Our privacy and transparency commitment

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) collects, uses, and discloses information as part of its role to prevent, detect, investigate, respond to, and resolve non-compliance and offending.

We understand that the way we use and hold information is important to maintain the public’s trust and confidence.

We are committed to ensuring the privacy, security, and confidentiality of all the information we hold.

How we keep personal information safe and secure

We respect your privacy and aim to keep your information confidential unless we are lawfully required or allowed to disclose it.

We have secure environments to protect your personal information and business records. We use reasonable security safeguards to protect information – both digital and hard copy – from loss, unauthorised access, use or disclosure.

We have a role-based, needs-only, access approach, where possible. All staff are assigned unique passwords, and we have a range of measures to prevent unauthorised access to your personal or commercially sensitive information.

How long we hold your personal information

We hold your personal information as long as necessary to achieve the purpose that it was collected for, or as required by law. Information we collect may be classified as a public record and is kept according to our record retention and disposal policy, which is subject to the Public Records Act 2005.

Cookies and statistical data collected for analytics

We use web cookies to temporarily store information to enhance your browsing experience and helps us improve our website.

Cookies are small text files on your computer’s hard drive to collect information about your use of our website. Cookies do not collect identifiable information about you.

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