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Privacy Statement

The purpose of this privacy statement is to let users of inSource know when we collect personal information and what we do with it. We do not use, share or disclose personal information collected or received through this website except as set out in this statement.

This privacy statement applies to personal information collected through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) website:

MBIE requires you to provide some personal information when you register to use inSource.

When you provide personal information, it will be held by MBIE. It may be stored or accessed on behalf of MBIE by authorised third parties (such as third-party contractors) to the extent that is necessary, for example, for them to administrate or work on the site. We will store and keep your personal information secure in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993, and third parties will be subject to MBIE’s information security and privacy requirements.

We will generally only use personal information provided to us through this website for the purpose you provided it (e.g., to administer, evaluate and improve the site, to improve our services and to action or respond to the information provided). We may also use personal information provided to us through this website to enforce confidentiality obligations and for other reasons permitted under the Privacy Act (e.g., with your consent, for a directly related purpose, or where the law permits or requires it).

MBIE will only retain personal information as long as it is required for the purposes for which the information may lawfully be used.

Where any information provided (which may include personal information) to or through this site constitute public records, it will be retained to the extent required by the Public Records Act 2005. MBIE may also be required to disclose information under the Official Information Act 1982 or to a Parliamentary Select Committee or Parliament in response to a Parliamentary Question.

MBIE will not otherwise disclose personal information provided or collected through this website unless required or otherwise permitted by law.

You have the right to:

  • find out from us whether we hold personal information about you;
  • access that information; and, if applicable
  • request corrections to that information.

If MBIE has a good reason for refusing a request for correction, you are entitled to request that a statement be attached to the information that a correction was sought but not made.

If you want to check personal information that we hold, please write to:

For more information on the privacy laws in New Zealand and the contact details for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, please visit

Last updated 2 October 2014