Privacy Tūmataitinga

We collect some information when you browse this website.

Find out what happens to your personal information when you use this website, or contact us. 

Find out how we keep your census information safe 

We collect information about visits to this website (census.govt.nz) 

We collect information to help us to respond to feedback or requests you send us, send you information you have subscribed to, and to improve this website. 

We collect the following information when you use this website: 

  • questions or feedback you leave, including your email address if you include it in a feedback or subscription form, or send us an email 
  • your IP address, and details of which version of web browser you use (such as Chrome or Safari), including whether you visited using a mobile device 
  • the pages you visit on the website, and links that you click on. 

We use Google Analytics to understand are report on traffic to the website  
Safeguarding your data – Google Analytics 

Cookies 

  • We use cookies to collect information about how you use our website. These cookies do not store any personal information about you. 
  • If you prefer not to use cookies, you can turn them off and still use this website. Check the help instructions in your web browser to find out how to turn cookies off. Turning off cookies will also turn off Google Analytics tracking. 

Keeping your data secure 

The platform and tools we are using have been chosen carefully.  

Any information you share, such as your name or email address, will only be used for the purpose you intended.  

Email 

We cannot guarantee the privacy or confidentiality of any information you email to us because the internet is not fully secure. However, we will keep the information you send us private, and we will not share your email address. 

Requesting your information 

You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you. This includes any information you supply in a census form, either on paper or online.  You also have the right to correct non-census information we hold about you. 

To request a copy of your personal information or your completed census form, contact our Information Centre: