TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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

TERMS INCLUDED IN THIS T&C HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS

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 pageant. Unlike typical contests, participants are not forced to upload dozens of photos in bikinis and spam their friends with numerous links and requests to vote for them. This contest is for those who strive to express themselves, to show their abilities and talents, and it only requires developed social skills. We expect participants to become active members of Dukascopy Community.

Aim of the contest

The main purpose of the contest is to determine participants worthy of titles “Miss Month”, “Miss Dukascopy”, “The First Vice Miss Dukascopy”, “The Second Vice Miss Dukascopy” and “Miss Blogger”, who will also act as Dukascopy representatives in the financial world and in the Community.

Registration

Any woman older than 18 years is eligible for participating in the contest. Registration is open until October 1st (if the candidate wants to win a trip to Geneva) or until December 1st (if the candidate wants to win cash prize).

To register for the contest,the candidate needs to:

  • Fill in the registration form
  • Upload at least five photos
  • Wait until her application is approved by the moderators
  • Install “Dukascopy Connect 911” app on her mobile device

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, the candidate has to upload at least 5 photos to the album “Miss Dukascopy”. The maximum amount of photos in this album is 100.
  • 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 “Miss Dukascopy” album goes through moderation and can be rejected in case it does not fit the requirements.

Chronology of the Contest

The competition is held from January 1st to December 31st of the current year.

Each month from January till October (1st to 31st, 10 months in a row), the Miss of the Month is determined. This participant is automatically included to the TOP-10 list of the year and gets her ticket to the grand final.

Miss Dukascopy final is a beauty contest in a form of reality show which takes place in Geneva. Ten participants from different countries go through numerous challenges to win the title of Miss Dukascopy. They are tested by the team of fashion experts. The winner of every challenge gets extra points to her rating in final online voting. The event is broadcast on Miss Dukascopy Youtube channel.

Receiving points

Every participant is awarded with points for her activities.

  1. Task points
    • Every weekly task from Dukascopy Team can bring participants 30 to 50 points. There may be additional mini-tasks as well. Completing them can help participants get extra points.
  2. Social points
    • Completed profile = 35 points max (one-time bonus).

      5 points for every field: education, interests, occupation, “about me”, and also for connecting Twitter, Facebook, Vkontakte.

    • Dukascopy Community app install = 30 points (one-time bonus).
    • Invitation to install Dukascopy Connect 911 app = 50 points.

      The download link is included in the invitation. If a user installs Dukascopy Connect 911 app via invitation, the participant receives 50 points. An invited user should install the app on his mobile device, complete the registration procedure and shouldn’t delete the app.

    • Chatting in Dukascopy 911 app:

      - Answering questions: 30 points for 1 answer paid by Dukascopy or another user; 3 points for unpaid answer.

      - Asking questions: first 100 questions bring 1 point per each, next 100 questions are worth 0,5 point each, all other question are worth 0,1 point each.

    • Open account in Dukascopy Bank SA = 500 points (one-time bonus).

      To get these points, a participant must open the account via mobile app and complete all the necessary procedures that include but are not limited to video identification. A participant has to provide proofs of an opened banking profile to Dukascopy team ( i.e. screenshots).

    • Open account in Dukascopy Bank SA by a new user via referral code of the participant = 250 points.

      To get these points, the participant must have an active account in Dukascopy Bank SA, create her personal referral code in Dukascopy Connect 911 app and share it with friends. Every friend who opens an account in Dukascopy Bank SA using this code, will bring additional 250 points to the participant. N.B! The points will be added when the account is active (a user has to complete video-identification procedure).

  3. Popularity points
    • These points are earned by likes for participant’s content, mainly for photos in “Miss Dukascopy” album, blog posts*, as well as for profile followers:

      - 1 like = 1 point

      - 1 follower = 1 point

      - 1 Cheerleader's like = 10 points (Cheerleaders may give likes to a participant by their subjective opinions)

    * Please note: the unique content in blog posts and tasks should reach at least 70%. It means that posts should be self-written, and the information copied from the Internet sources should not exceed 30% of the overall text volume. If a text does not meet the uniqueness standard, it will be marked as “Copied from Internet” and the participant won’t get points for likes under such posts.

  4. Dukascopy Compliments
    • Dukascopy can reward or punish participants with points for actions stated in the rules. This will be done when participant’s actions are beneficial or harmful to the contest and to other participants respectively.

Rating calculation

Participants’ overall rating is formed by points for Popularity, Activity, Sociality and Dukascopy compliments.

Popularity: the more likes and comments the content of a participant gets, and the more followers she has – the more points she earns.

Activity: this rating is determined by quality and creativity in completing weekly tasks. Interesting approach and pleasant visual delivery of the content helps participants to earn more points and to go up in the total rating.

Sociality: this rating depends on the social skills, friendliness and openness of a participant.

Dukascopy points: depends on subjective evaluation by the Dukascopy team.

The rating is reset every month, thus the new participants and the experienced ones have equal chances to win.

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.

PRIZES AND NOMINATIONS

The winner of Miss Dukascopy is determined by online voting.The voting for Miss Dukascopy starts with airing of the first vlog from the final and is open during two weeks. Every registered user of Dukascopy Community with installed app Dukascopy Connect 911 is eligible to vote for the finalists. If this registered user has an open Payments account with Dukascopy Bank SA, his every vote will be multiplied by 10. Every vote of Miss Dukascopy participant will be multiplied by 2. Within one day every user can give one vote for 3 different participants.

Miss Dukascopy will get a one-year contract and a prize package worth $200 000. The prize sum includes luxurious wardrobe, stylist services, European education and a monthly scholarship. Miss Dukascopy 2018 will become a welcome guest at the main social events in Geneva and other places around the world.

The finalists taking the 2nd and the 3rd places, will have the title Vice Miss Dukascopy. Apart from the title, top finalists will get valuable prizes from the organizers and sponsors of the contest.

Participants can also earn monthly cash prizes. Every month the participants taking from the 2nd to the 10th place in the total rating share $5 500. In addition, the winner of Miss Blogger nomination is determined on a quarterly basis: 4 winners in a year, who became leaders by quarterly results at the end of March, June, September and December. Titled Miss Blogger gets cash prize sum of $2 500.

Miss Month — the leader of rating, who earned the highest total points for Popularity, Activity, Sociality and Dukascopy within a particular month (from 1st to 31st day of the month). One participant can become Miss Month once a year.

Miss Dukascopy — chosen by online voting from the Top-10 participants who were titled as Miss of the Month (January-October).

1st Vice Miss Dukascopy — Miss Month who takes the second place by the results of final online voting.

2nd Vice Miss Dukascopy — Miss Month who takes the third place by the results of final online voting.

1st Miss Blogger — the leader in total points for Activity and Popularity by the results of the first quarter of the year (January, February, March).

2nd Miss Blogger — the leader in total points for Activity and Popularity by the results of the second quarter of the year (April, May, June).

3rd Miss Blogger — the leader in total points for Activity and Popularity by the results of the third quarter of the year (July, August, September).

4th Miss Blogger — the leader in total points for Activity and Popularity by the results of the fourth quarter of the year (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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