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1. Information on how to enter, forms part of the terms and conditions of entry. By entering into the 2022 Commonwealth Bank Cyber Community Awards (the Awards) in the manner set out in clause 9, you are accepting these Terms and Conditions.
2. The promoter is Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 of 124 of Level 3C, 11 Harbour Street, Sydney NSW 2000 (PH: 13 2221) (the Promoter).
3. By submitting their entry, the Applicant agrees that they have never been charged with a criminal offence, or subject to any process that may bring disrepute to the Commonwealth Bank or the Awards.
4. Important dates:
5. Judging process
5.1 Eligibility check and assessment of applications
After the closing date, applications will be checked for eligibility.
An assessment panel comprising of members of the Commonwealth Bank Security Outreach and Customer Engagement team will independently assess and score applications against each of the Selection Criteria to create a shortlist.
5.2 Selection of Award finalists by the Finalist Panel
The selection panel for the Awards finalists comprises of senior leaders from within Commonwealth Bank’s Cyber Security team (Finalist Panel).
The Selection Panel will meet in October 2022 to select the finalists from the shortlisted applicants.
5.3 Finalist due diligence checks
A due diligence and background check on all finalists will be undertaken.
5.4 Selection of Award recipients by the Industry Selection Panel
The selection panel for the Awards comprises of senior leaders from across the cyber industry in Australia, selected by the Promoter (Industry Selection Panel).
6. What will be awarded:
6.1 The winner of each category will receive $2000 and physical items worth approximately $300.
6.2 The runner-up will receive $500.
7. The promotion commences at 12.01pm AEST on 29 August 2022 and closes at 11.00pm AEDST on 25th November 2022.
8. Entry is open to all Australian residents or Australian registered organisations who meet the entry criteria as outlined in these Terms and Conditions
9. Judges of the Awards and/or Employees of the Promoter are not eligible to enter.
10. To nominate for the Awards, an entry must be submitted via the online portal at Commonwealth Bank.com.au/CyberCommunityAwards. A person or organisation which submits an entry is known as a "nominee". The awards to be presented are:
(a) Rising Star
(b) Most Inspirational Mentor
(c) Against the Odds
(d) Community Innovator
(e) Diversity and Inclusion Champion
11. To be eligible to apply in the award categories, nominees must be aged no less than 18 and meet the criteria as specified in the clauses below.
11.1 Rising Star
A Rising Star is defined as a person who:
(a) is at the start of their cyber career (<3 years);
(b) is already making a demonstrable impact in the cyber security industry.
11.2 Most Inspirational Mentor
A Most Inspirational Mentor is defined as a person who:
(a) is employed/self-employed within the cyber security sector; and
(b) has provided demonstrable support and guidance to multiple other cyber security professionals; and
(c) can demonstrate they actively seek to mentor others.
11.3 Against the Odds
An entrant for Against the Odds is defined as a person who:
(a) is currently employed/self-employed in a cyber security role; and
(b) is able to demonstrate that they have been impacted by a hardship and/or significant challenge to developing a career in cyber security; and
(c) is able to demonstrate how they were able to overcome aforementioned hardship/challenge.
11.4 Community Innovator
A Community Innovator is a person or organisation who:
(a) has identified a problem within the cyber security industry; and
(b) demonstrated entrepreneurial skills in overcoming the problem; and
(c) can demonstrate how the solution benefited the cyber security industry.
11.5 Diversity and Inclusion Champion
A Diversity and Inclusion Champion is a person who:
(a) can demonstrate that they champion diversity and inclusion within cyber security within their current role, and across the industry; and
(b) can demonstrate where and how their actions have improved diversity and inclusion in the industry.
12. In accepting these Terms and Conditions, the nominee agrees to allow the Promoter to promote their nomination in any way deemed appropriate by the Promoter.
13. The winners will be published on the Commonwealth Bank website no later than five (5) business days after the announcement (refer to clause 3).
14. The Promoter will not be responsible or liable for incorrect information included in a nomination or any lost, late or misdirected nominations.
15. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The Promoter may settle in any manner it sees fit, any difficulties, anomalies or disputes which may arise in connection with the Awards whether generally or in relation to any nominee. The decision of the Promoter is conclusive and binding on all nominees.
16. The finalists will be contacted by phone and/or email no later than 18th November 2022. Their name will be published on the Commonwealth Bank website. The winners will be presented their award at a virtual presentation ceremony on 25th November 2022. For the avoidance of doubt, Commonwealth Bank reserves the right to uninvite and prohibit any finalists from attending the Commonwealth Bank Cyber Community Awards virtual presentation, if that finalist is disqualified from the Awards prior to the presentation.
17. The Promoter is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions or problems with internet or network congestion including any injury or damage to or loss of any entry or any damage to a participant’s or any other person’s computer related to participation in this competition.
18. To the full extent permitted by law, the nominee agrees not to hold the Promoter liable for any damage or loss suffered or incurred by the nominee in connection with the Awards, or the amendment or cancellation of the Awards, or any error or omission or negligence on the part of the Promoter.
19. If for any reason the promotion is not capable of running as planned (including but not limited to) infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the Promoter reserves the right (subject to any written directions given under applicable law) to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion.
20. The nominees must, on request by the Promoter, be able to provide evidence which, to the reasonable satisfaction of the Promoter, demonstrates that the nominee is eligible to be nominated under these Terms and Conditions, that their nomination form is true and correct, and complies with these Terms and Conditions.
21. The Promoter reserves the right to, in its absolute discretion, disqualify a nominee or withdraw an award that has been awarded to a nominee if:
(a) the nominee is not eligible to be nominated under these Terms and Conditions;
(b) the Promoter believes that the nominee has breached these Terms and Conditions;
(c) the Promoter believes that the nominee has committed any act which brings the nominee's reputation or the Promoter's reputation into disrepute; or
(d) in the case of an nominee who has been awarded an award, he or she has not claimed the award.
22. The Promoter reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to award additional prizes to eligible participants in one or more of the award categories where the Industry Panel decide that more than one prize should be awarded in that category.
23. Entry details remain the property of the Promoter. The name, photograph and information provided in the application/nomination may be used for promotional purposes by the Promoter.
24. The Promoter may, in its discretion, amend or vary these Terms and Conditions (including the dates set out in these Terms and Conditions) or suspend, withdraw or terminate the Awards at any time and in its absolute discretion. Any such amendment, variation, suspension or withdrawal will be binding on all nominees even where the Promoter does not give notice of the event.
25. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of New South Wales and each party irrevocably agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that State.
26. The participant(s) acknowledges that by accepting these terms and conditions the participant(s) have and will continue, to the best of their knowledge, act in full compliance with Anti-Corruption Laws.
Definitions: Anti-Corruption Law means
(i) the Australian Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth);
(ii) the United States of America Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977;
(iii) the United Kingdom Bribery Act 2010;
(iv) any other applicable law, including any:
a) statute, ordinance, rule or regulation;
b) order of any court, tribunal or any other judicial body;
c) rule, regulation, guideline or order of any public body, or any other administrative
d) similar instrument, which has as its objective the prevention of corruption.