Terms of Use

Terms of use 

By viewing and using this site, you agree to these terms of use. 

Agreement to terms 

Welcome to https://review.hdc.org.nz (the 'site'), a website hosted and operated by The Health and Disability Commissioner ('we', 'our', ‘HDC’). 

HDC website

These terms apply to the entire contents of the site, to any web feeds produced by the site and to any feedback or submissions provided through the site. By viewing and using the site, you will be deemed to agree to these terms of use. 


HDC disclaims and excludes all liability for any claim, loss, demand or damages of any kind whatsoever (including for negligence) arising out of or in connection with the use of either this website or the information, content or materials included on this site or on any website we link to. 

Continuity of service 

HDC makes no warranty or representation, express or implied, as to continuity of service. It reserves the right to suspend, terminate or otherwise alter access to some or all of the site's services at any time and without notice. 


Except where stated otherwise, the material on this website belongs to the Health and Disability Commissioner. For further information, please see our full copyright statement on the Health and Disability Commissioner website.

Your licence to us for contributions to https://review.hdc.org.nz 

Other than personal information, which is covered under the privacy policy, any material you transmit or post to the site is considered non-confidential. This includes feedback or submissions you provide. 


We do not claim to own your copyright material. You do, however, grant HDC a non-exclusive, royalty-free and irrevocable licence to: 

  • publish such material in any media and in any format, including: 
  • on this or any other website 
  • in hard copy publications 
  • in email notifications or alerts 
  • in web feeds, and 
  • sub-license such material for re-use by others on the same terms as the licence you've granted HDC. 

For further information, please see our privacy statement for this website.

Limitations of use

You may not use this website for any unlawful purpose or in a way which breaches any other person’s legal rights.

If we believe you have breached or are in breach of these terms of use, we may limit your activities on the website.

Third-party copyright 

If your contributions to the site include material in which copyright or other intellectual property is owned by a third party, you warrant that you have the right to use that material and to grant the licence referred to in, and on the terms of, the clause above. 

Revisions to these terms of use 

HDC may revise these terms of use at any time. Any such revisions take effect when this page is published. 

Contact us for more information. 

Email: review@hdc.org.nz