1. Mecca's General Site Policy
 
Mecca's General Site Policy applies to anyone who visits the Mecca Web site or uses any of our services. In this General Site Policy and generally on the Mecca Web site,
  • "we", "our" or "Mecca" means Mecca Group Limited;
  • "you" means you, the person using our services or visiting our Web site;
  • "services" means all goods or services we provide and anything else we do for you, including allowing you to access our Web site.

If you are a Mecca customer, then other contractual terms may apply to some services. It is important that you are familiar with the terms applying to your use of our services. Nothing in this General Site Policy is intended to affect any of those terms.

 
2. Other policies may apply
 
In addition to this General Site Policy other policies may apply to some of our services, such as chat and discussion groups, or to particular communities.
 
3. Complying with our policies
 
By using Mecca's services, you agree to comply with this General Site Policy and with any other policies which apply to particular services or communities. The policies are designed to make sure that accessing Mecca is a positive experience for everyone. If you do not comply with any term of this General Site Policy, or the other applicable policies relevant to your use of a particular service, we may take any of the measures set out at paragraph 10 - Site Management Rights.
 
4. Changing the policies
 
We may change this General Site Policy and our policies applying to particular services at any time by changing or removing existing terms or adding new ones. Changes may take the form of completely new policies. We will tell you about any changes by posting an updated version of the particular policy on our Web site. Any change we make applies from the date we publish it on the Web site.
 
5. Disruptive activities
 
You must not:
  • use any of our services to threaten, abuse, defame, harass or stalk others
  • use objectionable language or expressions of bigotry, racism or hatred on our Web site
  • disrupt activity online, including making persistent off-topic comments
  • spam, including sending unsolicited emails, bulk email, or distribution to multiple discussion groups, mailing lists or communities, distributing chain letters, pyramid schemes or hoaxes. For more information on spam, refer to our spam policy
  • access or use anybody else's computer system, communications services or data, including by hacking or by attempting to circumvent user authentication or other security measures
  • view, collect, forward or intercept email or other private communications not intended (by the sender) for you, or attempt to do any of these things.
  • post or use any software or device which may facilitate a continued connection or degrade or impede the service of another user, such as pinging, mail bombs or war dialling
  • run network scanning software or use open relay to distribute messages
  • introduce anything harmful or destructive (such as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, time bombs or bots) to, or interfere in any way with, our or anyone else's computer system or communications services
  • create or use a false identity for the purpose of misleading others as to the identity of the sender or origin of any message.
  • use false message headers or omit message headers.
 
6. Your Responsibilities
 
You are responsible for:
  • all your activities while using any of our services and for anything you say or post on the site
  • using your own judgement when evaluating information you access by using our services, remember some information could be from anyone of any age or experience level
  • your personal information. We recommend you do not give your name, address, phone number or credit card numbers unless the site you are visiting and the method of access are secure. Make sure you know who you are giving your information to even if it is on a secure site
  • what you see on the Internet, including information that your children access. Some content and some links may contain adult content and may not be suitable for children. We encourage you to join your children as they explore the Internet. We can provide you with information about the Internet access management utility, Cyber Patrol
  • make sure everyone else who uses our service meets these responsibilities.
 
7. Material and copyright
 
While every endeavour has been made to supply accurate information, errors and omissions may occur. Accordingly, Mecca does not accept any liability for any loss or damage which may directly or indirectly result from any advice, opinion, information, representation or omission, whether negligent or otherwise, contained on or accessed through our Web site.
 
8. Material you post or access
 
Material that you see on our Web site may be protected by copyright, trade mark, patent or other protections, even if it is not stated to be. Do not upload material or files unless you have the right or appropriate consent to do so.

By posting material in publicly accessible places on our Web site, you allow us to reproduce, publish, modify and distribute any part of that material, or incorporate it in other works in any form. If you do not own the material you must get the owner's consent before you post or upload it.
9. Objectionable material
 
The Department of Internal Affairs is responsible for censorship in New Zealand. If you are concerned that something you have seen on a Web site or bulletin board we host is objectionable or should be classified, you should contact the Department's Classification Office, and let us know that you have done so. More details on what is objectionable and the ways to contact the Department can be found on its Web site.
10. Site management rights
 
If you do not comply with this General Site Policy or any other policy applying to a particular service, we may withhold, suspend, restrict or terminate your access to our services, or to Mecca. We may also require you to edit material we consider to be unauthorised, misleading, offensive, defamatory, illegal or detrimental to our reputation or to our brand. If you do not do so to our satisfaction, we may edit that material ourselves, and we may withhold, suspend, restrict or terminate your use of the service without further notice. Nothing in this General Site Policy or in any other policy is intended to affect our rights to withhold, suspend, restrict or terminate services as set out in the applicable Terms of Service or any other applicable contractual terms.

We may filter, delete or restrict access to material posted on our Web site or transmitted via our servers if you or anyone else does not comply with this General Site Policy or any other applicable policy.
11. Using information about you: Our Privacy Policy
 
If you are just surfing and reading information on our Web site, then we may collect and store the following information about your visit:
  • the IP address of your machine when connected to the Internet and the domain name from which you are accessing the Internet;
  • the operating system and the browser your computer uses, and any search engine you are using;
  • the date and time you are visiting;
  • the URLs of the pages you visit;
  • if you provide it, your email address.
We can use that information to measure the number of visitors to different parts of the site and, for example, to measure the effectiveness of advertising. We do not disclose information about individual machines except for the reasons set out below.

We do not sell information which identifies you personally.
We may gather more extensive information if we are concerned, for example, about security issues. If we think it is necessary, we can disclose information to relevant law enforcement authorities, such as the Police or the Department of Internal Affairs.
 
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