Privacy and Security
Kaha Media Limited (the publisher of EDUVAC – The Education Weekly) (hereinafter called “EDUVAC”) is absolutely committed to protecting your privacy. In accordance with the Privacy Act 1993, EDUVAC is required to comply with the twelve information Privacy Principles outlined in that Act.
EDUVAC takes its obligations under the Privacy Act 1993 seriously and seeks to take all reasonable steps to comply with the Act and protect the privacy of the personal information that we hold.
Information transmitted over the internet is inherently insecure. However, once we receive any of your personal information from you, EDUVAC will hold that information securely and will only use that information for the purposes related to servicing your needs in respect of the services provided on this website. EDUVAC will not disclose your personal information to any third party unless authorised by you or your representative(s) or compelled to do so by law. We confirm that we will act in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993.
EDUVAC will always use fair and lawful means of collecting personal information. In most circumstances we will collect personal information directly from you.
Collection and Disclosure
We gather information from clients, customers, contractors and other third parties to carry on our business and provide smooth, efficient and customised services to you. Before collecting your personal information we will take all reasonable steps to ensure you know who we are. We will also ensure that you know what the purpose of the collection is and are aware that your personal information is accessible to you.
EDUVAC believes that your personal information, including your purchase history, e-mail and residential addresses, and credit card data belongs to you. To service you better, we collect this type of information when you provide it to us, but we do not rent, sell or trade your personal information to others without your consent.
From time to time your personal details will need to be passed on to third party data entry companies, e-mail marketing companies and consultants who perform parts of our service delivery as part of our legitimate business operation, such as couriers, technical partners, e-mail providers, web hosts, related third party data entry companies, e-mail marketing companies and consultants, some of whom may be located outside of New Zealand.
In addition we are permitted to use or disclose personal information held about you:
• Where you have consented to the use or disclosure;
• Where we reasonably suspect that unlawful activity has been, is being or may be engaged in and the use or disclosure is a necessary part of our investigation or in reporting the matter to the relevant authorities;
• Where such use or disclosure is required under or authorised by law (for example, to comply with a subpoena, a warrant or other order of a court or legal process);
• Where we reasonably believe that the use or disclosure is reasonably necessary for prevention, investigation, prosecution and punishment of crimes or wrongdoings or the preparation for, conduct of, proceedings before any court or tribunal or the implementation of the orders of a court or tribunal by or on behalf of an enforcement body.
The personal information you provide will be used for the following purposes:
1. verification of your identity for use of the services available from us;
2. to assist in providing better services for you by tailoring them to meet your needs;
3. to keep this website relevant and of interest to users;
4. to aid in identifying you if an issue arises in a transaction you are involved in;
5. to provide further information to you about our website or other websites and services or which we consider may be of interest to you provided you agree to receiving such further information;
6. for future marketing, promotional and publicity purposes, including to carry out direct marketing, market research and surveys; and
7. for any other uses that you authorise.
Cookies and Tracking
We may use a cookie file containing information that can identify the computer you are working from. The cookie file is anonymous as it only gives us details of your IP address, PC platform (Windows, NT or Mac), Browser (eg. Microsoft, Netscape or other, plus the version of Browser) and domain (whether you are accessing the site from NZ or elsewhere). We may use the information generated by “cookies” to:
1. track traffic patterns to and from our site including information like the pages you visit, the time you spend on each page, the date and time of your visit, and referring pages (pages you came from or go to);
2. ensure advertising is being shown to the most appropriate person and limit the frequency of display for certain ad formats; and
3. enable you to enter our site and use certain services without having to log on each time and to visit restricted areas of the site.
Our website may contain links to other websites and those third party websites may collect personal information about you. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other businesses or the content of websites that are linked to our website. www.eduvac.co.nz encourages users to be aware when they leave the site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.
EDUVAC will take all reasonable steps to store your personal information securely. Personal information is de-identified or destroyed security when no longer required by us. Information stored within our computer systems can only be accessed by those entrusted with authority and computer network password sanction.
EDUVAC will provide you with the most secure payment technology available to us. When you use your credit card on our website, we do not save that information – it is passed directly to the bank through a secure server that uses Secure Sockets Layer software (SSL) to encrypt the information that you enter. This technology is designed to prevent any unauthorised viewing and downloading of your payment information.
EDUVAC is committed to maintaining accurate, timely, relevant and appropriate information about our customers, clients and website users. Any requests to access or update our personal information, in line with the National Privacy Principles, should be submitted in writing to:
The PublisherEDUVAC/The Education Weekly
PO Box 26-302
Inaccurate information will be corrected upon receiving advice to this effect from you. To ensure confidentiality, details of your personal information will be passed on to you only if we are satisfied that the information relates to you.
If we refuse to provide you with access or correct the personal information held about you by us, then we will provide reasons for such refusal.
that might have occurred in relation to the collection, use or destruction of personal information held by us about you in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993 legislation. If you are not satisfied with the outcome of this procedure then you may request that an independent person investigate your complaint.
For more information on the New Zealand Information Privacy Principles, please visit www.privacy.org.nz
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