Terms and Conditions
Use of and access to this website is subject to the following terms and conditions and you are deemed to have accepted these by accessing this website:
Accessing the website:
Use of this website is at your own risk. It is provided on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis. It provides background information on DLA Phillips Fox and contains general information on selected aspects of New Zealand law. Although all care has been taken in the construction of the website and the compilation of the content, it is not intended to provide legal advice and no reliance should be placed on the content that appears on it. Anyone considering the content of the website is responsible for determining whether the content is complete, accurate, current and suitable for their needs and should seek legal advice appropriate to their circumstances. DLA Phillips Fox may amend the content from time to time but it will not be responsible for notifying users of any changes to content.
The website is not an offer by us to act as your lawyer and the act of sending an email to us or otherwise contacting us will not create a lawyer-client relationship between us. Consequently, any unsolicited email or communication sent to us may not be privileged.
Copyright and intellectual property rights:
DLA Phillips Fox owns all copyright and other intellectual property rights in this website and the contents displayed on it (with the exception of certain intellectual property that belong to parties who have agreed to our use of it, such as DLA Piper and our technology suppliers). You may view and print one copy of extracts from the content of the website for your own personal non-commercial use. Otherwise, you must not download, reproduce, transmit, distribute, replicate, create derivative works from, refer to, or, use, any content from this website without our prior express written consent.
Disclaimer and Liability: To the fullest extent permitted by law:
- All representations, guarantees and warranties (whether express or implied or statutory) are excluded (including, but not limited to: as to the completeness, accuracy or currency of content; as to the security of the site from hacking or viruses or similar; and, fitness for purpose);
- DLA Phillips Fox will not be liable to you for any losses, damage, costs or expenses, whether direct, indirect or consequential, (including, but not limited to, loss of data, loss of profits, loss of business opportunity) suffered or incurred by you arising from, or any way connected with, your access to or use of this website or the content on it.
Privacy Statement: DLA Phillips Fox:
- does not collect personal information about you if you visit only the public areas of the website and do not use the functionality described below;
- collects, retains and updates personal information about you which you provide to us either directly (e.g. by sending us an email) or indirectly (through accessing pass-word protected content).
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Internet. We collect IP addresses for purposes of system administration, to report aggregate information to others, and to track the use of our Website. If there is a security breach the relevant IP Address will be identified by the Internet Service Provider and the user may be contacted.
DLA Phillips Fox intends to use any personal information collected from you for purposes associated with marketing our legal services to you and providing you with legal and related information and services.
We do not pass any personal information collected from you to other persons without your express permission, except to the extent this is an ordinary incidence of our business (e.g. it may be visible to our IT service providers, made available for debt collection purposes) or required by law.
We hold any 'personal information' as that term is defined in the Privacy Act 1993, in accordance with that Act (which includes the ability for individuals to request details of the personal information that we hold about them and to correct that information).
The laws governing this website and its use are the laws of New Zealand. Users submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand in relation to any matters or disputes connected with this website. To the fullest extent possible, we disclaim any liability for any failure of this website to comply with the laws of any other country.
Publication of the email addresses and other contact information on this website is not, and should not be considered to be, deemed consent to receiving unsolicited electronic messages/material or unsolicited messages/material through other mediums. Anyone wishing to send commercial messages/material to persons or parties whose contact details appear on this website must comply with all relevant laws (including the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007).
You may not create a link to this website without the prior express written permission of DLA Phillips Fox.
Links to other sites:
You are able to access other websites external to our website by clicking on links that have been provided throughout our website. As these websites are not part of our website, you will need to consult the privacy policies of each linked website. DLA Phillips Fox takes no responsibility for the privacy practices of other external websites.
DLA Phillips Fox has a password protected website link (Client Connect) that it makes available to our clients by invitation only. We use the personal information to verify your identity and permission to access Client Connect. We provide you with customised content, to log your use of certain portions of Client Connect and to determine your eligibility to view and/or use the content. If you choose not to provide us with the required personal information during or after access, we may deny you access to some or all portions of the password protected website.