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Privacy & Website Terms of Use

1. General
gauk Media Ltd, New Zealand owns operates a number of websites. Our address is 6 Pine Hill Road West, Ruby Bay, Tasman 7173. Full network terms are available Here.


“Intellectual Property Rights” means patents, trademarks, design rights, database rights, copyright, and all other intellectual property rights anywhere in the world, whether registered or not.

“Licensor” means any licensor of Website Operator including without limitation any third parties placing Content (as defined below) on the Website.

“Service” means the provision of Content (which includes without limitation, news, data, catalogues, and other services) provided on the Website to the User by Website Operator. Auction services are subject to additional terms and conditions which the User is required to register for and accept before being able to access and use the auction services (whether for live auctions or otherwise).

“Website” means any website owned or operated by gauk Media.

1.2 gauk Media takes reasonable steps to ensure that the information published on its web pages/e-mails/publications is accurate and up to date. gauk Media cannot be held responsible for sites outside its control or domain. gauk Media may amend sections and add, replace, or remove forms or documents without notice. The information, forms and documents offered are designed to provide a guide for common situations.

External links & third parties
gauk Media websites contains links to external, third party websites and gauk Media shall not be responsible for the availability or services of such sites. The fact that a website or business is listed on this website does not mean that gauk Media offers any sort of guarantee or warranty as to their ability to provide any services or products advertised and all users agree that they will make their own enquiries and satisfy themselves that a third party is suitable to enter into dealings with. All users agree that gauk Media (or any of its subsidiaries) acknowledge and agree that gauk Media is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that gauk Media shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

1.3 gauk Media, its agents and employees will not be liable for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly from the possession, publication, or use of or reliance on information obtained from this service.

1.4 gauk Media furnishes its information both on these web pages and on forms and documents issued through its service in good faith without express or implied warranty. If you have any questions concerning the appropriateness or use of the information, forms or documents provided by gauk Media or the information contained on the web pages you must seek competent legal advice. gauk Media cannot be held responsible.

Use of the Service
gauk Media site/s may be used only for lawful purposes and any user identified as using the site for illegal purposes will have their membership terminated. The database may not be used as a mailing list or to canvas any other member or business in any way. Members accept of course that they may be contacted by other members in respect of adverts they may post/may be posted on the gauk Media

2. Privacy
2.1 gauk Media, Online Privacy Policy (Last updated 1st May 2016)
gauk Media has established this Privacy Policy to explain how it protects and manages the personal information that it collects from you (the customer) online.

2.2 Consent for Collection, Use and Disclosure

Your use of the gauk Media site and/or your registration for gauk Media products and services constitute your consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

gauk Media may occasionally update this Privacy Policy.  When it does, gauk Media will also revise the “last update” date at the top of this Privacy Policy.  In addition, gauk Media will seek a customer’s prior consent, by email, for any new uses or proposed disclosures of information collected from the customer prior to the change.  gauk Media will notify customers by email of changes to this policy that will affect information collected from them in the future .

2.3 Accountability
gauk Media collects, at the time of your registration and your sign-on to its web site, certain “personal information” (information that personally identifies you) including but not limited to your name, email address, home or work address, telephone number, and information about your computer hardware and software (e.g. IP address, operating system, browser type, domain name, URL, access times, and referring web site addresses).

gauk Media has implemented this Privacy Policy to protect personal information received from its customers, and to respond to any inquiries .  The Privacy Policy also provides that gauk Media will use appropriate contractual means to establish a comparable level of protection for personal information which is sent for processing by third parties on gauk Media’s behalf.

gauk Media has designated responsibility for your personal information to its Privacy Officer, who ensures compliance with the principles in this Privacy Policy.  Other gauk Media individuals may be delegated to act on behalf of the Privacy Officer.

2.4 Purposes for Collecting Personal Information
gauk Media collects and uses personal information for the following Identified Purposes:
(a) to understand customer needs regarding gauk Media LLC’s services;
(b) to develop and provide our web site and our products and services for our customers;
(c)to fulfill your requests for products, services or information;
(d)to communicate with customers and site visitors, when necessary, and to inform customers of upgrades, as well as of other products and services available from gauk Media, its affiliates and third parties;
(e)to allow customers to access limited-entry areas of gauk Media’s site;
(f)to personalise some of our services and products for you and to deliver targeted advertisements and offers from gauk Media and third parties;
(g)to bill accounts and maintain payment records;
(h)to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or government request;
(i)to respond to a legitimate claim, or to address our reasonable belief, that you are violating the rights of any third party or any of the agreements or policies that govern your use of the gauk Media site or any gauk Media product or service;
(j)to protect the services, products or rights of gauk Media, including but not limited to the security or integrity of the gauk Media site; and
(k)to identify and resolve technical problems concerning gauk Media’s site, products and services.

gauk Media also uses personal information in an aggregate form ( ie.not individually attributable to you) for its business analysis, operational, marketing and other promotional purposes.

If we hire other companies to provide some products or services on our behalf, then we will only provide those companies the personal information they need for the Identified Purposes, and we will limit their rights to use and further disclose your personal information as appropriate in the course of their work for us.

2.5 Limiting the Collection of Personal Information
gauk Media limits its collection of personal information to only that information which is necessary for the Identified Purposes.  gauk Media does not direct its site to, nor does it knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of thirteen.

Cookies: When you visit the gauk Media website, a cookie may be placed on your computer or the cookie may be read if you have visited the gauk Media site previously.  gauk Media uses cookies to allow gauk Media to determine which products and services you have already purchased so that gauk Media does not provide redundant information to you, and, if you are an gauk Media affiliate, to track gauk Media sales made to customers referred by you so that you can receive compensation under our affiliate program.  If you choose to not have your browser accept cookies from the gauk Media website, you may not be able to view all the text on the screens, or to experience a personalised visit, or to subscribe to certain service and product offerings on the gauk Media site.

2.6 Disclosure, Processing and Retention
gauk Media does not sell, rent or disclose your personal information to anyone else, except:
(a)to someone you have designated to act as your agent, for one or more of the Identified Purposes (listed in Section 2, above);
(b)to gauk Media’s employees, independent contractors, subsidiaries, affiliates, consultants, business associates, service providers, suppliers and agents, acting on gauk Media’s behalf for any of the Identified Purposes;
(c)as necessary if gauk Media has reason to believe that disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference (either intentionally or unintentionally) with gauk Media’s rights or property, other users of gauk Media’s web site, products or services, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities; and
(d)to respond to judicial process and provide information to law enforcement agencies or in connection with an investigation on matters related to public safety, as permitted by law, or otherwise as required by law.
In addition, as we continue to develop our business, we or our affiliates may sell or buy other businesses or entities, or we may merge with another company.  In such transactions, personal information may be one of the transferred business assets. Also, in the event that gauk Media or substantially all of its assets are acquired, your personal information may be one of the transferred assets.

Your information may be stored and processed in any country in which gauk Media or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities.  By using this website, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.

After your account becomes inactive (that is, if you request to be removed from our database), gauk Media will keep your personal information in its archives.  Your information will then be used only as necessary for tax reasons or to prove gauk Media’s compliance with any applicable law.

2.7 Accuracy of Personal Information
gauk Media will use reasonable efforts to keep customer personal information accurate for the Identified Purposes, and for minimizing the possibility of making inappropriate customer decisions based on such information.  Customers are responsible for informing gauk Media about changes to their personal information.  You can do this by sending an email Here. gauk Media will use new or updated personal information it receives from customers to update its own records.

2.8 Security Safeguards
gauk Media will use reasonable efforts to protect customers’ personal information.

2.9 Access to Personal Information
gauk Media will afford you a reasonable opportunity to review the personal information in your file upon request to the Privacy Officer Here.

If gauk Media is not able to provide access to some aspect of a customer’s personal information, it will provide reasons for denying access such as; that by doing so would likely reveal personal information about a third party, or that it is confidential commercial information or lawyer–client privileged communications, or that the information relates to a breach of an agreement or a contravention of law, or that its disclosure could reasonably be expected to threaten the life or security of another individual.

Customers have the right to request that inaccurate or incomplete information be amended as appropriate, by contacting gauk Media or the Privacy Officer as described above.  gauk Media will promptly correct such personal information.

3. Communications and free newsletter
Subscribers (unless disputed, the person whose details appear in the subscription form and submitted to gauk Media) agree to receive the gauk Media electronic newsletter and a limited number of communications from gauk Media. Communications may contain selected advertising and carry an unsubscribe link which can be activated at any time.

gauk Media electronic newsletter is a separate service to ‘paid for’ subscriptions and newsletter. Cancellation from the free newsletter will not affect subscription to general gauk services.

You must promptly notify gauk of any breach of security related to the Services, including but not limited to unauthorized use of your password or account. To help ensure the security of your password or account, please sign out from your account at the end of each session.