Privacy Policy

This site is operated by Heward Sewing Machines. When visiting this site, a record of your visit is logged. The following information is recorded for statistical purposes and is used by us to help improve the site.

This information is supplied by your browser:

No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the Internet web server logs.

Collection of personal information:

When you e-mail us:

Other personal information collected by us, for example through the use of an online form, will only:


Cookies are pieces of information that a website can transfer to an individual’s computer hard drive for record keeping. Cookies can make websites easier to use by storing information about your preferences on a particular website. The information remains on your computer after the Internet session finishes.

The first time you visit us, one cookie may be stored on your computer. On each visit to our website, the system checks whether there is a cookie on your computer. If so, it simply notes its presence and records your visit to our website as a ‘previous user’. If not, it may store one and record your visit as a “first time visitor”.

This cookie will be stored permanently unless you choose to delete it. The information is used by us to help improve the website by understanding how it is used. There is no attempt made to identify individual users in any way. On each use a ‘session cookie’ is temporarily placed on your computer, which is used to maintain navigation information during your site visit. These session cookies are deleted from your computer at the end of each Internet session.

Most Internet browsers are pre-set to accept cookies. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can adjust your Internet browser to refuse cookies or to warn you when cookies are being used.

Advice about the Internet and personal information can be found on the Privacy Commissioner’s web site.

Security of information

Your personal information will not be released unless the law permits it or your permission is given. We provide a secure environment and a reliable system but you should be aware that there may be inherent risks associated with the transmission of information via the Internet. For those who do not wish to use the Internet, we provide alternative ways of obtaining and providing information.