Privacy & security

If you correspond with us by email, your correspondence may be stored by us. All reasonable precautions will be taken to protect any stored information (whether offline or online). Any information you do share with us will not be given or sold to any other party unless you have deliberately provided that information for us to publish on the website.

Personal information

The Health Promotion Agency is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Any personal information you do provide to us will be kept for as long as necessary to achieve the purpose we collected it for. Your personal information will never be shared with anyone else unless your express permission is sought and agreed first. If you would like further information on what data is collected and how it is used, please email info@healthpromotion.org.nz or write to:

The Privacy Officer
State Services Commission
Level 4, Gen-i Tower
109-111 Featherston Street
PO Box 10-094, Wellington 6143
Telephone (04) 474 7590
Facsimile (04) 474 7595

Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies for online services

This website collects statistical information which is used for making the site faster and easier to use. Your visit is anonymous – information from your visit is combined with the data from all site visitors and presented as statistical information on overall site use.

Stop Before You Start does not collect personally identifiable information and does not facilitate the merging of any personally identifiable information with the non-personally identifiable information collected through any Google product or feature on this website.

Stopbeforeyoustart.co.nz uses “cookies” and other tracking technologies

A “cookie” is a file that our webserver may send to your computer when you access this website. This file is then stored on your computer. Stop Before You Start may use cookies and certain other passive information collection technologies to make your use of this website easier by allowing Stop Before You Start to provide better service, customise websites based on consumer preferences, compile statistics, analyse trends, and otherwise administer and improve this website. Certain features of Stopbeforeyoustart.co.nz may not work without use of passive information collection technologies.

Stopbeforeyoustart.co.nz uses “session” cookies. Session cookies are temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your web browser window or otherwise turn your computer off. Session cookies are used, for example, to improve navigation on this site, and to collect aggregated statistical information.

Stopbeforeyoustart.co.nz may use “persistent” cookies. Persistent cookies are more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of purposes, such as helping to determine what areas of the website visitors find most valuable, and customising the website based on your preferences on an ongoing basis. The Stop Before You Start server only knows that an unidentified visitor with your cookies has returned to the website and not any personally identifiable information.

Stop Before You Start may use “web beacons” (also known as internet tags, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, anonymous identifiers and invisible GIFs): A web beacon is a tiny graphic on a web page or in an email message that is used to track pages viewed or messages opened. Web beacons tell the website server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor’s computer. Web beacons may be placed on online advertisements that bring people to stopbeforeyourstart.co.nz and on different pages of the website. Web beacons provide us with information on how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted. Stopbeforeyoustart.co.nz uses both First Party and Third Party web beacons and cookies.  Third Party web beacons and cookies are used for the purpose of marketing this website to people that may find benefit from the services included on the website. 

Other tracking technologies

The following Google Analytics Display Advertising features are enabled for this website:

  • Remarketing with Google AnalyticsGoogle Display Network Impression reporting
  • Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting
  • DoubleClick Platform integrations

The following Adwords features are enabled for this website

  • Remarketing
  • Affinity audiences
  • Custom affinity audiences
  • In-market audiences
  • Similar audiences
  • Demographic and location targeting

This means that Stopbeforeyoustart.co.nz are enabling Google Analytics to collect data about traffic to this site through cookies and anonymous identifiers in addition to data collected through standard Google Analytics implementations.

Stop Before You Start will not share precise location information with Google unless with the prior explicit consent of the user.

Choices you have about Stop Before You Start’s use of cookies and other tracking technologies

You can choose to enable or disable the use of cookies and other tracking technologies on this website. Cookies that are necessary to the operation of this website and for the provision of the services you have requested will continue to function regardless of whether you have provided consent. Other types of cookies and tracking technologies will be turned off until you provide explicit consent. As a result, the functionality of the Stopbeforeyoustart.co.nz may be reduced until you choose to provide explicit consent.

Some Internet browsers allow you to limit or disable the use of cookies and other tracking technologies. Please refer to the information provided by your Internet browser for instructions on how to do so (generally found under a “Help” menu).

You can opt-out of any of the Google Analytics Advertising Features by going to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ which is where users can download the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser Add-On.

You can also opt out by going to Google Ad Settings, which allows users to turn off the amount and type of data you are sharing.

More information about opting out can be obtained from www.networkadvertising.org/choices