Takatū Terms of Use

Important: please also see Takatū Privacy statement

By using or accessing takatu.civildefence.govt.nz, you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, please do not use takatū.


Whilst the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) aim to provide you with accurate information on takatū we are unable to guarantee that the information and content contained in the site is accurate, verified or complete. We accept no liability if you or any person or organisation relies on or uses the information and/or content.

By using takatū you agree

  • to use takatū in a honest and professional manner;
  • to add information for the purpose it is intended;
  • to use respectful language within takatū, and not harass or abuse other users;
  • to be responsible and respectful of each other - to play nice!;
  • to respect copyright law;
  • not to send spam or other unwelcomed communications to others;
  • not to post anything that contains software viruses, worms or any other harmful code.

If you breach these terms of use NEMA may block you from the site.  We may also moderate user comments on takatū at our discretion.

Working within Civil Defence Emergency Management

Creating an account or following courses on takatū does not automatically make you eligible to work within civil defence emergency management in New Zealand. You or your organisation are not endorsed by the National Emergency Management Agency or the CDEM Groups by following courses within takatū. 

There are publically accessible parts of takatū as we all play a part in civil defence in our communities, however if you are keen to volunteer or work with CDEM please contact your local CDEM Office.

Use of takatū from outside of New Zealand

Whilst we welcome all visitors to takatū, we cannot guarantee that takatū is appropriate or available for use in any territory. Those who visit takatū from outside of New Zealand are responsible for complying with all applicable laws. If use of takatū breaches any law in your jurisdiction(s), you may not use takatū and you must exit immediately.

Intellectual Property and use of content

The content of takatū, including any user content, is owned by us or by identified contributors (CDEM Groups).

Unless otherwise indicated, material featured on this website is subject to Crown copyright protection. This material may be used for personal or in-house use without fee or further permission. For permission to reproduce the material for any purpose other than personal or in-house use, contact takatu@dpmc.govt.nz.

In all cases, the material must be reproduced accurately and not be used in a misleading context. Where the material is being published or issued to others, the source of the material and its copyright status must be acknowledged.

The permission to use Crown copyright material does not extend to any material on this site that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce any such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on takatū must always be acknowledged.

The names, images and logos identifying takatū and CDEM Groups and courses are their respective proprietary marks. Your use of takatū does not grant to you ownership or title of, in or to any of the intellectual property and/or proprietary rights contained therein. Nothing contained in or provided through takatū should be construed as granting any licence or right to use any intellectual property rights belonging to takatū or third parties, without the prior written. Takatū material is for your personal or in-house use for non-commercial use only.

Please note that in no circumstances may you use: graphics, trade marks, logos, designs, images or photographs from takatū, except with our prior written consent; or any content from the site that is marked as being the property of others, except with our prior written consent.

Please send your written requests to use content from the site to takatu@dpmc.govt.nz

Links to external resources

Takatū contains links to other web sites that are not under the control of takatū, takatū provides these links as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply an endorsement or approval by takatū of any website, conference, product or service. When you access any other website through takatū you understand that it is independent from us and that we have no control over that website and can accept no responsibility or liability in relation to its content or the way you interact with it. 

Virus protection

While we the takatū team make efforts to test the site and its content, we encourage you to run an anti-virus program on your device, especially when downloading materials or opening email communications.

Linking to takatū

You may link to the home page of takatū provided you ensure that by doing so you breach no law or rights of others, and that the linking to takatū does not suggest any association, patronage, approval or endorsement, except with our prior written consent.


We disclaim any liability or responsibility arising from the use of takatū or the content of takatū or the non-availability of the takatū site. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), CDEM Groups and members of their staff, and their contractors, shall not be liable for any financial or other consequences whatsoever arising from the use of the content of takatū, including the inappropriate, improper, or fraudulent use of such content.

Site use

We may at any time and without prior notice to you replace or amend these terms and conditions. Your continued use of takatū after amendments are made means you accept the terms and conditions as updated. Therefore, please visit this page regularly to review these terms and conditions. You may not alter takatū in any way or do anything that might or will damage or disrupt the good working order of takatū.

Last modified: Monday, 2 December 2019, 10:44 AM