Privacy Statement

Compass Health is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Compass Health Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Compass Health website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Compass Health may collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Such personal information will only be collected as a results of your submission of such information and will not be collected in an automated fashion without your knowledge. Personal information will be used by Compass Health to deliver online services,contextually specific information, and to inform quality initiatives. Compass Health may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your post code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Compass Health. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Compass Health for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Compass Health Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Compass Health public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Compass Health does not read any of your private online communications.

Compass Health encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Compass Health so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Compass Health is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Compass Health and Compass Health family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Compass Health collects and uses your personal information to operate the Compass Health Web site and deliver the services you have requested.

Compass Health does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Compass Health may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Compass Health may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Compass Health, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Compass Health keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Compass Health, in order to determine what Compass Health services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver contextually specific content.

Compass Health Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Compass Health or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Compass Health; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Compass Health, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Compass Health Web site uses "cookies" to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Compass Health pages, or register with Compass Health site or services, a cookie helps Compass Health to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Compass Health Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Compass Health features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Compass Health services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Compass Health secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Compass Health secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Compass Health will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Compass Health encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Compass Health is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Compass Health welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Compass Health has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Compass Health at enquiries@compasshealth.org.nz. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.