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All About Membership

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Obligations of being a Member

On joining, members accept and commit themselves to protect the interests of the association (loyalty) and to pay membership fees (liability to pay contributions). Please download the Members Manual to understand the benefits and obligations of membership.  

Membership Subscriptions

  1. PodiatryNZ may offer a subscription service that allows our members to access a range of benefits and services, these Terms of Use govern your use of these services.

  2. PodiatryNZ membership will continue until terminated or your payment fails. To use PodiatryNZ benefits and services you must have Internet access and provide us with one or more payment methods. “Payment Method” means a current, valid, accepted method of payment, as may be updated from time to time, and which may include payment through your account with a third party. Unless you cancel your membership before your billing date, you authorise us to charge the membership fee for the next billing cycle to your Payment Method (see "Cancellation" below).

  3. We may offer a number of membership plans, including special promotional plans or memberships.  Some membership plans may have differing conditions and limitations, which will be disclosed at your sign-up or in other communications made available to you. You can find specific details regarding your membership by visiting our website and clicking on your member profile. 

  4. You must be 18 years of age to become a member of the PodiatryNZ service.

Billing Cycle
  1. The membership fee for the PodiatryNZ service and any other charges you may incur in connection with your use of the service, such as taxes, product purchases and possible transaction fees, will be charged to your Payment Method on the specific billing date indicated on your “MyAccount” page. The length of your billing cycle will depend on the type of subscription that you choose when you sign-up for the service. In some cases, your payment date may change, for example if your Payment Method has not successfully settled or if your paid membership began on a day not contained in a given month. We may authorise your Payment Method in anticipation of membership or service-related charges through various methods, including authorising it for up to approximately one month of service as soon as you register.

Payment Methods
  1. To use the PodiatryNZ service you must provide one or more Payment Methods. You authorise us to charge any Payment Method associated to your account in case your primary Payment Method is declined or no longer available to us for payment of your subscription fee. You remain responsible for any uncollected amounts. If a payment is not successfully settled, due to expiration, insufficient funds, or otherwise, and you do not cancel your account, we may suspend your access to the service until we have successfully charged a valid Payment Method. For some Payment Methods, the issuer may charge you certain fees, such as foreign transaction fees or other fees relating to the processing of your Payment Method. Local charges and fees may vary depending on the Payment Method used. Check with your Payment Method service provider for details.

Updating your Payment Methods
  1. You can update your Payment Methods by going to the “My Account” page or by contacting the office. We may also update your Payment Methods using information provided by the payment service providers. Following any update, you authorise us to continue to charge the applicable Payment Method(s).

  1. You can cancel your PodiatryNZ membership at any time, and you will continue to have access to the PodiatryNZ service through the end of your billing period. To the extent permitted by the applicable law, payments are non-refundable, and we do not provide refunds or credits for any partial membership periods or unwatched PodiatryNZ content. To cancel, email and advise your cancelation date. If you cancel your membership, your account will automatically close at the end of your monthly billing period.

  2. If you signed up for PodiatryNZ using your account with a third party as a Payment Method and wish to cancel your PodiatryNZ membership, you may need to do so through such third party, for example by visiting your account with the applicable third party and turning off auto-renew, or unsubscribing from the PodiatryNZ service through that third party.

Membership Subscription
Changes to the Price and Subscription Plans
  1. We may change our subscription plans and the price of our service from time to time; however, any price changes or changes to your subscription plans will apply no earlier than 30 days following notice to you.

Changes to Terms of Use and Assignment
  1. PodiatryNZ may, from time to time, change these Terms of Use. We will notify you at least 30 days before such changes apply to you. We may assign or transfer our agreement with you including our associated rights and obligations at any time and you agree to cooperate with us in connection with such an assignment or transfer.

Electronic Communications
  1. We will send you information relating to your account (e.g. payment authorisations, invoices, changes in password or Payment Method, confirmation messages, notices) in electronic form only, for example via emails to your email address provided during registration.

  2. Free trial eligibility is determined by PodiatryNZ at its sole discretion and may be limited in eligibility or duration to prevent free trial abuse. We reserve the right to revoke the free trial and put your account on hold in the event that we determine that you are not eligible.

  3. We will charge the membership fee for the next billing cycle to your Payment Method at the end of the free trial period unless you cancel your membership prior to the end of the free trial period. To view the membership price and end date of your free trial period, visit our website, login and visit your profile.


PodiatryNZ General Provisions

PodiatryNZ may from time to time amend, update, or change these sites, including these Terms and Conditions without prior notice.

  1. PodiatryNZ shall not be liable by reason of the failure in the performance of obligations under the Terms and Conditions by reason of strikes, riots, fire, explosion, acts of God, governmental action, or any other cause which is beyond the reasonable control of PodiatryNZ, including any form of technological failure or the actions of third parties.

  2. These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and PodiatryNZ with respect to this site, and the terms and conditions replace all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding these sites .

  3. If any provision of these terms and conditions is found to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent possible and will be deemed deleted to the extent that it is not enforceable, and he remaining provisions of the terms and conditions shall remain in full force and effect.

  4. The failure by PodiatryNZ to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any of these terms and conditions will not be construed as a waiver of any right or remedy of PodiatryNZ in respect of any existing or subsequent breach of these terms and conditions.

  5. New Zealand law governs these terms and conditions. You hereby consent and submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the Courts of New Zealand for any cause of action relating to or arising under these terms and conditions.

  6. PodiatryNZ operates these sites  in New Zealand. Information contained on these sites  may not be appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you access these sites  from another location, you do so at your own initiative and you are solely responsible for compliance with local laws.

PodiatryNZ Websites
  1. The PodiatryNZ websites and  ("websites") are operated and owned by The New Zealand Society for Podiatrists Incorporated ("PodiatryNZ"). Your access to, and use of, these sites are subject to the following terms and conditions ("terms").

  2. References in the Terms to "us", "we" or "our" are references to PodiatryNZ, its related companies, and directors, officers, employees or agents of PodiatryNZ or its related companies, as the context requires.

  3. By using these sites, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and accepted these Terms, and agree to be bound by them. From time to time we may update or revise these Terms without notice. Please check these Terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of these sites after the Terms have been changed indicates your acceptance of those changes.

Website Content
  1. Whilst we have endeavoured to ensure that the information, we have provided on these sites are free from error, it is provided "as is" and "as available" and without warranties of any kind either express or implied.

  2. PodiatryNZ does not warrant the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information on these sites or that these sites are error free or suitable for your intended use.

  3. PodiatryNZ does not warrant that these sites or the server which makes them available are free of viruses or other harmful components and we shall not be responsible or liable for any error in, or omission from, the information we have provided on these sites except as required by law.

  4. We reserve the right to make changes to the information provided on these sites at any time and without notice.

  5. The PodiatryNZ service and any content viewed through the website are for your personal and non-commercial use only and may not be shared with other individuals. During your PodiatryNZ membership we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access the PodiatryNZ service and view PodiatryNZ content. Except for the foregoing, no right, title or interest shall be transferred to you. You agree not to use the service for public performances.

  6. The PodiatryNZ service, including the website, is regularly updated. Some PodiatryNZ content is available for temporary download and offline viewing.  

  7. You agree to use the PodiatryNZ service, including all features and functionalities associated with, in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, or other restrictions on use of the service or content.

  8. You agree not to archive, reproduce, distribute, modify, display, perform, publish, license, create derivative works from, offer for sale, or use (except as explicitly authorized in these Terms of Use) content and information contained on or obtained from or through the PodiatryNZ service.

  9. You also agree not to: circumvent, remove, alter, deactivate, degrade or thwart any of the content protections in the PodiatryNZ service; use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the PodiatryNZ service; decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible through the PodiatryNZ service; insert any code or product or manipulate the content of the PodiatryNZ service in any way. 

  10. In addition, you agree not to upload, post, e-mail or otherwise send or transmit any material designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment associated with the PodiatryNZ service, including any software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs.

  11. We may terminate or restrict your use of our service if you violate these Terms of Use or are engaged in illegal or fraudulent use of the service.

Use of these websites
  1. You agree not to use these sites for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may download the information on these sites  for your own personal use but otherwise neither these sites , nor any material on it, may be altered, modified, reproduced, transmitted or distributed without our prior written consent.
    Your use of these sites will not create, nor will you represent to have, any interests or rights in our intellectual property. You agree that you will not interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of these sites , or damage the operation of these sites , or our systems, or those of other persons who use these sites , whether by way of a virus, corrupted file, any other software or programme or otherwise.   We reserve the right to suspend your use of these sites where we consider you may have breached these terms or the law.

Website system integrity and user conduct

You must not use these sites to:

  1. impersonate or otherwise misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any other person or entity;

  2. post, disclose or transmit any material that is defamatory, obscene, misleading or deceptive, or which infringes PodiatryNZ or any third party's intellectual property or breaches any duty of confidence or contractual obligation owed to PodiatryNZ or any third party;

  3. send junk, obscene, indecent, offensive or threatening electronic mail or "spam" to any person or company;

  4. falsify or delete any attributions, legends, or other proprietary designations of origin or source of any content of these sites ;

  5. conduct, display, or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, or chain letters;

  6. interfere with or disrupt these sites  or servers or networks connected to these sites , or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to these sites ;

  7. attempt to gain unauthorised access to these sites  or computer system or networks connected to these sites  through any means;

  8. commit forgery (or attempted forgery), harass any individual, or harm minors in any way;

  9. collect, store, post, disclose or transmit personal information or data about others, including, without limitation, tax file number information and email address; or

  10. breach the Privacy Act, or contravene or breach any other applicable law, convention or regulation.

  11. you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of any passwords and/or identification or login information for these sites . You agree to notify PodiatryNZ immediately of any unauthorised use of your password or any other breach of security.

Website Links and Advertising
  1. This site may contain links to third party websites. Those sites are not under the control of PodiatryNZ and PodiatryNZ is not responsible for the content or the links contained in those sites. Neither PodiatryNZ nor its officers, directors, employees, agents, or related bodies corporate recommend or endorse the content of any third-party sites which may be linked to or from these sites , or products or services from any third-party organisations mentioned or described on this site or linked to or from this site. You acknowledge that you enter any third-party websites at your own risk.

  2. This site may contain advertisements for third parties' goods and/or services. The third-party advertisers are responsible for the accuracy of all representations made in those advertisements. Neither PodiatryNZ nor its officers, directors, employees, agents, or related bodies corporate recommend or endorse any products or services that may be advertised on these sites , nor do they offer the goods or services for sale or make any other representation whatsoever about them. If you choose to order a product or service advertised by a third party on these sites , you do so at your own risk.

Website intellectual property rights
  1. The information, text materials, graphics, logos, button icons, images, video and audio clips, trade marks (whether registered or not), advertisements, layout, arrangement, graphical user interface, look and feel, and control features of these sites  (the "content") is protected by copyright, trade mark and other intellectual property laws.

  2. You must not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, frame, upload to a third party, transmit or distribute in any way the content except as expressly provided in these Terms or as permitted by the Copyright Law.


Auto Renew - Terms and Conditions

If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, do not provide your credit card information.  You should choose the annual (12 month) payment method by credit card or bank transfer.

  1. By checking the box and providing your credit card billing information, you agree that your membership subscription will automatically renew monthly. 

  2. You expressly authorise and permit PodiatryNZ to bill each membership fee to the credit card you have provided, until you cancel the automatic renewal.

  3. PodiatryNZ will send at least one email notice annually explaining membership benefits and options. This notice will be sent to the email contact for your account.

  4.  It is your responsibility to ensure your contact details are valid at all times.

  5. You may cancel your auto-renewal at any time unless there is an auto-renewal currently in progress. If you discontinue or do not select automatic renewal and billing of your subscription, you must manually renew your subscription to prevent interruption of service.

  6. Automatic renewal transactions will usually be processed on the day before your existing membership expires, so if you want to cancel your automatic renewal, you should do so at least 48 hours prior to your service expiry date to ensure that the cancellation is possible.  You will not be able to cancel and auto-renewal on the day it is due to be processed.

  7. PodiatryNZ cannot be held responsible for the loss of your insurance cover if the auto-renewal is cancelled or your credit card details are not up to date, preventing the auto-renewal from taking place.

  8. PodiatryNZ will notify you of any failure to process an auto-renewal and you can then arrange for alterative payment.

  9. PodiatryNZ will not use your credit card details for any purchase other than the monthly subscription payment.

  10. You agree that you are responsible for payment of all fees related to any service that you have set to auto-renew.  Once the service renewal has been processed it cannot be reversed nor any fees refunded.

  11. To cancel your subscription please email.


By making payment you agree to the following conditions:

  • that the payment details being used for membership subscription can be saved to my payment profile as my preferred method of payment.

  • that you have read, understood and agreed to terms and conditions of being a member.

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