Legal & Privacy


Information on copyright, content policies and privacy relating to the Education Counts website.

Copyright statement 

This website and its contents including pages, documents, on-line graphics, audio and video are subject to copyright laws of New Zealand and, through international treaties, other countries. The copyright is owned by the Ministry of Education (New Zealand), unless indicated in the body of the document.

For material copyright to the Ministry of Education

Crown copyright / Copyright ©. Unless indicated otherwise for specific items, material on this website is licensed for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand licence. In essence, you are free to copy, distribute and adapt the material, as long as you attribute it and abide by the other licence terms. Please note that this licence does not apply to any logos, emblems and trade marks on the website; those specific items may not be re-used without express permission.

For material with third party copyright

The permission to reproduce material on this site that is protected by Crown copyright does not extend to any material that is identified as being copyright to a third party. Permission to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders. This includes material on websites you access via links from this site.

Disclaimer

This site contains information obtained from within the New Zealand Ministry of Education, and from sources commissioned by the ministry, and is subject to change without notice. The ministry endeavours to the best of its ability to ensure that the information is true, accurate and current. However, the ministry does not accept any liability for the accuracy or content of this information.

Links to third party websites

The Ministry of Education does not accept any liability for the accuracy or content of information on this website belonging to third parties, nor for the accuracy or content of any third-party website that you may access via a hyperlink from this site. Links to other websites from this one should not be taken as endorsement of those sites or of products offered on those sites. When visiting other websites, please refer to the conditions of use and copyright policies of those sites.

Links from other sites to this one

You are welcome to create a hyperlink to this site from another website. However, this link must not be presented on your site in any context that implies that this website has an association with your site, or endorses your site or product. The Education Counts logo may not be used on your site without the ministry's permission.

Privacy Statement

If you voluntarily provide personal information on this website (eg, through email feedback or online forms), we will keep that personal information secure and will not disclose it to any third party. We will only use that information to communicate with you in the way indicated.

If you want to check personal information that we hold, please write to:

The Privacy Officer
Ministry of Education
PO Box 1666
Thorndon
Wellington.

For more information on privacy, please visit the Privacy Commissioner's website.

Cookies

Browser cookies are small files that are sent by a website and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies are used by this website to provide the Ministry of Education with information about site usage and to improve the service we offer to site visitors. The data is collected and aggregated for the Ministry of Education by Nielsen NetRatings, a measurement and research company. You can find out about Nielsen NetRatings' privacy policy in their privacy statement.

Cookies from this site are not used to gather or allow the gathering of any personally identifiable information and are not used to track individual user activity around this site or around the Internet.

You may manually disable cookies at any time - check your browser's 'Help' to find out how. This will not affect your ability to view the site.

Unsolicited email

Publication of email addresses on this site should not be taken as deemed consent to receiving unsolicited email. Persons or organisations wishing to send email material to individuals or organisations whose email addresses appear on this website must comply with the requirements of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 (Department of Internal Affairs' website).

Site Alert

Information on what to do if you find unsuitable material on any websites linked from Education Counts.

Please email education.counts@minedu.govt.nz with information about any unsuitable material you have found on a website linked from Education Counts. Please include the website's title and address (URL) and any relevant details.

Education Counts carefully reviews each external website before linking to it. However, the Web is a dynamic environment and we have no control over the stability of external sites. We do therefore welcome your feedback about any material you find which you consider inappropriate.

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