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Terms and Conditions

Welcome to Jobs Board, New Zealand's own online job auction community. These terms and conditions are intended to keep Jobs Board a safe place to trade.

These terms and conditions were last updated 23 September 2010.

  1. 1.1    Acceptance of terms and conditions: The terms and conditions are the terms on which Jobs Board Limited offers you access to the Services and the Website. By registering as a member of Jobs Board you accept these terms and conditions. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you must refrain from using the Services.

    1.2    Amendment of terms and conditions: These terms and conditions may be amended in whole or in part by Jobs Board from time to time. Amendments will be effective immediately upon posting of the amended terms and conditions on this Website. You are responsible for ensuring you are familiar with the latest terms and conditions. Your continued use of the Services represents your agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions as amended.

    1.3    Terminology: In these terms and conditions, the following expressions have the meanings set out:
    'job', 'jobs' are the jobs that are posted and bid on in the tender process
    'member' means a registered member of Jobs Board;
    'Services' means any one or more of the services offered by Jobs Board Limited from time to time, including online auctions, clarification boards and any other service that Jobs Board may offer;
    'we', 'us' and 'our' are a reference to Jobs Board Limited;
    'you' and 'your' are a reference to you;
    'Website' means any Jobs Board website through which the services are offered;
    'listing' means a listing on the Website through which you offer, negotiate, post, or advertise any job;
    'employer' includes any person placing a listing.


    2.1    The services: Jobs Board provides a venue to introduce members who need workers or work. Jobs Board does not take any part in the remuneration or work process other than by providing our Website as a venue for members. Employers or Workers are advised to set up their own contracts outlining how the work should proceed after a job has been awarded. We do not act as agent for either party and do not participate in any sale or transaction between you and other members, including where you use the credit card service. As a result, even though some of the services are being referred to as an auction, Jobs Board is not an auctioneer (whether under the Auctioneers Act 1928 or otherwise).

    2.2    At your own risk: Transactions and all other contact between you and other members are conducted entirely at your own risk. You agree that Jobs Board takes no responsibility or liability for any misconduct of any of its members including, without limitation, members that have registered under false pretences or who attempt to defraud you. Jobs Board gives no undertakings, representations, or warranties in relation to jobs listed on the Website:

    1. about the employer;
    2. as to the content, safety, description, worthiness, quality, or legality of the job listed on the Website;
    3. as to the accuracy or truth of listings;
    4. about the ability of members to complete a transaction, including credit card transactions or job itself.

    2.3    Disclaimer: You expressly understand and agree that:

    1. your use of the Services is at your sole risk. The Website and services are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis.;
    2. Jobs Board does not warrant that i) the services provided will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free, or ii) that any information (including feedback) provided on the Website is error-free or reliable;
    3. no advice or information that is obtained by you from Jobs Board or anyone else shall create any warranty by Jobs Board that is not expressly stated in the terms and conditions; and
    4. responsibility for the content of advertisements appearing on this Website (including hyperlinks to advertisers' own websites) rests solely with the advertisers. The placement of such advertisements on the Website does not constitute Jobs Board's recommendation or endorsement of the advertised product or service. Each advertiser is solely responsible for any representation made in connection with its advertisement.
    5. while Jobs Board has systems in place to reduce the risk of credit card fraud, Jobs Board is not responsible for protecting members from credit card fraud.

    2.4    Liability: You agree that, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any and all liability and responsibility of Jobs Board to you or any other person under or in connection with these terms and conditions, or in connection with the services, this Website, another Member's acts or omissions, or your use of or inability to use, the services or this Website, is excluded regardless of whether such liability arises in contract, tort (including negligence), equity, breach of statutory duty or otherwise. Jobs Board's liability and responsibility is excluded in respect of any and all loss or damage, whether direct or indirect, including, without limitation, loss of profits, loss of data, loss of business or anticipated savings, general and special damages, and consequential and incidental loss.

    2.5    Indemnity: You agree to release, indemnify and keep indemnified us from and against all actions, claims, costs (including legal costs and expenses), losses, proceedings, damages, liabilities, or demands suffered or incurred by us to any person arising out of or in connection with your failure to comply with these terms and conditions, your failure to complete a transaction, your use of Jobs Board's clarification boards, your listing of a job, or arising out of any content or item you submit, post, transmit, or make available through the Website.

    2.6    Breach: Without limiting any other rights and remedies available to Jobs Board, Jobs Board may limit your activities on the Website, remove your bids or listings, warn other members of your actions, issue a warning to you, suspend or terminate your membership, or refuse to provide our Services to you if you breach these terms and conditions or where Jobs Board considers it appropriate.


    3.1    Becoming a Member: Becoming a member is free. You may only register as a member if you are resident in New Zealand and can form a legally binding contract that is enforceable against you. For example, you must be 18 years old. By registering as a member, you warrant that you can form a legally binding contract.

    3.2    Accurate Information: While most personal information you can enter on the site is optional please try to provide accurate and current personal information when registering as a member. Jobs Board may phone or mail you to verify these details. You must not register as a member under multiple identities or personas (whether false or not). However, at Jobs Board's discretion, you may create a business membership in addition to your personal membership.

    3.3    Termination of membership: Jobs Board reserves the right to decline to register or to terminate your membership without entering into further discussions with you. Without limiting the foregoing, Jobs Board may terminate your membership if a serious complaint or multiple complaints are received about you from other members, if you breach these terms and conditions, if you impersonate another member, or if we, at our sole discretion, deem your behaviour to be unacceptable. Members who have registered under multiple aliases will have all of their aliases disabled.

    3.4    Security of your login information: You are responsible for keeping your login information, including your email address and password, secret and secure. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree:

    1. not to permit any other person to use your user name or membership; and
    2. not to disclose, or provide to any other person, your password, email address, date of birth or any other information in connection with your membership that may allow them to gain access to your membership.

    3.5    Emails and newsletters: Jobs Board will send you emails relating to your membership, transactions and other activities on the Website, and for promoting and marketing other Jobs Board products and services to you. Jobs Board may also send regular electronic newsletters to members. Newsletters will contain clear and obvious instructions about how you can unsubscribe from the mailing list.


    4.1    General

    1. All listings, bids or communications made through Jobs Board shall be made in good faith.
    2. You must not damage, interfere with or harm the Website or Services, or any network, or system underlying or connected to them, or attempt to do so.
    3. You may not use a robot, spider, scraper or other unauthorised automated means to access the Website or information featured on it for any purpose.
    4. You shall not list your email address, phone number or any other contact detail anywhere on the site. This includes but is not limited to the description of listings, feedback, on the job clarification boards or in your member profile.
    5. Not withstanding 4.1d above, you may enter your appropriate contact details in the relevant contact detail fields of those listing categories which specifically provide for those details.
    6. Your bids must be in New Zealand dollars and include GST in the price. All tax obligations are the responsibility of the employer and/or the worker (as the parties determine).
    7. You must not complete a transaction outside of the Jobs Board process or otherwise seek to avoid Jobs Board's Service fees. Attempts by you to avoid fees, including through multiple memberships, premature job cancellation, or otherwise, may result in Jobs Board suspending or terminating your membership at the discretion of Jobs Board.
    8. You must not use the Services or the Website to promote jobs outside the Services.
    9. You are responsible for any actions taken through your membership. Jobs Board memberships are not transferable and therefore cannot be sold, leased, lent or traded.

    4.2    Your obligations as a employer

    1. Employers must be located in New Zealand. Employers outside of these countries are not permitted to post on Jobs Board.
    2. You will only enter listings that are accurate, current, complete, and include all relevant information about the job, payment terms either in the job description or the clarification board. You must list a job in one category only which must be the most appropriate category for your job.
    3. You will only place listings for jobs that exist. You will not list items that you are not legally entitled contract out.
    4. You must make full and prompt payment for any work that goes ahead.
    5. You must not list anything that is illegal, offensive (including anything of a defamatory, pornographic, or racially or ethnically objectionable nature), stolen, or unsafe, anything which infringes copyright or other intellectual property rights, listings that require or encourage any illegal acts in order to complete the job, or any job that is prohibited by, or violates any law. Adult content of any type is prohibited. You are responsible for ensuring that any listing by you does not breach this clause 4.2(d). You agree that Jobs Board may disclose your personal information, including your name and contact details, to the relevant authorities, parties and/or the applicable intellectual property right holders (or their representatives) if we consider that you are in breach of this clause 4.2(d) at any time.
    6. You must ensure you hold the copyright or are otherwise licensed to use any images you add to your profile or listings.
    7. When you list a job on Jobs Board, you should do so with the intention of accepting a bid through the site. Therefore you should not advertise your job through another forum.
    8. Your listing may only contain a URL for a website that contains further information on the job you have listed. This website must not offer any items for sale, or contain contact details. You must not use Jobs Board listings to promote a business or website other than one for sale in your listing.
    9. You must not use the Services or the Website to sell items that are of a speculative nature including, but not limited to, pyramid, surf-for-free, or similar schemes.
    10. You must not manipulate prices through ghost-bidding or assuming multiple roles in a single transaction.
    11. The winning bidder is determined entirely at the Employer's distrection.
    12. Listings are not pre-screened for content. Jobs Board reserves the right to remove any listing that it deems unsuitable or in breach of the terms and conditions.
    13. You agree to your email address being supplied to the worker when your auction closes.
    14. You must promptly contact the successful worker on completion of the auction process.
    15. You must only list a job if you are at least 18 years old.
    16. To help maintain quality listings, Jobs Board reserves the right to suspend employers who list over 500 auctions per week where the award rate of these auctions averages less than 10% over four weeks. Award rate is calculated as the listings awarded divided by total listings.

    4.3    Your obligations as a worker

    1. You must be located in New Zealand to bid on Jobs Board. People outside of these countries are not permitted to bid on listings on Jobs Board.
    2. Your bids are not retractable once the auction has closed. You must only place a bid if you intend to complete the work outlined in the job description and/or clarification board at the bid price entered.
    3. If you are awarded a job, you must complete the job the way it was described in the listing. By making a bid, you warrant and represent that you have the legal right to enter into and complete the job.
    4. You must make full and prompt payment for any item you buy.
    5. You agree to your username and the amount of your bid being publicly shown on the Jobs Board Website. You also agree to your email address being supplied to the employer when you win an auction.
    6. If you are offered a job and accept but do not not complete the work required, you will receive a warning from Jobs Board if the employer complains about you. After 3 such complaints, Jobs Board may suspend or terminate your membership.
    7. You must only bid if you are at least 18 years old.

    4.4    Feedback

    1. Feedback you provide on other members must not contain offensive, defamatory or inappropriate language. Jobs Board reserves the sole right to determine what is considered offensive, defamatory or inappropriate language.
    2. You may only give member feedback that relates to a specific listing. You must not post feedback on a listing that does not relate to that specific listing.
    3. You must not post feedback about yourself or include any contact details or personal information in your feedback.
    4. Feedback is provided for the sole purpose of facilitating trading between members on the Jobs Board Website. You must not market or export any feedback to any venue other than the Jobs Board Website. Linking to your Jobs Board feedback from other buying and selling websites will be considered a breach of our terms and conditions.

    5.1    System Integrity: Jobs Board will use its reasonable endeavours to ensure the availability of the Website and Services, subject to any downtime required for maintenance. However, Jobs Board takes no responsibility for any system unavailability, or for any loss that is incurred as a result of Website or Services being unavailable. Further, Jobs Board assumes no responsibility for the corruption of any data or information held by Jobs Board.

    5.2    Resolution of disputes: As Jobs Board is not a party to any sale, transaction or agreement between you and another member, you agree not to involve, or attempt to involve, Jobs Board in any dispute or in the resolution of disputes that arise between you and another member as a result of the Services provided.

    5.3     Jobs Board Clarification Boards: Jobs Board provides Clarification Boards for the use of Jobs Board members. They are to be used to clarify any aspect of a job listing and may not be used to promote auctions, websites or any commercial or business activity. By posting a message to the clarification board you agree to take full legal responsibility and liability for your comments, including for offensive or defamatory statements.

    5.4     Force Majeure: Without prejudice to clause 2.3(a), Jobs Board has no liability for any lack of performance, unavailability or failure of the Services or the Website, or for any failure of Jobs Board to comply with these terms and conditions where the same arises from any cause reasonably beyond the control of Jobs Board.

    5.5    No Waiver: If we do not exercise or enforce any right available to us under these terms and conditions, it does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

    5.6    Partial Invalidity: If any provision of these terms and conditions becomes or is held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, and in any respect, that provision shall be severed from the remaining terms and conditions, which shall continue in full force and effect.

    5.7    Governing Law: These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of New Zealand. You submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of New Zealand.

    5.8     Intellectual Property Rights: Jobs Board (and its licensors or suppliers, as the case may be) owns all proprietary and intellectual property rights in the Website (including text, graphics, logos, icons and sound recordings) and the software and other material underlying and forming part of the Services and the Website.

    1. You may not without our prior written permission, in any form or by any means:

      1. Adapt, reproduce, copy, store, distribute, print, display, perform, publish or create derivative works from any part of this Website; or
      2. Commercialise, copy, or on-sell any information, or items obtained from any part of this Website.

    5.9    Entire agreement: These terms and conditions supersede all previous conditions, understandings, commitments, agreements and representations whatsoever whether oral or written, and constitutes the entire agreement, between the parties, relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions.

    5.10    Privacy: Jobs Board collects personal information about you through your use of the Services and the Website, including:

    1. your registration details; and
    2. information relating to your use of the Website and the content you access.

    You agree that Jobs Board may use this personal information to assist us to provide the Services to you, for internal research purposes, to verify your identity, for promoting and marketing other Jobs Board products and Services to you, and for any other use that you authorise. You agree to your membership's trading history being published in your feedback.

    We will not sell or allow third parties to access your personal information without your consent. We release account and other personal information only when we believe release is appropriate to comply with law; facilitate court proceedings; enforce or apply our terms and conditions; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Jobs Board Limited, our users, or others. Government agencies with statutory roles enabling them to request information from us include but are not restricted to the Police, Inland Revenue Department and Ministry Of Economic Development. You may contact Jobs Board to ask whether information has been provided to government agencies.

    Please review our privacy policy for more information.

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