Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.nzsurfjournal.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
If you are visiting or using our website (www.nzsurfjournal.com, www.nzsurfjournal.co.nz) then we collect and store the following information about your visit:
- The IP address of your machine when connected to the Internet and the domain name from which you are accessing the Internet
- The operating system and the browser your computer uses, and any search engine you are using
- The date and time you are visiting
- The URLs of the pages you visit
- If you provide it, your email address
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you subscribe to NZ Surf Journal then we also collect and store information about trends within the industry. These trend reports will never identify individuals.
We use that information to measure how visitors are interacting with the site so we can improve the overall experience of each visit. Although we may publish trend information about usage patterns, we do not disclose information about individual machines or people. We do not sell information that identifies you personally.
If you choose to provide us with personal information such as your email address, for example by filling out the NZ Surf Journal contact form, we will use the information only for the purposes of delivering you information about NZ Surf Journal: primarily to answer your request or to provide you with information about your subscription or information about NZ Surf Journal.
To update your personal information, you can contact us by email, or call us on +64 3 742 1186. You can also click on your Settings page within your NZ Surf Journal subscription.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We do not share any individual data. We may from time to time create and supply trend reports to partners and advertisers to help them better understand our audience.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
NZ Surf Journal communications are managed by MailChimp and Campaign Monitor, using their world-class permission-based email marketing solutions.
Occasionally, we will also request your time in answering a short survey to help us to develop the NZ Surf Journal experience.
If you have any questions about this website or this policy, please contact Derek Morrison on +64 3 742 1186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org