Privacy Policy


This privacy policy explains how and when collects, stores, uses and discloses any personal information that you provide to us when using (the ‘site’).

This website is operated by Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency Limited, operating as WellingtonNZ (‘we’, ‘our’ or ‘us’).

This privacy policy is subject to and must be read in conjunction with our Terms of Use. Our privacy policy is compliant with the New Zealand Privacy Act 2020.

Terms of Use

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 of personal information

We collect personal information that you freely give us. For example, your name, email address and phone number.

How we collect your data

We collect data and process data when you:

  • voluntarily opt-in to receive marketing communications from us
  • use or view our website via your browser’s cookies
  • submit your personal details through a form on our website.

How we use your data

We collect data about you so that we can:

  • communicate with you
  • improve the services we provide to you
  • to provide you with services or facilities that you have requested
  • to respond to correspondence or to provide you with information that you have requested
  • for any specific purpose which we notify you of at the time your personal information is collected.

We only collect your personal information for a specific purpose connected with the services we provide.

For marketing purposes

If you have agreed to receive marketing information from us, you have the right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes.

If you no longer wish to have contact with us for marketing purposes, you can:

Confidentiality and security

We give visitors to our website the option of using a secure transmission method to send us their personal data. We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:

  • unauthorised access
  • improper use or disclosure
  • unauthorised modification
  • unlawful destruction or accidental loss.

All our employees who have access to personal data must respect the confidentiality of your personal data. We will not disclose your personal data to authorities except if required by law or other regulations.

We store data in New Zealand and Australia. We handle and store data in Australia with the same level of protection as that in New Zealand.

We do not sell or rent in any way your personal data to our subsidiaries or any other organisations either in New Zealand or offshore.

Access to the personal data we may hold about you

You can ask us whether we are keeping personal data about you.

We will provide you with a readable copy of the personal data which we keep about you. This will take up to one month although we may need proof of your identity before releasing. We will provide the information without any charge.

We allow you to challenge the data that we hold about you and, where appropriate, you may have the data:

  • erased
  • rectified or amended
  • completed.

We reserve the right to refuse to provide our visitors with a copy of their personal data but will give reasons for our refusal. We do, however, allow you to challenge our decision to refuse to provide you with a copy of your personal data.

Notifiable privacy breaches

If we have a privacy breach that has caused you or others serious harm (or is likely to) we will notify the Office of the Privacy Commissioner as soon as possible. We will also notify you as soon as we are aware of a breach that has affected you.


We take your privacy seriously. You can lay a written complaint with our Privacy Officer if for any reason:

  • you feel we have treated your data or privacy in a way that is not in accordance with our privacy policy, or
  • we have not answered your requests for amendment or review appropriately.


Send postal mail to:
Privacy Officer WellingtonNZ
PO Box 10017
Wellington 6011
New Zealand


A cookie is a piece of code that creates a file on your computer to track the pages that you view on our website. When you visit our website, we may collect information from you automatically using cookies or similar technology.

This site generates persistent session cookies to track site usage. These have an expiry date and are removed on that date. 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.

Types of cookies we use

We use several cookies to help us improve your experience on our website. We collect information or use third-party software that we access securely. For example, Google Analytics reports on aggregate anonymised statistical information.

  • Statistical: We use these cookies to collect information about your visit to our website, the content you viewed, and the links you followed. We also collect information about your browser, device, and your IP address. We use this information to prepare aggregated, anonymous statistics reports of visitor activity.
  • Marketing: We use these cookies to collect information about your visit to our website, the content you viewed, and the links you followed. Also information about your browser, device, and your IP address. We sometimes share limited aspects of this data with third parties for advertising purposes. We may also share online data collected through cookies with our advertising partners. This means that when you visit another website, you may get advertising based on your browsing patterns on our website.

How to manage cookies

You can remove cookies from your browser or set your browser not to accept cookies. Find out how to edit your browser cookie settings on the All About Cookies website.

How to enable and disable cookies on every web browser

Collection of statistical information

We automatically collect, hold, and use statistical information about website visits. This helps us improve our website for your use. Anonymous information we may collect includes:

  • your IP address
  • the search terms you used
  • the pages accessed and the links you clicked
  • the date and time you visited the site
  • the referring website (if any) you clicked through to our website from
  • your operating system, for example, Windows or Mac OS.
  • the type of web browser you use, for example, Edge, Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox.
  • the make and model number of mobile device used to visit our site.

Tools on our website

Privacy policies of other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, we encourage you to read their privacy policy.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Call: +64 4 916 1205

Send postal mail to:
PO Box 10017
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Last updated

The Privacy Policy was updated in June 2023. This policy only applies to