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Copyright and privacy

Read the terms and conditions that govern this website.

Links to third party websites
Links from other websites to this one
Unsolicited email


Unless otherwise stated, copyright in all material on this website is owned by The University of Waikato.

The website has some material that is identified as being copyright to a third party. Permission to reproduce this material must be obtained from the copyright holders or holding institution.

You can use University of Waikato copyright material on this website free of charge and without further permission as long as you:

  • use the material for non-commercial educational purposes
  • acknowledge the source and copyright holder of the material.

Copying or reproduction of this material for any form of commercial purpose is expressly prohibited.

For written permission to reproduce University of Waikato copyright material on this website, please contact us.


This site has been developed to assist and support teachers.

We try to ensure that the information on this website is true, accurate and current. However, the managers of the Science Learning Hub (New Zealand) – the University of Waikato - do not accept any liability for the accuracy or content of this information. Please also note that this website contains information obtained from external sources and is subject to change without notice.

By using this website, you assume all risks associated with its use, including any risk to your computer, software or data being damaged by any virus, software, or any other file which might be transmitted or activated via this website.

When using the website with students, we recommend teachers and schools follow safe practices at all times.

  • Teachers should ensure that they follow their schools established safety practices when undertaking any of the practical activities on the website. For more information see www.nzase.org.nz/safety.html external link
  • With regard to internet safety, we recommend following the online safety guidelines recommended by Netsafe www.netsafe.org.nz external link.

Notwithstanding any rule of law or equity to the contrary neither the managers of the Science Learning Hub (New Zealand), and the employees, agents, or consultants involved in its development and management, shall in any circumstances whatsoever be liable for any loss or damage (including indirect, special, or consequential loss or damage) arising from the use of, or reliance on the information whether or not caused by any negligent act or omission.

Commercial material
We do not accept commercial advertising for our website, do not endorse any product and do not collect data for any other organisation or business.

Links to third party websites

The Science Learning Hub does not accept any liability for the accuracy or content of information on this website belonging to third parties, nor for the accuracy or content of any third-party website that you may access via a hyperlink from this website.

Links to other websites from this one should not be taken as endorsement of those websites or of products offered on those sites. When visiting other websites, please refer to the conditions of use and copyright policies of those websites.

Links from other websites to this one

You are welcome to create a hyperlink to this website from another website. However, this link must not be presented on your website in any context that implies that this website has an association with your website, or endorses your website or product.

The Science Learning Hub logo may not be used on your website without the Science Learning Hub’s permission.


If you voluntarily provide personal information on this website, for example through online forms or on My Sci, we will keep that personal information secure and will not disclose it to any third party.

We will only use that information to communicate with you in the way indicated.

If you have not logged into this website, it will not collect any personal information about you. Like most websites, we collect statistical information about your visit to help us improve our website. This information is used for no other purpose, is combined with the data from all our visitors and is anonymous. It includes:

  • your IP address
  • the search terms you used
  • the pages you accessed on our website and the links you clicked on
  • the date and time you visited the website
  • your operating system (for example, Windows, Mac)
  • the type of web browser you use (for example, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox).

For more information on privacy, please visit the Privacy Commissioner's website at http://www.privacy.org.nz external link

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 email material to individuals or organisations whose email addresses appear on this website must comply with the requirements of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 external link.