PRIVACY POLICY

About This Security and Privacy Statement

This Security and Privacy Statement applies to this website which is operated by Rugs & More under the domain name www.rugsandmore.co.nz We understand and appreciate that you, as a Rugs & More website visitor, are concerned about your privacy and about the confidentiality and security of information we may gain about you online. We are committed to protecting your privacy. This Security and Privacy Statement explains how your personal information will be treated as you access and interact with the Rugs & More website. As a Rugs & More website develops and as technology evolves, Rugs & More will continue to strive to provide you with better and more customised service and with a more effective website. We encourage you to review the Security and Privacy Statement periodically because the Security and Privacy Statement may change from time to time. This Privacy Policy explains how we generally protect your privacy and confidentiality. The principles set out in this Privacy Policy also apply to Rugs & More website. In addition to the provision of this Security and Privacy Statement, there may also be specific and additional privacy provisions which apply to certain sections of Rugs & More website, because those specific and additional provisions also relate to your privacy protection, you should review them wherever they are accessible by you on Rugs & More website. In the event of any inconsistency between the provisions of this Security and Privacy Statement and those other specific and additional provisions, the specific and additional provisions will prevail.

Security of Information

We take reasonable steps to preserve the security of cookie and personal information in accordance with Rugs & More website Terms of Use and this Security and Privacy Statement. If your browser is suitably configured, it will advise you whether the information you are sending us will be secure (encrypted) or not secure (unencrypted). All credit card transactions are therefore handled through a secured Paypal payment service. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Accordingly, although Rugs & More strives to protect such information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we take reasonable steps to preserve the security of the information in our own systems.

Information Collected

The information that Rugs & More collects about you is dependent on how you use the facilities offered by Rugs & More website. If you visit an unsecure area of Rugs & More website (that is, an area where you are not required to log on) to read, browse or download information, our system will record the date and time of your visit to our site, the pages viewed and any information downloaded. However, our system will not record any personally identifiable information. If you decide to complete an online application form or online survey, the information that you enter into the online form or survey will only be collected by Rugs & More if you submit your online application or survey. If at any stage you cancel your application or log out prior to submitting your application or survey, the information you have entered up to that point will be automatically deleted.

Collection of IP addresses

It is necessary for Rugs & More to collect your IP address for your interaction with various parts of Rugs & More website. Your IP address is the identifier for your computer when you are using the internet. For instance, Rugs & More collects and stores your IP address when you log into www.rugsandmore.co.nz. As part of our security for the web site, we use this information when we attempt to detect and prevent fraudulent transactions. We store your IP address for security and audit purposes. Your IP address will not be used by us or released to any third party except in the case of security, inappropriate behaviour or fraud issues, such as unauthorised access to your or our computer systems or fraudulent transactions.

Cookies

We use “cookies” as a fundamental part of our interaction with your Internet browser. The purpose is to provide you with better and more customised service and with a more effective website. A “cookie” is a small text file placed on your computer by our web page server. A cookie can later be retrieved by our webpage servers. Cookies are frequently used on websites and you can choose if and how a cookie will be accepted by configuring your preferences and options in your browser. Rugs & More uses cookies for two different purposes. We allocate a cookie to each Internet browser that visits Rugs & More website. This cookie does not allow us to collect personally identifiable information about you. Accordingly, if you wish to make full use of Rugs & More website, it is required that you accept cookies.

How we Handle Email

We will preserve the content of any e-mail that you send us, if we believe that we have a legal requirement to do so. Your e-mail message content may be monitored by our employees for security issues including where e-mail abuse is suspected; our response to you may be monitored for quality assurance issues.

Use and Disclosure of Information

We will only use or disclose personal information or information generated by cookies in accordance with the this Privacy Policy, specific and additional provisions relating to privacy which apply to certain areas of Rugs & More website and as otherwise set out in this Security and Privacy Statement.

Acceptance and Changes to Security and Privacy Statement

You acknowledge and accept that your use of Rugs & More website indicates your acceptance of Rugs & More website Terms of Use and the Security and Privacy Statement. This is the current Security and Privacy Statement. It replaces any other Security and Privacy Statement for Rugs & More website published on Rugs & More website to date. We may at any time vary the Security and Privacy Statement by publishing the varied Security and Privacy Statement on Rugs & More website. You accept that by doing this as Rugs & More has provided you with sufficient notice of the variation.