You can use the Digital Preservation Programme website — including completing user research tasks — without disclosing any personal information.
However, you may choose to disclose personal information to us when you give feedback. This information will be viewable by site administrators, certain Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) staff and sometimes third-party contractors who administrate or work on the site. Please don't send us sensitive personal information.
If you provide personal information, it will be held by DIA. It may be shared with third-party contractors to the extent necessary for them to administrate or work on the site. Email addresses are not made available to the public. Unless required by law, we won't publicise the names or email addresses of individuals who provide feedback to us without their consent.
We'll only use personal information provided to us for the purpose of administering, evaluating and improving the site, improving our services and responding to your feedback.
Feedback is important and is used to evaluate and improve the site. If you provide feedback by email or by using the feedback form, that feedback will be sent to appropriate DIA staff. We may pass on relevant comments to other people within DIA who administer or contribute content to the site. This could include your email address and other identifying information that you've provided.
We may collect statistical information about your visit to help us improve the site. This information is aggregated and doesn't identify you personally. It includes:
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 government agencies.
This site generates persistent session cookies for the purpose of monitoring site usage. The cookies don't collect personal information. You can disable them or clear them out of your web browser without affecting your ability to use the site.
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 under the Official Information Act 1982 or to a Parliamentary Select Committee or Parliament in response to a Parliamentary Question.
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 or change your personal information DIA has stored, or if you have any concerns regarding your privacy, please contact us at the address below. DIA 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 805
Phone: 04 495 7200
If you're 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