Privacy Policy

School Directory Privacy Policy and Notice:

This is the privacy notice of schooldirectory.co.nz. In this document we or us refers to School Directory NZ Ltd. Our company number is 6276188 registered in New Zealand. Our registered office is at 17 Ealing Crescent, Beachlands, Auckland, New Zealand.

This is a notice to inform you of our policy about all the information we record about you. It covers both information that could identify you and information that could not. We are extremely concerned to protect your privacy and confidentiality.

We understand that all users of our web site are quite rightly concerned to know that their data will not be used for any purpose unintended by them, and will not accidentally fall into the hands of a third party.

Our policy is both specific and strict. It complies with New Zealand law and with laws of all jurisdictions of which we are aware. If you think our policy falls short of your expectations or that we are failing to abide by our policy, do please tell us. We regret if there are one or more points below with which you are not happy, your only recourse is to leave our web site immediately.

Except as set out below, we do not share or sell or disclose to a third party, any personally identifiable information collected at this site.

Here is a list of the information we collect from you either through our website or because you give it to us in some other way and why it is necessary to collect it.

1. Business and Personal Information

This includes basic identification and contact information such as your name and contact details and includes all information given to us in the course of your business and ours, such as information you give us in your capacity as our user. We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of the information of the terms of our relationships. It is not used for any other purpose. We expect you to reciprocate this policy. This information is used:

1.1 to provide you with services which you request;

1.2 for verifying your identity for security purposes;

1.3 for marketing our services and products;

1.4 information which does not identify any individual may be used in a general way by third parties, to provide class information, for example relating to demographics or usage of a particular page or service.

We keep information, which forms part of our business record for a minimum of seven years. That is because we may need it in some way to support a claim or defence in court. That is also the period within which our tax collecting authorities demand to know it.

2. Your IP address, domain name and email address

This information is recognised by our servers and the pages that you visit are recorded. We shall not under any circumstance, divulge your email address to any person who is not an employee or contractor of ours and who does not need to know, either generally or specifically. This information is used:

2.1 to correspond with you or deal with you as you expect;

2.2 in a collective way not referable to any particular individual, for the purpose of quality control and improvement of our site;

2.3 to send you news about the services to which you have signed up;

2.4 to tell you about other of our services or services of sister web sites.

3. Information you post on our website

Information you send to us by posting to a forum or blog in your advertisement, is stored on our servers. We do not specifically use that information except to allow it to be read, but you will see in our terms and conditions that we reserve a right to use it in any way we decide.

4. Website usage information

We may use software embedded in our website (such as JavaScript) to collect information about pages you view, and how you have reached them, what to do when you visit a page, the length of time you remain on the page, and how we perform in providing content to you.

5. Note on padlock symbols and other trust marks

Many companies offer certification and an icon or other small graphic to prove to site visitors that the site is safe. Some certify to a high level of safety. Others are more concerned to take your money than to provide us a useful service. We do not handle information about your credit card so do not subscribe to any such service.

6. Third Party Advertising

Third parties may advertise on our web site. In doing so, those parties, their agents or other companies working for them may use technology that automatically collects your IP address when they send an advertisement that appears on our site to your browser. They may also use other technology such as cookies or JavaScript to personalise the content of, and to measure the performance of their adverts. We do not have control over these technologies or the data that these parties obtain. Accordingly, this privacy notice does not cover the information practices of these third parties.

7. Information we obtain from third parties

Although we do not disclose your personal information to any third party (except as set out in this notice), we do receive data which is indirectly made up of your personal information, from software such as Google Analytics and others. No such information is identifiable to you.

8. Content you provide to us to be used by a third party

If you provide information to us with a view to it being read, copied, downloaded, or used by other people, we accept no responsibility for what that third party may do with it. It is up to you to satisfy yourself about the privacy level of every person who might see your information. If it is available to all the World, neither we nor you have any control whatever as to how it is used.

9. Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive through your web browser when you visit any website. They are widely used to make web sites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Like all other users of cookies, we may request the return of information from your computer when your browser requests a web page from out server. Cookies enable our web server to identify you to us, and to track your actions and the pages you visit while you use our website. The cookies we use may last for a single visit to our site (they are deleted from your computer when you close the browser), or may remain on your computer until you delete them or until a defined period of time has passed. Although your browser software enables you to disable cookies, we recommend that you allow the use of cookies in order to take advantage of the features of our website that rely on their use. If you prevent their use, you will not be able to use all the functionality of our website. Here are the ways we use cookies:

9.1 to record whether you have accepted the use of cookies on our web site. This is solely to comply with the law. If you have chosen not to accept cookies we will not use cookies for your visit, but unfortunately, our site may not work well for you;

9.2 to allow essential parts of our website to operate for you;

9.3 to operate our content management system;

9.4 to operate the online notification form. The form that you use to contact us for any reason. This cookie is set on your arrival at our web site and deleted when you close your browser;

9.5 to enhance security on our contact form. It is set for use only through the contact form. This cookie is deleted when you close the browser;

9.6 to collect to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use information to improve your experience of our site and enable us to increase sales. This cookie collects information in an anonymous form including the number of visitors to the site, where the visitors have come to the site from, and the pages they visited.

10. Cookies and third-party advertisements

We also use third party advertisements to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geo-targeting purposes (showing locally relevant advertisements) or showing ads based on specific sites visited (showing advertisements relevant to your perceived interests). We may also use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests. The ads being served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history. DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does not track personal information about you such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt out of this ad serving on all sites by visiting www.google.com/settings/ads or by visiting www.aboutads.info

11. Sending a message to our support system

When you send a message, we collect the data you have given to us in that message in order to obtain confirmation that you are entitled to receive the information and to provide to you the information you need. We record your request and our reply in order to increase the efficiency of our business/organisation. We do not keep any personally identifiable information associated with your message such as your name or email address.

12. Complaints

When we receive a complaint, we record all information you have given to us, we use that information to resolve your complaint. If your complaint reasonably requires us to contact some other person, we may decide to give that other person some of the information contained in your complaint. We do this as infrequently as possible, but it is a matter for our sole discretion as to whether we do give information, and if we do, what that information is. We may also compile statistics showing information obtained from this source to assess the level of service we provide, but not in a way that could identify you or any other person.

13. Re-marketing

We may use remarketing from time to time. This involves Google or some other supplier placing a tag or marker on your website in order to be able to serve you an advert for our website when you visit some other website.

14. Affiliate information

This is information given to us by you in your capacity as an affiliate of us or a customer or client of ours. Such information is retained for business use only. We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of the information and of the terms of our relationship. It is not used for any other purpose. We expect any affiliate to agree to reciprocate this policy. As an exception to this, we have the right to disclose your first name and URL of your affiliate connection to other affiliates and to any other person or organisation, on and off site. The reason is solely to enable us to mention winners and others whose performance as an affiliate is in some way outstanding.

15. Use of site by children

We collect data about all users of and visitors to these areas regardless of age, and we anticipate that some of those users and visitors will be children. Such child users and visitors will inevitably visit other parts of the site and will be subject to whatever on-site marketing they find, wherever they visit.

16. Disclosure to Government and other agencies

We are subject to the law like everyone else. We may be required to give information to legal authorities if they so request or if they have the proper authorisation such as a search warrant or court order.

17. Review or update personally identifiable information

At any time, you may review or update the personally identifiable information that we hold about you, by contacting us at the address below. To better safeguard your information, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections to your information.

18. Removal of your information

If you wish us to remove personally identifiable information from our web site, you may contact us at www.schooldirectory.co.nz/about. To better safeguard your information, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections to your information.

19. Data may be “processed” outside the country.

Our web sites are hosted all around the world. We may also use outsourced services in countries outside of New Zealand from time to time in other aspects of our business. Accordingly, data obtained within New Zealand may be processed outside New Zealand and data obtained in any other country may be processed within or outside that country. If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us through our website.

20. Security of Payment and Payment Conditions

We take care to make Our Website safe for you to use.

20.1. Card payments are not processed through pages controlled by us. We use one or more online payment service providers who will encrypt your card and bank account details in a secure environment.

20.2. If you asked us to remember your credit card details in readiness for your next purchase or subscription, our payment service provider will store these details on their system. These details will be fully encrypted and only used to process your automatic monthly or yearly payments or other transactions which you have initiated.