Website Terms & Conditions


All material on the ECC website is protected by copyright; and anyone can utilise any of the material available on the website free of charge and without permission of the ECC provided that the source and copyright status of the material is acknowledged. 

All material on the restricted section of the ECC website is accessible by financial members of the ECC only and cannot be utilised, downloaded, copied or printed by anyone who is not a financial member of the ECC without the permission of the ECC. 

Altering any of the content of the ECC website by a member is done at the member’s own risk.  The ECC acceptsno liability for content that is downloaded and altered.


The name that willappear on your / the cardholder’s statement in relation to any purchase made for products, services or events arranged through the ECC’s website will be: “EarlyChildhood Council”.

Returns, refunds and titles

The ECC does not take title to returned items until the item arrives at our National Office. At our discretion, a refund may be issued without requiring a return. In this situation, the ECC does not take title to the refunded item. 

Physical Products

Any item sold through the ECC’s website may be returned to the ECC by the purchaser within 10(ten) working days of purchase for any reason.  The purchaser is entitled to a refund of the purchase price of the item, not including courier or postal charges, only after the returned item has been received at the ECC’s National Office.  The item must be in a fit-for-sale condition for the ECC to accept its return. 

Any item received by the purchaser in a damaged state, or in error, may be returned for full refund.  In such a situation, the purchaser must contact the ECC’s National Office by phone or email immediately or before the end of the next working day. 

Online events

Any cancellations made more than 24 hours in advance of the event will incur a 10% administration fee. Any cancellations made within 24 hours of the event will not be eligible for a refund. We will endeavour to provide as much advance notice of a change as is possible, but we cannot accept responsibility for staff time or backfilling positions.


Except where noted otherwise, the List Price displayed for products and events on our website represents the full retail price listed on the product or event itself, inclusive of GST. 

Please note that this policy applies only to products sold and shipped by the ECC. 

All items, products, services and events available for sale on this website are listed in New Zealand dollars (NZD). 

Disclaimer of warranties and limitation of liability 

The information, tools, templates and opinions contained in this site are provided for convenience as part of the service we offer ECC members at this website. However, the ECC cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Visitors who rely on this information do so at their own risk. 

Site policies, modification, and severability 

We reserve the right to make changes to these Terms and Conditions at any time.  If any of these terms and conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition. 

Compliance with law 

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions is intended to avoid the provisions of the New Zealand Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (“CGA”) except to the extent permitted by the CGA or to exclude liability arising under any other statute.  If and to the extent that such liability cannot be lawfully excluded, these Terms and Conditions shall be modified to the extent necessary to give effect to the above intention.  If you are acquiring goods or services from us for the purposes of a business, you agree that the guarantees provided in the CGA shall not apply.  We do not provide any express guarantees (as that term is defined in the CGA) other than those expressly confirmed in these Terms. 

This website and these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of New Zealand and the courts of New Zealand shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine any dispute arising in relation to this website or these Terms.  You irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand and agree that the courts of New Zealand are a convenient forum in which to resolve any dispute arising in relation to this website or these Terms. 

The information contained on this website has been prepared in accordance with New Zealand law and may not satisfy the laws of any other country.  We make no representations, warranties, or guarantees as to whether or not the information or products available from this website are appropriate or available for use in other countries.  If you choose to access this website from outside New Zealand, you are responsible for compliance with applicable local law. 

Contact details

0800 742 742

Early Childhood Council Inc.
P O Box 5649
Wellington 6140
New Zealand