1.1 This agreement is a contract between you (you) and New Zealand Post Limited (we, us, our) for access to and use of the cloud-based shipping and tracking integration software known as eShip, together with any associated documentation including 'online' or electronic materials which is designed to assist or supplement the understanding or application of the software (Software).
1.2 This agreement governs your access to and use of the Software. By installing, accessing or otherwise using the Software you agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. If you do not agree to all of the terms of this agreement, do not install, access or otherwise use the Software. If you install, access or otherwise use the Software the terms and conditions of this agreement are deemed to have been fully accepted by you.
1.3 This agreement shall be in effect from the time you install or first access the Software and shall remain in effect on an ongoing basis until such time as the agreement is terminated by either party in accordance with the terms of this agreement.
1.4 We may change the terms of this agreement upon one months’ written notice (which may be given by uploading such updated terms onto our website at www.nzpost.co.nz/eship). Your continued access to and use of the Software will be deemed acceptance of the updated or amended terms.
2. Grant of licence
2.1 Subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement, we grant to you a nonexclusive and nontransferable licence to access and use the Software in accordance with the terms of this agreement (Licence).
2.2 You may need certain equipment and other computer software, which will be notified to you by us from time to time, to successfully access and/or use the Software (minimum operating specifications). You are responsible for ensuring your system meets the minimum operating specifications and you acknowledge that if you fail to do so, the Software may not operate correctly. However, meeting the minimum operating specifications does not guarantee that all features of the Software w ill perform to your requirements.
2.3 You are responsible for keeping your codes and/or other login information relating to the Software secure. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree to immediately inform us of any know n or suspected unauthorised access or use of the Software.
3. Updates and Upgrades
3.1 You are entitled to all updates to and error corrections of the Software. All such updates and error corrections will be deemed part of the Software and this agreement covers their use.
3.2 If you wish to licence any upgraded version of the Software, such upgrade will be provided by us (on request) at the fee specified on our website or (if no such fee is specified) at the fee otherwise notified by us.
4. Technical Support
4.1 Technical support will be provided by us in the manner that we (in our sole discretion) consider appropriate). All technical support services that we consider appropriate to provide you will be provided at no additional cost to you.
4.2 If we request remote access to your systems to perform technical support services (or any updates or error corrections), you must ensure that such remote access is provided to us at all reasonable times.
4.3 We will have no liability to provide technical support services for an unsupported version of the Software. An unsupported version is one advised to you by at least 3 months’ prior notice (which may be given by publication on our website).
4.4 We may use subcontractors (or our third party licensor) to perform our technical support services
5.1 In consideration of your use of the Software, you agree to pay us our monthly subscription fees for the pricing tier that you have selected, (as set out on our website).
5.2 We may vary our monthly subscription fees from time to time and our then current subscription fees will be shown on our website.
5.3 You must pay our monthly subscription fees in accordance with our standard payment terms for on account customers.
6.1 The Software is protected by copyright and other interests and they are proprietary and confidential to us or our third party licensor ShipIt Limited (Licensor), as appropriate. All rights, title and interest in and to any proprietary rights in the Software are and will remain vested in us or our Licensor. These rights are protected by law and international treaties. To the extent that such intellectual property rights vest in you, you assign to us or our Licensor without reservation all such intellectual property rights and agree to cooperate with our Licensor and sign all documents and do everything necessary to allow us or our Licensor to fully protect, realise and use such intellectual property rights for any purpose whatsoever.
6.2 Except as expressly specified in this agreement, nothing in this agreement confers on you any right or interest in, or licence or permit to use, any of the intellectual property rights in the Software or any other intellectual property rights owned by or proprietary to us or our Licensor.
6.3 You shall not cause or permit anything to be done which may damage or endanger our rights or the rights of our Licensor in and to the Software and shall not allow any other person to do so.
6.4 You shall not use the Software in connection with other software or data if doing so would breach the intellectual property rights of a third party.
6.5 You acknowledge that no obligation, warranty, undertaking or promise in this agreement (if any) shall apply in respect of any third party software used in connection with (or incorporated into) the Software.
6.6 We w arrant that we have the necessary intellectual property rights in the Software to grant you the Licence.
6.7 If the Software is found to be in breach of a third party’s intellectual property rights, your only remedy and our only obligation will be to do one of the following:
6.7.1 Modify or replace the Software so that there is no breach
6.7.2 Procure for you the right to use the third party’s intellectual property or
6.7.3 Recall the Software, in which case this agreement will immediately terminate.
7. Use and restrictions
7.1 You will not:
7.1.1 sublicense, assign, resell, share, pledge, rent or transfer any of your rights under this agreement in relation to the Software;
7.1.2 copy, redistribute, reproduce, license or publish the Software or any of the Software content; or
7.1.3 modify, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or create derivative works of the Software or otherwise attempt to: (a) defeat, avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate or otherwise circumvent any software protection mechanisms in the Software; or (b) derive
the source code or the underlying ideas, algorithms, structure or organisation form of the Software, without our express permission.
7.2 In respect of your access and use of the Software you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations and all guidelines, procedures and policies notified by us from time to time and will notify us if you learn of any unauthorised use of the Software.
7.3 You agree that you will not use the Software for any unlawful purpose, that you will not us the Software in a manner that may damage, disable, overburden or impair the Software, that you will not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Software and that you will not use the Software to unlawfully collect information about third parties (including without limitation, email addresses).
8. Disclaimer of warranties
8.1 By installing, accessing or otherwise using the Software you expressly acknowledge and agree that access to and use of the Software is at your sole risk. The Software is provided, to the extent permitted by law, on an "as is", “with all faults” and “as available” basis without warranty
of any kind. You guarantee to us that you have not entered into this agreement in reliance on any representation made by us which is not recorded expressly in this agreement or on our website.
8.2 To the extent permitted by law, we do not warrant:
8.2.1 the timeliness, completeness or performance of the Software (or any of the Software content)
8.2.2 the correctness, accuracy, reliability, fitness for purpose or otherwise of the Software, any of the Software content or related documentation or
8.2.3 that the functions contained in the Software will meet your requirements, or that the operation of the Software will be uninterrupted or errorfree, or that defects in the Software will be corrected.
8.3 To the extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. The entire risk arising out of use or performance of the Software remains with you.
9. Limitation of liability
9.1 To the maximum extent permitted at law, we shall have no liability to you for any loss (including but not limited to a loss arising from negligence on our part). If, despite the foregoing, we do incur any liability to you, our total aggregate liability to you for all claims under or in connection with this agreement shall be limited to the amount of subscription fees payable by you annually under this agreement.
9.2 Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall we or our Licensor be liable for any incidental, special, indirect or consequential damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, loss of data, or any other pecuniary loss) arising out of or relating to this agreement or the Software.
9.3 You shall indemnify us against any claim, action, proceeding, judgment, damage, loss, expense (including legal expenses) or liability incurred or suffered by or brought or made or recovered against us in connection with your use of the Software and/your negligence or wilful default or a breach by you of any term of this agreement.
9.4 Nothing in this agreement is intended to have the effect of limiting our liability for any matter for which it is unlawful or illegal for us to exclude or attempt to exclude its liability.
10.1 Each party must keep the confidential information of the other party (being all information exchanged between the parties in connection with this agreement, including the Software) confidential and shall not disclose any such confidential information without the prior written consent of the other party.
10.2 Clause 10.1 does not apply to any information which:
10.2.1 Is public know ledge other than as a result of a breach of this clause 10
10.2.2 Is received from a third party who is in lawful receipt of this information and is able to disclose it to the recipient without restriction;
10.2.3 Is required by law to be disclosed or
10.2.4 Is required to be disclosed to a third party to enable the other party to comply with the terms of this agreement.
11.1 You acknowledge and agree that we or our Licensor may access or disclose information about you in order to:
11.1.1 Comply with the law or legal proceedings served on it
11.1.2 Enforce and investigate potential breaches of this agreement or any other unauthorised use of the Software or
11.1.3 Protect the rights, property or safety of us or our Licensor, or of us or our Licensor’s employees, customers or the public. You consent to the access and disclosures described in this clause 11.
11.2 In order to provide you with the Software and any improvements thereto, we or our Licensor may also collect certain information We or our Licensor may make use of such information to track usage and to better understand the use of the Software, to improve and revise the Software based on such usage, to publish industry level statistics and for technical support purposes.
12.1 Either party may terminate this agreement (and the Licence granted to you hereunder) at any time for any reason, by providing one months’ written notice of such termination to the other party.
12.2 Subject to clause 5.4.3, we may terminate this agreement (and the Licence granted to you hereunder) immediately upon written notice if you fail to comply with any term of this agreement.
12.3 On termination of this agreement:
12.3.1 Both parties will be discharged from any further obligations under the agreement, but each party reserves its rights in respect of any breaches of the agreement which occurred before termination
12.3.2 You will immediately cease using the Software
12.3.3 The parties will each return any confidential information of the other party.
13.1 This agreement will be governed by and construed according to the laws of New Zealand and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand. If any dispute arises in respect of this agreement or the Software, you shall enter into good faith negotiations with us to resolve a course of action for resolution of the dispute.
13.2 If any provision of this agreement is determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any country or area in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.
13.3 This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and us with respect to your use of the Software and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous understandings regarding the use of the Software.
13.4 The terms of this agreement are intended to be for the benefit of and to be enforceable by ShipIt Limited as if it was a party to this agreement.
13.5 We may assign our its interest in this agreement at any time and for the purposes of this agreement references to us shall include any person or organisation to which it has licensed or assigned its rights and obligations.
13.6 You may not assign, sublicense or otherwise transfer your interest in this agreement or the Licence without our prior written consent. Any change in control of you will be deemed an assignment.
13.7 Neither party shall be liable for any delay or failure to fulfil its obligations under this agreement arising directly or indirectly from any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the affected party (including without limitation, acts of God, flood, earthquake, storm, fire, epidemic, war, embargoes, riot or civil disturbance) provided that the affected party shall notify the other party as soon as practicable of the relevant event(s) and shall use all reasonable endeavours to continue to perform its obligations and mitigate the effects of the event(s).
13.8 No delay, neglect or forbearance on the part of either party in enforcing any term or condition of this agreement shall be deemed to be a waiver or in any way prejudice any right of that party under this agreement.
13.9 Any provision necessary for the interpretation or enforcement of this agreement shall survive termination of the agreement.