicly and use for promotional purposes the Submission, in perpetuity. This license includes, but is not limited to, posting or linking to the Submission on Poster’s, Administrator’s, and partners’ websites and applications, including the Hackathon Website, and display and promotion of the Submission in any other media, worldwide

6.3 Submission Display: The following Submission components may be displayed to the public: name, description, images, video URL, website, Team members, the Submission category and platform, and submitter type. Other Submission materials may be viewed by the Poster and Judges for screening and evaluation.

6.4 Representations and Warranties: participants represent and warrant that the Poster, Administrator, and Hackathon partners are free to use participants’ Submission in the manner described above, as provided or as modified by the Administrator, without obtaining permission or license from any third party and without any compensation to participants.



7.1 Judges: Eligible Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges selected by the Poster (the “Judges”). Judges may be employees of the Poster or external, may or may not be listed individually on the Hackathon Website, and may change before or during the Judging Period.

7.2 The Judging Criteria 

·      30% Impact potential and Scalability

·      20% Technical Complexity and Protocol Implementation

·      20% Go-to-market plan

·      20% Prototype Completion

·      10% Design and UX

7.3 Submission Review: Judges are not required to test the application and may choose to judge based solely on the text description, images and video provided in the Submission.

7.4 Tie Breaker: If two or more Submissions are tied, the tied Submission with the highest score in the first applicable criterion listed above will be considered the higher scoring Submission. In the event any tied remain, this process will be repeated, as needed, by comparing the tied Submissions’ scores on the next applicable criterion. If two or more Submissions are tied on all applicable criteria, the panel of Judges will vote on the tied Submissions.



  • Category Prize:
    •  First place
    •  Second place
    •  Third place
  • Bonus prizes: 
    • Best Student Submission
    • Most Innovative Idea
    • Best Working Prototype
    • Popular Choise Award


8.1 Multiple prize eligibility: The same eligible entry may:

  • Win one of the category prizes: First, Second or Third. 
  • Also win one of the bonus prizes: 
    •  Best Student Submission
    •  Most Innovative Idea
    •  Best Working Prototype
    •  Popular Choise Award


  • The same eligible entry cannot win more than one category Prize (ie. same team cannot win first and second prize).

8.2 There will be no cash substitution for any of the non-cash Prizes in section 8.

8.3 At the Poster’s sole discretion and without justification, reserves the right to alter, amend or change any of the prizes in Section 8 at any time herein. Notice of change will be updated on the Administrator portals where these Terms and Conditions reside. The Prizes are interchangeable but will remain of the equivalent value herein.   

8.4 In order to receive the prizes Teams agree to:


9.1 Verification Requirement: THE AWARD OF A PRIZE TO A POTENTIAL WINNER IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION OF THE IDENTITY, QUALIFICATIONS AND ROLE OF THE POTENTIAL WINNER IN THE CREATION OF THE SUBMISSION. No submission or submitter shall be deemed a winning submission or winner until their post-Hackathon prize affidavits have been completed and verified, even if prospective winners have been announced verbally or on the Hackathon website. The final decision to designate a winner shall be made by the Poster. . 

9.2 Required Forms: Potential winners will be notified using the email address associated with the Devpost account used to enter the Submission (the submitter is the “Representative” in the case of a Team or Organization). In order to receive a Prize, the potential winner (including all participating Team members in the case of a Team or Organization) will be required to sign and return to Devpost, affidavit(s) of eligibility (or a similar verification document) and liability/publicity release(s), and any applicable tax forms (“Required Forms”).

9.3 Deadline for Returning Required Forms: Ten (10) business days after the Required Forms are sent.

9.4 Disqualification: The Poster may deem a potential winner (or participating Team members) ineligible to win if:

1.    the potential winner’s Representative or any participating member does not respond to multiple emails or fails to sign and return the Required Forms by the deadline listed above, or responds and rejects the Prize;

2.    the Prize or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable; or

3.    the Submission or the potential winner, or any member of a potential winner’s Team or Organization, is disqualified for any other reason.

In the event of a disqualification, the Poster may award the applicable Prize to an alternate potential winner.



10.1 Substitutions & Changes: The Poster has the right to make a Prize substitution of equivalent or greater value. The Poster will not award a Prize if there are no eligible Submissions entered in the Hackathon, or if there are no eligible participants or Submissions for a specific Prize.

10.2 Prize Delivery

            i.         Prizes will be payable to the Winner, if an individual, to the participant’s Representative, if a Team, or to the Organization, if the participant is an Organization. It will be the responsibility of the winning participant’s Representative to allocate the Prize among their Team or Organization’s participating members, as the Representative deems appropriate.

            ii.         Prizes are payable via any means of Poster’s choosing, whether electronic or not, and are payable only after receipt of the Required Forms. A winning participant may be required to provide a mailing address, bank information, and/or create an account with an electronic payment provider of Poster’s choosing in order to receive payment.

            iii.         Failure to provide correct information on the Required Forms, or other correct information required for the delivery of a Prize, may result in delayed Prize delivery, disqualification or the participant, or forfeiture of a Prize.

10.3       Prize Delivery Timeframe: Within 45 days of the receipt of the Required Forms..

10.4       Fees & Taxes: Winners (and in the case of Team or Organization, all participating members) are responsible for any fees associated with receiving or using a prize, including but not limited to, wiring fees. Winners (and in the case of Team or Organization, all participating members) are responsible for reporting and paying all applicable taxes in their jurisdiction of residence (federal, state/provincial/territorial and local). Winners may be required to provide certain information to facilitate receipt of the award, including completing and submitting any tax or other forms necessary for compliance with applicable withholding and reporting requirements. United States residents are required to provide a completed form W-9 and residents of other countries are required to provide a completed W-8BEN form. Winners are also responsible for complying with foreign exchange and banking regulations in their respective jurisdictions and reporting the receipt of the Prize to relevant government departments/agencies, if necessary. The Poster and/or the Administrator reserves the right to withhold a portion of the prize amount to comply with the tax laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction, or those of a winner’s jurisdiction.



11.1 By entering the Hackathon, you (and, if you are entering on behalf of a Team or   Organization, each participating member) agree(s) to the following:

            i.         The relationship between you, the participant, and the Poster r, is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship.

1.    You will be bound by and comply with these Official Rules, Code of Conduct and the decisions of the Poster and/or the Hackathon Judges which are binding and final in all matters relating to the Hackathon.

2.    You release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Poster, Administrator, Promotion Entities, and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, the Prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Hackathon, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (hereafter the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s entry, creation of Submission or entry of a Submission, participation in the Hackathon, acceptance or use or misuse of the Prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, transmission, performance, exploitation or use of the Submission as authorized or licensed by these Official Rules.

11.2 Without limiting the foregoing, the Released Parties shall have no liability in connection with:

i)          any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by the Poster or Administrator’s electronic or printing error, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Hackathon;

ii)         technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines, internet connectivity or electronic transmission errors, or network hardware or software or failure of the Hackathon Website;

iii)   unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Hackathon;

iv)   technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Hackathon or the processing of Submissions; or

v)         any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participant’s participation in the Hackathon or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize.


11.3 The Released Parties are not responsible for incomplete, late, misdirected, damaged, lost, illegible, or incomprehensible Submissions or for address or email address changes of the participants. Proof of sending or submitting will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by the Poster or Administrator.


11.4 If for any reason any participant’s Submission is determined to have not been received or been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, the participant’s sole remedy is to request the opportunity to resubmit its Submission. Such request must be made promptly after the participant knows or should have known there was a problem, and will be determined at the sole discretion of the Administrator.




12.1       By participating in the Hackathon you consent to the use of personal information about you, if you are a winner, by the Poster and third parties acting on their behalf. Such personal information includes, but is not limited to, your name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, comments and hometown and country of residence. It may be used in any existing or newly created media, worldwide without further payment or consideration or right of review, unless prohibited by law. Authorized use includes advertising and promotional purposes.


12.2       The duration of your consent is for a period of three years following the conclusion of the Hackathon. This consent applies, as applicable, to all members a participant’s Team or Organization that participated in the winning Submission.




The Participants may be filmed or photographed during the event. By joining the Competition and accepting these terms and conditions, the Participants give an express authorization with no territorial restrictions to the use and the distribution of their image by the Poster, including for promotional events occurring after the Competition. The production and distribution of films and photographs of the event will not lead to any compensation of the Participants.


The abovementioned authorization may include the following purposes:

1.             Generating audio-visual content relating to Competition. 

2.         Using the audio-visual content internally by the Poster in any format or means and by any system, procedure or method currently in use or which may be developed in the future, including presentations, reports, memories or other documents of a similar nature.

3.         Incorporating them into advertising brochures or any other promotional and informational materials regarding the Competition.

4.         Reproducing and publicly announcing them for informational and promotional purposes on the Internet, including but not limited to: on portals, websites and channels managed by the Poster on the respective social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), as well as using the images as follows: 

a.         Print – meaning the right to publish the images on paper for distribution in magazines, brochures, postcards, books or any other format that allows them to be disseminated on paper or similar by distributing copies of the same.

b.         Online – meaning the right to distribute the visual contents and possible statements done by the Participants via integrated computer networks using any protocol currently in use or which may be developed in the future, including but not limited to: Internet protocol or any successive or similar technology used to access those computer networks and view the visual contents on any viewing device



14.1       Poster reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Hackathon, or any part of it, in the event of a technical failure, fraud, any other factor, or event that was not anticipated or is not within their control.

14.2       Poster reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual or participant it finds to be actually or presenting the appearance of tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Hackathon or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in a manner that is inappropriate, unsportsmanlike, not in the best interests of this Hackathon, or a violation of any applicable law or regulation.

14.3       Any attempt by any person to undermine the proper conduct of the Hackathon may be a violation of criminal and civil law. Should Poster or Administrator suspect that such an attempt has been made or is threatened, they reserve the right to take appropriate action including but not limited to requiring a participant to cooperate with an investigation and referral to criminal and civil law enforcement authorities.

14.4       If there is any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of the Official Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Hackathon materials, including but not limited to the Submission form, Hackathon Website, advertising (including but not limited to television, print, radio or online ads), the terms and conditions of the Official Rules shall prevail 

14.5       The terms and conditions of the Official Rules are subject to change at any time, including the rights or obligations of the participant, the Poster and the Administrator. The Poster will provide the Administrator that will post the new terms and conditions of the amended Official Rules on the Hackathon Website. To the fullest extent permitted by law, any amendment will become effective at the time specified in the posting of the amended Official Rules or, if no time is specified, the time of posting.

14.6       If at any time prior to the deadline, a participant or prospective participant believes that any Official Rule is or may be unclear or ambiguous, they must submit a written request for clarification.

14.7       The Poster’sfailure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Should any provision of these Official Rules be or become illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction whose laws or regulations may apply to a participant, such illegality or unenforceability shall leave the remainder of these Official Rules, including the Rule affected, to the fullest extent permitted by law, unaffected and valid. The illegal or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by a valid and enforceable provision that comes closest and best reflects the Poster’s intention in a legal and enforceable manner with respect to the invalid or unenforceable provision.

14.8       Excluding Submissions, all intellectual property related to this Hackathon, including but not limited to copyrighted material, trademarks, trade-names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source codes, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations are owned or used under license by the Poster and/or Administrator. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of its owners is strictly prohibited. Any use in a Submission of Poster or Administrator intellectual property shall be solely to the extent provided for in these Official Rules.




15.1 By entering, all participants (including, in the case of a Team or Organization, all participating members) agree to be bound by the Official Rules and hereby release the Released Parties from any and all liability in connection with the Prizes or participant’s participation in the Hackathon. Provided, however, that any liability limitation regarding gross negligence or intentional acts, or events of death or body injury shall not be applicable in jurisdictions where such limitation is not legal.




The Participant acknowledges the confidentiality of all information and documents which have been shared with him/her throughout the Competition.


During the whole duration of the Competition, the Participant will not directly or indirectly use or share any information with any third party, unless he/she has obtained a written autorization to do so, delivered by the Poster beforehand. This applies to information shared with him/her by the Poster or shared with him/her indirectly upon the execution of this contract.


The Participant commits to delivering any document containing confidential information or shared with the Participant upon the execution of this Rules, on the Poster’s simple request. This confidentiality obligations shall be valid indefinitely.




The collection and processing of personal data relating to the Participant by the Poster is primarily intended to ensure that the Competition will be properly completed and in particular to allow the Poster to contact the winner and to award them the prizes in an efficient way and, if the cases arises, to publish the list of the winners.

Personal Data you submit when you participate in the Hackathon will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy[link] and applicable data protection laws.


18.1 These terms and conditions (“Official Rules”) and any contractual and non-contractual disputes in connection with them shall be governed by, construed and take effect in accordance with the laws of Spain.

18.2 Any dispute arising out of or in relation to the Terms and Conditions shall be brought to an amicable settlement.

18.3 In case of failure to reach an amicable settlement, the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Madrid capital, (Spain) courts. 

18.4 Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and contestant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than contestant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering this Hackathon), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.


18.5  Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.




Participation in the Hackathon constitutes participant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules. By entering, a participant agrees that all decisions related to the Hackathon that are made pursuant to these Official Rules are final and binding, and that all such decisions are at the sole discretion of the Poster and/or Administrator.



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