Te Rapunga Website Terms of Use

  1. Application of Terms
    1. These Terms apply to your use of Te Rapunga, the public website hosted by the Department of Internal Affairs’ Water Services National Transition Unit. By accessing and using Te Rapunga you agree to these Terms.
    2. If you do not agree to these Terms, you are not authorised to access and use Te Rapunga, and you must immediately stop doing so.
  1. Changes
    1. We may change these Terms at any time by updating the Terms of Use page on Te Rapunga.  Unless stated otherwise, any change takes effect immediately. You are responsible for ensuring you are familiar with the latest Terms. By continuing to access and use Te Rapunga, you agree to be bound by the changed Terms.
  1. Definitions

In these Terms:

including and similar words do not imply any limit

Loss includes loss of profits, savings, revenue or data, and any other claim, damage, loss, liability and cost, including legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis

personal information means information about an identifiable, living person

Terms means these terms and conditions titled Te Rapunga Website Terms of Use

Underlying System means any network, system, software, data or material that underlies or is connected to Te Rapunga

We, us or our means the Department of Internal Affairs

Te Rapunga means the website found at https://thestaffroom.waterservicesreform.govt.nz

You means you

  1. Your obligations
    1. You must provide true, current and complete information in your dealings with us and must promptly update that information as required so that the information remains true, current and complete.
    2. You must:
      1. not act in a way, or use or introduce anything (including any virus, worm, Trojan horse, timebomb, keystroke logger, spyware or other similar feature) that in any way compromises, or may compromise, Te Rapunga or any Underlying System, or otherwise attempt to damage or interfere with Te Rapunga or any Underlying System; and
      2. unless with our agreement, access Te Rapunga via standard web browsers only and not by any other method.  Other methods include scraping, deep-linking, harvesting, data mining, use of a robot or spider, automation, or any similar data gathering, extraction or monitoring method.
    3. You indemnify us against all Loss we suffer or incur as a direct or indirect result of your failure to comply with these Terms.
  1. Intellectual Property
    1. We (and our licensors) own all proprietary and intellectual property rights in Te Rapunga (including all information, data, text, graphics, artwork, photographs, logos, icons, sound recordings, videos and look and feel), and the Underlying Systems.
  1. Disclaimers
    1. To the extent permitted by law, we and our licensors have no liability or responsibility to you or any other person for any Loss in connection with:
      1. Te Rapunga being unavailable (in whole or in part) or performing slowly;
      2. any error in, or omission from, any information made available through Te Rapunga;
      3. any exposure to viruses or other forms of interference which may damage your computer system or expose you to fraud when you access or use Te Rapunga.  To avoid doubt, you are responsible for ensuring the process by which you access and use Te Rapunga protects you from this; and
      4. any site linked from Te Rapunga.  Any link on Te Rapunga to other sites does not imply any endorsement, approval or recommendation of, or responsibility for, those sites or their contents, operations, products or operators.
    2. We make no representation or warranty that Te Rapunga is appropriate or available for use in all countries or that the content satisfies the laws of all countries.  You are responsible for ensuring that your access to and use of Te Rapunga is not illegal or prohibited, and for your own compliance with applicable local laws.
  1. Liability
    1. To the maximum extent permitted by law:
      1. you access and use Te Rapunga at your own risk; and
      2. we are not liable or responsible to you or any other person for any Loss under or in connection with these Terms, Te Rapunga, or your access and use of (or inability to access or use) Te Rapunga.  This exclusion applies regardless of whether our liability or responsibility arises in contract, tort (including negligence), equity, breach of statutory duty, or otherwise.
    2. Except to the extent permitted by law, nothing in these Terms has the effect of contracting out of the New Zealand Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 or any other consumer protection law that cannot be excluded.  To the extent our liability cannot be excluded but can be limited, our liability is limited to NZD $100.
    3. To the maximum extent permitted by law and only to the extent clauses 7.1 and 7.2 of these Terms do not apply, our total liability to you under or in connection with these Terms, or in connection with Te Rapunga, or your access and use of (or inability to access or use) Te Rapunga, must not exceed NZD $100.
  1. Privacy Policy
    1. You are not required to provide personal information to us, however you may choose to do so in order to contact us using the contacts page.   
    2. If you do provide personal information to us, we will comply with our Privacy Statement.
  1. General
    1. If we need to contact you, we may do so by email or by using other contact information provided to us by you. You agree that this satisfies all legal requirements in relation to written communications.
    2. These Terms, and any dispute relating to these Terms or Te Rapunga, are governed by and must be interpreted in accordance with the laws of New Zealand.  Each party submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of New Zealand in relation to any dispute connected with these Terms or Te Rapunga.
    3. For us to waive a right under these Terms, the waiver must be in writing.
    4. Clauses which, by their nature, are intended to survive termination of these Terms, including clauses 5, 6, 7, 10.1 continue in force.
    5. If any part or provision of these Terms is or becomes illegal, unenforceable, or invalid, that part or provision is deemed to be modified to the extent required to remedy the illegality, unenforceability or invalidity.  If a modification is not possible, the part or provision must be treated for all purposes as severed from these Terms.  The remainder of these Terms will be binding on you.