Information we collect
Simply put, our main function is to facilitate your efforts to find a tourism product or service that suits you so the collection of personal information is limited and always voluntary. You may also enter competitions or complete surveys that we conduct, in which case we will also require that you provide some of your personal information to allow us to administer the competition. This may include but is not limited to your name and postal and email address, payment details and we may also ask for your telephone number so that we can contact you in the event that a problem arises. In all cases, you can be assured that we will only seek the most basic details needed to get the information/services you requested to you in a timely fashion. We generally collect personal information directly from you via our websites, phone and email or in person. We may also conduct some activities that involve collection of personal information through third party websites.
New Caledonia Tourism does not attempt to collect further data without user consent that enables personally identifiable profiling of our users. We collect and collate generic information on all our site traffic that is only ever represented in aggregate format.
You do not need to give us personal information if you do not wish to, but if you don’t, we may not always be able to help you or provide you with the requested services or allow you to participate in an advertised activity.
Use of personal information
We will generally use your personal information to provide our products and services to you, and to fulfil administrative functions associated with our business and promotional activities, including but not limited to processing payments, delivering/providing services, administering competitions and surveys, providing refunds and discounts, verifying your identity, communicating with you and dealing with requests from you.
We may also contact you with marketing and promotional communications about products, services or activities we think you may be interested in on an on-going basis. We may contact you in this way via email and other means.
Storage/disclosure of personal information
Information we collect may be stored at our addresses listed above both in New Caledonia and Australia. Personal information may also be stored and processed on our electronic databases and/or our servers located in both Australia and New Caledonia.
Your information and third parties
New Caledonia Tourism does not sell or pass on your personal details to third parties without your consent, except in the following, highly unlikely, instances (and then only to the extent permitted by the applicable laws):
- where it is required by applicable law or pursuant to a court or similar order;
- where it is required urgently to prevent serious loss or damage to property of New Caledonia Tourism; and
- where it is required for the purposes of obtaining legal advice or for the purposes of, or in the course of, legal proceedings to which New Caledonia Tourism is a party or a witness.
We may also, in limited circumstances, disclose personal information we collect to certain third party service providers so that they can conduct the services we contract them to do (e.g. to maintain our websites, conduct draws or other activities associated with administering competitions, etc.).
From time to time, we conduct joint promotional email campaigns with third parties. As part of such campaigns, we may forward promotional emails to your email address containing information on products and services that we feel may be of interest to you. Such emails may include links to the websites of third parties, and in this regard we would refer you to the section headed ‘Security’ below. We will not make your personal information available to any third party for these promotional purposes and any promotional emails will always be sent by us.
Access to and correction of the information we hold on you and complaints process
If you wish to query, access or correct the information we hold on you or inform us about how we should treat that data or request the deletion of that information, contact us in writing at:
Data Protection Officer,
New Caledonia Tourism,
20, rue Anatole France
Tél : (687) 24 20 80 – Fax : (687) 24 20 70
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
BP 688 – 98845 NOUMEA CEDEX
In Australia you may also contact us at: New Caledonia Tourism South, Level 5, 35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022 or at (02) 9028 3575.
If you have any feedback or concerns about privacy or would like to make a complaint if you believe a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles or any other applicable country, national, state and local data protection law has occurred, please contact us by the means set out above. We take such complaints seriously and we will let you know who will be handling your matter and when you can expect a full response within fifteen (15) days of receiving your complaint.
We will not levy any charge in respect of the above actions and will let you know if the request for access, correction or deletion of your personal information cannot be granted (in line with any applicable laws).
Analysis of click trails
On New Caledonia Tourism consumer websites, IP addresses (the Internet address of a computer) are logged to track a user’s session while the user remains anonymous. We analyse this data for certain trends and statistics, such as which parts of our site users are visiting and how long they spend there. We do not link your IP addresses to anything personally identifiable to you.
We explain our cookies policy and what it means for you.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text-only file that is placed on your computer by another computer on the internet to enable that computer to know when you are visiting a particular web site. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org or http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
Why do we use them?
Cookies enable us to monitor the number of people visiting our site and to store their preferences to improve their experience of our websites.
What cookies does New Caledonia Tourism use?
New Caledonia Tourism uses two types of cookies: – Functional cookies and Marketing cookies.
These are our web analytics, social integration and website session cookies. You must accept these in order to use our site.
We use Google Analytics for web analytics tracking and have enabled the code modification that supports Display Advertising and Google Analytics Demographics & Interest Reporting. This enables us to use the non-personally identifiable information in these reports to validate our market research into audience segmentation and to improve our marketing strategy. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings or by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.
These are 3rd party cookies that are used to assess the impact of our online advertising activity.
Behavioural Advertising Disclosure
New Caledonia Tourism may use data collected on one website in order to customize ads to you on other Sites or other New Caledonia Tourism websites or third party partner websites.
New Caledonia Tourism complies with the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. No personal information will be retained for longer than is necessary to fulfil a legitimate business need or as required by applicable laws.
New Caledonia Tourism takes appropriate measures to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal information collected and held by us, and we periodically update our security measures in light of current technologies. You need to be aware, however, of inherent risks associated with the transmission of information via the Internet. New Caledonia Tourism cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any personal information you submit online. If you have concerns in this regard, New Caledonia Tourism has other ways of obtaining and providing information such as post or telephone.
New Caledonia Tourism sites may also be linked to websites operated by third parties. These links are meant for your convenience only. Links to third party sites do not constitute endorsement on the part of New Caledonia Tourism of those sites and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of the owners and operators of those sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and practices on each site which asks you to submit personal information.
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