About Scinet


Access to and use of this website scinet.org.nz and its subdomains ("Website") operated by The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited ("Plant and Food Research" "we", "us" or "our") are subject to the following terms and conditions of use ("Terms of Use"). By accessing and viewing the pages of this Website you are agreeing to the Terms of Use set out below.

Intellectual Property

Unless otherwise stated, all intellectual property rights, including copyright, in this Website and the information displayed or available on this Website belongs to Plant and Food Research.

Display, distribution, reproduction of material on website

Unless otherwise stated, you are permitted to copy or reproduce the information displayed or available on this Website for your own personal non-commercial purposes, provided that any copies you produce include all copyright and proprietary notices in the same form and manner as originally published. You may not display, reproduce or distribute any information obtained from this Website to the public without our prior written permission. For information on obtaining permission, contact webhelp@plantandfood.co.nz. Where such permission is granted, appropriate acknowledgement of Plant and Food Research must be made.

Completeness and accuracy of information on this Website

We take reasonable care to ensure that all the information displayed or available on this Website is accurate and up to date. However, we make no representations, warranties or guaranties of any kind that the information available on this Website is accurate and complete, or that the information is suitable for your intended use or purpose.

Disclaimer and exclusion of liability

Plant and Food Research will not be held liable for any damage, loss (including indirect losses or consequential damages) costs or expenses of any kind which arise out of or result from any use or inability to use this Website, or any reliance on the information contained on this Website.


These Terms of Use apply only to this Website and not to the websites of any other person or entity that may be linked to this Website. If you link to any pages on this Website, we request that you acknowledge us appropriately. We do not endorse any website (or organisation or person associated with that website) that has links to this Website or to which a link is provided on this Website.

Availability of Website

Access to this Website may be unavailable or terminated at any time and this will not affect any disclaimer or exclusion of liability made by Plant and Food Research with respect to this Website.


We may collect personal information related to you obtained through your use of this Website. Any personal information collected will be treated in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993 and will only be used by us for our own business purposes or objectives.

Applicable law

Your access to and use of this Website, and the information available on this Website, is governed exclusively by the laws of New Zealand.

Changes to terms and conditions

Plant and Food Research reserves the right to amend these Terms of Use at any time.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, the information published or available on this Website, or your dealings with this Website, please contact webhelp@plantandfood.co.nz.