Welcome to the Zindi website ("Company", "Zindi", "we" or "us").
You must be at least 18 years of age to use the Zindi Website. Alternatively, you must be duly represented by your parent, or legal guardian. If you do not meet this requirement, you must not access or use the Website.
Users may host a Competition on the Website ("Host User") for other users ("Entrant Users") to participate in. Host User's will be subject to a separate contract governing their hosting of a Competition on the Website. You may not use or attempt to use the Website to host any game of chance.
The Host User may not compete in its own hosted Competition and any Entrant User from Host User’s organisation, or affiliated with the Host User, shall be ineligible to receive a prize.
Competitions are open to data scientists worldwide, however, certain Competitions may have geographic restrictions and only residents of certain areas may be eligible to be ranked and to win. This will be stated in the relevant Competition rules.
Entrant Users can submit several solutions during a Competition. Any limit to the number of submissions allowed for a single Competition will be stated in the specific Competition Rules. A predetermined subset of each submission, based on the test set the Entrant User downloaded, is ranked automatically by accuracy on the Zindi platform, and the Entrant User is ranked accordingly on the public “leader board”. The specific algorithm employed to assess accuracy of submissions will be specified in the Competition Rules, as well as the percentage of the test set used to rank submissions on the public “leader board”, i.e. before the close of the Competition.
At the close of the Competition, submissions are scored against the entire test set based on accuracy.
Zindi has no obligation to mediate disputes between users (for example, between an Entrant User and a Host User) or between users and any third party. When you host or participate in a Competition, you release Zindi from claims, damages, and demands of any kind arising out of or in connection with such disputes.
If your data science solution receives a Competition prize ("winning solution") , you shall be required to submit your winning solution code to us for verification and you hereby agree to assign all worldwide rights of copyright in and to such winning solution to Zindi (and/or the Host User, as nominated by us) with effect from the date of the submission.
The Entrant User hereby waives any moral rights in and to the winning solution code (including but not limited to any rights to claim authorship of the code and any rights to object to any distortion, mutilation or other modification of the code) in favour of Zindi (or the Host User, as nominated by Zindi) and Zindi’s successors in title.
The Entrant User warrants that the winning solution code is original, that it doesn’t infringe the rights of any third party and that the Entrant User is legally entitled to assign ownership of all rights of copyright in and to the winning solution code to Zindi (or the Host User, as nominated by Zindi).
The Website may contain forums, bulletin boards, message boards, user profiles, and other interactive features (collectively, the "Services") that allow users to post, submit, publish, display or transmit to other users or other persons content or materials (collectively, "User Content") on or through the Website.
Any User Content posted to the Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary information. By providing any User Content on the Website, you grant us a royalty-free license and right to use the User Content. By ‘use’ we mean use, copy, display, distribute, modify, translate, reformat, incorporate and promote distribute and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose.
You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Content you submit or contribute, and you have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, accuracy and appropriateness.
These standards apply to any use of the Services. Without limiting the foregoing, in using the Services and accessing the Website, you may not:
You agree not to use the Website:
In addition to the above, you agree not to:
The Website and its entire contents, features and functionality are owned by the Company, its licensors or other providers of such material.
Accordingly, you must not:
The Company name, Zindi, the Company logo and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of the Company or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of the Company. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on the Website are the trademarks of their respective owners.
These terms apply to Zindi users who wish to make use of the Zindi jobs board.
If you post a job on the Zindi jobs board you agree to the following:
Zindi does not control or vet any information or listing posted on the jobs board, nor do we verify the accuracy or correctness of any job offer or listing.
It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that jobs advertised are genuine, are not published for the purpose of scamming and do not infringe any discriminatory or employment laws.
Zindi may remove any job posting at any time.
From time to time, the Company may restrict access to parts of, or the entire Website. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
You must treat your user name and password as confidential, and not disclose it to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to any portion of the Website using your user name, password or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorised access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security.
We do not undertake to review material before it is posted on the Website and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or non-performance of the activities described in this section.
If you believe that any User Content violates your copyright, please email us at email@example.com.
The content on the Website is for informational purposes only. The Company disclaims any liability for any information that may have become outdated since the last time the information was updated. The Company does not guarantee the validity, authenticity, reliability or accuracy of the content on the Website, and we disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
This Website includes content provided by third parties. All statements and/or opinions expressed in any third-party material, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by the Company, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Company and the Company is not liable to you or any third party, for the content provided by any third parties.
Your use of the Website, its content and any services or items obtained through the Website is at your own risk.
The Website, its content and any services or items obtained through the website are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis, without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied. The Company disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to any warranties of merchantability, non-infringement and fitness for particular purpose.
The foregoing does not affect any warranties which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
All feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications relating to the Website should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.