Terms & Conditions


Masters Academy is the owner and operator of this website. All users of this website agree to be bound by these terms & conditions, which are subject to change at Masters Academy’s sole discretion. Your use of and access to this website indicates your acceptance of these terms & conditions, as they exist at the time of use.

General Prohibitions

You must not use this website, or any functions offered through this website, in a manner which; or upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available through this site any material which:

  • (a) Violates or infringes the rights of others (including their intellectual property, privacy and publicity rights);
  • (b) Is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy, vulgar, obscene, profane or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to, or incite hatred of, any person;
  • (c) Encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law;
  • (d) Restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying this site;
  • (e) Affects the functionality or operation of this site or its servers or the functionality or operation of any user’s computer systems (for example, by transmitting a computer virus or other harmful component, whether or not knowingly); or
  • (f) Breaches any standards, content requirements or codes promulgated by any relevant authority, including authorities which require us to take remedial action under any applicable law or code of conduct.

Masters Academy may, in its absolute discretion; modify or amend the terms and conditions upon which services are supplied to you.

This includes these terms of use and such modifications will be binding upon you once they have been published on this website. You are required to regularly check the terms and conditions displayed on this website.


This agreement is governed by the laws of the State of New South Wales, Australia and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales.

Intellectual Property

All intellectual property in relation to content on this website belongs to Masters Academy or its affiliated partners. By using this website, you obtain no interest or ownership in that intellectual property.

All content on this website is protected by Australian and international copyright and other intellectual property laws. You may not do anything which interferes with or breaches those laws or the intellectual property rights of the content or the applicable rights holders.

You may only copy, download, view or print content from this website for educational purposes directly related to your participation in this competition. This limited use is granted provided you do not modify the content in any way (including any copyright notice). All rights not expressly granted under these terms of use are reserved by Masters Academy.

Links and Third Party Materials

This website may provide links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by Masters Academy.

We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. Consult the privacy statement of each website you visit. Links to other websites do not constitute or imply endorsement by Masters Academy of those sites, the information they contain, or any products or services they describe.

You acknowledge that any third-party materials appearing on this site are not necessarily controlled or monitored by Masters Academy and that the views expressed are not necessarily ours.

Co-operation with Authorities

We reserve the right to co-operate fully with any law enforcement authority in any jurisdiction in respect of a lawful direction or request to disclose the identity or other information about anyone posting materials that the authority claims violate any applicable law.

Access, Correction, and Data Integrity

Although Masters Academy attempts to ensure the integrity and accuracy of this website, we make no guarantees as to its correctness or accuracy.

We acknowledge that it is possible the website could include typographical errors, inaccuracies, or other errors and that unauthorised additions, deletions, and alterations could be made to the website by third parties.

In the event that an error is found, please contact our support team so that it can be rectified.


Masters Academy reserves the right to alter any of the arrangements for this competition as shown on this website, either before or during the competition and this may include cancelling or terminating the competition or parts thereof.

If you withdraw from the competition before the registration period has closed, you will receive a full refund of all competition fees paid.

In the case that a team and/or school withdraws from the competition after the registration period has closed, there will be no refund offered.

Any refunds due to you will be made by EFT or to the credit card used within 28 days of the notice of withdrawal.

Where a school has not paid - in full - their applicable entry fees before the commencement of the competition, it is up to the sole discretion of Masters Academy as to the entry status of that team and/or school.

Schools on the waiting list will be given an opportunity to complete their entry through successful payment of fees due and may take the spot of a school that has not paid for their entry.

Child Safety

Masters Academy is dedicated to the safety and well being of all students. All Masters Academy staff and adjudicators are required to have a current WWCC and this information is available to schools upon request.

Competition Cancellation

In the unusual event that the competition is cancelled only the competition registration fee will be refunded. Masters Academy will not refund travel, accommodation or other expenses incurred in connection with the cancelled competition. Registrants should bear this in mind when entering the competition.

Force Majeure

Neither party will be liable for failing to perform its obligations under this agreement as long as the failure is triggered by something beyond its reasonable control. This clause does not excuse the payment of monies due.

Masters Academy reserves the right to hold monies paid in the form of credits that can be used exclusively to participate in a future ANVDC competition.

Where appropriate, Masters Academy will consider refunds where it is able to make them without causing harm to the ANVDC and it is the most suitable course of action for all parties.


All pages and functions of this website are protected by SSL encryption to help ensure the integrity and confidentiality of information passed between your browser and our server.

However, you must assist in maintaining the security of your information by having adequate anti-virus software and firewalls installed on your computer.

Notifiable Data Breaches

According to the provisions of the Australian Privacy Act 1988, under certain circumstances, where personal information is concerned, data breaches must be reported to both affected individuals and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), and may need to be reported to other relevant authorities including financial services providers, law enforcement bodies, professional associations and regulatory bodies.

All data breaches will be managed according to the CIRP, which contains a flowchart to assist with assessing data breaches. In addition, the steps detailed below should be taken with respect to applicable data breaches.

Such data breaches may occur as the result of malicious action, human error or a failure in information handling or security systems. In the case of any cyber security incidents where the following eligible data breaches occur:

  • a device, or paper record, containing a person's personal information is lost or stolen
  • a database containing personal information is accessed by malicious actors or persons not authorised to access the information
  • personal information is mistakenly provided to the wrong person

The breach must be contained according to the provisions of the CIRP, assessed and reported if it is likely to cause harm to the person.

Such harm is defined as including the risk of financial fraud, identity theft, personal harm or intimidation and negative impacts to a person’s reputation. Suspected data breaches should be assessed to see if there is potential for harm to any individuals as a result of the breach and whether such potential harm can be remediated. If possible the lost information should be recovered before it can be accessed or changed.

The affected person or organisation must be consulted and included in decisions concerning the prevention of harmful consequences. If there are other possible steps that can be taken to make the possibility of serious harm no longer likely, then these should be undertaken and if the risk of harm is deemed to have been addressed, then there is no need to report the breach.

If serious harm cannot be prevented, then the breach should be reported to the OAIC.

Following such a breach, the incident will be reviewed as for any other cyber security incident according to the provisions of the CIRP. Information on data breaches, and the steps to take in response, is covered by Masters Academy training provided to all staff.