User Agreement

For the purposes of these terms and conditions and the Privacy Policy:

appoint”, “we” and “us” means Stimulus Consulting Limited;
“organisation” means an entity that is using appoint to advertise a position, view individual profiles or to promote good governance; and
 “you” and “yours” means a user of the website, a registered user or an organisation as is appropriate in the context.
By using this website and/or registering with appoint either as a user or an organisation, you agree to these terms and conditions. appoint may amend these terms and conditions at any time and such amendments shall be effective immediately upon posting the amendments on the appoint website. 

Your obligations

When you use the site or provide information to appoint, whether as a registered user or as an organisation, you agree;
·         to provide true and accurate information and not to provide any information or perform any act or omission likely to mislead or deceive others;
·         that any positions or other information you post on the site do not breach the intellectual property rights of any third party;
·         that any positions or other information you post on the site does not discriminate or contravene legislation in New Zealand;
·         that all files delivered to appoint will be free of infection or viruses;
·         that you will not use any feature of the site to send unsolicited commercial emails to registered users, whether individually or as a group (other than as allowed by these terms and conditions);
·         that you will not use the site for any illegal purpose; and
·         that if you are successfully appointed to a position via appoint, or make a successful appointment through appoint, that we may publicise that appointment via our website or email communications.

Advertising a position on appoint

Only organisations are eligible to advertise governance positions on the website.  The position will go live when we have received the funds in our bank account, unless you pay by credit card. Advertised positions are valid for 30 days from the date of posting. Once a position is posted no refund will be given if you change your mind. Any errors in the position advertisement are your responsibility. appoint may promote or readvertise your role on various social media platforms and intranets of companies we partner with.

You must ensure that all postings to our website comply with all applicable legislation, including but not limited to the:
  1. Fair Trading Act 1986;
  2. Human Rights Act 1993 and Bill of Rights Act 1990 and all anti-discrimination and equal opportunity legislation applicable;
  3. Commerce Act 1986; and
  4. Privacy Act 1993.
appoint may reject or remove any position posting from this site for any reason at its sole discretion.

No liability for your decisions

appoint is a medium through which individuals (applicants) are connected with organisations looking to fill governance positions. We also provide a platform for individuals to create and promote their governance credentials. We do not recommend, endorse or make any representation to you about applicants, applicant suitability or organisation positions.  It is your sole responsibility to evaluate applicants or positions (as appropriate). Under no circumstances will appoint be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you or anyone else in reliance upon any information contained on or omitted from the appoint website.

Sharing of personal information

By becoming a registered user, you consent to appoint forwarding your application information and personally identifiable details to organisations to whom you have applied for their position as advertised on appoint.

By becoming an appoint Professional you consent to your personal information being published on appoint and contact details being shared with interested parties.

By contacting an appoint Professional via the appoint website you consent to us receiving a copy of that communication.
appoint partners and clients are not under the control of appoint and we are not responsible for their conduct. appoint will not be liable to you or anyone else for any damages or loss arising in any way out of or in connection with or incidental to any appoint partner or client or any interaction you may have with them. appoint does not guarantee the availability of any position advertised on the site.

Security of website

appoint will take all reasonable care to ensure the security of our website and  to protect the privacy of the information you provide us.  While we endeavour to implement high levels of security to protect users of our website, you should note that there is an inherent risk associated with the use of an insecure network such as the internet.  appoint will not be held liable for any events arising from unauthorised access to the website or to the information you provide to us. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for further information on the collection and use of your personal information.

Promotional Emails

Occasionally we may send you an email promoting the services of our partner organisations that we believe could be of interest to our users.

No guarantee of uninterrupted use

While we use all reasonable efforts to ensure that the site is available, we cannot guarantee that it will always be uninterrupted or that your access will be error-free.

No guarantee of infected files or emails

appoint cannot and does not guarantee or warrant to the you that files available for downloading through our website or delivered via electronic mail through our website will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties.

Log In and Password

You must keep your username and password confidential and not share it with others.

Protecting our website

appoint owns all the copyright, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in this website.  You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any material from our website including code and software.

Third Party websites

appoint may, from time to time, provide links to third party websites.  Those sites are not under the control of appoint and we are not responsible for their content.  Any linked sites are provided purely for your convenience.  appoint has not reviewed, nor does it endorse or make any representation regarding linked sites.  appoint will not be liable for any damage or loss arising in any way out of or in connection with any linked site.


You will indemnify appoint, against any damage, liability, loss, cost or claim, incurred by appoint as either a direct or indirect consequence of any breach of any of your obligations, contained or implied in these terms and conditions.

Privacy Policy

appoint will comply with its Privacy Policy and you accept this policy as governing the information we collect and receive about you (including personal information) and the use of that information.


appoint, at its sole discretion, may restrict, suspend or terminate you becoming or continuing as a registered user.

If any provision of these terms and conditions is or becomes unenforceable, illegal or invalid for any reason it will be deemed to be severed from these terms and conditions and will not affect the enforceability, legality or validity of any other provision of these terms and conditions.
These terms and conditions are governed by New Zealand law.
If you have any questions about your dealings with appoint, this User Agreement or our Privacy Policy you can contact us as follows:
c/o Stimulus Consulting Limited
248 Beacon Point Road
Wanaka 9305
Last Updated: Version 1.8. 23 September 2019