Privacy Policy & Copyright

Tree Syrup Aotearoa is a brand, not a legal entity. Activity under this brand, and represented on this website, includes:

  • a three-year research project (led by University of Canterbury, funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment), where we share research results and data, including details about trees, methodology, sap-syrup conversion processes and further scientific information; and
  • wider communication on the potential for investment and commercial resources to support tree syrup production in Aotearoa, where we aim to support a community of interested stakeholders to exchange ideas and experience


Copyright 2020 University of Canterbury

All material on this site including text, graphic images, and other visual images is copyright to the University of Canterbury, unless otherwise specified in a document, file, photo credit or equivalent. Visitors to this site may download material for their private and non-commercial use, provided they acknowledge the source of the material in any subsequent use. No form of distribution or making available to the public of any of the website contents is permitted.

Every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of information on this site. However, the University of Canterbury accepts no responsibility for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information on this site. Nor will the University of Canterbury be liable for any loss or damage suffered asa result of reliance on this information, or through directly or indirectly applying it.

Privacy Policy

This policy sets out how we will collect, use, disclose and protect your personal information. If you follow a link from our website to any other website, including any social networking site, that site will have its own privacy policy. You should review that site’s privacy policy before providing any personal information.

If you provide personal information to us through this website, we will use your personal information:

  • to administer and/or improve our website
  • to investigate and respond to communications from you, including a complaint
  • to undertake research or statistical analysis(on an anonymised basis)
  • to protect and/or enforce our legal rights and interests, including defending any claim
  • for any other purpose authorised by you

We may disclose your personal information to:

  • University of Canterbury, and research partners at the University of Waikato (NZ) and the Proctor Maple Research Center (University of Vermont, USA)
  • any third party to achieve any of the purposes listed above
  • any business that supports our services and products, including any person that hosts or maintains any underlying IT system or data centre that we use to provide the website or other services and products
  • any other person authorised by you
  • comply with New Zealand law

Data Collection and Cookies

As you interact with our digital channels, we may use automatic data collection technologies, such as cookies, to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns. We may also use an analytics service, such as Google Analytics, to assist us with understanding what content people use our website. We may collect your IP Address, web browser, location, pages viewed, time spent on site and the number of times you visit.

Cookies are small text files that are stored on a user's device that can collect information about how you browse the website. Cookies may give us information on your location, IP address, browser and platform. If you do not want us to collect this information you can turn off cookies in your browser and deleting them from our device.

This information may be used by us or on behalf of us, to analyse and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, and better understand online activity.