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Privacy statement

This privacy notice applies to personal and other information collected on the Curious Minds website – www.curiousminds.nz

Our privacy policy is governed by the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993.

If you voluntarily provide personal information (eg, through email feedback or online forms), we will keep that personal information secure and will not disclose it to any third party.

Any personal information supplied will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided or permitted by the Privacy Act 1993 or otherwise required by law.

If you want to check personal information that we hold, please write to:

Privacy Officer
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
PO Box 5488
Wellington 6011

For more information on privacy, please visit the Privacy Commissioner's website.

Security

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) websites have security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse and alteration of information under our control. In order to maintain the cyber security of MBIE systems and information, MBIE systems are subject to ongoing monitoring (including activity logging), analysis and auditing.

We may use information about your use of our websites and other IT systems to prevent unauthorised access or attacks on these systems or to resolve such events. We may use this information even if you are not involved in such activity. MBIE may utilise services from one or more 3rd party suppliers to monitor or maintain the cyber security of its systems and information. These 3rd party suppliers will have access to monitoring and logging information as well as information processed on MBIE websites and other IT systems.

Cookies

We may use cookies to gather data about trends in website usage using Google Analytics, a measurement and research tool. 

Browser cookies are small files that are sent by a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are used by this website to provide us with information about site usage and to help us improve our website.

Cookies from this site are not used to gather any personally identifiable information. The information we collect includes the date and time you visited the site, your IP address, the pages you accessed on our site, the search terms you used, details about your operating system (eg, Windows 7, Mac OSX) and your web browser (eg, Firefox or Internet Explorer). This information is aggregated and it does not identify you personally.

This data will be viewable by website administrators and certain MBIE staff whose roles are linked to Curious Minds. It may also be shared with other government agencies.

You can read about Google Analytics' privacy policy, and access a Google Analytics opt-out tool, in their Privacy Center.

You can manually disable cookies at any time - check your browser's "Help" to find out how. This will not affect your ability to view this site.

Unsolicited email

Publication of email addresses on this site should not be taken as deemed consent to receiving unsolicited email. Persons or organisations wishing to send email material to individuals or organisations whose email addresses appear on this website must comply with the requirements of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007.