Terms Of Use

By accessing or using data from this website, you agree to the following conditions:

  • The New Zealand Arthropod Collection, NZAC (including the National Nematode Collection of New Zealand, NNCNZ) retains copyright of the overall databases; none of the databases on this website can be produced wholly or substantially.
  • Subsets of the information in one or more of the databases may be used, downloaded, reproduced, publicly displayed, distributed, or reprinted for any purpose under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand licence (Crown Copyright Reserved) and the source of the information must acknowledged in all usages as follows:
    • "New Zealand Arthropod Collection (2013) Ko te Aitanga Pepeke o Aotearoa - New Zealand Land Invertebrate Names Database. Landcare Research, New Zealand. nzinverts.landcareresearch.co.nz (Accessed 18-October-2013)."
  • Subsets of records from one or more of the databases downloaded for use with data from other datasets must carry the acronym NZAC or, for nematode data, NNCNZ.
  • While every effort is made to provide accurate information, use of these databases is entirely at your own risk. The NZAC and NNCNZ make no warranty, either express or implied, regarding the completeness, accuracy, or currency of the information in the databases or its suitability for any particular purpose. Where the use of data is critical to scientific investigation, scholarly publication, or policy decisions, the user is responsible for verifying identities and provenance against primary data sources including physical collections.
  • Information in the databases is provided “AS IS” for your informational purposes only. NZAC or NNCNZ are not responsible for the consequences of reliance on any information contained in the databases, and the risk of injury rests entirely with the user.
  • Information in the databases must not be regarded as definitive. As researchers and collections staff work on specimens and taxonomic names, scientifically-based and editorial changes occur and modifications to the databases are made.
  • Data in the NZAC and NNCNZ databases are constantly updated. For this reason, you are responsible to include with all downloaded data the date and time of the download.
  • By accessing the information in the databases, you agree that the NZAC and NNCNZ shall not be liable to you for any loss or injury caused in using, compiling, or delivering the information. In no event will the NZAC, NNCNZ or the contributors of information to the databases be liable to you or anyone else for any action taken in reliance on such information or for any consequential, special, or similar damages.
  • Data are provided under the understanding that their use will not cause detriment to species in the wild, fossil sites, anthropological sites or other sensitive areas.

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