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Terms, Conditions and Privacy

In all of our forums, please keep your conversation on theme. Unapproved advertising is a big no-no, as is threatening or abusive behaviour. If that's what you are into then please don't waste our time, because that's not what we are here for. If in doubt, remember that the site is public, and can be used by anyone - in fact we intend encouraging young people to use the site to learn more about the science of Meteorology, so please don't offend.

You can read more about our provacy policies and our terms and conditions of use, below.

Submission of Content

Before submitting any content, you agree:

a. To accept full responsibility for any content that you submit.
b. To use this function only for lawful purposes.
c. Not to post defamatory, abusive, offensive, racist, sexist, threatening, vulgar, obscene, hateful or otherwise inappropriate comments, or to post any content or material which will constitute a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability.
d. Not to post or make available any material which is protected by copyright, trade mark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trade mark or any other proprietary right.
e. To evaluate for yourself the accuracy of any opinion, advice or other content.

You have the right to assert copyright on your work, but must use the copyright fields on your post to do so

Moderation

All content on the site is moderated. On submission of content a moderator will review your work, and make it public if it meets the Terms and conditions of the site. A moderator may suggest alrerations to content to meet the terms and conditions, and if this is not acceptable you have the right not to post that content.

Moderators are volunteers on the site, ensuring the content and general community feel is maintained within the site. Their decisions are final. If you are offended by a moderators decision, please do not take it out on the moderator. It's unlikely to help your cause if you do.

Privacy

As part of the use of this site, you provide information to us about yourself. Update your privacy settings

Downloading information the site holds about you

You can download the information that we store about you. Download your site data

Recording of IP address

This site may record your IP address for a number of reasons, but primarily for the purposes of managing spam on the site

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. You must state any copyright information that  that relates to that media, whether it belongs to you or someone else.

Cookies

We may also record your IP address  or use cookies to track your behaviour on the site through applications such as Google Analytics. In addition to this we may use cookies on the site to help you throughout the site, such as using a cookie to save logon credentials on your computer. Cookies may also be used to aid usability on the site - for example sharing  access to different areas of the site, without the need to logon.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Where we send your data

Content posted  may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Responsibility

We will do our best effort to ensure that content on this site is reliable, accurate and complies with the laws of New Zealand. However we take no legal responsibility nor shall we be held liable for content on this site. In addition, content and comments on this site should never be relied upon for the protection of life or property

Advertising

Unapproved or unsolicited advertising is forbidden and will be removed. Repeat offenders will be removed from the site. Unapproved or unsolicited advertising includes marketing or advertising links in signatures, comments, blog posts, or other types of posts on the site. We want the site to remain informative and not have the content buried by advertising and other forms of spam.  

We do  have limited capacity for approved advertising to go on the site. If you are interested in this you should contact us directly.

 

In all of our forums, please keep your conversation on theme. Unapproved advertising is a big no-no, as is threatening or abusive behaviour. If that's what you are into then please don't waste our time, because that's not what we are here for. If in doubt, remember that the site is public, and can be used by anyone - in fact we intend encouraging young people to use the site to learn more about the science of Meteorology, so please don't offend.