Privacy & security

This website collects statistical information which is used for making the site faster and easier to use. Your visit is anonymous – information from your visit is combined with the data from all site visitors and presented as statistical information on overall site use.


If you correspond with us by email or through our online form, your correspondence may be stored by us. All reasonable precautions will be taken to protect any stored information (whether offline or online). Any information you do share with us will not be given or sold to any other party unless you have deliberately provided that information for us to publish on the website.

Personal information

HPA is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Any personal information you do provide to us will be kept for as long as necessary to achieve the purpose we collected it for. Your personal information will never be shared with anyone else unless your express permission is sought and agreed first. If you would like further information on what data is collected and how it is used, please email or write to:

The Privacy Officer
State Services Commission
Level 4, Gen-i Tower
109-111 Featherston Street
PO Box 10-094, Wellington 6143 
Telephone +64 4 474 7590
Facsimile +64 4 474 7595


We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile or other device that you are using to access our website using cookies. Cookies are small text files which are sent from a webserver to your browser and stored on your device. The cookie is an anonymous file and gives us details of your IP address, PC Platform, Browser & domain. Cookies enable us to measure various features on the website relating to tracking traffic patterns, the pages that are viewed and time spent on each page. Cookies also enable us to communicate with you outside of the website through banner advertising.

Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. If you would rather we did not use cookies with you, you can turn them off in your browser and/or delete them from your hard drive. You will still be able to visit our sites.

If you'd like to enable/disable cookies, in your browser you can do this in:

Google Chrome > Settings > Show advanced settings > Privacy > Content settings
Mozilla Firefox > Options > Privacy > History (Use custom settings for history)
Safari > Edit > Preferences > Privacy
Internet Explore > Tools > Internet Options > Privacy