Catchakiwi Privacy Statement

Catchakiwi takes your privacy seriously, here is our privacy statement.

Catchakiwi has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to our members privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Catchakiwi website: Please note this statement is as at 17TH April 2012

Catchakiwi is always evolving and will endeavour to remain within the bounds of this statement or keep this statement current.

Catchakiwi will always endeavour to comply with the conditions of the New Zealand Privacy Act.

In the case of known or suspected abuse of our systems or members, we reserve the right to review and pass any relevant information stored on our systems to the relevant ISP(s) or Police to help prevent abuse. We will also provide assistance to help identify a member for members who are proceeding with in our view legitimate legal action. We feel the protection of our members is one of our most important goals.

Data Collection

IP Address

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. Your IP address is also used to help gather broad demographic information that is not tied back to you personally.

Personal Details

  As a service providing website we ask our members for a number of personal details for use on the website. We always try to identify which information is for system use and which is for displaying to other members.

Email Address

The email address provided will only be used by Catchakiwi for notification events, contacting the member ourselves and newsletters. It will not be sold for other purposes. Where possible opt out options may exist for notifications and newsletters, however some newsletters are not optional and you will need to remove your Catchakiwi membership to unsubscribe.

Demographic Data

Demographic and profile data is also collected at this site. We use this data to tailor the visitor's experience at this site, showing them customised content we think they might be interested in. 


From time to time we summarise demographics and other details, such as the number of members by geographical area

Other Privacy Policy

Other Privacy Policy

This site contains links to other sites. Catchakiwi is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Membership Signup

Parts of our site may use a form for members to request information. We collect visitor contact information (like their email address). The member's contact information is also used to get in touch with the member when necessary.

Optional Surveys

From time to time we may run optional online surveys in which we may ask visitors for additional contact information and demographic information. We use contact data from our surveys to send the user information about our company and promotional material from some of our partners. In such surveys users may opt out of receiving future mailings.

Competitions and Promotions

We may run promotions on our site in which we ask visitors for contact information. We may use contact data from our contests to send users information about our company and promotional material from some of our partners. The customer's contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary, usually for prize delivery. Users may opt out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

Banner Advertising

We use an external ad Web site to display ads on our site. These ads may contain cookies. While we use cookies in other parts of our Web site, cookies received with banner ads are collected by our ad company and are only used for ad tracking. We may pass coded information to the ad server in order to target banners based on our member's settings.

Public Forums

This site makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. You should assume that all chat rooms, forums and message boards are logged for historical or monitoring purposes and may be summarised and displayed.

Internal Email System

Messages using our internal email system are not able to be read by any other members other than the sender and receiver. Once a message is sent it is not possible to retract it. Some membership options may allow a sender of an email to see when their sent email was read or if it was deleted. Catchakiwi Ltd have a number of security filters and procedures that are run over internal email to prevent site abuse, commercial use and spam. As part of these processes from time to time Catchakiwi Ltd staff may be required to view messages, however they will always remain private and confidential, the only time these messages will be disclosed to any other party is if the member is involved in legal proceedings and either Catchakiwi Ltd is satisfied that the legal action is justified, or the disclosure is a legal requirement.

Member Profiles, Adverts and Photos

Catchakiwi Ltd have a number of security filters and procedures that are run over member profiles and photos to help prevent site misuse, unathorised commercial use and spam. As part of these processes from time to time authorised Catchakiwi Ltd staff may be required to view member profiles, adverts and associated material.

Shared Member Information

As a core function of Catchakiwi Ltd , various elements of your profile, the last time your have been on the Catchakiwi Ltd website, and other statistical information may also be available to members such as ratios on how often you reply, block, use message board hammers and other information that may assist a member to deciding if they will interact. Members may also have the option to list who has viewed their profile and who is currently online.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We will always do our best to protect this information and will take action against any hacking or abuse.

Children's Guidelines

This site is restricted to Adults aged 16 or higher, as such any children using the site will be removed and their ISP may be notified of the abuse.


Our site provides users the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from Catchakiwi. Catchakiwi gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service. However we do also have mandatory newsletters for our members and the only unsubscribe option is to remove your membership from Catchakiwi.
You can visit the following contact form URL and give us enough detail to correct the problem.


This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided. Visit to personalise this web site, or visit our contact form page and give us enough detail to correct the problem.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact Catchakiwi by completing the contact form.