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CarbonCrop Software Platform Terms of Use

By accepting these terms and using the CarbonCrop software platform you agree to be bound by these Terms.

​1. Application of Terms

 

1.1 These Terms apply to your use of the Service (as that term is defined below).  By setting up an account to use the Service:  

a. you agree to these Terms; and

b. where your access and use is on behalf of another person (e.g. a company), you confirm that you are authorised to, and do in fact, agree to these Terms on that person’s behalf and that, by agreeing to these Terms on that person’s behalf, that person is bound by these Terms.

 

1.2 If you do not agree to these Terms, you are not authorised to access and use the Service, and you must immediately stop doing so.

2. Changes

 

2.1 Subject to clause 2.3:

a. we may change these Terms at any time by notifying you of the change by email or by posting a notice on the Website; and

b. unless stated otherwise, any change takes effect from the date set out in the notice, which must be no less than 30 days from the date of the notice.  

 

2.2 You are responsible for ensuring you are familiar with the latest Terms.  

 

2.3 These Terms were last updated on 3 July 2023.

3. Interpretation

 

In these Terms:

CarbonCrop Software means the software owned by us (and our licensors) that is used to provide the Service. 

Confidential Information means any information that is not public knowledge and that is obtained from the other party in the course of, or in connection with, the provision and use of the Service.  Our Confidential Information includes Intellectual Property owned by us (or our licensors), including the CarbonCrop Software.  Your Confidential Information includes the Data.

Data means all data, content, and information (including personal information) owned, held, used or created by you or on your behalf that is stored using, or inputted into, the Service.

 

Force Majeure means an event that is beyond the reasonable control of a party, excluding:

a. an event to the extent that it could have been avoided by a party taking reasonable steps or reasonable care; or

b. a lack of funds for any reason.

including and similar words do not imply any limit.

 

Intellectual Property Rights includes copyright and all rights existing anywhere in the world conferred under statute, common law or equity relating to inventions (including patents), registered and unregistered trade marks and designs, circuit layouts, data and databases, confidential information, know-how, and all other rights resulting from intellectual activity.  Intellectual Property has a consistent meaning, and includes any enhancement, modification or derivative work of the Intellectual Property.

personal information means information about an identifiable, living person.

personnel includes officers, employees, contractors and agents, but a reference to your personnel does not include us.

Pilot means the pilot program whereby we permit you to use the Service during the Pilot Period, free of charge, in accordance with these Terms.

Pilot Period has the meaning given to that term in clause 12.1b.

 

Service means the pre-launch pilot program for the service having the core functionality described on the Website, as updated by us from time to time.

Start Date means the date that you set up an account with us.  

Terms means these terms titled CarbonCrop Software Platform terms of use.

 

Underlying Systems means the CarbonCrop Software, IT solutions, systems and networks (including software and hardware) used to provide the Service, including any third party solutions, systems and networks.

We, us or our means CarbonCo Limited, company number 8142644.

Website means the internet site at www.carboncrop.com, or such other site notified to you by us.

You or your means you or, if clause 1.1b applies, both you and the other person on whose behalf you are acting.

Words in the singular include the plural and vice versa.

A reference to a statute includes references to regulations, orders or notices made under or in connection with the statute or regulations and all amendments, replacements or other changes to any of them.

4. Provision of the Service

 

4.1 We must use reasonable efforts to provide the Service in accordance with these Terms and New Zealand law.

 

4.2 Our provision of the Service to you is non-exclusive.  Nothing in these Terms prevents us from providing the Service to any other person.

 

4.3 We will use reasonable efforts to ensure the Service is available during normal business hours in New Zealand.  However, it is possible that on occasion the Service may be unavailable to permit maintenance or other development activity to take place, or in the event of Force Majeure.  We will use reasonable efforts to contact you via email with details of any unavailability. 

5. Your Obligations

 

5.1 You and your personnel must:

a. use the Service in accordance with these Terms solely for:

i. internal evaluation of the CarbonCrop Software for your own business purposes in accordance with evaluation criteria agreed between the parties; and

ii. lawful purposes (including complying with the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007); and

b. as requested by us from time to time, meet with and/or discuss and provide information and feedback on:

i. the nature and extent of your use or operation of the CarbonCrop Software; and

ii. any changes or suggestions regarding the CarbonCrop Software; and

iii. all errors or feature requests for the CarbonCrop Software; and

iV. the characteristic conditions and symptoms leading to the errors or suggested feature requests in sufficient detail to allow us to recreate them itself, 

in each case to inform how we continue to develop and improve the CarbonCrop Software; and

c. not resell or make available the Service to any third party, or otherwise commercially exploit the Service.

6. Data 

 

6.1 You acknowledge that we may require access to the Data to exercise our rights and perform our obligations under these Terms, and you will arrange all consents and approvals that are necessary for such access.

 

6.2 You acknowledge and agree that:

a. we may:

i. use Data and information about your and your end users’ use of the Service to generate anonymised and aggregated statistical and analytical data (Analytical Data); and

ii. use Analytical Data for our internal research and product development purposes and to conduct statistical analysis and identify trends and insights; and

iii. supply Analytical Data to third parties;

b. our rights under clause 6.2aii above will survive termination or expiry of these Terms; and 

c. title to, and all Intellectual Property Rights in, Analytical Data is and remains our property.

 

6.3 You acknowledge and agree that to the extent Data contains personal information, in collecting, holding and processing that information through the Service, we are acting as your agent for the purposes of the Privacy Act 2020 and any other applicable privacy law.  You must obtain all necessary consents from the relevant individual to enable us to collect, use, hold and process that information in accordance with these Terms.

 

6.4 While we will take standard industry measures to back up all Data stored using the Service, you agree to keep a separate back-up copy of all Data uploaded by you onto the Service.

 

6.5 You agree that we may store Data (including any personal information) in secure servers in Australia and New Zealand and may access that Data (including any personal information) in Australia and New Zealand from time to time.  

 

6.6 You indemnify us against any liability, claim, proceeding, cost, expense (including the actual legal fees charged by our solicitors) and loss of any kind arising from any actual or alleged claim by a third party that any Data infringes the rights of that third party (including Intellectual Property Rights and privacy rights) or that the Data is Objectionable, incorrect or misleading.

 

6.7 Following termination or expiry of these Terms, we will retain the data for a minimum of seven (7) years, after which we may have it destroyed. Unless directed by you to remove all copies of data, backups of the data may remain in our archives as part of our standard retention policies.

7. Fees

 

7.1 No fees will be payable during the Pilot Period.

 

7.2 NZ$250/site/year for base activated sites including associated functionality, which includes an allocation of 25ha of forest area for ETS management and no additional cost.

 

7.3 NZ$10/ha/yr for areas of forest for which either/both of the:

a. ETS management features are activated beyond the base site allocation

b. biodiversity monitoring features are activated

 

7.4 NZ$100/site/yr for connection of an activated site to a carbon analytics framework

 

7.5 Issuance, tracking, and activation of carbon removal units according to separate carbon management agreements registered areas using manage  

8. Intellectual Property 

 

8.1 Subject to clause 8.2, title to, and all Intellectual Property Rights in, the Service, the Website, and all Underlying Systems is and remains our property (and our licensors’ property).  You must not contest or dispute that ownership, or the validity of those Intellectual Property Rights.

 

8.2 Title to, and all Intellectual Property Rights in, the Data (as between the parties) remains your property.  You grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, fully paid up, transferable, irrevocable licence to use, store, copy, modify, make available and communicate the Data for any purpose in connection with the exercise of our rights and performance of our obligations in accordance with these Terms. 

 

8.3 To the extent not owned by us, you grant us a royalty-free, transferable, irrevocable and perpetual licence to use for our own business purposes any know-how, techniques, ideas, methodologies, and similar Intellectual Property used by us in the provision of the Service.

 

8.4 All Intellectual Property developed during the Pilot Program will be exclusively owned by us. Furthermore, if you provide us with ideas, comments or suggestions relating to the Pilot, the Service or Underlying Systems (together feedback):

a. all Intellectual Property Rights in that feedback, and anything created as a result of that feedback (including new material, enhancements, modifications or derivative works), are owned solely by us; and

b. we may use or disclose the feedback for any purpose.

 

9. Confidentiality

 

9.1 Each party must, unless it has the prior written consent of the other party:

a. keep confidential at all times the Confidential Information of the other party; 

b. effect and maintain adequate security measures to safeguard the other party’s Confidential Information from unauthorised access or use; and

c. disclose the other party’s Confidential Information to its personnel or professional advisors on a need to know basis only and, in that case, ensure that any personnel or professional advisor to whom it discloses the other party’s Confidential Information is aware of, and complies with, clauses 9.1a and 9.1b.

 

9.2 The obligation of confidentiality in clause 9.1 does not apply to any disclosure or use of Confidential Information:

a. Where we publicise your involvement, use of, or feedback on the Service, on our website or otherwise to potential customers and other third parties;

b. for the purpose of performing a party’s obligations, or exercising a party’s rights, under these Terms;

c. required by law (including under the rules of any stock exchange);

d. which is publicly available through no fault of the recipient of the Confidential Information or its personnel;

e. which was rightfully received by a party from a third party without restriction and without breach of any obligation of confidentiality; or

f. by us if required as part of a bona fide sale of our business (assets or shares, whether in whole or in part) to a third party, provided that we enter into a confidentiality agreement with the third party on terms no less restrictive than this clause 9.

10. Warranties

 

10.1 You acknowledge and agree that, to the maximum extent permitted by law:

a. you are participating in the Pilot and using the Service at your own risk; and

b. our warranties are limited to those set out in these Terms, and all other conditions, guarantees or warranties whether expressed or implied by statute or otherwise (including any warranty under Part 3 of the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017) are expressly excluded and, to the extent that they cannot be excluded, liability for them is limited to NZD1; and

c. we are not responsible or liable for, and give no warranties or representations as to:

i. the outcomes of the Pilot and the Service, either generally or for you specifically;

ii. any forecasts or projections on financial returns provided via the CarbonCrop Software; and

iii. any of our acts or omissions in relation to the Pilot and/or the Service.

d. we make no representation concerning the quality of the Service and do not promise that the Service will:

i. meet your requirements or be suitable for a particular purpose, including that the use of the Service will fulfil or meet any statutory role or responsibility you may have; or  

ii. be secure, free of viruses or other harmful code, uninterrupted or error free.

 

10.2 You agree and represent that you are acquiring the Service, and accepting these Terms, for the purpose of trade.  The parties agree that:

a. to the maximum extent permissible by law, the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 and any other applicable consumer protection legislation does not apply to the supply of the Service or these Terms; and

b. it is fair and reasonable that the parties are bound by this clause 10.2.

10.3 Without limiting clause 10.1, the parties agree to contract out of sections 9, 12A and 13 of the Fair Trading Act 1986, and that it is fair and reasonable that the parties are bound by this clause 13.5.

11. Liability

11.1 Our maximum aggregate liability under or in connection with these Terms or relating to the Service, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise, must not in any Year exceed any fees paid by you to us under these Terms.  The cap in this clause 11.1 includes the cap set out in clause 10.1b.

11.2 Neither party is liable to the other under or in connection with these Terms or the Service for any: 

a. loss of profit, revenue, savings, business, use, data (including Data), and/or goodwill; or

b. consequential, indirect, incidental or special damage or loss of any kind.

11.3 Clause 11.2 does not apply to limit your liability under the indemnity in clause 6.6.

12. Term, Termination and Suspension

12.1 Unless terminated under this clause 12, these Terms and your right to access and use the Service:

a. starts on the Start Date; and

b. continues for  the duration of the Pilot as notified to you or such longer period set by us (the Pilot Period).

12.2 Unless you have agreed to subscribe for the CarbonCrop Software under our standard terms and conditions beyond the Pilot, your access to and use of the Service (including access to your Data) will terminate at the earlier of the end of the Pilot Period or the date of termination of these Terms and all licenses granted to you under these Terms will immediately terminate. 

12.3 Either party may, by notice to the other party, immediately terminate these Terms and your right to access and use the Service for any reason, upon 30 days notice.

12.4 Termination of these Terms does not affect either party’s rights and obligations that accrued before that termination.

12.5 No compensation is payable by us to you as a result of termination of these Terms for whatever reason. 

12.6 At any time prior to one month after the earlier of the date of termination or the end of the Pilot Period, you may request deletion of any Data stored using the Service or for us to provide you a copy of any Data stored using the Service, provided that you pay our reasonable costs of providing that copy.  On receipt of that request, we must provide a copy of the Data in a common electronic form.  We do not warrant that the format of the Data will be compatible with any software.

13. General 

13.1 Neither party is liable to the other for any failure to perform its obligations under these Terms to the extent caused by Force Majeure.

13.2 Subject to clause 6.3, we are your independent contractor, and no other relationship (e.g. joint venture, agency, trust or partnership) exists under these Terms.

13.3 These Terms, and any dispute relating to these Terms or the Service, are governed by and must be interpreted in accordance with the laws of New Zealand.  Each party submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of New Zealand in relation to any dispute connected with these Terms or the Service.

13.4 Clauses which, by their nature, are intended to survive termination of these Terms, including clauses 6.6, 8, 9, 11, 12.4 to 12.6 and 13.3, continue in force.   

13.5 These Terms set out everything agreed by the parties relating to the Service, and supersede and cancel anything discussed, exchanged or agreed prior to the Start Date.  

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