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We may use  available technology to determine which areas of our websites you visit and the  activities which you participate in. This information will be used for the  purposes of marketing, marketing automation, business development, and trend  analysis. For this purpose we use cookies and web analytics.
The following information is  collected by Auckland University of Technology (“the University”) when you  visit our websites:

  • Your  browser's internet address.
  • Your  server's address.
  • Your  domain name.
  • Your  IP address.
  • The  date and time of your visit to the site.
  • The  pages you accessed and documents downloaded.
  • Email  clicks
  • Video  engagement
  • The  previous site visited.
  • The  type of browser you are using, and device.
  • The  username entered if accessing a restricted site.

This information is collected  for the following purposes:

  • The University uses this information to: aggregate website statistics for known and unknown users and measure traffic patterns to, from,  and within this site; help us to better understand our website audience;  improve our services to students, and; for targeted marketing and student  recruitment purposes. We also select certain known users for the purposes of  communication.
  • Targeting  the University’s advertising using Google Remarketing and Facebook Remarketing  (remarketing is a way for us to connect with visitors, based on their past  interactions with the University’s website/s).
  • Statistical  purposes and system administration tasks.

As a result of the University’s  use of remarketing (on social media platforms), third party vendors (which  include  Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram) may  use “cookies” to show you ads related to the University as you visit third  party sites across the internet.

A cookie is a very small text  file that is sent to your browser from our web server and stored on your  computer hard drive. The text file is sent back to the server each time the  browser requests a page from the server. Cookies help us to provide the user  with a customised experience without their having to remind us of their  preferences each time they return to our web pages. Cookies cannot damage  files, nor can they read information from the hard drive of a computer. It is possible to disable the acceptance of cookies by your web browser. However,  doing so may restrict your ability to access some web pages.

How do we protect your  information?

We have implemented a variety of security  measures to maintain your personal information privacy and at no time is your  information held or processed insecurely.

Occasionally we will need to include a  third-party service provider to help us support the needs of our many  prospective students and current students. These third-party companies are all  approved suppliers with AUT and have complied with our security and confidentiality policies. These agents and service providers will be used at  our discretion and we have done everything we can to ensure your privacy and  the confidentiality of your information.

What rights do you  have?

You can unsubscribe ('opt out') from any of  our communications to you, at any time; all our communications to you will have  an unsubscribe feature.

You have  a right to access personal information that the University holds about you,  subject to any exceptions in the Privacy Act 1993.

AUT’s privacy policy

Read more about AUT University’s full  privacy policy.