By using ICON these T&Cs automatically apply to you – so you should read them carefully before getting started.

Before using ICON

You need to be 13 years of age or older and you’ll need an active internet connection.

About ICON

Sticks ‘n Stones offers you ICON for your own personal use without cost.

The ICON website and Sticks ‘n Stones brand are copyright of Sticks ‘n Stones.

The website itself, and all the trade marks, copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights related to it, belong to Sticks ‘n Stones (unless specified)

For some parts of the information we have shared, we’ve accessed information from the services directly or through websites.  We have had this information checked to make every effort it is accurate and have done our best to show you when we are sharing information from other organisations.

At the bottom of these T&Cs you’ll find links to the Sticks ‘n Stones website where you can access our  Disclaimer which includes our Privacy Policy, Acceptable Use, and general website Terms and Conditions.


You really are anonymous

We will protect your identity – you do not have to enter any personal information to access the information through ICON.

We do not collect your IP address and we do not know your name or where you are in NZ.

User analytics will be collected through the site to share with our funders, partners and members but these will not be linked back to your personal information.

Basically this means that we count you as a number.

This actually means, we will find out how many people are using the web tool and what information they are looking at BUT this will not link back to any of your personal information.

We may ask for feedback at different points, this is optional (but we would love if you are happy to help out) and will be used separately from  your browsing info.


Things to keep in mind

The contents of ICON are given as guidance and should not be seen as specialist or standalone medical, legal or professional advice.

We are young people trying to make it easier to get information when situations come up, we do not have the experience or expertise to solve problems you are experiencing or to directly support you with them.

Sticks ‘n Stones does not guarantee the timeliness, completeness or performance of ICON or any of its content.  Things change.  We will try our best to update content regularly.

We can’t take responsibility for the site not working properly if you don’t have access to the internet.

(The really legal stuff): To the extent permitted by law, Sticks ‘n Stones and ICON excludes all representations and warranties (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss

  • copying or modifying any part of the website,
  • translating the website into other languages, or making derivative versions.



We reserve the right to make changes to ICON at any time and for any reason.

We reserve the right to disconnect the website at any time without giving notice of termination.


Reference:  These Terms and Conditions have been adapted (with permission) from those shared by Aunty Dee