Grant Program Terms & Conditions
Participants in the Dock Grant Program (“Program”) are required to adhere to the following Terms and Conditions (“Terms”, “Agreement”) in order to maintain the integrity and success of the Program by an individual or organization that participates in the Program (“Participants”, “You”). This Agreement applies to all activity performed under the Program, and should be carefully read and understood by all Participants. The Program is sponsored by the Dock Association (“Dock”, “Us”), a Swiss non-profit organization, which oversees the development, marketing, and management of the Dock Network. Any violation of this Agreement may result in immediate termination of participation in the program and forfeiture of any earned tokens. ‍
THIS AGREEMENT GOVERN YOUR ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM AND CONSTITUTE A BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU (ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF OR THE ENTITY YOU REPRESENT) AND DOCK. YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE TO THIS AGREEMENT AND YOUR REPRESENTATION THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT, AUTHORITY AND CAPACITY TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT (ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF OR THE ENTITY YOU REPRESENT). IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT STATED HERE, DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM.
Dock reserves the right to revise these Terms at any time and at its sole discretion by posting an updated version. You should visit this page periodically to review the most current Terms, because they are binding on you. By continuing to participate in the Program after updated Terms have been posted, you agree to be bound by the updated Terms.

1. Grant Program

The Program invites Dock community members to participate in various development tasks and projects to help develop and grow the Dock network. In return for your Participation, you will be eligible for token compensation (“Reward”, “Rewards”). The Dock team will specify certain tasks that Participants can apply to complete. In addition, program applicants can apply to receive a grant for their own project ideas as long for one or more of the following types of projects:
  • Applications using Dock’s credentialing technology for specific use cases
  • Ecosystem components designed to further usage and adoption
  • Low-level infrastructure development

2. Qualifications

All parties interested in participating in the Program must submit a formal application, undergo a KYC check, and comply with any interview or other requests by the Dock team as part of the application process. By submitting an application, you are confirming that you are fully eligible to participate in the Program and do not have any restrictions or conflicts that would prevent you from participating including, but not limited to, legal or employer restrictions. Information submitted in the application process must be legitimate, submitting false information will result in immediate disqualification from the Program and any Rewards will be forfeited.
Submitting an application and completing the application process does not guarantee that you will be selected as a Participant. The Dock team will be solely responsible for Grant selection based on its discretion. Only Participants who are selected by the Dock team and receive confirmation that they have been selected as a Grant Program Participant will be eligible to participate in the Program and receive Rewards.
Participation in the Program is voluntary and Participants are not considered employees or contractors of Dock, and should not make any claims that they are working directly for Dock. Any misrepresentation of a Participants affiliation with Dock or its partners will be considered a violation of this Agreement and could result in disqualification from the Program.

3. Work Quality and License

Work completed under the Dock Grant Program must adhere to the following requirements:
  • Must be original work completed by the individual(s) or company specified on the application.
  • Must fulfill the deliverables as agreed between the Participant and the Dock team.
  • Must be technically sound and code must be at a production level quality
  • All code produced as part of a grant must be open-sourced, and cannot rely on closed-source software for full functionality. We prefer Apache 2.0, but GPLv3, MIT or Unlicense are also acceptable.
All work completed under the Program is subject to review by the Dock team. Any work that does not adhere to these guidelines and/or reflects poorly on Dock will not be accepted by the Program and could result in immediate disqualification of the Grant.

4. Communication

The Dock team will provide specific channels to be used for communication by Participants to communicate with the Dock team. These channels will be used to communicate updates and important information regarding the Program and active communication is expected by all Participants. If any Participant becomes unresponsive for an extended period of time and the Dock team suspects that they are no longer interested in completing the Program, then the Dock team may consider this Participant as having resigned from the Program.

5. Rewards

All Grants will be eligible to receive a Reward in return for their participation in the Program. Specific reward amounts will be determined by the Dock team based on the type of Task being rewarded, and these amounts will be confirmed when the Grant is rewarded.
Rewards are priced in USD amounts and will be paid in Dock tokens upon the completion of each deliverable. The conversion rate for Dock tokens will be determined by using the average closing price for the last 7 days as reported by CoinMarketCap (https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/dock/). Participants are required to submit the completed work for each deliverable, along with any supplemental documentation, as well as provide a Dock token address.
If any issues are found or the work is incomplete based on the definition of the deliverables, the Dock team may request that the Participant revise the work and resubmit the deliverables until the Dock team is satisfied that the requirements have been met. The Reward will not be paid until the deliverables are fully approved by the Dock team.
Eligibility to receive rewards for various Tasks depends on the following criteria:
  • Tasks are completed as instructed, in the case of Custom Projects, as agreed upon between the Dock team and the Participant
  • Projects and tasks comply with the Program Terms
  • Completion of the Tasks are reported to the Dock team and proof of completion is provided as requested
  • The Dock team reviews and approves the submitted work

6. Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by law, under no circumstances shall Dock be liable for any injury, death, act of god, accident, delay, direct or indirect, incidental, punitive, special, exemplary or consequential damages arising out of any (I) participation in the Program, (ii) action or inaction in connection with this agreement or for loss of Rewards; in each case, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise. All of the above limitations shall apply notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy and are fundamental elements of the bargain between us and you. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or in connection with the Program or this Agreement must be filed within thirty (30) days after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
In the event of any problem with the Program you agree that your sole and exclusive remedy is to cease participation in the Program. Under no circumstances shall Dock, its affiliates, or licensors be liable in any way for your participation in the Program or your work, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions, any infringement of the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of, or related to, the Program, the materials, your content, the commercial products or any third party user generated content available.

7. Indemnification

YOU HEREBY AGREE, AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE, TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS US, OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND AFFILIATES, FROM ALL CLAIMS, LIABILITIES, LOSS AND DAMAGES (OF EVERY KIND, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN AND SUSPECTED OR UNSUSPECTED) RELATED TO IN ANY WAY TO: (I) YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM, (II) YOUR CONTENT OR (III) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY APPLICABLE LAWS OR REGULATIONS. We will provide you with written notice of such a claim. You will not enter into any settlement or compromise of any such claim without our prior written consent. We may assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you. In all events, you shall cooperate fully in the defense of any claim.

8. Governing Law

This Agreement will be governed by laws of the Country of Switzerland without regard to its choice of law or conflicts of law principles. The parties consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the courts in Zug, Switzerland, except that temporary relief to enjoin infringement of intellectual property rights may be sought in any court.

9. Miscellaneous

No waiver of any term of this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and any failure to assert any right or provision under this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such term. This Agreement, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by us without restriction. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, franchise or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of participation in the Program. This Agreement comprises the entire agreement between you and us, states our and our suppliers' entire liability and your exclusive remedy with respect to the Program, and supersedes all prior agreements pertaining to the subject matter thereof. If any provision(s) of this Agreement is held to be contrary to law, then such provision(s) shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the original provision and the other provisions remain in full force and effect. The section titles in this Agreement are solely used for convenience and have no legal or contractual significance. No provision of this Agreement shall be construed against us but rather shall be construed in a neutral and fair manner as terms entered into by a fully-informed party on a voluntary basis after opportunity to confer with advisors and legal counsel about the meaning and effects of the terms of this Agreement.

10. Contact Us

If you have any concerns or questions about this Agreement, please contact us at [email protected]