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- Data tracking used by this website This information applies to personal information collected on this website: www.dia.govt.nz
- Personal information submitted to the Department of Internal Affairs This information applies to personal information collected elsewhere by the Department of Internal Affairs
The Department is committed to looking after the personal information entrusted to us so that our staff, members of the public and the government retain the highest level of confidence in our ability to safeguard the personal information we hold.
Personal information submitted to the Department of Internal AffairsThe Department of Internal Affairs collects personal information from our customers to assist with the provision of a variety of services, for example, to apply for a passport, a birth certificate, or as part of a policy submission. We only collect the information necessary to provide our services.
We will not disclose personal information provided by you to any third parties, except where authorised by law. Information provided by you may be used by other government agencies to allow more effective verification of information including your identity. This is important for maintaining the integrity of our services and to help in assessing your eligibility for our services.
Information matching is carried out in accordance with Part 10 of the Privacy Act and is monitored by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. See more about information matching.
In some cases we may share the information you provide us with a third party. This may be another government agency, regulatory authority or a trusted third party. For more information on this see:
You have the right to view any personal information about you held by the Department, and to ask that we correct it if it’s wrong. To do this, you can email us at:
Or write to:
The Privacy Officer
Department of Internal Affairs
PO Box 805
Information sharing with Inland RevenueThe department has entered into an Information Sharing Agreement with Inland Revenue to provide contact details from adult passport renewals or applications.
Inland Revenue will use this information to make contact with overseas-based student loan borrowers in default and child support liable parents living overseas (either in default or whose contact details are out of date).
A copy of the Information Sharing Agreement is available online at www.ird.govt.nz or at:
12-22 Featherstone Street
Information matching and disclosureThe department will not disclose personal information provided by you to any third parties, except where authorised by statute. Information provided by you may be used by other government agencies to allow more effective verification of information including your identity. This is important for maintaining the integrity of our services and to help in assessing your eligibility for various services. Information matching is carried out in accordance with Part 10 of the Privacy Act and is monitored by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. See more about information matching.
Confirmation ServiceThe Confirmation Service allows approved organisations to electronically check certain identity information. This check determines whether an individual’s supplied identity information is consistent with the information held by the Department.
This is allowed under the Identity Information Confirmation Act 2012 (Legislation website). The individual’s consent is required before organisations can perform any checks.
The Confirmation Service helps to prevent identity-related crimes and assists organisations to provide products and services more efficiently.
- List of organisations that have been approved to act as an Intermediary
- List of organisations that have been approved to use the Confirmation Service
Data tracking used by this website
This data cannot be used to identify individuals or any personal information. The aggregate data is collected and stored on our internal services only, and accessed only by authorised staff.
If you have any questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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