1 Collection of Information: Information we collect through the Website or Platform may include personal information about you. The information collected by us may include personal information:
a provided by you through registering an account on the Platform, submitting an application through the Platform or otherwise submitting information to us through the Website;
b provided to us by you through any other method (including without limitation correspondence and discussions) through your use of the services on the Website or Platform;
c collected by us through tracking your use of the Website or Platform, including the content you access and any services you utilise; and
d collected by us through log files or cookies (as set out below).
We may also collect aggregated information generated by our systems, which tracks traffic to, and within, our Website or Platform, but does not relate to you personally. We are providing a service to the school/education provider that you submit an application to through the Platform and so we are collecting and processing application information solely on such third party’s behalf. Additionally we may be provided information about you by Education New Zealand through the MyStudyNZ website API.
2 Consequences for failure to provide: Failure to provide necessary personal information when requested may result in you not being able to register an account which is needed to gain access to certain features of the Website or Platform.
3 Log files: We use log files in order to enhance your experience on our Website and to analyse trends. These log files may include information such as the pages visited, browser vendor and version, IP (Internet Protocol) address, referring / exit pages and URLs, domain names and other such information. This information is used to analyse trends and administer and operate the Website and Platform.
5 Use of information: The personal information you provide may be used by us (and our employees, officers, agents, contractors and affiliates as defined below) for the following purposes:
a verification of your identity for use of the Website or Platform, to conduct identity verification, address verification or credit checks for invoicing and billing purposes and contracting with you and to enrich your profile and search ability;
b to provide you the services through the Platform;
c to assist in providing better services to you by tailoring them to meet your needs;
d to provide you with further information about us or other Websites or goods or services offered by us or our related companies or third parties or which we consider may be of interest to you;
e to carry out marketing, promotional and publicity purposes including direct marketing, market research and surveys;
f to keep the Website and Platform relevant and of interest to users;
g to show you advertising and information that is most relevant to you and your interests based on the information you have provided to us or we have otherwise collected;
h analysis in aggregate form (identifiable characteristics removed so that you will remain anonymous); and
i any other purpose which is stated to you at the time of collection or that you otherwise authorise.
Notwithstanding the above, in relation to personal information submitted about the student the subject of the Application and other related applicants who are not themselves registered users of the Website or Platform, we are providing a service to the school/education provider that you submit the Application to, and so we are collecting and processing this personal information/data solely on such third party’s behalf. We will only use the information:
j as expressly notified at the time of collection;
k in an aggregated or anonymized form, so that an individual can no longer be identified from the information itself, with the primary purposes of improvement to the Platform and the services we provide and for statistical/aggregated information about applications through the Platform being shared with schools, agents and other interested third parties; and/or
l to update Education New Zealand as to your enrolment status as you progress through the schools application process, to the extent your use of the Platform originated from a MyStudyNZ enquiry.
6 Information Sharing and Disclosure: In relation to personal information we:
a may disclose information about you, including your personal information, to our affiliates (which means any person or other entity which directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by or is under common control with us) for the purposes set out in section 5 above;
b we may disclose information about you to suppliers who you specify and/or agree to, including schools and other education providers, education agents both onshore and offshore and any other affiliate that is under our common control, for example a insurance provider, financial service provider, government organisation, including Education New Zealand and peak bodies;
c may disclose information about you, including your personal information, to our contractors and third party suppliers to enable them to provide services and products to us in relation to the Website or Platform, including transaction processing services, credit checks and trade reference checks, hosting services and support services;
d reserve the right to disclose your personal information when we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law, facilitate court proceedings or to protect our rights.
We share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our affiliates, partners, advertisers and Education New Zealand.
8 Data Storage and Security: Any personal information that you provide to us through the Website or Platform will be collected and held by us at 10 Newman Terrace, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand. We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions (including complying with generally accepted industry standards) to prevent the loss, misuse or unauthorised alteration of your personal information. However, no method is completely secure, and while we take all reasonable measures we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information we collect from you.
9 Data Access and Correction: Under applicable laws, including the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993, you may have rights of access to and correction of personal information that we hold. This can be done by contacting us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +64224722155.
a opt out and not receive certain services or participate in certain interactive areas; or
b opt in.