Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 26 January, 2024

1. Introduction

Welcome to Our platform celebrates New Zealand’s innovative spirit and connects our community with inspiring stories. This privacy policy outlines how we handle your personal information to protect your privacy.

2. Data Collection

We collect personal data to enhance your experience and tailor our content. This includes information from the comments form, your IP address, browser user agent string for spam detection, and other usage data. If you use a Gravatar, an anonymised string (hash) from your email address may be used to see if you are using the service. The Gravatar service’s privacy policy is available at Automattic’s Privacy Policy.


When you leave comments on, we collect the data shown in the comments form, along with your IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection. After your comment is approved, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

4. Media

If you upload images to the website, please avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

5. Use of Data

Your data is used to provide and maintain our service, personalise your experience, and communicate with you. It also helps facilitate community interaction and improve our platform.

6. Data Retention

We retain comment data and its metadata indefinitely to recognise and approve follow-up comments automatically. For users who register on our website, we store the personal information provided in their user profiles. Users can see, edit, or delete their personal information anytime (username cannot be changed). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

7. Your Rights

If you have an account or have left comments on, you can request an exported file of the personal data we hold about you. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This excludes data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

8. Data Security

We are committed to protecting your data and use best-in-class technology and security measures.

9. Policy Changes

We may update this Privacy Policy periodically. We encourage you to review it for the latest information on our privacy practices.

10. Contact Us

Please contact us for questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices.

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