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Terms of Service and Rules

The providers of this service ("we") are not responsible for the content of any messages posted. Messages posted express the views of their author only.

You agree to not use this service to post any material which is defamatory, abusive, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violates any laws, including spam or unsolicited advertising.

We reserve the rights to remove or modify any messages posted for any reason.

All information or content you submit or upload must be in English and may be reviewed by staff members. Do not submit any content or information that you consider to be private or confidential.

Forum Terms & Rules

Registration to this forum is free! We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below. If you agree to the terms, please check the 'I agree' checkbox and press the 'Register' button below. If you would like to cancel the registration, click your back button to return to the forums index. We do not aim to censor posts as long as they fall inside the rules and guidelines. We welcome debate and views expressed from every angle, and we do not take a stance for or against any particular topic. We reserve the right to move, modify or delete posts or threads, without explanation, and may take further action to disable the offender's account at the discretion of the moderators. The terms and conditions of this site may change at anytime. Please be aware you can check the current terms by clicking the link at the bottom of every forum page.

Definitions

In the context of these terms and conditions, the following words shall have the following meanings: "We" or "Us" means NZ Beekeepers. "Website" or "Site" means any website under the control and/or ownership of NZ Beekeepers from which a link has been created to these terms and conditions. "You" or "User" means the individual, firm, company, organisation or other entity accessing this Website "Content" or "Material" means any information or data including computer code, text, images, graphics, photographs, sound, video, messages or other material published, contained or available on the Website; or other material posted or intended to be posted on the Website.

About the Terms

The Website is owned by Grant and any use of this Site (including registration, contribution and donation made via the Website), are subject to these Terms and Conditions. By using this Site, you acknowledge and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions which take effect immediately from your first use of the website. NZ Beekeepers may, at its sole discretion, make any modifications or revisions to these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating the text of this page. Users are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms and Conditions to ensure timely notice of such changes. Your continued use of the website after changes are posted will be deemed acceptance of this agreement and all modifications and/or revisions. If there is any conflict between these terms and specific local terms appearing elsewhere on the website then the latter shall prevail.

You may not transfer, assign or otherwise sub-license any of your rights or obligations under these terms and conditions to any other person or entity. No waiver of these Terms and Conditions or any provision of this agreement shall be binding except as set forth in writing and signed by a duly authorised representative of NZ Beekeepers. We may transfer our rights under these terms and conditions where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected. If you are dissatisfied with any material on this website or with any of the terms and conditions of use of the Site, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site. If you witness any breaches of these terms and conditions in the website, please notify us using the report post feature. These terms, constitute the entire agreement between NZ Beekeepers and the User with regard to the use of this Site.

Use of the website

You agree to use the website only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of the website. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within the website. All copyright, trademarks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on the website and all content (including all applications) located on the site shall remain vested in NZ Beekeepers or its licensors (which includes other users). You may not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use the website content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work of any content.

The names, images and logos identifying NZ Beekeepers or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks of the NZ Beekeepers and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any trade mark, design right or copyright of the NZ Beekeepers or any other third party. The copyright laws of both local and foreign nations protect the content on this Site. Users may not breach the copyright or other intellectual property rights, moral rights or any other rights of NZ Beekeepers or any third party.

In order that the we can use your contribution, you confirm that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any NZ laws, that you have the right to give NZ Beekeepers permission to use it for the purposes specified above, and that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution or the consent of their parent / guardian if they are under 16. Please do not endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or break any laws when creating content you may share with the website. You agree to grant us a worldwide, royalty free, irrevocable, non-exclusive license (including the right to sub-license) to use, publish, distribute, perform, display, reproduce, translate, modify, adapt, create derivative works from any content (in whole or in part) you upload, post or email and/or to incorporate such content in other works in any form, media or technology now known or developed in the future. In certain circumstance we may also share your contribution with trusted third parties*. Copyright in your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material in any way including allowing others to use it.

*This may be shared with schools and other educational establishments who are prohibited from altering the material in any way.

All Content and works in the nature of databases attract database rights.

Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability

The majority of content posted in the website has been created by members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of NZ Beekeepers We are not responsible for any content posted by members of the public on the website or for the availability or content of any third party sites that are accessible through the website. Any links to third party websites do not amount to any endorsement of that site by NZ Beekeepers and any use of that site by you is at your own risk. All content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to NZ Beekeepers, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "AS IS" and on an "AS AVAILABLE" basis. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all representations and warranties (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. We do not guarantee the completeness, performance or timeliness of the website or any content. No responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of NZ Beekeepers for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on the website. We do not warrant that functions or content will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge your responsibility to implement sufficient security procedures to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any content, including (without limitation) any errors or omissions in any content, or for any of the following losses or damage (whether such damage or losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of business, revenue or anticipated profits; © loss of opportunity or time; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the website or content regardless of the form of action. You agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on its accuracy or completeness. You also understand that by using our forum areas and our website there is a chance that you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. This website includes links to other websites or material which are beyond our control. We are not responsible for the content on any website outside of this website.

General Conduct

All content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from whom the content originated. This means that you are entirely responsible for all content that you upload, post or email via the website. We do not control the content contributed by members and therefore do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of the content. You acknowledge that we do not pre-screen content but that we shall have the right (though not the obligation) in our sole discretion to move, modify or remove any content that is available on or via our website generally. We reserve the right to ban, delete or prohibit any content that we judge harmful to individuals, NZ Beekeepers or other entities. All incidents will be logged and our decision will be final in all cases. Any breaches may result in us reporting your activities (to your internet service provider, employer or relevant authorities), or taking legal action against you, or to both. In addition we may at any time move, modify or remove any content or take any further legal action as a result of breaches or suspected breaches of these rules or any applicable rules or regulations or where our rights or third party rights are threatened or infringed. You agree to indemnify and hold us and our officers, servants and agents harmless from or against any direct or indirect loss or damage (including consequential loss and loss of profits, goodwill or business opportunities arising from any third party claim in relation to any content you upload, post or email on the website, your use of the website, or your breach of these terms and conditions. If you breach these terms and conditions and we choose to ignore this, we remain entitled to use our rights and remedies at a later date or in any other situation where you breach the terms and conditions. We shall not be responsible for any breach of the terms and conditions caused by circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

Deleting accounts

From time to time people may wish to leave the site or request their account be deleted. Please note that user accounts may be moved into a "retired account" area to prevent further notifications and messages being sent out. Your account may be renamed where it is considered to be personal or able to identify you (ie where you have used your name) however, in the interests of site continuity, posts, topics, photos or any other content will not be deleted.