This website is hosted by Waitakere City Council (“Council”) under the auspices of the Waitakere Online Editorial Board and is part of the Waitakere Online Community Project
This Statement applies to the OurWaitakere Web site and its sub-sites and governs data collection and usage. By using the OurWaitakere website or any of its sub-sites, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection Of Your Personal Information
The Council or any of its sub-sites may collect personal information, such as e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number, from persons using the OurWaitakere Web Site.
In addition information about your computer hardware and software is automatically collected. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is utilised by the OurWaitakere Web Site and its sub-sites for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the OurWaitakere Web Site and its sub-sites.
Users are reminded that personal information or personally sensitive data disclosed through the OurWaitakere website or it sub-sites public message boards may be collected and used by others.
Users are encouraged to review the privacy statements of Web sites they choose to link to from the OurWaitakere website or its sub-sites so that they can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share personal information. The Council, and the individual members of the Waitakere Online Editorial Board, is not responsible for the privacy statements or content on Web sites outside of the OurWaitakere family of Web sites.
Use Of Your Personal Information
Personal Information collected through the OurWaitakere website or any of its sub-sites, such as e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number, may be used to send general promotional material about the activities of the web site which would be useful to you. Notwithstanding this, we would only use or disclose personal information that you have provided to us or which we have collected if:
- You have authorised us to do so;
- We have informed you of the intended use or disclosure and you have not objected to that use or disclosure; or
- We are authorised, required or permitted by law to use or disclose the information e.g. for law enforcement purposes.
For more detailed information on this subject refer to the Privacy Act. This provides a link to the 12 information privacy principles which deal with the collection, holding, use and disclosure of personal information. If you believe we have breached the Privacy Act, or are not sure of our obligations, you can phone the Privacy Commissioner's hotline on 0800 803 909 or visit the Office of the Privacy Commissioner's website.
The OurWaitakere Web site and its sub-sites use "cookies" to help you personalize Users’ online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie.
A user may accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but usually the browser setting can be modified to decline cookies but this may reduce the ability to fully experience the interactive features of the OurWaitakere website or its sub-sites services.
Security Of Your Personal Information
The OurWaitakere website secures personal information on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.
Changes To This Statement
The Council may update and change this Statement from time to time, without notice. Users are advised to periodically review this Statement for changes.
Comments regarding this Statement of Privacy are welcome. Please contact the OurWaitakere Web Site at sitesadmin@OurWaitakere.co.nz.