IBA-Website usage terms and conditions
If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.
The term IBA or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is situated at the following address:
International Blackcurrant Association
PO Box 107 – Rolleston
Canterbury – New Zealand 7643
The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.
2. Terms and conditions of use
Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of New Zealand.
The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
b. Liability of content
Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
c. Copyright notice
This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.
Unauthorized use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
d. Linked websites
From time to time, this website may also include links to other websites. We provide these links for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
The privacy of our website visitors is very important to us, and our committment is to safeguard it. Therefore, this policy explains what we will do with your personal information.
a. Collecting personal information
We may collect, store, and use the following types of personal information:
- information that you enter when you create a profile, subscribe to our newsletter, or when your purchase anything on our website – for example, your name, address, email address, gender, and employment details;
- information contained in any communications that you send to us by email or through our website, including its communication content and metadata;
- any other personal information that you send to us.
b. Using your personal information
We may only use personal information submitted to us through our website for the following purposes:
- administering our website and personalizing it for you;
- enabling your use of the services available on our website;
- supplying services purchased through our website;
- sending statements, invoices, and payment reminders to you, and collecting payments from you;
- sending you our email newsletter, if you have requested it (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require the newsletter);
We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for their or any other third party’s direct marketing.
c. Disclosing personal information
Naturally, we may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers or professional advisers, as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
Furthermore, we also may disclose your personal information to any member of our association (this means the country associations that are part of the IBA) as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
Nevertheless, we only may disclose your personal information:
- to the extent that the law requires us to do so;
- in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
- in order to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.
d. International data transfers
Information that we collect may be stored, processed in, and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.
You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described in this section.
e. Retaining personal information
This section sets out our data retention policies and procedure. They ensure that we comply with our legal obligations regarding the retention and deletion of personal information.
Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
We will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
- to the extent that the law requires us to do so;
- if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
- in order to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).
f. Security of your personal information
We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal information. We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.
Encryption technology will protect all electronic financial transactions entered into through our website.
You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet. You are responsible for keeping the password you use for accessing our website confidential; we will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to our website).
We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you understand any changes to this policy. We may notify you of changes to this policy by email or through the private messaging system on our website.
h. Your rights
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.
In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
a. What are cookies?
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless the user deletes it before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
b. Names of the cookies that we use on our website and purposes for which we use them
We use Google Analytics on our website to:
- measure how visitors use our site
- enable the use of a shopping cart on the website
- prevent fraud and improve the security of the website
- and finally generate reports for our own use.
Google Analytics does not collect any personally identifiable information about you. Google Analytics collects, stores and may use information about your computer including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, and operating system.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies – for example:
- Internet Explorer: you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools,” “Internet Options,” “Privacy,” and then “Advanced” ;
- Firefox: you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools,” “Options,” “Privacy,” selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”;
- Chrome: you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customize and control” menu, and clicking “Settings,” “Show advanced settings,” and “Content settings,” and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our website.
You can delete cookies already stored on your computer. Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.