Web site Terms & Conditions

Access and Use of Web Site

This website located at www.homelink.org.nz (the “Site”) is operated by HomeLink International New Zealand.
HomeLink International New Zealand (referred to as “HomeLink New Zealand”) is a licensed affiliate of HomeLink International Associates (referred to as “HLIA”), an association registered in Brussels, Belgium.
Your access to and use of the Site is conditional upon your acceptance of these terms and conditions (which govern your use of the Site), HomeLink New Zealand’s privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) and any other terms and conditions contained on the Site (“collectively referred to as the “Agreement”). Your use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of the Agreement and any variations to it.
Unless otherwise specified, the Site and the material provided on the Site are solely for promoting services and business operations within New Zealand. If you visit the Site from other locations or countries, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws.
You are prohibited from using the Site to post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage unlawful conduct.

Password & User ID

To become a HomeLink member it is necessary to register and to pay the appropriate subscription fee. Exception – “Free Trial”  membership where no fee is paid for a limited period, is open to new members only” 

You will be given a password to access the “Members only” area of the Site and HomeLink New Zealand will allocate a user identification (“User ID”) to you. You will be required to use your password and user ID each time you log on to the Site. HomeLink New Zealand may assume the authenticity of and may act upon any instructions given by any person who uses your password or User ID.

You must comply with all directions issued by HomeLink New Zealand pertaining to use of your password or User ID. Your User ID should be included in all your correspondence with HomeLink New Zealand and other registered members. You must not disclose your password to any other person and HomeLink New Zealand holds you responsible for keeping your password strictly confidential.

You will be held responsible for all transactions conducted using your password or User ID including all transactions a third party conducts using your password or User ID, irrespective of whether you have disclosed your password or User ID to that third party either intentionally or through carelessness. You must notify HomeLink New Zealand immediately if you become aware that your password or User ID has been compromised or that there has been unauthorised use of your password or User ID.

Security of information
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet is totally secure. Accordingly, HomeLink New Zealand does not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which you transmit to HomeLink New Zealand. Accordingly, any information which you transmit to HomeLink New Zealand is transmitted at your own risk. Nevertheless, once HomeLink New Zealand receives your transmission, it will take reasonable steps to preserve the security of such information.

Limitation & Liabilty
HomeLink New Zealand does not warrant that your access to or use of the Site will be continuous, uninterrupted or totally secure. The Site may not be available from time to time due to upgrades or maintenance carried out in relation to the Site.

You acknowledge that disruptions to the operation of the Site may occur which are outside HomeLink New Zealand ‘s control and which may affect your access to or use of the Site.

Neither HomeLink New Zealand, nor its employees, officers or agents, will be liable for any loss or damage (including without limitation, any consequential loss or damage) suffered by you arising directly or indirectly from your inability to access the Site, your operation of the Site or in relation to any services offered through the Site.

In no circumstances will HomeLink New Zealand be liable to you or any third party for any indirect or consequential loss arising from damage caused to your computer or computer files as a result of your use of the Site or resulting from loss of data, loss of profits or business interruption even where HomeLink New Zealand has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Indemnity
You indemnify and agree to keep HomeLink New Zealand, its affiliates, officers, employees and agents indemnified against all claims, demands, actions, proceedings, costs, expenses, liabilities and loss suffered by HomeLink New Zealand, directly or indirectly as a result of any breach of your obligations under the Agreement.

Disclaimer
Your use of the Site and information on the Site is at your own risk. The information appearing on the Site is for general information only and is subject to change HomeLink New Zealand does not warrant that information contained on the Site is complete, accurate, or up-to-date.

To the extent permitted by law, neither HomeLink New Zealand nor its officers, employees or agents will be liable in any way for any loss, damage, costs or expenses suffered by you or claims made against you by reason of your use of the Site or in connection with any services or information supplied, offered to be supplied or advertised through the Site.

To the maximum extent permitted by law, all warranties, conditions and representations about the Site, the accuracy or timeliness of the material provided on the Site and the services advertised via the Site are expressly excluded.

Where any legislation implies a condition or warranty, and that legislation HomeLink New Zealand from excluding or modifying the application of, or its liability under, any such condition or warranty, that condition or warranty will be deemed included but HomeLink New Zealand ‘s liability will be limited, to the maximum extent permitted by law, for a breach of that condition or warranty to one or more of the following: (i) supplying the services to you again or (ii) the payment of the cost of having the services supplied to you again.

Neither HomeLink New Zealand nor any other party involved in creating producing, or delivering the Site, will be liable to you for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages, costs, losses or liabilities whatsoever arising out of your access to, or use of the Site or any linked websites (“Linked Sites”).

Site Content
Copyright in the Site (including, without limitation, text, graphics, logos, icons, sound recordings and software) is owned or licensed by HomeLink New Zealand.

You must not reproduce, transmit, distribute, adapt, modify, sell, publish or otherwise use any of the material on the Site except as permitted by statute or with HomeLink New Zealand’s prior written consent.

Free Trial Members Please note, the display of a private email address within your messages sent to other HomeLink Members through our website or within the published area of your listing, is not permitted.  HomeLink reserves the right to remove all such addresses from the site at any time.

Trade Marks

All trade marks and logos on the Site (“Trade Marks”) are owned or licensed by HomeLink New Zealand.

You may not use, reproduce or alter the Trade Marks in any manner whatsoever except with the prior written consent of HomeLink New Zealand.

Nothing on the Site will be construed as granting to you or any other person, any right, title or interest in the Trade Marks.
Linked Sites
The Site may contain links to Linked Sites. HomeLink New Zealand does not review, approve, recommend or endorse Linked Sites or the materials or information on Linked Sites in any way unless and to the extent stipulated to the contrary HomeLink New Zealand is not responsible for the content of Linked Sites HomeLink New Zealand is not responsible for the content or privacy practices associated with Linked Sites. You access Linked Sites and use the products and services made available on Linked Sites solely at your own risk.

Your Information
You acknowledge that all information you provide to HomeLink New Zealand including personal information is complete, accurate and current.

It is a condition of the Agreement that your information does not contain any virus, worm, Trojan horse or other program or material that has the ability to alter, delay, damage or interfere with the operation of the Site, is not false or misleading and does not contravene any law, statute or regulation.

It is a condition of the Agreement that your information does not contain text, images or website URLs that promote, either implicitly or explicitly, any accommodation for holidays, vacations or home exchange, that are provided by individuals, companies or organizations other than HomeLink New Zealand and HomeLink International Associates.”

The Privacy Policy governs the manner in which HomeLink New Zealand may use your personal information. You consent to use of your personal information in the manner set out in the Privacy Policy. You may review the terms of the Privacy Policy.

General

The Agreement is governed by the laws of New Zealand.
If any provision of the Agreement is invalid, void or unenforceable, all other provisions will be separately enforceable and will continue to be of full force and effect without regard to the invalid, void or unenforceable provision.

HomeLink New Zealand reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access to or use of the Site, at any time, if you breach any of your obligations under the Agreement.

Refunds

Refunds are made only when accidental selection of the wrong Membership category occurs. Cancellation of membership for any reason is not refundable.

John Martin

39 Landmark Terrace
Orewa Beach
Auckland 0931

Ph. 09 959 0557

homeexchange@xnet.co.nz

Updated : April 2015