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Terms of Use

This website is owned by the Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Incorporated (RNZSPCA) an incorporated society registered under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 (218546).   Your use of this website is governed by these Terms of Use.  By accessing and browsing this website you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use.

Right to Use Website & Content

Subject to the Intellectual Property term set out below, you may access, view, produce and print the content on this website for informational and non-commercial purposes provided you include a prominent written acknowledgement of the RNZSPCA’s rights in the relevant content.

Purchase of Goods

Any purchase of goods through this website is subject to our Terms of Trade, which form part of these Terms of Use, and can be accessed here. Please read the Terms of Trade carefully before using this website to purchase goods.


Any donation made through this website is subject to these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.  Please read the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy carefully before using this website to make an online donation.


RNZSPCA endeavours to ensure information on this website is current and accurate, and it has been compiled in good faith.  RNZSPCA will endeavour to correct any errors on this website but does not accept any liability for mistakes or out-of-date information.

Third Party Websites & Hyper-linking

All links and references to other websites, organisations or people not within RNZSPCA are provided for the user's convenience only, and should not be taken as endorsement of those websites, or of the information contained in those websites, nor of organisations or people referred to.  If you have comments or questions relating to sites linked to this one, they should be directed to the relevant branch or organisation.  RNZSPCA does not implicitly or impliedly endorse any website, organisation or people who may have off-website links to this website.

Intellectual Property

All intellectual property on this website, including without limitation, the text, graphics and copyright works is owned by RNZSPCA or used by RNZSPCA under licence from the copyright owner.  All photos remain copyright of the photographer and may not be copied or reproduced in any format without obtaining written permissions from the photographer.

For permission to use the RNZSPCA logos or branding, please contact with your request, including the reason you require use of any of these logos or branding.

Additional Terms

You may need to agree to additional terms and conditions for particular services, promotions or competitions which may be made available to you from time to time through this website.  Any such additional terms will be read in conjunction with these Terms of Use.  In the event of any inconsistency between these Terms of Use and any additional terms and conditions, the additional terms and conditions will prevail for those particular services, promotions or competitions.


The information provided on this website is for general guidance only.  Users of the information contained on this website must make their own assessment of the suitability and appropriateness of the products, services and information for their particular use.

Exclusion of Liability

To the extent permitted by law:

  • all warranties, representations and guarantees (whether express, implied or statutory) are excluded, including without limitation the suitability, fitness for purpose, accuracy or completeness of this website or the content on, or accessed through, it, or any products or services obtained from the website;
  • RNZSPCA will not be liable for any damage, loss or expenses, or indirect losses or consequential damages of any kind, suffered or incurred by you in connection with your access to or use of this website, or the content on, or accessed through, this website; and
  • RNZSPCA will not be liable for any damage, loss or expenses, or indirect losses or consequential damages of any kind, suffered or incurred by you in connection with any products or services obtained from this website.

If the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 applies, you may have rights or remedies which are not excluded or limited under this clause.  If you are using this website or its content for business purposes, the above exclusions and limits will apply and the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 will not apply.

The exclusions and limits set out in these Terms of Use will also operate for the benefit of the RNZSPCA partners, relevant suppliers, sponsors, third party sponsors, licensors and agents of RNZSPCA which RNZSPCA use to provide the website.

Specific Warnings

You must ensure that your access to this website is not illegal or prohibited by laws which apply to you.  You must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ for accessing this website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system.  For the removal of doubt, we do not accept responsibility for any interference or damage to your own computer system which arises in connection with your use of this website or any linked website.

Whilst we have no reason to believe that any information contained on this website is inaccurate, we do not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of such information, nor do we undertake to keep this website updated.  We do not accept responsibility for loss suffered as a result of reliance by you upon the accuracy or currency of information contained on this website.

Security of Information

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as totally secure.  Whilst RNZSPCA strives to protect such information, we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which you transmit to us.  Accordingly, any information which you transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk.  Nevertheless, once we receive your transmission we will take reasonable steps to preserve the security of such information.  You should never share your secure information and/or user details with any other person.

Personal Information

All personal information regarding a user of this website is handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy.  You may access our privacy policy here.  


You agree to indemnify RNZSPCA, relevant suppliers, licensors and agents of RNZSPCA in respect of any loss, damage, cost or expense (including reasonable enforcement costs, whether incurred on a solicitor and own client base or otherwise) suffered or incurred by RNZSPCA as a result of any inaccurate or incomplete information provided by you to RNZSPCA or any breach by you of any of your obligations under these Terms of Use or any other applicable terms and conditions for other services, promotions or competitions on this website (including any acts or omissions of your employees, contractors or agents).


RNZSPCA may amend these Terms of Use from time to time.  Amendments will be effective immediately upon notification on this website.  By continuing to use this website after any such amendment, you are deemed to have agreed to the amended Terms of Use.

Partial Invalidity/Severance

If any provision of these Terms of Use is or becomes invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be deemed deleted from these Terms of Use.  The invalidity or unenforceability of that provision will not affect the other provisions of these Terms of Use, all of which will remain in full force and effect to the extent permitted by law, subject to any modifications made necessary by the deletion of the invalid or unenforceable provision.

Termination of Access

Access to this website may be terminated at any time by RNZSPCA.  The terms of the disclaimer will survive any such termination.  

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This website is governed by the laws of New Zealand.  The parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts in respect of all matters relating to this website including but not limited to the Terms of Use, Terms of Trade and Privacy Policy.