Terms & Conditions

MetService Blog Terms of Use

By reading, accessing or posting information or material on the MetService Blog (Blog), you:

  • (a) acknowledge that you have read and understood these MetService Blog Terms of Use (Terms); and
  • (b) agree to be bound by these Terms.

If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use the Blog. METSERVICE may update these Terms from time to time. Your continued use of the Blog constitutes your acceptance of the amended Terms.

General

The Blog is a place for individuals to share their interest in weather and the world outdoors with other users of metservice.com.

The Blog allows for public discussion of weather-related ideas, facts and opinions. Your primary source of accurate and up-to-date weather information for current and future conditions should be the forecasts available on metservice.com. The Blog may include secondary information and should not be used as an accurate, or the sole, source for weather information.

Our rights

METSERVICE shall have the right in its sole discretion to refuse to post, to edit or to remove any information or material posted on the Blog including any material that METSERVICE, in its sole discretion, considers to be in breach of these Terms, objectionable or inappropriate in any way. METSERVICE may terminate your access to the Blog, including if METSERVICE considers that you have breached these Terms.

You grant METSERVICE a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide license to republish, in any format, any information or material you post on the Blog.

By posting information on the Blog, you consent to METSERVICE collecting and storing your email and personal details for security purposes and to clarify queries METSERVICE have with your comments. For more information on the privacy policy please click here.

Your rights and obligations

You may only post information or material that is appropriate for general readership and which relates to the weather [and world outdoors].

You warrant that you own the intellectual property rights in all information or material that you post on the Blog, and that your posting of that information or material on the Blog, and our using it in accordance with these Terms, will not infringe any right (including intellectual property rights) of third parties.

You must not post any information or material on the Blog:

  • (a) that is defamatory, obscene, objectionable, inappropriate or offensive; or
  • (b) which you know or suspect (or ought reasonably to have known or suspected) to be false, misleading or deceptive.

You may not, without METSERVICE’s prior written consent, use the Blog for any commercial purpose, including to advertise or sell a product or service, or to advertise or direct activity to other websites.
Any information or material posted on the Blog should follow generally accepted online community board etiquette, e.g. you should not use text messaging short forms or type in CAPITAL letters (which is considered shouting).

Disclaimer and indemnities

Due to the nature of the Blog, METSERVICE is unable to ensure the accuracy of any information or material posted on it. Given this, METSERVICE does not warrant (expressly or impliedly) the currency, accuracy or completeness of that information or material.

METSERVICE and its employees, agents, representatives or affiliates exclude all liability and responsibility to you (and to any other person) in contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise for any loss, damage, claim or expense resulting, directly or indirectly, from the use of, or reliance on the Blog, from any information or material posted on the Blog, or from any omission from that information or material.

You indemnify and hold METSERVICE and its employees, agents, representatives and affiliates harmless from and against any liability, loss, damage, claim or expense incurred by any of them as a result of or in connection with:

  • (a) any breach by you of the Terms;
  • (b) reliance by you on any information or material posted on the Blog;
  • (c) your access and/or use of the Blog; and/or
  • (d) any reliance by any person on information or material that you have posted on the Blog.

Not withstanding any indemnity provided by you under these Terms, METSERVICE retains the right to assume the conduct of any defence to a claim brought against us, and of any proceeding or appeal issued by us, and you agree to provide all reasonable cooperation (including by making available relevant documents) that we may require from you in relation to any such claim, proceeding or appeal.

These Terms are governed by the laws of New Zealand and you consent to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the New Zealand Courts to determine any matter or dispute which arises under or in connection with these Terms or the Blog.

Please direct questions or comments regarding these Terms or the Blog to Craig Delany craig.delany@metservice.com or Nicola Burroughs nicola.burroughs@metservice.com