Terms & Conditions

Times Newspapers Ltd Terms And Conditions

  • Disclaimer: Whist reasonable care has been taken to ensure the information contained on the Site is accurate and the opinions given are fair and reasonable, Times Newspapers Ltd does not give any warranty of accuracy, reliability or fitness for any purpose of the information contained on the Site.
  • Limitation of Liability: To the fullest extent permitted by law, Times Newspapers Ltd excludes all responsibility and liability in relation to the Site and Times Newspapers Ltd will not be responsible for errors, omissions or misstatements or be liable for any loss or damage however caused.

Law: This is a New Zealand website, therefore the laws of New Zealand apply and users submit to the jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.

Advertising Terms And Conditions

Deadlines: Friday 3 pm week before email blast.
Material: Signed bookings are to be received no later than 10 working days prior to campaign commencement; if no such contract is received within that time the booking space will be released for sale.

Cancellation: Advertising cancelled in 15 working days of due start-date = 50% of booking value charged. Inside 10 working days = 100% charged.

  • Weekly rates are for a 7 day duration starting Monday morning and ending Sunday night.
  • All prices are exclusive of GST.
  • All advertising is booked under the current terms and conditions of the publisher.
  • Rates do not include any third party ad serving charges including DoubleClick or Eyeblaster.
  • Rates are for standard banner formats only.
  • Please contact us for prices on non-standard ad formats.
  • All rates are commission bearing.
  • Rates exclude production charges.
  • Impression and reader numbers are based on AC Neilsen Site Census.
  • Material is to be submitted no later than 10 days prior to the date of posting.


  1. Prizes are drawn at random and are open to NZ residents only
  2. The decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
  3. One entry only per competition
  4. Prizes cannot be transferred or exchanged for cash
  5. Winners will be notified via email
  6. We take no responsibility for prizes or entries that are lost
  7. Prizes will be delivered to the address given on the entry sheet
  8. Employees, contractors or consultants of Times Newspapers Ltd are not eligible to enter
  9. We reserve the right to use the winner’s details for promotional and media purposes

Guidelines regarding children

Times Newspapers Ltd takes the protection of children’s privacy very seriously. Times Newspapers Ltd does not encourage participation or visitation by children. Visitors who are known to be under the age of 13 are prohibited from becoming a member. Anyone under the age of eighteen is discouraged from participating in any adult related discussions or message boards.


Times Newspapers Ltd is committed to protecting your privacy. This Times Newspapers Ltd privacy policy governs data collection and usage for all Internet users visiting all Times House Publishing Websites and for all visitors and members who visit those sites.  Throughout the Times Newspapers Ltd network there are a variety of public forums such as chatrooms, message boards, blogs, ask the expert etc. We ask you to remember that any information you disclose in these public forum areas becomes public information and is immediately accessible on the Times Newspapers Ltd Network.

Therefore, it is very important for you to exercise discretion and appropriate caution when deciding to reveal personal information in these areas. Times Newspapers Ltd may decide to use the content of Q&A’s, interactions with experts, and/or chat room and message board content throughout the Times Newspapers Ltd network and in promotions in order to enhance Times Newspapers Ltd’s editorial, advertising and promotional activities. In those situations we often provide authorship credit by listing the author’s member name. We therefore encourage you to use care in protecting your identity when you choose a member name and to keep your member name confidential.

Your use of our Website shows your unconditional consent to our collection, use and disclosure of personal information in the manner set out below.


If you are just surfing and reading information on our Website, then we collect and store the following information about your visit:

  • the IP address of your machine when connected to the Internet and the domain name from which you are accessing the Internet
  • the operating system and the browser your computer uses, and any search engine you are using
  • the date and time you are visiting
  • the URLs of the pages you visit
  • if you provide it, your email address.

We keep track of pages our customers visit within the Websites in order to determine which websites and services are the most popular. We use that information to measure the number of visitors to different parts of our Website and, for example, to measure the effectiveness of advertising. Although we may publish aggregated information about usage patterns, we do not disclose information about individual machines except for the reasons set out below.

We may gather more extensive information if we are concerned, for example, about security issues.

We do not sell information which identifies you personally.

Third party websites and links to partner and advertiser sites

Times Newspapers Ltd  will not be responsible for the contents of any Linked Site or liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage suffered by you from accessing, using, relying on or trading with third parties. These links are provided to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply Times Newspapers Ltd’s  endorsement of the Linked Sites or any association with their operators.

We cannot be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such non-Times Newspapers Ltd websites, and we do not control the practices of any of our advertisers or partners to whom we are linked. However, we generally will advise you when you are leaving the Times Newspapers Ltd Network through a link, and when that advertiser’s or partner’s Privacy Policy controls the collection and dissemination of the information you provide.

Therefore, we encourage you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from our Website so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. We are not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites linked from our Website.

Changes to our Terms and Conditions

We may, at our discretion, update or revise our Terms and Conditions at any time. Any changes will take effect immediately once they are posted on our Website. It is your responsibility to check regularly for any modifications or updates. Your continued use of our Services after any changes have been posted on our Website indicates your acceptance of those changes.

Site management

If you do not comply with our General Terms and Conditions we may withhold, suspend, restrict or terminate your access to the Times Newspapers Ltd website. We may also require you to edit or remove material we consider to be unauthorised, misleading, offensive, defamatory, illegal or detrimental to our reputation or to our brand. If you do not do so to our satisfaction, we may edit or delete that material ourselves, and we may withhold, suspend, restrict or terminate your use of the service without further notice.

We may filter, delete or restrict access to material posted on our Web site if you or anyone else does not comply with these Terms and Conditions.

Policy On Disruptive Activities

You must not:

  • use any part of the Times Newspapers Ltd website or services to threaten, abuse, defame, harass or stalk others
  • disrupt activity online, including making persistent off-topic comments
  • spam, including sending unsolicited emails, bulk email, or distribution to multiple discussion groups, mailing lists or communities, distributing chain letters, pyramid schemes or hoaxes.
  • access or use anybody else’s computer system, communications services or data, including by hacking or by attempting to circumvent user authentication or other security measures
  • view, collect, forward or intercept email or other private communications not intended (by the sender) for you, or attempt to do any of these things.
  • post or use any software or device which may facilitate a continued connection or degrade or impede the service of another user, such as pinging, mail bombs or war dialling
  • create or use a false identity for the purpose of misleading others as to the identity of the sender or origin of any message.
  • impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, including impersonating an employee or consultant of Times Newspapers Ltd. You further agree not to use an inappropriate member name of any kind.
  • post or use the Times Newspapers Ltd Network to distribute or send any illegal material of any kind, including but not limited to, illegal material in the form of text, graphics, video, programs or audio. Posting content or participating in any form of discussion with the intention to commit any illegal activity is strictly prohibited.


Times Newspapers Ltd reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to immediately, without notice, suspend or terminate (i) these Terms of Service; and/or (ii) your registration(s) with or ability to access the Times Newspapers Ltd Network and/or any other service, specific content, digital products, products, courses or events, provided to you Times Newspapers Ltd, including any personal web site, upon any breach by you of these Terms of Service or otherwise.

Modifications of these Terms of Service

Times Newspapers Ltd may modify these Terms of Service from time to time in its sole discretion. Each time you log on to the Times Newspapers Ltd Network, you will be deemed to have accepted any such changes. In the event we modify these Terms of Service, we reserve the right (at Times Newspapers Ltd’s discretion) to provide you notice of such changes to any e-mail address you have provided to Times Newspapers Ltd, or post office address you have provided to Times Newspapers Ltd.

Your Responsibilities

You are responsible for:

  • all your activities while using any of our services and for anything you say or post on the site
  • using your own judgement when evaluating information you access by using our services, remember some information could be from anyone of any age or experience level
  • your personal information. We recommend you do not give your name, address, phone number or credit card numbers unless the site you are visiting and the method of access are secure. Make sure you know who you are giving your information to even if it is on a secure site
  • what you see on the Internet, including information that your children access. Some content and some links may contain adult content and may not be suitable for children. We encourage you to join your children as they explore the Internet. Software to make surfing safer is available through computer retailers.
  • make sure everyone else who uses our service meets these responsibilities.

Material and Copyright

While every endeavour has been made to supply accurate information, errors and omissions may occur. Accordingly, Times Newspapers Ltd does not accept any liability for any loss or damage which may directly or indirectly result from any advice, opinion, information, representation or omission, whether negligent or otherwise, contained on or accessed through our Web site.

Material you post or access

Material that you see on our Web site may be protected by copyright, trade mark, patent or other protections, even if it is not stated to be. Do not upload material or files unless you have the appropriate consent to do so.

By posting material in publicly accessible places on our Web site, you allow us to reproduce, publish, modify and distribute or delete any part of that material, or incorporate it in other works in any form. If you do not own the material you must get the owner’s consent before you post or upload it.  If Times Newspapers Ltd becomes aware that you have breached this we can delete the material.

Chat and Online Discussion Policy

1. Our Chat and Online Discussion policy

  • Our Chat policy applies when you use any of the GDO chat rooms, visitors’ books, message boards, news groups and discussion groups

2. Your use of our public discussion areas

You must provide accurate registration information. Your right to use the discussion areas is personal to you. You must not authorise others to use your registration details. You are responsible for everything recorded under your registration details.

3. Your responsibilities

You must not publish any information, software or other material that contains a charity request, or a petition for signature. You must not place material which constitutes junk mail or unauthorised advertising, (including solicitation of other users to buy or sell any products or services), in a discussion area, except in those areas that are specifically designated for those purposes.

You must not flood. Flooding is:

  • repeating the same line four or more consecutive times
  • typing a lot of gibberish (random keys)
  • repeating the same character excessively (including hugs)

We expect you to use a reasonable standard of language. You must not swear.

Shouting is when you type in capital letters. It is rude to conduct all your conversation in capital letters. It is acceptable to emphasise a word or two, but do not type whole lines of text in capital letters.

If you are abused, or if you have a problem

If you are abused in a private message, then type “ignore add [nickname]” where [nickname] is the nickname involved. You should print out and save those messages in case you ever need to refer to them.

If you have a problem or a dispute, or wish to make a complaint, please email the community host, and we will investigate the matter.


We may change our Terms and Conditions at any time by changing or removing existing terms or adding new ones. We will tell you about any changes by posting an updated Terms and Conditions on our Web site. Any change we make applies from the date we post it on our Web site.

Objectionable material

The Department of Internal Affairs is responsible for censorship in New Zealand. If you are concerned that something you have seen on a Web site associated with Times Newspapers Ltd is objectionable or should be classified, you should contact the Department’s Classification Office, and let us know that you have done so. More details on what is objectionable and the ways to contact the Department can be found on its Web site.

The Department of Internal Affairs is responsible for censorship in New Zealand. If you are concerned that something you have seen on a Web site associated with Times Newspapers Ltd is objectionable or should be classified, you should contact the Department’s Classification Office, and let us know that you have done so. More details on what is objectionable and the ways to contact the Department can be found on its Web site.