TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust offers this website, including the information contained within the website and wānanga made available through the website, according to the terms and conditions below. By viewing any part of this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions in part or in whole, you must not use this website.
You must be at least 18 years of age to use this website. By visiting this website, you warrant and represent that you are at least 18 years of age.
A. Use of Website and Course Materials
Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust owns the intellectual property rights in the website, including the material on the website and in the course. All of Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust's intellectual property rights are expressly reserved except as specifically provided herein.
You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal educational use, subject to the restrictions set out in these terms and conditions.
Without express written permission from Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust, you may not:
republish or redistribute any material from the website;
sell, rent or sub-license any material from or access to the website;
reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise use material on this website for any purpose; or
edit or otherwise modify any material on the website.
We have worked hard to provide fresh, original content for our students, and we expect our students to respect these efforts. No content from the website or course (including photographs) may be shared or sold without our consent.
B. Access to and Prohibitions Regarding Use of Website
To the extent which you access material through the website by logging in to a user account, you are prohibited from sharing with others your login information or the materials made available to you through your account. Accounts are single-user only. Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust may disable your user account at its sole discretion and without notice or explanation.
You are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, state, or local regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the website or of any other websites; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the website or other websites.
In the event you breach these terms and conditions in any way, Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust may take action as it deems appropriate, including cancelling your access to the website, blocking your access to the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that your access to the website be blocked, and/or bringing court proceedings against you.
C. Limitations on Liability
You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust's website is at your sole risk. The website, including any materials or services delivered to you through the website, are provided “as is” and “as available” for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.
Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust does not guarantee, represent, or warrant that your use of our website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free. We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the website or materials contained herein will be accurate or reliable. You acknowledge that from time to time we may remove the website or the materials contained herein for indefinite periods of time or cancel your access to the website at any time without notice to you.
In no case shall Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust, including our officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, or interns, be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability, or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the website or any materials procured through or discussed on the website, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the website or any materials contained herein, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the website or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the website. This includes but is not limited to the ingestion, application, or other use of alcohol or any poisonous, toxic, or allergenic substance. In the event that you are not of legal age to consume alcohol, Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust recommends that you refrain from the purchase, consumption, or use of alcohol in your studies. If you elect to disregard such recommendation, you do so at your own risk, and Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust accepts no liability relating to or arising from your activities.
Your use of the website expressly indicates your agreement that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in these terms and conditions or elsewhere in the website are reasonable.
D. Purchase of Services
Prices for the Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust's services offered through the website, including workshops, classes, wānanga and other educational events, are in NZ tender and subject to change without notice. Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust reserves the right at any time to modify or remove the website, including any part thereof, without notice at any time. We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension, or discontinuance of the website.
We reserve the right to refuse any request for enrolment you submit to us. We may, at our sole discretion, limit or cancel workshops, classes, wānanga or other services purchased per person, per household, or per order. These restrictions may include requests placed by or under the same user account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an enrolment, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed with the intent to commercially exploit the information provided through our website and services.
You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our store. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed. Your credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.
E. User Created Content
If, at the request of Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust or otherwise, you send certain specific submissions (for example, responses to homework assignments, answers to tests, or responses to blog, public or private forums, or message or bulletin board posts) or creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, “comments”), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments.
You understand that your comments (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve transmissions over various networks and changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit, or remove comments that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these terms and conditions.
You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your comments will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive, or obscene material or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the website or any other website. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.
F. Your Personal Information
G. Copyright Policy
Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects users of this website and students of our courses to do the same. It is Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust's policy to remove any user comments that infringe, or are charged with infringing, the rights of others. In the event a user repeatedly infringes the rights of others, Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust may, at its sole discretion, disable and/or cancel the account of such a user, including dropping such a user from any classes, workshops, and/or other educational events without notice and without refunding any fees paid by the user.
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement by users of its website that are reported to Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust's Designated Copyright Agent. If you are a copyright owner, or authorised to act on behalf of one, please report any alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through this website by providing a DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement and delivering it to our Designated Copyright Agent. Your Notice should include the following information:
Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed. Should multiple copyrighted works be involved, please provide a representative list.
Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, including providing sufficient information to permit Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust to locate that material.
Include your contact information: telephone number, address, and email address.
Include a statement that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyright-protected material is not authorised by the copyright owner, the owner’s agent, or law.
Include a statement by you, under penalty of perjury, that the information contained in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorised to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
Provide your physical or electronic signature.
H. General Conditions
The failure of Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these terms and conditions or any other policies or rules set forth by Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust on this website shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
These terms and conditions, along with any other policies or rules, posted by us on this website or in respect to the website constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the website, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications, and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of these terms and conditions and any other policies or rules set forth by Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust).
Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these terms and conditions and any other policies or rules set forth by Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust shall not be construed against Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust.
In the event that any provision of these terms and conditions and any other policies or rules set forth by Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust is determined to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.
Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust may revise these terms and conditions at any time and without notice. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of their publication on this website. Please visit this page regularly to ensure your continued acceptance of these terms and conditions.
Many of you have already experienced herbal medicine’s positive effect on your health. We hope that through our wānanga, online courses, workshops and blog articles, you gain tools to take an even greater role in your own well-being. However, please note that due to legal and time restraints, our staff cannot provide you with personal health advice.
Students and website users are invited to discuss health-related topics in the public and private forums, bulletin boards, or blog posts and to provide their own insights and experiences. However, the comments of students and website users are subjective and do not represent Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust. No forum post or website comment should be considered health advice. You are responsible for consulting a medical professional before trying any new herb or remedy mentioned in the website or any related forum.
The content on our website and in our online courses is for educational purposes only. Although we try our utmost to provide useful and accurate information, you are responsible to research and verify information before relying on it. We are Rongoā Practitioners and not licensed or registered healthcare practitioners. We cannot diagnose health conditions, nor prescribe medicines legally; we are not medical doctors. However, we will recommend or suggest medicinal herbs for various health complaints, as we believe in the safety and efficacy of botanical medicine.
The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine, particularly if you have a known medical condition or if you are pregnant or nursing.
You are responsible for your own health. As with conventional medicine, herbal medicine is vast and complex, and must be used responsibly. People react differently to different remedies. Some herbs are contraindicated with certain pharmaceutical drugs. Further, some helpful herbs may be confused with harmful and/or deadly substances.
There are many plants and mushrooms that can make you sick, or are deadly poisonous. Be 100% positive of your identification before you harvest any plant or mushroom. Additionally, sometimes a new food, even properly identified, can cause an unusual reaction – ranging from gastric intolerance to a full-blown allergy. It is your responsibility to make sure you are harvesting the correct plant or mushroom and it is your choice to try any new food. We cannot be responsible for incorrect identification or reactions to plants or fungi.
You are responsible for your own choices. This includes but is not limited to the ingestion, application, or other use of alcohol or any poisonous, toxic, or allergenic substance. In the event that you are not of legal age to consume alcohol, Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust recommends that you refrain from the purchase, consumption, or use of alcohol in your studies. If you elect to disregard such recommendation, you do so at your own risk, and Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust accepts no liability relating to or arising from your activities. Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust cannot predict how a remedy will work for you. Always refer to your medical care provider for questions about your health.
How and What Information We Collect.
In order to use certain services associated with the website, you may register with Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust. When you register as a website user and/or student of Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust, Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust may collect certain personally identifiable information from you. This information may include your name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, age, gender, and other information volunteered by you, such as information provided through responses, registration, reviews, emails, postings, messages, and other electronic submissions sent by you to Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust or any affiliated forums. You should not provide Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust with any personally identifiable information (or submit any personally identifiable information to Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust or any affiliated forums) unless you would like that information to be used by Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust in accordance with this Policy. Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust may also automatically collect information from you when you access the website, including but not limited to your Internet Protocol (“IP”) Address.
What We Do With Your Information.
Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust will NOT share your personally identifiable information with any third parties, including individuals, businesses, or government entities, without your consent. Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust will share your personally identifiable information if required to do so by law, court order, subpoena, or other legal process or in the event you violate our Website Terms and Conditions. Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust may use your information to notify you about recent or upcoming classes, workshops, events, activities, and sales sponsored by or occurring at Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust; to contact you for marketing purposes, such as to offer information about products and services provided by and/or at Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust that may interest you; and to improve the website and our affiliated forums.
A Note for Parents.
The website and any other affiliated forums, are not directed to children under eighteen (18) years of age. Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust does not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from children under eighteen (18) years of age.
This website, including the information contained within the website and programs made available through the website, are intended for use by adults. You must be at least 18 years of age to use this website. By using the website, you warrant and represent that you are at least 18 years of age.
To the extent you are a parent desiring to share this website with your child, you may do so only as long as you abide by the following requirements:
You may not share this website with children under the age of 13.
You must not provide any personally identifiable information about any individual other than yourself. This includes that you shall not provide any personally identifiable information about your child.
If, at the request of Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust or otherwise, you send certain specific submissions …. (collectively, “comments”), the comments submitted must be your own work and not written by your child. To the extent which comments are submitted through a social media platform (e.g., Facebook), only your social media account shall be permitted access.
In the event that your child is not of legal age to purchase or consume alcohol, Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust recommends that you refrain from offering alcohol to your child.
Other Websites and Their Privacy Policies. Third-party websites may be accessible through our website and/or affiliated forums. These third-party websites have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust is not responsible for any actions or privacy policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing personally identifiable information through linked websites.
To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow industry precautions and standards and best practices.
We require only the information that is reasonably required to enter into a contract with you. We will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with us.
Student Withdrawal and Dismissal Policy
If you enrolled in any of our wānanga and are not satisfied, or the wānanga doesn’t work for you, we will issue you a full refund within 14 days of your purchase. Contact us by email to request a refund and let us know why the program didn’t work for you (so that we can learn how to improve it!). We do not offer refunds after the initial two-week period.
Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust reserves the right to dismiss any student, including terminating access to all or any portion of the website, for violation of the Website Terms and Conditions or other policies or rules set forth by Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust. Reasons for dismissal include but are not limited to comments or correspondence (privately, to staff or other students, or in forums) that are deemed by the school to be abusive, discriminatory, or hateful or activities that are or seem to be in violation of the law. Any other conduct which interferes with the educational aspect of the program or which hurts or threatens the welfare of staff or students may be cause for dismissal as well. There will be no refund of any fees paid by a student in the event of dismissal.