applies to all users of our Site and should be read in conjunction with the General
Terms and Conditions of Use.
when we collect personal data and what we do with it. We do not use, share or
about “personal data”, we are referring to information that identifies you as an
individual or relates to an identifiable individual.
2. Data collection
2.1 No disclosure required: The Site can be viewed without the need for you to
disclose any personal information to us.
2.2 Newsroom Pro: If you wish to subscribe to our Newsroom Pro service then you
must complete the online registration form which requires that you disclose a
limited amount of personal data and become a registered user (Registered
2.3 Types of data we collect: We may collect, store and use the following types of
data about you from the Site:
(a) personal data about you, provided by you at the time of subscribing to
Newsroom Pro, which includes, but is not limited to, your name, email
address, credit-card information/payment details, and any other such
personal information that you provide to us through any other method
(including, without limitation, correspondence and discussions whether on
the Site or via other means); and
(b) aggregate technical information automatically generated by our systems,
which track traffic to the Site, which includes, but is not limited to, your
device identifier, server address, IP address, domain (whether you are
accessing the Site from New Zealand or elsewhere), the platform you are
using, browsers used when accessing the Site (including version), users’
search terms, pages accessed on the Site, links that are clicked on, date
and time of Site visits, users’ operating systems, and any other such
technical information relating to your use of the Site.
2.4 Sources of data collection: We may collect and hold personal data about you
from the following sources:
(a) you, by providing your email address to get the free Newsroom daily briefing
and/or by filling in the registration form when you subscribe to Newsroom
(b) indirectly, through your use of the Site, including by automated technologies
(c) through your interaction with our administrators, such as by telephone or
(d) provided by third parties authorised by you.
2.5 Services unavailable: Failure to provide necessary personal information when
requested may result in certain services not being available to you.
2.6 Changes: Registered Users are able to access and change their subscription
details (name, email address, password, and credit card information) by logging
in and clicking the “My Account” tab near the top right side of any page on the
3. Disclosures of your data
3.1 Disclosure: We will not disclose personal data we hold about you to any third
party except as set out in this clause 3 .
3.2 Service Providers: We work with third-party service providers who provide
hosting, maintenance, backup, storage, infrastructure, payment processing,
analysis, marketing and other services for us, which may require them to access
information about you. If a service provider needs to access information about
you to perform services on our behalf, they do so under instruction from us,
including abiding by policies and procedures designed to protect your
information. Some of these service providers may be located in countries other
than yours or ours.
3.3 Partners/sponsors: We may disclose aggregate technical information, and
other information that does not personally identify you, to third parties including
our partners and sponsors.
3.4 Legal Obligations: In exceptional circumstances, we may share information
about you with a third party if we believe that sharing is reasonably necessary
(a) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental
request, including to meet national security requirements, and our service
providers may also do this;
(b) enforce our agreements, policies and terms of service;
(c) protect the security or integrity of our Site and services; or
(d) protect us, you or the public from harm or illegal activities.
3.5 Sale of our business: In the event that we propose to sell the business or any
of our assets, we may provide your personal data as part of a database to a
prospective buyer solely so that they can consider the purchase of the business.
Should we proceed to sell the business (or a material part of it) we may provide
your personal data as part of that sale so that the purchaser can continue to
operate the business and contact you about their plans for the business.
4. Use of your data
4.1 We process and use the data we collect for the following purposes:
(a) to hold your personal data on our system and to contact you as necessary;
(b) to allow us to administer and manage your access to our Site, including
verifying your identity and assisting you if you forget your password or login
details Newsroom Pro;
(c) to assist in providing the Newsroom Pro subscription to you, including to
allow us to process payments in respect of your subscription to Newsroom
(d) to monitor, develop and improve the Site and ensure that content on the
Site is presented in the most effective manner for you;
(e) to update and maintain our records, including details of people that have
accessed our systems; and
(f) for any other use that you authorise.
5. Cookies and Tracking:
5.1 Cookies: We may use a "cookie" file, tracking pixels and other related
technologies containing information that can identify the computer, smartphone
or other web–enabled device that you are working from.
5.2 Usage: We may use the information generated by cookies, tracking pixels and
other related technologies to:
(a) track traffic patterns to and from the Site;
(b) ensure any advertising is being shown to the most appropriate person;
(c) enable you to enter the Site and use certain services as a Newsroom Pro
subscriber without having to log on each time and to visit our Newsroom Pro
subscriber only areas of the Site;
(d) track you within the Newsroom Pro content on the Site; and
(e) enable us and our partners/sponsors to serve targeted advertising to you
(on our Site and elsewhere).
5.3 Turn-off: The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other
web–enabled devices are usually set up to accept cookies. If your browser
preferences allow it, you can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject
all cookies, or notify you when cookies are set. Each browser is different, so
check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn about how to change your cookie
preferences. Please remember that cookies are often used to enable and improve
certain functions on our Site. If you choose to switch certain cookies off, it will
affect how the Site works and you may not be able to access all or parts of the
6. Linking and third-party websites
6.1 No control: We do not control the practices of partners connected with the Site
and to whom you may provide personal information whilst using the Site.
6.2 Linked sites: The contents of the Site may include links to other third-party
websites (Linked Sites). The Linked Sites are provided to you as a convenience
and/or a courtesy to a source, and the inclusion of any link does not imply our
endorsement of the Linked Sites or any association by us with their business or
owners. We are not responsible for the data protection/privacy/cookie usage
policies of any Linked Sites and those sites may not follow the same privacy
policies as us. We recommend that you check any relevant privacy policies of
such Linked Sites before providing your personal data to any third party.
6.3 Social media: The site includes the ability to share any Site Material on
selected social media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) via
your social media account (Social Media Features). These Social Media
Features may collect your IP address (if you actively click on the link), which
page you are visiting on the Site, and may set a cookie to enable the Social
Media Feature to function properly.
7. Opting in and Opting Out:
7.1 Changes: If our intended collection, use or disclosure of your personal data is
you the option to:
(a) opt out and not receive certain services or participate in certain interactive
(b) opt in to agree to be contacted by us in relation to certain matters such as
notification of new features to the Site promotional activities.
7.2 Unsubscribe: You may opt out of receiving communications from us by utilising
the unsubscribe function in communications sent to you.
8. Holding, accessing and correcting
8.1 Privacy Act: Under the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993, you have rights of
access to and correction of personal information that we hold. For information
about this Act and how it protects the personal information of individuals in New
Zealand, click here.
8.2 Access: You have the right to request access to your personal data. This
enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you.
8.3 Correction: You have the right to request correction of any of your personal
information provided to us, at any time and as often as necessary. This enables
you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you
corrected or updated.
8.4 Contact us: If you would like to access the personal data relating to you that
we have stored, or to request correction of such personal data, or if you have
means set out below.
Phone: +64 04 817 9594
8.5 Cost: You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise
any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee where
permitted by law if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive.
8.6 Verifying identity: We may need to request specific information from you to
help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data
(or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure
that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.
We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your
request to speed up our response.
8.7 Privacy Commissioner: If you are not satisfied with our response to any
privacy-related concern you may have, you can contact the Privacy
Office of the Privacy Commissioner
PO Box 10-094
Wellington, New Zealand
Phone: +64-4-474 7590
Enquiries Line (from Auckland): 302 8655
Enquiries Line (from outside Auckland): 0800 803 909
Fax: +64-4-474 7595
(Amendments) at any time. Any Amendments will be posted on this page on
the Site (and the “last updated” date will be updated). By continuing to access
the Site, you agree to be bound by the Amendments. We recommend you