Terms of Use

These are the Terms of Use (Terms) of the SINDI Online website and its content which is provided by Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research New Zealand Limited.

Terms of Use of the Content

Manaaki Whenua has compiled the soil, management information and indicator criteria presented on this website from numerous sources and the following caveats apply to use of this website:

  • The information may not be complete, correct or up to date.
  • The indicators are not intended to be used as a basis for fertiliser requirements
  • Soil quality is a subjective assessment, and as such, reasonable interpretation of results may differ.

Manaaki Whenua accepts no responsibility for any actions taken in reliance on the contents of this website or consequences arising from the use of it.

Links from these pages may have separate terms and conditions and it is your responsibility to comply with them. As an example, the links to the Manaaki Whenua S-Map website (in which soil maps and factsheets can be viewed and downloaded) – S-Map Terms of Use.


Manaaki Whenua cannot guarantee that the information provided on this site is complete or up to date. We do not accept responsibility for any action taken in reliance on it or consequences arising from the use of it. The SINDI website is available for use on an "as is" and "as available" basis and without any warranty of any kind, either express or implied.

No Warranty

Except as required by law, Manaaki Whenua cannot and does not warrant the performance or results you may obtain by using the SINDI website. No warranties; express or implied, are given as to non-infringement of third party rights, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose.

Limit of Liability

Subject to any liability which may not be excluded or limited by law, Manaaki Whenua shall not be liable on any legal basis (including, without limitation, negligence) and hereby expressly excludes all liability for loss or damage howsoever and whenever caused.

Terms of Use of the Website

© Copyright 2024 Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research New Zealand

The SINDI website is protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in whole or in part except under licence from Manaaki Whenua.

By using this site you agree, and are deemed, to be bound by the following Terms. If you choose not to be bound by the following Terms, then Manaaki Whenua does not grant you the right to use this site.

You acknowledge that Manaaki Whenua acts as the provider of this website.

You agree that you will not attempt to alter this site nor employ any robot, spider, or other device or process or means whatever to use this site for any unauthorised purposes. You agree not to:

  • make excessive traffic demands;
  • deliver viruses or forward any other system which is of a destructive nature or capable of so being whether alone or in combination;
  • otherwise engage in any other behaviour that may be reasonably expected to inhibit other users from using and enjoying the site;
  • damage or destroy the reputation of Manaaki Whenua.

Manaaki Whenua accepts no obligation to monitor the use of this site. However, Manaaki Whenua reserves the right to disclose any information as required by law, to block access to you, your agents, associates or your company and take such other action as may be reasonably necessary to prevent any breach of these terms and conditions or any breach of applicable laws. Manaaki Whenua will also in its absolute discretion fully co-operate with the relevant authorities with respect to any investigation of suspected unlawful activity or violation of the website's security.

Manaaki Whenua does not warrant that the SINDI Online website or on the internet generally will be uninterruptible or error free or that any information, software or other material accessible from this site is free of viruses or other harmful components.

Manaaki Whenua is not responsible for any information contained on sites which this website provides links to nor any third party content which can be accessed through this website. The inclusion of any link to a website is not an endorsement of the linked site.

You also acknowledge that Manaaki Whenua may suspend the operation of the SINDI Online website for repair or maintenance work or in order to update or agree that the contents or functionality of the website.

Manaaki Whenua reserves the right to modify or terminate the SINDI Online website for any reason without notice at any time.

Enquiries or Complaints

If you have any enquiries or complaints about the information or services provided by this website then please address them to:

Jo Cavanagh
Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research
P.O. Box 69040
Lincoln 7640


These Terms were last updated on 13th January 2013.