Privacy Policy

The General Purpose of this Privacy Policy

NZ Christian Writers, domain owner of this website, would like its website visitors to know that any personal information collected from them will be treated with respect. Your information will not be passed along to other parties and we take appropriate steps to protect it.

Information Collection and Use

General Personal Information

When NZ Christian Writers collects information from website visitors, rest assured that it is not shared with any other organizations. If you want to be removed from any email list, you can opt out at any time.

We use voluntary personal information for the purpose stated at the time of collection. For example, per a visitor’s request, to forward email notifications or to mail printed materials.

At the point of collection NZ Christian Writers usually offers visitors a choice about what information they need to supply in order for us to process a request. Please see the copy associated with each submission for relevant information requirements.

Cookies

On rare occasions, an IP address or session cookie may be used to facilitate server requests from your web browser. Such information is not stored on our servers. We do not use cookies to mine data or retain information.

User Statistics

NZ Christian Writers, like most organizations with web sites, collects general information about visitor traffic. For example, how many visitors we had today and how many server requests or files were downloaded. Analyzing this information helps us determine how to provide useful information to visitors.

Confidentiality and Security

NZ Christian Writers protects all personal information using physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with legal regulations.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

From time to time NZ Christian Writers may change its privacy policy. If you are concerned about privacy, please review the policy before submitting any personal information.

Questions and Suggestions

You may contact us at any time by emailing: jan@roads-end.co.nz

This website (collectively, the “Site”) are owned and operated by NZ Christian Writers, a not-for-profit Charitable collective based in New Zealand. NZ Christian Writers has created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate its commitment to user privacy and online data security, and to communicate its online information gathering, use and dissemination practices for users of this Site. We encourage users to take time to read and understand this Privacy Policy, and to contact us if you have any questions or concerns with this Privacy Policy or anything you see or experience on this Site.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the Terms and Conditions for this Site. This Privacy Policy will fully disclose our policy about the collection, maintenance, use, disclosure, and security of personally identifiable information obtained from users of the Site. By personally identifiable information, we mean a user’s name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, social media information or any other information that can be used to contact an individual, or which is identifiable of a specific individual (“Identifiable Information”).

NZ Christian Writers collects your email address for contact purposes only if you choose to use the online subscription or contact form process to receive communication and content. Additionally, NZ Christian Writers will collect certain Identifiable Information to fulfil your request for printed and electronic materials. At your option, NZ Christian Writers will collect stories and media from you, as well as your personal preferences in order to target specific electronic communications that may be of interest to you.

On certain pages of this Site, you may have the opportunity to provide comments or other user-generated content on blogs and articles. Any information you choose to disclose when posting a message to these areas, along with the screen name or ID used, becomes public. In addition, the information that you disclose in these areas may be used by NZ Christian Writers for promotional and marketing purposes. NZ Christian Writers is not responsible for any Identifiable Information that you choose to disclose in these areas of the Site.

In addition, the safety of children is important to NZ Christian Writers. Consequently, if you are under the age of 13 you should not post information about yourself on this Site without the permission of a parent or you legal guardian. NZ Christian Writers does not knowingly or intentionally collect information from children under the age of 13 without parental consent. If you are under the age of 13 you may view the materials on this Site, but if you wish to enter into any transactions on or through this Site or otherwise participate in areas of this Site which require you to enter personal information, please ask a parent or your legal guardian for assistance.

NZ Christian Writers shall use your Identifiable Information only in association with its operation and administration of the Site and its communications with you. NZ Christian Writers shall maintain the confidentiality of your Identifiable Information in the same manner in which it protects its own confidential information of like kind, but in no event shall NZ Christian Writers take less than reasonable precautions to prevent the unauthorized disclosure or use of your Identifiable Information.

Any Identifiable Information collected from you will be treated with respect. NZ Christian Writers may disclose your Identifiable Information to its employees and contractors on a need to know basis provided that such employees and contractors have confidentiality obligations to NZ Christian Writers. NZ Christian Writers may also disclose your Identifiable Information as required by applicable law or pursuant to a subpoena, order and/or request of a court or other governmental, legislative or regulatory body. Lastly, NZ Christian Writers may modify your Identifiable Information such that it is not identifiable as yours, and NZ Christian Writers may store, analyze, manipulate, aggregate, display, disclose, distribute, retain and otherwise use such unidentifiable information without restriction.

NZ Christian Writers’ obligations under this Privacy Policy do not apply to any information or data that: (a) is not identifiable as yours; (b) is or becomes entirely in the public domain; (c) was known to NZ Christian Writers prior to its access to the information or data; (d) received lawfully from a third party through no breach of any obligation of confidentiality owed to you; and/or (e) created by NZ Christian Writers independently of its access to or use of your Identifiable Information.

You have the option to opt out of providing certain information or data, from being contacted by or receiving information from NZ Christian Writers, its sponsors, advertisers, affiliates and/or strategic partners, including Identifiable Information, and to choose how NZ Christian Writers uses your information and data. You may exercise your options by sending an e-mail with your request to: jan@roads-end.co.nz

Subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy, NZ Christian Writers will return your Identifiable Information, and all copies thereof, within a reasonable time after your request. However, NZ Christian Writers may retain one (1) copy of all of your Identifiable Information solely for its own record keeping purposes. NZ Christian Writers will have no obligation or responsibility to return or provide any unidentifiable information to you.

The security of this Site, and of the servers and other computer equipment used to bring you this Site, is a high priority of NZ Christian Writers. We maintain this Site and all associated data with technical, administrative, and physical safeguards to protect against loss, unauthorized access, destruction, misuse, modification, and improper disclosure. We follow industry-proven security procedures such as encrypted administrative communication, restricted access to underlying machines, and firewalls at network access points. No computer system or information can ever be fully protected against every possible hazard. But NZ Christian Writers is committed to providing reasonable and appropriate security controls to protect this Site and its information against foreseeable hazards.

NZ Christian Writers’ servers will collect certain technical information from your computer when you access or use this Site. Below we have summarized this technical information:

Internet Protocol Addresses. Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses are identification numbers assigned to a user’s computer by its Internet Service Provider each time the user logs onto the Internet, or are permanently assigned if a user has an open connection to the Internet.

Web Logs. NZ Christian Writers maintains standard web logs that record basic information about visitors to this Site. Our web logs contain the following information:

The type of browser you are using when you access this Site, for example, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, etc.;

The type of operating system you use, for example, Mac OS 10.8, Microsoft Windows 2013, etc.;

The Internet domain from which you access this Site and/or the address of the website you linked here from; and

The date(s) and time(s) you visited this Site, and the pages you viewed and/or functions you used while you were at this Site.

Use of IP Addresses and Web Log Information. NZ Christian Writers does not try to identify individuals or otherwise collect Identifiable Information from IP addresses or web log information. IP addresses and web log information are used by NZ Christian Writers to, among other things, administer the Site, help diagnose technical problems, to track and analyze aggregate data associated with the Site, to design this Site, identify popular features, and in similar ways. NZ Christian Writers may aggregate IP addresses and/or web log information, and may store, analyze, manipulate, display, disclose, distribute, retain and otherwise use such unidentifiable information. We may also provide IP addresses and/or web log information to law enforcement agencies if someone tries to damage this Site or use it in an unauthorized or illegal way.

On the Internet, a cookie is a piece of information that a website transfers to a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. NZ Christian Writers may use cookies to store your preferences and record past activity on this Site in order to provide you with better service when you return.

Questions, comments or complaints regarding this Privacy Policy and/or this Site should be directed to NZ Christian Writers’ Privacy Administrator by e-mailing such questions, comments, or complaints to: jan@roads-end.co.nz

NZ Christian Writers reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy at any time in its sole discretion. NZ Christian Writers will provide notification of any change by posting the change on this Site. You are responsible for regularly reviewing this Privacy Policy and all such changes. Continued use of the Site after any such changes have been posted shall constitute your agreement to such changes.

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