Terms and Conditions for the participation in the CODE_n CONTEST


1 Subject and scope


Startups that have submitted their application for participating in the annual CODE_n CONTEST (hereinafter referred to as ‘CONTEST’). The winner of the CONTEST will be chosen and announced at the new.New Festival during the Award Show. The winner will also receive the CODE_n Award. These Terms and Conditions govern the submission of the application and the participation in the CODE_n CONTEST.


2 Application


Any young company (foundation of the startup within the last 5 years) can apply to the CODE_n CONTEST, provided that their business model fits the annual CODE_n CONTEST main theme(s).


3 Content of Application


CODE_n is looking for ground-breaking new hardware and software solutions, IT applications or IT-based business models that contribute to unveiling digital disruption. It is not required that your innovation is already available on the market. You can submit either published or unpublished innovations. Despite this, startups that apply to the CONTEST must have already been founded.


4 Competition procedure


4.1 From all timely submissions received 50 finalists will have the opportunity to present their business model in an avant-garde setting at the CODE_n new.New Festival. Therefore CODE_n must be able to make important contacts with potential customers, investors, media stakeholders and other innovators. The CODE_n new.New Festival is planned as an annual event. Date and location may change from year to year and will be published in advance in due time. 4.2 An expert team of CODE_n and selected CODE_n Partners will select the 50 finalists from the pool of applicants. The finalists will be chosen according to the following criteria: a. The degree of innovation embodied in the business model b. The quality of the business case c. The quality of the company’s overall presentation d. The use of innovative technologies e. The product-to-market fit 4.3 The submitted contest application will serve as the basis for the evaluation. The winner of the CODE_n Award will be selected by a jury. The winner of the CONTEST will be announced at the Award Show at the new.New Festival. 4.4 The 50 finalists will be informed in May that they have been nominated as finalists. The official announcement to the public will take place in June.


5 Rights and duties of finalists


5.1 Finalists will get a booth at the new.New Festival including the IT infrastructure. Further they may participate in pitches and get access to the presentation area. 5.2 Finalists will have to sign an agreement with CODE_n stating that they will attend the CODE_n new.New Festival during the entire duration of the event. 5.3 The costs for travel, accommodation, food and drinks, visa, marketing materials etc. have to be borne by the Finalists. CODE_n will support the Finalists with regard to the organization of the aforementioned points. 5.4 Startups that have applied for the CONTEST in the previous years may apply again as long as they have not been nominated for the TOP 50 Finalists. CODE_n Alumni are allowed to apply again with a new company.


6 Place of Jurisdiction, Applicable Law


6.1 Exclusive place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising out of or in connection with the contractual relationship shall be Stuttgart, Germany. 6.2 To all rights and obligations and all disputes arising out of or in connection with the contractual relationship between you and us, German law shall apply exclusively, without regard to German collision rules. 6.3 Should individual provisions of these Terms & Conditions be or become invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the other provisions.


Data Protection


Privacy Notice


This notice is effective as of October 25, 2014. Your data will be collected, processed and used by us pursuant Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG).


We have tried to avoid legal and technical jargon and keep this notice as simple as possible but if your encounter difficulties to understand or miss relevant information please contact us (contact@code-n.org). We will be glad to provide clarification on request. If you would like to exercise your rights as a data subject or you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy practices, please contact us (contact@code-n.org). We will be glad to resolve your inquiries to your satisfaction.


The following provisions inform you about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of personal data. This Privacy Notice applies only to our websites. Should you be redirected via links on our websites to other websites, please inform yourself about the respective handling of your data there.


Hyperlinks to third parties


Please note that the code-n.com and newnewfestival.com website may contain links to third-party websites which are not subject to this data privacy notice. Visitors to our website may be redirected to the web pages of third parties. CODE_n cannot accept responsibility or make any undertaking regarding the storage of user data or the use thereof through the servers of third parties. We always recommend that you read the data privacy policies of all pages linked to by the code-n.com or newnewfestival.com websites in order to ascertain whether they will use your personal data.


Please note that by visiting our website we will assume your implicit consent with the provisions in this notice.


Data Privacy Declaration – HubSpot


In order to analyze visitors to our website and manage data collected via that website on a basis of consent, we use the services of HubSpot Inc., 25 First Street, 2nd Floor Cambridge, MA 02141, USA. HubSpot also uses cookies. The data collected is stored by HubSpot on its servers in the USA. HubSpot is safe harbor-certified and manages the stored data on our behalf and according to our instructions, separately from other data. In addition, HubSpot Inc. uses the data collected on a basis of consent on our behalf in order to analyze your further use of our portal. Within this process certain usage data is linked to you personally and stored in our CRM. This enables us to provide you with information and offers tailored to your specific interests.


Data Privacy Declaration – Facebook


On our website we use a visitor behavior pixel of Facebook Inc. 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. This enables the actions of users to be tracked after they are directed to the provider’s website by clicking on a Facebook advert. The purpose of this procedure is to analyze the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes, and it can contribute toward optimizing future advertising campaigns. The collected data is anonymous for us, i.e. it does not permit us to make any conclusions as to users’ identities. The data is stored and processed by Facebook on servers located in Princeville, Oregon, USA, so that a connection can be made to the relevant user profile and so that Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with its directives on the use of data (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). It enables Facebook and its partners to place ads on and outside of Facebook. To this end a cookie might be stored on your computer. You can generally permit or deactivate the automatic use of cookies in your browser settings. However, we would like to point out that if you do so, you might not be able to use all functions of this website.


Rights to Information, Objection, and Revocation


You are entitled to obtain information at any time about the personal data stored on you, and to correct, supplement, or delete such data. Our contact information can be found in the imprint of the website at https://www.code-n.org/imprint/. You are entitled to object to the use of your data with future effect at any time and may of course revoke any consent previously granted for your data to be used, at any time and free of charge. In such cases please contact us be email or by post at contact@code-n.org, or at the postal address indicated in the imprint. From time to time, we may supplement this notice with additional information relating to a particular interaction we have with you. In this case, we will provide a link to the PREVIOUS VERSION of the privacy notice to enable you to track the changes.


Assessment, processing, collection, and use

We attach great importance to protecting your privacy and your personal data. That is why we conduct our Internet activities in strict and exclusive compliance with such data protection legislation as is applicable. On our website we collect no personal data without your approval. You, and you alone, decide whether you want to notify us of, say, your e-mail address or postal address so that we can contact you in order to process your request. Your personal data will be handled with strict confidentiality by us, forwarding to third parties outside CODE_n GmbH (hereinafter “CODE_n”) and with this associated company does not take place without your consent.


If you apply for the global CODE_n CONTEST, it will be necessary to store and process data for the purpose of the CONTEST. For this process, your application data will be evaluated by CODE_n and selected CODE_n partners. Furthermore, your data will be stored in an application database after the competition to keep in touch with the CODE_n community. To revoke our use of your data submitted in your application, simply write us an email (email address: contact@code-n.org). This applies insofar as the data is no longer required to fulfil the contract and/or the law requires the storage and/or use of the data.


If you have registered for information services from the code-n.org website but would like to stop receiving emails from us in the future, you may cancel the service you have registered for at any time.


If you tell us that you do not want us to use your information to make further contact with you beyond fulfilling your request, we will respect your wishes. We may also collect information relating to your use of our Web sites through the use of various technologies. For example, when you visit our Web sites, we may log certain information that your browser sends us, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access time, and referring Web site addresses, and we may collect information about the pages you view within our sites and other actions you take while visiting us. Collecting information in this manner allows us to collect statistics about the usage and effectiveness of our Web sites. For details regarding the technologies we employ, see COOKIES, SOCIAL PLUG-INS and WEBANALYTICS.


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70567 Stuttgart


You are able to withdraw your consent totally or partially with regard to the given purposes by sending a corresponding request to contact@code-n.org.


The above-mentioned controller collects, processes and uses personal data for the following purpose:


Purpose: Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Email Notifications, Event Information


Purpose Description:
Advertising or marketing the business of the data controller, activity, goods or services, and promoting public relations in connection with that business or activity, or those goods or services. Email notifications on CODE_n topics and event information based on your subscriptions. Preferences can be unsubscribed and managed within emails.


Data Subjects are:
Customers and Clients
Complainants, correspondents and enquirers
CODE_n CONTEST: Applicants, Finalists, Alumni
CODE_n SPACES: Applicants, Residents, Former Residents
HR: Applicants, Employees, Former Employees


Data Classes are:
Personal Details

Information Security

We work hard to protect CODE_n and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. In particular:
- All information you provide is protected using server authentication and data encryption.
- We review our information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems.
- We control access to personal information to CODE_n employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to security obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.

Cookies and Social Plugins


Cookies are typically categorized as “transient” cookies or "persistent" cookies. Transient Cookies are typically used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network or is strictly necessary for a service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user. Session cookies are the most common type of transient cookies help you navigate through the Web site efficiently, keeping track of your progression from page to page so that you are not asked for information you have already provided during the current visit. Transient cookies are stored in temporary memory and erased when the web browser is closed. The use of transient cookies does not require explicit consent.

Persistent cookies, on the other hand, store user preferences for current and successive visits. They are written on your device's hard disk, and are still valid when you restart your browser. Persistent cookies are often used to track user behavior and to promote targeted advertising. The use of persistent cookies requires explicit consent.

  • We use Session-Cookies only on this website namely for Login and Search purposes. These transient cookies will be deleted after end of the session.
  • Most browsers, by default, automatically permit cookies, but also give you the ability to control the majority of cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. Look under the heading "Tools" (or similar heading) in your particular browser for information about controlling cookies. You can set your browser in most instances to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it or not. You can also generally set your browser to turn off cookies. However, this setting will affect transient as well as persistent cookies.

Social Plugins

  • The CODE_n website contains sharing buttons which allow the user to share links of this website via Facebook, Google+, Twitter, XING, LinkedIn or Viadeo.
  • The Share / Like buttons on this site are embedded using a privacy-friendly two-click-solution: The buttons won´t be loaded until you click on them to prevent unintentional tracking. Without your explicit click on the media buttons, our site does not communicate with any social network.


On this website you can find the option to subscribe to a newsletter in order to receive information via email.

For this purpose we´ll collect your name and your email address.

The according data will soley be used to provide you with the requested informaion.

We use the solution"CleverReach" as Newsletter tool. CleverReach is provided by CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Rastede, Germany. Your data is stored by CleverReach in order to operate the tool. CleverReach offers options for evaluating how the newsletter is opened and used.

Please find further Information here: http://www.cleverreach.com/security

As soon as you unsubscribe from the Newsletter distribution list, your data will automatically deleted.

Web analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Compilation and storage of data can be revoked at any time with effect to the future by installing the Google Opt-Out plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. In view of discussions concerning use of analysis tools with complete IP addresses we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the "anonymizeIp()" expansion so that IP addresses are only forwarded in a truncated version to preclude any direct relation to persons.



Schelmenwasenstr. 34
70567 Stuttgart

Contact for exercising rights as data subject (request for access, to correct, to delete or block your data respectively, to withdraw consent and object to further processing):

Contact for filing questions or complaints regarding our privacy practices: