Privacy & Security Policy

Epilepsy Association of New Zealand Inc, also trading as Epilepsy New Zealand is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our website. Any information we collect about you is used to improve our site and its service to you, providing you with a more useful experience.

We collect two types of information on our website:

  1. Web Traffic Information

    This information is statistical data used to determine the number of visits to our website, the pages that are visited most, how long a visitor stays on the site, and where the traffic comes from. The information is aggregate and does not identify individual users.

  2. Personal information

    We only collect email addresses and other personal contact information when it is provided by you. This may happen in one or more of the following ways:

    • When you sign up as a Member:- we have a sign-up form through which we collect and store your email address on a secure database.

    • When you register for an event:- An event we hold may require registration through our website. If the event is held throughout the country with various Epilepsy organisations, your registration information may be directed to the corresponding organisation as selected by you for participation. This information may include, but is not limited to; your email, phone number and name.

    • When you make an online donation:- Your full name, address, email address and phone number may be collected in order to acknowledge receipt of your donation for tax purposes and to include you on Epilepsy NZ’s mailing list. We do not keep a record of any financial or credit card details.

    • When you use a referral form:- When you fill a form to refer yourself, or a person with epilepsy, to an Epilepsy organisation then those details are kept only with the organisation selected. It is required that when entering information on behalf of another individual, you have the permission or the legal right to do so.

Your Privacy

All personal information provided to us is maintained in a secure database, accessed and managed only by those who are authorised to do so. The information is used to facilitate future communication and interaction with you. We do not disclose, sell, trade or rent your personal information to any outside parties. However, we may share your contact information with companies that work on our behalf so that we can continue to effectively provide our services to you, disclose information upon governmental request, in response to a court order, when required by law, to enforce our policies, or to protect our or others' rights, property or safety.

Security of Information

Our suppliers of website service ensure strict security measures are in place to ensure the safety of your personal information. Any information provided to Epilepsy NZ by users of the Epilepsy NZ site is held with the utmost care and security, and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this privacy policy, or in ways to which you have not explicitly consented. Our suppliers and Epilepsy New Zealand employ a range of techniques and security measures to protect the information maintained on our system from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, Epilepsy NZ assumes no responsibility for the security of information. Users should be aware that there is a residual risk in transmitting any data electronically, and this risk is inherent in all internet dealings.

Mailing List

If you do not wish to receive any more correspondence from us, or wish to have your details changed or corrected, then please send Epilepsy Association of New Zealand Inc an email at any time - national@epilepsy.org.nz

Updating your personal information

If any of your personal information changes, you agree to notify us promptly, either by logging into epilepsy.org.nz and updating your details in your profile, or by contacting us at national@epilepsy.org.nz.

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