This policy explains how and when www.whitestudios.co.nz collects personal information, what we do with it and your right to see or change it.
We don't use, share or transfer personal information in connection with the site except as set out in this policy, or as otherwise set out somewhere on the site (including in terms linking to the site).
You can use the site — including completing user research tasks — without disclosing any personal information.
You may choose to disclose personal information to us when you give feedback or in submission forms. This information can be viewed by site administrators and sometimes third-party contractors who administer or work on the site, or who work on special projects with us.
Don't send us sensitive personal information or include any sensitive personal information in submission forms.
If you provide personal information, it is held by White Studios. It may be shared with third-party contractors to the extent necessary for them to administer or work on the site, or to work on special projects with us. Email addresses are not made available to the public. Unless required by law, we won't publicise the names or email addresses of individuals who provide feedback to us or who provide us with submission forms without their consent.
We'll only use personal information provided to us for the purpose of:
Feedback is important and is used to evaluate and improve the site. If you provide feedback by email, that feedback is sent to appropriate White Studios staff. We may pass on relevant comments to other people within White Studios who administer or contribute content to the site. This could include your email address and other identifying information that you've provided.
If you provide us with a submission form, that submission form will be sent to appropriate White Studios staff. We may pass on relevant content from that submission form to other people within White Studios or third parties who administer or are participating in the particular project or consultation that the submission form relates to. This could include your email address and other identifying information.
We may collect statistical information about your visit to help us improve the site. This information is aggregated and doesn't identify you personally. It includes:
The statistical information referred to above can be viewed by site administrators and certain other White Studios staff. It may also be shared with other government agencies.
This site generates persistent session cookies (that is, they have an expiry date and are removed on that date) for the purpose of monitoring site usage. The cookies don't collect personal information. You can disable them or clear them out of your web browser without affecting your ability to use the site.
White Studios uses Google Analytics on www.whitestudios.co.nz to help us improve the site.
You can find out how Google Analytics collects, processes and stores data by visiting:
We do not and do not assist or permit any third party to pass information to Google that Google could use or recognise as personally identifiable information.
We may use demographic and interest data in our Google Analytics reports.
We may create audiences based on specific behavior, demographic, and interest data, and share those lists with Google Ads.
You can opt-out of these Google Analytics features by visiting Google Ads Settings.
Your emails and contributions to the site may constitute public records and be retained to the extent required by the Public Records Act 2005. White Studios may also need to disclose those materials under the Official Information Act 1982.
Under the Privacy Act 1993, you have the right to access and ask us to correct any of your personal information provided to White Studios in connection with your use of this site.
White Studios may require proof of your identity before being able to provide you with any personal information.
Phone: 0800 257 663
If you're not satisfied with our response to any privacy-related concern you may have, you can contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. https://www.privacy.org.nz/about-us/contact/