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PLEASE READ THESE OFFICIAL RULES CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, YOU (“Participant”, “you”, “your”) AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND ALL TERMS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST. IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF OR LOCATED IN ANY OF THE “EXCLUDED TERRITORIES” YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE OR WIN.
This contest, called “Globant Awards - Women That Build 2023 Edition” (the “Contest”), is organized by Sistemas Globales S.A. (“Globant”, “Sponsor”). The aim of this Contest is to acknowledge and raise awareness about the role of women in the digital economy in various countries/regions.
The Contest is a trade-only promotion open for participation by individuals who:
- are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry or the age of majority in such person’s jurisdiction of residence, whichever is greater;
- identify themselves as women;
- reside in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Uruguay, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, United States, United Kingdom, Spain, India, and other countries* except for Excluded Territories as defined below (“Participants”); and
- meet the eligibility criteria for her category as described below.
Excluding: (A) residents of, and individuals located in (i) the Canadian province of Quebec, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, (ii) any jurisdiction where the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. § 1701) of the United States, or other laws administered by the United States Office of Foreign Assets and Control (“OFAC”) or by any other governmental authority imposing such or similar economic sanctions and trade embargoes against countries designated by such or similar laws, and (iii) any jurisdiction in which the any aspect of the Contest and/or the award would violate applicable law, rule or regulation (i, ii, and iii together, the “Excluded Territories”); and (B) any individual on the List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons or the Foreign Sanctions Evaders List maintained by OFAC, or who have been previously indicted for or convicted for any Patriot Act Offense or similar offense. The winners by country and the Global Winners of the 2020, 2021 and 2022 editions of the Contest are not eligible to participate. Government officials and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate or receive a prize. For the purposes of this Contest, government officials are defined as individuals employed by government departments and agencies, including all federal, state, provincial, county, city or municipal government officials (where applicable), statutory boards, public bodies, and anyone employed by a government-owned or controlled company. By participating in the Contest, you are acknowledging that you are not a government official and/or immediate family member of a government official, and are willing to provide evidence of the same, if requested. Sponsor may also exclude, at its sole discretion, Participants from jurisdictions that require any type of registration with local authorities of the Contest and/or the Sponsor.
(*) Participants who are residents of a country that is not an Excluded Territory and is not Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, United States, United Kingdom, Spain or India will have to select one of these countries when completing their submission form and will compete with other Participants from that same country and region.
Additionally, each Participant must meet the eligibility requirements for her category:
- Inspiring leader. The Participant must meet the following criteria:
- At the time of her participation, she must be a Leader, Founder, Manager (Project, Team, Area), Director, VP, Subject Matter Expert; or part of the board of a technology-based company.
- She must be committed to generating a positive impact in the technology industry or in society.
- She must be part of the STEAM industry and must have had an impact on it.
- She must be a role model and source of inspiration for other women.
- She must promote diversity and inclusion in the business environment.
- She must have a track record and/or recognition in the STEAM community, with more than 5 (five) years of experience.
- Rising Star Category. The Participant must meet the following criteria:
- She must be a woman with potential, currently working in the STEAM industry regardless of her academic background; or an entrepreneur woman and founder / co-founder of a startup with a positive impact business offering services related to STEAM.
- She must be going through the early development stages of her career in the STEAM industry, with less than 5 (five) years of experience.
- She is committed to generating a positive impact in the industry or in society.
- She has shown a high level of competence, creativity, and the ability to lead in her field.
- She actively fosters a culture of diversity and inclusivity within the business environment.
Participants must be able to attend the award ceremony for Global Winners organized by the Sponsor which will take place in a location selected by the Sponsor within the U.S. and at a date determined by the Sponsor around the end of the year 2023. Sponsor will cover travel costs for the Global Winners to attend the event, but the Participant must ensure she has all required valid travel documents.
Sponsor may request any potential winner to provide proof that such person is participant selected as a potential winner. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a participant, a submission will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the Submission. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. A selected Participant may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the submission. Potential winners are subject to verification before any prize will be awarded. By participating in the Contest, Participants fully and unconditionally agree and accept these official terms (“Terms”) and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. VOID WHEREVER PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
The call for nominations for the Contest is aimed at two defined categories: (i) Inspiring Leader (IL) and (ii) Rising Star (RS). There will be between 3 and 5 finalists per Country in both categories and a single winner per Country will be chosen from each category (the “Regional Winners”). Each local panel of judges will select finalists from among the "Regional Winners,” taking into account the requirements and criteria of each category to make the list of Global finalists (between 10 and 20). After that, a global final will be held among the finalists of the “Regional Winners” category, in which a single winner per category will be chosen (the “Global Winner”) by the global judging panel.
The Regional Winners and the Global Winners will be picked by a panel of at least 3 judges chosen by Globant. The selection criteria for the winners will be determined per the standards defined by Globant in these Terms.
The Contest will take place according to the following estimated dates, which are subject to change by the Sponsor:
Between Friday, April 21, 2023, and October 2023.
4. How to Enter the Contest:
The call for nominations and applications will be open from April 21, 2023 to May 31, 2023 11:59 pm (EST time) (“Submission Period”). Sponsor’s clock is the official timekeeper for this Contest.
Participants may submit their own applications to participate or may be nominated to participate by third parties. In order to participate Participants must either submit their applications or confirm submissions made by third parties during the Submission Period by fully completing the form available in the site: https://womenawards.globant.com/ (the Site). Participants who were nominated by third parties must complete all required information and accept these Terms in order to confirm their participation in the contest.
In the case of third-party nominations, the third party confirms that they have obtained the Participant’s consent to nominate them, and the Participant must accept the nomination, which will be sent to her via e-mail to the e-mail address indicated by the third party that nominated her. Once the nomination has been accepted, the information provided will be automatically published on the Site and will become public.
To participate, potential Participants must register and provide the following details during the Submission Period: information regarding their career path and their professional aspirations, full name, country, e-mail address, phone, profile picture, agree to these Terms. Participant must also indicate in their submission:
(i) To which category they are applying for Inspiring Leader (IL) or Rising Star (RS); and
(ii) In which local jurisdiction they are applying for from the following list (“Countries”):
- Ecuador and Peru
- Rest of LATAM (countries in Latin America not included in the list above)
- Spain & France
- US & Canada
The Country selected should match the Participant’s country of residence. If the Participant’s country of residence is not included in the list of Countries, the Participant must select the Country of closest geographic proximity to their residence or of impact, meaning that they have developed a product or service available in that country or have somehow impacted that country.
Only one submission per Participant will be accepted.
Information regarding Participants who have submitted their own application to participate through the Site or who have confirmed their nomination submitted by a third party, will be published on the Site, including their name, biography and photo.
Globant may modify the Submission Period deadline at any moment during the Contest duration. No applications will be accepted after the Submission Period deadline.
All requested information must be included in the Participant’s entry to be eligible to win. Proof of submitting an entry is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsor of such entry.
5. Judging Period:
- Preliminary Selection - Shortlist
The Selection Committee formed by at least 3 representatives appointed by Globant, who may be Globant employees and/or employees of third parties, will choose the finalists per Country for the Inspiring Leader (IL) and Rising Star (RS) categories based on each item of the eligibility criteria in Section 2 of these Terms. A "Shortlist" (between 3 and 5) of Participants per category and Country will be made based on the number of votes each Participant received.
Globant reserves the right to disqualify Participants that do not meet the eligibility criteria, that use any fraudulent means to move forward in the selection process such as bots or other resources to obtain more votes.
The Selection Committee can request a testimonial video from the Participants in the Shortlist regarding their candidacy. The format, content, and term for the video submission will be agreed upon at the time of the request.
Participants may also be asked via e-mail to fill out a form with further information regarding how they meet the eligibility criteria for their Category. The format, content, and term for submitting the requested materials will be communicated and agreed upon at the time of the request. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Selection Committee will be entitled to request that the information provided in the forms be expanded.
- Finals by Country
Local Evaluation Committees formed for each Country, each Committee made up of at least 3 judges appointed by Globant who may be Globant employees and/or employees of third parties, will choose a winner for each Category in the Country in which they are judging (“Regional Winners”). The Regional Winners will be for each category from among the Participants included in the Shortlist and in accordance with the criteria provided in this Section of these Terms.
Each Country’s Evaluation Committee will deliberate on the potential Regional Winners choosing from the Participants included in the Shortlist for that country.
An event will be held to announce the Regional Winners, and each category’s winner will be chosen.
The Regional Winners’ information will be published on the website womenawards.globant.com.
- Global Final
A Global Evaluation Committee formed by at least 3 judges appointed by Globant who may be Globant employees and/or employees of third parties, will evaluate the Regional Winners and choose at least one Global Winner for each category.
Around October (on a date to be defined by the Sponsor) a Global event will be held to grant the awards to the Global Winners.
The Global Winners’ information will be published on the website womenawards.globant.com.
The final decisions adopted by all Committees shall not be subject to an appeal.
The Selection and Evaluation Committees will assess the Participants in accordance with the following criteria:
- Meeting the admission requirements for each category, as set forth by Section 2 of these Terms.
- General quality, clarity, and completeness of the submitted material.
- Quality and clarity of her presentation.
- Professional record in the digital industry.
In addition to the above, for the selection of the Participants to be included in the Shortlist, the Selection Committee will also use the following criteria:
- Contribution to STEAM
a. Global Winners will receive the following awards:
- Round trip to New York to assist a Globant sponsored event and receive a recognition on dates to be confirmed by Globant.
- An announcement including their image or information on the iconic NYSE billboard in Times Square in 2024.
- Additional prizes may be awarded at Globant’s sole discretion.
Globant will provide the Global Winners with instructions on how to use or access the award.
In order to receive their award, the Winners could be asked to present a national ID card and/or sign a receipt stating that they received the award to their full satisfaction.
Globant will not be held liable for any expense, damage, or loss that the Global Winners may incur during their use of and/or participation in the Program or their trip to the award ceremony, or for any other damages that may arise from or be related to the award or such Program. Globant will not be liable for the documentation necessary to travel to the place where the chosen Program will be held and/or for its costs. Participants should note that if they are chosen as winners and want to travel to the awards ceremony, they must have a valid visa to travel to the US (travel expenses are paid by Globant).
Globant will cover the cost of the trip and travel insurance. It does not include per diem for the rest of the days. It does not include ticket changes. The ticket is round trip to the participant's country of residence. Globant does not cover expenses or insurance for extra days, companions or other expenses that the winner may incur during this trip.
Awards are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for money in cash or other goods or prizes.
b. The Regional Winners in each category will receive the following awards:
- Recognition trophy.
- Each regional winner will receive scholarships from Udemy and Coach Hub.
- Additional prizes may be awarded at Globant’s discretion.
Globant will provide the Regional Winners with instructions on how to use or access the award
Awards are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for money in cash or other goods or prizes.
7. Participation in Events:
Participation in this Contest entails the acceptance by the winners to attend an event organized by Globant within the contest dates mentioned in Section 3 of these Terms, as well as the date of the award ceremony.
8. Ownership and Confidentiality of Information and Data:
The copyrights of the videos, developments, and other intellectual property related to this Contest will be deemed the property of their respective authors. Notwithstanding the foregoing, by entering the Contest, the Participants authorize Globant to use, when deemed appropriate, the videos mentioned in this paragraph that belong to the participants in whole or in part for the purposes of advertising the Contest or future Contest-related activities in any media outlet throughout the country and abroad.
By participating in the Contest, except where prohibited by law, each Participant irrevocably grants the Sponsor and their respective successors, assigns and licensees, the right to use such Participant’s name, likeness, and biographical information, and any other personal characteristics, in any and all media for any purpose, including without limitation, to advertise, market, and promote Sponsor or the Contest or other promotions, as well as to publish the information in the Site, and each Participant and/or winners hereby release Sponsor from any liability with respect thereto.
9. Communication and Dissemination:
All the information about the Contest, as well as the Terms and the application form, can be found at womenawards.globant.com
All dissemination efforts regarding this Contest and its development will be made through Globant’s communication channels and those of the Contest’s sponsors, partners, and collaborators.
10. Knowledge of the Terms:
Sending the application form entails acceptance of these Terms. No claims based on ignorance of the Terms will be admitted from any Participants. The Terms are the only rules applicable to the Contest and will be deemed known by all Participants.
Sponsor may also, in its sole discretion, disqualify any Participant who engages in behavior that is disparaging or derogatory of Sponsor, members of the any Evaluating Committee or any other person or party affiliated with this Contest, or of any other Participant, or that is deemed unsportsmanlike by Sponsor. Sponsor may also disqualify any Participant who violates any law, rule, statute, or order of any jurisdiction in connection with the Contest, or whose participation in the Competition results in Sponsor’s, or puts Sponsor at risk of, violation of any law, rule, statute, or order of any jurisdiction. Sponsor may also disqualify any potential or confirmed winner (a) who engages in behavior that: (i) is illegal; (ii) (as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion) is inappropriate, threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten, harass, victimize, degrade, or intimidate any other individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, age, or disability; or (b) if Sponsor discovers content on potential winner’s or winner’s social media or other public locations which might in the reasonable opinion of Sponsor expose Sponsor to disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule, or shock, insult or offend the public; and in each case Sponsor reserves the right to not award the potential winner a prize, or to withdraw or terminate any prize already awarded. Each Participant further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and each of their respective employees, officers, directors, and agents from and against any claims, lawsuits, liabilities, and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising out of the use of the Submission submitted in the Contest and/or their participation in the Contest. By participating in the Contest, each Participant further agrees at all times to be in compliance with all relevant anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws. Participant is solely responsible for compliance with any applicable laws, rules and regulations, contractual limitations and/or school or company policies, if any, regarding Participant’s participation in the Contest, submissions, and acceptance and use of any prize.
Globant may amend, at any time and without prior notice, any of the provisions of these Terms, which amendment shall be notified to the Participants by means of the publication of the new Terms on the website womenawards.globant.com.
If warranted, Globant will be entitled to terminate, suspend or amend these Terms. Such termination, suspension, or amendment shall be communicated in the same manner as these Terms were communicated. Any topic not covered by these Terms will be decided by Globant, without prejudice to the rights to which the Participants are entitled by law.
12. Liability and Compensation:
YOU FURTHER AGREE, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EACH PARTICIPANT HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, AND CONSEQUENTIAL, DIRECT OR INDIRECT 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 LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
13. Acts of God or Force Majeure:
Globant may temporarily suspend the Contest or cancel it altogether due to circumstances not attributable to Globant and not provided for by these Terms or which constitute an Act of God or an event of force majeure. Such suspension or cancellation will be notified to the parties through the website womenawards.globant.com.
In addition, and notwithstanding the foregoing, Globant reserves the right to declare the Contest void at any time, and it shall not be bound to explain or provide reasons for such a decision. Globant also reserves the right to disqualify a Participant if necessary.
14. Interpretation of the Terms:
In the event of any discrepancy between the content of the Terms and the content of graphic and/or media advertising, the content of the Terms shall prevail. Participation in the Contest entails acceptance of the decisions that Globant shall make regarding any matter not provided for in these Terms and any interpretation that Globant may make of such Terms, which will be definite and shall not be subject to an appeal.
In case of non-compliance with these Terms, Globant may penalize a Participant for non-compliance, disqualifying her from the Contest, without being bound to give notice or justification. In any such event, the Participant must return any award she may have received in the context of this Contest to Globant.
Applicants may contact email@example.com should they have any questions regarding the Terms.
15. Costs, Taxes, Expenses:
All costs resulting from obtaining or using the awards, as well as any tax, fee, contribution, rate, or amount of money that must be paid or may potentially have to be paid regarding the awards, and all expenses which the Participant must incur as a consequence of obtaining and being granted the award by country and/or region and the global award, including, but not limited to, all travel and accommodation expenses which she may incur for obtaining, being granted, or giving effect to such award, will be borne exclusively by the Participant.
Prizes may be subject to withholding taxes and/or to taxation in Participant’s country of residence. Each winner may be asked by Sponsor to provide a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number (as applicable) before any prize will be awarded. Winner may be subject to a tax on the value of any prize awarded. The winners are solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes; if required by law, Sponsor shall be entitled to withhold and remit to the appropriate taxing authorities the amount of any tax or taxes due, which shall be discounted from the Prize. The winners understand and agree that the winners may be responsible for taxes exceeding the amounts listed above, for reasons such as, without limitation, winner’s tax bracket. Potential winner should consult an accountant or tax professional to determine tax implications in accepting and using any Prize.
As a result of any local laws and restrictions, potential winners may not be eligible to receive a prize and prize will therefore be forfeited. In the event a prize is forfeited for any reason, including for non-compliance with these Official Rules or with applicable regulations, Sponsor may disqualify such potential winner.
16. Errors and authorized activities:
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including without limitation, fraud, virus or other technical problem, or any other reason beyond the control of Sponsor, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) cancel or terminate the Contest and, if feasible, award the prizes from among all eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment based on skill criteria described in these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to modify prize award procedures. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry and participation process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
Subject to any applicable laws, by participating in the Contest, you agree to release Sponsor, promotional agencies, franchisees, and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, assigns, agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”), from and against any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising in connection with the Contest to the extent possible under applicable law (except where the Sponsor is at fault through intentional or negligent conduct), including without limitation: (a) acceptance, possession, use, misuse, or nonuse of the prize that may be awarded; (b) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by participants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (c) technical and/or communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind; (d) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Contest; (e) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; (f) if Sponsor must cancel or terminate the Contest for any reason; (g) if any prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control; and (h) any and all claims, demands, causes of action, judgments, costs and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from a claim that your Submission or Portfolio infringes the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party. You agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability shall, to the extent permitted by applicable law, be limited to any cost of entering and participating in the Contest and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorneys’ fees or other legal costs.
You acknowledge that the Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable, to the extent permitted by law, for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to a prize.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
18. Jurisdiction and Applicable Law:
The Participants and Globant agree to submit any dispute arising from the Contest to the jurisdiction of the Lower Courts in and for the City of Buenos Aires. Argentine law shall apply to such dispute.