Privacy policy

SPCA Reading Challenge Privacy Policy

Read NZ Te Pou Muramura is committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of those who use our site.

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

By visiting this SPCA Reading Challenge website at you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

No personal data collected by us through this website will be sold or released to anyone without prior consent.

We may collect and process the following data from you during your visit to the website:

Personal data that you provide by filling in forms on this website, including data provided at the time of registering as a user

Personal data you provide when reporting a problem with this website or requesting technical support, or contacting Read NZ Te Pou Muramura for any other reason

The titles and volume of books logged by users in specific regions of New Zealand

We use information held about you in the following ways:

To encourage and allow you to participate in interactive features on our website, when you choose to do so

To learn more about the books being read by New Zealanders

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Personal information, such as names, email addresses and usernames will be deleted from our servers after a two year period. Information about books logged by website users, including titles, authors and star ratings will be retained on our servers indefinitely.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Statistical information

Statistical information may be collected about your visit to help us improve the website. This is viewable by site administrators, some Read NZ Te Pou Muramura staff and third party contractors who provide administration and improvement services to the website. This information will not identify you personally.

It includes:

  • Your location (down to city/town level)
  • Language used
  • Your IP address
  • Type of web browser operating system you used
  • Screen resolution
  • What Read NZ Te Pou Muramura website content you looked at
  • Search terms you used

Access to your personal information

You have the right to access or request correction to any of your personal information provided to Read NZ Te Pou Muramura in connection to the use of this website.

If you have any concerns about personal information we hold please contact:

Juliet Blyth
Ground floor, 79 Boulcott St
Wellington 6011


Hypertext links to other web locations are for the convenience of users and do not constitute any endorsement or authorisation by Read NZ Te Pou Muramura. Read NZ Te Pou Muramura is not responsible for the contents or reliability of linked non-government websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over availability of the linked pages.


Except where stated, Read NZ Te Pou Muramura is the copyright holder of information on this site. Information may be reproduced for personal or in-house use without formal permission or charge.

Information on this website must not be used in a commercial context unless written permission has been given by Read NZ Te Pou Muramura.