The Royal Commission is not subject to the Privacy Act
The Commission is not subject to the Privacy Act 1993.
No need to disclose personal information
These websites can be viewed and their web feeds can be subscribed to without the need to disclose any personal information to the Department.
Your disclosure of personal information
You may decide to disclose personal information to the Commission or the Department by providing identifying information when:
- seeking information from or via the websites; or
- providing feedback to the Commission or Department.
This information will be viewable by certain members of the Commission and/or the Department.
Holding of information
Personal information that you provide will be held by the Commission and/or the Department.
Use of personal information
The Commission and Department will only use personal information provided to communicate with users of the websites or for the purposes of the Commission's inquiry.
The Department may collect statistical information about your visit to help it analyse usage of, and improve, the website. 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
- browsers used when accessing the site.
canterbury.royalcommission.govt.nz and canterbury-hearings.royalcommission.govt.nz generate persistent cookies for all visitors for the purpose of collecting the statistical information referred to above. The cookies, which can be found on your computer, are named __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz.
Access to personal information
If you would like to see the personal information relating to you that the Department has stored, or to request correction of such personal information, or if you have any concerns regarding your privacy, please contact the Department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Department may require proof of your identity before being able to provide you with any personal information.