Terms and Conditions


  1. Owner: The www.tuhono.net and www.tuhono-research.net websites (“the Websites”) and Tuhono mobile device (“the APP”) is owned by the Tūhono Trust. Any reference to “Tūhono”, “we”, “our” or “us” in these terms and conditions means the Tūhono Trust.
  2. You and Your: means any person who accesses, views or downloads the Websites, APP, or Services.
  3. Acceptance: These Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms”) apply to the use of the websites and the APP. By accessing the websites, or by downloading the APP, or by using the Services, You agree that You have read, understood, and are bound by these Terms.
  4. Reserve to Change: We reserve the right to change these Terms at any time, effective upon the posting of the modified terms on the Websites. It is your obligation to ensure that You have read, understood and agree to the most recent Terms available on the Websites.
  5. Services: Means any services we may provide from time to time and included without limitation any related or associated services provided by us from time to time.
  6. Information on the website: While we make every effort to ensure information and content (collectively referred to as “Information”) published on the website and the APP by us is accurate and complete, we make no guarantee that it is, and are not responsible for any errors or omissions in any such Information. You acknowledge that the Information is informative only, and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors.
  7. Use of Software: We grant You the right to access and use the Services via the Website and APP. This right is non-exclusive, non-transferable, and subject to these Terms (which may be amended from time to time) and all other terms and conditions are expressly excluded unless otherwise agreed in writing.
  8. Use of Services: We do not warrant that the use of the Service will be uninterrupted. Among other things, the operation and availability of the systems used for accessing the Service, including public telephone services, computer networks and the Internet, can be unpredictable and may from time to time interfere with or prevent access to the Services. We are in no way responsible for any such interference or prevention of Your access or use of the Services. We give no warranty about the Services at all. Without limiting the foregoing, we no not warrant that the Services will meet any requirements or will be suitable for any purpose. To avoid doubt, all implied conditions or warranties are excluded in so far as is permitted by law, including (without limitation) warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose, title and non-infringement.
  9. Links: All links included on the website and the APP are provided for Your information and convenience only. We do not accept responsibility for, or endorse the content of, linked websites or the information found there. The information contained in any linked website represents solely the thoughts of the author/s and is neither endorsed by us, nor does it necessarily reflect our beliefs. Any external sites linked to or from the website and the APP are not covered by these Terms and You should check the terms and conditions, and privacy policy, of any other site You visit.
  10. Eligibility and Conditions of Tūhono Membership: You will be asked to join as a Tūhono member via the “Sign-In” and/or “Join now” section on the website and the APP. To be eligible to join as a Tūhono member, You must either:
    1. be 18 years of age or over; or
    2. if You are between 14 and 17 years of age, You must have a parent or guardian’s permission to join.Individuals under the age of 13 years of age or below are not eligible to join as a Tūhono member.
  11. Further Conditions of Membership: Tūhono Trust reserves its right to terminate Your membership as a Tūhono member if You breach or fail to comply with any of the following conditions of membership:
    1. You may only apply for and use one membership.
    2. You must not join or use a Tūhono membership on behalf of any other individual without the permission of that individual.
    3. You may be asked to provide us with information about yourself, and You agree to us keeping a record of that information for a long as You remain a member of Tūhono. The information You provide to us must be complete, current, correct, valid and truthful.
    4. At all times in Your dealings with Tūhono Trust, You must act with integrity and honesty.
    5. You must only use the Services, Websites and APP in accordance with these Terms and must not use the Services, Websites and APP in a way that is or for any purpose that is unlawful.
    6. You must not use the website to engage in any kind of hacking, tampering or abuse of any system or computer network.
  12. Competitions: We run competitions for members of our website and the APP at various times. Unless stated otherwise, the following terms apply to each competition. By entering into a competition run by us, You agree:
    1. to have your name and town/city of residence published on the website, the APP and in print media if you are a winner;
    2. to make yourself available for a publicity video (if required and without any additional compensation) for promotion on our website and the APP if you are a winner; and
    3. Tūhono Trust’s decision in relation to any aspect of the competition is final and binding on every person who enters and no correspondence will be entered into.
  13. Privacy: We maintain a privacy policy which is accessible through the Websites. You should read that policy for further conditions relating to Your personal information. You will be taken to have accepted that privacy policy when You accept these Terms.
  14. Intellectual Property: Title to, and all Intellectual Property Rights in the Services, the Websites and the APP are and remain the property of the Tūhono Trust. You acknowledge and agree that Your rights to view and manipulate information that You access on or through the Service are strictly limited to these Terms. Except as permitted by those rights, You may not copy, reproduce, modify, publish, transmit, transfer or sell, maintain, retain, create derivative works from, distribute or re-distribute, perform, link, display or in any way exploit any content obtained through the Service, including, without limitation, by incorporating data and/or information from the Service into any e-mail, search, catalogue, directory, or other "white pages" products or service, whether browser-based, based on proprietary client-site applications, web-based, or otherwise exploited in any manner not intended by the normal functionality of the Service. Other trade marks and intellectual property appearing on this website may not be owned by the Tūhono Trust.
  15. Disclaimer: The Information has not been prepared by taking into account the particular situation or needs of any individual users. Other than Your rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993:
    • we do not give any guarantee or warranty of accuracy or reliability of Information, or that the Information will be provided continuously or fault-free to any person;
    • the website and the APP, and the Information are provided “as is”;
    • to the fullest extent permitted by law You release the Tūhono Trust from all claims arising from any statement or representation made on the website and the APP;
    • to the fullest extent permitted by law we exclude all responsibility and liability in relation to the Websites, APP and Services and we will not be responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for errors or misstatements or be liable in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise for any loss or damage however caused (whether direct, indirect, consequential, special or loss of profits). Where any such liability cannot be excluded, we limit it to the smallest possible amount.
  16. Termination: We may terminate access to the website and the APP at any time without notice. Our disclaimer and limitation of liability will survive such termination.
  17. Applicable Law: These terms and conditions are governed by and will be construed in accordance with the laws of New Zealand and You submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand.
  18. Contact: If You have any questions or concerns in relation to the website, related services or terms and conditions, please contact us via the “Contact Us” link provided on the website.