Contributions to this website may be moderated, that is, checked to make sure they don’t break our rules. You will need to keep your contributions constructive, relevant and civil. The following rules and guidelines are to protect both you and dobin.co.nz, and our moderators will remove contributions that break the rules.

If you think that someone’s contribution to the website breaks our rules you can alert one of our moderators by clicking the links provided to report a comment. Reporting a comment will not automatically remove it but will ensure we look at it as soon as possible. The moderators will then decide whether to remove it permanently or reinstate it.

Relevance: comments must be relevant to the page they are to appear on. 

Be civil: please ensure that your contributions are respectful of others. We will remove contributions that are unlawful, harassing, abusive, threatening, obscene, sexually suggestive, racist, homophobic or sexist or that incite or promote hatred of any group of individual.  

Writing in capitals: do not write in capital letters – on the internet this is regarded as “shouting” and many people are offended by it.  

Be informative: ensure that your comment has enough information to describe your experience, provide enough information to assist someone else in making decisions about the service.  

Abusive language: comments containing swearing will be removed. People of all ages use dobin.co.nz website and language should be suitable for them.  

English: all comments on the website must be made in English. Comments in other languages will be removed.  

Stereotypes: comments that stereotype sections of society will be removed.  

Multiple posts: duplicate comments or repeats will be removed.

Personal information: to protect your privacy any information you contribute that reveals personal information, such as phone numbers, email addresses, addresses and so on will be removed. Any attempts to use the site to exchange personal information or arrange meetings with another user will also be removed.

Current court cases and court injunctions: contempt of court rules mean you cannot make comments that could prejudice the outcome of a court case. Comments on something that subsequently becomes the subject of a court case or hearing will also be removed if they risk contempt of court. Contributions that break a court injunction will be removed. 

Criminal activity: If you believe that criminal activity is or has taken place please contact the police directly.

Defamation: defamation may occur when someone makes an untrue statement which damages a person's reputation or someone makes a statement which expresses an opinion which they do not sincerely hold.

Disclaimer: this definition is not to be regarded as a statement of the law nor should it be relied upon to make any judgment as to whether content is potentially defamatory. It is up to you to decide whether to take specific legal advice.

Threats: comments containing threats of public fear, terrorism or threats towards any individual are not permitted.  

Copyright: ensure that you own the copyright to any material you put on the site - especially if you have copied it from another source. If we are in doubt about the ownership of content we will remove it from the site.