Terms and conditions for the Mendel Quiz

To participate, simply fill out the quiz here at gregormendel200.org and enter your E-Mail address at the end. Among the participants who answer all questions completely and correctly we will draw the given prize.

Conditions of participation

This competition is organized by the Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (GMI). By participating in the quiz, participants agree to the following conditions of participation and confirm that they have read and understood them. 

The competition is open to all persons over the minimum age of 16 years. Participation in this competition is free of charge. A common web browser is required to participate in the quiz and the associated raffle. 

Participation via a lottery service or similar automated collective entry services is excluded. We reserve the right to exclude persons from participation at any time, even without giving reasons, especially, but not only, if there is suspicion that they gain advantages through manipulation, violate these conditions of participation or otherwise behave unfairly or improperly. In such cases, the prize may also be subsequently revoked and a replacement winner appointed. The competition may also be cancelled in its entirety at any time without stating reasons, in particular, but not only, if for technical or legal reasons a proper execution of the competition cannot be guaranteed. 

Procedure of the competition

The competition begins on 20.05.2022 at 14:00h and ends on 24.07.2022 at 23:59h. The prize will be drawn after the end of the participation period among all persons who have participated in the competition. Participation is completed by filling out the quiz and providing your full name and email address. The prize will be drawn among the participants who have answered all questions completely and correctly. 

The winners are obliged to confirm their acceptance of the prize within 48 hours of being notified of the prize. If the winning person does not confirm acceptance within this time, his/her claim to the prize will be forfeited. The prize is excluded from exchange and cannot be exchanged for cash. Participants are not entitled to make any change to in the characteristics of the prizes. 

Assurance of the participants

The participant confirms that they own all rights to any uploaded content. The participants assure GMI that they will indemnify and hold GMI harmless against any claims by third parties in connection with the alleged infringement of the rights of such third parties. In particular, the participants confirm the correctness of their data. 

Data processing

By participating in the competition, participants grant GMI free, irrevocable, factual and spatial permission to electronically process the data provided for the purpose of the competition. In the case of winning the raffle, this also applies to the name and home address for sending the prize. 

This consent can be revoked at any time by sending an e-mail to office@gmi.oeaw.ac.at. 


GMI is not liable for ensuring that the competition is accessible and that our website can be reached. 

The prizes are not redeemable in cash. Legal recourse is excluded, in particular there is no legal claim to participation in the competition. Austrian law applies without the reference norms of international private law.