2019 SPECIALIZED ZWIFT ACADEMY TRI TEAM TERMS & CONDITIONS
Before you apply to the Zwift Academy Tri Team (collectively, the “Academy” or “Program”), we’re obligated to ask you (the “Participant”) to read and agree to the following Terms and Conditions (“T&C”) and the Program is sponsored by Zwift, Inc., Long Beach, CA USA (“Sponsor”).
A once in a lifetime experience to be a part of a triathlon team with support from Zwift and various other Program Partners with the goal of qualifying for and racing at the 2019 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.
By enrolling in the Zwift Academy Tri Team, you represent that you are a female or male amateur triathlete in good health, not currently racing in the professional category or have any personal sports Sponsorships other than the Sponsor, aged 18 years or older as of March 1, 2019. You must also be a Zwift Level 12 Cyclist and a Level 3 Runner or greater with the capability of qualifying to compete in the 2019 Ironman World Championship. The Academy reserves the right to verify the eligibility of Participants at any time during the Program including both physical/physiological performance verification and anti-doping tests.
Failure to comply with any verification procedures operated by the Academy will result in disqualification from the Program. In the event of any dispute concerning the eligibility of any Participant in the Program, the Academy’s decision shall be final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
Selection Process/Team Participation
To apply, go to http://www.zwift.com/academy/tri and follow the directions presented to complete and submit your application in its entirety (“Application”). Applications to participate will be accepted from December 21, 2018 through January 31, 2019.
All Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by Zwift & potentially other individuals associated with the Zwift Academy Tri Team (the “Judges”) based on a variety of pre-determined criteria consisting of, but not limited to, performance potential, previous race results, ability and availability to meet the Team training schedule, availability and willingness to participate in any scheduled Team training events and camps, ability and willingness to race at the 2019 Ironman World Championship and any necessary qualifying races and the cycling related presence and activity on social media and in the triathlon community where the Participant resides. Participants will be subject to physical and physiological performance verification as well as anti-doping tests.
After reviewing all Applications, between twenty-five (25) and fifty (50) Participants will be contacted and provided instructions in order to submit a five (5) minute video to provide the Judges an insight into their life, both inside and outside of the sport of Triathlon. All details of the video will be provided to Participants prior to submission and Participants will have a specified amount of time to submit the video to Sponsor or they may forfeit their opportunity to participate.
After reviewing the video submissions, the Judges will determine the eight (8) Zwift Academy Tri Team Members (“Team Members”) by assessing the videos to ensure they would be the best candidates for membership. The Team Member announcement will take place on or about March 1, 2019. Selected Team Members will then receive further instructions and information on participation requirements, training, events and perks that are part of being an active Team Member of the Zwift Academy Tri Team.
Team Members will be guided by pro level mentors to train and will be expected to bring the Zwift Community along with them on their road to Kona. The Team Members will be expected to interact with the greater Zwift community by participating and potentially leading group workouts, posting videos of their progress on their social media channels, and participating in different events both in real life and in game throughout the length of the program.
Data Protection Privacy/Compliance
Aggregate, non-personal data may also be used by the Academy and/or Zwift for the purpose of undertaking market research or in facilitating reviews, developments and improvements to relevant services. Participants’ personal data may be used to send Participants news and publicity material in relation to the Program.
By enrolling in the Zwift Academy Tri Team, all Participants will have consented to the transfer of their personal data to the Academy, to Zwift and to each of their Partners, suppliers, contractors and agents for the purposes of the administration of this Program and pursuant to these T&C.
The Zwift Academy Tri confirms that all personal data requested from a Participant is necessary for the purposes of the participating in the Program. Participants shall be entitled to access, rectify, complete, update, block or delete their personal data or to object to its processing by written communication to the Academy. Personal data on Participants’ health will only be processed by the Academy, Specialized and/or those designated medical services providers exclusively for assessing the Participants’ suitability for participating in the relevant stages of the Program.
Rights to Use Name and Likeness
Unless prohibited by law, Participant irrevocably grants to the Academy and/or Zwift and its agents, contractors, successors, assigns and licensees the right, but not the obligation, and worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, gratis license to use, photograph, record, reproduce, render, portray, recreate and depict the undersigned’s name, biographical information, visual representation, likeness, registration, video and voice, in connection with the marketing, promotion and other commercialization of Zwift and the Program in such manner as Zwift may determine in its sole discretion.
Release and Waiver
By virtue of Participant’s participation in the Program, Participant agree that Zwift and their Partners, affiliates, advertising and Promotion agencies, including the Administrator, and their directors, employees, representatives and agents, partners and prize suppliers have no liability whatsoever for, and will be held harmless by Participants for any liability for any injury, loss or damages of any kind (including death) to persons, and property damages sustained, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Program or any Program or Zwift Tri Team-related activity. Usage of the Zwift Service and participation in Zwift Rides/Events is at your own risk. You should not attempt any exercise that is beyond your skill/health level.
Additional Governing Terms
These Terms & Conditions shall otherwise be subject to and supplemented by the general Zwift Terms of Service, which are incorporated herein by this reference.
The Academy and qualification or designation thereof will align to the rules of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC).
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