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Sections of The Grid are published is under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Please ask before republication for the relevant attribution.

Copyright ©  gauk Media Ltd. All Rights Reserved. No part of gauk Networks or associated/related sites may be copied, reproduced or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise in part or full without express written permission from the publisher. All violations will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. For reproduction permissions and licence agreements contact us Here

Notice and procedure for making claims of copyright or intellectual property infringement

gauk Media respects the intellectual property of other. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide gauk Media’s Copyright Agent the following information:

a. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;

b. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;

c. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;

d. your address, telephone number, and email address;

e. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

f. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.

The Grid Content

The Grid is compiled from various sources by an army of volunteers and contributors. If you feel there is a publication of copyrighted material and that you are the owner and you have a concern we’d love to work with you to resolve the issue.  We can either ensure there is a proper accreditation or simply remove the content for you.

The fastest and most expedient method is to simply contact us!

gauk Media own and operate The grid, a free to use project and respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same. It is Gauk media’s policy, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of contributors who repeatedly infringe or are repeatedly charged with infringing the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others.

In accordance with our published practice, gauk Media will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed using the The Grid website that are reported to their Designated Copyright Agent.

If you are a copyright owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through the Site by completing the following  Notice of Alleged Infringement. Upon receipt of the Notice as described below, Gauk Media Ltd will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the challenged material from the Site.

  • 1. Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, or – if multiple copyrighted works are covered by this Notice – you may provide a representative list of the copyrighted works that you claim have been infringed.
  • 2. Identify (i) the material that you claim is infringing (or to be the subject of infringing activity) and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL of the link shown on the Site where such material may be found, and (ii) the reference or link, to the material or activity that you claim to be infringing, that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate that reference or link, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL of the link shown on the Site where such reference or link may be found.
  • 3. Provide your mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address.
  • 4. Include both of the following statements in the body of the Notice:
    • “I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material or reference or link to such material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use).”
    • “I hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed.”
  • 5. Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.

Deliver this Notice, with all items completed, to Gauk’s Designated Copyright Agent.

gauk Networks’s Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached Here

User content

This Website enables you and other users to submit content (‘user content’) that will be made available through the Website for the purpose of promoting New Zealand as a tourist destination. You must ensure that you have all necessary rights (including appropriate licences) to submit or supply the user content to the Website.

By creating, modifying, transmitting, uploading, or submitting any user content, you: grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid-up, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, licence to publicly display, communicate to the public, and make the user content available (by all means and in any media now known or hereafter developed) to other users of this Website and other users of our services in such manner as we may permit from time to time; and acknowledge and agree that no royalties or other remuneration will be paid or payable to you for your user content, or for the granting of the rights described above.

You are solely responsible for the user content that you make available through the Website. You represent and warrant that any user content you make available: does not infringe any copyright, privacy right, or any other right of any third party; and does not contain any matter that is defamatory, offensive, unlawful or that may damage the reputation of the publisher or the New Zealand tourism industry.

You shall fully indemnify and hold harmless gauk Media Ltd for any loss, damage, claim, cost or expense (including legal fees on a solicitor/own client basis) which may arise as a result of any action or claim that may be made or initiated against gauk Media Ltd by any person making a claim in relation to your actions or the user content that you make available.

We have no obligation to you to make this Website or any user content available. User content may be identified by users of the Website as being ‘inappropriate’. In such event, and gauk Media Ltd may on a case by case basis review and decide, in gauk Media Ltd’s absolute discretion, to remove such content. We may at any time edit, refuse to display, or remove any part of this Website (including your user content) as we deem appropriate.

Embedded content

Embedded content (including embedded images and embedded video content) on this Website that is identified with a blue “Your Photos” or “Your Videos” circle are embedded from a third party hosted site. Embedded content is subject to the licence terms of the location at which such content is hosted or the licence terms imposed by the owner of such content. Embedded content may be used or linked to only in accordance with the terms of the relevant licence. You are liable for any consequences of failure to comply with those licence terms.

Intellectual Property

Other than content published under The Creative Commons Licence the materials displayed on this Website are protected by copyright and other laws of New Zealand, and under similar laws and international conventions abroad. You acknowledge and agree that all copyright and other property rights that may subsist in this Website including text, illustrations, photographs, video, music, sounds, layout, designs, source code, belong to us or to our licensors (together, ‘our intellectual property’).

Except as permitted in the ‘embedded content’ or ‘copyright clearance and permission to use’ sections or with our prior written permission in other cases, you may not in any form or by any means: use, copy, modify, adapt, reproduce, store, distribute, print, display, perform, publish, communicate or otherwise deal in any way with our intellectual property; or commercialise any information, products or services obtained from any part of this Website.

By using this website you also agree to comply with the ‘Terms of Use’ for images available at www.gaukmedia.com. These terms of use must be read together with the ‘Terms of Use’ for images.

Copyright clearance and permission to use

Images on this Website that are not identified as “Your Photos” (in which case the terms of the ‘Embedded Content’ section apply) may be used or reproduced only with our express consent in each instance.

You may from time to time request our consent to use certain material or other content that appears on this Website. If we grant such consent it shall be subject to the following conditions:

The copyright notice below must appear on all copies of such material or content;

  • The words “copyright TheGrid.co.nz” must appear on all copies of such material or content; and
  • The materials or content must not be altered, modified or added to in any way.
  • The copyright notice referred to above must read:

“Copyright © 2015 gauk Media Ltd, New Zealand. All rights reserved.”

Trade marks

The trade marks appearing on this Website belong to us, our suppliers or our licensors. You must not use or reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce those trade marks for any reason without, in the case our trade marks, our prior written permission or, in the case of third party trade marks, the written permission of the owner the relevant trade mark.

Credits

Where appropriate a link will be set to the original author of the work on the relevant post.

Works reproduced by kind permission of the copyright owner:

  • Snap HD

Work shared under the creative commons licence:

  • Tera
  • Wikipedia
  • Department of Conservation