1. Collection of information
1.1 NZRising adheres to the Privacy Act 2020. Information collected through NZRising’s website may include personal information about you. For example, personal information may be:
(a) Provided by you through registration on NZRising’s website
(b) Provided to NZRising by you through any other method (such as by email and through discussions);
(c) Collected by NZRising through click tracking in relation to your use of NZRising’s website; and
(d) Collected by NZRising through log files or cookies.

2. Identifiers

2.1 Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of the website (such as your IP address, location, browser type, and user name) will be recorded when you log in to NZRising’s website. NZRising may use this information to identify you. NZRising will treat this information as personal information.

2.2 NZRising does not intend to collect personal data from children aged under 18. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 18 has provided personal data to NZRising through the website, contact NZRising through the ‘Contact details’ section below.

3. Cookies

3.1 NZRising’s website uses temporary cookies to keep a session open after a user logs in. NZRising may use the information obtained from the cookies in the administration and to improve the usability of NZRising’s website. These cookies help NZRising recognise previous visitors and also identify the route history of users. NZRising cannot identify any personal information stored in these cookies, nor can NZRising gain access to any information stored on your hard drive. In addition, NZRising cannot access information from cookies sent from other websites. Information collected will only be used as described above, and also to improve NZRising’s website. 

4. Other Information

4.1 NZRising will have access to and may use other information, such as the number of users, traffic patterns, and demand for the service, to monitor server and software performance as well as for NZRising other internal purposes. NZRising may also collect information about all system interactions with users while they are logged in. This information may be used to verify actions taken by a user or to better understand the behavior of users in order to improve the website.

5. Use of Information

5.1 NZRising (and its employees, officers, agents, contractors, and volunteers) may use the personal information you provide:

(a) To provide you with further information about NZRising or other websites which NZRising considers may be of interest to you;

(b) To carry out promotional and publicity activities;

(c) To keep NZRising’s website relevant and of interest to users;

(d) To comply with legal and regulatory requirements;

(e) For any other purpose which is stated to you at the time of collection or that you otherwise authorise.

6. Information sharing and disclosure

6.1 NZRising will not disclose personal information that NZRising collects from you through NZRising’s website other than as set out in this privacy policy or as otherwise agreed with you.

7. Third-Party links

7.1 NZRising’s website may contain links to third-party website sources. Some of these links may request or record information from users or use cookies or other methods to collect information from you. NZRising has no control over the content or privacy policy practices of those sites and encourages NZRising users to review the privacy policies of those sites before engaging in any activity with them.

8. Security of your personal information

8.1 NZRising will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or unauthorised alteration of your personal information. However, due to the nature of email and the internet, NZRising cannot guarantee the privacy or confidentiality of your personal information. NZRising may store your information in the cloud or other types of networked or electronic storage.

8.2 When you provide NZRising with personal information, that information may be collected, stored and processed on servers located outside of New Zealand. As electronic or networked storage can be accessed from various countries via an internet connection, it is not always practicable to know in which country your information may be accessed or held.

9. Your Rights

9.1 Without limitation, you have the following rights:

(a) The right to be provided full information about your personal data held.

(b) The right to require that NZRising correct any incorrect information NZRising holds about you.

(c) The right to ask that NZRising delete or destroy your personal data. Please note that certain conditions may apply to the exercise of this right.

(d) The right to object to the use of your personal data by NZRising. Please note that certain conditions may apply to the exercise of this right.

9.2 To exercise your rights, or if you require further information about how your personal data is used by NZRising, you can contact NZRising at:

9.3 You can also contact NZRising if you have any questions or complaints about, or if you wish to restrict or object to how NZRising collect, use, disclose, manage or store your personal information. NZRising will respond to your request, where required by law, within one (1) calendar month from the date your request is received. NZRising will inform you if this timeframe is not achievable and extend this timeframe as permitted by applicable law. NZRising may charge a fee to cover the costs of meeting your request if your request is unfounded or excessive.

9.4 If NZRising does not agree to provide you with access to, or to amend or erase, your personal information as requested or otherwise meet your requests, NZRising will notify you accordingly. Where appropriate, NZRising will provide you with the reason(s) for NZRising’s decision and the mechanisms available to complain about the refusal. If the rejection relates to a request change of your personal information, you may make a statement about the requested change, and NZRising will attach this to your record.

9.5 In some circumstances, and subject always to legal obligations to the contrary, NZRising may not be in a position to grant access to your personal information or otherwise meet your requests with respect to your personal information.

9.6 NZRising is required to keep your information for so long as is required for NZRising’s operations or by applicable laws.

10. Opting in and opting out

10.1 If NZRising’s intended collection, use or disclosure of your personal information is outside the collection, use or disclosure set out in this privacy policy, NZRising will give you the option to opt out and not receive certain services or participate in certain interactive areas or opt in.

11. Users outside New Zealand

11.1 The information NZRising collects may be processed in and transferred between your location and New Zealand. New Zealand may not have equivalent data protection laws to those in force in your location.

12. Changes in the Privacy Policy

12.1  NZRising may occasionally make changes to the privacy policy or alter website functionality. NZRising encourages you to review the privacy policy regularly for the latest information on privacy practices.

13. Jurisdiction

13.1  This website and content have been prepared in accordance with New Zealand law. Any conflicts will be governed by New Zealand laws and dealt with by New Zealand courts.