Terms and conditions Last amended 3 March 2023

Your use of this website is governed by these terms and conditions. By accessing and using this website you agree to comply with and are bound by these terms and conditions.

If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use this website and contact Gas Industry Co to discuss your situation.

1. Availability and accuracy of information
  1. Gas Industry Company Limited (Gas Industry Co) has made this website available for gas producers and gas storage owners to disclose outages under the Gas (Facilities Outage Information Disclosure) Rules 2022 (the Rules). Gas Industry Co does not review information prior to publication on the website.
  2. Gas Industry Co:
    1. makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, reliability or continued availability of any information disclosed by gas producers or gas storage owners on the website; and
    2. to the maximum extent permitted by law, disclaims all implied representations and warranties as to the accuracy, completeness, reliability or continued availability of any information disclosed by gas producers or gas storage owners on the website; and
    3. shall have no liability for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with the use of, or any inability to use or access, the website or for its continued availability or freedom from defects.

2. Security
  1. Gas Industry Co does not guarantee that the website will be error free, uninterrupted, or free from viruses or other security threats.
  2. You are responsible for:
    1. ensuring that your information technology systems are configured to access the website, including using your own virus protection software;
    2. ensuring that your use of the website does not damage or interfere with the operation of the website;
    3. ensuring your systems are not subject to unauthorised access that may impact the website; and
    4. ensuring that your use of the website does not introduce viruses or other material which may be harmful to the website.

3. Additional terms and conditions applying to persons with a login

The following terms and conditions apply specifically to those persons who have a login to the website for the purpose of disclosing outages in accordance with the requirements of the Rules. These terms and conditions apply in addition to the other terms and conditions.

  1. You are bound by the requirements of the Rules. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between the Rules and these terms and conditions, the Rules will take precedence. The Rules can be accessed here
  2. You are responsible for:
    1. compliance with your obligations to disclose information under the Rules;
    2. ensuring that you have authority to make the disclosures as required by the Rules;
    3. maintaining records of information you publish on the website; and
    4. keeping your login details secure and confidential and not disclosing them to any other person.
  3. If access to the website is unavailable or interrupted, it is your responsibility to contact Gas Industry Co to discuss an alternative form and manner of disclosure.
  4. Any information published on the website will be considered non­-confidential and non­proprietary. Gas Industry Co and users of the website may use, store, copy and distribute any information published on the website and make such information available to third parties.
  5. You acknowledge that Gas Industry Co may remove your login access to the website if you breach these terms and conditions, or if your organisation on which you make disclosures on behalf of instructs us to remove your access.
4. Privacy

    Collection of personal information

  1. If you are a user of the website without a login, you should be aware that we monitor access to use of the website without associating access with a person. We may collect your email address if you subscribe to updates from the website.
  2. If you have a login to the website, we may collect the following information from you:
    1. your first name and surname;
    2. contact details (e.g. phone, email and address);
    3. your position or role within your organisation; and
    4. the organisation and facilities that you make disclosures on behalf of.
  3. Use of personal information

  4. We only use the personal information that you provide to us for the purpose of the Rules and the Gas Governance (Compliance) Regulations 2008, continued operation, maintenance and enhancement of the website or to communicate with you regarding the matters relating to the website
  5. Disclosure of personal information.

  6. We do not generally share your personal information. However, we may share your personal information:
    1. if necessary to appropriately respond to a query from you;
    2. to perform functions and obligations under the Rules or the Gas Governance (Compliance) Regulations 2008;
    3. to our professional advisors in order to seek professional advice;
    4. to provide or enhance the functionality of the website (including providing information to our contractors who maintain the website).
      You can ask us for a copy of your personal information, or ask for your personal information to be corrected at any time. Our contact details can be found below.
  7. Storage

  8. We use third party providers to store and process data relating to the website. All information in connection with the website (including personal information) is stored in Microsoft data centres. These data centres may be located outside New Zealand.
5. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify Gas Industry Co against any costs (including reasonable legal costs), losses, claims, damages or expenses incurred or suffered by Gas Industry Co as a consequence of your failure to comply with these terms and conditions and your access and use of the website.

6. Amendments

Gas Industry Co may amend these terms and conditions from time to time, so you should review these terms and conditions regularly. The date at the top of this page indicates when the terms and conditions were last updated. Your continued use of the website will be deemed agreement to the amended terms and conditions.

7. Intellectual property
  1. All intellectual property in the website, including the underlying source code, belong to Gas Industry Co. No part of this website may be reproduced without Gas Industry Co’s prior written consent.

  2. You may use the information published on the website for your internal business processes and regulatory compliance.
8. Jurisdiction

Your use of the website and any dispute arising out of such use is subject to the laws of New Zealand and the jurisdiction of the New Zealand Courts.

9. Contact

Questions regarding the website or these terms and conditions should be made to:

Gas Industry Co.

Level 8, The Todd Building

95 Customhouse Quay

PO Box 10-646

Wellington 6140

Ph: 04 472 1800

Email: [email protected]