Thomson Reuters New Zealand Limited User Licence Terms


1.1 Your use of the services (“the Service”) provided by Thomson Reuters New Zealand Limited (“us”/“we”) via this website or app are subject to the conditions set out in this document. Your use of the Service is deemed acceptance of these terms. If you do not agree to these terms, please exit the Service now and delete all records on your system.

1.2 We may make changes to these terms and conditions from time to time to accommodate changes in law, business practice or the introduction of new products or services. If we do, we will notify you in writing at least 30 days before those changes take effect. Your acceptance of further products and services and/or payment of further instalments due after the date we notify you of a change is deemed acceptance of those changes. If you do not want to accept the changes, you are entitled to terminate any ongoing subscription materially affected by the change by giving us written notice before the changes take effect.


2.1 Subject to the further terms and conditions set out in this document, we grant to you a non-exclusive limited non-transferable licence to access and use the Service in accordance with these terms and conditions for the duration of the period of your subscription.

2.2 You may:

(a) download and temporarily store insubstantial portions of data accessible via the Service to a storage device under your exclusive control (“your Network”);

(b) internally display such downloaded data; and

(c) reproduce such data subject to the further limitations set out in these terms and conditions.

2.3 You are licenced to access the Services in New Zealand only. For the avoidance of doubt, this does not preclude a New Zealand based user from accessing the services remotely in the ordinary course of the activities of your organisation.

2.4 Information made available via the Service may only be used by you in the ordinary course of business and expressly for:

(a) the purposes of research, study, supplying educational services or the giving of professional advice; or

(b) inclusion in essays, theses, professional advices, papers, submissions, communications to and publications for students, clients and potential clients, the preparation of tenders, reports, submissions and other like documents (“Work Product”), provided:

(i) reproduction of content in Work Product does not represent a substantial proportion of the content of any single publication accessed via the Service;

(ii) you may not undertake these activities for or on behalf of a third party unrelated to your organisation; and

(iii) the work product is not made available for sale or for use in competition with the Service.

2.5 When using the Service and the data made available via the Service, you must comply with the law including without limitation, the Copyright Act 1994.

2.6 Where you have registered for a OnePass account, you may annotate your Service by highlighting, bookmarking, creating notes or using any similar feature made available during the term (“Annotations”). Your Annotations will be web-hosted by us or another company within the Thomson Reuters group on servers located, in some cases, outside your country of residence. Your use of the features indicates your consent to such storage. Annotations will only be processed for purposes associated with your licence and only in accordance with applicable law. Access to Annotations will only be available during the subscription period in respect of a subscription Service

3 restriction on use

3.1 Except as expressly provided in clause 2, you may not and may not permit others to:

(a) copy the whole of any database or software (other than search software supplied with the Service for the specific purpose of facilitating access to the Service in accordance with these terms and conditions);

(b) reproduce, copy, download, scrape, store, publish, transmit, transfer, communicate, distribute, disseminate, sell, rent, lend, modify, convert or otherwise use the Service, or any part of the Service, in any form or by any means;

(c) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discern the source code of the components of the Service or reproduce all or any portion of the said components;

(d) use the Service for any purpose which includes the purpose of creating directly or indirectly any databases;

(e) convert or modify data, information or software comprising the Service, or prepare derivative works from the Service other than as a consequence of the ordinary operation of the Products;

(f) use the Service in an unauthorised on-line distribution system;

(g) make the Service available to anyone other than an authorised user;

(h) use the Service in any manner that infringes the intellectual property rights or other rights of another party; or

(i) create any unauthorised links to the Service or any part of the Service which is only accessible via the User Identification (as defined below).

3.2 You undertake to notify us immediately if there is any breach of these terms.


4.1 You agree that you are responsible for protection of the code or password provided to you to enable you to access the Service (“User Identification”) and you undertake not to disclose it to any other party.

4.2 Disclosure of the User Identification by you to a third party by conscious act or through negligence is a breach of these terms and conditions and may lead to termination of your licence.

4.3 Where you have been provided with a registration key to access the Service, you are responsible for maintaining the security of the registration key and OnePass account. Sharing of registration keys or OnePass credentials is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

4.4 Access is limited to the number of users that have been specificed in the relevant order.

4.5 If there are others within your organisation who require access to the Services, you must first notify us of the additional number of users and pay the applicable fee which will be pro-rated for the balance of the subscription period applicable to the Service.

4.6 You agree that we may, by notice in writing, appoint a person to attend at your premises to examine your records during your normal business hours to assess your compliance with clause 4.4. That person may make such copies of your records as he or she considers fit. If it is determined that the number of users exceeds the agreed level, you agree to pay any additional fee owing plus expenses reasonably incurred by us in auditing your use.

4.7 Certain software you use may not be capable of supporting the Service and the performance of the Service will vary with the hardware on which it is used. You must check that your network is capable of supporting the Service before completing your order.

4.8 If you are accessing the Services using a OnePass account, you may annotate your Service (except a CD) by highlighting, bookmarking, creating notes or using any similar feature made available during the term (“Annotations”). Your Annotations will be web-hosted by us or another company within the Thomson Reuters group on servers located, in some cases, outside your country of residence. Your use of the features indicates your consent to such storage. Annotations will only be processed for purposes associated with your organisation’s licence and only in accordance with applicable law. Access to Annotations will only be available during the subscription period in respect of a subscription Service.

4.9 Where a Service is accessed by registration key, access may be re-assigned to a different user within your organisation. Annotations made by a previous user will not transfer to the new user.

5 copyright notices

5.1 In the case of Products containing New Zealand legislation, you are put on notice that:

(a) this material is reproduced by us with the permission of the New Zealand Government;

(b) this material as reproduced by us is not an official copy and the New Zealand Government accepts no responsibility for its accuracy; and

(c) publication of this material by us is copyright and no part may be reproduced by any process except in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Act 1994.

5.2 Alert24 (Australia) — Special provisions relating to specific Content © 2014 Australian Associated Press Pty Limited (AAP) or its licensors:

5.3 If you are a subscriber to the Alert24 Service, take note that AAP reserves all rights, including copyright, in services provided by it. The information, text and images in the service are for personal use only and may not be re-written, copied, re-sold or re-distributed, framed, linked or otherwise used whether for compensation of any kind or not, without the prior written permission of AAP. This service is published for information only without assuming a duty of care. AAP is not in the business of providing professional advice and gives no warranty, guarantee or other representation about the accuracy of the information or images contained in this service. AAP is not liable for errors, omissions in, delays or interruptions to or cessation of the services through negligence or otherwise. The globe symbol and “AAP” are registered trade marks.

6 Hypertext Links

6.1 The Service contains hypertext reference links and other pointers to internet websites operated by third parties. These linked websites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked website or any hypertext reference link contained in a linked website. We provide these links to you as a convenience only, and the inclusion of any link does not imply any sponsorship or endorsement of the linked website, or approval of any material on the website, by us. We make no warranties or representations regarding the quality, accuracy, merchantability or fitness for purpose of any material on other websites to which content is linked. You link to any such website entirely at your own risk. When visiting other websites you should refer to each such website's individual terms of use and not rely on these licence terms.

7 Using our RSS Feed Functionality

7.1 If you use our RSS Feed Functionality to download data from the Service for display on a site under your organisation’s control, such use is subject to these terms and conditions and, to the extent not already covered elsewhere the following additional terms:

(a) you can only use that content in the ordinary course of your business;

(b) you may not charge third parties either directly or indirectly for access to that data;

(c) you must include an acknowledgment that the data is “published by and reproduced with the permission of Thomson Reuters NZ”;

(d) you must not suggest any endorsement by or association with Thomson Reuters NZ;

(e) where possible, you must provide a link back to the publications from which the summary information originated, or display the url at which they can be accessed; and

(f) you acknowledge that we have absolute control over the data that you have chosen to include within the display via the RSS Feed and that that data may be withdrawn from publication at any time at our sole discretion.

8 Proview additional terms

8.1 Subject to the further provisions below, the licence in respect of eBooks and eSubcriptions (“eSub”) is a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited licence permitting you to download and/or access the eBook or eSub online via the ProView Software (“the Software”). You are licensed to use eBook or eSub content solely in the regular course of legal, tax and accounting research related work.

8.2 The licence to use an eBook includes continuing access to the version of the eBook current at the time of your purchase.

8.3 The licence to use an eSub includes continuing access to the eSub for the duration of your subscription period only and includes updates to that eSub issued during your subscription period.

8.4 Where you have purchased access to an eBook, we do not undertake that your access to the Annotations will be perpetual, but we will provide you with access to your Annotations for so long as the version of the eBook and the ProView software are generally available, provided that your licence is not terminated for any other reason.

8.5 We may terminate your licence, including access to Annotations if we lose the right to offer the content, discontinue the ProView software, or are otherwise unable to offer content or if you breach the terms of this licence. We may update your version if necessary to maintain access to the content. Upon termination, your right to access, use and retain eBooks or eSubs will terminate and we reserve the right to delete any Annotations that may be attached to terminated eBooks or eSubs.


9.1 If you have access to WestlawNext, the following additional terms apply:

(a) We are not a consumer reporting agency. You may use information product data to support your own processes and decisions but you may not deny any service or access to a service to a consumer based on the information product data. Examples of types of service include eligibility for credit or insurance, employment decisions and any other purpose described in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C.A. 1681b).

(b) If the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority regulations apply to you, you may use our information products to verify the accuracy and completeness of information submitted to you by eachapplicant for registration on Form U4 or Form U5 in compliance with the requirements of FINRA Rule 3110. You may use the information products in this manner only in furtherance of written policies and procedures that are designed to achieve your compliance with FINRA Rule 3110 or as otherwise allowed by this Agreement.\

(c) Third Party Providers. Our products may include data and/or software from third parties. Some third party providers require us to pass additional terms through to you. The third party providers change their additional terms occasionally and new third party providers are added from time to time. To see the current third party additional terms for Westlaw Next information products go to

(d) Regulated Data. Due to the regulated or private nature of some data in our information products like credit header data, motor vehicle data, driver license data and voter registration data, you may need to complete a credentialing process which will include certifying what your legally permissible use of the data will be. You agree to immediately notify us if any of the information you provided in your ordering document or during the credentialing process changes. You agree and warrant that you are the end user of this data and that you will only use it for your own internal business purposes. You also warrant that you will strictly limit the access, use and distribution of this data to uses permitted under applicable laws, rules and regulations and as permitted by the third party additional terms. You will keep the data confidential. You will use industry standard administrative, physical and technical safeguards to protect the data. You will not disclose it to anyone except as necessary to carry out your permissible use. You will immediately report any misuse, abuse or compromise of the data. You agree to cooperate with any resulting inquiry. If we reasonably believe that the data has been misused, abused or compromised, we may block access without additional notice. You are responsible for all damages caused by misuse, abuse or compromise of the data by you, your employees and any person or entity with whom you shared the data. We will be responsible for damages caused by us.

(e) Feedback. Any comments, suggestions, ideas or recommendations you provide related to any of our products or services are our exclusive property.

(f) Export Control. Our products may not be exported or re-exported in violation of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.S. Export Administration Act or any other applicable laws, rules and regulations.

(g)United States Government use, duplication or disclosure of our software products is subject to applicable restrictions of the following regulations: Commercial Computer-Restricted Rights [FAR 52.227-19(a) - (d)]; Rights in Technical Data and Computer Product [DFARS 252.227-7013(c)(1)(ii)]; the Commercial Computer Product – Restricted Rights [48 CFR 52.227-19 (c)(1) and (c)(2)]; and similar clauses in the NASA FAR Supplement. These restrictions do not apply to our information products or services.

NZ Online User Licence Terms v7.0 08-17

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