Terms & Conditions of Use


1 Definitions

2 Intellectual property rights

3 Third party websites

4 Website content

5 Site operator liability and indemnity

6 Accessing the website and its content

7 Hypertext links

8 Your use of the website

9 Our liability

10 Security

11 Privacy

12 Governing law

13 Disclaimer

In using this web site, you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions set out below. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you may not access or use this site

1.  Definitions

These terms and conditions apply to the use of the www.settlement.org.nz website and each of its sub-domains (the “website”).  We may change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes online.

We use the phrase “these terms” to cover all of these terms and conditions and any changes to them.  Please read these terms carefully before you start using the website.  By using the website you agree to be bound to these terms.  If you don’t accept them, you should not use the website.

In these terms:

• “Content” means all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other material.

• “You” means the person accessing or using the website and “your” has a corresponding meaning.

• “We” means Auckland Regional Migrant Services  (ARMS).

Please note that additional terms may apply to online tools provided through the website.

2.  Intellectual property rights

We hold all copyright and other intellectual property rights in the website and all content on the website, unless the content is identified as being the property of another party.  You may reproduce (electronically or in hard copy) and use our content for your personal use only.  In all other circumstances you must get our written consent before reproducing or otherwise using our content.  If you wish to use any third party content identified as such on the website you must obtain the prior consent of the relevant owner.  This includes content of websites you access via links from the website.

3.  Third Party Web Sites

You agree that we are not responsible for, nor do we endorse, any third party web sites or Content which you access in the course of using the web site.  This includes any reliance upon or offence taken/caused by Content, advertising, products or services accessed.

4.  Web Site Content

We accept no liability for any Content contained on the web site. We do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of Content.  You alone are responsible for the Content of your postings and any consequences of any such postings.

5.  Site Operator Liability and Indemnity

We shall not be liable for any damages, including without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, howsoever arising out of your use of this web site or in respect of any of your actions or omissions taken in reliance on any information contained on this web site or any web site to which this web site is linked.

6.  Accessing the website and its content

The website (and its content) is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis.  We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the website at any time and do not guarantee that the website will be available to you at any time.  The content of the website is obtained from various sources and is subject to change without notice. We will try to make sure that the information on the website is accurate and up-to-date, but do not guarantee that the content is reliable, accurate, or suitable for what you may want to use it for.

7.  Hypertext links

The website may contain hypertext links to other websites that are not operated by us. These links are provided for your convenience only.  We will not investigate or monitor links to other websites. You link to them at your own risk. We are not responsible for the information contained on any linked website and any such link should not be taken as endorsement of any other site or products offered on that site.

You are welcome to create a hyperlink to the website from another site owned by you. However, this link must not be presented on your site in any way that implies that the website has an association with your site, or endorses your site or products.  Our name or any of our logos may not be used on your site without our written consent.  If you create a hypertext link to the website, you are responsible for all direct and indirect consequences of the link. You indemnify us for all loss we suffer in connection with any link you have created.

8.  Your use of the website

From time to time we may restrict access to some parts of the website to users who have registered with us.  If you register and are provided with any user identification codes or passwords, you must keep such codes and passwords confidential and must not disclose them to any third party.

You agree to use the website in a manner that complies with all applicable laws and regulations and that does not infringe the rights of anyone else, nor restrict or inhibit their use and enjoyment of the website.

•  In particular, you agree not to:

• damage or harm the website, or any underlying or connected network or system;

• introduce any content or code to the website which is technologically harmful;

• upload or post any content on the website (or use the website to transmit any communication) which is illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or otherwise objectionable.

In addition, when posting or uploading content to the website or make contact with other users of the website:

• you agree that any such content may be used, copied, distributed or disclosed by us; and

• you warrant that you own any intellectual property rights in such content.

We do monitor comments made on, or content posted or uploaded to, the website.  We reserve the right to suspend or cancel your access to the website if we believe you have breached any of these terms.  You indemnify us from and against all losses arising from a result of your breach of these terms.

9.  Our Liability

We will not be liable for any loss or damage (direct or otherwise) you suffer in connection with your use of the website or of any linked website or your use of, or reliance on, content contained on or accessed through the website or any linked website.  We also exclude any condition or warranty that could be implied into these terms (but only to the extent that this is allowed by law).

10.  Security

Information transmitted over the internet is inherently insecure. However, we have physical, electronic and managerial processes in place to protect the information we collect via our website.  Any information sent through the website is passed through a secure server using encryption technology. All stored customer data is protected with secure passwords, user log-ons and other security procedures.

You are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to:

• prevent someone misusing or getting unauthorised access to your computer system or to any codes or passwords you have to access the website, and

• ensure your computer system and data are free of viruses and other forms of corruption.

11.  Privacy Statement

We may collect personal information about you through the website if:

• you are registering on the website to use any facility or outline tool on the website;

• you are submitting an application to work for us; or

• you are posting any content or transmitting any messages on or through the website.

In each case, we will only use this personal information for the purpose for which it was collected.  This includes the administration and evaluation of the website, improving our products and tools.  We may use your information to provide you with information about our business and products that we think might be of interest to you.  If you ask us not to provide you with this information, we will comply with your request.  We will keep any personal information you provide secure and will not disclose it to any other parties without your prior consent or as required or permitted by the Privacy Act 1993 or otherwise required or permitted by law.

We may record your visit to the website for analysis of site activity (such as the number of site visitors, the date and time of visits, the number of pages viewed, navigation patterns, what country users are from and what systems users have used to access the website and, when entering the website from another site, that site’s address).  Some of this information will be gathered through the use of “cookies”.  A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer’s hard drive or browser by a webpage server.  If you want to disable these cookies, you may do so by changing the setting on your browser.  However, if you disable cookies, you may not be able to use all of the functions on the website.  Cookies from the website are not used to gather or allow the gathering of any personally identifiable information and are not used to track individual user activity around this site or around the internet.

Publication of email addresses on the website should not be taken as consent to receiving unsolicited email. Persons or organisations wishing to send email material to individuals or organisations whose email addresses appear on the website must comply with the requirements of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007.

12.  Governing law

The website is governed by the laws of New Zealand. When you access the website, you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.

13.  Disclaimer

All reasonable measures have been taken to ensure the quality, reliability, and accuracy of the information on this website.  However Auckland Regional Migrant Services;

• may delete, add to, or amend information on this website without notice

• is not responsible for the content of other websites linked to, or referenced from, this website and,

• makes no warranties or representations, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of information  contained at this site.

Any statement, opinion, or view in relation to any person or organisation which is not specifically attributed to ARMS may not necessarily reflect that of ARMS.

This website is intended to provide information only. If you are seeking advice on any matters relating to information on this website, you should – where appropriate – contact the relevant service or content provider or us directly with your specific query or seek advice from qualified professional people.

We encourage you to take steps to obtain the most up-to-date information and to confirm the accuracy and reliability of any information on this website by directly communicating with us and checking with the relevant service provider.

Each page on this website must be read in conjunction with this disclaimer and any other disclaimer that forms part of the page or website.