Privacy Policy

Early Settler is strongly committed to protecting your privacy while interacting with our content, products and services.

The purpose of this privacy policy is to tell you what kind of information we may gather about you when you visit our site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct this information.

Our policy allows you to choose what kind and how much information you provide to us and to control how we use whatever information you give us.

Our goal is to provide you with a great online experience while allowing you to control your privacy and to give you a means to voice any questions or concerns you may have.

This policy applies only to Early Settler and not to other companies' or organisations' websites to which Early Settler may be linked.

Collection of information

Early Settler collects two types of information.

The first type is anonymous information. The anonymous information we collect is simple traffic information such as the number of visitors to the site and the time spent in certain areas of the site. People visiting our site do so anonymously until such time as they decide to place an order.

The second type is personal information. To place an order via this site you are required to register to log in. As part of the registration process we ask for personal information such as your email address, full name, street address, billing address and telephone contact numbers for the security of the transaction and to ascertain the place of delivery.

At the time of registration, you will also be asked whether you wish to be informed about additional Early Settler products and/or about your interests. It is entirely your choice whether you choose to respond to these additional information requests.

If you have signed up for the newsletter, your personal data that you gave upon registration will be used to send you personalized newsletters. No data will be shared with third parties. Our privacy policies are in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG) of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Home Club

By subscribing to our Home Club you will be the first to learn about new products, valuable tips and news as well as exclusive offers. After signing up you will receive a confirmation email with an activation link to start receiving emails from us. If you no longer wish to receive Home Club news, you can unsubscribe at any time, simply by clicking the “Unsubscribe" link in the footer of any of our emails or by sending an email to homeclub@earlysettler.com.au

Use of anonymous information

Early Settler automatically gathers anonymous information on visitors to the website to enable us to monitor things like the numbers and frequency of visitors to the site and on which pages visitors are spending the most time.

We only use such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps us determine how much our audiences use different parts of the site, so we can improve the user experience. Early Settler may use this aggregate data for internal purposes or may publish this non-specific data to other members of the Early Settler Group Holdings Pty Ltd group of companies.

Use of personal information

Early Settler will only use the personal information you have chosen to provide us with for the express purpose for which you provided it. Early Settler will not use it for any other purpose without your consent.

Cookies and local storage

Our website uses cookies from 3rd-party service providers that allow us to improve the quality of the content we offer you during your visit. These cookies may collect your IP address and non-personal data about your visits. This is completely anonymous and does not include your name, address, email address or other personal information. In the case of logged-in visitors, we collect only a single encrypted identifier that cannot be used to identify you. Additionally, these cookies are used to gather anonymous statistical information on how the website is browsed. These cookies will expire after 1 year.

Early Settler also uses Google technology to better understand user behaviour. When you use our website and perform certain actions such as making purchases or adding items to your cart, we use Google technology to record this. This enables us to re-market to you using Google technology and means that you may see ads from Early Settler when you visit other websites. You can opt out of Google's, and our, use of these cookies by visiting Google's Ads Preferences Manager. View Google's advertising privacy policies.

Disclosure

Early Settler does not disclose personal information that you may give us, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number, to any organisation or person outside the Early Settler Group (NZ) group of companies unless you have authorised us to do so. For example, when you contribute to an online forum you may want to publish your name and email address.

No sale of personal information

Under no circumstances will Early Settler sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your personal information.

Access and correction: personal data

If Early Settler holds your personal information, we will, where possible, provide you with access to the information. Early Settler will take reasonable steps to correct the information so that it is accurate, complete and up to date.

Security

Early Settler uses secure data networks that are designed to protect your privacy and security.

Complaints about privacy

If you have any complaints relating to online privacy issues on our websites, please notify Early Settler via the ‘contact us’ page on the website. While Early Settler accepts no liability for any material or links posted to the service, we will investigate all complaints.

Changes to Early Settler privacy policy

If we decide to change the Early Settler Privacy Policy, we will post those changes here.