Quick overview

Here we explain how we look after your personal information. You control your information. You might give us information when contacting us or commenting on news items or signing up to things. We’ll hold your information. We’ll use your information to touch base with you and to administer our site. We may send you email but won’t bombard you and you can always unsubscribe. We might collect some stats but they’re unlikely to identify you. If we turn on the commenting feature, this site will set some cookies, but you can always delete them. You can ask us to give you your personal information or to correct it. If you’re concerned about your privacy, you can contact us or the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. You’ll find more detail below.

The details

  1. Purpose
    1. This privacy statement lets you know when we collect personal information in connection with this website and what we do with it. We don’t use, share or transfer personal information except as set out in this statement. We may update this statement from time to time.
  2. No need to share your information
    1. You can view this website without disclosing any personal information to us.
  3. You can if you like though
    1. You can choose to share identifying and other information with us when:
      1. contacting us from or via the website;
      2. submitting comments on news items (if we have the commenting feature turned on);
      3. signing up for a webinar or other event or to access an item of content (in which case you’ll be added to our mailing list); or
      4. subscribing to our mailing list.
    2. Usually only we will see it. To the extent it forms part of comments on our news items that you have submitted to be published, it may also be viewable by members of the public.
  4. Who holds your information
    1. We’ll hold the personal information you provide through the website. It may also be stored by our web host and/or email provider.
  5. Use of your information
    1. We will only use the personal information you provide for the following purposes:
      1. to communicate with you; and
      2. to administer and evaluate this website.
    2. If you sign up to our mailing list, you’ll receive emails alerting you to new blog posts and possibly the occasional message as described in clause 6 below, until such time as you choose to unsubscribe.
  6. Commercial messages
    1. If you provide us with your email address, you will be taken to have consented to receiving commercially-oriented messages. We may send occasional emails to you in relation to our current or future services, offerings, or events. You won’t be bombarded and any such emails will contain an unsubscribe facility, enabling you to opt-out of such messages at any time.
  7. Statistical information
    1. We may collect statistical information about website visits to help us analyse usage of, and improve, the website. This information may include:
      1. users’ IP addresses;
      2. users’ search terms;
      3. pages accessed on the website;
      4. links that are clicked on;
      5. date and time of website visits; and
      6. previous visited site.
  8. Cookies
    1. If we decide to post news items and enable people to comment on them, this website will generate cookies for commenters to save them from having to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment. The cookies, which can be found on your computer, are named “comment_author”, “comment_author_email” and “comment_author_url”. These commenter cookies are set to expire a little under one year from the time they’re set. You can delete them manually from your computer if you wish.
  9. Yours rights
    1. You can ask for and request correction of any of your personal information provided to us in connection with your use of this website. If you would like to see the personal information relating to you that we have stored, or to request correction of such personal information, or if you have any concerns regarding your privacy, please contact us by any of the means set out on our contact page. We may require proof of your identity before being able to provide you with any personal information.