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GayNZ.com Privacy Policy

GayNZ.com will NOT share, sell, lend or rent any of your personal information without your explicit consent. The only exception to this is where GayNZ.com may be required to disclose certain information if:

  • The disclosure is required or authorised by law;
  • An investigation of suspected fraud or unlawful activity has been or is being conducted and the information is disclosed to relevant persons or authorities;
  • GayNZ.com believes the disclosure is reasonably necessary to assist a law enforcement agency responsible for national security in the performance of its functions;
  • The use or disclosure is required for the preparation for or the conduct of legal proceedings or for the implementation of the orders of a court or tribunal.

In our effort to provide personalization and opportunities for prizes and services, both now and in the future, we may at times ask you to submit information such as your name or email address, or to share your interests and hobbies with us. You never have to answer these questions, and you can decline this exchange of information. However, if you should choose to withhold requested information, we may not be able to provide you with some of the services dependent upon the collection of that information, such as a personalized page, competition entry, or the purchase and shipment of products or prizes to people who visit GayNZ.com.

GayNZ.com also offers our users the opportunity to receive periodical email communication from us notifying changes, enhancements or letting you know of any important information or special promotional offers. While some of this information could originate from a third party, the email communication is actioned by GayNZ.com staff from within GayNZ.com with no personal information or email addresses disclosed to ANY third party. You can unsubscribe from this service at any time.

The Internet is rapidly changing the way all of us communicate and interact with each other. While it allows each of us access to a greater array of information and services than has ever been available, these new online activities do raise new challenges, such as the privacy issues. GayNZ.com believes most importantly, having a relationship with our users and customers that is founded on trust is not only the way it should be, it is also good business. Any feedback you'd like to provide to help us better meet your expectations in this area is welcomed.

Gathering of other anonymous information

When you surf the Internet, your Internet browser automatically transmits some information to GayNZ.com servers every time you access content on our site. Examples of such information include the URL of the Web page you were just on (known as the "Refer"), the IP (or Internet Protocol) address of the computer you are using, or the browser version you are using to access our site. All of the information that is automatically submitted to us by your browser is considered "Anonymous Information". We don't actually know WHO you are.

Cookies

There is some confusion about cookies, how they are used, and what they can do. Cookies only contain information that the server computer "knew" in the first place, and can only be read by the serving domain that placed them. For instance, Yahoo! utilizes cookies, but GayNZ.com's servers can't read their contents nor can Yahoo!'s servers read ours. Cookies are an essential part of how the Internet works today, and allow server computers to recognize your computer's browser when you return. If you have ever gone to a Web page that automatically provides personalized content without you having to "sign in," such as your own personalised Yahoo! page, this is almost certainly being accomplished with a cookie. Since cookies are only text files, they cannot "run" on your computer and have no ability to search your computer for other information, or transmit it to anyone.

GayNZ.com does use cookies. The reason is to control "session time outs" where if you are inactive for a certain period of time, normally the current session would "time out" and you would need to refresh the page or log in again. A good example of this is our Personals. While browsing profiles and getting distracted or writing your personal ad, you could exceed the automatic server "session time out" and the next time you press enter you have to login again (and start over). We use a "session cookie" that overcomes this problem and will only "time out" when you exit the application, logout, or go offline.

Outside links

This site contains hypertext links to other web sites. GayNZ.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

A word about "Spam"

We NEVER send spam email or unsolicited mailings to anyone.

Liability

GayNZ.com has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. However, your confidential use of this site cannot be guaranteed by GayNZ.com. GayNZ.com shall not be responsible for any harm that you or any person may suffer in respect to your use of this site or any information transmitted to or from this site.

Our Policy - The short version repeated

GayNZ.com does not provide or sell ANY user information, including e-mail addresses, names, addresses, phone numbers, etc. to any third party. We believe it is very important we have a relationship with you that is based on trust and good business ethics.