Privacy Policy Statement

Privacy Policy Purpose and Applicability

In this policy, "we", "our" and "Tait" refers to Tait Limited and any of our subsidiaries or affiliate companies as applicable. The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you of how we collect and use personal information through Tait websites. It also explains how we protect your privacy and what control you have over your information.

The policy only applies to how Tait deals with your personal information. The Tait websites may include links to other third party websites. These sites are owned and operated independently of Tait, and have their own separate privacy and data collection practices. Any information you provide to these websites will be governed under the terms of their privacy policy, if any. Tait has no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the independent actions or policies of these independent sites, and is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such sites.

By visiting our website and continuing to do so you indicate your consent to the collection and use of personal information in accordance with this privacy policy. We reserve the right to change this privacy policy from time to time by updating it on the website. This privacy policy was last updated on 1 June 2012.

Collection of Information

Tait collects personal information in four ways.

  • You may voluntarily provide us with personal information such as your name, address, phone number, email address and other types of personal information when requesting a service from us, sending us a communication, enquiring about employment opportunities, completing forms or surveys on our website or by completing log-in and password details at any of our website sign-in facilities.

    If you subscribe to email notifications of updates to the website, you will need to disclose your email address, either to us or to a third party service that manages email notifications. Similarly, you may choose to disclose personal information when adding a post to the website or when commenting on the posts of others. Such information will be viewable by website administrators, certain Tait staff and, if published, members of the public. Please do not post or otherwise transmit personal information of a sensitive nature. If you do not want to receive e-mail, direct mail or targeted advertisements regarding our products and services, simply tell us when you provide your personal information or by following the directions on our web sites to remove your name from our mailing list(s).

    RSS or Atom feeds can be subscribed to without the need to disclose any personal information to us.

  • We may automatically collect information about your visit to help us improve the website. This information includes:

    your IP address;

    the search terms you used;

    the pages you accessed on our website and the links you clicked on

    the date and time you visited the website

    the previous website you visited;

    your operating system (e.g., Windows XP, Mac OSX); and

    the type of web browser you use (e.g., Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox).

  • This website also uses a marketing automation system using cookies to track website usage in order to provide customized information related to the specific interests of the website users. This system enables us to link automatically logged information with specific user information. See below for more information on cookies.

  • We may also collect information about you from other available sources, such as public records or bodies.


When you enter our website and offer your consent our server may attach a small text file to your hard drive — a cookie. Your unique cookie tells us that it is you whenever you re-enter our site, so we can recall when you have previously been on our website.

Cookies help us to deliver a better website experience to our users. We use cookies to store visitor information and we may link information stored in cookies with personal information about specific individuals. We may use cookies to personalise our web pages whilst you are visiting the website to enable better access and navigation. We may also use cookies to measure traffic patterns, which areas of the Tait website you have visited, and your visiting patterns. We use this data to understand how our users navigate our website, and to determine common traffic patterns, including what website the user came from. We use this information to improve website navigation, make product recommendations, and to provide you with a more efficient and enjoyable website experience.

You have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your internet browser preferences, you have the ability to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. Please note that, if you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those services or engage in activities that require the placement of cookies. If you wish to receive resources whilst not consenting to a cookie being stored, please email us.

For more information on the specific cookies used on the Tait websites please click here.

For more information on cookies in general visit

Use of Information

We use the personal information we collect for marketing, research and administration purposes. We may send emails to specific users who have signed up to email notifications for the purpose of obtaining feedback on existing or proposed services or inviting input into content to be added to the website. Feedback is important and is used to evaluate and improve the website. If you provide feedback on the website directly to Tait, that feedback will be sent to appropriate staff at Tait. We may pass on relevant comments to other people within Tait who administer, have contributed content to, or are otherwise interested in, the website. This could include your email address and other identifying information.

We may also use the information we collect to help target valuable marketing and advertising offers. This kind of advertising may be done with banner ads as well as promotional emails sent by Tait, or by third parties under contract with Tait. Tait may also match user information with third party data to help us better understand our customers.

After analysing personal information and related statistical information we may use such information to make technical improvements to the website to improve our user experience.

Information may be shared with Tait personnel for instance in relation to the recruitment process.

We do not use or disclose your personal information for new purposes without giving you the opportunity to consent to those new purposes.

Data Storage and Disclosure

We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal information that we have under our control from unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised modification, unlawful destruction or accidental loss. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we have taken appropriate steps to protect your personal information, Tait cannot ensure or otherwise warrant the security of any information you provide to us over our website, and therefore you use our website at your own risk.

Email addresses for those subscribing to email notifications of updates may be held by a third party service provider that processes email notifications. We may also share your personal information with third-party business partners so that they may provide services to Tait that are consistent with this statement and our web sites, or as part of a specific product, service, or promotion. Where one of our carefully selected channel partners maybe better placed to handle your sales or service related request we may pass your personal information to such third party. Except as outlined in this privacy policy, we do not provide your personal information to third parties without your consent except if required by law. We do share the information you provide with Tait subsidiaries and affiliate companies.

Where we disclose your personal information to third parties we provide you with the means to opt-out of disclosure by visiting this url

All our employees, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal information, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors' personal information.

Tait has websites and users all over the world. The personal information you provide may be transmitted, used, stored and otherwise processed outside of the country where you submitted that information, including jurisdictions that may not have their own data privacy laws providing equivalent protection to such laws in your home country. Whenever Tait handles personal information, regardless of where this occurs, we take appropriate steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with the standard of protection required by law and this Privacy Policy.
Access to the personal information we may hold about you

You can ask us, by sending an email ([email protected] ) whether we are keeping personal information about you. Upon request, which you can indicate by sending an email ([email protected] ), we will provide you with a readable copy of the personal information which we keep about you. We will provide the information without any charge. We may require you to provide us with additional information and proof of identity in order to identify and release the information to you. We will endeavour to provide you with the information requested as soon as reasonably possible.

We allow you to question the information that we hold about you and, where appropriate, you may have the data erased (except where it relates to your purchase or credit history with us), rectified, amended, or completed.

Under law we may have the right to refuse to provide you with a copy of your personal information. If we refuse to provide you with a copy of your personal information we will give reasons for our refusal.We do, however, allow you to challenge our decision to refuse to provide you with a copy of your personal data.

If you are not satisfied with Tait's response to any privacy-related concern you may have, you can contact the Privacy Commissioner (see below).

Privacy Compliance

Our privacy policy is compliant with the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993.

In order to demonstrate that our privacy policy accords with the above privacy instruments, we are:

    voluntarily committed to a Self Assessment procedure
    subject to an Independent Data Protection Authority supervision

Self Assessment Procedure
Designation of the privacy policy: Commercial Manager
Address: 558 Wairakei Road, Christchurch 8053
Country: New Zealand
Email address: [email protected]

Independent Data Protection Authority supervision
Designation of the authority: The Office of the Privacy Commissioner
Address: P.O. Box 466, Auckland
Country: New Zealand

If you have an enquiry or concern about our privacy policy, please contact:
Name/designation: Commercial Manager
Address: 558 Wairakei Road, Christchurch, 8053 New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 3583399
Fax Number: +64 3 358 0340
Email address: [email protected] 

If you are not satisfied with our response to your concern you may wish to contact The Office of the Privacy Commissioner ( or you may wish to contact Tait Electronics Ethics office ([email protected])

This Privacy Statement is subject to change without notice.