Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) Northern - Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions



The Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern) Inc. (EMA) tries to ensure the information on this Web site is accurate and current but does not accept liability for any error or omission it may contain. All warranties expressed or implied as to the accuracy or completeness of the information on this Web site, or in respect of any products or materials referred to, are excluded to the extent permitted by law.

Links here may lead to other Web sites, and some information on this Web site may be provided by third parties. EMA accepts no responsibilities for the currency or accuracy of such information. You should verify it with those parties directly.

The information contained on this Web site is intended to provide general information about EMA's current products and is subject to change without notice. 

Use of this Web site is deemed to be acceptance of the terms and conditions contained in this policy. EMA may vary this policy at any time. The current version of the policy will be maintained on the Web site.

Membership section
Confidential information held by the Association in relation to the member¹s business will not be disclosed to a connected business unless authorised by the business to which the information relates.  

Our aim is to assist EMA members to be proactive and informed in ensuring statutory compliance and best practice in the area dealing with employment relationships. 

The advice provided does not constitute a legal opinion and is based solely on the information provided to the EMA AdviceLine by the enquirer.  


The copyright in all materials displayed or available on this Web site is the property of EMA unless otherwise stated. If the owner of any material published on this Web site is not EMA, the rights in respect of that material will be as defined by the copyright owner of the material concerned. Unless otherwise stated you are permitted to copy textual material published by EMA for your own non-commercial use provided you retain and display any copyright notice applying to the material. No material from this Web site may be reproduced or distributed in any media without written permission from EMA.

Online Privacy Policy

EMA will accept personal information provided by you on this site, particularly in relation to online course registration, online registration for events and from inquiries.  EMA may from time to time collect additional information about you on this web site.  Such information will only be used for the purpose of providing or enhancing EMA's products and services to you.  We will not supply your information to any third party without your prior agreement. 

The EMA reserves the right to contact you regarding your attendance at our events for purposes including post-event survey, information updates, speaker materials, attendance appreciation, potential membership opportunities and related sponsor or marketing material.

As required by the Privacy Act 1993, we follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us to prevent unauthorized access. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we are able to disclose sensitive information to you. 

Do we use cookies?

Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
  • We have implemented and use display advertising.
  • Third party vendors, including Google, show our ads on sites on the internet using Remarketing with Google Analytics.
  • Third party vendors, including Google & DoubleClick, use cookies to serve ads based on your prior visits to this website.
  • We and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone's past visits to your website.
  • You have the option to opt out of Google's use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page. (www.google.com/privacy_ads.html )
  • Alternatively, you can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising - opt out of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page. (www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp)


Booking and purchasing EMA products online

Credit card payment is available online in real time. You will be informed immediately if your credit card is declined. If declined, you may check the accuracy of the credit card number and expiration date, or choose a different card to try.

Your registration or booking will be submitted immediately for activation once you completed your online payment. Your credit card details will NOT be retained by EMA after the transaction. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy for Training Courses & eSeminars/Webinars

We require five clear working days notice of a cancellation to approve a refund less 10% administration fee or transfer to another course.  If you are unable to give such notice, we would be happy for you to arrange for another person to attend on the day.  Unless such notice is given within this time frame, full course fees are payable and refunds will not be given. Registrations that are cancelled with less than five working days notice will not be eligible for a transfer to another date, or refund.  Should a course fail to attract a minimum number of participants, we reserve the right to cancel it. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy for Events and Conferences

Standard Event 
EMA requires ten clear working days notice of a cancellation to allow for a refund. Unless otherwise stated a 20% administration charge will apply. Also on ten clear working days notice you may arrange another person to attend in your place. Unless such notice is given, full conference fees are payable and refunds will not be given. However, you can still receive the conference documentation, where available.

EMA reserves the right to add, reschedule or substitute speakers and/or vary advertised programs, prices, event dates and venues.  EMA also reserves the right to cancel any part of the event.  Should a conference or event fail to attract a required minimum number of participants we reserve the right to cancel the event.  In the event of cancellation, total refunds and damages are limited to the value of the paid registration.

Any materials, presentations, language or statements made by our presenters, speakers, partners or sponsors do not necessarily reflect the views of Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern) Inc.

Major Event
For the event type “Major Event" there are no exchanges or refunds except as required by law.  If you are unable to attend, you can provide a substitute on ten clear working days notice.  If a refund is made, the Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern) may retain a 20% administration fee.  If you are unable to attend and no refund is issued, you may still receive the conference documentation, where available.

EMA reserves the right to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute speakers and/or vary advertised programmes, prices, event dates and venues.  EMA also reserves the right to cancel any part of the event.  The “Major Event” category includes, but is not limited to EMA events, Thrive, Go Global and Digi_X.  In the event of cancellation, total refunds and damages, where required by law, are limited to the value of the paid registration.

Any materials, presentations, language or statements made by our presenters, speakers, partners or sponsors do not necessarily reflect the views of Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern) Inc.


Online security policy

EMA's online payment facility is provided by Direct Payment Solution (DPS), using their Payment Express software and PayPal. DPS supports all major credit cards including Visa, American Express, Diners Club and MasterCard as well as all banks in New Zealand (ANZ, ASB, BNZ, National Bank, Westpac). Our PayPal implementation currently does not support American Express or Diners Club. Both DPS and PayPal are recognized systems for secure credit card transactions widely accepted by banks.

Security of the payment facility is enabled via the 3 Data Encryption Standard (3DES) encryption protocol. 3DES is a widely-used method of data encryption.

Although we are confident your Credit card and anonymity are protected, EMA (Northern) makes no warranty or take responsibility for events arising from unauthorised access of the information you provide.

To check the security of your connection, look at the lower right-hand corner of your browser window after accessing the server. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending on your browser),then SSL is active and your transaction is being conducted in secure mode. You can also double-check by looking at the URL line of your browser. When accessing a secure server, the first characters of the site address will change from "http" to "https."


Conditions of Membership

I/We hereby make application to become a member of the Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern) Inc. and I/We agree to be bound by the Rules of the Association and the following specific terms and conditions: 

  1. The subscription payments by members are based on a return of each member’s total current annual salaries and wages (excluding Director’s Fees, Bonuses and Commission and Redundancy payments) or for a new business the projected annual payroll. 
  2. The salaries and wages of employees of subsidiaries and branches or divisions of any firm are to be included in the return, except where the subsidiary branch or division is a subscribing member. A member shall remain a member until written notice of resignation signed by the member or authorised agent is delivered to the Association and payment for any outstanding subscriptions due is made. 
  3. Membership is for a 12 or 24 month term, irrespective of payment type. Members resigning after their membership anniversary date, maybe billed for that years membership or part thereof - at the Association’s sole discretion. 
  4. The information provided by the Association is for the confidential use by the member for the business covered by the subscription as listed on the front and supplementary list of branches/ subsidiaries. The member undertakes not to use or disclose the information for the benefit of other organisations. 
  5. Services provided by the Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern) Inc are in relation to a members’ business interests. All services are provided on the basis that the provisions of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 will not apply to the use of the Association’s services in relation to members business interests, in any way. 
  6. From time to time, the Association will communicate with you electronically, by email, phone or by text/sms regarding Association events, activities, opportunities, benefits of membership, surveys and the like. You agree to receive these messages as part of your membership and we will ensure that an appropriate ‘opt out’ system is in place to help you manage these communications. 
  7. All information held on our records relating to a member is confidential and shall only be used in relation to the services provided by the Association. 
  8. The Association has the absolute right to decline membership and I/We understand this application is subject to approval by the Association’s Board. 
  9. The Association has the absolute right to cancel your membership without prejudice to any other rights that it may have. 

Promotional Terms and Conditions

Complete a 2020 training pathway and receive  a Series 5 Apple Watch.

  1. Excludes ‘Training to Be Safe on the Web’ pathway.
  2. To enter, you must register and attend the individual training courses in the pathway of your choice, ie complete a full pathway as published in the 2020 Training Directory, by 5.00pm, 31 December 2020. Any incomplete pathways will be ineligible.
  3. The pathway must be completed in its entirety by an individual. It is not transferable to a company.
  4. Courses are not transferable and must be completed as per the printed pathway in the 2020 Workplace Training Directory.
  5. If a Series 5 Apple Watch is not available EMA reserves the right to offer a comparable alternative. Prize value to a maximum $799.00. Series 5 Apple Watch 44mm Stainless Steel Case with Black Leather Loop $799.00.
  6. The prize cannot be swapped or redeemed for cash.
  7. Not available to EMA staff or consultants.


Small business pricing
  1. ​To be eligible businesses must have less than 20 staff as recorded on their EMA membership;
  2. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer;
  3. Smal busineeses, defined as 20 staff or less are eligible for early bird pricing as printed in the 2020 directory without the early bird stipulations.

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