Who we are

Our organisation is Pēpi Penapena, based in New Zealand and our website address is: http://www.pepipenapena.co.nz. If you’d like to get in contact with us, use our Contact page.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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 anonymised 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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.

Contact forms

Our contact form captures your name, email address and message in our website database, as well as sending us a copy to our email address. We need this information so we can respond to your message, and we need to save a copy of it in case it fails to be delivered to us for some reason so we will have a backup on your message.

We also have MailChimp mailing list signup forms on our website. These just capture your email address and stores it in MailChimp’s database. We will use this email address to send you updates and messages about Pepi Penapena and you can unsubscribe from these messages at any time.


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

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.


We use Google Analytics on our website to find out how our website is used, what content is popular and a little about the user themselves, i.e. what device being used and what city/country they’re in. We all capture demographics and interests data to segment our analytics data. This includes age, gender, household income, parental status and broad interests based on other websites you’ve visited that also enable this feature from Google. This does not capture personal information, such as name, email, address, etc.

If you are unhappy with this data being captured via Google Analytics, you can install a plugin to stop it working here: available opt-outs for the web. These will only work on your PC/Mac, not your phone or tablet.

We use Facebook Pixel to capture data to analyse the success of our Facebook ads and learn more about the users that clicked through to our website from those ads. This does include personal information. Facebook pixel receives these types of data:

  • Http Headers – Anything present in HTTP headers. HTTP Headers are a standard web protocol sent between any browser request and any server on the internet. HTTP Headers include IP addresses, information about the web browser, page location, document, referrer and person using the website.
  • Pixel-specific Data – Includes Pixel ID and the Facebook Cookie.
  • Button Click Data – Includes any buttons clicked by site visitors, the labels of those buttons and any pages visited as a result of the button clicks.

If you are unhappy with this data being captured via Facebook Pixel, you can edit your Facebook ad settings.

Who we share your data with

Pepi Penapena will not share your data with anyone.

How long we retain your data

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

For users that register on our website (if any), 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 (except they cannot change their username). 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 we send your data

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

Google Analytics data is stored on Google’s servers and access is restricted to the Pepi Penapena team.

Your contact information

If you would like to find out more information about our data capture or how we use it, please contact us via our Contact form.