TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Sequentia Biotech is organizing a promotion campaign for AIR services that has the following terms and conditions, binding for all the participants.

  • Scope of applicability:
      1. These Terms and Conditions of Participation apply only to this promotion campaign. 
      2. These Terms and Conditions govern the relationship between Sequentia Biotech and you as a participant.
      3. Sequentia Biotech does not recognise other terms and conditions of participation if they contradict these Terms and Conditions, unless he expressly agrees to them in writing.
      4. Participation in our campaign is free of charge.
  • Participation
    1. You can participate by  filling the submission form available in the following URL (internet address): https://share.hsforms.com/1NFPaEbF3R3OZjQuYk6HE_g3vuzc .
    2. You can make your submission from March 1st to April 15th 2021. Any applications received before the opening or after the closing of the competition will be invalid and will not be entered into the campaign competition.
    3. All natural persons are elegible, who are at least 18 years of age, at the time of participation. 

Teams may participate. All team members  affiliation must be identified on the form. 

  1. One person/team may only take part in the campaign a single time.
  2. A person/team enters the campaign by filling out the registration form and submitting it. Entering and initiating participation to the campaign implies unconditional acceptance of the present Terms and Conditions of Participation.
  3. The participant is responsible for the accuracy of the required information. Sequentia Biotech assumes no liability for incomplete or inaccurate information.

Providing with false personal information, will imply the disqualification from the campaign (c.f. section 5).

  • Judging
      1. One winner will be chosen by a judging panel which will be made up of Sequentia Biotech Bioinformatics Leadership team. 
      2. The judging panel’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. There is no legal remedy against the decision of the jury.
  • Winner announcement 
      1. The winner will be notified via email and also posted in Sequentia Biotech’s social media.
      2. By participating in the competition, the participant agrees to publicly announce his/her name,  place of residence, institutional affiliation and picture of the applicant.
  •  Grant award and usage conditions
    1. The winner will be able to use AIR and analyze no more than 50 (2 Pair-End RNAseq samples are considered as 1 sample) samples free of charge
    2. In the case the winner uses less than 50 samples, the remaining samples (the difference between 50 samples and the number of samples from the awarded project)  won’t be available for free analysis in other projects.If the winner does not contact Sequentia Biotech within a period of two months of having received notification, claim to the prize shall be forfeited and a substitute winner shall be determined according to the same process. 

The winner has the right to refuse the prize by making a written declaration. In this case, claim to the prize will also be missed and a substitute winner will be determined.

  1. The winner can use the 50 AIR samples (2 Pair-End RNAseq samples are considered as 1 sample) until July 21st 2022.
  2. There will be no additional bioinformatics analysis being performed out of AIR’s automatised data analysis processes. If additional analyses are required, they must be purchased.
  3. The winner must have the samples sequenced, or in the following file formats: FASTQ files, compressed or not, from a short-read RNA-Seq experiment. Files can be uploaded either locally from your computer or from your Google drive account. FASTQ files should have one of the following extensions: .fq.gz /fastq.gz / txt.gz / .fq / .fastq / .txt. Both single and paired-end reads accepted. Recovery function available to recover and complete your analysis even if cloud resources become unavailable.
  4. The prize is personal and non-transferable. The prize cannot be exchanged for other products, services or cash. The prize is indivisible and can only be accepted as such.
  5. The winner must cite AIR as the software used to perform the RNAseq analysis in case they publish their research.
  • Exclusion of participation 
      1. Sequentia Biotech shall be entitled to refuse participation without any indication of reasons. 
      2. Sequentia Biotech reserves the right to exclude participants from participating in the campaign if violations of the Terms and Condition of participation. This shall apply in case providing false personal information or making numerous applications
      3. Sequentia Biotech reserves the right to exclude, even retroactively, participants, participants who attempt to manipulate the campaign.
  • Termination
      1. Sequentia Biotech expressly reserves the right to cancel the campaign without prior notice and without giving reasons at any time. This applies in particular to any reasons that disrupt or prevent the campaign from running according to plan, or if correct implementation is not possible for technical reasons.
      2. Until the prize has been handed over, Sequentia Biotech expressly reserves the right to change or modify the type and scope of the prize as well as replace it with something else without any indication of reasons.
  • Data protection 
    1. In order to be able to participate in the campaign, it is essential to provide information in a complete manner and free form errors. The participant is responsible for the accuracy of the required information. 
    2. By participating in the campaign, the participant expressively gives Sequentia Biotech his/her consent to save and process the required information. 
    3. The data provided will be only used in the context of conducting the campaign. 

The applicant agrees to the publication of his name, place of residence, institutional affiliation and picture of the applicant (if provided) in any media used by Sequentia Biotech, including the announcement of the winner on the operator’s website and its social media platforms.

  1. The responsible body within the meaning of data protection regulations is solely Sequentia Biotech.
  2. Sequentia Biotech will not transfer the personal data, neither be passed on to third parties nor made available to them for use without consent. 
  3. The participant may revoke his/her consent to process and save the information at any time and thereby withdraw from participation by sending an email to info@sequentiabiotech.com.
  4. Sequentia Biotech shall undertake to adhere to legal regulations concerning data privacy.