Terms & Conditions (updated October 2017)

The Million Metres Streams Project website (the website) Terms Of Use (the terms) is a legally binding agreement between you, the website user, and the Sustainable Business Network. It governs the use of this website and all services provided in connection with the website. The website is owned and operated by the Sustainable Business Network located at Level 2, Darby Building, 8-18 Darby Street, Auckland 1010. By accessing or using the website, you agree that you have read, understood, and agreed to the terms.


Changing business practices and circumstances may require that we make changes to the terms, the website and associated services. Million Metres reserves the right to modify, suspend or remove any information (including the terms), the website in its entirety, and/or any associated services at any time without notice. You agree to review the terms periodically to be aware of any revisions.


We will not use or disclose your personal information, except in accordance with the terms and the Privacy Act 1993. We will take reasonable steps to protect personal information that we hold from unauthorised access, use, or disclosure. By using this website you consent to our collecting, storing and using your personal information in the manner set out below.

We may use your personal information to:

  • provide you with services and information;
  • provide you with information on Million Metres where you agree to receive such information;
  • communicate with you if necessary;
  • operate the website and provide for website functionality;
  • analyse usage of this website; and
  • improve or update the website and our services.

When you make a donation to a project on the website, you may provide us with personal information including your name, email address, phone number and postal address. Your name and the donation amount will be listed on the project webpage unless you request that the donation be anonymous.

If Million Metres would like to share any of your information with third parties it will not do so without your prior written approval. A common example is when community groups or landowners that we are fundraising for request a list of their donors.

Planting projects are long term and results occur over many years. Million Metres will email project donors with periodic updates on the progress of the project(s) they have supported. To ensure you receive these updates please provide a long term email address. If you do not want to receive these updates, you can unsubscribe at any time.

You may request access to or correction of any personal information that we hold about you by contacting us at 09 826 0394 or info@millionmetres.org.

Your use of the MMS website

You agree not to use this website for any purpose that is unlawful or to engage in any conduct that may impair or cause damage to the website by way of a virus, corrupted file or through any other means.

You agree not to use this website for any purpose that may affect the charitable status of the Sustainable Business Network.

You also agree not to alter, modify, reproduce, transmit or otherwise deal with the content, software, text, graphics, layout or design of the website, unless authorised to do so in writing. You may not modify, create derivative works from, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any technology used to provide the website.

We may deny you access to all or part of the website at any time for any reason (including, but not limited to, engaging in any conduct or activities that we determine violate the terms, our rights, or the rights of any third party) or for no reason at all.

The goal of the website is to raise awareness of and funds for, riparian planting projects in New Zealand. Use of the website for any other purpose is not permitted.


When individuals, organisations or landowners (Project Holders) list a project on this website for crowdfunding, our Project Terms and Conditions (Project Ts&Cs) apply. These website terms must be read together with the Project Terms and Conditions.

Donations for Projects

This website enables you to give money to one or more projects (a donation).

Donations are made via the website using a valid credit card. Donations are immediate, non-refundable, non-transferrable and non-disputable. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are quoted in New Zealand Dollars.

Million Metres will decide, at its discretion, whether and when to provide donations to a project. We will provide an amount after deducting our administration costs (see below).

We reserve the right to remove any project from the website at any time (regardless of whether or not we have received any donations in relation to that project). If the project has received donations, we will work with the Project Holder to decide what to do with the donated funds (i.e. transferring them to another listed project etc.).

If the scope of a planting project changes significantly, and the Project Holder is unable to use all of the donated funds, we will work with the Project Holder to decide what to do with any unused funds. They could be transferred to another project in the area or to another project listed on Million Metres, etc.

In any cases where donated funds are transferred to another listed project, Million Metres will notify the relevant project donors of these changes, using the email address or other contact details provided by the donor.

If you do not provide us with accurate or current contact information, you acknowledge that we may be unable to (and have no responsibility to) contact you and inform you of this change.  

Administration costs

Million Metres receives 15% of all donations made to listed projects to cover the costs associated with administering Million Metres, unless otherwise stipulated.   

Online payment process

Payments through the website are processed by SwipeHQ and you agree to be bound by

SwipeHQ terms and conditions. Please read SwipeHQ terms and privacy policy for more guidance.

SwipeHQ and Million Metres are independent. Million Metres has no access to your credit card information and we rely on SwipeHQ to confirm whether your donation was approved or not.

Refund policy

Million Metres does not offer refunds once a donation has been processed.

Manual donations

If you make a donation to Million Metres for a project by any means other than through this website (by giving cash or making a bank deposit, etc.) we will, to the extent possible, treat the donation as if it were a donation made through the website.

You are responsible for providing us with the name of the project that you would like to support and your contact details (name, phone number, address, email).

If you do not provide us with this information, you agree that we may not be able to acknowledge your donation, provide you with a receipt or contact you if your donation is not provided to the project that you wish to support, or to provide updates on the project that you supported.

Tax and receipts

Million Metres is a project of the Sustainable Business Network, a registered charitable trust. To be eligible to list a project on the website, projects must align with Sustainable Business Network purpose and objectives, including being for charitable purpose.

When you make a donation on the website, we will email you a receipt with the date and amount donated. You are responsible for keeping copies of these receipts for the purposes of obtaining a tax credit. For more information on how to claim your credit, please visit www.ird.govt.nz. We recommend that all donors consult with their own adviser(s) about any accounting, taxation or financial issues that they may have. 

Third party websites and hyperlinks

The website may contain links to other websites maintained by third parties. These links are provided for your convenience, and you access them at your own risk. We encourage you to read the terms and conditions of these linked websites as they will differ from ours. We will not be liable for any damages or loss arising out of, or in connection with any information or service provided by any third party.

If you create a hyperlink or hotlink to the Million Metres website or embed it in another, then you do so at your own risk. You will be responsible for all losses (whether direct or indirect) that may result to the Sustainable Business Network, Million Metres, Field Partners, Project Holders, supporters, sponsors and donors as a consequence of the hyperlink, hotlink or embedding.

Registration via third party tools

When you use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or other applications to share, distribute, comment upon, or endorse any of our content, that conduct is governed by the respective terms of use of those applications.

Intellectual property

Million Metres is a project of the Sustainable Business Network. Any content on the website is owned by the Sustainable Business Network with the exception of information provided by Field Partners, Project Holders, supporters, sponsors and donors that is the property of these individuals and groups. 

No use of this content is permitted without prior consent. When accessing the website you agree to obey the law and to respect the intellectual property rights of others. Your use of the website is at all times governed by and subject to New Zealand laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property.

Feedback and ideas

If you provide Million Metres with any feedback or ideas about how to improve the website or associated services, they may be used without any obligation to provide compensation and/or acknowledgement.


While Million Metres will endeavour to ensure the content of the website is accurate, complete and up to date, we will not take responsibility for any inaccuracies and/or errors. 

You understand that any and all decisions made by you with respect to the website and associated services are yours alone. You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of the website and website content.


Million Metres does not guarantee that this website will be error free, without interruption or delay, or free from defects in design. We will not be liable should this website become interrupted, unavailable, restricted or delayed for any reason.

Security and malicious code

All information transmitted to you is transmitted at your own risk, and you assume all responsibilities and risks arising in relation to your use of this website and the Internet.

While we will aim to prevent malicious code (viruses, Trojans, etc.) from being uploaded on the website, we can’t guarantee this. You will be responsible for ensuring that the process you use to access this website does not expose your computer systems to risk. Million Metres will not be liable for any harm or damages caused by malicious code.


You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold the Sustainable Business Network, Million Metres and other parties associated with Million Metres activities, harmless from and against all losses, liabilities, expenses, physical harm, damages, and costs resulting from any violation of the terms, or any activity (directly or indirectly) related to use of the website and services.

The Sustainable Business Network, Million Metres, and its Field Partners and Project Holders will endeavour to ensure the planting projects are implemented to the highest standard. The Sustainable Business Network, Million Metres, Field Partners and Project Holders will not be liable for any underperformance, negligence, failure to complete or natural disaster that may damage or destroy the planting project.

You acknowledge that the descriptions of the projects hosted on this website may differ from the projects actually undertaken, including in relation to the quality, location or timing of the project.

Governing law

The terms are governed by the laws of New Zealand and the courts of New Zealand shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine any dispute arising in relation to the terms.