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Our privacy policy outlines how we use any information you provide us on www.creativewaikato.co.nz and the security of this information. The security of your personal information is important to us and we collect it in order to provide a better service to you. We do not use or share personal information in connection with this website except as set out by this policy.

How we collect, store and use your personal information

You may browse and access information contained within this website without providing any personal information.

Where you voluntarily provide personal information (e.g. registering to list an event, gallery, saving and submitting an online application for a funding programme or initiative, through email feedback, online forms or signing up to our enewsletters), this information will be viewable by site administrators, certain Creative Waikato staff and contractors including third parties who provide administration or improvement services to the website, or if published, members of the public.

Personal information that you provide will be held by Creative Waikato, and may be shared with, and held by, Third Party Contractors to the extent necessary for those parties to provide administration and/or improvement services in relation to the website. Email addresses provided where required on areas of the website or when emailing feedback directly to Creative Waikato are not made available to the public (unless when listing galleries or events where contact details for the listing are requested). Unless required by law, we will not publicise the names or email addresses of individuals who provide feedback to us without their consent.

Statistical information and cookies

Statistical information may be collected about your visit to help us improve the website. This is viewable by site administrators, some Creative Waikato staff and third party contractors who provide administration and improvement services to the website. This information will not identify you personally.

Browser cookies are used by this website to provide us with information about site usage and improve the service offered to site visitors. Cookies are small files which are sent by a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are also used to allow your preferences to be retained by your browser. Cookies from this site are not used to gather or allow the gathering of any personally identifiable information and are not used to track individual user activity around this site.

You may manually disable cookies at any time – check your browser’s “Help”. This will not affect your ability to view the site.

Use of posted material

Content added or uploaded by registered users may be used or referenced by Creative Waikato in our documents, publications or newsletters.

Access to your personal information

You have the right to access or request correction to any of your personal information provided to Creative Waikato in connection to the use of this website. If you have any concerns about personal information we hold please email hello@creativewaikato.co.nz


Hypertext links to other web locations are for the convenience of users and do not constitute any endorsement or authorisation by Creative Waikato. Creative Waikato is not responsible for the contents or reliability of linked non-government websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over availability of the linked pages.


Except where stated or where an author is acknowledged, Creative Waikato is the copyright holder of information on this site. Information may be reproduced for personal or in-house use without formal permission or charge. Information on this website must not be used in a commercial context unless written permission has been given by Creative Waikato.

Pictures of artists and artworks are used on this site with the artists’/photographers’ permission. You cannot source images from this site without obtaining the permission of the artist/photographer.