Last Updated: 27 March 2020

This website is intended to provided you with information about the activities of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. It does not have the purpose of collecting data from you.

That said, this website may collect some data from you as you browse, such as where you are located or other details, but we have tried to design it so that it collects no more than is necessary for the site to technically function.

Naturally, whenever you communicate to the Office, such as by using the information at the Contact Us page, the Office may make a record of your identity and the nature of your communication in order to respond to a request, investigate a complaint, or track statistics. 

Section 34 of the Personal Information Protection Act 2016 requires the Office of the Privacy Commissioner to keep any information confidential, except as necessary to perform tasks like conducting an investigation, justifying the findings of a report, or providing examples of compliance with the Act. The Office believes in only collecting, using, and disclosing the minimum amount of information necessary to perform its duties.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, please contact us at

Special note regarding social media:

This website contains links to other sites, particularly to other public entities' sites or to social media sites. These websites have their own privacy policies that are different from the one stated here. If you choose to follow those links, please remember to check the Privacy Notices at those sites.

For information about how we use personal information, see our Privacy Notice.