These Terms & Conditions apply to the “Alibaba Cloud Tech Share” campaign (the “Campaign”) being run on the Alibaba Cloud International Website (www.alibabacloud.com) (“Alibabacloud.com”), specifically on [https://www.alibabacloud.com/campaign/techshare] (the “Event Page”). Alibaba Cloud (Singapore) Private Limited (“Alibaba Cloud”), a company incorporated under the laws of Singapore and having its registered address at 1 Raffles Place, #59-00 One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616, has engaged the services of The Honey Partnership LLP (the “Agency”) to be the organizer and manager of this Campaign. By participating in the Campaign (including by submitting an Article Proposal or Article to Alibaba Cloud and/or the Agency), you agree to be bound by these Official Rules.
The Campaign begins on [August 27, 2017] and ends on [February 1, 2018] (the “Campaign Period”).
To be eligible to participate in the Campaign, you must be a registered member of Alibabacloud.com, except that employees, officers and directors of Alibaba Cloud or the Agency and their respective immediate family members, affiliated and subsidiary companies, any company involved in the Campaign, together with their agents are not eligible to enter (“Eligible Member”).
3.1 During the Campaign Period, Eligible Members may participate in the Campaign by visiting the Event Page and logging-in to Alibabacloud.com to submit an original proposal [proposal for a full-length article in accordance with the requirements set out in the submission page (“Article Proposal”) to the Agency in accordance with the instructions on the Event Page. There is no limit on the number of Article Proposals which may be submitted by each Eligible Member. The Agency shall review each Article Proposal (including for originality and standard of the write-up), and shall, under normal circumstances, respond and provide feedback on each Article Proposal within two (2) business days of its submission. An Eligible Member whose Article Proposal is selected by the Agency via the response described in the foregoing sentence (the “Selected Members”) shall be eligible to write the full article (the “Article”) based on the Article Proposal incorporating any feedback from the Agency (including confirmation of the topic) as may be provided. The Selected Member must then submit the Article to the Agency for its final review (“Final Review”) and obtain approval of the same from the Agency, before such Selected Members are allowed to publish the approved Article (“Approved Article”) on the “Tutorials and Best Practices” thread on the Alibaba Cloud Forum (https://www.alibabacloud.com/forum/thread-2) (the “Forum Page”). Any such approvals granted shall be conditional upon and subject to the Articles and/or Article Proposal meeting the requirements of Clause 5. All Approved Articles shall first be published on the Forum Page, and such Articles may thereafter be published by the Selected Member on his/her own blog or webpage, or other publication or social media platform after 24 hours. The Agency is entitled to, during the Final Review, provide such feedback to the content of the Article and to require a revised draft of the Article to be re-submitted to the Agency for review, as it deems necessary in its sole discretion. Only Approved Articles may be published on the Forum Page. The Agency reserves the right to remove any Approved Article and/or disqualify a Selected Member from this Campaign if any Article is posted on the Forum Page without the relevant approval from the Agency.
3.2 Each Selected Member will find a referral code (the “Referral Code”) which he/she may insert in his/her Article within the Billing Management console of such Selected Member’s account with Alibabacloud.com.
(i) Article Publishing Reward: Subject always to the Selected Member’s compliance with these Official Rules (in particular, that Article Proposal(s) and/or Approved Article(s) submitted comply with the provisions of Clause 5), and subject to reward availability, during the Campaign Period, each Selected Member who has published an Approved Article on the Forum Page shall receive either US$200 or US$300 (as may be determined at the sole discretion of the Agency based on the complexity and innovative merit of the topic discussed in the Approved Article and the contents thereof) in cash or US$500 equivalent in Alibabacloud.com credits at the election of such Selected Member for such Approved Article (the “Article Publishing Reward”), subject to the restriction contained in clause 3(c)(iv).
(ii) Article Comments Reward: Subject always to the Selected Member’s compliance with these Official Rules (in particular, that Article Proposal(s) and/or Approved Article(s) submitted comply with the provisions of Clause 5), and subject to reward availability, during the Campaign Period, each Selected Member who has published an Approved Article on the Forum Page shall also receive a one-time, US$50 cash or [US$50] equivalent Alibabacloud.com credits, at the election of such Selected Member, when the Article has received at least 10 comments which are relevant and related to the content of the Article (“User Comments”) from other users of Alibabacloud.com on the Forum Page, such relevance and relation to be determined by the Agency in its sole discretion (“Article Comments Reward”), subject to the restriction contained in clause 3(c)(iv).For the avoidance of doubt, (a) each Selected Member may only receive the Article Comments Reward once for each Approved Article, and (b) any comments to the Approved Articles on the Forum Page which are posted after the Campaign Period shall be disregarded and shall not count towards the Article Comments Reward. The Agency has the right to disregard any comments which, in its view, are irrelevant and/or not related to the Approved Article.
(iii) Referral Reward: Subject always to the Selected Member’s compliance with these Official Rules (in particular, that Article Proposal(s) and/or Approved Article(s) submitted comply with the provisions of Clause 5), and subject to reward availability, during the Campaign Period, each Selected Member shall also be entitled to US$20 equivalent in Alibaba.com credits and US$5 in cash if a user clicks on the Selected Member’s Referral Code, registers a new account with Alibabacloud.com (“New User”), and proceeds to spend at least US$20 (excluding the use of any coupons/vouchers) on Alibaba Cloud’s products available on Alibabacloud.com (“Alibaba Cloud Products”) during the Campaign Period, provided always that any outstanding payments attributable to such spending shall have been settled by the New User at the end of the relevant billing period (each, a “Referral Reward”). Alibaba Cloud may in its sole discretion determine whether a user is a New User (e.g. by carrying out relevant verification on information submitted by such user).
Each Selected Member shall only (a) be entitled to receive one (1) Referral Reward for each New User that satisfies the conditions stated in this sub-paragraph, subject to the restriction contained in clause 3(c)(iv), and (b) receive up to a maximum of US$1,650 in cash for the Referral Rewards during the Campaign Period.
Without prejudice to the restriction contained in clause 3(c)(iv), Selected Members registered as a corporate member on Alibabacloud.com shall only be eligible to receive the US$20 equivalent in Alibabacloud.com credits.
These Official Rules shall not apply to any Referral Codes which is used by a New User after the Campaign Period and the use of such Referral Codes shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the Referral Program.
(iv) Notwithstanding anything else in this Agreement, if any Selected Member is registered as a corporate member on Alibabacloud.com, such Selected Member shall ONLY be eligible to receive Alibabacloud.com credits, and not cash.
(v) Any payment of cash and Alibabacloud.com credits (as may be applicable) under this Campaign shall be processed on or about the 26th of the following month. By way of illustration, if a Selected Member publishes his/her Approved Article on the Forum Page on May 15th, he/she shall receive the Article Publishing Reward on or about June 26th. In addition, if such Selected Member receives his/her 10th User Comment and also successfully refers users in accordance with the terms of this Official Rules during the month of June, the Selected Member shall receive his/her entitled Article Comments Reward and Referral Rewards on or about July 26th.
(vi) The Agency will contact members by e-mail in respect of any notification required under this Campaign (including informing Selected Members that their Article Proposal has been selected, whether such Selected Member elects to choose a cash reward or Alibabacloud.com credits, as may be applicable) at the e-mail address registered in their Alibabacloud.com account. It is the sole responsibility of each member to ensure the e-mail address is valid, and for them to check their e-mails regularly.
3.4 All entitlement for Rewards shall be determined in accordance with the records of the Agency, which shall be final and binding.
4.1 Any fraud and/or abuse under the Campaign by you (as determined by the Agency and/or Alibaba Cloud at their sole discretion) may result in forfeiture of your eligibility to the Rewards.
4.2 In the event that the Campaign is ceased or suspended by the relevant authorities or due to serious network attacks or system faults, the Campaign may be terminated prematurely. Such situation shall constitute a force majeure event and Alibaba Cloud and/or the Agency shall not be liable for any damages or claims that arise out of the event.
4.3 Alibaba Cloud and/or the Agency is not responsible for any late, lost, delayed, incomplete, illegible, misdirected or undeliverable entries, responses, or other correspondence, whether by e-mail or otherwise.
4.4 In the event that the Campaign becomes inoperable due to any computer network related reasons, you agree that Alibaba Cloud and/or the Agency shall not be held liable for any damages.
4.5 The time and validity of any transactions and/or your eligibility under this Campaign shall be determined by the Agency at it sole discretion based on the Agency’s record, and in the event of any discrepancy between the Agency’s records and your records, you agree that the Agency’s record shall be conclusive and binding on you.
4.6 Alibaba Cloud reserves the right to amend these Official Rules at any time without prior notice, by posting the amended Official Rules on Alibabacloud.com. The amended and restated terms of the Official Rules shall be effective immediately upon posting on Alibabacloud.com.
4.7 The Agency reserves the right to suspend, terminate this Campaign or shorten the Campaign Period.
4.8 The Agency reserves the right and absolute discretion to cancel or revoke your right to participate in the Campaign (including removal of your Approved Articles on the Forum Pages) and/or seek recovery of any rewards already provided, upon discovery of your dishonest, malicious, fraudulent, unlawful or, in the opinion of the Agency, inappropriate acts in its participation in the Campaign without liability to you.
4.9 In the event of disputes, the decision of the Agency shall be final and binding.
5.2 You undertake to ensure that all Content you share does not contain any material that a reasonable person would find offensive, including but not limited to (i) material in connection with pornography, “adult videos”, adult entertainment venues, escort services, dating services, or the like, or (ii) in connection with the advertisement or promotion of tobacco products; c) in a political context, such as the promotion, advertisement or endorsement of any party, candidate, or elected official, or in connection with any political policy or viewpoint; d) as suffering from, or medicating for, a physical or mental ailment; or e) engaging in immoral or criminal activities.
5.3 The Article Proposals and the Articles must be original posts, and shall not have been published before (whether online or through any other form of media). The Article Proposals and Articles shall not contain (i) reference to any products and/or services from competitors of Alibaba Cloud (ii) obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, derogatory, disparaging or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content, or (iii) content which is considered as illegal or which promotes any illegal purpose.
5.4 The Article Proposals and the Articles must be written in the English language.
5.5 You grant Alibaba Cloud a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) license to all present and future rights, title and interest in all intellectual property (including, without limitation, any trademark, copyright, publicity, and database rights, and the right to prepare derivative works) you have in the Content, to use the Content in any form, media or technology now known or not currently known. You irrevocably and unconditionally waive any and all moral and similar rights vesting in your Content to the extent legally permissible.
5.6 You represent and warrant that our use and exercise of all rights granted under the licence in Clause 6 e) to us will not infringe any third party rights (including any intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights).
5.7 You represent and warrant that you have all rights to grant the license under Clause 6 e) to us without infringement or violation of any third party rights, including without limitation, any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL ALIBABA CLOUD AND/OR THE AGENCY BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS OR PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CAMPAIGN, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM ANY CLAIM BASED UPON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT ALIBABA CLOUD AND/OR THE AGENCY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING ELSE STATED IN THIS OFFICIAL RULES, OTHER THAN PAYMENT OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS CAMPAIGN, THE AGGREGATE LIABILITIY OF ALIBABA CLOUD AND/OR THE AGENCY AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIMITED TO, IN AGGREGATE, USD100.YOU FURTHER AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IN THE EVENT OF ANY BREACH OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR NON-PAYMENT OF REWARDS BY THE AGENCY, YOUR ONLY RECOURSE IS AGAINST THE AGENCY AS THE ORGANISER OF THE CAMPAIGN, IN NO EVENT WILL ALIBABA CLOUD BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS ARISING THEREFROM, AND YOU SHALL HAVE NO RECOURSE AS AGAINST ALIBABA CLOUD IN CONNECTION WITH THE SAME.
You hereby agree to indemnify and hold Alibaba Cloud, its respective affiliates, directors, officers and employees harmless from and against any and all losses, claims and liabilities which may arise from your participation in this Campaign (including but not limited to the provision of Article Proposal(s) and/or Articles) or from your breach of these Official Rules.
You acknowledge and agree that Alibaba Cloud and/or the Agency or any of their respective affiliates shall not be responsible, and shall have no liability to it or anyone else for any dispute or claim that arises out of the your participation in the Campaign.
You agree that this Campaign is governed, interpreted and enforced by the laws of Singapore, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. Any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of or relating to this Official Rules, shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration administered by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”) under the Arbitration Rules of the SIAC (“SIAC Rules”) for the time being in force, which rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference in this clause. The law of this arbitration clause shall be the laws of Singapore. The seat of arbitration shall be Singapore. The number of arbitrators shall be one. The arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in English.