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Qiyada Emerging Leaders participation terms

1. Participant acceptance

I understand that by signing (by hand or electronically, including via click-through) these Qiyada Emerging Leaders participation terms (“Terms”), I am applying for and agreeing to participate in Qiyada Emerging Leaders offered by McKinsey & Company, Inc., International (“McKinsey”). These Terms are a contract between McKinsey and me, and I understand that my application and participation in Qiyada is subject to my compliance with them.

2. Application

By applying to Qiyada, I agree that the information that I provide as the applicant (“Information”) will be reviewed and made accessible to third parties, including McKinsey’s affiliates and parties managing the candidate-screening process. My application can be reserved, suspended, or terminated at any time as McKinsey finds it necessary, even after being successfully accepted into Qiyada Emerging Leaders.

3. Application process, criteria, and rejections

A. Application process

I understand that to be considered for Qiyada Emerging Leaders, I need to meet each of the following requirements:

  • meet the eligibility criteria of Qiyada Emerging Leaders as communicated to me
  • submit certain required information and any additional requested information relating to my application

If an applicant submits intentionally incorrect or misleading information, the applicant may be disqualified from Qiyada Emerging Leaders.

B. Application criteria

Applicants will be assessed based on their leadership potential and their personal commitment to developing themselves and others to support Abu Dhabi’s transformation.

C. Application rejections

McKinsey is committed to working with individuals and organizations to identify the right candidates for the right programs. To this end, and to maximize fairness, we have contracted an external agency to run the candidate-screening process. The agency, together with a committee comprising senior leaders from Abu Dhabi, will make the final selection based on interviews with short-listed candidates, following predefined criteria. McKinsey values diversity and aspires to offer a positive and inspiring experience to participants. Unsuccessful applicants may apply in subsequent years if they fulfill the eligibility and application criteria.

4. Privacy and data security

The information McKinsey collects through my application to Qiyada Emerging Leaders may be made available and be reviewed by third parties, including the parties mentioned in paragraph 2. I understand that, while McKinsey will use commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures to help secure all of my personal data against loss, misuse, and alteration, McKinsey cannot guarantee that loss, misuse, or alteration will not occur. If there is a breach of my data while in McKinsey’s possession, I understand that McKinsey will notify me in accordance with applicable statutory requirements.

5. Program benefits and time commitment

If selected for Qiyada Emerging Leaders, I agree to participate in the program benefits. I understand that the benefits in question relate to my personal development and growth and are not monetary or economic in nature. No other benefits or reimbursement of expenses (whether for travel, meals, accommodation, services, insurance, or otherwise) will accrue to me in connection with Qiyada Emerging Leaders or my participation. I further understand that participation in Qiyada Emerging Leaders requires a minimum time commitment. If I do not commit the time required to complete the program, I may not receive certain benefits, and my participation may be terminated at McKinsey’s discretion.

6. Intellectual property

A. The name “Qiyada Emerging Leaders” along with any created text, writings, images, templates, scripts, graphics, interactive features, trademarks, marks, and logos connected thereto (“Marks”), are developed, used by, associated with, and representative of an original program and service offering by McKinsey. The Marks and each of their elements are objects of intellectual property and are subject to legal protection under local legislation and international conventions.

B. I agree that McKinsey and McKinsey’s agents shall have a right to copy, edit, rearrange, transfer, translate, and/or reproduce my application or any part thereof (redacted of my personal data) for the purposes of Qiyada Emerging Leaders, including for advertising, promotion, publicity, broadcast, exhibition, distribution, or communication to the public in general about the program.

C. I understand that photos and videos of me may be taken at different events of Qiyada Emerging Leaders (for example, during in-person interviews for Qiyada Emerging Leaders, the in-person training program of Qiyada Emerging Leaders, the award ceremony of Qiyada Emerging Leaders, and potentially other events). I agree that McKinsey and McKinsey’s agents shall have a right to use, edit, copy, display, transfer, reproduce, distribute, publish, modify, or transmit in any manner such photos or videos or any part thereof for the purposes of Qiyada Emerging Leaders, including for advertising, promotion, publicity, broadcast, exhibition, distribution, or communication to the public in general about the program.

7. Use of McKinsey’s name

I agree that, without McKinsey’s prior consent in writing, I will not refer to McKinsey publicly or in communications with other parties (including, without limitation, in social-media posts, other places on the web, statements to the press, et cetera), except that I may mention my participation in Qiyada Emerging Leaders in my privately distributed résumé.

8. Termination

I understand that Qiyada Emerging Leaders is expected to last no longer than the date communicated to me by McKinsey and will terminate automatically on that date without further notice. I further understand that participation in Qiyada Emerging Leaders does not guarantee employment or any other relationship with McKinsey throughout or at any time following the end of the program period.

McKinsey may terminate my participation if it determines any of the following:

  • I have breached any applicable law(s) while participating in Qiyada Emerging Leaders;
  • I submitted intentionally incorrect or misleading information as part of my application
  • I did not commit the time required to complete the program
  • I have violated these Terms
  • McKinsey believes that any of my actions could harm McKinsey’s reputation or business interests, at its sole and unfettered discretion

In the event of termination, McKinsey will strive to provide me with a timely explanation; however, McKinsey is not required to do so.

All provisions of these Terms that, by their nature, should survive termination shall survive termination for any reason.

9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, REPRESENTATIONS, AND WARRANTIES

A. Qiyada Emerging Leaders AND ASSOCIATED BENEFITS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” “WITH ALL FAULTS,” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.

B. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL MCKINSEY, ITS AFFILIATES, OR ITS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, OWNERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, MORAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF MONEY, GOODWILL, REPUTATION, PROFITS, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES) OR ANY OTHER LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH Qiyada Emerging Leaders, MY PARTICIPATION IN Qiyada Emerging Leaders, OR THE COLLECTION, USE, SHARING, PROCESSING, AND/OR TRANSFER OF MY PERSONAL DATA, WHETHER THE CLAIM IS BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, WARRANTY, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.

C. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, MY SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO CEASE MY PARTICIPATION IN Qiyada Emerging Leaders.

D. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT WILL MCKINSEY’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY HEREUNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH Qiyada Emerging Leaders EXCEED US $100, EVEN IF IT IS FOUND THAT THIS REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OR IS HELD UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON.

10. Indemnity

I agree to indemnify and hold harmless McKinsey, its affiliates, and its and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including, without limitation, attorney’s fees) arising from any of the following:

  • my violation of any of these Terms
  • my breach of applicable law(s)
  • any claim that my actions harmed a third party
  • any claim that I have breached any obligation (statutory, contractual, or otherwise) that I owe to a third party, including present and/or future employer(s)

This obligation will survive the completion or termination of Qiyada Emerging Leaders. In the event of a claim such as one described in this paragraph, McKinsey may elect to settle with the party/parties making the claim, and I shall be liable as though McKinsey had proceeded with a trial.

11. Choice of law and arbitration

These Terms are governed by the federal laws of the United Arab Emirates. The offer and acceptance of these Terms is deemed to have occurred in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

I agree that any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms, or the validity, enforceability, performance, breach, or termination hereof, shall be finally settled by arbitration by a sole arbitrator in Abu Dhabi in accordance with the rules of the Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Center of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce. If I bring a dispute in a manner other than in accordance with this paragraph, I agree that McKinsey may seek to have it dismissed and that I would be responsible for McKinsey’s attorney fees, costs, and disbursements in doing so.

I agree that the unsuccessful party in a dispute arising from or relating to these Terms will be responsible for the reimbursement of the successful party’s reasonable attorney fees, costs, and disbursements.

12. Force majeure

I agree that McKinsey is not responsible for anything that it may otherwise be responsible for, or may suspend Qiyada Emerging Leaders, as a result of events beyond its control, including but not limited to act of God, war, insurrection, riot, terrorism, crime, labor shortage (including lawful and unlawful strikes), embargo, postal disruption, communication disruption, failure or shortage of infrastructure, shortage of materials, or any other event.

13. Severability

In the event that any of these Terms is found to be unlawful or otherwise unenforceable, the remainder will continue in force as though it had been entered into without that unlawful or unenforceable provision being included. If two or more provisions of these Terms or any other agreement I may have with McKinsey are deemed to conflict with each other’s operation, I agree that McKinsey shall have the right to elect which provision remains in force.

14. Assignment

I may not assign my rights and/or obligations under these Terms to any other party without McKinsey’s prior written consent. McKinsey may assign its rights and/or obligations under these Terms to an affiliate.

15. Amendments

McKinsey may amend these Terms from time to time. When McKinsey amends these Terms, it will notify me by email. I may decline to agree to the amendments, but if I do, I must immediately cease my participation in Qiyada Emerging Leaders.

16. Electronic communication

I agree to receive communications from McKinsey electronically and that all terms, conditions, notices, disclosures, and other communications provided electronically in connection with Qiyada Emerging Leaders satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if made in writing. The foregoing does not affect any statutory rights.

17. Other terms

If I apply for employment with McKinsey or accept employment then I accept and agree the following terms:

  • If I am offered employment or apply for employment or other role at McKinsey then I agree to notify McKinsey that I am participating or have participated in another McKinsey program
  • I agree to notify McKinsey if I apply or have become employed with McKinsey during the program I agree to notify the Qiyada course leaders at McKinsey on qiyada@mckinsey.com if I apply or have become employed with McKinsey during the program
  • I further understand that participation in Qiyada Emerging Leaders program does not guarantee employment or any other relationship with McKinsey throughout or at any time following the end of the program period.