Collection and use of personal information
Whenever you access this website, hikingtrails.co.nz will collect the following types of information from you:
The IP address of your machine when connected to the internet and the domain name from which you are accessing the internet;
The operating system and the browser your computer uses and any search engine you are using;
The date and time you are visiting; and
The URL’s of the pages you visit, as well as any other information you may explicitly provide in the course of accessing the website, such as your name, gender, email address and other personal details such as telephone number.
hikingtrails.co.nz also reserves the right to collect more extensive information where it deems such action is appropriate, such as in the case of any security concerns which may arise. Where possible, information will be obtained directly from you. However, you acknowledge that by accessing the website information may be collected from you as a result of the workings of the website and the attached systems and software.
Use of Information
hikingtrails.co.nz uses the information provided by you or generated by your use of the website to provide you with any services or goods you may request from hikingtrails.co.nz. We also use information collected from you to assess the performance of the website and to ensure that the website serves your needs in the most efficient manner possible.
Links to Other Websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Whilst hikingtrails.co.nz strives to protect such information, we do not warrant and cannot ensure complete security of any information which you transmit to us. Accordingly, any information which you transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk. Nevertheless, once we receive your transmission, we will take reasonable steps to preserve the security of such information.
You are entitled to access any information which hikingtrails.co.nz may hold about you and hikingtrails.co.nz is obliged to provide this information to you as long as it has such information and such information can be readily retrieved. You are also entitled to request hikingtrails.co.nz correct any inaccuracies in any information which hikingtrails.co.nz holds about you. hikingtrails.co.nz is entitled to charge you for the reasonable costs of retrieving, providing this information and as applicable correcting this information.
You agree that hikingtrails.co.nz may provide any personal information it collects about you to its related companies (as defined in section 2(3) of the Companies Act 1993 (NZ)), debt collection and credit reference agencies and any other parties it deems necessary in relation to providing you access to this website, for any services you acquire or goods you purchase from hikingtrails.co.nz, to recover any money you owe to hikingtrails.co.nz and to exercise any lawful right hikingtrails.co.nz, its related companies or debt collection and credit reference agencies may have. You also authorise any person to provide hikingtrails.co.nz with such information as hikingtrails.co.nz may require in response to credit enquiries.
hikingtrails.co.nz does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and does not target its websites to children under 13. We encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests.
You also agree that hikingtrails.co.nz is entitled to disclose information it holds about you without your prior permission if hikingtrails.co.nz reasonably believes that such disclosure is necessary to:
Conform to legal requirements;
Comply with legal process or help to maintain the law;
Protect hikingtrails.co.nz rights or property or that of hikingtrails.co.nz related companies; or
Enforce the Terms and Conditions of access to this website.
hikingtrails.co.nz may combine any information which it collects from you with information collected by its related companies.
Keeping your personal information secure
hikingtrails.co.nz takes seriously the trust you place in us. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of the information, hikingtrails.co.nz utilizes appropriate physical, technical and administrative procedures to safeguard the information we collect.
When collecting or transferring sensitive information such as credit card information we use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. The personal information you provide us is stored on computer systems located in controlled facilities which have limited access. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as credit card number) over the internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Credit card numbers are used only for processing payments and are not used for other purposes.
Disclaimer of Liability
The material displayed on this Website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. Unless expressly stated to the contrary to the fullest extent permitted by law hikingtrails.co.nz and its suppliers, content providers and advertisers hereby expressly exclude all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity and shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever, including but without limitation to any direct, indirect, special, consequential, punitive or incidental damages, or damages for loss of use, profits, data or other intangibles, damage to goodwill or reputation, or the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services, arising out of or related to the use, inability to use, performance or failures of this Website or the Linked Sites and any materials posted thereon, irrespective of whether such damages were foreseeable or arise in contract, tort, equity, restitution, by statute, at common law or otherwise. This does not affect hikingtrails.co.nz liability for death or personal injury arising from its negligence, fraudulent misrepresentation, misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
Linking to this Website
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you. This Website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of this Website other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
Disclaimer as to ownership of trade marks, images of personalities and third party copyright
Except where expressly stated to the contrary all persons (including their names and images), third party trade marks and content, services and/or locations featured on this Website are in no way associated, linked or affiliated with hikingtrails.co.nz and you should not rely on the existence of such a connection or affiliation. Any trade marks/names featured on this Website are owned by the respective trade mark owners. Where a trade mark or brand name is referred to it is used solely to describe or identify the products and services and is in no way an assertion that such products or services are endorsed by or connected to hikingtrails.co.nz
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless hikingtrails.co.nz its directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents, and affiliates, from any and all third party claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including, but not limited to, legal fees) arising from your use this Website or your breach of the Terms of Service.
hikingtrails.co.nz shall have the right in its absolute discretion at any time and without notice to amend, remove or vary the Services and/or any page of this Website.
If any part of the Terms of Service is unenforceable (including any provision in which we exclude our liability to you) the enforceability of any other part of the Terms of Service will not be affected all other clauses remaining in full force and effect. So far as possible where any clause/sub-clause or part of a clause/sub-clause can be severed to render the remaining part valid, the clause shall be interpreted accordingly. Alternatively, you agree that the clause shall be rectified and interpreted in such a way that closely resembles the original meaning of the clause /sub-clause as is permitted by law.
We operate a complaints handling procedure which we will use to try to resolve disputes when they first arise, please let us know if you have any complaints or comments.
If you breach these conditions and we take no action, we will still be entitled to use our rights and remedies in any other situation where you breach these conditions.
The above Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement of the parties and supersede any and all preceding and contemporaneous agreements between you and hikingtrails.co.nz Any waiver of any provision of the Terms of Service will be effective only if in writing and signed by a Director of hikingtrails.co.nz