This privacy statement covers all of the Tomizone websites and sites (“TZS”). Please read this statement carefully before using proceeding to access TZS. Your use of TZS indicates your agreement to abide by the Terms & Conditions in effect.

Information Collection: Tomizone is the sole owner of the information collected on the TZS. Tomizone may collect information from our users at several different points on the TZS.

Comments: In order to enhance their use of the TZS, users can choose to leave comments on particular articles of interest. To leave a comment, users must submit information including a valid email address. Tomizone uses this information to screen out users who leave comments prohibited by our terms and conditions of use, and will not pass this information to any other organization.

Mailing List: Tomizone may launch a mailing list for some or all of the TZS. In order to sign up to receive regular emails from a site’s mailing list, users must submit information including a valid email address and demographic information such as location and interests. This information will be used in aggregate form only in order to assess general user interest in various internal and third party products and services, and your personal and contact information will not be passed to any other organization. Users who choose to sign up for a mailing list will receive regular emails from the site.

Forums and Cookies: In order to further enhance the user experience, Tomizone has a Forums discussion service on some or all of the TZS where users can discuss common topics of interest. Users will have the option of signing up for this service, and to do so must submit information including a valid email address. Tomizone uses this information to screen out users who leave comments prohibited by our terms and conditions of use and to pick out topics of interest to Forums users. Tomizone will not pass this information to any other organization except in aggregate form.

The Forums discussion service may use cookies. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We may use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following internet browser help file directions.

By setting a cookie on a TZS, users will not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on the site’s Forums. We store a cookie on each user’s machine that contains a username and encrypted password. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. If you reject all cookies, you will always have to input your credentials and therefore not experience the richness of the Tomizone experience. Although inconvenient to the user, not all Tomizone services require that you accept cookies.

Log Files: Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information. We may use a tracking utility that uses log files to analyze user movement.

Legal Disclaimer: Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, Tomizone may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on any of the TZS.

Business Transitions: In the event Tomizone goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of a portion of its assets, users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.

Links: The TZS contain links to other sites. Please be aware that Tomizone is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by Tomizone.

Notification of Changes: Whenever Tomizone changes its privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Contact Information: If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact the editor of the Tomizone site in question, or send an email to, or by mail to Tomizone Licensing Limited, PO Box 302 588, North Harbour, Auckland 0751, New Zealand.