FarmChat Limited Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions of use, including the Farmchat Privacy Statement (“Terms and Conditions”) apply to all users of Farmchat Limited's (“Farmchat”) website, "www.farmchat.co.nz". By viewing and using farmchat.co.nz you confirm that you have read, understood and accepted these Terms and Conditions, as varied from time to time by Farmchat in its sole discretion, and agree to be bound by them. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions then you are not authorised to use farmchat.co.nz.

Changes to Terms and Conditions:

Farmchat reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time without notifying users. We encourage you to review the Terms and Conditions regularly, so that you will be alerted to any changes.

Non-availability:

This website may not be continuously available for reasons that may include maintenance, repair and updating.

Linking:

Farmchat is not responsible for the content of other websites which you may access through links on www.farmchat.co.nz from time to time. The views expressed on any such websites are not necessarily the views of Farmchat.

Farmchat Forums:

The Farmchat forums provided via www.farmchat.co.nz are intended to promote positive, constructive discussion on topics of interest to the farming community.
We encourage you to respect your community and others participating in these discussions. Please follow common sense and the simple rules set out below, known as the “Forum Rules”:
• Stay on the topic.
• No explicit, vulgar or offensive language or references.
• Do not embarrass, intimidate or belittle other forum participants.
• Do not discuss or incite illegal activity or infringe legal rights relating to any person’s intellectual property (e.g. copyright).
• Do not defame anyone.
• Do not knowingly mislead or misinform.
By entering the forums you acknowledge that you will abide by the Forum Rules.


Opinions expressed in the Farmchat Forums do not necessarily represent the views of Farmchat or any party associated with Farmchat.

If you become aware of any violation of the Forum Rules by any person, including third parties that have accessed the site through your account, please notify us immediately at farmchat@xtra.co.nz.

Use of Website and Farmchat Forums:

Farmchat reserves the right to exclude any individual from participation in its forums and/or use of www.farmchat.co.nz at its sole discretion, without notice. Exclusion may be as a result of repeated or serious infringements of these Terms and Conditions or for any other reason.

Intellectual Property:

Farmchat owns and/or has exclusive rights to use all copyright and other intellectual property in this website, including the trade marks represented in this website. Except as provided by this paragraph, material from this website may not be copied, reproduced, distributed, modified, published, uploaded, posted, or transmitted in any way, without the prior written consent of Farmchat. Permission is granted to electronically copy and to print hard copy portions of this site for the sole purpose of recording your relationship with Farmchat and holding a hard copy of information on this website for your personal use. Material copied from or derived from information on this website may not be sold under any circumstance. Any other use of materials on this website, including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above without our prior written permission is strictly prohibited and directly violates Farmchat’s intellectual property rights.

For informational purposes, this website links to other websites. Those websites may contain material that is owned by third parties. Farmchat does not grant permission to use any copyright information located on those other websites. Permission must be sought from the copyright owner.

Your Account:

If you are required to open an account with Farmchat to enable you to use this website, you warrant that all information you provide to Farmchat in the application to open that account is accurate in all respects. You will not be allocated an account until you have provided all information asked of you in your application.

Responsibility for maintaining the confidentiality of your user name and password is yours alone. Accordingly, you will be responsible for any and all activity that occurs under your account.

Payment:

You agree that you will pay any invoice rendered by Farmchat in connection with your use of www.farmchat.co.nz by the 20th of the month following the date of the invoice. Any payment not made on or before its due date will incur interest at the rate of 10% per annum from the date on which it was due, until the date on which it is paid, whether before or after judgment is entered. In addition, you will be responsible for any debt collection, solicitor’s and other costs incurred by Farmchat in collecting any overdue amounts.

Classified Advertising:

Farmchat’s classified advertising service is a service for users of its website. Farmchat is not responsible for, and has no control over, the quality, safety or legality of the items or services advertised, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of sellers to sell items or the ability of buyers to buy items. You are solely responsible for any transaction made between yourself and any other person and Farmchat shall have no liability or responsibility whatsoever to any person in respect of any transactions entered into as a result of information obtained from this website.

Farmchat reserves the right to change or refuse to post any advertisement received if, in Farmchat’s sole opinion, it is undesirable to post that advertisement.

Disclaimer:

Farmchat makes information and material available to you as a service. The information available on this website is intended to provide general information to New Zealand users. Farmchat has taken all practical steps to ensure the accuracy and quality of the said information. However, the information is supplied upon the condition that you will make your own determination as to its suitability for your purposes prior to use. The information on this website is not intended to be a substitute for use of your own judgement. Farmchat accepts no responsibility for:

(a) any information on this website or any website linked to this website and in particular any error or omission or inaccuracy in such information;
(b) any delays arising from the unavailability of this website for any reason;
(c) any loss that may be suffered as a result of this website being insecure.


Indemnity:

You agree to indemnify and hold Farmchat, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees harmless from any claim, demand, liability or damage (including reasonable legal fees) asserted by any third party due to or arising out of your use or conduct of this website.

Law:

These terms and conditions are governed by and will be construed in accordance with the laws of New Zealand and you submit to the jurisdiction of the Courts of New Zealand.

Privacy Statement:

Personal information may be collected from you in the course of your use of this website. This information is collected to enable us to provide the services requested by you, to manage your account with us and for statistical purposes to determine the usefulness of this website.

You are not obliged to provide us with any information, although failure to do so may result in Farmchat being unable to process your registration or provide you with information via this website.

Information collected about you will not be disclosed to any other party unless:

(d) the disclosure is authorised by you;
(e) the disclosure of the information is one of the purposes in connection with which the information was obtained from you;
(f) it is in a form that will not identify you; or
(g) the disclosure is required by law; and
(h) that it may be used by Farmchat in connection with your use of any of its other websites.


You can ask to see any information held by us about you and request that that information, if it contains errors, be amended at any time.

Security:

While Farmchat will endeavour to keep the information and materials on this website, including those provided you, secure and confidential, Farmchat will not be responsible for any breach of security caused by third parties and does not represent that this website is completely secure.

Contact:

If you have any questions or concerns in relation to farmchat.co.nz or these terms and conditions please contact us by email at farmchat@xtra.co.nz.