Privacy, copyright & terms of use

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Privacy policy
Use of personal information
All personal information that you give us via this website ( will be kept confidential as required under the Privacy Act 1993. Your personal information will only be used for the purpose for which it was given, including for our own research or reporting and as otherwise specified on the website. Except with your consent or as required by law:

you will not be identified in our research or reports
we will not pass on your personal information to any other person or organisation, other than our agents or contractors who will deal with it on the same basis as us.
Access to personal information we hold about you
You can ask us to give you any information that we hold about you and to make any changes to that information that you request.

Our contact details to request personal information:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (04) 917 7040

How we use cookies
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your server address
your top level domain name (for example .nz, .govt, .com, etc)
the date and time of your visit to the website
the pages accessed and documents downloaded
the previous website visited
the type of browser used.
We do not identify users or try to identify users or their browsing activities except as required in the unlikely event of an investigation by a law enforcement agency.

The website is provided on an ‘AS IS’ and ‘AS AVAILABLE’ basis and without warranties or representations of any kind, expressed or implied.

You use the website and any linked website at your own risk, and we are not liable for any loss resulting from any action taken or reliance made by you on the website or any information or material on it.

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