Terms of use

 for Thomson Wilson website and online services

These terms and conditions apply to all users of this website (www.thomsonwilson.co.nz).
By accessing this website or using our online services you agree to these terms.

1.        Copyright

Thomson Wilson owns or asserts ownership of all copyright in this website and any material published on this website, unless otherwise stated. All rights are reserved. You may print or temporarily download extracts from this website for your own personal use. Any other copying, distribution, use, modification, reproduction, transmission or storage of any part of this website or the information on it, without the prior written permission of Thomson Wilson, is strictly prohibited.

2.        Disclaimer and limitation of liability

2.1       Disclaimer. All content of this website is provided for general information only and does not constitute legal advice. Thomson Wilson makes no warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, correctness, completeness, reliability or fitness for purpose of this website or any of the content available on or through this website (including the online questionnaires).

2.2       Linked sites: Thomson Wilson is not responsible for the content of other websites linked to or referenced from this website. 

2.3       No liability. Thomson Wilson is not responsible for reliance on any information contained in or accessed through this website. To the fullest extent permitted by law Thomson Wilson excludes liability for any damages, losses or expenses of any kind which may directly or indirectly result from any:

(a)       use of this website or the online services;

(b)       inability to use or delays in using this website or the online services;

(c)        material published on our website; or

(d)       content on websites linked to this website

2.4       Legal advice recommended. Thomson Wilson encourages you to contact us to seek advice before acting on any content of this website.

3.        Additional terms applying to online services on this website

3.1.      Questionnaires do not constitute legal advice.The online questionnaires contain general, non-specific information designed to help people to fill out the questionnaires.  In using a questionnaire you acknowledge that the information in the questionnaires does not constitute legal advice.

3.2.      Accuracy of information you provide. You confirm that all information you submit in an online questionnaire is complete and accurate.  If your information changes you must provide Thomson Wilson with updated information. Once you have submitted your information using an online questionnaire you will not be able to change it online.  To change your information please CONTACT US via email, post or by calling us on (09) 430 4380.  

3.3.      Thomson Wilson not engaged to represent you.This website and the online questionnaires do not constitute an offer to represent you.  When you submit an online questionnaire this will constitute a request by you for Thomson Wilson to represent you but will not create a lawyer-client relationship. If Thomson Wilson accepts your instructions Thomson Wilson will send you with an engagement letter confirming this and setting out the terms applying to the engagement. Thomson Wilson reserves the right not to accept your instructions if Thomson Wilson has cause to refuse to act under the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Conduct and Client Care) Rules 2008, in which case Thomson Wilson will inform you of this by contacting you using the contact details you have provided.

3.4       Security of your password. If you register to use our online services you must keep your password secure.  Never disclose your password. If you think someone knows your password you must immediately change your password, or CONTACT US.

4.        Privacy statement

4.1       Personal information. Thomson Wilson may collect and hold personal information about you if you interact with us or provide information using forms or questionnaires on this website.

4.2       Use and disclosure. We use your personal information to (as applicable):

(a)       provide the information or services you request;

(b)       send you publications or invitations; or

(c)        provide you with legal services if we are engaged to do so.

You authorise us to obtain from any person, or release to any person, any information necessary for the above purposes and you authorise any person to release information to us that we require for these purposes.

If you submit an online questionnaire to us or otherwise ask us to perform legal services you authorise us to seek further information of a private nature (including credit checks) about you and entities in which you have an interest to assess whether we will grant you credit.  Information about you, provided by us to obtain a credit check, may be given by the credit reporting agency to other customers of the credit reporting agency.  If you default in any payment obligations to us, information about that default may be given to a debt collection agency, which may give that information to other customers of the agency.

Subject to the above we will treat all information hold about you as confidential and will not disclose any information we hold on your behalf or about you unless authorised by you or required to do so by law or the New Zealand Law Society’s Rules of Professional Conduct.

4.3       Access and correction. Under the Privacy Act 1993, individuals have rights of access to and correction of their personal information held by us. To do this please CONTACT US via email, post or by calling us on (09) 430 4380.

4.4       General website user information. When users visit this website Thomson Wilson also collects some general user information such as users’ internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and other technical information. This information does not contain personal information about identifiable individuals, and is used to administer this website, to determine the number of visitors to this website and to gain a better understanding of website users and how they use this website.     

5.        Governing law

This website is intended for use by New Zealand residents.  The laws of New Zealand govern this website and its use, and users submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.

6.        If you engage us to perform legal services, our terms of engagement will apply

If you engage Thomson Wilson to perform legal services then the terms of engagement set out in any engagement letter we provide to you will apply. Where there is any inconsistency between these terms of use of our website and the terms of engagement to perform legal services, the terms of engagement will prevail.