Security Policy


We may use 'cookies' to provide you with tailored information from the Public Trust website at either or both and . This allows you to serve you better when you return to it.

A cookie is a small data file that the Website sends to your browser which may then store it on your system for later retrieval by our Website. Cookies track your movements through different websites; they do not record any other personal information about you.

Cookies are widely used on websites to help with navigation and to help personalise your experience when you visit a website. You should be able to instruct your browser not to accept cookies, or to notify you when you receive them. You do not need to accept cookies to access our services on the internet, but if you choose not to accept them some information may not be available to you


To ensure your security, please ensure you have an up-to-date web browser and your system has the latest system updates.

The internet is not a secure environment. We recommend that you should only provide confidential information within a secure environment. When using the online services on ('Online Services'), or other areas of the Website where you may be asked to provide confidential information, you should ensure that your web browser has a secure session running.

Checking the security of your session

Depending on your browser, the two main ways to tell if you are in a secure session are...

  • a padlock symbol is displayed, normally in the browser address bar of the screen
  • the url, in the web location address bar, starts with https, rather than http.

The most important thing for you to remember is never to let anyone else know your online ID or password. Public Trust employees will never ask for your online ID or password, and you should never enter these on the Website except for the Online Services.

Digital certificate

We have a digital certificate verifying that our Website is encrypted and secure.


We accept Visa, and Mastercard for all purchases made via the Online Services.

At Public Trust, your security while making purchases on the Online Services is a priority. As such, we have taken all reasonable measures to ensure a secure online purchase environment using 128/256 bit encryption.

We use Stripe as our payments processing platform. Public Trust do not collect or store any credit card details.

All purchases will be billed in New Zealand Dollars and be GST inclusive.