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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 Information Gathering Model Standards.

EQC does not have any law enforcement or regulatory compliance enforcement responsibilities and does not gather any information for these purposes.

Under the Earthquake Commission Act 1993, EQC may collect information for the following purposes:

(a)  administering this Act:

(b)  performing its functions:

(c)  facilitating natural disaster preparedness, response, or recovery (including settlement of insurance claims by insurance companies).

The security of our premises is managed in accordance with our Health and Safety Policy and in accordance government Protective Security Requirements.

The security of our information is managed in accordance our Privacy Policy, Privacy Statement, Information Policy and associated standards, and in compliance with the Privacy Act 2020, the Official Information Act 1982 and the Public Records Act 2005.

The information we hold is used only for the purpose for which it is collected or as otherwise advised, including as described in our Privacy Statement.

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

Should we identify a need to gather information which falls within the scope of the Information Gathering Model Standards, we will ensure compliance with the standards, and update this transparency statement.

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

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