Mapillary Place Recognition Challenge

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July 22, 2020, 6 p.m. UTC

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Welcome to the Mapillary Place Recognition Challenge, part of the ECCV 2020 Workshop on Long-Term Visual Localization under Changing Conditions

This challenge focuses on the place recognition problem with the Mapillary Street-Level Sequences Dataset (MSLS). We will rank methods on the image-to-image task using the top-5 recall on the test set as described in the paper.

You can read more about the MSLS dataset in our CVPR 2020 paper: Mapillary Street-Level Sequences: A Dataset for Lifelong Place Recognition

Please request access for MSLS on the dataset website. In the request, one can specify in the field “Reason for use of dataset” as “Participating in the Mapillary Place Recognition Challenge”. Information about the format, packaging and sample scripts for loading and evaluating the dataset are available in the public repository. Participants must use only the Challenge Data Set and Pre-Trained Models (defined in the Challenge rules) that meet the requirements set forth in these Terms to train their models to generate accurate predictions to the best of their ability. No other external data may be used in this Challenge. We evaluate the image-to-image task on the MSLS test set.

The challenge starts at 18:00:00 UTC, July 22nd 2020 and ends at 23:59:59 UTC, August 31st 2020. 

There will be two (2) winners: the Entry receiving the highest score (top-5 recall) will receive $1,500 USD and the Entry receiving the second highest score will receive $750 USD. We will notify the winners of the challege on September 4th, 2020 via the email address submitted through the Website.

Please refer to rules for further details.

Mapillary Place Recognition Challenge 

Official Rules

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE OR OTHER AWARD IN THIS CHALLENGE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

 

WINNER MAY BE REQUIRED TO EXECUTE AWARD ACCEPTANCE DOCUMENTS AND RETURN THEM WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS FROM DATE OF ISSUANCE OF NOTIFICATION (OR OTHER SPECIFIED TIMEFRAME IN NOTIFICATION) OR PRIZE MAY BE FORFEITED (IN SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION), AS MORE FULLY DETAILED BELOW.  

 

INTERNET ACCESS AND A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE. 

 

Pre-Trained Models (defined below) is permitted in this Challenge provided Entrants have all rights, licenses and permissions to use the Pre-Trained Models as contemplated in the Terms. Potential winners may be required to certify in writing that they have permission to use all Pre-Trained Models used to generate potentially winning Entries, and may be required to provide documentation demonstrating such permission to Sponsor’s satisfaction. Failure to satisfy these requirements or Sponsor’s belief that the Entrant does not have all necessary consents and licenses (notwithstanding any certification by Entrant) will result in disqualification from the Challenge and forfeiture of any prize claim.

 

 

BY ENTERING THIS CHALLENGE, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES (“TERMS”), WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, SO ENTRANTS SHOULD READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES INDEMNITIES TO THE SPONSOR FROM THE ENTRANTS (i.e., A REQUIREMENT THAT THE ENTRANTS DEFEND AND/OR REIMBURSE SPONSOR FROM/FOR CERTAIN LOSSES) AND A LIMITATION OF ENTRANT’S RIGHTS AND REMEDIES. 

 

OVERVIEW: The Mapillary – Place Recognition Challenge (“Challenge”) is sponsored by Facebook, Inc. (the “Sponsor”).  Eligible participants can participate in this Challenge as an Individual or a Team to train a model to make Predictions based upon the Sponsor-provided Data Set (all terms defined below). The Challenge begins on July 22, 2020 at 18:00:00UTC and ends on August 31, 2020 at 23:59:59 UTC at (“Challenge Period”). Entrants can access the Data Set and related resources for participation at

https://codalab.mapillary.com/competitions/45 (the “Website”). By entering this Challenge, each Entrant agrees that Entrant’s biographical information, and other content provided by Entrant and members of his/her Team, as well as Entrant’s Predictions may be publicly announced and posted, including, without limitation, through posting online.   

 

ELIGIBILITY: To participate in the Challenge, participants must be, as of the date of entry, at least eighteen (18) years old and the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence and the participant’s participation or receipt of any prize must not be prohibited by applicable laws or regulations, including as a result of Individual’s location in any country, state, or province where the laws of the United States or local law prohibit participating in the Challenge, and participants must not reside in Cuba, Crimea, North Korea, Iran, Syria or Venezuela (any and each meeting the above criteria, an “Individual”).

 

This Challenge is open only to

a.              Individual; or

b.              an association of Individuals that does not constitute a legally recognized entity (any and each, a “Team”). 

Where distinction is not necessary, any Individual or Team (including each Team member) that enters or takes steps to participate in this Challenge is referred to in these Terms as an “Entrant.” 

 

Employees, officers, directors, members, managers, agents, and representatives of each Sponsor or any other entities participating in the design, promotion, marketing, administration, or fulfillment of this Challenge, or any of their respective corporate partners, parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors in interest, and advertising, promotion, and public relations agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”)and any family member or member of the same household (whether or not related) of any such persons are not eligible to enter or win an award in this Challenge. For purposes of this Challenge, the term “family member” is defined as any spouse, partner, parent, legal guardian, child, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, or in-law. Any individual that is included on an applicable denied party listing, including those published by U.S. or EU Governmental Authorities, is not eligible to enter or win an award in this Challenge.

 

Entrant (including each member of a Team) must not be under any legal or contractual obligation that would prohibit their participation in this Challenge as described in these Terms. If participating in this Challenge would result in a violation by Entrant of any law applicable to it or any agreement to which they or it are a party, including any agreement with an employer or educational institution, such Entrant is ineligible. If Entrant is associated with or an employee of a company/business/organization/educational institution (any, a “company”), Entrant represents and warrants that their participation in this Challenge and their grant of all rights set forth in these Terms do not violate their company’s policies and procedures.

 

Participation in this Challenge constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Terms and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters. Any natural person completing any portion of the entry process described in these Terms on behalf of a Team Entrant must be authorized to legally bind that Team.  If a Team is entering the Challenge, they must appoint and authorize one individual (the “Representative”) to represent, act, and enter, on their behalf. The Representative must meet the eligibility requirements above and will be considered the Individual who completes and submits the Team’s Entry through the Website. By entering on behalf of a Team you represent and warrant that you are the Representative authorized to act on behalf of your Team.

 

HOW TO ENTER:  To enter the Challenge, eligible Entrants must complete ALL of the following steps before the end of the Challenge Period:  

  1. Create an account at https://codalab.mapillary.com/competitions/45/#participate
  2. Access the Data Sets through the Website and use the Data Set to train a model to generate Predictions in accordance with the instructions set forth on the Website. Use of the Data Sets is subject to the terms set forth at https://www.mapillary.com/dataset/assets/mapillary-object-dataset-research-use-license-2019.pdf.
  3. Submit Predictions by following the submission instructions on the Website.

Participants must use only the Challenge Data Set and Pre-Trained Models (defined below) that meet the requirements set forth in these Terms to train their models to generate accurate predictions to the best of their availability (“Predictions”). No other external data may be used in this Challenge. Limit per Individual/Team: 1 Entry (defined below) per day for consideration in the Challenge. For the purposes of this Challenge, a “day” is defined as from 00:00:00 – 23:59:59 UTC.  Entrant may submit more than one Entry, however only Entrant’s best uploaded Entry will be considered Entrant’s Entry for the purposes of this Challenge. Each Individual may participate either in their individual capacity or on one Team for this Challenge.

 

Predictions must be uploaded in accordance with all instructions specified on the Website, including the specified format.

 

The Predictions and related content and information submitted through the Website in accordance with these Terms and instructions of Sponsor, and all materials actually received by Sponsor, are referred to in these terms as an “Entry”.  An Entrant’s Prediction and any other content or materials that an Entrant submits to Sponsor as part of this Challenge is referred to collectively as the Entrant’s “Entrant Content”. All Entrant Content submitted in this Challenge must comply fully with the “Entry Requirements” section below. 

 

Entries must be submitted and received by Sponsor during the Challenge Period in strict accordance with these Terms.  The Website’s clock will be the official timekeeper for this Challenge. For purposes of this Challenge, only complete Entries that are actually received by Sponsor through the Website and during the Challenge Period will be considered. Other proof of submitting or attempting to submit an Entry (such as, without limitation, a printed, saved or copied automated receipt confirming entry, a “Thanks for submitting” screen or message) does not constitute proof of actual receipt of the Entry for purposes of this Challenge. Those who do not abide by these Terms and the instructions of Sponsor and its representatives and provide all required Entrant Content may, in Sponsor’s discretion, be disqualified. Entries (or participation that does not qualify as an “Entry”) that are incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, fraudulent, illegitimate, incomprehensible, garbled, or generated by a macro, bot, or other automated means will not be accepted and will be void.  Entries or participation made on behalf of an Entrant by a third party not affiliated or associated with that Entrant (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) or originating through any commercial promotion subscription, notification, or entering services will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Challenge. No Released Party will have any responsibility or liability for any dispute regarding any Entrant, including the identity of any Individual Entrant, the composition or members of a Team Entrant, or the distribution of any award won among members of a Team Entrant. In the event that any dispute regarding an Entry or Entrant (including those regarding the identity or members of an Entrant Team or any Entrant’s rights in a Prediction) cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the Entry will be deemed ineligible and the Entrant disqualified. ENTRIES AND PARTICIPATION MAY NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED, WILL NOT BE RETURNED AND, IN FACT, MAY BE DESTROYED. KEEP A COPY OR THE ORIGINAL OF EACH ELEMENT OF THE ENTRY. ANY ENTRY THAT DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS IN THESE TERMS MAY, IN SPONSOR’S DISCRETION, BE DEEMED INELIGIBLE.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:  In addition to the instructions listed above, Entrant Content must meet all of the following requirements, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, or the associated Entry may be disqualified:

 

Each Entrant must also at all times comply with all terms and policies applicable their use of the applicable platform, including, without limitation, Facebook’s Terms of Service(https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms) and the terms of any third party platform that Entrant may use in connection with Entrant’s participation (e.g. GitHub or AWS).

 

Public Posting/Sharing: Entrants are encouraged to make the code submitted with their Entry public, but doing so is not a condition for Entry. In addition to Sponsor and third party use of the Entrant Content detailed elsewhere in these Terms, Predictions may be posted to the Website and Entrants’ standing may be identified in a leaderboard. Leaderboard standings are not dispositive. Sponsor’s decisions and the evaluation and judging process set forth herein are dispositive.

 

Intellectual Property: Other than those materials provided by Sponsor, all aspects of the Entrant Content must be solely owned by, or licensed to, the Entrant or in the public domain. All third-party content not owned by or licensed to the Entrant is prohibited, unless such content is in the public domain. Sponsor may request written proof of ownership of or adequate license to Entrant of any Entrant Content. Failure to timely provide adequate proof of ownership or sufficient license rights in any content included in the Entrant Content (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) may result in the Entrant being disqualified and related Entry deemed void. Only the data provided by Sponsor may be used to develop Predictions; no other data may be used. 

 

Pre-Trained Models: For this Challenge, Entrants may use pre-trained models (collectively, “Pre-Trained Models”), provided such Entrant has all rights, licenses and permissions to use the Pre-Trained Models as contemplated in these Terms. Entrant represents and warrants that any use of any Pre-Trained Models in connection with participation in this Challenge is pursuant to and in accordance with a valid license that permits unrestricted commercial use of the Pre-Trained Model without the need for additional approvals from any third party, and agrees to provide Sponsor with proof (to Sponsor’s satisfaction) of such license upon request at any time during or after the Challenge and Challenge evaluation process. Potential winners may also be required to certify in writing that they have permission to use all Pre-Trained Models used to develop potentially winning Entries. Failure to satisfy any of these requirements in accordance with Sponsor’s instructions and timing, or Sponsor’s belief that an Entrant does not have all necessary consents and licenses (notwithstanding any certification by Entrant) will result in disqualification from the Challenge and forfeiture of any prize claim.

 

 

Language: All Entrant Content must be in English or, if not in English, the Entrant must provide an accurate English translation and promptly respond to questions or requests for clarification from Sponsor within the timeframe requested, if any.  If any part of an Entrant’s Entrant Content depicts, identifies, or includes any person that is not Entrant him- or herself or, for a Team Entrant, a member of the Team, Entrant must have permission from the individual depicted, identified, or included (and, if such individual is a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) and Entrant agrees to provide Sponsor with written confirmation of those permissions and rights upon request. 

 

Other Requirements/Restrictions: Entrant Content must not create or imply any association between Sponsor and any individual or entity or his, her, its or their products or services, including the Entrant. Entrant Content must not contain any recognizable third-party trademarks (including logos), trade dress, or other brand elements unless the Entrant has permission from the rights owner to use such material. Entrant Content must not infringe, misappropriate, or violate any rights of any third party including, without limitation, copyright (including moral rights), trademark, patent, trade secret, or rights of privacy or publicity. Entrant Content must not include information or content that is false, fraudulent, deceptive, misleading, defamatory, libelous (including trade libel), disparaging, harassing, threatening, profane, obscene, pornographic or otherwise adult-oriented, hateful, indecent, inappropriate, or injurious to any Released Party or any other party.  Entrant Content must not contain or describe any harmful or illegal activity or content or in any way violate any federal, state, or local laws, rules, or regulations.  Entrant Content must be suitable for presentation in a public forum. Entrant agrees that his, her, or their participation in the Challenge and agreement to these Terms and any Released Party’s reproduction, display, and use of the Entrant Content in accordance with these Terms will not violate any agreement to which Entrant is a signatory or party.  Entrant agrees to indemnify the Released Parties against any and all claims from any third party for any use or reuse by any Released Party of the Entrant Content authorized under these Terms.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify from the Challenge any Entrant whose Entry (in its sole discretion) refers, depicts, or in any way reflects negatively upon a Released Party, the Challenge, or any other person or entity or does not comply with these Terms, including any of the above Entry requirements. 

 

WINNER SELECTION/NOTIFICATION: The Predictions will be evaluated for accuracy.

 

Winners will be determined as specifically described, and not using any random drawing or method incorporating chance.  Sponsor or its designee will attempt to notify the potential winners on September 4th, 2020 via the email address submitted through the Website. Sponsor may also publicly post the results, including individual and team names (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion).  Each potential individual winner, including all natural people who are members of a winning Team (as determined and requested in Sponsor’s sole discretion) may be required to complete, execute, have notarized (if applicable), and return an affidavit or declaration confirming eligibility, a liability/publicity release (unless prohibited by law), and related award-acceptance documents (collectively, “Winner Documents”) within the time frame specified and in the form provided by Sponsor, without revision, or award may be forfeited. If any individual Entrant, individual member of a Team, or Representative refuses to comply with the foregoing requirements and other requirements of Sponsor, their Entry may be disqualified at any time in Sponsor’s sole discretion with no liability or responsibility to the respective Entrant or any individual within that Team, even if other Team members have complied with the requirements. The winners must respond to Sponsor’s winner notification within three (3) days of attempted notification or award may be forfeited. Any Winner Documents required of the winner must be received by Sponsor from the potential winner by the deadline specified by Sponsor in the Winner Document correspondence or award may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. If any notification or other Challenge-related communication is returned as undeliverable, or if a selected potential winner cannot be reached or does not respond as instructed after Sponsor has attempted to notify that potential winner, that selected Winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be determined (time permitting and in Sponsor’s sole discretion). Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification procedures in connection with the selection of any alternate potential winner, if any. The prize claim and Winner Documents are subject to verification by Sponsor. All awards legitimately claimed will be awarded. Sponsor will not be obligated to pursue more than three (3) alternates (time permitting) for the prize for any reason.

 

To the fullest extent allowable under applicable law, all taxes, if any (including, without limitation, national, federal, state, provincial, territorial, prefectural, and/or local taxes), as well as any expenses arising from acceptance or use of the award and not specified in these Terms as being provided as part of the award, are the sole responsibility of the winner. 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. 

 

PRIZE AND QUANTITY:  In the event there are no ties, there will be two (2) winners: the Entry receiving the highest score will receive $1,500 USD and the Entry receiving the second highest score will receive $750 USD. Prizes payout method will be determined by Sponsor or ECCV Workshop organizers in their sole discretion. If there is a tie for first place, the total prize pool ($2250 USD) will be split evenly among all tying winners and there will be no second place prize awarded. In the event of a tie for second place, the tying teams will evenly split $750 USD.

 

 

 If the winner is a Team, prize money will be paid to the Representative. The Representative is responsible for distributing prize money among Team members and Sponsor will have no obligation to the Team after prize money is paid to the Representative and is not responsible for any disputes that may arise over the distribution of prize money.

 

Anything of value provided by Sponsor in connection with this Challenge shall be used only in accordance with applicable laws and shall not be used in any way, directly or indirectly, to facilitate any act that would constitute bribery or an illegal kickback, an illegal campaign contribution, or would otherwise violate any applicable anti-corruption or political activities law.

           

 

Prize details not specifically stated in these Terms, will be determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. If a winner does not accept or use the entire award for any reason, the unaccepted or unused part of the award will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation with respect to that award or portion of the award. Prizes may not be transferred (a) to any individual, entity, or country prohibited by any applicable U.S. or non-U.S. export controls and trade sanctions; (b) to anyone on U.S. or non-U.S. government restricted parties lists; or (c) for any purpose prohibited by applicable export controls and trade sanctions, including nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, or missile technology applications without the required government authorizations. You acknowledge that Sponsor is subject to U.S. economic restrictions and trade sanctions. As such, Sponsor reserves the right to deny distribution of any award when required by applicable law.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any stated award or any component thereof with another award or component of equal or greater value for any reason. Sponsor has no obligation to award more than the stated awards. Entrants waive the right to assert as a cost of winning the award, any and all costs of verification and redemption and any liability and publicity that might arise from claiming or seeking to claim said award.

 

LICENSE: By entering, except where prohibited by law, each Entrant grants to the Released Parties (and their agents, successors, and assigns) the irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, sublicensable, absolute right and permission to use, edit, modify, copy, reproduce, and distribute their Entrant Content in connection with the Challenge. Nothing contained in these Terms obligates Sponsor to make use of any of the rights granted herein and each natural person granting publicity rights under this provision waives any right to inspect or approve any such use.

 

Each Entrant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between the Entrant and each of the Released Parties is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that the Entrant’s decision to submit their Entry for purposes of the Challenge does not place any of the Released Parties in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the Entry (including, without limitation, the Predictions and any written explanations provided by Entrant), other than as set forth in these Terms. Each Entrant understands and acknowledges that the Released Parties have wide access to ideas, text, images, code, applications, software, and other creative materials. Each Entrant also acknowledges that many Predictions, written descriptions or other materials submitted in connection with the spatial computing challenges may be similar to, or identical to their Predictions or any written descriptions and/or each other in idea, function, components, format, or other respects. Each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that such Entrant will not be entitled to any compensation or right to negotiate as a result of any Released Party’s use of any such similar or identical material that has or may come to such Released Party from other sources. Each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor does not now and will not have in the future any duty or liability (direct or indirect; vicarious, contributory, or otherwise) with respect to the infringement or protection of the Entrant’s patent, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to their Entry, including the Predictions contained or described therein. Each Entrant waives and releases the Released Parties from any and all claims that Entrant may now or hereafter have in any jurisdiction based on “moral rights” or “droit moral” or unfair competition with respect to the Released Parties’ exploitation of any Entrant Content consistent with the terms of the license set forth in herein without further notification or compensation to Entrant of any kind, and agrees not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against the Released Parties, each of their licensees, or any other person in connection with this Challenge, on the grounds that any use of any Entrant Content or element thereof or derivative works therefrom in accordance with this license infringes or violates any of Entrant’s rights therein. In no way limiting the foregoing, each Entrant acknowledges that, with respect to any claim by Entrant relating to or arising out of a Released Party’s actual or alleged exploitation or use of any Entry or other material submitted in connection with the Challenge, the damage, if any, thereby caused to the applicable Entrant will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle such Entrant to seek injunctive or other equitable relief or in any way enjoin the distribution, exhibition, or other exploitation of any Released Party process, application, service or other property, and Entrant’s rights and remedies in any such event are strictly limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law.

 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY & DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES: NOTHING IN THESE TERMS LIMITS, EXCLUDES, OR MODIFIES OR PURPORTS TO LIMIT, EXCLUDE, OR MODIFY ANY STATUTORY CONSUMER GUARANTEE OR ANY IMPLIED CONDITION OR WARRANTY, THE EXCLUSION OF WHICH FROM THESE TERMS WOULD CONTRAVENE ANY STATUTE OR CAUSE ANY PART OF THESE TERMS TO BE VOID (“NON-EXCLUDABLE GUARANTEES”). SUBJECT TO THE LIMITATIONS IN THE PRECEDING SENTENCE AND TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY ANY MANDATORY PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE LAW, THE RELEASED PARTIES EXCLUDE FROM THESE TERMS ALL CONDITIONS, WARRANTIES, AND TERMS IMPLIED BY STATUTE, GENERAL LAW, OR CUSTOM, EXCEPT FOR LIABILITY IN RELATION TO A NON-EXCLUDABLE GUARANTEE. SUBJECT TO ANY NON-EXCLUDABLE GUARANTEES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS, AND INDEMNIFY (I.E., DEFEND AND/OR REIMBURSE) THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR INJURIES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND SUSTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE, OR AWARDING OF AN AWARD OR WHILE PREPARING FOR, PARTICIPATING IN, AND/OR TRAVELING TO OR FROM ANY CHALLENGE- OR AWARD-RELATED ACTIVITY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INJURY, DAMAGE, DEATH, LOSS, OR ACCIDENT TO PERSON OR PROPERTY (HOWEVER (BUT ONLY IF REQUIRED BY LAW IN YOUR JURISDICTION), THIS RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS, AND INDEMNIFICATION COMMITMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO CASES OF BODILY INJURY OR LOSS OF LIFE OR TO THE EXTENT THAT ANY DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY IS CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF SPONSOR OR OTHER THIRD PARTY, WHERE LIABILITY TO THE INJURED PARTY CANNOT BE EXCLUDED BY LAW). FURTHER, ENTRANT AGREES THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY ADDITIONAL EXPENSES, OMISSIONS, DELAYS, OR RE-ROUTING RESULTING FROM ANY ACTS OF ANY GOVERNMENT OR AUTHORITY. EACH WINNER AGREES THAT THE AWARD IS PROVIDED AS-IS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW), WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR HEREINAFTER ENACTED, RELATIVE TO THE USE OR ENJOYMENT OF THE AWARD, BEYOND ANY NON-EXCLUDABLE GUARANTEES.

 

ADDITIONAL DISCLAIMERS:  The Released Parties are not responsible and/or liable for any of the following, whether caused by a Released Party, the Entrant (or a member of any Entrant Team), or by human error (except to the extent that any of the following occur for reasons within Sponsor’s reasonable control, if applicable law in your jurisdiction of residence dictates that liability to the injured party in such a case cannot be excluded by law): Entries made by illegitimate means (such as, without limitation, by an automated computer program); any lost, late, postage-due, incomplete, illegible, incomprehensible, mutilated, or misdirected vote, email, mail, or Challenge-related correspondence or materials; any error, omission, interruption, defect, or delay in transmission or communication; viruses or technical or mechanical malfunctions; interrupted or unavailable telephonic, cellular, cable, or satellite systems; errors, typos or misprints in these Terms, in any Challenge-related advertisements, or other materials; failures of electronic equipment, computer hardware, or software; lost or unavailable network connections or any failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications; technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Challenge or the processing of Entries; or any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Challenge or receipt or use of any award. Released Parties are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or for insufficient space in a person’s email account or voicemail inbox to receive email or voice messages. Released Parties are not responsible, and may disqualify an Entrant, if any contact information provided by the Entrant does not work or is changed without giving prior written notice to Sponsor. Without limiting any other provision in these Terms, the Released Parties are not responsible or liable to any Entrant or Winner (or any person claiming through such Entrant or Winner) for failure to supply an award or any part thereof in the event that any of the Challenge activities or Released Parties’ operations or activities are affected by any cause or event beyond the sole and reasonable control of the applicable Released Party (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), including, without limitation, by reason of any acts of God, equipment failure, threatened or actual terrorist acts, air raid, act of public enemy, war (declared or undeclared), civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, epidemic or pandemic, fire, explosion, earthquake, flood, hurricane, unusually severe weather, blackout, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slowdown, any law, rule, regulation, action, order, or request adopted, taken, or made by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not such governmental act proves to be invalid), or any other cause, whether or not specifically mentioned above. 

 

GENERAL RULES:  By entering this Challenge (except where prohibited by law), each natural person agreeing to these Terms as part of an Entry (as an Entrant or on behalf of an Entrant Team) grants the Released Parties the irrevocable, sublicensable, free-of-charge, absolute right and permission to use, publish, post or display his or her name, photograph, likeness, voice, biographical information, any quotes attributable to him or her, and any other indicia of persona (regardless of whether altered, changed, modified, edited, used alone, or used with other material in the Released Parties’ sole discretion) for advertising, trade, promotional and publicity purposes without further obligation or compensation of any kind to him or her, anywhere worldwide, in any medium now known or hereafter discovered or devised (including, without limitation, on the Internet) without any limitation of time and without notice, review or approval, and each such person releases all Released Parties from any and all liability related to such authorized uses. Nothing contained in these Terms obligates Sponsor to make use of any of the rights granted herein and each natural person granting publicity rights under this provision waives any right to inspect or approve any such use. 

 

Sponsor will collect and process Entrants' personal information and it (as well as all Entrant Content) will be shared with Released Parties and their agents and affiliates to conduct the Challenge. In addition, such agents and affiliates may use such personal information to contact Entrant directly, for any reason. Entrants' names and other personal details from their entry to the Challenge will be collected and stored by Sponsor and its affiliates and held in accordance with the Facebook Data Policy (see https://www.facebook.com/policy.php).

 

Sponsor’s decisions will be final in all matters relating to this Challenge, including interpretation of these Terms, determination of the winners, and awarding of the awards. All Entrants, as a condition of entry, agree to be bound by these Terms and the decisions of Sponsor. Failure to comply with these Terms may result in disqualification from the Challenge. Entrants further agree to not damage or cause interruption of the Challenge and/or prevent others from participating in the Challenge. Sponsor reserves the right to restrict or void participation from any account, IP address, email address or domain, or device if any suspicious Entry and/or participation is detected. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void Entries or other participation by any person or entity who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Challenge. In the event there is an alleged or actual ambiguity, discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Challenge-related materials and these Terms (including any alleged discrepancy or inconsistency within these Terms), it will be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entrants waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Challenge or these Terms. If Sponsor determines (at any time and in its sole discretion) that any winner or potential winner is disqualified, ineligible, in violation of these Terms, or engaging in behavior that Sponsor deems obnoxious, inappropriate, threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, or harass any other person or entity, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify such winner or potential winner, even if the disqualified winner or potential winner may have been notified or displayed or announced anywhere. Sponsor’s failure to or decision not to enforce any provision in these Terms will not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Terms will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Terms will otherwise remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. If the Challenge is not capable of running as planned for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Challenge and award the award based on eligible Entries received prior to cancellation, modification, or suspension, if any, or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. If any person supplies false information, participates or submits Entries by fraudulent means, or is otherwise determined to be in violation of these Terms in an attempt to obtain an award, Sponsor may disqualify that person (and any Entrant on the behalf of which such person participated in the Challenge) and seek damages from him or her and that person may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. If any dispute regarding an Entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, such Entry will be deemed ineligible. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CHALLENGE VIOLATES CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND MAY SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

DISPUTES/GOVERNING LAW:  Except where prohibited by law, any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action between an Entrant and any Released Party arising out of or connected with this Challenge, the determination of any Winner, or any award awarded must be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will an Entrant be permitted or entitled to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than the Entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (if any), not to exceed ten dollars ($10 USD), and each Entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. 

 

This Challenge and any dispute arising under or related thereto (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct, or otherwise) will be governed by the internal laws of the State of California, USA, without giving effect to its conflicts of law or choice of law principles or rules that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction. Any legal actions, suits or proceedings related to this Challenge (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct, or otherwise) will be brought exclusively in the state or federal courts located in or having jurisdiction over San Mateo County, California, US, and each Entrant accepts and submits to the personal jurisdiction of those courts with respect to any legal actions, suits or proceedings arising out of or related to this Challenge.

 

RULES/WHO WON?: A copy of these Terms is available visiting

https://codalab.mapillary.com/competitions/45#learn_the_details-terms_and_conditions until the end of the Challenge Period. Information about who won is available by sending an email with the subject line “Mapillary Place Recognition Challenge- Who Won?” to research@mapillary.com. Requests for winner information must be received no later than three (3) months after the end of the Challenge Period.


SPONSORS: Facebook, Inc., One Hacker Way, Menlo Park CA 94025 USA

 

im2im

Start: July 22, 2020, 6 p.m.

Description: Image-to-image task

Competition Ends

Aug. 31, 2020, 11:59 p.m.

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