Intel® Developer Zone - Additional Terms of Use

Acceptance of Site Use Terms

In addition to the Intel® Terms of Use, and Intel® Privacy Policy, the following terms govern your use of this site. Your access to and continued downloading of any materials from this site, or the posting or other transmission of communications to this site constitutes your acceptance of and compliance with the following Terms and Conditions (the "Terms") as an Intel® Developer Zone Member. If you do not agree, do not use this site.

By submitting contributions to the site, you are granting Intel and its affiliated companies a worldwide, non- exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, unconditional, fully paid-up license to publish your name or alias in connection with this site and your contributions.

Intel reserves the right to monitor, restrict access to, edit or remove any materials or content that is available at, linked or posted to this website. Intel may, without notice, remove, modify, suspend or terminate the website and any related programs.

In addition to the violations described in the Terms of Use, in no event will you collect information about others, including email addresses or other personal information.

The Intel® Black Belt Software Developer program is a ranking and recognition system designed to indicate the quality and quantity of contributions and engagement made by members.

Individual Contribution and Recognition

1. Intel will set up a contribution account to record points earned by each member for contributions made. A member can earn points by logging in and contributing to the Intel® Developer Zone.

2. You will earn points based on the contributions you make to the Intel® Developer Zone. Some examples might include checking code enhanced for Intel platforms, submitting your applications, content, profile, sample code, videos, articles, white papers, posts, blogs, comments, ratings, and contest entries during a membership year.

3. You are required to obtain a set number of points to achieve recognition, awards and status levels (with the exception of the Black Belt Developer" level). Each of these may change at any time and we may provide you with different or more specific terms, in which case the more specific terms will apply to awarding points, recognition and awards.

4. Points will be awarded and accumulated for different types of contributions; for example sample code, videos, articles, white papers, posts, blogs, comments, ratings, and contest entries, as described in the Intel® Black Belt Software Developer FAQ page at

5. Membership Levels and Prizes: The Intel® Black Belt Software Developer Program has four different individual membership levels with the following eligibility requirements:

5.1. Intel® Green Belt Software Developer:

Benefit: The title "Intel® Green Belt Software Developer" recognizes a member's regular contribution to the Intel® Developer Zone communities by displaying the "Intel® Green Belt Software Developer" icon on his/her user profile. The title is granted for a period of 12 calendar months.

Requirement: A member accumulates at least 50 points within a 12-month period.
Re-qualification: A member accumulates at least 50 points within 12 months from the date of qualification as an Intel® Green Belt Software Developer.

5.2. Intel® Brown Belt Software Developer:

Benefit: The title "Intel® Brown Belt Software Developer" recognizes the value a member brings to the Intel® Developer Zone by actively contributing to the community. These members are identified by an "Intel® Brown Belt Software Developer" icon on their profile and receive an award of their choice from an available selection upon qualification. The available selection of awards (approximate retail value $50 USD) varies and is determined by Intel.

Requirement: A member accumulates at least 500 points within a 12-month period.
Re-qualification: A member accumulates at least 500 points within 12 months from the date of qualification as an Intel® Brown Belt Software Developer.

5.3. Intel® Red Belt Software Developer:

Benefit: The title "Intel® Red Belt Software Developer" recognizes the leadership a member brings to the Intel® Developer Zone by actively contributing to the community. These members are identified by an "Intel® Red Belt Software Developer" icon on their profile and receive an award of their choice from an available selection upon qualification. The available selection of awards (approximate retail value $150 USD) varies and is determined by the Intel® Black Belt Program management.

Requirement: A member accumulates at least 5000 points within a 12 month period.
Re-qualification: A member accumulates at least 5000 points within 12 months from the date of qualification as an Intel® Red Belt Software Developer.

5.4. Intel® Black Belt Software Developer:

The title "Intel® Black Belt Software Developer" is awarded to a member of the Intel Developer Zone who is nominated to this status by an Intel panel of experts based on the quality, quantity, knowledge, and technical expertise that members bring to the Intel communities.

Benefit: The Intel® Black Belt Software Developer title is the highest level of individual recognition. Each member of this tier will be appointed by the Intel panel of experts and receive the following benefits when they are initially named. These benefits are subject to change without notice at any time.

  • One laptop with a high-end Intel® microprocessor available at that time (approximate retail value up to $1800 USD). This laptop is awarded only once at the first time a member qualifies as an Intel® Black Belt Software Developer, and is not awarded for re-qualifying.
  • A free pass to Intel® Developer Forum (approximate retail value varies by country: up to $1,600 USD).
  • Personal profile featured on the Intel® Developer Zone Black Belt recognition page.
  • An interview/video interview to be published on the Intel® Developer Zone.
  • Opportunity to meet Intel engineers at "meet and greet" Intel events and seminars.
  • Opportunity to host a blog on the Intel® Developer Zone.

5.5. Members will be notified about changes to the level of their membership and prizes awarded via email.

5.6. Points expire if the relevant contribution account is closed or the Intel® Developer Zone member ends membership.

5.7. If you no longer meet the minimum required criteria for your current membership level, you will be re-assigned or downgraded to the appropriate qualifying tier of membership without notice. You will still be required to meet the downgraded level's requirements. Your contribution account will be updated accordingly.

5.8. You may be required to sign and return releases of liability, declarations of eligibility, and where lawful, publicity consent agreements, within five (5) days of acknowledged notification of prizes and awards. If a member cannot be contacted, is ineligible (under these rules or due to a failure to comply with any of the other applicable policies, licenses, rules, and terms of service, fails to claim a prize, or fails to timely return the completed and executed releases/agreements as required), prizes and rewards may be forfeited, at Intel's discretion. Physical prizes awarded for the winning entries will be sent to developers within six (6) weeks from the date of the notification email or confirmation of the winning developer's physical address, whichever is later.

5.9. Prizes and rewards are associated only to the developer submitting the contributions and achieving a particular membership level and can only be transferred between user accounts in the case of an exiting employee establishing an external user account to continue in community contribution or duplicate account merger. All prizes and awards are subject to availability and may change at any time. Intel may substitute prizes and awards of equal or greater value.

5.10. The developer accepts responsibility for all federal, state and local taxes and fees in connection with the prizes and awards. The developer shall be solely responsible to obtain all permissions and authorizations to collect and receive the prize in accordance with the laws of the developer's country of residence. This program is void where prohibited or restricted by law, and subject to applicable federal, state provincial and local laws. In the instance that any country’s laws prohibits; cash prizes will be replaced by goods and/or services of equal value in Intel's sole discretion.

5.11. Intel does not provide any warranty on the prizes and awards. To the fullest extent allowable by law, Intel specifically disclaims any representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the prizes and awards, including any implied warranty of merchant-ability or fitness for a particular purpose and implied warranties arising from course of dealing or course of performance.

5.12. Our only responsibilities with respect to the Intel® Black Belt Software Developer are set out in these rules which are subject to the laws of Delaware. We will only be liable to a member who suffers loss as a result of our breach of these rules and, if so, our sole liability will be to credit to the relevant contribution account any points which have been wrongly deducted or should have been credited but were not. These Terms and Conditions prevail in the event of any conflict or inconsistency with any other communications, including advertising or promotional materials.

5.13. If Intel improperly denies you any prizes, awards or points, Intel's entire liability and your sole and exclusive remedy will be limited to a distribution of the equivalent amount of prizes, awards and points as set forth above. By participating, you waive any and all rights to bring any claim or action related to such matters in any forum beyond one (1) year after the first occurrence of the kind of act, event, condition or omission upon which the claim or action is based.

5.14. If for any reason this program is not capable of operating as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Intel which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this program, Intel reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry or voting process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the program.

5.15. Intel assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. Intel is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Intel on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to developer's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in this program or downloading any materials in this program.

5.16. The promoter of this program is Intel. The program is administered by: Intel Corporation Software & Services Group - Intel Developer Zone 2111 NE 25th Ave, Hillsboro OR 97124, USA

By submitting organization or software product names and content, you, your organization or the owner(s) of such company will become eligible for and be referred to by Intel as an Intel® Software Partner Member. When participating in the Intel® Developer Zone, your company may also receive recognition as an Intel® Software Partner. You may only submit organization or software product names and content if you are an authorized representative of your organization or otherwise own all rights and title to the organization name, software product and content. The use of the word “partner” herein, shall not be deemed to nor is it intended to create a partnership, agency, distribution, joint venture or other similar arrangement between the parties, and the employees, agents and representatives of one party shall not be deemed to be employees, agents or representatives of the other. Each party shall be deemed to be an independent contractor and shall have no authority to bind the other party. Neither you nor Intel is authorized to create any obligation -- express or implied --on behalf of the other. Without limiting the foregoing, you acknowledge that use of the term “partner” in the name, logos, and in materials does not constitute or imply a legal partnership or fiduciary relationship between the parties.

Organizational Contribution and Recognition

6. There are also two levels of organizational membership.

6.1. Intel® Software Premier Elite Partner

6.2. Intel® Software Premier Partner

7. Membership Terminology

As an Intel® Software Partner member you may only use the Intel® Software Partner name and your company’s membership level designation in text or speech in accordance with the trademarks and brands guidelines located at

MEMBERSHIP TERMINATION, Restrictions and Acknowledgements

You may terminate your account at any time, for any reason, by notifying Intel online at of your desire to terminate. Intel may terminate your account at any time with notice, with or without cause, in Intel’s sole discretion. Upon any termination or, at Intel's discretion, suspension, all rights and licenses granted to you by Intel will cease.

All materials, content or services made available to you by Intel on the site are provided for evaluation purposes only. No license under any intellectual property right of Intel or any third party is provided pursuant to this agreement. To the extent you desire to use any of these materials such usage is subject to any additional agreements. Specifically and in addition to the restrictions set out in the Terms of Use, you may not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, and attempt to derive the source code of any security components or any software components of the materials.

You shall not use Intel’s name, logos, or trademarks to market products without Intel’s written permission. All use of Intel’s name, logos or trademarks shall be subject to the applicable then-current Intel trademark license agreement and trademark usage policy and guidelines. In addition to the foregoing, you shall not use code name in connection with any advertising, marketing and/or promotional activities without Intel’s prior written consent. Any unauthorized use of code name shall be at your sole risk.


The implementation and administration of Intel® Developer Zone may vary from country to country.

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Disclaimers. The website, including without limitation, any information, text, graphics, link or other item contained on the website and the products and services provided on or through the website are provided at no charge for your convenience, with no warranty whatsoever from Intel and its suppliers. Intel disclaims any and all warranties expressed, implied, or otherwise, with respect to the website, and the materials and the services provided on or through the website, including any warranty of merchantability, satisfactory quality, or fitness for a particular purpose or any warranty of noninfringement. In addition, Intel does not warrant the continuous or uninterrupted access to the website or the operation, functionality, or availability of the website, or that the website will be virus free, or that any defects in the website will be corrected.

No Damages. In no event shall Intel or its suppliers have any liability to you for damages of any nature whatsoever, (direct, indirect, special or consequential) including without limitation, lost profits, loss of data, interruption of business, or costs of procurement of substitute goods or services, whether under theory of contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise arising from or associated in any way with the website or your use of the website to purchase components, software or services (or both) from participating Intel authorized Distributors and/or Participating vendors operating on or through the website, even if Intel is advised of the possibility of such damages. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, and as a consequence some of the above limitations may not apply to you.


  • Relationship: You understand and agree that by becoming an Intel® Developer Zone Member, no legal partnership or agency relationship is created between you and Intel. You agree not to represent otherwise.
  • Ability to Contract: You also certify that you are of the legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which you reside and at least 18 years of age, and you represent that you are legally permitted to become an Intel® Developer Zone Member.
  • Submissions: By submitting organization or software product names and content to the site you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your submission.
  • Not Transferable: You cannot transfer any benefits you may receive from Intel in connection with being an Intel® Developer Zone Member. The Intel ID and password you use to log in as a registered developer cannot be shared in any way or with anyone.
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