Terms & Conditions: Zepp OS Global Hackathon

Terms & Conditions -  Zepp OS Global Hackathon


The Contest is operated and sponsored by Zepp Inc. (the "Company"). By entering the Contest, you have fully understood and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.


1. Start / End Dates

Contest Period:

      a. The Zepp OS Global Hackathon starts on June 1,2022, at 00:00:01am (PT) and ends on August 31, 2022, at 11:59:59pm (PT) - the "Contest Period". Entrants may enter the contest at any time during the stated Contest Period.

      b. The results will be announced during the Zepp Fireside Chat Webinar by 5pm (PT) on September 28, 2022 (PT).

      c. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of this Contest, including receipt of a valid Submission (defined below), will be the Contest computer servers ("Contest Computers"). Proof of transmission (screenshots or captures, etc.) or attempted transmission does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt by the Contest Computers or Company. The Company is not responsible for any entries that are late or not received.

2. Who Can Enter?

The Contest is ONLY open to legal residents of their country/territory of residence and who are at least the age of majority (or 18 years of age if there is no statutory age of majority) in such country/territory as of the date of their entry to the Contest (“Eligible Persons”). Proof of eligibility may be required by the Company. Entrants are required to comply with local policies and regulations regarding participation in the Contest.


3. How to Enter:

To participate in the Contest, simply: 

        a. Register your developer's profile on the New Zepp Open Platform (https://developer.zepp.com/).

        b. Form your team at #zepp-os-developers if you need people to work with you to compete in the Zepp OS slack team room.

        c. If you have more than one partner working on your apps, please register your team by emailing GlobalHackathon@zepp.com.

        d. If you successfully submit working app(s) to the App Store, you are eligible to compete to win before the end of the Competition.  

        e. If your working app(s) failed to submit to the App Store before the end of the Competition, you are not eligible to compete.  However, if you submit your working app(s) after the end of the Competition, before the announcement by Wednesday 5:00 PM, on September 28, 2022 (Pacific Time), you are eligible to receive the participation reward.

        f. After September 28, 2022 (Pacific Time), if your app did not work, Zepp reserves the right to determine whether to abandon or rewrite the entire app(s).

        g. To find out more & take the easy 5-minute tutorial, look at the Zepp OS developer doc: https://docs.zepp.com/

Note: No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning.

Note: The Company will not verify receipt of Submissions. Entrants that are late, lost, undelivered, illegible, contain false information, damaged, misdirected, mutilated, garbled or incomplete, altered or otherwise irregular, or by any means which subvert the entry process or that do not conform with or satisfy any or all of the conditions set out in this Terms and Conditions will be void.

4. Submission Guidelines and Content Restrictions:

      4.1.  To qualify for the Contest, the entrant must submit the entries personally during the Contest Period, and entries must consist of new working apps.

      Each entrant shall only be eligible to submit a maximum of ten (10) submissions during the Contest period. An entrant may only use one Email account or Mobile phone number to participate in the Contest. Any person who is found to have entered the Contest with more than one (1) Email account or (1) Mobile phone number maybe disqualified, and all Submissions received by such team during the Contest Period may be disqualified, and the prize won may be forfeited at the Company's sole discretion. All incomplete or non-conforming Submissions and their entrants may be disqualified. Submissions with the same photograph by the same or different entrants and/or email addresses shall be disqualified.

      4.2. Each Submission shall conform to the following content restrictions ("Content Restrictions"), failing which shall result in immediate disqualification and removal from the Contest in the Company's sole and absolute discretion:

             a. Your Submission and the photograph (video) inside the working app must be original to your team, and you must have all necessary rights to the app and photograph for the purposes of the Contest. Your Submission must be your original creation and each Submission must be unique. For the avoidance of any doubt, your photograph cannot be something that you have copied or downloaded (e.g. from the worldwide web, stock photography or otherwise), and must not be a modification, enhancement or alteration of a third party's pre-existing work;

             b. It is your sole responsibility to make sure that any person(s) depicted in your Submission have given their explicit consent for the photograph to be submitted/uploaded in the Contest and that no intellectual property rights are violated by submitting your Submission. The Company may reject or remove any submitted photograph if it believes in its sole discretion that such required consent has not been collected;

             c. The Submission must not contain material that violates or infringes the intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person;

             d.  The Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous (including without limitation nudity, violence, obscenity, profanity, pornography, illegal activity or anything offensive in nature);

             e. The Submission must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination of any kind;

             f.  The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to any applicable laws and regulations;

             g.  The Submission must not contain material that promotes illegal drugs or firearms (or the use of any of the foregoing), or any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message;

             h. The Submission must not depict Zepp or Amazfit in any way that would constitute trade disparagement or defamation, contain any negative statements about Zepp or Amazfit, or defame or contain negative statements about any of Zepp's users and/or employees;

             i. The Submission must be consistent with the image and values of the Company and be consistent with and satisfy the purpose of the Contest;

             j.  The Submission must not have been submitted previously in a promotion or contest of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means prior to the Contest;

             k. The Submission must not contain commercial content or promotions for any products or services other than products and services of Company; and

             l. The Submission must not contain any identifiable third party products, trademarks, brands and/or logos, other than those of Company (e.g. any buildings, products appearing in your Submission must not contain any visible logos, trademarks or other third party materials unless the appropriate consents have been obtained --- NOTE: all identifiable third party products, trademarks, brands and/or logos for which consent has not been obtained by the entrant must be blurred out so as to be unrecognizable).


5. Warranties and Representations

5.1 By entering the Contest, you warrant and represent the following :

      a. The Submission is your original work;

      b. You are the sole and exclusive author and owner of the submission.

      c. The Submission does not and will not violate or infringe on any rights (including without limitation intellectual property rights) of any third parties.

      d. any third party appearing in the Submission has given you appropriate consent to be photographed and used in accordance with these Terms and Conditions;

      e. all information you have provided in respect of the Contest is true and accurate; and

      f. it shall be lawful for you to enter into the Contest and make the Submission.


6. Determination of Winners

      a. Two Categories (App + Watch Face)

             i. App Category:

                    1. Most Innovative App (Tech)

                           ▪ 70% Technical

                           ▪ 30% Creativity

                    2. Most Creative App (Non-tech)

                           ▪ 70% Creativity

                           ▪ 30% Fun

                    3. Most Popular App (User Votes)

             ii. Watch Face Category:

                    1. Most Popular Watch Face (User Votes)

                    2. Most Creative Watch Face (Zepp Technical Team)

      b. Each winning team member will be sent an award-winning Amazfit watch every year for 4 (four) years (2022/2023/2024/2025).

             1. The prize of the award-winning Amazfit watch for2022 will be addressed and mailed to the entrant according to the contact details they share with the Zepp team, within one month of the watch being made available for sale. Winners will be responsible for any tax as required by their country/region. The winners must continue submitting one approved-working app to the Zepp App Store to be eligible to receive the watch.  The prizes of the award-winning Amazfit watches for 2023, 2024 and 2025 will be shipped each year one month after the watch is made available for sale.  

             2. The "award-winning Amazfit watches" of each year will be chosen from the latest and newest model Amazfit GTR and GTS Series watches of each year (2022/2023/2024/2025) one month after the official new product announcement.  Each winner must upload one working app the following year to receive their prizes (we want to continue the winners engaging with our developer community every year).  The App can also be used toward the submission year’s global hackathon if submitted during the global hackathon period during that year.

             3. The winners of prizes should complete the above tasks listed in clause 3 during the effective period specified in clause 1.

             4. If the conditions among the valid entrants are insufficient to select three winning teams, the number of winning teams will be reduced.

7. Prize and Delivery

Contest Prizes:

      a. Participants who successfully submitted working apps will also receive a "Thank You" gift, which will be revealed at a later date!

      b. Each member of the winning teams will get one Amazfit smartwatch for each of the following four years: 2022, 2023, 2024,2025. All the members of the winning teams will be invited to Zepp Developer'sChampionship Program. All prizes' availability is subject to stock.

      c. Due to the global epidemic situation, the delivery time may be slower than usual. Please be patient and allow more time for the Prize to reach you.

      d. All prizes are non-negotiable, non- transferable and cannot be exchanged into cash and other forms of credit unless otherwise provided.

      e. Prizes are provided "as is" without further representation, warranty or guarantee of any kind, express or implied. In no event shall the company be obligated to award any of the prizes should it determine, in its sole and absolute discretion, that the Submissions are unsatisfactory.  

      f. In the event any element of any prize becomes unavailable for any reason beyond the reasonable control of the company, the company shall provide a substitute prize selected at its sole discretion.

      g. Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes and other fees associated with prize receipt and use. No other substitution, assignment or transfer of prizes permitted, except byCompany in its sole discretion.

      h. Upon receipt of the prize, it is the winner’s sole responsibility to inspect the prize in the package for any product defects in material or workmanship. If there is any product defect issue that meets the Amazfit Warranty & Return Policy requirements, the winner may contactJuanita Dion-Chiang (juanita.dion@zepp.com) within one week of receipt of the product, with the screenshot of the winning notification, photos of the prize product received, the shipping number and the recipient's phone number. Otherwise, the Zepp Team considers the prize as received sound and intact.


Excluding force majeure factors, the prizes will generally be delivered within half a year. However, the expected delivery time may exceed half a year in an extreme circumstance such as:

A. Natural disasters, such as typhoons, hail, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, volcanic eruptions, and landslides.

B. Government actions, such as expropriation and sanctions.

C. Abnormal social events, such as wars, armed conflicts, strikes, riots, global pandemics, etc.



8. Notification

      8.1.  Winning teams will be announced during the Webinar on September 28th at 5pm (PST). The winning team's names and Usernames used to register for the Contest, between the period from June 1 2022 at 00:00:01am (PST) and August 31 2022 at11:59:59am (PST) (both dates inclusive).

      8.2. The Company may contact entrants to verify their Submission and permission to re-post the Submission on but not limited to the Contest Website, and Slack. If permission to re-post is not granted or the Submission is not verified, it may be disqualified.

      8.3. The company will contact the winners via their registered contact details (as the case may be) for prize notification. If any winner cannot be contacted with their registered contact details within 3 days of first notification attempt, if any winner rejects his/her prize or in the event of non-compliance with these Terms and Conditions, such prize shall be forfeited and may be awarded to such other winner as shall be determined by the company in its sole and absolute discretion. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation shall be given and the company shall not be liable whatsoever.

      8.4. If requested by the Company, winners shall within 3 business days of prize notification:

             a. sign and return a liability / publicity release and/or license agreement (in the company’s standard form); and

             b. submit releases / authorizations (in the company’s standard form) from any and all third parties appearing in their respective submissions, without any payment or consideration to be paid by the company, failing which may result in disqualification of the submissions and from the Contest, in the company’s sole and absolute discretion.

      8.5. An entrant is not deemed a winner of any prize, even if the winning notification should so indicate, unless and until the entrant's eligibility has been verified, all required documents returned and executed, and the entrant has been notified that the acceptance and verification process is complete.


9. Intellectual Properties

      9.1. By entering the Contest, you agree for us to feature your photograph (video) on our Contest Website and you agree:

             a. to give the Company a royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such Submissions in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis and in perpetuity, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed (and the right to sub-license and assign) for the purposes of implementing the Contest, product and brand marketing and promotions by Zepp and/or all commercial purposes;

             b. that the Company dealing with your Submissions in any way that may otherwise violate or infringe your moral rights, and you agree not to assert your moral rights (if any) in respect of your Submissions against the Company or its assigns, licensees or successors; and

             c. as noted above in this section and the notification section above, that you shall execute all such documents and take such other steps as may from time to time be necessary for the purposes above.


10. Conditions, Limitations and Liabilities

      10.1. In no event shall more prizes be awarded than the number of each type stated in the "Prizes" section above.

      10.2. The Contest and all prizes are provided"as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.

      10.3. By entering the Contest, you agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify the Company, its advertising and promotion agencies, the Judging Panel and any member of Amazfit, or other party in anyway involved in the development or administration of this Contest, including suppliers of materials or services related to the Contest and all of their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (the "Releasees") for all losses, costs, damages or claims arising as a result of or in connection with your Submissions, participation of the Contest, judging of Submissions, the awarding, accepting, arranging or use of the prizes, non-compliance with these Terms and Conditions or any applicable laws and regulations and/or violation or infringement of any third party rights.

      10.4. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Releases are not responsible for and expressly disclaim any and all liability associated with (i) the incorrect or inaccurate capture of Submission information, including communication failures or human error that may occur in the receipt or processing of Submissions, or for destruction of or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Submissions and/or any submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these Terms and Condition; (ii) late, lost, stolen, contain false information, damaged, misdirected, garbled or incomplete Submissions, transmissions or transactions, those that are altered or otherwise irregular, have been submitted through illicit means or do not conform with or satisfy any or all of the conditions of the Terms and Conditions; (iii) any loss, damage, or claims caused by, or in any way related to an awarded Prize or the Contest itself; (iv) any problems or technical malfunctions, including failure of servers, hardware or software transmission, errors, omissions, interruptions, communication failures, including any malfunctions of the Contest Website or any operations or transmission of information during the Contest Period, including, without limitation, any problems, human or technical, errors, lost, delayed, garbled or corrupted data or transmissions, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects or failures of any telephone, communication or transmission lines, technical malfunctions of any computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, hardware or software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Contest Website, or any combination thereof including, without limitation, any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any material connected to the Contest, all of which may affect a person's ability to participate in the Contest; (v) any errors, omissions, incorrect or inaccurate information in any Contest-related materials, including, without limitation, printing or advertising errors or the failure of or problems with any equipment or programming associated with or used in the Contest howsoever caused; (vi) the security or privacy of information transmitted via computer networks or for breaches of privacy due to interference by third party computer "hackers" or otherwise; (vii) any claims regarding the judging of Submissions, or the awarding, accepting, arranging or use of the Prizes; or (viii) electronic communications which are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind. Submission material/data that has been tampered with or altered is void.

      10.5. Releasees shall not be liable -

             a. for exercising the Company's rights under these Terms and Conditions or as otherwise permitted by law, if the Contest cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded or redeemed due to causes beyond its control or otherwise not allowed under the applicable laws and regulations.

             b. for technical malfunctions, errors or failure of any kind, lost Submissions, lost or unavailable network connections, Contest Website, internet, or ISP availability, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer transmissions which may limit one's ability to enter the Contest, including any damage to any computer relating to or resulting from participating in the Contest; and

             c. for damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages.


11. Reservation of Rights

      11.1. The Company reserves the right to, at its sole and absolute discretion and without any prior notice whatsoever :

             a. cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend the Contest or amend or substitute any of these Terms and Conditions at any time and for any reason, including without limitation where the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Contest shall be corrupted or affected by virus, bugs, fraud or other causes beyond its control, or the receipt of an insufficient number of Submissions; and/or

             b. disqualify any entrant or Submission for any reason, including without limitation for non-compliance with these Terms and Conditions, tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest, attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices, acting in an unsportsmanlike manner or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Company representatives. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE CONTEST WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, COMPANY WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AND TO BAN OR DISQUALIFY AN ENTRANT FROM THIS AND FUTURE CONTEST. All materials submitted become the property of Company and will not be returned.

      11.2. In the event that the operation of the Contest or any part thereof (a) shall require any prior approval, consent and/or permit from any competent authorities of any jurisdictions; and/or (b) under these Terms and Conditions (as may be amended or substituted from time to time) shall be contrary to any applicable laws and regulations of any jurisdictions, the relevant jurisdictions shall automatically be excluded from the Contest and no entrants of such jurisdictions shall be eligible to enter into the Contest.

      11.3. The Company's decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest.


12. Disputes and Governing Law

      12.1. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of California. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Terms and Conditions, or the breach, termination or invalidity of this Terms and Conditions, shall be submitted exclusively to the competent Courts in the state of California.

      12.2. Entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.


13. General

      13.1. Each of the provisions in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed independently of every other such provision. In the event that any one or more of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall be determined by any court or competent authority to be illegal, invalid and/or unenforceable in any respect, then such determination shall not affect any other provision of these Terms and Conditions, all of which shall remain in full force and effect. You agree that in place of the unenforceable provision or provisions shall be substituted a new provision or provisions as like in force and effect as may be permitted by law.

      13.2. Any person other than an entrant to the Contest or the Company shall not benefit from or be entitled to enforce any provision of these Terms and Conditions. Any person other than an entrant to the Contest or the Company shall not benefit from or be entitled to enforce any provision of these Terms and Conditions. The Company shall not be required to notify or obtain the consent of any party in order to rescind or vary these Terms and Conditions.

      13.3. Intellectual Property: All intellectual property, including but not limited to trademarks, trade names, designs, Contest materials, web pages, source code, drawings, illustrations, logos, slogans and representations are owned by either Company and/or their respective affiliates or authorized licensors. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted materials or intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.


14. Use of Data

The Company will be collecting personal data about entrants online, in accordance with its privacy policy and the personal information collection statement. Please review the Company's privacy policy and cookies policy here. By entering the Contest, entrants agree to theCompany's collection and usage of personal data and acknowledge that they have read and accepted the Company's privacy policy.


15. Winner List

      15.1. The winning teams' names and Usernames used to register for the Contest will be announced during the Webinar on September28 2022 at 5pm Pacific Time.

      15.2. Winning teams' names will be announced by11:59pm (GMT+8) on September 30 2022 (GMT+8), on:

      Zepp Global social media pages:

      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZeppGlobal

      Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZeppGlobal

      Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zeppglobal/


16. Translations; Terms and Conditions Govern

These Terms and Conditions shall be in English only, which language shall prevail, govern and control in all aspects, and all translated versions of these Terms and Conditions in any other language shall be for reference only and shall not be binding. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the English version and any translated version, the English version shall prevail.

In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the Terms and Conditions and disclosures or other statements contained in any contest related materials, the Terms and Conditions shall prevail, govern and control.


17. Sponsor

Zepp Inc.


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