Sovereign Internet Access Terms

Please note that all use of Sovereign's website (including the Go Online website) (collectively referred to herein as the "Sovereign Site") and all services available through the Sovereign Site are governed by these Internet Access Terms and that by using the Sovereign Site you unconditionally agree to be bound by these Internet Access Terms.

We also have other terms and conditions which apply to your use of the Go Online Internet Transaction Service. You must read and accept the terms and conditions relating to the Go Online service before registering for and using any of the service. To the extent that there is any inconsistency or conflict between the terms and conditions for the Go Online service and these Internet Access Terms, the terms and conditions for the Go Online service shall prevail.

Sovereign reserves the right to vary the information on the Sovereign Site, including these Internet Access Terms, at any time without notice. Please check these Internet Access Terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Sovereign Site following the posting of any changes to the Internet Access Terms indicates your acceptance of those changes.

Jurisdiction
Neither Sovereign nor its services are regulated or authorised in any state or territory other than New Zealand. The services available on the Sovereign Site are available only to New Zealand residents. You warrant that when accessing the Sovereign Site you are fully in compliance with all local laws, regulations and requirements.

The distribution of information contained on the Sovereign Site may be restricted by law in some countries. The information does not constitute an offer or solicitation in any jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation is not authorised or to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation.

The Sovereign Site is governed by New Zealand law. Sovereign and any visitor to the Sovereign Site, or any one using the services available on or through the Sovereign Site each submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand.

General Information
The information provided by the Sovereign Site is for information purposes only. While we have endeavoured to ensure that the content and material on the Sovereign Site is free from error, Sovereign does not warrant its accuracy, adequacy or completeness or that it is suitable for your intended use. In no event shall Sovereign be responsible for any loss or damage of whatever kind arising out of access to, use of or reliance on any prices and information available through the Sovereign Site or any hyperlink to any website or any information contained or accessed through the Sovereign Site.

Your use of the Sovereign Site is at your own risk. You agree that we are not responsible for any damage or harm arising out of your use of the Sovereign Site. You also agree that all warranties, conditions and representations in respect of the Sovereign Site (express or implied) are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. None of us, nor any of our employees or agents, nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the Sovereign Site, is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages, which are excluded to fullest extent permitted by law, arising out of your access to, or use of or inability to use, the Sovereign Site.

Independent Advice
You should seek your own professional advice as to the suitability of any information services referred to on the Sovereign Site. Your use of the Sovereign Site is at your own risk. You agree that Sovereign is not responsible for any damage or harm arising out of your use of the Sovereign Site. You also agree that all warranties, conditions and representations in respect of the Sovereign Site (express or implied) are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. None of us, nor any of our employees or agents, nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the Sovereign Site, is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages, which are excluded to fullest extent permitted by law, arising out of your access to, or use of or inability to use, the Sovereign Site or arising from your reliance or non-reliance on the content available on or through the Sovereign Site.

Limitation of liability
If for any reason Sovereign is responsible for any damage or harm arising out of your use of the Sovereign Site, in no event shall Sovereign's total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of actions (whether in contract, tort - including but not limited to negligence - or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this Sovereign Site.

Intellectual property rights
As between you and Sovereign, Sovereign owns (or has a licence for) all copyrights, database rights and all similar rights for the Sovereign Site and all trademarks and other materials used on the Sovereign Site. You may use the information and reproduce it in hard copy for your personal reference only. The information may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted to any person or incorporated into any other document without Sovereign's prior written consent. Any copy of the information must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices shown on the initial printout or download. You shall not in any circumstances obtain any rights over or in respect of the Sovereign Site (other than rights to use the Sovereign Site pursuant to the Internet Access Terms and any other terms and conditions governing a particular service or section of the Sovereign Site) or hold yourself out as having any such rights over or in respect of the Sovereign Site.

Links to other Websites
The Sovereign Site may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than Sovereign. Sovereign does not monitor or investigate such sites and accepts no responsibility or liability in relation to any content on any other websites. Your linking to any other website is at your own risk.

Hypertext Linking
Under no circumstances are you to create a hyperlink to any of the pages on the Sovereign Site, unless Sovereign provides you with prior written consent to do so. If you do create a link to any of the pages on the Sovereign Site, you acknowledge that you are responsible for all direct or indirect consequences of the link, and you indemnify Sovereign for all loss, damage, liability, costs or expense arising from or in connection with the link.

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