The collection and use of personal information by the Westland District Council is regulated by the Privacy Act 2020. Under this Act, personal information may be collected only for a lawful purpose connected with a function or activity of the Council and only if necessary for that purpose. Such information must, as a general rule, be collected directly from the individual concerned and that person must be told why the information is needed.
Westland District Council will use personal information provided by website visitors only for the reasons it was given. The Council will not share personal information with any third parties unless written permission is given by the website visitor concerned.
All enquiries about or formal requests for information in terms of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, or the Privacy Act 2020 should be in writing to:
Chief Executive Officer
Westland District Council
Private Bag 704
For more detailed information about the Privacy Act you can refer to the Privacy Commissioner's website.
If you are concerned that the Council may have breached the Privacy Act or if you are not sure of our obligations, you can call the Privacy Commissioner's Privacy Enquiry Line: 0800 803 909.