Tendo em vista a necessidade de realização de uma primeira fase online, este documento busca esclarecer quais condutas são apropriadas ou não para este formato de competição, seguindo os princípios usuais deste tipo de competição.
A team may be disqualified by the Finals Director for any activity that jeopardizes the World Finals such as dislodging extension cords, unauthorized modification of contest materials, or distracting behavior.
It is forbidden to use somebody else's code in the solution. You may use third-party prewritten code with some restrictions, read carefully about it.
It is allowed to use any sources of information on the Internet (but it is forbidden to copy-paste somebody else's code).
It is forbidden to obfuscate the solution code as well as create obstacles for its reading and understanding. That is, it is forbidden to use any special techniques aimed at making the code difficult to read and understand the principle of its work.
The contestants are forbidden to talk about subjects, related to the problems, with anybody, including other contestants. It is only allowed to ask questions to the jury via the system (see the 'Questions' section).
The organizers of the contests have the right to monitor the contestants' honesty in behavior using different methods and disqualify the contestant if violations are found.
All programs submitted by the contestants for judging, should be aimed at solving the problem and not at violating rules or destabilizing the judging system. A contestant who deliberately attempts to destabilize the judging system, will be disqualified.
Attempting to digitally extract other contestant's code during the hacking is considered cheating. You may not use any technical/digital tools to obtain other contestant's code, including (but not limited) OCR, traffic capture, browsers plugins and so on. The only allowed method to analyze other contestant's solution is reading it in a hacking window. However it is allowed to manually retype the solution or it's parts to run it locally.
Any violation of these rules, rules from the FAQ section, rules from the contest announcement or rules that were accepted during the registration will lead to penalty provisions, including disqualification.
(A) Providing false information about yourself during registration or concerning your eligibility;
(B) Using more than one Contest Profile to compete in a Contest;
(C) Breaching or refusing to comply with any Terms or Rules of any Contest for which you have registered;
(D) Tampering or interfering with administration of a Contest (including monitoring at onsite rounds) or with the ability of other contestants to participate in a Contest;
(E) Sharing or using from others any information about a problem (including its content or solution) before the end of a round unless expressly permitted by the applicable Rules or these Terms;
(F) Submitting content that:
(1) violates the rights of a third party,
(2) is lewd, obscene, pornographic, racist, sexist, or otherwise inappropriate to a Contest, in each case, as determined per Google’s sole discretion, or
(3) violates any applicable law.
(G) Threatening or harassing other contestants or Google, including its employees and representatives. Harassing behavior includes, offensive, threatening, and/or hateful comments directed toward an individual or protected class (e.g., sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, age, race, religion, ethnicity, veteran status), the use or display of sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, taking unwelcome photos/videos, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, and developing and/or promoting any applications designed to encourage any of these behaviors. Google has sole discretion to decide whether a Contest participant or Hub Organizer’s behavior is threatening or harassing.
7.2 You may report to Google, using the applicable Contest administrator email address specified on the applicable Contest website, any harassment, cheating, or violation of any Terms or Rules by another contestant. Google may investigate any such allegations and all decisions by Google in these matters are final and binding (and in each case, at Google’s sole discretion). If you are asked to stop any harassing behavior, you are expected to comply immediately.
If you make a submission (code, algorithm, user interface design) and the idea was not solely yours. All code must be wholly original and the idea must be yours only.
If you collaborate with another person on a submission. In some cases, teams and or collaboration are allowed - check the contest specification for additional details. In most cases, teams and or collaboration are NOT allowed.
If you make a submission that is in violation of or infringes third party intellectual property rights including, but not limited to copyrights and trademarks.
If you make a submission that has been entered in previous contests and won an award / prize. Please remember that you need to make an original submission - this rule does not apply if your submission did not receive an award / prize.
If you create more than one Topcoder handle and register both of the handles for a contest.
If you provide any false information (Name, Address, Tax information, etc.)