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Transport for NSW (TfNSW) are looking for an innovative way to tackle the problem of congestion on our roads by running a hackathon. CongestionHack will bring together industry, innovators, entrepreneurs, students and TfNSW staff to pitch ideas and build proof of concepts to dramatically improve congestion in and around Sydney.

The following Terms and Conditions apply to CongestionHack:

1.1 By registering through the CongestionHack Eventbrite event, you agree to these Terms and Conditions.
1.2 This is a game of skill. Chance plays no part in determining the winners. Each entry will be individually judged, based upon [individual creative merit].
1.3 By submitting your registration, you warrant that you have obtained consent from each group member and that each group member agrees to these Terms and Conditions.
1.4 Registrations must comply with these Terms and Conditions to be valid and accepted.

2.1 The Registration starts on Monday 22nd January 2018 and closes on Sunday 11th March 2018 (“Registration Period”).

3.1 Any Registration not received by TfNSW via CongestionHack Eventbrite event during the Registration Period will not be considered.

4.1 Registrations are deemed to be received at the time they are received by the CongestionHack Eventbrite Event and not at the time of submission. TfNSW does not accept responsibility and is not liable for late, lost, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, delayed, illegible, corrupted or misdirected registrations, claims or correspondence due to error, omission, tampering, deletion, theft, communications failure or otherwise. TfNSW has no control over communications networks and is not liable for any problems associated with them due to traffic congestion, technical malfunction or otherwise. TfNSW is not liable for any consequences of user error including (without limitation) costs incurred.

5.1 For the purpose of these Terms and Conditions, a reference to a Registrant means an individual or group of individuals who have submitted a registration in accordance with clause 6 of these Terms and Conditions.
5.2 Registration is open to teams of 3 – 6 people only.
5.3 Any member of a Group Registration under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian registered in their team and be present with them while they are at the event.
5.4 If any member of the team is an employee of Transport for NSW or any Transport Cluster agency, or has been an employee in the previous 12 months from the date of the Event, they must register as an Internal team. All other Registrants are deemed as External teams.
5.5 Individuals may not form part of more than one team.

6.1 You must complete and submit the registration form available via the CongestionHack Eventbrite Event
6.2 Registrants must:
(a) Submit complete and accurate contact details, including:
(i) The full name of each team member;
(ii) Team name ;
(ii) ABN;
(iv) Nominated team leader details, including contact e-mail address, contact phone number, organisation or university (if applicable); and
(vi) If they work for or have worked for a TfNSW or a TfNSW agency in the last 12 months.
(b) Answer all mandatory questions set out on the registration form.
(c) Identify if the application is submitted as an Internal team or External team application.
6.3 Registrations that do not comply with these Terms and Conditions are invalid and will not be accepted.

7.1 Registrants must be available to attend the CongestionHack, which is to be held on the weekend of 23-25 March 2018
7.2 Registrant numbers are limited due to space and registrations will close early once all tickets are allocated.
7.3 TfNSW’s decision to accept any Registrant is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
7.4 Registrants will be required to present their [concept] to a team of judges, who will consider each submission on [criteria] to determine a winner and runner up.
7.5 Presentations to the judges must:
(a) provide an overview of the proposal;
(b) provide a high level overview of the proposed solution ;
(c) not exceed 3 minutes

A winner and runner up will be selected by the judges for both the Internal team and External team category. The winning teams will be awarded $5000 per team. The runners up in each category will receive $2000 per team (Awards).
(a) Each Award is awarded to the Team to be allocated in equal shares amongst the Registrant team members.
(b) An Award can only be awarded to an ABN holder
(c) All Awards are inclusive of GST

TfNSW may grant any other prize to Registrants deemed by the judges to be meritorious.

Winners and runners up will have the opportunity to be further supported or endorsed by TfNSW. Any such arrangement will be entered into as a separate agreement.

9.1 All costs associated with the Registration and attendance to any activity of the CongestionHack are costs borne by a Registrant (including, without limitation, any data or internet costs incurred in accessing the application form, developing the Idea before, during or after the Registration Period or travel to or from any activity).

10.1 Registrants acknowledge that acceptance of the Award, or any Endorsement by TfNSW, creates no relationship with TfNSW and TfNSW is under no obligation to engage in negotiations or enter into a commercial relationship with the Registrant.
10.2 TfNSW may, at its sole discretion, enter into further discussions or negotiations with any Registrant regarding their submission.

11.1 TfNSW reserves the right to disqualify and reject the application of Registrant that it considers to have engaged in misconduct or sought to benefit by using the intellectual property of other Registrants or otherwise.

12.1 Registrants who are deemed by TfNSW to have provided incorrect, misleading or fraudulent information may, at the discretion of TfNSW, be deemed invalid and will be ineligible for any Award. This includes, but is not limited to, failing to properly register as an Internal team where required.

13.1 Unless otherwise provided by law, Registrants own any intellectual property rights in their registration and presentations.
13.2 Registrants grant TfNSW a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty and payment free, transferable, sub-licensable right to exercise all of the intellectual property rights in the contributions for the purpose of assessing Registrations.
13.3 Registrants warrant that they have the right to grant the licenses described above. If you are not in a position to grant the licenses set out above, please do not make any contribution to the Registration.
13.4 All Registrants warrant that their registration is their own original work and does not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any other person.
13.5 Without limiting or otherwise restricting clause 9.1, Registrants hereby indemnify TfNSW against any third party liabilities, claims, costs, expenses (including legal costs), loss or damage incurred by TfNSW as a result of publishing any material submitted by Registrants as part of their Registration.

14.1 By submitting a Registration, Registrants (including all team members) agree to TfNSW’s use of their name, likeness, image, photograph and all documentation or presentations given to TfNSW or other associated agency for publicity and promotional purposes for an unlimited period of time, without further notification or compensation. Registrants acknowledge and agree that TfNSW will own the copyright in any video presentation, images and photographs of them and in all material incorporating the video, image or photograph.

15.1 Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, TfNSW (including its officers, employees and agents) will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever that is suffered or sustained (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any death, illness, personal injury or property damage suffered or sustained (even caused by negligence), as a result of, or in any way connected with, this registration or Award.
15.2 To the extent permitted by law, all Registrants agree to release, fully indemnify and keep fully indemnified, TfNSW (including its officers, employees and agents) from and against all liability, cost, loss, damage, expense, claim or other right of action arising out of, or in connection with, this Registration or accepting or using the Award including (but not limited to) death, illness or personal injury and damage to property and whether direct, indirect, consequential, foreseeable, due to some negligent act or omission or otherwise.
15.3 The Approved Applicant may be required to sign and return to TfNSW a legal release and indemnity in a form determined by TfNSW as a condition of receiving the Award. Failure by the successful Registrants to return the signed releases and indemnities may result in the entitlement to the Award being forfeited.

16.1 The details contained in Registrations are protected by security safeguards compliant with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1988 (NSW). TfNSW collect Registrants’ personal information in order to conduct the Registration. If the information requested is not provided, a Registrant may not register. By submitting a Registration, unless otherwise advised, Registrants also agree that TfNSW and its contractors may use this information, in any media for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes, including but not limited to sending the Registrant electronic messages or telephoning the Registrant, without any further reference, payment or other compensation to the Registrant. A request to access, update or correct any information should be directed to TfNSW. All information relating to Registrants provided to TfNSW will be held in accordance with TfNSW’s Privacy Policy which is available at

17.1 Registrants are responsible for obtaining their own independent legal and financial advice regarding these Terms and Conditions.
17.2 All times listed in these Terms and Conditions of are Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).
17.3 TfNSW reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time during the Registration Period.
17.4 These Terms and Conditions will be construed according to the laws of New South Wales and Registrants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that State.
17.5 “Including” is not a word of limitation.
17.6 Failure by TfNSW to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
17.7 If a word or phrase is given a defined meaning, any other part of speech or grammatical form of that word or phrase has a corresponding meaning.
17.8 A word importing the singular includes the plural (and vice versa).
17.9 If any of these Terms and Conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining Terms and Conditions shall nevertheless continue in full force.
17.10 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions is to be interpreted against TfNSW solely on the ground that TfNSW put forward these Terms and Conditions or any part of them.