UMassCTF ‘22 Terms of Service

Thank you for your interest in UMassCTF ‘22, a capture-the-flag competition hosted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Cybersecurity Club (UMass Cybersecurity Club). This competition is currently available on

By registering on the UMassCTF platform (whether for yourself and/or on behalf of your child or student), using this site, and/or participating through other means, you are agreeing to these terms of service. These terms of service are a legally binding agreement between you and the UMass Cybersecurity Club.

Our platform and competition is provided as-is. The UMass Cybersecurity Club, its members, and its sponsors (including but not limited to the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the College of Information and Computer Sciences) are not responsible or liable for any losses or damages to users or users’ equipment.

Through this platform, the UMass Cybersecurity Club expects to both entertain and educate interested participants in various cyber security topics. Prizes are only available to participants aged 18. Qualification for prizes is dependent on your team’s performance during the competition. Eligibility for prizes may depend on U.S. export regulations. Prize qualifiers will be notified through the email address provided during registration. You may forfeit your prize if you do not respond to our communications in a timely manner.

If you are a parent or guardian, and you provide consent for a minor child to use and/or participate in any of the services provided, you agree to be bound by these terms of services on behalf of your child. If you are a teacher or school administrator that facilitates a registration on behalf of a minor student, you represent and warrant that you have appropriate authority and all necessary permissions from your school to agree to these terms of service on behalf of you, your school, and any student users in your class for whom you are creating accounts.

If you do not agree with these terms and conditions as stated without any modification by you, your only recourse is to discontinue using and participating in the services provided. In addition, as a condition of participating in this competition, you shall be subject to any and all applicable competition rules which may be posted throughout the competition. All such competition rules are hereby incorporated by reference into these terms of service. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Services shall be subject to the Terms of Service.

Since this platform and competition is hosted in the United States and is marketed towards a U.S.-based audience, the terms of service and all related documentation are in English. In the event that this site or any related materials are translated into a different language, please be aware the here listed English version will control.

The UMass Cybersecurity Club has the right to modify the terms of these terms of service at any time. These modifications will come into effect immediately upon being posted. Accordingly, we suggest that you review our terms of service when you use the services to stay informed. If you disagree with the changes to these terms, you should discontinue your use of the Services.

Competition Rules

  1. Do not discuss answers to specific UMassCTF ‘22 challenge problems with people outside of your team during the competition. General discussion is allowed, particularly pertaining to sharing learning resources, but nothing challenge specific.

  2. Respect each other and be friendly. This competition is aimed at all age groups, so please moderate your language, and keep discussions to family friendly topics.

  3. While the goal of this competition is to solve challenges and break puzzles, attacking the platform infrastructure is strictly forbidden, and will result in an immediate ban from the competition alongside potentially further legal consequences.

  4. In addition to these above rules, the UMass Cybersecurity Club reserves the right to remove both messages and users from the competition that are detrimental to the discussion and community.