We recognise the importance of protecting your privacy and our policy statement here is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site. This policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies and our customers’ needs.
What Information Do We Collect?
NZPA does not automatically collect any personally identifiable information, such as names, e-mail, age, gender, address, telephone numbers, login names and passwords or other self-identifying information (“Personal Information”). When you visit the Site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and site-use information collected on an aggregate basis for site ‘analytics’.
1. Personal Information You may Choose to Provide:
When you register for membership, products, services or newsletters you will provide us information about yourself.
Credit Card Information
If you choose to avail of services offered by this site, you may need to give personal information and authorisation to obtain information from various credit services.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.
2. Site Use Information:
Similar to other sites, our website utilises a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and web-server log files to collect information about how our site is being used. Information gathered through cookies and web-server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent on our web pages, and those sites visited just before and after visiting ours.
NZPA may automatically receive and record certain non-personally identifiable information on its server logs from your browser, including your IP address, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), cookie information, and the webpage that a user visits. NZPA collects non-personally identifiable information for general purposes, including but not limited to analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking user movements, conducting research, and providing anonymous reporting to internal and external clients. NZPA will not link any Personal Information, including e-mail addresses, with aggregate data of its users.
How Do We Use the Information that You Provide ?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing the products and services you requested, to process payments, to monitor the use of the service, our marketing and promotional efforts and improve our content and service offerings, and customise our site’s content, layout, services and for other lawful purposes to improve our site to meet visitors’ needs.
Furthermore, we may release statistically aggregated information for furthering the purposes expressed by this site, but personally identifiable information will not be shared with any other parties except as required by law.
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, and new services. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by emailing us at the links provided.
What Are Cookies?
How do We use Information we collect from cookies?
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the internet to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web-server as part of demographic and profile data known as web traffic. IP addresses can also be used to discover the country and region from which emails are sent. We randomly check where new members are registering from.
Sharing and Selling Information
We do not share, sell, lend or lease any of the information that uniquely identify a subscriber (such as email addresses or personal details) with anyone except to the extent that it is necessary to process transactions or provide services they have requested.
NZPA takes reasonable precaution to protect Personal Information from misuse, loss and unauthorised access. Although NZPA cannot guarantee that Personal Information will not be subject to unauthorised access, NZPA has physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the Personal Information. Personal Information is protected by secured networks and access is limited to a few authorised employees and personnel. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.
How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?
You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that is collected online and maintained in our database by emailing us at the usual address.
What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so; in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights. We may also disclose account information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms of Service or to protect the safety of our users and the Public.
What About Other Websites Linked to Ours?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by sites linked to or from our site, nor the information or content contained therein. Usually links to other Web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to our members or site users.
Our Commitment to Data Security
Please note that your information will be stored and processed on our computers in New Zealand. The laws on holding personal data here may be less stringent than the laws of your Country of residence or citizenship. To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.
This site allows members and subscribers to opt out so that they will not receive future messages. After unsubscribing we will discontinue sending the particular messages as soon as technically feasible.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site may request information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as post code, age level). Contact information will only be used to notify winners. Survey information will only be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
Acquisition or Changes in Ownership
In the event that the web site (or a substantial portion of its assets) is acquired, your information would be considered part of those assets, and may be part of those assets that are transferred.