Privacy Policy

Please read the Privacy Policy carefully to understand the list of clauses with respect to the personal data. In addition to this Privacy Policy, please also refer to the Terms & Conditions stipulated for the Hackathon.

Article 1. Definitions

  • "Singapore Blockchain Innovation Programme” or “SBIP” or “Organiser” shall mean Singapore Blockchain Innovation Programme (SBIP). SBIP is a national-level technical collaboration community that was launched in December 2020, supported by the Singapore government and anchored at National University of Singapore (NUS), situated at 21 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore (119077).
  • “Agreement” shall mean the set of Terms & Conditions detailed for the Singapore Blockchain Innovation Challenge 2023.
  • “Hackathon” shall mean the Singapore Blockchain Innovation Challenge 2023.
  • “Finalists” shall mean the Participant Teams who have qualified for the “Grand Finale Round” on 15 September 2023.
  • “Participant” shall mean any eligible legal person who has registered to participate in either the Company or Enthusiast track of the Hackathon.
  • “Participant Team” shall mean a group of minimum two (2) Participants and no more than four (4) Participants working on a single Submission.
  • “Event Website” shall mean the official event website for the Singapore Blockchain Innovation Challenge 2023, hosted at the website domain https://www.sbip.sg.
  • “Submission” shall mean the list of original submission(s) (e.g. proposal, prototypes, pitch video, pitch deck) submitted by each Participant Team.

Article 2. How does the Organiser Collect the Participants’ Personal Data?

  • 2.1 The list of Participants’ personal data that the Organiser collects and processes include:

    • Registration Information: The Organiser collects mandatory information as stated in the Terms & Conditions, which is required to register the Participants’ interest and attendance for the Hackathon;
    • Messages and Uploads: The Organiser collects personal data when the Participant Teams upload their Submissions (e.g. documents, presentation decks, video files) as part of their participation in the Hackathon, when the Participants provide it to the Organiser through third-party communication platforms (e.g. email), and when the Participants communicate with other Participants taking part in the Hackathon through the third-party communication platforms designated by the Organiser;
    • Technical Information: The Organiser keeps a record of any correspondence between the Participants and the Organiser, such as information that the Participants send when reporting a technical issue faced in the Event Website;;
    • Zoom Participation information: The Organiser may record the ceremonies and any contribution participants make to them such as making presentations; and
    • any other information relating to the Participants which the Participants may provide to the Organiser.

Article 3. How does the Organiser Use the Participants’ Personal Data?

  • 3.1 The Organiser uses the Participants’ personal data to:

    • allow the Participants to take part in the Hackathon;
    • send Hackathon-related information (e.g. confirmation of registration) to the Participant Teams by email and/or any other communication means;
    • publish an announcement that the winning Participant Team(s) are a Finalist or winner of the Hackathon;
    • keep the Event Website secure and safe;
    • target the Participants for advertisements on social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn);
    • send to the Participants, in accordance with applicable laws and where required, with the Participant’s consent, marketing materials (e.g. newsletters, upcoming Hackathons) that may interest the Participants;
    • notify the Participants about any changes to the Hackathon;
    • administer the Event Website, including for troubleshooting, access, data analysis, testing, research, analytics, and survey purposes;
    • improve the Event Website to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner; and
    • comply with legal obligations, including court orders and other legal or regulatory requirements.

Article 4. The Legal Basis for Data Processing

  • 4.1 The Organiser collects, use, and shares the Participants’ personal data:

    • as necessary to provide the services on the Event Website and fulfill the Terms & Conditions;
    • consistent with the Participants’ consent;
    • as necessary to comply with the Organiser’s legal obligations; and
    • as necessary for the Organiser’s legitimate interests, including the Organiser’s interests in providing an innovative, personalized, and effective service to the Organiser’s sponsors and partners, unless those interests are overridden by the Participants’ interests or fundamental rights and freedoms that require protection of personal data.

Article 5. How long does the Organiser Retain the Participants' Personal Data?

  • 5.1 The Organiser retains the Participants' personal data so long as the Participants have registered for the Hackathon.
  • 5.2 If any of the Participants has been disqualified from the Hackathon, the Organiser will keep the Participant’s personal data for a period of between 2 years to 5 years to prevent the Participant from circumventing the Terms & Conditions of the Hackathon.
  • 5.3 The Organiser may also retain the Participants' personal data for an additional period to the extent necessary to assert or defend against legal claims.

Article 6. How does the Organiser Share the Participants’ Personal Data?

  • 6.1 The Organiser may share the Participants’ personal data for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy:

    • Conversation Messages: When any Participant posts a message on the designated communication platform for the Hackathon, it can be viewed by all members of the community.
    • Voting for Best-Liked Proposal: Members of the community can view the Submissions submitted for the Hackathon, individual and team profiles pertaining to the Hackathon (e.g. presentation decks, video files, etc.). Before participating in the Hackathon, all Participants will be asked to consent to the clauses stated in the Terms & Conditions and the Privacy Policy during the registration process. Please don’t participate in the Hackathon if any of the Participant Teams does not want their Submission to be made public.
  • 6.2 The Organiser will only share the Participants’ personal data with third parties in the following cases:

    • where it is necessary to organize the Hackathon (e.g. providing the Participants’ personal data to a partner company with whom the Organiser co-organize the Hackathon);
    • sharing of recording of the ceremonies with others like the public for further education
    • to assist the Organiser in the improvement and optimization of the Event Website by using analytics and search engines;
    • it is based on the Participants’ consent and/or the Organiser’s legitimate interest (i.e. providing the Participants with meaningful advertising);
    • if the Organiser is required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to respond to claims asserted against the Organiser, to comply with legal proceedings, in the framework of an investigation, or protect the rights, property or personal safety of the Organiser and/or its sponsors and partners;

Article 7. How does the Organiser Keep the Participants’ Personal Data Secure?

  • 7.1 The Organiser will take appropriate technical and organizational measures against unauthorized or unlawful processing of the Participants’ personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, the Participants’ personal data in accordance with the Organiser’s internal security procedures covering its storage, access and destruction.

Article 8. Links

  • 8.1 The Event Website will contain links to other websites (e.g. registration form) and may include links to sponsors’ and partners’ companies. Those websites have their own privacy policies, for which the Organiser does not accept any responsibility or liability. Please review those privacy policies before submitting any personal data to those platforms.

Article 9. Updates to the Privacy Policy

  • 9.1 The Privacy Notice was updated on 8 July 2023. The Organiser reserves the right to amend the Privacy Notice from time to time to reflect changing legal requirements or the Organiser’s processing practices. Any such changes will be posted on the Privacy Policy page in the Event Website and will be effective upon posting.