Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 22 May 2015

Choice Not Chance takes the privacy of those who use our service ("Users") very seriously. Please take a moment to read this Privacy Policy so you understand how we collect, store, use and share information. If you see anything that concerns you please email us at info@choicenotchance.org.nz as we may be able to clarify the need for it or work with you to alter it.

This Privacy Policy describes the collection of technical and web browsing information through cookies and similar technologies on choicenotchance.org.nz.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to third party websites to which choicenotchance.org.nz may link. Your use of choicenotchance.org.nz is subject to this Privacy Policy.
Please read this Privacy Policy before using this website.

Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies for online services

This website collects statistical information which is used for making the site faster and easier to use. Your visit is anonymous – information from your visit is combined with the data from all site visitors and presented as statistical information on overall site use.

Choice Not Chance does not collect personally identifiable information and does not facilitate the merging of any personally identifiable information with the non-personally identifiable information collected through any Google product or feature on this website.

Choicenotchance.org.nz uses “cookies” and other tracking technologies

A “cookie” is a file that our webserver may send to your computer when you access this website. This file is then stored on your computer. Choice Not Chance may use cookies and certain other passive information collection technologies to make your use of this website easier by allowing Choice Not Chance to provide better service, customise websites based on consumer preferences, compile statistics, analyse trends, and otherwise administer and improve this website. Certain features of choicenotchance.org.nz website may not work without use of passive information collection technologies.

Choicenotchance.org.nz uses “session” cookies: Session cookies are temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your web browser window or otherwise turn your computer off. Session cookies are used, for example, to improve navigation on this site, and to collect aggregated statistical information.

Choice Not Chance may use “persistent” cookies: Persistent cookies are more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of purposes, such as helping to determine what areas of the website visitors find most valuable, and customising the website based on your preferences on an ongoing basis. The Choice Not Chance server only knows that an unidentified visitor with your cookies has returned to the website and not any personally identifiable information.

Choice Not Chance may use “web beacons” (also known as internet tags, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, anonymous identifiers and invisible GIFs): A web beacon is a tiny graphic on a web page or in an email message that is used to track pages viewed or messages opened. Web beacons tell the website server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor’s computer. Web beacons may be placed on online advertisements that bring people to choicenotchance.org.nz and on different pages of the website. Web beacons provide us with information on how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted. Choice Not Chance uses both First Party and Third Party web beacons and cookies.  Third Party web beacons and cookies are used for the purpose of marketing this website to people that may find benefit from the services included on the website. 

Other tracking technologies include

The following Google Analytics Display Advertising Features are enabled for this website:
Remarking with Google Analytics
Google Display Network Impression reporting
Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting
DoubleClick Platform integrations

The following Adwords Features are enabled for this website
Remarketing
Affinity audiences
Custom affinity audiences
In-market audiences
Similar audiences
Demographic and location targeting

This means that Choice Not Chance are enabling Google Analytics to collect data about traffic to this site through cookies and anonymous identifiers in addition to data collected through standard Google Analytics implementations.

Choice Not Chance will not share precise location information with Google unless with the prior explicit consent of the user.

Choices you have about Choice Not Chance’s use of cookies and other tracking technologies

You can choose to enable or disable the use of cookies and other tracking technologies on this website. Cookies that are necessary to the operation of this website and for the provision of the services you have requested will continue to function regardless of whether you have provided consent. Other types of cookies and tracking technologies will be turned off until you provide explicit consent. As a result, the functionality of the choicenotchance.org.nz may be reduced until you choose to provide explicit consent.

Some Internet browsers allow you to limit or disable the use of cookies and other tracking technologies. Please refer to the information provided by your Internet browser for instructions on how to do so (generally found under a “Help” menu).

You can opt-out of any of the Google Analytics Advertising Features by going to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ which is where users can download the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser Add-On.

You can also opt out by going to Google Ad Settings, which allows users to turn off the amount and type of data you are sharing.

More information about opting out can be obtained from http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/

Contact Information and Policy Updates

Contacting Choice Not Chance

If you have questions or complaints about our privacy practices or procedures, please email us at info@choicenotchance.org.nz as we may be able to clarify the need for it or work with you to alter it. We will do our best to respond to all reasonable requests in a timely manner.

You can also contact the Privacy Officer in writing at:

The Privacy Officer
State Services Commission
PO Box 329 Wellington
Telephone (04) 495 6600
Facsimile (04) 495 6686


How will I know whether Choice Not Chance has updated this policy?

Without prejudice to your rights under applicable law, Choice Not Chance reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy without prior notice to reflect technological advancements, legal and regulatory changes, and good business practices. Choice Not Chance may modify this Privacy Policy at any time and such modifications will be effective immediately on posting on choicenotchance.org.nz.