Symulus does not do not collect or use any of your personal information. This
policy explains how and when Symulus collects personal information, what we do
with it and your right to see or change it.
and Symulus Vision app (the ‘app’) know when we collect personal information and
what we do with it.
We do not 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).
Collection, storage and use of personal information
No need to disclose personal information
You can use the site — including completing user research tasks — without
disclosing any personal information.
Your disclosure of 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 Symulus staff and sometimes third-party contractors who administer or
work on the site, or who work on special projects with us.
Do not send us sensitive personal information or include any sensitive personal
information in submission forms.
Holding of information
If you provide personal information, it is held by Symulus. 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 will not publicise
the names or email addresses of individuals who provide feedback to us or who
provide us with submission forms without their consent.
Use of personal information
We’ll only use personal information provided to us for the purpose of:
- administering, evaluating and improving the site and theapp
- improving our services, and
- communicating with you, including responding to your feedback and information provided in submission forms.
Feedback is important and is used to evaluate and improve the site or the app. If you provide feedback by email or by using the feedback form, that feedback is sent to appropriate Symulus staff. We may pass on relevant comments to other people within Symulus 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 symulus.net.
If you provide us with a submission form, that submission form is sent to
appropriate Symulus staff. We may pass on relevant content from that submission
form to other people within Symulus, 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
Statistical information and cookies
Statistical information collected
We may collect statistical information about your visit to our website to help
us improve it. This information does not identify individuals, and makes use of
cookies. A cookie is a piece of code that creates a file on your computer to
track the pages that you view on our website.
We use Google Universal Analytics to collect and analyse details about the use
of our website. You may turn off cookies at any time. Most browsers have a
are being sent. Turning off cookies will not affect your ability to use this
The information Google Analytics collects includes:
- the first three parts of the IP address of the device
- the pages accessed on our site and the links clicked on
- the date and time the site was visited
- the referring site (if any) through which you clicked through to this site
- the operating system (for example, Windows 7 or Mac OSX) on the device used
- the type of web browser used (for example, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox)
- other incidental information such as screen resolution and the language setting used.
- Use of statistical information
- The data is collected and stored on the Google server and is viewable by
information with other government agencies.
How Google uses data when you use their partners’ sites or apps
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 do not collect personal information. You can disable them or clear them
out of your web browser without affecting your ability to use the site.
Correcting your personal information
Under the Privacy Act 1993, you have the right to access and ask us to correct
any of your personal information provided to Symulus in connection with your use
of this site.
you would like to see or change your personal information Symulus has stored, or
you have any concerns regarding your privacy.
Symulus may require proof of your identity before being able to provide you with
any personal information.
The Privacy Officer
44 Beckford Road, Saint Martins, Christchurch, 8022, New Zealand
Phone: +64 21 767773
If you have a privacy complaint
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
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