By the registration of your team, you as the team coach agree with having read the following terms of participation and follow them. You are responsible to forward the terms of participation to all team members, if necessary, co-coaches, mentors as well as to further persons involved in the team.
Each team must appoint at least one adult coach (min. 18 years). She/he is in charge of the team and co-coaches during the season.
For the communication with the FIRST LEGO League Explore Organization (HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. and the regional partners), the coach must indicate a valid email address that will be used to provide all important information according to the program and the exhibition.
The coach guides the team during the whole season. If there is a change and another coach is taking over the coach position, HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. must be informed within the next 5 working days. To take over an existing team the new coach needs to confirm the terms of participation as well. If the coach does not dissent with the terms of participation within 5 working days after taking over the team the terms are considered to be accepted.
As HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. would like to ensure the prosperity of the children taking part in FIRST LEGO League Explore we reserve the right to have coaches and mentors checked by law (criminal record certificate).
Each team that wants to participate in the exhibition should consist of up to 6 children aged between 6 and 10. Deadline for the age restriction is the 1st of January of the year when the missions are published.
If more than 6 children per coach wish to participate, an additional team (or several additional teams) must be registered.
A team member cannot simultaneously be registered in several teams and may only take part in the program if officially registered by the coach online in the coach account.
The assigned team number must be used for each correspondence with HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. – that includes bank transferal and address specifications. If there are delays in the logistics process (e.g., due to non-assignable receipt of payment), HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. may charge extra costs.
After registration, each team will receive an invoice for the participation fee and the costs for the materials (detailed costs: see price list at the end). Teams that receive funding will not receive an invoice or will receive a partial invoice - depending on the size of the grant.
The timely receipt of payment by HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. is a requirement for participation in FIRST LEGO League Explore and the shipping of the materials.
Fees for registration and materials are non-refundable. There are no exceptions to this process regardless of reason.
The season’s FIRST LEGO League Explore Set and the related printed materials will be sent at the end of July/beginning of August of the current season to the delivery address specified by the coach (only if the invoice is paid).
If the shipment cannot be delivered (e.g., due to holiday time, wrong address, etc.), HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. may charge the re-shipment.
HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. must be informed as soon as possible if a team cannot take part in the exhibition. Deregistration notices to individual regional partners are not accepted. In case of deregistration, no costs can be refunded.
HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. is entitled to exclude teams from FIRST LEGO League Explore due to significant reasons (e.g., a serious coach intervention in the team’s work). Already paid fees will be withheld.
During the running FIRST LEGO League Explore season, there can be media coverage, including print, online and TV. The coach is responsible for providing a photo permission for each team member of their legal guardian. Should a child not be able to present a photo permission, participation of the child in the exhibition is not recommended, as HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. cannot guarantee that no photo or video recordings of the child will be made.
All rights of use on pictures or other materials been taken within the context of FIRST LEGO League Explore in Germany, Austria and Switzerland reside with HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. The usage outside of the FIRST LEGO League Explore in Germany, Austria and Switzerland context is only permitted after having received a written confirmation by HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V.
The following costs will be invoiced when participating in FIRST LEGO League Explore (per team):
- Participation fee: 100,00 Euro
- Materials (Explore Set, incl. handbooks): 65,00 Euro
- Package and Postage: Germany 14,00 Euro, Austria 25,00 Euro, Switzerland 42,00 Euro
- Germany: 179,00 Euro
- Austria: 190,00 Euro
- Switzerland: 207,00 Euro
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