Public Voting Terms And Conditions

2020 PUBLIC VOTED ARIA AWARDS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH YOUTUBE MUSIC VOTING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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

1. WHO CAN VOTE?

Voting is open to residents in Australia (except in the category of Best International Artist where eligible votes will be accepted via Twitter from all countries throughout the world). You must have a Google account registered in Australia if you wish to cast your vote via the Google platform using the Google Search engine. 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?

Best Video, Best Australian Live Act, Song of the Year and Best International Artist categories

Voting period

Voting commences on 13 October 2020 at 10:26am (AEST) and concludes on 18 November 2020 at 11:59pm (AEDT).

You must cast your vote within the designated Voting Period. ARIA may vary the designated Voting Period for any of the ARIA Award categories at its discretion. ARIA will publish any changes to any Voting Period on www.aria.com.au/vote

3. HOW CAN YOU VOTE?

Votes for the following 2020 public voted ARIA Awards can be cast as follows:

Best Video and Song of the Year categories

Voting Method and Conditions

There are two ways to cast a vote for these ARIA Awards categories:

  1. ARIA Awards website:
    • You may cast a vote via the designated voting webpage available on the ARIA Awards website at: www.aria.com.au/vote (ARIA Voting Page). You do not have to register with ARIA to cast a vote via the ARIA Voting Page.
    • Once you are on the ARIA Voting Page, you must make your selections, then click the “Finish voting” button to submit your vote.
  2. Google Search Voting:

    You may cast a vote via Google.com or via the Google Search app by searching “ARIA Vote”.

    Once the Google Search voting widget has launched, you must make your selections and then click the “vote” button to submit your vote.

    You must have a registered Australian Google account and be logged into your Google account in Australia in order to cast your vote for the Best Video and Song of the Year using Google Search and the Google Search voting widget. If you do not have a Google account, you can register here.

    Any votes submitted via Google Search are also subject to Google's Privacy & Terms.

Best Australian Live Act category

Voting Method and Conditions

ARIA Awards website:

Best International Artist

Voting Method and Conditions

There are two ways to cast a vote for this ARIA Awards categories:

  1. ARIA Awards website:

    Via the designated voting webpage available on the ARIA Awards website at: www.aria.com.au/vote (ARIA Voting Page), where you will be prompted to cast your vote for the particular nominee that you would like to vote for.

  2. Twitter:

    You may cast a vote in this category directly via Twitter by signing into your Twitter account and tweeting the ARIA designated hashtag listed below for the particular nominee that you would like to vote for:

    • Dua Lipa – #ARIAsDuaLipa
    • Eminem – #ARIAsEminem
    • Halsey – #ARIAsHalsey
    • Harry Styles – #ARIAsHarryStyles
    • Juice WRLD – #ARIAsJuiceWRLD
    • Justin Bieber – #ARIAsJustinBieber
    • Lewis Capaldi – #ARIAsLewisCapaldi
    • Lizzo – #ARIAsLizzo
    • Taylor Swift – #ARIAsTaylorSwift
    • The Weeknd – #ARIAsTheWeeknd

    Further information about casting your vote via Twitter is set out below.

Voting via Twitter for the ARIA Award Category of Best International Artist

General Voting Conditions

4. HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU VOTE?

Voting via the ARIA Website

Votes submitted via the ARIA Voting Page in the applicable categories are limited to one (1) vote per ARIA Awards category per IP address per day (i.e. the time period from 00:00 to 23:59) during the relevant Voting Period.

In relation to votes submitted via the ARIA Voting Page, you are able to change the vote/s 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.

Voting via Google Search

Votes submitted via the Google Search voting widget are limited to one (1) vote per ARIA Awards category per registered Australian Google account holder per day (i.e. the time period from 00:00 to 23:59) during the Voting Period.

In relation to votes submitted via the Google Search voting widget, you are unable to change the vote that you have cast during the day once it has been submitted.

Voting via Twitter

Votes submitted in the ARIA Award category of Best International Artist are unlimited during the specified Voting Period. There is no daily limit to the number of times you may submit a vote via Twitter for this ARIA Awards category.

5. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO VOTE?

ARIA, Google and Twitter do 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 respective Voting Periods as set out in clause 2 above.
  2. Votes submitted from outside of Australia (with the exception of eligible votes submitted via Twitter).
  3. Votes generated by a script, computer programs, macro, programmed, robotic or other automated processes or methods.
  4. Votes that are incomplete, corrupted, false, lost, late, misdirected or deceptive.
  5. Votes that threaten, harass or abuse other persons.
  6. Votes that are otherwise not in compliance with these Terms & Conditions
  7. Votes that are reasonably suspected to have been fraudulently made to unfairly alter the voting results.
  8. Votes in the Best International Artist category that do not include the complete or correct ARIA designated hashtag.
  9. Votes in the Best International Artist category that include multiple nominee names and/or hashtags (only the first hashtag may be considered).

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

ARIA, Google and their respective authorised contractors, reserve the right to verify the validity of all votes and to disqualify any person that ARIA or Google (as applicable) determine 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 or Google (as applicable), 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 or Google (as applicable) 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. HOW WILL THE ARIA AWARD WINNER BE DETERMINED?

For the categories of Best Video and Song of the Year, votes submitted via the ARIA Voting Page and the votes submitted via the Google Search voting widget will be collated to determine the respective winners. For the purpose of tallying the votes in these categories, each eligible and valid vote from the Google Search voting widget per day will equal one vote and each valid vote cast via the ARIA Voting Page per day will equal 10 votes.

ARIA will receive, collate and calculate the total number of valid votes submitted during the relevant Voting Period for each of the nominees in each of the ARIA Awards categories listed in clause 3 above. The nominee with the most valid votes (calculated following the conclusion of the relevant Voting Period), as determined by ARIA, will be declared the winner of the ARIA Award in that category.

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 2020 ARIA Awards event will be released to the public.

8. 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. Voting is in no way administered by, or associated with Nine Network Australia Pty Limited (ABN 88 008 685 407) (Nine) so please direct any queries to ARIA.

Any technical queries regarding Google or your Google account should be directed to Google: www.google.com/contact/

Any technical queries regarding Twitter or your Twitter account should be directed to Twitter Inc: support.twitter.com

9. 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 particular public voted ARIA Award category, taking into consideration the number of votes received by each nominee up until the time of the interruption or cancelation of the voting process.

Please note that any Tweets that you cast as a vote in the category of Best International Artist can be seen by the public and may be retweeted or subject to replies by the public. ARIA and Twitter Inc have no liability to you in respect of this.

ARIA (and its associated agencies and members),Google, Twitter Inc and Nine 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 (and its associated agencies and members), Google, Twitter Inc and Nine are 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, any public comments, retweets or statements made online or elsewhere by persons in relation to your Tweet/vote; 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 (such as your email address and name) 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. 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 for further details on how ARIA handles your information.

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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).