Policies

  1. Terms of Use:  Welcome to Staples Rodway (New Zealand) Limited's ("Staples Rodway (New Zealand) Ltd") website ("Website"). Staples Rodway (New Zealand) Ltd represents an association of independent accounting firms throughout New Zealand whose members (the "Members") trade under the 'Staples Rodway' brand. Each 'Staples Rodway' office is an independent accounting firm. Staples Rodway (New Zealand) Ltd and the Members are as the context may require hereinafter jointly and severally referred to as 'Staples Rodway'. To the greatest extent permitted at law, these terms of use and privacy policy ("Terms of Use") apply to your use of the Website at www.staplesrodway.com (or such other URL as the Website may subsequently be hosted at), the software, documentation and any associated materials comprising or made available to you via the Website (the "Materials") as well as any services offered or provided to you by Staples Rodway or its nominated third parties via the Website (the "Services").  By making use of any of the Website, Materials and Services, you are deemed to have read and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use.
     
  2. Amendments:  Staples Rodway reserves the right to amend these Terms of Use from time to time upon placing any such amendments on the Website or by providing you direct notice of any such changes.  Your continued use of any of the Website, Materials and Services thereafter will be deemed to be acceptance by you of any such changes to these Terms of Use.
     
  3. Intellectual Property: Unless otherwise stated in these Terms of Use, Staples Rodway is the owner or licensee of all rights including all copyright, trade marks and other intellectual property rights relating to or included within the Website, Materials and Services.  For the avoidance of doubt this includes without limitation all intellectual property rights in respect of all graphics, logos, text, images and software relating to or included within any of the Website, Materials and Services. 
     
  4. Licence: Staples Rodway grants you a limited licence ("Licence") in accordance with these Terms of Use for the purpose of accessing, as applicable downloading, and making use of the Website, Materials and Services (or any parts of such as Staples Rodway may make available to you from time to time) for your own personal and non-commercial use or your own general use in the context of your position as a client of Staples Rodway.  Utilising any form of automated software in relation to your access or use of the Website, Materials or Services is prohibited.  Any contravention by you of these Terms of Use or any other terms or conditions notified to you by Staples Rodway, terminates the Licence Immediately.
     
  5. Restrictions:  Under no circumstances, without the prior written approval of Staples Rodway, may you adapt, reproduce, store, distribute, print, display, publish or create derivative works from any part of the Website, Materials or Services other than in accordance with the Licence.  You may not use any data gathering and extraction tools or software to extract information from the Website or utilize framing techniques to enclose any of the contents of the Website.  You may not use any meta tags or other hidden text which incorporate Staples Rodway's name or any of its intellectual property including trade marks.  Using any information or content included in or related to the Website, Materials and Services other than in accordance with the terms of the Licence is strictly prohibited.  You agree to fully indemnify Staples Rodway for any loss or damage it may suffer in contract, tort, equity, statute, regulation or otherwise, including without limitation any economic loss, loss of turnover, profits, business or goodwill, whether direct or consequential as a result of your breach of the Licence, including, in respect of any third party claims against Staples Rodway, its related parties, employees, contractors or agents.
     
  6. Content: While Staples Rodway has endeavoured to take all reasonable and appropriate care in the preparation of the content of the Website, Materials and Services and has no reason to believe that any information contained in any of the Website, Materials or Services is inaccurate, Staples Rodway does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy, or completeness of any information contained in any of the Website, Materials or Services and that such information is error free.  Staples Rodway does not undertake to keep any of the Website, Materials or Services updated.  To the greatest extent permitted by law Staples Rodway does not accept liability for any loss or damage which may result either directly or indirectly from reliance by you upon the accuracy or currency of information contained in any of the Website, Materials or Services, including without limitation where such loss or damage is a result of or contributed to by the negligence of Staples Rodway. The content of the Website, Materials and Services is not intended to serve as legal, accounting, financial or tax advice. You should consult with professional advisors at your local Staples Rodway office for advice concerning specific matters before making any decision.
     
  7. Linked Websites: The Website, Materials or Services may contain links to other websites not controlled by Staples Rodway ("Linked Websites").  Those links are provided for convenience only and may not remain current or be maintained.  Staples Rodway is not responsible for the content or privacy practices associated with Linked Websites.  Staples Rodway's links with Linked Websites should not be regarded as approval or as an endorsement, of those Linked Websites, their operators or owners, or of any information, graphics, materials, products or services referred to or contained on those Linked Websites including further links contained on those Linked Websites, unless and to the extent stipulated to the contrary in these Terms of Use.
     
  8. Online Access:  To acquire or make full use of any of the Website, Materials and Services you may need to obtain directly from Staples Rodway a username and password ("Client Login") (if you have not been provided with such already,) which will provide you with online access to such Materials, Services, and parts of the Website as Staples Rodway acting in its sole discretion deems appropriate from time to time ("Online Access").  If you do obtain Online Access you warrant that all information and personal details you provide to Staples Rodway are correct and that you have full authority on behalf of any third party you may represent to obtain Online Access.  You may not transfer your Client Login or any rights you may have in respect of your Online Access to any other person or entity.
     
  9. Confidentiality of Passwords: You must keep your Client Login confidential and not disclose such information to any third party or allow a third party to make use of your Online Access without first obtaining Staples Rodway's written consent.  You will be solely responsible for all activities undertaken and/or costs incurred under the use of your Client Login.  You must notify Staples Rodway immediately if you know or suspect that your Online Access has been used by a third party or your Client Login has been, or may have been, obtained by a third party.
     
  10. Cancellation of Online Access: Staples Rodway reserves the right, acting at its sole discretion, to refuse to grant you Online Access.  To the greatest extent permitted by law, Staples Rodway also reserves the right, acting at its sole discretion, at any time to cancel your Online Access or to change your existing rights of access or any current benefit afforded to you in relation to your Online Access, if it believes you have breached these Terms of Use or any other agreements you may have with Staples Rodway or for any other reason whatsoever.  In such event you agree that Staples Rodway will not be required to provide you with prior notice or explanation in respect of such action. 
     
  11. Links:  If you provide a link to the Website you agree that you will not use any Staples Rodway logo, trade mark or other proprietary graphic as part of such link without the express prior approval of Staples Rodway.
     
  12. Collecting Information: Whenever you access or make use of any of the Website, Materials or Services, Staples Rodway may as applicable collect the following types of information from you: 
    (a)           the lP address of your machine when connected to the internet and the domain name from which you are accessing the internet;
    (b)           the operating system and the browser your computer uses and any search engine you are using;
    (c)           the date and time you are visiting;
    (d)           the URL's of the Website pages you visit; and
    (e)           information relating to the actions you undertake within the Website,
    as well as any other information you may explicitly provide Staples Rodway in the course of accessing or making use of any of the Website, Materials or Services.
     
  13. Further Collection: Where possible, information will be obtained directly from you.  However, you acknowledge that by accessing or making use of any of the Website, Materials or Services that information may also be collected from you as a result of the workings of the Website, Materials or Services as applicable and the attached systems and software. 
     
  14. Use of Information: Staples Rodway uses the information provided by you or generated by your accessing or making use of any of the Website, Materials or Services to provide the services Staples Rodway provides to you in relation to any of the Website, Materials or Services.  Staples Rodway also uses information collected from you to assess the performance of the Website, Materials and Services and to ensure that the Website, Materials and Services serve your needs in the most efficient manner possible.
     
  15. Cookies:  Staples Rodway may also place cookies on your computer.  Cookies are alpha numeric identifiers which are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your web browser to enable Staples Rodway to recognise you whenever you access the Website and therefore better personalise your access of and use of the Website, Materials and Services.  A cookie does not identify you personally but it does identify your computer.  The help portion of your browser's toolbar should tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.  You should note however that if you do not allow the use of cookies or do not wish to provide certain information to Staples Rodway, you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website, Materials and Services.
     
  16. Statistics:  Although Staples Rodway may use and publish non-personal aggregate statistics and group data about those people who access or make use of any of the Website, Materials or Services and their usage of any of the Website, Materials or Services, subject to the further terms of these Terms of Use, Staples Rodway will not share or make public personal information identifiably about you without your prior permission.
     
  17. Data Transmission: Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as totally secure.  Whilst Staples Rodway strives to protect such information, we do not warrant and cannot ensure complete security of any information which you transmit to us.  Accordingly, any information which you transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk.  Nevertheless, once we receive your transmission, we will take all reasonable steps to preserve the security of such information.
     
  18. Accessing Information: If you are an 'Individual' as that term is defined in the Privacy Act 1993 you are entitled to access any information which Staples Rodway may hold about you and Staples Rodway is obliged to provide this information to you as long as it has such information and such information can be readily retrieved.  You are also entitled to request that Staples Rodway correct any inaccuracies in any information which Staples Rodway holds about you.  Staples Rodway is entitled to charge you for the reasonable costs of retrieving, providing this information and as applicable correcting this information.
     
  19. Providing Information: Notwithstanding any other provisions of these Terms of Use, to the greatest extent permitted at law, you agree that Staples Rodway may provide any personal information it collects about you to its related companies (as defined in section 2(3) of the Companies Act 1993), debt collection and credit reference agencies and any other parties it deems necessary in relation to providing you the Website, Materials and Services and exercising any lawful right Staples Rodway, its related companies or debt collection and credit reference agencies may have. 
     
  20. Disclosing Information:  You also agree that to the greatest extent permitted at law Staples Rodway is entitled to disclose information it holds about you without your prior permission if Staples Rodway reasonably believes that such disclosure is necessary to:
    (a)           meet legal requirements;
    (b)           comply with legal process or help to maintain the law;
    (c)           protect Staples Rodway's rights or property or that of Staples Rodway's related companies; or
    (d)           enforce these Terms of Use or any other agreement that Staples Rodway may have with you.
     
  21. Combining Information: To the greatest extent permitted at law, Staples Rodway may combine any information which it collects from you or otherwise obtains, with information collected or otherwise obtained by its related companies.
     
  22. Lost Data:  In the event that any information or data relating to you or your use of any of the Website, Materials and Services held by Staples Rodway or any third party on behalf of Staples Rodway is lost, corrupted or otherwise no longer reasonably available or accessible as judged by Staples Rodway in its sole discretion, you agree that Staples Rodway will have no liability to you of any nature relating to any such information or data.
     
  23. Accessing:  You must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ for accessing or making use of any of the Website, Materials and Services does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system or any data contained therein.  To the greatest extent permitted by law Staples Rodway does not accept responsibility for any interference or damage to your computer system or any data contained therein which may arise in connection with your accessing or making use of any of the Website, Materials and Services.
     
  24. Support:  Staples Rodway reserves the right to make support services available in relation to any of the Website, Materials and Services on such terms and conditions as Staples Rodway at its sole discretion deems appropriate and further reserves the right to alter, suspend or withdraw such support services as Staples Rodway at its sole discretion deems appropriate.
     
  25. Exclusion of Warranty: To the greatest extent permitted by law, in relation to your access and use of the Website, Materials and Services, any condition or warranty either express or which would otherwise be implied by law into these Terms of Use is hereby excluded. 
     
  26. Exclusion of Liability:  To the greatest extent permitted by law, under no circumstances will Staples Rodway, its employees, contractors or agents be liable to you in contract, tort, equity, statute, regulation or otherwise for any loss, damage, costs, legal costs, professional and other expenses of any nature whatsoever incurred or suffered by you or by any third party, whether direct or consequential (including without limitation any economic loss or other loss of turnover, profits, business or goodwill) arising out of any dispute or contractual, tortious or other claims or proceedings made by or bought against you which relate in any way to your access and use of any of the Website, Materials and Services, including without limitation in relation to any failure or omission on the part of Staples Rodway to comply with its obligations as set out in these Terms of Use.
     
  27. Limitation of Liability: To the greatest extent permitted by law, in the event that any limitation or provision contained in these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason and Staples Rodway becomes liable for any loss or damage that would otherwise have been excluded, Staples Rodway's maximum liability in contract, tort, equity, statute, regulation or otherwise for any loss, damages or injury directly or indirectly arising in respect of your access and use of any of the Website, Materials and Services is to be limited to $50 in New Zealand currency.
     
  28. Jurisdiction:  The provision and use of the Website, Materials and Services is governed by and is to be interpreted in accordance with the laws of New Zealand and, in all matters relating to or arising from your access and use of any of the Website, Materials and Services, you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of New Zealand.  If you are accessing or making use of any of the Website, Materials and Services from outside of New Zealand then you agree that you are entirely responsible for ensuring that your access and use of any of the Website, Materials and Services will not contravene any laws in your country.
     
  29. Failure to Comply: Staples Rodway accepts no liability for any failure to comply with these Terms of Use where such failure is due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control.
     
  30. Waiver:  If Staples Rodway waives any rights available to it under these Terms of Use on one occasion, this does not mean that those rights will automatically be waived on any other occasion.
     
  31. Severability: If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid, void, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, such provision shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Use, but only to the minimum extent necessary to avoid such issue and the remainder of any such provision as well as all other provisions of these Terms of Use shall continue in full force.
     
  32. Entire Agreement:  These Terms supplement any other agreement (including license agreements) you have with Staples Rodway and are binding in respect of any use of the Website. If there is any conflict between these Terms and any other agreement and/or specific terms of use relating to specific material then the latter shall prevail.
     
  33. Queries: If you have any queries in regard to these Terms of Use please don't hesitate to contact us.