Disclaimer, Terms Of Use, Copyright

Disclaimer, Terms Of Use, Copyright



Content on this website is for educational use only. Please consult your doctor or other health professional to make sure the information is right for your child.

Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use

Starship Children's Health, Auckland District Health Board, Starship Foundation Inc. and the Paediatric Society of New Zealand Inc. ('Site Providers') make every effort to post accurate and reliable information on this website. No warranty or representation, express or implied, is given concerning the information and the Site Providers specifically disclaim any implied warranties or conditions as to title, description, satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose or non-infringement of third party intellectual property rights. In the case of jurisdictions which restrict the scope of limitation clauses, this limitation shall be applied to the fullest extent permitted by local law.

The Site Providers accept no liability, either directly or indirectly, for consequential loss arising from any use of this website, including, without limitation, any loss of profits, business interruption or otherwise.

The information is intended for New Zealand residents and others who are able to view the information without causing a contravention of any national or local legal or regulatory requirements. Any disputes relating to or arising from the information shall be subject to and governed by New Zealand Law and the New Zealand Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in respect of them.

The information on this website is subject to periodic updates and improvements. Before using any information that has been previously obtained from the website recheck the website to ensure that it is current. This website is intended solely for the purpose of electronically providing the public with general health-related information and convenient access to data resources. The Site Providers assume no responsibility for any error, omissions or other discrepancies between the electronic and printed versions of documents.

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This website links to websites maintained by other entities. Reasonable precautions are taken to link only to websites which are appropriate, accurate and maintained by reputable organizations. However, those web pages are not under the Site Providers’ control and the Site Providers are not responsible for the information or opinions expressed in those linked sites.


The material on this website is protected by copyright. Unless otherwise stated, copyright is owned by the Paediatric Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) and Starship Foundation.

In the interests of information sharing, anyone can reproduce the written content (excluding images) available on this website free of charge and without permission provided that the source and copyright status of the material is acknowledged, and that:

  • the content is not changed
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  • the material is not used in an inappropriate or misleading context
  • any disclaimers included on the published information are reproduced on the material

Photos on this website cannot be reproduced elsewhere, in any form, as the subjects in the photos have only consented to their use on the kidshealth website.  

Permission to reproduce PSNZ/Starship Foundation content does not extend to include any work identified on this website as the copyright material of a party other than PSNZ/Starship Foundation. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Please note that the Infant Nutrition Section of this website is copyright Ministry of Health. See copyright information at the Ministry of Health's website

This page last reviewed 12 September 2016.

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