Privacy Policy

This is the privacy policy for the Internet Data Portal at (the “Site”). In it we explain what personal information and other data we collect, why we collect it, how we store it and how we use it. We only use, share and transfer personal information as set out in this policy.


We only collect the data that we need to provide a great service on this Site. That includes the following personal information:

  • The IP address from which you connect.

If you choose to create an account in order to access some of the features of this Site then the only information that you are required to provide us is:

  • An email address on which you can be contacted;
  • A password.

You may also choose to give us the following personal information to be displayed as a personal profile to other users of the Site:

  • Your picture;
  • Your name;
  • Your organisation and location details;
  • A description of yourself and your interests;
  • Links to your identity on various social networking sites

We also collect the following usage information about your visit to help us improve the Site:

  • the pages you accessed on our Site and the links you clicked on;
  • the date and time you visited the Site;
  • any feedback you provide;
  • the referring site (if any) through which you clicked through to this Site;
  • your operating system (e.g., Windows XP, Mac OS X);
  • the type of web browser you use (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox); and
  • other incidental matters such as screen resolution and the language setting of your browser.


All the personal information and usage information is stored securely, protected by passwords and other access controls, on servers managed by Socrata Inc, the platform provider. This data is normally located in Australia but may be stored anywhere in the world.


Except where stated below, the personal information and statistical information is only used by our staff or the staff of Socrata Inc.

We use the personal information as follows:

  • to deliver and improve services provided through the Site;
  • to prevent use contrary to the Terms of Use for the Site.

We also use the personal information in an aggregated form that does not allow personal identification, as follows:

  • for research by us or trusted third parties into the use,
  • availability and impact of the Internet across NZ;

We use the usage information as follows:

  • to inform the effective operation of the Site;
  • to inform the future development of the Site;
  • to detect and fix any problems that users of the Site experience.


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