Terms & Conditions

Website terms of use

Access to and use of this site ('www.makaton.org.nz') is provided by Makaton New Zealand/Aotearoa (MNZ/A) subject to the following terms: By using makaton.org.nz you agree to be legally bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of makaton.org.nz. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the following terms please do not access and/or use makaton.org.nz. MNZ/A may change these terms at any time by posting changes online. Please review these terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes by MNZ/A. Your continued use of the website after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended.


In the context of these Terms of Use, the following words shall have the following meanings: "website" means any website under the ownership or control of MNZ/A from which a link has been created to these terms of use; "the Material" means all of the information, data, text, graphics, links or computer code published on, contained or available on the Website; "user" means the individual, firm, company or organisation accessing this website or making an order.

Use of the website

You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use the website content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from the website content except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of makaton.org.nz content requires the proper written permission of MNZ/A.

Disclaimers and limitation of liability

The website content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to MNZ/A, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "AS IS" and on an "IS AVAILABLE" basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law, including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. Under no circumstances will MNZ/A be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses where foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the website regardless of the form of action. MNZ/A does not warrant that functions contained in the website content will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. The website is intended to provide general information only and, as such, should not be considered as a substitute for advice covering any specific situation. Users should seek appropriate advice before taking or refraining from taking any action in reliance on any information contained in this website. So far as permissible by law, MNZ/A does not accept any liability to any person relating to the use of any such information. While MNZ/A has taken every precaution in compiling this site neither it nor any contributors to the site can be held responsible for any action (or the lack thereof) taken by any person or organisation wherever they shall be based, as a result, direct or otherwise, on information contained in or accessed through this internet site.

Third-party websites

The website may contain links to websites operated by parties other than MNZ/A. Such links are provided for the user’s convenience only. MNZ/A does not control such websites, and is not responsible for their content. MNZ/A’s inclusion of links to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. The user is solely responsible for evaluating the accuracy and completeness of any information contained on the third party websites, and also the value and integrity of any goods and services offered by such websites.

Online transactions

MNZ/A reserves the right to vary event registration fees and the prices of any goods or services listed without notice. All event registrations and orders for goods or services are subject to availability and MNZ/A reserves the right to refuse to accept any registration and to refuse to supply any goods or services to any individual. Personal information provided to or gathered by MNZ/A for transaction purposes will only be used by MNZ/A to process your order and retain a record of that transition. To learn more about what personal information may be gathered and how it is handled, please refer to our privacy policy.


Where you are invited to submit any contribution to the website (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant MNZ/A a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution and in accordance with privacy restrictions set out in MNZ/A’s Privacy Policy. If you do not want to grant to MNZ/A the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution to the website. By submitting your contribution to the website, you:

warrant that your contribution;

  • is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to MNZ/A for all the purposes specified above;
  • is not defamatory; and
  • does not infringe any law; and
  • indemnify MNZ/A against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by MNZ/A as a result of your breach of the above warranty; and
  • waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on the website and the purposes specified above.

If you post or send offensive or inappropriate content anywhere on the website or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on the website, and MNZ/A considers such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, MNZ/A may use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop any further such infringements. This may include informing relevant third parties such as an employer, school or email provider about the infringement/s. MNZ/A reserves the right to delete any contribution, at any time, for any reason.