Terms and Conditions


Agreement to terms

Welcome to mdc.govt.nz (the “Site”), a website hosted and operated by the Manawatu District Council (”we”, “our”, “MDC”). These terms apply to the entire contents of the Site and to any web feeds produced by the Site. By viewing and using the Site, you will be deemed to agree to these terms.

 

Intellectual property rights

Copyright in material on mdc.govt.nz

This site provides users with easy access to Council-held public information. You may copy, print or download any material on this site. Any use of scripts or code requires permission from the administrator.

mdc.govt.nz provides:

  • links to, and portions of content from, public sector websites;
  • the ability for people to chat to the contact centre;

To the extent that there is copyright in material, that copyright is either owned by the Crown or licensed to the Crown by either the public sector bodies from whom the material has been sourced or the individuals who have provided the material.

 

Visitor Conduct

Unacceptable use

You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the site any material that is illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or otherwise injurious or objectionable.

Co-operation with authorities

We will co-operate fully with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing MDC to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material in breach of clause 8 above.

 

Moderation

Pre-publication moderation

Contributions to the Site may be moderated by one or more MDC moderators before being published. Those moderators may decline to publish contributions or may modify contributions if they are considered to be either contrary to clause 8 above or irrelevant to the subject-matter of the site.

Banning abusive commenters

We reserve the right to suspend or terminate a user’s access or ability to post to comments, forum or other discussion areas if we believe any such facility is being abused.

 

Disclaimer

mdc.govt.nz provides features that link you to or provide content from other websites. While we will use our reasonable endeavours to maintain mdc.govt.nz, MDC is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of content on or from such other websites. MDC disclaims and excludes all liability for any claim, loss, demand or damages of any kind (including for negligence) arising out of or in connection with the use of either this website or the information, content or materials included on this site or on any website to which it is linked.

The inclusion of a link to a third party sites does not imply any endorsement of the linked website or its content or provider.

 

Revisions

We may revise these Terms of Use at any time.

 

Tracking of website usage

If you visit this website to read or access information or perform tasks, we collect and store statistical information about the visit.

This information includes the server address, top-level domain name, date and time of the visit, pages accessed and documents downloaded, previous site visited, and type of browser used.

Site statistics allow us to assess the number of visitors to the different sections of our website, identify what information is of interest, monitor system performance, and help us make our site more useful to visitors.

 

Disclaimer

Every reasonable effort has been made to maintain current and accurate information on this site. Information contained has been assembled in good faith  where appropriate external links have been provided for the user's convenience. Manawatu District Council does not accept any responsibility for the content or condition of any external links on this site.

 

Links to Other Sites

The Website has links to many other websites - all of these links are clearly identified as Link to External Website. Once you navigate to another website, you are subject to the privacy and security policies of the new site. Manawatu District Council does not have control over the policies or content of government or private sites outside of MDC's website which we link to for public convenience.

 

Questions?

Contact our Web Administrator