Our Terms & Conditions

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns with our policies.

Membership Application

Membership Subscriptions

Members agree to be bound by the constitution and contractual conditions of the Southland Chamber of Commerce and the following terms and conditions.

  • Annual subscription payments are based on each member’s total full-time-equivalent staff numbers.

  • Resignations must be in writing within four weeks of the annual anniversary date. Members resigning after this period are liable for subscriptions for that year. Members are liable for any costs incurred by Southland Chamber of Commerce in recovering payment of outstanding accounts.

  • All information held on the database relating to this membership is confidential and shall only be used by Southland Chamber of Commerce.

  • Your business name, physical address, phone, website and business description will be added to our Online Member Directory. Notify us if you do not wish your business to be listed.

  • Southland Chamber of Commerce has the right to decline membership. This application is subject to approval by the Southland Chamber of Commerce Board.

  • Photographs of members taken at Southland Chamber of Commerce events may be used in promotional material, published on our website and/or social media. Notify us if you do not wish your photo to be used.

 

New Member Payment is Required

Within 7 days of signing of the membership agreement by

  • cash

  • online to Chamber of Commerce Southland Inc, Westpac 03 1743 0002394 00

  • Credit Card payments (Mastercard or Visa) can be made through our website www.southlandchamber.co.nz/pay-online (credit card fees will apply)

Existing Members

By the 20th of the month following invoice by

  • cash

  • online to Chamber of Commerce Southland Inc, Westpac 03 1743 0002394 00

  • Credit Card payments (Mastercard or Visa) can be made through our website www.southlandchamber.co.nz/pay-online (credit card fees will apply)

Training and Events

COVID19

Following a thorough business risk assessment and consultation process, The Southland Business Chamber’s Board has adopted a vaccination policy that sets a requirement that all visitors (including contractors, suppliers, members ) and those visiting the Southland Business Chamber office for any general meetings, are vaccinated against COVID-19.

From 3 December 2021 all members and guests attending Southland Business Chamber Events must provide their vaccination certificate.

Refund Policy

If you are unable to attend the activity for which you have registered please contact us on 03 218 7188 or email office@commercesouth.co.nz.

Please note you must give us no less than 14 days notice of any cancellation prior to the scheduled date.  Failure to do so will incur full payment for this event.

No refunds apply to processing or credit card fees. No refunds may apply to some activities however, this will be clearly stated in the event details on our website.

Please check if this applies prior to booking. 

The Chamber reserves the right to add, withdraw or reschedule advertised events and functions. Should an event or function fail to attract a minimum number of participants, we reserve the right to cancel it.

In the event of cancellation, the Chamber will refund the ticket cost per participant originally charged.

 

External Training Providers

You will need to abide by the terms and conditions of the external training provider.

Please visit their website for details.

 

Force Majeure 

The Chamber shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform any of its obligations if the delay or failure results from events or circumstances outside its reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, pandemics, accidents, fire, breakdown of plant or machinery. The Chamber shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of its obligations.

 

Refund Policy

If you are unable to attend the activity for which you have registered please contact us on 03 218 7188 or email office@commercesouth.co.nz.

Please note you must give us no less than 14 days notice of any cancellation prior to the scheduled date. Failure to do so will incur full payment for this event.

No refunds apply to processing or credit card fees.

No refunds may apply to some activities however, this will be clearly stated in the event details on our website. Please check if this applies prior to booking. 

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how the Southland Chamber of Commerce uses and protects any information that you give the Southland Chamber of Commerce when you use this website.

Southland Chamber of Commerce is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Southland Chamber of Commerce may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 01/01/2014.

 

We may collect the following information

Name and job title, contact information (including email address), demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests, other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers. We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

 

What we do with the information we gather

  • Internal record keeping

  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.

  • We may periodically send promotional email about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, or mail.

 

How we use Cookies:

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.