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We may also collect information from you automatically, such as information we or our service providers collect in relation to your use of the Website. This information may include your:
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We may also collect personal information from you when you receive services and support from us as part of the Regional Business Partner Programme (RBP Services), and information that you otherwise provide to us or our staff (including growth advisors and navigators) when you interact with us. This information may include your:
Providing some information is optional. However, if you choose not to provide us with information, we may be unable to provide certain RBP Services to your business.
You can use www.regionalbusinesspartners.co.nz without disclosing any personal information. However, if you wish to register to become a service provider for the regional business partner network (RBP Network) or to register your business to receive services from a service provider or a regional business partner (including their growth advisors or navigators), then you will be prompted to provide information during the registration process. If you choose not to provide us with such information, then we may be unable to register you to become a service provider or to receive business support services through the RBP Network.
We collect personal information via this website in order to:
We collect personal information as part of the provision of RBP Services in order to:
We may also use information about your use of the Website to:
Besides our staff (which includes growth advisors, navigators and our administrative personnel), we share this information with:
We may be required to disclose information (which may include personal information) under the Official Information Act 1982 or to a Parliamentary Select Committee or Parliament in response to a Parliamentary Question.
When you provide personal information via this Website it will be held by MBIE and shared as set out above. We will store and keep your personal information secure in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020 and any of our contracts will be subject to our information security and privacy requirements.
We 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 Website constitutes public records, it will be retained to the extent required by the Public Records Act 2005.
The Website has security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse and alteration of information under our control. To maintain the cyber security of our systems and information, our systems (including the Website) are subject to ongoing monitoring (including activity logging), analysis and auditing.
We may use information about your use of the Website to prevent unauthorised access or attacks on the Website or to resolve such events. We may use this information even if you are not involved in such activity.
We may use services from one or more third party suppliers to monitor or maintain the cyber security of our systems and information. These third party suppliers will have access to monitoring and logging information as well as information processed on the Website and other IT systems.
If you are an RBP Service Provider, we will store your contact details in a secure third-party database for the purposes of communicating with you. You can unsubscribe from these communications at any time, however this may mean you do not receive communications from us in a timely manner. When you unsubscribe from these communications, your details will be deleted from the database.
You have the right to request access to your personal information that is held by us, or request a correction, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we have a good reason for refusing a request for correction, you are entitled to request that a statement be attached to the information of the correction that was sought but not made.
For more information on the privacy laws in New Zealand and contact details for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, visit the Privacy Commissioner's website at www.privacy.org.nz(external link).
The Website may contain links to third party websites or applications. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of third party websites or applications.