Privacy and Security

Who we are

We are The New Zealand Walnut Industry Group, a not for profit incorporated society of about 80 members interested in commercial walnut growing in New Zealand. We can be found in the NZ register of incorporated societies under the name Walnut Industry Group.  Our incorporation number is 1161596

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it.

We keep the information that you have provided when you registered and any information that you may provide in our chat or for sale pages, or when you originally became a member.  Users can see, edit, or delete/hide their own personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information, but not your password. The purpose of this is so that we can maintain good communication within the group, provide services, manage your account and contact you when appropriate. 

The information that you have provided will only be used for the legitimate running of the walnut group and its business.
Your details and information will never be divulged to any third party.  

All Information that you provide to this site is held within the site behind the login system, it is available to registered members of NZWIG who are logged in to this site but is not available to the public. Account details can be hidden by going to My Page/My Account/Privacy. Account and member information is hidden from registered guests. 

The login system security is maintained by the WordPress platform that the site runs on. WordPress on this site is regularly updated. Over 30% of the world’s web sites are on WordPress. 

Security, Spam and Hacking

This web site has a copy protection system installed which prevents copying of the contents of the site. 

The site is protected from spam and malicious attacks by a system called Jetpack Premium which guards against brute force login attacks, spam and harmful malware injections. 

Login security is maintained by the WordPress system and additional software called Registration Magic. Software on this site is regularly updated. Security settings are available to the administrator of the site and a balance has been chosen between very restrictive settings that would make it more complicated to register and looser settings. 

Apart from employing Jetpack Premium and the inherent security features of WordPress and our web hosting service the creator of this web site and the New Zealand Walnut Industry Group do not have any specialised web site security knowledge. We have installed the systems named to protect your privacy but we do not offer any more security than those systems provide. 

We strongly recommend that you use a unique password for this site, one that you have not used anywhere else.


Payment for subscriptions is not handled within this web site. Payments to us take place through your normal online banking system, protected by your bank, or Paypal which is internationally recognised. 



You cannot copy content of this web site. A copy protection system is operating.

New Zealand Walnut Industry Group