By accessing, browsing or otherwise using this site, you agree and consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as outlined in this policy. Personal information is any information which identifies you including, for example, your name, email address, contact details etc.
ACTIVE INFORMATION COLLECTION
MMUC collects personal information that you voluntarily provide via the site or through membership application. For example, when using our online contact system or registration form we may ask you to provide your name, address, telephone number and email address. This is not an exhaustive list and we may ask for additional information as relevant from time to time. If provided by you, your email address will be provided to our governing body, New Zealand Underwater Association, so that you can be counted as a member of one of NZUA’s registered clubs.
PASSIVE INFORMATION COLLECTION
As you navigate through the site, other information may also be collected via the server that hosts our website, such as: (a) Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and web logs; and (b) “cookies”.
INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) ADDRESSES AND WEB LOGS
An IP address is assigned to your computer each time that you access the Internet. This enables your computer to send and receive data. Generally, every time you connect to the Internet, your IP address changes. However, in some circumstances (i.e. with some broadband connections) your IP address is fixed. A fixed IP address can be associated with your particular computer and may, therefore, amount to your personal information.
Web log information is non-personal information that is collected by the computer that hosts the site each time you visit. Examples of the type of information that can be collected using your IP address and/or web log information include details of the date and time that you visited the site and the type of Internet browser and computer operating system that you used. We, or our authorised agents, use your IP address and/or web log information to collect and report on how the site is being used and to look at ways in which the site can be improved.
USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may use your personal information: (a) to respond to your questions or requests for additional information; (b) to provide you with information that you have specifically requested or that we have asked if you would like to receive; and (c) for internal analysis so that we can better understand how we can improve our site and services.
If you have made a request to join our mailing list we may use your information to inform you from time to time of events, activities and/or news which we consider may be of interest to you. If you no longer wish to receive information in this way you can unsubscribe at any time.
SHARING YOUR INFORMATION
We may use third parties to perform functions on our behalf in relation to the site and the purposes set out in this policy (for example, website hosting). Such third parties may be provided with access to your personal information if needed to perform their specific functions, but may not use such information for any other purpose.
Except as set out above, we will not disclose your personal information to any third party unless: (a) we have informed you about the disclosure when you submitted your information to us and you consented to the disclosure; or (b) the disclosure is required or permitted by law or by court order.
We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information as you visit and use the site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Unfortunately no data transmission can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result we cannot warrant the security of any information you provide to us and you do so at your own risk.
Your personal information is not stored on our host’s server, but is sent directly to the officials of MMUC, where it is securely stored as Club information.
If you would like to access the personally identifiable information we have collected about you via the site, or if you would like to cancel, correct or update your information, you may email us – see our contact list for the secretary’s email address.
To protect your privacy and security we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making any such cancellations, corrections or updates.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
We reserve the right to modify this policy at any time. Changes to this policy will be posted on the site. Your continued subscription to or use of the site constitutes your acceptance of the policy as revised. It is your responsibility to review the policy frequently.