Disclaimer

Southland District Council has made every reasonable effort to provide accurate information on this website. However, Council does not present this information as advice and does not accept responsibility for actions taken based on reading it.

Council does not guarantee that:

  • Website visitors will have uninterrupted or error-free access to, and use of, the website
  • The website or any files available for downloading will be error-free or free from viruses, faults or defects
  • The content of the website is accurate, complete, or suitable for a particular purpose. Website visitors must rely on their own judgment

Copyright

This website and all its content is owned by the Southland District Council and is subject to copyright. Website visitors may reproduce, store and use the content of this website for personal, informational and non-commercial purposes only.

Except as stated in the above paragraph, no portion of the content of the website, or the Council logo, may be copied or used without the written permission of Council.

Terms of Use

Your use of this website and subsidiary websites is subject to the following terms and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing this website and subsidiary websites, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these terms.

Southland District Council may modify, alter or otherwise update the terms applicable to this website from time to time, with or without notice, and you agree to check these terms and conditions and to be bound by such terms as are in effect at the time at which you access this website and subsidiary websites.

In these terms: 

References to this website and subsidiary websites includes all pages of, and all information and material on, this website, including, without limitation, text, images, graphics, and any other information contained on or in this website (content) and all transaction processing services. 

You may not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any portion of this website, or attempt to obtain any materials, information or documents through any means not purposely made available by Southland District Council, including, without limitation, hacking or otherwise accessing data without prior express authorisation. You may not test the vulnerability of this website, or seek to trace any information on any other user of this website and. You agree to comply with all applicable laws and with these terms and conditions at all times when using this website.

Online Services Terms & Conditions

General

Southland District Council allows customers to process certain types of transactions through the Southland District Council website.

“Pay it” allows customers to pay for services online through a secure website using SSL encryption. All such services are subject to these terms and conditions for online services, and the terms of use of the Southland District Council website.

Use of Online Services

Southland District Council makes online services available for your personal and/or internal business purposes. You may use information provided to you through your use of online services solely for your personal and/or internal business purposes, provided that you do not remove any proprietary rights notices, do not modify the information or make it available to third parties through a networked computer environment and do not make any additional representations or warranties regarding the information.

Information

You hereby authorise Southland District Council to collect information about you (including information about transactions processed by you) from time to time through the website. Any such information collected shall be treated in accordance with Council's privacy policy.

Consent to Receive & Store Information in Electronic Form

Use of these services means that you agree to provide information through electronic means. This means you agree to provide any relevant information, documents and attachments in the format and to the standards described for each transaction. It also means you agree and understand that the information will be retained in electronic form.

Consent to Provide You With Information in Electronic Form

Use of these services means that you agree to receive information through electronic means. Where information is requested by another person, the requesting party is deemed to be the recipient's agent and is presumed to have obtained the consent of the recipient to receive the information in electronic format.

Security 

Online services are provided through a secure website. However, you acknowledge and agree that internet transmissions are never entirely secure or private, and that any information you send to or via the website (including credit card information) may be read or intercepted, even where a website is stated as being secure. Southland District Council shall have no liability for the interception or hacking of its website by unauthorised third parties.

Limitation of Liability

Except as expressly prohibited by law, in no event will Southland District Council be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental or punitive damages, including lost profits, even where Southland District Council has been advised of the possibility of such damages occurring. If, notwithstanding the aforementioned, Southland District Council is found to be liable to you for any damage or loss which arises as a result of your use of the website, Council's liability shall not exceed the dollar amount of the transaction which formed the basis of the damage or $100.00, whichever is the lesser. 

Right to suspend, alter or cancel service

Southland District Council shall be entitled at any time without prior notice or any liability to you, to cancel or suspend any or all of online services and/or to substitute alternative services.

Governing Law

Use of this website and subsidiary websites and these terms shall be governed by the laws of New Zealand without reference to principles of conflict of laws. You agree to be bound by such laws and irrevocably agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand in connection with the interpretation or application of these terms. Those who choose to access this website and subsidiary websites from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws to the extent local laws are applicable.

Complaints

If you have any issues or complaints about any of our services contact us on 0800 732 732