Privacy & Cookies Policy Overview

Effective: 1st August 2016; updated 1st August 2016

Bell Lodge Backpackers Ltd is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We take your privacy very seriously.
This webpage tells you the data protection and privacy practices for Bell-Lodge.nz, specifically:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected
  • Which organisation is collecting this information
  • How this information is used
  • Our policy on sharing this information
  • How we protect your information
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in this information

Plain English Summary

Children (under 18s) are not eligible to use our services and should not submit any personal information to Bell-Lodge.nz.

Bell-Lodge.nz does not actively track you as an individual.

Should you send us an email via our contact form, your name, email address and message will be emailed to us (as you would expect). This information is kept private. We will store this information within our own email system so that we are able to respond to you.

Should you comment on a blog post or web page on this site, then your name, email address, IP address and message will be stored in our website database (as you would expect). This makes your name, website address and comment (but not your email address) viewable by the general public on the website.

The website does use some cookies when you browse this website. These are used to ensure proper running of this website, and also to help us improve your experience when browsing.

We do not use Advertising cookies. For our analysis only we use Google Analytics & Web Master Tools. These may use cookies, for purposes beyond our control.

NONE OF THE INFORMATION WE GATHER VIA COOKIES IDENTIFIES YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL – IT IS ALL ENTIRELY ANONYMOUS.

If you don’t know what cookies are or if you would like to find out more, here are two great resources to start you off, Wikipedia.org & AboutCookies.org

Which organisation is collecting this information

Bell-Lodge.nz is a website owned by Bell Lodge Backpackers Ltd and trades under the name of Bell Lodge Motel & Backpackers Hostel which operates in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty New Zealand.

How this information is used

If you have chosen to share it with us, we use your email address to contact you in reply to your message, or to send you our newsletter. If you have entered your email address to leave a comment on the blog, it is used to identify your comment, however it is not displayed on the website or shared with any third party.

We may also use your email to help resolve issues or disputes, for example if you tell us that you cannot see any of your posts on the website, we would probably search our database using your email address to help diagnose the problem.

Our disclosure of this information

We do not share your personal information or email address with third parties.

Email opt-out

Just like you, we hate spam. We do / will not send you spam emails.

You may opt-out of our emails at any time. An ‘unsubscribe’ link is included in all of our email newsletters. Or your may use our Contact Form to let us know.

Protection of your information

Bell-Lodge.nz uses best endeavor to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information but we do not use encryption (such as SSL). We do not believe that the personal information we collect warrants this level of security. It is important to be aware that there is no such thing as “perfect internet security”.

We do employ Sucuri Security to help in the protection of our website and databases.

How to correct inaccurate information

Once posted, you cannot change or remove any comments you have submitted on our website pages and/or posts. However, if you would like to have this information removed please contact us and we will do this for you.

You should know that because of technical constraints, all information is never completely removed from our databases. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests that it be removed. We will aim to remove all publicly-facing information.

How to contact us

Please use our Contact Form to get in touch. or Telephone +64 (0)7 578 6344

Changes to the Privacy Policy

From time to time we may update this Privacy Policy in line with legal requirements and or website changes that may affect the personal information we gather about you. It is assumed that you accept such changes if you continue to use the site and services. If you do not accept such changes then you should stop using bell-lodge.nz’s website and services, and contact us (details above) if you would like any information removed.