Scott Larsen of Harcourts acknowledges and respects the privacy of individuals.

Information for Harcourts Reports is sourced from Harcourts International Ltd. Harcourts International Ltd gathers information publicly available from sources such as REINZ, REIQ, REIWA, REINSW, REISA and Harcourts own sales database.

In designing this website, we have incorporated security procedures and practices that we consider are consistent with best industry practice. We review our security procedures from time to time and update them when relevant.

Protecting your information is important. If you submit information to Harcourts either by using an electronic form or by sending an email we collect that information and use it for the purposes for which you have provided it.

In addition, we may use your information to provide you with special offers, information about new products and special promotions that we think may interest you. If you do not want to receive this information, you can let us know by sending an email to privacy@harcourts.net, by mail P.O Box 8054, Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand or call +64 3 348 8784. Please provide us with your customer details including name, address and contact number. In addition, indicate if you do not wish to receive any more promotional material.

Personal information about you and your business with Harcourts is only accessible by you and by Harcourts personnel who also must use a password, and are bound to safeguard the information and access it only for approved business purposes.

If you have any questions or comments about Harcourts privacy policy please email us at privacy@harcourts.net.

What information do we collect?

When you visit our website or access, interact with or follow our social media channels or use our application you may provide us with different types of information:

  • Personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis
  • Website and application use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse or interact with our website or our social media channels and use our application.

Personal information you choose to provide: 

Registration information

You will be asked to provide us with information about yourself, your firm or company, when you register for certain services, such as email newsletters and alerts or to save properties of interest to you on the website or our app. You may also provide additional comments on how you see Harcourts servicing your needs and interests. 

Email information

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. 

Website use information

The website may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are used for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the website, and understanding how visitors use the website. Cookies also help us to customize the website for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology, however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies and the data that they collect may be connected to you using that information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.

  • Third party vendors, including Google and Facebook, show our ads on sites on the internet
  • Third party vendors, including Google and Facebook, may use cookies on our website to serve ads on other sites on the internet based on a user’s prior visits to our website
  • Users may opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page and control the way that Facebook shows ads using Facebook’s ad settings (https://www.facebook.com/ads/settings).

Where you agree to allow the app to access your location on a mobile device, we may use that information to show you properties around you and give you more relevant search results. Your location information is used only by the app in real time and is not stored by us.

Social media information

When you follow or like our social media channels or like, comment on, share or otherwise interact with any of posts or other content on our social media channels, you may provide information to us about yourself, including your name, profile information and profile picture. The information that you make available can often be controlled through the settings for your account on the relevant social media platform.

Our social media channels are public and everything you share on our posts can be seen by everyone else. Please do not share any personal, confidential or sensitive information when posting on any of our social media channels. 

What we do with the information we gather

We use the information you provide for our business purposes, to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Our internal record keeping and business purposes
  • We may use the information to improve, and to promote and measure the performance of, our products and services, content and advertising
  • We may periodically send promotional email about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail
  • We may use the information to customise the website and/or app according to matters such as your interests or location
  • We may use the information to let you know about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting. 

Distribution of information

Scott Larsen of Harcourts may share personal information with the third parties that we work with to provide or promote our products and services, including using information matching and other techniques to identify potential audiences for our products and services. Your personal information will only be shared on a confidential basis for the purposes of our business and promotions and will not be sold to or shared with a third party for that third party’s promotional purposes.

Scott Larsen of Harcourts may share personal information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. Personal information is not provided to these entities for marketing purposes. 

Commitment to Data Security

We have put in place physical, electronic and organisational processes to protect your personally identifiable information. Only authorised employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) are granted access to this information. All emails and newsletters from this site allow you to opt out of further mailings.

Right to Access Your Personal Information

You have the right to access personal information that we hold about you and to request correction of that information.

Please note:

Scott Larsen of Harcourts may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.