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This Privacy Policy applies to your use of the website www.shapingourplaces.co.nz. It applies to use by both visitors to the site, those that register to receive the e-newsletter, and those that leave blog comments.

Non-Personal Information

When you use the Site our server, our agent’s or contractor’s server logs the following information, which is provided by your browser:

a) your server’s IP address (a number which is unique to the machine through which you are connected to the Internet) or your personal IP address

b) the type of browser and operating system you are using

c) the domain name of the referring site (e.g. the previous Site that you visited).

The Server also logs:

a) the date and time of your visit

b) the URL address of the pages accessed and the documents downloaded.

This information does not personally identify you. We analyse this non-personal information for certain trends and statistics, such as which parts of the Site users are visiting, which features are most popular. We do not disclose information about individuals except for the reasons set out below.

Personal Information

There are times (such as when you register for our e-newsletter) when we may need personal information from you – your name, and email address. We may also collect demographic information such as your age, gender, preferences and interests – through for example, a poll on the Site. You will be asked to supply that personal information voluntarily.

You may ask to see any information we hold about you and we will provide it as long as we have such information and can readily retrieve it. You may also ask us to correct any information that we hold about you.

Use of your Personal Information

We will only use your personal information for the purpose for which you have provided it, unless you consent otherwise or we are required by law to disclose it. We do not sell, rent or lease our visitor or customer information to third parties. Your personal information will only be disclosed to those employees who have a need to know.

Disclosure of information

We may disclose information about you or your use of the Site without your prior permission if we believe that such action is necessary to:

a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process, or to help maintain the law

b) protect our rights or property or those of our associated parties

c) enforce our Site Terms

d) act to protect our interests, or those of our associated parties.

Changes to our Policy

We may, at our discretion, update or revise this Policy from time to time. Any changes will take effect immediately once they are posted on our Site. Your continued use of our Site after any changes have been posted on our Site signifies your acceptance of those changes.

For more information please e-mail website@shapingourplaces.co.nz