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By registering on or visiting the VISG web site (www.visg.co.nz), you are acknowledging that you understand and agree to the following conditions: Copyright (c) 2010.

The VISG collaborative is a group of organisations collaboratively developing new statistical genetics methods. New Zealand Forest Research Institute Limited trading as Scion (Scion) is the leader of this group. Scion owns all right, title and interest in this website and the information on this website (except as expressly stated otherwise) including copyright and other intellectual property rights. Copying and fair use of the material contained on this site for your own use is welcomed provided that all copyright notices are kept intact and you acknowledge the source of the material.

You may download content from this site for your personal or internal use only. You may not commercially exploit this site or its contents.

User Contributions

Any material or information you contribute or post to this site by way of discussion boards or otherwise must not be illegal, obscene, threatening, inflammatory, invasive of privacy, infringe any intellectual property rights or otherwise be injurious to third parties or objectionable. Any such material or information must not contain any software viruses, mass mailings or any form of "spam". The VISG collaborative may remove or edit any such material or information as it sees fit.
You grant to the members of the VISG collaborative, free of charge, all rights including copyright and other intellectual property rights, in materials or information contributed or posted to this site by you except as expressly reserved by you. You further grant to the VISG collaborative, its subsidiaries and any other users of this web site, the right to reproduce and make fair use of such materials or information contributed or posted to this site by you in which you reserve copyright, without compensation to you. You represent and warrant to Scion and the members of the VISG collaborative that you have the power and authority to grant those rights.


This website is intended for information and general interest only. It is not intended to be a substitute for specific specialist advice on any matter and should not be relied on for that purpose. Neither Scion nor the members of the VISG collaborative are responsible for the accuracy or completeness of any information provided on this site and if you choose to access this site and/or use such information, you do so at your own risk. Neither Scion nor the members of the VISG collaborative will be liable for any damage, loss (including indirect losses, loss of profits or consequential damages) costs or expenses of any kind which arise out of or result from any use or inability to use this website, or any reliance on the information contained on this website.

You agree to hold harmless and indemnify Scion, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from and against any third-party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of this website or the contents of this website, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, legal expenses, of every kind and nature.


We will hold any personal information received through this website securely and will use that information only for our own business purposes. You may access that information by request made to our offices and request the correction of any errors in that information.


This site contains links to the web sites of other businesses affiliated with the VISG collaborative. Neither Scion nor the members of the VISG collaborative has examined or evaluated any of these web sites and accordingly are not responsible for your use of any such web sites.


Scion reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or terminate or suspend operation of this website or these conditions of use, with or without notice.

Neither Scion nor the members of the VISG collaborative will not be responsible to you or any third parties in respect of any such termination, modification or suspension.


Phil Wilcox, Project Leader
Te Papa Tipu Innovation Park
49 Sala Street, Rotorua 3010
Private Bag 3020
Rotorua 3046
New Zealand
Email: phil.wilcox@scionresearch.com

Entire Agreement

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you, Scion and the members of the VISG collaborative and governs your use of this website and the contents of this website, superseding any prior agreements.

Governing Law

By visiting this site you agree that the laws of New Zealand, without regard to any principles of conflicts of laws, will govern your relationship with Scion and the members of - the VISG collaborative. You further agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand for the purpose of hearing and determining all claims in connection with this site or these terms and conditions.

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