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Website Privacy Policy


The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited ("Plant & Food Research") is committed to maintaining the privacy of users of this website. This Privacy Policy describes how we collect and use your personal information. By using this website, you consent to Plant & Food Research ("we" or "us") collecting and using your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Collection of Personal Information

The following information may be automatically collected and stored by us when you access and use this website:

  1. your name, email address and other information you provide to us when you complete the registration process;
  2. your browser and version;
  3. the date and time of your visit;
  4. the pages you accessed and any files downloaded;
  5. your IP address
  6. your training session results

Personal information may also be collected and stored by us where you voluntarily supply personal information for the purposes of subscribing to this website including any e-mail newsletters or updates and notifications.

This website is currently hosted and managed by HortPlus NZ LTD and so HortPlus will also have access to any information collected or generated through your use of this website, for the sole and exclusive process of hosting and managing the website including the processing of payments made and/or received through this website.

Please note that this website contains links to websites operated by third parties. Plant & Food Research is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third parties linked to this website.

Use of Personal Information

Personal information collected in accordance with this Privacy Policy may be used by us for:

  1. the administration of this website;
  2. to enable you to access or use the information or services available on this website; and
  3. to improve the usability of this website.
  4. to improve the Bunch Rot Assessment Trainer

Your training session results collected in accordance with this Privacy Policy may be:

  1. used to calculate the "global average" displayed on the Results Summary graph;
  2. published in summary form for the purpose of research, education and/or reporting, without identification of individual users/trainees.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Except as expressly stated above personal information collected and held by us will not disclosed or made available to third parties without your prior written consent unless we are required to disclose your personal information by law or by any Court or Tribunal of competent jurisdiction.


We make use of "cookies" which are stored on your browser, to hold the information specific to your visit for the purposes of increasing useability. You can modify your browser settings to prevent this from happening, although this will have a negative impact on your usability of this and other websites.


We take reasonable precautions to guard against the unauthorised access to and use of your confidential and personal information including the loss, misuse and alteration of information held by us. All personal information supplied to us will be stored on secure servers and any transactions will be transmitted to us using encrypted software.


We reserve the right to update or change this Policy any time by posting an updated Privacy Policy on the website.


If you have any questions concerning this Privacy Policy or the treatment of your personal information, please contact

© The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited

Last updated December 2011

Terms of Use

Your access to and/or use of [] and its contents (collectively the "Website") is subject to the terms set out below. If you do not agree to these terms, you must not access or use the Website. We may vary these terms from time to time by posting an updated version on this website, and you will be bound by these changes. It is your responsibility to check this website regularly for any updates or changes.

Access to the Website is made available to you by The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited ("Plant & Food Research") and is subject to your payment of the applicable charges. These terms of use apply irrespective of whether you are registering in a trial basis or are purchasing an annual license to use the Website.


Upon payment of the applicable charges Plant & Food Research will grant you a personal, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to access and use the Website for a period of twelve consecutive calendar months (the "Licence"). Upon expiry of your License, upon payment of the applicable renewal charges your Licence will automatically renew for consecutive twelve month terms.


Except as expressly permitted by the terms of the License, you must not copy, download, display, reproduce, distribute, modify, edit, alter, translate, adopt or enhance any of the Website in any manner or reverse engineer or decompile any code, script, or software forming part of Website, or permit any third party to do same. You have no right, title or interest in or to the Website or any information or materials related thereto and you shall not "frame" or "mirror" the Website, any information contained on, framed within or accessible from or through the Website on any other server or Internet-based device without the prior written consent of Plant & Food Research.

Customer Data

You acknowledge that you are responsible for all data, text, information, images, and material that you enter or submit in connection with your use of the Website ("Data").

Charges and Payment

Charges for the website are payable as detailed here with payment due upon registration and on each renewal date. All amounts are expressed in New Zealand dollars and exclude any applicable taxes, duties or levies, which are also payable by you. All charges are non refundable and not subject to return or credit for any reason.

User Logins and Passwords

The Website is restricted to authorized users only and can only be accessed with the login account and password assigned to you. You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and login details and must notify Plant & Food Research if the password is lost, stolen or may have been compromised. You must immediately notify Plant & Food Research of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach or attempted breach of security known to you in relation to the Website. Plant & Food Research reserves the right to suspend or terminate your password and access to the Website at any time and for any reason.

Changes to Website

Plant & Food Research may make modifications or changes to the Website (which changes may or may not affect the functionality and/or your ability to use the Website) without notice to you at any time and in Plant & Food Research's sole discretion. As your access to and use of the Website is internet based, it may be affected by limitations, delays, interception and other problems inherent to the use of the internet and electronic communications. Plant & Food Research is not responsible for any delays, interception, delivery failures, or any other loss or damage flowing from such problems.


The Website may be linked to other websites that are not under the control of or maintained by Plant & Food Research. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by Plant & Food Research of any such websites or the products or services offered through such websites. You acknowledge that Plant & Food Research is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and that Plant & Food Research is not responsible for the business practices, content, privacy policies or links displayed on such websites or products and services offered through such sites to which you may be linked and your access to these websites is at your own risk.

Visual Estimation Tool

The Website is made available as a visual estimation training tool only and is not intended to be a substitute for good practice and the application of knowledge, expertise and good judgment gained by the grower and/or user over time.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation on Liability

The Website is made available to you on an "as is" and "as available" basis, without any warranties or conditions of any kind. Your use of, and any reliance upon, the Website is at your own sole risk. You are solely responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of any information you submit to the Website and for verifying the reliability, timeliness, quality, suitability, accuracy or completeness of information obtained through your use of the Website.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, all representations and warranties, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including, but not limited to any implied warranty of quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose are hereby disclaimed.

Plant & Food Research shall not be liable to you or any third party for any loss or damage of any kind, including but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages, loss or corruption of data, lost profits or revenue or failure to realize expected savings arising from or connected with your use of the Website even if Plant & Food Research had previously been advised of the possibility of such damages. To the extent that Plant & Food Research is found to be liable that the maximum liability of Plant & Food Research will be limited in the aggregate to $250.00 New Zealand dollars.


You shall indemnify Plant & Food Research from and against any and all claims, demands, lawsuits, costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including legal fees on a solicitor and client basis) incurred, claimed or alleged, relating in any way to your breach of these terms of use.


Where Plant & Food Research believes, on reasonable grounds, that you are in breach of these terms of use (including but not limited to your failure to pay any charges applicable to your use of the Website or becomes aware of inappropriate or unauthorized use of the Website or any of its content or functionality) Plant & Food Research may terminate your License to access and use the Website without the requirement to provide prior notice. Those parts of these terms which are capable of surviving termination of the Licence will survive its termination or expiry for any reason.


Plant & Food Research will deal with personal information in accordance with its Privacy Policy.


These terms constitute the entire agreement, arrangement and understanding between us with respect to their subject matter, and our failure to enforce any right shall not constitute a waiver of such right.

These terms will be governed by New Zealand law and you agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand.

Last updated: December 2011