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The collection, use, storage, disclosure and correction of personal information by the University is governed by The Privacy Act 1993. Personal information means information about an identifiable individual. The University complies with the obligations of this Act.

The University collects, stores, uses and discloses personal information about individuals in the following circumstances.

Collection of information

Automatically logged information

The following information is recorded and logged by the University server when you visit this website:

· Your browser's internet address

· Your server's address

· Your domain name

· Your IP address

· The date and time of your visit to the site

· The pages you accessed and documents downloaded

· The previous site visited

· The type of browser you are using

· The username entered if accessing a restricted site.

The University uses this information for statistical purposes and for system administration tasks to maintain this service. The University does not attempt to identify individuals as part of regular business practice. However, in the event of an investigation, the University, a law enforcement agency or other government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect relevant server logs.

Confidential and personal information

The University takes all reasonable precautions to guard against unauthorised access to confidential and personal information including the loss, misuse and alteration of the information held by the University on its servers. When personal information is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected it may be deleted.


A cookie is a very small text file that is sent to your browser from our web server and stored on your computer hard drive. The text file is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies help us to provide the user with a customised experience without having to remind us of his/her preferences each time he/she returns to our web pages.

Cookies cannot damage files, nor can they read information from the hard drive of a computer. It is possible to disable the acceptance of cookies by your web browser. However, doing so may restrict your ability to access some web pages.

Use of personal information

Personal information you supply to us through the use of online forms, email, online surveys and feedback will be used for the purposes of the University including student administration matters, provision of services and the dissemination of information to staff, prospective and current students and remaining in contact with graduates.

Disclosure of personal information

Personal information held by the University will only be disclosed to third parties with your consent unless the University is obliged to disclose information in certain circumstances set out in the Act or by order of any Court of Tribunal of competent jurisdiction.

If at any stage you provide us with your email address either as part of a message or by completing a web form, we will only use your email address for the purposes for which it was provided. We will not subscribe your email address to any external mailing list without your consent.

External sites that are linked to or from the University site are generally not under the control or responsibility of the University and you are advised to review their privacy statement.

Data quality/access

The University will use reasonable endeavours to maintain accurate, up-to-date information regarding students and staff. If you believe that the personal information the University holds about you is inaccurate and requires correction or if you require copies of your personal information held by the University, please contact:

Vice-Chancellor’s Office
Lincoln University
PO Box 85084
Lincoln University
New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 325 2811
Facsimile: +64 3 325 3840
Freephone: 0800 10 60 10 (New Zealand only)