Lakes Environmental is subject to the Privacy Act 1993. The Privacy Act is supervised by the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner.
Collection and use of personal information
Under the Privacy Act, personal information may be collected only for a lawful purpose connected with a function or activity of Lakes Environmental and only if necessary for that purpose. Personal information is not collected on this website and subsidiary websites unless it is volunteered. The purpose(s) for collecting personal information will be clear in such cases and the information will not be used for any other unrelated purpose. Only those involved in providing the service associated with the purpose (including any required technical support) will have access to the personal information. Personal information that is already held in public records may be accessible on this website and subsidiary websites.
Storage and security of personal information
Under the Privacy Act, personal information must be protected against loss and misuse. All Lakes Environmental employees and data processors who have access to, and are associated with the processing of, personal data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of the personal data of visitors. When any online services are provided which involve visitors sending personal financial information to this website and subsidiary websites, a secure transmission method will be used.
Links to other websites
If you choose to click on a link to another website, you are subject to the privacy and security policies of the new website. Lakes Environmental does not have control over the policies or content of other websites.
Contacting the Privacy Commissioner
If you think that Lakes Environmental may have breached the Privacy Act or if you would like to find out more about our obligations, you can call the Privacy Commissioner on 0800 803 909.