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DE SILVA CONSULTING LIMITED – WEBSITE TERMS OF USE

Welcome to DS Consulting! Before you use our site, please read these terms of use, as they contain important information. This website (Site) is operated by De Silva Consulting Limited trading as DS Consulting (NZCN 6978313) (we, our or us). These website terms of use (Terms) apply to your use of, and access to, the Site.

How you consent to these terms of use

If you access and/or use our Site, you are taken to have agreed to these Terms. Please read these Terms carefully – if you don’t agree to them, then you must cease using our Site immediately.

 

Information and availability

Please note that the content and materials on the Site (Content) are factual information only, are not comprehensive and are for general information purposes only. Our Content is not IT, business management, cloud solutions, project management, or financial advice. You cannot rely on it as such. We use reasonable attempts to ensure the accuracy and completeness of our Content and we provide our Content in good faith. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we make no representation or warranty in relation to any of the Content and are not liable for any loss arising from your reliance on our Content. We also do not warrant that access to the Site will be uninterrupted, error-free or free from viruses. You read, use and act on our Site and our Content at your own risk.

When we make changes to these terms of use

We may, at any time and at our discretion, vary these Terms by publishing the varied terms on our Site. We recommend you check our Site regularly to ensure you are aware of our current terms. Content is subject to change without notice. We do not undertake to keep our Site up-to-date and we are not liable if any Content is inaccurate or out-of-date.

 

Privacy

We respect your privacy and understand protecting your personal information is important. Our Privacy Policy (available on our Site) sets out how we will collect and handle your personal information.

 

Your licence to use our Site

We grant you a non-exclusive, royalty-free, revocable, worldwide, non-transferable licence to use our Site in accordance with these Terms. All other uses are prohibited without our prior written consent.

 

Conduct we don’t accept

When you use our Site, we expect you to abide by a certain standard of behaviour. You must not do or attempt to do anything that is unlawful, which is prohibited by any laws applicable to our Site, which we would consider inappropriate or which might bring us or our Site into disrepute. This includes:

(a)anything that would constitute a breach of an individual’s privacy or any other legal rights;

using our Site to defame, harass, threaten, menace or offend any person;

(b)using the Site for unlawful purposes;

interfering with any user of our Site;

(c)tampering with or modifying our Site, knowingly transmitting viruses or other disabling features, or damaging or interfering with our Site, including (without limitation) using trojan horses, viruses or piracy or programming routines that may damage or interfere with our Site;

using our Site to send unsolicited electronic messages;

(d)using data mining, robots, screen scraping or similar data gathering and extraction tools on the Site; or

facilitating or assisting a third party to do any of the above acts.

 

Competitors are excluded from using our Site

You are prohibited from using our Site, including our Content, in any way that competes with our business. 

 

Intellectual Property rights

Unless otherwise indicated, we own or licence all rights, title and interest (including intellectual property rights) in our Site, all of our Content and any copyright, registered or unregistered designs, patents or trade mark rights and domain names (Our Intellectual Property).

We authorise you to access and use the Site solely for your own use and to display, print and download the Content onto your personal device provided that you do not remove any copyright notice included in Our Intellectual Property.

Subject to the above, your use of our Site and your use of, and access to, the Site and any Content does not grant or transfer to you any rights, title or interest to Our Intellectual Property. Unless otherwise permitted in these Terms, you must not:

(a)copy or use, in whole or in part, any of Our Intellectual Property;

(b)reproduce, retransmit, distribute, display, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate any of Our Intellectual Property to any third party; or

(c)breach any intellectual property rights connected with Our Intellectual Property, including (without limitation) altering or modifying any of Our Intellectual Property, causing any of Our Intellectual Property to be framed or embedded in another website or platform, or creating derivative works from Our Intellectual Property.

 

Third party sites

Our Site may contain links to websites operated by third parties. Unless we tell you otherwise, we do not control, endorse or approve, and are not responsible for, the content on those websites. We recommend that you make your own investigations with respect to the suitability of those websites. If you purchase goods or services from a third party website linked from the Site, such third party provides the goods and services to you, not us.

 

Our liability is limited

To the maximum extent permitted by law, we exclude all liability for any loss or damage of any kind (including consequential loss, indirect loss, loss of profit, loss of benefit, loss of opportunity or loss of reputation) (Liability) whether under statute, contract, equity, tort (including negligence), indemnity or otherwise arising out of or in connection with the Site or the Content.

 

Indemnity

To the maximum extent permitted by law, you must indemnify us, and hold us harmless, against any Liability suffered or incurred by us arising from or in connection with your use of our Site or any breach of these Terms or any applicable laws by you. This indemnity is a continuing obligation, independent from the other obligations under these Terms, and continues after these Terms end. It is not necessary for us to suffer or incur any Liability before enforcing a right of indemnity under these Terms.           

What happens if we discontinue our Site

We may, at any time and without notice to you, discontinue our Site, in whole or in part. We may also exclude any person from using our Site, at any time and at our sole discretion. We are not responsible for any Liability you may suffer arising from or in connection with any such discontinuance or exclusion.

 

Terminating these terms

These Terms are effective until terminated by us, which we may do at any time and without notice to you. In the event of termination, all restrictions imposed on you by these Terms and limitations of liability set out in these Terms will survive.

Dealing with a problem

If you would like to give us feedback, please contact us – we appreciate your input. In the event of any dispute arising from, or in connection with, these Terms (Dispute), the party claiming there is a Dispute must give written notice to the other party setting out the details of the Dispute and proposing a resolution. Within 7 days after receiving the notice, the parties must, by someone with authority to reach a resolution, meet at least once to attempt to resolve the Dispute or agree on the method of resolving the Dispute by other means, in good faith. All aspects of every such conference, except the fact of the occurrence of the conference, will be privileged. If the parties do not resolve the Dispute, or (if the Dispute is not resolved) agree on an alternate method to resolve the Dispute, within 21 days after receipt of the notice, the Dispute may be referred by either party (by notice in writing to the other party) to litigation. Nothing in this clause will operate to prevent a party from seeking urgent injunctive or equitable relief from a court of appropriate jurisdiction.

 

If a part of these Terms isn’t right

If a provision of these Terms is held to be void, invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision must be read down as narrowly as necessary to allow it to be valid or enforceable. If it is not possible to read down a provision (in whole or in part), that provision (or that part of that provision) is severed from these Terms without affecting the validity or enforceability of the remainder of that provision or the other provisions in these Terms.

 

Which laws govern these terms of use

If you are in New Zealand and a consumer of products or services, you may have certain rights and/or remedies under the New Zealand Consumer Guarantees Act 1993. When a guarantee under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 is breached, you may be entitled to a range of remedies. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in these Terms is intended to exclude, restrict or modify a consumer’s rights under the New Zealand Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.

Your use of our Site and these Terms are governed by the laws of New Zealand. You irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts operating in New Zealand.

Our Site may be accessed throughout New Zealand and overseas. We make no representation that our Site complies with the laws (including intellectual property laws) of any country outside New Zealand. If you access our Site from outside New Zealand, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for complying with the laws of the jurisdiction where you access our Site.

 

For any questions and notices, please contact us at:

De Silva Consulting Limited trading as DS Consulting (NZCN: 6978313)

Email: support@dsconsulting.co.nz

Last update: 6 September 2022

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