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Water New Zealand Privacy Settings


1 Dec 2020

A message to our valued members of Water New Zealand, this note is to alert you to some changes to the law governing privacy of personal information in New Zealand that come into effect today. The Privacy Act 2020 introduces greater protections for individuals and some new obligations for businesses and organisations, including Water New Zealand.

On becoming a member of Water New Zealand, you consented to the collection, processing, use and disclosure of your personal information in line with Water New Zealand’s Terms and Conditions of Trade and Privacy Policy so you may be interested in learning a bit more about the Privacy Act changes and what Water New Zealand is doing to protect your information.

A short summary of the changes to the Act include:

  • the requirement for organisations to report serious privacy breaches to the Privacy Commissioner and to affected people
  • new powers for the Privacy Commissioner to help people access their own information and to require businesses and organisations to comply with the law
  • increased fines for organisations that fail to comply with the law
  • new rules for organisations who send personal information overseas.

You can find out more about the changes by visiting the Privacy Commissioner’s website, located at www.privacy.org.nz

Water New Zealand is committed to protecting the integrity of the information you entrust us with as members.

We will ensure that any Information that is obtained from you is done so lawfully, either verbally or by using Water New Zealand’s prescribed forms which authorise us:

  1. to collect personal information
  2. inform you what personal information is being collected
  3. inform you why the personal information is being collected (the purpose)
  4. inform you why & when personal information will be disclosed to third parties.

It is our responsibility to ensure that any personal information we obtain is as accurate and up to date as possible and information is only collected by lawful means in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020 as well as any relevant overseas member privacy legislation that may apply.

Below you will find links to our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Trade if you would like to remind yourselves what these include.

Click here to access our Privacy Policy.

Click here to access our Terms and Conditions of Trade.

This might also be a good time to login to your "Dashboard", the member area of our website, and review your member privacy settings to ensure you are comfortable with the information you are currently sharing with other members. Click here to proceed to the login area.

If you have any questions after reading this email or learning about the above mentioned changes, or you wish to update any of the information we hold about you, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by phoning 04 472 8925 or emailing gillian.blythe@waternz.org.nz.

On becoming a member of Water New Zealand, you consented to the collection, processing, use and disclosure of your personal information in line with Water New Zealand’s Terms and Conditions of Trade and Privacy Policy so you may be interested in learning a bit more about the Privacy Act changes and what Water New Zealand is doing to protect your information.

A short summary of the changes to the Act include:

  • the requirement for organisations to report serious privacy breaches to the Privacy Commissioner and to affected people
  • new powers for the Privacy Commissioner to help people access their own information and to require businesses and organisations to comply with the law
  • increased fines for organisations that fail to comply with the law
  • new rules for organisations who send personal information overseas.

You can find out more about the changes by visiting the Privacy Commissioner’s website, located at www.privacy.org.nz

Water New Zealand is committed to protecting the integrity of the information you entrust us with as members.

We will ensure that any Information that is obtained from you is done so lawfully, either verbally or by using Water New Zealand’s prescribed forms which authorise us:

  1. to collect personal information
  2. inform you what personal information is being collected
  3. inform you why the personal information is being collected (the purpose)
  4. inform you why & when personal information will be disclosed to third parties.

It is our responsibility to ensure that any personal information we obtain is as accurate and up to date as possible and information is only collected by lawful means in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020 as well as any relevant overseas member privacy legislation that may apply.

Below you will find links to our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Trade if you would like to remind yourselves what these include.

Click here to access our Privacy Policy.

Click here to access our Terms and Conditions of Trade.

This might also be a good time to login to your "Dashboard", the member area of our website, and review your member privacy settings to ensure you are comfortable with the information you are currently sharing with other members. Click here to proceed to the login area.

If you have any questions after reading this email or learning about the above mentioned changes, or you wish to update any of the information we hold about you, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by phoning 04 472 8925 or emailing gillian.blythe@waternz.org.nz