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This Privacy Statement sets out how we will collect, use, disclose and protect your personal information. Personal information is information about an identifiable individual (a natural person).
We may change this Privacy Statement by uploading a revised Privacy Statement onto the website. The change will apply from the date that we upload the revised policy. We suggest you check this Privacy Statement on a regular basis.
We collect personal information about you from:
If possible, we will collect personal information from you directly.
We will only collect personal information where we have a lawful purpose to do so related to any of our activities or functions and where the collection of the information is necessary for that purpose.
How we use your personal information
You agree that we may use your personal information for any of the following purposes:
You also acknowledge that Manaaki Whenua may also use your personal information for any other purpose where we obtain your consent not listed above; for any other use or purpose that would be compatible with the purpose of the original collection of the information; for any use or purpose for which Manaaki Whenua can establish a legitimate interest; and for any other purpose permitted under the Privacy Act 2020 or any other applicable legislation.
You agree that Manaaki Whenua may in appropriate circumstances disclose your personal information as follows:
You agree that in accordance with this Privacy Statement we may disclose your information to 3rd party suppliers, agencies or external project collaborators some of whom may be located outside New Zealand.
Manaaki Whenua will take reasonable steps to keep your personal information safe from loss, unauthorised activity, or other misuse.
Manaaki Whenua agrees that it will not sell or your personal information without your consent.
Where your personal information may be transferred or be accessible to person who is located outside New Zealand we will require those parties to comply with the New Zealand Privacy Act 2020, or be subject to equivalent obligations either under their own privacy legislation or as part of our contractual agreements.
While we take reasonable steps to maintain secure internet connections, if you provide us with personal information over the internet, until the information is held on our system the provision of that information is at your own risk.
If you post your personal information to a message board/ chat room, our Facebook Page or on our Twitter Account or any other Social Media Platform on which we have a presence you acknowledge and agree that the information you post is publicly available.
Manaaki Whenua may also automatically track and collect the following information when you visit a Manaaki Whenua website:
While this is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not necessarily identify any individual, Manaaki Whenua may, however, use such information in conjunction with the data held about you in order to track your usage of our services.
The Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research websites may use Google Analytics (and other similar tools), a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.
Manaaki Whenua have strict information security policies and procedures in place to protect personal information held by us from misuse, loss or unauthorised access, modification, or disclosure. Our websites and our IT systems have specific security measures in place to prevent the loss misuse and alteration of information we hold. We draw to your attention that due to the need to maintain the cyber security of our systems and information Manaaki Whenua systems may be subject to on-going monitoring (including activity logging analysis and auditing). We may use information about your use of our websites, telephone, or IT systems to prevent unauthorised access or attacks on these systems, to resolve such events. We may use this information even if you are not directly involved in the event. Manaaki Whenua may utilise services from one or more third party suppliers to monitor or maintain the cyber security of its systems and information. Such third-party suppliers may have access to monitoring and logging information processed on our systems. Some third-party suppliers may not necessarily be located in New Zealand so may not be subject to the New Zealand Privacy Act 2020.
As a research facility we have certain security requirements. The Manaaki Whenua’s security system may track your entry or exit to any of our websites, systems, or any building, facility, or room at any of our physical sites. Person locator beacon location data may also be captured by ourselves or a monitoring third party in the case of an emergency.
Subject to our legal obligations to retain certain records we will hold your personal information for no longer than necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was obtained. If your personal information is contained in a public record, then it will be retained and disposed on in accordance with our record retention and disposal policy.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. Manaaki Whenua will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach when legally required to do so. If you become aware of any potential privacy or data security breach, please contact our Privacy Officer at the contact details below. Manaaki Whenua may also notify any relevant investigative authority.
Subject to certain grounds for refusal set out in the Act, you have the right to have Manaaki Whenua confirm if we hold any of your personal information, the right to access your personal information that we hold, and the right to request a correction to your personal information. If you were located in the European Union at the time the information was collected then unless Manaaki Whenua has a legal reason to retain the information, you have the right to have any personal information we hold about you erased or to request the personal information is transferred to yourself or a third party in a suitable format.
In respect of a request for correction, if we think the correction is reasonable and we are reasonably able to change the personal information, we will make the correction. If we do not make the correction, we will take reasonable steps to note on the personal information that you requested the correction.
Before you exercise these rights of accessing, correcting or erasing your personal information, we will need evidence to confirm that you are the individual to whom the personal information relates.
If you want to exercise any of the above rights, or to withdraw or amend any consent you can contact our Privacy Officer at the address provided below. Your email should provide evidence of who you are and set out the details of your request (e.g. the personal information, or the correction, that you are requesting).
If you have any queries regarding this Privacy Statement or wish to raise a complaint of an alleged breach of the Privacy Act to our Privacy Officer. Their contact details are as follows:
This page was updated on 1 March 2021