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.
We strive to implement and maintain appropriate security measures to protect your personal information. However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information.
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.
Third Party Technology Services
Microsoft Clarity and Microsoft Advertising
School News partners with Microsoft Clarity and Microsoft Advertising to capture how you use and interact with our website through behavioral metrics, heatmaps, and session replay to improve and market our products/services. Website usage data is captured using first and third-party cookies and other tracking technologies to determine the popularity of products/services and online activity. Additionally, we use this information for site optimization, fraud/security purposes, and advertising. For more information about how Microsoft collects and uses your data, visit the Microsoft Privacy Statement.”
Facebook Pixel Implimentation
School News may use the anonymous information collected through Facebook Pixel to personalize advertisements and content based on your browsing behavior and interests. These targeted advertisements may appear on our website or other platforms, such as social media, based on the information collected.
Since Facebook Pixel is provided by Facebook Inc., please refer to Facebook’s Data Policy (https://www.facebook.com/policy.php) to understand how they handle your personal information. School News is not responsible for the privacy practices employed by Facebook or any other third-party platforms.
Google Analytics, Ads and Tag Manager Implimentation
Google Analytics may gather information about your IP address, browser version, operating system, device type, and various other details related to your interaction with our website. This information is used to evaluate your usage of the website, compile reports on website activity, and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
To support the costs of running and maintaining our website, we may partner with Google Ads (or other similar advertising networks) to display advertisements which may include cookies or web beacons. These technologies enable Google Ads to serve ads tailored to your interests and browsing behavior. However, please note that we have no control over the information collected by Google Ads or how it is used.
For a detailed explaination of Google’s Privacy and Terms covering the use of these technologies, you can find these policies here.
Taboola, our trusted partner, complements your experience on School News by showcasing personalized recommendations that align with your interests and preferences. This intelligent content discovery platform enables you to discover even more captivating stories and expand your knowledge within the realm of education.
See https://www.taboola.com/policies/privacy-policy for more information.
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.
This policy was last updated: Tuesday 7th November, 2023.