Privacy and Cookie 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 Internet 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.

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

The Early Settler site currently uses cookies and local storage to collect and store information about you when you visit our site. Cookies are small data files that may include an anonymous unique identifier. They enable web sites to recognize repeat users, allowing sites to compile aggregated data for content and site improvements. Cookies do not damage computers or files. They are typically sent to your browser from a web site and then stored on your computer/smartphone, from where they may send data to other web servers. Cookies and local storage are widely used.

Cookies are necessary to protect your privacy while disclosing your address details and while logging in and allow us to provide an optimal experience when using our website. Please note if you choose not to allow cookies, you may not be able to access all the services on our website.

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 remarket 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.