Terms & Conditions

Registration and access

Hyperstorm is entitled to request a fee in the form of a sum of money in exchange for participating in an event organized by Hyperstorm.

Participating an event is only possible after full payment, including any payment costs, of the entrance fee requested where all requested information is given truthfully.

The participant is registered for the event once both conditions are fulfilled before the end of the subscription period.

Hyperstorm reserves the right to deny access to individuals.

The subscription for an event can be extended or shortened by at any time without prior notice, however this will be announced on the website.

Hyperstorm takes into account the legal requirements of distance selling, if applicable.

The cancellation of a registration and reimbursement of fees beyond the legal timeframe is only possible if approved by Hyperstorm.

Hyperstorm can provide a period where cancellation and reimbursement are possible, in which case the participant can obtain more information about this using info@hyperstorm.net or on the website of the event .

It is strictly forbidden to register for an event under a different name or address than stated on the identity card of the person concerned or any other identity document which the person relies on.

In this case this person not only loses the right of access but also any right to compensation and the right for reimbursement of the already paid registration fees.

Participants of an event who are under 18 years must always be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If this is not the case, they provide for themselves a prior written agreement of their parent or legal guardian, dated, signed and valid for the duration of the event.

If this condition is not met then they may not participate or visit the event. This written agreement may by Hyperstorm are requested throughout the duration of the even.

They also accept that the Hyperstorm can keep a copy of the identity document which the person appeals on, whether in digital form, for administrative purposes.

Hyperstorm has also always the right to withdraw access to an event if it deems necessary, without an explanation or compensation.

A participant in an event has the right to take up maximum one place assigned to him by Hyperstorm with just one computer and one display and all the necessary associated peripherals for the duration of the event.

All electrical or electronic devices that do not belong to the necessary peripheral equipment, such as but not limited to multiple computers and monitors, are only allowed if the participant has requested and received prior written approval from Hyperstorm.

Only Hyperstorm is authorized to judge which devices are acceptable and which not.

The use of speakers is prohibited, participants in an event should provide their own headphones, or they will have no sound. Violation of this rule will require the offender to deliver his speakers to Hyperstorm for storage during the entire event.

It is not allowed to bring animals or weapons in the area of the event.

Competitions

Matches are contested by category and finished in an organized way, called competitions. While certain competitions are played with teams there can only be individual registrations for it.

Each participant can have only one identification number (abbreviated ID) and is permitted only one competition entry: two people can not participate in competitions on the same computer.

Each registration for an event gives only one registration for the competitions. Visitors may not participate in the competitions.

In order to allow international participants to take part in the competitions, English is the main language in all forms of communication about these competitions. Dutch may also be used.

For the smooth running of these competitions there are strict competition rules, called the "competition rulebook". Each participant is supposed to have read, know and unconditionally agree to them before taking part in the competitions.

Hyperstorm reserves the right at all times to make changes to the competition rules, these changes will be posted on the website.

Hyperstorm or its appointees will monitor the regularity of the event and related competitions, the application of the regulations, the designation of the winners and will award the prizes.

These decisions can not be disputed, nor can the participant claim damages for the consequences of these decisions.

If a participant is identified as a winner and receives a prize, which will be determined by Hyperstorm as it deems fair, additional conditions may be required by Hyperstorm to receive this award or prize: such as but not limited to attending the awards ceremony, to giving interviews or to signing a receipt.

Order, theft and damage

Hyperstorm can not be held liable for any damages, whether direct or indirect, to any person, whether or not participants, or materials (including hardware and software) as a result of participating in an event.

This also applies to technical failure and/or defects in hardware, software and vehicles and bought items by other participants whether or not caused by problems with the electricity network, the network, through fire or water damage and / or use of fire extinguishers.

Persons who enter the event accept responsibility for cleaning up the waste produced by them.

An event is held at a venue, which is not owned by Hyperstorm.

Participants and visitors accept the house rules, will respect these and behave properly throughout all the parts of the venue.

Participants or visitors who indulge in drunkenness, vandalism, riots, fights, noise at night, indecency, being under the influence or causing disorder can at any time be sanctioned by the provisions of Article 10 of these general rules and in case of criminal offence the police will be alerted .

Hyperstorm can recover damages of the participant.

Hyperstorm is not responsible for any accident, loss or theft. Each participant waives any claim against Hyperstorm in this regard.

Everyone is obliged to free up all the aisles and exits to ensure a possible speedy evacuation at any time.

Any object or vehicle that makes a potential evacuation difficult may always be removed by Hyperstorm and if there are costs involved then they have to be paid by the owner of this object or vehicle. These costs can not be recovered from the Hyperstorm.

Responsible use of the network

Hyperstorm respects the copyright of those involved in the creation and distribution of copyrighted material like music, movies, computer programs, video games and other literary, artistic and scientific works created by third parties. The same is expected from the participants and visitors to an event.

Participants and visitors to an event may in no case make unauthorized copies of copyrighted material, the same goes for downloading, offering streaming, seeding, storage, burn optical media, distribute or sell them during the event.

Setting up servers or services to exchange copyrighted material is forbidden. Anyone that does not obey this rule, may be punished by the penalties mentioned in Article 10 and may also be subject to civil and criminal proceedings.

The computer network offered by Hyperstorm may only be used for lawful purposes. The participant is solely responsible for the content of the data he consults, or exchanges over the network.

Hyperstorm manages the network as a good as possible and can not be held liable for infringements committed by third parties through the network and the infrastructure of the event.

The network offered by Hyperstorm merely acts as a conduit of information, according to the conditions imposed in Article 18 of the Act of 11 March 2003 on certain legal aspects of the information referred to in Article 77 of the Constitution. With respect to providing this service the Hyperstorm, according to Article 21 of that Act, has no general obligation to monitor the information which they transmit or store, nor to actively seek facts and circumstances that indicate illegal activity.

The participant should obey to all the potential additional indications and limitations Hyperstorm, or its appointed third party, impose on the use of the network now or in the future.

A participant may only use his own computer even if he has permission from the person where he wants to use the computer from, except with prior agreement of Hyperstorm. There may be computers provided by Hyperstorm for this special purpose and with concern of the restrictions required by Hyperstorm.

It is forbidden for anyone to set up their own computer network in the area of an event during the entire course of the event.

To act in accordance with the law, the record companies and authorized agents of corporations for the management of copyright can only judge case by case and based on information which is publicly available online (pseudonyms, date and time that these files are distributed) to determine whether copyrights have been violated and sue on that basis, the determinations made by the copyright management companies that work with agents approved for this purpose obviously have greater probative value.

These proceedings may be set after the record company or SABAM (and not through participation of a provider) has informed the user that he is participating in an illegal activity. Except in the context of legal proceedings, an internet provider may not communicate subscriber information to third parties.

In the present state of the law, the judicial authorities are responsible to do all general investigations that could result in a list of persons who violate copyrights.

Hacking, cracking, sniffing, spamming, floaden, spoofing or abuse of the network and servers offered by Hyperstorm in any way, including the provisions mentioned in this article results in the measures and sanctions provided for in Article 10.

Commercial activity

Distribution of advertising on an event for any purpose is prohibited, unless agreed upon in advance with a written approval of the Hyperstorm.

Failure to obey this will result in compensation to the Hyperstorm and its sponsors.

Engaging in commercial activities such as but not limited to buying, selling, delivering services on an event without prior written permission of the Hyperstorm is prohibited.

Also for these activities compensation can be demanded by Hyperstorm. These provisions apply during the course of the event and in the entire area of the event.

Anti smoke & drug policy

Inside the venue of the event it is forbidden to smoke. This smoking ban applies to everyone and also applies to e-cigarettes or vaping.

The use, possession and sale of any illegal drugs is strictly forbidden and will not be tolerated and the local authorities will be informed.

Control

Hyperstorm or its duly authorized person has the right to check any equipment or items that any person brings to the area of the event.

This includes but is not limited to computers, data storage for all equipment including its contents, brought backpacks and bags, cooling bags and vehicles.

Every person is expected to cooperate fully with this audit.

Penalties

Hyperstorm has the right to speak out penalties for all violations as specified in these regulations. These sanctions may include, but are not limited to:

  1. An official warning with the explicit demand to terminate immediately and unconditionally any prohibited or suspicious activity.

  2. This warning may be kept in writing by Hyperstorm, for administrative reasons, including the name of the person during the duration of the event.

  3. Hyperstorm reserves the privilege to deny the person the access to the event at any time in case of repeated violations, suspicious behaviour, not following the directions of Hyperstorm or serious offences and the person has not the ability to charge a compensation request.

  4. For serious offences local authorities will always be warned.

  5. Offenders may be suspended for a specified period for all future activities by Hyperstorm.

  6. Outside of these penalties, Hyperstorm may also seek compensation from the person for the damage.

  7. These sanctions are not limited to the strict duration of the event and are valid for all participants and visitors, including any persons accompanying them, to the event.