This privacy statement applies to personal information collected through the Manatū Wāhine Ministry for Women website:

This privacy statement lets users of the Ministry’s website know when we may collect personal information and what we may 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.

You can use without disclosing any personal information.

We take care to exercise our information gathering powers appropriately and always meet our obligations under the following: 

Collection of personal information

You may choose to provide personal information through this website by:

  • subscribing to Te Karanga, the Ministry's newsletter
  • contacting us via email.

There is a separate privacy statement relating to our Nominations Service database. We encourage you to read this before registering.

Storing of personal information

If you subscribe to our newsletter, the details you provide are stored in a secure third-party database hosted by MailChimp. You will be asked to provide your name and email address so we can send you future electronic newsletters. 

Read MailChimp’s privacy statement.

If you provide personal information via email, it will be held by us on our systems (unless otherwise stated). 

Access to personal information

If you provide personal information to us via our website, it may be viewed by authorised Ministry staff or third-party contractors in order to respond to your queries, to send you our newsletter or provide you with information you have requested. Any contracted supplier will be subject to our information security and privacy requirements.

Use and disclosure of personal information

We will only use your personal information for the purpose for which it was provided. We may however disclose your personal information in limited situations where permitted under the Privacy Act 2020 with your consent or where the law permits or requires it. 
For instance, the Ministry may 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.

Records and retention of personal information

The Ministry will only retain personal information as long as it is required for the purposes for which the information may lawfully be used. Information provided that constitutes a public record will be retained in accordance with the Public Records Act 2005.


We put in place security measures to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of information under our control, including our website. 

We may use information about your use of our website to prevent unauthorised access or attacks on these systems or to resolve such events. We may use services from third party suppliers to monitor or maintain the cyber security of our systems and information. 

Rights of access and correction

Under the Privacy Act 2020, you have the right to find out from us whether we hold personal information about you, access that information, and request corrections to that information.

If we have a good reason for refusing a request for correction, you can request that a statement be attached to the information of the correction that was sought but not made.

If you want to check personal information that we may hold about you, email us at

For more information on privacy, visit the Privacy Commissioner's website.


Browser or ‘web’ cookies are small text files that are sent by a website and stored on your computer's hard drive to collect information about how you browse the website.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use this website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs.
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again.

Data collected may include:

  • your IP address
  • the search terms you used on this website
  • the pages you accessed on this website and the links you clicked on
  • the date and time you visited this website.

The data is collected and aggregated for the Ministry by Google Analytics, a measurement and research service. You can find out about Google Analytics privacy policy in their Privacy Center.

You can disable cookies manually by reviewing the settings or help functions in your web browser.

If you have any further questions about this statement, our use of your personal information, or believe we have not acted in accordance with this statement, email