Terms and Conditions


General disclaimer of liability for content on our website

1. Pacific Peoples Advancement Trust (“PPAT”) is providing this site on an ‘as is’ basis and makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to this site or its contents and disclaims all such representations and warranties of any kind with respect to this site or its contents and disclaims all such representations and warranties except where such warranties are deemed to apply by law. In addition, PPAT makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any purpose of the information and related graphics published in this site. The information contained in this site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. All liability of PPAT howsoever arising for any such inaccuracies or errors is expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

2. Neither PPAT nor any of its directors, employees or other representatives will be liable for loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of this site to the fullest extent permitted by law, neither by PPAT nor any of its directors, employees or other representatives will be liable for loss or damage. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties.

3. Notwithstanding the foregoing, none of the exclusions and limitations in the clause are intended to limit any rights you may have as a consumer under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 or other statutory rights which may not be excluded.

4. Copyright

4.1 News, articles, contributions, photographs, drawings and information (“the material”) on www.ppat.co.nz and all other websites published by PPAT (hereinafter referred to as “we” or “the company”) is provided free of charge on the basis that the company expressly disclaims any warranty in the material published. While taking all reasonable care to ensure that the material is accurate, the company accepts no liability for any error or omission and further, accepts no direct, incidental or consequential loss or damages arising from its publication.

4.2 PPAT is the proprietor of all of the intellectual property and get-up in all its publications both print and online including www.ppat.org.nz and www.pass.school.nz

4.3 All material published is copyright of Pacific Peoples Advancement Trust and/or the original authors, photographers or contributors and not in relation to any business or commercial activity. The material is provided for the use of individual readers only and may be accessed (and printed) for your personal use only. All other trademarks, brand names, product names and titles and copyrights used in this site are trademarks, brand names, product names or copyrights of their respective holders. No permission is given by PPAT in respect of the use of any of them and such use may constitute an infringement of the holders rights. While we welcome all normal links to our sites we regard “deep linking” an infringement of our copyright.

4.4 All images on the website are copyright protected. The purchase of an image does not carry with it the right to make a reproduction of it in any form without the prior written consent of the photographer. A prior payment of a reproduction fee may be required.

4.5 Links to external sites

PPAT websites contain numerous links to assist you to access further material and to companies and organisations which advertise with us. These links attempt to take you to sites over which we have absolutely no control. We deem that these links are in a form that clearly identifies your accessing of a third party website. The company offers no warranty whatsoever as to the veracity of any information published on external websites and readers must satisfy themselves as to the validity of information (including copyright and trademark information) obtained from them or how they may use personal information gathered from readers.

4.6 Linking to our websites
You are welcome to link to ppat.co.nz provided however, the form of the link shall clarify that the link is to an external site. We would prefer links to go to the home pages or the first page of any of the main sections of the following sites (i.e. ppat.org.nz). Linking to other sections or pages runs the risk of your site containing broken links as we do not offer any warranty regarding location addresses which may be changed at any time without prior notice. Any specific requests in respect of linking may be directed to info@ppat.org.nz. We regard “deep linking” as an infringement of our copyright.

Data Protection Privacy Policy

5. Privacy policy

5.1 Pacific Peoples Advancement Trust (“PPAT”) is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This privacy policy explains how we use the information we collect about you, how you can instruct us if you prefer to limit the use of that information and procedures that we have in place to safeguard your privacy.

5.2 By using this site, you hereby agree to the policy of PPAT. If you do not agree to the policy, please do not use this site. PPAT reserves at its sole discretion, the right to modify this policy at any time whatsoever.

5.3 Any information posted on online forums becomes public information. We advise you to use caution when sharing personal information on such forum made available on this site as any of it can be collected and used by people you may not know. We further advise users under the age of 18 years not to divulge any personal information. While PPAT strives to protect and respect your privacy, it cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose on such forum and any information so shared is at your own risk, and we accept no responsibility for any loss or damage suffered by you on disclosure of such information.

The information we collect and how we use it

5.4 When you register for our service we need to know your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number.

5.5 We gather this information to allow us to process your query or request. The relevant information is then used by us, our agents and sub-contractors to communicate with you on any matter relating to your request.

5.6 We may also use aggregate information and statistics for the purposes of monitoring website usage in order to help us develop the website and our services and may provide such aggregate information to third parties. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify any individual.

6. Our use of cookies and other information gathering technologies

6.1 A cookie is a small data file that a website transfers to online users’ hard drives to remember service settings. Cookies do not personally identify you when you use our websites. Cookies allow us to gather the following information: the date and time of your visit, the duration of your visit, the pages you visit, the domain name from which you access the internet and the referring address you linked from. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the different pages of our site and to help us make our site more useful to you.

6.2 Can I get rid of cookies? Yes. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, and to decline or accept it. However, cookies do help to keep websites working more efficiently.

7. How we protect your information

The internet is not a secure medium. However we have put in place various security procedures as set out in this policy.

7.1 PPAT websites do not collect any personally identifiable information unless you provide it to us. When you’re checking out our website, certain information can be passively collected (that is, collected without you actively giving us the information) using various technologies, such as cookies.

7.2 If you submit personally identifiable information to us, we make our best efforts to keep this information protected. Unfortunately, no transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. So while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure the security of any information you send to us. However, once we receive your transmission, we do everything in our power to ensure its security on our systems. Please remember that whenever you voluntarily give out personal information online, for example on message boards, through e-mail, or in chat areas, that you are giving strangers access to your details which can be misused. PPAT strongly recommends that you never post personal information in any public area of the Internet. If you are under 13 years old and you decide to post or send personal information to us or to other areas on the Internet, we suggest you check with your parents that it’s okay.

8. Sale/transfer of trust/management

If this trust is integrated with another your details may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchasers and their advisers and will be passed on to the new owners of the business.

9. Updating your details

If any of the information that you have provided to PPAT changes, for example if you change your e-mail address, name or if you wish to cancel your registration, please let us know the correct details by sending an e-mail to info@ppat.org.nz or by sending a letter to The Trustee, Pacific Peoples Advancement Trust, 42 Atkinson Avenue, Otahuhu, Auckland

10. Your consent

10.1 By submitting your information you consent to the use of that information as set out in this policy. If we change our privacy policy we will post the changes on this page, and may place notices on other pages of the website, so that you may be aware of the information we collect and how we use it at all times. Continued use of the service will signify that you agree to any such changes.

10.2 Owing to the global nature of the Internet infrastructure, the information you provide may be transferred in transit to countries outside New Zealand that do not have similar protections in place regarding your data and its use as set out in this policy. However, we have taken the steps outlined above to try to improve the security of your information. By submitting your information you consent to these transfers.

11. How to contact PPAT

We welcome your views about our website and our privacy policy. If you would like to contact us with any queries or comments please send an e-mail to info@ppat.org.nz