These Terms of Use apply to all users of the New Zealand FernMark website (the Site).

The Site is operated by New Zealand Story Group (NZSG). By viewing and using the Site you will be deemed to have agreed to these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy without qualification.

If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy, then you must stop accessing and using the Site.

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    Copyright and limited reproduction notices: Unless specified otherwise in writing by NZSG, nothing in these Terms of Use or your use of the Site will confer on you any ownership or other rights in intellectual property owned or licensed by NZSG. Unless expressly authorised on the Site or in writing by NZSG, no part of the Site may be distributed or copied for any commercial purpose and you are not permitted to incorporate the material or any part of it in any other work or publication (whether in hard copy, electronic or any other form). Subject to clause 2, no part of the Site may be reproduced, transmitted or stored (including in any other website or other electronic form).

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    You may print, or download to your hard drive, extracts from the Site only for your own personal or internal business use, but only if you: (a) retain all relevant copyright and other proprietary notices on each copy; and (b) use the material in a manner consistent with these Terms of Use.

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    Linking by NZSG: The contents of the Site may include links to third party materials. NZSG will not be responsible for the contents of any Linked Site or liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage suffered by you from accessing, using, relying on or trading with third parties. The inclusion of any link does not imply NZSG's endorsement of the Linked Site or any association with their operators.'/drupal

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    Linking by User: You may include links from your site to the Site. However, NZSG reserves the right to prohibit your linking to the Site at any time, and you must remove or cease any link at NZSG's request. You will not frame any part of the material on the Site by including advertising or other revenue generating material. If you do create a link to any page on the Site, you are responsible for the consequences of that link and you will keep NZSG indemnified and held harmless against all costs, expenses and damages it may incur arising from, or in connection with, that link.

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    Disclaimer: Although reasonable care has been taken to ensure the facts stated in the Site by or on behalf of NZSG are accurate and the opinions given are fair and reasonable, NZSG does not give you or any other person any warranty of accuracy, reliability or fitness for any purpose in relation to the information contained on a Site, or that the Site are complete, accurate, up to date or available at any time.. You acknowledge and agree that NZSG does not offer any opinion or recommendation with respect to the nature, potential value or suitability of any particular transaction or strategy. Use of information contained on the Site is at your own risk and NZSG is not responsible for any adverse consequences arising out of such use. NZSG is not an issuer or a promoter of any securities to any person for the purpose of the Securities Act 1978, nor is NZSG providing a financial adviser service for the purpose of the Financial Advisers Act 2008. NZSG reserves the right to change the information on the Site at any time without notice. If you enter into any transaction subsequent to accessing any of the Site, you do so entirely in reliance on your own judgement and inquiries and (unless specified otherwise in writing by or on behalf of NZSG) not in reliance on any statements, warranties or representations made to you or to any other person by or on behalf of NZSG. Accordingly, all express or implied warranties and representations are excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law.

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    Limitation of liability and indemnity: To the fullest extent permitted by law, NZSG excludes all responsibility and liability in relation to the Site and NZSG will not be responsible for errors or misstatements or be liable, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, for any loss or damage however caused (including direct, indirect, consequential, special, or economic loss, such as loss of profits, revenue or goodwill). You will indemnify NZSG, its officers and employees and hold each of them harmless against all costs, expenses and damages incurred in connection with any claim brought by a third party against NZSG arising from a breach by you of any of these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy.

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    Amendments: NZSG reserves the right to change or update these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy at any time without notice. By continuing to access the Site, you agree to be bound by the Amendments.

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    Governing Law: These Terms of Use are governed by and will be construed in accordance with the laws of New Zealand and you submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand without regard to conflicts of law principles. To the fullest extent permitted by law, NZSG is not responsible for the compliance of the Site, or the material contained in them, with the laws of any other country.

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    Professional advice: NZSG suggests that you consider seeking relevant independent professional advice before proceeding with a transaction.

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    Contact: If you have any questions, concerns or complaints in relation to the Site or these Terms of Use please contact NZSG by sending an email to



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    Eligibility: you must meet the FernMark Licence Programme eligibility criteria and be approved for a FernMark Licence (licence fee applies).

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    Entries are only open to New Zealand Tech companies applying for a FernMark Licence for the first time.

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    Applications must be received by 30 April 2022.

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    Receipt of prize conditions: Workshops will be held in Auckland, or can be held over Zoom; travel arrangements will be at your own expense.

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    The FernMark Licence Programme reserves the right to collect your company data for the purposes of running the competition.