Terms of Use for eSocSci Members

Please treat all information in the private log-in space of the website as confidential.
By signing up to eSocSci, you agree:

  • Not to share and quote such information (that is not publically available) without the individual’s permission
  • That you will not share your username and password with anybody else
  • That your name will be visible to other eSocSci members when they log in
  • We can remove your account at our discretion if you break these terms or use eSocSci for purposes for which it was not intended

Media uploads

By uploading media to the eSocSci website you are acknowledging that you are the copyright owner of any material you upload and have the right to share that material. While all efforts are made to ensure security of the website, the eSocSci team does not accept responsibility for IP related issues or access to your uploaded media by any party. All risk and responsibilities for the protection of this data remains with the person uploading material to the site. Please note that eSocSci abides by the Creative Commons 4.0 Licence in regard to re-use and sharing of copyright works.

Blog Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in this blog represent the opinions of the author and not those of Massey University or eSocSci except when they do not express the opinions of the author. While eSocSci staff make every effort to moderate the opinions on this blog we are unable to take responsibility for individual comments, feedback and interpretations of blog entries.

Forum, Comments and Feedback Policy

Your commentary, opinions and questions are welcome on our website, forums and blog.

We will read all comments and messages.

By submitting content you are giving us permission to use and distribute this content in our print and online publications.

You are fully responsible for the comments you submit.

We will delete:

  •  Spam, unauthorised advertising or soliciting material
  • Personal attacks or posts that reveal too much personal information
  • Abusive, offensive, libellous or defamatory comments
  • Excessively long or off-topic comments
  • Posts that appear to contain irrelevant links or appear to contain code

If you want to engage with us directly on an issue, complaint or inquiry that you have, you should contact eSocSci

Language Disclaimer

We want eSocSci to be linguistically inclusive but we are limited to the language abilities of our contributors. If you want to see your language better represented on eSocSci you are welcome to contribute bilingual/multilingual blog posts or contact us.

Privacy Policy

Please read the Massey University Privacy Policy below, which also applies to eSocSci.

Massey University is committed to safeguarding personal information in accordance with The Privacy Act 1993.

Personal information

The University may collect personal information that is provided voluntarily through the use of email, online forms and online surveys, which might include:

  • your name and surname
  • your address
  • your telephone numbers
  • your email address
  • your date of birth.

Personal information is used for the purposes for which it was collected, including student administration, provision of services, and the dissemination of information. eSocSci may not disclose any information without the express permission of the individual.

Non-personal information

The University uses Google Analytics, Nielsen//NetRatings and server logs to record any of the following information for statistical purposes:

  • browser’s internet address
  • your Internet server’s address
  • your domain name
  • your IP address
  • the date and time you accessed our web site
  • the pages you accessed and the documents you downloaded
  • the previous site you visited
  • the type of web browser software you used.

The University uses this information to anonymously aggregate website statistics and measure traffic patterns to, from, and within this website to help the University better understand usage of this website; no individual visitors are identified.


A cookie is a small text file that is written to your computer’s hard drive. When accessing the website you might be asked to provide some information, for example when visiting an access-controlled web page. The cookie allows the University’s web server to remember something about you without you having to remind it of your particular preferences each time you return to the website.

Protection of personal information

The University takes all reasonable precautions to guard against unauthorised access to confidential and personal information, including the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information held by the University on its servers. When personal information is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected it may be deleted.

Disclosure of personal information

Personal information held by the University is not disclosed to third parties without consent, unless the University is obliged to disclose information in certain circumstances set out in the Act or by order of any Court of Tribunal of competent jurisdiction.

Citing from this blog or website

We recommend Guide to Referencing and Citations, Oxford University Department of Education. See Website Citation Oxford Method

Seminar Recording

eSocSci seminars, excluding post-seminar Q&A and discussions, are recorded and available to view for registered eSocSci members on the eSocSci.org.nz website. By booking a place at a seminar or turning up to a seminar, attendees are giving implicit consent for the recording and distribution of the seminar within the eSocSci membership.