Terms & Conditions

Actsmart Carbon Challenge Terms and Conditions


Actsmart (‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’), requires a guardian or parent to register on behalf of a child
(person under 13 years of age) user of this website.

As users may register using personal details, these details will not be available to the general public. Your “Display Name” field will be visible to other registrants once logged in. Users must not impersonate another living person or registered user. If you choose to enter your suburb after registering, it will be visible to other registrants.

We may refuse registration of users whose suggested registration details are considered inappropriate. Grounds for refusal may include:

  • offensive content;
  • obscenity;
  • abuse;
  • defamatory content;
  • inappropriate content;
  • copyright infringement;
  • brand names or registered trademarks.

We reserve the right to refuse registration at our sole discretion.

Passwords and Security

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your password. If you become aware of any unauthorised use of your Carbon Challenge account, you should notify Actsmart immediately.

Use of the website by children

We recommend if a child (person under 13 years of age) uses this website their use of the website should be supervised by a parent or guardian.

Users are recommended to only accept friends known to them or a supervising parent or guardian.

Actsmart Carbon Challenge Secondary Schools Competition Terms and Conditions

A. About this competition

  1. The promoter of this competition is the ACT Government’s Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (the Promoter) Dame Pattie Menzies House, 16 Challis Street, Dickson ACT 2602. ABN 31432729493.
  2. The purpose of this competition is to assist ACT households to reduce their carbon emissions by making simple changes to their daily habits. ACT secondary schools will be the conduit through which the Carbon Challenge web tool is promoted to students and their households.
  3. The competition period is 1-29 July 2018.

B. Entry requirements

  1. Competition entry is free and only open to:
    • ACT secondary schools,
    • Households who have one or more students enrolled in a secondary school that has registered for the Actsmart Carbon Challenge ACT Secondary Schools Competition.
  2. ACT secondary schools must register prior to the commencement of the competition. To register, a staff member of the interested school must contact Actsmart via email or in person and request that the school be registered for the Actsmart Carbon Challenge ACT Secondary Schools Competition.
  3. Households can register prior to, or during, the Actsmart Carbon Challenge ACT Secondary Schools Competition. To register, the household must log-in to the Carbon Challenge web tool, create a profile for their household, and join the school team.

C. Prizes and Judging

  1. The following prizes are available to be awarded:
    • $1500 for the school that saves the most carbon emissions from student households completing challenges.*
    • $1000 for the school that submits the best video about their Carbon Challenge experience.*
    • $500 for the school that has the most student households signed up (based on percentage of students).*
    • $100 family movie voucher for the student in each year level (year 7 – year 12) that creates the most comprehensive report. A total of six (6) $100 movie vouchers available.
    • $100 family movie voucher for the student in each year level (year 7 – year 12) that creates the best video about their carbon challenge experience. A total of six (6) $100 movie vouchers available.
    *Prize money must be spent on sustainability initiatives within the school. Expenditure will be approved by Actsmart prior to purchase.
    Students can submit more than one report and/or video for judging.
  2. Competition submissions must be emailed to actsmart@act.gov.au by 12pm, Sunday 29 July 2018. The student name, year and school must be included in the email.
  3. Competition winners will be announced at the competition awards ceremony and contacted via the details provided with their competition submission/s. Winners are required to contact the Promoter to accept your prize within four (4) weeks of notification.
  4. Judging will take place from 30 July 2018 by Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate staff. The decision of the judges will be final.

D. Use of competition submissions

  1. Videos and reports submitted to Actsmart may be shared online via the Actsmart Facebook account, Actsmart website, and Actsmart Carbon Challenge web tool.
  2. Prior to publishing online, Actsmart will gain written permission from the owner and any people whose faces appear in the video/report.
  3. Full credit will be given to the owner of the video/report. Please advise if you do not wish to have your name published at the time of giving written permission for your work to be shared online.

E. Privacy Statement

  1. Personal information submitted by the Entrant will be stored, used and disclosed in accordance with the requirements of the Information Privacy Act 2014 and the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate’s Privacy Policy. More information on the Directorate’s Privacy Policy is available at http://www.environment.act.gov.au/about/privacy
  2. The Territory will use and publish your video/report and name subject to the terms and conditions, and for the purposes, outlined above.

F. General

  1. Each entry must be in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and each entrant agrees to be bound by them. The Promoter may refuse to award a prize to entrants who fail to comply with these Terms and Conditions.
  2. On entering this competition, to the full extent permitted by the law, you indemnify the Promoter, its employees and agents against liability in respect of all claims, costs and expenses in relation to all loss, damage, injury or death to persons or property as a result of entering into the competition or accepting any prize.


Quality of information

We endeavour to make sure that information provided on this website is correct at the time of its publication.

However, as necessary you should obtain independent advice before making any decision based on the information on this website. The information on this website is made available on the understanding that the Australian Capital Territory (the Territory), Actsmart, their servants and agents, to the extent permitted by law, accept no responsibility for any damage, cost, loss or expense incurred by you as a result of:

  • any error, omission or misrepresentation on this site
  • any malfunction or failure to function of this site
  • without limiting the above, any delay, failure or error in recording, displaying or updating information, including but not limited to, data relating to credit holdings.

Where there are known limitations to the information provided online, we will include an explanation of these limitations wherever possible. If there is any material that you consider to be misleading or inaccurate, please let us know and it will be corrected as soon as possible.

Your responsibilities

If you use electronic services offered on this website, you should understand that, while we use our best endeavours to ensure the availability of these services, they cannot be guaranteed.

We recommend that you ensure current anti-virus software is operating on your computer at all times.

Linked sites

This website may contain links to other websites (linked sites). These links have been included on this website with the intention of increasing the information available to you. If you use these links, you may leave this website. Actsmart has no control over linked sites, and as a result:

  • we cannot accept responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense you might incur if you rely on information which appears on linked sites
  • when you visit a linked site, you will be subject to the privacy policy of that site. You will no longer be protected by the privacy policy of the Actsmart site
  • we are not responsible for the views, opinions, standards or information expressed on linked sites. The provision of a link does not imply that Actsmart endorses those sites or the people or companies who own them, and vice versa.


Actsmart provides no warranty that this website will be free of infections by viruses or any other manifesting, contaminating or destructive properties


Personal information is provided to ACT Government Environment and Planning Directorate (EPD) through registration to this website. The personal information you provide may be disclosed to other ACT Government directorates, and third parties external to the ACT Government, as required by specific legislation administered by EPD. The EPD Information Privacy Policy can be found on the EPD website, under the About Us menu. The Information Privacy Policy Annex contains information in regard to what information EPD collects and to whom it is disclosed. The policy also contains information about how you may access or seek to correct your personal information held by EPD, and how you may complain about an alleged breach of the Territory Privacy Principles.


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Please link to the Environment and Planning Directorate website for detailed terms of use and disclaimer:


This website contains information, data, documents, pages and images (‘online content’) prepared by Actsmart. This online content is subject to copyright under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cwlth), and is entirely owned by the ACT Government through Actsmart, except for licensed photographic images where individual owners retain their respective copyright.

Actsmart encourages the availability, dissemination and exchange of public information for non-commercial use. Where Actsmart is the owner, you may copy, distribute, display, download and otherwise freely deal with web content for educational and non-commercial purposes, on the condition that you include the copyright notice ‘© ACT Government through Environment and Planning Directorate’ or otherwise source the content appropriately.

You must, however, obtain permission from Actsmart if you wish to:

  • use a photograph or graphic from this website or a publication distributed via this website
  • use Aboriginal content presented on this website, which appears with respect to a community protocol and is approved by a traditional knowledge-holder or knowledge-holders within the Aboriginal communities presented
  • charge others for access to the work
  • include all or part of the work in advertising or in a product for sale or revenue
  • modify the work
  • use source code or software available as part of the this website.


To request permission for these uses, please email actsmart@act.gov.au

If you intend to use online content from this website on another website, this should be done via a direct link to this website to ensure that the latest version is always displayed.

This permission does not extend to copyright in content owned by others on this website or to web pages or other content linked from this website. Unless expressly stated otherwise, you are not permitted to copy or republish that content without seeking the copyright owner’s permission.