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Community Contribution Guidelines


Community Contribution Guidelines


The library team is grateful to our community for allowing us to share their content on Pakiaka. It is your taonga that brings our website to life. Like any community space, we have guidelines around what behaviour will be considered unacceptable when uploading content.  These apply to any community contribution you make. On this site, contributions can either be stories you share or items you upload.


Our guidelines are as follows:


  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, group, or organisation.
  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).
    You must not post anything that is in furtherance of illegal activities, or that promotes or incites illegal activities.
  7. 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:
    a.    You must not post sensitive media, including media that depicts gore, graphic violence, adult content, nudity, sexual violence and/or assault.
    b.    You must not threaten to expose a person’s personal information or incentive others to do so.
    c.    You must not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people.
    d.    You must not threaten or promote terrorism or violent extremism.
    e.    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.
    f.    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.
    g.    You must not encourage suicide or self-harm.
  8. The Library reserves the right to cancel membership of any Pakiaka community member that tries to upload objectionable material. 


Please note: We may change these rules at any time by updating them on our website.
These rules were last updated on 14 February 2024.

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