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Privacy policy

Privacy Statement

You may be aware that the Internet is not a secure environment.

We will take all reasonable steps to protect any communication over the Internet between you and the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC), however we cannot guarantee the security of such communication.

About this website

This website is owned and maintained by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC). Contact us here.

Statistical information

The HRC may collect statistical information about visits to our website, which may help us to improve our website. This information may include an IP address, the key words you used in the ‘Search’ function, the pages you looked at on our website, the links you clicked on, the type of web browser you used (e.g. Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox).

The statistical information collected can be accessed by a limited number of HRC staff.

Use of cookies

The HRC website currently uses Google Analytics to help analyse how customers use our sites. This analytical tool uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your computer's internet address or IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google outside of New Zealand. The tracking data is stored in a database managed by Google. The tracking data is then used by Google to compile statistical reports on website activity for the HRC to evaluate site use.

Some of our online services also use cookies to identify your login session during the time that you are using the service. These cookies expire as soon as you log out, or within four hours of inactivity, and do not contain any personal information.


All reasonable measures have been taken to ensure the quality, reliability, and accuracy of the information on this website. However, the HRC..

  • may delete, add to, or amend information on this website without notice
  • is not responsible for the content of other websites linked to, or referenced from, this website, and
  • makes no warranties or representations, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of information contained at this site.

Any statement, opinion, or view in relation to any person or organisation which is not specifically attributed to the HRC may not necessarily reflect that of the HRC.

This website is intended to provide information only. If you are seeking advice on any matters relating to information on this website, you should – where appropriate – contact us directly with your specific query or seek advice from qualified professional people.

We encourage you to take steps to obtain the most up-to-date information and to confirm the accuracy and reliability of any information on this website by directly communicating with us.

Each page on this website must be read in conjunction with this disclaimer and any other disclaimer that forms part of the page or website.

Comments about the website

We welcome your comments, suggestions and enquiries about the website.  Contact us here.