Privacy Statement 

The Department of Internal Affairs is committed to protecting the privacy of potential employees.

Information collected

If you apply for a role or create a profile, we will collect the following information about you:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Contact details
  • Information relating to your personal and career skills
  • Education history and qualifications
  • Employment history
  • References
  • Evidence of your ability to work for the Department
  • Diversity information (can select preference not to answer)

If you opt to receive notifications of upcoming roles that meet your requirements, we will collect information about the types of roles you would like to be notified regarding.

Use of information

When you apply for a role, we will use the information provided to facilitate the recruitment process. We also use your information in an anonymous form to help us monitor and review our implementation of our Equal Employment Opportunities policy around recruitment. We will not use your information for any other purpose unless you provide your consent.

If you create a profile and opt to be notified about upcoming roles, we will notify you of potential roles that we believe match your requirements.

Information Sharing

When you apply for a role, we will ensure that access to your application is only made available to appropriate people, who require the information to facilitate the recruitment process.

If you have applied for a role utilising a recruitment agency, we may provide them information about your application.

As part of the recruitment process, we may contact your referees and discuss your previous experience and suitability for the role you applied for. Prior to us contacting your references you will be advised.

We do not provide information about your application to any other individual, company or government body, except as required by law.

Access to information

You have the right to view any personal information about you held by us, 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
Wellington 6140


We will make sure the information you provided is not damaged or shared inappropriately. We take care to ensure that only authorised people are able to view your information.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a piece of code that creates a file on your computer to track the pages that you view on our website. Turning off cookies may affect your ability to use all or part of the website.

Statistical information collected

We may collect statistical information about your use of the website to help us improve it. This information does not identify individuals and makes use of cookies. The information we collect includes:

  • The first three parts of the IP address of the device used to access the site
  • The pages accessed on our site and the links clicked on
  • The date and time you used the service
  • The referring site (if any) through which you clicked through to the service
  • The operating system (e.g., Windows 7, Mac OSX) on the device used
  • The type of web browser used (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox) and
  • Other incidental matters such as screen resolution and the language setting used.