Terms of Use

Welcome to the LRIS Portal web site

These are the Terms of Use (Terms) of the LRIS Portal web site, which is provided by Landcare Research New Zealand Limited.

Please note that data and documents viewed and/or downloaded from this portal are covered by separate copyright law, licenses and data use agreements. See the details of each data layer for any copyright, license conditions and restrictions which may apply to the data and other documents provided along with the data.

Landcare Research makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of information provided on this site but cannot guarantee that it is complete or up to date. We do not accept responsibility for any actions taken in reliance on it or consequences arising from the use of it.

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 Landcare Research does not grant you the right to use this site.


You acknowledge that Landcare Research acts as a distributor of data and related information.


Landcare Research may vary these Terms at any time. Amendments will be effective immediately upon posting of the amended Terms of Use on this website and by continuing to use the site after the Terms have been varied you agree, and are deemed, to be bound by the variation.

You are responsible for ensuring you are familiar with the latest Terms of Use, which were last updated on that date which is shown at the end of these Terms.


You may only use this site for your own personal use and not for profit or commercial purposes unless Landcare Research has granted you such a license.

Excluding data and documentation related to specific data sets available via the LRIS Portal, no part of this web site may be modified, reproduced, transmitted, stored or otherwise dealt with (including in any other website or other electronic form) except as expressly provided for on the web site or with the prior written consent of Landcare Research. For the benefit of doubt the above exclusion includes map preview tiles contained on, or obtained from, the LRIS Portal website. You may print or download to your hard drive extracts from the web site for your own personal use.

You must comply with these terms and conditions and relevant data license terms as accepted with each download or registration. In particular you must comply with the attribution requirements as given in the respective metadata and/or data licences.

You are required to create an account by completing the online registration processes if you wish to:

You are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of all information provided or submitted by you when registering for or using the LRIS Portal.

You will not share your username or password (or, in the case of users of the API or web services, your web services key), let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.

Any unauthorised use of the LRIS Portal website or its contents or services will terminate any license granted by Landcare Research.

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:

Landcare Research accepts no obligation to monitor the use of this site. However, Landcare Research 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. Landcare Research 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 web site's security.

You agree not to impersonate any other person, organisation in or while using the LRIS Portal web site and you agree not to conduct yourself in an offensive manner while using its services or to use the LRIS Portal web site for any unlawful purpose.

You agree not to post or transmit to or from the site any material that is illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or otherwise injurious or objectionable. We will co-operate fully with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Landcare Research to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any such material.

Contributions to the LRIS Portal web site may be moderated by one or more web site moderators before being published. Those moderators may decline to publish contributions or may modify contributions if they are considered to be illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or otherwise injurious or objectionable or irrelevant to the subject-matter of the web site.

We reserve the right to suspend or terminate a user’s access or ability to post to comments, forum or other discussion areas if we believe any such facility is being abused.

Intellectual Property Rights

All intellectual property rights in any material (including text, photographs and other images, trademarks and logos) contained in this site is owned by Landcare Research or has been licensed to Landcare Research by the rightful owners so that Landcare Research can use this material as part of its site. There are no implied licences under these Terms and all rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Landcare Research. The information may not otherwise be used, copied, reproduced, published, stored in a retrieval system, altered, transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written approval of Landcare Research.

All copyright and intellectual property rights in the text, graphics and overall design of this website are the property of Landcare Research unless otherwise stated.

The software on which the LRIS Portal is built is the intellectual property and copyrighted work of Koordinates Limited. Copying or reproducing the software to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is prohibited. Users may not create derivative works of the software, or attempt to decompile or reverse-engineer the software.

Representations and Warranties

Data displayed or provided through the LRIS Portal may include technical inaccuracies. Whilst Landcare Research endeavours to ensure that any information contained on this site is correct, it does not accept any liability for any error or omission.

The services, data information and accompanying information provided on this site is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties of title, non-infringement or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. No advice or information given by Landcare Research, or its staff or associates shall create any warranty.

Neither Landcare Research nor Koordinates Limited warrant that the services, data and accompanying information on this site 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.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

Landcare Research accepts no liability for incorrect, misleading or untruthful descriptions of data displayed on LRIS Portal web site.

Landcare Research accepts no liability for any quality problems with data available at or from the LRIS Portal web site nor liability for defective map projections.

Landcare Research is not liable for any action you may take as a result of relying on any information provided on the LRIS Portal website.

Landcare Research 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 agree that obtaining of any material through the use of LRIS Portal website is at your own risk and that Landcare Research has no liability to you in respect of such material or the effects of such material.

To the maximum extent permitted by law Landcare Research shall not be liable (whether for breach of contract, of these terms, or negligence or in any other tort or for any other common law or statutory cause of action arising in relation to these terms) for any loss of profits, exemplary or special damages, loss of sales, loss of revenue, loss of goodwill, bargain or opportunity or loss of anticipated savings resulting from you access to, or use of, or inability to use this site and it content, loss of any software or data, loss of use of computer equipment, software or data, loss of or waste of management or other staff time or for any direct, incidental, consequential or indirect or special loss, however arising.

No Waiver

Non-exercise or enforcement of any right available to Landcare Research under these Terms does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of New Zealand. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of New Zealand.


If any provision of these Terms of Use becomes or is held to be invalid, enforceable or illegal for any reason, in any respect, that provision should be severed from the remaining Terms of Use which should continue in full force and effect.

Suspension and/or Termination of access to the LRIS Portal Website

You acknowledge that Landcare Research may terminate, suspend or restrict your access to LRIS Portal at any time at its absolute discretion.

You also acknowledge that Landcare Research may suspend the operation of the LRIS Portal for repair or maintenance work or in order to update or agree that the contents or functionality of the website.

You accept that access to or use of the LRIS Portal website or services or pages linked to it will not necessarily be uninterrupted or error free.

Landcare Research reserves the right to modify or terminate the LRIS Portal web site 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 Portal then please address them to:

Dr David Medyckyj-Scott
Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research 
Private Bag 11052
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

Date of Last Update

These Terms were last updated on 22 February 2016.