Privacy Policy

This document discloses our information gathering and usage practices. For additional information about Risknet, please review our Terms and Conditions.

Use of your information

Risknet does not sell or rent your personal information to third parties.

Risknet collects personal information about you through your use of the Services and the Website, including your registration details and information relating to your use of the Website and the content you access.

We release personal information only when we believe release is appropriate for legal compliance and law enforcement (including to government agencies with statutory law enforcement responsibilities); to facilitate court proceedings; enforce or apply our terms and conditions; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Risknet Limited, our users, or others. Government agencies with statutory roles enabling them to request data from us includes but is not restricted to Police, IRD and the Ministry Of Economic Development. Members can contact Risknet to ask whether such information has been provided.

Risknet may use this personal information to help us provide the Services to you, to verify your identity, to enforce or apply our terms and conditions, to protect the rights, property, or safety of Risknet Limited, our users, or others, for internal research purposes, for promoting and marketing other Risknet products and Services to you, and for any other use that you authorise.


It is the policy of Risknet to send registered users communications via email. Further, it is our policy to remove any registered user from any mailing list upon the user’s request. Risknet may send e-newsletters and other electronic communications to registered users. E-Newsletters will contain clear and obvious instructions for how the user can remove himself or herself from that mailing list.

Emailing tools

Risknet provides facilities throughout the site to refer a friend to Risknet or to send information about a specific property or service to a friend. You may not use the “Email this listing to a friend” service or other email forwarding services that we offer to send spam or otherwise send content that would violate our privacy policy or Terms and Conditions.

Login and registration

Our site’s registration form requires you to provide us contact information and may also require demographic information. We may use your contact information from the registration form to send you information about our company and promotional material from some of our affiliated partners. Your contact information is also used to contact you when necessary.

Updating your personal information

Risknet provides you with ways in which you can update your personal information, including changing your email address, password, phone number, etc. Risknet will store previous email addresses against your profile to ensure compliance with our Terms and Conditions – specifically the use of one account per user.

Control of your password

You are responsible for all actions taken with your user name, email address and password. Therefore we do not recommend that you disclose your Risknet password to any third parties. If you choose to share your user name, email address and password or your information with third parties to provide you additional services, you are responsible for all actions taken with this information and therefore you should review that third party’s privacy policy.

It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your password and to your computer. Ensure you logout when you have finished visiting Risknet, especially if you access Risknet from a shared computer.

Third party links

Risknet contains non-advertising links to a variety of third party sites to enhance the user experience. Risknet has no control of either the content or privacy policies of such sites, nor should such links be considered an endorsement of these sites except where otherwise noted.

Cookies and local storage

Risknet uses various technologies, including cookies and local storage, to collect and store information about you when you visit Risknet.

Cookies and local storage allow us to store information (including your personal information) in a file on the device you use to access Risknet. We use cookies and local storage to deliver information and fresh content specific to your interests and to improve the experience of using Risknet. Cookies and local storage are widely used.

Risknet uses “session” cookies to temporarily store information to help you use Risknet. This information is used to deliver the right content to you as you use Risknet and avoids unnecessarily asking you to log in. Session cookies expire immediately when you close your browser or are deleted after 30 minutes of no activity on Risknet.

Risknet also uses “persistent” cookies and local storage to personalise the user experience, to help protect our members and to provide us with research information (such as how often members visit Risknet each month). Persistent cookies allow us to track users on Risknet and helps us identify users abusing the Risknet service. A persistent auto-login cookie is also stored when you select the “remember me” option when logging in. The auto-login cookie is removed if you log out.

Risknet also participates in Google’s AdWords pay-per-click advertising programme. AdWords advertisements appear on Google’s search result pages and on the Google Display Network.  Risknet ads may also appear on other websites in the Google Display Network.  Google uses cookies to target ads to you, including to measure the number of Google users that click on certain advertisements and visit certain Risknet pages, or who complete certain actions on Risknet (like adding an item to a Watchlist). 

Google provides this data to Risknet without identifying users. View Google’s privacy policy.

Other information we collect

We use additional information to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behaviour to better understand and serve you and our community. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on our site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on our site or not), what browser you are using, and your IP address.

Users who login have their IP addresses recorded. This information will only be provided to legal authorities in cases of suspected fraud or for law enforcement purposes. This information is stored securely and will not be provided to other members or non-authorised parties.

Registration removal

If you wish to have your registration removed from our directory for any reason, you may send us an email requesting this.

Nielsen Online – NZ internet statistics

Risknet, like most large New Zealand websites, uses the Nielsen Online counting system to collect information such as the number of visitors per day or the number of pages requested per day. To do this, Risknet has a small piece of code on each page which counts these statistics. This enables us to see where we are in the “top 10” list of New Zealand websites.

For more information, view the Nielsen Online privacy policy.

Updates to our information practices

From time to time, we make changes to our information practices or alter the functionality of our website. We always update this statement accordingly, so we encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on privacy practices at Risknet. If you have any questions about our privacy policies or any other matter, please contact us.