Terms and Conditions

General Terms

Effective: 1st January 2018

Terms of Use

(a) These Terms of Use will govern your usage of the www.initialism.co.nz website (the Site).  These Terms and Conditions, should be read and acknowledged in conjunction with any End User License Agreement for products purchased as part of services offered by Initialism, either directly or through partners.

(b) You also agree to comply with any additional terms which apply to third-party content, material, information, software or other services.

(c) If there is conflict between these Terms of Use and the terms posted for a specific service, feature or transaction offered on the Site, the latter terms shall apply with respect to the specific service, feature or transaction.

(d) Clicking “Buy Now” or “Book Now” signifies that you have read, understood, and agreed to these terms of use. If you do not agree, do not click on the “Buy Now” or “Book Now” buttons.

Modification of the Terms of Use

(a) Initialism may at any time at its sole discretion change, add or remove part or any part of these Terms of Use by posting amended Terms on the Site. If any modification is unacceptable to the End User, the End User must stop using the Site.

(b) Unless otherwise specifically set forth in the amended Terms, all changes will be effective upon the date the amended Terms are published on the Site. Your continued use of the Site following the effective date will constitute binding acceptance of the Terms and agreement to be bound by the changes specified therein.

Refunds, exchanges and replacements

Initialism will only offer a refund or exchange of a booking if an event is cancelled, rescheduled or significantly relocated (and you cannot or do not wish to attend the rescheduled or relocated event), or to the extent otherwise required by law (including the New Zealand Consumer Law).

If an event is cancelled, rescheduled or significantly relocated, all liability is limited to the amount for which the booking was purchased (including any fees or charges). Proof of purchase may be required for any refund or exchange. Unless required by law (including the New Zealand Consumer Law), Initialism will not be liable for any other losses incurred by you as a result of the cancellation, rescheduling or relocation of an event or workshop, including any travel and accommodation expenses.

You should carefully consider the refund and cancellation policies of travel, accommodation and other goods or service providers when making arrangements for attendance at an event or workshop. You may also wish to consider taking out a relevant insurance policy to cover for any losses in the event of cancellation, rescheduling or relocation.

Variations to workshops and events

Initialism reserves the right to withdraw/cancel, reschedule or substitute workshops and events and/or vary advertised programs, prices, venues, and participant capacity.

Terms of Booking

Initialism reserves the right not provide access to its products and services before payment has been received. In the case of events and workshops if payment has not been received seven (7) days prior to the event or workshop Initialism reserves the right cancel the booking and release the seat(s) to other participants.

Technological and Use Limitations

(a) Initialism will take what it believes to be reasonably commercial efforts to keep the Site operational. However, certain technical difficulties, routine site maintenance/upgrades and other events outside the control of Initialism may, from time to time, result in temporary service interruptions. Initialism also reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, functions of the Site with or without notice. You agree that Initialism shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any of the direct or indirect consequences of any modification, suspension, discontinuance of or interruption to the Site.

(b) As the Site is designed for personal sampling and use, you are not allowed to use any automated system for the selection or downloading of Content. Initialism reserves the right to immediately and permanently terminate your access to the Site if Initialism believes, correctly or incorrectly, that you are violating such limitation. In the event that you are using an automated system to download Content, you shall be responsible to Initialism for any losses suffered by Initialism resulting either directly or indirectly from the breach of this term.

(c) You will not directly or indirectly (by allowing others to use the your access to the Site); (i) attempt to or actually disrupt, impair or interfere with, alter or modify the Site or any information, data or materials posted and/or displayed by Initialism or anyone else; (b) act in a way that affects or reflects negatively on AML Accelerate, the Site or anyone else; (ii) collect or attempt to collect any information from others including, without limitation, personally identifiable information, without such party’s prior consent.

(d) You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Site. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. Initialism has the right to investigate occurrences, which may involve such violations and may involve, provide information to and co-operate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.

Acceptable Use

You agree not to misuse or abuse our Site. Under these terms, we reserve the right to remove content that is inconsistent with the spirit of the guidelines, even if it’s something that is not forbidden by the letter of the terms.

(a) We won’t allow any disruption caused by:

  • Compromising the integrity of our systems. This could include probing, scanning, or testing the vulnerability of any system or network that hosts our services.
  • Tampering with, reverse-engineering, or hacking our services, circumventing any security or authentication measures, or attempting to gain unauthorized access to the services, related systems, networks, or data
  • Modifying, disabling, or compromising the integrity or performance of the services or related systems, network or data
  • Deciphering any transmissions to or from the servers running the services
  • Overwhelming or attempting to overwhelm our infrastructure by imposing an unreasonably large load on our systems that consume extraordinary resources (CPUs, memory, disk space, bandwidth, etc.), such as:
    • Using “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” or other automated systems to send more request messages to our servers than a human could reasonably send in the same period by using a normal browser
    • Going far beyond the use parameters for any given service as described in its corresponding documentation
    • Consuming an unreasonable amount of storage for music, videos, pornography, etc., in a way that’s unrelated to the purposes for which the services were designed

(b) We won’t allow wrongful activities:

  • Misrepresentation of yourself, or disguising the origin of any content (including by “spoofing”, “phishing”, manipulating headers or other identifiers, impersonating anyone else, or falsely implying any sponsorship or association with Initialism or any third party)
  • Using the services to violate the privacy of others, including publishing or posting other people’s private and confidential information without their express permission, or collecting or gathering other people’s personal information (including account names or information) from our services
  • Using our services to stalk, harass, or post direct, specific threats of violence against others
  • Using the Services for any illegal purpose, or in violation of any laws (including without limitation data, privacy, and export control laws)

(c) We won’t allow inappropriate communications:

  • Using the services to generate or send unsolicited communications, advertising, chain letters, or spam
  • Soliciting our users for commercial purposes, unless expressly permitted by AML Accelerate
  • Disparaging Initialism or our partners, vendors, or affiliates
  • Promoting or advertising products or services other than your own without appropriate authorisation

(d) We won’t allow the posting, uploading, sharing, submitting of inappropriate content that:

  • Infringes AML Accelerate’s or a third party’s intellectual property or other rights, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral rights, privacy rights of publicity, or any other intellectual property right or proprietary or contractual right
  • You don’t have the right to submit
  • Is deceptive, fraudulent, illegal, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, harmful to minors, pornographic (including child pornography, which we will remove and report to law enforcement, including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children), indecent, harassing, hateful
  • Encourages illegal or tortious conduct or that is otherwise inappropriate
  • Attacks others based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or medical condition
  • Contains viruses, bots, worms, scripting exploits, or other similar materials
  • Is intended to be inflammatory
  • Could otherwise cause damage to Initialism or any third party

(e) Under these terms, “content” means: (i) any information, data, text, software, code, scripts, music, sound, photos, graphics, videos, messages, tags, interactive features, or other materials that you post, upload, share, submit, or otherwise provide in any manner to the services and (ii) any other materials, content, or data you provide to Initialism or use with the Site.

(f) Without affecting any other remedies available to us, Initialism may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend your account or access to the Site without notice or liability if Initialism (in its sole discretion) determines that a user has violated these terms.


Initialism does not promise that the site will be error-free, uninterrupted, or that it will provide specific results from use of the site or any content, search or link on it. The site and its content are delivered on an “as-is” and “as-available” basis. Initialism cannot ensure that files you download from the site will be free of viruses or contamination or destructive features. Initialism disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including also any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Initialism will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, and punitive and consequential damages. Initialism makes no guarantee of any specific result from use of this site or use of the initialism products and services. Initialism is not responsible for the products, services, actions or failure to act of any venue or other third party in connection with or referenced on the site.

Limitation on Liability

Other than in respect of any rights under the New Zealand consumer law (including without limitation in respect of any consumer guarantee) or any other applicable law under which liability cannot be excluded or limited, in no event will initialism be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, or for lost profits, revenues or business opportunities, even if initialism has been advised of the possibility of such damages.