Our Store Policies
Service as It Should Be
At Communi-Tea Fundraising, we want to give our customers the most enjoyable shopping experience, one that will keep you coming back to our store time and time again. That’s why we believe that our store policies should be fair, clear and transparent. Below you’ll find a list of all our policies. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for - please don’t hesitate to contact us today!
Shipping and Delivery
All products will be couriered directly to your registered delivery address or for those in the Tauranga region you can opt to collect your order from the Historic Village office, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga.
Charges are to a maximum of 30 boxes of tea in one order. Please ask for bulk shipping rates.
Bay of Plenty & Waikato - $6.00 Auckland - $8.00 Rest of North Island - $10.50
South Island - $13.00 Rural Delivery - add $3.70 Saturday Delivery - add $4.80
We do not have to give a refund if you change your mind about a purchase — so please choose carefully.
If the product you have bought is faulty, we will provide a remedy as required by the
Consumer Guarantees Act.
Consumer Protection helpline
0508 426 678 (0508 4 CONSUMER)
Terms & Conditions
Trust Us with Your Information
Applicability of these terms
These terms and conditions apply to the use of the website and each of its sub-domains (the "website"). We may change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes online.
We use the phrase "these terms" to cover all of these terms and conditions and any changes to them. Please read these terms carefully before you start using the website. By using the website you agree to be bound to these terms. If you don't accept them, you should not use the website.
In these terms:
"You" means the person accessing or using the website and "your" has a corresponding meaning.
"We" means Communi-Tea Fundraising, its related companies, successors and assignees. "Our" and "us" have a corresponding meaning.
Please note that additional terms may apply to specific goods or services (together "products") or online tools provided through the website. If the website links to any additional terms as well as these terms for a particular product or tool, you must read these terms and the additional terms together. If there is any inconsistency between these terms and the product or tool-specific terms, the product or tool-specific terms will prevail.
Intellectual property rights
We hold all copyright and other intellectual property rights in the website and all content on the website, unless the content is identified as being the property of another party. You may reproduce (electronically or in hard copy) and use our content for your personal use and current campaign promotions. In all other circumstances you must get our written consent before reproducing or otherwise using our content. If you wish to use any third party content identified as such on the website you must obtain the prior consent of the relevant owner. This includes content of websites you access via links from the website.
Accessing the website and its content
The website (and its content) is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the website at any time and do not guarantee that the website will be available to you at any time. The content of the website is obtained from various sources and is subject to change without notice. We will try to make sure that the information on the website is accurate and up-to-date, but do not guarantee that the content is reliable, accurate, or suitable for what you may want to use it for. Before relying or acting on any information on the website, you should get independent professional advice.
The website may contain hypertext links to other websites that are not operated by us. These links are provided for your convenience only. We will not investigate or monitor links to other websites. You link to them at your own risk. We are not responsible for the information contained on any linked website and any such link should not be taken as endorsement of any other site or products offered on that site.
You are welcome to create a hyperlink to the website from another site owned by you. However, this link must not be presented on your site in any way that implies that the website has an association with your site, or endorses your site or products. Our name or any of our logos may not be used on your site without our written consent. If you create a hypertext link to the website, you are responsible for all direct and indirect consequences of the link. You indemnify us for all loss we suffer in connection with any link you have created.
Your use of the website
From time to time we may restrict access to some parts of the website to users who have registered with us. If you register and are provided with any user identification codes or passwords, you must keep such codes and passwords confidential and must not disclose them to any third party.
You agree to use the website in a manner that complies with all applicable laws and regulations and that does not infringe the rights of anyone else, nor restrict or inhibit their use and enjoyment of the website.
In particular, you agree not to:
damage or harm the website, or any underlying or connected network or system;
introduce any content or code to the website which is technologically harmful;
upload or post any content on the website (or use the website to transmit any communication) which is illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or otherwise objectionable.
In addition, when posting or uploading content to the website or making contact with other users of the website:
you agree that any such content may be used, copied, distributed or disclosed by us; and
you warrant that you own any intellectual property rights in such content.
We do not monitor comments made on, or content posted or uploaded to, the website. We reserve the right to suspend or cancel your access to the website if we believe you have breached any of these terms. You indemnify us from and against all losses arising from a result of your breach of these terms.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage (direct or otherwise) you suffer in connection with your use of the website or of any linked website or your use of, or reliance on, content contained on or accessed through the website or any linked website. We also exclude any condition or warranty that could be implied in these terms (but only to the extent that this is allowed by law).
Ordering and/or purchasing products on our website
From time to time we may offer products for sale on our website. Any information contained on the website does not constitute an offer in any jurisdiction other than New Zealand.
Our online ordering service is an automated order processing system used to purchase products from Communi-Tea Fundraising. We will make every effort to fulfil orders placed using this online service but we do not guarantee that the products advertised will always be in stock. We will make every effort to ensure the descriptions and prices for the products shown on the online ordering service are accurate and up-to-date. However, we reserve the right to adjust the actual price charged if the prices shown are incorrect, and to vary our prices and product descriptions at any time and without notice.
You agree that, where you acquire products from us for the purpose of your business, any provisions of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 which would otherwise apply to the supply by us of those products do not apply.
Title to all products supplied to you will be retained by us until payment is made in full. All risk of loss of, or damage to, the products passes to you on delivery of the products to you.
The standard terms and conditions governing the goods and services offered by Communi-Tea Fundraising, including information on the extent of our liability, are set out in the Public Contract. Additional terms may apply for specific products offered through the website.
We target delivery of orders nationwide in 2-5 working days. Delivery targets are a guide only and we do not guarantee that your order will be delivered within these delivery targets. Delivery to remote areas may take longer.
Information transmitted over the internet is inherently insecure. However, we have physical, electronic and managerial processes in place to protect the information we collect via our website. Any information sent through the website is passed through a secure server using encryption technology. All stored customer data is protected with secure passwords, user log-ons and other security procedures.
You are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to:
prevent someone misusing or getting unauthorised access to your computer system or to any codes or passwords you have to access the website, and
ensure your computer system and data are free of viruses and other forms of corruption.
We monitor usage and interaction with our network and services for cybersecurity purposes, we may use third party service providers to facilitate this monitoring.
Privacy & Cookies
Please read our Privacy Notice carefully as it describes our collection, use, disclosure, retention and protection of your personal information. This notice applies to any website, application, or service which references this Privacy Notice. Where you provide us with your personal information in any of the ways described in section 2 below, you agree that we may collect, store and use it (a) in order to perform our contractual obligations to you, (b) based on our legitimate interest for processing (i.e. for internal administrative purposes or for the detection or prevention of crime) or (c) based on your consent, which you may withdraw at any time, as described in this Privacy Notice.
1. Who we are
Our Privacy Notice applies to all products, applications, and services offered by Communi-Tea Fundraising and NZ Health Now, but excludes any products, applications, or services that have separate privacy notices which do not incorporate this Privacy Notice.
2. How we collect information
To the extent permissible under applicable law, we collect information about you and any other party whose details you provide to us when you:
register to use our websites, applications, or services; this may include your name (including organisation name), address, email address, and telephone number. We may also ask you to provide additional information about your organisation and your preferences;
place an order using our websites, applications, or services; this may include your name (including organisation name), address, contact (including telephone number and email address), and payment details;
complete online forms (including call back requests), take part in surveys, post on our message boards, post any blogs, enter any competitions or prize draws, download information such as white papers or other publications or participate in any other interactive areas that appear on our website or within our application or service;
interact with us using social media;
provide your contact details to us when registering to use or accessing any websites, applications, or services we make available or when you update those details; and
contact us offline, for example by telephone, fax, SMS, email, or post.
We may enhance personal information we collect from you with information we obtain from third parties that are entitled to share that information; for example, information from credit agencies, search information providers, or public sources (e.g. for customer due diligence purposes), but in each case as permitted by applicable laws.
If you intend giving us personal information about someone else, you are responsible for ensuring that you comply with any obligation and consent obligations under applicable data protection laws. In so far as required by applicable data protection laws, you must ensure that beforehand you have their explicit consent to do so and that you explain to them how we collect, use, disclose and retain their personal information or direct them to read our Privacy Notice.
3. How we use your information
To the extent permissible under applicable law, we use your information to:
provide any information and services that you have requested or any applications or services that you have ordered;
compare information for accuracy and to verify it with third parties;
provide, maintain, protect, and improve any applications, products, services, and information that you have requested from us;
manage and administer your use of applications, products, and services you have asked us to provide;
manage our relationship with you (for example, customer services and support activities);
monitor, measure, improve, and protect our content, website, applications, and services and provide an enhanced, personal, user experience for you;
undertake internal testing of our website, applications, systems, and services to test and improve security and performance.
provide you with any information that we are required to send you to comply with our regulatory or legal obligations;
detect, prevent, investigate, or remediate, crime, illegal, or prohibited activities or to otherwise protect our legal rights (including liaison with regulators and law enforcement agencies for these purposes);
contact you to see if you would like to take part in our customer research (for example, feedback on your use of our applications, products, and services);
deliver targeted advertising, marketing (including in-product messaging), or information to you which may be useful to you, based on your use of our applications and services;
deliver joint content and services with third parties with whom you have a separate relationship (for example, social media providers);
To the extent permitted by applicable law, we retain information about you after the closure of your Communi-Tea Fundraising account, if your application for a Communi-Tea Fundraising account is declined or if you decide not to proceed. This information will be held and used for as long as permitted for legal, regulatory, fraud prevention, and legitimate business purposes.
Our website, applications (including mobile applications) and services may contain technology that enables us to:
check specific information from your device or systems directly relevant to your use of the websites, applications or services against our records to make sure the websites, applications or services are being used in accordance with our end-user agreements and to troubleshoot any problems;
obtain information relating to any technical errors or other issues with our website, applications and services;
collect information about how you and users use the functions of the features of our website, applications, and services;
You can manage your privacy settings within your browser or our applications and services (where applicable).
We may monitor and record our communications with you, including e-mails and phone conversations. Information which we collect may then be used for training purposes, quality assurance, to record details about our website, applications and services you order from us or ask us about, and in order to meet our legal and regulatory obligations generally.
We may obtain information through mobile applications that you or your users install on their mobile devices to access and use our website, applications or services or which you or your users use to provide other services related to that mobile application (for example, to sync information from our application or service with such mobile application). These mobile applications may be our own mobile applications or those belonging to third parties. Where the mobile application belongs to a third party, you must read that third party’s own privacy notice as it will apply to your use of that third party mobile application. We are not responsible for such third party mobile applications and their use of your personal information.
Mobile applications may provide us with information related to a user’s use of that mobile application and use of our applications and services accessed using that mobile application. We may use such information to provide and improve the mobile application or our own application or services. For example, activity undertaken within a mobile application may be logged.
You can configure our mobile application’s privacy settings on your device but this may affect the performance of that mobile application and the way it interacts with our applications and services.
4. Sharing your information
We may share your information with:
any company within NZ Health Now and Communi-Tea Fundraising, for the purposes set out in this Privacy Notice, (e.g. global information and customer relationship management; software and service compatibility and improvements; and to provide you with any information, applications, products or services that you have requested);
our service providers and agents (including their sub-contractors) or third parties which process information on our behalf (e.g. internet service and platform providers, payment processing providers and those organisations we engage to help us send communications to you) so that they may help us to provide you with the applications, products, services and information you have requested or which we believe is of interest to you;
partners, including system implementers, resellers, value-added resellers, independent software vendors and developers that may help us to provide you with the applications, products, services and information you have requested or which we believe is of interest to you;
third parties used to facilitate payment transactions, for example clearing houses, clearing systems, financial institutions and transaction beneficiaries;
third parties where you have a relationship with that third party and you have consented to us sending information (for example social media sites or other third party application providers);
third parties for marketing purposes (e.g. our partners and other third parties with whom we work and whose products or services we think will interest you in the operation of your business activities. For example, financial services organisations (such as banks, insurers, finance providers), payment solutions providers, software and services providers that provide business solutions);
credit reference and fraud prevention agencies;
regulators to meet Communi-Tea Fundraising legal and regulatory obligations;
law enforcement agencies so that they may detect or prevent crime or prosecute offenders;
any third party in the context of actual or threatened legal proceedings, provided we can do so lawfully (for example in response to a court order);
any third party in order to meet our legal and regulatory obligations, including statutory or regulatory reporting or the detection or prevention of unlawful acts;
professional advisors and auditors for the purpose of seeking professional advice or to meet our audit responsibilities;
another organisation if we sell or buy (or negotiate to sell or buy) any business or assets;
another organisation to whom we may transfer our agreement with you; and
Government departments where reporting is mandatory under applicable law.
We may share non-personally identifiable information about the use of our website, applications, products or services publicly or with third parties but this will not include information that can be used to identify you.
From time to time, we may use your information to contact you with details about our applications, products and services which we feel may be of interest to you. We may also share your information with our group companies and carefully selected third parties so that they (or we) may contact you with information about their products or services which we feel may be of interest to you. We or they may wish to contact you for this purpose by telephone, post, SMS or email. You have the right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. You may also request at any time that we do not share your information with third parties referred to in this paragraph. If you wish to exercise these rights you can do so by selecting your contact preferences at the point where you provide us with your information on our websites, applications or services, using any preference centres we give you access to or by sending us an email to . You can also unsubscribe from any email marketing using the links provided in the emails we send to you.
Third party platform advertising
We may share your information with third party platform providers (such as Facebook, Google and Twitter) to serve targeted advertising/content to you via the relevant third party platform based on your profile/interests. Your information is used by the third-party platform provider to identify your account and serve advertisements to you. You can control what advertisements you receive via the privacy settings on the relevant provider’s platform and you should consult the third party’s help/support centre for more information.
6. Your information and your rights
If you request a copy of your information you may be required to pay a statutory fee.
If we hold any information about you which is incorrect or if there are any changes to your details, please let us know by so that we can keep our records accurate and up to date.
If you withdraw your consent to the use of your personal information for purposes set out in our Privacy Notice, we may not be able to provide you with access to all or parts of our website, applications, and services.
We will retain your personal information for the duration of our business relationship and afterwards for as long as is necessary and relevant for our legitimate business purposes, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Where we no longer need your personal information, we will dispose of it in a secure manner (without further notice to you).
7. Changes to our privacy notice
We may change our Privacy Notice from time to time. However we will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Notice. We will always update this Privacy Notice on our website, so please try to read it when you visit the website (the ‘last updated’ reference tells you when we last updated our Privacy Notice).
8. Security and storage of information
We will keep your information secure by taking appropriate technical and organisational measures against its unauthorised or unlawful processing and against its accidental loss, destruction or damage. We will do our best to protect your personal information but we cannot guarantee the security of your information which is transmitted to our website, applications or services or to other website, applications and services via an internet or similar connection. If we have given you (or you have chosen) a password to access certain areas of our websites, applications or services please keep this password safe – we will not share this password with anyone.
If you believe your account has been compromised, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. Other sites and social media
If you follow a link from our website, application or service to another site or service, this notice will no longer apply. We are not responsible for the information handling practices of third party sites or services and we encourage you to read the privacy notices appearing on those sites or services.
Our websites, applications or services may enable you to share information with social media sites, or use social media sites to create your account or to connect your social media account. Those social media sites may automatically provide us with access to certain personal information retained by them about you (for example any content you have viewed). You should be able to manage your privacy settings from within your own third party social media account(s) to manage what personal information you enable us to access from that account.
10. Cookies, Analytics and Traffic Data
Our cookies may be session cookies (temporary cookies that identify and track users within our websites, applications or services which are deleted when you close your browser or leave your session in the application or service) or persistent cookies (cookies which enable our websites, applications or services to “remember” who you are and to remember your preferences within our websites, applications or services and which will stay on your computer or device after you close your browser or leave your session in the application or service).
We use the following different types of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies which are needed for our websites, applications or services to function properly, for example, these cookies allow you to access secure areas of our website or to remember what you have put into your shopping basket.
Performance cookies and analytics technologies
These cookies collect information about how visitors and users use our websites, applications and services, for instance which functionality visitors use most often, and if they get error messages from areas of the websites, applications or services. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor or user. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We only use these cookies to improve how our website, applications and services work.
These cookies allow our websites, applications and services to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Targeting or advertising cookies
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operators’ permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
Web beacons and parameter tracking
IP Address and traffic data
We keep a record of traffic data which is logged automatically by our servers, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, device information, the website that you visited before ours and the website you visit after leaving our site. We also collect some site, application and service statistics such as access rates, page hits and page views. We are not able to identify any individual from traffic data or site statistics.