Copyright & Privacy Policy

Host Families NZ Limited takes seriously the privacy of those that visit our web site. We have established this Privacy Policy to communicate what information we collect and how that information is used and safeguarded.

By accessing this website www.hostfamilies.co.nz, you acknowledge the terms and conditions expressed herein. We reserve the right to change this policy at our sole discretion and without notice.

Copyright statement

All materials posted on this site including the text, graphics and other works are owned by Host Families NZ Limited. It is expressly prohibited to copy, distribute, or use for commercial purposes, all or part of any materials or documentation found on this site unless Host Families NZ Limited has explicitly granted prior written consent. All other rights reserved.

The names, trademarks, service marks and logos of Host Families NZ Limited appearing on the site may not be used in any advertising, publicity or otherwise to indicate Host Families NZ Limited sponsorship or affiliation with any product or services, without Host Families NZ Limited’s prior written permission.

Host Families NZ Limited will make reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date access information on www.hostfamilies.co.nz, but makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy or content of information contained in the site. All users agree that access and use of www.hostfamilies.co.nz and the content thereof is at their own risk. Copyright © 2016 Host Families NZ Limited.

What information is collected, and why?

When a user visits our website, we collect information about the visit that does not identify the user personally. We track information such as the domain from which the user is visiting and the user's browser type. We also collect specific information regarding the user's session on our website. This includes items such as the date and time of the visit and the pages viewed.

If you submit an application for our services, we ask a user to voluntarily provide personally identifiable information (PII). This information generally includes, but is not limited to, name, gender, nationality, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number and billing information.

Host Families NZ Limited does not intentionally collect information from children under the age of 13.

How is the information used?

Non-personally identifiable information (non-PII) is collected to allow us to analyze how our website is used and to improve the content and service the website provides.

Personally identifiable information is collected and used to respond to and process your application. This information will only be used for purposes of benefit to the user.

Host Families NZ Limited owns the collected information and will not sell, trade, or rent the information to others. We will use information submitted in an application to continue contact with the user. This may include contact such as follow-up calls, e-mail correspondence, or mail correspondence to follow-up on the contact or to provide marketing information about promotions, new services, or important website changes. Host Families NZ Limited may share contact information with persons relevant to your application.

Are "Cookies" used on the website?

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are placed on a web user's hard drive. We may use cookies to provide you with better service. Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Cookies can make the Web more useful by storing information about your preferences for a particular site. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and many major Web sites use them to provide useful features for their customers. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user's computer. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of the functionality of the Host Families NZ Limited site if you do so.

How is personally identifiable information safeguarded?

Host Families NZ Limited utilizes industry standard methods and mechanisms such as firewalls, intrusion monitoring, and passwords to protect electronic information. Multiple physical security methods such as locking devices and 24 hour premise monitoring are also employed. Finally, access to PII is limited to a small number of personnel and on a need-to-know basis.

Links to other web sites

Host Families NZ Limited web site may contain links to other internet web sites. Host Families NZ Limited neither controls nor endorses external sites and is not responsible for the content of such sites. This policy does not cover the privacy policies and data collection practices of non-Host Families NZ Limited web sites.

How to opt out of correspondence

Based on the information a user has provided, Host Families NZ Limited may send e-mail correspondence to the user. Please reply by email your wishes to unsubscribe if you want to opt out of further correspondence.