Privacy Statement

How we use this website

Tauranga Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to preserving your privacy. We endeavour to be transparent, and this privacy statement explains how we gather, store, use and disseminate any personal information we collect from you.

Chamber of Commerce Tauranga Region Inc (trading as Tauranga Chamber of Commerce) uses this website to record your information in the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce database so we can efficiently deliver our services to you.

This includes membership details, event bookings, surveys and newsletter sign ups. The information you provide us through these channels will only ever be used by the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce and, in limited instances, passed on to our alliance partners (see “Special Relationships”).

Cookies on our website

Cookies are small text files that are placed in your browser by the websites you visit. They are widely used to help users navigate websites efficiently, to perform certain functions on the sites, and/or to provide site owners with information about how their sites are used.

We use cookies on our site where they are required for particular features to work – for example, if you are logged into your member profile, to allow you to remain logged in while you complete certain tasks.

We also use tracking cookies with Google Analytics to analyse non-identifiable web traffic data to improve our services. This data is aggregated and cannot personally identify you.

You can opt-out of having your site activity available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (gtag.js, analytics.js) that is running on websites from sharing information with Google Analytics about visit activity.

Using the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on will not prevent site owners from using other tools to measure site analytics. It does not prevent data from being sent to the website itself or in other ways to web analytics services.


Tauranga Chamber of Commerce stores little personal information in its physical office site. Any private information held by third parties is regularly assessed by us to ensure that appropriate data protection mitigations are in place to protect against loss, misuse and alteration of your private information.

What kind of information will we collect from you?

The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce will only collect your information where it is lawful, fair and necessary for the function of our business. This includes, but is not limited to, membership applications, event bookings, newsletter sign ups, surveys and payments.

Should you wish to receive information regarding the information we hold about you, please contact us at

Membership Application

Information collected by us, through this website, includes application forms. These forms require you to submit contact information (such as your name, email, postal address, business size and sector, as well as contact details for staff within your organisation).

The purpose of collecting this information from you is to allow you full access to all of the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce’s services and communications and to inform an effective database to support the function of the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce.

This information will be held in our CRM (GrowthZone) and enables us to deliver member support services and marketing communications to our members. This information will not be passed on to any unauthorised party unless you consent for us to do so.

You can read GrowthZone’s privacy policy in full here.

Event Bookings

This site also has event booking forms that require you to submit contact information (such as your name, email and postal address). This information will only be used in relation to the purpose for which you provided it – attending events. It will be used to contact event attendees prior to the event and obtain event requirements (such as catering and other preferences associated with the event).

This information may also be used for marketing and communication purposes post-event to keep you informed about similar events and opportunities through Tauranga Chamber of Commerce.

Newsletter sign-up

This site has sign-up forms for newsletters, which are delivered through a third-party application (MailChimp). This sign-up requires you to submit contact information (such as your name, email and postal address). This information will be used by Tauranga Chamber of Commerce to provide regular communications from both the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce and its sub-networks (BWN, LINKT, SBT).

If you wish to unsubscribe from these newsletters, you can do so here.


This site sometimes contains online surveys requesting contact information (such as your name, email, and postal address). Your details will be used only for the reason stated in the survey, for example if there is a prize draw. The member’s contact information may also be used to contact the member, if required.


This site requires payment details for both events and membership. Tauranga Chamber of Commerce members and non-members can choose to store their payment options (such as credit card details) in our CRM (GrowthZone) for their convenience. This is appropriately stored anonymously within the CRM. Tauranga Chamber of Commerce staff do not have access to any saved payment details, unless it involves agreed direct debits authorisations.

Tauranga Chamber of Commerce also uses reputable third-party payment platforms, such as PayPal and Stripe, for continent point-of-purchase payments. Private information submitted through these third party payment platforms are bound by their respective terms and conditions.

Tauranga Chamber of Commerce’s accounting software is Xero. Information stored in GrowthZone may also be shared with our account software for auditing purposes. No credit card details are stored within Xero.

Other account information, including company, contact details, and bank information to enable authorised direct debit payments, is stored within Xero. There are very strict limitations on who can access personal information within Xero.

You can read Xero’s privacy policy in full here.

Special Relationships

If you are a member of Tauranga Chamber of Commerce, the organisation may provide your contact details to Alliance Partners and other Chambers of Commerce within the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce network, to ensure you gain full benefit from your membership.

If Tauranga Chamber of Commerce does, it will ensure that Alliance Partners and fellow Chambers keep your information safe and secure, and that information is used for its intended purpose.

Your details will not be divulged to any other third party, such as other Chamber members, sponsors, or local and national media, without your prior permission. As per the Privacy Act 2020, please advise if you wish your details to remain private.

External Links

This site contains links to other sites (such as Callaghan Innovation and Regional Business Partner Network). The Chamber does not share your information with these parties and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites.

Copyright & Disclaimer


Tauranga Chamber of Commerce will do its utmost to ensure the information contained within this website is accurate. However, Tauranga Chamber of Commerce does not accept any responsibility for any error within the site.


All materials displayed or available from this website are the property of the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce unless otherwise stated. If you wish to use the materials for your own purposes, please contact our team on prior to discuss.

Contacting Tauranga Chamber of Commerce

If you have any queries about this privacy statement, or the practices of this website, please email

Access to and Correction of Information

You may request access to and correction of your information at any time. If you are a registered member you may correct your information by logging into the members’ only section, or by sending an email to