Creative Tauranga Charitable Trust ("Creative Bay of Plenty") respects your privacy. By accessing the website of Creative Bay of Plenty at http://www.creativebop.org.nz/ ("The Website"), you are deemed to have read and agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy ("The Policy"). If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, you must leave The Website immediately. You have are also deemed to accept that Creative Bay of Plenty is entitled to make any changes to The Website that they please, including changing or replacing The Policy.

Every time you visit The Website, your IP address, your operating system, your browser model, the search engine you used to access The Website (if applicable), the date and time you accessed and left The Website, the page URL's you visited and the country you have visited The Website from are recorded in a database ("The Database"). Creative Bay of Plenty reserves the right to use this information internally for targeted marketing purposes and agrees to not disclose this information to any third parties not directly associated with Creative Bay of Plenty.

This policy also applies to any information you explicity disclose by way of the Become a Friend form on the Friends page, or the Enquiry form on the Contact Us page of The Website. Creative Bay of Plenty agrees to refrain from using any of your personal information (including, but not limited to, your email address, phone number, name and enquiry) other than to send you our newsletters (if you have registered by way of the Become a Friend form) or to contact you in reference to any issue or enquiry which is currently open or was open in past between you and Creative Bay of Plenty. Creative Bay of Plenty agrees to not disclose this information to any third parties not directly associated with Creative Bay of Plenty.

Internal usage for targeted marketing purposes includes the production of website usage statistics, however these will be circulated internally only unless a third party becomes involved with Creative Bay of Plenty for the purposes of upgrading and improving The Website. Creative Bay of Plenty agrees to only disclose anonymous information to third parties.

Some links to third parties are displayed on The Website, including supporters of Creative Bay of Plenty. These links may lead you to external websites, and Creative Bay of Plenty is not responsible for any content on these external websites, only what is displayed on The Website.

Any newsletters sent to you from Creative Bay of Plenty will always include an unsubscribe link for unsubscribing at anytime. As soon as you unsubscribe, your email address will be removed from The Database and you will not receive any further unprovoked contact from Creative Bay of Plenty. You have the right to contact Creative Bay of Plenty directly at any time to request changes to or removal of any personal information collected by them in The Database. However, Creative Bay of Plenty also reserves the right to directly request any information from you that they deem essential.

Creative Bay of Plenty cannot guarantee the security of the connection between the device from which you access The Website and the server on which The Website resides. As a result, if any of your personal information is leaked through this connection, Creative Bay of Plenty can not, under any circumstances, be held accountable.

Creative Bay of Plenty reserves the right to place cookies on your device. Cookies are alphanumeric identification numbers which are stored on your device's storage facility through your browser to enable Creative Bay of Plenty to recognise your device whenever you access The Website through it, and therefore better personalise your access of The Website. It is important to note that cookies do not identify you personally, but identify your device. Through your the settings in your browser, you should be able to disable cookies, but be aware that if you do so, you will not be able to take full advantage of The Website. Creative Bay of Plenty can not, under any circumstances, be held accountable for any action undertaken by your browser or device in relation to the placement of cookies.

Exceptions

Creative Bay of Plenty is entitled to disclose to authorities any information deemed by Creative Bay of Plenty as information required to conform to legal requirements, comply with legal process or help to maintain the law, or protect the rights or property of Creative Bay of Plenty.