Privacy Policy

 

Overview

About our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website (www.housedressings.co.nz).

Handling Information

What information do we collect?

When enquiring, downloading or subscribing on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you place an enquiry, subscribe to a newsletter, download a brochure, fill out a form or enter information on our site.

How do we use information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you download a brochure, make an enquiry, subscribe for our newsletter, respond to a marketing communication, surf the website, or use other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalise your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  • To improve our website in order to better serve you.
  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
  • To quickly process your transactions.
  • To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products.
  • To follow up with you after correspondence (e.g. email or phone inquiries).

How do we protect information?

We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards, as required under US law. We do collect credit card information, but do not complete PCI compliant scans, as required under US law. We do not use Malware Scanning. We do not use an SSL certificate.

Cookies

We use cookies

Cookies are common, small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognise your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process what service you may be most interested in. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Why we use cookies

House Dressings uses cookies to keep track of advertisements, and to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

Disabling cookies

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled (e.g. remarketing). However, you will still be able to place enquiries.

Third Parties

Disclosing information

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your Personally Identifiable Information to outside parties unless we provide users with a notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety. Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. As per House Dressing’s Term and Conditions, House Dressing may share any relevant customer information with debt collection agencies, as required for them to perform their services.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or refer to third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies that we strongly recommend you read. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Global Privacy Practices

New Zealand Privacy Act

As a commercial entity operated in New Zealand for New Zealand consumers, House Dressings advocates and is bound to the Privacy Act 1993. Adhesion strongly recommends all customers and internet users to better inform themselves about the New Zealand Privacy Act.

Although not required under New Zealand law, House Dressing also strives to protect your information by trying to stay up to date with industry-leading privacy practices, as prescribed in the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA), the Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the Fair Information Practices, the CANSPAM Act and more.

Please read the following to see how House Dressing strives to go above and beyond New Zealand privacy laws.

The California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the US to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. Typically, House Dressing only serves (and therefore collects the information of) New Zealand businesses. House Dressing strongly recommends you better inform yourself about the California Online Privacy Protection Act. In line with the CalOPPA, House Dressing also actively advocates the following practices:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.
  • Users must be notified of any Privacy Policy changes.
  • Users must be able to change their personal information by emailing, calling or meeting with an House Dressing employee in person.

The Children Online Privacy Protection Act

The United State’s Federal Trade Commission also enforces the COPPA, which explains what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s personal information, privacy and safety online. For the record, House Dressing does not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Principals of the Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

Should customer data be breached, in order to be in line with Fair Information Practices, House Dressing strives to notify customers via email, phone or other media within 1 working week.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also to use courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CANSPAM Act

The CANSPAM Act defines the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations. For the record, House Dressing collects your email address and other information in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
  • Process sales and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
  • Send you additional information related to your product and/or service.
  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

In line with the CANSPAM Act, House Dressing also actively advocates the following practices:

  • Not to use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Include the physical business address in all communications.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honour opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using an easily accessible link in each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email House Dressing or visit www.housedressings.co.nz.