Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how the New Zealand Film Festival Trust collects and utilises personal information when you register for e-newsletters, email blasts and My Festival updates from the New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF).

What Personal Information Do We Collect?

Some information collection is required to receive NZIFF communications. Information that you provide when registering includes:

  • First and last name
  • Email address
  • Region

Personal information is also collected when you participate in one of our contests or surveys. This information may include your name, email address and street address, telephone number, and the answers to survey questions.

Competition Terms of Entry

By entering any form of competition on the NZIFF website or e-newsletter, you accept these terms and conditions:

a) Winners will be notified by email. A valid email address must be submitted via the entry form.

b) Prize winners will be determined by a random draw from all correct entries received before the closing date, unless otherwise specified. Prizes not claimed in a reasonable or specified duration of time may be re-drawn. The winner must be able to take the prize as is, when is, as stated or else it is forfeited.

c) Judges' decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

d) Prizes can’t be exchanged for cash or other property and are subject to the terms and conditions and refund policies of the advertiser or promoter that is sponsoring the competition or providing the prizes.

e) Each winner acknowledges that neither New Zealand Film Festival Trust, NZIFF, nor advertisers and competition sponsors accept responsibility or liability for any harm, damage, expense, loss or injury which may occur as a result of the winner claiming the prizes and/or using the prizes. Each winner shall accept and use the prizes at their own risk.

How Do We Use Your Personal Information?

The New Zealand Film Festival Trust uses your personal information to deliver e-newsletters, email blasts and My Festival updates, which may contain content such as breaking news about the annual NZIFF, information about upcoming NZIFF local and national events, and promotions for ticket sales, official merchandise, and other revenue-generating elements of our non-profit operations. 

Third Party Communication of Your Personal Information

The New Zealand Film Festival Trust is committed to maintaining the privacy of our valued filmgoers. We do not sell or rent your personal information to any organisation.

a) Your information is never used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected;

b) Your personal information (including email address) is never shared or distributed to unauthorised parties, and is kept private. We do not pass on any information to our sponsors.

The New Zealand Film Festival Trust’s website ( contains links to other websites. The New Zealand Film Festival Trust is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Please visit the privacy policies of these third party sites in order to understand their privacy and data collection practices.

From time to time, we may reveal general statistical information about our site, such as number of visitors, pages viewed, etc., but we will never reference visitors' names or specific addresses.

Opting Out of Our Communications

To opt-out of our email communications to you, please contact us via You can also opt out using the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of the e-newsletter you receive from us.

Changes to Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time.

Issued by the New Zealand Film Festival Trust
June 2013