Legal and privacy
The material on this website - including pages, documents, graphics, audio and video - is protected by Crown copyright and is subject to the copyright laws of New Zealand and, through international treaties, other countries. The copyright is owned by the New Zealand Ministry of Education (unless the content is identified as being the property of another party).
For material copyright to the Ministry of Education
You may utilise any of the material on this website that is copyright to the New Zealand Ministry of Education free of charge and without the permission of the Ministry of Education, provided:
- you are using the material for non-commercial purposes
- the material is not altered; and
- the source and copyright owner of the material is acknowledged.
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.
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 Ministry of Education logo may not be used on your site without the ministry’s permission.
This privacy notice applies to personal and other information collected on the Ministry of Education’s website: www.minedu.govt.nz.
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
For more information on privacy, please visit the Privacy Commissioner's website.
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