Terms & Conditions

For ease of service and continuity, BusinessDesk Alert subscriptions auto-renew. If you wish to cancel your subscription, please refer to the terms and conditions below.

BusinessDesk Alert Renewals and Additions

We will send you an invoice before your BusinessDesk Alerts subscription is due to automatically renew.

If you do not wish to renew your content feed subscription you can cancel by advising us by email sales@businessdesk.co.nz or by calling 04 4998891.

If we do not hear from you, we'll automatically renew your membership at the current rate.

Please note that you can change or cancel your subscription at any time. Cancellation part-way through a subscription period will not trigger a partial refund for that period (see Refund policy).  See below for terms and conditions relating to group-user accounts.All pricing excludes GST. All transactions are debited in New Zealand dollars.

All pricing includes GST. All transactions are debited in New Zealand dollars. Please note that you can change or cancel your membership at any time.Content Ltd, the publisher of BusinessDesk Alerts, reserves the right to change the current rate for its services from time to time and will notify such changes in its communications to subscribers and on its website.

Group-User Licences

Group-User Licences allow more than one member of a single organisation to receive a BusinessDesk Alert feed, at discounted rates displayed elsewhere on this website or by inquiry to BusinessDesk at sales@businessdesk.co.nz.

Group-User Licences require the identification of a licence Primary User, through whom invoicing and account administration can be directed.

Group-user subscriptions may, however, be transferred from one user to another by contacting sales@businessdesk.co.nz

Group-user licences are charged according to the number of subscriptions taken up by the organisation. Each new user on a multi-user licence will have their own personalised account within the licence, allowing personal keyword searches and choices about the receipt of both real-time BusinessDesk Alerts and the Daily Digest.

Addition of a new user to a Group-User licence part-way through a billing period will not be billed for the service until the beginning of the next billing period. Conversely, cancellation of a user on a Group-User licence part-way through a billing period will not trigger a refund, but billing for that user will cease for future billing periods.

Please contact sales@businessdesk.co.nz or call Pattrick Smellie on 04 4998891 for pricing.

Refund Policy

When you cancel, your subscription benefits continue until the end of your current paid-up period.

Content Ltd, publisher of the BusinessDesk Alerts service, does not provide refunds on cancelled print or online subscriptions. Exceptions can be granted at the discretion of the publisher.

Content Ltd will meet its obligations, where applicable, under the Consumer Guarantees Act and the Fair Trading Act. The laws of New Zealand apply to these terms and conditions. Any dispute arising in relation to these terms and conditions will be resolved in accordance with New Zealand law.

Republication rights

Note that BusinessDesk Alert feeds carry no republication rights and confer no right of dissemination beyond personal or professional use.

If you wish to republish BusinessDesk Alerts material or to receive a wholesale content feed from BusinessDesk for republication, please contact sales@businessdesk.co.nz or ring Pattrick Smellie on 04 4998891.

Copyright Notice

All trademarks mentioned here belong to their respective owners. Unless identified with the designation "COPY FREE", the contents of this website is copyrighted by Content Ltd, publisher of the BusinessDesk news wire (Content Ltd).

You agree that any copy that you make of these documents will retain all copyright and other proprietary notices listed here. You may not otherwise copy or transmit the content feed either electronically or in hard copies.

If you are interested in using the content feed in any manner except as described above, please contact The Editor at sales@businessdesk.co.nz for information on licensing. We are happy to sell you a republication feed. Individual documents published by Content Ltd on the World Wide Web may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information specific to that individual document.

Nothing in this notice confers by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent, trademark or other property right of Content Ltd or any third party. Except as expressly provided above nothing contained in this notice confers any license or right under any copyright or other property right of Content Ltd or any third party. Note that any product, process, or technology in this document may be the subject of other intellectual property rights reserved by Content Ltd and may not be licensed.

Privacy Policy

By receiving the BusinessDesk Alerts feed, you agree to the Privacy Policy of Content Ltd, publisher of the service.

If you do not agree to the policy, please do not use this service. Content Ltd examines its privacy policy periodically and reserves the right, at its discretion, to modify or remove portions of this policy at any time. This page should be reviewed periodically so that you are updated on any changes.

If you want to communicate with us about our policy, please write to us at: Content Ltd P O Box 25120 Wellington 6146 or email us at sales@businessdesk.co.nz Content Ltd, which operates the Internet site located at www.businessdesk.co.nz, recognises the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected about subscribers to our services.

We may collect certain non-personal information to optimise our web pages for your computer or device (i.e., the identity of your Internet browser, the type of operating system you use, your IP address and the domain name of your Internet service provider).

We may use such non-personal information for internal purposes, including but not limited to improving the content of our sites. In those instances when we do collect personally identifiable information, the following policies apply:


Content Ltd will notify you when we are collecting personally identifiable information about you and how we intend to use it. For example, we may need to collect such information to provide you with our services.

Sometimes Content Ltd engages in activities with business partners and sponsors with whom personal information is jointly collected or shared. We will try to make it clear at the time of collection who is asking for and/or sharing your information. In situations where your information will be shared, it is recommended that you also review the privacy policy of our business partner or sponsor.

Use and Security

Personally identifiable information that visitors submit to our site is used only for the purpose for which it is submitted unless we disclose other uses in this Privacy Policy or at the time of collection. Such other uses may include sending you information or materials we think you will find interesting, or sharing the information with Content Ltd's reputable business partners.

Content Ltd is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of our business partners.

Content Ltd may use reputable third parties to manage activities available on our sites including, but not limited to, sweepstakes, contests, statistical analysis, or chats. These parties may have access to personally identifiable information submitted by visitors who participate in those activities. Similarly, we may contract with third parties to handle the fulfilment of subscriptions or requests for information you submit to our sites, such as sending you a content feed. In most instances, Content Ltd instructs these third parties to use personally identifiable information only for the specific purpose for which it is collected, and not to sell, market or transfer such information to other entities.

Content Ltd may use personally identifiable information in aggregate form to make our services better and more responsive to the needs of our customers. This statistical compilation and analysis of information may also be used by Content Ltd or provided to others, in aggregate, for marketing, advertising or research purposes.

If at any time after submitting your personal information to our sites you would no longer like to receive information from us, simply follow the "unsubscribe" directions at the end of any email communication you receive.

Personal information may be disclosed in special situations where Content Ltd has reason to believe that doing so is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against anyone damaging, injuring, or interfering (intentionally or unintentionally) with Content Ltd's rights, property, users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. Also, Content Ltd may reveal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

Content Ltd maintains appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personally identifiable information submitted to us, and periodically reviews and updates its security measures in light of current technologies.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. Although Content Ltd strives to protect your personal information, we can not ensure or warranty the security of any information you may transmit to us or from our online products and services.

This is done so at your own risk.

Once we do receive your transmission, however, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Should credit card information be required as part of any interaction, industry standard encryption is used, in compliance with the current standards required by the banking system.


Cookies are data that a Web site transfers to an individual's hard-drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies, which are an industry standard used by most Web sites, including those operated by Content Ltd, can facilitate a user's ongoing access to and use of a site.

They allow us to track usage patterns and to compile data that can help us improve our content and target advertising.

Content Ltd does not save passwords or credit card information within Cookies, nor are our Cookies programs of the sort that can cause damage to a user's systems or files.

If you do not want information collected through the use of Cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the Cookie feature. But you should note that Cookies may be necessary to provide you with features such as merchandise transactions or registered services, and to facilitate entry to the main sections of the site.

Links to Third Party and Co-Branded Sites

Content Ltd has established relationships with reputable business partners that allow visitors to our Internet sites to link directly to sites operated by these partners.

These sites may collect personal information from you that may be shared with Content Ltd.

As noted above, this Privacy Policy will apply to any personal information we obtain in this manner.

Content Ltd chooses its advertisers and business partners carefully. However, Content Ltd is not responsible for the content or practices of Web sites operated by third parties that are linked to our sites. These links are meant for the user's convenience only.

Links to third party sites do not constitute sponsorship, endorsement or approval by Content Ltd of the content, policies or practices of such third party sites.

Once you have left a Content Ltd site via such a link, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third party site.

Content Ltd sites may also be linked to Web sites operated by companies affiliated with Content Ltd. Visitors to those sites should refer to their separate privacy policies and practices.

Content Ltd may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.