Terms & Conditions

Issued by Lifestyle Publishing Ltd 

The Terms and Conditions detailed here govern the use of the Wildernessmag.co.nz website and ancillary services. You can access this Agreement at any time from menu at the bottom of every page on this website.

Please read this Agreement. Wilderness’s website provides an enjoyable and informative experience, but its users must abide by certain rules. Using the website will constitute your agreement to comply with these rules.

Use of Wilderness’s website by You
Your right to use the Wilderness Site (Wilderness, or Wilderness Site) is personal to you. You may not authorise others to use the service, and you are responsible for all of your own use of the service.

Other than connecting to Wilderness servers by HTTPS requests using a web browser, you may not attempt to gain access to Wilderness servers by any means – including, without limitation, by using administrator passwords or by masquerading as an administrator while using the Wilderness Site or otherwise.

You agree not to disrupt, modify or interfere with the service or its associated software, hardware and servers in any way and you agree not to impede or interfere with others’ use of the Wilderness Site. You further agree not to alter or tamper with any information or materials on, or associated with, the Wilderness Site.

You acknowledge that Wilderness has not reviewed and does not endorse the content of all sites linked to or from this site and is not responsible for the content or actions of any other sites linked to or from the Wilderness Site. Linking to any other service or site from the Wilderness Site is at your sole risk.

The Wilderness website is designed to be shared and used in a similar fashion to the print magazine. We cannot police usage and urge all subscribers to act honestly. We therefore ask that Wilderness subscribers do not share their website login details with another person, thereby allowing that person free access to the Wilderness website. Fair-use exceptions can be made to the partner or immediate family of a subscriber where, just as with the print magazine, such sharing would be expected to take place. An example of inappropriate sharing of login details is where a group or organisation such as a tramping club or business that has a paid subscription shares the website login details with multiple members or employees.

Intellectual Property Issues

The site is owned by Lifestyle Publishing Ltd. All of the content featured or displayed on the site, including, but not limited to still images, text, pictorial works, video, graphic designs, audio recordings, multimedia combinations, and computer programmes, including web-based programmes is owned or licensed by Lifestyle Publishing. It is not permitted for anyone to copy, download or use any content on this website without prior permission.

Wilderness allows our route notes and maps and GPX files to be downloaded for personal use only. These notes and files remain the property of Lifestyle Publishing Ltd and it is not permitted to use these files for any reason other than as personal navigation aids without prior permission.


You agree to be financially responsible for all purchases made by you or someone acting on your behalf through this site. You agree to use the site, and to purchase services or products through the site, for legitimate, non-commercial purposes only. You also agree not to make any purchases for speculative, false or fraudulent purposes or for the purpose of anticipating demand for a particular product or service. You agree to only purchase goods or services for yourself or for another person for whom you are legally permitted to do so.

The site may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other sites or resources. Because Lifestyle Publishing Ltd has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Lifestyle Publishing Ltd is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Lifestyle Publishing Ltd shall not be responsible or liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused in connection with use of or reliance on any such linked content, goods or services available on or through any such linked site or resource.

Privacy policy
Lifestyle Publishing is committed to protecting your privacy.

We will not collect any information about individuals, except where it is specifically and knowingly provided by them. Examples of such information are:

Telephone number
Email address

The information collected will be used to send you the information you have requested and to help us develop the site to be useful to you. We may share non-personal aggregate statistics (group) data about our readers, sales and traffic patterns with partners or other parties. However, we do not sell or share any information about individual readers.

If you choose to subscribe to any Wilderness newsletter, we will from time to time email you with special offers or deals from our partners or sponsors. This service is completely discretionary, if you decide you no longer wish to receive the newsletter, just follow the unsubscribe instructions contained within the email.

Whilst we make every effort to provide you with links to high quality, reputable sites, they are not under our day-to-day control. When you click through to these sites you leave the area controlled by Wilderness. We cannot therefore accept responsibility for any issues arising in connection with either their use of your data, the site content or the services offered to our readers by these sites.

In addition to the company’s safeguards your personal data is protected in New Zealand by the Privacy Act. This provides amongst other things that the data we hold about you should be processed lawfully and fairly. It should be accurate, relevant and not excessive. The information should be kept up to date, where necessary, and not retained for longer than is necessary. You have the right to see what is held about you and correct any inaccuracies. Wilderness treats all the data held with the utmost care and security. Any details you give will remain completely confidential.

Mailing list

By subscribing to Wilderness, you will have your email automatically added to our email newsletters. The purpose of adding you to this mailing list is to share relevant, content and help you make the most of your subscription. Our newsletters may include articles from the current issue, from our archive of articles dating back to January 2011, trip ideas and gear reviews. You can unsubscribe from this at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions contained within the email.

Wilderness is a trademark (registered or otherwise) of Lifestyle Publishing Ltd. The copyright and other intellectual property rights in the material contained in this website are protected by Lifestyle Publishing Ltd. 

Wilderness respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Wilderness may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, terminate the access of users who infringe the copyright of others.

This website provides general information about Wilderness, its various publications and the products and services they offer. While Wilderness takes reasonable care to provide information which is accurate and up to date when it is first included on the website it does not undertake to update or correct such information. Wilderness reserves the right to change, delete or move any of the material on this website at any time without notice. 

Wilderness makes no representation or warranty expressed or implied as to the accuracy or completeness of any of the information included on this website. Neither Wilderness nor any other person or entity accepts liability for any loss, of whatsoever nature or howsoever caused, arising directly or indirectly from the use of or reliance upon this website or any of the information it contains. 

Wilderness and its affiliates shall not be liable to you or any third parties for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or punitive damages allegedly sustained arising out of your access to or inability to access this service. This includes viruses alleged to have been obtained from the service, your use of or reliance on the service or any of the information or materials available on the service, regardless of the type of claim or the nature of the cause of action.

Subscription cancellation

Subscriptions can be cancelled at any time by writing to Wilderness, Box 251 566, Pakuranga, Auckland or by email to subscribe@lifestylepublishing.co.nz or by phone: 09 5702 658. If you have bought your subscription at this website, you may also unsubscribe in the ‘My account‘ area of the website. The cancellation of your subscription will take effect before the next payment is due.

Policy changes
Any changes to this policy will be posted here.