Rangaranga Privacy Statement
Purpose of statement
The Ministry of Education (MoE) is committed to protecting your privacy while providing you with a safe and functional platform to discuss Te Reo Māori and share opinions.
This privacy statement governs data collection and usage by us.
The Ministry will comply with the Privacy Act 1993 in the collection and use of any information.
By registering with, and using, Rangaranga you consent to the MoE collecting a certain amount of personal information required for you to interact with Rangaranga and the community.
The following information is collected:
- your first and last names;
- email address;
- system usage data (for example, dates and times of activities, IP addresses, and browser and device information);
- any other information you voluntarily share on the site.
Purpose of collection
We collect this information about you in order to:
- provide our services to you and to support you in using them;
- improve our services and to support the Rangaranga community;
- contact you, where necessary.
The system usage data, collected via our web analytics tools, may be used for statistical analysis purposes in an aggregated fashion. If you use a “Do not track” browser plugin, your visits will not be logged in our analytics software.
Protection of information
We take all reasonable steps to ensure that personal information stored by us is protected, accurate, and that any inaccuracies that we become aware of are corrected or deleted.
System usage data is held for two years. Other data is held for as long as your account is live.
User accounts expire after two years of inactivity, and you can delete your account at any time by going to your account settings page and deleting it.
Once your account has expired, or been deleted, your personal information is deleted immediately and removed from our servers. Your community contributions outside of your personal account continue to be visible, but they are no longer associated with your name.
Information is stored in a secure NZ based cloud system.
The MoE will take all reasonable steps to ensure that any personal information we hold is not subject to loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure or alteration.
A cookie is a data file that is placed on your computer by a webpage. Cookies are not programs, spyware, or viruses and are unable to perform any operation by themselves. In order to use Rangaranga you must have cookies enabled within your browser. Please note that no personal information is stored within the cookies used in Rangaranga.
Access to information
None of the information we collect or hold will be made publicly available without your written consent, unless required to do so by law.
The Rangaranga community areas are public. Your name and email address will be seen by other users when you participate in forum discussions or upload and otherwise add content. You do not have to use your real name in the forums. You can set a display name in your profile to use instead.
Pages you create in your personal area are not made public automatically. You control with whom you want to share them.
Catalyst (the development company)
A small number of Catalyst engineers will have full access to the site in order to maintain the site to ensure effective operation.
Ministry of Education
Certain roles within MoE will have administrator rights. Site Administrators may access your account and its contents at any time. However, they will avoid doing so unless specifically required to support your use of rangaranga.education.govt.nz or otherwise as per these terms and conditions. When a site administrator accesses your account, you will receive a notification in Rangaranga that includes the reason for accessing your account. Your password is never revealed to any administrator.
Selected users at schools or ECE’s, with experience in Te Reo Māori, may be assigned the role of Mentor. Mentors have the ability to see who is being mentored.
There is no access to the site for research purposes.
Disclosure under the Official Information Act (OIA)
Any information requested under the OIA can be withheld if it identifies an individual.
Correction of Information
You have the right to access, and correct, your personal information that is held by us. Any requests should be addressed to email@example.com.
In the event of a data breach, we will:
- inform you without delay if the breach is likely to result in a high risk to your rights and freedoms,
- inform the relevant supervisory authority, unless the breach is unlikely to result in a risk to your rights and freedoms.
Any complaints should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.