The purpose of this statement is to let users of the Reserve Bank website (rbnz.govt.nz) know when we collect personal information and what we do with it.
This privacy statement applies to personal information collected through the Reserve Bank website.
The Reserve Bank website can be viewed without the need to disclose personal information to us.
We only collect personal information provided by users of the Reserve Bank website voluntarily through:
When you subscribe to our mailing list, we will only use your personal information for managing your subscription and assessing newsletter effectiveness. The details you provide may be stored in a secure third-party database – Mailchimp – which provides us with analysis on how people interact with our content.
When you provide personal information, unless otherwise indicated, it will be held by us. It may be stored or accessed on behalf of us by authorised third parties (such as third-party contractors) to the extent that is necessary, for example for them to administrate or work on the website. We will store and keep your personal information secure in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020 and any third party will be subject to our information security and privacy requirements.
We do not generally share your personal information with third parties (other than third parties which are providing services to us). However, we may share your personal information in the following circumstances:
Where any information provided (which may include personal information) to, or through, this site constitutes public records, it will be retained to the extent required by the Public Records Act 2005.
We may also be required to disclose information under the Official Information Act 1982 or to a Parliamentary Select Committee or Parliament in response to a Parliamentary Question.
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. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, please contact our Privacy Officer at:
The Privacy Officer
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
PO Box 2498
If you are not satisfied with our response to any privacy-related concern you may have, you can contact the Privacy Commissioner:
For more information on the complaints process visit the Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s website.
Publication of email addresses on this site should not be taken as deemed consent to receiving unsolicited email. Persons or organisations wishing to send email material to individuals or organisations whose email addresses appear on this website must comply with the requirements of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand produces a variety of publications and research dealing with monetary policy, financial stability, and related economic and financial issues. Most are available without charge as part of the Reserve Bank's public information service. For more information see our publications section.
Every effort has been made by the Bank to ensure that material published on this website is accurate and up to date. However, the Bank takes no responsibility or accepts no liability arising from:
The Bank is not responsible for the contents or reliability of any linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them.