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Complaints Procedure
Shark Patrol does not delete / remove publicly available information, unless legally required to.

Complaints Procedure

Does your name and / or address appear within this website, and you are not happy about that?

BEFORE you contact us to whinge about it, please read ALL of the following very carefully. We know its a lot to take in and you are probably emotional right now. But what you need to understand is that if you do use the complaints form AND your complaint relates to Publicly Available Information we will ignore your email. So please take a few minutes to read the following:

Personal information – Name and address etc

Does your name and address appear on this web site in relation to a Bankruptcy or No Asset Procedure notice, an Advertisement of Application for Putting Company into Liquidation or because you are a director of a Company that has gone into Liquidation or Receivership, or because you have been Disqualified / Banned as a Director then you need to understand that this is all “Publicly available information“.

Every piece of information displayed on this website is publicly available information, which means that the same information is freely available in numerous other on line and hard copy publications. That is the nature of publicly available information. As such we DO NOT edit or delete any of this information – unless the law requires us to do so.

Publicly available information

As defined by the Privacy Act is information contained in

  • a book
  • magazine
  • newspaper
  • website
  • public register
  • any other type of publication that is available (or will be available) to members of the public generally

Examples of Publicly available information include, but are not limited to:

  • If one is a Director / shareholder this is publicly available information
  • If one’s company enters Liquidation or Receivership, this is publicly available information
  • If / when one is Bankrupted, whether by “personal choice” or “otherwise”, this is publicly available information
  • Public notices are publicly available information
  • ‘Advertisement of Application for Putting Company into Liquidation’ are public notices / publicly available information
  • If / when one is found guilty of a criminal offence, this is publicly available information (unless name suppression has been granted).

Once published in the public domain, by nature, information remains in the public domain. It is impossible to remove. Therefore sharkpatrol.co.nz does not delete / remove publicly available information, unless legally required to do so.

So the reason your name and address is displayed on this website is for one of the reasons listed above. And as such, will not be edited or removed, no matter what sob story or life threatening reasons you may present.

We know that this may not ease your immediate concerns, however it is the unfortunate reality of the internet age and nature of Public Domain information.

However, we will add retraction and / or discontinuance notices. Submit your retraction or discontinuance notice via the Contact Form. Please note that the author may be contacted to verify / validate authenticity and you may be asked to provide proof of identity.

THANK YOU, for taking the time to read ALL of the information above. And now that you understand what Publicly Available Information is and you feel that your complaint is one that does not relate to Publicly Available Information, please use this Complaints Form, NOT the Contact Us form.

Source of Information

We source our information primarily via customised web search processes and authorised data feeds with a number of Government agencies.

sharkpatrol.co.nz also gathers information from the world-wide web (publicly available information) in New Zealand for liquidation, receivership, bankruptcy news as well as reports of convictions of fraud and other ‘white collar’ crimes’ for re-publication within the the Media Watch section of this web site.

However as we also include ‘Public Notices’ and events such as ‘Solvent liquidation’, inclusion on this web site does not always mean that the company, the directors and / or shareholders, or individual/s are insolvent.

The Privacy Act and Codes
The Privacy Act was passed in April 1993. The Act applies to almost every person, business or organisation in New Zealand. Although, please note The Privacy Act DOES NOT cover, apply to, publicly available information!