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Terms and conditions for online transaction processing services

Wanganui District Council Online Transaction Processing Service offers certain transactions that can be done through the Council's website. All such transactions are subject to these terms and conditions. The Council may vary these terms and conditions from time to time without notification and it is your responsibility to ensure that you are familiar with them. In these terms and conditions, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings:

1. Use of Online Transactions

Wanganui District Council makes online transactions available for your personal and/or internal business purposes. You may use information provided to you through your online transactions solely for your personal and/or internal business purposes, provided that you do not remove any proprietary rights notices, do not modify the information or make it available to third parties through a networked computer environment and do not make any additional representations or warranties regarding the information.

2. Information and Privacy

You hereby authorise Wanganui District Council to receive and collect information about you (including information about your online transactions) from time to time through the Wanganui District Council website. Any such information collected shall be treated in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993. Wanganui District Council may disclose information about you (including your identity) to a third party if Wanganui District Council is requested to do so in the course of a criminal or other legal investigation, or if Wanganui District Council determines that disclosure is necessary in connection with any complaint regarding your use of the site.

3. Payment Convenience Fees

Processing fees for online credit card payments are added to your payment amount – 2.6% of the transaction for credit card processing by Council's bank. These will not be itemised on your bank statement, but included in the transaction total. Wanganui District Council retains no part of these fees. We have several other payment options if you prefer not to make payments online.

4. Consent for us to receive and store information in electronic form

Use of these services means that you agree to provide information through electronic means. This means you agree to provide any relevant information, documents and attachments in the format and to the standards described for each transaction. It also means you agree and understand that the information will be retained in electronic form.

5. Consent for us to provide you with information in electronic form

Use of these services means that you agree to receive information through electronic means. Where information is requested by another person, the requesting party is deemed to be the recipient's agent and is presumed to have obtained the consent of the recipient to receive the information in electronic format.

6. Accounts

Certain online transactions offered by Wanganui District Council may require a login ID and password for verification of your identity to access the online transactions. You agree that all information provided to Wanganui District Council by you in relation to your account shall be current, complete and accurate. Your use of a Wanganui District Council account is subject to these terms and conditions You agree to comply with all such terms and conditions in respect of your use of online transactions.

7. Password Security

If you are required to select a password, Wanganui District Council recommends the password you select should not relate to any readily accessible data such as your name, birth date, address, telephone number, driver's licence, licence plate or passport. Nor may it be an obvious combination of letters and numbers, including sequential or same numbers or letters. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the security of your login ID and password, and for all activity which occurs on or through your account, whether authorised or unauthorised, including use by current and former employees if you are a corporate entity. You should change your password immediately if you believe that your login ID and password have been used without authorisation and advise Wanganui District Council of this. Wanganui District Council shall not have any liability for your failure to comply with these obligations.

8. Security

Transaction Processing Services are provided through a secure website. However, you acknowledge and agree that Internet transmissions are never entirely secure or private, and that any message or information you send to or through the Council website while using online transactions (including credit card information) may be read or intercepted by others, even where a website is stated as being secure. Wanganui District Council shall have no liability for the interception or ‘hacking' of data through the website by unauthorised third parties.

9. Your Warranties

In using any Wanganui District Council transactions you represent and warrant that you are over 18 years of age and have legal capacity to contract in New Zealand. If you are using a credit card to process a transaction, you represent and warrant that the credit card is issued in your name and that you shall pay to the issuer all charges incurred while using online transactions. If you are using a Wanganui District Council account, you represent and warrant that you are authorised to use the login ID and password allocated to such account.

10. Accuracy of Transaction Information

Before completing an online transaction with the Wanganui District Council, you will be presented with a confirmation screen verifying the transaction details you wish to process. It is your responsibility to verify that all transaction, credit card/account information and other details are correct. You should print the transaction confirmation for future reference and your files. Wanganui District Council shall have no liability for transactions which are incorrect as a result of inaccurate data entry in the course of any online transactions, or for loss of data or information caused by factors outside of Wanganui District Council's control. This includes the information supplied as part of the application.

11. Limitation of Liability

Except as expressly prohibited by law, in no event will Wanganui District Council be liable to you for any direct, indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental or punitive damages, including lost profits, even where Wanganui District Council has been advised of the possibility of such damages occurring. If, notwithstanding the foregoing, Wanganui District Council is found to be liable to you for any damage or loss which arises as a result of your use of the website, Wanganui District Council's liability shall not exceed the dollar amount of the transaction which formed the basis of the damage or $100.00, whichever is the lesser.

12. Right to Suspend, Alter or Cancel Service

Wanganui District Council shall be entitled at any time without prior notice or any liability to you, to cancel or suspend any or all online services and/or to substitute alternative services, which may or may not be interactive or transactional in nature.

13. Specific Service Terms and Conditions

You acknowledge that certain online transactions made available or offered by Wanganui District Council from time to time may be subject to specific additional terms and conditions, and you agree to review and comply with any such additional terms and conditions. Access and use of any online services shall be deemed to constitute acceptance of any such additional terms and conditions applicable to such service.

14. Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions and the online services they cover are governed by New Zealand law. The New Zealand Courts have exclusive jurisdiction over any matter in connection with the online services and these terms and conditions.

15. Support Hours

Wanganui District Council provides customer support for online services between the hours of 8.00am to 5.00pm (Monday to Friday). All queries outside these hours will be logged and attended to during office hours.

16. Refunds Policy

A refund will only be provided when it has been proven that a payment has been made twice at the same time for one item, by the same method.

Additional Information

How you can pay:

  • By the following credit card types: Visa or MasterCard only are accepted

  • Credit Card Fees:

  • You will be charged a convenience fee of 2.6% + .15 cents for online transactions

  • Instructions:

    You will find step by step instructions as you go through the payment process.
  • At the end of the transaction you will be given a reference number.
  • Receipts for online payments are emailed; however, you can either print the screen or note down the details for future reference.
  • Close the browser window when you are finished.
  • When using the service we recommend that you use the navigation buttons provided within the screens. Use of the 'enter' key in some screens may have unexpected results.

  • Hours:

  • Payments made after 10pm may appear on your account the following business day.

  • Refund enquiries:

  • Refund enquiries should be directed to Wanganui District Council. Phone +64 6 349 0001 or Email:
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