Public Voting Terms & Conditions

Submitting a vote is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.

1. WHO CAN VOTE?

Voting is open to residents of Australia. If you are aged under 18 years at the time of voting, you must obtain your parent or legal guardian’s consent before submitting a vote.

2. WHEN CAN YOU VOTE?

Voting commences on 10 October 2017 at 3:00pm (AEDT) and concludes on 21 November 2017 at 11:59pm (AEDT (Voting Period).

You must cast your vote within the designated Voting Period. ARIA may vary the Voting Period at its discretion.

3. HOW CAN YOU VOTE?

Votes for the 2017 ARIA Music Teacher of the Year award can be cast via the ARIA Music Teacher of the Year voting iframe which is accessible on the ARIA Awards website: http://www.ariaawards.com.au/public-voting-teacher-award and as embedded on the websites of other ARIA partners.

4. HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU VOTE?

Votes are limited to one (1) vote per IP address per day (ie the time period from 00:00 to 23:59 is considered as one day). You are able to change the vote that you have cast during the day, but if you do so it will override your previous vote and your last vote for the day will be eligible to be counted.

5. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO VOTE?

ARIA does not charge any fees for submitting a vote. However there may be costs associated with your internet service provider or mobile/other device service or data charges. You should check with your service provider for details of such fees before submitting a vote.

6. WHAT VOTES ARE INVALID?

The following votes are invalid: (1) Votes cast outside of the Voting Period (2) Votes generated by a script, computer programs, macro, programmed, robotic or other automated processes or methods (3) Votes that are incomplete, corrupted, false, lost, late, misdirected or deceptive; (4) votes that threaten, harass or abuse other persons (5) Votes that are otherwise not in compliance with these Terms & Conditions; or (6) votes that are reasonably suspected to have been fraudulently made to unfairly alter the voting results.

Please also see the clauses 1 and 4 above regarding voting validity.

ARIA and its authorised contractors, reserve the right to verify the validity of all votes and to disqualify any person that ARIA determines has tampered with the voting process, engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise the proper conduct of the voting process, has submitted a vote that is not in accordance with these Terms & Conditions or who has, in the opinion of ARIA engaged in conduct or generally damaging to the goodwill, integrity or reputation of the ARIA Awards or ARIA. Any votes submitted by such person in the aforementioned manner may be deemed invalid by ARIA in its sole discretion. ARIA reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who ARIA has reason to believe has breached any of these Terms and Conditions. ARIA’s decision in relation to all matters affecting the voting is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

7. GENERAL VOTING REQUIREMENTS

  • You may need to have java script and/or cookies enabled to be able to submit a vote via the online 2017 ARIA Music Teacher of the Year voting iframe.
  • Once you are on the voting page on the 2017 ARIA Music Teacher of the Year iframe, you will be required to follow the links and prompts to vote. If you successfully submit your vote, you will receive a message on your screen to confirm that your vote has been successful. If you do not receive a confirmation message, you will need to try again.
  • Votes are deemed made at the time each vote is received by ARIA in its database and not at the time sent by the voter. ARIA accepts no responsibility for any late, lost or misdirected votes due to technical disruptions, network congestion or for any other reason.
  • Access to the ARIA Music Teacher of the Year voting iframe may be restricted for certain tablet, mobile or other portable devices. It is your responsibility to check the functionality of the voting application on your device prior to voting.

8. HOW WILL THE ARIA AWARD WINNER BE DETERMINED?

ARIA will collate and calculate the total number of valid votes submitted during the relevant Voting Period for each of the nominees. The nominee with the most valid votes (calculated following the conclusion of the Voting Period), as determined by ARIA, will be declared the winner of the ARIA Music Teacher of the Year.

ARIA’s determination is final and no correspondence will be entered into. ARIA reserves the right to keep the voting tally confidential. No results other than what is required for the purpose of the announcement at the 2017 ARIA Awards event will be released to the public.

9. WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR TECHNICAL ISSUES?

Please contact ARIA at: media@aria.com.au if you have any queries.

10. GENERAL INFORMATION

If for any reason this voting process is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any causes beyond the control of ARIA, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or integrity or proper conduct of the voting process, then ARIA reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any person who tampers with the voting process, take any action that may be available and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the voting process. Additionally, if for any reason, this voting process is interrupted in any way, or for any other reason that ARIA determines in its sole discretion to be reasonably necessary, ARIA reserves the right to select the winner of the ARIA Music Teacher of the Year award, taking into consideration the number of votes received by each nominee up until the time of the interruption or cancelation of the voting process.

ARIA (and its associated agencies, members and sponsors), will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with the voting process except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law. ARIA is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information either caused by the voter or for any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in this voting process; or for any technical error, or any combination thereof that may occur in the course of the administration of the voting process including any omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications or network failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to or alteration of votes.

ARIA may collect personal information about you for the purposes of conducting this public voting process, to enable you to vote, to ensure compliance with these Terms & Conditions and as a security feature to minimise voter fraud. Your computer’s IP address may also be collected to verify this and the origin of your vote and to determine the number of votes submitted per IP address. ARIA is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles (“APPs”) in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and by casting a vote, each voter is taken to consent to ARIA’s privacy policy. Please refer to the ARIA Privacy Policy at http://www.ariaawards.com.au/privacy-policy for further details on how ARIA handles your information.

ARIA reserves the right to amend these Terms & Conditions at any time. These Terms & Conditions are governed by the laws of the State of New South Wales.

ARIA is the Australian Recording Industry Association Ltd, located at Level 4, 11-17 Buckingham St, Surry Hills NSW (ABN 72 002 692 944).