REGULATIONS ON PARTICIPATION
OF START-UPS AND YOUNG TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES
IN THE ABSL TECH LAB PROGRAM
1. Organisational Matters
1.1. The organiser of the ABSL Tech Lab Program is the Association of Business Service Leaders, hereinafter referred to as "ABSL " or " Organiser"), with its registered office in Warsaw at the address: Rondo ONZ 1, 00-124 Warsaw, Tax Identification No. (NIP): 525-246-58-47, entered in the register of associations, other social and professional organisations, foundations and public health care facilities, and in the register of entrepreneurs of the National Court Register kept by the District Court for the Capital City of Warsaw in Warsaw, 12th Economic Division of the National Court Register, under the KRS number: 0000340712.
1.2. The operator of the ABSL Tech Lab Program is Rebels Valley Sp. z o.o. (hereinafter referred to as "Rebels Valley" or " Operator"), with its registered office in Warsaw at Chmielna 2/31, 00-020 Warsaw, Tax Identification No. (NIP): 525-246-58-47, entered into the National Court Register kept by the District Court for the capital city of Warsaw in Warsaw, 12th Economic Division of the National Court Register under the KRS number: 0000387317
1.3. The ABSL Tech Lab Program is a cyclical program organised to enable start-ups and young technology companies operating in the area of software and/or new technologies to present, prepare and possibly implement business proposals for potential clients and to present their offer to investors, special guests and CEOs of companies invited by the Organiser, including during the Organiser's business and industry events (hereinafter referred to as the "ABSL Tech Lab Program" or " Program").
1.4. The provisions of these Regulations shall apply to the below defined start-ups or young technology companies that decide to apply to the Program/ will take part in the Program organised by ABSL. The subject of separate regulations are the relations between:
1.4.1. Organiser and Operator;
1.4.2. Organiser and Corporate Partners as defined below;
1.4.3. Participants and Corporate Partners in a scope exceeding the scope expressly covered by these Regulations.
1.5. The Organiser does not guarantee or make any assurances that participation in the ABSL Tech Lab Program will lead to any results, including the conclusion of any contracts or participation in any future business and industry events of the Organiser.
1.6. The ABSL Tech Lab Program is not intended for consumers.
1.7. The ABSL Tech Lab Program is not a competition and it is not possible to receive any prizes for application or participation in the Program.
1.8. The ABSL Tech Lab Program is not a game of chance, prize lottery, parimutuel betting, promotional lottery, another form of game whose outcome depends on the chance, or any other form of activity that would qualify as a gambling game.
1.9. Successive numbers and names of the ABSL Tech Lab Program editions together with a detailed schedule of a given Program edition and a reference to the registration form shall be published on the Organiser's website (at absltechlab.pl) together with a reference to these Regulations.
2. Addressees of the Program
2.1. For the purposes of these Regulations, the Organiser defined start-ups and young technology companies as entities of any organisational and legal form (subject to item 1.6.), having their registered office in Poland and abroad, operating on the market for no more than 6 years, which are in a dynamic growth stage and which offer innovative solutions. In justified cases, the Organiser reserves the right to accept technology companies operating on the market for no more than 10 years to participate in the Program (hereinafter referred to also as "start-ups and young technology companies" or " Candidate").
2.2. The ABSL Tech Lab Program is open to start-ups or young technology companies that meet all of the following conditions jointly:
2.2.1. they have a product / service / solution ready for commercialisation at least at the prototype stage – MVP (Minimum Viable Product);
2.2.2. they would like to gain a chance for future cooperation with and/or financing by leading Polish or international corporations that are affiliated with ABSL or who have expressed their willingness to participate in a given edition of the Tech Lab Program as a corporate partner (hereinafter referred to also as "Corporate Partner"), using for this purpose, as the main platform, statutory activities of ABSL, in particular business or industry events organised by ABSL;
2.2.3. they offer or plan to offer projects / products / services / solutions that can be applied in relation to the challenges (hereinafter also referred to as "Challenge") submitted as a part of a given Program edition by Corporate Partners, that is, in particular, by companies from the modern business services sector (SSC / BPO / ITO / IT / R&D);
2.2.4. they are not employees of the Organiser, Operator or any entity having the status of an ABSL member, nor do they have personal or capital links with those entities; and
2.2.5. they are the sole authors of the start-up project submitted to the Program or have full copyright to it as well as all necessary intellectual property rights and other rights to any activity of the start-up, and the implementation of the project submitted to the Program does not infringe any third-party rights,
2.2.6. and that undertake to keep and maintain all such rights until their participation in the ABSL Tech Lab Program is terminated.
2.3. The current list of Challenges in a given edition of the Program shall be presented on the Organiser's website (at absltechlab.pl)
3. Application and Participation in the Program
3.1. In order to declare their willingness to participate in the ABSL Tech Lab Program, start-ups or young technology companies should correctly complete the registration form for a given edition of the Program on the Organiser's website (at absltechlab.pl). Details of the registration process can be found in the further part of the Regulations (item 5)
3.2. By declaring its willingness to participate in the ABSL Tech Lab Program, the applicant (hereinafter referred to also as " Applicant") fully accepts the terms and conditions contained in these Regulations and declares that it meets the conditions to participate in the ABSL Tech Lab Program. Applying to the ABSL Tech Lab Program shall not automatically grant the Applicant the status of an entity participating in the ABSL Tech Lab Program (hereinafter referred to as " Participant") but is tantamount to submitting by the Applicant an offer (within the meaning of Article 66 §1 of the Civil Code) to conclude the agreement on participation in the ABSL Tech Lab Program on the terms and conditions set out in these Regulations.
3.3. The status of participant in a given edition of the Program shall be granted by the Organiser or the Operator acting on its behalf individually, after positive verification of the application submitted by the Applicant via the registration form, on the principles set out in these Regulations. The Organiser shall inform the Applicant by e-mail about the acceptance of the submitted application, which is tantamount to the acceptance of the offer submitted by the Applicant and results in the conclusion of the agreement on participation in the ABSL Tech Lab Program on the terms and conditions set out in these Regulations. For the avoidance of doubt, failure by the Applicant to receive e-mail information from the Organiser (or the Program Operator acting on its behalf) about the acceptance of the application submitted by the Applicant should be treated as a refusal to grant the status of Participant in a given edition of the Program.
3.4. By declaring its willingness to participate in the ABSL Tech Lab Program, the Applicant represents that its participation in the Program does not and will not violate any provisions of applicable law, contracts or third party rights, including, but not limited to, patents and other industrial property rights, copyrights, trademarks, personal rights, and will not disclose any confidential or proprietary information about another person or entity in violation of applicable law.
3.5. If the Organiser finds a violation of any conditions of participation in the ABSL Tech Lab Program, in particular in the case of unlawful activities or violation of these Regulations, the Organiser shall have the right to immediately and irrevocably reject the Applicant's application and/or remove the Participant from the ABSL Tech Lab Program.
3.6. Participation of start-ups and young technology companies in the ABSL Tech Lab Program is free of charge – which means that Applicants and Participants are not required to pay any initial fee, and, at the same time, they are not entitled to receive remuneration for the submission of the application or for their participation in a given edition of the Program.
3.7. Each Applicant and Participant shall bear its own costs related to the preparation and participation in the Program.
4. Title to Submitted Projects, Rights and Markings, and Liability
4.1. All rights to projects / products / services / solutions presented by Applicants and Participants as a part of the ABSL Tech Lab Program as well as to the Markings defined below shall remain the property of individual Applicants and Participants and shall not be transferred to the Organiser, Operator, for any entity having the status of member of ABSL, nor to any third party – unless such is the intention of the parties clearly expressed in accordance with the principles set out in separate contractual documentation.
4.2. In the event of a third party submitting any claims regarding the rights to projects / products / services / solutions presented by Applicants (or Participants) as a part of the ABSL Tech Lab Program, the Applicant (or Participant) which has presented the given project / product / service / solution shall indemnify the Organiser, Operator and entities which, under the conditions set out in these Regulations, have become the addressee of the project / product / service / solution made available, against all such claims, and in particular the Applicant (or Participant) shall reimburse all expenses and costs (including the value of workload) arising or incurred as a result of or in connection with the submission of any such claims by third parties.
5. Stage I – Process of Business Support in the ABSL Tech Lab Program
5.1. Candidates wishing to take part in a given edition of the ABSL Tech Lab Program are required to correctly complete the registration form for a given edition of the Program posted on the Organiser's website (at absltechlab.pl), referring to the current Challenges presented in a given edition of the Program.
5.2. Applying to solve one of the Challenges shall not exclude the possibility of applying to other Challenges.
5.3. From among the submitted applications, the selection committee appointed by the Organiser shall select, from among Applicants, those Candidates which will be qualified to participate in the ABSL Tech Lab Program. Those from among the Candidates whose applications have addressed the needs of the ABSL Tech Lab Program Corporate Partners to the greatest extent shall become Participants in a given edition of the Program, as a part of a given Challenge. When making a selection, the selection committee shall take into account, inter alia, the following criteria of business proposals sent when applying:
(I) added value demonstrated in the business proposal,
(II) validation in terms of practical feasibility of the venture,
(III) business model, which means opportunities to increase the number of customers and revenues or reduce costs,
(IV) technical performance in terms of product functionality and user experience.
5.4. The Organiser shall inform both Participants and Applicants not qualified for ABSL Tech Lab of the result of the application evaluation within 10 business days of the deadline for submitting applications within a given edition of the Program at the latest. The Organiser reserves the right to extend, in justified cases, the evaluation process. Communication with the Candidates shall take place using the Operator's resources.
5.5. As a part of each edition of the ABSL Tech Lab Program, Participants shall be given the opportunity to prepare, in cooperation with potential recipients, business proposals addressing the needs of the Corporate Partners in a given edition of the ABSL Tech Lab Program. The estimated time for preparing an advanced business proposal is 6 to 8 weeks – details shall be provided on the Organiser's website for each edition of the Program.
5.6. The quality of business proposals and their adequacy in the context of the presented Challenge shall be each time assessed by the Corporate Partner with the support of the Operator. In the event that the business proposal presented by the Participant raised the interest of the Corporate Partner, the Participant will have the chance to establish business cooperation with the Corporate Partner, on terms and conditions determined by the interested parties individually. Detailed rules of cooperation shall be determined by the given Participant and Corporate Partner, with the optional support of the Operator as a negotiation moderator.
5.7. The Operator shall provide Participants with professional business, mentoring and consulting support. The Operator's support shall be focused on creating a high-quality value proposition for the Corporate Partner.
5.8. No Corporate Partner shall be obliged to establish cooperation with any (including a minimum) number of Applicants or Participants who respond to the Challenge presented. The Organiser does not guarantee or undertake that any application or participation of the Candidate in the Program will result in establishing cooperation with the Corporate Partner.
5.9. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Organiser and Corporate Partners shall be entitled (but shall not be obliged) to choose from among the Participants a Participant or Participants the business proposals of which are of the highest marketing and communication value, taking into account the market potential, and in particular, the needs of the business services sector. The Participants selected in this way shall have the opportunity and the obligation (more in item 5.12 below) to present themselves during industry events organised by the Organiser. The basis for the selection of Participants invited to participate in the above-mentioned industry events shall be demo day presentations, organised by the Organiser in cooperation with the Corporate Partner. Detailed information on the events shall be presented to Participants during the given edition of the ABSL Tech Lab Program. Participants selected in this way shall also receive the necessary advisory support in the field of communication techniques and stage presentation.
5.10. Monitoring support under the Program shall be provided using workshops, teleconferences and individual meetings prepared by the Operator's team and the market experts engaged by it having experience in the preparation or evaluation of offers addressed to large corporations and their subsequent implementation.
5.11. The participation of qualified Participants in workshops, teleconferences and individual meetings is mandatory, and unjustified absence of a given Participant from the ABSL Tech Lab Program may be grounds for excluding it by the Organiser, based on a recommendation provided by the Operator.
5.12. Each of the persons indicated by the Participant, taking part in substantive events under the ABSL Tech Lab Program and in business or industry events organised by ABSL, for example in the Demo Day Finale:
i. must be tied to this Participant by an employment contract or other form of cooperation based on a civil law contract; whereby the Organiser (and the Operator acting on its behalf) reserves the right to verify persons representing the Participant;
ii. must give written or e-mail consent and acceptance of the provisions of these Regulations, in particular as regards its provisions regarding the use of the image, voice, content and statements as well as personal data, and forward such consent to the Organiser's address (by post to the address: [ ] by e-mail to the e-mail address:_[ ]).
5.13. The Participant shall bear full liability for the actions of the persons it selected to participate in the ABSL Tech Lab Program and for the provision by the persons referred to in item 5.1.2 above of the necessary consents and acceptances. The provisions of item 4.2 above shall apply accordingly.
5.14. Participants who complete the business support stage shall receive the status of alumnus of the ABSL Tech Lab Program, which shall be announced, i.a., on the ABSL Tech Lab website.
6. Stage II – Annual Final Demo Day of the ABSL Tech Lab Program
6.1. The Organiser reserves the right, but not the obligation, to publish the list of Participants qualified to participate in the final presentation of the ABSL Tech Lab Program on the Organiser's website (at absltechlab.pl), not later than 30 days before the event that may be organised for this purpose or which may meet such purpose on the occasion of another program (also known as " Demo Day Finale").
6.2. Alumni of the previous editions of the ABSL Tech Lab Program may also receive an invitation to participate in the Demo Day Finale.
6.3. For the purposes of participating in the Demo Day Finale, each Participant qualified to take part in it is required to prepare and present a presentation of its project submitted to a given edition of the Program; the presentation should take the form of a _ File in the pptx and pdf format and should last up to five (5) minutes and shall be presented before the competition jury (the composition of the jury shall be announced on the Organiser's website (at absltechlab.pl)).
6.4. The Organiser reserves the right, but not the obligation, that the jury selected by the Organiser shall select from among the Participants participating in the Demo Day Finale the winner of the given edition of the ABSL Tech Lab Program – making a choice considering, among other things, the business attractiveness of the submitted proposals, justification of the potential added value offered and the visual quality of the presentation.
7. Stage III – Facilitation of Implementations
7.1. The Organiser, through the Operator, shall provide Participants indicated by the Corporate Partners of the ABSL Tech Lab Program with an advisory service supporting the process of building commercial cooperation with a given corporation (also known as " Facilitation Support").
7.2. The Facilitation Support shall include workshops, meetings and analysis of information provided by the Participant to the Operator's team and shall serve to increase the likelihood of commercial cooperation with a given Corporate Partner of the ABSL Tech Lab Program. The Facilitation shall take place in the period after a Corporate Partner declares readiness to cooperate on the basis of materials developed in Stage I. The Facilitation shall take place no later than until the end of the given edition of the Tech Lab Program.
7.3. In the implementation facilitation phase, selected invited Participants shall be given the opportunity to present their experience to other potential recipients of their solutions during events organised by ABSL.
7.4.The terms of any commercial cooperation between the selected Participant and the Corporate Partner of the ABSL Tech Lab Program shall be the sole responsibility of these parties, which means, in particular, that neither the Organiser nor the Operator shall be responsible for any legal or business effects of such cooperation.
8. Consent to Use the Markings, Voice, Image and Content
8.1. The Applicant (Participant) agrees for the Organiser and the Operator to use its markings, including, but not limited to, its trademark, word, graphic or word and graphic signs (collectively referred to also as " Markings"), in marketing or information materials regarding or related to the ABSL Tech Lab Program and business or industry events organised by ABSL, for example, in relation to the Demo Day Finale, and upon the transfer of such Markings to the Organiser (or the Operator), the Applicant (Participant) shall give them a non-exclusive and free licence in the fields of use indicated in item 8.4 below, without the need to submit additional statements in this respect. The licence shall be granted for a fixed period of time, i.e. for a period of 5 (five) years from the date of delivery of the Markings and without territorial restrictions (worldwide). The Applicant (Participant) undertakes to provide the Organiser with content and carriers of Markings within the time limit and in the manner indicated by the Organiser. The Organiser (and the Operator) shall be entitled to edit, change the content and process the Markings received, but only to the extent that such change is made due to adaptation to technical requirements and other justified circumstances. The Organiser (and the Operator) shall be entitled to grant further licences (sublicences) of the Markings and authorisations to the extent specified by the purposes of this item 8.1. and in the fields of use defined in item 8.4 below. The Applicant (Participant) represents that it has the right to dispose of and use any Markings it provides to the Organiser in the scope and on the principles set out in these Regulations. The provisions of item 4.2 above shall apply accordingly. After the end of the licence period, the Organiser (or the Operator) shall not be obliged to remove Markings from public space, the Internet, promotional materials or publications concerning the Program as well as from promotional and marketing materials and the portfolio of the Organiser and entities cooperating with the Organiser in the organisation of the Program, which were created when the licence was valid.
8.2. Notwithstanding the provisions of item 12 below (titled "Personal Data"), the Organiser declares and the Applicant (Participant) agrees that the course of individual stages of the Program and business or industry events organised by ABSL, for example, the Demo Day Finale, shall be recorded by (or on behalf of) the Organiser in the form of an audio-visual recording and/or photos, and the works thus created can then be used for mass media broadcasting (television, radio, Internet, press, etc.) or for the purposes of documentation, promotion, advertising by: the Organiser, Corporate Partners and other persons designated by the Organiser of the Program or individual business or industry events organised by ABSL (commercial use).
8.3. The Organiser informs that the registration of the works referred to in item 8.2 above shall take place on all premises where the Program is implemented, unless the Organiser clearly designates recording-free zones. The Organiser reserves that, during the implementation of the Program, additional markings may be introduced on the premises of the facility/ facilities to identify the method of recording as well as the subsequent use and/or dissemination of the works referred to in item 8.2 above.
8.4. The Applicant (Participant) agrees and authorises the Organiser to record and use (1) the image and/or voice, content and statements of the Applicant (Participant) and of persons representing the Applicant (Participant) registered or recorded in the course of the Program to the extent referred to in these Regulations and business or industry events organised by ABSL, such as, for example, the Demo Day Finale; (2) as well as the content of such presentations, including the content of applications to the Program submitted during the application process; (3) as well as to disseminate them as elements of the above-mentioned works for the purposes mentioned in item 8.2. above, in whole or in part, and hereby grants non-exclusive and free consent, without time or territorial restrictions, to the use of them by the Organiser and any entities authorised to do so by the Organiser in the following fields of use:
a. production and reproduction by printing, reprographic, magnetic recording, digital, photosensitive, audio-visual, optical, computer technology;
b. entering into computer memory and multimedia networks;
c. reproduction and recording of the work or its parts (or any of its elements) using digital and analogue techniques on all electronic and analogue carriers;
d. in the field of marketing – direct or indirect marketing using all available methods, techniques and carriers and in all available distribution channels, including:
(I) by transfer of ownership, lending, renting or leasing, and sharing the original or copy on the basis of other legal relationships;
(II) as a component of the operations of any entities, their know-how or objects of intellectual or industrial property rights as well as when offering or selling any products and services, and as a part of any information, promotional or advertising campaigns as well as in any offer, commercial or promotional materials of any entities, and using any technologies and carriers described in item a) above, in any activity;
e. broadcasting and rebroadcasting via wired or wireless vision via a ground station or satellite, via television or radio broadcast (also in cable and encoded television networks) with the right to retransmission on digital platforms and/or in cable networks, internet broadcasting, simultaneous integral broadcasting (rebroadcasting) by any radio or television organisation;
f. public exhibition, display, broadcast as well as any other use in any form, in particular at open and closed, ticketed and non-ticketed shows;
g. public sharing of the work or its parts or excerpts (or any of its elements) in such a way that everyone can access it at a place and time they choose using any techniques;
h. use in films and other audio-visual and multimedia works;
i. transferring the work to contractors, with the right of those contractors to use the content of the work, including granting licences with the right to sub-licence;
j. all forms of translation of statements;
k. in the scope of creating, using, disposing of and distributing works derivative from the works, made using the image and/or statements – consent and authorisation shall cover their use in the fields of use specified above in subitems a-j.
8.5. The Organiser has the right to transfer any acquired rights or consents and authorisations obtained, in whole or in part, to any third parties, in particular to Corporate Partners.
8.6. Expressing consent and granting the above-mentioned authorisations and licences described in this item 8 shall mean that the Applicant (Participant) hereby waives all claims (present and future), including claims for remuneration against the Organiser and any entities authorised by the Organiser for the use of the image/voice/content/ statements for the purposes specified in these Regulations.
9.1. The Applicant (Participant) and members of its team are obliged to keep strictly confidential all Confidential Information (as defined in item 9.2 below) which comes into their possession while they participate in the Program.
9.2. "Confidential Information" means: (i) all non-public information, materials, data and applications regarding the solutions of other Participants, ABSL, Rebels Valley and Corporate Partners of the ABSL Tech Lab Program, and (ii) information otherwise considered confidential, and regarding involvement in the ABSL Tech Lab Program, which may be transferred to the Applicant (Participant) during the ABSL Tech Lab Program or has been or will be obtained in another way by the Applicant (Participant) in connection with its participation in the ABSL Tech Lab Program, regardless of whether the transfer is made in oral, written or any other form, with or without any explicit confidentiality restrictions, including all notes, reports, analyses, compilations, forecasts, studies, summaries and other materials.
9.3. The above obligations of the Applicant (Participant) shall not apply to such information which, in accordance with the will of the party making it available, should be made public in connection with the performance of the obligations set out in these Regulations by this entity or for disclosure of which the Applicant (Participant) has obtained the prior written consent of such entity.
9.4. The obligation of the Applicant (Participant) to maintain confidentiality is indefinite.
9.5. None of the provisions of these Regulations may be treated as a source of the Organiser's obligation to keep confidential or as a basis for the Organiser's liability for any disclosure to third parties of information provided by the Applicant (Participant) under the Program.
9.6. It is sole responsibility of each Applicant (Participant) to ensure the security of its information and any business secrets, in particular those made available by it in relation to its willingness to participate in the ABSL Tech Lab Program.
10. Personal Data
10.1. The Controller of personal data processed as a part of the organisation of the ABSL Tech Lab Program is Związek Liderów Sektora Usług Biznesowych (the Association of Business Service Leaders) with its registered office in Warsaw at ul. Rondo ONZ 1, 00-124 Warsaw, registered in the National Court Register under the number 340712. In the case of any questions about the processing of personal data and your rights, please contact us in writing at: ul. Rondo ONZ 1, 00-124 Warsaw or by e-mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
10.2. Personal data of Applicants, Participants and persons designated by them to participate in the ABSL Tech Lab Program (hereinafter collectively referred to as " Data Subjects") shall be used in accordance with the conditions set out in Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (OJ L 119, 4.5.2016, pp. 1-88, GDPR), the Act of 10 May 2018 on the protection of personal data (consolidated text Journal of Laws of 2018, item 1000., UODO), Polish regulations adopted to enable the application of the GDPR, other applicable provisions of law and the Regulations.
10.3. The Organiser shall transfer personal data belonging to Data Subjects to a third country (United States) on the basis of Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1250 of 12 July 2016 adopted pursuant to Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the adequacy of the protection provided by the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (hereinafter referred to as the "Decision") in the case of publication of photos, videos or other type of information about the ABSL Tech Lab Program on social networks, including LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube. The decision states that it is allowed to transfer data to entities in the United States that have adopted a set of privacy protection principles – the framework principles of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, including supplementary rules, by self-certification, by entering them on the list of entities that have self-certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. Facebook, Inc., LinkedIn Corporation and Google LLC are entities entered on the list of entities that have self-certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. The list of entities is available at: www.privacyshield.gov. Information about the rules regarding the processing of personal data in accordance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and the safeguards used are available at: www.privacyshield.gov.
10.4. Personal data of Data Subjects provided in the registration process shall be processed for the purpose of and in the scope related to granting the status of Participant of a given edition of the ABSL Tech Lab Program, and, in the case of Participants and persons appointed by them to participate in the Program, the data shall be processed for the purpose of and in the scope related to participation in ABSL Tech Lab program. The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Article 6 section 1(b) of the GDPR – taking action at the request of the data subject in order to conclude the agreement and performance of the agreement on participation in the Program, and in relation to persons appointed by Applicants and Participants to participate in the Program, the legal basis for the processing of personal data is Article 6 section 1(f) of the GDPR – the legitimate interest of the Organiser, consisting in the need to make a substantive assessment of the submitted project and implementation of cooperation at the stage of participation in the Program. In the above cases, data of the Applicants shall be stored no longer than until the end of the given edition of the Program, and data of Participants and persons appointed to participate in the Program for the period necessary to achieve the objectives of the concluded agreement (maximum for the duration of the copyrights being the subject of the transfer pursuant to item 8 of the Regulations).
10.5. The Organiser may also process personal data to establish, defend or pursue claims arising in relation to the ABSL Tech Lab Program, which constitutes its legitimate interest (Article 6 section 1(f) of the GDPR). In this case, personal data shall be stored for the period of limitation of claims or criminal offences resulting from legal provisions.
10.6. The Organiser shall also process personal data of Data Subjects in order to fulfil its legal obligations arising from tax and accounting regulations, in particular in the scope of proper documentation of transactions for the purposes of tax settlements, preparation of financial statements and for the fulfilment of obligations arising from accounting regulations, i.e. for the fulfilment of obligations arising from legal regulations (Article 6 section 1(c) of the GDPR). In this case, personal data shall be stored for the period specified in the relevant accounting and tax regulations.
10.7. Personal data of Data Subjects in terms of their image, voice and content of statements, recorded in the form of audio-visual recording and/or photos, shall be processed by the Organiser in order to document participation in the ABSL Tech Lab Program and other business or industry events organised by ABSL and for advertising and promotional purposes of the Organiser, Commercial Partners, other partners and sponsors of the Organiser, on the principles described in detail in item 8 of the Regulations. The basis for processing the above personal data of Applicants/Participants is Article 6 section 1(b) of the GDPR – implementation of the Agreement on Participation in the ABSL Tech Lab Program, and in the case of persons appointed to participate in the Program – their consent expressed in accordance with item 5.13(ii) of the Regulations. Such data shall be stored for the period necessary to achieve the purposes for which it was collected.
10.8. In addition, based on the consent of the Data Subject and only if it has given such consent, personal data shall be processed to the extent necessary to achieve the purpose/purposes for which the consent was granted (e.g. in the case of participation in business card lotteries, if such lotteries are organised). The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Article 6 section 1(a) of the GDPR – freely given, unambiguous, informed and specific consent of the data subject. We shall store personal data processed on the basis of the consent for the period necessary to achieve the purposes for which it was collected, and in any case no longer than until the withdrawal of the consent. The withdrawal of the consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing that was made on the basis of the consent before its withdrawal.
10.9. The data is provided by Applicants in the registration process on a voluntary basis, however, failure to provide data results in the inability to participate in the ABSL Tech Lab Program. In the case of persons appointed to participate in the Program by Applicants/Participants, personal data shall be provided by the Applicant/Participant in the scope indicated in the recruitment form (first name, surname, position).
10.10. Personal data may be transferred to the following recipients: a) Operator; b) Commercial Partners, c) our contractors and service providers involved in the organisation of the ABSL Tech Lab Program or other events; d) an entity that provides services of hosting of data processed automatically or via e-mail, including Facebook, Inc., LinkedIn Corporation and Google LLC e) an entity that develops an IT application used during conferences and other events organised by ABSL, f) entities providing accounting and legal services, g) members, partners and sponsors of the Organiser; h) state authorities to the extent that the Organiser is bound by an obligation arising from mandatory provisions of law.
10.11. Data Subjects – to the extent indicated by the provisions of the GDPR – shall have the right to: a) access their data and receive a copy thereof, b) request rectification (correction) of their data, c) request deletion of data or restriction of its processing, d) the right to object to processing data, e) the right to transfer data in the scope of data subject to automated processing as well as f) the right to lodge a complaint to the supervisory body, which is the President of the Personal Data Protection Office.
10.12. The Organiser shall not make automated decision-making, including profiling based on personal data.
11. Final Provisions
11.1. The Regulations shall come into force on _______.
11.2. The Organiser reserves the right to change the Regulations. In the event of making changes to the Regulations, the Organiser shall provide the consolidated text of the Regulations by publishing it on the Organiser's website (at absltechlab.pl). The new content of the Regulations may also be sent to Participants by e-mail. After the Organiser announces changes in the Regulations, each Candidate (as well as the Applicant and Participant) should immediately read the changes.
11.3. The court competent for disputes arising from legal relations covered by these Regulations is the court competent for the seat of the Organiser. Polish law shall apply.
A Participant who, by participating in the ABSL Tech Lab Program, participates in any business or industry events organised by ABSL (including, for example, in the Demo Day Finale), shall be required to accept the regulations of these events each time. Failure to accept such regulations shall be the basis for refusing the Participant (and persons appointed by the Participant) the right to participate in a given event.
11.5. These Regulations have been drawn up in the Polish and English language versions. In the event of any discrepancies, the Polish version shall prevail.
11.6. The language of the ABSL Tech Lab Program is Polish for start-ups and young technology companies based in Poland. For start-ups and young technology companies based abroad, the language of the ABSL Tech Lab Program is English.