Privacy Policy

The New Zealanders for Health Research Association Incorporated (NZ4HR, we, our, us) recognises the importance of protecting your privacy. We comply with our obligations under the Privacy Act 1993 when handling your personal information.

This privacy policy explains how we handle your personal information and outlines how you can access and correct that information.

Scope of this policy

This privacy policy applies to all personal information that the NZ4HR collects from members and non-members, it does not extend to business or corporate information unless such information relates to a natural person.

Collection of personal information

We may collect personal information that you provide to us when you:

  • contact us;
  • directly provide us with your personal information;
  • apply for, renew or update a NZ4HR membership;
  • register for, attend, present or speak at NZ4HR associated events or conferences;
  • register for NZ4HR emails, newsletters and other updates;
  • make enquiries to NZ4HR; and
  • use the NZ4HR website, including the Become a Member and Keep Informed sections of the website.

Personal information we collect may include your name, email address, phone number, occupation, employer name, payment information and information regarding your enquiry.

Failure to provide any requested information may result in:

  • us being unable to contact you;
  • us being unable to process your membership application, renewal or update;
  • us being unable to process your registration;
  • us being unable to respond properly, if at all, to your enquiry;
  • you being unable to attend the NZ4HR associated event/conference; or
  • you being unable to use all the features of the NZ4HR website.

Statistical information

When you visit our website, our servers may record your Internet Protocol address (IP address), domain name, date and time of visit, previous site visited and browser type.

This information is recorded for statistical purposes to help us identify what parts of our website our users visit the most, which in turn assists us to determine how to best service our users.

This information is collected anonymously. If you have not identified yourself on the site, we will not link a record of your usage of our website to you personally.

Use of cookies

Our website uses a technology commonly referred to as "cookies". A cookie is a token that is stored on your computer. When you access our website the token acts as a record-keeping device. Cookies help us provide additional functionality to you or to help us analyse site usage more accurately.

You may prevent this collection of information by disabling your web browser from accepting cookies. This will not prevent you from accessing the website, however, it may prevent you from utilising all features on the site.

Use and disclosure of personal information

We will only use personal information for the purposes:

  • for which it was collected;
  • for providing services to NZ4HR members, including administering the NZ4HR membership database;
  • assessing membership eligibility and benefits;
  • promoting NZ4HR events and services;
  • engaging with organisations in the public and private sector on matters relating to NZ4HR, NZ4HR members and investment generally; or
  • as may otherwise be permitted by law.

We will not provide personal information about you to any third parties except:

  • where third parties are engaged by us to provide services in connection with the uses outlined above;
  • to third parties who provide us with payment processing services;
  • to comply with law; or
  • if otherwise permitted by law.

Credit card security

When purchasing by credit card you are transferred to the Payment Express website to transact. This is a secure credit card payment service provided by Direct Payment Solutions. Our site neither collects nor stores your credit card details.

Please also refer to our Event Registration Terms & Conditions for further information.

Access to your personal information

You can access or update your personal details at any time by contacting us at or phone +64 9 302 5218.