In this policy:
We collect information relating to you that you have provided to us when you:
Where possible, we will collect information directly from you. We may also obtain information relating to you from another source like broadband providers or our service companies. For example, our service companies may collect information on our behalf when installing connections or fixing faults.
The information we collect may include:
We may also monitor and record your correspondence with us whether via social media, email or telephone. We also use CCTV cameras to record footage at some of our sites.
We use information relating to you which we have collected to:
We may publish aggregated information about usage patterns in relation to our websites or tools available on our websites (like the broadband checker) or data provided when those tools are used. We will not disclose information about you, or about individual devices except as set out in the section titled "When will Chorus disclose this information to third parties?".
There may be times when we need to disclose your personal information to third parties. We will only use or disclose your personal information to third parties:
We will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to third parties.
You authorise us, for the purpose of helping us provide services to you, to disclose your information to:
We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete, up to date and stored in a secure environment protected from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
You can access or request correction or amendment of your personal information by contacting us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
When making a request, please provide your name, address and details of what information you would like a copy of or which you would like to have corrected or amended, as this helps us process your request more efficiently.
We will not be able to provide your personal information if we do not know or don't have reasonable grounds to believe it is personal information about you.
In some cases, there may be a charge associated with providing copies of your personal information to you but we'll let you know if that is the case before we send you the requested information.
If it is reasonable in the circumstances for us to make the correction or amendment requested, we will do so. If this is not the case, we'll take reasonable steps to mark that information as having been subject to an amendment or correction request
We make every effort to maintain the security of our websites. Security risks may still occur as a result of factors outside of our control. Although we'll use our best efforts to keep your information secure at all times, any personal information you transmit to us over the internet (whether by email or otherwise) will be at your own risk.
If we are concerned about security issues, we may gather more extensive information from you or others accessing our websites. Chorus and authorised third parties can monitor, review and audit access to our websites and systems. If we think it is necessary, we can disclose information to relevant law enforcement authorities, such as the Police or the Department of Internal Affairs.
Chorus' websites place a cookie on the hard drive of your device or your browser. A "cookie" is a file which allows Chorus to track and target your likes, dislikes and interests as you use our websites. We can use this information to provide a more tailored service and experience for you on subsequent visits to our websites and to better understand consumers' interests and needs.
We also use third party cookies from Google Analytics for Display Advertisers which help us:
The information we collect and share with third parties through cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous (it does not include personal information which is likely to identify you). The information may be used to show you ads about our services when you visit both our website and third party's websites.
While we recommend you enable cookies on your browser in order to enjoy all the features of our websites, the decision whether to do so remains in your hands. [Please note that the management of cookies will be different depending on your device - refer to your browser help menu for further information.]
Our websites may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by third parties. We are not responsible for the content of these websites, or the manner in which those websites collect, store, use, and distribute any personal information you provide. When you visit third party websites from hyperlinks displayed on our websites, you should review the privacy statements of those websites so that you can understand how the personal information you provide to those third parties may be collected, stored, used and disclosed.
We take all reasonable steps to ensure your personal information is appropriately deleted or destroyed once it is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was collected.