Privacy Policy

We are committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of New Zealanders and visitors that use our website.

Disclaimer: While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information contained on this website, ECO, its executive and editorial staff accept no liability for any errors or omissions. Where appropriate external links have been provided for the user’s convenience, ECO does not accept any responsibility for the content or condition of any external links on this site.  Views and opinions expressed on this website do not necessarily represent the policy options and views of ECO, its executive or its member organisations.

Privacy Policy: Personal information provided to ECO will not be disclosed to any third party, company, organisation or individual.

What information do we collect? Personal information such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth (where appropriate), bank details etc. We collect this information only in connection with specific activities, such as membership, campaigns, feedback, surveys, email newsletter subscriptions, volunteering etc. You don’t have to disclose any of this information if you do not wish to.

Where will the information be held? Personal information submitted through the forms on this site is held only in our databases in Wellington, New Zealand. We promise that ECO will not share the information you give to us on this website with any other organisation unless you have specifically given us permission to do so.

Information for under 18s If you are under 18, be sure to obtain your parent’s or guardian’s permission before you send any information about yourself (your name, address, e-mail address, etc.) to us or anyone else over the internet. We encourage parents to get involved with their children’s usage of the internet and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating.

Your right to access the information Under the Privacy Act 1993, you can ask us at any time for a copy of the personal information that we hold about you. You can also request that we correct or delete the personal information about you that we hold.

Disclosure of system security issues If you have identified a security issue within our systems, we will work with you to validate and fix it. Please reach out to and let us know. We value input from everyone in our community. Disclosure of security issues within our systems helps us to ensure the security and privacy of our information.