Terms and Conditions

Terms of Use                                

Your use of this website and subsidiary websites is subject to the following terms and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing this website and subsidiary websites, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these terms.

Otorohanga District Council may modify, alter or otherwise update the terms applicable to this website and subsidiary websites 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 and subsidiary websites

In these terms:

  • references to this website and subsidiary websites includes all pages of, and all information and material on, this website and subsidiary websites, including, without limitation, text, images, graphics, layout, look-and-feel and any other information contained on or in this website and subsidiary websites (collectively, ‘content’) and all transaction processing services available on or via this website and subsidiary websites ('transaction processing services’)
  • references to the use of this website and subsidiary websites include access to this website and subsidiary websites.

You may not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any portion or feature of this website and subsidiary websites, or attempt to obtain any materials, information or documents through any means not purposely made available by Otorohanga District Council, including, without limitation, hacking, password mining or otherwise accessing data without prior express authorisation. You may not test the vulnerability of this website and subsidiary websites, or seek to trace any information on any other user of this website and subsidiary websites. You agree to comply with all applicable laws and with these terms and conditions at all times when using this website and subsidiary websites.

Governing law Use of this website and subsidiary websites and these terms shall be governed by the laws of New Zealand without reference to principles of conflict of laws. You agree to be bound by such laws and irrevocably agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand in connection with the interpretation or application of these terms. Those who choose to access this website and subsidiary websites from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

Copyright                                

Information on this website and subsidiary websites is owned or otherwise provided by Otorohanga District Council.

All material on this website and subsidiary websites, including, without limitation, text, images, graphics, layout, look-and-feel and any other information contained on or in this website and subsidiary websites (collectively, 'content'), is subject to copyright and other proprietary rights, including but not limited to the Copyright Act 1994 (New Zealand) and international copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights and laws.

Unless otherwise stated, copyright in the content and behaviours of this website and subsidiary websites is owned by or licensed to Otorohanga District Council. Otorohanga District Council authorises you to access and view content on this website and subsidiary websites, print individual pages and download a single copy of the material of this website and subsidiary websites for your personal, non-commercial use.

You can reproduce this copyrighted material free of charge without further permission, as long as you:

  • reproduce the material accurately
  • do not use the material in a derogatory manner or a misleading context, and
  • acknowledge the source and copyright status of the material

Trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively, 'marks') displayed on this website and subsidiary websites are registered or unregistered Marks of Otorohanga District Council or others, are the property of their respective owners, and may not be used without prior written permission of the owner of such marks.

Third party copyright

The permission to use Otorohanga District Council material does not extend to any material on this site that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce any such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Privacy                                

If you have any concerns regarding privacy issues, please contact us.

Personal information provided to Otorohanga District Council may be held, used and disclosed by Council in the following ways:

  • to enable Council to communicate with you for Council purposes
  • to enable Council to provide you, or have provided to you advice and information concerning products and services that Council believes may be of interest to you
  • to enable Council to administer and maintain its records and carry out its required functions

This includes the release of consenting documentation online for public access, such as a Building Consent which is public information under the Building Act 2004 and the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987. This will include personal information on the consenting documents.

Personal information collected by Council will be held by Council, whose address is 17 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga.

You have the right under the Privacy Act 1993 to obtain access to and to request correction of any personal information held by Council concerning you.

Website use of cookies

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device (for example, your computer or mobile phone). These include small files known as cookies.  They cannot be used to identify you personally. These pieces of information are used to improve services for you.

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using this site:

  • First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.
  • Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site.

Some third-party tools used on this website, such as Google Maps, may set additional cookies. The council has no control over cookies set by third parties and assumes no responsibility for them.

How to refuse or delete cookies

You may refuse the use of cookies and delete any cookies that are already stored on your computer by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you visit our site.

Instructions on how to delete and refuse cookies for various web browsers are available at www.allaboutcookies.org  This is not part of our website, and the regional council is not responsible for its content.