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Disclaimer and Copyright

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The University of Otago makes every effort to ensure that the information provided on its web pages is accurate and up-to-date. However the matters covered, including fees information and the availability and structure of courses, are subject to regular review and no warranty or representation can be provided regarding the accuracy of such information. The University does not accept liability for any losses or damage arising directly or indirectly from reliance on the information. Students or prospective students should address any enquiries, in the first instance, to

If you believe that any of the information presented on a University of Otago web site is inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate please contact the Secretary to the Council and Registrar, email

Where a University of Otago web page includes a link to an external site, this does not constitute endorsement of that site, as the University is not responsible for its content or accuracy.

Translation of the official English language versions of University of Otago web pages is available through Google Translate. This is a third party service over which the University of Otago has no control and which provides automated computer translations that can be regarded as an approximation only of the website's original content. Some website information may not be capable of translation by Google Translate and accordingly translations may be incomplete as well as inaccurate.

The Google Translate tool is made available for convenience only and the University of Otago does not warrant the accuracy or reliability of any information provided in translation by this system and does not accept any liability for the consequences of reliance being placed on such translated material.

Individuals within the University of Otago also publish web content, such as, but not limited to, personal web pages of staff, students and student organisations. Responsibility for views expressed and for material published on such pages rests strictly with the individual authors and not the University.


University of Otago web pages contain material that may be the property of the University, individuals within the University or a third party.

Material set out on these pages for which the University is the rights holder is to be used in accordance with the Copyright Act 1994, including provisions for fair dealing, or in accordance with statements on individual pages or material. If you wish to use such material for any other purpose, including commercial use, you may do so only if you obtain permission for that purpose. Please contact to request this or ask any questions. Note that if you wish to share content published on a University of Otago web page, you may do so by linking to that content.

Please also see the University's Disclaimer above.

University of Otago staff and students should go to the Copyright section of this website for answers to questions about Copyright.

Third-party Copyright

Many of the University of Otago's web pages also contain material for which the rights holder may be a third party, as identified on individual pages or material. The permissions outlined above do not extend to any such material for which the University is not the rights holder outside of uses permitted by the Copyright Act, such as fair dealing. If you wish to obtain permission to use any such material, please contact the owner directly. The University cannot give permission to re-use such material.

Copyright takedown notices

If you are the rights holder of material published on a University of Otago web page, and you believe that this has been done outside of the uses permitted by the Copyright Act or that the use is in some other way an infringement of your copyright, please bring this to our attention. Notify the University Copyright Officer, Office of the Secretary to Council and Registrar at Please include full details of the pages and/or material concerned, the nature of the infringement, along with evidence of your ownership and your own contact details.