Terms of use

Doing business with MinterEllisonRuddWatts

View MinterEllisonRuddWatts Terms of Engagement.

View MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ Money Handling Procedures.

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Website terms and conditions


These conditions of use apply to your browsing and use of this website. Please read them before continuing to browse this web site.

MinterEllisonRuddWatts (“MERW”) may vary these conditions of use at any time by changing them on this web site. Whilst the current version of these conditions of use will be maintained on the web site, MERW has no obligation to notify you of any changes and recommends that you periodically review this web site for changes.

This web site, any information contained on it and these conditions of use shall be interpreted in accordance with, and governed by, the laws of New Zealand. The New Zealand courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any disputes concerning matters involving this web site.

Information on this website

Unless otherwise stated, you are permitted to access, view, copy, print (in limited quantities) or temporarily store textual material published by MERW on this web site for your personal use only. Any copyright notice on that information must be retained on the copy. You are not permitted to reproduce, adapt, distribute or incorporate in any other work, in whole or in part, anything from this web site without written permission from MERW.

While MERW has endeavored to ensure that the information on this web site is accurate, current and complete, it does not accept liability for any error, misstatement or omission. MERW may change the material on this web site at any time without prior notice. In the unlikely event that an unauthorised person makes changes to this web site, MERW does not accept responsibility for those changes.

You are solely responsible for the actions you take in reliance on the content on this web site. If you want to rely on any material on this web site you should contact MERW first.

Information to be provided by you

Some parts of this web site enable you to provide comments relating to this web site or information provided on it. All comments will be regarded as public information and may be treated by MERW as such. If any comments are made available on a public noticeboard, MERW does not make any representations about nor endorses nor accepts any responsibility for the content or views of those comments.

You may not make any comment which is defamatory, offensive or unlawful. MERW may, at any time and for any reason, remove any comment provided by you that has been posted on a public noticeboard.

Use of Te Reo Māori on the website

Te Reo Māori translations by Engaging-Well Ltd.

MERW intellectual property rights

The copyright in all materials (including rights in text, graphics, arrangement and overall design of this web site) displayed or available on this web site belongs to MERW unless otherwise stated. If the owner of any material published on this web site is not MERW then your rights in relation to that material will be as defined by the copyright owner of the material.

Access to other websites

This web site contains links to third party web sites. Those web sites are not under the control of MERW. The links are provided for convenience and informational purposes only. Accordingly, the inclusion of any link does not imply an endorsement by MERW of that web site. MERW is not responsible for the content, validity, accuracy, or the use, of any other web site. You should check the terms and conditions applicable to any other web sites you use or verify such information with the third parties directly.

The alumni link on this web site redirects you to the MinterEllison web site. MinterEllison provide the alumni service for all members of the MinterEllison Legal Group, which includes MERW. You should refer to the MinterEllison terms and conditions and privacy policy, as they will apply to your use of the alumni service.

MERW liability excluded

Your use of this web site is at your own risk. Subject to any terms implied by law which cannot be excluded, MERW shall not be responsible or liable, in contract, tort (including negligence), equity or otherwise for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or punitive damage, or for any loss of profit, income or savings, or any costs or expenses incurred or suffered by you or any other person, arising out of, or in connection with, your access to, or use of, this web site or any linked web sites, other than claims arising under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993, where applicable.

All warranties, whether expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, currency, completeness, fitness for purpose or usefulness of the information contained on this web site are excluded to the extent permitted by law.

It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever information you select for your use is free of items such as spyware, viruses, worms, trojan horses or other items of a destructive nature.

Privacy statement

MERW may collect, retain and update personal information provided by you. Personal information may also be collected through the use of cookies to record your visit. This information may be collected if you request any particular information or you apply to go on a mailing list. If you log on to the alumni part of this web site information concerning your visit will be recorded automatically. All information collected by MERW will be held by MERW. If you do not provide personal information where requested you will not be able to access the information or sections of this web site that require the provision of such information prior to the granting of such access.

The purpose for collecting this information is to enable MERW to monitor usage of this web site and to inform you of possible matters of interest at MERW. MERW also intends to use this information to compile statistical data relating to the use of this web site. Your personal information will not be made available to any third party in a manner which enables you to be identified.

Pursuant to the Privacy Act 2020, you have the right to access, and to request correction to, any of your personal information provided to MERW. If you want to see the information we have stored for you or change or request removal of some personal information please contact us at [email protected]. A fee may be charged for any reasonable costs incurred by MERW in responding to any such request. This fee will be disclosed to you prior to any costs being incurred.

If you have any concerns about your privacy, please feel free to contact us at any time.