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Privacy Statement

www.schoolnews.co.nz is published by Multimedia Publishing Ltd and complies with the relevant Privacy Acts and has adopted a set of privacy principles in its policy.

This privacy statement applies to this web site which is owned and operated by Multimedia Publishing.

How is my personal information collected?

The purpose of personal information that we collect from you will depend on how you interact with Multimedia Publishings web site. This section will explain in the broad sense, just how personal information may be collected via our web site and how this information contributes to the development of Multimedia Publishing’s web site.

Cookies

This web site uses cookies. Cookies are pieces of information that a web site can transfer to an individual’s computer hard drive for tracking (site usage) user navigation and customising site information to further improve and enhance the user experience.

Most Internet browsers are preset to accept cookies. However, if you are concerned about the use of cookies you do have the option to opt out and refuse the transfer of cookies to your computer’s hard drive. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can adjust your Internet browser to refuse cookies or to warn you when cookies are being used. Please contact the company which produces your browser if you need help.

On-Line Forms

When submitting information for the purposes of an enquiry, we will collect details such as (but not limited to) your name, contact details and where relevant, financial information, including credit card information and banking details.

We obtain most personal information through the Multimedia Publishing membership registration process and updates to membership details. You may provide information when you request or acquire a product or service from Multimedia Publishing or its related companies, provide a product or service to Multimedia Publishing, complete a survey or questionnaire, enter a competition, participate in forums or when you communicate with Multimedia Publishing by e-mail, telephone or in writing (for example if you contact customer service or provide feedback).

Some of this information is essential for us to be able to identify accurately who is using the service so that we may be able to respond to your requests and as such is indicated by mandatory fields. Mandatory Information Requirements are clearly identified and are denoted by an asterix (*). You will also be prompted when submitting a form if mandatory data has not been completed.

This information may also be used to inform you of additional products and services, which may be of interest to you. You can choose not to receive such information when you are undertaking membership registration on our website. We may also ask about your interests, but it is your choice whether to respond.

How much of your personal information you choose to disclose to Multimedia Publishing is completely up to you. The only way we know something about you personally is if you provide it to us, for example when you sign up to become a member or submit feedback etc.

Generally, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information when you:

  • Send us your feedback or submit an article
  • Create a link to Multimedia Publishing’s site
  • Register for Multimedia Publishing’s services
  • Subscribe to Multimedia Publishing’s publications
  • Request sales and advertising information
  • In all cases, your information will be held in the strictest confidence.

How can I control my personal information?

Our commitment is to provide you with the opportunity to opt out, check or correct any information you have submitted on-line to Multimedia Publishing. Please refer to the appropriate page to request the changes. Where requested, Multimedia Publishing will remove any personal identifiable information from its current operational systems.

How secure is my information?

Any personal information that is submitted to our web site is held with the strictest confidence. This information is securely stored and access is restricted to authorised Multimedia Publishing personnel only, ensuring that your personal information is protected and safeguarded.

Under no circumstances will Multimedia Publishing sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your personal information.

How do we use your information?

The information we gather from your use of our web site enables us to provide better services that are tailored to your needs. For example, recording usage patterns help us identify the areas of our site that are popular and those that are not. The data that is gathered is aggregated for analysis by Multimedia Publishing. Identifiable characteristics and the user’s name remain anonymous.

We use information that you submit in any one of the following ways:

  • To make changes to your profile at your request
  • To register information at your request
  • To to respond to your submission or enquiry
  • We will only record your e-mail address if you send us a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it, as outlined above. Your personal identifiable information will not be used for any other purpose.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Your personal information is not shared with any third parties unless explicitly and expressly communicated when you submit the information. However, where it is necessary for law enforcement purposes or where we believe there is a threat to a person’s safety or health, we may need to disclose your personal information to third parties as required by law.

Is my personal information shared with anybody outside of Multimedia Publishing?

Multimedia Publishing acknowledges that you will click through to third party sites from our site and thus recommends that you refer to the privacy statements of the sites you visit. Multimedia Publishing assumes no responsibility for information and content of third party sites.

How often should I check this privacy statement?

We may make changes to this statement from time to time, so you may like to check it each time you visit the site.

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