Grab AI for s.e.a

Terms of Participation

Grab AI for S.E.A. is organised by Padang & Co Pte Ltd (“Organiser”) on behalf of GrabTaxi Holdings Pte Ltd (“Sponsor”). The Event (as defined in the Annex below) is held from 16 May to 4 July 2019.

1. Competition Rules and Judgements

The Organiser will announce the Event competition rules and judging criteria at the beginning of the Event. The Organiser will announce the winners of the competition at the conclusion of the Event. The Organiser may modify the competition rules and/or judging criteria at any time, at its sole discretion. Decisions of the Organiser are final and binding on all participants.

2. Eligibility for Prizes

If shortlisted as a finalist for Demo Day in Singapore (July 2019), physical attendance and participation at the event is mandatory to be considered for one of the prizes.  

3. Confidentiality

“Confidential Information” means any and all information, materials and data of the Sponsor or its affiliates, in whatever format and on whatever medium that is: (i) designated by the Sponsor as being confidential to it; or (ii) treated as confidential by the Sponsor or by its nature would be understood by the participant exercising reasonable business judgment to be confidential whether or not so designated or described; or (iii) third party information that the Sponsor is obligated to keep confidential (which may include without limitation personal data); (iv) any information disclosed prior to the participant’s submission as described in Clause 4 below; (v) the terms and conditions of this Terms of Participation as well as any agreement executed between the participant, the Organiser and/or the Sponsor (collectively, the “Parties”); and (vi)  the nature, content and existence of a relationship, discussions or negotiations between the Parties. Without limitation to the foregoing, Confidential Information includes all proprietary business information, identified as such, and any data and work derived from it, including data sets. The participant hereby irrevocably and unconditionally undertakes to and with the Sponsor that the participant shall:

(a)   keep all Confidential Information strictly private and confidential by using a reasonable degree of care and in accordance with the applicable law; and

(b)   not cause the Confidential Information to be distributed, disclosed or disseminated in any way or form to any third party without the prior written consent of the Sponsor;

(c)   use the Confidential Information solely in connection with the Event and not for any purpose other than as authorized by this Terms of Participation without the prior written consent of the Sponsor;

(d)   ensure that the Confidential Information shall not be copied, recorded or duplicated, or if disclosed orally, not subsequently be reduced in writing or in any medium except as is reasonably necessary for the purpose of the Event and/or as expressly approved in writing by the Sponsor;

(e)   make no claim whatsoever that the Confidential Information is the property of the participant nor make or file any challenge that the Confidential Information is in the public domain or is not confidential or that the Confidential Information is not the property of the Sponsor and further agrees that other than expressly provided herein, no right or license, whether expressed or implied, in the Confidential Information is granted to the participant hereunder;

(f) use best endeavours to ensure that Confidential Information within the participant’s control is kept securely protected against theft or unauthorised access, and in any event shall maintain the security, integrity and confidentiality of the Confidential Information in accordance with any security standard as may be specified by the Sponsor from time to time; and

(g)   promptly notify the Sponsor if it becomes aware of any unauthorized use or disclosure of Confidential Information.

4. Intellectual Property and other rights

Rights in the Event Materials

The participant may use the materials (including without limitation code and content in the challenge instructions) made available to the participant for the purposes of the Event (“Event Materials”) solely to prepare for and participate in such Event, subject to any restrictions as may be specified by the Organiser or Sponsor. The Sponsor retains all rights in the Event Materials which are not explicitly granted by these Terms of Participation, including trademarks, trade names, trade symbols and slogans used or capable of being used or adapted in connection with the Sponsor’s business (“Grab Marks”), which shall remain the absolute property of the Sponsor. The participant is not permitted to make any direct or indirect use of such Grab Marks for promotion or other purposes, unless the participant has obtained the Sponsor’s prior written consent with respect to the specific use in question.

Rights in the participant’s Submission(s)

The participant retains all rights to the participant’s submission(s) (including without limitation any entry, component of an entry, or contents of any posts the participant submits to the Organiser or the Sponsor in connection with the Event (“Submission(s)”) as well as any materials that are not included as part of the participant’s submission, which materials may be tangible or intangible, that the participant develops in the course of his/her participation in the Event or as a result of the Event, and any modifications, improvements and derivative works thereto (including any such materials that incorporate any of the participant’s ideas, feedback or suggestions) (“Related Documents”).

In consideration of the Organiser or the Sponsor’s acceptance of the participant’s Submission for the Event, the participant agrees to grant the Sponsor an exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free licence (with the right to sublicense) to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, and otherwise use the participant’s Submission, Related Documents or any part thereof (which includes but shall not be limited to the source code submitted) for any purpose the Sponsor deems reasonable, and the participant undertakes that he/she has the rights to grant the said licence (“Licence”). The participant agrees that he/she will not be entitled to any compensation or attribution relating to such grant (including without limitation use of any material which is similar or identical to his/her Submission or Related Document). The participant also acknowledges that employees of the Sponsor may previously have created and may hereafter create materials that are similar or identical to the participant’s Submission. The Organiser and/or the Sponsor’s acceptance of a submission is not an admission by the Organiser and/or Sponsor of the novelty or originality of the participant’s Submission.

Subject to other provisions within these Terms of Participation, the participant agrees to grant the Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual, paid-up, royalty-free, non-exclusive worldwide license to disclose the fact that the participant has participated or is participating in the Event to the public and to any entities on any and all media whatsoever, for any purpose whatsoever.

Shortlisted/ Winning Submissions

The participant agrees to assign to the Sponsor all right and title in and to any and all Submissions and Related Documents made by the participant in connection with the Event in consideration of being shortlisted, a chance to attend a job interview with the Sponsor and/or cash prize (“Shortlisted/Winning Submissions”). The participant agrees that any such consideration is a good, sufficient and valuable consideration. To the extent any rights in a Shortlisted/Winning Submission are not assignable (which the participant must inform the Organiser and the Sponsor of at the point of entry of the Submissions and Related Documents), the participant shall grant and agree to grant to the Sponsor under any and all such rights an irrevocable, paid-up, royalty free, perpetual, exclusive, sublicensable (directly or indirectly through multiple tiers), transferable, and worldwide license to use and permit others to use such Shortlisted/Winning Submission in any manner desired by the Sponsor without restriction or accounting to the participant, including, without limitation, the right to make, have made, sell, offer for sale, use, rent, lease, import, copy, prepare derivative works, publicly display, publicly perform, and distribute all or any part of such Shortlisted/Winning Submission and modifications and combinations thereof and to sublicense (directly or indirectly through multiple tiers) or transfer any and all such rights. Further, the participant shall waive and agree to waive in favour of the Sponsor any moral right or other right or claim that is contrary to the intent of a complete transfer or assignment of rights to the Sponsor in each Shortlisted/Winning Submission. The participant agrees to promptly execute any such documents and perform such acts as the Sponsor may reasonably require to perfect the Sponsor’s entire right, title, and interest in and to each and every Shortlisted/Winning Submission, including any assignment agreement as may be provided by the Sponsor. Notwithstanding any provision otherwise, if the participant refuses to assign his/her rights to the Shortlisted/Winning Submission or is otherwise unable to assign the rights without any restrictions or encumbrances, the Sponsor reserves the right to retain the Licence to the Submission, and not proceed with making the Submission a Shortlisted/Winning Submission.

5. Use of Name, Image, Audio and Recording

The participant agrees and consents to public disclosure and use of the participant’s name, image, audio and video recording for publicity purposes without payment or compensation. For the avoidance of doubt, the Organiser may provide the participant’s name, image, audio and video recording to the Sponsor for publicity purposes.

5A. Personal Data

The participant agrees not to reverse-engineer, recreate, combine with any other dataset, or otherwise reidentify any person from the data provided by the Organiser.

6. Limitation of Liability

The participant will not seek or initiate any claim or cause of action whatsoever, including in contract, tort (including negligence) or equity, against the Organiser, its partners, the Sponsor, employees and/or related parties after 15 days from the date the claim or cause of action arose. The total liability of the Organiser, its partners, employees and/or related parties, severally or jointly, will not exceed US$300.00 per claim or cause of action. This is fair and reasonable considering the Organiser is hosting the Event at no cost to the participants.

7. Indemnity

The participant will defend and indemnify the Organiser, its partners, the Sponsor, employees and/or related parties for and against any and all claims, causes of action, demands, liabilities, losses, damages, penalties, interest, judgments, settlements, costs and expenses (including reasonable lawyers’ fees) that directly or indirectly arise out of or are based on: 1) the participant’s conduct, activity, error and/or omission, 2) the participant’s violation of the provisions of this Terms of Participation and/or any law, regulation or rule, and/or 3) the participant’s actual or alleged infringement of any intellectual property rights or other rights of any person or company.

I have understood and agree to be bound by these Terms of Participation.


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Komsan Chiyadis

GrabFood delivery-partner, Thailand

COVID-19 has dealt an unprecedented blow to the tourism industry, affecting the livelihoods of millions of workers. One of them was Komsan, an assistant chef in a luxury hotel based in the Srinakarin area.

As the number of tourists at the hotel plunged, he decided to sign up as a GrabFood delivery-partner to earn an alternative income. Soon after, the hotel ceased operations.

Komsan has viewed this change through an optimistic lens, calling it the perfect opportunity for him to embark on a fresh journey after his previous job. Aside from GrabFood deliveries, he now also picks up GrabExpress jobs. It can get tiring, having to shuttle between different locations, but Komsan finds it exciting. And mostly, he’s glad to get his income back on track.