WooHoo achieves a Data Warranty from the NZ MA

WooHoo! We are excited to announce that we have achieved a Data Warranty seal of approval from the Marketing Association, demonstrating our commitment to best practice relating to the collection, storage and use of personal data. Moreover, we're officially the only tax refund company to hold this status.

This announcement comes at a particularly befitting time, as we commence into Privacy Week (3-9 May 2015), an annual awareness campaign run by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

Cilla Hegarty, CEO of WooHoo – NZ Tax Refunds, noted the company had to prove compliance with a stringent set of criteria to achieve Data Warranted status.

"We take the privacy of our customers' personal data very seriously. Measures we use to ensure data security include encryption of data when it is transferred; and systems-based controls which restrict access to personal information to authorised personnel only, further protected by a double log-in system."

Organisations included in the Marketing Association's Data Warranty Register have had their data management processes compliance-checked and are able to demonstrate that they employ secure, reliable data management procedures. These procedures are subject to annual declarations and random compliance checks to ensure that they continue to meet best practice standards.

Michael Pryor, chief executive of the Marketing Association, said the Data Warranty system was designed to provide consumers with the confidence that Data Warranted organisations will treat their personal information with respect and absolute privacy, in accordance with best practice standards and New Zealand law.

"We congratulate NZ Tax Refunds on becoming data warranted. We appreciate the continued support of businesses for this vitally important self-regulatory service and trust that its value will quickly become widely appreciated by data purchasers and consumers alike."

We're proud to have achieved this recognition of how important we make taking care of our customers data, and our investment in technology. Add to this being the only tax refund company to have achieved this recognition and it's yet another great reason why we're the most preferred tax refund company in NZ.

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