Terms of participation

FIRST LEGO League Explore in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

By the registration of your team, you as the team coach agree with having read the following terms of participation and follow them. The coach is responsible to forward the terms of participation to all team members, volunteer assistants as well as to further persons involved in the team.

1. Coach

Each team has to appoint at least one adult coach (min. 18 years). She/he is in charge of the team and co-coaches during the season.

For the communication with the FIRST LEGO League Explore Organization (HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. and the regional partners), the coach has to indicate a valid e-mail address that will be used to provide all important information according to the program and the exhibition.

The coach guides the team during the whole season. If there is a change and another coach is taking over the coach position, HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. has to be informed within the next 5 working days. To take over an existing team the new coach needs to confirm the terms of participation as well. If the coach does not dissent with the terms of participation within 5 working days after taking over the team the terms are considered to be accepted.

As HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. would like to ensure the prosperity of the children taking part in FIRST LEGO League Explore we reserve the right to have coaches and mentors checked by law (criminal record certificate).

2. Team

Each team that wants to participate in the exhibition should consist of up to 6 children aged between 6 and 10. Deadline for the age restriction is the 1st of January of the year when the missions are published.

If more than 6 children per coach wish to participate, an additional team (or several additional teams) must be registered. All teams of one coach have to participate in the same exhibition region.

No team member may be simultaneously registered in several teams and may only take part in the exhibition if officially registered online with HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V.

The assigned team number has to be used for each correspondence with HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. – that includes bank transferal and address specifications. If there are delays in the logistics process (e.g. due to non-assignable receipt of payment), HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. may charge extra costs.

3. Costs

After registration, each team will receive an invoice for the participation fee and the costs for the Inspire Set. The timely receipt of payment by HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. is a requirement for participation in the exhibition and the shipping of the Inspire Set.

Fees for registration and Inspire Sets are non-refundable. There are no exceptions to this process regardless of reason.

4. Inspire Set

The Inspire Set of the current FIRST LEGO League Explore season will be sent at the end of July 2021 to the delivery address specified by the coach (only if the invoice is paid).

If the Inspire Set can’t be delivered (e.g. due to holiday time, wrong address, etc.), HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. may charge the re-shipment.

5. Deregistration

HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. has to be informed as soon as possible if a team cannot take part in the exhibition. Deregistration notices to individual regional partners are not accepted. In case of deregistration, no costs can be refunded.

HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. is entitled to exclude teams from the exhibition due to significant reasons (e.g. a serious coach intervention in the team’s work). Already paid fees will be withheld.

6. Image Rights

During the running FIRST LEGO League Explore season, there can be media coverage, including print, online and TV. The coach is responsible for providing a photo permission for each team member of their legal guardian. Should a child not be able to present a photo permission, participation of the child in the exhibition is not recommended, as HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. cannot guarantee that no photo or video recordings of the child will be made.

All rights of use on pictures or other materials been taken within the context of FIRST LEGO League Explore in Germany, Austria and Switzerland reside with HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. The usage outside of the FIRST LEGO League Explore in Germany, Austria and Switzerland context is only permitted after having received a written confirmation by HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V.

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