Legal Notices

This is the official website of The Sustainability Society, a Technical Interest Group of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ). Its purpose is to provide information that may be of relevance to members of The Sustainability Society or IPENZ, and to other people that are interested in sustainability and sustainable development, both within New Zealand and internationally.


“Electronic information” refers to the web pages and other electronic documents that are made available by The Sustainability Society on this website.

“You” and “your” refers to any person accessing this website.

“We”, “our” and “us” refers to The Sustainability Society and the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand.


While we try to ensure that all electronic information is both current and accurate, we are not and shall not be liable to you or any other legal entity for any damages, liabilities, losses, costs or expenses of any kind, whether direct or indirect, which relate to your access to, use of or reliance on, or inability to access, use or rely on, this web site and/or its electronic information, or any linked web site and/or its contents. By using this web site you agree to indemnify us against all damages, liabilities, losses, costs or expenses of any kind, whether direct or indirect, whether in tort, contract, equity or otherwise, which arise out of or result from your access to or use of this web site in contravention of these legal notices.


The Sustainability Society allows you to use the electronic information provided on this web site free of charge. The Sustainability Society retains copyright over all electronic information where no author is listed or where one or more authors are listed but are acting in their capacity as representatives of The Sustainability Society, for example the Secretary or Chairperson of The Sustainability Society. In cases where electronic information is authored by one or more named parties who do not represent The Sustainability Society, these parties retain copyright over their own work and grant The Sustainability Society a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to make their work available online. All electronic information provided on this web site is intended for your own personal use and you may not distribute it without the permission of the respective author(s).

Privacy Policy

Certain pages on the The Sustainability Society website use tracking cookies to collect anonymous web traffic data. No personally identifiable information is collected.

In cases where you are asked to supply personal information through the The Sustainability Society website (including, but not limited to, in registering for an event), this data will be held by us in accordance with the applicable principles of New Zealand’s Privacy Act 1993 and subsequent amendments. Supply of your personal information to us is voluntary. We will only share your personal information with a third party if: (1) we have your permission; (2) the third party is a contractor working on our behalf and needs this information to perform their job; or (3) we are required to release this information by a law enforcement agency or court. At all times, you have the right to view and update your personal information. To do this, please contact The Sustainability Society.


This website is governed by, and is to be interpreted in accordance with, New Zealand law. Any disputes relating to it will be resolved by the New Zealand courts regardless of the country from which you are accessing it at any given time.