Privacy policy — Digital Strategy for Aotearoa online discussion

We, Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua (DIA), collect personal information from you, including information about your:

  • name
  • contact information (email address)
  • interactions with us.

We collect your personal information to allow you to register for, and use, our online Digital Strategy for Aotearoa discussion platform, Delib Dialogue. If you don't wish to use this platform, but still want to submit an idea, you can do so by emailing us at However, this means others will be unable to see your idea or comment on it.

This information is collected on our behalf by Delib Ltd as we use its online platform to run this process.

To take part in the discussion, you need to register with the site. Participants are required to provide a username and email address. The username will be made public along with the comments made in the Dialogue. Please consider this when choosing a username.

Providing this information is optional. If you choose not to enter your email address, we'll be unable to register you to use this platform.

If you register with us as a participant, you can choose to opt in to receive email communications from us on Digital Strategy for Aotearoa matters. This may include being asked to expand on the ideas you have submitted. We may also need to use your email for administrative purposes, such as resetting your password, or for moderation purposes.

The purpose of the platform is to hear and record the views and opinions of New Zealanders on our Digital Strategy for Aotearoa discussion document and what should be included in a Digital Strategy for Aotearoa. We may share your views and opinions with government organisations as they develop commitments and actions for a future work programme to deliver the Digital Strategy.

Traffic data is collected anonymously for the purposes of analysing visitor usage patterns; however, none of this data can be associated with your individual user identity within the dialogue. DIA may use these analytics to evaluate the levels of public engagement achieved. Please also see Delib’s policy on its use of cookies.

Participants are reminded that the Dialogue is a public forum. Participants should therefore not post personally identifiable information such as telephone numbers on this website. See our moderation policy and terms of use for more information.

The record of the views and opinions posted on the Delib Dialogue or provided to us in other ways will be a public record and will be retained by DIA in accordance with the Public Records Act 2005. The information on record of these views and opinions may also be requested under the Official Information Act 1982 or by a Parliamentary Select Committee or Parliament in response to a Parliamentary Question.

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 to have it corrected, please contact us at, or:

Freephone: 0800 25 78 87 (New Zealand only)

Phone: +64 4 495 7200

Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua
45 Pipitea Street Wellington 6011
PO Box 805
Wellington 6140