Terms & Conditions

Use of NZMS.org.nz, the website operated by the New Zealand Microbiological Society (hereinafter referred to as “NZMS,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). By accessing or using our website, you agree to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using our website.

1. Membership Fees and Refunds:

  • Membership fees are non-refundable. If you have made an error in your membership selection, please contact us.
  • NZMS reserves the right to change membership fees at any time without prior notice.

2. Privacy Policy:

  • NZMS respects the privacy of its users. Any personal information collected on this website will be used solely for the purpose of providing and improving our services.
  • By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as described in our Privacy Policy.

3. Intellectual Property:

  • All content on this website, including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, images, and software, is the property of NZMS or its licensors and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws.
  • You may not reproduce, distribute, modify, or display any content from this website without the prior written consent of NZMS.

4. User Conduct:

  • You agree to use our website only for lawful purposes and in a manner consistent with these terms and conditions.
  • You may not use our website to transmit or post any material that is unlawful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise objectionable.

5. Links to Third-Party Websites:

  • Our website may contain links to third-party websites for your convenience. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by NZMS of the contents of such third-party websites.
  • NZMS is not responsible for the content of linked third-party websites and makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, completeness, or authenticity of the information contained on such websites.

6. Limitation of Liability:

  • NZMS shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with the use of or inability to use our website, including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, use, data, or other intangible losses.
  • In no event shall NZMS’s total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise, exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing our website.

7. Governing Law:

  • These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New Zealand. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand for the resolution of any disputes arising out of or related to these terms and conditions or your use of our website.

8. Changes to Terms and Conditions:

  • NZMS reserves the right to update or modify these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. Your continued use of our website after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new terms and conditions.

If you have any questions or concerns about these terms and conditions, please contact us at info@nzms.org.nz.