Terms And Conditions

AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND VENTURE SOUTHLAND

The www.southlandnz.com website (herein referred to as “Southland Website””) is comprised of various Web pages operated by Venture Southland.

The Southland Website is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the Southland Website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE

Venture Southland reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the Southland Website is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the Southland Website.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The Southland Website may contain links to other Websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Venture Southland and Venture Southland is not responsible for the content of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Venture Southland is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. Venture Southland is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Venture Southland of the site or any association with its operators.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the Southland Website, you warrant to Venture Southland that you will not use the Southland Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Southland Website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Southland Website or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Southland Website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Southland Website.

USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES

The Southland Website may contain bulletin board services; chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, bully, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
  • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

Venture Southland has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Venture Southland reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Venture Southland reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

Venture Southland reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Venture Southland’s sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Venture Southland does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Venture Southland specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorised Venture Southland spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Venture Southland.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

MATERIALS PROVIDED TO THE SOUTHLAND WEBSITE OR POSTED AT ANY VENTURE SOUTHLAND WEBSITE

Venture Southland does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to Venture Southland (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to the Southland Website or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Venture Southland, its affiliated companies and necessary sub-licensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Venture Southland is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Venture Southland's sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

The information, software, products, and services included in or available through the Southland Website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. Venture Southland and/or its suppliers may make improvements and/or changes in the Southland Website at any time. Advice received via the Southland Website should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation.

Venture Southland and/or its suppliers make no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, software, products, services and related graphics contained on the Southland Website for any purpose. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, all such information, software, products, services and related graphics are provided "as is" without warranty or condition of any kind. Venture Southland and/or its suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, services and related graphics, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Venture Southland and/or its suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the Southland Website, with the delay or inability to use the Southland Website or related services, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, software, products, services and related graphics obtained through the Southland Website, or otherwise arising out of the use of the Southland Website, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if Venture Southland or any of its suppliers has been advised of the possibility of damages; because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Southland Website, or with any of these terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Southland Website.

SERVICE CONTACT : webmaster@venturesouthland.co.nz

TERMINATION/ACCESS RESTRICTION

Venture Southland reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Southland Website and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.  Use of the Southland Website is unauthorised in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Venture Southland as a result of this agreement or use of the Southland Website. Venture Southland’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Venture Southland’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Southland Website or information provided to or gathered by Venture Southland with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Venture Southland with respect to the Southland Website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Venture Southland with respect to the Southland Website. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES:

All contents of the Southland Website are: © Venture Southland and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.

TRADEMARKS

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

The example companies, organizations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

NOTICES AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Notifications of claimed copyright infringement under New Zealand copyright law should be sent to Service Provider's Designated Agent. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL RECEIVE NO RESPONSE. See Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

Venture Southland is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Southland Website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Southland Website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Venture Southland collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Venture Southland also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your postal code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the Southland Website. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Venture Southland for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Southland Website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the Southland Website public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Venture Southland does not read any of your private online communications.

Venture Southland encourages you to review the privacy statements of Websites you choose to link to from the Southland Website so that you can understand how those Websites collect, use and share your information. Venture Southland is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Websites outside of the Southland Website and family of Websites.

USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Venture Southland collects and uses your personal information to operate the Southland Website and deliver the services you have requested. Venture southland also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from the Southland Website and its affiliates. Venture Southland may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Venture Southland does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Venture Southland may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Venture Southland may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Venture Southland, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Venture Southland does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Venture Southland keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within the Southland Website, in order to determine what Southland Website services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Southland, New Zealand to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Venture Southland will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Venture Southland or the Southland Website; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Venture Southland; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Venture Southland, or the public.

USE OF COOKIES

The Southland Website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalise the Southland Website pages, or register with the Southland Website or services, a cookie helps the Southland Website to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Southland Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Southland Website features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Southland Website services or Websites you visit.

Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting have been enabled on the Southland website and as a result non-identifiable personal information about users such as age, gender and interests may be collected. Such information will only be used or disclosed for the purpose of better understanding our users and identify how experience and interaction can be improved. It will not be used or disclosed for any other purpose without consent. You can choose to opt-out from Google Analytics, information on how to do this can be found here.

SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Venture Southland secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Venture Southland secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT

Venture Southland will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Venture Southland encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Venture Southland is protecting your information.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Venture Southland welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Venture Southland has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Southland, New Zealand at webmaster@venturesouthland.co.nz. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.