Terms & Conditions
Event terms and conditions
With the exception of the NABERSNZ Assessor training programme, if you are not able to attend the event you have registered for, a substitute delegate may take your place.
Refunds or transfers to an alternative date can only be given in the event of you giving us at least 5 business days' notice before the date of the event. Course materials, venue hire, refreshments etc are paid for in advance of the event, therefore there can be no exceptions to this rule.
If you wish to cancel your registration a full refund will be given provided you have notified us in writing (by email, letter or fax) at least 5 working days before the start of the event. If less than five business days’ notice of cancellation or transference is given then we regret that a refund cannot be given. Refunds will not be given in any other circumstances except as required by law.
The NZGBC reserves the right to cancel any event if minimum numbers are not reached. Similarly, the NZGBC reserves the right to change the venue of an event.
Event participation guidelines
NZGBC educational events draw on the knowledge of expert presenters and aim to encourage open discussion and information-sharing. Please note, the information and opinions expressed in these presentations may not represent the official views or opinions of the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC). We encourage active participation and sharing of ideas at these forums. The moderator will inform the attendees of the format of the sessions and opportunities for participation. In order to create a positive environment, we request the following guidelines are strictly adhered to:
- Treat other attendees with respect
- Provide comments/feedback/suggestions in a professional manner
- Refrain from using specific company/brand names
- Refrain from making disparaging remarks about individuals,companies and/or their products
- No promoting of products and/or services (except for event sponsors)
Full terms & conditions
Username and password
Access to some services or content may require registration. This will result in you being allocated a username and password that must be used whenever requested. That username and password is personal to you and you agree at all times to maintain the confidentiality of your username and password and not to disclose them to any third party. You agree that you are solely responsible for any use of our website by any person using your username and password. You agree to indemnify the New Zealand Green Building Council (We or Us) against any and all claims arising out of your failure to maintain the confidentiality of your username or password.
You understand that we may for security and technical reasons at any time in our sole discretion and without prior notice to you, prohibit or restrict your access to our website. We will notify you as soon as possible of any restriction to your access rights.
All prices and transactions processed on this website are deemed to be effected in New Zealand and in New Zealand dollars only and, unless otherwise stated, include GST.
For on-line orders we accept payment by MasterCard and Visa. American Express cards are also accepted though will incur USD conversion fees, according to PayPal’s Terms & conditions
If payment is made using a credit card issued outside New Zealand, any currency conversion will be done according to the terms and conditions of the card. There may be a current conversion fee charged by your card issuer. Credit card payments are processed through PayPal and National Bank.
Numbered tickets or receipts (if different to those automatically generated upon payment) will be sent by email no later than five business days before the event. If posted tickets are required, please contact the NZGBC support team to advise them of this requirement no later than 10 business days before the event.
If you are no longer able to attend the event you have registered for, a substitute delegate may take your place ( NABERSNZ Assessor training excepted) . However, if you wish to cancel your registration a full refund, minus a $50 administrative fee, will be given provided you have notified us in writing (by email, letter or fax) at least 5 working days before the start of the event. If less than five business days’ notice of cancellation or transference is given then we regret that a refund cannot be given. Refunds will not be given in any other circumstances except as required by law.
Please note that the NZGBC reserves the right to cancel an event if minimum numbers are not reached. Similarly, the NZGBC reserves the right to change the venue of an event.
We do not store credit card information on our website or in our database. Your credit card details have the security offered by PayPal using industry-standard 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology. This prevents information from being intercepted and protects your credit card number when we store your order. Credit card details are sent directly to the bank via PayPal for processing. No actual card data is held or used by us. You can find out more about PayPal at www.paypal.com
We either own or otherwise have the right to use the intellectual property rights with respect to the content as well as in relation to our products and services (Intellectual Property). You acknowledge and accept that we are either the owner, or otherwise have the right to use our Intellectual Property and that you will not assert any claim or interest in or to our Intellectual Property, other than in relation to those rights which are expressly provided to you in these website terms and conditions.
You may make any copies of any information reasonably incidental to your viewing of our website and may retain a single permanent copy for your personal reference. The information may not otherwise be used, copied, reproduced, published, altered, transmitted in any form or by any means in whole or in part (except where by law such use cannot be prohibited) without our prior written approval.
We make no warranty, expressed or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the information on this website.
We disclaim (to the maximum extent permitted in law) all liability for any damage or loss resulting from your use of, or reliance on our website or the information provided via the website.
We make no warranty that our website will be free from viruses or any kind of malicious code whatsoever. Reference to any specific commercial product or service does not necessarily constitute or imply our endorsement or recommendation.
We may immediately terminate this agreement without liability if we reasonably believe you are in breach of these terms and conditions or wish to withdraw the website or any part of it.
Changes to these terms and conditions
We may change these terms and conditions at any time. Any revised terms and conditions displayed on our website from time to time will apply to your use of our website, its content and any products or services we offer or supply.
These terms and conditions are governed and construed in accordance with New Zealand law and you accept the exclusive jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts. If a court of competent jurisdiction rules that any part of these terms and conditions are unenforceable for any reason, then such ruling will not affect the remaining provisions of these terms and conditions which will remain in full force and effect at all times.
The New Zealand Green Building Council (We or Us) recognises the importance of safeguarding your personal information. We need to obtain personal information about you in the course of providing our products and services to you.
We may gather two types of information about you :
- Personal information, provided by you for the services we offer
- Information generated by our system which tracks traffic to our site but does not relate to you personally.
Disclosure of information
You agree that we may disclose :
- Your personal information to third parties when we believe in good faith that we are required to do so by law
- Your personal information to third parties provided we have your prior authorisations, which we will usually obtain at the time of collecting the information from you.
We use the personal information we collect :
- To assist in providing the services you request
- To provide further information to you about other websites and services which we consider may be of interest to you
- For future marketing, promotional and publicity purposes by us
- For any other uses that you authorise.
Our website contains links to third party websites, for your convenience and information. When you access a third party website, please understand that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of that site. We suggest that you review the privacy policies of each site you visit.
Changes to this privacy statement
Failure to provide information
Failure to provide the necessary personal information when requested may result in certain services not being available to you.
Holding, correction and updating of personal information
Any personal information that you provide to us will be collected and held by us. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right of access to, and correction of, personal information we hold.
If you find that information we hold about you is incorrect, please contact us immediately and we will correct it.