This privacy statement applies to the mentalhealthcommission.govt.nz website, which is owned and administered by the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission of New Zealand.
You may browse and access information contained within this website without providing personal information.
Where you voluntarily provide personal information (eg, through online forms, newsletter subscriptions or email requests), we will only use your personal information for the purposes for which you gave it to us. This information will be held by the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission.
We will hold your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993 and the Health Information Privacy Code 1994. The Privacy Act 1993 regulates us through the Information Privacy Principles as to how we collect, use, hold, disclose, access, correct, manage and dispose of your personal information. For more information visit the Office of the Privacy Commissioner website(external link).
To view any personal information held by us, or if you have any concerns about personal information that we hold and wish to request its correction, please write to:
The Privacy Officer
Ministry of Health
PO Box 5013
We collect statistical information about your visit to our website to help us improve it.
This information does not identify individuals.
We use Google Universal Analytics to collect and analyse details about the use of our website.
The information Google Analytics collects includes:
No effort is made to identify individual visitors.
You may opt-out from having Google Analytics collect your information by disabling cookies in your browser, or by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out browser add-on(external link).
The statistical information referred to above will be viewable by website administrators and certain other Commission staff. It may also be shared with other Government agencies.
We will not disclose any of your personal information for purposes that you did not give it to us for. Your information may be shared with, and held by, third-party contractors to the extent necessary for those contractors to provide web services, such as website hosting and maintenance.
We will not disclose your personal information to other government agencies or other organisations without your consent, unless required by law.
When you subscribe to our newsletters, we will only use your personal information for managing your subscription and assessing newsletter effectiveness. You can unsubscribe from any newsletter at any time.
Some of our newsletters are managed using a third-party tool called Campaign Monitor.
Campaign Monitor provides analytics to the Commission on how people interact with our newsletters (eg, how many subscribers have opened emails or clicked on links). This means that the Commission and Campaign Monitor will be able to see your name, email and details about which links in our newsletters you have clicked on.
The Commission only uses this information to assess newsletter effectiveness.