Disclaimer, Copyright & Privacy

Disclaimer, Copyright & Privacy

By accessing any part of this website, you shall be deemed to have accepted the following terms in full.


The contents of this website is for general information purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice.

Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this site is correct, no warranty, express or implied, is given as to its accuracy and we do not accept any liability for error or omission.

We shall not be liable for any consequence or damage whatsoever from the use of, or inability to use, this site or any material contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site or any such material.

The website is under regular review, however content may be out of date.

Where material is written by people other than staff members of our organisation, the views expressed are those of the author, not ours.

We are also not responsible for the content of any website linked to this site.


Community Law Waikato Trust owns this website. All copyrights are reserved.

You may print and or download anything for personal use (or other purposes where expressly permitted)

Our website contains some material (images and links to content) created by independent authors. The original creators retain the copyright in that material. Refer to their terms or permissions for use.


The collection, storage and use of any personal information through this website complies with The Privacy Act 1993.

We handle all personal information with care and respect.

All personal information will be used for the purpose it was collected for and stored in accordance with privacy principles.

For our general Privacy statement follow the link on the Terms of Service Page.

For general information you may visit the Privacy Commissioner website at www.privacy.org.nz

We may share personal information with the Police or another government agency, if required by law (for example to assist with the investigation of a criminal offence), to report significant misconduct or breach of duty, or where there is a serious threat to health or safety. If our staff are threatened or abused, we may refer this to the Police

Personal information is collected through this website by the simple fact that you are browsing the site. This includes your IP address, search terms used, pages you accessed, links you used, access date and time, and the type of web browser you use. Please note we make no effort to associate this information with your identity.

We use cookies on our site where they are required for particular features to work – for example, if you are a logged in user, to allow you to remain logged in whilst you complete certain tasks.

  • We also use tracking cookies with the Google web analytics tool to analyse non-identifiable web traffic data to improve our services.  This data is aggregated and cannot personally identify you. Our web analytics will also respect any “do not track” setting that you might have set on your browser.
  • We use social media in some sections of our website to help communicate our messages and give you the best experience. We use Facebook and may have YouTube videos embedded in our news section.
  • These social media services have their own privacy policies and may track your use of our website on those pages where their links are displayed. They do this through the use of persistent session cookies. If you are logged in to those services (including any Google service) while using our site, their tracking will be associated with your profile with them.

Most web browsers will allow you to set some control over cookies in your browser settings. This includes deleting them from your browser or disabling them altogether. If you do choose to set your browser to disable all cookies, this may affect your ability to use some of the features on our site.

To learn more about cookies and how you can manage them in your web browser, visit www.allaboutcookies.org

We also collect your personal information through this website if you submit an inquiry, submit feedback, register for any events/courses, or make a donation.

Where we use a third party provider (for example to manage our donation service), any personal information you provide to them may also be collected and stored by this provider and you should also check their privacy statements when using those services. We take steps to ensure that any providers we use can protect the personal information they process for us, including by conducting privacy impact assessments.

We use third party providers to store and process our data.

We store most of the personal information we collect electronically on our local server. We also use Microsoft Office 365 for our email. This means that the personal information we hold may be transferred to, or accessed from, countries other than New Zealand.

We take all reasonable steps to ensure the personal information we collect is protected against loss, unauthorised access and disclosure or any other misuse, including meeting the requirements prescribed by the New Zealand government for the secure handling, storage and disposal of any protectively marked or security classified information.

We ensure that our third party data processors can meet our privacy and security requirements. We are satisfied, for example, that Microsoft has adequate security and privacy safeguards in place to protect information it holds on our behalf.