Privacy Policy

Here you will find how we collect, use and disclose your information, and how you can correct or change your Personal Information.  

This Privacy Policy should be read in conjunction with our General Terms and Conditions.

  1. About our Privacy Policy

    1. By using www.thebusinessmarket.org (Website) and/or providing information to us, you agree to the use and disclosure of your information as set out in this Privacy Policy.

    2. You agree and confirm that you have read and accepted our Privacy Policy.  If you have not read, or if you do not accept, our Privacy Policy, you are not authorised to use our Website or to otherwise deal with us.

    3. We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time and we encourage you to regularly check the Privacy section on the Website to ensure you are aware of our current Privacy Policy.  You should check from time to time to see if the Privacy Policy has changed. By continuing to use the Website, you agree to be bound by the amended Privacy Policy.

  2. Collection of Information

    1. We collect various information about you.  This information includes:

  1. information that personally identifies you such as your name and address (Personal Information), being:

  1. personal information provided by you in the process of signing up on the Website or registering as a Member; or

  2. personal information provided by you for any other reason, including enquiries you submit; and

  1. information that does not personally identify you (Non-Personal Information), being:

  1. information collected by us through click tracking in relation to your use of the Website, including the content you upload and the content you access;

  2. aggregated data, which tracks traffic to the Website; and

  3. “cookies”, which are pieces of information transferred to your computer hard drive for record keeping (more information about “cookies” is provided further below).

    1. By allowing us to use your information, including Personal Information, we can provide you with the relevant services you require.  Failure to provide Personal Information when requested may result in certain functions of the Website or our services not being available to you.

  1. Use of Personal Information

    1. The Personal Information we collect may be used for the following purposes:

  1. verification of your identity;

  2. to answer enquiries you submit;

  3. to facilitate contact between you and other businesses we think you may be interested in;

  4. to follow up on your dealings with other businesses;

  5. to request feedback on our Services and services of businesses you connect with;

  6. to send you information we think you may be interested in;

  7. to assist in providing better services to you by tailoring them to meet your needs;

  8. to keep the Website relevant and of interest to users;

  9. to provide further information to you about the Website or other websites we or our related companies (Affiliates) own and services we or our Affiliates provide;

  10. to promote or market special offers related to our Services or connecting businesses in general, including services provided by others; and

  11. for any other use that you authorise.

  1. Disclosure of Personal Information

    1. We may disclose your Personal Information for the purposes described above.  

    2. When you deal with other businesses that we facilitate contact with, you acknowledge you are subject to the privacy policies of any such business and that we are not responsible for how your information is dealt with by any such business.

    3. We may also disclose any and all information that we collect from you when we believe release is appropriate to comply with laws or regulations, enforce or apply our General Terms and Conditions, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of us, our users, or others or to satisfy legal processes or governmental requests.

    4. We take reasonable steps to protect your Personal Information we collect from unauthorised access, loss or misuse.  However, as no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit or receive through the Website.  These activities are conducted at your own risk.

  2. Accessing and Updating your Personal Information

    1. You have rights of access to and correction of your Personal Information that we hold.  We offer the ability to correct or change the information collected at any time if we still hold that information.  You may request that we do so by contacting via email: info@thebusinessmarket.org or visit the Contact page on our Website.

  3. Advertising and Links

    1. Our Website may contain links to other sites, which may not follow the same privacy policies as us.  We recommend that you check any relevant privacy policies before providing your personal information to any third party.

    2. You acknowledge that we have no control over the privacy policies of other businesses and you agree it is your responsibility to review such privacy policies prior to submitting any personal details to them.

    3. The Website is linked to various social networking sites.  Your personal information may be accessed and viewed by users of those sites if you submit your information on those sites.  You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for protecting your personal information on these sites.

  4. Cookies and Tracking

    1. By accessing the Website, some Non-Personal Information such as your IP address, PC platform, Browser and domain (whether you are accessing the site from New Zealand or elsewhere) date and time may be recorded in a “cookie” file.

    2. We may use the information generated by "cookies" to:

  1. track traffic patterns to and from the Website including information like the pages you visit, the time you spend on each page, the date and time of your visit, and referring pages (pages you came from or go to);

  2. ensure advertising is being shown to the most appropriate person and limit the frequency of display for certain advertisement formats; and

  3. enable you to enter our sites and use certain services without having to log on each time and to visit restricted areas of the Website.

    1. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use the Website, but you may need them for customisable areas of the Website. You can choose to refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser and/or deleting them from your hard drive.  If your cookies are turned off, we will not have any control over the frequency of display of certain formats. This could affect your experience of the Website and our services.

  1. Use and Disclosure of Non-Personal Information

    1. You acknowledge and agree that we may provide or licence to any third party Non-Personal Information and related rights.  But, subject to clause 9.2, we will not provide or licence to any third party any Personal Information other than in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

  2. Rights to Information

    1. The information we hold about you and the related rights we have in relation to that information (as outlined above) are held by The Business Market Limited.  

    2. You acknowledge that we may transfer or licence the information (including Personal Information) and related rights to Affiliates at any time or to any third party in the process of sale or part sale of our business.

  3. Further Information

    1. If you require any further information, or if you have an issue or complaint, please contact us via email: info@thebusinessmarket.org or visit the Contact page on our Website.