COUP2BOOST COMPETITION RULES

ARTICLE 1 - PURPOSE

EPOKA SAS, headquartered at 51 rue François 1er, 75008 Paris and listed with the Paris Trade and Companies Register under number 437 814 858, is organising the Coup2Boost competition which is free to enter and does not require participants to make any purchase or payment.
This competition (including any future updates) is available at www.coup2boost.com for France and at www.coup2boost.eu for Spain, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium.

1.1 - Competition details are as follows:

 

 

1.2 - Winning

Winning is subject to all team members being deemed valid participants.

ARTICLE 2 - CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION

The competition is open to anyone who, on the date the competition opens, is a student at a Grande École, university, or engineering, business or management school in France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands or Belgium. EPOKA reserves the right to check participants are valid entrants by asking to see a current student card.

ARTICLE 3 - TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

3.1. The competition is being announced by a communications campaign supported by posters and flyers distributed around the selected schools and universities. An email will be sent by EPOKA to students and project teams from Grandes Écoles and universities (to email addresses which it has).

3.2. Competition participants may only register on the website
www.coup2boost.com during the first phase of the competition (from 15 October 2018 for Spain, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium and from 6 November 2018 for France; all countries to 25 January 2019). The website can be accessed via a computer connected to the internet. Since connection from schools is free, no connection fee refunds will be given.

3.3. Anyone aged 18+ studying at a Grande École or university on the day the competition opens (15 October 2018 for Spain, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium and 6 November 2018 for France) will be eligible to take part.

3.4. Each team leader will be required to form a team meeting the selection criteria (min. 2 people).

3.5. To be allowed to participate, each team must visit the website and create an application for their project by providing the requested information (school/university, project name, project manager personal details, project description, email address, etc.).

3.6. Any application containing one or more pieces of inaccurate required information will be rejected and automatically and result in the project team concerned being removed from the competition by operation of law. If the project manager forgets to include any required information in their application, a message will be sent prompting them to provide it.

3.7. Project managers will be sent an email confirming that their project has successfully entered the competition a maximum of two hours after they submit their project’s entry form.

3.8. Participants will have until 25 January 2019 at 12:00 to complete their application and registration. A team may only submit one student project. More than one team from the same establishment may enter and more than one establishment may be represented within the same team.

3.9. The competition is being announced through communications at schools and universities and posts on Coup2Boost's social media pages. EPOKA will email students and associations at Grandes Écoles and universities if it has their addresses.

3.10. Any entry that includes missing, false, incomplete or illegible information or that is submitted after the deadline date and time for entries shall be deemed invalid and therefore rejected.

3.11. EPOKA has the right to delete any content deemed to be defamatory, discriminatory, racist, biased, insulting, impudent, inappropriate, misplaced or which shows a lack of respect.

ARTICLE 4 - WINNER SELECTION

The competition winners are chosen during four different stages:

4.1. Phase 1: November (mid-October for Spain, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium) to end of January
Registration, project submission and participation are all to be done on the Coup2Boost competition website (www.coup2boost.com for France and www.coup2boost.eu for Spain, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium) from the date the competition opens, in accordance with the terms set out in Article 3. Registration and application submission will close on 25 January 2019 at 12:00 pm. Applications may not be amended after this date and will be taken forward as they are for participation in the competition.

4.2. Phase 2: From mid-February to mid-MarchProject submissions completed by 25 January 2019 will enter the online vote. The vote will open from mid-February. Voting will only be possible via the website (www.coup2boost.com for France and www.coup2boost.eu for Spain, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium). Each individual will be able to vote for the three student projects of their choice. Voters must select three different projects for their vote to be counted. Only students and staff at French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch and Belgian schools and universities may vote.
 
The project that receives the most online votes will win the “Coup de Cœur” prize. Voting will only be possible via the website (www.coup2boost.com for France and www.coup2boost.eu for Spain, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium). Each student will only be allowed to vote once to choose their three favourite projects. Voting will be done via an online form. If a form is partially or incorrectly completed, that vote will be considered null and void. A confirmation email will be sent to voting students after their vote is submitted. To be eligible, votes must be cast using a school or university email address.
Each vote is worth one point. At the end of the voting process, the project team with the most votes (weighted in proportion to the establishment’s size) will receive the “Online Coup de Cœur” prize.
 
The “Coup de Pouce” project prize will be awarded to the campus with the greatest number of voting students (weighted in proportion to the establishment’s size). For this category, online voting will only be possible via www.coup2boost.com for France and via www.coup2boost.eu for Spain, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium. Each student will only be allowed to vote once to choose their three favourite projects. Voting will be done via an online form. If a form is partially or incorrectly completed, that vote will be considered null and void. A confirmation email will be sent to voting students after their vote is submitted.
Each vote is worth one point. At the end of the voting process, the project team with the most votes (weighted in proportion to the establishment’s size) will receive the “Online Coup de Pouce” prize.
 

4.4. Phase 3: Announcement of finalistsIn March, EPOKA will announce the names of the teams who have made it through to the finals at each company: Coca-Cola European Partners, Dentsu Aegis Network, Sogeti High Tech, STEF... (full list available on www.coup2boost.eu). Each partner will select three finalists.
 
Each company will provide a jury comprising several employees. Each jury will have to choose its three favourite projects and subsequently assess the teams chosen when they present their projects. 
 
The winners of the “Coup de Foudre” awards (prizes awarded by companies to their finalists) will be decided based on the scores awarded during the project presentations.
 
The organisers reserve the right to annul some or all of the votes for a project if they suspect fraudulent behaviour during the online voting stage.

4.5. Phase 4: Project presentation and awards ceremony
Each finalist team will be invited to Paris at the beginning of April 2019 to present their project in French or English to the jury that selected it. This presentation will enable the jury to decide the final order (1st, 2nd and 3rd) for its three finalists. All participating teams will be invited to this ceremony.
 
Winning teams shall undertake to pay any taxes, duties, social security contributions or any other levies payable in accordance with applicable regulations. EPOKA will not be liable for such fees.
 

ARTICLE 5 - PRIZES

The winners of the Coup2Boost Competition will be decided in accordance with the terms set out in Article 4 and will be awarded:
The “Coup de Cœur” prize: for the student project with the most votes - €5000 prize
The “Coup de Pouce” prize: for the campus with the greatest number of voters from its establishment in proportion to its size - €5000 prize
 
The “Coup de Foudre” prizes: awarded by each company to the three projects they feel are most deserving. Each company will have €5000 to award to the three prizewinning projects. The winning project will receive €2500, the runner-up will be given €1500 and the project that comes third will be awarded €1000.
 

ARTICLE 6 - PERSONAL DATA

Coup2Boost competition participants can authorise EPOKA to collect and retain identifiable personal data about them by ticking the corresponding opt-in on the registration form. Sharing this data is voluntary and the information will only be shared with EPOKA and the Coup2Boost partners.
 
Information provided is confidential and will be treated as such. EPOKA takes all necessary measures to guarantee all data supplied remains secure. Under no circumstances will the data collected be transferred outside the European Union.
 
The data will only be retained for three years, the period required for processing:
- To follow up on participation in Coup2boost
- To invite participants to the awards ceremony and follow up on the winners
- To share job offers from Coup2boost partners
 
In accordance with the provisions of the French Data Protection Act of 6 January 1978, amended in 2004, users have the right to access, correct, update and erase data held about them. Under the new General Data Protection Regulation, which came into force on 25 May 2018, users also have the right to port data, to restrict the processing of their data and to be forgotten. To exercise your rights regarding personal data, please write to:
 
By post:
Data Protection Officer
EPOKA
51 rue François Ier
75008 Paris
 
Or by email to rgpd@epoka.fr
 
Requests must be accompanied by a copy of an identity document featuring the signature of the holder and must specify the address (post or email) to which the response should be sent. EPOKA has a period of one month following receipt of the request to share the requested data or to complete, modify or delete it.

ARTICLE 7 - TERM - AMENDMENTS

7.1. The rules apply to any team and team members who take part in the competition by completing and submitting a registration form.

7.2. EPOKA reserves the right to make changes to the rules and/or website at any time without notice or any obligation to justify its decision. It may not be held liable as a result.

7.3. Any amendment to the rules shall result in a new submission to SCP CHAVAUDRET CASTALAN 33 Galerie Véro Dodat 75001 PARIS, and shall come into force when it is published online. All project teams and team members shall be deemed to have accepted the amendment from the date it comes into force simply by virtue of participating in the competition. Any project team or participant objecting to the amendment(s) must withdraw from the competition.

7.4. EPOKA reserves the right, by operation of law, to terminate the competition at any time without notice and without having to provide a reason. In such a situation, EPOKA may not be held liable and therefore project teams and team members may not claim compensation of any kind.

7.5. EPOKA reserves the right to take legal action against anyone who has committed fraud or attempted to do so. However, it cannot be held liable for project teams or team members who may have committed fraud.

7.6. Should a project team or team member fail to meet their obligations, EPOKA reserves the right to remove the project team concerned from the competition without it having grounds for any claim.

ARTICLE 8 - LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

By participating in the Coup2Boost competition, entrants are deemed to be aware of and accept the characteristics and limits of the internet, in particular with regard to technical performance; response times when viewing, querying or transferring information; the risk of outage and the general inherent risks of connecting to and sharing data over the internet, the lack of protection for certain data against possible misuse and the risks posed by viruses.

Consequently, EPOKA cannot under any circumstances be held liable for (non-exhaustive list):
• Service content accessed on the websites and, in general, any information and/or data disseminated about the services accessed on the websites
• Sending and/or receiving any data and/or information on the internet
• Any internet malfunction which prevents the competition running/operating smoothly
• Any failing equipment or means of communication
• The loss of any post or emails and, more generally, of any data
• Delivery issues
• Software operation
• The consequences of any virus, bug, critical malfunction or technical failure
• Any damage to a participant's computer
• Any technical, hardware or software failure that prevents or limits participation in the competition or that damages the system used by a project team or one of its members

Please note that EPOKA cannot be held liable for any damage directly or indirectly arising from any interruption, malfunction, suspension or termination of the competition for any reason, or for any damage directly or indirectly arising from visiting the websites. Each team is responsible for taking all appropriate measures to protect its own data and/or software from damage. Individuals and teams are responsible for their own connections to the website and their own participation in the competition.

In general, EPOKA shall not be held liable in the event of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances beyond its control.
EPOKA reserves the right to change any date and/or time announced with effect from the date such a decision is taken.

Any amendments that may be published during the competition via announcements on the website will be considered as appendices to the rules and submitted to SCP CHAVAUDRET CASTALAN, 33 Galerie Véro Dodat 75001 PARIS.

Participants are liable for their submitted applications and EPOKA may not under any circumstances be held liable for these.

ARTICLE 9 - PROVIDING EVIDENCE

9.1.It is agreed that, except for obvious errors, EPOKA may use programs, data, files, recordings, operations and other elements (such as monitoring reports or other statements) in electronic format drawn up, received or stored directly or indirectly by EPOKA (in particular in its information systems) to provide proof of any act, fact or omission.
These elements will therefore be the evidence used, among other things, to justify project team ranking during the pre-selection stage.

9.2. The teams undertake to refrain from contesting the admissibility, validity or evidential value of the aforementioned items in electronic format on the basis of any legal provision that may specify that certain documents must be written or signed by the parties in order to constitute evidence.
Therefore, the items mentioned are deemed to constitute evidence and, if produced as evidence by EPOKA in any legal or other proceedings, they shall be admissible, valid and enforceable between the parties in the same way, under the same terms and with the same evidential value as any document that may be drawn up, received or kept in writing.

ARTICLE 10 - APPLICABLE LAW

These rules are governed by French law.

ARTICLE 11 - INTERPRETATION

Any question regarding the application or interpretation of the rules and any unforeseen questions that may arise shall be decided upon definitively, depending on the nature of the question, by EPOKA under the supervision of SCP CHAVAUDRET CASTALAN, 33 Galerie Véro Dodat 75001 PARIS, which is acting as custodian of the rules in accordance with French legislation.

ARTICLE 12 - RULES FILING AND ACCESS

12.1. The complete rules are deposited with SCP CHAVAUDRET CASTALAN, 33 Galerie Véro Dodat 75001 PARIS.

12.2. The complete rules may be viewed online (www.coup2boost.com/ for France and www.coup2boost.eu/site/competition_rules.html for Spain, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium). 

12.3. Competition participants are deemed to unreservedly accept these rules in their entirety (the “rules”), the ethics of internet use and legislation, regulations and other texts applicable in France.

STEF STEF