Terms & Conditions

Issued by Lifestyle Publishing Ltd 

The Terms and Conditions detailed here govern the use of NZ Wilderness’s website and ancillary services. You can access this Agreement at any time from the left hand menu of the site.

Please read this Agreement. Wilderness’s website provides an enjoyable and informative experience, as well as the free-flow of information and comments, 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.

Use of the Comments
Wilderness does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with the comments, opinions or statements posted by users of the.

You agree not to use any obscene, indecent or offensive language, or to place on the Service any material which is false, defamatory, abusive, harassing or hateful. Further, you may not place on the Service any material which is encrypted, constitutes junk mail or unauthorised advertising, invades anyone’s privacy, encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or that otherwise violates any law or regulation.

You are responsible for ensuring that any material you provide to the Service does not violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party – or is posted with the permission of the owner(s) of such rights.

Comments are not private. You grant the Service Provider and its designees the unrestricted use to reproduce, modify, translate, transmit and distribute any information or material you supply or communicate to the Service via such postings, in any medium now in existence or hereafter developed, for any purpose, including commercial uses.

All other information and material you supply or communicate to the Service is governed by Wilderness’s Privacy Policy, which forms part of this Agreement.

Privacy policy
Wilderness 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 the 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 weekly subscriber-only email. The purpose of adding you to this mailing list is to share relevant, subscriber-only content found on our website. It may include articles from the current issue, from our archive of articles dating back to January 2012, trip ideas and gear reviews. You can unsubscribe from this at any time, but will receive at least one email.

Wilderness is a trade mark (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. For annual subscriptions, Lifestyle Publishing will refund the unexpired portion of the subscription. In the case of bi-monthly or quarterly print+digital or digital-only subscriptions, the cancellation will take effect before the next payment is due.

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