As a New Zealand government department, LINZ is subject to the Privacy Act 1993. This page outlines the type and extent of information that LINZ may gather when you interact with the Geodetic Marks Application (App) and for what use the information may be used.

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Using the App

  • LINZ does not record any personal information when you use the App, unless you specifically choose to provide feedback, in which case the name and email address you supply will be recorded. Any information that is recorded automatically is not used to personally identify specific individuals. Your name and email address will not be made publically available.
  • The App may access your email account, for the sole purpose of enabling you to send an email to LINZ, if you select this option.
  • The App may access your camera, for the sole purpose of enabling you to take and submit photos to LINZ, if you select this option.
  • The App will access details of your location, to enable the mapping and navigation features of the App. This location information is not passed to LINZ and is not recorded.

Communications with LINZ

When users communicate with LINZ, including via email or through the feedback form on the App, LINZ reserves the right to:

  • use the information for the purpose it was supplied;
  • use the information to update LINZ’s databases; and
  • share the information with other government agencies that are entitled to the information under legislation.

Security of collected information

  • No personal information held by LINZ will be disclosed to other users of the App or other users of LINZ systems.
  • In some circumstances, LINZ may be required under legislation to share information with other government agencies.
  • LINZ will not disclose any personal information collected by LINZ or by any other third party on LINZ’s behalf to any non-LINZ person or organisation unless required to do so by law, or without your consent.

Questions regarding privacy

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the privacy information provided here, please contact:

Legal Services
Land Information New Zealand
155 The Terrace
Private Box 5501
Wellington 6145

Last Updated: 3 July 2017