This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms and conditions on which we supply any of the services (“Services”) listed on our website (“our site”) to you.  Please read these terms and conditions carefully before ordering any Services from our site.  You should understand that by ordering any of our Services, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

You should print a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference.

Please click on the button marked “I Accept” at the end of these terms and conditions if you accept them.  Please understand that if you refuse to accept these terms and conditions, you will not be able to order any Services from our site.

About us

The website is operated by Lynda O’Brien, trading as Write Academic Style (‘us’).  Write Academic Style is a trader for the purposes of Fair Trading Act 1986.

Your status

By placing an order through our site, you warrant that:

  1. you are legally capable of entering into binding contracts; and
  2. you are at least 18 years old.

How the contract is formed between you and us

Please submit a request for a quote by sending us your work in Word document (.doc, .docx) as an attachment to lynd[email protected]  In the body of the email, please indicate:

  1. your name;
  2. your preferred contact email address;
  3. the services you wish to order in respect of your work; and
  4. any specific requirements you would like us to meet.

After submitting your request, you will receive an e-mail from us acknowledging that we have received your request.  You will then receive a further email with a quote for the Services required, and what we will deliver to you (the ‘Deliverables’), together with a short sample of what will be provided to you.

You are under no obligation to accept the quote, but if you wish to do so, please reply to the quotation email indicating that you wish to place an order.

All orders are subject to final acceptance by us, and we will confirm such acceptance to you by sending you an e-mail that confirms that the work has begun (‘Order Confirmation’).  The contract between us (‘Contract’) will only be formed when we send you the Order Confirmation.

We reserve the right to refuse to accept any order that involves unlawful, abusive, offensive or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, or that may violate any local, national or international law or regulations.

Acceptance of an order by us does not imply endorsement of the content submitted.

Your responsibilities

You are responsible for ensuring that the terms of your order are complete and accurate, and you must co-operate with us in matters relating to the Services, for example, where we require additional information from you to complete the Services.

You are responsible for the documents you submit to us, and for your subsequent use of any Deliverables we send to you. It is your responsibility to determine whether use of our Services violates any academic or other requirements imposed on your planned use of the Deliverables.

Our work constitutes advice only. It is your decision in each case whether to accept, modify, or reject our advice, and we will not be responsible for the results of your decision.

Plagiarism is a serious offence and may constitute infringement of intellectual property rights. We will not check your work for plagiarised content and we make no guarantees about the originality of the Deliverables, except that we will not knowingly recommend any amendment that would cause the Deliverables to infringe the intellectual property of any third parties.


The Deliverables will be sent to you by email to your specified address. Deliverables which are documents will be sent in Word document format.

Your order will be completed, and the Deliverables sent to you, by the delivery date set out in the Order Confirmation or, if no delivery date is specified, then within a reasonable time of the date of the Order Confirmation, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Unless otherwise agreed, you may submit queries or reasonable requests for modifications within seven days of the date on which we send the Deliverables to you. We will provide reasonable levels of additional commentary or advice as appropriate at no further charge. Substantial additional Services, or further Services requested after that seven-day period (even if in respect of the same underlying piece of work), will constitute a separate order and be the subject of a separate Contract, delivery date and fees.

Price and payment

The fees for the Services will be as quoted on our site from time to time, except in cases of obvious error.

Fees are quoted and payable in United States dollars, and prices given in any other currency are only an indication at prevailing exchange rates. The fees include applicable New Zealand taxes.

Our fees are liable to change at any time, but changes will not affect orders in respect of which we have already sent you an Order Confirmation.

Payment for all Services must be made via Paypal, our payments processor, who accept most credit and debit cards.

For certain Services, we will require the fees to be paid in advance, or a deposit to be paid before we will begin work. These requirements will be detailed in the relevant quotation if applicable. Where we require an advance fee, or a deposit, these payments are non-refundable other than in accordance with your statutory rights. All other fees must be paid within seven days of our sending the Deliverables to you.


You may terminate a Contract at any time by informing us of your wish to terminate by email to [email protected] The Contract will be terminated when your notice of termination is received by us. In the event of termination, any non-refundable payments shall be retained by us and you must pay us the agreed fees pro-rata for any work we have completed in excess of those payments. On request, we will send you the incomplete Deliverables, but as our work will not have been completed, these will be delivered to you as-is and we can accept no liability whatsoever for your use of any incomplete Deliverable.

Intellectual property rights

All intellectual property rights in the Deliverables shall be owned by you. However, you agree that you will not use the Deliverables in a way that damages our reputation or so as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement of the Deliverables on our part where none exists.

Ownership of the Deliverables, and the intellectual property rights they contain, will only pass to you when we receive full payment of all sums due in respect of the relevant Services.

We are the owner or the licensee of all other intellectual property rights in our site and in our work. All such rights are reserved. You must not use any of our materials for any purpose without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.


We will keep your information, including any work submitted to us, in strict confidence in accordance with our privacy policy.

Our liability

Nothing in these conditions shall limit or exclude our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors; for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or for any other liability which may not be excluded by law.

Subject to the paragraph above:

  1. we shall not be liable to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, or any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with the Contract; and
  2. our total liability to you in respect of all other losses arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall not exceed the price paid by you for the relevant Services.

Except as set out in these Conditions, all warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.


We may subcontract or delegate in any manner any or all of our obligations under the Contract to selected third parties or agents.

Events outside our control

We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under a Contract that is caused by events outside our reasonable control.

Entire agreement

These terms and conditions and any document expressly referred to in them form the entirety of the Contract between us. Any variations from these terms and conditions (other than by us as set out below) shall only be binding when agreed in writing and signed by us.

Our right to vary these terms and conditions

We have the right to revise and amend these terms and conditions from time to time to reflect changes in market conditions affecting our business, changes in technology, changes in payment methods, changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements and changes in our system’s capabilities.

You will be subject to the policies and terms and conditions in force at the time that you order products from us, unless any change to those policies or these terms and conditions is required to be made by law or governmental authority (in which case it will apply to orders previously placed by you), or if we notify you of the change to those policies or these terms and conditions before we send you the Order Confirmation.

Law and jurisdiction

Contracts for the purchase of Services through our site and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) will be governed by New Zealand law.  Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with such Contracts or their formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts, although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.