Website terms and conditions

Agreement to terms

Welcome to , a website hosted and operated by the Tertiary Education Commission (‘we’, ‘our’, TEC’). When we use the terms you and your, we are referring to any organisation or person who accesses the website. 

These terms apply to the entire contents of the site and to any feedback provided through the site. By viewing and using the site, you will be deemed to agree to these terms of use and our Privacy Statement. Please read them carefully. If you do not agree to these terms, you should stop accessing this site.


This website is designed to inform you about the Inspiring the Future New Zealand programme and to encourage schools, role models and organisations to participate in this programme.

Although we use reasonable endeavours to ensure all material on our website is reliable and accurate at the time of publishing, we cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Use of our website is at your own risk.

TEC 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

This website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. TEC makes no guarantees, warranties or representations, 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.


This website contains information and tools that you can browse and access without providing any personal details. Where you voluntarily provide personal details (eg, through the online contact form) we use that information in accordance with our Privacy Statement (available here).

You have the right under the Privacy Act 1993 to access and/or request correction of your personal information. If you want to access and/or request correction of your personal information held by TEC, please email


You agree to indemnify us for any loss or costs we incur due to your breaching these terms of use. This clause does not apply to State Services agencies and their staff.

Intellectual property

You are welcome to download, print, distribute, or share a link to, this website and the guides and other resources we provide on this website, for the purpose of informing potential school/role model participants (and their organisations and families, whānau and ‘aiga) about the Inspiring the Future New Zealand programme, and/or for the purpose of taking part in the programme. However, you must not otherwise copy, create derivative works from, reproduce, republish or distribute any part of the website, its content, or its underlying code, without prior written consent from TEC.

Linking policy

We may provide links to other websites when we think those links may be useful. We do not necessarily endorse those websites or their content, and we have no control over the conduct of the companies or organisations operating those websites. Responsibility for the content and privacy practices of other websites rests solely with the owners of those sites.

Changes to the website

We may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the website, including any service or content offered by or through this website at any time and without notice.

Revisions to these terms of use

TEC may revise these terms of use at any time and without notice. Any such revisions take effect when this page is published.

Cookies and website statistics

TEC uses cookies to collect data about each visit to this website. We use that data to generate statistics about how the website is used (eg, what pages are accessed). 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 and links clicked).

Your website may have an option allowing you to disable cookies. If you decide to use that option, note that 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.

Our rights under these terms of use may be exercised as often as necessary, are cumulative and do not exclude any other legal rights or remedies, and may only be waived in writing. Any delay in the exercise of these rights is not a waiver of that right.


We value your comments and opinions. If you have comments, questions or complaints about any of our services or website policies please contact us.

Updated 22 May 2020