The Office of the Privacy Commission provides further details of the New Zealand Privacy Act and how it protects personal information in New Zealand.
The information we collect
Green Acres operates the website www.greenacres.co.nz. As part of our operations we may gather certain types of information about the users of our sites:
- Personally Identifiable Information. You provide this when you register for services that we may offer. Such information may include (but is not limited to): identifying information such as name, telephone number and e-mail address. Providing this information will always be optional for you. However, some services may not be available to you if you choose not to provide it.
- Aggregated Data. This information is generated by our systems which track traffic through our sites. This information does not identify you personally and is not linked to the personally identifiable information that you may have provided.
Who we share this information with
- The information that we collect may be hosted with a service provider. Our agreements with such service providers protect the information that we collect from any unauthorised use.
- The aggregated data (not the personally identifiable information) may be shared with third parties such as advertisers or business partners.
- Your personally identifiable information may be shared with third parties when we believe in good faith that we are required to do so by law.
- Only if your prior permission has been obtained (which we would usually do at the time of collection), we may share personally identifiable information with specified third parties.
- Your personally identifiable information may be shared with our members to the extent necessary for our members to perform services you have requested.
Green Acres will retain your personally identifiable information only for so long as necessary to fulfil the purpose(s) for which it was collected and to comply with applicable laws.
What else we do with personally identifiable information
We have collected this information in order to provide the best possible service to you while you are visiting our sites. To this end we may use the information that you provide for the following purposes:
- To verify your identity if you need help with a forgotten password or you are having login problems with one of our site services.
- To process any transactions that you might make on our site.
- To help provide any other services that you have requested.
- To offer the most relevant information suitable to you and your interests.
- For any other purposes for which you have given permission.
What about cookies?
A cookie is a small file that resides on your computer and is recognised by our server when you visit our sites. A cookie does not provide us with any personally identifiable information. It does provide details of your IP address, the computer platform that you use (eg Mac or Windows), the browser that you use (eg Microsoft Explorer or Netscape) and what domain you are accessing our sites from.
What about our advertisers and business partners?
Opting in and opting out
You will always have the option to opt in to certain services and to opt out of those services at any stage. This means you may change your mind at any stage about participating in any of our member services.
Can we change this policy?
Your right to access our information
The Privacy Act of 1993 gives you the right to access and correct your personal information. To find out more about how to do this, please contact Green Acres by phone (0800 803 200) during regular New Zealand business hours (9.00am - 5.00pm) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Alternatively, post your corrections to the attention of Green Acres Franchise Group Limited, PO Box 41271, St Lukes, Auckland 1346.