Terms of use

If you do not agree to any of the following terms of use, you may not use this website.

1. Ownership of this website

New Zealand Health Association Limited trading as Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing Company of 124 Pah Road, Royal Oak, Auckland 1023, New Zealand ("Sanitarium"), owns this website. Sanitarium, in conjunction with its elected agencies operates this website.

2. Your acceptance of Terms of Use

Use and access of this website is subject to the Terms and Conditions contained in this document and elsewhere on this website (known collectively as "Terms of Use"). By browsing, accessing or using the services on this website, you are deemed to have read and accepted each of these Terms and Conditions and agree to the Terms of Use.

If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions, then you may not use this website.

Sanitarium reserves the right to alter, modify or update these Terms of Use without notification. You agree to review these Terms of Use on a periodic basis.

Please acquaint yourself with our Privacy and Security Policy.

3. Use of websites

If you are aged 18 years of age or under, you agree to seek parental or guardian consent to access and use this website and to participate in any promotion and/or competition related to this website. We recommend that parents or guardians supervise their children while using these sites. Parents or guardians take full responsibility for their children’s activities on these sites.

You agree that you will only use this website for the purpose for which it has been created.

You must provide authenticated Sanitarium staff with your real name and contact details if asked and obey any website operational instructions given. All profile names and display names are subject to Sanitarium's approval, at its absolute discretion and no correspondence will be entered into.

Access to some services or content may require registration. This will result in you registering a user name and password that must be used whenever requested. That user name and password are personal to you and you agree at all times to maintain the confidentiality of your user name and password and not to disclose them to any third party. We recommend that you do not use a username that references your real name. You agree that you are solely responsible for any use of the website by any person using your profile name and password. You agree to indemnify Sanitarium against any and all claims arising out of your failure to maintain the confidentiality of your profile name or password.

You may not use the website if you have ever been convicted of a sexually-related offence or have been previously banned from using this website.

You agree that Sanitarium, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account, or use of the website, for any reason.

In the case of abuse of systems or the law, Sanitarium reserves the right to pass any information stored on its systems to the relevant ISP(s) or New Zealand Police to help prevent the abuse.

Your use of the website is at your sole risk. Sanitarium expressly disclaims all warranties, express or implied. Sanitarium makes no warranty that:

  • The services provided will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free;
  • The information provided on the website is error-free or reliable.

You agree that you will not:

  • Use the website for any commercial purpose;
  • Monitor, gather, or copy content on the website by using any robot, "bot", spider, crawler, spyware, engine, device, software, extraction tool, or any other automatic device, utility, or manual process of any kind;
  • Engage in any activities through or in connection with the webite that may harm minors or are unlawful, offensive, obscene, threatening, harassing or abusive, or that violate any right of any third party;
  • Engage in any activity that interferes with any user's access to the website or the proper operation of the webite;
  • Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising, or in any way making up, any part of the website;
  • Impersonate any person or entity when using the website;
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using or enjoying the website.

4. Modifications

Sanitarium may revise the Terms of Use at any time, without notice, by updating this website. All changes are effective from the date of posting the revised Terms of Use on this website. Any updated version of the Terms of Use will immediately supersede any prior version. We recommend re-visiting this page from time to time to review the latest Terms of Use. Certain provisions of the Terms of Use may be modified by local notices or disclaimers located on particular pages of this website.

Sanitarium may make changes to the material on these websites at any time without notice.

5. Privacy and Security

These Terms and Conditions incorporate the Sanitarium Privacy and Security Policy. You should read this Policy in conjunction with these Terms and Conditions. Please click here to view our Privacy and Security Policy.

6. Technical information

Each time you visit this website, our server collects some anonymous information, known as click-stream data, including the type of browser and system you are using, the address of the site you have come from and move to after your visit, the date and time of your visit, and your server's IP address. We may collect this information for statistical purposes to find out how the website is used and navigated, including the number of hits, the frequency and duration of visits, most popular session times, etc. We may use this information to evaluate and improve our website performance.

A cookie is a piece of information that our web server may send to your computer when you visit this website. The cookie is stored on your computer, but does not identify you or give us any information about your computer. A cookie is not an executable programme and cannot do anything to your computer. A cookie helps us to recognise you when you re-visit our website and to co-ordinate your access to different pages on the website. Most Internet browsers allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, to block all cookies, or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored.

7. Your rights and obligations

You agree that you will not use this website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use. You agree that you will not use this website to transmit or upload any material that contains viruses or any other harmful programs or that breach any laws including intellectual property or privacy rights, interfere with or disrupt this website or attempt to gain unauthorised access to any part of this website.

In order to use this website, it is your responsibility to procure access to the Internet, to pay any costs associated with that access and to acquire any hardware and/or software necessary to utilise the content on the site.

This website contains electronic communication facilities, personal webpage’s and other facilities for feedback by users to Sanitarium, interaction between users and communication to the Internet community at large. We recommend that parents or guardians supervise their children and the information they place on their personal web pages.

You agree to indemnify and hold Sanitarium and its directors, officers, agents, affiliates and employees harmless from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of this website.

Unless specific provisions of legislation are quoted, Sanitarium does not make statements of the law in relation to any matter. The comments contained in this website about the law are summaries which may not be comprehensive or complete and should not be relied upon as legal advice. If you wish to know the law, you should either go to the relevant legislation or obtain advice from a qualified professional such as a solicitor.

Sanitarium requires that you obtain its prior written approval before providing any link to this website. If such approval is given, you agree that you will not use any Sanitarium logo, trade mark or other proprietary graphic as part of such link without Sanitarium's prior approval.

The material contained on this website is provided for general information purposes only. The information should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease and should not be substituted for professional health care. The information on this website is provided by an independent panel of nutrition and health experts dedicated to improving the nutritional well-being of the New Zealand community. You should, however, consult your health care provider to obtain nutritional advice specific to your personal health care needs.

All recipes have been tested and nutritionally analysed in the Sanitarium test kitchen. The nutrient analysis provided for each recipe is for the recipe only, not its accompaniments. Soymilk rather than dairy milk has been included in the nutritional analysis. Serving suggestions and garnishes are not included in the recipe analysis. Energy values are rounded to the nearest 20 kilojoules and to the nearest 5 calories.

8. Liability

Your use of this website is at your own risk. Everything on the website is provided "as is" without any warranty of any kind.

Reasonable efforts are taken to ensure that the content on this website is accurate and up-to-date. However, Sanitarium makes no warranties or representations about accuracy, adequacy, correctness, reliability or completeness of the information provided. All information contained on this website is provided as a convenience to you. Neither Sanitarium, nor its respective directors, officers, agents, affiliates or employees, accept any liability, direct or indirect, for any injury, loss, claim, damage or any incidental or consequential or exemplary damages, arising out of or in any way connected with the use of the sites or any information contained on these sites except for liability which cannot be excluded by law. If Sanitarium is liable for breach of any implied warranty or condition that cannot be excluded, then in any event Sanitarium's liability shall be limited to, at Sanitarium's option: (a) in the case of goods, replacing or repairing the goods; or (b) in the case of services, either re-supplying the services or paying for the costs of re-supplying the services.

Sanitarium assumes no responsibility for any technical malfunction, error, omission, interruption, deletion, delay in operation or transmission, communication line failure, virus, bug, tampering, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to the site, or any injury or damage to any person's computer related to the use of the site, or the streaming of material or downloading of any software/material (where permitted) from this website.

Sanitarium is not responsible for the content of websites linked to or from this website that are not owned by Sanitarium. Any links provided are for your convenience only and are not an endorsement of the other companies or products referred to on those other websites. Sanitarium has no responsibility for the condition, content or operation of any such other websites and shall not be liable for any damages or injury arising out of or resulting from access to or use of such websites. If you click on a link to another website, you do so entirely at your own risk.

Sanitarium, its owners, subsidiaries, officers, agents and employees will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered in connection with the use of this website in any way except for liability which cannot be excluded by law. Sanitarium shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages that may result from website usage, or the inability to access the website.

You agree to indemnify and hold Sanitarium and its subsidiaries, officers, agents and employees harmless from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of this website.

9. Intellectual property

All material and content on these website, including but not limited to any and all trademarks, service marks, designs, products, software, images, sound and video recordings (whether streaming or downloadable), content downloads, and other audio/visual materials, are subject to protection under copyright, trademarks and/or other intellectual property laws, and are the property of Sanitarium or used by Sanitarium under licence by the relevant owner. Any unauthorised use of such intellectual property is prohibited and is a breach of these Terms of Use.

10. Copyright

Copyright entitles the owner to the exclusive right to copy and reproduce the materials. Copying or reproducing the materials may infringe the copyright. You are only permitted to download, display, print or reproduce the materials in unaltered form for personal use, non-commercial use, research or study, and provided you agree to refer to Sanitarium as the owner of the copyright in such material. Commercial use of the material is not permitted.

Unless otherwise stated, Sanitarium is the owner of all copyright, trade marks, and other intellectual property rights in this website. This includes all intellectual property rights in respect of all text, graphics, logos, images and any downloads that may be offered on this website. Sanitarium's ownership in such intellectual property is protected by both New Zealand and international law.

11. Interpretation

All references to dates and times are to New Zealand date and time.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with of the laws of New Zealand. You irrevocably and unconditionally agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand. If any provision of these Terms of Use shall be unlawful, void or for any reasons unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.