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Parking Innovation Challenge Terms and Conditions

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is striving to improve the customer experience related to parking. Drivers are regularly confused at the kerbside with multiple parking rule changes over the course of the same day or week for a single parking space. Physical signage can be cluttered and confusing and lead to parking infringements and complaints to local and state authorities.  

TfNSW wants to support innovators to create digital solutions for this customer problem without having to alter the physical infrastructure, while maintaining compliance with existing regulations, such as the restriction on the use of mobile phones by drivers.
TfNSW has published on-street parking data for the Waverley Council Local Government Area. and will be pursuing more data sets for publication in the coming months. 

Challenge Statements:

  1. Can you create a safe, frictionless digital solution for drivers to better understand parking information at their desired location and when planning a trip.
  2. Can you effectively ‘map’ or create a digital representation of on street parking restrictions that can be published via the TfNSW Open Data Hub.

The following Terms and Conditions apply to the Parking Innovation Challenge.

1. These terms apply
1.1 By applying through the Transport for NSW Open Data website portal (“Challenge Entry”), you agree to these Terms and Conditions.
1.2 If submitting a Group Registration, you warrant that you have obtained consent from each group member and that each group member agrees to these Terms and Conditions.
1.3 Applications must comply with these Terms and Conditions to be valid and accepted.

2. Challenge Entry Period and selection stages
2.1 The Challenge Entry starts on 20 of May 2020 and closes at 11:59pm on 3 of June 2020 (“Challenge Entry Period”).
3. Late Submissions to the Challenge Entry
3.1 Any Challenge Entry not received by TfNSW via the Transport for NSW Open Data website portal during the Challenge Entry Period will not be considered.

4. Receipt of Challenge Entry
4.1 Challenge Entries are deemed to be received at the time they are received by the Transport for NSW Open Data website portal and not at the time of submission by the Applicant. TfNSW does not accept responsibility and is not liable for late, lost, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, delayed, illegible, corrupted or misdirected Challenge Entry, 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. Eligibility to submit a Challenge Entry
5.1 For the purpose of these Terms and Conditions, a reference to an Applicant means an individual or group of individuals who have submitted a Challenge Entry in accordance with clause 6 of these Terms and Conditions.  
5.2 Challenge Entry are open to:
   a)individuals; and
   b)groups of individuals and organisations (each a Group Registrations); 
5.3 Individual Applicants or any member of a Group Application under the age of 18 must submit written consent from a parent or guardian with their Challenge Entry.

6. How to Submit Challenge Entry
6.1 Applicants must complete and submit the application form available on the Transport for NSW Open Data Hub.
6.2 To register, Applicants are required to:
a) Submit complete and accurate contact details, including:
     (i) Team name (if Group Registrations);
     (iI) ABN (if applicable);
     (iII) Individual Applicant’s full name;
     (iv) Applicant’s  contact e-mail address, contact phone number, organisation or university (if applicable); and
     (v) If Group Applications, nominated primary contact and details as outlined in paragraph (a)(iii)(iv)
b) Provide a brief summary of product idea (Idea); 
c) Answer all questions set out on the application form.
6.3 Challenge Entries that do not comply with these Terms and Conditions are invalid and will not be accepted.
6.4 Applicants may submit multiple Challenge Entries. A separate Challenge Entry must be submitted for each Idea.

7. Selection of successful Applicants
7.1 An evaluation panel will be appointed by TfNSW (Evaluation Panel) to assess all Challenge Entries. 
7.2 The Evaluation Panel will assess all Challenge Entries against the evaluation criteria determined by TfNSW in its sole discretion.
7.3 The Evaluation Panel will score and rank all valid Challenge Entries and recommend a certain number of Applicants (Approved Applicants) for approval to be invited to pitch or be considered to becoming an Approved Applicant.
7.4 TfNSW’s decision to accept any Approved Applicants is final and no correspondence will be entered into. TfNSW will not disclose any details regarding the Evaluation Panel’s assessment of Challenge Entries except where required to do so by law.
7.5 Approved Applicants will be given access to data and optionally existing source code to develop their product. TfNSW Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) will be made available during development to provide advice and support. Products will then be tested and assessed for endorsement before being released to the market. 
Please note when entering the challenge, Approved Applicants must be able to produce a market-ready product that incorporates the data by 30 September 2020.  

8. Award
Approved Applicants will have the opportunity to be endorsed by TfNSW. TfNSW endorses products that are of high quality, innovative and solve customer problems. Endorsed products are required to meet Endorsement Criteria, including factors such as: 
•    Customer Experience
•    Market Feasibility
•    Innovation
•    Commercial sustainability
•    Technical Feasibility
Endorsed products will receive support from TfNSW, as well as inclusion in media activities such as press releases, social media campaigns and and Open Data Hub and Developer Portal websites. 
Approved Applicant’s products will be tested by TfNSW before being endorsed and launched to the market.

9. No compensation or reimbursement 
9.1 All costs associated with the Challenge Entry and attendance to any activity of the Parking Innovation Challenge are costs borne by each Applicant (including, without limitation, any data or internet costs incurred in accessing the application form, developing the Idea before, during or after the Challenge Entry Period or travel to or from any activity). TfNSW is not liable or responsible for any costs incurred by the Applicants at any stage of the Challenge. 
10. No Relationship or Obligation
10.1 Applicants 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 Applicant.

11. Misconduct of Approved Applicant
11.1  TfNSW reserves the right to disqualify and reject any application and terminate any access granted to any Applicant or Approved Applicant that it considers to have engaged in misconduct or sought to benefit by using the intellectual property of other Applicants or otherwise.

12. Provision of misleading information upon submission of a Challenge Entry
12.1 Applicants who are deemed by TfNSW to have provided incorrect, misleading or fraudulent information may, at the discretion of TfNSW, be deemed invalid.

13. Intellectual property rights 
13.1 Unless otherwise provided by law, Applicants own any intellectual property rights in the submission of presentations and Challenge Entries.
13.2 Applicants grant TfNSW a limited, irrevocable, royalty and payment free, and transferable right to exercise all of the intellectual property rights in the contributions for the sole purpose of assessing Challenge Entries and Ideas. 
13.3 Applicants 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 Challenge Entry.
13.4 All Applicants warrant that their Challenge Entry is their own original work and does not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any other person.
13.5 Without limiting or otherwise restricting any other clause in these terms and conditions, Applicants 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 Applicants as part of their Challenge Entry.

14. Non-Disclosure
14.1 The successful Applicants, their partners, employees or agents shall not, without prior written approval of TfNSW, disclose information or release material of a confidential nature provided to the successful Applicants by TfNSW in connection with the provision of the data, to any person other than TfNSW.

15. Marketing 
15.1 By submitting a Challenge Entry, Applicants selected as Approved Applicants, agree to TfNSW’s use of their name, likeness, image, photograph and all documentation or presentations given to TfNSW or the Evaluation Panel for publicity and promotional purposes for an unlimited period of time, without further notification or compensation. Applicants 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.

16. Limitation of liability 
16.1 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 Challenge Entry or Award.
16.2 To the extent permitted by law, all Applicants 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 Challenge Entry 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.
16.3 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 Applicants to return the signed releases and indemnities may result in the entitlement to the Award being forfeited.

17. Personal information 
17.1 The details contained in Challenge Entries are protected by security safeguards compliant with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1988 (NSW). TfNSW collects the Applicants’ personal information in order to conduct the Challenge Entry. If the information requested is not provided, an Applicant may not enter the challenge. By submitting a Challenge Entry, unless otherwise advised, Applicants 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 Applicant electronic messages or telephoning the Applicant, without any further reference, payment or other compensation to the Applicant. A request to access, update or correct any information should be directed to TfNSW. All information relating to Applicants provided to TfNSW will be held in accordance with TfNSW’s Privacy Policy which is available at

18. Miscellaneous
18.1 Applicants are responsible for obtaining their own independent legal and financial advice regarding these Terms and Conditions.
18.2 All times listed in these Terms and Conditions of are Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).
18.3 TfNSW reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time during the Challenge Entry Period.
18.4 These Terms and Conditions will be construed according to the laws of New South Wales and Applicants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that State.
18.5 “Including” is not a word of limitation.
18.6 Failure by TfNSW to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
18.7 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.
18.8 A word importing the singular includes the plural (and vice versa).
18.9 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.
18.10 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.