Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions for Use of This Website, its Content, its Resources, and its Materials


  1. General Principles
    1. The information and resources on this website:
      1. Is for the use of all people living in New Zealand.
      2. Is intended to help people resolve their own legal issues.
      3. Is not intended to be legal advice or an adequate substitute for legal advice.
    2. Use of this website and any resources on this website is subject to these terms and conditions, including the licence and disclaimer terms discussed below.
    3. Auckland Community Law Centre (“ACLC”) use our reasonable efforts to ensure the information and resources on this website are correct and up-to-date.  However, we take no responsibility for errors, omissions, or use of information and resources on this website without having also obtained independent legal advice.
    4. “Information” and “resources” includes, but is not limited to, statements about the law, letters, and self-help guides.
  2. Copyright and Licence
    1. Information and resources contained on this website is protected by copyright.
    2. The copyright owner is Auckland Community Law Centre.
    3. The information and resources contained on this website are licensed for use by legal persons, including bodies corporate, provided that:
      1. They are used by that legal person to help resolve a legal issue they face; or
      2. They are used for educational purposes.
    4. The license does not extend to commercial use, and the information and resources cannot be used for commercial gain.
    5. The license applies to the use of resources to which ACLC copyright applies, whether the resource was printed, copied, downloaded or otherwise obtained from this website by the user, whether it was obtained via a third-party.
    6. The license is further subject to the disclaimers contained in clauses 3-10 below.
    7. The terms of this license may be amended or revoked by ACLC at any time.
    8. In the event you use information or resources contained on this website for educational purposes you must:
      1. Acknowledge the source and copyright status of the material
      2. Reproduce the material accurately (unless permission is given for you to change the material)
      3. Refer your end users to the terms of this license
  3. No advice
    1. The ACLC website contains general legal information and resources, such as template letters and self-help guides.
    2. The information and resources is not legal advice, is no substitute for legal advice, and should not be treated as such.
  4. No warranties
    1. The information and resources on our website is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied.
    2. Without limiting the scope of clause 4.1, we do not warrant or represent that the information and resources on this website:
      1. Will be constantly available, or available at all; or
      2. Is true, accurate, complete, current or non-misleading.
  5. No lawyer-client relationship
    1. No lawyer-client, solicitor-client or attorney-client relationship shall be created through the use of this website, or through the information and resources on this website.
  6. Interactive features
    1. In the event this website includes interactive features that allow users to communicate with us.
      1. You acknowledge that, because of the limited nature of communication through our website’s interactive features, any assistance you may receive using any such features is likely to be incomplete and may even be misleading.
      2. Any assistance you may receive using any our website’s interactive features does not constitute specific advice and accordingly should not be relied upon without further independent confirmation.
      3. These terms and conditions apply in their entirety, subject to any express written statement by ACLC to the contrary.
  7. Professional legal assistance and advice
    1. You must not rely on the information and resources on our website as an alternative to legal advice from your lawyer or other professional legal services provider.
    2. If you have any specific questions about any legal matter, you should consult your lawyer or other professional legal services provider.
    3. You should never delay seeking legal advice, disregard legal advice, or commence or discontinue any legal action because of information or resources on our website.
  8. Limits upon exclusions of liability
    1. Nothing in these terms and conditions will exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable legislation.