Learn more about the terms and conditions to use the beecrowd website.

  • Acceptance

    By using the beecrowd website, services, tools, and API, you are indicating your agreement to these Terms and Conditions of Use ("Terms of Use").

  • Names

    It is strictly forbidden to use any name that makes any kind of apology to public individuals (actors, actresses, internet celebrities, politicians, characters, registered names, etc) or those who have any kind of word on a sense of profanity or any expression that can be understood as something offensive on it.

    Where this regulation applies to?

    This applies to usernames, team names, tournament names, and contest names, but not just to them. Any abusive expression used in beecrowd is from the exclusive responsibility of its owner. In case the user fails to comply with this regulation, we reserve ourselves the right to permanently block the account of the user, without prior notice. All material with those expressions, alongside the email address of the infractor, will be removed from indexing but will be kept in beecrowd registers for an undetermined time, for security reasons.

  • Gravatar

    You are not allowed to use any Gravatar that infringes the Brazilian or international law. It is also forbidden to make apology to political parties or political figure, religious ideology, companies or Gravatars with obscene image or violation of copyright.

  • Personal Account

    It is forbidden to use your personal account to submit the source code of third parties, be them directly shared or achieved on other websites, public or private repositories. In this regard, any illegal action to move up in the overall ranking can result in the user has an immediate exclusion of its account, without prior notice.

  • Multiple Accounts

    The user is forbidden from using multiple personal accounts. It is also forbidden to use an account by multiple users. The submission of source-codes to the beecrowd website can only be done through the user's personal account.

  • Delete Account

    beecrowd reserves the right to keep some information provided by our users for sake of record, statistics, consistency, and security reasons, even after the account is disabled. In these cases, your username will be changed by "Account Removed". Some information preserved by us are:

    • Posts (topics and replies);
    • Place in the rank of each contest you participated;
    • Tournaments you created;
    • Teams that you are a member;
    • Progress in the disciplines you participated;

    Your source-codes, friends, progress, achievements, statistics and general ranking position will be removed. The preserved information remains under absolute secrecy.

  • Feedbacks

    By submitting suggestions for features and other feedback related to our services, you agree that the beecrowd may use and share such feedback for any purpose (but is not obliged to do so), without any type of compensation to you. This also includes feedbacks related to errors, "bugs" or gaps in the tool.

  • Features

    It is prohibited any form of financial gain through the use of any beecrowd features unless the written consent of the creators says otherwise.

  • Conduct

    Any unlawful action of a user with intention of obtaining an advantage over other competitors is punishable by the beecrowd. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of fake accounts to test submissions or use of solutions available in repositories and websites.

  • Source Code

    Users retain the ownership of all intellectual and industrial property rights (including moral rights) of their source-codes submitted. The use of a source code or even part of it without the explicit permission of the author violates the laws of intellectual property and copyright, thus such actions are punishable by the beecrowd.

    About Source-Code Sharing

    Users may share their solutions (source codes) in public repositories (such as GitHub, BitBucket or similar) and in personal sites according to their own will. However, the use of these by third parties as a way to obtain any type of advantage within the beecrowd is prohibited. Users who may adhere to this practice may have their accounts disabled without prior notice.

  • Forum

    All sent messages express the point of view and opinions of the author (including moderators) and not the administrators, collaborators or webmaster (except for posts made by these people), not be them responsible for those posts.

    You agree that the administrators and moderators of the beecrowd Forum have the right to delete, edit, move or lock any topic that violates the conduct defined in these Terms of Service at any time they decide.

    For Moderators

    Users that integrate the beecrowd moderators team will help enforce those terms in all posts made on the forum. The moderation of the posts made in the category attributed to each moderator will be done in a concise and coherent way. Therefore, they are not allowed to edit, remove or denunce a publication that does not fit to the previously described rules. Actions hat go against these principles are punishable by beecrowd and are also subject to legal actions under Brazilian law.

    About Posts

    It is forbidden to post in the forum:

    • Span;
    • Advertisements for products, websites or blogs;
    • The ccorrect solution to the available problems;
    • Any abusive, obscene, vulgar, insulting, libelous, hateful, threatening, sexually-biased messages;
    • Messages that infringe copyright or any other material that may violate any applicable law is also punishable;
    • Any other publication that does not have the objective to share information and knowledge.

    Posts that imply these terms will no longer be listed in our indexing, without further notice. Offenders may be banned without previous warning.

  • Competitions

    About Tournaments

    It is forbidden to create fake tournaments (e.g. those that do not have submissions nor teams participating in it) or the creation of several tournaments without a real need. In such cases, the user may have its account permanently blocked without prior notice.

    About Teams

    Once created a team, each user is responsible for its members. It is also forbidden to create several teams without a real demand. In such cases, the user may have its account permanently blocked without prior notice.

  • Non-Standard Usage

    Repository of Problems

    The use, reproduction, adaptation or sharing of the beecrowd problems is strongly prohibited, in your partial or complete form, without permission of the problem setter.

    Destabilize or Interrupt Services

    Any attempt to destabilize the beecrowd services, break or adulterate any existing content is subject to punishment according to the current Brazilian legislation. Tests and vulnerability studies or attacks made without express consent of beecrowd authors are also capable of punishment.

    Applications, Integrations, and Services

    It is prohibited to directly or indirectly use any functionality or data of the beecrowd website through another program, tool, web scraping, web crawler, bots and the like that is not provided through the official API and without the formal consent of the authors. In this sense, the creators and users of the tool will be held responsible and all appropriate measures may be taken according to the current Brazilian legislation.

    Public Information

    The use of public information provided by beecrowd (i.e.: general rank, profile and user statistics, among others) in order to classify, reward, recruit or for any other bias, without prior communication with our team, is prohibited. The beecrowd is not responsible for such use if it occurs.

  • Logo

    The beecrowd reserves the right to request permissions for the use of our logo in promotional materials such as websites, posters, but not limited to them. The use of it in partners events and in those sponsored by beecrowd also need to be communicated. Using our logo outside this conditions is illegal and violates the Brazilians laws of intellectual property and copyright.

  • Updates to Terms of Use

    We may revise these Terms of Use at any time without prior notice by updating this page and such revisions will be effective upon posting to this page. Please check this page periodically for any changes. Unless explicitly stated, any new features will be subject to these Terms of Use.

    When our "Terms of Use" was last updated?

    The beecrowd "Terms of Use" was last edited on February 17th, 2019.