Privacy Statement

NZ Apples & Pears is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the NZ Apples & Pears site and governs data collection and usage. By using the NZ Apples & Pears site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

NZ Apples & Pears collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. NZ Apples & Pears also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by NZ Apples & Pears. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by NZ Apples & Pears for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the NZ Apples & Pears site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through NZ Apples & Pears public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: NZ Apples & Pears does not read any of your private online communications.

NZ Apples & Pears encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from NZ Apples & Pears so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. NZ Apples & Pears is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the NZ Apples & Pears and NZ Apples & Pears family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

NZ Apples & Pears collects and uses your personal information to operate the NZ Apples & Pears Web site and deliver the services you have requested. NZ Apples & Pears also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from NZ Apples & Pears and its affiliates. NZ Apples & Pears may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

NZ Apples & Pears does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. NZ Apples & Pears may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, NZ Apples & Pears may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to NZ Apples & Pears, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

NZ Apples & Pears does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

NZ Apples & Pears keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within NZ Apples & Pears, in order to determine what NZ Apples & Pears services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within NZ Apples & Pears to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

NZ Apples & Pears Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on NZ Apples & Pears or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of NZ Apples & Pears; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of NZ Apples & Pears, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The NZ Apples & Pears Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize NZ Apples & Pears pages, or register with NZ Apples & Pears site or services, a cookie helps NZ Apples & Pears to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same NZ Apples & Pears Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the NZ Apples & Pears features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the NZ Apples & Pears services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

NZ Apples & Pears secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. NZ Apples & Pears secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

NZ Apples & Pears will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. NZ Apples & Pears encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how NZ Apples & Pears is protecting your information.

Contact Information

NZ Apples & Pears welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that NZ Apples & Pears has not adhered to this Statement, please contact NZ Apples & Pears at info@applesandpears.nz. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

Eastbourne House
507 Eastbourne Street West
PO Box 11094
HASTINGS 4158
NEW ZEALAND

Ph: +64 6 8737080

Fax: +64 6 8737089

info@applesandpears.nz

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