Agreement to terms
Welcome to the Forward Works Viewer (the "Site"), a website provided by Land Information New Zealand ("we", "our", "us, "LINZ"). These terms apply to the entire contents of the Site and to email notifications produced by or via the Site. By logging into the Site, you will be deemed to agree to these terms.
You are required to obtain a logon – username and password – before being able to enjoy this Site. You must take reasonable care of your logon and keep it secure. This includes:
- not disclosing your password to others or allowing others to see it;
- not leaving an unsecured computer or device that is logged in to the Site unattended; and
- not sharing your logon with any other person.
You must immediately notify us if you believe the secrecy of your password has been compromised or you become aware of any unauthorised use of your username or password or logged-in session.
Use, provision and management of data
Copyright and our licensing to you
Unless otherwise indicated, any copyright in material on the Site is owned by the Crown or its licensors. The scope of our licence to you for you to copy and use such material depends on the range of data to which you have authenciated access and the category of data you wish to use.
The two broad categories of data that the Site displays are:
- forward works data; and
- network data (i.e., data showing, for example, the location of cables, piping, routers, mobile repeaters and the like).
Only a controlled subset of registered users are able to view the network data. Access depends on agreements between LINZ and the network data providers.
Using forward works data
Registered users of this Site are licensed to take, copy and re-use the forward works data that the Site makes available for the purpose of enabling them to better understand, accommodate and plan for infrastructure works across their region. This licence includes copying, storage and internal reproduction (e.g., on an Intranet) for this purpose but does not extend to public distribution, whether via the Internet or otherwise.
Using network data
If your authenticated access includes the ability to view visualisations of network data, your rights are limited to:
- viewing those visualisations on this Site;
- taking isolated screenshots of areas that are limited to your specific work(s) or, in the case of authorised agencies and organisations, limited to areas that are relevant to the agency or organisation's planning activity;
- noting any implications that the location of a specific network element may have on your or related works; and
- discussing such implications with the relevant network provider(s) and organisations or others involved with your or related works.
Except as expressly permitted above, you are not permitted to use the visualisations of network data for any other purpose (including copying network visualisations of entire or substantial parts of wide areas, using the visualisations to develop your own geospatial dataset of network locations, using the visualisations for commercially competitive purposes or publishing the visualisations in any form) without our written consent or the written consent of the relevant network provider(s). We will not grant such consent without obtaining consent from the relevant network provider(s).
You agree that:
- the network data and visualisations of those data are confidential;
- any unauthorised use or disclosure of them is strictly prohibited;
- damages would not be a sufficient remedy in the event of wrongful use or disclosure (for reasons of public health and safety and commercial sensitivity); and
- we or the relevant network providers may seek urgent interlocutory relief to protect the data and visualisations in the event of unauthorised use or disclosure.
The licences above do not apply to the Site's design elements or to any government or other organisations' emblems or logos. These elements, emblems and logos may not be reproduced without our written consent.
If the licences above do not cater for your needs and you would like to speak to someone about obtaining a broader licence to re-use content on this Site, please contact email@example.com.
Your licence to us for contributions to the Site
Forward works data
- publish such data on this Site and on a public version of a forward works viewer, in hard copy publications, in email notifications and alerts and in web feeds; and
- sub-license such data for copying and re-use by others involved in infrastructure activities that have authenticated access to this Site to enable them to better understand, accommodate and plan for works across the region, as set out above (under "Using forward works data").
To the extent that you provide network data to us for visualisations on the Site, you grant LINZ a limited licence to:
- use the data to publish visualisations of the data on the Site; this may include instructing our outsourced service provider (currently NorthSouth GIS) to load the data into the Site (NorthSouth GIS and any successor service provider (if any) will be required to keep the data confidential); and
- permit authorised authenticated users to do the things referred to above (under the heading "Using network data").
Your use of third party material in your contributions
If your contributions to the Site include material in which copyright or other intellectual property is owned by a third party, you warrant that you have the right to reproduce that material in the form of submitting it to us for publication on this Site and allowing us to exercise the rights set out above (see "Your licence to us for contributions to the Site").
Your submission of personal information
You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Site any material that:
- you know to be inaccurate, out-of-date or misleading; or
- is illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or otherwise injurious or objectionable.
We do not moderate data added to the Site before it is published but reserve the right to remove or modify contributions if they are considered to be contrary to the "Unacceptable use" provision above, are found to be inaccurate or are irrelevant to the subject-matter of the Site.
Disclaimer and exclusion of liability
LINZ and data providers try to provide accurate data on forward works, networks and any other matters on this Site but neither LINZ nor any other data provider gives any warranty or assurance as to the data's accuracy and will not be liable for the conquences of any inaccuracy. People and organisations that wish to confirm the accuracy of data at any point in time need to confirm it directly with the relevant organisation concerned.
LINZ and all data providers disclaim and exclude all liability for any claim, loss, demand or damages of any kind whatsoever (including for negligence) arising out of or in connection with the accuracy of data and your use of this Site and the data provided through it or linked to from it.
This disclaimer and exclusion of liability is intended to be for the benefit of all providers of data to the Site and to be enforceable by them under the Contracts (Privity) Act 1982.
No liability for disruption or corruption
LINZ will not be responsible for any disruption to this Site or for loss or corruption of any information whilst in transit or when downloaded onto any computer system from this Site.
If any provision (or part of a provision) of these terms is found by any court to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions shall remain in force. If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision would be valid, enforceable or legal if some part of it were deleted, the provision shall apply with whatever modification is necessary to give effect to the intention of the parties.
Transfer and assignment
Revisions to terms