Shared Repository

An agreement between the Department of Internal Affairs and all registered users of the Shared Repository

In depositing research outputs (“Content”) in the shared repository (“the Shared Repository”) hosted by Digital New Zealand (DigitalNZ) at the Department of Internal Affairs (the “DIA”), you agree to the following legally binding terms and conditions.

The DIA may change these terms of use at any time by posting changes online. You will be notified by email should this occur.

Your rights and responsibilities


Each registered user of the Shared Repository has the following responsibilities:


If you submit Content to the Shared Repository, you are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, the Content.

In depositing and/or publishing Content in the Shared Repository you agree that:

Repository use

You agree that you:

Security and damage

You are responsible for any damage you cause to the Shared Repository or to any of the DIA’s websites, electronic facilities or data.

You are also responsible for ensuring that any computer you use (“your computer”) is secure, including taking all reasonable steps to:


You agree to indemnify the DIA from all or any liability, loss, damages, costs or expenses arising directly or indirectly from legal proceedings, or the threat of legal proceedings, claiming that Content, the uploading of Content to the Shared Repository or the presence of Content in the Shared Repository infringes the intellectual property rights of third parties.

You agree that the DIA 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, the Shared Repository or the online services of the DIA or the use of them. 

DIA rights and responsibilities

Suspension of access

The DIA may, at its discretion, suspend or restrict your access to the Shared Repository or any part of it for any reason, including a breach of these terms of use. You will be notified by email should this occur.

The DIA also reserves the right to suspend, terminate, or filter access to the whole or any part of the Content if it reasonably considers such Content to be a breach of these terms of use.


Responsibility for ensuring that the copyrights of others, including publishers and individuals, are not infringed rests with the person or institution making the deposit.


We will safeguard your personal information and respect your rights under the Privacy Act 1993.

To access or correct any of your personal information that we hold, or if you have any concerns about personal information that we hold, please contact us. You can email us with your privacy questions at

Security and damage

We provide security to protect the Shared Repository and online services.


The DIA makes no warranty, express or implied, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility:

Users of the Shared Repository assume all risks associated with any transfer of data or information to the DIA, and with any other use of the Shared Repository. 

Cost of service

The Shared Repository is available at no cost to you or your institution. The DIA has no plans to recover costs for this service but reserves the right to introduce costing models at a later date should ongoing funding for the service be required.

You will be notified by email if a costing model is being considered and may choose to discontinue your use of the Shared Repository.

Public access to Content

Public access to Content deposited in the Shared Repository is enabled through DigitalNZ (a programme of work led by the DIA) by default.

You agree to:

Governing law

The Shared Repository 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 Digital New Zealand under the National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa) Act 2003.