All Builders Welcome Grant: Terms and Conditions
These AWS All Builders Welcome Grant Program Terms & Conditions (these “Terms”) contain the terms and conditions that govern your participation in the AWS All Builders Welcome Grant Program at AWS re:Invent 2022 (the “Program”) and are an agreement between Amazon Web Services, Inc. and its affiliates (“AWS,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) and you or the company or entity you represent (“you”). These Terms take effect when you check the box presented with these Terms.
1.1 Participation. You are eligible to apply to the Program, launching on June 30, 2022, if you meet the following criteria:
a. You are at least 18 years of age;
b. You are within the first 5 years of your technology career;
c. You identify as
- Being a part of one or more of the following groups that have been historically underrepresented in technology fields: (i) women, (ii) Black or African American, (iii) Hispanic or Latino(a), (iv) indigenous or native people, (v) military veterans, (vi) people with disabilities, and/or (vii) LGBTQIA+ (collectively, “Underrepresented Groups”),
- Have faced barriers or disadvantages in your technology career due to discrimination actions against Underrepresented Groups, or
- Your participation in this Program would otherwise further the mission of the Program;
d. You have not previously accepted a grant to an AWS event (e.g., from the We Power Tech or All Builders Welcome programs);
e. You are not an employee, intern, independent contractor, officer, director, legal or financial advisor of AWS or any of its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advisors, or advertising/promotion agencies;
f. Your spouse, domestic partner, parent, grandparent, sibling, child, or grandchild is not an employee, independent contractor, officer, director, legal or financial advisor of AWS or any of its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advisors, or advertising/promotion agencies;
g. You are not an employee of an entity engaged in any illegal activity; and
h. You are not an employee of an entity that is subject to sanctions or otherwise designated on any list of prohibited or restricted parties, or owned or controlled by such a party, including but not limited to the lists maintained by the United Nations Security Council, the U.S. government (e.g., the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Specially Designated Nationals list and Foreign Sanctions Evaders list and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Entity List), the European Union or its member states, or other applicable government authority.
Applications for the Program open on June 30, 2022, and must be received by August 15 at 11:59 pm PST. You are required to complete all mandatory fields of the application; incomplete entries will not be accepted as valid.
If you are selected to participate in the cohort of the Program launching on June 30, 2022, you will be notified by Sept 20, 2022, by the email address you provide on your application. By completing and submitting your application, you confirm that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by these Terms and the decisions of AWS and the selection committee and that you satisfy all eligibility requirements. Submitting an application through the Program does not constitute admission into the Program, and AWS may accept or reject any Program application in its sole discretion. AWS reserves the right to declare ineligible any applicant if, in its sole judgement, the applicant has not complied with these Terms or has engaged in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to AWS or any other applicant.
1.2 Reapplication. If you are not selected for the cohort of the Program launching on June 30, 2022, you may reapply for subsequent cohorts of the Program. If you are selected for the cohort of the Program launching on June 30, 2022 and receive any of the Program benefits, as outlined in Section 1.4, you are not eligible to be selected for a subsequent cohort of the Program, regardless of whether you meet the eligibility requirements for the applicable cohort.
1.3 Participation. If you are accepted into the Program, you must provide us with all the necessary information by the date listed in your acceptance email so that we can provide you the Program Benefits, otherwise you may forfeit the grant so that we may provide this opportunity to another eligible participant.
1.4 Program Benefits. Participants of the Program will receive the following benefits:
- A full conference pass to re:Invent 2022;
- Roundtrip flight between an airport near (within 50 miles of) the address you list in your application and Las Vegas, NV; and
- Hotel accommodations in Las Vegas, NV, for up to five nights to attend re:Invent 2022.
You may also receive certain benefits from time-to-time as determined in AWS’s sole discretion. Such benefits may be subject to their own terms and conditions. All Program benefits you receive are personal to you. You may not sell, license, rent, or otherwise transfer any Program benefits. AWS reserves the right to provide substitute benefits of comparable or greater value (as reasonably determined by AWS) if AWS cannot for any reason deliver any benefits listed in this Section 1.4.
1.5 Your Conduct, Safety, and Security. You will at all times comply with the AWS Code of Conduct located at https://aws.amazon.com/codeofconduct/ (and any successor or related site designated by us), as may be updated from time to time (the “AWS Code of Conduct”). You will also comply with the AWS Event Terms and Conditions located at https://aws.amazon.com/events/terms/ (and any successor or related site designated by us), as may be updated from time to time (the “AWS Event Terms and Conditions”). We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to ask you to leave the Program if your behavior causes us concern for the safety or security of Program attendees or if you violate the AWS Code of Conduct or AWS Event Terms and Conditions.
1.6 Termination. Either you or we may terminate your participation in the Program at any time, by giving the other party notice of termination. If your participation in the Program is terminated for any reason: (a) you will immediately cease use of all Program benefits and forfeit any Program benefits that have not yet been provided to you by AWS; (b) you will no longer identify yourself or hold yourself out as a Program participant; and (c) you will not be eligible to reapply for the Program.
1.7 Deferrals. AWS, in its sole discretion, may allow you to defer your participation in the Program to the next year. Requests for deferrals are reviewed by AWS on a case-by-case basis. You may not be eligible for a deferral more than once.
1.8 Taxes. Each party will be responsible for paying all applicable taxes and other governmental fees, charges, penalties, interest, and additions to such taxes that are imposed on that party upon or with respect to the transactions and payments under these Terms. All fees payable by you are exclusive of applicable taxes and duties, including, without limitation, VAT, excise taxes, sales and transaction taxes, and gross receipts taxes (“Indirect Taxes”). AWS or its contractor may collect Indirect Taxes from you, unless you furnish AWS with a properly completed exemption certificate or a direct payment permit certificate for which AWS or its contractor may claim an available exemption from Indirect Tax.
2. Your Information
2.1 Privacy notice. We handle your information in accordance with the AWS privacy notice located at https://aws.amazon.com/privacy/ (and any successor or related locations designated by us), as it may be updated from time to time (the “AWS Privacy Notice”). You consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of all information you provide when registering for the Program in accordance with the AWS Privacy Notice. Your contact information will be used to send details and announcements to you related to the Program.
2.2 Materials. You grant AWS, its affiliates, and its independent contractors the right to record, film, photograph, and capture your voice and image in any media while participating in the Program (the “Recordings”). You grant to AWS and its affiliates, agents, employees, and assigns an irrevocable, nonexclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free right and license to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, and translate, solely in connection with the Program, all or any part of the Recordings and Your Materials. We may make reasonable changes or alterations to the Recordings or the Materials. Neither party, nor any of their respective affiliates, is an agent of the other for any purpose or has the authority to bind the other.
THE PROGRAM AND ANY BENEFITS OR OTHER MATERIALS THAT WE MAY OFFER THROUGH THE PROGRAM ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS.” WE MAKE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE PROGRAM OR ANY BENEFITS OR OTHER MATERIALS THAT WE MAY OFFER THROUGH THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF FITNESS, MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF A COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, DEALING, OR TRADE USAGE).
4. Limitation of Liability
NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU UNDER ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR THEORY OF LIABILITY, EVEN IF A PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, FOR (A) INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR (B) LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, CUSTOMERS, OPPORTUNITIES, OR GOODWILL. IN ANY CASE, OUR AND OUR AFFILIATES’ AND LICENSORS’ AGGREGATE LIABILITY UNDER THESE TERMS WILL NOT EXCEED USD $100.
5.1 Waiver. The failure by us to enforce any provision of these Terms will not constitute a present or future waiver of such provision nor limit our right to enforce such provision at a later time. All waivers by us must be in writing to go into effect.
5.2 Severability. If any portion of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining portions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect. Any invalid or unenforceable portions will be interpreted to effect and intent of the original portion. If such construction is not possible, the invalid or unenforceable portion will be severed from these Terms, but the rest will remain in full force and effect.
5.3 Force Majeure. We and our affiliates will not be liable for any delay or failure to perform any obligation under these Terms where the delay or failure results from any cause beyond our reasonable control, including acts of God, labor disputes or other industrial disturbances, electrical or power outages, utilities or other telecommunication failures, earthquake, storms, or other elements of nature, blockages, embargoes, riots, acts or orders of government, acts of terrorism, or war.
5.4 Governing Law. The laws of the State of Washington, without reference to conflict of law rules, govern these Terms and any dispute of any sort that might arise between the parties. The United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to these Terms.
5.5 Modifications to These Terms. We may modify these Terms at any time by posting a revised version online at the AWS All Builders Welcome website, emailing you, or by providing other notice to you. The modified terms will become effective upon posting or providing notice to you. By participating in the Program after the effective date of any modifications to these Terms, you agree to be bound by the modified terms. It is your responsibility to check the Terms regularly for modifications. We last modified these Terms on the date listed at the beginning of these Terms.