Welcome to the Lending Mart community! We’re excited to provide all sorts of free tools and insight to help you better understand your credit and feel more empowered by your finances.
When you use Lending Mart, you enter into a legal agreement, which is what you see below. While we’ve tried to make this agreement as clear as possible, it still contains a fair bit of legalese, out of necessity. To help you navigate this legalese, we’ve included a few extra notes alongside the actual terms of the agreement, which we’ve highlighted and labeled as “Summaries”. These Summaries are not a part of the agreement itself; they are only included to help you understand it. We’ve also bolded a few areas that talk about important legal rights, including the following:
These Terms of Service include an agreement to resolve any disputes through binding arbitration that includes a class action waiver, as well as important disclaimers, warranties and limitations on liability.
We’re always happy to hear from you if you have any questions or suggestions. You can contact us here or by NZ mail at Horntech ltd, po box 62557, Greenlane, Auckland, New Zealand
Our Terms of Service
1. Our Services
When we refer to our “Services,” we mean all products and services owned and operated by Lending Mart, Inc. or any of its affiliated companies (collectively, “Lending Mart,” “we,” or “us”), including the content, features, tools, data, software and functions made available by Lending Mart through www.everbright.co.nz, our mobile applications, and other websites or applications we operate, unless those websites or applications have posted separate or additional terms of service. As of the effective date of these terms, our Services include the following key features:
- Free Credit Everything. We provide you with free credit reports and scores from two major credit bureaus, along with free credit monitoring, ID monitoring, and an unclaimed property feature, among other things.
- Access to Financial Product Offers. If you’re looking for a new financial product, you can check out offers from our partners that are targeted to your individual financial situation, along with tools that help you make a more informed decision, like pre-qualification, Approval Odds or loan calculators.
- Insights and Education. We love crunching numbers and we use our analysis and experience to provide you with all sorts of content and context about the ins and outs of your financial health—from educational articles to insights about your Credit Factors.
- Community Advice and Reviews. We invite you to share your knowledge and learn from the wisdom of others in the Lending Mart community.
2. Your Lending Mart Account
2.1 General Requirements
You will need to register for a Lending Mart member account to access many aspects of our Services, like your free credit scores, credit reports, credit monitoring, ID monitoring, and personalized offers for products and services from our partners. Registering for a member account is optional, but if you do not register for an account, you will not be able to access certain aspects of our Services.
By registering for a Lending Mart member account, you certify that:
- You are 18 years of age or older
- You have a valid passport number or driver license ID
- Any information you provide to us, both when you register and in the future, is and will be true, accurate, current and complete
- You are only registering an account for yourself
- You will keep all information up-to-date
You must not sell, transfer, or assign your account to anyone else. You must keep your password confidential, you must not share it and you may not allow anyone else to log into our Services as you. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your member account. If you believe that your account is no longer secure, notify us immediately by clicking here.
3. Limitations and Restrictions on Use of Our Services
3.1 Analysis and Estimates
Any analysis and estimates we provide as part of our Services are for illustrative and informational purposes only. Our analysis and estimates are based on certain assumptions and use only the data we have. Our analysis and estimates are neither endorsed by, nor commissioned by, any of our partners. The methodology we use to determine which offers, analysis, or other information is presented or highlighted is proprietary and we may elect to consider, ignore, emphasize, or de-emphasize certain factors in our sole and absolute discretion.
4. Ownership and Infringement
4.1 Our Content
All content and materials, including but not limited to images, text, visual interfaces, information, data, and computer code, provided by us through our Services (our “Content”) and all related intellectual property rights are the property of Lending Mart and/or its third-party licensors. Our Content is protected by New Zealand and international intellectual property laws and treaties. You are permitted to use our Content only on our Services and you may not copy, modify, sell, reproduce, distribute, republish, display, post, create derivative or collective works from, or transmit in any form (including in-line linking or mirroring) our Content, in whole or in part, without our express prior written consent. You may not reverse engineer or reverse compile any of our Services or the technology used to operate our Services. Nothing in the Agreement or our Services grants you, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use our Content except as expressly stated in the Agreement.
5. Contributing to Our Community
5.1 Our Community Rules
We encourage you to use our Services to interact with other consumers and Lending Mart members. We may provide you and others with the opportunity on our Services (through forums, blogs, message boards, review pages, and similar features) to submit, post, and publish certain content and materials, including messages, reviews, photos, video, images, data, and text (“Community Content”).
6. Monitoring of Our Services and Disclosure for Administrative and Legal Reasons
WE PROVIDE OUR SERVICES, OUR CONTENT, AND ALL CONTENT AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR SERVICES “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. LENDING MART, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF, ITS AFFILIATES AND ITS LICENSORS, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, RELATING TO OUR SERVICES, OUR CONTENT, OR THE COMMUNITY CONTENT, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, QUALITY, ACCURACY, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTY ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE OR TRADE.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM OUR SERVICES, OUR CONTENT, THE COMMUNITY CONTENT, OR OTHERWISE AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR SERVICES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY REGARDING LENDING MART OR ANY OF OUR SERVICES THAT IS NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS. YOU USE OUR SERVICES, AND USE, ACCESS, DOWNLOAD, OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN OUR CONTENT, THE COMMUNITY CONTENT, OR OTHER CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR SERVICES, AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. YOU ASSUME ALL RISK FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT MAY RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF OR ACCESS TO OUR SERVICES, YOUR DEALINGS WITH ANY OTHER MEMBER OR THIRD PARTY, AND YOUR USE OF OUR CONTENT, THE COMMUNITY CONTENT, OR OTHER CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR SERVICES. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY (INCLUDING ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM OR MOBILE DEVICE USED IN CONNECTION WITH OUR SERVICES), OR THE LOSS OF DATA THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF OUR SERVICES OR THE USE OF ANY OF OUR CONTENT, THE COMMUNITY CONTENT OR OTHER CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR SERVICES.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT LENDING MART IS SOLELY AN INTERMEDIARY (I) BETWEEN YOU AND ANY CREDIT REPORTING AGENCY OR OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDERS ACTUALLY SUPPLYING YOUR CREDIT REPORTS, CREDIT SCORES AND OTHER INFORMATION; AND (II) BETWEEN YOU AND OUR PARTNERS WHOSE OFFERS WE PRESENT. LENDING MART EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN OUR CONTENT OR OUR SERVICES, INCLUDING THE INACCURACY OR INCOMPLETENESS OF ANY SUCH CREDIT REPORTS, CREDIT SCORES, OFFERS OR OTHER INFORMATION, TOOLS OR ANALYSES AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR SERVICES OR OUR CONTENT.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL AFFECT WARRANTIES WHICH ARE INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION OR RESTRICTION UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
8. Limitation of Liability
LENDING MART AND ITS REPRESENTATIVES, AGENTS, AND ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EQUITY HOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, PARENT ENTITIES, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATED ENTITIES, REPRESENTATIVES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “LENDING MART PARTIES”) WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (SUCH AS LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO OUR SERVICES, OUR CONTENT OR THE COMMUNITY CONTENT.
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN SECTION 10 (DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ARBITRATION) OR REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW (E.G., ANY NON-WAIVABLE RIGHTS OR REMEDIES), IN NO EVENT WILL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF THE LENDING MART PARTIES TO YOU FOR ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF, OR ANY INABILITY TO USE ANY PORTION OF, OUR SERVICES, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE AGREEMENT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED IN THE AGGREGATE ONE HUNDRED NEW ZEALAND DOLLARS ($100.00).
IF ANY OF THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS ARE FOUND TO BE INVALID, THE LENDING MART PARTIES’ TOTAL LIABILITY FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION OF ANY KIND OR NATURE WHATSOEVER SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
You will defend (if requested by any Lending Mart Party), indemnify, and hold harmless the Lending Mart Parties from and against any and all claims, losses, expenses, demands, or liabilities, including attorneys’ fees and costs, incurred by the Lending Mart Parties in connection with any claim by a third party arising out of or in any way related to: (1) your use of our Services, our Content or the Community Content; (2) your violation or alleged violation of the Agreement or your violation or alleged violation of any applicable law; (3) your infringement or alleged infringement of any intellectual property or other right of any other person or entity; or (4) any dispute between you and a third party, including any provider of Third Party Content. You must not settle any such claim or matter without the prior written consent of Lending Mart. The Lending Mart Parties reserve the right, at their own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, and you further agree that you will cooperate fully in the defense of any such claims.
10. Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
11. Deactivation and Termination
11.1 Termination of Agreement; Surviving Terms.
The Agreement is effective until your member account, if applicable, is deactivated by either you or Lending Mart and you discontinue all use of our Services. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any section of the Agreement that by its nature is intended to survive termination of the Agreement or your use or access to our Services or our Content will survive such termination.
12.1 Governing Law
The Agreement is governed by and are to be construed according to the laws of New Zealand.
12.2 Entire Agreement
12.3 Changes to the Agreement
12.4 Waiver Only in Writing
Lending Mart’s failure to enforce any of its rights or act with respect to a breach by you or others of the Agreement does not constitute a waiver of any rights and will not limit Lending Mart’s rights with respect to that breach or any subsequent breaches. No waiver by Lending Mart of any of the provisions in the Agreement will be of any force or effect unless made in writing and signed by a duly authorized officer of Lending Mart.
Lending Mart may assign the Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you. You may not assign your rights under the Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without our consent.
If any provision of the Agreement is unlawful, void, or unenforceable for any reason, then that provision will be given effect to the greatest extent possible and the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect. Nothing in the Agreement shall affect any non-waivable statutory rights or remedies that apply to you