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Department of Internal Affairs Public Terms of Use

The connection you have accessed (the Service) is a free public service provided by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA).

Your access to the Service is at the discretion of DIA, and may be blocked, suspended, or terminated at any time for any reason including, but not limited to, violation of these terms of use, actions that may lead to liability for DIA, disruption of access to other users or networks, and violation of applicable laws or regulations.

DIA may revise these terms of use at any time. You must accept these terms of use each time you use the Service and it is your responsibility to review the terms for any changes each time.

Acceptable Use of the Service

Your access to the Service is conditional upon legal and appropriate use of the Service. Your use of the Service and any activities conducted online through the Service must not violate any applicable law or regulation or the rights of DIA, or any third party.

You must not use the Service for the following activities:

Spamming and Invasion of Privacy

Sending of unsolicited bulk and/or commercial messages over the Internet using the Service or using the Service for activities that invade another's privacy.

Intellectual Property Right Violations

Engaging in any activity that infringes or misappropriates the intellectual property rights of others, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, or any other proprietary right of any third party

Obscene or Indecent Speech or Materials

Using the Service to advertise, solicit, transmit, store, post, display, or otherwise make available objectionable or indecent images or other materials. DIA will notify and fully cooperate with law enforcement if it becomes aware of any use of the Service in contravention of these terms.

Defamatory or Abusive Language

Using the Service to transmit, post, upload, or otherwise making available defamatory, harassing, abusive, or threatening material or language that encourages bodily harm, destruction of property or harasses another.


Accessing illegally or without authorization computers, accounts, equipment or networks belonging to another party, or attempting to penetrate security measures of another system. This includes any activity that may be used as a precursor to an attempted system penetration, including, but not limited to, port scans, stealth scans, or other information gathering activity.

Distribution of Internet Viruses, Trojan Horses, or Other Destructive Activities

Distributing information regarding the creation of and sending Internet viruses, worms, Trojan Horses, pinging, flooding, mail-bombing, or denial of service attacks. Also, activities that disrupt the use of or interfere with the ability of others to effectively use the node or any connected network, system, service, or equipment.

Facilitating a Violation of these Terms of Use

Advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available any software product, product, or service that is designed to violate these terms of use, which includes the facilitation of the means to spam, initiation of pinging, flooding, mail-bombing, denial of service attacks, and piracy of software.

Other Illegal Activities

Using the Service in violation of applicable law and regulation, including, but not limited to, advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available Ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, fraudulently charging credit cards, pirating software, or making fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, items, or services.


You must not sell, transfer, or rent the Service to customers, clients or other third parties, either directly or as part of a service or product created for resale.

Notice of Violations

Anyone who believes that there may be a violation of these terms of use (including the terms on acceptable use) must contact the DIA email: or


You acknowledge that:

  1. The Service is not represented to be uninterrupted or error-free;
  2. Viruses or other harmful applications may be available through the Service;
  3. DIA does not guarantee the security of the Service and that unauthorized third parties may access your computer or files or otherwise monitor your connection; and
  4. The limited warranty, disclaimer and exclusion of limitation specified in these terms of use reflect that the Service is provided for free.


You are responsible for providing security measures that are suited for your intended use of the Service. For example, you take full responsibility for taking adequate measures to safeguard your data from loss.

Provided on an "as is" basis

The Service is provided on an "as is", "as available" basis without warranties of any kind. All warranties, conditions, representations, indemnities and guarantees with respect to the content and the operation, capacity, speed, functionality, qualifications, or capabilities of the Service (including, but not limited to, any warranty of satisfactory quality, merchantability, fitness for particular purpose, title and non-infringement) are expressly excluded and disclaimed.

Exclusion of Liability

Under no circumstances shall DIA be liable to you, any user, or any third party on account of your or that party's use or misuse of or reliance on the Service or arising from any claim relating to these terms of use. This exclusion of liability is intended to prevent recovery of direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, and punitive damages whether such claim is based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise. The exclusion of liability includes (but is not limited to) damages arising from use or misuse of and reliance on the Service, from inability to use the Service, or from the interruption, suspension, or termination of the Service (including such damages incurred by third parties), claims for unauthorized access, damage, or theft of your system or data, loss of goodwill or profits, loss of data, or damage caused to equipment or programs from any virus or other harmful application), arising out of breach or failure of express or implied warranty, breach of contract, misrepresentation, negligence, strict liability in tort or otherwise.


You agree to indemnify and hold harmless DIA from any claim, liability, loss, damage, cost, or expense (including without limitation legal fees) arising out of or related to your use of the Service, any materials downloaded or uploaded through the Service, any actions taken by you in connection with your use of the Service, any violation of any third party's rights or an violation of law or regulation, or any breach of these terms of use.


These terms of use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New Zealand. These terms of use constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the Service and supersede and replace all other understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. Any waiver of any provision of the terms of use will be effective only if in writing and signed by DIA.

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