CHALLENGE REGULATIONS HACK4EUROPE CHALLENGE 2015
The following companies :
(hereinafter designated as "Partner Companies")
AGORIZE, SAS with a capital of €47,062 registered under the number 530 774 439 at the Registre du Commerce et des Sociétés de PARIS, located in 5 rue des Suisses 75014 PARIS,
(hereinafter designated as “The Organizing Company”)
AGORIZE organizes a challenge completely free and with no obligation of purchase called: “Hack4Europe Challenge” which will be scheduled from March 17th, 2015 to July 12th, 2015 through the following website: < www.hackate.am/challenges/Hack4Europe >.
(hereinafter designated as “The Challenge”)
The Partner Company and the Organizing Company are considered as the challenge co-organizers.
(hereinafter designated as a body as “The Organisers”).
ARTICLE 1 – DEFINITIONS
The term “Brief” refers to the specifications issued by the Partner Company. This document contains information such as the deadline, details of the grant, the Partner Company’s requirements, the legal provisions, etc.
“Nomination”: refers to the designation among the selected teams by the Jury at the end of the final step.
“Challenge”: designates the Challenge, subject to the regulations organized by the Organizing Company and the Partner Company.
“Endowments”: designates prizes delivered to winners at the end of the challenge.
“Personal data”: designates data defined in Article 16 of the regulations.
“Registration”: designates the Registration of a participant in the Challenge according to Article 4.
“Jury”: designates the jury mentioned in Article 10.4 in charge of the selected teams’ rankings.
“Deliverable”: designates the Deliverable described in Article 7 and submitted at the end of the selection step.
“Prize”: designates the Endowments specifically mentioned in Article 11 and delivered to the selected teams at the end of the Challenge.
“Participant”: designates every single person registered according to Article 4 of the regulations and participating in the Challenge.
“Regulations”: designates the present regulations, which are applicable to the challenge.
“Selection”: designates the step of the Challenge described in Article 7.
ARTICLE 2 – PURPOSE OF REGULATIONS
2.1 Regulations are intended to define, according to article L. 121-15-2 of the French Code de la Consommation, terms and rules of participation in the Challenge organized by the Partner Company in association with the Organizing Company. Regulations are destined to complete the rules of the challenge of the Organizing Company, which can be downloaded through the following link: <https://s3.amazonaws.com/AGORIZE/public/documents/cgu-AGORIZE-en.pdf>. In the event of inconsistency between these terms and regulations and those of the CRTC, regulations will prevail.
2.2 The participant recognizes to be informed and accepts that the Challenge in question appeals to his ability of conviction and to the quality of his Deliverables. Under no circumstances shall decisions be made at random or chance and the Challenge shall not be related to a lottery.
ARTICLE 3 – PARTICIPATION IN THE CHALLENGE
3.1 Participation in this Challenge is free and without purchase obligation and can be subject to a reimbursement of participating costs in the conditions specified in Article 13.
3.2 The Participant must read these rules and accept the terms in their entirety without reservation before their Registration and participation in the Challenge.
3.3 Participation allowed for any physical person who is older than 18, or in the case the person is less than 18, provide the parents or legal guardian permission which can be downloaded thought the following link: parental permission duly completed and signed.
3.4 Employees and interns of the Partner Company can participate in the Challenge or those of companies which have participated in its fulfillment and/or its promotion, as well as the members of their families on the following conditions:
3.6 The Participant shall certify to abide by the terms aforementioned. The delivery of the Endowment will be conditional upon the presentation by the winner of the challenge of an identity card proving his age during the Registration to the challenge, or in the case of a person under 18 years to the presentation of the parental or legal guardian permission foresaw in the article 3.3 duly completed and signed.
3.7 There is only one entry per person in the Challenge.
3.8 Participants must form or join teams from one (1) to five (5) members.
3.9 Any Participant who doesn’t abide by the terms of this present article during his/her Registration and at any time during the challenge will be automatically and without previous notification, disqualified from the Challenge and shall not be awarded any Endowments. In the case where an Endowment would have been awarded to a Participant who doesn’t comply with the terms of participation during his/her Registration or during the challenge, the Organizers have the right to demand the return of the endowment received.
ARTICLE 4 – REGISTRATION AND ACCESS TO THE CHALLENGE
4.1 For his/her Registration to the Challenge, the Participant must open a user account on the website hackate.am and must indicate the following:
To validate this Registration to the Challenge, the Participant must also accept the Competition Rules, Terms and Conditions provided by the Organizing Company.
A confirmation email containing an activation link is sent to the Participant’s listed email address.
Once the account is activated, the Participant must provide the information listed below:
Other information can be freely completed on the Participant’s profile in the account settings.
Once his/her account is activated, the Participant is able to register to the challenge by applying to join an existing team or by creating his/her own team.
To end their Registration in the challenge, the Participant must opt-in on the box indicating that he/she accepts the Challenge Regulations.
4.2 Any Registration containing wrong or incomplete information shall not be taken into account and shall disqualify the Participant.
4.3 By registering, the Participant accepts to be contacted through emails sent by Organizers during his/her participation in the Challenge. He/she also accepts to be contacted by phone, if he/she is part of the preselected participants or the Winners.
4.4 The use of a computer is needed to access the challenge with the material configuration and device hereinafter:
4.5 The Challenge is available 24 hours a day on the website Hackate.am published by the Organizing Company with the link < http://www.hackate.am/Hack4Europe > subject to possible maintenance operations on servers of Hackate.am or dysfunctions such as those mentioned in Article 15.
ARTICLE 5 – DURATION OF THE CHALLENGE
5.1 The participation in the challenge is scheduled from March 17th, 2015 at 06:00pm to May 31st, 2015 at 11:59pm.
5.2 Every date clearly defined in these rules and the challenge is in the Paris time zone (GMT +1)
5.3 No extra time nor exemption to this time will be granted, for any reasons whatsoever.
ARTICLE 6 – GUIDELINES
6.1 The Challenge consists of making contributions formed by one (1) Deliverable, by teams, which is in accordance with the requirements listed in Article 7 during the selection steps.
The aim of the Deliverable is to develop a functional application by using and merging the APIs made available for the Hack4Europe challenge.
6.2 This Deliverable must absolutely respond to the Challenge issue and rules described in the tab “Brief” on the challenge page at the website <http://www.hackate.am/Hack4Europe>.
6.3 Each recommendation is exclusively composed of one Deliverable : The Final Deliverable mentioned in Article 7 subjected to the terms of this disposition.
The Organizers will not accept and will not take into account any other documents submitted by the Participants
ARTICLE 7 – SELECTION STEP GUIDELINES
7.1 The selection step is scheduled from March 17th, 2015 at 06:00pm to May 31st, 2015 at 11:59pm.
7.2 During this period until May 31st, 2015 at 11:59pm, the Teams will have to send by upload in their online space, their selection Deliverable, which is composed of:
• The selection document detailing their lines of thought, and including a presentation of their team. This available for download at the following address <http://www.hackate.am/Hack4Europe>
• The developed project (mobile application, webapp, ...), under the form of a prototype, to assess the functional aspect of the application. A video, a mockup, screencast, screenshot, source code or any component to view and / or illustrate their project can be added.
ARTICLE 8 – ARWARDS GUIDELINES
8.1 This final phase will consist of an oral presentation by members of three (3) selected teams in Ile-de-France teams.
8.2 A classification of three (3) teams participating in the finals will be made on the basis of the oral presentation Deliverable as described in Article 11.
ARTICLE 9 – THE DELIVERABLES CHARACTERISTICS
9.1 Deliverables must comply with the rules and the directives set by the Partner Company found under the tab “Guidelines” on the page of the Challenge at the website < http://www.hackate.am/Hack4Europe >.
9.2 These deliverables must be sent in a common digital format such as: DOC/DOCX/PDF/PPT/PPTX/KEY/ODT/MP3/MPEG/MOV.
9.3 In case of difficulties or failures to read the Deliverable, Participants of the concerned Team have the responsibility to rectify before the Deliverable deposit end date of the current step and in a maximum two (2)-day delay as from this date. If the delay is passed, the Team in question will be disqualified from the Challenge.
9.4 Each Participant warrants that the content of the Recommendation does not violate laws and regulations, including those relating to infringement, defamation, decency or privacy. Each Participant warrants that the Deliverables are composed of team members’ contributions only. The existence of third parties’ contributions is prone to disqualify all the Participants of the concerned team.
ARTICLE 10 – SELECTION PROCESS
10.1 The challenge is organized in one selection step
10.2 Each of these selection steps is based on the criteria of innovation, ergonomics, and use of the APIs available for the Hack4Europe challenge. Under no circumstances are taken into account factors relating to the person's appearance, religious or trade union, political opinions or sexual orientation of the participants. The selections will not result in any way, whether directly or indirectly, by chance or luck.
10.3 A Final Jury composed of members of the Partner Company, experts and public figures who have the qualifications and competencies necessary to proceed to the nomination among the Deliverables submitted by the Participants will be responsible for selecting, at the end of the selection step, ten (10) winning teams on the basis of the Deliverable.
The Organizing Company shall provide all participants with the selection results at the latest in June 29th, 2015, through an e-mail sent to the address provided when creating a user account on the site hackate.am and also by a notification sent to their account at hackate.am .
Each selected Participant must respond to the email sent by the Organizing Company announcing the selection of the team before the deadline specified in the message. Otherwise, the Organizers reserve the right to disqualify the defaulting Participant’s Team.
10.4 The Jury will be in charge of ranking the three (3) winning teams, on the basis of their Deliverable and their oral presentation.
10.5 Teams selection and Nomination are conditioned to a minimum of eight (8) uploaded recommendations meeting the Partner Company editorial and technical requirements set out in its Brief. The presence of a minimum of eight (8) recommendations is justified by the need for the Partner Company to have a sufficient choice to conduct a fair nomination of the winning teams. The Partner Company will be entitled to cancel the Challenge in the event that there would be a number less than eight (8) recommendations at the end of the selection.
10.6 The Partner Company HP will reward with a HP Prize, the team which developed the best applicaion in the "Social Positive Applications" category. The winning team of the HP Prize must use the HP Helion Development Platform in the development of its application.
10.7 The Partner Company Paypal will reward with a PayPal Prize the team which developed the best application using the PayPal API
10.8 The Partner Company Uber will reward with a Uber Prize the team which developed the best application using the Uber API and which fits in the "Mobility" Category
10.9 The Partner Company ERDF will reward with a ERDF Prize the team which developed the best application which fits in the "Energy" Category
10.10 The Partner Company GDF Suez will reward with a ERDF Prize the team which developed the best application which fits in the "Energy" Category
10.11 The Partner Company Alcatel OneTouch will reward with a Alcatel OneTouch Prize the team which developed the best application which fits in the "Internet of Things" Category
10.12 The Partner Company Cdiscount will reward with a Cdiscount Prize the team which developed the best application using the Cdiscount API and which fits in the " ECommerce & Retail " Category
ARTICLE 11 – ENDOWMENTS
11.1 Prizes referred to this Article are the counterparts of:
No Prize can be delivered to the winners if they do not meet these three conditions.
11.2 Any award of a Prize at the end of the challenge is subject to, and is performed only when subjected to:
- The full respect of the rules set out in Regulations;
- The presentation by each winner of an identity card proving their majority at the time of registering to the Challenge or in the case the person is less than 18, provide the parents or legal guardian permission which can be downloaded thought the following link: parental permission duly completed and signed.
11.3 Only the three (3) teams awarded ranked at the end of the award ceremony and the teams awarded with the Partners Prizes will receive a Prize, only if the Patner Company agreed on a Prize.
11.4 One Prize will be awarded for each of the three (3) ranked teams and the teams awarded with the Partners Prizes, only if the Patner Company agreed on a Prize.
11.5 Every Participant recognizes and accepts that the Prize cannot give rise to contesting of any kind, to a request of delivery of their monetary exchange value, or to their replacement or exchange for another Prize whatever the reason is. The Prize is not transferable and the Participants are informed that the sale or the exchange of the Prize is forbidden.
11.6 In case of unavailability of a Prize, the Partner Company will be free to substitute a prize of a similar value, of the same brand or of a different brand, or its exchange value in cash for the discretion of the Partner Company.
11.7 Every Participant recognizes and accepts that the Partner Company will not be held responsible, in any case, for the dysfunction of the Prize or for any harmful consequence undergone by the Winner or any third party because of the Prize.
11.8 Every Participant recognizes and accepts that the Partner Company is only committed to the delivery of the Prize awarded to the Winners. As a consequence, all the extra costs relative to these Prizes or the overheads linked to the accession to ownership of these Prizes will stay, unless otherwise stipulated of the Regulations, chargeable to the Winners. Neither coverage nor refund will be owed as such.
10.9 The Winners will be informed about their Prize by e-mail sent by the Organizing Company to the e-mail address updated when registering an account on www.hackate.am within 15 days maximum of the day of the teams ranking by the Jury. The Participant commits to comply with all the instruction indicated in the e-mail. Should a Winner doesn’t succeed in having his/her Prize, for reasons beyond the Partner Company’s control, within two (2) months of the reception of this e-mail, the Partner Company reserves the right to announce the Prize as not given to this Winner.
11.10 The Winners of the three (3) Teams will see awarding the following Prizes according to the ranking of their team. The First team is the one considered as the best team, and the fifth team is the one considered as the last of the three (3) final teams ranked by the Jury:
PRIZE GIVEN TO THE FIRST TEAM WINNERS
A trip worth € 1000 per member /maximum value is € 5,000
PRIZE GIVEN TO THE SECOND TEAM
For each team member, one Apple Watch worth € 400
PRIZE GIVEN TO THE THIRD TEAM
For each team member, one HP Slate HD worth € 250
ARTICLE 12 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Intellectual Property Rights: refers to any Invention, any copyright and law concerning a brand, a model, and more generally any element susceptible to be protected by the laws or the international agreements on the intellectual property.
12.2 Each deliverable, involving several participants is a collective work.
12.3 All the deliverables updated by the participating teams under licence “Licence Creative Commons Attribution – Non Commercial 4.0 International” (the “Licence”) in Appendix 1 of this Regulation.
Organizers recognize that the " Licence Creative Commons Attribution – Non Commercial 4.0 International " License applies only to the concept, specification or usage scenario, the elements (video, screenshots, screencast, mock-up, ...) illustrating the developed prototype and the presentation of their team.
12.4 The Organizing Company is therefore free to reproduce, to distribute, to communicate and to modify the deliverables, except the code of the developed prototypes.
Should the Organizing Company modifies, transforms or adapts the deliverables; the latter can distribute the derived work which would result from it, only in the terms of the Licence.
12.5 As an exception to the license referred to above, are excluded from the " Licence Creative Commons Attribution – Non Commercial 4.0 International " License , the codes poroducted by the teams during the development of their application and software used in the production of their application.
12.6 Each participant ensures that he is the co -author and co- owner of the intellectual property rights of the presentation document of the application as well as the application submitted.
Each participant guarantees that its application is original and unpublished, and does not infringe copyright of any third party. He also ensures that all its components , as well as all the information communicates within the presentation document of the application are accurate, reliable and complete.
Each participant guarantees the Organizing Company and the partner companies against any trouble, action, claim, opposition, and claim any eviction from a third party.
ARTICLE 13 – USE OF WINNERS INFORMATION
13.1 Every Participant authorizes the Partner Company, in the hypothesis where he would be appointed Winner of the Challenge to use his family name, his first name, his city and his region of residence and, where necessary, his photograph, in any promotional demonstration, on the web sites of the Organizing Company and the Partner Company and any site or affiliated support, without that this use can legally give rise to any remuneration other than the awarded Prize.
ARTICLE 14 – REIMBURSEMENT OF PARTICIPATING COSTS
14.1 The Participants can obtain the refund of connection fees for the participation in the Challenge on the fixed basis of 9 minutes flat connection which means 0,66 € TTC, as well as the reimbursement of postage incurred in the claim of reimbursement and/or any written application for the settlement (based on the going rate – slow rate 20g).
14.2 Participants do not pay connection fees related to the duration of calls (a subscription "unlimited", users of cable, DSL etc.) cannot get a refund because in this case the fact to access the Challenge doesn’t causes any extra cost.
14.3 All requests for refund by the participant must be sent in writing before May 30th, 2016 (date as postmark), to the following address:
5 rue des Suisses
Request cannot be done by telephone or by e-mail.
14.4 The request of repayment will necessarily have to, at the risk of refusal, contain the following elements:
14.5 Any request of repayment over the deadline, incomplete or inaccurate will be refused.
14.6 Only one reimbursement per person (same name – same address) will be accepted.
14.7 The reimbursement will be processed through a bank transfer on the account indicated during the request after the check of the legitimacy of the request and in a deadline the Organizers of which have the whole discretion.
ARTICLE 15 – RESPONSIBILITY
15.1 The responsibility of the Organizing Company and the Partner Company cannot be engaged in case of breakdown or dysfunction of the used telecommunications network, whatever the cause is, which would especially have the effect of damaging or preventing the identification or the access of the Participant on the website Hackate.am or any other useful web site for the participation in the Challenge.
15.2 The participation in the Challenge implies knowledge and acceptance of the characteristics, limitations and risks of the internet network and the technologies which are linked to it, particularly in consideration of the performances, in response time, in the security of the software and the computer hardware towards diverse potential attacks such as virus, logic bomb or Trojan horse and in the loss or in diversion of data. As a consequence, the Organizers cannot be held responsible, in any case for the damages caused to the Participant because of these accepted characteristics, limitations and risks.
15.3 The Organizers cannot, in any case, be held responsible for the damage caused by the defect or the delay of delivery of the Deliverables especially for the refusal of consideration of these Deliverables because of a submission over the deadline fixed in the Regulations, by the defect or the delivery time of any e-mail sent during the Challenge or by any change in the Deliverables regardless of the fact of the Organizers.
15.4 The Organizers cannot be held responsible in case of total or partial modification, suspension, interruption, adjournment or cancellation of the Challenge for reasons regardless of their willingness. In such instances, the Organizing Company will inform as soon as possible the participants by a mention on the website Hackate.am.
15.5 The Organizers cannot be held responsible for the consequences of a disqualification of a Participant because of his violation of the Regulations.
15.6 The Organizing Company will not be held responsible for any trouble, action, complaint, opposition, claim linked to the use of Deliverables by the Partner Company which is not planned by the Regulations or linked to the negotiation, the conclusion or the execution of contracts that the Partner Company would come to sign with the Participants, since there isn’t any direct intervention of the Organizing Company.
15.7 In any case, the Organizers will not be held responsible for the deadline of delivery of the Prizes nor in case of impossibility for a Winner to benefit from his Prize for circumstances regardless of the Organizers’ willingness. The responsibility of the Organizers cannot be engaged in case of loss and/or deterioration of the Prize by post or any third similar service provider and more generally if the Winner does not receive his/her Prize. The responsibility of the Organizers cannot be engaged in case of incidents or of damages of all kinds, which could arise because of the enjoyment of the awarded prize and/or because of its use.
ARTICLE 16 - PRIVACY
16.1 Is “Confidential Information” in the sense of the present arrangement, all the material or immaterial information of whatever nature, in particular administrative, commercial, scientific, technical, financial, fiscal, which was, is or will be communicated by the Partner Company to the Participant, directly or indirectly, and in a non-exhaustive way, orally, in writing whatever the support is, by delivery of paper or electronic documents.
Is not Confidential Information: (i) The currently accessible information or becoming accessible to the public without breach at the terms of the Regulations from the Participant, (ii) The information legally held by the Participant before their disclosure by the Partner Company, (iii) The information not resulting either directly or indirectly from the use of all or part of the Confidential Information, (iv) The information validly obtained close to a third party authorized to transfer or to reveal the aforementioned information.
16.2 During the duration of the Challenge and during a period of five (5) years after the end of the Challenge such as planned in Article 5, The Participant makes a commitment to:
(i) Not using the Confidential Information for any other purposes than the participation in the Challenge in the conditions of the Regulations;
(ii) Taking any necessary, useful and reasonable precaution to protect the Confidential Information;
(iii) Not Revealing the Confidential Information to whomever, by any means whatsoever, except to the other members of his/her Team;
16.3 At the end of the Challenge, because of the emergence of their term indicated to Article 5 or of their cancellation, the Participant will immediately have to put back to the Partner Company all the Confidential Information, whatever their support is, obtained during the Challenge. The Participant forbids himself from keeping copy in any form whatsoever, except with an on purpose, preliminary and written agreement by the Partner Company.
ARTICLE 17 – INFORMATION AND LIBERTIES
17.1 The participation in the Challenge requires the communication of the Participant’s personal data mentioned in Article 4.
17.2 This data can be modified at any time by the Participant.
17.3 This data mentioned in the present Article is subjected to an automated processing in the sense of the law n°78-17 of January 6th, 1978 for which the Organizing Company and possibly the Partner Company, is alone to define the means and the purpose, and is responsible, in this respect, for this processing in the sense of the aforementioned law.
The purpose of this processing is:
17.4 The addressees of this data are the Organizing Company and the Partner Company.
17.5 According to provisions of the law n°78-17 of January 6th, 1978, the Participant is informed that the personal data processing made was subjected to a statement in the Commission Nationale de l'informatique et des Libertés from which the receipt was delivered under the number 1495245 v 0.
In this respect, the Organizing Company made a commitment to protect all the personal data of the concerned people. These data are collected and handled in by the Organizing Company with the strictest confidentiality according to the law of January 6th, 1978.
17.6 According to the provisions of the articles 38, 39 and 40 of the law n°78-17 of January 6th, 1978, the Participant has, at any time, the right to:
To exercise his rights in conformance with the law n°78-17 of January 6th, 1978, the Participant has to send a registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt mentioning clearly his identity and the object of his request to:
5 rue des Suisses
17.7 Concerning the possible installation of cookies (or witnesses of connection) on the Participant’s computer during his browsing on the Organizing Company’s website, the Participant is invited to consult the Regulations and Competition Rules, Terms and Conditions present on the website hackate.am and that he/she has to accept previously during the opening of an account necessary to participate in the Challenge.
ARTICLE 18 - REGULATIONS
18.1 The participation in the Challenge and the awarding of the Prize require the acceptance purely and simply and the full respect for the Regulation in all its terms. The Organizers reserve the right to disqualify, immediately and without compensation, every Participant not satisfying the present arrangement.
18.2 The Organizers reserve the right to modify at any time the terms of the Regulations, and during the Challenge without the requirement of notification to the Participant, concerning the application and the validity of these modifications. The Participant is invited to consult regularly the Regulations. The Participant gives up expressly any complaint or contesting linked to any modification brought to the Regulations by the Organizers.
18.3 Regulations are registered via <reglement.com> with SCP Bornecque Winandy - Bru Nifosi, huissiers de justice associés 15, Passage du Marquis de la Londe- 78000 - Versailles.
Regulations are also available for consultation online on the website Hackate.am.
A copy of these Regulations can be asked for free and with the reimbursement of the stamp used in the conditions of Article 17.
ARTICLE 19 - CANCELLATION AND SUSPSENSION OF THE CHALLENGE
19.1 The Organizer and Partner Company reserve the right to cancel, shorten, suspend the Contest if it appears that fraud has occurred in any form whatsoever, including by computer through the participation in the Contest or in cases of force majeure, or in the case mentioned in Article 9.5.
19.2 The Organizers cannot be held responsible for cancellation or for suspension of the Challenge according to the present Article and no allowance nor compensation will be due to the Participant.
ARTICLE 20 – INDEPENDENCE
20.1 The registration and the participation in the Challenge are not, in any way, for effect to create a link of subordination between the Organizers and the Participant.
ARTICLE 21– CLAIMS
21.1 Any claim of the Participant must be sent in writing during the latest 30 days after ending date of the Challenge.
21.2 Claims linked to the functioning of the website Hackate.am must be formulated in writing at the following address:
5 rue des Suisses
21.3 Claims linked to the progress of the Challenge and to the sending of the Prizes must be formulated in writing at the following address:
5 rue des Suisses
21.4 At the risk of being rejected, any claim has to contain:
- Full contact details of the Participant (name, first name, address, zip code, city, Hackate.am login and e-mail);
- The identification of the concerned Challenge;
- The clear and elaborate presentation of the motives for the claim.
ARTICLE 22 – PRELIMINARY CONCILIATION
22.1 In the event of a persistent dispute after that the Participant proceeded to a claim in accordance with Article 21, the Organizers and the Participant commit to submit their conflict into a preliminary conciliation before any legal proceedings.
22.2 The part willing to lead a conciliation to let the other part know thanks to a registered letter with an acknowledgment of receipt in which it will explain its intentions and will precise the cause.
22.3 If no agreement is found between the parties within 30 days of the reception of the registered letter, the parties recover their freedom of action
ARTICLE 23 – APPLICABLE LAW
The Regulations and the Challenge are under the French law.
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