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Privacy Policy.

Website Privacy Policy for Central Plains Water Limited

The purpose of this privacy policy is to give you information about how we, Central Plains Water Limited, a registered company located at 14a Nga Mahi Road, Sockburn, Christchurch (we, our, us or CPWL), will collect, use and share your personal information through our site (www.cpwl.co.nz/) (site).
We do not use, share or transfer personal information in connection with the site except as set out in this policy or as otherwise set out somewhere on the site.

No need to disclose personal information
You can use the site without sharing any personal information with us.

The information we collect
Personal information is information that identifies you, or by which your identity can reasonably be ascertained (eg names and email addresses). The types of information that we may collect about you are:

  • Identity and contact information: first name, last name, phone number and email addresses.
  • Profile information: username and password.
  • Usage information: including information about how you interact with our website.
  • Technical information: including internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access the site.

Why we use your information
We will collect, hold and use your personal information to:

  • assist us in responding to any correspondence with your or requests from you;
  • enable you to log into your shareholder or farm operator account with us;
  • improve the site; and
  • comply with our legal, regulatory, tax and/or accounting requirements.
    From time to time, we may need to share your personal information with third parties to help with the purposes set out above. In some cases, we may also need to share your personal information with third parties outside of New Zealand, but when we do so we will always ensure that we have in place safeguards comparable to those provided under the Privacy Act 2020.

Google analytics
We use Google Universal Analytics to collect statistical information about visits to our website. Those statistics allow us to, for example, measure the number of visitors to different sections of the site and publications, identify what information is of interest, monitor system performance, and help us make the website and publications more useful to visitors. This information is aggregated and does not identify you personally. It includes:

  • your IP address;
  • the search terms you used;
  • the pages you visited on our site and the links you clicked on;
  • the date and time you visited the site;
  • the referring site (if any) from which you clicked through to this site;
  • your operating system, for example Windows, MacOS;
  • the type of web browser you use, such as Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox; and
  • your screen resolution and the language setting of your browser.

The statistical information referred to above can be viewed by site administrators and certain other CPWL staff. It may also be shared with government agencies. Google may also use the statistical data collected when you use their partners’ sites or apps.

We use persistent session cookies (that is, they have an expiry date and are removed on that date) to monitor site usage. The cookies do not collect personal information. You can usually set the settings on your browser to let you know when you are offered cookies so you can decide whether or not to accept them. You can disable or refuse cookies without affecting your ability to use the site.

Accessing and correcting your personal information
Under the Privacy Act 2020, you have the rights to see and request the correction of personal information we hold about you. If you’d like to exercise those rights or ask us any questions about this privacy policy, please contact our Chief Executive here: admin@cpwl.co.nz. There may be charges associated with providing copies of your personal information to you. We will always advise you of those charges in advance.

We may amend this policy from time to time by posting a revised version on our website.

Governing law
This privacy policy is governed by New Zealand law and the courts of New Zealand have non-exclusive jurisdiction.