Terms of use and copyright

AtoJs Online (atojs.natlib.govt.nz, the "Site"), is a website hosted and operated by the National Library, Department of Internal Affairs ("Our", "We", "Us"). These terms of use apply to the entire contents and any web feeds produced by the Site. By viewing the Site, you will be deemed to have agreed to these terms.


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General content disclaimer

The National Library welcomes visitors from New Zealand and around the world to use its websites, and encourages you to access and link to works from our collections.

This website contains third party content that was not produced by the National Library. The inclusion of a link to a third party sites does not imply any endorsement of the linked website or its content or provider.

While we take all reasonable care to maintain the Site, to the maximum extent permitted by law, we disclaim and exclude all liability for any claim, loss, demand or damages of any kind (including for negligence) arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site or the information, content or materials included on the Site or on any website to which it is linked.

Copyright in the Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives

No known copyright exists in the Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives.

Copyright in the Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives

Copyright in the Appendices of the Journals of the House of Representatives (AJHRs) may be held by:

  • the Clerk of the House of Representatives
  • third parties (which may include government agencies, political parties, or people that have made submissions or others).

In some cases

  • no copyright may exist (such as Government bills, parliamentary debates and reports of select committees), or
  • copyright may have expired (including Crown copyright in works published before 1 January 1945).

Clerk of the House of Representatives

Where the Clerk of the House of Representatives owns copyright in the AJHRs, the Clerk has licensed that copyright under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0). This means you are free to copy, distribute and adapt the material, as long as you attribute it to the Clerk of the House of Representatives and abide by the other licence terms.

Third party copyright

If the copyright is held by third parties, the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the National Library cannot grant permission to reproduce or otherwise use material. It is your responsibility to make sure you have permission to re-use this content from the copyright holder.

If you are unsure if copyright in an item is held by a third party, please contact us for assistance at paperspast@natlib.govt.nz

No copyright

If there is no copyright, or if copyright has expired in any material in the AJHRs, there are no copyright restrictions on your use of that material.

We ask that you acknowledge the National Library as the source of the information. If the material is republished online, we would appreciate a link to where you found the information on this site.

Copyright in this website

Copyright material on this website (not including the Appendices to Journals of the House of Representatives as noted above) is protected by Crown copyright owned by National Library on behalf of the Crown. Unless indicated otherwise above, this copyright material is licensed for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand licence.

Creative Commons License

In essence, you are free to copy, distribute and adapt the material, as long as you attribute it to National Library and abide by the other licence terms. Please note that this licence does not apply to any logos, emblems and trade marks on the website or to the website's design elements. Those specific items may not be re-used without express permission.

Privacy notice

You may browse this website without providing any personal information.

If you send us personal information (for example, your email address when asking a research question), we will only use this personal information for the purpose for which it was provided.

We will keep any personal information you provide to us secure and will not disclose it to any other parties without your prior consent. To access or correct any of your personal information that we hold, or if you have any concerns about personal information that we hold, please contact us. You can email us with your privacy questions: atojs@natlib.govt

Public Records, Official Information and Parliament

Your emails and information may constitute public records and be retained to the extent required by the Public Records Act 2005. We may also be required to disclose those materials under the Official Information Act 1982 or to a Parliamentary Select Committee or Parliament in response to a Parliamentary Question.

Tracking of website usage

If you visit this Site to read or download information, we collect and store statistical information about the visit. This information includes the server address, top-level domain name, date and time of the visit, pages accessed and documents downloaded, previous site visited, and type of browser used.

Site statistics allow us to assess the number of visitors to the different sections of our websites, identify what information is of interest, monitor system performance, and help us make our sites more useful to visitors. User-generated website statistics will not be provided for commercial third-party business activities.


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We may revise these terms of use at any time. Any such revisions will take effect once notified in a post or other announcement on the Site.

Governing law and jurisdiction

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