Terms of Use

Welcome to the https://prohack.org/ website (the “Site”).

The Site administration (“Administration”) offers you the Site services on the conditions being the subject of these Terms of Use (the “Terms”). In this connection, you should familiarize yourself carefully with the conditions of these Terms which the Site Administration regards as a public offer in accordance with Article 437 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation.

These Terms are made in English and Russian languages. The Russian version of the Terms is available here. In the event of discrepancies as to the terms of the Terms the English version shall prevail.


  1. Glossary

1.1. The Site – the internet resource consisting of a set of (a) computer programs (software code running on a computer) and (b) the information (content) placed in them by the Administration and/or users. The Site is maintained in an information system that provides the access to the aforesaid information in Internet when addressed by the domain name https://prohack.org/ (including all levels of the specified domain functioning at the moment of adoption of these Terms as well as added after that).

1.2. User – a natural person legally capable of accepting the Terms of Use, including subject to the terms and conditions of the Rules of Contest located at https://prohack.org/page/rules-of-contest, and the Privacy Policy located at https://prohack.org/page/privacy-note, who has gained access to the Site and the ability to use it within the limits established by the Terms, acting on his/her own behalf and in his/her own interests.

1.3. Account – a Site page to which the User gains personal access after completing registration and/or authorization on the Site.

1.4. Content – any information, including text, graphics, audio and video materials posted by the Users and/or Administration, which can be accessed using the Site.

1.5. F.A.Q. – a Site page containing a collection of frequently asked questions and answers on a topic and/or in connection with events (contests) held on the Site. In all cases of controversy regarding the conditions of a particular event (contest) and the information on this specified page, Users should follow the Rules of Contest as prevailing document.

2. Status of the Terms

2.1. The Terms govern the use of the Site by Users, as well as the rights and obligations of the Users and the Administration.

2.2. Using the Site, including without undergoing the registration/authorization procedure, shall mean familiarization with the Terms and their acceptance.

2.3. The Administration shall have the right to change the content of the Terms unilaterally. The changes shall take effect without any special notice from the moment the new edition of the Terms is posted on the Site at the address https://prohack.org/page/terms, and/or a notice of Account changes is sent to the User.

2.4. The current version of the Terms is located at https://prohack.org/page/terms. Continued use of the Site after changes are made in the Terms shall mean acceptance of such changes.

3. Authorization of the User

3.1. In order to obtain the right to use the special functionality of the Site, the User must register on the Site.

3.2. The User registration on the Site shall be carried out via the registration form by providing to the Administration true and accurate data necessary for creation of Account, including unique for each User full name (last name; first name; patronymic – if any), e-mail address, mobile phone number, citizenship, education details (information about university only), experience in data science, password, and by accepting these Terms, the Rules of Contest and the Privacy Policy located on the Site as described above. The User warrants and represents that any and all personal information provided by him/her to the Administration is true and accurate.

3.3. During the registration process, a security code will be sent to the specified mobile phone number for the purpose of User registration. The login and password set by the User are necessary and sufficient information for the registered User to access his/her Account on the Site.

3.4. The Administration shall take all necessary measures to protect the User's personal data from unauthorized access, modification, disclosure or destruction.

3.5. One person can register at the Site only once. It shall not be permitted to register multiple Accounts held by a single person, or use (previously registered) Accounts owned by other persons.

3.6. Unless proven otherwise by the User, any act committed using the User's Account, including using the User's login and password, shall be deemed to have been committed by the respective User. In case of unauthorized login, the User shall immediately notify the Administration about it in due order and shall be fully responsible for the actions taken by third parties during such authorization

4. Use of the Site

4.1. The User shall be able to use the general functionality of the Site free of charge and without registration. Special functionality shall be available to the User free of charge after registration/authorization on the Site.

4.1.1. The general functionality of the Site includes the User’s access to the generally available information on the Site. Special functionality includes access to information available only to Users who have completed registration/authorization on the Site, including such actions at the User's discretion in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation and these Terms of Use: participation in the performance of tasks on terms established by the Administration, reading and downloading of Content by the User as part of the performance of relevant tasks on terms established by the Administration.

4.2. The Administration shall have the right to unilaterally change, at any time, the terms of granting the permission to use general and special functionality, the requirements for the design of the Content posted by the User without prior notice to the User. Changes shall enter into force from the date of the relevant amendments and publication of such changes, including the new version of these Terms on the Site at the following address https://prohack.org/page/terms.

4.3. The Administration may unilaterally and at any time, without prior notice to the User and without giving any reasons, suspend and/or terminate the access to general and special functionality of the Site without compensation for any costs, losses, payment of any fines and penalties, including in case of any (even one-time) violation by the User of these Terms.

4.4. The Administration shall notify the Registered User about its actions within 5 (five) working days from the date of suspension and/or termination of User’s access to additional functionality

5. Obligations of the User

5.1. When using the Site, the User shall:

а) comply with the provisions of the current legislation of the Russian Federation, other applicable legislation, these Terms, the Rules of Contest and the Privacy Policy located on the Site as described above;

b) inform the Administration of unauthorized login on the Site;

c) not post Content, other information and objects (including links to them) on the Site that may violate the rights and interests of others;

d) evaluate the legality of the Content, other information and objects before posting them;

e) keep confidential and unavailable to other Users and third parties personal data and information about private life of other Users and third parties that have become known to him/her through communication with other Users of the Site or otherwise, without obtaining prior permission of the latter;

5.2. In case of doubt regarding the legality of certain actions, including the posting of information, the Administration recommends to refrain from execution of the latter.

5.3. Users of the Site are prohibited to:

5.3.1. perform authorization on behalf of or instead of another person (using a fake or someone else's Account);

5.3.2. misrepresent oneself when registering on the Site;

5.3.3. upload, publish, distribute and provide access or otherwise use any information that:

(a) threatens, discredits, insults, defames honor and dignity or violates the privacy of other Users or third parties;

(b) violates the rights of minors;

(c) is vulgar or indecent, contains pornographic images and texts or scenes of a sexual nature involving minors;

(d) contains scenes of cruelty to animals;

(e) contains a description of the means and methods of suicide, any incitement to commit it;

(f) advocates and/or promotes racial, religious, ethnic hatred or enmity, promotes fascism or ideology of racial superiority;

(g) contains extremist materials;

(h) promotes criminal activity or provides advice, instructions or guidance on how to commit criminal acts;

(i) contains restricted access information, including but not limited to state and trade secrets, information about the private lives of third parties;

(j) contains advertising;

(k) describes the appeal of using drugs, including "digital drugs" (sound files that affect the human brain through binaural rhythms), information on drug distribution, prescriptions for their production and tips for use;

(l) is fraudulent;

(m) and violates other rights and interests of citizens and legal entities and/or requirements of the Russian Federation legislation and/or other applicable laws.

5.3.4. illegally upload, publish, distribute and make available or otherwise use the intellectual property of Users and third parties;

5.3.5. mass mail messages and comments;

5.3.6. take actions aimed at disrupting the normal functioning of the Site;

5.3.7. upload, publish, distribute and make available or otherwise use viruses, trojans and other malicious programs;

5.3.8. use without special permission from the Administration automated scripts (software) to collect information on the Site and/or interact with the Site and its functionality;

5.3.9. attempt, by any means, including, but not limited to, deceit, breach of trust, hacking, to gain access to information about another User;

5.3.10. illegally collect and process personal data of other persons;

5.3.11. use the Site in any other way than through the interface provided by the Administration, unless such actions were expressly permitted to the User under a separate agreement with the Administration;

5.3.12. reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade or resell access to the Site and its functionality for any purpose, unless such actions were expressly permitted to the User under a separate agreement with the Administration;

5.3.13. place advertising;

5.3.14. post any other information, which, in the opinion of the Administration, is undesirable, does not correspond to the purposes of the Site, infringes on the interests of the Users or otherwise is undesirable for posting on the Site;

5.4. The User is personally responsible for any information posted on the Site, communicated to other Users, and for any interactions with other Users at his/her own risk.

5.5. If the User does not agree with these Terms or their updates, the User must discontinue using the Site.

5.6. The User has the right to terminate the use of the Site and cancel the Account created by him/her by sending the Administration a request to delete the Account from the Site to the e-mail address contact@prohack.org from the e-mail address specified at the registration on the Site. The Administration shall delete the User's Account within 30 (thirty) days after receiving a substantiated written request from the User.

6. Intellectual property rights

6.1. By posting on the Site the Content that rightfully belongs to him/her, the User shall grant the Administration a non-exclusive right to use, free of charge, the Content posted legally on the Site for the purpose of ensuring that the Administration operates the Site to the extent and in the ways determined by the functionality and architecture of the Site. The specified non-exclusive right shall be granted for the duration of the Content placement on the Site, and shall include the right to process the Content and shall extend to territories of all countries of the world.

6.2. For the purpose of observance of the Site editorial standards (correction of errors, clarification or addition of factual information, etc.), the User shall express his/her consent to amendments, reductions and additions to the Content posted on the Site, along with illustrations, preface, afterword, comments or any other clarifications, made by the Administration unilaterally and without notice to the User.

In case of disagreement with the amendments made, the User has the right to request the removal of his/her Content from the Site by sending a request to the Administration to the e-mail address contact@prohack.org from the e-mail address specified at the registration on the Site. The Administration shall delete the User's Content within 30 (thirty) days after receiving a substantiated written request.

6.3. If the User requires the removal of his/her Content from the Site, the non-exclusive right shall be automatically revoked as soon as the Content is removed, however, the Administration reserves the right to keep archived copies of the User's Content for the required period, if necessary, due to technical peculiarities of the Site.

6.4. Unless otherwise expressly provided in these Terms, nothing in these Terms shall be deemed to constitute a transfer by the Administration of exclusive rights to the Content. The Administration shall also not grant any rights to use the Administration's Content, tools for the Site and/or Administration's individualization (trade names, trademarks, logos, domain names and others).

6.5. Liability for violation of exclusive rights

6.5.1. The User is personally liable for any Content or other information he/she uploads or otherwise makes available to the public (publishes) on or via the Site. The User has no right to upload, transfer or publish any Content on the Site unless the User has the relevant rights to do so acquired or transferred to the User in accordance with the laws of the Russian Federation or other applicable legislation.

6.5.2. By posting Content on the Site the User guarantees that the rights (including exclusive intellectual property rights, rights to use images of people) to all objects included in the Content posted by the User belong to the User and/or he/she has received the necessary permission from the holder of the rights to this object in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation or other applicable legislation.

6.5.3. The Administration shall not be responsible for the Content posted by the User on the Site. In case of claims or demands (including violations of the law or rights of third parties) to the Administration by third parties (including competent government agencies) regarding such Content, the User agrees to resolve them independently and at his/her own expense, protecting the Administration from any proceedings, disputes, demands and claims, as well as to reimburse the Administration for related costs and losses.

6.5.4. The Administration may, but is not obliged to, monitor the Site for prohibited Content and may delete, modify or move (without notice) any Content of Users at its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason, including, without limitation, moving, modifying or deleting Content which, in the opinion of the Administration, violates these Terms, the legislation of the Russian Federation and/or other applicable laws and/or may violate the rights, harm or threaten the security of other Users.

6.6. Third Party Sites and Content.

6.6.1. The Site contains (or may contain) links to other websites (sites of the third parties), as well as articles, photographs, illustrations, graphics, music, sound, video, information, applications, software and other Content belonging to or originating from the third parties (Content of the third parties), which are the intellectual property products protected in accordance with the laws of the Russian Federation or other applicable laws.

6.6.2. These third parties and their content may not be verified by the Administration for compliance with applicable requirements (accuracy, completeness, integrity, etc.). The Administration shall not be responsible for any information posted on third-party sites to which the User have gained access through the Site or through third party content, including, inter alia, any opinions or statements expressed on the third-party websites or in their content.

6.6.3. Links or instructions posted on the Site concerning the uploading of files and/or the installation of the third-party software shall not be an affirmation or approval of these actions by the Administration.

6.6.4. Reference to any site, product, and service, any information of a commercial or non-commercial nature on the Site shall not be an affirmation or recommendation of these products (services) by the Administration.

6.6.5. If the User decides to leave the Site and go to third-party sites, use or install third-party software, he/she shall do so at his/her own risk, and from this moment these Terms shall no longer apply to the User. The User should proceed in accordance with applicable rules and policies, including business practices of those whose content he/she intends to use.

7. The Site functioning and responsibility for its use

7.1. The Users shall be responsible for their own actions in connection with the use of the Site in accordance with the current legislation of the Russian Federation and other applicable laws. Violation of these Terms and applicable laws of the Russian Federation shall entail civil, administrative and criminal liability.

7.2. The Administration provides a technical platform to use the Site by the Users, and is not involved in forming the Сontent, information posted by the Users on the Site and does not control and is not responsible for the acts or omissions of any person with regards to the Site use.

7.3. The Site information system and its software have no solutions that automatically censor and control the activities, Content, and information of the Users on the use of the Site.

7.4. The Administration reserves the right to change the design of the Site, its Content, functionality, modify or supplement the scripts, software and other objects used or stored on the Site, any server applications at any time with or without prior notice.

7.5. The Administration is not engaged in pre- and/or post-moderation or censorship of the Content posted by the Users, and only takes actions to protect the rights and interests of persons and ensure compliance with the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation after the appeal of the individual concerned to the Administration in accordance with the established procedure.

7.6. The Administration reserves the right, at its own discretion, as well as upon receipt of information from other Users or third parties about the violation of these Terms by the User, to change (moderate) or delete any Content published by the User, which violates the prohibitions established by these Terms, suspend, restrict or terminate the access of the User to all or any of the sections or functionality of the Site at any time for any reason or without explanation, with or without prior notice. The Administration reserves the right to suspend, limit or terminate the User's access to any of the functionality of the Site, if the Administration considers that the User is a threat to the Site and/or other Users. The Administration shall implement the measures described above in accordance with applicable law and these Terms and shall not be responsible for possible negative consequences of such measures for Users or third parties.

7.7. The Administration shall ensure the functioning and operability of the Site and undertakes to promptly restore its operability in case of technical failures and interruptions. The Administration shall not be liable for any errors, omissions, interruptions, deletion, defects, delay in processing or transmission of data, failure of communication lines, theft, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties to intellectual property posted on the Site and the resulting loss of information. The Administration shall not be liable for any damage to the User's or other person's computer, mobile devices, any other equipment or software caused by or in connection with downloading materials from the Site or links posted on the Site.

7.8. The Administration reserves the right to use statistical information related to the functioning of the Site, as well as information of the Users to provide targeted display of advertising information. For the purpose of operation and technical support of the Site and the execution of the Terms, the Administration has the technical ability to access Users' personal pages, which is used only in cases prescribed by the Terms.

7.9. The Administration has the right to send information to the User on the development of the Site and its services, as well as to advertise its activities, to which the User gives his/her consent to the Administration.

7.10. Limitation of liability of the Administration:

7.10.1. The Site and its functionality, including all scripts, applications, content and design, are provided "as is". The Administration disclaims any warranty that the Site or its functionality may or may not be fit for a particular use. The Administration cannot guarantee or promise any specific results from the use of the Site and/or its functionality;

7.10.2. The User should take precautions to avoid any confusion when downloading and using any files from the Site or links posted on the Site, including software. The Administration strongly recommends using only licensed software, including anti-virus software;

7.10.3. By using the Site the User agrees that he/she downloads any material at his/her own risk and is solely responsible for the consequences of his/her use of these materials, including for damage it may cause to his/her computer or any third party, for loss of data or any other damage;

7.10.4. Under no circumstances shall the Administration or its representatives be liable to the User or to any third parties for any indirect, incidental, unintentional damage, including loss of profit or lost data, harm to honor, dignity or business reputation, caused in connection with the use of the Site, the contents of the Site or other materials to which the User or other persons gained access through the Site, even if the Administration warned of or indicated the possibility of such harm.

7.10.5. The Administration shall not be liable for any technical malfunction or other problems of any telephone networks or services, computer systems, servers or providers, computer or telephone equipment, software, failure of e-mail services or scripts due to technical reasons. Also, the Administration shall not be responsible for the compliance of the entire Site or its parts with the expectations of the Users, faultless and uninterrupted operation of the Site, losses incurred by the Users for reasons related to technical failures of hardware or software.

7.11. The Administration shall have the right to engage any third parties to fulfill obligations under these Terms and Conditions without the consent of the User.

7.12. The Administration shall not be liable for non-performance or improper performance of its obligations, as well as for possible damage caused by law enforcement intelligence-gathering activities by the state and municipal authorities, as well as other organizations.

8. Miscellaneous

8.1. These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Russian Federation. Any issues not regulated by the Terms shall be resolved in accordance with the laws of the Russian Federation.

8.2. All disputes shall be resolved through negotiations, and in case of failure to reach an agreement shall be referred to a court of Moscow with the jurisdiction to address the dispute.

8.3. These Terms shall come into force for the User upon actual use of the Site, or upon registration (if the User has registered) on the Site (acceptance) and shall be valid for an indefinite period of time.

8.4. If for any reason any of the provisions of these Terms become invalid or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions of these Terms shall not be affected.

8.5. For any complaints, questions or suggestions regarding the operation of the Site Users may contact the Administration at the following e-mail address: contact@prohack.org. When addressing a complaint to the Administration, the User undertakes to provide documents confirming the validity of the complaint, and the registered User also undertakes to indicate his or her account information on the Site.

9. Requisites and addresses

9.1. The Administration – Limited Liability Company “McKinsey & Company CIS”, primary state registration number (in Russian: ОГРН): 1087746280225;

legal address: 5, Lesnaya str., Moscow, 125047, Russian Federation;

postal address: 5 C, Lesnaya str., Moscow, 125047, Russian Federation;

phone number: + 7 495 424 80 00, e-mail: contact@prohack.org

Date of Last Revision: April 24, 2020