Disclaimer, copyright & privacy

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The information available on or through this website is intended to provide general information to the public. All reasonable measures have been taken to ensure the quality and accuracy of the information available on or through this website as at the date of posting. However, if you find any information that you believe may be inaccurate, please let us know about it by sending an email. See the contact us page for contact details. 

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE):

  • may change, delete, add to or otherwise amend information contained on this website without notice
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MBIE neither endorses the information, content, presentation or accuracy of such other websites, nor makes any warranty, express or implied, regarding these other sites.

The information available on this website is not intended to cover every situation, and details that may be relevant to a user’s particular circumstances may have been omitted.

In particular, the information in the archive is not up to date. MBIE makes this archived information available as historic reference material only. It should not be relied on as being accurate.

Accordingly, users are advised to seek independent professional advice before applying any information contained on this site to their own particular circumstances. MBIE shall not be held liable for any claim for any loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information contained in this website.

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You may reproduce information on this site for personal or non-commercial use without formal permission or charge as long as you clearly indicate that the website of MBIE is the source of the information, any disclaimers applying to the information are reproduced, and that the material is not sold or used in an inappropriate or misleading context having regard to the nature of the material.

MBIE holds copyright or licence rights to all images and trademarks on this website, including the MBIE logo. Images and trademarks on this site must not be used or reproduced for any purpose, including personal or educational use, unless the written permission of MBIE has been obtained.

Copyright of third parties

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MBIE cannot grant permission to reproduce such material: you must obtain permission from the copyright holders themselves.

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Electronic newsletters privacy policy

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