This privacy policy refers to the DIANZ website  We acknowledge our responsibilities to comply with the Privacy Act 1993.

You can browse our website without providing personal information

You can access and browse our site without disclosing your personal information. We do not attempt to identify users or their browsing activities.

Subscribing to email alerts

If you subscribe to receive alerts through the website we record your email address in a database. We will use your email address only for the purpose of sending you alerts. We will not disclose your email address to any third parties.

Subscribing to receive alerts implies that you have given your consent to receive emails from us as defined in the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007. You can unsubscribe at any time by following the "Unsubscribe" instructions on an email, or using the "contact us" function on the website.

Reporting unusual effects

If you correspond to us using the “report unusual effects” service then the information provided will be stored as text. The drug specific detail of the information reported may be used as part of data analysis to help us to identify dangerous activity and trends and enable us to provide information and alerts to the public.  Please do not transmit personal information through the website.

Contacting us

If you correspond to us using the “contact us” service then the information provided will be stored as a text file.  We will respond to you if appropriate and required.   Please do not transmit personal information through the website.

Use and disclosure of your personal information

We only use your personal information for the purpose specified at the point of collection (for example, to email an alert to you).

It may be viewable by site administrators, staff and contractors (including third parties) providing administrative, maintenance or other services relating to the website.

We will not give your personal information to other Government agencies, private sector organisations or anyone else.

Keeping your personal information secure

Keeping information secure is vital to us, and we acknowledge that it is essential to keeping your trust and confidence in us.

All of the information that we hold, whether it is in a digital or hard-copy form, is robustly secured both physically and technically; and we have expectations of our staff that they will actively contribute to keeping all of our information safe and sound. Staff that fall short of our expectations are held to account for their actions. Information is protected in accordance with the best industry practices that are available to DIANZ on a commercial and reasonable basis. We also implement physical, technical, and organisational measures consistent with NZ Government security policy to prevent unauthorised access, unauthorised or accidental loss, destruction, or damage to your personal information. In the context of digital information, we use secure servers and any external server providers are scrutinised to ensure we acquire a level of security that adequately protects our infrastructure and which meets the exacting standards set out by the NZ Government security policy.

We also require our staff to use personal information holdings for our business purposes only, and that they take all reasonable steps to ensure the information they intend to use is accurate, up-to- date and not misleading. The integrity of information is crucial to the way we conduct our business.

 We automatically collect some non-personal information

If you visit our website to read or download information, some non-personal statistical information is automatically collected for management of the website. We do not attempt to identify users or their browsing activities.  This includes:

  • the type of browser you use
  • the type of operating system you use
  • the screen resolution of your PC
  • the date and time you access our site
  • the pages you have accessed, the links clicked on, and the documents downloaded
  • the internet protocol (IP) address from which you accessed our site*
  • the search terms you used to find content on our website, and
  • the last site you visited from which you accessed this website.

* This information is not directly held by DIANZ. It is stored for 90 days and then disposed of.

DIANZ also use the Google Analytics tool to collect and view non-personal visitor statistics so we can:

  • discover what information is most and least used
  • determine technical design specifications, and
  • help make our site more useful to our visitors.