This privacy statement explains how we collect, store, use and share your personal information.
Openness and transparency are important to us. The Privacy Act 2020 requires us – like any other New Zealand agency – to tell you certain things about the personal information we need to carry out our functions. This is where we explain our privacy practices and why you can trust us to handle your information with care and respect.
In short, here are a few key privacy messages to note:
- We only collect personal information where this is necessary to carry out our functions
- We will only use and share personal information where necessary to carry out the functions for which we collected it, or if required by law
- If you cannot find the information you need, or you have concerns about the way we are managing your personal information, then please contact us at any time
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