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we collect personal information and what we do with it. We do not use, share or transfer
personal information in connection with the Site except as set out in this policy.
No need to disclose personal information The Site can be viewed and its web feeds
can be subscribed to without the need to disclose any personal information to us.
Your disclosure of personal information However, you may choose to disclose
personal information to us, for example, by emailing us. Such information will be viewable
by Site administrators, certain Department of Internal Affairs (“DIA”) staff and contractors
(including third parties who provide administration and/or improvement services in relation to
the Site (“Third Party Contractors”)). Please do not send us or otherwise transmit personal
information of a sensitive nature.
Holding of information Personal information that you provide will be held by DIA, and
may be shared with, and held by, Third Party Contractors to the extent necessary for those
parties to provide administration and/or improvement services in relation to the Site. Unless
required by law, we will not publicise the names or email addresses of individuals who
provide feedback to us without their consent.
Use of personal information We will only use personal information provided to us for
the purpose of administering, evaluating and improving the Site, improving our services and
communicating with you.
Feedback Feedback is important and is used to evaluate and improve the Site. If you
provide feedback on the Site directly to DIA via the supplied email address, that feedback will
be sent to appropriate DIA staff. We may pass on relevant comments to other people within
DIA who administer, have contributed content to, or are otherwise interested in, the Site. This
could include your email address and other identifying information.
Statistical information collected We may collect statistical information about your visit
to help us improve the Site. This information is aggregated and non-personally identifying. It
your IP address;
the search terms you used;
the pages you accessed on our Site and the links you clicked on;
the date and time you visited the site;
the referring site (if any) through which you clicked through to this Site;
your operating system (e.g., Windows XP, Mac OS X);
the type of web browser you use (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox); and
other incidental matters such as screen resolution and the language setting of your browser.
Use of statistical information The statistical information referred to above will be
viewable by Site administrators and certain other DIA staff. It may also be shared with other
Cookies This Site generates persistent session cookies for the purpose of monitoring Site
usage. The cookies do not collect personal information. You can disable them or clear them
out of the web browser you are using to view this Site without affecting your ability to use the
Public Records, Official Information and Parliament Your emails and contributions to
the Site may constitute public records and be retained to the extent required by the Public
Records Act 2005. DIA may also be required to disclose those materials to a Parliamentary
Select Committee or Parliament in response to a Parliamentary Question.
Your rights Under the Privacy Act 1993, you have the right to access and to request
correction of any of your personal information provided to DIA in connection with your use of
this Site. If you would like to see the personal information relating to you that DIA has stored,
or to change such personal information, or if you have any concerns regarding your privacy,
please contact us at the address set out below. DIA may require proof of your identity before
being able to provide you with any personal information.
The Privacy Office
Department of Internal Affairs
PO Box 805
Phone: 04 495 7200
Privacy Commissioner If you are not satisfied with our response to any privacy-related
concern you may have, you can contact the Privacy Commissioner:
Office of the Privacy Commissioner
PO Box 10-094
Wellington, New Zealand
Phone: 04 474 7590
Enquiries Line (from Auckland): 302 8655
Enquiries Line (from outside Auckland): 0800 803 909
Fax: 04 474 7595