Privacy

Purpose

This statement applies to personal information collected through this website (www.district courts.govt.nz). This statement is to let users of this website know when we collect personal information and what we do with it.

Collection of information

Note that there is no need to disclose personal information to view or use any part of this website.

You may choose to disclose personal information to subscribe to newsletters or submission forms. We only use this personal information for the purpose(s) specified at the point of collection. This information will be viewable by site administrators, certain of our staff and sometimes third-party contractors who administer, or work on, the Site or who work on special projects with us. Please don’t send us sensitive personal information.

Holding information

If you provide personal information, it will be held by us. It may be shared with third-party contractors to the extent necessary for them to administer or work on the Site or to work on special projects with us. Email addresses are not made available to the public. Unless required by law, we won't publicise the names or email addresses of individuals who provide feedback to us without their consent.

Use of personal information

We only use personal information provided to us for the purpose of administering, evaluating and improving the Site, improving our services and communicating with you (including responding to your feedback).

Access to personal information we hold about you

You can ask us to give you any information that we hold about you and to make correction to that information 

To ask for access or correction, see our contact details.

Automatic collection of information

We do not collect personal information about you if you only browse this website. We do not use cookies to store personal information. You are able to access and use our information with cookies disable in your browser settings.

Statistical information 

We use analytical tools such as Google Analytics to create summarystatistics that allow us to access information such as the number of visitors to different sections of the website, identify what information is of the least interest, monitor system performance, and help make our website more useful to visitors. To do this these analytical tools collect and store the data when you visit the website, including:

  • your service (IP) address;
  • the date, time and for how long you visited the site;
  • the pages you accessed on our Site and the links you clicked on;
  • the search terms you used;
  • the referring site (if any) through which you clicked through to this site;
  • your operating system;
  • the type of web browser you use; and 
  • other things like your screen resolution and the language setting of your browser.

Records

Your emails and contributions to the site may constitute public records and be retained to the extent required by the Public Records Act 2005. We may also disclose those materials under the Official Information Act 1982 or to a Parliamentary Select Committee or Parliament in response to a Parliamentary Question.