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This statement explains how we collect, use and share information about or from third parties, including members of the public and people accessing this website.

The statement applies to information gathered by us, our contractors or any other third party engaged by us.

Security of information

We manage information in compliance with the Privacy Act 2020 and the Public Records Act 2005.

Where we have serious concerns regarding potential threats to the security of information, we will engage an appropriate authority (such as the Police) or take other appropriate measures.

To improve the security of our IT systems, we may use IT monitoring services including monitoring services provided by one or more third parties. If you provide information to the Commission in electronic form, you agree that the information may be monitored for IT security purposes by the Commission and by any third parties engaged by the Commission for the purpose.

Information collection for law enforcement or regulatory compliance

The Commission does not have any law enforcement or regulatory compliance responsibilities and does not gather any information for these purposes.

If we identify a need to gather such information, we will ensure compliance with the Information gathering and public trust standards, and will update this statement.

Statistical information on visits to our website and use of cookies

When you visit our website, we record some statistical information about your visit. The information is aggregated and does not identify site users personally. It may include, for example:

  • your top-level domain name, for example, .co.nz
  • the screen resolution of your PC
  • the type of browser you use
  • the type of operating system you have
  • the kind of technology you use, for example, desktop, mobile, tablet
  • the date, time and duration of your visit to our site
  • the pages you visit and the documents you download
  • the internet address from which you access our site
  • the search terms you use
  • the last site you visited before you accessed our site.

This website and our analytical tools use "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.

We use Google Analytics to help analyse visits to this site. Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the site is transmitted to and stored by Google Inc on servers that we understand to be located in in the United States. We understand that Google uses this information for the purpose of evaluating how you use this site, compiling reports on site activity, and providing other services relating to site activity and internet usage. We understand that Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. When you use this site you consent to the processing of data about you by Google, in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for, and will not be liable to you in any way for, any use or disclosure of any such information by or on behalf of Google (whether as described above or otherwise).

You can accept or decline cookies by modifying your browser settings. Disabling cookies will not affect your ability to use this website. Use the "Help" function in your browser to find out how to disable/enable cookies.

Personal information we collect through our website

We collect personal information when you:

  • subscribe for our updates through this website
  • make a submission via the website in response to a consultation document
  • make a suggestion of an area of law for reform through the website
  • use our website to correspond with us in any other way.

Subscribing to our updates

If you subscribe to our updates through this website, we record your email address. We use your email address to send you announcements about Commission projects, publications and developments. Except to the extent (if any) required by law, we will not disclose your email address to any third parties without your consent.

You may unsubscribe at any time. If you have any difficulty in unsubscribing, please contact us.

When you call us, meet with us, correspond with us or make a submission to us

We may use the information you provide to inform our work and we will keep a record of the information as part of our official records under the Public Records Act 2005.

Read more about what we do with submissions.

Requesting, correcting and disclosing your personal information

The Commission complies with the Privacy Act 2020, which governs how we collect, hold, use and disclose personal information you provide.

You have the right to access and correct your personal information. If you would like a copy of your personal information or to have it corrected, please contact us.

For more information about the Privacy Act, see the Privacy Commissioner's website.

Release of information

Information given to the Law Commission is subject to the Official Information Act 1982. If we receive a request for information that includes information you have provided to us, we must consider releasing it. We use the Act to determine whether we can withhold information on the grounds of privacy, or for any other reason. If the information request includes your personal information, we will try to consult with you.

For more information about the Official Information Act, please see the Ombudsman's website.

We may also publish submissions and other information on our website.

Questions and concerns

If you have any queries about our information gathering or believe we have not acted in accordance with this statement, please contact us at com@lawcom.govt.nz or 0800 832 526.