We automatically record statistical information
If you visit this website to read or download information, we automatically record some non-personal statistical information in a log file, for example:
- the screen resolution of your PC;
- the type of browser you use;
- the type of operating system you have;
- the date and time you access our site;
- the pages you have accessed and the documents downloaded;
- the internet address from which you accessed our site;
- the search terms you used to find content on our website; and
- the last site you visited before you accessed this website.
We currently use Google Analytics to help analyse how our visitors use this site. This analytical tool uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. This data is used to compile statistical reports on website activity for us to evaluate site use. This allows us to help make this site more useful to visitors.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings for your browser. Disabling cookies will not affect your ability to use this website.
What personal information do we collect?
We collect personal information when you:
- subscribe to our updates;
- register to participate in our online forums and blogs; and
- make a submission on a consultation document.
Subscribing to our mailing list
If you subscribe to our updates through this website, we record your email address. We use your email address to send you announcements about Law Commission publications and developments. We will not disclose your email address to any third parties without your consent.
You can unsubscribe at any time. If you have any difficulty in unsubscribing from the mailing list please contact us.
Registering to participate in online forums and blogs
When you register to participate in our online forums and blogs, we record your username, password and email address. On an optional basis you may also supply us with information about your occupation and the area(s) of the law you are interested in. This information is collected by secure means. It will be used to protect user safety through the moderation policy and keep users informed about the website and/or provide information that may be relevant to their specified areas of interest.
Making a submission on a consultation document
If you make a submission on a consultation document you will provide us with personal information, including your name and contact details. Submissions may be the subject of a request under the Official Information Act 1982, which could result in their publication. We use this Act to determine whether we can withhold information in submissions on the grounds of privacy, or for any other reason. If you wish to provide your submission in confidence you should contact us prior to using the online submission form. If you think that any part of a submission should be withheld you should indicate this clearly.
The Privacy Officer
PO Box 2590