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The Development & Alumni Relations Office, on behalf of the University of Otago, is the legal owner of the Alumni & Friends database and manages the Alumni & Friends online community.
Please be assured of the importance the Development & Alumni Relations Office places on the relationship we have with Otago alumni. The Office takes into account its responsibilities under the New Zealand Privacy Act and monitors the collection, storage, use and disclosure of personal information to ensure that actions undertaken with the Alumni database do not discredit or otherwise harm the University and its alumni in any way.
Use of Links
Throughout our web pages, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organisations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers.
Creating a text link from your website to our site does not require permission. If you have a link you'd like us to consider adding to our website, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Link request."
Use of Text and Images
If you would like to publish information that you find on our website, please send your request to email@example.com Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page.
This website is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our Web site.
Reading or Downloading
We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, nz.yahoo.com, if you are connecting from a Yahoo!Xtra, or otago.ac.nz if you are connecting from the University of Otago's domain), the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked to our site if you have a Member ID and are logged in.
We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of the site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.
Online Profile Updates and Donations
If you complete the Profile update form and share your personally identifying information, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about the University of Otago or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt out of receiving future mailings; see the "Opt Out" section below.
Your credit card details are temporarily stored on the site on our secure server until your donation is completed and your payment is confirmed.
Sending us an Email
You may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a Web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer you questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programmes that may be of interest.
To summarise: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties.
If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We will not share your name or email address with any outside parties.
Opt out or Change Your Contact Information
You can email email@example.com to opt out of receiving email communications from us. You may choose to receive specific communications only, or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us using Update Your Details. You cannot remove yourself from the Alumni database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.
Questions about our policies
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can Contact Us.