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eServices Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions for Online Services

1. General. The Gore District Council enables customers to process certain types of transactions (as made available by the Council from time to time) through the Council website (collectively referred to as Online Services). Online Services are provided through a secure website using SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. All such Online Services shall be subject to these Terms and Conditions for Online Services.

2. Use of Online Services. The Council makes Online Services available for your personal and/or internal business purposes. You may use information provided to you through your use of Online Services solely for your personal and/or internal business purposes, provided that you do not remove any proprietary rights notices, do not modify the information or make it available to third parties through a networked computer environment and do not make any additional representations or warranties regarding the information.

3. Information. You hereby authorise the Council to collect information about you (including information about transactions processed by you) from time to time through the Council website. Any such information collected shall be treated in accordance with the the Gore District Council Privacy Policy. The Council may disclose information about you (including your identity) to a third party if necessary to carry out the Online Services, if the Council is requested to do so in the course of a criminal or other legal investigation, or if the Council determines that disclosure is necessary in connection with any complaint regarding your use of the site.

4. Confidentiality. Certain documents can be made confidential and a request can be made for the same. The final discretion for making the document confidential lies with the Council. Further details can be obtained by contacting the Council.

5. Consent for us to receive and store information in electronic form. Use of these services means that you agree to provide information through electronic means. This means you agree to provide any relevant information, documents and attachments in the format and to the standards described for each transaction. It also means you agree and understand that the information will be retained in electronic form.

6. Consent for us to provide you with information in electronic form. Use of these services means that you agree to receive information through electronic means. Where information is requested by another person, the requesting party is deemed to be the recipient's agent and is presumed to have obtained the consent of the recipient to receive the information in electronic format.

7. Registered users. Certain Online Services offered by the Council require verified access - ie a login and password - for verification of your identity and authorisation for access to information and services. You agree that all information provided to the Council by you in relation to your registration shall be current, complete and accurate. You agree to comply with all such terms and conditions in respect of your use of Online Services.

8. Password Security. We recommend the password you select should not relate to any readily accessible data such as your name, birth date, address, telephone number, driver's licence, licence plate or passport; nor may it be an obvious combination of letters and numbers, including sequential or same numbers or letters. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the security of your login and password, and for all activity which occurs on or through your account, whether authorised or unauthorised, including use by current and former employees if you are a corporate entity. You should change your password immediately if you believe that your login and password have been used without authorisation. The Council shall not have any liability for your failure to comply with these obligations.

9. Security. Online Services are provided through a secure website [using SSL (secure socket layer) encryption]. However, you acknowledge and agree that Internet transmissions are never entirely secure or private, and that any message or information you send to or through the website (including credit card information) may be read or intercepted by others, even where a website is stated as being secure. The Council shall have no liability for the interception or 'hacking' of data through the website by unauthorised third parties.

10. Accuracy and binding nature of the Transaction Information. Upon completing an Online Service, you will be presented with a confirmation screen verifying the transaction details you wish to process. It is your responsibility to verify that all transaction information and other details are correct. The transaction shall be deemed binding at the time the confirmation screen is displayed. You should print the transaction confirmation for future reference and your files. The Council shall have no liability for transactions which are incorrect as a result of inaccurate data entry in the course of providing Online Services or for loss of data or information caused by factors outside of the Council's control.

11. Limitation of Liability. Except as expressly prohibited by law, in no event will the Council be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental or punitive damages, including lost profits, even where the Council has been advised of the possibility of such damages occurring. If, notwithstanding the foregoing, the Council is found to be liable to you for any damage or loss which arises as a result of your use of the website, the Council's liability shall not exceed the dollar amount of the transaction which formed the basis of the damage or $100.00, whichever is the lesser. Some jurisdictions do not permit the exclusion of implied warranties, and if you are in one of those jurisdictions these exclusions may not apply to you.

12. Right to suspend, alter or cancel service. The Council shall be entitled at any time, without prior notice or any liability to you, to cancel or suspend any or all of Online Services and/or to substitute alternative services; which may or may not be interactive or transactional in nature.

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 E: info@goredc.govt.nz