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Policy below last amended, November 28th 2019
This statement states the processes by which the Howick Youth Council ("youth council", "Howick Youth Council", "HYC") collects, uses, processes, and stores user data and information. It also informs you of your privacy rights. This Privacy Statement was developed in accordance with the New Zealand Privacy Act (1993).
Where we collect data, and the data you provide
We collect personal information directly from you when you do any of the following things:
Fill out any form on our website;
Subscribe to our email newsletter online, through Google Forms or in-person;
Visit our website;
Contact us via email, phone, or the forms on our website.
The type of information we collect about you, and how we use your personal information depends on your activity:
When you subscribe to our email newsletter, we ask you to provide information including your name and email address. We will use your personal information to send you emails through the service MailChimp. We may also obtain statistical information regarding the opening rate of our emails through MailChimp to better how we do things. You may opt out of receiving our email newsletter by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any electronic newsletter.
When you visit our website, we may collect statistical information to analyse your online and offline preferences, habits, movements, trends, and other information for statistical purposes. We use this information to better our services (see Cookies).
When you contact us via email, phone, or through the forms on our website, we ask you to provide information including your name, email address and/or phone number so we may reply.
To manage, block or delete cookies in your Internet browser, please consult the privacy features in your browser. All major browsers allow you to block or delete cookies from your system.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. IP addresses are anonymised, so they cannot be attributed to a specific IP address.
How we store, retain, and protect your data
We store your personal information using secure servers protected from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. It should however be assumed that data can be reviewed without notice by peoples representing HYC.
How and when we share information with third parties
Your personal data will not be forwarded to third parties for purposes other than those noted above.
Our website includes content from various third-party providers, such as, and including, videos from video platforms such as YouTube, or social media button from platforms such as, and including, Facebook, and Instagram. This content enables our visitors to share our content on the relevant social media networks and allow us to increase our visibility.
We may disclose or receive personal information or documents about you to/from law enforcement agencies to assist in the prevention of criminal activities or for any other lawful requirement or purpose, including to government agencies or regulators.
Data subject rights
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.
If you have any questions about the way we process your personal data, or want to request access to, deletion of, or correction of your personal data held by us, contact us using available email and contact form mediums.
Changes and updates to the Privacy Statement