Privacy

The Privacy Act sets out 12 information privacy principles dealing with the collection, holding, use and disclosure of personal information, and the assigning of unique identifiers. The principles also give you a right to access information about yourself and to ask for it to be corrected. In outline the 12 principals are:

  1. Purpose of collection of personal information.
  2. Source of personal information.
  3. Collection of information from subject.
  4. Manner of collection of personal information.
  5. Storage and Security of personal information.
  6. Access to personal information.
  7. Correction of personal information.
  8. Accuracy, etc., of personal information to be checked before use.
  9. Agency not to keep personal information for longer than necessary.
  10. Limits on use of personal information.
  11. Limits on disclosure of personal information.
  12. Unique identifiers.

The Act applies to the Dunedin City Council in its role as an agency.

In compliance with The Act the Dunedin City Council holds certain information about rate-payers and residents of Dunedin City. This information is required for lawful purposes used in the functioning of the Dunedin City Council. This information is sourced in accordance with principal 2 of The Act.

Cookies

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Security of personal information

A secure method using SSL (secure socket layer) encryption is used in the event of customers providing personal information to use online services including "pay online" on this website.

Access requests

You can make a request orally or in writing for access to personal information held by Dunedin City Council. The Dunedin City Council must make a decision on your request and notify you of it as soon as practicable - and in any case not later than 20 working days after receiving your request. Dunedin City Council may, in certain circumstances, extend the time limit by notice to you.

Complaints

If you believe an agency may have breached the Privacy Act, or if you are not sure of your obligations as an agency, you can call the Privacy Commissioner's privacy hotline: 0800 803 909.