Terms Conditions

NP PARTNERS WEBSITE - TERMS OF USE

General

This website is owned and operated by New Plymouth District Council.  Your use of this website is subject to the following terms of use and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing this website, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these terms and conditions.

The Council may modify, alter or otherwise update the terms applicable to this website from time to time, with or without notice, and you agree to check these terms and conditions and to be bound by such terms as are in effect at the time at which you access this website.

Disclaimer 
New Plymouth District Council has made every reasonable effort to provide complete and accurate information on this website, but accepts no responsibility or liability for the public's subsequent use or misuse of the information provided.

The Council does not guarantee that:

Privacy statement
New Plymouth District Council respects and protects the privacy of our website users.

The collection and use of personal information by New Plymouth District Council is regulated by the Privacy Act 1993 (or any legislation that replaces this Act). Under this Act, personal information may be collected only for a lawful purpose connected with a function or activity of the Council and only if necessary for that purpose. Such information must, as a general rule, be collected directly from the individual concerned and that person must be told why the information is needed.

New Plymouth District Council will use personal information provided by website visitors only for the reasons it was given. The only use we make of personal information (usually email addresses) is to respond to queries arising from our website. We do not otherwise make use of personal information, nor do we provide it to third parties unless written permission is given by the website visitor concerned.

All enquiries about or formal requests for information in terms of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, or the Privacy Act  should be in writing to:

New Plymouth District Council 
Private Bag 2025
New Plymouth

For more detailed information about the Privacy Act you can refer to the Privacy Commissioner's Guide to the Privacy Act 1993.
If you are concerned that the Council may have breached the Privacy Act or if you are not sure of our obligations, you can contact the Privacy Commissioner. Privacy Hotline: 0800 803 909.

IP address
An IP address is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the world wide web. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. We collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to report aggregate information to our internal customers and to audit the use of our site. When visitors request pages from the Council, our servers log the visitors' IP addresses. We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that a user's session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us.

Copyright
This website and all its content is owned by New Plymouth District Council and is subject to copyright. Website visitors may reproduce, store and use the content of this website for personal, informational and non-commercial purposes only.

Except as stated in the above paragraph, no portion of the content of the website, including text, graphics, photos and the Council logo, may be copied or used without the written permission of the Council.

Website use
Website visitors are not allowed to do anything which alters the website, or interferes with or affects its working. This includes removing anything from it, adding anything to it, linking it to another website, and distributing any part of it to anyone else.

Links
The Council is not affiliated with any person whose goods or services are linked to or from the website or any linked site. The Council does not endorse any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this website, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information.

Liability                                                                                                                                                                 The Council assumes no liability for errors or omissions in the content of the website. The Council will not be liable to any person or entity for any damage, direct or indirect, incidental, special or consequential for access to, use of or inability to use this website. You agree not to make any claims against the Council arising from your use of the website or information provided by it.  You also agree to indemnify the Council against all claims, losses or damages arising in connection with your use of the website or the information provided by it.

Cookies

This websites use Google Analytics (a service that provides aggregated reports on website activity) to further understand how the website can be improved.  Google Analytics relies on the use of cookies, which are small files stored on your computer.  For detail on what information is collected via these cookies, and how it is stored and used, see Google's privacy policy.