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These terms and conditions set out what is required when you use our online services. They help to ensure the information you provide to us is kept secure, and that the information that we are required to make available to the public is accurate and as up to date as possible.
You are being asked to agree to these terms and conditions for the use of our services, so please read them carefully and ensure you understand them. If you choose to accept them and continue on to create an account, these terms and conditions will form an agreement between you and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (the Ministry).
Access to our services is governed by your RealMe® logon which provides us with security over access to our sites and identifies who you are.
You are responsible for keeping your RealMe® user name and password confidential. Any actions on our sites from your RealMe® user name and password will be considered by us to have been made by you.
RealMe® lets you access our registers and connects you to your user account with the Ministry.
Your user account then provides us with associated information, including:
If you are an administrator for an organisation, you are able to set up other accounts for other users attached to that organisation, to use our services. Any users you create will need to obtain their own RealMe® logon before they can activate their user account with us.
The Ministry does not accept any responsibility or liability for any loss, including any costs and expenses, you incur in connection with your use of these services.
The purpose of your commitments to us (set out below) is to protect the integrity and security of our services, as well as the integrity and security of the information provided by you and other people who use our services. If you do not honour your commitments, third parties may be able to take actions apparently on your behalf that may cause loss to you or other people, and for which those other people may try to hold you responsible.
You agree that you will:
If you are an administrator of an organisation account, then you also agree to:
If you grant delegated authority to allow another user to access our services on your behalf, you agree to:
If you accept delegated authority to make use of our services on behalf of another user, you agree to:
There are no charges for the NZBN Register at this time.
We will not disclose your email address to third parties. The email address you supply, however, may be used to update you with information regarding our services.
For the protection of users, other people or the Ministry itself, we may suspend or disable your account without notice to you if we consider that:
Where appropriate, we will notify you of any suspension or disabling of your account as soon as practicable after doing so.
If you knowingly access or use, or attempt to access or use (or allow an unauthorised person to access or use), any of our services for an unlawful purpose (including but not limited to fraud or attempted fraud or hacking or attempted hacking), you will be liable to pay any party (or the Ministry on its behalf) the amount of the loss suffered by them caused directly or indirectly by your unlawful actions. For the avoidance of doubt, this clause is not intended to confer benefits enforceable by third parties under the Contracts (Privity) Act 1982.
The Ministry will then promptly contact you and will endeavour to resolve the dispute with you. If, following such escalation, the dispute is still not resolved to your satisfaction you may take such action as you consider appropriate, such as making a complaint to the Ombudsman or commencing legal proceedings.
NZBN is a public register and the NZBN Registrar is required to make certain information relating to your business and provided by you available to the public.
If you have any questions, please contact us.