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Copyright: Any material you re-purpose from DigitalNZ has to meet with the content owner's licensing requirements.
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Each registered user of this website (including use of your “dashboard”, the DigitalNZ API and any search widgets or other tools provided) has the following responsibilities:
You may use the search facility, search widgets and other tools provided by this website for the purposes designated by this website but in any event only for non-commercial purposes. You may embed search widgets (“search widgets”) and other tools you create using this website on another website, blog, or in an application (“Other Website”) in accordance with these terms.
All search queries (“Search Queries”) sent to the National Library from the Other Website using search widgets shall comply with the technical specifications that the National Library may issue from time to time. The National Library will process Search Queries using the National Library's search engine. If you receive a Search Query from a user of the Other Website (“User”) the Other Website must forward that Search Query to the National Library. You must not in any way modify or re-contextualise the Results produced by the National Library’s search engine, except as otherwise agreed between you and the National Library. The National Library is not responsible for the transmission of data between you and the National Library.
The search widget or other tool embedded on the Other Website must clearly indicate that the widget or tool is provided by Digital New Zealand.
You must not allow any third party to:
The Other Website must not contain any indecent, obscene or violent content or contain any other material, products or services that breach or encourage conduct that would breach any applicable laws (such as the Human Rights Act (NZ)) or third party rights, including intellectual property rights.
You agree not to use search widgets and other tools, the Digital New Zealand API, the Digital New Zealand content, or the National Library trade marks in any way that is unlawful, or harms the National Library, its service providers, its suppliers, your end users, or any other person.
The National Library grants you a non-transferable, non-exclusive licence while you remain a registered user of this website to display the National Library's trade marks, including DIGITAL NEW ZEALAND, in relation to your use of the Service, search widgets and tools as permitted by this website.
Your use of the National Library’s trade marks is subject to the Digital New Zealand brand guidelines as issued from time to time. All use of the National Library's trade marks (including any goodwill associated with it) shall inure to the benefit of the National Library. If the National Library determines at any time that you are using or displaying any of the National Library’s trade marks in a manner that is or may be detrimental to the National Library’s interests, the National Library may issue reasonable instructions to you concerning the manner, if any, in which you may continue the use of such the National Library’s trade marks or any of them. You must promptly comply with such instructions or cease the use or display of the relevant National Library trade mark.
This website contains content that was not produced by the National Library. The National Library is not responsible for such third-party content, and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in it. The Library accepts no liability or responsibility for the manner in which the information on this website is interpreted or used, or the results of such use.
External links from this website
This website may include hypertext links to the websites of other people and organisations. Linking should not be taken as endorsement of any kind by the National Library of those other people and organisations.
The National Library is not responsible for the content of external internet sites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Contact the external site owner for answers to questions regarding their content.
As a DigitalNZ user you may submit information ("Contributed Content") to DigitalNZ for others to use under a Creative Commons licence. Contributed content includes text, comments, descriptions, tags, and other content submitted to DigitalNZ.By submitting any Contributed Content to DigitalNZ, you are confirming that:
Contributed Content must not include material that infringes any intellectual property or privacy rights, breaches any suppression order or any other law, or be purposefully inflammatory.
The Library has the right to remove any Contributed Content as it sees fit, and will do so if content violates these Terms and Conditions. In addition to any other rights available to the Library at law, your account can be suspended or deleted if you violate these Terms and Conditions.
The Library has the right to modify or remove user-contribution features at its discretion, including removing Contributed Content if deemed necessary. Wherever possible we will notify you of any changes.
Linking to this website
You are welcome to link to pages on this website. Links should not state or imply that the material is the copyright of anyone other than the National Library or the relevant copyright holder.
Linking to this website from any other website or organisation is not an endorsement of any kind by the National Library.
Security and damageYou are responsible for any damage you cause to this website or to any of the National Library’s other websites, electronic facilities or data.
We provide security to protect this website and our online services. You are responsible for ensuring that your own computer is secure, including taking all reasonable steps to:
The National Library makes no warranty, express or implied, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility:
Users of this website assume all risks associated with any transfer of data or information to the National Library, and with any other use of this website. We are not liable for any damage arising from interception, loss, theft, other action or difficulty in transmitting information to us.
You agree that the National Library shall not under any circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary loss or damages whatsoever resulting from or arising in relation to the Content, this website or the online services of the National Library or the use of them.
Suspension of access
This website and these terms and conditions are governed by the laws of New Zealand and the courts of New Zealand have non-exclusive jurisdiction in relation to them.
These terms and conditions are without prejudice to the powers, rights and duties of the National Library under the National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa) Act 2003.