Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions will help you in your dealings with the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand (BOINZ). Please read carefully. If you have any concerns please contact BOINZ National Office – office@boinz.org.nz or 04 473 6002

Membership

Any person applying for membership agrees to support our objectives and agree to follow our Constitution, Code of Ethics and following Terms and Conditions as outlined below.  

  • Your BOINZ membership will commence upon full and final payment and following Board Approval.
  • Your fees are pro rated based on the month of application through to 31 December.
  • All membership types pay a one-off joining fee (as listed against Membership Types). This reflects administration costs associated with joining the Institute.
  • If payment is not made within the required 3 month grace period, memberships will be struck off. 
  • Until you formally resign your membership (in writing or by email) you are considered a member.
  • All memberships are non transferable and non refundable once payment has been received.
  • Click here for further definition of our Membership Types and Associated Fees 

Use of the Institute’s Name and Logo

Any Member of BOINZ agrees to seek permission through the Chief Executive for the Board approval to use the BOINZ name and logo, including any BOINZ subsidiaries, branding and logos.

For full policy surrounding the use of the BOINZ name and logo, click here to download our Brand Guidelines

This document provides guidelines on appropriate use of the BOINZ name and logo when associated with the purchase of membership, partnerships and promotional rights in relation to events and engagements. 

The BOINZ name and logo, including all subsidiaries, shall not be used without the prior specific written approval of the Chief Executive of the Board. The rules and regulations surrounding this means a company cannot be listed as being a Member of BOINZ. 

  • The only acceptable use of the Institute’s name is for an Licensed Member to state the following:
    Licensed Member of The Building Officials Institute of New Zealand or LMBOINZ
  • The only acceptable use of the Institute’s name is for an Accredited Member to state the following:
    Accredited Member of The Building Officials Institute of New Zealand or AMBOINZ.
  • The only acceptable use of the Institute’s name is for a Corporate Member to state the following:
    Corporate Member of The Building Officials Institute of New Zealand or CBOINZ.

No Member of BOINZ can align the BOINZ logo or name with references to training, skills or expertise without prior written approval from the Chief Executive of the Board.

The use of the BOINZ logo on any material, including but not limited to websites, business collateral or vehicles is not permitted without prior written approval of the Chief Executive of the Board. Similarly the incorporation of the BOINZ name, or image cannot be aligned or linked with any other imagery, logo or company name.

Click here to download a Use of BOINZ Logo Application Form 

Events

Confirmation Policy
All registered delegates will receive a confirmation email which will contain all relevant details for the event and registrant's confirmed details. On receivable of this confirmation it means the registration has been processed, and any cancellation policies will be based on this date.

Cancellations Policy
All cancellations must be received in writing by the Institute and must receive a written acknowledgement that it has been received. All cancellations incur an administration fee of NZD$120.00 (gst exclusive) per registration. Cancellations must be received by the date indicated on the registration form or registration page on the website, otherwise they will incur an additional late fee of NZD$85.00 (gst exclusive) per registration. Substitutions will be received prior to the date indicated on the registration form, but will incur a processing fee of NZD$60.00 (gst exclusive) per registration. There will be no refund for a cancellation made within 24 hours of the event commencing, or a "no show" on the day. The named conference delegate much be the person attending on the day, unless already discussed with the Institute.

Payment of Registration
All delegate registration invoices must be paid before the event start date. Registrants will not be allowed to attend if there are outstanding registration invoices. Exhibitors must pay a deposit as indicated within the application form to apply for a stand. Remaining balances must be paid before the event date. 

Unable to attend Social Functions
If you are unable to attend any of the social functions at the conference which are inclusive of all full registrations then, for catering and other purposes, it would be appreciated if you could send a brief email indicating this to events@boinz.org.nz

Conditions of Attendance
Attendees registering for events including those attending as partners or at selected social events are reminded that they must not promote products and services to those registered at conference, unless they are attending as an exhibitor. Anyone wishing to promote products and services are required to apply for an exhibition stand. The Building Officials Institute reserves the right to restrict access or expel individuals breaching this requirement.

Partner's Social Registration
Access to the Partners Social Programme is for members/delegates attending the conference, their spouses and exhibitor staff spouses only.

Member's Discount
In order to claim the member’s discounted rate for attendance at this event, attendees must be current financial members of the Institute. Please check that your membership is current with no outstanding subscriptions due. Members who are not financial at the time of this event may incur an additional charge.

Early Bird Special
The early bird special is only available until the date indicated on the registration form. Any registrations received beyond this date will classify as a ‘Late’ registration.

Exhibitor's Rules, Regulations and Contract
Registered Exhibitors are bound to comply with strict rules and regulation as part of their exhibition contract. 

Click here to download our Exhibitor Rules and Regulations
 

Training Academy and Continuous Professional Development Events

Confirmation Policy
At no later than 3 weeks prior to a Training Academy or CPD seminars course start date, an email confirming all relevant information regarding the course or an update on the status of the course will be sent. A suitable email contact address must be supplied when registering for a Training Academy and CPD course.

Minimum Number Policy
All Training Academy events require minimum numbers of attendees to be registered at a given location at least 20 days prior to the event commencing. If minimum numbers are not reached by this date, an email will be sent to all attendees giving notice of its pending cancellation. If minimum numbers are still not reached after one week and the event is cancelled, potential attendees will be advised of this cancellation and given for options alternative locations and dates.

Refund Policy

Should a participant need to cancel their attendance prior to an event for which they have a confirmation registration; notice of this must be received in writing by the Training Academy office. The Training Academy will accept substitutes who meet course criteria. Any candidates that wish to transfer to another course date outside 20 working days from the course will incur a NZD $75.00 (gst exclusive) transfer fee. 

The following fees will be applied to Cancellations: 
15 - 20 Days Notice  25% Cancellation Fee
10 - 14 Days Notice 30% Cancellation Fee
2 - 9 Days Notice  50% Cancellation Fee
24 Hours Notice  No Refund
No Show  No Refund

Travel and Accommodation
If booking travel and accommodation to attend a course, it is important that you book travel and accommodation that can be refunded or transferred in the event of postponement or cancellation. We also recommend you don't book travel or accommodation until after the course has been officially confirmed by the Institute in the form of a course confirmation email. The Training Academy will not be held responsible for any costs incurred.

Member Investment Eligibility
In order to claim the Institute's Member's discounted rate for attendance at any event, attendees must be current financial members of the Institute. Please check that your membership is current with no outstanding subscriptions due. Members who are non financial at the time of the event they have been registered for, may incur an additional charge.

Purpose of Training Academy Courses
The Training Academy courses provide the theoretical content for the Unit Standards as indicated in the title block of each course. The completion of this theoretical content and successful completion of the skill checks will provide evidence of competency in the theory portion of those units for the purposes of the Assessment of Prior Learning required for the attainment of the Diploma in Building Surveying. Candidates will still be required to demonstrate practical experience in the application of the theory content of these units.

CPD Points (if applicable)
All courses run through the Training Academy are allocated CPD points. These points will be recorded by the Training Academy for all members. Certificates will be provided after completion of the course for all attendees. CPD points will be allocated once the course has been completed. 

Straight Up Magazine

The views expressed in Straight Up are not necessarily those of the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand, nor does the advertisement of any product or service in this magazine imply endorsement of it by the Institute. ISSN 2230-2654 (online) and ISSN 1175-9739. Copyright Building Officials Institute of New Zealand. All material appearing in Straight Up is copyright and cannot be reproduced without prior permission of the publisher.

Advertising

Advertising in any of the BOINZ publications, hard copy or electronic, will be invoiced on acceptance of copy and becomes payable on receipt of invoice.

Sponsorship and Partnerships

Sponsorship and Partnerships are dealt with on a case-by-case basis as per agreement reached.

Payment of Accounts

Accounts may be paid by cash, cheque, credit card, electronic transfer or automatic payment and are due upon receipt of invoice. Please ensure you include the invoice number with your payment. Credit card payments can be made

Overdue Accounts

In the absence of special arrangements, we do not allow a credit facility. Overdue accounts are deemed to be those accounts that remain unpaid after thirty days from the date of invoice for services provided by BOINZ.

BOINZ reserves the right to refer overdue accounts to an external debt collection agency. Collection costs incurred by BOINZ for the collection of any overdue accounts will be the responsibility of the debtor and all charges must be paid in full at the time of collection.

Responsibility

BOINZ will endeavour to ensure a full professional approach to all services provided. However, BOINZ shall not be liable for any consequences of the provision of services to you, except for consequences arising as a direct result of the willful negligence on the part of BOINZ.

BOINZ Website Usage

The materials on the BOINZ website are intended to provide general information only and may not necessarily be accurate or current. This site may contain links or other references to other parties and their websites. BOINZ cannot control the contents of those other sites, and makes no guarantee about the accuracy, timeliness or subject matter of the material located on those sites. BOINZ does not necessarily approve of, endorse or sponsor any content or material on those sites.

BOINZ makes no guarantees or representations that material on other websites to which this website is linked does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any person anywhere in the world. BOINZ is not, and must not be taken to be, authorising infringement of any intellectual property rights contained in material or other sites by linking or allowing links to, this website to such material on other sites.

To the maximum extent permitted by law, BOINZ and each author of this site disclaims any liability to any person arising out of any action or failure to act by that person, in accessing, downloading, using or relying on any materials from this website whether caused by the negligence of BOINZ or otherwise.

Under no circumstances will BOINZ and each author of this website be liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, including damages for loss of business of other profits, arising in relation to the use of any material from this website in any way whatsoever whether caused by the negligence of BOINZ or otherwise. 

BOINZ does not represent or guarantee that any files obtained from or through this site are free from computer viruses or other defects. Any such files are provided, and may only be used, on the basis that the user assumes all responsibility for any loss, damage or consequence resulting directly or indirectly from use of those files.

Emails

As part of your membership, BOINZ will use email to communicate with about events and Building Control related news (E-news Updates). Please note BOINZ does not send emails out on behalf of third parties, unless deemed necessary and relevant to our members, as approved by the Chief Executive.

Opting out – You can remove yourself from individual regional branch streams by updating your profile here. To be completely removed from all BOINZ membership emails please send an email to office@boinz.org.nz.

Acknowledgement of Terms

This document, along with the BOINZ Code of Ethics contains the terms upon which BOINZ provides services to you.

Unless you formally advise otherwise, your continued association and use of the website will be taken by BOINZ as your acceptance of these terms.

 

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