Paralympics New Zealand is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Paralympics New Zealand site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Paralympics New Zealand site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.


Collection of your Personal Information


Paralympics New Zealand collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Paralympics New Zealand also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. If you do not provide to us all the personal information we request from you, you may not be able to access and use, and we may be unable to provide to you, all of our products and services


There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Paralympics New Zealand. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Paralympics New Zealand for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Paralympics New Zealand site.


Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Paralympics New Zealand public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Paralympics New Zealand does not read any of your private online communications.


Paralympics New Zealand encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Paralympics New Zealand so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Paralympics New Zealand is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Paralympics New Zealand and Paralympics New Zealand family of Web sites.


Use of your Personal Information


The privacy policy provides that personal information is being collected for the purposes of:

a. operating the PNZ website;   

b. delivering services requested;

c. informing individuals of other products or services offered by PNZ;

d. performing our activities or functions as the National Paralympic Committee for New Zealand;

e. assisting with the selection of athletes and appointment of team support into a New Zealand team participating at future Paralympic Games; and

f. conducting research.


Paralympics New Zealand collects and uses your personal information to operate the Paralympics New Zealand Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Paralympics New Zealand also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Paralympics New Zealand and its affiliates. Paralympics New Zealand may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.


Paralympics New Zealand does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Paralympics New Zealand may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Paralympics New Zealand may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Paralympics New Zealand, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.


Paralympics New Zealand does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.


Paralympics New Zealand keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Paralympics New Zealand, in order to determine what Paralympics New Zealand services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Paralympics New Zealand to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.


Paralympics New Zealand Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Paralympics New Zealand or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Paralympics New Zealand; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Paralympics New Zealand, or the public.


Use of Cookies


The Paralympics New Zealand Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.


One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Paralympics New Zealand pages, or register with Paralympics New Zealand site or services, a cookie helps Paralympics New Zealand to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Paralympics New Zealand Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Paralympics New Zealand features that you customized.


You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Paralympics New Zealand services or Web sites you visit.


Security of your Personal Information


Paralympics New Zealand secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Paralympics New Zealand secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.


Changes to this Statement


Paralympics New Zealand will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Paralympics New Zealand encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Paralympics New Zealand is protecting your information.


Contact Information


Paralympics New Zealand welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Paralympics New Zealand has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Paralympics New Zealand at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.


If you wish to obtain confirmation that we hold personal information about you and to access that information, or you wish to request a correction to your personal information that we hold, please contact us at