Electronic Transactions Act 2002

Reprint as at 6 June 2015

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Electronic Transactions Act 2002

Public Act
 
2002 No 35
Date of assent
 
17 October 2002
Commencement
 
see section 2
Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.

Contents

1Title
2Commencement
3Purpose
4Overview
5Interpretation
6Further provision relating to interpretation
7Act binds the Crown
8Validity of information
9When default rules in sections 10 to 13 apply
10Time of dispatch
11Time of receipt
12Place of dispatch
13Place of receipt
13ATime of communication of acceptance of offer
14When Part applies
15When legal requirement can be met by electronic means
16Consent to use of electronic technology
17When integrity of information maintained
18Legal requirement that information be in writing
19Legal requirement to record information in writing
20Legal requirement to give information in writing
21Legal requirements relating to layout and format of certain information and writing materials
22Legal requirement for signature
23Legal requirement that signature or seal be witnessed
24Presumption about reliability of electronic signatures
25Legal requirement to retain document or information that is in paper or other non-electronic form
26Legal requirement to retain information that is in electronic form
27Extra conditions for electronic communications
28Legal requirement to provide or produce information that is in paper or other non-electronic form
29Legal requirement to provide or produce information that is in electronic form
30Legal requirement to provide access to information that is in paper or other non-electronic form
31Legal requirement to provide access to information that is in electronic form
32Originals
33Legal requirement relating to content of information
34Copyright
35Review of enactments and provisions excluded from Part 3
36Regulations
37Authority to prescribe electronic forms and requirements for using electronic forms
38Related amendment to Interpretation Act 1999
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