BIG SCIENCE! – Terms of Service

Last Updated: 23 July 2023

Welcome to BIG SCIENCE! (referred to as “we,” “us,” or “our”). These Terms of Service (“Terms”) govern your use of our website located at www.bigscience.nz (the “Website”). By accessing or using the Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree with any part of these Terms, please refrain from accessing or using the Website.

1. General Use

1.1. License: Subject to compliance with these Terms, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and revocable license to access and use the Website for personal, non-commercial purposes.

1.2. Prohibited Activities: While using the Website, you agree not to:

  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
  • Infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others.
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to any part of the Website or its related systems.
  • Engage in any malicious or disruptive behaviour that may harm the Website or its users.

2. Content and Intellectual Property

2.1. User Content: By using the Website, you may submit or upload content (such as text, images, and media) (“User Content”). You retain ownership of your User Content, and by submitting it, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, display, and reproduce your User Content for the purpose of providing and promoting the Website.

2.2. Intellectual Property: All content on the Website, including but not limited to text, graphics, images, logos, and software, is owned or licensed by us and is protected by intellectual property laws. You may not reproduce, modify, distribute, or create derivative works based on any content from the Website without our explicit permission.

3. Third-Party Links and Services

3.1. The Website may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by us. We are not responsible for the content, practices, or privacy policies of these third-party websites. Your interactions with such third-party websites are solely at your own risk.

4. Disclaimer of Warranties

4.1. The Website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, without any warranties, expressed or implied. We do not guarantee that the Website will be error-free, secure, or uninterrupted, and we make no representations regarding the accuracy, reliability, or content of any information or materials provided through the Website.

5. Limitation of Liability

5.1. In no event shall BIG SCIENCE! or its affiliates, directors, employees, or agents be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with your use of the Website or these Terms.

6. Indemnification

6.1. You agree to indemnify and hold BIG SCIENCE! and its affiliates, directors, employees, and agents harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses (including reasonable legal fees) arising out of or related to your use of the Website or any violation of these Terms.

7. Modifications to the Terms

7.1. We reserve the right to modify these Terms at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be effective upon posting the updated Terms on the Website. Your continued use of the Website after the modifications constitutes your acceptance of the revised Terms.

8. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

8.1. These Terms and any dispute arising out of or in connection with the Website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New Zealand. Any legal action or proceeding arising out of or related to these Terms shall be exclusively heard in the courts located in New Zealand.

9. Contact Us

9.1. If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms or the Website, you can contact us at [email protected].

By using the Website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to these Terms of Service. Thank you for being a part of BIG SCIENCE! we hope you enjoy your experience on our Website.