In operating our website, we may collect, hold, store and use the following information about you:
In operating our business, in addition to the information described above we also collect, hold, store and use:
In order to fulfil our legal responsibilities as a childcare provider, and in-order to provide our contractual services to customers, then in addition to the information described above we may also collect, hold, store and use information that we deem to be “sensitive”, such as information about a child’s race or ethnicity, religious beliefs, and sexual orientation, information about a child’s physical and mental health (including any medical conditions, health and sickness records, and details of primary healthcare provider), information relating to a prospective employee’s criminal history, information relating to a child’s custodial situation (including any court orders or enforcements).
The information that we (and our sKids franchisees) collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you. In addition, we (and our sKids franchisees) may use the information for the following purposes:
4.2 We will only pass on information about you as an individual (as opposed to aggregate information) to third parties to enable us to perform services requested by you or with your prior consent.
4.3 sKids and sKids franchisees will share your personal information with third parties where required by law, where it is necessary to administer the working relationship with you, or where we have another legitimate reason in doing so (including for any of those purposes outlined above). Some of your information may be shared with:
Keeping information about you secure is very important to us and we implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. We follow strict security procedures in the storage, use and disclosure of the information you have provided to us, to ensure prevention of unauthorised access. Our security procedures mean that we may require proof of identity before we are able to disclose information to you.
Please note that we do not collect any personal information from children under thirteen years of age and that no child under thirteen should submit any personal information to our website or any other sKids media platforms. Should we discover that any such personal information has been delivered to our website, we will remove that information as soon as possible. We recommend that parents use software or other tools by which they can ensure that their childrens’ use of the internet reflects their preferences, requirements and the law.
You credit card details are not processed or transmitted through the sKids’ website; all transactions are processed through a secure payment gateway provider. sKids use Windcave to provide this service. Windcave hosts and manages the payments page. All transaction sessions are stored and processed through encrypted strings.
Your credit card details are not held by sKids and cannot be accessed by sKids staff. However, they may be ‘tokenised’ and held by Windcave if you have requested the convenience of the payment gateway to retain your payment details for future use. sKids Merchant services are provided by ASB Bank.
The information we collect, track and share with third parties through cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous (i.e. it does not include personal information which may personally identify you). The information may be used to send advertisements to you in relation to the services we offer via our website and/or third party websites.
The information generated by the Google Analytics cookie about your use of our website is transmitted to, and stored by, Google on Google’s servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on your website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
You can delete cookies from your website browser at any time and also permit third parties to place or modify cookies on your computer or mobile device on our behalf. The third parties can use these “tracking cookies” (also called “third party cookies”) to see if you have visited certain pages on our website or other websites, and may use them to present targeted advertisements to you as you visit other websites. These tracking cookies do not contain personal information (though they do identify the computer or mobile device you use to visit our website) and you can configure your browser to reject tracking cookies.
Both us and third-party advertisers may use web beacons in connection with our website (and their websites). Some of our website pages may contain web beacons in the form of clear .gif files, which are electronic images that allow for the collection of non-personally identifiable information about your interactions on our website. Web beacons may be used to place advertisements, to understand website traffic patterns and the number of visitors to our website, and to measure the effectiveness of advertisements or email messages.
We include links to third party websites on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
By using sKids’ website and providing us with your contact details (for example and without limitation, by entering competitions, by completing enquiry forms on sKids’ website, by registering to receive services from sKids or any sKids franchisee), you agree to receiving electronic promotional communications via email or text message.
You can ask sKids to access all personal information we hold about you or your children and ask us to correct it if it is wrong. To request any information, we may be holding about you or request a correction, please contact us in writing by speaking to your local sKids Programme Manager or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on privacy, see the Privacy Commissioner’s Website https://privacy.org.nz/