Profiles are created on the Register as a Student, Register as a Mentor, Register as an Organization Admin page. If you have not registered on the website for any previous contests, you also have to create a username (in addition to all the other profile information you are asked as described below) which will be a part of various URLs throughout the website. This username will be publicly exposed to other users, so it should not contain any sensitive personal information.
In order to create a Student profile, a user should click the Register as a Student link on the homepage in the left hand navigation bar (or the red Register as a Student button) when the Student registration period is open. Organization Administrator profiles are created as part of the organization application process (and existing Organization Administrators can invite new Organization Administrators at any point after an organization's acceptance into the contest). The Mentor registration link for Google Code-in is visible until the contest starts for Students.
The actual form to create the profile contains the following sections:
There is also a section dedicated to Student-specific information (such as school affiliation) which only has to be filled in by Students. Press the Submit button at the bottom when you have completed the fields.
Profiles may be edited during the contest. It is particularly important to update your shipping address should it change during the course of the contest, as t-shirts, certificates and all other items will be sent to that address.
After the contest is completed, profiles become frozen and cannot be modified anymore. Users should ensure their shipping address is accurate before the contest ends, as all potential packages associated with the contest will be sent to this location.
Users can still access their data in read-only form after the contest and until the legal requirements necessitate the information be deleted or the user specifies the data be deleted (see Data Privacy section of this manual for more information).
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