Privacy Policy

Techhappy is committed to protecting your privacy. By accessing and using our website and/or services you consent to the collection, use, disclosure, storage and processing of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time without prior notice and you agree to be bound by the amended Privacy Policy as posted on our website. The personal information you provide to us will only be used in relation to the services we provide to you, to communicate with you in relation to our services or to co-operate with any government, industry or regulatory authorities. We will not disclose your personal information unless you expressly authorise us to do so or where the disclosure relates to the purposes for it which it was collected.

You may request at any time to see your personal information that we hold or to correct or update it. We will securely store your personal information and you agree that it may be transferred outside of New Zealand in connection with our services.

We will only hold your personal information for as long as we are lawfully entitled to do so.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

TechHappy enlists the services of Google and Facebook for analytics purposes. This helps us to advertise to people who would likely be interested in our services, and to find out basic demographic information about people that are interested in our services.

We use integrated services, Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting and Remarketing that require Google Analytics to collect data via advertising cookies and identifiers. We also use Facebook Tools which may include cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from our website and elsewhere on the internet.

Please check Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs for the web, and also if you would like to do so.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.