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Privacy Statement

1.  Privacy Policy

  • The information below applies to personal information (information about an identifiable individual) we, Harkness Henry, collect about you when you visit and browse our website.
  • When you visit our website, we collect some non-personal information, such as the IP address from which you accessed this website, the date and time you are visiting, the pages you accessed, the type of browser and operating system you use, and the terms you use to search for content on our site. This information cannot be used to personally identify you. We use it for the purposes of system administration, auditing use of the site and improving it for different customer profiles and for our internal reporting.
  • Our website relies on the use of cookies, which are small files stored on the hard drive of your computer. We recommend you enable cookies in order to enjoy our website, but it is up to you whether you enable them or not. If you do not enable cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features on our site.
  • If you choose to provide us with personal information such as your email address, for example by filling out an electronic query, we will use the information only for the purposes that you authorise it to be used for. We will send you email marketing to that email address if you agree to us doing so. If you wish to unsubscribe from any email marketing communications you can:
    • follow the unsubscribe instructions in the email; or
    • phone or write to us using the contact details in that email message.
  • If you engage us for legal services, we will collect the following information from you:
    • name
    • contact information
    • interactions with us
    • billing information
    • Unique Identification Numbers from your personal identification issued by government agencies
  • We collect this information in order to meet the New Zealand Law Society’s requirements for providing services and to comply with the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (“AML”). Providing some information to us is optional. If you choose not to enter all requested  information, we may be unable to provide some legal services.
  • When you provide us with personal information, we are obliged to comply with the provisions of the Privacy Act 2020 (the “Act”). We will collect, hold, use and disclose that information in accordance with the principles set out in the Act. This means we will:
    • use personal information only for the purpose we collect it for;
    • use unique identifiers such as ‘client numbers’;
    • retain that information only for so long as necessary to fulfil the purpose for which we have collected it. This is for a minimum of seven years, unless it is for AML compliance for which it will be five years;
    • disclose or release it to a third party only when
      • we are required to, or we are permitted by law to do so:
      • if you have authorised the release or disclosure: or
      • it is the purpose (or a directly related purpose) for which the information was collected. This can include sharing information overseas.
  • If your information is held in the form of physical documentation, and is destroyed, it will either be shredded onsite or be destroyed by a confidential professional destruction service.
  • Information held electronically, except any required to be destroyed within a certain timeframe (such as for AML compliance), will be held indefinitely but may be deleted after 10 years.
  • If you think we have breached the Act or you would like to find out more about our obligations, information is available on the Privacy Commissioner’s website at
  • If you wish to enquire about personal information we hold about you (if any) or make any changes to that information, you can contact us as follows: [email protected].

2.  Disclaimer

  • The information we provide on the website is provided to you in good faith. However, it is an introduction to the services we provide only. If you engage us to provide legal services you will be making an offer to purchase those services. We can accept or decline that offer in our discretion. Separate terms relating to the provision of those services will apply.
  • While we will do our best to make sure that the website is available, we cannot guarantee that it will always be uninterrupted or that your access will be error-free, or that any files available for download will be error-free or free from viruses, faults or defects.
  • Links or references to other websites are provided for your convenience only. Other websites are not under our control. We have not reviewed them and we do not endorse or assume responsibility for the contents of any other website.
  • If you wish to link to this website, you should request our permission. To do so, contact us at telephone us on 07 838 2399. You must not do anything which alters our website or interferes with how it works.

3.  Intellectual Property

  • Unless otherwise shown, we own all the copyright and other intellectual property rights on the material on this website.
  • You can use the material for your own personal, non-commercial use provided that you acknowledge the source of the material and that you do not remove any copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property notices contained in the content. You must not use the material in a misleading way.
  • You must not use any of our trade marks without our permission.

4.  Other

  • If you post any material to our site which we believe (in our own discretion) is inappropriate for our site, we may remove it.
  • Nothing in these terms affects any rights you may have under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.
  • New Zealand law governs this website.
  • Changes or updates to the content of this website may occur at any time. These terms may be changed or updated from time to time. Changes may take the form of completely new terms. We will post any changes on this website. Any change applies from the date it is posted.
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