Terms of Use, Privacy, and Copyright

Welcome to the Data Protection and Use Policy website, hosted by the Social Wellbeing Agency.

By accessing and using this site you agree to be bound by these terms of use and our privacy statement.

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We may change these terms at any time. If we do, we will provide you with notice of changes on this site or by email. By accessing this site you accept that notice of a change on this site is sufficient notice, and your continued use of the site after a changes means you consent to those changes.

Other websites that we link to

Our website makes reference to other websites for convenience. We do not accept any liability for those websites' accuracy, content, or availability. Referencing another website does not constitute an endorsement by us.

The Social Wellbeing Agency has taken all due care in preparing this website and Policy. Please note, however, that the guidance may not cater for every set of circumstances, and it is not legal or other advice.

You are responsible for taking whatever advice you may need in a particular situation. 

The Data Protection and Use Policy website has Crown copyright protection.

This copyright work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence. In essence, you are free to copy, distribute and adapt the work, as long as you attribute the work to the Social Wellbeing Agency and abide by the other licence terms.

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Attribution to the Social Wellbeing Agency (SWA) should be in the form of 'Social Wellbeing Agency' and not by reproduction of the SIA logo or the Government Coat of Arms.


The permission to reproduce Crown copyright protected material does not extend to any material on this site that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

The following content is protected by law:

  • the New Zealand Government logo
  • the New Zealand Coat of Arms
  • other logos
  • emblems, and
  • trademarks.

You must not use this content without permission and following relevant legislation.

In this statement we explain how we handle your personal information in connection with the Data Protection and Use Policy (DPUP) website.

No need to disclose personal information

You can browse the DPUP website without providing any personal information to us.

If you decide to signup to receive our newsletter, you may provide your name and contact details. Should you choose to provide it, we will hold your personal information. We'll take good care of it, and have systems and processes in place to protect it.

Why we collect your personal information

We ask for your name and contact details so we can provide you news and information about the DPUP.

We won't share your personal information

We won't share your personal information with any other agency. Within the Social Wellbeing Agency, only staff and professional advisors involved in work relating to the DPUP will be able to see it.

Website analytics

On this website we use web measurement tools to collect statistical information about your visit. We use this information to help us understand how people are using the site and to improve it. These tools do not identify the individuals using the site. We can see a record of what people do on the site, but not who they are.


Our site uses temporary cookies. Browser or 'web' cookies are small text files that are sent by a website and stored on your computer's hard drive. These cookies do not collect any personal data and are deleted when you close your browser.

You can manually disable cookies at any time – check your browser's 'Help' to find out how. Disabling cookies will not affect your ability to use this website.

Access and correction

You have the right to access your personal information and to request correction of it if you think it is wrong. To exercise this right, or to ask us anything else in relation to your privacy, please contact us in writing or by email:

The Privacy Officer
Social Wellbeing Agency
PO Box 639
Wellington 6140