Privacy Statement

The New Zealand Parole Board is committed to ensuring the privacy, security, and confidentiality of all the personal information it holds.

The Board recognises that all personal information relates to real people and we expect our staff to take proper care of it.

The Board is accountable for the collection, use, storage and distribution of information about individuals and organisations.

The Board ensures:

  • privacy by collecting only the information we need and using it only for legitimate purposes
  • security by keeping data safe from unauthorised access and use
  • confidentiality by only releasing personal information where there is a lawful purpose

Meeting our obligations

The Board always works to meet the privacy principles of the Privacy Act and Health Information Privacy Code, as well as the privacy and security measures we apply to govern our management of information.

For more information, please visit the Privacy Commissioner's website.

Any concerns or questions about information privacy or security can be raised via our contact page

Your privacy and our website

Each time you access our website,, we collect basic technical information such as your domain name, referral data, and browser type.

We use this information for website management and statistical purposes only. We do not use it to identify individual users.

You can voluntarily provide personal information through our enquiries and publications requests page. You can ask for details of this personal information we hold, and seek corrections to it, by making a request via our contact page.  Any information you provide to us will not be shared with any other person in a form that will identify you, except where:

  • you consent
  • it is required or permitted by the Privacy Act, or
  • it is otherwise permitted by law.