This privacy statement relates to:
- Te Tari Pūreke – Firearms Safety Authority website (www.firearmssafetyauthority.govt.nz)
- MyFirearms portal
- the Firearms Registry
- firearms licensing application forms hosted on the NZ Police website.
This privacy statement relates to:
Te Tari Pūreke is a business unit of New Zealand Police. We are committed to ensuring your privacy is protected and we strive to uphold best practice privacy and security standards.
Te Tari Pūreke is committed to:
Since our email-based privacy breach in July 2023, a new email policy has been introduced for all staff. Te Tari Pūreke is moving to a two-minute delivery delay for sending external emails along with a range of email technology settings designed to prevent any further privacy breaches.
Keeping people’s information secure is fundamental to the trust the public and the firearms licence holder community have in us.
Te Tari Pūreke collects personal information in its role as the regulator for firearms in Aotearoa New Zealand to fulfil its statutory functions and responsibilities under the Arms Act 1983.
You can find detailed information about what information you must record in the Firearms Registry section of our website.
We need to collect relevant personal information so that we can record and track licence holders’ possession of arms items and promote the safe possession and use of firearms and other weapons.
We record phone calls and chat messages:
Te Tari Pūreke collects your personal information when you:
As a business unit of New Zealand Police, Te Tari Pūreke will use personal information to manage firearms and other arms items in New Zealand. Where necessary, Police may also use your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020 to enable it to carry out its lawful functions, including the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of offences.
Te Tari Pūreke will only share or disclose information about you where that is permitted or required by law.
Te Tari Pūreke maintains secure physical and electronic environments to protect your personal information and records from unauthorised or accidental access to, or disclosure, alteration, loss, or destruction of your personal information.
Police annually reviews how it manages personal information and submit assessment reports to meet Government Protective Security Requirements and Privacy Maturity Assessment Framework requirements.
Since the email-based privacy breach in July 2023, we have introduced a new email policy for all Te Tari Pūreke staff. This includes a 2-minute delay for sending external emails, and a range of other technology settings designed to prevent further privacy breaches.
Te Tari Pūreke is required under the Public Records Act 2005 to retain certain types of information for prescribed minimum periods in accordance with a ‘disposal schedule’ issued by the Chief Archivist.
The Registry records of individual firearms licence holders will be kept for 3 years after the death of the licence holder, even if their licence was not valid at the time of their death.
You have the right to request access to, and correction of the personal information we hold about you.
We will usually provide access to the information in the way that you prefer but this is not always possible – we will discuss the options with you.
We will require proof of your identity before being able to provide you with any personal information.
You can browse our website without disclosing your personal information.
We do not automatically record personal information or automatically link recorded information with personal information about specific individuals. We do not attempt to identify you unless you choose to give us personal information.
We collect the following non-personal information about your use of our website:
We use Google Analytics to collect and view non-personal visitor statistics. This is so we can discover what information is most and least used, determine technical design specifications, and help make our site more useful to visitors.
You can accept or decline cookies by changing the settings on your browser. Disabling cookies will not stop you from using our website but you will not get the improved browsing experiences that the cookies enable.
If you would like to access the personal information relating to you that Te Tari Pūreke has stored, or to update that personal information, or if you have any concerns regarding your privacy, please contact us:
Phone: 0800 844 431 (8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)
Mail: Firearms Safety Authority, PO Box 722, Paraparaumu 5254
If you have any queries or concerns about this privacy statement, please contact:
Webmaster Media and Communications
Police National Headquarters
PO Box 3017
If you are not satisfied with our response to any privacy-related concern you may have, you can contact the Privacy Commissioner:
For more general information: Privacy – police.govt.nz
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