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Transparency statement

This transparency statement explains how we collect, use and share information gathered about members of the public or other entities (directly or indirectly) in accordance with the State Services Commission’s Model Standards for Information Gathering and Public Trust. The Treasury does not have any law enforcement or regulatory compliance responsibilities, and does not gather any information for these purposes.

The security of our people and premises is managed in accordance with our health and safety policy and our security policy, and in accordance with government procurement standards and government Protective Security Requirements.  The security of our information is managed in accordance our privacy policy and security policy, and in compliance with the Privacy Act 1993, the Official Information Act 1982 and the Public Records Act 2005. The information we hold is used only for the purposes for which it is collected or as otherwise required, including as described in our privacy policy.

Note that where we have serious concerns regarding potential threats to the physical security of staff, or the security of information or places, we will involve an appropriate authority (such as the NZ Police) and, where required, will pass on the information to that authority.

Should we identify a need to gather information for law enforcement or regulatory compliance purposes in future, we will ensure compliance with the Information Gathering Model Standards, and update this transparency statement.

This statement applies to information gathered by us, our contractors, or any other third parties engaged by us.

Enquiries and complaints

If you have any enquiries about our information gathering activities, or believe we have not acted in accordance with this statement, you should contact us at the following address:

Te Tai Ōhanga
The Treasury
1 The Terrace
PO Box 3724
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Tel: +64 4 472 2733

Email: privacy@treasury.govt.nz