Who we are
Our website address is: https://borgward.nz. The Website Administrator is Chris Butler.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
‘Borgward Enthusiasts NZ’ collects information from the membership application form and other information provided by the member.
It is our aim to protect our member’s information and to provide a safe and secure on-line experience. Our website is used to gather information about our members, enabling us to provide a secure area of interaction between current members. Member’s information is only available to officials for the purpose of administering the website and group.
We do not use social media sites such as Facebook or Google for login, resulting in no data shared to these organisations.
How we protect your data
We take the protection of your data very seriously. As such, borgward.nz uses best-of-breed security monitoring and management software with the newest firewall rules and malicious traffic blocking to keep the website safe. All passwords are encrypted and you are the only person that knows it. Too many login attempts result in the account being locked for a period and the administration team are immediately notified by email. Attempts to break into the site are proactively monitored and the website administrators are immediately advised on any attempt.
We have blocked access from all countries that are known sources of attack, along with all known hacking sites.
We are bound by and operate by the rules and regulations of the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993.
Any data breach is taken very seriously by the officers. If it occurs via unauthorised disclosure, membership revoked and if applicable, the New Zealand legal process applies.
We operate using guidelines of the Office of the Privacy Commission.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form with the visitor’s IP address and internet browser used to help guard against spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Contact forms are protected using reCATPCHA to prevent attack by internet roBOTS. Details are stored in the database and email sent to the website administrator and applicable officers.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
The only analytics used on this website is for the purpose of service improvement and manage unauthorised use.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your data with anyone else, except with the express permission of yourself.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. You also have control over who can see what data in your membership profile.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.
What third parties we receive data from
The only third party we receive data from is our software security partner, where any attempts to break in or hack the site are immediately notified to the administration team.
Industry or Government regulatory disclosure requirements
The New Zealand privacy act 1993 is applicable here.