This policy explains how and when The MacDiarmid Institute of Materials and Nanotechnology ('we', 'our', 'TMI') collects personal information, what we do with it and your right to see or change it.
We don't use, share or transfer personal information in connection with the site except as set out in this policy, or as otherwise set out somewhere on the site (including in terms linking to the site).
You can use the site without disclosing any personal information.
You may choose to disclose personal information to us when you give feedback or in submission forms. This information can be viewed by site administrators, certain TMI staff and sometimes third-party contractors who administer or work on the site, or who work on special projects with us.
Don't send us sensitive personal information or include any sensitive personal information in submission forms.
If you provide personal information, it is held by the MacDiarmid Institute. It may be shared with third-party contractors to the extent necessary for them to administer or work on the site, or to work on special projects with us. Email addresses are not made available to the public. Unless required by law, we won't publicise the names or email addresses of individuals who provide feedback to us or who provide us with submission forms without their consent.
We'll only use personal information provided to us for the purpose of:
Feedback is important and is used to evaluate and improve the site. If you provide feedback by email or by using the feedback form, that feedback is sent to appropriate TMI staff. We may pass on relevant comments to other people within TMI who administer or contribute content to the site. This could include your email address and other identifying information that you've provided.
Also see information about your licence under which you provide feedback via www.macdiarmid.ac.nz.
If you provide us with a submission form, that submission form is sent to appropriate TMI staff. We may pass on relevant content from that submission form to other people within TMI, other educational or research establishments 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.
The information Google Analytics collects includes:
This site generates persistent session cookies (that is, they have an expiry date and are removed on that date) for the purpose of monitoring site usage. The cookies don't collect personal information. You can disable them or clear them out of your web browser without affecting your ability to use the site.
Your emails and contributions to the site may constitute public records and be retained to the extent required by the Public Records Act 2005. TMI may also need to disclose those materials under the Official Information Act 1982 or to a Parliamentary Select Committee or parliament in response to a parliamentary question.
Under the Privacy Act 1993, you have the right to access and ask us to correct any of your personal information provided to TMI in connection with your use of this site.
Contact us if:
TMI may require proof of your identity before being able to provide you with any personal information.
If you're not satisfied with our response to any privacy-related concern you may have, you can contact the Privacy Commissioner.
Office of the Privacy Commissioner
PO Box 10094
Freephone: 0800 803 909 (NZ only)
Phone: +64 4 474 7590
Fax: +64 4 474 7595