Privacy Statement

This privacy notice applies only to personal information collected on (a website owned by the Broadcasting Standards Authority).

When you visit this website, some technical and general user information is collected automatically (eg user internet (IP) address, operating system and browser type, location, search terms used, webpages accessed and date/time of website visit). We use this information (in an aggregated de-personalised form) to help us understand user requirements and improve both the website and our services. It is collected using cookies (small text files created by the website that are stored in the user’s computer to facilitate tracking of site usage). We do not collect other personal information on this site.

Google Analytics are used to help us to anonymously collect website statistics and insights about how our sites are being used. These pieces of software work by storing a cookie or token in your browser or app (if you've enabled cookies) which contains a unique identifier to track the number of unique visitors to our site.

These systems don't identify you personally or store any personal info, unless you have agreed directly with the provider.

Information we collect is used by us to run the site, monitor and diagnose issues on the types of devices that are used to access the site to make sure the content can be delivered to you in the best way.  We use the information to look at website traffic, analyse trends and generally help us build a big picture view of how the site is working. These insights are important because they help us to make the site better for you.

BSA’s general privacy statement is here

What we do with your personal information

Any general user information we collect will only be used and shared:

  • where necessary to carry out our statutory functions
  • where otherwise permitted or required by law
  • as outlined below under “Storage and Security”

Storage and security

We protect our data with all reasonable technical and process controls and retain personal information in compliance with the requirements of the Public Records Act 2005.

We use some third party providers to host electronic data including as follows:

  • We store most of the personal information we collect and generate electronically on local servers located in New Zealand.  This means that personal information we hold may be transferred to or accessed from countries other than New Zealand. 
  • This website is hosted on virtual private servers managed by Sniper Systems and provided by Sitehost in New Zealand and information gathered on this website is stored in New Zealand.

We take steps to ensure that any providers we use can protect the personal information they process for us. You may contact us at the details below for further information regarding any third party supplier.

Your rights and how to contact us

You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. You are welcome to contact us at any time to access or update your personal information or raise any other concern about BSA activity at, at 0800 366 996 or at PO Box 9213, Marion Square, Wellington 6141.