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Terms of Use

  1. Application of Terms

    1. The Tsunami Ready application is created by us in collaboration with the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office. These Terms apply to your use of the App (as that term is defined below). By accessing and using the App:
      1. you agree to these Terms; and
      2. where your access and use is on behalf of another person (e.g. a company), you confirm that you are authorised to, and do in fact, agree to these Terms on that person’s behalf and that, by agreeing to these Terms on that person’s behalf, that person is bound by these Terms.
    2. If you do not agree to these Terms, you are not authorised to access and use the App, and you must immediately stop doing so.
  2. Changes

    1. We may change these Terms at any time by notifying you of the change by email or by posting a notice on the Website. Unless stated otherwise, any change takes effect from the date set out in the notice. You are responsible for ensuring you are familiar with the latest Terms. By continuing to access and use the App from the date on which the Terms are changed, you agree to be bound by the changed Terms.
    2. These Terms were last updated on 9th March 2021
  3. Interpretation

    In these Terms:

    Confidential Information means any information that is not public knowledge and that is obtained from the other party in the course of, or in connection with, the provision and use of the App. Our Confidential Information includes Intellectual Property owned by us (or our licensors), including the Tsunami Ready Software. Your Confidential Information includes the Data.

    Data means all data, content, and information (including personal information) owned, held, used or created by you or on your behalf that is stored using, or inputted into, the App.

    Force Majeure means an event that is beyond the reasonable control of a party, excluding:

    1. an event to the extent that it could have been avoided by a party taking reasonable steps or reasonable care; or
    2. a lack of funds for any reason.

    including and similar words do not imply any limit.

    Intellectual Property Rights includes copyright and all rights existing anywhere in the world conferred under statute, common law or equity relating to inventions (including patents), registered and unregistered trade marks and designs, circuit layouts, data and databases, confidential information, know-how, and all other rights resulting from intellectual activity.Intellectual Property has a consistent meaning, and includes any enhancement, modification or derivative work of the Intellectual Property.

    Objectionable includes being objectionable, defamatory, obscene, harassing, threatening, harmful, or unlawful in any way.

    a party includes that party’s permitted assigns.

    a person includes an individual, a body corporate, an association of persons (whether corporate or not), a trust, a government department, or any other entity.

    personal information means information about an identifiable, living person.

    personnel includes officers, employees, contractors and agents, but a reference to your personnel does not include us.

    App means the application having the core functionality described on the Website, as the Website is updated from time to time, and includes mobile apps, web apps and any other application software.

    Start Date means the date that you first access or use the App.

    Terms means these terms titled Tsunami Ready terms of use.

    Tsunami Ready Software means the software owned by us (and our licensors) that is used to provide the App.

    Underlying Systems means the Tsunami Ready Software, IT solutions, systems and networks (including software and hardware) used to provide the App, including any third party solutions, systems and networks.

    We, us or our means Alphero Limited, company number 2495810.

    Website means the internet site at https://www.tsunamiready.co.nz or such other site notified to you by us.

    Year means a 12-month period starting on the Start Date or the anniversary of that date.

    You or your means you or, if clause 1.1b applies, both you and the other person on whose behalf you are acting.

    Words in the singular include the plural and vice versa.

    A reference to a statute includes references to regulations, orders or notices made under or in connection with the statute or regulations and all amendments, replacements or other changes to any of them.

  4. Provision of the App

    1. We must use reasonable efforts to provide the App:
      1. in accordance with these Terms and New Zealand law;
      2. exercising reasonable care, skill and diligence; and
      3. using suitably skilled, experienced and qualified personnel.
    2. The App is only available in Wellington, New Zealand. Our provision of the App to you is non- exclusive. Nothing in these Terms prevents us from providing the App to any other person.
    3. Subject to clause 4.4 , we must use reasonable efforts to ensure the App is available on a 24/7 basis. However, it is possible that on occasion the App may be unavailable to permit maintenance or other development activity to take place, or in the event of Force Majeure. We must use reasonable efforts to publish on the Website advance details of any unavailability.
    4. Through the use of web services and APIs, the App interoperates with a range of third partyservice features. We do not make any warranty or representation on the availability of those features. Without limiting the previous sentence, if a third party feature provider ceases to provide that feature or ceases to make that feature available on reasonable terms, we may cease to make available that feature to you. To avoid doubt, if we exercise our right to cease the availability of a third party feature, you are not entitled to any refund, discount or other compensation.
  5. Your Obligations
    1. You and your personnel must:
      1. use the App in accordance with these Terms solely for:
        1. your personal use; and
        2. lawful purposes;
      2. not resell or make available the App to any third party, or otherwise commercially exploit the App; and
      3. comply with New Zealand laws and regulations (including the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004), and any safety guidance or directive issued by Civil Defence and Emergency Management services.
    2. When accessing the App, you and your personnel must:
      1. not impersonate another person or misrepresent authorisation to act on behalf of others or us;
      2. correctly identify the sender of all electronic transmissions;
      3. not attempt to undermine the security or integrity of the Underlying Systems;
      4. not use, or misuse, the App in any way which may impair the functionality of the Underlying Systems or impair the ability of any other user to use the App;
      5. not attempt to view, access or copy any material or data other than:
        1. that which you are authorised to access; and
        2. to the extent necessary for you to use the App in accordance with these Terms; and
      6. neither use the App in a manner, nor transmit, input or store any Data, that breaches any third party right (including Intellectual Property Rights and privacy rights) or is Objectionable, incorrect or misleading.
    3. When accessing and using the App you and your personnel must not:
      1. make or distribute copies of any App;
      2. decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive the source code of any App from object code except to the extent expressly permitted by applicable law or treaty despite this limitation;
      3. sell, rent, lease, license, sublicense, resell, display, time share, grant a security interest over, outsource or otherwise transfer any App, or permit the use of any App by any third party;
      4. modify, adapt or translate any App, or merge all or any part of any App with any other software or source code without out prior written consent.
    4. A breach of any of these Terms by your personnel is deemed to be a breach of these Terms by you.
    5. You are responsible for procuring all licences, authorisations and consents required for you and your personnel to use the App, including to use, store and input Data into, and process and distribute Data through, the App.
  6. Data

    1. You acknowledge that:
      1. we may require access to the Data to exercise our rights and perform our obligations under these Terms; and
      2. to the extent that this is necessary but subject to clause 8, we may authorise a member or members of our personnel to access the Data for this purpose.
    2. You must arrange all consents and approvals that are necessary for us to access the Data as described in clause 6.1.
    3. You acknowledge and agree that:
      1. we may:
        1. use Data and information about your use of the App to generate anonymised and aggregated statistical and analytical data (Analytical Data); and
        2. use Analytical Data for our internal research and product development purposes and to conduct statistical analysis and identify trends and insights; and
        3. supply Analytical Data to third parties;
      2. our rights under clause 6.3a above will survive termination or expiry of these Terms; and
      3. title to, and all Intellectual Property Rights in, Analytical Data is and remains our property.
    4. You acknowledge and agree that to the extent Data contains personal information, in collecting, holding and processing that information through the App, we are acting as your agent for the purposes of the Privacy Act 2020 and any other applicable privacy law. You must obtain all necessary consents from the relevant individual to enable us to collect, use, hold and process that information in accordance with these Terms.
    5. You agree to keep a separate back-up copy of all Data uploaded by you onto the App.
    6. You indemnify us against any liability, claim, proceeding, cost, expense (including the actual legal fees charged by our solicitors) and loss of any kind arising from any actual or alleged claim by a third party that any Data infringes the rights of that third party (including Intellectual Property Rights and privacy rights) or that the Data is Objectionable, incorrect or misleading.
  7. Intellectual Property

    1. Subject to clause 7.2, title to, and all Intellectual Property Rights in, the App, the Website, and all Underlying Systems is and remains our property (and our licensors’ property). You must not contest or dispute that ownership, or the validity of those Intellectual Property Rights.
    2. Title to, and all Intellectual Property Rights in, the Data (as between the parties) remains your property. You grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, fully paid up, transferable, irrevocable licence to use, store, copy, modify, make available and communicate the Data for any purpose in connection with the exercise of our rights and performance of our obligations in accordance with these Terms.
    3. To the extent not owned by us, you grant us a royalty-free, transferable, irrevocable and perpetual licence to use for our own business purposes any know-how, techniques, ideas, methodologies, and similar Intellectual Property used by us in the provision of the App.
    4. If you provide us with ideas, comments or suggestions relating to the App or Underlying Systems (together feedback):
      1. all Intellectual Property Rights in that feedback, and anything created as a result of that feedback (including new material, enhancements, modifications or derivative works), are owned solely by us; and
      2. we may use or disclose the feedback for any purpose.
    5. You acknowledge that the App may link to third party websites or feeds that are connected or relevant to the App. Any link from the App does not imply that we endorse, approve or recommend, or have responsibility for, those websites or feeds or their content or operators. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we exclude all responsibility or liability for those websites or feeds.
  8. Confidentiality

    1. Each party must, unless it has the prior written consent of the other party:
      1. keep confidential at all times the Confidential Information of the other party;
      2. effect and maintain adequate security measures to safeguard the other party’s Confidential Information from unauthorised access or use; and
      3. disclose the other party’s Confidential Information to its personnel or professional advisors on a need to know basis only and, in that case, ensure that any personnel or professional advisor to whom it discloses the other party’s Confidential Information is aware of, and complies with, clauses 8.1a and 8.1b.
    2. The obligation of confidentiality in clause 8.1 does not apply to any disclosure or use of Confidential Information:
      1. for the purpose of performing a party’s obligations, or exercising a party’s rights, under these Terms;
      2. required by law (including under the rules of any stock exchange);
      3. which is publicly available through no fault of the recipient of the Confidential Information or its personnel;
      4. which was rightfully received by a party from a third party without restriction and without breach of any obligation of confidentiality; or
      5. by us if required as part of a bona fide sale of our business (assets or shares, whether in whole or in part) to a third party, provided that we enter into a confidentiality agreement with the third party on terms no less restrictive than this clause 8.
  9. Warranties

    1. Each party warrants that it has full power and authority to enter into, and perform its obligations under, these Terms.
    2. To the maximum extent permitted by law:
      1. the App is provided as is and as available without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose;
      2. all conditions, guarantees or warranties whether expressed or implied by statute or otherwise (including any warranty under the Part 3 of the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017) are expressly excluded and, to the extent that they cannot be excluded, liability for them is limited to the amount set out in clause 10.2; and
      3. without limiting clauses 9.2a and 9.2b, we make no representation concerning the quality of the App and do not promise that the App will:
        1. contain information that is accurate, timely and up to date;
        2. meet your requirements or be suitable for a particular purpose,; or
        3. be secure, free of viruses or other harmful code, uninterrupted or error free.
    3. Except to the extent permitted by law, nothing in these Terms has the effect of contracting out of the New Zealand Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 or any other consumer protection law that cannot be excluded. To the extent our liability cannot be excluded but can be limited, our liability will be limited to NZD 50.
    4. Where legislation or rule of law implies into these Terms a condition or warranty that cannot be excluded or modified by contract, the condition or warranty is deemed to be included in these Terms. However, our liability for any breach of that condition or warranty is limited, at our option, to:
      1. supplying the App again; and/or
      2. paying the costs of having the App supplied again.
  10. Liability

    1. To the maximum extent permitted by law:
      1. you access and use the App at your own risk; and
      2. we are not liable or responsible to you or any other person for any claim, damage, loss, liability and cost under or in connection with these Terms, the App, or the your access and use of (or inability to access or use) the App. This exclusion applies regardless of whether our liability or responsibility arises in contract, tort (including negligence), equity, breach of statutory duty, or otherwise.
    2. To the maximum extent permitted by law and only to the extent clause 10.1 does not apply, our maximum aggregate liability under or in connection with these Terms or relating to the App, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise, must not in any Year exceed NZD 50.
    3. Neither party is liable to the other under or in connection with these Terms or the App for any:
      1. loss of profit, revenue, savings, business, use, data (including Data), and/or goodwill; or
      2. consequential, indirect, incidental or special damage or loss of any kind.
    4. Clauses 10.2 and 10.3 do not apply to limit our liability under or in connection with these Terms for:
      1. fraud or wilful misconduct; or
      2. a breach of clause 8.
    5. Clause 10.3 does not apply to limit your liability:
      1. under the indemnity in clause 6.6; or
      2. for those matters stated in clause 10.4a to 10.4c.
    6. Neither party will be responsible, liable, or held to be in breach of these Terms for any failure to perform its obligations under these Terms or otherwise, to the extent that the failure is caused by the other party failing to comply with its obligations under these Terms, or by the negligence or misconduct of the other party or its personnel.
    7. Each party must take reasonable steps to mitigate any loss or damage, cost or expense it may suffer or incur arising out of anything done or not done by the other party under or in connection with these Terms or the App.
  11. Term, Termination and Suspension

    1. Without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to us, if we consider that you have breached these Terms or we otherwise consider it appropriate, we may immediately, and without notice, suspend or terminate your access to the App or the Website (or any part of it)..
    2. Termination of these Terms does not affect either party’s rights and obligations that accrued before that termination.
    3. No compensation is payable by us to you as a result of termination of these Terms for whatever reason.
    4. Except to the extent that a party has ongoing rights to use Confidential Information, at the other party’s request following termination of these Terms but subject to clause 11.5, a party must promptly return to the other party or destroy all Confidential Information of the other party that is in the first party’s possession or control.
    5. At any time prior to one month after the date of termination, you may request:
      1. a copy of any Data stored using the App, provided that you pay our reasonable costs of providing that copy. On receipt of that request, we must provide a copy of the Data in a common electronic form. We do not warrant that the format of the Data will be compatible with any software; and/or
      2. deletion of the Data stored using the App, in which case we must use reasonable efforts to promptly delete that Data.

      To avoid doubt, we are not required to comply with clause 11.5a to the extent that you have previously requested deletion of the Data.

    6. Without limiting any other right or remedy available to us, we may restrict or suspend your access to and use of the App and/or delete, edit or remove the relevant Data if we consider that you or any of your personnel have:
      1. undermined, or attempted to undermine, the security or integrity of the App or any Underlying Systems;
      2. used, or attempted to use, the App:
        1. for improper purposes; or
        2. in a manner, other than for normal operational purposes, that materially reduces the operational performance of the App;
      3. transmitted, inputted or stored any Data that breaches or may breach these Terms or any third party right (including Intellectual Property Rights and privacy rights), or that is or may be Objectionable, incorrect or misleading; or
      4. otherwise materially breached these Terms.
  12. General

    1. Neither party is liable to the other for any failure to perform its obligations under these Terms to the extent caused by Force Majeure.
    2. No person other than you and us has any right to a benefit under, or to enforce, these Terms.
    3. For us to waive a right under these Terms, that waiver must be in writing and signed by us.
    4. Subject to clause 6.4, we are your independent contractor, and no other relationship (e.g. joint venture, agency, trust or partnership) exists under these Terms.
    5. If we need to contact you, we may do so by email or by posting a notice on the Website. You agree that this satisfies all legal requirements in relation to written communications. You may give notice to us under or in connection with these Terms by emailing tsunami_support@alphero.co.nz.
    6. These Terms, and any dispute relating to these Terms or the App, are governed by and must be interpreted in accordance with the laws of New Zealand. Each party submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of New Zealand in relation to any dispute connected with these Terms or the App.
    7. Clauses which, by their nature, are intended to survive termination of these Terms, including clauses 6.7, 7, 8, 10, 11.2 to 11.5 and 12.6, continue in force.
    8. If any part or provision of these Terms is or becomes illegal, unenforceable, or invalid, that part or provision is deemed to be modified to the extent required to remedy the illegality, unenforceability or invalidity. If modification is not possible, the part or provision must be treated for all purposes as severed from these Terms. The remainder of these Terms will be binding on you.
    9. Subject to clause 2.1, any variation to these Terms must be in writing and signed by both parties.
    10. These Terms set out everything agreed by the parties relating to the App, and supersede and cancel anything discussed, exchanged or agreed prior to the Start Date. The parties have not relied on any representation, warranty or agreement relating to the App that is not expressly set out in these Terms, and no such representation, warranty or agreement has any effect from the Start Date. Without limiting the previous sentence, the parties agree to contract out of sections 9, 12A and 13 of the Fair Trading Act 1986, and that it is fair and reasonable that the parties are bound by this clause 12.10.
    11. You may not assign, novate, subcontract or transfer any right or obligation under these Terms without our prior written consent, that consent not to be unreasonably withheld. You remain liable for your obligations under these Terms despite any approved assignment, subcontracting or transfer.