DPASTRO Terms, Condition and Refund Policy

  1. Introduction

  • Participants, teams, mentors/coaches and schools (the “Partaker”) in this Olympiad(or “Competition”) are governed by these Terms and Conditions (the “T&C”).

  • This competition is organized by the Department of Automation, Engineering and Robotics- DAEROBOTICS (the “Organizer”) .

  • Equipment and Materials (the “Competition equipment“ or “Competition materials” or “Competition equipment and materials”) applies to items of equipment used by the Partaker to compete against other Partakers for the purpose of the Competition and may be retained by the Partaker or returned to the Organizer after usage depending on what is stated in the guideline of the Competition.

  • You, as the partaker, are encouraged to review the T&C before entering into the Competition and acknowledge that they have been given an appropriate opportunity to do so and that they understand and accept these T&C.

  • Your participation in the Competition constitutes acceptance of the T&C and you agree to abide by these T&C.

  • By participating in this Competition, partakers agree that they have read, understood and agreed to the laid out guidelines and code of conduct associated exclusively to the competition they are applying for.

  1. Registration:

  • Partakers must complete the online registration form with accurate information.

  • Partakers must provide all documents required during registration and come with original proof during the competition if applicable.

  • Registration is only confirmed upon payment of the registration fee.

  1. Personal Information Data Privacy:

  • Personal information collected during registration will be used solely for the purpose of the Olympiad.

  • By entering, Partakers acknowledge that personal information about the Partakers will be shared with the Organizer and their agents to the extent necessary to conduct the Competition and for prizes to be delivered to prize winners.

  • The Organizer may require the winner to complete and submit an information disclosure agreement to enable the Organizer to ensure compliance with these T&C.

  • In terms of the data protection, the Organizer will have to process the following personal information receive directly from you and belonging to you: name; address; email; cell phone or telephone contact details; and certain preferences or documents about you (where and if applicable). Your personal information will be shared on a need to know basis with certain third parties, for the purposes of giving effect to this Competition, including lawyers, advertising agencies, auditors, and/or regulators. Whilst we hold your personal information, we will keep it safe and secure until the purpose for holding it has come to an end, whereafter it will be destroyed, and you accept that by entering into this Competition that you agree that we may process your personal information as indicated above.

  1. Safety and Liability:

  • Partakers are responsible for the safety and proper handling of the Competition equipment.

  • Any modifications to the Competition equipment or actions that may pose a safety risk are strictly prohibited.

  • The Organizer is not liable for any injuries, damages, or losses incurred during the event.

  • By reading and accepting these T&C, the Partakers give consent to these risks and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless the Organizer, the Organizer’s directors, employees and agents of any and all liability pertaining to any damage, cost, injuries and losses of whatever nature sustained as a result of their participation in the Competition and related events and activities.

  • The Organizer, their directors, employees, agents and distributors accept no responsibility and they will not, in any circumstances, be liable to compensate the Partakers, or accept any liability for: (a) any inability by the Partakers to use the prize in part or at all; (b) the lack of quality or any other aspect of any service which is or should be provided at any venue(s) in relation to the prize; or (c) any personal loss or injury occurring at any venue(s) arising, directly or indirectly, out of the use of the prize.

  1. Organizer’s Material and Marketing Activities

  • By participating, Partakers grant the Organizer the right to use images and videos of Partakers for promotional purposes.

  • The Organizer will require the partakers and winner(s) (at no fee) to be identified, photographed and the photograph or related article published in printed media, or to appear on radio and television, when accepting their prizes and/or after receiving their prize.

  • Partakers may be required to take part in publicity campaigns for broadcast or publishing purposes. Partakers that take part in any publicity will not be entitled to any payment or other remuneration for such publicity or otherwise. All publicity and other materials will be the sole property of the Organizer.

  1. Awards and Prizes:

  • The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

  • The prize is not transferable. The prize will not be handed/awarded to a third party, but only to the verified prize winner.

  • The total number of winners to emerge from the Competition and the Prizes are stated in the Awards section of the Competition webpage on the website.

  • Should the winner(s) be found, in the Organizer’s sole discretion: not to be eligible to win; not to have complied with these T&C; their conduct can be reasonably interpreted as scamming; acted fraudulently with regards to the Competition; and if it would be unlawful to award the prize, the Partaker will automatically be disqualified and/or the prize will be forfeited. Winner(s) may also be required to sign acceptance of prizes and indemnity documents.

  • Prize visuals on any competition and/or promotional materials are for illustrative purposes only.

  • The Organizer reserves the right, at her sole discretion, to substitute the prize with any other prize deemed by the Organizer as of comparable or greater commercial value for whatever reason.

  • The Organizer, the Organizer’s directors, employees, agents and distributors, are not responsible for any misrepresentation (whether written or verbal) in respect of any prize nor in respect of any warranties or undertakings given by any person other than the Organizer.

  1. Changes and Cancellations:

  • The Organizer reserves the right to make changes to the schedule or rules if necessary.

  • The Organizer reserves the right to terminate or extend the Competition at any time. In the event of such termination or extension, all Partakers agree to waive (give up) any rights that they may have in terms of the Competition and acknowledge that they will have no recourse against the Organizer, their advertising agencies, advisors, suppliers and nominated agents.

  • Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in these T&C, the Organizer reserves the right to amend, modify, change, postpone suspend or cancel this Competition, the T&C and any prize (which has not yet been allocated), or any aspect thereof, without notice at any time, for any reason which the Organizer deems necessary. At the end of the Competition for whatsoever reason, all of the Organizer’s obligations in regard to the Competition as well as in regard to the prizes shall cease to exist.

  1. Refund Policy:

  • Please note that the payments made during registration is towards participation in the Competition(s) and the Organizer is providing the Partaker access to digitized content, learning support and (may be) Competition equipment and materials on registration hence no refund request will be honored in case of inability to participate in the competition. However, refunds might be provided in extreme cases like duplicate transactions or the Competition being canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. If the Competition equipment and materials are provided to the Partaker in addition to digitized content and learning support, and the Competition is canceled, then there might be a refund of 20% (twenty percent) of payment made by the Partaker.

  1. Governing Law and Jurisdiction:

  • These terms and conditions, and any disputes arising out of or in connection with them, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Miscellaneous:

  • Partakers are solely responsible for the delivery of Competition equipment and materials if it is stated by the Organizer that the Competition equipment and materials are to be provided by the Organizer as one of the laid out guidelines.

  • Nothing in these T&C is intended to, or must be understood to, unlawfully restrict, limit or avoid any rights or obligations, as the case may be, created for either the Partaker or the Organizer.

  • For further information or enquiry please email our consumer services at daerobotics85@gmail.com or Whatsapp us on 08104924022.