The website www.diabetes.org.nz is owned by the Diabetes New Zealand (referred to in these terms of use as “we”, “our”, or “us”. Your use of this Website is governed by these terms of use (Terms of Use). In using this Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not accept these Terms of Use, you must refrain from using the Website.


We reserve the right to amend these Terms of Use from time to time and you should check and read these Terms of Use regularly. Amendments will be effective immediately upon notification on this Website. Your continued use of the Website following such notification will represent an agreement by you to be bound by the Terms of Use as amended.



The Privacy Policy available on our home page governs the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by us. The Privacy Policy forms part of these Terms of Use.


All information provided by us on this Website is provided in good faith. You accept that any information provided by us is general information for personal and non-commercial use and is not in the nature of advice. It has not been prepared by taking into account the particular objectives, situation, health or needs or any individual users.


The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.


Please consult your health care provider if you have, or suspect you have, a health problem. You should always seek the advice of physicians or other qualified health providers with any questions regarding a medical condition. You should never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something on the Website. The Website does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that might be mentioned on the Website.


We derive our information from a variety of sources, which we believe to be accurate and up to date as at the date of publication. Where the health information provided has been developed by us, whether in our own right or in conjunction with any third party, that information is based on independent research and the available scientific evidence at the time of writing. Inclusion of information on this Website or links to third party sites is not an endorsement of any organisation, product or service.


We reserve the right to update this information from time to time.



Although we have tried to ensure the content on this Website is reliable, accurate and complete, we do not make any representations or warranties that such information is reliable, accurate or complete or that your access to that information will be uninterrupted, timely or secure. Any use of our materials on this Website is at your own risk.

You should make your own inquiries and seek independent advice from relevant industry and/or health professionals before acting or relying on any information or material, which is made available to you.



All intellectual property on this Website, including without limitation, the text, graphics, photographs, logos, icons, buttons, images, copyright works and trade marks, is owned by us (or by third party content suppliers).



You must ensure that your access to this Website is not illegal or prohibited by laws that apply to you.


You may access, view, reproduce and print the content on this Website, provided you only use that content for informational and other non-commercial purposes (including without limitation, personal shopping), and any reproduction includes a prominent acknowledgement of our rights in the relevant content.


We reserve the right to prohibit links to the Website, and you agree to remove or cease any link upon our request. You may not frame any part of the Website material by including advertising or other revenue-generating material.


The Website may contain links to third party websites. These websites have not been prepared by us and are not controlled by us. They are provided for your convenience only, and do not imply that we check, endorse, approve or agree with third party websites this Website links to.


You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend us and our employees, related parties, directors, officers, committee members, research fellows, servants, agents, board members, volunteers, contractors, subcontractors and collaborators from any loss, liability, claim, demand, damage, or expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) asserted by any third party due to or arising from or in connection with your use of or conduct on this Website or from any content or messages posted or transmitted by you on or through the Website. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, which shall not excuse your indemnity obligations.


If you provide or contribute any content or other materials to us and/or to this Website (User Content), you agree that we, and anyone authorised by us, can use that User Content in any manner free of any obligation to you. This includes granting us the right to copy, distribute, modify, licence and exploit any User Content in perpetuity by any means and media now known or developed in the future, without payment or other consideration to you or any other person, including use in advertising and promotion.


You agree to us using “cookies” to provide you with access to tailored information and services on the Website and to serve you better when you return to it. A cookie is a small data file that the Website sends to your browser, which may then be stored on your system for later retrieval by the Website. Cookies track your movements through different Websites, and are widely used on Websites to help with navigation and to help personalise your experience when you visit a Website.


Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Whilst we strive to protect such information, we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information that you transmit to us. Accordingly, any information that you transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk. Nevertheless, once we receive your transmission, we will take reasonable steps to preserve the security of such information.


If any of these Terms of Use are found to be invalid or unenforceable, that invalidity or unenforceability will not affect the remainder of the Terms of Use, which will continue in full force and effect.


You may need to agree to additional terms of use for any promotions or competitions which may be available to you from time to time through this Website, prior to being able to obtain or participate in such promotions or competitions. Any such additional terms of use must be read in conjunction with these Terms of Use. In the event of any inconsistency between these Terms of Use and any promotion or competition terms and conditions, the relevant promotion or competition terms and conditions will prevail.


This Website (including without limitation, the content on this Website) has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of New Zealand law. These Terms of Use and any matters or disputes connected with this Website will be governed by New Zealand laws and will be dealt with by New Zealand courts, and you agree to submit to the jurisdiction of New Zealand courts.


Updated 25 July 2016