Flow Software Limited (we, us, our) complies with the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993 when dealing with personal information.
Personal information is information about an identifiable individual (a natural person), and includes personal data, personally identifiable information and equivalent information under applicable privacy and data protection laws.
This policy does not limit or exclude any of your rights under the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993. For further information on the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993, see www.privacy.org.nz.
This policy was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of our collection and use of personal information. We are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any request for further information should be sent to email@example.com.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
We may change this policy by uploading a revised policy onto our website. The change will apply from the date that we upload the revised policy.
This policy was last updated on 5 December 2018.
Users of our SaaS service may collect personal information from individuals (e.g. their employees and customers) and upload, store or process that information to or in that service (User Data).
We only process User Data as authorised by our customers in agreements with our customers that govern the processing of User Data (as applicable). Unless required otherwise under applicable law, if we receive any request or enquiry relating to User Data, we will forward this request to our relevant customer.
We do not intend to collect personal information from or about children aged under 16. If you have reason to believe that we have collected personal information from or about a child under the age of 16, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT
Directly from you
We collect the following information directly from you.
When you register for, or login to, an account on our website or related services, we collect your name, email address, user name, password, phone number, address, location and any other information we require or ask for to set you up with an account.
When you post information for publication on our website (e.g. on message boards or chat rooms), we collect the information you include in those posts.
Some of the personal information that we collect directly from you may be mandatory and some may be optional. We will let you know which of these applies at the time we collect the relevant personal information. While you do not have to provide us with some of the information that we may request, this might mean that our products and services may not perform as well as they should, or that we may not be able to provide some parts of the website or all of our products or services to you. If you require further information about the consequences of not providing us with any information, please contact us at email@example.com.
Automatically when you use our website
When you access and use our website or related services we may automatically collect information about your device and usage of our website, products and services, including your IP address, pages visited and links clicked.
HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may use your personal information to:
- verify your identity
- provide our website, products and services to you
- publish things on our website (e.g. comments on message boards or chat rooms)
- respond to communications from you, including enquiries and complaints
- conduct research and statistical analysis
- protect and/or enforce our legal rights and interests, including defending any claim
- respond to lawful requests by public authorities, including to comply with law enforcement requirements, or
- for any other purpose authorised by you or applicable law.
DISCLOSING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may disclose your personal information to:
- another company within our group
- any business that supports our website, products and services, including any person that hosts or maintains any underlying IT system or data centre that we use to provide our website, products or services or that we use to process payments
- professional advisers e.g. accountants, lawyers or auditors
- a person who can require us to supply your personal information (e.g. a law enforcement agency or regulatory authority)
- any other person with your consent
- any other person authorised by applicable law.
INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
A business that supports our website, products and services may be located outside of New Zealand (the country where we are incorporated) and also outside of the country where you are located. This means that the personal information we collect may be transferred to, and stored in, a country outside of New Zealand and the country where you are located.
PROTECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
As required by applicable law, we will take steps to keep your personal information safe from loss, unauthorised activity, or other misuse. We implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risks inherent in processing personal information.
You play an important role in keeping your personal information secure by maintaining the confidentiality of any password and accounts used in relation to our products and services. You should not disclose your password to third parties. Please notify us immediately if there is any unauthorised use of your account or any other breach of security.
ACCESSING AND CORRECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Subject to certain grounds for refusal under applicable law, you have the right to access your personal information that we hold and to request a correction to your personal information. Before you exercise this right, we will need evidence to confirm that you are the individual to whom the personal information relates.
Where you request a correction, if we think the correction is reasonable and we are reasonably able to change your personal information, we will make the correction. In all other cases, we will take reasonable steps to make a note of the personal information that was the subject of your correction request.
If you want to exercise either of the above rights, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your email should provide evidence of who you are and set out the details of your request (e.g. the personal information to be corrected and the correction that you are requesting).
Subject to applicable law, we may charge you our reasonable costs of providing to you copies of your personal information or correcting that information.
While we take reasonable steps to maintain secure internet connections, if you provide us with personal information over the internet, the provision of that information is at your own risk.
If you post your personal information on our website’s message board or chat room, you acknowledge and agree that the information you post is publicly available.
DATA RETENTION POLICY
The personal information that we collect and use will not be kept longer than necessary for the purposes for which it is collected, or for the duration required for compliance with applicable law, whichever is longer.
By continuing to use our website and related services, you indicate your agreement for us to use the cookies described below.
WHAT ARE COOKIES
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your browsing device, e.g. a computer or smartphone, when you visit a website. Cookies can be recognised by the website that downloaded them, or by other websites that use the same cookies. This helps a website know if the browsing device has visited that or other websites before.
Cookies can be used to collect information relating to your use of a website or your device, let you navigate between pages effectively, help to remember your preferences and generally improve your browsing experience.
Cookies can be session or persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary and only stay on your browser until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your device until they expire or are deleted.
The cookies used on our website may be first party cookies (i.e. set by us) or third party cookies (i.e. cookies set on our website by a person other than us). The third party companies that place cookies on our website will have their own privacy policies.
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES DO WE USE
The types of cookies used by us, and most websites, can generally be categorised as follows.
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential for the full functionality of our website and related services. They enable you to navigate around our website and services and use their features e.g. accessing secure areas and enabling services that you have asked to receive. If you opt out of these cookies, you may not be able to access all the functions of our website and some services that you have asked to receive.
These cookies do not track where else you have been on the internet and do not remember your preferences beyond your current visit. These cookies are generally first party session cookies which will expire when you close your browsing session. These cookies do not collect information that could be used for marketing purposes.
HOW TO CONTROL OR OPT OUT OF COOKIES
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. However, if you do this, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit our website and attempt use our services, you may not be able to access certain parts of our website or services, and some functionalities may not work.
You can find out more information about how to change your browser cookie settings at http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk.
To learn more about how to control cookie settings through your browser:
- click here to learn more about the Private Browsing setting and managing cookie settings in Firefox
- click here to learn more about Incognito and managing cookie settings in Chrome
- click here to learn more about InPrivate and managing cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- click here to learn more about Private Browsing and managing cookie settings in Safari.
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