Website terms of use

Please read the following terms carefully - use of aa.co.nz means that you agree to these.

Use of this site

Many of the designs, pictures, logos, photographs and content of this website are owned by, or licensed to, The New Zealand Automobile Association Inc ("AA"). They are protected by copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights. You may not copy, reproduce, modify, distribute, republish, display, post or transmit any part of this website without the written permission of AA. You may view or print individual pages only for your own personal use.

Registration

Access and use is restricted to some parts of our website to AA Members and community users who have registered with us. You must register for a website account if you want to upload or post any content to the AA website.

If you register and are provided with a username or password, you must keep those codes and passwords confidential and you musn’t disclose them to anyone else. If you become aware of any unauthorised use of your login credentials, you must notify us immediately.

Contributions

If you are a registered AA Member or community user, you can interact with our website in many ways: adding comments, reviewing cars or asking questions in the forum.  You will own, and continue to have the right to use, any content that you submit through the aa.co.nz website.

Our goal is to facilitate interaction in a positive, safe, honest and constructive environment. Therefore, it is important to be fair and honest in your opinions and any content that you upload or contribute. We ask that you only contribute meaningful, respectful content, avoiding remarks that are off-topic or offensive. We encourage you to share your views and opinions with others, but you must comply with the aa.co.nz website terms of use and act in a socially responsible and legal manner.

When you use or interact with our website or make contact with other users of our website, you will make sure that any content you post or upload onto our website for any purpose is complete and accurate and is not misleading or confusing; is owned by you or you have the rights to; provide it to us for use and distribution on our website; does not infringe anyone else’s intellectual property or privacy rights and is not illegal, defamatory, discriminatory, offensive, threatening, obscene or otherwise objectionable.

AA acknowledges the moral rights provisions of the Copyright Act 1994, including the right to be identified as the author of the work and the right to object to derogatory treatment of the work. In the event that your image is used or displayed, you will be credited with your name as the photographer.

You will make sure that you do not provide any content about or concerning a third party without that third party’s consent; comply with all relevant laws, regulations, codes and standards; not damage, interfere or harm our website, or any network or system underlying or connected to them, or attempt to do so; not introduce any content or code to this website which is technologically harmful.

You will not use a robot, spider, scraper or other unauthorised automated means in relation to our website or any information featured on it for any purpose.

You agree that any content you post or upload onto our website may be used, copied, distributed or disclosed by us.

You are not allowed to advertise or otherwise attempt to sell products or services for money through an AA Member or community user registration, or through personal posts or comments, on our website – this may only be done through a business advertisement. This is to protect all of our website visitors from rogue traders, scams, spam, and misleading or false advertising. AA Member or community user content that asks for contact information from others except via a business advertisement is also not allowed and we will remove any such content from our website that comes to our attention. Likewise, any content or comments soliciting donations of money from consumers will be removed. 

You agree to compensate and indemnify us against any loss, damage, liability or claims that we suffer or become liable for as a result of your failure to comply with these website terms of use.

Moderation

We may pre-screen, review, flag, filter, edit, refuse or remove any or all content that you submit or upload onto our website. We have the right to suspend or cancel your access to our website if we believe you have breached any of these website terms of use.

If you consider action taken by AA Members or community users on the website is non-compliant with the website terms of use this must be reported to us immediately.  We will investigate all complaints and reports of content that does not comply with these website terms of use. However, we will not remove content simply because it may be unfavourable to you.

Content and advertisements on other websites

Our webite also provides links to and content from other websites and resources. The AA has no control over these websites and resources. You acknowledge and agree that AA is not responsible for the availability of these external sites or resources, does not endorse and is not responsible for any content, advertising products, services or other materials on or available from these sites or resources. AA cannot promise that external websites will be uninterrupted or entirely error free.

Data protection and privacy

Any details that you provide to us from which we can identify you, are held and processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Liability

We try to ensure the accuracy of all of the content. However, we do not accept any liability for your use of the content contained in this website as it should only be used for informational purposes. You should not rely on it to make (or refrain from making) any decision or take (or refrain from taking) any action.

The website is for your personal use and is not to be used for any commercial purpose. As a result, AA will not be responsible in any circumstances for your loss of profits. AA will also not be responsible for any loss including wasted expenditure, corruption or destruction of data.

AA is not liable for any damages or losses resulting from your inability to use this website. AA cannot promise that the website will be uninterrupted or entirely error free. Due to the nature of the internet, the website is provided on an "as available" basis. AA will not be responsible to you if we are unable to provide the website for any reason.

Changes to the terms

AA may change the website or these terms at any time. If you use the website after AA has changed the terms you will be bound by the new terms.

This policy was last updated 14 April 2011.

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