Collection and Use of Personal Information.Personal information is data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact a single person.
Here are some examples of the types of personal information Babies.co.nz may collect and how we may use it.
What personal information we collect
When you register at Babies.co.nz, purchase a product, or participate in an online survey, we may collect a variety of information, including your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, contact preferences, and credit card information. When you share your content with family and friends using Babies.co.nz products, send gift certificates and products, or invite others to join you on Babies.co.nz forums, Babies.co.nz may collect the information you provide about those people such as name, mailing address, email address, and phone number.
How we use your personal information
The personal information we collect allows us to keep you posted on Babies.co.nz latest product announcements, product recalls, and upcoming events. It also helps us to improve our services, content, and advertising. If you don’t want to be on our mailing list, you can opt out anytime by updating your preferences.
We also use personal information to help us develop, deliver, and improve our products, services, content, and advertising. From time to time, we may use your personal information to send important notices, such as communications about purchases and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies. Because this information is important to your interaction with Babies.co.nz, you may not opt out of receiving these communications.
We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve Babies.co.nz products, services, and customer communications.
If you enter into a sweepstake, contest, or similar promotion we may use the information you provide to administer those programs.
Cookies and Other Technologies
As is true of most websites, we gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and click stream data.
We use this information to understand and analyze trends, to administer the site, to learn about user behaviour on the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. Babies.co.nz may use this information in our marketing and advertising services.
In some of our email messages, we use a “click-through URL” linked to content on the Babies.co.nz website. When customers click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our website. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not click text or graphic links in the email messages.
Pixel tags enable us to send email messages in a format customers can read, and they tell us whether mail has been opened. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to customers.
Disclosure to Third Parties
At times Babies.co.nz may make certain personal information available to strategic partners that work with Babies.co.nz to provide products and services, or that help Babies.co.nz market to customers.
Protection of Personal Information
Babies.co.nz takes precautions — including administrative, technical, and physical measures — to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
Babies.co.nz online services such as the Babies.co.nz Online Store use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal information is collected. To make purchases from these services, you must use an SSL-enabled browser such as Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. Doing so protects the confidentiality of your personal information while it’s transmitted over the Internet.
When you use some Babies.co.nz products, services, or applications or post on an Babies.co.nz forum, chat room, or social networking service, the personal information you share is visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these instances. For example, if you list your name and email address in a forum posting, that information is public. Please take care when using these features.
Integrity and Retention of Personal Information
Access to Your Personal Information
You can help ensure that your contact information and preferences are accurate, complete, and up to date by logging in to your account at www.Babies.co.nz. For other personal information, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access so you can request that we correct the data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if Babies.co.nz is not required to retain it by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law. Access, correction, or deletion requests can be made to the regional Privacy email addresses.
Babies.co.nz Commitment to Your Privacy
To make sure your personal information is secure, we communicate our privacy and security guidelines to Babies.co.nz employees and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within the company.