Terms and Conditions


1.1  You are bound by these terms and conditions if you use this website. Please do not use this website if you do not agree to them.

1.2 By “this website” we mean any part of this website, including any information, material or tools on this website.

Using this website

2.1 Your use of this website, and in particular your use of any of the tools on this website, must not include doing the following things, or allowing or assisting any third party to do them:

  • supplying any information or material that is false or misleading, in breach of any intellectual property rights, damaging to any property, in breach of any laws, defamatory, harassing or threatening, or pornographic;
  • stating or implying in any way that any position held or statement made by you or by any third party is endorsed by Maxim Institute or that you are, or any third party is, related to Maxim Institute;
  • doing anything that is prejudicial to Maxim Institute’s reputation or that will bring it into disrepute or damage its goodwill;
  • altering or damaging this website in any way.

Intellectual property

3.1 Maxim Institute’s original works displayed on this website are protected by copyright. Except as is specified in the copyright licence, all rights in those original works are reserved. Maxim Institute will allow you to use those original works in the way and on the terms specified in the copyright licence. You may not use any works which are identified as works that may not be used. Your rights under the Copyright Act 1994 are not affected by this licence.


4.1 In using this website, you may submit personal information to Maxim Institute. The privacy policy explains how Maxim Institute will use the personal information which you give us. Maxim Institute is committed to meeting its obligations under the Privacy Act 1993 and protecting your privacy.

Access to the website

5.1 Maxim Institute may, at any time and for any reason, including security or technical reasons, limit access to this website.


6.1  There may be links to third parties’ websites or materials on this website or in information that we send you. Maxim Institute is not responsible for any such websites or materials or their content.


7.1 The information on this website is general information only. It is made available without charge. You should not take it as professional (which includes legal) advice. You should independently check that any information you wish to rely on is accurate and up-to-date. Maxim Institute will not be responsible for any decision you make that is based on information on this website.

7.2 To the maximum extent that the law allows, we disclaim all guarantees and warranties of any kind about this website and any information, material, tools, products or services located on it or their use, including, without limitation, guarantees or warranties about accuracy, completeness or fitness for any particular purpose.

7.3 This website is not intended to be an election advertisement or a referendum advertisement, and no part of it may be used to create an election advertisement or a referendum advertisement.

Limitation of liability

8.1 To the maximum extent that the law allows, Maxim Institute will not be liable to you for any damages or losses that you suffer, or costs or expenses that you incur, in any way, which are the result of or are related to your use of this website or any third party’s website that this website provides a link to.


9.1 Your use of and access to this website can be terminated if you breach any of these terms and conditions.


10.1 If any provision of these terms and conditions is invalid to any extent, the remainder of these terms and conditions will not be affected and will remain enforceable to the greatest extent permitted by law.

10.2 These terms and conditions are the entire agreement between you and Maxim Institute in relation to their subject-matter and supersede any previous agreement, discussion or representations.

10.3 These terms and conditions can not be amended except by the written consent of Maxim Institute.

10.4 These terms and conditions may be altered occasionally. Using this website after they have been altered means that you have agreed to the alterations.

10.5 The laws of New Zealand will govern these terms and conditions, which will be interpreted and apply in accordance with those laws.