TERMS AND CONDITIONS

READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS (the “T&C”) CAREFULLY THEY CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR RIGHT AND OBLIGATIONS IN RELATIONSHIP WITH DUKASCOPY

Terms included in this T&C will have the following meaning

Dukascopy – DUKASCOPY Group companies including but not limited to Dukascopy community SA and Dukascopy bank SA. Participant – a person taking part in Miss Dukascopy contest.

Contest model

Miss Dukascopy is not just a beauty contest. Unlike a typical contest, participants are not forced to upload dozens of photos in their bikini and spam all the friends with numerous links and requests to vote for them! Our contest is for those who strive to express themselves, their abilities and talents, and it only requires your social skills.

We expect participants to become active members of the Dukascopy Community.

Aim of the contest

The main purpose of the contest is to determine participants worthy of the titles of Miss Month, Miss Dukascopy and Miss Blogger as well as who will represent Dukascopy in the financial world and in the Community.

Registration

Any lady older than 18 years is eligible for participating in the contest. Registration is open until October 1st 2017.

To register for the contest, you'll need to:

  • Fill in the registration form
  • Upload at least five photos
  • Wait until your application is approved

When the candidate is accepted for participating in the contest, she will receive an automatically generated e-mail notification.

Please note that only candidates who have entered true and correct profile information, such as name, e-mail and phone number, may be accepted as contest participants. By accepting these rules, candidates also agree that their contact data might be used to send newsletters and automatically generated notifications from the community, including but not limited to e-mails and short text messages.

Photo requirements

  • To participate, you have to upload not less than 5 photos. The maximum amount is 100 photos.
  • Recommended resolution is at least 800x600 pixels.
  • Photo size must not exceed 2 MB.
  • Participant must be the only person in the photo. Face should be clearly visible.
  • No mirror selfies.
  • No erotic content.
  • No watermarks of social networks, trade marks or photos with other markings, such as date.
  • Participants can change and replace photos during the contest provided they comply with these requirements.

    Note that every photo added to the Miss Dukascopy album goes through moderation and can be rejected in case it does not fit the requirements.

Contest Timeline

The contest is held from December 26 2016 to December 31th 2017.

Every month from January to October (from 1st to 30), Miss Month will be determined. This participant is automatically included in the Top-10 list.

In November, during the Geneva Forex Event, the final vote will be held to choose Miss Dukascopy 2017 from the Top-10 participants. The event will be broadcast live on Dukascopy TV.

The award ceremony will take place in December 2017, during the last and most important Geneva Forex Event.

Moreover, four Miss Bloggers will be chosen throughout the year, following 30th of March, June, September and December.

Receiving points

Every participant is awarded points for her activities.

  1. Task points
    • You can earn 30 to 50 points by completing weekly tasks from Dukascopy. Look out for additional tasks as well. Completing these is not obligatory, but can help you get extra points.
  2. Social points
    • Fill out profile – 35 points. 5 points for every field: education, interests, occupation, about me, as well as for connecting Twitter, Facebook, Vkontakte. (One-time)
    • Install Dukascopy Connect app – 50 points. (One-time)
    • Invite your friends to install the Dukascopy Connect app (the download link is included in the invitation). If your friend installs the Dukascopy Connect app you receive 50 points. Please note that he or she must install the app on their mobile device and finish the registration.
    • Chat in 911.
    • 1 answer paid by Dukascopy or another user in 911 = 30 points
    • 1 unpaid answer in 911 = 3 points
    • 1 question in 911 = 3 points
  3. Popularity points
    • You receive popularity points when your photos in the Miss Dukascopy album, and your content* get likes and comments, as well as for followers.
    • 1 like = 1 point
    • 1 follower = 1 point (A follower is a guy, who follows or is friends with you.)
    • 1 Cheerleader`s like = 10 points (Cheerleaders can like a participant by their own subjective opinions)

    * Please note! The unique content in your blog text entries and tasks should reach at least 70%. (This means it should be your own writing, whereas information you have copied from the Internet should not exceed 30% of the overall amount.)

  4. Dukascopy Compliments
    • Dukascopy can reward or punish participants with points for things not stated in the rules. This will be done when participant’s actions are beneficial or harmful to the contest and other participants respectively.

Rating calculation

Your rating is based on popularity, tasks, and sociality.

Popularity – the more likes and comments your content has, and the more followers you have – the better. Followers are men who are following you, who have a confirmed phone number, and have logged in in the past seven days.

Tasks – complete tasks, participate in discussions, write blogs to earn points.

Sociality – collect social points by being open and friendly, and completing special tasks.

Dukascopy points – subjective evaluation by the Dukascopy team.

Fair Play

  1. Participants acknowledge and agree to make efforts to respect the principles of Fair Play.
  2. Participants must refrain from any dishonest and unfair conduct even if these activities are not fully described within the framework of the Contest rules.
  3. Such activities include, but are not limited to:
    • Registration of persons that are directly or indirectly related to other Participant;
    • Various team tactics that include consolidation of Participants into a group with a purpose to get a statistical advantage;
    • Spamming in private messages and comments;
    • Any kind of statistics manipulation;
    • Other activities used to get an unfair advantage over other Participants.

Nominations

Miss Month – the leader in popularity, tasks, sociality and Dukascopy points. Points received from 25th to 25th the next month are taken into account. One participant can win just one month in a year.

Miss Dukascopy – chosen from the Top-10 of participants who were chosen as Miss of the Month.

1st Miss Blogger – leader in tasks and popularity during 3 months (January, February, March).

2nd Miss Blogger – leader in tasks and popularity during 3 months (April, May, June).

3rd Miss Blogger – leader in tasks and popularity during 3 months (July, August, September).

4th Miss Blogger – leader in tasks and popularity during 3 months (October, November, December).

Prize transfer

Prizes are credited to the Participant's trading sub-account not linked to any Business Introducer in the name of Participant with Dukascopy. If Participant does not have a live account with Dukascopy, then he/she should proceed to the live account opening procedure in a regular way. If Participant does not comply with live account opening requirements, Dukascopy reserves the right to cancel the cash prize.

If a Participant already has a Live account but has not yet any open sub-account, Dukascopy opens a sub-account in the Participant’s reference currency and credits the prize(s) on this sub-account. Save contrary and valid preliminary written instruction of the Participant, Dukascopy converts the prize(s) into the currency of the sub-account on which the prize(s) shall be credited in application of the present rules. Such conversion is subject to fees as per the fee schedule posted on Dukascopy website.

LIVE accounts which are credited with prize money are considered LIVE Prize accounts. LIVE Prize accounts can be credited only with cash prize money. Clients are not allowed crediting their own funds on this type of account.

Participants are allowed to withdraw funds in full only when there are no blocked prizes on the account. Profit can only be withdrawn when there are no blocked prizes on the account.

If there are both blocked and unblocked prizes:

  • participants are only allowed to withdraw the sum of unblocked prizes;
  • only the positive difference between equity and sum of blocked funds can be withdrawn;
  • the sum of withdrawn funds can't exceed the sum of unblocked funds.

The required turnover constitutes 2,500,000 USD for each 100 USD won.

The Participant may choose to receive the prize money via direct wire transfer to her bank account if she is not interested in a long-term co-operation with Dukascopy. In this case, the prize is reduced to 1/3 of initial value. It is Participant's responsibility to timely request this payout method, and provide valid bank account details. Transfer currency is EUR (the equivalent of the prize money in USD), and Dukascopy does not cover any possible currency exchange costs charged by the Participant’s bank. As this contest is a promotional event, this may be a more convenient way to receive prizes for participants not interested in trading. We are interested in promoting our core services, and long-standing mutually beneficial relationship, thus the prize amount for wire transfers is reduced to 1/3.

Other rules and policies

By uploading any information on site, including but not limited to photos, pictures, images, texts, videos, music, phonograms (hereinafter together called - User Content) Participant grants to Dukascopy a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, fully sublicenseable license to use, reproduce, archive, edit, translate, create derivative works of, make available, distribute, sell, display, perform, transmit, broadcast, and in any other way known now or developed in future to exploit those Users Content, and any names, voices, likeliness and other identifying information of person that is part of those user content in any form, media, software, or technology of any kind now known or developed in future, including without limitation, for developing, manufacturing, and marketing products including but not limited for commercial purpose. You hereby waive any moral rights.

By uploading any User Content Participant guarantees that all User Content are original and Participant owns all Intellectual Property rights and guarantees that Dukascopy usage of those does not violate any Intellectual Property rights of third parties, and agrees to indemnify the harm which can be caused as a result of this usage to third parties.

By uploading any User Content Participant waive rights to prohibit, limit or manage in any way or by any means any usage of User Content by Dukascopy.

Winners must provide Dukascopy with documents confirming identity of the participant. In case the participant refuses, Dukascopy has the right to withhold the prize of award it to the next best participant.

Dukascopy reserves the right to disqualify a participant without explanation, to change the contest rules, requirements, and awards, without prior notice and at any time and at its sole discretion.

Please check this T&C in order to follow their requirements as it is your responsibility to comply with these rules and requirements.

We expect participants to be reasonable with what they post. The code of conduct shall not be violated. Please avoid the following topics in the Dukascopy Community:

  • Pornography or sexually explicit content
  • Racism or sexual discrimination
  • Hate speeches
  • Shocking and disgusting content
  • Unlawful acts
  • Infringements of intellectual property
  • Harassment
  • Threats
  • Violation of privacy

Note that Dukascopy does not take any responsibility whatsoever for participants violating intellectual property laws. The contestants that do not respect copyright might be banned from the Dukascopy Community forever.

Applicable law and dispute resolution

These T&C is governed by substantive law of Switzerland. With respect to any dispute arising out of or in connection with these T&C each party hereby irrevocably and unconditionally submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of the Canton of Geneva, except in case of appeal to the Swiss Federal Court. These T&C is drawn up in English in the event of any conflict between translated version and the English version, the English version shall prevail.

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