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Terms Of Use:

By using this website you agree to all the terms contained in this document and any other legal statements contained within this website. Please do not use this website if you do not accept the Terms Of Use or any other statements.

nzsoils.co.nz and Waikato Regional Council hereby authorizes you to use this website and its content for personal, non-commercial and commercial use.  Terms of use are similar to the Lesser GNU Licence.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later  version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.

A copy of the license is available from this link "GNU Free Documentation License".

Content includes content of a textual nature, images and pictures of soils and soil related topics, included in pages and other site objects, but excluding software objects such as Flash and the code written for the software presentation or application, or where a copyright exists from another person or orgnaisation.  Use is restricted to use that provides for suitable credit and acknowledgement of the author or source of content from this site.

The website contains information created by NZ Soils.co.nz and Environment Waikato and from others who submit information to us. The information on this website is provided "as is" and no guaranty or warranty is made on the accuracy of information contained here nor the quality, safety, or accuracy of any contributions.

Any links made to this website must direct and open this website in a window that is not framed or captured by any other means. The framing, inclusion, content parsing, or hot-linking of any portions of this website as part of another site is not permitted.

Privacy Statement:

Collection Of Information: This website makes use of cookies to record user information such as session identification and user preferences. We also record and store a users IP address and any other information submitted to us. The information that we collect is used to ensure a more personalised service level for our users and for us to determine the return on our advertising investment. Information gathered is kept for internal use only with exception to purchases made at any of our online stores where such information is passed to a third party for the purpose of completing the financial transaction.
This website contains links to other websites and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Copyrights And Trademarks:

This website is the copyright of NZ Soils.co.nz and Waikato Regional Council.
Certain images may be the copyright of other parties. The downloading and distribution of the content of this website is not permitted except by written authorization or as set forth in these Terms Of Use.

Trademarks/servicemarks used in this website belong to their respective trademark holder. Waikato Regional Council does not endorse other company's or their products/services.

Disclaimer And Limitations Of Liability:

NZ Soils.co.nz and Waikato Regional Council does not warrant or guaranty that this website or any linked website will operate error-free or that this or any other website and its server are free of computer viruses or other harmful mechanisms or that the contributions and content of this or other websites is suitable for any means.

This website is used at your own risk and is provided "as is".

NZ Soils.co.nz and Waikato Regional Council is not liable for any contributions submitted, errors in the contributions, misleading facts, contributions that reveals trade secrets or infringes on intellectual property rights of others. NZ Soils.co.nz and Waikato Regional Council assumes no liability for disputes regarding errors, ownership, copyright, or trademarks of the contributions.

In any event shall NZ Soils.co.nz and Waikato Regional Council, or any third parties mentioned in the contributions or on the website be liable for any damages whatsoever whether direct or indirect (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, lost profits, or damages resulting from loss of data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the website and/or the contributions, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not the company is advised of the possibility of such damages. In any event, the aggregate liability of NZ Soils.co.nz and Waikato Regional Council for any and all claims arising from the use of this website or any of its content is limited to a maximum amount of NZ$1 or the cost of products or services rendered.

All the terms contained here are legally binding and can be used in a court of law. Should any part of this agreement be found invalid in a court of law, the rest of this agreement shall remain valid. All terms shall be governed by the laws of New Zealand and any dispute or claims settled in this country.

Changes To Statements:

We review our privacy and legal statements from time to time, and make changes as required. Please visit this page periodically for most up to date information.

This document was last updated 21 June 2011.