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Legal & Privacy


ZipLink Privacy Notice

Updated as of 18 January 2011

The ZipLink Privacy Policy describes how ZipLink and its subsidiaries treat personal information when you use ZipLink services, including information provided when you use ZipLink. In addition, the following describes privacy practices specific to ZipLink.

Personal Information

Browsing ZipLink You can view content on ZipLink without having a ZipLink Account or a ZipLink Account. You also can contact us through the ZipLink Help Center or by emailing us directly without having to register for an account.

Your ZipLink Account. For some activities on ZipLink, like uploading content, posting comments, flagging content, or watching restricted videos, you need a ZipLink or ZipLink Account. We ask for some personal information when you create an account, including your email address and a password, which is used to protect your account from unauthorized access. A ZipLink Account, additionally, allows you to access other ZipLink services that require registration.

Usage Information.


When you use ZipLink, we may record information about your usage of the site, such as the channels, groups and favorites you subscribe to, the content you view, the frequency and size of data transfers, and information you display about yourself as well as information you click on in ZipLink (including UI elements, settings).

Content Uploaded to Site.

Any personal information or image content that you voluntarily disclose online (e.g., video comments, your profile page) may be collected and used by other visitors or users of the website. All fields which are displayed are detailed at the sign up stage- those that are not displayed are noted.

If you submit personal information to ZipLink, we may use that information to operate, maintain, and improve the features and functionality of ZipLink, and to process any flagging activity or other communication you send to us.

We do not use your email address or other personal information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent. We may use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major ZipLink changes or for customer service purposes).

Information That is Publicly Available

When you create a ZipLink Account, some information about your ZipLink Account and your account activity will be provided to other users of ZipLink. This may include the date you opened your ZipLink Account, the date you last logged into your ZipLink Account.

Any content that you submit to ZipLink may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by other ZipLink users or the general public.

You may also choose to add personal information which may include your name, gender, profile picture or other details, that will be visible to other users on your ZipLink Account page. If you choose to add certain features to your ZipLink Account page, then these features and your activity associated with these features will be displayed to other users and may be aggregated and shared with your friends or other users. Such shared activity may include your favorite content, content you rated and content that you have uploaded.

Your Choices
If you have a ZipLink Account, you may update or correct your personal profile information, email preferences and privacy settings at any time by visiting your account profile page.
You may control the information that is available to other users and your confirmed friends at any time by editing your ZipLink Account and the features that are included on your page.
You may, of course, decline to submit personal information through ZipLink, in which case you can still view content and explore ZipLink, but ZipLink may not be able to provide certain services to you. Some advanced ZipLink features may use other ZipLink services . The privacy notices of those services govern the use of your personal information associated with them.

Advertising on ZipLink
ZipLink strives to provide you with relevant and useful advertising and we use other third party ad serving systems, to do so. We may use a range of information including cookies, web beacons, IP addresses, usage data and other non-personal information about your computer or device (such as browser type and operating system) to provide you with relevant advertising. While you are logged in or logged out of your ZipLink Account, we may also show you advertising based on non-personally identifiable information you have provided to us in your ZipLink Account.

Other third-party ad serving companies may display ads on ZipLink, provided they comply with our ad serving requirements. ZipLink does not provide any personal information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices. ZipLink’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. Any data obtained by third-party ad servers subsequently shared with ZipLink is maintained and dealt with by ZipLink in accordance with this privacy policy.

More Information
For questions concerning the product or your account, please check out the Contact Us page.
For more information about our privacy practices write to us at:
ZipLink Privacy

PO Box 105821
Auckland City
Auckland 1143

Copyright Infringement Notification
To report abuse, harassment, inappropriate content, or privacy complaints, please visit the Contact Page
For information on copyright, view the Copyright Tips info below.
To file a copyright infringement notification with us, you will need to send a written communication to us with all of the following information in it, using this format:
i. Include a statement telling us that you have found content on ZipLink which you believe infringes your copyright (for example, "I hereby confirm that I believe the image identified below infringes my copyright").
ii. Tell us which country your copyright applies to.
iii. Tell us the title of the listing concerned and the full URL for its page.
iv. Explain to us how the content infringes your copyright (e.g. the content is copied, the entire listing is a copy of an original work made by you, etc.)
v. Identify the type (e.g. a film, a piece of music, a book, a website etc.). and details of (e.g. title, publisher, dates, etc.) the copyright work which you own the rights in, and which you believe has been infringed. If this information is available on the internet, it is helpful to send us a link.
vi. Let us have contact information so that we can get in touch with you (email address is preferred).
vii. Let us have the contact information which we can pass on to the submitter of the content concerned, so that they can get in touch with you to resolve your complaint directly (email address is preferred).
viii. Include the following statement: "I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted work described above is not authorized by the copyright owner (or by a third party who is legally entitled to do so on behalf of the copyright owner) and is not otherwise permitted by law."
ix. I swear that the information contained in this notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or have an exclusive right in law to bring infringement proceedings with respect to its use.
x. Sign the notice. If you are providing notice by e-mail, a scanned physical signature or a valid electronic signature will be accepted.
To expedite our ability to process your request, such written notice should be sent to our email address directly (
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If you prefer to contact us via postal mail, email, or fax, you may do so from our Contact page.
Make sure you know whether the content that you have seen on ZipLink infringes your copyright. If you are not sure what your rights are, or whether your copyright has been infringed, you should check with a legal adviser first. Be aware that there may be adverse legal consequences in your country if you make a false or bad faith allegation of copyright infringement by using this process. Don't make false claims!

Please also note that the information provided in this legal notice may be forwarded to the person who provided the allegedly infringing content.

Claimant information may be published on the ZipLink site in place of disabled content.

Counter Notification
If you elect to send us a counter notice, please go to our Contact page.
Any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to legal liability. Please also be advised that we enforce a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of subscribers who are repeat infringers.

Copyright Tips
What is copyright? Copyright is a form of protection provided for original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, graphic and audiovisual creations. "Copyright" literally means the right to copy, but has come to mean that body of exclusive rights granted by law to copyright owners for protection of their work.
What is copyright infringement? Copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner.

Posting copyright-infringing content can lead to the termination of your account, and possibly monetary damages if a copyright owner decides to take legal action (this is serious—you can get sued!). Below are some guidelines to help you determine whether your video is eligible or whether it infringes someone else's copyright.
As a general matter, we at ZipLink respect the rights of our content providers, and hope you will work with us to keep our community a creative, legal and positive experience for everyone, including other content providers.

How To Make Sure Your Content Does Not Infringe Someone Else's Copyrights
The way to ensure that your content doesn't infringe someone else's copyright is to use your skills and imagination to create something completely original. It could be as simple as taking your own photos with your phone and typing up an original description of your service. If it's all yours, you never have to worry about the copyright—you own it! Make sure to follow the other guidelines in the terms of use, too.
Be sure that all components of your content are your original creation.


Learn More About Copyright

What will happen if you upload infringing content?
Anytime ZipLink becomes aware that a listing or any part of a listing on our site infringes the copyrights of a third party, we will take it down from the site as required by law. If you believe that a listing on the site infringes your copyright, please send us a copyright notice and we'll take it down. If you believe we've removed a listing that you uploaded in error and that you are the copyright owner or have permission, you can file a counter notice and let us know. Accounts determined to be repeat infringers may be subject to termination. Users with suspended or terminated accounts are prohibited from creating new accounts or accessing ZipLink’s community features.




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