Privacy Policy (Policy Statement)

Welcome to a website hosted and operated by Don’t Think, Check!® Limited (DTC).

This Privacy Policy shall be read in conjunction with the Terms and Conditions.

High-level Warning

Applications, software of all descriptions, computers of all descriptions, and any transmission devices or services such as the internet can not be guaranteed to be secure at any and all times.

Every developer and user of software and Information Technology equipment is dependent at least to some degree on software and Information Technology provided by others. There is virtually no way to guarantee beyond doubt that everybody in the supply chain has acted or will act to respect the privacy of the ultimate users, or acts or will act as those suppliers have proclaimed.

With the internet, there is little practical control for ordinary users over where their data passes or ends up.

Even users of encryption software have later found that the suppliers of the software were intercepting and scanning their data.

We will not knowingly use or create any software or Information Technology that does not respect the privacy of others.

General

We are committed to the highest degree of respect for the privacy of our users or visitors to our websites (those owned by Don’t Think, Check!®Limited (DTC)).

In this Privacy Policy:

  • The use of “you”, or “your” refers to you, the visitor, user, customer, or member.
  • The use of “we”, “us”, or “our” refers to DTC, and or its agents, and or any of its websites as applicable to the context.

When you access or use our websites, you expressly and knowingly consent to the information collection and use practices as described in this Privacy Policy.

Our commitment to your privacy is based on the following principles:

  • We will describe Your Data we will collect,
  • We will inform you clearly about our collection and use of Your Data,
  • We will either seek your express informed consent or rely on other legally permissible bases for the use of Your Data – either way, we will inform you of the basis for our use of Your Data,
  • We will not give, sell, or rent Your Personal Data to others,
  • We endeavour to maximise the protection of Your Data, and provide you with prompt notice in the unlikely event that a data loss incident or breach occurs, and
  • We will endeavour to be completely transparent and open about our data privacy policies and practices.

 

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

How do we collect information?

  • You give us information when you register as a member, sign up for a newsletter, make a comment on a post, blog, or page, or you purchase something from our websites.

Typical contact forms

  • Name.
  • Email address.
  • Phone number.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the website we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our website you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

How will we use your information?

  • To record and verify purchaser information.
  • To provide solutions.
  • To follow up on solution delivery.
  • To send emails with useful information and or offers.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this website may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Anonymised analytic information may be collected to assist with the improvement of product and or service and or experience design and delivery.

Data Retention

We will only retain Your Data stored on our servers in accordance with the legitimate needs of our business and as required or permitted by applicable law. We will not retain any unused Personal Data on our systems longer than necessary for legitimate business purposes.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Accessing and Updating Personal Data

Users may request access to their Personal Data collected and stored by us (if any) to verify if it is complete and accurate or to request that it be deleted. At a minimum, we will respond to your request within any applicable timeframe required by law and will otherwise take reasonable steps to respond to legitimate requests to access, correct, delete or update any such information retained by us. Requests may be sent by email to service@dontthinkcheck.co.nz. It is important to understand that deletion of your Personal Data may adversely impact your ability to enjoy the full benefits of membership if any.

Who we share your data with

No one.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

Your information is stored on secure servers that have restricted access.

What third parties we receive data from

To the best of our knowledge none.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Only that to improve the user or customer service and experience.

Credit Card Information

Credit card information is not collected or stored on our servers. When you conduct transactions through our websites, payment and payment card information for transactions with us is entered directly into a third-party processor’s systems and is not transmitted through or stored by us. The card processor provides us with an authorisation code which is securely stored with the payment record on our servers.

Social Media, Blogs, and Discussion Groups

Please note that this Privacy Policy does not apply to any posting by you in any of our discussion groups, blogs, discussion threads, elists, chat areas or similar interactive areas of our websites. Your participation in those discussion areas and anything you post in those areas constitutes your public disclosure and may be attributed to you and displayed, republished, and otherwise disseminated by us in accordance with the terms of use agreement you agree to abide by in order to participate in those areas.

Links

The DTC websites contain links to other websites, organisations and resources. Please be aware that we cannot be and are not responsible for the privacy or security practices of such other websites. We encourage you, when you leave our websites, to read the privacy statements of those other websites that collect personally identifiable information and have up-to date security and anti-virus software on all of your devices. This Privacy Policy applies only to the DTC websites.

 

Revisions to this Privacy Policy

DTC may revise this Privacy Policy at any time. Any such revisions take effect when this page is published.