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.
In general, any information you provide to GayNZ.com will only be used within GayNZ.com and by its agents and service providers. Your information will only be disclosed where we are obliged or permitted by law. Also, if you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to GayNZ.com or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour, GayNZ.com can use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop such behaviour. This may involve informing relevant third parties such as your e-mail/Internet provider or law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour.
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 good business, but the only way it should be. 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.
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website's computer and stored on your computer's hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
Cookies record information about your online preferences. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the GayNZ.com features. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
If you have set your computer to reject cookies you can still browse most of GayNZ.com anonymously until such time as you wish to use services like our Message Board, Dating, Chat etc. For further information on cookies please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org
GayNZ.com 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 mailouts to anyone.
It's that simple.
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.
GayNZ.com will always act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice.
PO Box 108-169 Symonds St,
Auckland, New Zealand