Introduction

The Wellington Community Trust (‘WCT’, ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’) owns and operates wct.org.nz (‘this website’).  These terms of use (‘Terms and Conditions’) constitute an agreement made between you, the website user (‘you’, ‘your’) and us. You must not access or use this website unless you accept all of these terms of use. By accessing and using this website you are agreeing that you have read, understood and accepted these terms of use, and agree to be bound by them.

Your use of this website

You agree not to use this website for any purpose that is unlawful or fraudulent, or to engage in any conduct that is likely to impair or cause damage to the operation of this website whether by way of a virus, corrupted file or through use of any other software or program. Furthermore you agree not to use, alter, modify, reproduce, transmit or otherwise deal with the content, software, text, graphics, layout or design of this website without our prior written approval.

Changes

We reserve the right to add to, modify, or remove this website or any information, feature, specification, or other part of this website (at any time and without notice to you). We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions from time to time by publishing the changed terms on this website. You should review these Terms and Conditions periodically to be aware of such changes. Your continuing access or use of this website following such publication shall be deemed your acceptance of the revised Terms and Conditions.

Availability

Your use of this website and any associated services may sometimes be subject to interruption or delay. Due to the nature of the internet and electronic communications, we and our service providers do not make any warranty that this website of any associated services will be error free, without interruption or delay, or free from defects in design. We will not be liable to you should this website or the services supplied through this website become unavailable, interrupted or delayed for any reason.

Third party websites

This website provides links and pointers to internet sites maintained by third parties. Such linked sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the contents (including the accuracy legality or decency) of any linked site or any material contained in a linked site. We are providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by us of the linked site. We will not be liable for any damages or loss arising in any way out of or in connection with or incidental to any information or third party service provided by any third party.

Malicious code

Although we endeavour to prevent the introduction of viruses or other malicious code (together, ‘malicious code’) to this website, we do not guarantee or warrant that this website, or any data available from it, does not contain malicious code. We will not be liable for any damages or harm attributable to malicious code. You are responsible for ensuring that the process that you employ for accessing this website does not expose your computer system to the risk of interference or damage from malicious code.

Security

Although we endeavour to protect the security of your personal information, you acknowledge that there is a risk of unauthorised access to (or alteration of) your transmissions or data or of the information contained on your computer system or on this website. We do not accept responsibility or liability of any nature for any losses that you may sustain as a result of such unauthorised access or alteration. All information transmitted to you or from you is transmitted at your risk, and you assume all responsibility and risks arising in relation to your use of this website and the internet. We do not accept responsibility for any interference or damage to your own computer system which may arise in connection with your accessing of this website or any outbound hyperlink.

Your account

In order to access certain information and features offered on this website, you must create an account. To create your account, you must complete your account details in the manner described on this website (including selecting a username and password, which we will use to verify your identity when you use this website).

You must:

  • ensure that your account details are complete and accurate when submitted to us
  • certify that the information that you have given is true and correct
  • keep your account details up-to-date.

We may at our discretion (at any time and without notice to you) suspend or terminate your account, or your ability to use the functions available through this website. Any account maintained with, or any services provided by WCT will be governed by these Terms and Conditions and any applicable additional and separate terms and conditions.

Your username and password

Your login credentials (being your username and password) are personal to you. You must always maintain the confidentiality of your username and password and not disclose them to any third party. You agree that you are solely responsible for any use of this website by any person using your username and password and you agree to indemnify us again any claims arising out of your failure to maintain the confidentiality of your username or password. You agree to not impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity. We will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account (whether with or without your knowledge). You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of your account or any other breach of security.

Accuracy of your information

WCT does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy of the information given by you, or anyone acting on your behalf (other than us). You are solely responsible for ensuring such information is accurate.

Electronic communications

You consent to receiving communications from us electronically and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

You:

  • agree to be bound by any agreement reached through electronic communications in terms of the Electronic Transactions Act 2002
  • consent to receiving electronic messages and information sent by us (or on our behalf) for any purposes described in our privacy policy
  • agree, pursuant to section 11(2) of the Unsolicited Electronic Message Act 2007, that the person sending any such message need not include a functional unsubscribe facility in that message.
Your privacy

Where we collect personal information about you as a result of your accessing and using this website, our Privacy Policy will apply to that information. Accordingly, these Terms and conditions must be read together with our Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy

Materials on the website

The materials displayed on this website are protected by copyright and other laws of New Zealand, and under similar laws and international conventions abroad. You acknowledge and agree that all copyright and other intellectual property rights that may subsist in this website including text, illustrations, photographs, video, music, sounds, layout, designs, source code, belong to us or to our licensors (together, ‘our intellectual property’).

Except with our prior written permission, you may not in any form or by any means:

  1. use, copy, modify, adapt, reproduce, store, distribute, print, display, perform, publish, or create in any way any works contained in any part of this website
  2. commercialise any information, products or services obtained from any part of this website.
Feedback and unsolicited submissions

We welcome any comments and suggestions you have on our website or our products and services. Any suggestions you submit to us on our website become the intellectual property of WCT and may be used by us in any way without any payment or notice to you.

If you do send us unsolicited ideas:

  1. they will be treated as if they were ‘user content’ in accordance with these terms of use
  2. they will be deemed to be non-confidential
  3. we will not be required to provide any acknowledgement of their source.
No offer

WCT is not, in this website, making any offer to enter into any transaction or relationship with you.

No trade

For the avoidance of doubt, WCT is not in trade, and as such, is not subject to the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 or the Fair Trading Act 1986.

Disclaimers

While we endeavour to ensure that the content of this website is free from errors, we do not give any warranty or other assurance as to the content of material appearing on this website, its accuracy, completeness, timeliness or fitness for any particular purpose. The information on this site is for general information only, and is in no way exhaustive. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we provide this website and related information and services on an ‘as is’ basis without any warranties, representations, or guarantees of any kind (whether, express, implied, statutory or otherwise) including, but not limited to, warranties of non-infringement, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose.

Limitation of liability

To the maximum extent permitted by law, we disclaim all responsibility for any damages or losses (including, without limitation, financial loss, damages for loss in business projects, loss of profits or other economic losses) whether arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of, or inability to use, this website, our services, or any information or material appearing on this website, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this website or any such services, information or material.

Waiver and severability

A waiver by us of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be effective only if given in writing, and then it shall be effective only to the extent that it is expressly stated to be given. A failure, delay or indulgence by WCT in exercising any power or right shall not operate as a waiver of that power or right. A single exercise or partial exercise of any power or right by WCT shall not preclude further exercises of that power or right or the exercise of any other power or right. If any part of these Terms and Conditions is held to be unenforceable, that will not affect the enforceability of the any parts of these Terms and Conditions.

Independent advice

We strongly recommend that you seek independent advice before acting on any information on this site. This site is not designed for the purpose of providing individual advice.

Governing law

These terms of use are governed by the laws of New Zealand and the courts of New Zealand shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine any dispute arising in relation to these terms of use.

Aotearoa New Zealand residents only

Information on this website has been prepared in accordance with New Zealand law for the supply of services in New Zealand only. Therefore, any services referred to in this website are only offered to persons resident in New Zealand.

These terms of use were last updated in July 2015.