Website Security

  

Cookies and other Technologies

We use cookies and other technologies to allow you to move quickly through our site, to allow you to take advantage of some of the Site's password protected features, and to collect information about your use of the Site.  Cookies also benefit you by creating a more streamlined login process and keeping track of your language of choice between sessions, among other things.  As we enable further customization of the site, cookies will help in assuring that the information provided to you will be relevant to your needs.

A cookie is a string of information that is sent by a website and stored on your hard drive or temporarily in your computer's memory.  Cookies are small files and won't pose any significant disk-space concerns.  You can disable our cookies using the cookie-menu on your Web browser, but doing so may materially affect the functionality of this Site and the information you can access through it.  To learn more about cookies and browser functionality, search for "cookies" in the help function of your browser.

We and our service providers also may use so-called "pixel tags," "web beacons," "clear GIFs" or similar means (collectively, "Pixel Tags") in connection with some Site pages and HTML-formatted e-mail messages to, among other things, compile aggregate statistics about Site usage and response rates.  A Pixel Tag is an electronic image, often a single pixel (1x1), that is ordinarily not visible to Site visitors and may be associated with cookies on the visitors' hard drives.  Pixel Tags allow us to count users who have visited certain pages of the Site, to deliver branded services, and to help determine the effectiveness of promotional or advertising campaigns.

Physical Security

Our servers are located in a secure data-centre hosting facility based in Albany, North Shore, New Zealand.

Connectivity

The hosting facility has multi-gigabit capacity provided through fibre cable laid via two physically diverse paths from the TelstraClear network into the data-centre.

Data Security and Back-up

All data is located on secure servers that are continually monitored and maintained.  All operating systems and applications are maintained at recommended patch levels for the highest level of operating system security possible.  A full back-up of all data automatically occurs on at least a nightly basis and a weekly data back-up is stored off-site at a secure location.

Perimeter Defence

All servers are monitored around the clock for attempted network attacks.  Industry standard Intrusion Detection Systems are employed to ensure that any breach of the perimeter defence is detected and dealt with immediately.

System Redundancy

The cluster of servers and storage attached networks that provide all QPR New Zealand's systems and tools are designed for continuous operation.  Complete redundancy is built-in at every point, including network infrastructure, storage arrays and redundant, failover virtual and physical servers.

SSL Data Transmission Security

Thawte  SSL Web Server Certificates are used to provide comprehensive authentication procedures (domain name and identity verification).  It offers up to 256-bit encryption depending on your web browser's capability.  This ensures that information such as credit card and other personal details are kept private while in transit between our web server and your web browser.