Privacy Tūmataitinga

We collect some information when you browse this website.

Find out what happens to your personal information when you use this website, subscribe to our newsletter, 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 

Third-party tools we use on the online census test form

To help us understand how people interact with their online census forms, we collect limited web analytics. 

The main things we collect using web analytics are: 

  • information about how long people spend completing their forms 
  • at what point people are leaving the website (if they do not finish and submit their forms) 
  • information about which web browsers people are using and whether they are on a mobile device 
  • whether people are accessing the website using a metred data connection. 

This information helps us understand what areas might be challenging for people, and where we can do more work to make it easier for people to fill in their forms. 

There are three very important things to know about the information we collect through the online census form: 

  • We do not collect any of the information you enter in the census form until you hit Submit at the end of the form.  
  • All analytics data is anonymous – we do not collect any information about any individual person who uses the online census form through our web analytics.  
  • We cannot match the information in your online census form with the web analytics we collect. 

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: