Terms of use

These are the terms of use for this website.

Data and information accuracy

Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People takes care that the information on this website is accurate and up to date but we do not guarantee it. We recommend you evaluate whether the information on this website is suitably accurate, current, complete, and relevant for your purposes and get professional advice relevant to your situation if you are using the information for important decisions.

Security

The platform and tools Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People uses for this site have been carefully chosen. However, the internet is not completely secure so we cannot make any guarantees as to security. You are responsible for the security of your computer system.

You must not access or attempt to access websites or online services that belong to Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People through automated tools (including the use of scripts, web-crawlers, robots or screen-scrapers) or engage in any activity that will, or is likely to, interfere with or disrupt our websites or online services.

Privacy

Please refer to our Privacy Policy.

External links

Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People takes reasonable care when we link to other websites, but we have no control over what is on them or what happens when you access them. Links and references to websites, organisations, or people outside of Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People are meant to be useful, but they are in no way an endorsement. You are responsible for assessing whether information in these websites is suitable for your purposes and their checking terms, and conditions and privacy policies.

For privacy terms when accessing external websites through our website please refer to our Privacy Policy.

For information on how we use Google Analytics please refer to our Privacy Policy.

Terms of use for our social media channels


How we use social media

We may use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, and other social media channels to engage with people interested in the areas of concern to Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People. If you follow our channels you can expect to see information on our services, activities and events and the programmes which we support, invitations to provide us with feedback and information about any scholarships, graduate programmes and recruitment at Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People.

Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People tries to reply to all questions posted, but we do not debate about politics or provide confidential information. We may 'like’, ‘retweet’, and ‘post’ information from outside of Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People that we believe is relevant. This does not mean we endorse the source nor guarantee the information is correct.

Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People monitors accounts from 8.30am–5pm on weekdays and sporadically outside these hours. We try to reply to questions within 24 business hours but neither a reply within this time or a reply itself is guaranteed.

How you can engage with us

Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People encourages discussion and sharing. You can use our channels to ask questions and find out more about our activities.

Moderation

Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People reserves the right to:

  • determine what constitutes inappropriate content
  • edit or entirely remove inappropriate content
  • suspend all comments on specific topics
  • ban users from its social media communities.

Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People will remove content posted on our channels if it:

  • is not relevant
  • breaches legislation, copyright or intellectual property rights
  • is offensive or discriminatory
  • relates to commercial activity, including advertising
  • contains swear words or offensive, violent, threatening or discriminatory language or content
  • posts personal information (including photos or video) of people without their consent
  • is considered ‘spam’ (the same or similar content posted multiple times)
  • is considered disruptive, or can be considering ‘trolling’
  • link-baits (embedding a link in your post to draw traffic to your own site)
  • contains misinformation
  • does not comply with a platform's rules, standards, or guidelines.

Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People reserves the right to remove any post or comment that does not comply with these Terms of Use, or the Terms and Conditions of Facebook, Twitter or other social media platforms used by us.

If someone has breached these Terms but is otherwise seeking to engage in good faith, Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People may issue a warning and reference these terms. However, we reserve the right to block or ban anyone who posts those types of comments on a case-by-case basis.

Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People staff on social media

The staff at Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People may engage in discussion on social media in a private capacity or as a representative of us. Any opinions expressed by staff acting in a private capacity belong to that individual staff member.

For more information on the principles for interaction with social media by Agencies in the State Services and State servants please visit the State Services Commission website .

Disclaimer

The content promoted on social media platforms that belong to Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People is only ever intended for information purposes only. We will not accept liability for loss or damage suffered by any person or body due to information provided on these sites or linked sites.

The information on social media sites that belongs to Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People is provided on the basis that the person accessing the website undertakes responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content.

This terms of use including its moderation policy may be updated by Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People at any time without notice.

Contact us about social media

Email socialmedia@whaikaha.govt.nz if you have any questions or comments.