Your Privacy

Last updated 11/02/2017

If we collect your details it is to keep you informed about about your child's learning environment and related activities. Your details are securely stored in our school data system and are only available to Arrowtown School. You are welcome to contact us at any time to access and update your personal information or to 'opt-out' of receiving further communications from us. We will endeavour to action your request within two working days. Write to us at 9 Chalmers Place, Arrowtown or send us an email.

The internet offers the chance to collect information about site users. This information can be personally identifiable information or aggregated information. However your privacy is important to us at Arrowtown School and we want to be sure that you understand the terms and conditions relating to the way in which we collect information and the use of that information. This Privacy Policy tells you what information we collect, what we do with it and your rights to view, correct or change it.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (http://www.privacy.org.nz) provides further details of the New Zealand Privacy Act and how it protects personal information in New Zealand.

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 when you register for activities that we may offer.  Providing this information will always be optional for you. However, some services may not be available to you or your child if you choose not to provide it.

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. 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 offer the most relevant information suitable to you and your interests.
    • For any promotional, publicity, marketing 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 (eg Mac or Windows), the browser that you use (eg Microsoft Explorer or Chrome) and what domain you are accessing our sites from.

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.

 Your right to access our information:

The Privacy Act of 1993 gives you the right to access and correct your personal information. You can now manage your email preferences by emailing us at Arrowtown School.

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