The BTG MergeIT Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy and Protection of Your Personal Data
Business Technology Group recognises that our employees, and the individuals who represent companies with whom we conduct business, value their privacy. However, in order to conduct a National business in this increasingly electronic economy, the collection of the personal data of individuals is often necessary.
We respect your right to privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. It is our goal to balance the benefits of e-commerce with your right, as an individual, to prevent the misuse of your personal data.

What Is Personal Data
Personal data means any information that, when used alone or combined with other data, may be used to identify an individual. This includes, but is not limited to, an individual first and last name, e-mail address, mailing and/or residential addresses, telephone number, title, birth date, gender, occupation, customer contact information and/or other personal information that may be required in order for us to provide the service you requested.

Compliance With Laws
Business Technology Group strives to comply with all applicable and known laws in New Zealand that are designed to protect your right to privacy and prevent misuse of your personal data. Although legal requirements may vary, we intend to adhere to the principles set forth in this Privacy and Data Protection Web Site Policy Statement.
Our commitment is to protect your personal data no matter where it is collected, transported, processed or retained.

Services Covered by Our Privacy Statement
This Business Technology Group Global Privacy and Data Protection Services Policy Statement applies to all Services and domains of Business Technology Group (www.btg.co.nz). Business Technology Group web sites may provide links to unaffiliated third-party web sites for your convenience and information; however, Business Technology Group does not control those unaffiliated third-party web sites or (except where Business Technology Group is providing your personal data to a third party with whom Business Technology Group has contracted for services) their privacy policies or practices as they relate to the use and protection of your personal data. You may visit those third-party links at your sole discretion and should read their privacy policies and statements before providing them your personal data.

Collecting Your Personal Data
In some circumstances, we may request you to provide personal data. Your response to such a request is strictly voluntary.
Business Technology Group uses this personal data to customize your experience on our web site, client portals and hosted infrastructure. We also may use your personal data for other business purposes, such as alerting you to products and services that can assist you in your business, promoting site registration, order processing and online customer service. When you access certain Business Technology Group infrastructure, you may need to be registered and create a password in order to log in.
The use of those portals, and the downloadable information on such web pages, may be governed by a written agreement between you, or your employer, and Business Technology Group. Unless you request your personal data to be deleted, it may be retained by BTG, pursuant to applicable laws, to:

  1. verify compliance with the agreement,
  2. track software and documents you download; or
  3. track page visits and usage of other applications available on the Business Technology Group web sites. We also may receive your personal data from our business partners and suppliers.

We intend to use such personal data only if it has been collected in accordance with acceptable privacy practices consistent with the Business Technology Group Global Privacy and Data Protection Policies as well as applicable laws. In general, you can use our services without divulging any personal data. However, there are areas of our service offering that require us to collect personal data to complete the customization functions for which they are designed that may not be available to those individuals who elect not to provide the personal data requested. You are always welcome to visit the public portion of Business Technology Group services without revealing any personal data.

Use of Your Personal Data
When we collect your personal data from you, we will inform you at the time as to the reason we are requesting such personal data. The personal data will be used only for Business Technology Group business purposes such as:

  1. responding to your requests for products, documentation and/or services;
  2. processing your order or invoice;
  3. conducting a commercial transaction;
  4. corresponding with you and/or your company;
  5. enabling your subscription or event registration;
  6. Processing a service request;
  7. sending direct marketing information; and/or
  8. performing market research.

We will also use your personal data to personalize the content you review and to better understand how you use our services in order to improve the service Business Technology Group provides. In specific cases, Business Technology Group may request your direct consent to use your personal data by providing an opt-in and/or opt-out checkbox in information fields before your personal data can be used for any additional purposes to that for which your consent has been or is given.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data to Third Parties
If you elect to provide us with personal data, we may transfer that personal data within the Business Technology Group entities. Your personal data may be transferred within New Zealand and/or across borders to Business Technology Group entities, in other countries around the world so that such Business Technology Group entities, may provide services and other operations required to transact business with you.
Such personal data may include, but is not limited to, account information, and ordering/invoicing information. Business Technology Group will not share your personal data with other Business Technology Group business partners without first obtaining your express permission. Business Technology Group will share your personal data with its business partners only if you have provided us with your consent to do so. Business Technology Group works with certain companies that deliver Business Technology Group advertising and undertake surveys on behalf of Business Technology Group.
These companies may collect information to help us determine which products, services and offerings are of most interest to our current and future customers. Unless you have given your consent, implicitly or explicitly, the information collected is not identifiable at an individual level. However, it may be identifiable at a company level, with or without your consent, or aggregated at an anonymous level to provide us with general statistics and trends. In the event that Business Technology Group sells a part or parts of its business, the personal data that we have collected could be transferred to the acquiring company unless you instruct Business Technology Group not to do so in writing. Business Technology Group reserves the right to share your personal data to respond to information requests by duly authorized governmental authorities and subject to applicable laws. In exceptionally rare circumstances, where national, state or company security is at issue , Business Technology Group reserves the right to share our entire database of employees, visitors, vendors and customers with the appropriate governmental authorities duly authorized by applicable laws.

Securing Your Information
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to

  1. prevent unauthorized access to your personal data,
  2. maintain personal data accuracy,
  3. ensure correct use of information, and
  4. safeguard and secure your personal data we collect online.

Please take note of the following to ensure the security of your personal data and other confidential information you may provide online: You should be aware that when you disclose personal data or other confidential information in discussion forums, blogs or chat rooms, such personal data or other confidential information is accessible to and collectable by others who are present or who may have access to the forum, blog or chat room. Business Technology Group advises you to protect yourself against unauthorized access to your computer and disclosure of your Business Technology Group password.
If you believe that your password has been compromised, you should immediately change your password. If you believe there has been a security breach at Business Technology Group involving your personal data, please contact Business Technology Group at the address provided below.

Accessing and Correcting Your Personal Data
Business Technology Group wants to ensure that any personal data you provide remains accurate. If you have changes to your personal data, you can review and update your personal data after logging onto our service with your user name and password. You can correct errors in your personal data by sending us a request and pointing out the error. To protect your privacy and secure your personal data, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making the corrections.

Contacting Us
We value your opinions and feedback. Please email us on admin@btg.co.nz or write us at: Business Technology Group PO Box 17-367 Greenlane Auckland

Complying with and Changing Our Global Privacy and Data Protection Hosted Service Policy Statement
The Business Technology Group Global Privacy and Data Protection Hosted Service Policy Statement was last updated on 31 May 2012. Business Technology Group utilizes the self-assessment approach to assure our continuing compliance with our Global Privacy and Data Protection Web Site Policy Statement.
From time to time, Business Technology Group verifies that the policy statement is accurate and in line with applicable laws, comprehensive for the information intended to be covered, prominently displayed, completely implemented, and in conformity with the NZ Law. Business Technology Group reserves the right to make changes to this policy statement from time to time.