Terms Of Use


1.               By using comsa.org.nz (Website) you accept these terms of use

 1.1             Access our Website, applications or services operated by or on behalf of COMSA  is conditional upon acceptance of these terms of use (Terms of Use). 

1.2             These Terms of Use govern your access and use of the Website, including any software, data, information, content or materials located on, forming part of, or available in connection with, the Website, and any services provided through or in connection with the Website. A reference to Website in these Terms of Use includes a reference to such applications and associated materials and services. 

1.3             Use of the Website indicates your acceptance of these Terms of Use. Please read them carefully before using the Website. If you do not agree with these Terms of use, you must immediately exit and not use or access the Website. 

1.4             By using the Website you confirm that you are at least 18 years of age. If you are under the age of 18, you confirm that you have the permission of your parent or guardian to use the Website.

2.               We may make changes to this Website and Terms Of Use

2.1               COMSA may from time to time amend, update, or change the Website, including these Terms of Use. These changes may include to remove or change different functions offered by the Website. We will endeavour to take reasonable steps to bring any material changes to your attention.

2.2             Every time you wish to use our Website, please check and ensure that you understand the Terms of Use that apply at the time. The Terms of Use applicable to your access and use of the Website are displayed on the Website at the time you access or use them. By continuing to access or use the Website after any changes, you will be deemed to have accepted the amended Website and/or Terms of Use.

3.              We may suspend or withdraw our website

3.1             While we will take reasonable steps to ensure the availability and security of the Websites, you accept that the Websites provided by us are provided on an “as is” basis. We do not warrant that the Websites will be continuously available and will not be liable if the Websites are unavailable at any time or for any reason.

3.2            We do not represent that the Websites will be error, defect, “bug” or “virus” free, and you should take prudent steps to ensure your own online security and safety.

3.              Rules about how you use our Website

3.1             You must only use our Website in a reasonable manner, consistent with these Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy, as well as ordinary community standards of behaviour and decency. Under no circumstances may the Website be used for any illegal purpose, or in a manner likely to cause offence to a reasonable person. 

3.2             You must not use the Website for any purpose which we consider to be unacceptable. Examples of unacceptable behaviour include, but are not limited to: 

3.2.1          impersonating or otherwise misrepresenting your identity or affiliation with any other person or entity; 

3.2.2          posting, disclosing or transmitting any material that is defamatory, illegal, threatening, harassing, offensive, obscene, misleading or deceptive, or which infringes COMSA’s or any third party’s intellectual property or breaches any duty of confidence or contractual obligation owed to COMSA or any third party, or otherwise using the Website for any inappropriate or harmful purpose; 

3.2.3          sending junk, obscene, indecent, offensive or threatening electronic mail or “spam” to any person or company; 

3.2.4          falsifying or deleting any attributions, legends, or other proprietary designations of origin or source of any content of the Website; 

3.2.5          conducting, displaying, or forwarding surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, or chain letters; 

3.2.6          interfering with, harming, limiting the functionality of, or disrupting the Website, or the servers, equipment, systems or networks connected to the Website or any user of the Website, or disobeying any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of the websites or networks connected to the Website; 

3.2.7          attempting to gain unauthorised access to the Website or computer systems or networks connected to the Website through any means; 

3.2.8          modifying, adapting or amending the Website, or permitting any third party to modify, adapt or amend the Website; 

3.2.9          disassembling, decompiling, or reverse engineering (or permitting any other person to do so) all or any parts of the source code which comprises the Website (or attempting to do so); 7.2.10       sending or uploading any material that contains viruses, worms, trojan horses, time bombs, cancelbots or other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware; 

3.2.11       committing forgery (or attempted forgery), harassing any individual, or harming minors in any way; 

3.2.12       soliciting money, passwords or personal information from any person; 

3.2.13       harming, abusing, harassing, stalking, threatening or otherwise offending others; 

3.2.14       giving any accounting, financial, tax, legal, medical or other professional advice; 

3.2.15       vilifying, insulting or humiliating any person on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, any physical or mental disability or in any other discriminatory way;

3.2.16       using the Website to assist in the conduct of the business of any third party, including by promoting or advertising goods or services, websites, schemes or other matters;  

3.2.17       collecting, storing, posting, disclosing or transmitting personal information or data about others, including, without limitation, tax file number information and email addresses; or 

3.2.18       breaching the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), the Privacy Act 1993 (NZ) or the Australian Privacy Principles, each as applicable and as amended from time to time, or contravening or breaching any other applicable state, Commonwealth or international law, convention or regulation. 

3.3             You acknowledge and agree that:  

3.3.1          we may immediately suspend or terminate your access to the Website if you breach these Terms of Use, or we suspect on reasonable grounds that you have breached these Terms of Use or used the Website for any unacceptable purpose; and  

3.3.2          such immediate suspension or termination is reasonably necessary to protect the legitimate interests of our business.

4.             You must keep your account details safe

4.1             You acknowledge that the internet is an inherently insecure communication medium, and you use the Website at your own risk. You agree that we have no responsibility for any use, misuse, loss, corruption, interception or delay of information or data uploaded, downloaded, hosted or otherwise communicated via the Website.  

4.2             You must keep all usernames, passwords and other security-based information secure and private at all times. We are entitled to assume that you are the user of the Website if your username, password or other security-based information is used to access the Website. 

4.3             You agree to notify COMSA immediately of any unauthorised use of your usernames, passwords and other security-based information or any other breach of security.

5.               You must not rely on information on our Website

5.1             COMSA does not warrant anything about the reliability, accuracy, currency, completeness, timeliness, quality, physical state or suitability for any particular purpose of any material on or accessible through our Website and makes no commitment to update any material on our Website. You are responsible for assessing the accuracy, reliability, suitability and accuracy of the material on or accessible through our Website.

6.              We are not responsible for third party links

6.1             We may provide links to third parties’ websites on the Website (Linked Sites). Unless otherwise noted on a Linked Site, Linked Sites are not reviewed, controlled or examined by us in any way.  The provision of links to the Linked Sites does not mean that COMSA or its directors, officers, employees, agents or related bodies corporate endorse or recommend, or have any association with, the Linked Sites or the relevant third party goods and services. 

6.2             You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the content, availability, advertising, products, services or other materials of any Linked Sites, or any additional links contained on Linked Sites, or the conduct of any person associated with a Linked Site.  

6.3             Linked Sites may be subject to their own terms and conditions of use and privacy policies. You acknowledge that it is your sole responsibility to review and comply with those terms and conditions, and we have no responsibility for your actions when using a Linked Site.