Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to twohills.co.nz website and to any Two-Hills-administered website that links to this page as its terms and conditions - in either case they are refered to here as "this website".

All content is © Copyright Two Hills Ltd www.twohills.co.nz unless otherwise stated. Most of our content is released under a Creative Commons license. Content must be attributed to "Two Hills Ltd www.twohills.co.nz" plus the URL of the source material.

You may post comments freely so long as:

  • content is not offensive, abusive or illegal
  • you have the right to the content (it is not somebody else's copyright material)
  • you do not discuss or reveal the identity of any anonymous contributors
  • content is not overly long
  • content is on topic
  • content is not commercial advertising

Please identify yourself if commenting about other people. This is not required but it is encouraged. If you want to make an observation about somebody's capability, or to speculate on their motivations or integrity then the honourable thing is to do so openly.

Some peope are unable to do that because of their position, such as whistleblowers. The right thing to do in that situation is to email the IT Skeptic and identify yourself privately.

The administrator(s) of this site shall be the final arbiter of whether a post meets these conditions. We reserve the right to edit or delete any post either because it does not meet these conditions or because it is otherwise deemed unsuitable.

You waive copyright by posting to this website unless you specify otherwise.

If you register with this website, all information about you shall remain confidential. We will not provide your contact information to anyone except where legally compelled to do so. We will never spam you or contact you for any commercial reason, but we reserve the right to contact you by email if something comes up.

UPDATED MARCH 2009: We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit this website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These companies may use cookies to serve ads on this website.

Specifically, for example, Google use the DoubleClick DART cookie. You can opt out of use of this cookie either by using your own cookie-blocking facilities or by notifying Google here.

This website is privately operated and is designed to provide personal information, views and commentary about information technology. The opinions expressed on this website are solely those of the author and contributors and not those of any organisation, expressly including, but not limited to, Two Hills Ltd, the Office of Government Commerce, the IT Service Management Forum or the International Standards Organisation. The site is not designed, authorised, sanctioned, or affiliated, by or with, any organisation, with the exception of Two Hills Ltd, our advertisers and our sponsors.

Users accept and agree to this disclaimer in the use of any information accessed in this website. You agree to indemnify us and not hold us liable for the result of any actions you may take based on the information contained in this website.

The administrators of this website reserve the right to cancel registration and/or bar access to this website to any users who do not comply with these terms, or who indulge in other offensive, unsavoury or anti-social practices, or where we deem it necessary for any reason.

You accept the application of the laws of New Zealand to govern matters between us in relation to this website.