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Terms of Access and Use

By clicking accept you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions whenever you access, download or use the maps, data and information (and the content within these) in the GNS Science Data Portal (the Products).

GNS Science grants you, on these terms and conditions, a personal, non -exclusive, non-assignable, non-transferable licence to access and use the Products and to download those Products that are available for downloading.

You may:
  • use the Products for research purposes or commercial purposes within your direct company or enterprise;
  • publish portions of the Products (being in aggregate less than a substantial part); and
  • decompile or disassemble the Products to create derivative (including processed) material from the Products.
You may not:
  • transfer or sublicense the Products
  • publish or provide copies of all or any substantial part of any of the Products to any other parties, without prior written permission from GNS Science; or
  • on-sell the Products or portions of the Products to make a commercial or financial gain.
Where you publish portions of the Products you must:
  • identify the source of the Products and acknowledge GNS Science;
  • state that the Products are held under licence from GNS Science; and
  • state that GNS Science gives no warranties and makes no representations (express or implied) as to the accuracy, completeness, currency or fitness for purpose of the Products or that use of the Products will not infringe any third party intellectual property rights.

Derivative material created from the Products must, where practicable, acknowledge GNS Science and contain a statement that they are derived from the Products, and that the Products are held under licence from GNS Science.

GNS Science retains title to all intellectual property rights in the Products, including copyright. You will not remove or cover any proprietary notices placed on Products by GNS Science.

Although GNS Science has made all reasonable endeavours to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the Products, the Products are licenced "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" and their use is at your sole risk. Accordingly, GNS Science gives no warranties and makes no representations (express or implied) as to the accuracy, completeness, currency or fitness for purpose of the Products or that any information obtained from the Products will be accurate or reliable or that use of the Products or derivatives will not infringe any third party intellectual property rights.

GNS Science excludes and shall have no liability for any loss, damage or expense, however caused, whether through its negligence or otherwise, resulting from you or any other person, company or organisation using or relying on the Products, or any derivatives created from the Products or on interpretations or information obtained from the Products or derivatives. You assume all responsibility and risk for use of and reliance on the Products, derivatives and information or interpretations obtained from them.

Without limiting the foregoing, GNS Science shall have no liability for any loss of profits, opportunity or other economic loss, or for any consequential or exemplary damages with respect to your use of or reliance on the Products or derivatives or information or interpretations obtained from them.

Any Product download is done at your own risk and you are solely responsible for any loss or damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download.

The Products are licenced to you for business purposes, and therefore the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 does not apply.

Additional terms and conditions, including payment of license fees, may be applied to specific Products or to Products purchased through the GNS Science Web Shop. When you seek to access or download such Products, the additional terms and conditions together with payment arrangements for any license fees will be displayed on a web-page. If you then access or download the Products you agree to be bound by the additional terms and conditions.

You are responsible for the security of your password. For information on how GNS Science protects personal information please read the Privacy Statement below.

The term of this licence is indefinite, but it may be terminated by GNS Science for breach.

This licence agreement is governed by New Zealand law.

References to "you" in these terms of use include the organisation for whom you are accessing and downloading Products.

These terms replace any disclaimers or agreements made elsewhere on the GNS Science website (www.gns.cri.nz) or the GNS Science online Databases website (www.data.gns.cri.nz).

Privacy Statement

The personal information collected by registration will be used only by GNS Science for the following:
  • Statistical data for reporting to GNS Science Board, the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment.
  • Statistical analysis to identify areas of future research direction.
  • Advice to users of changes and update to products within the data portal.
  • Direct contact of selected individuals for clarification of the benefits and use of the pages accessed and data downloaded.

GNS Science will hold securely and not pass on any personal information to any third party in accordance with the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993.

 

 

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