The CarAdvice Community Approved Tester program (“The Program”) is conducted by CarAdvice.com Pty Ltd (ABN 84 116 608 158) (“Promoter”) of 52 Victoria Street, McMahons Point NSW 2060.
The Program application process is open to individuals who: are Australian residents aged 21 years or older and have a full and valid Australian Driver’s Licence (not probationary).
Although the application process is open to people from anywhere in Australia, the initial shortlist of applicants for Phase One of the program will only be selected from people who live in (or near) either Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. The reason for this is that initially we will only have cars available in these cities. Applicants from other locations are still welcome to apply and will be kept on the list for future opportunities in their location, but are not eligible to be shortlisted in Phase One of this program.
In the event that you are a shortlisted applicant you must be available to attend the final selection event on Thursday May 30th 2019 in Melbourne; and unless you are already based in Melbourne, you must be able to make your own way to Sydney or Brisbane airports to board the arranged flights to the event. If you are based in Melbourne, you will need to be able to make your own way to the CarAdvice office at 121 Dover Street, Cremorne VIC 3121.
The program is not open to individuals who are directors, management or employees, or their immediate family members, of CarAdvice, or its related companies, Dealers or agencies associated with the either company or the Program directly.
Applications open midday (AEST) Monday March 25th 2019 and close at 5:00pm (AEST) Friday April 12th 2019.
To apply to be part of the program, an Eligible Applicant must:
Have completed the application form at https://caradviceapproved.paperform.co/
Have submitted a written owner review via https://www.caradvice.com.au/owner-reviews-form/ or provided a link to the owner review they have previously had published on www.caradvice.com via the provided box on the application form
Have submitted a 60-90 second video or audio story via the application form
Have submitted 250 words or less explaining why they should be chosen for the program
JUDGING AND SELECTION
The program is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the selected applicants.
There are 15 shortlisted places available from which the final selected applicants will be chosen. Each shortlisted place is valued at $500. The shortlisted places include a one-day driver training event, transportation to the event and one night’s accommodation (where required), and all meals. Any additional costs not expressly stated, but which may be incurred in acceptance and use of a prize, are the responsibility of the shortlisted applicant.
Submitted entries of all eligible applicants will be judged by representatives of the Promoter between Monday April 15th 2019 and Friday April 26th 2019. Valid applications will be judged based on creativity, vehicle assessment skills, effort, execution, and alignment with the spirit of the program.
Selection as a shortlisted applicant or final selected applicant in the program is non-transferable, non-refundable, non-exchangeable, non-replaceable, and non-redeemable for another program, except at the Promoter’s discretion.
It is a further condition of accepting any position within the program that the selected applicant(s) may each be required to sign a legal release in the form determined by the Promoter. Each Applicant accepts their position in the program at his or her own risk. The Promoter, its associated entities and agencies and their personnel shall not be liable for any death, injury, loss or damage (including any claim, costs or expenses) whatsoever that is suffered by any applicant (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained as a result of taking and/or using any position in the Program, except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law.
Shortlisted applicants will be notified by either phone or email to the contact details provided by them in the entry within five working days of them being selected as a shortlisted applicant and no later than Friday May 3rd 2019.
Shortlisted applicants will then be required to attend a final selection event in Melbourne on Thursday May 30th 2019 before successful final selected applicants to the program are announced by no later than Thursday June 6th 2019.
Selection in the Program will only be confirmed following any applicant validation and verification that the Promoter requires in its sole discretion.
Participation in the Program is on a volunteer basis, with no monetary payment applicable. However expenses incurred whilst participating in program activities may be reimbursed as applicable and with the written prior consent of the Promoter.
Successful applicants agree to have a biography published in the CarAdvice Community Approved Testers list which will be shared with our partners in order to facilitate participation in the program. Names and images of successful applicants may also be published on the CarAdvice.com website and associated articles as necessary.
If for any reason this program is not capable of running as planned, or is interfered with or disrupted in any way (including by vandalism, power failures, natural disasters, acts of God, weather event, civil unrest, strikes, computer bugs or viruses, tampering or technical failures), the Promoter reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the program, or invalidate any affected applications.
All of the Promoter’s decisions in relation to all aspects of this program are final and no correspondence will be entered into. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
An applicant accepts their position in the program at their own risk. Any tax liability arising as a result of accepting a position is the responsibility of the Applicant. Independent financial advice should be sought.
Applicants’ personal information is collected from applicants by or on behalf of the Promoter to enable the Promoter and its agents to manage, administer and promote the program and, where applicable, publicise the shortlisted or final selected applicant(s). The personal information may also be provided to persons assisting the Promoter, including program suppliers and deliverers, marketing agencies and IT providers, media outlets and related companies. The Applicant’s name will also be published on the CarAdvice website. By participating in the program, eligible applicants consent to these uses and disclosures of their personal information.