Privacy and disclaimer

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The purpose of this privacy policy is to let users of (and associated sites that share this sub-domain) know when we collect personal information and what we do with it. We do not use or share personal information in connection with this website except as set out by this policy.

How we collect, store and use your personal information

You may browse and access information contained within this website without providing any personal information.

Where you voluntarily provide personal information (e.g. registering to use the online portal, saving and submitting an online application for a funding programme or initiative, completing an online peer assessment, through email feedback, registering for services or forums, online forms or by requesting a publication), this information will be viewable by site administrators, certain Creative New Zealand staff and contractors including third parties who provide administration or improvement services to the website, or if published, members of the public.

Personal information that you provide will be held by Creative New Zealand, 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 website. Email addresses provided when commenting in the discussion forum or other areas of the website or when emailing feedback directly to Creative New Zealand are not made available to the public. Unless required by law, we will not publicise the names or email addresses of individuals who provide feedback to us without their consent.

Statistical information and cookies

Statistical information may be collected about your visit to help us improve the website. This is viewable by site administrators, some Creative New Zealand staff and third party contractors who provide administration and improvement services to the website. This information will not identify you personally. It includes:

  • Your location (down to city/town level)

  • Language used

  • Your IP address

  • Type of web browser operating system you used

  • Screen resolution

  • What Creative New Zealand website content you looked at

  • Search terms you used

  • Links you clicked

  • What website referred you to our website (eg google, or direct etc)

Browser cookies are used by this website to provide us with information about site usage and improve the service offered to site visitors. Cookies are small files which are sent by a website and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies are also used to allow your preferences to be retained by your browser. Cookies from this site are not used to gather or allow the gathering of any personally identifiable information and are not used to track individual user activity around this site.

You may manually disable cookies at any time - check your browser's "Help". This will not affect your ability to view the site.

Use of posted material

Content added or uploaded by registered users may be used or referenced by Creative New Zealand in our documents, publications or newsletters. Where this occurs, Creative New Zealand shall reference the source for the content.

Access to your personal information

You have the right to access or request correction to any of your personal information provided to Creative New Zealand in connection to the use of this website. If you have any concerns about personal information we hold please contact us with the details at the bottom of this page.

Information Gathering Model Standards Transparency Statement

This transparency statement explains how we collect, use and share information gathered about members of the public or other entities (directly or indirectly) in accordance with the Information Gathering Model Standards.

Creative New Zealand does not does not have any law enforcement, regulatory compliance responsibilities, and does not gather any information for these purposes.

The security of our premises is managed in accordance with our health and safety policy and in accordance with government procurement standards and government Protective Security Requirements. The security of our information is managed in accordance our Privacy Policy and Information Requests Policy, and in compliance with the Privacy Act 1993, the Official Information Act 1982 and the Public Records Act 2005. The information we hold is used only for the purpose for which it is collected or as otherwise advised, including as described in our privacy policy.

Where we have serious concerns regarding potential threats to the physical security of staff, or the security of information or places, we will engage an appropriate authority (such as the NZ Police or Parliamentary Security).

Should we identify a need to gather information in scope of the model standards in future, we will ensure compliance with Information Gathering Model Standards, and update this transparency statement.

This statement applies to information gathered by us, our contractors, or any other third parties engaged by us.

Enquiries and complaints

If you have any enquiries about our information gathering activities, or believe we have not acted in accordance with this statement, you should contact us at the following address:

The Privacy Officer
Creative New Zealand
PO Box 3806



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