Privacy Policy

New Zealand Dance Festival Trust - Privacy Policy

The New Zealand Dance Festival Trust (“NZDFT”, “we”, “us”, “our”) is committed to respecting your privacy when you use and submit Personal Information to us, including via (the “Website”).    

By using the Website, you agree to us collecting, using, sharing and storing your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.  You do not have to provide Personal Information to access the Website, but if you do not supply certain information then you will not be able to access some of the areas and facilities on the Website.    

In this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” means information about an identifiable individual.  All Personal Information that you choose to disclose to us, or which we obtain from you, will be collected, held, used and disclosed in accordance with this Privacy Policy and all applicable privacy law.


Collection of Personal Information

We collect and store Personal Information you submit when using the Website or that you provide to us in some other manner.  This may include information such as your name, physical address, email address, telephone number, financial details, username, password and other information which you may disclose to us or which we may collect from you. 


How we use the Personal Information you disclose to us

If you choose to provide us with Personal Information via this Website or otherwise, this information will only be used or disclosed for the following purposes: 

1. to analyse the use of the Website to ensure that content from the Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;

2. to monitor and/or keep records of our e-mail communications and other correspondence with you.  If you send us correspondence that contains Personal Information, we may use that Personal Information to address the nature and purposes of the correspondence;

3. to provide you with customer service, and to address any complaints you may have;

4. to analyse the location of audience members (by post code) for marketing purposes;

5. to provide you with marketing information (including information regarding upcoming performances, other news and information about the NZDFT, and offers from our sponsors and funding partners); 

6. to prevent illegal activity that threatens our computer systems or networks; and

7. to comply with any applicable laws and/or regulations.

We will not hold Personal Information longer than is necessary for us to achieve these purposes.


How we share your Personal Information

We will not provide your Personal Information to any third parties except:

1. where you consent to us doing so;

2. where we are under a legal obligation to do so; 

3. where the Personal Information is provided to third parties engaged by us to provide services in connection with the uses of the Personal Information outlined above (including administrative, ticketing or marketing activities and the maintenance of the Website).  

In these circumstances, third parties may be granted access to some or all of the Personal Information you provide or that we collect, but will be restricted from using the Personal Information you provide other than as is reasonably necessary.  Where we do disclose your Personal Information to third parties, we will do so for a permitted purpose only and will use reasonable efforts to make those third parties aware of the terms of this Privacy Policy. 


How we will store your information

We will take reasonable steps to keep secure any Personal Information which we hold about you, and to keep this information accurate and up to date.  While we will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to keep secure any Personal Information which we hold about you, you acknowledge that the internet is inherently insecure and that we cannot provide any absolute assurance regarding the security of your Personal Information.  We will not be liable in any way in relation to any breach of security or unintended loss or disclosure of information due to the Website being linked to the internet.


Link to other websites

Our Website or emails which we send to you may contain links to other sites operated by third parties.  Those third parties may use cookies (which are small text files that are placed on your computer that are used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site) on their own websites.  It is the responsibility of those third parties to collect appropriate consents from you in order to permit their own cookies (to the extent this is required by law) and to inform you about the cookies they use.  You should check the privacy policy on all third party websites to ensure you are comfortable with third party cookies.  

We are not responsible for the accuracy and content of external websites and specifically disclaim responsibility for their content, privacy practices, and terms of use, and we make no endorsements, representations, or warranties about their accuracy, content or thoroughness.  You should check the privacy policies on third party websites to ensure you are comfortable with how your Personal Information will be used.  Your disclosure of Personal Information to third party websites is at your own risk.  It will be governed by the terms and conditions and it will be subject to the privacy policy on those third party websites.


Access and update of Personal Information

You can ask to access and review the Personal Information held by us or that our third party service providers hold on our behalf.  You can also request us to update or correct any Personal Information held by us or that our third party service providers hold on our behalf.  

You can lodge a request to access or correct your Personal Information by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by writing to us at the address for the New Zealand Dance Festival Trust set out at the bottom of this Privacy Policy. 


Modification of Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we decide to make changes to our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on the Website so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and when we may disclose it to anyone.  Your use of the Website following any updates constitutes acceptance of this Privacy Policy as amended.  We therefore advise you to regularly review the policy when you visit the Website.


Contact Details

The New Zealand Dance Festival Trust is a charity registered in New Zealand with our postal address being PO Box 5072 Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141.


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