Personal Information

We don't collect any personal information on you. Unless you contact us via email or telephone, we'll never know who you are or be able to collect any personal information.

Content Analytics

We collect anonymous statistics on the content that you view. This helps us report back to stakeholders on the value of Māori and indigenous research, and it helps better inform what types of content our communities wish to access.


Te Reo Irirangi o Te Hiku o Te Ika (we, us, our) complies with the New Zealand Privacy Act 2020 (the Act) when dealing with personal information. Personal information is information about an identifiable individual (a natural person).

This policy sets out how we will collect, use, disclose and protect your personal information.

This policy does not limit or exclude any of your rights under the Act. If you wish to seek further information on the Act, see

Changes to this policy

We may change this policy by uploading a revised policy onto the website. The change will apply from the date that we upload the revised policy.

Who do we collect your personal information from

We don't collect any personal, identifiable information form you. We will only collect personal information about you from you, when you provide that personal information to us, through any contact with us (e.g. telephone call or email).

How we use your personal information

We will use your personal information:

  • to respond to communications from you, including a complaint
  • to protect and/or enforce our legal rights and interests, including defending any claim
  • for any other purpose authorised by you or the Act.

Disclosing your personal information

We may disclose your personal information to:

  • a person who can require us to supply your personal information (e.g. a regulatory authority)
  • any other person authorised by the Act or another law (e.g. a law enforcement agency)
  • any other person authorised by you.

A business that supports our services and products may be located outside New Zealand. This may mean your personal information is held and processed outside New Zealand.

Protecting your personal information

We will take reasonable steps to keep your personal information safe from loss, unauthorised activity, or other misuse.

Accessing and correcting your personal information

Subject to certain grounds for refusal set out in the Act, you have the right to access your readily retrievable personal information that we hold and to request a correction to your personal information. Before you exercise this right, we will need evidence to confirm that you are the individual to whom the personal information relates.

In respect of a request for correction, if we think the correction is reasonable and we are reasonably able to change the personal information, we will make the correction. If we do not make the correction, we will take reasonable steps to note on the personal information that you requested the correction.

If you want to exercise either of the above rights, email us at Your email should provide evidence of who you are and set out the details of your request (e.g. the personal information, or the correction, that you are requesting).

Internet use

While we take reasonable steps to maintain secure internet connections, if you provide us with personal information over the internet, the provision of that information is at your own risk.

If you follow a link on our website to another site, the owner of that site will have its own privacy policy relating to your personal information. We suggest you review that site’s privacy policy before you provide personal information.


We collect statistics on content that is accessed. This is essential to ensure Māori content is funded and to better understand what types of content our communities find important. All statistics we collect are anonymous and no personal information is collected in the process. We do not record your IP address, location, or any other identifiable information. This aggregate, anonymous information may be shared with NZ government funding agencies for the purpose of securing continual funding for Māori research.