How we deal with your private information.
This statement applies to personal information collected through violencefreenz.justice.govt.nz.
Collecting personal information
We do collect personal information that you choose to give us while using our website and its services, for example your email address. We only use this personal information for the purpose(s) specified at the point of collection.
Sharing your information
We do not give information about you to other government agencies, organisations or anyone else unless one of the following applies:
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 any correction to that information. Email the Joint Venture Business Unit to do this.
Automatic collection of information
We - and our contractors, providers and agencies - use analytical tools, like Google Analytics to create summary statistics that allow us to assess information such as the number of visitors to different sections of the website, identify what information is of most and least interest, monitor system performance, and help us 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 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 be required to disclose those materials under the Official Information Act 1982 or to a Parliamentary Select Committee in response to a Parliamentary Question.
The first thing it means is that no one needs to know you’ve been here because it won’t show up in your search history. And that may be important if you’re at risk from someone close to you who is violent, controlling or abusive.
Now any website can be a place of refuge. If you need help but are worried about repercussions from a controlling or abusive partner, this is a safe way to find it. The Joint Venture is proudly running a Shielded Site, as begun by NZ Women’s Refuge.
A Shielded Site allows victims of domestic violence or those who are fear they may become a victim, to access a shielded portal through which they can contact and access the support they need, find out how to make a plan to safely get out of a dangerous situation, learn how to stay safe online and get answers to questions about what to do next.
Equally, if you want more information about having a ‘shielded’ website for your business or organisation, you can find out more at www.shielded.co.nz(external link)