Terms of Use

These Terms of Use set out the general terms of use governing your use of our website worktheseasons.co.nz (the Website). By accessing the Website, you agree to comply with these Terms of Use. We are contracted by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) to build and run the Website.

We may change these terms and our privacy policy at any time and will provide you with notice of changes, whether on this Website or by email. You accept that notice of a change on the Website is sufficient notice to you. Your continued use of the Website after such changes means you consent to those changes.

Our Privacy Policy

We have a Privacy Policy which we will adhere to at all times. By using the Website, this is taken as your acceptance of our Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy will govern the way in which we collect, hold and manage your personal information.

About you

The services we offer (the Services) are available to people 16 years and older. We cannot offer the Services to any person who is not qualified to setup an account with us, or who has been suspended or removed from the Website for any reason. You are only allowed to have one account that is active with us at any one time.

Accuracy of registration information

When you sign up for the Website, you must make sure that all information you provide about yourself is accurate, true and complete. If you do provide us with information that is or becomes untrue, inaccurate or incomplete, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate or incomplete, we might (but won't necessarily) suspend or terminate your account and stop you from using the Website and/or Services in the future.


It's up to you to keep your login details and information about your account confidential. You will have to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account and notify us immediately if someone else uses your account without permission, or if there is any other breach of security. If you tell us about any unauthorised use of your account or a breach of security, we'll take whatever action we deem necessary in response. We might need to terminate your account with us.

Terminating your account

You may terminate your account with us at any time. If you terminate your account, it will be deactivated or deleted.

We can also terminate your account with us at any time and if we do so we will have had a reason for doing this. If we can we will explain our reasons to you for terminating your account. If we terminate your account you agree not to create a new user account with us. In terminating your account we will either block or remove your profile and related content.

Website links

The Website may contain links to external websites or resources. These links are provided for your convenience, but the fact they are on the Website doesn't mean we endorse those sites or resources. We won't be responsible or liable for any content or security of any other website or resource, and you acknowledge that you access them at your own risk.


The Website is comprised of underlying code and software and may include at any given time video clips, sound clips, text, graphics, logos, images, icons and data (together, the Website Content). The Website Content is the property of Joy Business Academy, our affiliates or third parties (including MSD) with whom we do business.

You cannot modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, publish, sell, license, create derivative works or use any of the Website Content available on or through the Website for commercial or public purposes, unless otherwise indicated on the Website or unless we have given you express written permission to do so.

Content you add to the website

If you add content to this Website, you must have all the rights you need to add that content and to ensure that our use of that content in accordance with these terms will not:

  • breach any laws or legally binding codes;
  • infringe any person's intellectual property rights or other legal rights or protected interests; or
  • give rise to any legal cause of action against us or you or any third party.

If we suspect that you have breached these requirements, we may remove, suspend, amend or delete the relevant content.

We do not claim ownership of your content but you grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual and irrevocable licence to store, copy, reformat, publish and otherwise use that content for the purposes of operating this site and exercising our rights under these terms.


We endeavour to take care in our maintenance of this Website. You agree, however, that neither we nor MSD will be liable to you, on any legal basis (including negligence), for any loss or damage you suffer through your use of this Website, its contents or any website to which it is linked, except in those cases where the law does not allow us to exclude or limit our liability to you.

Please note that, in relation to accommodation listings on the Website, we and MSD do not review or vet any listing. The listings are provided as information only. We and MSD take no responsibility for either the accuracy of any listing on the Website or any accommodation arrangements concluded between users of the Website as a result of a listing displayed on the Website.

Our liability is limited

Our liability to you is limited to the maximum extent permitted by law. That means that neither Joy Business Academy Limited nor its affiliates, officers, employees, agents and partners (including MSD) will in any way be liable to you for any loss or damage of any nature arising from your use of the Website or any information contained in it.

Electronic Communications

You consent to receive communications from us electronically and you agree that all agreements, notices and disclosures satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing. You agree for the purposes of Part 4 of the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 to be bound by any agreement reached through electronic means.

No waiver

If we do not exercise or enforce any right available to us under these Terms of Use, it does not in any way constitute a waiver of those rights.


If any provision of these Terms of Use becomes or is held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, that provision shall be severed from the remaining terms and conditions, which shall continue in full force and effect.

Governing law

These Terms of Use shall be governed by New Zealand law, and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts for any matter or dispute arising in relation to these Terms of Use.


If you experience any behaviour from other users of our Website that you consider is inappropriate or offensive, we would like to know. Please contact us at Jobs_during_COVID@msd.govt.nz with your details, the other user’s details and an explanation of the offending behaviour. Please note that while we will investigate the conduct we will not be legally responsible for the behaviour of users of the Website.

Getting in touch

If you have any questions or concerns relating to these Terms of Use, please contact us at Jobs_during_COVID@msd.govt.nz.