Privacy Policy
Kia NZ privacy policy

Hyundai AutoEver, Inc and its affiliate companies, including Kia NZ ("we", "us", "our") has adopted this Privacy Policy to ensure that we handle personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993.

Personal information

Kia NZ collects, holds and uses personal information in the following areas:

• Consumers

• Business Relations

• Employment

Consumer information is usually collected as owner information at point of sale or via promotions, competitions and consumer queries.

The information may include:

• Your name, address, contact number(s), date of birth (DOB) Drivers Licence number and email address

• Details of the vehicle/s you have purchased

• Information about your financial position and employment status

• Information about your preference for goods or services we offer from time to time

• Details of any prizes you may have won

• A record of any queries you have made

Purposes for collecting the information

Wherever possible, Kia NZ collects this information directly from you.

We use it for the following purposes:

• To contact you directly about Kia, its vehicles, reminders for servicing, safety recalls, special offers and other promotions

• To register new owners in our “Roadside Assistance Programme”

• To reward you for being a loyal Kia customer

• To inform you of Kia products or publications we think you might be interested in

• To provide to Kia NZ dealers so they may inform you about finance options with the applicable finance companies, assist you with credit applications and inform you about special offers

• To approve transactions you wish to make

• To confirm your identity

• To provide you with products you have requested

• To follow up or pursue any queries you make

• To conduct consumer research

How we manage personal information

Kia NZ is dedicated to keeping personal information secure. This includes physical security, computer and network security, communications security and personnel security. 

We use a SSL certificate on our website to ensure the data you submit on the site is just between you and us, or other people who you agree we can supply the data to under this policy. Typically, SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins.

Tracking and advertising

Kia NZ uses cookies which enables us to monitor traffic patterns and to serve you more efficiently if you revisit Kia sites. A cookie does not identify you personally but it does identify your computer.

Kia NZ uses Facilitate and the Google Display Network (GDN) to deliver online advertising where Kia banner ads are placed on third party websites. When you view a Kia NZ advertisement on a third party website, Facilitate and GDN uses “cookies” and/or ‘iframes’ to collect non-personal information. When you access the Kia website after viewing a Kia advertisement on a third party website, Kia collects information on how you use the Kia website, such as which web pages you view and what action/s you perform.

Google Analytics

Kia NZ uses Google Analytics to collect information on how you use Kia and third party websites.
Kia and its agencies use information collected to measure advertising effectiveness and relative consumer interest. This information may also be used to present relevant advertising on (and dealer pages) and other web sites where we advertise. Kia may disclose the information collected in aggregate (not personal) form only, to third parties including advertisers, potential advertisers, advertising agencies or its parent companies.


Hotjar is a new all-in-one Analysis and Feedback tool that reveals the online behaviour and feedback of website visitors. Hotjar gives us the 'big picture' of how to improve your website experience and our websites performance. Hotjar may be used to manage surveys and polls on the website, and all data collected is non-personal, which may be shared with our agencies and / or parent company. 

For more information about Facilitate, Google Analytics and Hotjar see the links below:

Important information on promotions, competitions and other marketing activities for consumers

1. All entries become the property of Kia NZ (and any third parties conducting joint promotions with Kia NZ) and are held for up to 4 months after the prize draw date. After this, they are then destroyed in a secure manner.

2. Kia NZ may enter your details into a database for the purpose of contacting you directly about Kia, its vehicles, special offers, consumer research and other promotions unless otherwise advised by you. You can advise us if you would prefer not to be directly contacted by us. You may also request an update or correction of the personal information we hold about you by putting the request in writing to the Kia NZ Privacy Officer. Contact details are outlined below under ‘Access, and correction of details’.

3. Winners’ names and cities will be published in accordance with the terms and conditions of each promotion.


Unless specifically stated in this policy, Kia NZ does not sell, rent or otherwise make available any personal information to third parties. Kia  outsources certain business functions to other organisations and Kia's dealers may use your personal information to facilitate lending with applicable finance companies if you make a finance enquiry.

For this purpose, and only for the purpose of providing services to Kia NZ, personal information may, as required, be transferred to or handled by:

1. Related companies

2. Organisations which provide services to us, such as mailing houses, promotion and advertising agencies and hosting sites / providers consumer research agencies

3. Credit reference agencies or other credit providers

4. Government or statutory authorities that may directly contact you on behalf of Kia NZ

5. Kia's dealers to enable such dealers to inform you about your finance options with applicable finance companies, and assist you with credit applications

Cohesion net ratings

Kia NZ uses Cohesion Net Ratings website measurement software and systems to help measure traffic patterns to and from our website. The system is used to anonymously aggregate website statistics such as the number of page views, the number of unique visitors, the time spent on our website, and common entry and exit points into and from the website.

From time to time, random anonymous surveys may also be used to collect further information about our users - participation in these surveys is entirely voluntary.

How does it work?

All our pages are coded with a small piece of Cohesion Net Ratings code that is transparent to you when you read that page. The code stores a cookie in your browser (if you have enabled cookies) which contains a unique identifier to allow us to track the number of unique visitors to the website. This information is collected and aggregated by Cohesion Net Ratings and in no way can you be identified personally and no personal information is stored about you. Aggregated information is then provided to us by Cohesion Net Ratings to assist in our analysis of our websites. No individual visitors are identified.

Access and correction of details

You can access personal information Kia NZ holds on you by contacting the Privacy Officer in writing. If the information held is inaccurate, incomplete or not up to date you may request Kia to correct the information.

Contact kia privacy officer

If you are concerned about a possible interference with your privacy, please contact the Privacy Officer Or write to: Kia NZ, PO Box 204090, Highbrook, Auckland, 2161

Changes to the privacy policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. Changes will be posted on

Issued by Kia New Zealand Limited June 2017