Homestar privacy policy

Disclaimer

Homestar™ is an energy and environmental rating tool for residential homes, which provides recommendations to help you make informed decisions about the best ways to improve the performance of the health and comfort of your home.
The Homestar™ report and recommendations should not be your only source of information when you are building or renovating your home.  They are a guide only.  Use the recommendations as a starting point for planning improvements and seek professional advice. Homestar™ recommends you obtain three quotes for any work or products.
Homestar™ has made every effort to ensure that the online assessment and website information are reliable and accurate but cannot guarantee that it is complete or up to date.  Homestar™ does not give any warranties regarding the material or facilities contained or referred to in this site, nor do we accept any liability for:  

  • any loss or damage whatsoever which may arise in any way out of the use of any of the material or facilities;
  • errors in or omissions from the material or facilities; or
  • the accuracy of any information obtained through use of this site.

We respect your privacy.
We are committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993.
My Homestar™ lets you save the results from your Self Assessments, and review those assessments as you improve your home over time. If you choose to register with My Homestar™, your email address, password, Homestar™ Self Assessments and ratings will be stored on our secure database.
Homecoach™ assessments and Homestar™ certified assessments will collect personal information about you and your home in order to generate a rating and report. Your details, assessments and ratings will be stored in our secure database.
Any identifiable personal information saved in My Homestar™ or by Homecoach™ and/or in Certified Assessments will not be disclosed to any third parties unless you have specifically given permission to do so. You may choose to have your contact details passed to solution providers in order to receive advice and product information from them.
Information that you provide while using Homestar™ will be gathered to develop a database of information and statistics on the state of New Zealand’s housing stock. This will be valuable for research, informing government policy and measuring New Zealand’s progress towards better performing homes. The information gathered for this purpose will be aggregated and will not include any personal identifying details.
If you want to check personal information that Homestar™ has collected from you and holds (or to request the correction of any such information) please write to : residential@nzgbc.org.nz

This privacy policy is in addition to, and does not replace, any other privacy statement or policy that we have previously provided to you.  We may, from time to time and in our sole discretion, modify, alter or otherwise change this privacy policy with or without notice to you.  All such changes will be effective immediately upon the updating of the page on this website where the privacy policy is contained. You agree to check the privacy policy and be bound by the privacy policy that is in effect at the time at which you access the site.
For more information on privacy, please visit the Privacy Commissioner's website.

Links to other sites
Homestar™ offers you the opportunity to link to information on possible solutions to improve your home’s performance.  
Where this site is linked to any other site Homestar™ accepts no responsibility or liability arising in respect of any content on such site. Homestar™ does not recommend or endorse these sites.

Copyright
Copyright © 2010 by Homestar™. All rights reserved.
The material on the Homestar™ website is protected by copyright. Permission is granted to view the material on this website and to save the material only for your (or you and your family's) future personal reference. The information must not be used for commercial purposes without prior written consent from Homestar™.

Web statistics
We use web measurement tools to tell us how people are using Homestar™ (which pages they read, for example). The results are used to help improve our website and provide better functionality and information. These tools show what people do on the site but do not identify the individuals using the site.

Security
As a part of the Homestar™ Self Assessment, we may provide you with a username and password. You are responsible for all use on our website made using your username and password.  You are also responsible for keeping your username and password confidential to protect against unauthorised access and use.

Do we use cookies?
Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

  • Third party vendors, including Google, show our ads on sites on the internet.
  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on your prior visits to this website.
  • You have the option to opt out of Google's use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page.

Alternatively you can opt out - opt out of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page.