Terms of Use

Terms of use


These terms of use, with our privacy statement, set out how we will work with you. Read them carefully. They’ll tell you your rights and responsibilities when you access and use our website, and what you can expect from us.

Contact us if you have questions

If you have any questions about our terms of use or our privacy statement or anything else, please contact us

Definitions used in these terms of use

In these terms of use:
  • ‘website’ means www.sparx.org.nz, any successor website, and SPARX (the software program hosted on this website)
  • ‘we’, ‘our’, and ‘us’ means Auckland UniServices Ltd.

When you use this website, you accept these terms of use

By using our site, you show that you accept these terms, you agree with them, and you agree to follow them. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this website.

We can make changes to these terms of use

We may change these terms of use at any time, with or without notice to you. You agree to the terms of use that are on the website at each time you access the website.

This website won’t give you a diagnosis

If you need urgent help, please call 111 or contact a qualified health professional.

We provide the information in this website for information only. The screening test (Mood Quiz) on this website is not designed to provide a diagnosis. It is designed only to identify the symptoms of depression.

Only a doctor or qualified mental health professional can diagnose and treat clinical depression. If you are concerned about yourself or someone you know, contact a doctor or a qualified mental health professional. Click here for ideas of where to get help.

Duty of care

SPARX is not a clinical service.  Clinical teams engaging with young people retain the duty of care.

You are responsible for the way you use the website

You agree that your use of the website is at your own risk.

We provide the information on the website ‘as is’, and for general information only. We provide information in good faith to help our users. However, we don’t guarantee that we won’t ever make a mistake.

We do not accept any legal obligation for:

  • the way you use the website
  • your being unable to use the website
  • any inaccuracy or error within the website
  • any loss or damage that may be directly or indirectly caused by any information on the website or any information left out of the website.

We own the rights to this website

This website is the intellectual property of Auckland UniServices Ltd. You may use it only for your personal use.

We reserve all rights except your right to personal use in New Zealand. We do not grant a license to use this website or its content outside of New Zealand. We do not grant a license to copy or otherwise distribute the content.

SPARX is a trademark of Auckland UniServices Ltd.

Your right of access is temporary

We grant access to our website and SPARX on a temporary basis. We reserve the right to stop or change the service we provide on the website without giving notice. We do not have to keep the website and SPARX available at all times.

You need to keep your password confidential

Keep your password as confidential. You must not disclose it or give it to anyone else. We have the right to disable your user identification or password at any time if, in our opinion, you have failed to follow any part of these terms of use.

Links are for your information only

Where the website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, we have no control over the content. These links are provided for your information only. We accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.