1. Our website
1.1 The purpose of this website is to provide:
(a) directory listings of building and construction industry businesses, associations and other participants (“Industry Suppliers”);
(b) information about the products, materials and services of such Industry Suppliers;
(c) other information about the New Zealand building industry; and
(d) a forum for members of this website to share information, advice and opinions about the New Zealand building and construction industry.
1.2 Except for making available this website and the listing and other services we provide to Industry Suppliers, we do not ourselves sell or provide building and construction industry products, materials or services. If you wish to buy any of the products, materials or services listed on this website, you must contact the relevant Industry Supplier directly. We do not act as the agent of any Industry Supplier in relation to their products, materials or services.
1.3 We are not responsible for the conduct or performance of any Industry Suppliers or the quality, suitability, safety, legality or availability of any of their products, materials or services.
2. Information on our website and links to other websites
2.1 Our website provides a venue for Industry Suppliers to list themselves and advertise their products, materials and services. Many of those Industry Suppliers maintain their listing, advertising and product information on this website themselves, and without our involvement. Therefore, we do not warrant or represent that any information on this website, sent to you via this website or downloaded by you from this website (“Website Information”) is current, complete, or accurate.
2.2 Additionally, we are not responsible for any content or information on any website that is linked to our website (including any content or information on any website of any Industry Supplier), as we have no control over such websites. We include such links for your convenience and you should not consider such linking as an endorsement by us of any business, product, service or information on that website. If you would like to link your website to our website, you must first obtain our written consent.
2.3 You will be responsible for your use of any Website Information and any information on or from any website linked to our website. You should make your own investigations as to the quality and usefulness of all such information.
3. Intellectual property rights
3.1 You acknowledge that:
(a) the Website Information is of significant commercial value to us, the Industry Suppliers and our other licensors;
(b) all copyright, trade marks, database rights and other intellectual property rights in the directory listings, the Website Information and in the website itself are owned by us, the Industry Suppliers or our other licensors; and
3.2 You may use and copy the Website Information for your own personal or internal business purposes, provided that you do not:
(a) deface or remove any copyright notices or trade marks in any Website Information downloaded or copied by you from our website;
(b) compile or extract Website Information from this website for the purpose of making such information available to others (whether as a directory or otherwise) with a view to a profit or for a fee or other consideration; or
(c) use any trade mark in a manner that is reasonably considered by us, the Industry Suppliers or our licensors, to be a misuse or appropriation of that trade mark.
5. Registration as a member of our website
5.1 If you register to be a member of our website, additional information and the on-line member forums will be made available to you. We may decline to register you as a member of our website for any reason and we are not obliged to state such reason.
5.2 You are responsible for keeping your login information, including your log-in ID and password, secret and secure. You agree not to permit any other person to use your log-in information or to access any services or information provided to you as a member of our website. You agree not to disclose (directly or indirectly) any information that may allow a third person to gain access to any services or information provided to you as a member of our website.
5.3 The on-line member forums are made available to you, other registered members of our website and Industry Suppliers to share information, advice and opinions about the building and construction industry in New Zealand . The information, advice and opinions expressed in any forum do not necessarily reflect our views and we do not review such information, advice or opinions for accuracy.
5.4 You will ensure that all information submitted by you to any online member forum will not contain anything that:
(a) could be considered misleading, deceptive, defamatory, offensive, obscene, illegal, indecent, unlawful or objectionable;
(b) infringes any copyright or other intellectual property rights of any person; or
(c) breaches any provision of any statute, regulation, by-law or other legal obligation.
5.6 We may remove any information submitted by you to any online member forum on our website, or may suspend your access to such forums, at any time and for any reason. We are not obliged to state such reason.
5.7 You agree to at all times indemnify us and our directors, employees, agents and other personnel against any and all liability, claims, losses, damages, costs or other expenses of any nature whatsoever awarded against, incurred or suffered by any of us arising out of or in connection with any information submitted by you to any online member forum on our website.
6. Website integrity
6.1 You must not attempt to:
(a) damage, interfere with or harm our website, or any network or system underlying or connected to our website, in any way whatsoever;
(b) amend any information contained on our website, unless you are expressly permitted by us to do so; or
(c) reverse engineer or decompile our website or any software comprising or underlying our website.
8. Warranties and liability
8.1 You understand and agree that your use of our website and/or any services provided on our website or by us, is at your sole risk. Our website, the Website Information and the services provided by us are provided by us on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We disclaim and exclude any implied conditions or warranties (including, without limitation, any warranties of merchantability, quality and fitness for a particular purpose).
8.2 Without limiting the above, we do not warrant that our website or any services provided by us will be available at all times, secure or error-free, or that any Website Information is error-free or reliable.
8.3 In no event will we, or our employees, agents, directors and other personnel, have any liability to you (whether in contract, tort including negligence, or otherwise) in relation to your use of our website or any services provided by us or any Website Information, whether or not such liability is direct, indirect, consequential or of a special nature, including without limitation, any liability for loss of revenue, profit, anticipated savings, goodwill or opportunity, production or loss or corruption of data.
9. Non compliance
11. Governing law