This privacy notice applies to personal information collected through the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) website.
The purpose of this privacy statement is to let users of MPP’s website know when we may collect personal information and what we may do with it. We do not use, share or disclose personal information collected or received through this website except as set out in this statement.
This privacy statement applies to personal information collected through the MPP website: www.mpp.govt.nz.
Collection, storage and use
You can use www.mpp.govt.nz without disclosing any personal information.
Voluntary disclosure of personal information
You may choose to voluntarily provide personal information through this website (e.g. in the feedback form or when subscribing to news and updates). This information may be viewable by site administrators, MPP staff (as appropriate) and third-party contractors who may administrate or work on the site.
Electronic alerts and newsletters
When you subscribe to one of our alerts or newsletters, the details you provide may be stored in a secure third-party database (e.g. Campaign Monitor). You will be asked to provide your name and email address so we can send you future electronic newsletters. When you unsubscribe to our alert or newsletter, your details will be deleted from the database.
Collection of personal information
MPP may ask or require you to provide some personal information when you complete an online form (e.g. the site feedback form or when subscribing to news or updates).
Holding of information
When you provide personal information, unless otherwise indicated it will be held by MPP. It may be stored or accessed on behalf of MPP by authorised third parties (such as third-party contractors) to the extent that is necessary, for example for them to administrate or work on the site. We will store and keep your personal information secure in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993 and any agents will be subject to MPP’s information security and privacy requirements.
Use of personal information
MPP will generally only use personal information provided to us through this website for the purpose you provided it (e.g. to administer, evaluate and improve the site, to improve our services, or to action or respond to the information provided). We may also use personal information provided to us through this website for other reasons permitted under the Privacy Act (e.g. with your consent, for a directly related purpose, or where the law permits or requires it).
Disclosure of information
MPP will generally not share personal information that is provided or collected through this website, unless it is necessary to do so for the purpose for which you gave us the information (e.g. to investigate a complaint) or where you consent. MPP will not otherwise disclose personal information provided or collected through this website unless required or otherwise be permitted by law.
Records and retention of personal information
MPP will only retain personal information as long as it is required for the purposes for which the information may lawfully be used.
Where any information provided (which may include personal information) to or through this site constitute public records, it will be retained to the extent required by the Public Records Act 2005.
MPP may also be required to disclose information 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
You have the right to:
If MPP has a good reason for refusing a request for correction, you are entitled to request that a statement be attached to the information of the correction that was sought but not made.
If you want to check personal information that we hold, please contact us.
For more information on the privacy laws in New Zealand and contact details for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, please visit the Privacy Commissioner's website.
Collecting statistical information using cookies via Google Analytics
Browser or ‘web’ cookies are small text files that are sent by a website and stored on your computer's hard drive to collect information about how you browse the website.
Cookies are used to:
You can read Google’s privacy statement, and access a Google Analytics opt-out tool, at the Google Privacy Center.
Crown Copyright ©.
Copyright material on the www.mpp.govt.nz website is protected by copyright owned by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples on behalf of the Crown.
Unless indicated otherwise for specific items or collections of content (either below or within specific items or collections), this copyright material is licensed for re-use under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.
In essence, you are free to copy, distribute and adapt the material, as long as you attribute it to the Ministry for Pacific Peoples and abide by other licence terms.
Please note that this licence does not apply to any logos, emblems and trade marks on the website or to the website’s design elements or to any photography and imagery. Those specific items may not be re-used without express permission.
Exceptions - copyright of third parties
The permission to reproduce material on this website does not extend to any material that is identified as being protected by copyright owned by a third party. (This includes material on websites you may access via links from this site).
Ministry for Pacific Peoples cannot grant permission to reproduce such material: you must obtain permission from the copyright holders themselves.
If you wish to reproduce images, please contact us to discuss.
This website and its content have been developed with reference to the New Zealand Government Web Standards.
This is site is owned and maintained by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.
This website contains information obtained from within the New Zealand Ministry for Pacific Peoples and from sources commissioned by the Ministry, and is subject to change without notice.
The Ministry endeavours to the best of its ability and knowledge to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and current. However, we cannot accept any liability for the accuracy or content of material on this website.
Visitors to this website should take specific advice from qualified, professional people before undertaking any action as a result of information accessed on this website.
The information provided on this website does not replace or alter the laws of New Zealand and other official guidelines or requirements.
Links to third party websites
The Ministry for Pacific Peoples does not accept any liability for the accuracy or content of information on this website that belongs to third parties; nor for the accuracy or content of any third-party website that you may access via a hyperlink from this site.
Links to other websites should not be taken as endorsement of those sites or products offered on those sites. This includes websites that may host Ministry content (e.g., video files on YouTube). The Ministry does not endorse advertising, related material, or other content you may view on such sites while accessing Ministry content.
When visiting other websites, please refer to the conditions of use and copyright policies of those sites.
Links from other sites to this one
You are welcome to create a hyperlink from another website to this one. However, the link must not be presented on your website in any context that implies that this website has an association with your site, or endorses your site or product. The Ministry for Pacific Peoples logo may not be used on your site without the Ministry’s permission.