1. Welcome to the Accountants' RePublic website, a website operated by The Accountants' RePublic Limited ("ARP"). These terms and conditions apply to your use of this website. These terms and conditions apply in addition to the specific membership terms and conditions that apply to the member only portions of this website.
  2. The ARP may amend these terms and conditions from time to time without notice.
  3. By accessing or using this website you acknowledge that you have read and accepted these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (as they may be amended from time to time) you must not access or use this website.
  4. The ARP reserves the right at any time, with or without notice, to temporarily or permanently withdraw this website (or any part of it).
  5. The ARP website provides a wide variety of services, resources, information, news, tools, software, downloads, bulletin boards, forums, discussion groups etc. The content of this website is obtained from various sources, including information provided by, uploaded or posted by third parties.
  6. While the ARP tries to ensure that the content is accurate, errors and omissions may occur and information may become outdated. The ARP does not have any obligation to keep this website or its content updated. However, the ARP may update, correct, alter, supplement or withdraw this website and its content at any time without notice.
  7. The ARP makes no representations or warranties regarding the currency, completeness, accuracy or suitability of the content provided on this website. The content of this website is provided 'as is' without express or implied warranty. The content of this website should not be taken as advice and you use the content of this website at your own risk and in reliance on your own judgement.
  8. Hypertext links to other websites are provided for your convenience only. The ARP does not monitor or control linked websites, nor do we take any responsibility for the content of any linked website. Links to other sites do not imply that the ARP endorses or is associated with any linked site or its operator.
  9. Your use of any linked website will be subject to the relevant website's terms and conditions and privacy policy (if any).
  10. You must not create any link to the ARP website without first obtaining the ARP's written consent.
  11. The ARP holds all proprietary and intellectual property rights, including copyright, in this website and all of the content available on this website unless:
    • the content is specifically identified as belonging to another party (such as one of the ARP's contributors or suppliers); or
    • the content has been posted or uploaded to the bulletin boards, forums, discussion groups etc by another party.
  12. The intellectual property rights of the ARP and the ARP's contributors and suppliers are protected by both New Zealand and international law. All trade marks appearing on this website are the property of the respective trade mark owners.
  13. Subject to the specific membership terms and conditions that may apply in respect of the member only portions of this website, you may only use the content on this website for your own personal, non-commercial use.
  14. You must at all times retain all copyright, trade mark and other proprietary notices that are contained in any content that you use.
  15. You may not copy, reproduce, transmit, display, distribute, edit, translate, reformat or use for commercial purposes any part of this website or its content without first obtaining the ARP's written consent.
  16. The ARP is not responsible for the content submitted to, and does not have any obligation to monitor, the bulletin boards, forums, discussion groups etc. However, the ARP may in its sole discretion remove any such posted content.
  17. The views expressed by submitters to the bulletin boards, forums, discussion groups etc are the views of the respective submitter. The views expressed are not necessarily those of the ARP (or its contributors) and are not necessarily endorsed by the ARP (or its contributors).
  18. By posting, uploading or submitting any comments or information to this website you:
    • warrant that you own all intellectual property rights in the content or that you have the lawful right to use such content; and
    • grant the ARP a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free right to use, copy, reproduce, transmit, display, distribute, edit and reformat such content (or any part of it) and to publish your name in connection with that content.
  19. The ARP has no obligation to post or use any content you submit. The ARP may remove or delete content you have submitted at any time. You are responsible for keeping a copy of any content you submit if you wish to have access to it after it has been removed from this website.
  20. You agree that all content you submit will be business related and will be relevant to the topic in the bulletin board, forum or discussion group to which you are making the submission.
  21. Where you choose to purchase products or services that are available or advertised through this website (whether these are supplied by the ARP or by contributors), the purchase of such products or services will be subject to the respective supplier's terms and conditions applying to the product or service.
  22. The ARP is not involved in any transaction between you and any contributor or other third party. Accordingly, you must raise any queries, issues or disputes regarding those products or services directly with the relevant supplier and not with the ARP.
  23. The ARP is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred in relation to any product or service you have purchased from any contributor or third party.
  24. By accessing this website you agree to use the website and the content only for lawful purposes in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and these terms and conditions.
  25. In particular, but without limitation, you agree not to:
    • upload or post any content, or use the website to transmit any content, which is illegal, abusive, obscene, objectionable, defamatory, threatening, harmful, inappropriate or that harasses any person;
    • upload or post any content, or engage in any activity, that infringes or misappropriates the intellectual property rights or proprietary rights of others;
    • restrict, inhibit or otherwise interfere with other users' use or enjoyment of this website;
    • collect, store or distribute personal information about other users (including e-mail addresses) without their consent;
    • upload, post or introduce any content or code to the website which may damage the website or network or that contains viruses or malware.
  26. If you are not a registered user and you visit this website, the ARP will collect and store some information about your visit, such as the date and time of your visit, the pages you accessed, your IP address and domain name (e.g. .co.nz). This information does not identify individual users and it is used by the ARP for administration and evaluation of the website and to improve our services.
  27. Where you provide the ARP with personal information, such as your name and contact details, we will use that information only for the purposes that you authorise at the time that you provide this information to us.
  28. The ARP may disclose personal information to meet any legal or regulatory requirements, to investigate or prosecute any suspected illegal activity or to investigate any breach of these terms and conditions.
  29. The ARP may use cookies on this website to identify, track and personalize services. If cookies are not enabled on your web browser or your web browser is set to alert you when cookies are being sent, this website may not function correctly or you may not have access to the full range of services available on this website.
  30. Under the Privacy Act 1993, individuals have a right to access and correct personal information that the ARP holds about them. If you would like to access and/or correct your personal information, please contact the ARP at the e-mail address below.
  31. As the internet is not a secure environment, the ARP cannot ensure the security of any information that is transmitted to or from this website, and you do so at your own risk. You are responsible for taking steps to prevent unauthorised access to your computer system and to protect the security of your connection and computer system.
  32. The ARP may, in its sole discretion, suspend or terminate your access to this website at any time without notice if, in the ARP's opinion, you have breached or you intend to breach any of these terms and conditions.
  33. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the ARP excludes all implied warranties.
  34. The ARP and its contributors accept no liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage which you or any third party suffers in connection with the use of, or reliance on, this website or its content.
  35. In no circumstances will the ARP, its directors, employees, agents or contributors be liable to you or any third party in contract, tort (including negligence), equity or otherwise for any loss of data, consequential loss, loss of profits, special loss or economic loss suffered in connection with the use of, or reliance on, this website or its content.
  36. You indemnify the ARP and its directors, employees, agents and contributors from and against any loss, cost, proceedings, claims, demands, damages or expenses that arise as a result of you breaching any of these terms and conditions.
  37. These terms and conditions are governed by and are to be interpreted in accordance with the laws of New Zealand.
  38. If any provision of these terms and conditions is held to be illegal, unenforceable or invalid, in whole or in part, this will not impair the enforceability of the remaining provisions of these terms and conditions which will remain in full force, and such provision shall be deemed to be modified to the extent necessary to render it legal, valid and enforceable.
  39. If you would like to contact the Accountants' Republic, please e-mail us at membership@arepublic.co.nz.