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Terms and Conditions
Welcome to podiatry.org.nz website ("site"). This site is operated and owned by The New Zealand Society for Podiatrists Incorporated ("PodiatryNZ"). Your access to, and use of, this site is subject to the following terms and conditions ("terms"). 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.
By using the site, 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 the site after the Terms have been changed indicates your acceptance of those changes.
Whilst we have endeavoured to ensure that the information we have provided on the site is free from error, it is provided "as is" and "as available" and without warranties of any kind either express or implied.
PodiatryNZ does not warrant the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information on the site or that the site is error free or suitable for your intended use.
PodiatryNZ does not warrant that the site or the server which makes it 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 the site except as required by law.
We reserve the right to make changes to the information provided on the site at any time and without notice.
Use of the Site
You agree not to use the site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may download the information on the site for your own personal use but otherwise neither the site, nor any material on it, may be altered, modified, reproduced, transmitted or distributed without our prior written consent.
Your use of the site 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 the site, or damage the operation of the site, or our systems, or those of other persons who use the site, whether by way of a virus, corrupted file, any other software or programme or otherwise.
You agree to abide by our social media guidelines.
We reserve the right to suspend your use of the site where we consider you may have breached these terms or the law.
System Integrity and User Conduct
a) You must not use the site to:
i. impersonate or otherwise misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any other person or entity;
ii. 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;
iii. send junk, obscene, indecent, offensive or threatening electronic mail or "spam" to any person or company;
iv. falsify or delete any attributions, legends, or other proprietary designations of origin or source of any content of the site;
v. conduct, display, or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, or chain letters;
vi. interfere with or disrupt the site or servers or networks connected to the site, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the site;
vii. attempt to gain unauthorised access to the site or computer system or networks connected to the site through any means;
viii. commit forgery (or attempted forgery), harass any individual, or harm minors in any way;
ix. collect, store, post, disclose or transmit personal information or data about others, including, without limitation, tax file number information and email address; or
x. breach the Privacy Act, or contravene or breach any other applicable law, convention or regulation.
b) You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of any passwords and/or identification or login information for the site. You agree to notify PodiatryNZ immediately of any unauthorised use of your password or any other breach of security.
Links and Advertising
a) 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 the site, 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.
b) 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 the site, 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 the site, you do so at your own risk.
Intellectual Property Rights
a) 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 the site (the "content") is protected by copyright, trade mark and other intellectual property laws.
b) 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.
a) PodiatryNZ may from time to time amend, update, or change the site, including these Terms and Conditions without prior notice.
b) 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.
c) 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 the site.
d) 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.
e) 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.
f) 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.
g) PodiatryNZ operates the site in New Zealand. Information contained on the site may not be appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you access the site from another location, you do so at your own initiative and you are solely responsible for compliance with local laws.