Terms of Use

Your Rights

Copyright of content you contribute (which includes file uploads and written content in articles and comments) is given to Palmerston North Libraries and Community Services.

This copyright is then given back to the community under a Creative Commons Licence. This means that you can download a large majority of items from Manawatū Heritage. You must also attribute where the material came from.

For more on Creative Commons Licences see our Copyright and Re-use page.

Your Responsibilities

To contribute content to Manawatū Heritage, you are required to create a login using your own name and a valid email address. It is your responsibility to ensure that:

  • You do not falsely represent yourself or an organisation.
  • You protect your registration details and do not allow others to contribute on your behalf.
  • The content you contribute does not infringe any other person or organisation's rights - It must be your own content.
  • The content you contribute is as factually accurate as possible.

To comment on our content, you must use either an existing social media account login or the Disqus commenting system. This requires different login protocols and you are bound by the separate terms and conditions of those systems.

When commenting and contributing to Manawatū Heritage, you are responsible for your conduct, the language you use and for the manner in which you interact with other users of the site. Material containing personal attacks, profanity, nudity, hate speech, or illegal material is prohibited.

Palmerston North Libraries and Community Services staff reserve the right, at our total discretion, to remove any content and to revoke a user's privilege to use Manawatū Heritage.

If you see content or user behaviour on Manawatū Heritage that you consider inappropriate or which requires staff moderation, please report this directly to us by using the 'report a problem' button on the page or emailing us directly at heritage@pncc.govt.nz

Please note that the terms and conditions of using and visiting Manawatū Heritage may change at any time. All changes will be posted on this Terms of Use page.