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Terms of use

By using this website you are agreeing to the following Terms and Conditions.

Use of this website

The Library is not responsible for any content contributed by users. This material may or may not be factual, and you should try to verify its authenticity before relying on it. If you are unsure of the accuracy of any user contributed content then you can always contact one of our research librarians.

When using registration features you must provide your real name and not impersonate anyone else, including falsely representing an affiliation with another person or organisation. Each registration is for a single individual only, and it is your responsibility to prevent unauthorised use of your registration.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Library excludes all responsibility and liability in relation to the website and the Library will not be responsible for errors, omissions or misstatements or be liable for any loss or damage however caused.

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of New Zealand and users submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.

The Library may change these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting the amended Terms and Conditions online. You are responsible for reviewing the amended Terms and Conditions. By continuing to access this website, you agree to be bound by the amended Terms and Conditions.

Using images

Personal use (e.g. homework, private research)

You are welcome to use the material on this site for purposes of private study or research, criticism and review. No further permissions are required for private use of images, however full citations and acknowledgements should be included wherever the images are used.

Conditions which apply to all other uses

For anything apart from private personal use, you must follow the procedures and conditions outlined on this page:

  • Contact us to seek and receive permission from the library.
  • Obtain clearances, e.g. for copyright and donor restrictions.
  • Ensure the visual integrity of the image is maintained.
  • Acknowledge and cite the item correctly.
  • Pay any relevant reproduction fees.

Terms for free downloads

You are welcome to share (copy, distribute, and transmit) and adapt (including cropping, recolouring and combining) these freely downloaded items for commercial and non-commercial purposes, as long as you:

  • Note and briefly describe any derivation or alteration of the original, and
  • Attribute the creator (if known), and
  • Attribute the Alexander Turnbull Library as the source.

Please link to the item's page, or cite its reference number, as this will help future researchers.

Contribution of content

Contributed content must not include material that infringes intellectual property or privacy rights, breaches suppression orders or any other laws, or is purposefully inflammatory.

Contributed content may be licensed to any third parties under the most open licence available for New Zealand government use, which is currently the Creative Commons Attribution (BY) licence. If the licence used by the New Zealand government changes in future, we reserve the right to change the licence applied.

The Library has the right to remove any contributed content as it sees fit, and will do so if content violates these Terms and Conditions. In addition to any other rights available to the Library at law, your account can be suspended or deleted if you violate these Terms and Conditions.

The Library has the right to modify or remove user-contribution features at its discretion, including removing contributed content if deemed necessary. Wherever possible we will notify you of any changes by posting messages on this website.