1. WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS?

(a) All the clauses in this document (as modified from time to time), information regarding how to enter the #WTF Australia challenge (Challenge), vote, ask questions of experts (Questions of Experts), leave a comment, and apply for a #WTF Australia grant (Grant), and our privacy policy form part of and are incorporated in these terms and conditions.

(b) Nothing in these terms and conditions restricts, excludes or modifies or purports to restrict, exclude or modify any statutory consumer rights under any applicable law including the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

(c) In these terms and conditions: the Site is www.wtf.org.au; an Idea is an idea submitted to the Site as part of the Challenge; a Registered User is a person who is registered to comment, ask questions, vote on, and share Ideas in the Challenge; an Entrant is a Registered User who enters an Idea in the Challenge; and an Applicant is an organisation that applies for a Grant.

(d) By using and registering to use the Site, you accept these terms and conditions.

(e) We may update these terms and conditions from time to time, or ask you to sign up or register for new additions to, or special features on, the Site. Your use of the Site after any changes or new terms become effective will be deemed as acknowledgement and acceptance of these changes. You should frequently review the terms and conditions that apply to you and your use of the Site.

2. WHAT IS #WTF AUSTRALIA?

(a) #WTF Australia is an initiative of Australian Futures Project Limited ABN 80 605 648 977 of 9-19 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000 (Australian Futures Project, we, us or our). We are a registered charity. #WTF Australia is not aligned to any political party or other vested interest.

(b) #WTF Australia is a nationwide ideas competition that is focused on creating positive change for Australia. We’re asking Australians to submit ideas on ways to improve aspects of our country. You can ask Questions of Experts, submit Ideas, comment on Ideas, or vote for Ideas you like. We’ll give a $500 cash prize (as a gift card) to the Entrant who submits the Idea we consider the best for each of the four topics of #WTF Australia.

(c) Organisations will also be invited to apply for one of four Grants to take one Idea under each of the four topics of #WTF Australia from concept to reality (Incubator Ideas). Grants will include pro bono support from us and AT Kearney and potentially up to $25,000 cash from us. AT Kearney is overseeing the application process (Application Process) for Grants and more detailed information will be posted on the Site during October 2017.

3. WHO CAN TAKE PART?

(a) To register to use the Site and enter the Challenge, you must be at least 13 years old and be an Australian citizen or Australian resident.

(b) Anyone who can lawfully use social media or SMS can ask a Question of Experts.

(c) To apply for a Grant, you must be an organisation set up as a legal entity under Australian law and comply with all requirements of the Application Process.

(d) At the time of registering as a user of the Site and entering the Challenge, if you are under 18 years old (but at least 13 years old), you must obtain your parent’s or legal guardian’s consent to register to use the Site or enter the Challenge. We can do what we deem necessary to satisfy ourselves that such consent has been obtained. We reserve the right, at any time, to verify your identity and age and may, for this purpose or in relation to certain activities, request contact information from your parent or legal guardian to establish they have consented to your involvement in the Challenge.

(e) Directors, volunteers, and employees of Australian Futures Project and its related bodies corporate as well as the immediate families of each of these people are not eligible to enter the Challenge or apply for a Grant.

4. IMPORTANT INFORMATION

(a) Ideas must be submitted during the relevant period below for the specific Topic (Challenge Period).

  • Energy Crisis: After 00:01AM (AEDT) on Sun, 8 October 2017 and before 11.59pm (AEDT) on Sat, 4 November 2017 - extended to 15 December 2017
  • Future of Work: After 00:01AM (AEDT) on Sun, 15 October 2017 and before 11.59pm (AEDT) on Sat, 4 November 2017 - extended to 15 December 2017
  • Housing Affordability: After 00:01AM (AEDT) on Sun, 22 October 2017 and before 11.59pm (AEDT) on Sat, 4 November 2017 - extended to 15 December 2017
  • Thriving Kids: After 00:01AM (AEDT) on Sun, 29 October 2017 and before 11.59pm (AEDT) on Sat, 4 November 2017 - extended to 15 December 2017
  • There is a special period when all topics are open, starting 00:01AM (AEDT) on Wed, 4 October 2017 until 11.59pm (AEDT) on Sat, 7 October 2017

(b) Registered Users can vote for as many different Ideas as they choose, but can only vote for each Idea once. Voting starts at 12.01am on 4 October 2017 and closes at 11.59pm on 11 November 2017 - extended to 15 December 2017.

(c) Ideas must be submitted through the Site only. Ideas cannot be submitted by post, email, phone, or any other channel.

(d) An Entrant may submit more than one Idea, but each Idea must be unique to the best of their knowledge.

(e) We accept no responsibility for any late, lost, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, delayed, illegible, corrupted or misdirected entries, claims or correspondence, whether due to error, omission, alteration, tampering, deletion, theft, destruction, transmission interruption, communications failure or otherwise.

(f) Applications for Grants must be submitted in accordance with the Application Process. Each Applicant is responsible for their application and for paying any costs associated with their application for a Grant.

(g) Each Entrant is responsible for their entry and for paying any costs associated with their participation in the Challenge. 

5. WARRANTIES

You warrant and agree that, in relation to all materials that you contribute to the Site (whether written, photographic, or otherwise and including any Idea and any question or comment you make on the Site or social media channels) (Content):

(a) You created the Content or, if others have assisted you in creating the Content, you have obtained all required consents to use the Content in the Challenge;

(b) You are entitled to reproduce and exploit all of the underlying works in the Content;

(c) You have not granted rights to the Content to any other person inconsistent with the rights granted to us;

(d) The Content has not previously been removed from the Site because it violates these terms and conditions; and

(e) The Content complies with the requirements set out in clause 6.

6. CONTENT REQUIREMENTS

All Content contributed by you to the Site must:

(a) Be clear, concise, and purposeful;

(b) Respond to, and be relevant to, the Challenge;

(c) Be open, honest, and respectful;

(d) Be submitted in your own name;

(e) Not infringe copyright or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights;

(f) Not contain misrepresentations, provide false or misleading information, impersonate any person, or suggest a connection to a group or organisation that is misleading;

(g) Not contain anything that is unlawful, malicious, obscene, defamatory, derogatory, threatening, pornographic, sexually inappropriate, violent, abusive, harassing, hateful, racially, religiously or ethnically offensive, or encourages, evidences or indicates conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, gives rise to civil liability, or violates any law;

(h) Not contain material that is protected by trade secret unless the content is owned by you;

(i) Not be not spam;

(j) Not contain large files that might overload the site;

(k) Not contain viruses;

(l) Not cause or be likely to cause injury or harm to any person or entity;

(m) Not damage or be likely to damage our reputation, the reputation of our initiatives, or the reputation of our partners;

(n) Not contain personal or private information (except your own personal or private information required for the purposes of the registration process);

(o) Not contain solicitations for funds; and

(p) Not contain advertisements for goods or services.

7. REMOVAL OF CONTENT AND REGISTERED USERS AND TERMINATION OF CHALLENGE

(a) We may, in our absolute discretion and without giving you prior notice, edit or remove Content and / or terminate or suspend your registration or bar you from any further use of the Site if we reasonably believe that:

  • Content you have contributed to the Site or your conduct on the Site in any way breaches these terms and conditions; or
  • You have manipulated or tampered with or benefited from any manipulation of or tampering with the operation of the Challenge (including but not limited to soliciting votes, disguising an IP address, using multiple email addresses or aliases to submit multiple Ideas for the same person or other electronic account).

(b) We may, in our sole discretion, revoke any accolade provided to an Idea or an Entrant if the Idea does not comply with these terms and conditions.

(c) Without limiting our rights, we reserve the right to take legal action (including to recover damages and other compensation) against anyone found to have breached these terms and conditions.

(d) Our decisions in relation to all aspects of the Challenge and the Grants are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

(e) Upon termination of your registration, your right to use or access the Site and take part in the Challenge and the Program will immediately cease, but all provisions of these terms and conditions that relate to intellectual property, warranties, and limitations of liability will continue to apply.

(f) We reserve the right to (without prior notice) amend, alter, upgrade, reproduce or terminate the Site, its form, or its functionality.

(g) If for any reason any aspect of the Challenge, Questions of Experts, or Grants is not capable of running as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, mobile network failure, bugs, tampering, manipulation, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any cause beyond our control that corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Challenge, Questions of Experts, or Grants, we may in our sole discretion cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Challenge, Questions of Experts, or Grants or invalidate any affected Content.

8. REPORTING ABUSIVE CONTENT

If you see any content which you consider is offensive or inappropriate or which does not otherwise comply with the spirit of these terms and conditions, please report the content by emailing [email protected] We appreciate your efforts to keep #WTF Australia inclusive, insightful, and constructive.

9. HOW ARE THE WINNING IDEAS CHOSEN?

(a) Registered Users can vote for an Idea only once but can vote for as many different Ideas as they choose.

(b) The Australian Futures Project will use its judgment to choose one winning Idea (Winning Idea) for each of the four Topics from all Ideas submitted in the Challenge Period for that particular Topic (ie, four Winning Ideas in total). We’ll announce the Winning Idea for each Topic on the Friday or Saturday of that Topic’s Challenge Period, so we might choose and announce the Winning Idea before that Topic’s Challenge Period has ended - extended to 22 December 2017. We’ll make our decision based on the following criteria:

  • Public Benefit: The Idea should be clearly in the public interest, making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of a community or society as a whole, beyond the private interest of an individual or group of individuals. The Idea must not be harmful to anyone;
  • Technologically Feasible: While the Idea can be innovative, it must not rely on major or unrealistic advances in currently available technology;
  • Economically Viable: There must be at least a medium chance (as determined by us or the Panel) of the Idea having a self-funding business model or securing philanthropic or government support, at least at a pilot scale;
  • Clear: Ideas do not need to include a fully developed implementation strategy, but they must clearly state what the problem is that they plan to solve, and clearly explain what the proposed solution is; and
  • Original: Ideas must not be existing projects (particularly with links to established organisations).

(c) We will endeavour to consider all of the above factors equally.

(d) The ten Ideas under each topic with the most votes from Registered Users when voting closes will form a shortlist of 40 Ideas (the Shortlisted Ideas). In the case of a tie for the final Ideas to be included as Shortlisted Ideas, we reserve the right in our absolute discretion to decide which Ideas are included.

(e) The Winning Ideas will not necessarily be the Ideas with the most votes.

(f) We will invite organisations to apply for one of four Grants to take one Shortlisted Idea under each of the four topics of #WTF Australia (so four ideas in total) from concept to reality. We refer to these four Ideas as the Incubator Ideas. Grants will include pro bono support from us and AT Kearney and potentially up to $25,000 cash from us. AT Kearney is overseeing the application process for these grants and more detailed information will be available during October 2017.

(g) Although voting by Registered Users determines which Ideas are Shortlisted Ideas, the Incubator Ideas will not necessarily be the Shortlisted Ideas with the most votes.

(h) If a Winning Idea or Incubator Idea does not comply with these terms and conditions, the Idea will be discarded and we will choose another Idea to replace it.

(i) This is a game of skill, and chance plays no part in determining the Winning Ideas, Shortlisted Ideas or Incubator Ideas.

(j) Our decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

(k) Except for the small cash prize for the Winning Ideas, no Registered User or Entrant will receive any payment or compensation regardless of whether their Idea is a Winning Idea, Shortlisted Idea or Incubator Idea.

(l) We may require an Entrant with a Winning Idea, Shortlisted Idea or Incubator Idea to verify their Idea and provide proof of identity, proof of age, proof of residency and, if required, proof of consent by a parent or legal guardian. Proof considered suitable for verification is at our sole discretion.

(m) Entrants who submitted a Winning Idea or Incubator Idea will be notified by email before 31 December 2017.

10. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

(a) The Site incorporates information and content in the form of software, design, text, images, photographs, illustrations, audio, written and video material, artwork, graphics, databases, links, source codes, trademarks and other information which, as between you and us, is owned by us. You must not download, copy, use, reproduce or reference any content on the Site for business or commercial purposes.

(b) You retain ownership of your Content subject to our rights in these terms and conditions. We will attribute, at our discretion, our use of your Content and associated intellectual property to you as the owner from time to time.

(c) You consent to us (and each of our assignees, licensees or partners), without any further consultation, reference, payment or any other compensation from us, doing or omitting to do anything which may infringe any and all of your intellectual property and moral rights including editing, altering, and reproducing the Content, and that such consents have been obtained to the full extent permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).

(d) You acknowledge and agree that if your Idea wins or is the subject of a successful application for a Grant, the successful Applicant and we (and each of our assignees, licensees or partners) have the right, in our absolute discretion and without any further consultation, reference, payment or any other compensation from us, to edit, amend, copy, use, publish, broadcast, reproduce and communicate to the public, the Idea and any associated Content in any media including the internet.

(e) You agree to, without any further consultation, reference, payment or any other compensation from us:

  • If required by us, sign a statutory declaration regarding the originality of your Content;
  • Grant to any successful Applicant and us (and each of our assignees and licensees), and to any third party including our partners an irrevocable, non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license (including a right of sub-license) to use, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, communicate, reproduce, publish, display, broadcast or do any other thing with your Content and associated intellectual property (including without limitation all intellectual property rights such as present and future copyright) for any purpose including incubating, piloting, developing, rolling out or any other dealing with your Content and associated intellectual property, and for use on the Site, in our or our partners’ news, media, marketing or promotional activities, or in any other medium and for any other purpose as we determine in our sole and absolute discretion;
  • If required by us or our partners, enter into an agreement or arrangement dealing with the incubation, piloting, development, roll-out or any other dealing with your Content and associated intellectual property;
  • If required by us or our partners, undertake a national police records check and working with children check; and
  • If you are under the age of 18 years old, your parent or legal guardian must sign these documents and agree to these terms and conditions on your behalf.

11. LIABILITY

(a) We and our associated agencies, companies and related bodies corporate will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense, damage, personal injury or death which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with this Challenge, a Grant, any of our initiatives, programs, events or challenges, using the Site or accepting or using any Content except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law).

(b) All material, content and information posted by us or our partners on the Site is provided as general information only and does not constitute professional advice of any nature. Content posted by other users of the Site is provided by, and is solely the responsibility of, the user providing that Content. We do not make any representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any material, content, information or other items contained on the Site. You are not entitled to rely on any material, content, information or other items contained on the Site unless otherwise expressly advised by us in writing.

(c) You use the Site, participate in the Challenge, or any of our initiatives, programs, events or challenges, and apply for a Grant on your own initiative and at your own risk and take responsibility for their outcome and any involvement you might have with a third party in the course of using the Site or being part of the Challenge, a Grant, or any of our initiatives, programs, events or challenges. You understand that you may be required to satisfy third party terms and conditions in addition to these terms and conditions. We will not be liable for the conduct of third parties associated with the Site, the Challenge, a Grant, or any of our initiatives, programs, events or challenges, including the conduct of third parties in relation to your Idea or intellectual property.

(d) You are solely responsible for ensuring that your use of the Site and participation in the Challenge and a Grant is legal.

12. PERSONAL INFORMATION

(a) Site users’, Registered Users’, Entrants’, and Applicants’ personal information (PI) will be collected to enable us and our agencies to conduct, administer, operate and promote the Site, the Challenge, the Grants, or any of our initiatives, programs, events or challenges for present and future purposes. Your PI may be provided to third parties assisting in the conduct of the Site, the Challenge, the Grants, or any of our initiatives, programs, events or challenges for present or future purposes, including but not limited to our partners, agents, contractors and, as required, to Australian regulatory authorities as well as for publicity purposes surrounding us, the Site, the Challenge, the Grants, or any of our initiatives, programs, events or challenges.

(b) If you submit an Idea, your profile and Content, as submitted by you on the Site, may be published by any of our media partners’ in any medium.

(c) If the PI requested is not provided, you may not be able to register to use the Site or participate in the Challenge, a Grant, or in any of our initiatives, programs, events or challenges.

(d) We may, for an indefinite period and unless otherwise advised, use your PI to contact you in relation to initiatives and opportunities associated with us and our partners, the Challenge, the Grants, or for other promotional, marketing, publicity, research and profiling purposes (including via electronic messaging such as SMS and email, by mail, by phone or in any other lawful manner).

(e) By using the Site, registering to use the Site and by entering the Challenge you consent to the use of your PI as described in these terms and conditions.

(f) If you do not truthfully provide all requested PI, we may determine in its sole discretion that you are not eligible to win, be shortlisted or participate in any of our initiatives, programs, events or challenges.

(g) A request to access, update, correct or remove any PI should be directed to us at [email protected].

13. SEVERABILITY

If a provision in these terms and conditions is wholly or partly void, illegal or unenforceable in any relevant jurisdiction that provision or part will, to that extent, be treated as deleted from these terms and conditions for the purposes of that jurisdiction. This does not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of the provision or any other provision of these terms and conditions. This clause 13 does not apply and has no effect if severance of the provision of these terms and conditions in accordance with this clause materially affects or alters the nature or effect of the parties’ obligations under these terms and conditions.

14. GOVERNING LAW

These terms and conditions, your use of the Site, your participation in the Challenge or any of our initiatives, programs, events or challenges, your application for a Grant, and any disputes between you and us will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New South Wales.

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