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Privacy Policy

Any contact or personal information voluntarily provided will be used by the Drug Foundation only for the purpose stated. Contact information will be kept secure, and will not be supplied to any third party nor used for any purpose to which you have not given your consent. From time-to-time we may contact you to check the accuracy of material submitted.

Where information is submitted for publication on the website, such as Classified Ads, Job Vacancies, Event Notices and News Items, it becomes publicly available. Please be careful about including personal contact details, for instance home addresses and phone numbers.

We do not use cookies to collect personal information. Some information, including browser type, apparent geographic location and IP number, is logged and analysed to help in managing the website. A summary of usage is published in Website statistics; this does not include personal information.


By using any NZ Drug Foundation website, mobile website you confirm that you agree to the use of cookies and similar technologies in accordance with this Cookie Policy.

This Cookie Policy provides information about the cookies and similar technologies used on our website. This Cookie Policy should be read in conjunction with the NZ Drug Foundation Privacy Policy. 

If you would like to limit or control the type of cookies that are set on your computer or device, please refer to the section below titled How to control cookie settings on your computer.

What are cookies?

A 'cookie' is a small text file that can be placed on your computer, mobile or other device, when browsing a website. Two kinds of cookies are used on our website: session cookies and persistent cookies.

Session cookies are used to remember selections made in the booking process, giving you a more seamless booking experience on our website. Session cookies are deleted automatically when you leave a website or close your browser.

Persistent cookies are used to help us identify customers when they return to our website and help us remember certain information about customer preferences on our website and customer online activity. These cookies also help us understand browsing behaviour within our website, which can assist us in customising content that we believe will be most relevant to your interests. Persistent cookies are stored on the user's computer or device and are not deleted when the browser is closed - these cookies must be 'manually' deleted if you want to remove them.

What does NZ Drug Foundation use cookies for?

NZ Drug Foundation uses cookies and similar technologies for the following key purposes:

  • to operate our website efficiently with a high level of functionality;
  • to measure the effectiveness of our marketing initiatives;
  • to learn about customer preferences so that we can present customers with web content and advertising that is relevant to them;
  • to measure the number of advertising referrals we have received to our website from other website; and
  • to produce data on web traffic and customer web activity through our website.

The cookies used by NZ Drug Foundation are categorised into two groups (being those specified in the International Chamber of Commerce UK Cookie Guide published in April 2012):

Performance cookies - these cookies are used to obtain statistics about the number of visitors to our website and how our visitors use our website, for example which pages are most popular. This information is aggregated and is not used to identify individuals. Such information allows us to continuously improve our website to provide our customers with a better online experience (such as enabling users to find what they are looking for more easily). These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing.

Functionality cookies - these cookies are used to improve the functionality of our website and make them easier for visitors to use.  They help us to identify you as a repeat visitor to our website and help us remember your web preferences.  These cookies help us remember your preferences; and the previous information you have entered onto our website. The information collected by these cookies helps save you time. We use the information you select to present you with relevant information the next time you visit our website.

For more information about advertising/targeting cookies and to understand your options, please visit http://www.aboutads.info.

How we respond to ‘Do Not Track’ browser signals

Some web browsers offer a “Do Not Track” signal that is a HTTP header field indicating your preference regarding tracking or cross-site user tracking.

Please be aware that our website do not recognise ‘Do Not Track’ signals.  If you would like to block some or all of the cookies on our website, you can do this by manually adjusting the cookie settings on your internet browser. Please see the section below titled How to control cookie settings on your computer.

We work with third parties that use online tracking technologies on our website in order to provide tailored advertisements on our behalf and on behalf of other advertisers across the internet. These companies may collect information about your activity on our website and your interaction with our advertising and other communications, and use this information to determine which ads you see on third party website and applications.

How to control cookie settings on your computer

If you would like to block some or all of the cookies on our website from being downloaded onto your computer or device, you can do this by manually adjusting the cookie settings on your internet browser. To learn how to manage the cookie preferences on your internet browser, click on the 'Help' menu on the internet browser.

If you choose to block some or all of the cookies on our website, parts of our website will not function correctly and may not function at all. This means that we may not be able to offer our web services to you. You may not be able to tailor content to your needs. Also, you may not be able to complete other online transactions that would normally be available on our website for your convenience. 

For more information on how to control your cookie settings and browser settings on your computer, and how to delete cookies on your hard drive, please visit aboutcookies.org or youronlinechoices.eu.

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We may make changes to this Cookie Policy from time to time. When we make changes, we will update the Cookie Policy on our website. We will also specify the date of the last update.


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