The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is strongly committed to protecting your privacy when you use our services or interact with us.
- what information we collect and why we collect it
- how we may disclose that information
- how you can access and update the information we hold about you
- how we protect your information.
What personal information we collect and why we collect it
We collect personal information like your name, email address, telephone number and your organisation's name and location.
We collect information about you because:
- you have provided it to us—for example, if you contact us to ask us questions or make comments or participate in a forum we need it to provide a product or service that you have requested—for example, if you receive advisory support from us or subscribe to the New Zealand Medical Journal
- you register to attend an NZMA event
- you work for us; or
- for purposes directly related to the above.
How we collect information
Broadly, there are two types of information or data we collect:
Information that you specifically give us
In some instances, you must provide personal information if you wish to receive a particular service or participate in an activity.
You may choose to provide some personal information that is not required but is directly related to our functions and activities. This type of information will usually enable us to improve or broaden the services we offer you. If you choose not to provide this optional information, we would still be able to offer you the service although it may be with fewer options than if you had provided the optional information.
If you provide us with unsolicited information that we do not require or which is not directly related to our functions or activities, we may be required to destroy or de-identify that information, provided it is lawful and reasonable to do so.
In some instances, you will be asked to confirm that you agree to a particular activity such as expressly agreeing that you would like to receive a newsletter (Vital Signs) or other marketing communications. You can always opt out of receiving emails from us by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email or sending us an email to let us know you want to be removed from the mailing list.
We may use a feature of your browser called a cookie to assign your computer a 'User ID'. Cookies do not contain information by which we can identify you—they only identify your computer to our servers.
Cookies are used by our website to enable certain functionality, to remember the preferences of our users and to monitor how the site is being used. They help us to enhance the usability of the website and to personalise our content to better suit your needs.
Generally, these cookies expire at the end of each browsing session. You may, however, restrict or block those cookies through your browser settings. Please refer to your browser's 'Help' function or visit www.aboutcookies.org for detailed information about how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. Please note that if you disable any, or all, cookies you may have a degraded user experience.
Cookies used on this site
Google Analytics and DoubleClick
We use Google Analytics™ and it’s Demographic and Interests reports to measure which pages on our site attract the most interest and to inform our content strategy so we can ensure we deliver the best quality content possible.
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Disclosure of information
We do not share personal information with other companies, organisations and individuals unless one of the following circumstances applies:
- with your consent—we will share your personal information when we have your consent to do so; or
- for legal reasons.
Accessing your information
You can request us to provide you with access to the personal information we hold about you by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If particular circumstances apply, we are permitted by the Privacy Act to deny your request for access or limit the access we provide. We will let you know why your request is denied or limited.
Protecting your information
We are committed to keeping secure the personal information you provide to us. We take all reasonable precautions to protect the personal information we hold about you from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
Our web site may contain links to third party web sites. While these links are provided for your convenience, you should be aware that the information handling practices of the linked web sites might not be the same as ours.
Who to contact
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