This privacy policy explains how The Westport News collects, uses and shares personal information. For information about the New Zealand Privacy Act visit

We collect personal information from you, including information about your:
• name
• contact information
• location
• interactions with us
• billing or purchase information

We collect your personal information in order to:
• Deliver our product to subscribers and advertisers.

Besides our staff, we share this information with:
• Infomace and credit collection agencies in order to facilitate subscriber and advertiser billing and to take action connected to a purpose for collection.

Providing some information is optional. If you choose not to enter email or a physical postal address, we’ll be unable to provide delivery of subscriptions or advertising in our publication, or invoicing of advertising and subscriptions.

We keep your information safe by storing it on a private network and only allowing accounts staff to access it. 
You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, please contact us at or 03 789 7319 or PO Box 249, Westport 7866.
We keep the personal information we hold safe by storing it on a private network and only allowing accounts staff to access it.
We keep people’s personal information as long as they are a customer or subscriber of The News. After 2 years of inactivity with The News customer’s information would be flagged as deleted. This will remove all customer details supplied in the first instance but does not remove past sales information from our system. & Online Subscriptions

We collect the following information from you to subscribe to our online services.
• Name
• Email address
• billing or purchase information
• IP Address

We collect your personal information in order to:

• charge you for our products or services
• communicate changes to your subscription
• assist you with account issues such as a lost password
• process credit card payments you make online

Besides our staff, we share this information with:
• Paypal in order to process online credit card payments and automatic subscription renewals

Cookies and Tracking
We use cookies in order to:
• Provide functionality to some of our services
• Collect information about how our visitors use our websites via Google Analytics

Westport News Mobile Application

This privacy policy governs your use of the Westport News mobile application for mobile devices that was created by Kinga VoxPop Ltd. The purpose of the Application is to allow audiences the opportunity to interact and comment on programmatic content in a medium presented in the app.

User Provided Information
The Application obtains the information you provide when you download and register the Application. Registration with us is mandatory in order to be able to use the basic features of the Application. When you register with us and use the Application, you generally provide (a) name; (b) and contact details.
Automatically Collected Information
In addition, the Application may collect certain information automatically including IP addresses.
Only aggregated, anonymized data is periodically transmitted to external services to help us improve the Application and our service. We will share your information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. We may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected Information:
as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
You can stop all collection of information by the Application easily by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network.
We do not use the Application to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that their child has provided us with information without their consent, they should contact us at We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.
We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Application. Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.
This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes.
By using the Application, you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. “Processing,” means using cookies on a computer/hand held device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information, all of which activities will take place in the Application and associated hardware and software.