Terms and Conditions

The New Zealand Association of Resource Management (NZARM) TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Welcome to NZARM (We, Us, Our, NZARM) and (you, Members, Users) means the person using our Site or Services.


NZARM is an incorporated society of Members comprising of professional people and practitioners involved in natural resource management, particularly land and water. NZARM offers a range of Services to its Members, including networking, training, support, resources, skills assessments and (Service(s)) You can find more information about our Services here.

Please read our Terms and Conditions (Terms) carefully before using our website (Site) and Services.

We may change these Terms at any time, and such changes will become effective immediately upon being posted on this Site. These Terms were last updated in June 2023.


We may add, modify, or discontinue any Service, as we see fit and without further notice. If we make any material adverse change in the core Services we provide, we will notify you by announcing the change on our Site, or by contacting you directly (if we hold such personal records in accordance with our Privacy Policy).

In continuing to use our Site, sign-up to use and/or engage in our Services, you are agreeing to follow and be bound by the following Terms, disclaimers, and other policies references below. If you do not agree with these Terms, you will not be allowed to access and use our Site, or Services, and you must stop doing so immediately.

Users agree that their personal details may be stored and otherwise used by NZARM for the purposes of carrying out the Services, improving the Services, marketing and other purposes, in accordance with NZARM’s Privacy Policy.


The information provided below is for general purposes only and is provided by NZARM. While we try to keep the information contained on this page current and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind (express or implied) about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to any information published on the Site and or as supplied to you, for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore done at your own risk. We suggest and encourage you to make your own enquiries to determine if the information and/or Services we list on our Site are appropriate for your intended use.

You agree to hold NZARM harmless, and to defend and indemnify us against any claims you make or third parties that are related to indirect or consequential loss of profit, loss of business, saving, general special and consequential damages, costs or expenses including legal fees, arising from your use of our Site and Services. This includes but is not limited to, breach of these Terms or your inability to fulfil your obligations. For clarity, your indemnity covers all losses, damages, or expenses (including legal costs) that we may suffer or incur.


During your engagement with us, you may be directed or presented with a link to other websites or entities that are not under the control of NZARM. Please note that we have no control over the nature, content and availability of those websites or related entities. Our inclusion of any such links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.


You may access, download, and use material contained on our Site for use only in accordance with these Terms. You may not make derivative works, distribute, modify, or otherwise use our content for any public purpose without prior written permission from NZARM.

Our Site and its content may at times be interrupted or disrupted. We do not guarantee that the Site will always be available for use and as such access is allowed on a temporary basis. All or part of the Site may be suspended or discontinued without prior notice, and we are not liable should the Site become unavailable for any period of time. In using our Site, you agree not to use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful and prohibited by these Terms or any other applicable laws. NZARM reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access to our Site if it is determined that your use is or may be unlawful.


When you use our Site or register your interest to utilise our Services with us, you will be providing personal information and data. Our Privacy Policy sets out in more detail how we will use the personal information that you have provided to us. By using or registering your interest with our Site, you are agreeing to us using your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. You can access our Privacy Policy here.


In order to use our Services, you must fill in your details on our Join NZARM page.

To become an NZARM Member (Member) you must provide your registration details, and pay our Membership Fee. Our is Membership Fee structure is provided here.

We may contact you regarding your use of the Site, our Services, and/or related transactions at any time.


Payments can only be made through the payment methods we specify when you purchase our Services sand/or pay our Membership Fee.

You confirm that you have the necessary authority to agree to the payment terms and any other terms and conditions related to the Services/Membership Fee.

You commit to fulfilling your payment obligations promptly, efficiently, and in compliance with all applicable laws.

You affirm that you are at least 18 years old and legally able to enter into contracts in New Zealand. If using a credit or debit card, you confirm it is in your name and you will cover all charges incurred. If we allow payment through a third-party gateway (like Wincave), you must follow any additional terms set by that payment provider at the time of payment.

Our online payment process is secure, but you understand that no internet transmission can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Despite our efforts to protect your information, we cannot assure that your data, including credit card details, will not be intercepted by unauthorized parties. We are not responsible for any such interceptions or unauthorized access.

You are responsible for providing accurate transaction and credit card details when making payments online.

We reserve the right to refuse your payment method for any reason at our discretion, including but not limited to suspected fraud, declined payments by your financial institution, or expired payment cards.

Although the full Membership Fee applies irrespective of joining date throughout the year, any new members joining after 1 January in any year who pay $70 within 2 months of being accepted, will have that payment credited as their annual Membership Fee for the next year.

The Membership Fee is non-refundable, meaning that if your Membership is terminated, then the Membership Fee for that year will not be returned.

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You are required to provide true, current, and complete information during your relationship with us and must update us as soon as possible if this information changes.

Any use or interaction with our Site and/or our Services must comply with these Terms, all laws, regulations, and mandatory rules that apply to you.

You agree to adhere to NZARM’s constitution (Constitution) during your engagement with us and during your tenure as a Member.

You must use NZARM’s services as they are intended as per NZARM’s objectives in the Constitution.

You must pay our Membership Fee.


With your engagement with our Site and/or the Services, you must not do anything that:

  • promotes or assists in any form of unlawful activity;
  • is intended or otherwise likely to infringe (or threaten to infringe) another person’s right to privacy or otherwise uses their personal data in a way that you do not have a right to;
  • tampers with any portion of our Site and any associated underlying systems;
  • attempts to or breaches our security measures;
  • uses unauthorised automated systems and/or software’s to view, access or collect information;
  • is misleading;
  • infringes, or assists in the infringement of, the intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, copyright, patents, trademarks, and database rights) of any other party; or
  • promotes or on sells NZARM’s services as part of another organisation’s service offering.

Unacceptable use of the Site or Services may result in termination of your Membership and the Services in accordance with our Termination provisions below.


Once you become a Member, you must complete our Capability Assessment Tool (CAT) and our FW-FP pre assessment tool (FW-FP). You represent and warrant that you have read and understood the CAT and FW-FP and all information contained herein is accurate and correct.


Your use of the Cat or FW-FP Tool may yield data that is summarised on your personal webpage (Profile). Your Profile will be managed in accordance with our Privacy Policy. You may choose to share all or parts of your Profile with external parties on our Site at your sole discretion.


Sections of the Site and information contained on the Site (in whole or in part) and/or the Services provided to you, can be downloaded and printed for your personal use, provided that the information is not modified.

NZARM retain ownership of all material and content on the Site (Intellectual Property Rights).

You must not copy, reproduce, store, distribute, publish, or transmit any information relating to or in connection with the Intellectual Property Rights for any other purpose without our prior written consent, other than that agreed with us.

The Site includes logos, service marks, and brand identities (Marks) that are the property of NZARM and our suppliers or licensors. NZARM does not grant any licence or right to use any of these Marks without our prior written permission.


We exclude all conditions, warranties, representations, or other terms which may apply to our Site or any of the content on it whether express or implied. We are not liable for any loss or damage to your computer equipment, devices, computer programs, data or other proprietary material that is caused by a virus or other technologically harmful material during your course of using our Site or downloading any content from it or on any website linked to it.

The inclusion of any links to another website on our Site does not constitute our endorsement of that site. We take no responsibility for what is included on third party websites that are linked on our Site and are therefore not liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you choose to view a third-party website, you do so at your own risk.


While we take all practicable steps to ensure that our Site is secure and free from bugs or viruses, this is not something we can guarantee. Any attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Site, server, data, or data base through the use of viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other malicious or technologically harmful materials is strictly prohibited.


Either you or NZARM may suspend their obligation to perform under these Terms if either party is unable to perform as a direct result of a war, riot, strike, natural or man-made disaster, epidemic, pandemic, or other circumstance of a similar nature.


You have the option to cancel your Membership whenever you wish, for any reason. Please allow us three days to process your termination request. We also reserve the right to deny access to some or all of our Services to you at any time, without any prior notification, for any reason.

Should your access to our Services be limited or denied, there will be a reason for this action. Whenever possible, we will inform you of the rationale behind such decisions. You are expected not to circumvent these limitations, for instance, by not attempting to register for a new Membership. Once the reason for the limitation or denial of access to our Services has been communicated to you, we hold the right to discontinue any further discussions regarding the matter.

Upon the termination of your Membership, whether initiated by you or by us, your access to our Site will be revoked, and you must cease all use of our Services. Even after termination, certain provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. Should you access our Site or make use of our Services post-termination, you will be subject to the stipulations of these Terms.

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If you experience any issues and would like to raise your concerns with us, please get in touch with NZARM via our Contact Us page or by emailing NZARM secretariat secretariat@nzarm.org.nz.

If any disputes cannot be resolved informally than either party may refer the matter to mediation.


While it is our preference and hope that we can resolve disputes informally and amicably, any disputes arising from the use of this Site shall be governed by New Zealand laws and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of New Zealand.


If any clause or provision of these Terms will be held illegal or unenforceable by any judgment of any Court or Tribunal having competent jurisdiction, such clause will not apply to these Terms. The remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect as if the clause or provision held to be illegal or unenforceable had not been included.


You consent to receive commercial electronic messages from us. If you wish to opt out of receiving these messages tell us in writing and we will remove you from the mailing list.


Notices must be provided to us in writing to secretariat@nzarm.org.nz.