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Hinekōrako is the online regulatory and intelligence system for Taumata Arowai. If you are a drinking water supplier (including a drinking water supply owner, operator or their agent), event organiser or accredited laboratory, you can use Hinekōrako to comply with registration and notification duties under the Water Services Act 2021. If you are a member of the public, you can also use Hinekōrako to:
In this statement we explain how we handle your personal information and personal information you provide on behalf of other people.
If you are a drinking water supplier, event organiser or accredited laboratory, you will need to obtain a username and password to use all the features of Hinekōrako. When you apply for a username and password to allow you to access and use Hinekōrako, we'll ask you for some identifying information, such as your name, email address and phone number.
There are a number of other ways in which you might provide us with personal information when using Hinekōrako. For example, you may provide us with personal information:
You agree that when you provide us with personal information about other people within your organisation who are authorised to have access to Hinekōrako you will only provide us with personal information about those people if they have agreed to you providing their personal information to us.
When you're logged in, our systems will also generate information about your use of our services. Taumata Arowai is the entity that will hold your personal information. We take good care of it and have systems and processes in place to protect it in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020.
If we need personal information but you don't wish to provide it, we may not be able to provide you with the services you would like or are required to obtain to comply with duties under the Water Services Act.
We collect and retain the personal information outlined above to enable us:
We control the disclosure of your personal information. We will not disclose it unless we need or are empowered to do so in accordance with the requirements of the Water Services Act or other legislation, for example:
Other circumstances when we might disclose your personal information include:
Feedback is important and is used to evaluate and improve Hinekōrako. If you provide feedback by email, that feedback is sent to appropriate Taumata Arowai staff. We may pass on relevant comments to other people within Taumata Arowai who administer or contribute content to the site. This could include your email address and other identifying information that you’ve provided.
If you provide us with a submission form, that submission form will be sent to appropriate Taumata Arowai staff. We may pass on relevant content from that submission form to other people within Taumata Arowai, other government agencies or 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.
We collect non-identifying statistical information about visits to this site. Site statistics allow us to assess the number of visitors to different sections of the site, identify what information is of interest, monitor system performance and help us make the site more useful to you. We use Microsoft Azure Monitor’s Application Insights feature to collect statistical information about your visit to help us analyse use of, and improve, Hinekōrako. This data is aggregated and cannot personally identify you. We do not collect your IP address when you use Hinekōrako.
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You have the right to access and to request correction of any of your personal information that we hold.
You also have the right to ask us to withhold information from the publicly available register of drinking water supplies. We will grant such a request if we consider that it is in the public interest to do so, which may include the protection of privacy or the security of a drinking water supply.
To exercise these rights, or to ask us anything else in relation to your privacy, please contact us by email at email@example.com.