Ka Pao Terms of Services

Welcome to kapao.co.nz! Before you begin using our interactive features, you must read and agree to these Ka Pao Terms of Services ("Terms of Services") and the following terms and conditions and policies, including any future amendments (collectively, the "Agreement"):


Interactive Content Policy - How we promote free expression and responsible publishing (Ka Pao Content Policy)


Ka Pao may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms of Services and policies at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. If you do not accept and abide by this Agreement, you may not use the Ka Pao’s interactive services. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits. Although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to these Ka Pao Terms of Services, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version.


1. Description of Services. Ka Pao hosts various blogs, discussions, comments and resource library materials (collectively the "Services"). You will be responsible for all activities occurring under your username and for keeping your password secure. You understand and agree that the Services are provided to you on an AS IS and AS AVAILABLE basis. Ka Pao disclaims all responsibility and liability for the availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Services or any other client software. Ka Pao also reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the Services with or without notice at any time and without any liability to you. You must be at least thirteen (13) years of age to use the Services. Ka Pao reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time without notice for any reason.


2. Proper Use. You agree that you are responsible for your own use of the Services, for any posts you make, and for any consequences thereof. You agree that you will use the Services in compliance with all applicable local, national, and international laws, rules and regulations, including any laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from your country of residence and all New Zealand export control laws.

You agree to abide by the Ka Pao Content Policy (Ka Pao Content Policy) and the rules and restrictions therein. Although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to the Ka Pao Content Policy, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version. Ka Pao may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise the Ka Pao Content Policy at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions.

Violation of any of the foregoing, including the Ka Pao Content Policy (Ka Pao Content Policy), may result in immediate termination of this Agreement, and may subject you to other legal consequences. Ka Pao reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to investigate your use of the Services in order to (a) determine whether a violation of the Agreement has occurred or (b) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.

Much of the content of kapao.co.nz -- including the contents of specific postings -- is provided by and is the responsibility of the person or people who made such postings. Ka Pao does not monitor the content of kapao.co.nz, and takes no responsibility for such content. Instead, Ka Pao merely provides access to such content as a service to you. Ka Pao does not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any communications posted via the Services or endorse any opinions expressed via the Services. You acknowledge that any reliance on material posted via the Services will be at your own risk.


3. General Practices Regarding Use and Storage. You agree that Ka Pao has no responsibility or liability for the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, any Content and other communications maintained by the Services. Ka Pao retains the right to create limits on use and storage at our sole discretion at any time with or without notice.


4. Content of the Services. Ka Pao takes no responsibility for third-party content (including, without limitation, any viruses or other disabling features), nor does Ka Pao have any obligation to monitor such third-party content. Ka Pao reserves the right at all times to remove or refuse to distribute any content on the Services, such as content which violates the terms of this Agreement. Ka Pao also reserves the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as it reasonably believes is necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (b) enforce this Agreement, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (d) respond to user support requests, or (e) protect the rights, property or safety of Ka Pao, its users and the public. Ka Pao will not be responsible or liable for the exercise or non-exercise of its rights under this Agreement.


5. Intellectual Property Rights.

Ka Pao's Intellectual Property Rights - You acknowledge that Ka Pao owns all right, title and interest in and to the Services, including all intellectual property rights (the "Ka Pao Rights"). Accordingly, you agree that you will not copy, reproduce, alter, modify, or create derivative works from the Services. You also agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automated device, or manual process to monitor or copy any content from the Services. As described immediately below, Ka Pao Rights do not include third-party content used as part of the Services, including the content of communications appearing on the Services.

Your Intellectual Property Rights - Ka Pao claims no ownership or control over any Content submitted, posted or displayed by you on or through Ka Pao services. You or a third party licensor, as appropriate, retain all patent, trademark and copyright to any Content you submit, post or display on or through Ka Pao services and you are responsible for protecting those rights, as appropriate. By submitting, posting or displaying Content on or through Ka Pao services which are intended to be available to the members of the public, you grant Ka Pao a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, publish and distribute such Content on Ka Pao services for the purpose of displaying and distributing Ka Pao services. Ka Pao furthermore reserves the right to refuse to accept, post, display or transmit any Content in its sole discretion. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein to any Content submitted.


6. No Resale of the Services. Unless expressly authorized in writing by Ka Pao, you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes (a) any portion of the Services, (b) use of the Services, or (c) access to the Services.


7. Representations and Warranties. You represent and warrant that (a) all of the information provided by you to Ka Pao to participate in the Services is correct and current; and (b) you have all necessary right, power and authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform the acts required of you hereunder.


8. Termination; Suspension. Ka Pao may, in its sole discretion, at any time and for any reason, terminate the Services, terminate this Agreement, or suspend or terminate your account. In the event of termination, your account will be disabled and you may not be granted access to your account or any files or other content contained in your account although residual copies of information may remain in our system for some time for back-up purposes. Sections 2, 4-6, and 9 - 13 of the Agreement, along with applicable provisions of the general Terms of Services (including the section regarding limitation of liability), shall survive expiration or termination.


9. Indemnification. You agree to hold harmless, indemnify and defend Ka Pao, and its officers, agents, and employees from and against any third-party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of the Services, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature. In such a case, Ka Pao will provide you with notice, via e-mail, of such claim, suit or action.


10. Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Ka Pao and governs your use of the Services, superseding any prior agreements between you and Ka Pao. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase certain other Ka Pao services, affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software.


11. Waiver and Severability of Terms. The failure of Ka Pao to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Services shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of Services is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Services remain in full force and effect.


12. Statute of Limitations. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising of or related to use of Ka Pao services or the Terms of Services must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.


13. Choice of Law; Jurisdiction; Forum. These Terms of Services will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New Zealand, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions or your actual country of residence. Any claims, legal proceeding or litigation arising in connection with the Services will be brought solely in New Zealand and you consent to the jurisdiction of such courts.


14. Copyright Information. It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement. If you believe that your copyright has been infringed on the Services, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.