1. When do we collect personal information from you?
We collect personal information from you when you:
(a) access, browse, view or use our website;
(b) apply to become an AMCHAM member;
(d) request to receive our communications (such as our e-newsletters), which we make available through this website;
(e) contact us through one of our online forms on this website, or via telephone or post;
(f) attend an AMCHAM event; or
(g) otherwise provide us with any personal information.
(h) From any other public source.
2. What personal information do we collect?
The personal information we collect from you may include your name, address, contact number(s) and email address. When you apply to be a member, we will also collect additional information relevant to processing your application.
If you do not provide personal information when requested, you may not be able to access certain information or sections of this website that require the provision of such information, or you may not be permitted to attend certain events or participate in certain surveys or promotions.
3. How do we use personal information?
We may use or disclose your personal information for the following purposes:
(a) to reply to your queries or requests;
(b) to process your membership application and administer your membership;
(c) subject to your consent, to market and promote any goods and/or services provided by us or by any AMCHAM member or commercial partner of AMCHAM;
(d) to inform you of our offers or other information we consider you may be interested in;
(e) to tailor information on this website to your preferences (see information on cookies below);
(f) for any specific purpose which we notify you of at the time your personal information is collected;
(g) for our administrative purposes; and
(h) any other purpose that may be permitted or required by law.
4. Do we share or disclose your personal information?
We may share your personal information within AMCHAM, with AMCHAM members and with AMCHAM commercial partners for the purpose of providing you with any benefits, offers, services or goods that are for AMCHAM members.
We may also disclose your personal information:
(a) to our service providers and/or professional advisors who provide certain services to us, e.g. IT, marketing, event management, legal, and finance services providers; and
(b) to any third party that you have authorised us to disclose your personal information to;
(c) to a third party if we are required to do so in the course of legal proceedings or other investigations, or if we determine that the disclosure is necessary in connection with a complaint regarding your use of the website; and/or
(d) to any third party where such disclosure is permitted or required under law.
To the extent we disclose information to third parties outside of New Zealand, we will ensure that such third party is subject to comparable privacy laws to New Zealand or is required to protect the personal information in a way that is comparable to New Zealand’s privacy laws.
5. How do we store personal information?
We store personal information electronically and in paper form. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information that we hold about you is accurate, complete, up-to date and kept safe and secure using generally accepted standards of security.
You must inform us as soon as practicable if any of your personal information changes, to ensure that the details we hold about you are up to date and correct.
6. How you can access and request correction of your personal information?
If you would like to access or request correction of any personal information which we hold about you, please contact our Privacy Officer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at AMCHAM, PO Box 106002, Auckland 1143.
7. For how long do we hold and use your personal information?
We will keep your personal information for only as long as is necessary to achieve the purpose for which we collected it.
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9. What are cookies and do we use them?
11. Who can you contact for further information?
More information about your rights and our obligations in respect to privacy and information on making a privacy complaint are available from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner at www.privacy.org.nz or PO Box 10 094, The Terrace, Wellington 6143.
Last updated: 24 August 2020