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Privacy Statement

We collect personal information from you, including information about your:

  • name
  • contact email address
  • hapū and/or iwi affiliations
  • types of roles that you are involved in research, science and innovation-related mahi
  • topics of interest to you in research, science and innovation spaces
  • groups and organisations that you work with (paid and unpaid)
  • length of time you have been involved in research, science and innovation-related mahi
  • engagements with research, science and innovation institutions (if any)
  • interactions with us.

We collect your personal information in order to:

  • understand Māori aspirations, needs and challenges faced by traditional knowledge holders and practitioners, Māori researchers, Māori scientists and Māori innovators
  • use these insights to baseline and develop a 3-year Kanapu workforce development programme for Māori.
  • In some cases, we may also use aggregated information to develop resources for Māori in their research, science and innovation-related mahi. If we use your data for this purpose, it will be aggregated and anonymised, and we will let you know explicitly that we are planning to use your data for this purpose in communications about those kaupapa.

We keep your personal information stored securely in Aotearoa, New Zealand and adhere to the Māori data sovereignty principles developed by Te Mana Raraunga.

We will keep your information for the lifetime of the Kanapu programme at which point we securely destroy it by deleting data databases including backed-up copies of data.

You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information or to have it corrected, please contact us at, or contact Vanessa Clark, our Pouhere Kanapu| Executive Director Kanapu, on 022 088 1276, or at the University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand.