Terms of use

Agreement to terms

Welcome to www.community.net.nz (the Site), a website hosted and operated by the Department of Internal Affairs (we, our, DIA). These terms apply to the entire contents of the Site and to any web feeds produced by the Site. By viewing and using the Site, you will be deemed to agree to these terms.

Intellectual property rights

The Site provides:

  • written content,
  • video,
  • images,
  • and attached documents PDF, Word, Excel, etc.

(together the material)

To the extent that there is copyright in such material, that copyright is either owned by the Crown or licensed to the Crown by either the public sector bodies from whom the material has been sourced or the individuals who have provided the material.

DIA does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights, and DIA will remove all content if properly notified that such content infringes on another's intellectual property rights. DIA reserves the right to remove content without prior notice.

Re-use of material

When persons or agencies add material to www.community.net.nz they provide a non-exclusive, royalty free and irrevocable licence:

This enables us to licence all copyright material on this Site under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand licence.

In essence, you are free to copy, distribute and adapt such material, as long as you attribute the material to DIA and/or the person contributing the material, and abide by the other licence terms. Please note that this licence does not apply to any of CommunityNet Aotearoa's logos, emblems and trade marks on the website or to the website's design elements [or to any photography and imagery]. Those specific items may not be re-used without express permission.

You can view a copy of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand licence on the Creative Commons site.

To avoid doubt, this licence extends to resyndication of the Sites web feeds on third party websites.

Moderation

Resources submitted to CommunityNet Aotearoa are not pre-moderated. That means that the resources go up immediately and we don't have an opportunity to read them before they are published. The administrator will do their best to moderate material published on the site, but we ask users for their help. This is a community and so we ask that you help moderate and ensure contributions are correct and adhere to the guidelines. Material that violates the submission guidelines will be removed from the site without recourse to the contributor.

If you feel a contribution has broken the guidelines, or identify any other issue, please contact us to report the problem and the site administrator will investigate your concern.

We reserve the right to suspend or terminate a contributor's ability to post contributions if we believe any such facility is being abused.

User responsibilities

You should:

  • not use and email address that is shared with other people (as it is to this email address that your temporary password will be sent when you forget your password);
  • choose a password that is a secret known only to you which cannot be easily guessed by anyone; else; or
  • not disclose your password to anyone, including CommunityNet admin.

We may suspend or disable your login if we consider that:

  • the login is being misused or has otherwise been compromised; or
  • you breach these Terms of Use.

Disclaimer

DIA does not endorse any content submitted, or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and DIA expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with content. Views expressed on the website reflect those of the page's author, not those of the Department of Internal Affairs.

CommunityNet Aotearoa and the DIA disclaim and exclude all liability for any claim, loss, demand or damages of any kind whatsoever (including for negligence) arising out of or in connection with the use of either this website or the information, content or materials included on this site or on any website to which it is linked.

Linked Websites

Neither CommunityNet Aotearoa nor the DIA has responsibility for any material you obtain from any other website, even if you access it via a link from this website.

Continuity of service

DIA makes no warranty or representation, express or implied, as to continuity of service and reserves the right to suspend, terminate or otherwise alter access to some or all of the site's services at any time and without notice.

Revisions

DIA may revise these Terms of Use at any time. Any such revisions will take effect once notified through a notice at the end of these Terms of Use detailing the respect(s) in which the Terms have changed. We may also elect to place such notice on this Site's homepage.

If you have any questions, please Contact us

Log of Changes

This summarises the changes that have been made over time to the Terms of Use.

26/02/2014

First version of Terms of Use published. CommunityNet Aotearoa was redeveloped in 2013 and the new Site went live on 26/02/2014. Terms of Use were developed for the new environment.