We are committed to protecting your privacy.

This privacy notice applies to personal information collected through our website and any of its sub-sites.

Collecting personal information
We may collect your personal information in order to fulfil the requirements of our business, including information about your:

  • name
  • contact information
  • location
  • computer or network
  • interactions with us

We keep your information safe by using secure systems and processes and ensure secure access to your information by authorised staff only.

Access to your personal information we hold
You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or have it corrected, please contact us at service@es.govt.nz, or 0800 76 88 45 or write to:

The Privacy Officer
Environment Southland
Private Bag 90116

If you are concerned that we may have breached the Privacy Act or if you are not sure of our obligations, you can call the Privacy Commissioner’s Privacy Hotline: 0800 803 909.

Improving this website
We collect statistical information about your visit to help improve the site. This information is aggregated and doesn’t identify you personally. It includes:

  • your IP address;
  • the search terms you used;
  • the pages you accessed on this website and the links you clicked on;
  • the date and time you visited the website;
  • the referring site (if any) through which you clicked through to this site;
  • your operating system (e.g. Windows, Mac, Android);
  • the type of web browser you use (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox);
  • other things like your screen resolution and the language setting of your browser.

This site generates persistent session cookies 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.

We may revise the Terms of Use from time to time without notification, and it is your responsibility to ensure you are familiar with them.