Privacy Policy

Mailing Address:
XPO Exhibitions
PO Box 147242, Ponsonby
New Zealand

P +64 9 376 4603
F +64 9 378 7659

XPO Exhibitions, owner of The Food Show website take your right to privacy seriously. The Food Show website is built to make it easy to find and share information with your friends, as well as connect with exhibitors and chefs before, during and after the show. This privacy policy deals with personally-identifiable information that may be collected by this website. This policy does not apply to other entities that are not owned or controlled by XPO Exhibitions. By using or accessing this site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy.

Data gathering

For each visitor to our webpage, our web server automatically recognizes only the consumer’s domain name, but not the e-mail address or payment information. When you enter The Food Show website we collect your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all visitors. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. We use cookies to store visitor preferences, record session information, such as what pages users access or visit, customize webpage content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends.

You post content on the site at your own risk. Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you may choose to share your pages and information. Therefore, we do not guarantee that content you post on the site will not be viewed by unauthorised persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the site. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored your content.

You are entitled to access any information which XPO Exhibitions may hold about you and XPO Exhibitions is obliged to provide this information to you as long as it has such information and such information can be readily retrieved. You are also entitled to request XPO Exhibitions to correct any inaccuracies in any information which XPO Exhibitions holds about you. XPO Exhibitions is entitled to charge you for the reasonable costs of retrieving, providing this information and as applicable correcting this information.

Information provided on the website

Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on The Food Show website is a violation of The Food Show terms and conditions and should be reported to us. Information we collect is used to improve the content of our website, to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor, and shared with agents or contractors who assist in providing support for our internal operations. The information may be disclosed when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our website and applicable laws or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our website. Information is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.


Should you subscribe to The Food Show e-newsletter, we will send you regular news and updates relating to the show. From time to time, you may also receive communications from XPO Exhibitions regarding their other shows. XPO Exhibitions will not share your email address with third parties. If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, simply unsubscribe from the e-newsletter by clicking the unsubscribe button in the email newsletter.
The Food Show website also provides a platform for visitors to subscribe to third-party exhibitor newsletters, however this privacy policy does not cover any third-party newsletters. So we suggest you read exhibitor privacy policies on their own websites before signing up to their newsletters – information willingly provided to exhibitors through this website is out of XPO Exhibitions’ control. XPO Exhibitions takes no responsibility for what exhibitors do with email addresses, data or information willingly provided to them by visitors on this site.

External websites

The Food Show website contains links to other websites. XPO Exhibitions are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by The Food Show website.


Advertisements that appear on The Food Show website are sometimes “served” directly to users by third party advertisers. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. Third party advertisers may also download cookies to your computer, or use other technologies such as JavaScript and “web beacons” to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize content. XPO Exhibitions does not have access to or control the cookies that may be placed by third party advertisers. This privacy policy covers the use of cookies by The Food Show website and does not cover cookies or tracking technologies used by any of its advertisers.

This website uses 3rd party vendor re-marketing cookies (including those from Google Adwords and Facebook) to advertise The Food Show across the Internet. Re-marketing displays relevant ads based on what parts of The Food Show website you have viewed by placing a browser cookie on your computer or device. THIS COOKIE DOES NOT IDENTIFY YOU OR GIVE ACCESS TO YOUR COMPUTER OR DEVICE. The cookie essentially states “This web browser visited this page, so display ads relating to that page.” Re-marketing allows us to tailor marketing to better suit your needs and display ads that are relevant to you.

We reserve the right to change this policy

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change we will post the policy changes to our website. If you are concerned about how your information is used, please contact us. Check our website periodically, we reserve the right to change our privacy policy and our terms and conditions at any time.

If any provision of this privacy policy is held to be invalid, void, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, such provision shall be deemed to be severed from this privacy policy and the remaining provisions shall continue in full force.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above address or phone number, or email us.