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The information on this website is just that, general information, and is not legal advice.  This website should be treated as a guide only.  Please seek specific legal advice if you have legal questions or issues.

Buddle Findlay uses reasonable endeavours to ensure that the information featured on this website is reliable and accurate at the time of publishing.  The content of this website may be updated at any time and may, at times, be out of date, inaccurate and/or incomplete.  Buddle Findlay accepts no responsibility for keeping the content of this website up to date, accurate and/or complete, nor do we accept any liability for any failure to do so.

Neither the partners of Buddle Findlay nor any of its employees make any express or implied representations or give any warranties regarding the material or facilities contained or referred to in this website.  We do not accept any liability for:

  • Any loss or damage whatsoever which may arise in any way out of the use of any of the material or facilities
  • Any system unavailability, or for any loss that is incurred as a result of the website being unavailable
  • Errors in, or omissions from, the material or facilities
  • Accuracy of any information obtained through use of this website.

Your use of this website and any services provided by it is at your sole risk.  This website and associated services provided by it are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis.  To the maximum extent permitted by law, Buddle Findlay disclaims and excludes all implied conditions or warranties, including, but not limited to, any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

Links to third party websites

Any links to third party websites are provided for convenience only, and the inclusion of any link does not imply any endorsement or verification by Buddle Findlay.  Responsibility for the content and privacy practices of third party websites rests solely with the owner of those sites.

Buddle Findlay does not in any way endorse any website, organisation, or person who has off-site links to this website.


This website contains information and tools that you can browse and access without providing any personal details.  Where you voluntarily provide personal details (e.g. through online registration forms or email requests) we will only use that information for the purpose for which it was intended and to communicate with you.

Any personal information you submit is stored securely by Buddle Findlay (or a service provider contracted by Buddle Findlay for that purpose) and will not be disclosed to any third parties, except as required or permitted by law (including the Privacy Act 1993).

You have the right under the Privacy Act 1993 to access and/or correct your personal information held by Buddle Findlay.

If you want to access and/or correct your personal information held by Buddle Findlay, please email

Unsolicited email

Publication of email addresses and other contact information on this website should not be taken as deemed consent to receiving unsolicited electronic messages.  Anyone wishing to send commercial electronic messages material to parties whose contact details appear on this website must comply with the requirements of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007.

Cookies and website statistics

Buddle Findlay uses cookies to collect data about each visit to this website.  We use that data to generate statistics about how the website is used (e.g. what pages are accessed, what documents are opened and what tools are used).  This assists us to understand what is important to users and further improve website performance and/or usefulness to users.

A cookie is a small piece of text stored on a user's computer by a web browser.  It is sent by a web server to a web browser and then sent back unchanged by the browser each time it accesses that server and is used for remembering data about the computer user (such as IP address; dates and times of visits, pages accessed, documents opened and links clicked).

Our website cookies are not executable – they are neither spyware nor viruses. If your web browser allows you to, and you decide to, reject or disable our website cookies, it could make some aspects of this website unusable.

Governing law

These terms of use are governed by New Zealand law and the courts of New Zealand will have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any proceedings relating to this website, its contents or these terms of use.

Amendments to these terms of use

We may amend these terms of use in whole or in part from time to time.  Amendments will be effective immediately upon posting of the amended terms of use on this website.  You are responsible for ensuring you are familiar with the latest terms of use.  Your continued use of the website represents your agreement to be bound by the terms of use as amended.

Intellectual property

This website and its contents are copyright © 2015 Buddle Findlay, except as indicated otherwise.  All rights are reserved except as expressly stated.