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Privacy Policy Statement

This privacy statement explains how the METOONZ website collects, stores, uses and shares your personal information.

Openness and transparency are important to us. The Privacy Act 2020 requires us – like any other New Zealand agency – to tell you certain things about the personal information we need to carry out our functions. This is where we explain our privacy practices and why you can trust us to handle your information with care and respect.

We have categorised our statutory functions into two broad groups: Compliance and Engagement. Under these groups, we explain what personal information we collect and how we use or share it. We also explain about the way we store and protect personal information and your rights to access and correct it.

In short, here are a few key privacy messages to note:

• We only collect personal information where this is necessary to carry out our functions, if you choose to provide this.We only require your first name but only if you choose to provide this.
• We may generate notes about our interactions with you when we carry out our functions.
• We store all of our information about our interactions with you externally , to ensure your safety.
• You can ask us for a copy of your personal information at any time.
• We will only use and share personal information where necessary to carry out the functions if requested by you, for which we collected it, or if required by law.

All of the collected information is stored in an excel format along with the case number we will provide you. This information will be as ambiguous as possible , to protect you within our web services. Any notes we may make about your case will be as ambiguous as possible. You will be mentioned by your "case number" and any company or possible perpetrator names will not be mentioned and will be called "company" or "workplace" and "perpetrator".

If you have concerns about the way we are managing your personal information, then please contact us at any time.

We may update this privacy statement from time to time, for example to reflect changes to the Privacy Act, so feel free to check in again occasionally to see what might have changed. This statement was last updated in April 2021.


Find out what personal information we collect and what we do with it when we receive sexual harassment in the workplace complaints or enquiries via phone or email.

Learn more about compliance.


Find out what personal information we collect from phone and email enquiries, and in – person support groups organised through our website, and what we do with it:

Learn more about Engagement

Storage and security

Find out where we store your personal information and how we protect it:

Learn more about storage and security

Your privacy rights and how to contact us

Find out how to access or correct your information, and how to complain if you think we’ve misused it:

Learn more about your privacy rights

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