1. The purpose of this privacy policy is to let users of cwp.govt.nz (the “Site”) know when 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.

Collection, storage and use

2. No need to disclose personal information The Site can be viewed without the need to disclose any personal information to us.

3. Your disclosure of personal information However, you may choose to disclose personal information to us, for example, by providing information to the Service Desk, signing up to newsletters or by emailing us. If you wish to be removed from newsletters and mailing lists, you can unsubscribe at any time. Information you provide 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 and provide the Common Web Platform services (“Third Party Contractors”)). Please do not post or otherwise transmit personal information of a sensitive nature. 

4. 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 or to provide the Common Web Platform services. Unless required by law, we will not disclose the names or email addresses of individuals who provide information to us without their consent. 

5. Use of personal information We will only use personal information provided to us for the purpose of administering, evaluating and improving the Site, communicating with you, and providing the Common Web services.

Statistical information and cookies

7. 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 includes:

  • 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.

8. 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.

9. 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 Site.

Records and disclosure statement

10. 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 under the Official Information Act 1982 or to a Parliamentary Select Committee or Parliament in response to a Parliamentary Question.

Rights of access and correction

11. 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 Officer
Department of Internal Affairs
PO Box 805
Wellington 6140
Phone: 04 495 7200
Email: privacy@dia.govt.nz

12. 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
Email: enquiries@privacy.org.nz

Service Provider

Point of Contact


Steve Swallow
Senior General Manager – Sales
Phone: 04 463 7362
Email: steve.swallow@datacom.co.nz

Dimension Data

James Walls
Technology Manager
Dimension Data New Zealand
Phone: 04 974 7068
Email: james.walls@dimensiondata.com


Mike Bullock
General Manager Sales
Fujitsu New Zealand
Phone: 04 890 9512
Email: Mike.Bullock@nz.Fujitsu.com

Telecom (Gen-i/Revera)

Lisa Paraku
Business Manager, Government General
Phone: 04 8029924
Email: Lisa.Paraku@gen-i.co.nz

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