Website Terms and Conditions of Use


These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to the use of the website ("the website") and subdomain of the website. By accessing, using, or browsing the website you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions then you should stop accessing and using the website.

Any reference to "we", "our" or "us" in these terms and conditions means the Lake Ecosystem Restoration New Zealand (LERNZ).


While we have made every attempt to ensure the accuracy and validity of the information on this website, we do not accept responsibility for events arising from the use of the Information.


All links included on the website are provided for your information and convenience only. We do not accept responsibility for, or endorse the content of, linked websites or the information found there. The information contained in any linked website represents solely the thoughts of the author and is neither endorsed by us, nor does it necessarily reflect our beliefs. Any sites linked to from the website are not covered by these terms and conditions and you should check the terms and conditions and privacy policy of any site you visit.


Our privacy policy ( covers how we treat personal information that it collects and receives on or through our services. We use information shared with us for the sole purpose of running and improving our services. This policy tells you what information we collect, steps we take to protect and secure it, how we use and share information, and finally, how you can contact us with questions or concerns.

Changes to These Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditionswere last updated on February 2015.

We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions for use of the website at any time by notifying users of the existence of the revised terms and conditions through the website. By continuing to access the website, you agree to be bound by the amended terms and conditions. You should check from time to time to see if these terms and conditions have changed or not.

Copyright and Intellectual Property

Copyright in all material residing on the webpage using the domain name ("LERNZ website") is owned by the LERNZ except where otherwise stated.

Material from this website may not be reproduced in any way (other than pursuant to a licence agreement) without the prior written consent of the author or, where none is shown, from [email protected]

For the purposes of this notice, 'written permission' shall include permission given via electronic mail.

Any software downloaded from LERNZ website is governed by the terms of the end user licence agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included with the Software "Licence Agreement". An end user shall not install any Software that is accompanied by or includes a Licence Agreement, unless that user first agrees to the Licence Agreement terms. The Software is made available for downloading solely for use by end users according to the Licence Agreement. Any reproduction or redistribution of the Software not in accordance with the Licence Agreement is expressly prohibited.


The information has not been prepared by taking into account the particular situation or needs of any individual users.The website and the information are provided "as is."To the fullest extent permitted by law you release LERNZ from all claims arising from any statement or representation made on the website. To the fullest extent permitted by law we exclude all responsibility and liability in relation to the website and the information and we will not be responsible for errors or misstatements or be liable in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise for any loss or damage however caused (whether direct, indirect, consequential, special or loss of profits). Any computer programs, tools or software provided from this website is provided "as is". LERNZ and the University of Waikato are not liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages.

Limitation of Liability

We and any of our affiliates will not be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability, damage of any kind resulting in any way from: (a) any errors in or omissions from the website or any information; (b) the unavailable or interruption of the website or any features thereof; (c) your use of the website; (d) content and information contained on the website; or (e) any delay or failure in performance.


We may terminate access to the website at any time without notice. Our disclaimer and limitation of liability will survive such termination.

Applicable Law

These terms and conditions are governed by and will be construed in accordance with the laws of New Zealand and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand.

Contacting LERNZ

If you have any questions or concerns in relation to the website, related services or terms and conditions, please contact:

Lake Ecosystem Restoration New Zealand (LERNZ)
Environment Research Institute, the University of Waikato
Gate 1a, Knighton Road, Hillcrest, Hamilton, New Zealand

Email: [email protected]
Phone (University): +64 7 856 2889