NZ Marine Industry Association believes the responsible use of personal information is critical to enable the Internet to reach its potential as a tool for personal and professional activities. In line with the Privacy Act 1993, NZ Marine Industry Association is committed to respecting your privacy. You can visit without telling us who you are or revealing personal information.

Purpose of information collection

You may choose to provide us with information such as your name and e-mail address. We intend to use this information for the purposes stated at the time of collection, and you will be added to the Discover Boating / The Boating Map mailout lists for periodic updates on our activities. We will take appropriate steps to protect the information you share with us.

How information is used?

When NZ Marine Industry Association receives information about your session or about you, we may use it for research or to improve our site and services. We will ask if you want us to use that information to continue contact with you for example, to send you new product information, notification of new services or new projects. If you do not want us to contact you, you can choose to "opt out" by emailing us with this specific request.

In general on, IP addresses (the Internet address of a computer) are logged to track a user's session while the user remains anonymous. We analyse this data for trends, such as which parts of our site users are visiting and how long they spend there. In general, we do not link your IP addresses to anything personally identifiable to you. If we wish to do this we will give you the opportunity to "opt out."

Use of "cookies"

Some NZ Marine Industry Association web pages use "cookies," which are small files that may be placed on your hard disk for record-keeping purposes. A cookie allows us to remember who you are. Cookies can make your subsequent visits to the web page simpler and more seamless. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (However, by not accepting cookies, some web pages may not display properly or you may not be permitted to access certain information.)

To stop information

If you have any questions or comments about our privacy practices, would like to stop receiving information from The Boating Map, Discover Boating or the NZ Marine Industry Association, or would like to correct or update information provided by you to NZ Marine Industry Association via our website, please contact us by either clicking on the "contact" button on the footer strip, or by sending an e-mail to