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
You may decide to disclose personal information by providing identifying information within the search terms you enter into the Site when carrying out searches (for example, you might conduct a search on your name and address).
Holding of information
Use of personal information
We will only use personal information provided to us, and usually only at an aggregated level, for the following purposes:
- to administer and evaluate this Site; and
- to improve the organisation's services.
Sharing of personal information
We may share search terms entered into newzealand.govt.nz with other government agencies in connection with our administering the Site and improving its functionality.
We may collect statistical information about your visit to help us analyse usage of, and improve, the Site. This information includes:
- users' IP addresses;
- users' search terms;
- pages accessed on the Site;
- links that are clicked on;
- date and time of Site visits;
- previous visited site;
- users' operating systems; and
- browsers used when accessing the Site.
This information is viewable by Site administrators and certain other DIA staff. It may also be shared with other government agencies.
This Site generates both persistent and temporary cookies (files that a website transfers to your computer).
It 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 Site. They are named “__utmz”, “__utma” and “__utmb”.
The Site generates temporary cookies to monitor site usage and to maintain site presentation for those who wish to use the Site’s high contrast view. These particular cookies are named “__utmc” and “default_stylesheet”. They do not store any personal information and are deleted immediately when you close your browser.
Public Records, Official Information and Parliament
Personal and other information disclosed to us on or via the Site may constitute public records and be retained to the extent required by the Public Records Act 2005. We may also be required to disclose such information under the Official Information Act 1982 or to a Parliamentary Select Committee or Parliament in response to a Parliamentary Question.
You have the right to access and to request correction of any of your personal information provided to us in connection with your use of this Site. If you would like to see the personal information relating to you that we have stored, or to request correction of such personal information, or if you have any concerns regarding your privacy, please contact us at the address below. We may require proof of your identity before being able to provide you with any personal information.The Privacy Officer
Department of Internal Affairs
PO Box 10-526
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: +64-4-474 7590
Enquiries Line (from Auckland): 302 8655
Enquiries Line (from outside Auckland): 0800 803 909
Fax: +64-4-474 7595