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Privacy Notice


Last updated: 16 March 2023

Website data usage

This website is intended to provide you with information about the activities of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (PrivCom). 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 geographically, what site linked you to ours, or other details, but we have tried to design it using the most minimal settings on our hosting platform. Our goal is for the site to collect no more data than is necessary for the site to technically function.

Where you have registered for a course, an event, or requested a consultation using your full name, email address, and/or your phone number, access to this personal information is available to PrivCom through our hosting platform. We do not plan to use the information for any other purpose (other than contacting you in relation to the event you have registered for).

Information provided to our office

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.

Links and 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.

Public Access to Information

The Public Access To Information (PATI) Act 2010 gives the public a right to access public records that public authorities have. These records generally do not relate to individuals, but to administrative operations and spending. To learn more or make a PATI request, please visit our dedicated page:


If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, please contact us at with the Subject Line: "PrivCom Privacy Notice", or by using this button:

16 March 2023 updates: Clarified that the hosting platform collects the personal information of people who have registered for an event on our site and have provided the information. Explained that the personal information they have provided is used only for PrivCom to contact them in relation to the event they have registered for.

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