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Pae Korokī - Community Contribution Rules


Our Website, Pae Korokī: Tauranga Archives online, is a community space.  It is a place where our community can discover new knowledge about Tauranga Moana’s rich heritage.  It is a place for you to digitally explore, engage and interact with Tauranga City Libraries’ heritage collection at any time of the day.

We encourage you to contribute to this knowledge and our heritage collection by making Community Contributions. We want to hear your recollections about heritage items on our Website, and we would love for you to contribute new heritage items and your research. If you have suggested edits to the information (metadata) we have provided about a heritage item, we would also like you to tell us.

Like any community space, we have rules about behaviour that will be considered unacceptable when you make Community Contributions on our Website.  

These rules apply to any Community Contribution that you make.

Community Contributions means any archives, stories, recollections, comments, files, data or other material posted on or uploaded to the Website by the public (including you).

We moderate Community Contributions before they are made publicly available on our Website.  Community Contributions are subject to our Notice and Takedown Procedure.

A breach of these rules will be considered a breach of our Website Terms of Use.  Refer to our Terms of Use for the potential consequences of this.

  1. You must not breach any other person’s intellectual property rights (including copyright and trademark).
  2. You must not publish or post other living people’s personal information without their express authorisation and permission (this includes any media that depicts their image and/or their voice).
  3. You must not make defamatory statements about another person.
  4. If your contribution is classed as taonga or an indigenous work (created by, or depicting indigenous peoples, including Māori) you should consider the cultural and ethical aspects of making the contribution, and ensure you have consulted with and obtained the permissions that may be required.
  5. You must not impersonate individuals, groups, or organisations in a manner that is intended to or does mislead, confuse or deceive others.
  6. You must not attempt to advertise, sell or facilitate the sale of any goods or services (whether they are legal or illegal goods or services, and whether they are for sale by you or a third-party).
  7. You must not post anything that is in furtherance of illegal activities, or that promotes or incites illegal activities.
  8. You must not post any contributions that contain sensitive, objectionable, obscene, offensive or disturbing material, or that could be considered “harmful” under the New Zealand Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015. This includes (without limitation) the following:
    1. You must not post sensitive media, including media that depicts gore, graphic violence, adult content, nudity, sexual violence and/or assault.
    2. You must not threaten to expose a person’s personal information or incentive others to do so.
    3. You must not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people.
    4. You must not threaten or promote terrorism or violent extremism.
    5. You must not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so. This includes wishing or hoping that someone experiences physical harm.
    6. You must not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.
    7. You must not encourage suicide or self-harm.

Please note: We may change these rules at any time by updating them on our Website.
These rules were last updated on 1 December 2020.    07 577 7177    Tauranga City Libraries, 21 Devonport Road, Private Bag 12022, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand