Terms and Conditions


This website is operated by Allied Press. Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Allied Press.  Allied Press offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.

By visiting our site and/ or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content.

Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.

Any new features or tools which are added to the current store shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.

ODT Store Discount Code Terms and Conditions:

Only 1x discount code can be used per customer per transaction. Any specific discount terms will be added to the relevant product/s and service/s please read these prior to commencing the checkout process. 

If you do not enter your discount code at time of purchase it is not valid. You will not be refunded if you forget to do this or miss this part. In the case of subscriptions we may offer an extension to your subscription term instead of a refund at no additional charge - this will be determined on a case by case basis. 

Pre-paid Subscription Terms and Conditions:

  1. Prepaid subscriptions are at discounted rate and therefore non-refundable, unless in extenuating circumstances.
  2. Prepaid subscription can be transferred within the Otago Daily Times home delivery area or your account balance can be transferred to a digital edition account.
  3. You will be sent a renewal letter toward the end of your subscription. If you do not wish to renew your subscription please email us at circulation@alliedpress.co.nz or phone us on (03) 479-3555 and advise us, otherwise delivery will continue at the standard home delivery rate.


Accuracy of information:

We do our best to ensure that all information on the ODT Store is complete, accurate and current. Despite our best efforts, however, information on the site may occasionally be inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. All specifications, products, descriptions and prices of products on the site are subject to change at any time without notice. We make all reasonable efforts to accurately display the attributes of our products. 

We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).

The inclusion of any products or services on this site at a particular time does not imply or warrant that these products or service will be available at any time. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. 


Terms of Sale:

By placing an order with us, you are 1) offering to purchase a product, 2) representing that you are legal age to form a binding contract and 3) representing that all information you have provided to us in connection with such orders is true and accurate and you are an authorised user of the payment method provided. The receipt by you of an order confirmation does not constitute our acceptance of an order. We retain the right to refuse any order request made by you. 

Prior to our acceptance and fulfilment of any order, verification may be required. We reserve the right at any time after receipt of your order to accept, modify or decline your oder, or any portion thereof, even after your receipt of an order confirmation from us for any reason whatsoever. We reserve the right to limit the number of items ordered and to refuse service to you without prior notification. In the event that an item lists an incorrect price, either due to typographical or other error, we shall have the right to refuse or cancel any order placed for the incorrect price, regardless of wether the order is being or has been processed. If payment has already been made or if your account has already been charged for the purchase and the order is cancelled, we will credit your account in the amount of the incorrect price. 

Refund Policy: 

Where the ODT Store website or it's functions have resulted in an error a refund will be issued. A refund must be requested in writing or with direct contact with our team within 7 days. All other refunds i.e incidences of customer error, change of mind or other occurrences will be processed on a case by case basis at our discretion, within the confines of our obligations under NZ law. Shipping will not be refunded in these instances. 

Payment Policy: 

ODT Store allows buyers to use various forms of payment on the ODT Store website including credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, PayPal and some bank transfers. All pricing is listed in NZD including GST. 

ODT Store Promotions:

Occasionally ODT Store offers promotions through e-mails, advertising and other media options. Excessive use of any promotional codes may result in order or item cancellation. Some codes may be restricted to one per customer. 


ODT Store Shipping Policy:

All physical items are processed at the earliest possible option and sent via our chosen courier provider. ODT Store will undertake all possible endeavours to ensure your item/s are packed safely. If you item arrives damaged or does not arrive at all ODT Store will provide contact details of the courier company for you to follow up. 

Please note shipping is charged for all physical items unless otherwise stated and this shipping is calculated at a standard courier rate based on weight and item size. Shipping will be added during the checkout process before you complete the transaction. Additional charges for rural delivery and other restricted delivery types may apply. International shipping will also incur an additional charge.

Return and exchanges are subject to a case by case basis. Subscriptions cannot be returned unless in extenuating circumstances, on a case by case basis. 

All items will be delivered as per standard timeframes provided by our chosen courier company with the exception of peak trading times i.e Christmas. All customers will receive a notification once the order has been shipped. 


Intellectual Property and Content:

The intellectual property rights in all content and products made available to you on or through this website remains the property of Allied Press or its licensors and are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved by Allied Press and its licensors. You are not permitted to publish, manipulate, distribute or otherwise reproduce, in any format, any of the content or copies of the content supplied to you or which appears on this website nor may you use any such content in connection with any business or commercial enterprise unless prior consent is given. The ODT Store brand, products and logos are not to be reproduced, used, manipulated or reproduced in anyway without the written permission of Allied Press. 

Other Information:

All prices are listed in New Zealand Dollars and include GST. 

The ODT Store operates within the boundaries of New Zealand trading laws including the Consumer Guarantees Act and will follow all due processes as required by law. 

User Comments, Feedback & Other Submissions:

If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, ‘comments’), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments.

We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libellous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.

You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your comments will not contain libellous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.


Personalised Items:

In the instance of personalised products that allow you to customise text or any other aspects of of a product you must check all details before submission as no refunds will be issued for information incorrectly supplied. If, for any reason, an error occurs during the production of your product despite complete and accurate information in your submission a full refund or replacement will be offered. 

We reserve the right to cancel, without notice or refund, any submission we deem to be offensive, pornographic, racist, direct advertising or otherwise inappropriate.