Willowby Australian Stock Horse Stud


This page contains the Privacy Policy for Willowby Australian Stock Horse Stud ("Willowby"), a stud farm in Opotiki, New Zealand.


COVID-19 Information Privacy

To assist NZ efforts to combat COVID-19 (Coronavirus), participants at Willowby training days have their names and phone numbers recorded. This is done individually so other participants do not see other people’s details.

The information is held securely in paper form for two months from the date of each training day, then destroyed.

This information is only released at the express request of relevant authorities performing contact tracing for COVID-19 infections.


Willowby is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993, and in the spirit of other privacy legislation worldwide.

This website is powered by the WordPress content management system and as such, uses “cookies” in its operation. Please read our cookies policy for information about these.

Most aspects of the site can be viewed without providing personal information apart from your IP address (classed as personal information by the European Union).

Willowby uses an external service – Histats.com - for website visitor statistics. These statistics are gathered by a “1st party cookie” on each page. This service provides statistics on visitor numbers, pages browsed, geographic location of visitors, and technical details such as browsers and operating systems. The information for Willowby is not publicly viewable according to the settings within the Willowby account at Histats.

Visitor IP addresses are anonymised for visitors from the European Union, and anyone can prevent Histats from collecting information by opting out via an opt-out page on the Histats site.

For more information about this service, please read the Histats privacy policy and how their privacy and data collection policies apply to customer websites, including Willowby.

Contact with Willowby by email, letter or phone will deliver personally-identifiable information, which may include:

  • Your name;
  • Your email address;
  • Your physical address;
  • Your phone number;
  • Any other information that you include.

These details are kept in confidence and stored as securely as possible. Our email server is hosted, along with our website, in a secure Sydney datacentre. We access emails on this server through a secure https connection. However, email correspondence should always be regarded as insecure, with the possibility of interception.

Willowby DOES NOT sell, rent or give away email addresses, and DOES NOT send bulk email (spam). If you receive junk email purporting to come from this domain, be assured it is NOT from Willowby, but from someone forging the email address, unfortunately something that's relatively easy to do.

Information may on occasion be shared with our webmaster and technical support should technical reasons make this necessary. Information may also be released to relevant authorities where required by law.

Correspondence, including email, is routinely kept for ten (10) years, however you should assume that any submitted information may be held in perpetuity.

You may request access to your personal information held by us, subject to exceptions allowed by law. If you would like to do so, please contact us.

Under the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), European Union (EU) citizens can additionally request the correction of or deletion of their personal information. This website is principally for stock horse enthusiasts from New Zealand and Australia, but we welcome EU visitors and will extend GDPR compliance as far as possible should requests be made.

This website may contain links to other websites; these links are made in good faith, however we have no control over the content, privacy policies or information security of these sites and will not accept any responsibility whatsoever for consequences arising from use of the sites via our links.

Requests and Complaints

In the first instance, please contact us and we will endeavour to speedily resolve the issue with you. In the event that you do not feel that your concern was adequately addressed and you wish to continue with a complaint, please contact your country's Data Protection Authority or Privacy Information Office. Your local political representative can direct you to these.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time to reflect any New Zealand or international legislative changes to information collection or its use. Willowby Australian Stock Horse Stud reserves the right to make amendments to this Privacy Policy at any time in keeping with such changes.