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InfoConnect API Service - Terms of Use

    1. TERMS OF USE
    (a) These terms govern the use of the InfoConnect API Service (InfoConnect Terms of Use) and apply in addition to the legal disclaimer and associated copyright and privacy terms that govern the use of the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) website (Website) generally, which are set out at http://www.nzta.govt.nz/about-us/about-this-site/#disclaimer (Website Terms of Use).
    (b) If there is any inconsistency between any of the terms of the Website Terms of Use and the InfoConnect Terms of Use, the terms of the InfoConnect Terms of Use prevail.
    (c) By registering to use the NZTA's InfoConnect application programming interface service (InfoConnect API Service) you indicate your acceptance of the Website Terms of Use and the InfoConnect Terms of Use and you agree to comply with the Website Terms of Use and the InfoConnect Terms of Use.

    2. REGISTRATION
    In order to use the InfoConnect API Service, you will be required to register for the InfoConnect API Service by completing the online registration form. You are required to ensure that the information you provide about yourself (and/or your organisation) as part of the registration process for the InfoConnect API Service, or as part of your continued use of the InfoConnect API Service, is always accurate and current as these details will be used to contact you in connection with our annual InfoConnect API Service survey and as necessary if any issues arise.

    3. INFOCONNECT API SERVICE
    Subject to the restrictions contained in these Terms of Use, you may use the InfoConnect API Service to:
    (a) access certain road, traffic and travel information, which may include maps, photographic imagery and webcam feeds (Travel Information), provided by the NZTA, Auckland Transport, Transport for Christchurch, and other local authority entities (each a Local Government Entity and together Local Government Entities);
    (b) develop tools to enable you to publish or distribute by any means the Travel Information (with or without other content provided by you and/or others);
    (c) develop tools to enable the publication or distribution by any means of the Travel Information by a third party (with or without other content provided by the third party or you), provided that the relevant third party also registers for use of the InfoConnect API Service and agrees to the Website Terms of Use and the InfoConnect Terms of Use; and
    (d) publish or distribute by any means the Travel Information (with or without other content provided by you) utilising tool(s) developed by a third party developer.

    4. TRAVEL INFORMATION
    (a) You must ensure that all Travel Information that you publish or distribute is timely, location appropriate and accurate. This means that any Travel Information made available to users of:
    (i) your Travel Information publication or distribution service; or
    (ii) the Travel Information publication or distribution service of any third party who may access the Travel Information through tools developed by you;
    must at any point in time reflect the corresponding Travel Information that would be available to those users if those users accessed that Travel Information through the InfoConnect API Service directly at that same point in time.
    (b) You must not:
    (i) in the case of map information, photographic imagery or webcam feeds, publish or display any Travel Information in any manner, form or format that differs from that which is provided to you through the InfoConnect API Service;
    (ii) reword or reformat any Travel Information in any way which would render the information inaccurate or misleading in any way;
    (iii) charge users for accessing the Travel Information accessed through your publication or distribution service or a third party's publication or distribution service. Any charges payable for such services may only be for such service information, features or functionality that are not provided via the InfoConnect API Service.
    (c) You acknowledge that the Travel Information made available via the TREIS Highway Info API may include information relating to ‘notable’ events that may cause traffic delays or require caution, and such information is only made available where the details have been verified by the NZTA or another official source. You agree that in making the Travel Information available through your publication or distribution service or the publication or distribution service of a third party, you will ensure that this is clearly brought to the attention of all users of such service(s).
    (d) Other than as expressly permitted in these Terms of Use, these Terms of Use do not allow you to use the Travel Information for commercial purposes. If you wish to obtain a licence that allows you to charge users for the Travel Information you should contact the owner of the relevant Travel Information directly with your request. Such request must clearly describe the proposed value added service and reason for requiring a licence, and should be sent to contact us (please ensure all contact information is supplied in the request).
    (e) The NZTA and the Local Government Entities reserve the right to charge for any new future data sets of Travel Information made available to you via the InfoConnect API Service. If any charges apply for a particular data set of Travel Information, these charges will be specified at the time you select the relevant data set. You will be given the opportunity to reject your selection before any charges are incurred if you do not wish to accept those charges.

    5. PASSWORD AND SECURITY RESPONSIBILITIES
    (a) You must keep your password secure and secret and not disclose it to any third party. The password you select should not relate to any readily accessible data such as your name, birth date, address and telephone number, driver's licence or passport. Neither should it be an obvious combination of letters and numbers such as sequential or the same numbers.
    (b) You are responsible for all use of the InfoConnect API Service and Travel Information, and all other activities that occur, through use of your registration and password.
    (c) If you believe an unauthorised person knows your password, you must notify the NZTA immediately and change your password as soon as possible.

    6. YOUR GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES REGARDING THE USE OF THE INFOCONNECT API SERVICE AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
    (a) The InfoConnect API Service and Travel Information is available to you only for the purposes recorded in clause 3 of the Terms of Use. You agree:
    (i) to use the InfoConnect API Service only for the purposes set out in clause 3;
    (ii) not to remove any proprietary rights notices, modify or alter the Travel Information except as expressly permitted in the Terms of Use; and
    (iii) not to use the InfoConnect API Service for any improper, injurious, offensive or unlawful purposes.
    (b) You are responsible for making your own assessment of the suitability of the InfoConnect API Service and Travel Information for:
    (i) meeting your requirements and achieving your purposes; and
    (ii) meeting the requirements and achieving the purposes of any third parties who may access the Travel Information through tools developed by you or any user of your Travel Information publication or distribution service;
    (iii) any actions you take based on information obtained through use of the InfoConnect API Service and Travel Information, and all outcomes resulting from your use of the InfoConnect API Service and Travel Information;
    (iv) providing all technology, hardware, software and telecommunication facilities in order to access and use the InfoConnect API Service; and
    (v) all tools developed by you for accessing the Travel Information and all other content that you may make available with the Travel Information to users of your Travel Information publication or distribution service.

    7. AVAILABILITY OF SERVICE
    (a) The NZTA reserves the right to alter, suspend or terminate the InfoConnect API Service or the Travel Information, in whole or in part, temporarily or permanently at any time.
    (b) The NZTA may modify or upgrade the InfoConnect API Service from time to time and your continued use of the InfoConnect API Service will be subject to you obtaining and using that modified or upgraded version and the NZTA does not guarantee the suitability or reliability of such modified or upgraded version.

    8. PROJECT GALLERY
    (a) The NZTA has established a project gallery for the display of tools and projects using the InfoConnect API Service which may be available to persons registered to use the InfoConnect API Service and/or other users of this Website (Project Gallery). NZTA or Local Government Entities may contact you to see if you would like to promote your tool/project via the Project Gallery. Projects and tools are displayed in the Gallery on the following basis:
    (i) The NZTA will have absolute discretion as to whether or not it will display a tool or project on the Project Gallery;
    (ii) The NZTA may remove any posted tool or project from the Project Gallery at any time at its discretion;
    (iii) The NZTA does not warrant or make any commitment that the Project Gallery will continue to be available for viewing by persons registered to use the InfoConnect API Service and/or other users of this Website;
    (iv) You agree to indemnify the NZTA in respect of any loss, damage, cost or expense (including reasonable enforcement costs, whether incurred on a solicitor and own client basis or otherwise) suffered or incurred by the NZTA as a result of any claim that the posting on the Project Gallery of any material submitted by you breaches the intellectual property rights of any third party.
    (b) The NZTA will not post or display information and/or images relating any tool or project developed by you on the Project Gallery unless you have consented in writing to its posting or display on the Project Gallery.

    9. ADDITIONAL SERVICES
    The NZTA may from time to time make additional services available to users of the InfoConnect API Service (Additional Services). Your use of the Additional Services may be subject to you registering for the relevant Additional Service, NZTA accepting your registration and you agreeing to additional terms of use applicable to those Additional Services.

    10. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
    (a) You acknowledge that all intellectual property rights in the InfoConnect API Service, the Travel Information and all other information on this Website that relates to the InfoConnect API Service (whether registered or unregistered and whether subsisting in New Zealand or elsewhere in the world) is owned by the NZTA, the Local Government Entities, or the NZTA's or the Local Government Entities’ licensors. Except as expressly permitted under clause 3 of these Terms of Use no part of this Website that relates to the InfoConnect API Service may be:
    (i) distributed or copied for any commercial purpose, nor incorporated in any other work or publication (whether in hard copy, electronic or any other form); or
    (ii) re-sold, published, copied, reproduced, transmitted or stored (including in any other website or other electronic form), without the NZTA's express prior written permission.
    (b) Except as may be expressly agreed in writing with the NZTA, nothing in the Terms of Use gives you the right to use the NZTA's or any of the Local Government Entities’ names, trade names, trade marks, logos or domain names (Marks). You accordingly agree that you will not use the Marks:
    (i) unless the NZTA or the relevant Local Government Entity has expressly agreed to this in writing; or
    (ii) except to the extent that any Travel Information which you access via the InfoConnect API Service incorporates or includes Marks, in which case you will not be required to remove such Marks when making use of the Travel Information in accordance with clause 3 of these Terms of Use.
    (c) You agree you must not remove, obscure or alter any proprietary rights notices (including copyright and trade mark notices) affixed to or contained in the InfoConnect API Service or the Travel Information.
    (d) The NZTA grants you a personal, worldwide, royalty free, non-assignable and non-exclusive licence to use the software provided to you as part of the InfoConnect API Service for the sole purpose of enabling you to use the InfoConnect API Service for the purposes recorded in clause 3 of these Terms of Use.
    (e) You must not, and not permit anyone else to, copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer or decompile the software provided to you as part of the InfoConnect API Service.
    (f) By submitting, posting or displaying content through the InfoConnect API Service or consenting to the display of any content on the Project Gallery, you grant the NZTA a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty free, non-exclusive licence to reproduce, adopt, modify, translate, publish, display and distribute any such content for the sole purpose of enabling the NZTA to display, distribute and promote the InfoConnect API Service and Travel Information.

    11. EXCLUSION OF  WARRANTIES
    To the extent permitted by law, the NZTA and the Local Government Entities exclude all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied including, without limit:
    (a) any warranty as to suitability, fitness for purpose or that the InfoConnect API Service, and/or your use of the InfoConnect API Service or access to the Travel Information, will be faultless, immediate, continuous and virus-free;
    (b) any warranty that the Travel Information or any other information provided through the InfoConnect API Service will be complete, accurate or up-to-date.
    (c) any warranty or guarantee provided by the provisions of the Sale of Goods Act 1908, the Contractual Remedies Act 1979 or the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993,
    and to the extent that the provisions of the Fair Trading Act 1986 and other statutes, rules or regulations for the time being in force in New Zealand may imply certain conditions or warranties or impose obligations on the NZTA which cannot, or cannot except to a limited extent, be excluded, restricted or modified by the provisions of these Terms of Use, such excluded restrictions and modifications shall apply only to the extent that they cannot be excluded.

    12.  LIABILITY
    (a) To the extent permitted by law, the NZTA and the Local Government Entities will not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damage, loss or expense of any kind suffered or incurred by you in connection with the InfoConnect API Service or the Travel Information.
    (b) The exclusions and limits set out in these Terms of Use will also operate for the benefit of the NZTA's and its Local Government Entities’ relevant suppliers, licensors and agents which the NZTA and each Local Government Entity uses to make the InfoConnect API Service and/or Travel Information available to you.

    13. INDEMNITY
    (a) You agree to indemnify the NZTA in respect of any loss, damage, cost or expense (including reasonable enforcement costs, whether incurred on a solicitor and own client basis or otherwise) suffered or incurred by the NZTA as a result of:
    (i) a breach by you of any of your obligations under any terms and conditions which you have accepted in relation to the InfoConnect API Service;
    (ii) your intentional misuse of the InfoConnect API Service, the Travel Information or the part of the Website that relates to the InfoConnect API Service;
    (iii) your negligent acts or omissions;
    (iv) any claim, suit or action brought against the NZTA by a third party for any of the matters above; and
    (v) any claim, suit or action brought against the NZTA by a third party that the NZTA's use of content submitted, posted or displayed in accordance with the licence granted under clause 10(f) breaches the intellectual property rights of that third party.
    (b) The indemnity in clause 13(a) will also operate for the benefit of each of the Local Government Entities to the extent that your liability under that indemnity arises due to your intentional misuse of the Travel Information belonging to the relevant Local Government Entity.

    14. HYPERLINKING
    If you wish to link to any part of this Website that relates to the InfoConnect API Service, you must obtain the NZTA's prior written consent. The NZTA reserves the right to prohibit links to the part of Website that relates to the InfoConnect API Service and you agree to remove or cease any link upon the NZTA's request. You may not frame any part of the material on the part of the Website that relates to the InfoConnect API Service by including advertising or other revenue generating material.

    15. ERRORS
    Although the NZTA and each Local Government Entity has endeavoured to ensure the content on this Website is current, accurate and complete, the NZTA and each Local Government Entity does not guarantee that such content will be current, accurate or complete when you access it. The NZTA or the relevant Local Government Entity will take action, within a reasonable period of time, to correct any error or inaccuracy which is brought to the NZTA's or the relevant Local Government Entity’s attention.

    16. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
    This Website may contain links to third party websites. These websites have not been prepared by and are not controlled by the NZTA. They are provided for your convenience only, and do not imply that the NZTA checks, endorses, approves or agrees with third party websites this Website links to. To the extent permitted by law, the NZTA has no liability in respect of any third party websites this Website links to.

    17. PRIVACY POLICY
    (a) The Privacy Policy included in the Website Terms of Use governs the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by the NZTA.
    (b) You agree to advise the NZTA as soon as possible if any personal information provided by you changes, or you become aware of any inaccuracy in the personal information you have provided. If you are providing personal information relating to any person other than yourself, you warrant that you are authorised to provide that information.

    18. COMPLIANCE WITH LAW
    You agree that you will at all times comply fully with all relevant laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and orders of all relevant regulatory bodies in relation to any of the information or services made available to you through the InfoConnect API Service or otherwise through this Website.

    19. TERMINATION
    (a) You may terminate your use of the InfoConnect API Service, or terminate your access to any part of this Website that relates to the InfoConnect API Service for which registration is required, at any time by requesting that the NZTA delete your username and password for the relevant service or part of this Website.
    (b) The NZTA may terminate your right to use any part of the InfoConnect API Service or the Travel Information, or access to any other part of this Website for which registration is required, by giving you one month's notice.
    (c) Despite clause 19(b), the NZTA may terminate your right to use any part of the InfoConnect API Service or the Travel Information, or your access to any other part of this Website that relates to the InfoConnect API Service without notice if you breach any of the Terms of Use or the Website Terms of Use.
    (d) Any termination of your right to use any of the InfoConnect API Service, or access to any other part of this Website for which registration is required, will not affect any rights or obligations which have accrued prior to termination.

    20. JURISDICTION AND GOVERNING LAW
    This Website and content has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of New Zealand law. The Website Terms of Use and these Terms of Use and any matters or disputes connected with this Website will be governed by the laws of New Zealand and will be dealt with by the New Zealand courts.

    21. AMENDMENTS
    We may amend the Website Terms of Use and these Terms of Use from time to time so you should check and read the Website Terms of Use and Terms of Use regularly. By continuing to use the InfoConnect API Service after any such amendment, you are deemed to have agreed to the amended Website Terms of Use and these Terms of Use.

    22. CONTACTING US
    If you have any questions or concerns in relation to the Website, the Website Terms of Use or these Terms of Use, please contact us.

     

       

       

       

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