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Privacy Policy

We, the team at Bananas4Free, value our relationship with you and other users of this website. We recognize that you may be concerned about our collection, use and disclosure of your personally identifiable information that we may obtain when you use the website.

We want you to understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of any information we gather. We have created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. This document discloses our information gathering and usage practices. For additional information about Bananas4Free, you can review our Terms and Conditions.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us via our “Contact Us” page.

Commitment to Online Security

Your personal information is treated with the greatest of care and we work diligently to protect the security of your personal information.

Collection of Information

Bananas4Free Limited. ("we" or "us") gather various information about customers and users of the Bananas4Free website (the “Website”). Failure to provide necessary personal information when requested may result in certain functions of the Website not being available to you.

This information can include:

How Your Information May Be Shared, Used

Unless we are required to do so by law, we never sell or rent your personal information to third parties. We do not share your personal information with others unless this is necessary for the purposes for which you gave it to us. There may be times when we need to disclose your personal information. Bananas4Free may release personal information under the following circumstances and/or to the following parties:

Content Providers, Advertisersand Partners

We do not control the practices of content providers, partners and advertisers connected with the Website and to whom you provide personal information whilst using the Website. Our Website contains links to other sites that may not follow our privacy policies. We recommend that you check any relevant privacy policies before providing your personal information to any third party.

Advertising and Third Party Ad Servers

Some of our advertisers/users/sellers use third party companies to serve advertisements when you visit the Website. These companies may request/use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites, including information gathered by cookies, in order to provide advertisements about Goods, Services or Vacancies of interest to you. For more information about the most widely used third party advertisement serving company, click here.

Bananas4Free has no control over its advertisers' privacy policies. We encourage users to review such policies prior to submitting any personal information to them. In some cases, third party advertisers may also use cookies in certain advertisements that appear on the website for advertising purposes.

Member’s Right to Access and Correct Personal Information

Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to access and correct your own personal information that is held by us, including changing your email address, password, phone number, etc. This assumes that we hold that information in a way that can be readily retrieved. You can access and correct your personal information under “My Account” at any time and as often as necessary

Membership Registration

Our site's registration form requires you to provide us contact information and may also require demographic information. We may use your contact information from the registration form to send you information about our company and promotional material from some of our affiliated partners.

When using this site IP addresses are recorded. This information will only be provided to legal authorities in cases of suspected fraud or for law enforcement purposes. This information is stored securely and will not be provided to other members or non-authorised parties.

Failure to provide necessary personal information when requested may result in certain functions of the Website not being available to you.

Your contact information is also used to contact you when necessary.


You are responsible for all actions taken with your username, password and email address. It is important that you protect yourself against unauthorized use of your computer through access to your password. Therefore we do not recommend that you disclose your Bananas4Free password to any third parties. If you choose to share your username, password or email address or other relevant information with third parties to provide you with additional services, you are responsible for all actions taken with this information and therefore you should review that third party's privacy policy.

Ensure you logout when you have finished visiting our site, especially if you access our site from a shared computer.


As no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit or receive through the Website. These activities are conducted at your own risk.


It is our policy at Bananas4Free to send our members emails in addition to customary business communications. Further, it is our policy to immediately remove any member from any mailing list upon the member's request. You may not use our email service or other email forwarding services that we offer to send spam or otherwise send content that would violate our "privacy policy" our Terms and Conditions. or The Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act. We do not permanently store, sell, or rent these email messages or the email addresses.

Nielsen Online - NZ Internet Statistics

We may use Nielsen//NetRatings website measurement software and systems to assist in tracking traffic patterns to and from our site, aggregating anonymous information about visits to our site and randomly and anonymously surveying users of our site. Nielsen//NetRatings is a leader in the internet industry in interactive measurement technologies and market research and its system is an accepted standard amongst major New Zealand internet sites. The system is used to collect information on our network such as the number of page views, the number of unique visitors, how long these visitors spend on the website when they do visit and common entry and exit points into and from the website.

For further information about Nielsen//NetRatings, click here and for details of Nielsen//NetRatings' privacy policy, click here.


Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored in a browser-related file on your computer's hard drive. They are widely used on most major websites. We use cookies too. They improve the member experience and also deliver information and fresh content specific to your interests.

Bananas4Free uses 'session' cookies, which are removed from your computer once you leave. These are used so our service can remember that you have logged in already and prevent you doing so more frequently.

Bananas4Free also uses ‘persistent’ cookies to personalise the user experience, to help protect our members and to provide us with research information.

The cookie file only gives us details of your IP address, PC platform (Windows, Mac or Linux), Browser (e.g. Microsoft, Firefox or other, plus the version of Browser) and domain (whether you are accessing the site from NZ or elsewhere). This file does not contain your username, your password and thus your personal privacy is protected.

Membership Removal

If you wish to be removed from our database for any reason, simply send us an email requesting to be removed via our “Contact” page.

Updates to our Information Practices

With frequent changes in Internet technology and applicable law, we reserve the right to add to, delete or change the terms of this policy at any time. By continuing to use the Website, you agree to be bound by the amended policy. We always update this statement accordingly and as such, you should check this privacy policy from time to time for such changes.

For information about New Zealand's Privacy Act 1993 and how it protects the personal information of individuals in New Zealand, click here.


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