Privacy Policy

The Internet offers the chance to collect information about site users. This information can be personally identifiable information or aggregated information. However your privacy is important to us and we want to be sure that you understand the terms and conditions relating to the way in which we collect information and the use of that information.

This Privacy Policy tells you what information we collect, what we do with it and your rights to view, correct or change it.

The information we collect

About Shoes operates the web site https://aboutshoes.co.nz. As part of our operations we may gather certain types of information about the users of our sites: 

  1. Personally Identifiable Information. This is provided by you when you register for services that we may offer. Examples of these services could include email newsletters or events. Providing this information will always be optional for you. However, some services may not be available to you if you choose not to provide it.
  2. Aggregated Data. This information is generated by our systems as they track traffic through our sites. This information does not identify you personally and is not linked to the personally identifiable information that you may have provided.

Who we share this information with

  1. The information may be hosted with a service provider. Our agreements with them protect the information that we collect from any unauthorised use.
  2. The aggregated data (not the personally identifiable information) may be shared with third parties such as our business partners for purchase related transactions (see section “What about our advertisers and business partners?”).
  3. Your personally identifiable information will only be shared with third parties when we believe in good faith that we are required to do so by law.
  4. Only if your prior permission has been obtained (which we would usually do at the time of collection), we may share the information with specified third parties.

What else we do with personally identifiable information

We have collected this information in order to provide the best possible service to you while you are visiting our site. To this end we may use the information that you provide for the following purposes: 1.To verify your identity if you need help with a forgotten password or you are having login problems with one of our site services. 2. To process any transactions that you might make on our site. 3. To help provide any other services that you have requested. 4. To offer the most relevant information suitable to you and your interests. 5. For any marketing, promotional, publicity, marketing or market research that we might undertake. 6. For any other purposes for which you have given permission.

What about cookies?

A cookie is a small file that resides on your computer and is recognised by our server when you visit our sites. A cookie does not provide us with any personally identifiable information. It does provide details of your IP address, the computer platform that you use, the browser that you use and what domain you are accessing our sites from.

With this information we can do the following:

  1. Track traffic patterns to our site.
  2. Ensure that the most relevant content is being shown.
  3. Allow you to enter certain site member services without having to log in each time you visit.
  4. If you would rather we did not use cookies with you, you can refuse them by turning them off in your browser and/or deleting them from your hard drive. You will still be able to visit our site.

What about our advertisers and business partners?

This Privacy Policy only relates to our sites. You should be aware that we are not responsible for the practices of our advertisers or business partners. Certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

Once you leave our website or you are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

Our site may contain links to other sites. You should check their privacy policies before providing personally identifiable information to them or any other third party.

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

Opting in and opting out

You will always have the option to opt in to certain services and to opt out of those services at any stage. This means you may change your mind at any stage about participating in any of our member services.

Your right to access your information

The Privacy Act of 1993 gives you the right to access and correct your personal information. To find out more about how to do this, please contact us.

Email marketing

About Shoes sends marketing emails to recipients who have created an About Shoes account.

If you no longer wish to receive marketing emails from About Shoes, you may click the “unsubscribe” link in the email, manage your subscriptions or contact us.

Age of Consent

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of consent in your state or country of residence, or that you are the age of consent in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

Questions and contact information

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at privacy@aboutshoes.co.nz