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Last updated 16 May 2016 16:14 by NZTecAdmin

Terms of Use

By using the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults website ("the Website"), you accept these Terms of Use and are bound by them.  If you do not accept these Terms of Use, you must not use this Website.


The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC, we, our) may amend these Terms of Use in whole or in part from time to time.  Amendments will be effective immediately when we post the amended Terms of Use on the Website.  You are responsible for ensuring you are familiar with the latest Terms of Use.  By continuing to use the Website, you agree to be bound by the Terms of Use as amended (whether or not you have received any amendments).

You agree to use the Website in a manner that complies with all applicable laws and regulations and that does not infringe our rights, nor the rights of anyone else, nor restricts or inhibits their use and enjoyment of the Website.


This Website has been compiled from information obtained from sources commissioned by the TEC and is subject to change without notice. The TEC has used its best endeavours to ensure that the information is correct and current at the time of publication but takes no responsibility for any error, omission or defect therein.

This Website is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis.  You agree that, to the maximum extent permitted by law:

(a)    the TEC and its employees, agents or consultants are not and will not under any circumstances whatsoever be responsible or liable for any loss or damage (including direct, indirect, special or consequential loss or damage) arising from the use of or reliance on the information comprised in this Website whether or not caused by any negligent act or omission; and

(b)    the TEC disclaims and excludes all implied conditions or warranties, including, but not limited to, any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

Where files in PDF and other formats of original material are held on this Website, written permission has been sought and granted by the author or publisher to make this material available on this Website. TEC believes all summaries and citations have been correctly referenced to the original source. However, where this has not occurred, or the citation is incorrect, users or owners of material referenced are invited to contact the web development team with the details.

The TEC does not accept any responsibility for inaccurate, out-of-date, or misleading information comprised in this Website. The TEC does not have editorial rights over sites that are linked to from this Website and is not responsible for their content or the content of the links you may access in the resources listed.

Any information, endorsements of products or services, materials or personal opinions appearing on such external sites are not controlled, sponsored or approved by the TEC.


This Website and its contents including pages, documents, online graphics, audio and video are protected by copyright in New Zealand and, through international treaties, by the laws of other countries. The copyright in this Website and its contents is owned by the Tertiary Education Commission unless otherwise indicated in the body of the document, work or other material on the Website or in associated metadata.

For material on this Website in which copyright belongs to the TEC or which is Crown Copyright:

You may view this Website and such content and save an electronic copy or print out a copy, or parts of this Website solely for your own information, private research or private study, but only if you:

(a) do not modify the copy and

(b) include the copyright notice "© TEC, Wellington, New Zealand" on the copy.


Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International LicenceIn addition to the rights above, the Learning Progressions documents at http://nclana-archive.ako.ac.nz/resources/354426 by TEC are licensed for re-use under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Licence. In essence, you are free to copy, distribute and adapt these documents for non-commercial purposes, as long as you attribute them to TEC and abide by the other licence terms.


You must not reproduce, communicate (including broadcast or make available on the internet), adapt, redistribute or otherwise exercise the copyright in the whole or any part of this Website except as permitted above or with the prior written consent of the TEC and subject to any conditions specified by the TEC.

The permission set out above to reproduce and retain TEC or Crown copyright- material on this Website does not extend to any material on this Website that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Privacy statement

You may browse and access information on this Website without providing any personal information. Where you voluntarily provide personal information to us, we will only use that information to communicate with you. We will keep your personal information secure and will not disclose it to any third party.  You have the right under the Privacy Act 1993 to access and request to update and/or correct your personal information.  If you want to check your personal information that we may have collected from you and hold (or to request the correction of any such information), please write to TEC, Level 10, 44 The Terrace, PO Box 27-048, Wellington 6141.
For more information on privacy, please visit the Privacy Commissioner's website.

Unsolicited email

Publication of email addresses on this Website should not be taken as deemed consent to receiving unsolicited email.  Persons or organisations wishing to send electronic material to individuals or organisations whose email addresses appear on this website must comply with the requirements of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007.

Web accessibility

The TEC has endeavoured to ensure that this website is compliant with the New Zealand Government's Web and Accessibility Guidelines.


No waiver:  If we do not exercise or enforce any right available to us under these Terms of Use, it does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
Entire agreement:  These Terms of Use and any additional terms referenced on the Website constitute our entire agreement and supersede all prior agreements, arrangements, understandings and representations (whether oral or written) given by or made between you and the TEC, relating to the subject matter of these Terms of Use.
The rights and remedies provided in these Terms of Use are cumulative and not exclusive of any rights or remedies provided by these Terms of Use or applicable law.
If any provision of these Terms of Use become or is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any respect, that provision shall be read down to the extent necessary to make it legal, valid and enforceable or, if it cannot be read down, be deemed severed from these Terms of Use.  Neither such change shall affect the legality, validity and enforceability of the other provisions of these Terms of Use.
The Website and these Terms of Use are governed by the laws of New Zealand.  When you access this Website, you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.



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