Legal Policies

Last updated 01/06/2011

Terms And Conditions

This site is owned by Heinz Wattie's Limited ("Heinz Wattie's"), a company affiliated with the H.J. Heinz Company, Pittsburgh, USA. The registered office of Heinz Wattie's is at 513 King Street North, Hastings, New Zealand. All of the images, text, audio, and other content (everything you see, read or hear on this site) is copyrighted by Heinz Wattie'sand may not be used in any manner or for any purpose without the prior express written permission of Heinz Wattie's.

In addition, the site contains a number of names, logos, trademarks, service marks and other intellectual property which are owned by or used under license by Heinz Wattie's or by Heinz Wattie’s sub-sponsors and may not be used for any purpose without the prior express written agreement of Heinz Wattie's.

Privacy Policy

Protecting your privacy is important to Heinz Wattie's. Every time we collect or otherwise deal with your personal information, we will adhere to the twelve privacy principles contained in the Privacy Act 1993. We have developed this privacy policy statement to inform you about how Heinz Wattie's will collect, hold, use, and disclose personal information, how individuals can gain access to personal information held by us and how an individual may inquire about how we deal with personal information. This privacy policy statement should also be read in conjunction with our disclaimer regulating the use of Heinz Wattie's websites.

Information Collection

Heinz Wattie's will collect personal information from you only when it is specifically and knowingly provided by you for the purpose which we have disclosed to you.


We collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit the Gourmet™website, as part of the standard operation of our server, by using Cookie Technology. This technology does not personally identify you or extract any information from your computer. Rather, Cookie Technology is used to provide an enhanced online experience,to measure and monitor the use of our website, and to improve its design and content. The information this technology collects may include: the name of your Internet service provider, the date and time you accessed the website, the Internet address of the website from which you enter our website and where you go after you leave our website. Data that would personally identify you is known only when voluntarily submitted.

Information Use

When you contact us, we will use your details to reply to your specific query, competition or promotion entry or your request to receive recipes and information from Heinz Wattie's. Your information will not be held longer than is necessary for the purposes of your query, competition or promotion entry or other request. We will not share your information with any of our listed partners or anyone else.

We will not use your information for any other purpose without your prior consent.


Heinz Wattie's has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and unauthorized alteration of the information under our control. All information is stored in a secure operating environment.

The Internet is a constantly evolving environment and we will continually add new content and functionality to this site. Consequently, we conduct reviews of our privacy and security policies and procedures when changes are made to our site, when content is added and when new applications are implemented.

Notification of Changes

If we make amendments to our privacy policy, we will post these amendments on thispage so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, andunder what circumstances we disclose it. Regardless of any changes made, we will never use the information you submit under this current policy in a new way without first providing you with an opportunity to withdraw your details or prevent use of the information. You may determine when the privacy policy was updated last by noting the"Last Updated" date directly beneath the title of this page.

You may at any time update or correct any of your personal information held by Heinz Wattie's by emailing us.

If you have questions or concerns about the details outlined in this privacy policy, please contact us using our contact form.