Our "Online Services" include:
- services and information offered on, provided by and/or booked through any of our websites including www.nzb.co.nz ("Websites");
- mobile operating applications including applications for smart phone, tablet and other handheld devices ("Apps");
- social media pages, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo and Instagram; and
- email communications and subscription services.
In this policy, "personal information" means information about an identifiable individual.
1. What personal information do we collect?
Information you give us
You may give us personal information about yourself, such as your name, address, email address, credit card details and telephone numbers, when, for example, you fill out electronic comment forms on our Websites, register for our WiFi service, make a purchase from us, participate in discussion boards or other social media functions or enter a competition, promotion or survey. If you do not give this information, we may not be able to provide goods or services to you.
Information we may collect about you
We collect information about visits to our Websites and other Online Services usage to measure the number of visitors to different parts of our sites and, for example, to measure the effectiveness of advertising. We may use technology as a means to identify you when you are on our property.
We may also collect additional information about you when you use our Online Services, are filmed on or around our property, or when we record your telephone conversation(s) with our operations centre including:
- your preferences concerning types of products or services;
- the frequency of use of certain types of products or services; the methods, purpose and frequency of business; and
- your location
If you receive email communications from us, we may also use email open and click tracking including cookies, a single pixel image for tracking and link redirects for tracking clicks, for us to get a better understanding of which email communications are of most interest to you so we can provide you with a better experience by sending relevant and interesting email communications.
2. How do we use the personal information?
We may use your personal information to process your transactions, to help us develop, improve, manage, administer and facilitate our services and business operations (including to provide the Online Services contemplated by our Acceptable Use Policy, to help us to develop our Online Services to be more available and user friendly to our customers, to administer your account, for safety and security issues, for our own internal purposes (such as risk management, staff training and billing), to conduct market research, and for any other use associated with such purposes or which you may authorise.
In addition, we may use your personal information to promote and market our products and services, or the products and services of others. However, we will not do this by email or text (except as part of an email that facilitates, completes or confirms a transaction with you) unless we have your express, inferred or deemed consent to do so. These emails and texts will always include an "unsubscribe" facility (for further details on how to unsubscribe see below).
If you are using one of our Apps, you accept that we can send you "Push Notifications", and you agree to receive notifications from us even if your App is not running. You can change your push notification settings within your device or via the App itself.
Some uses of your personal information may involve the transfer of that information outside New Zealand, to be held and used by our related companies and business partners. You consent to that transfer on the understanding that it will not relieve us of our obligations to you under the Privacy Act.
3. Will we disclose your personal information to others?
We may also disclose your personal information to our related companies and business partners, such as tourism operators and travel companies, for them to offer products and services to you. This information may include scrambled credit card details, although these will only be used with your consent for any transactions with them. .
In addition, we may provide statistics with personal identifiers removed about our customers, readers, sales, traffic patterns and related site functions to reputable third parties. We may use service providers to assist us to aggregate and anonymise such information, so that it does not include any information from which an individual can be identified. We do not consider such aggregated and anonymised information to be personal information and its use is not subject to this policy.
New Zealand Bloodstock and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone's past visits to our Website. No personally identifiable data is collected for this advertising.
We may also disclose your personal information where such disclosure is required by law.
4. Storage and Security
We will use reasonable commercial endeavours to ensure that all personal information is securely protected against loss, unauthorised access and other misuse. This includes physical security, computer and network security, communications security and personnel security. However, we accept no responsibility for any loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration or destruction of personal information which you submit to us.
Please be aware that communications over the internet, such as emails, are not secure unless they have been encrypted.
5. What about links to other websites?
6. Email, text and telephone communications
By subscribing to our email and/or text communications, or otherwise providing us with your email address and/or mobile number, you consent to receiving emails and/or texts (as the case may be) which promote and market our products and services, or the products and services of others, from time to time.
You can unsubscribe from our email communications and/or text communications at any time by clicking the "Unsubscribe" link in any promotional or marketing email or text received from us or by emailing us at email@example.com
Once you have unsubscribed from our email or text communications, we will remove you from the corresponding marketing list as soon as is reasonably practicable.
Calls may be monitored or recorded for training and quality control purposes.
7. Updating your personal information
We will take reasonable steps to ensure the personal information held by us is accurate. We will respond to any request by an individual to correct personal information held about that individual as soon as practicable following receipt of such request. All requests of this nature should be directed to our Privacy Officer in the first instance.
You may obtain confirmation from us as to whether or not we hold personal information about you. You may also request access to or a copy of the information and/or request that corrections or changes are made to it. All requests of this nature should be directed to our Privacy Officer in the first instance.
8. Policy changes
We may review this policy from time to time and will notify you of any changes by posting an updated version on our Websites. Your use of our Online Services following any updates constitutes acceptance of this policy as amended. We recommend you regularly review the policy when you visit our Websites. If you do not agree with any aspect of the updated policy, you must immediately cease using any of our Online Services.
9. Privacy Officer
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act, We have appointed Paul Wilcox as our Privacy Officer. The Privacy Officer has statutory obligations to:
(a) encourage and ensure New Zealand Bloodstock compliance with the principles of the Privacy Act;
(b) deal with requests made to New Zealand Bloodstock for access to and/or correction of personal information; and
(c) work with the Privacy Commissioner on any investigation into New Zealand Bloodstock.