Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy (the “Internet Privacy Policy) is current on and from November 2022.

By using this site, you agree to the information contained on this page.

This web site (“the web site”) is owned and operated by Hortinvest Limited which is referred to as “We”, “our” and “us” in this Internet Privacy Policy. By using this web site, you agree to the terms of and information contained in this Internet Privacy Policy. The Internet Privacy Policy relates to the collection and use of personal information you may supply to us through your conduct on the web site.

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to modify or remove portions of this Internet Privacy Policy at any time including when necessary to reflect changes to the web site, updates to our services or to reflect any changes in law. When we update this Internet Privacy Policy, we will revise the month and year such update is current as set out at the top of the page. Where the changes are material, we will use reasonable efforts to notify you, usually by prominently posting a notice of those changes on the web site or by sending you an email. This Internet Privacy Policy is in addition to any other terms and conditions applicable to the web site.

We recognise the importance of protecting the privacy of information collected about visitors to our web site, in particular information that is capable of identifying an individual (“personal information”). This Internet Privacy Policy governs the manner in which your personal information, obtained through the web site, will be dealt with. This Internet Privacy Policy should be reviewed periodically so that you are updated on any changes. We welcome your comments and feedback.

Personal information

Personal information about visitors to our web site is collected only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted. For example, we may need to collect such information to provide you with further services or to answer or forward any requests or enquiries. It is our intention that this Internet Privacy Policy will protect your personal information from being dealt with by us in any way that is inconsistent with applicable privacy laws in New Zealand.

Use of information

Personal information that visitors submit to our site is used only for the purpose for which it is submitted or for such other secondary purposes that are related to the primary purpose, unless we disclose other uses in this Internet Privacy Policy or at the time of collection. Copies of correspondence sent from the web site, that may contain personal information, are stored as archives for record-keeping and back-up purposes only.

Collecting information on registered members

As part of registering with us, we collect personal information about you in order for you to take full advantage of our services. To do this it may be necessary for you to provide additional information to us as detailed below.

Registration is completely optional. Registration may include submitting your name, email address, address, telephone numbers, option on receiving updates and promotional material and other information.


Apart from where you have consented or disclosure is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was submitted, personal information may be disclosed in special situations where we have reason to believe that doing so is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against anyone damaging, injuring, or interfering (intentionally or unintentionally) with our rights or property, users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. Also, we may disclose personal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires disclosure.

We may engage third parties to provide you with goods or services on our behalf. In that circumstance, we may disclose your personal information to those third parties in order to meet your request for goods or services.


We strive to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal information submitted to our site, and we review and update our security measures in light of current technologies. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure.

However, we will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information you may transmit to us or from our online products and services. Once we do receive your transmission, we will also make our best efforts to ensure its security on our systems.

In addition, our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us. However, we will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorised access to your personal information.

Collecting information for users

IP Addresses Our web server may gather information from you automatically, such as your IP address, browser type, operating system and a date/time stamp for your visit, to assist with the diagnosis of problems or support issues with our services. Again, such information is gathered in aggregate only and cannot be traced to an individual user.

Cookies and Applets
We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. These cookies and allow us to increase your security by storing your session ID and are a way of monitoring single user access.

This aggregate, non-personal information is collated and provided to us to assist in analysing the usage of the site.

Most internet browsers give you the option to reject all cookies, accept all cookies, erase cookies stored on your device or be notified when a cookie is stored on your device. However, if you reject or erase the cookies referred to above, some features or services of the web site will not function properly or may not be fully available.

Access to information

We will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to keep secure any information which we hold about you, and to keep this information accurate and up to date. If, at any time, you discover that information held about you is incorrect, you may contact us to have the information corrected.

Under certain circumstances, by law you have certain rights in connection with your personal information, including rights to request access to, or correction or erasure of your personal information. If you wish to exercise any of the rights described above, please contact our privacy officer (details at paragraph 14 below). Please note that, if you are located in New Zealand there may be some statutory exceptions where your request for access to your personal information may be denied.

Problems or questions

If you have any further queries relating to this Internet Privacy Policy, or you have a problem or complaint, please contact our privacy police officer at