We have structured our site so that, in general, you can visit our site without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. You do not have to provide personal information to access our site.
If you choose to provide us with personal information when using our site, we will only store, use or disclose that information for purposes associated with our business. We collect personal information from you in the following circumstances:
- when you subscribe to our newsletter, we provide you with promotional information and/or newsletters and/or commercial electronic messages
- when you enter a discussion in our comments sections
- when you contact us, we monitor and/or keep records of our email communications and other correspondence with you. If you send us correspondence that contains personal information, we may use that information to address the nature and purposes of the correspondence
Any personal information you provide to us may be stored on the secure servers of our trusted service providers, which may be located outside New Zealand. This may involve the transfer of your personal information to countries which have less legal protection for personal information than New Zealand.
You can ask to access and review the personal information we hold about you. You can also ask us to update or correct any personal information we hold about you. Any such requests may be directed to us at email@example.com.
All personal information that we hold about you will be collected, held, used, and disclosed in accordance with all applicable privacy laws. We will also ensure that we comply with New Zealand laws regarding unsolicited electronic messages, including by including accurate sender information and a functional unsubscribe facility.
The site follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other website, the site uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.
For more general information on cookies, please read “What Are Cookies?”.
If you share our content through social media, for example by liking us on Facebook or following or tweeting about us on Twitter, those social networks will record that you have done so and may set a cookie for this purpose.
In some cases, where a page on our website includes content from a social network, those services may set a cookie even where you do not click a button. As is the case for all cookies, we cannot access those set by social networks, just as those social networks cannot access cookies we set ourselves.
The internet is not a secure medium. However we take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We have put in place various security procedures as set out in this policy. For example, our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorised personnel have access to user information. We use secure server software (SSL) to encrypt financial information you input before it is sent to us, and our database is hosted in a secure data centre. Whilst we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur, we use our best efforts to prevent this.
Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
The site does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.