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Privacy Statement


The purpose of this privacy statement is to let users of zeal.nz (the ‘site’) know when we collect personal information and what we do with it.

We don’t use, share or transfer personal information in connection with the site except as set out in this statement, or as otherwise set out somewhere on the site (including in terms linking to the site).

Terms of use

Collection, storage and use of personal information

There is a choice to disclose personal information

You can use the site — including browsing pages — without disclosing any personal information.

Your disclosure of personal information

You may choose to disclose personal information to us when you enquire or submit forms. This information can be viewed by site administrators, certain staff and sometimes third-party contractors who administer or work on the site, or who work on special projects with us.

We ask that you don’t send us sensitive personal information or include any sensitive personal information in submission forms.

Use of personal information

We’ll only use personal information provided to us for the purpose of:

  • administering, evaluating and accepting applications to programmes
  • Gathering more information about the hiring of our venues
  • communicating with you, including responding to your enquiries and information provided in submission forms

Submission forms

If you provide us with information via a submission form, that submission form will only be accessed by appropriate staff. We may pass on relevant content from that submission form to other people within the organisation, or other 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.

Holding of information

If you provide personal information, it’s held by Zeal. 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 or sold. Unless required by law, we won’t publicise the names or email addresses of individuals who interact with us or who submit forms without their consent.

Analytical information and cookies

Statistical information collected

We may collect analytical information about your visit to help us improve the site. This information is anonymised and doesn’t identify you personally. It includes:

  • your location at the time of access
  • the search terms you used
  • the pages you visited on our site and the links you clicked on
  • the date and time you visited the site
  • the referring site (if any) from which you clicked through to this site
  • your operating system, for example Windows XP, Mac OS X
  • the type of web browser you use, such as Internet Explorer, Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
  • other things like your screen resolution and the language setting of your browser.

Use of analytical information

The analytical information referred to above can be viewed by site administrators and certain other Zeal staff. 


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.

Records and disclosure statement

Public records, official information and parliament

Your emails and contributions to the site may constitute public records and be retained to the extent required by the Public Records Act 2005. 

Correcting your personal information

Your rights

Under the Privacy Act 2020, you have the right to access and ask us to correct any of your personal information provided in connection with your use of this site.

We may request proof of your identity before being able to provide you with any personal information. Contact us at hi@zeal.nz if:

  • you would like to see or change your personal information
  • you have any concerns regarding your privacy

If you have a privacy complaint

If you’re not satisfied with our response to any privacy-related concern you may have, you can contact the Privacy Commissioner.

Contact details for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner