Folk Dance New Zealand Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy applies to the domain names folkdance.nz and folkdance.org.nz (the "FDNZ website" which you are currently visiting).

The FDNZ website is owned and operated by Folk Dance New Zealand, Inc. ("FDNZ").

FDNZ takes your privacy seriously and is dedicated to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our website. This Privacy Policy describes the methods and types of data collection in use at folkdance.nz and folkdance.org.nz, and explains how we protect personal information.

For privacy policies of groups and individuals operating websites with sub-domain names (e.g. ruritanians.folkdance.nz, farandol.folkdance.nz), please visit those websites individually.

Personal Information

We collect no personally identifiable information from visitors to our website.

Should you choose to send an email to an address listed on our website, personal information in that email may potentially include name, postal address, email address, company name, telephone number or whatever details the visitor chooses to provide.

Your emails are sent from your machine and do not encounter FDNZ website servers along the way. Members of FDNZ however do take privacy seriously, and are expected to employ their best endeavours to protect your details and use the information provided for the purposes of responding to any inquiries only. Personal information received from any visitor to our website will be used only for internal purposes and will not be sold or provided to third parties.

FDNZ members will treat any email correspondence from this website in a confidential manner, although we may release any information to law enforcement agencies upon receipt of a duly authorised request. We will retain and store the information content of any e-mail that you send us. We will also retain and store any email reply we may make to you.

FDNZ is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of third party websites, including websites that folkdance.nz and folkdance.org.nz link to.


Most FDNZ events are attended by amatuer and professional photographers, who can supply FDNZ with images for use on our website and in our publications.

If you attended one of our events and prefer your image to not appear, or if you require removal of an image appearing on our website or publications, please contact the editor as listed in our Contacts page providing your name, and description or an image for identification purposes.

Cookies and Non-Personal Information

In some cases, we may use cookies to collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyse trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. The information collected is used solely for internal review, and not shared with other organisations for commercial purposes.

We track site visitors using Google Analytics. (Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so they can improve it. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.) All website owners using Google Analytics are required to have a privacy policy that fully discloses the use of Google Analytics.

We use standard cookies to store temporary anonymous data about user interactions with the website. The cookies we use are session cookies and are deleted or made unusable when you close your browser, so we believe their privacy implications are minor. As the website uses cookies provided by third parties such as Google Analytics, we cannot provide more specific details on these cookies or their expiration periods.

If you do not want to deploy cookies in your browser, you can set your browser to reject cookies or to notify you when a web site tries to put a cookie in your browser software. (Note that no features of FDNZ websites rely on cookies to function properly.)

How You Can Correct or Remove Information

We provide this Privacy Policy as a statement to you of our commitment to protect your personal information. If you have submitted personal information to FDNZ by email and would like that information deleted from our records or would like to update or correct that information, please contact us as listed on the Contacts page.

Updates and Effective Date

This is the current FDNZ Privacy Policy. It replaces any other Privacy Policy for the FDNZ website published on the FDNZ website to date. FDNZ may at any time vary the Privacy Policy by publishing the varied Privacy Policy on the FDNZ website. You accept that by doing this, FDNZ has provided you with sufficient notice of the variation.

Agreeing to These Terms (Use Indicates Acceptance)

If you do not agree to the folkdance.nz and folkdance.org.nz Privacy Policy as set out here, please do not use this website. Use indicates acceptance.

Last updated: 21 July, 2015


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