PRIVACY POLICY & copyright


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Every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of information on this site. However, GNS Science accepts no responsibility for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information on this site. Nor will GNS Science be liable for any loss or damage suffered as a result of reliance on this information, or through directly or indirectly applying it.

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Privacy Policy

This policy sets out how we will collect, use, disclose and protect your personal information. If you follow a link from our website to any other website, including any social networking site, that site will have its own privacy policy.  You should review that site’s privacy policy before providing any personal information.

If you provide personal information to us through this website we will use your personal information:

  • to administer and/or improve our website
  • to investigate and respond to communications from you, including a complaint
  • to undertake research or statistical analysis (on an anonymised basis)
  • to protect and/or enforce our legal rights and interests, including defending any claim
  • for any other purpose authorised by you

We may disclose your personal information to:

  • GNS Science
  • any third party to achieve any of the purposes listed above
  • any business that supports our services and products, including any person that hosts or maintains any underlying IT system or data centre that we use to provide the website or other services and products
  • any other person authorised by you
  • comply with New Zealand law

Data Collection and Cookies

As you interact with our digital channels, we may use automatic data collection technologies, such as cookies, to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns. We may also use an analytics services such as Google Analytics to assist us with understanding what content people use our website. We may collect your IP Address, web browser, location, pages viewed, time spent on site and the number of times you visit.

Cookies are small text files that are stored on a user's device that can collect information about how you browse the website. Cookies may give us information on your location, IP address, browser and platform. If you do not want us to collect this information you can turn off cookies in your browser and deleting them from our device.

This information may be used by us or on behalf of us, to analyse and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, and better understand online activity.