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Your privacy

1. Purpose of this policy

The purpose of this privacy policy is to let users of this website know when we collect personal information and what we do with it. We do not use, share or transfer personal information except as set out in this policy.

This website is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs and personal information collected is received by the Department. Please note that this privacy policy relates to this website. It also covers personal information provided or collected during the course of any funding application lodged online via

Collection, storage and use

2. No need to disclose personal information

This website can be viewed and its web feeds (where available) can be subscribed to without the need to disclose any personal information to us.

3. Your disclosure of personal information

You may decide to disclose personal information to us by providing identifying information when:

  • seeking information from or via the site
  • sending in or completing a funding application form
  • providing feedback to us.

This information will be viewable by certain members of our staff.

4. Holding of information

Personal information that you provide will be held by the Department of Internal Affairs.

5. Use of personal information

We will only use personal information provided to communicate with users of the website, including those registered to use and/or Grants Online for online grant or service requests, reviews and reporting.

Statistical information and cookies

6. Statistical information

We may collect statistical information about your visit to help us 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.

7. Cookies

The website generates 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.

Rights of access and correction

8. Your rights

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 by email at We may require proof of your identity before being able to provide you with any personal information.

9. 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: +64-4-474 7590
Enquiries Line (from Auckland): 302 8655
Enquiries Line (from outside Auckland): 0800 803 909
Fax: +64-4-474 7595