Effective May 1, 2017

Southern PR is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, protect and share information about you, as an individual, that we obtain when you visit our website.

In this Privacy Policy, we refer to our Website, and other online products and services collectively as the “Services.” The term “Services” also includes any surveys, newsletters, webinars, contests, blogs and promotions that you may subscribe to or participate in through our Website, and any white papers, articles, infographics, case studies, social media, videos or other content created by or on behalf of Southern PR that you download.

In addition to information obtained through your use of the Services, this Privacy Policy also applies to information that we obtain when you register for, purchase or otherwise communicate with us about the Services, including by email, telephone and otherwise.

Note to Journalists, Experts and PR Professionals: News and journalism are public activities. Your name, business contact details, and professional interests and affiliations may already be publicly available, particularly if you are a journalist, a recognised expert, or a PR professional. We have created this Privacy Policy because we recognise that, even in a business context, you may have a need and expectation that your identity and interests be kept anonymous or private in certain circumstances. We want to be clear about when and how we protect that expectation.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand how we will treat your information before you start to use our Services or communicate with us about them.

By using our services or communicating with us about them, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this privacy policy, including any updates and amendments. If you do not agree to the terms of this privacy policy, you must not access or use our services or communicate with us about them.

The information we collect 
Southern PR operates the following websites www.southernpr.co.nz.  As part of our operations we may gather certain types of information about the users of our sites:

  • Personally Identifiable Information: this is provided by you (or someone authorised by you or your organisation) when you register for services that we may offer. Examples of these services could include email newsletters, or events. Providing this information will always be optional for you. However, some services may not be available to you if you choose not to provide it
  • Aggregated Data: this information is generated by our systems as they track traffic through our sites. This information does not identify you personally and is not linked to the personally identifiable information that you may have provided

Who we share this information with

  • The information may be hosted with a service provider. Our agreements with them protect the information that we collect from any unauthorised use
  • The aggregated data (not the personally identifiable information) may be shared with third parties such as advertisers or business partners
  • Your personally identifiable information may be shared with third parties when we believe in good faith that we are required to do so by law
  • We only share your information with third parties if we have received your permission (usually at the time of collection)

What else we do with personally identifiable information
We have collected this information in order to provide the best possible service to you while you are visiting our site. To this end we may use the information that you provide for the following purposes:

  • To verify your identity if you need help with a forgotten password or you are having login problems with one of our site services
  • To process any transactions that you might make on our site
  • To help provide any other services that you have requested
  • To offer the most relevant information suitable to you and your interests
  • For any marketing, promotional, publicity or market research that we might undertake
  • For any other purposes for which you have given permission 

What about cookies?

A cookie is a small file that resides on your computer and is recognised by our server when you visit our sites. A cookie does not provide us with any personally identifiable information. It does provide details of your IP address, the computer platform that you use (e.g. Mac or Windows), the browser that you use (e.g. Microsoft Explorer or Chrome) and what domain you are accessing our sites from.

We use Cookies to:

  1. Track traffic patterns to our site
    2. Ensure that the most relevant content is being shown
    3. Allow you to enter certain site member services without having to log in each time you visit

If you would rather we did not use cookies with you, you can refuse them by turning them off in your browser and/or deleting them from your hard drive. You will still be able to visit our sites.

What about third-party cookies?

Third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimise, and serve ads on the internet based on someone’s past visits to our website. Personally identifiable information is not stored by us or any third-parties.

You are free to opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Opt Out Page. Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

What about our advertisers and business partners?

This Privacy Policy only relates to our site. You should be aware that we are not responsible for the practices of our advertisers or business partners. Our site may contain links to other sites. You should check their privacy policies before providing personally identifiable information to them or any other third party.

Opting in and opting out

You have the option to opt in to certain services and to opt out of those services at any stage. This means you may change your mind at any stage about participating in any of our services.

Can we change this policy?

In order to reflect the fact that our business is growing constantly, we reserve the right to change this policy at any time. We will notify site users of any changes to the Privacy Policy.

Your right to access our information

The Privacy Act of 1993 gives you the right to access and correct your personal information. You can manage your preferences by email at Southern PR. Alternatively, mail your corrections to Southern PR, PO Box 2746, Wakatipu, Queenstown, 9349.