This privacy statement applies to the Time to Screen website, which is owned and administered by the Ministry of Health.
No need to disclose personal information
You may browse and access information contained within this website without providing personal information.
Information provided when you contact us
Where you voluntarily provide personal information (eg, through online forms or email requests), we will only use your personal information for the purposes for which you gave it to us.
This information will be held by the Ministry of Health. Your information may be shared with, and held by, third-party contractors (eg, breast screening clinics) so that those contractors can provide you with the services you have requested. We will not disclose your personal information to other government agencies or other organisations without your consent, unless required by law.
We will hold your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993. The Privacy Act 1993 regulates us through the Information Privacy Principles as to how we collect, use, hold, disclose, access, correct, manage and dispose of your personal information. For more information visit the Office of the Privacy Commissioner website (link is external).
Privacy when you take part in our programmes
Find out more about how we protect your privacy when you join:
- BreastScreen Aotearoa
- the National Cervical Screening Programme
- the National Bowel Screening Programme.
Viewing or changing your information
To view any personal information held by us, or if you have any concerns about personal information that we hold and wish to request its correction, please write to:
The Privacy Officer
Ministry of Health
PO Box 5013
Aggregated, anonymous information about visitors to Time to Screen
We collect anonymous and aggregated information about you and all other visitors to Time to Screen, including website usage statistics.
This anonymous and aggregated information may be accessed by Ministry employees, contractors, agents and advisers so that we can analyse, evaluate, and improve Time to Screen. Information may also be shared with other government agencies.
The Time to Screen website collects statistical information which is used for making the site faster and easier to use. Information from your visit is combined with the data from all site visitors and presented as statistical information on overall site use. To do this, Time to Screen uses ‘cookies’ and other tracking technologies.
Time to Screen uses ‘session’ cookies. Session cookies are temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your web browser window or otherwise turn your computer off. Session cookies are used, for example, to improve navigation on this site, and to collect aggregated statistical information.
Time to Screen may use ‘persistent’ cookies. Persistent cookies are more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of purposes, such as helping to determine what areas of the website visitors find most valuable, and customising the website based on your preferences on an ongoing basis. The Time to Screen server only knows that an unidentified visitor with your cookies has returned to the website and not any personally identifiable information.
Time to Screen may use ‘web beacons’ (also known as internet tags, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, anonymous identifiers and invisible GIFs). A web beacon is a tiny graphic on a web page or in an email message that is used to track pages viewed or messages opened. Web beacons tell the website server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor’s computer. Web beacons may be placed on online advertisements that bring people to Time to Screen and on different pages of the website. Web beacons provide us with information on how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted.
Time to Screen uses both first-party and third-party web beacons and cookies. Third-party web beacons and cookies are used for the purpose of marketing this website to people that may find benefit from the services included on the website.
Other tracking technologies
The following Google Analytics Display Advertising Features are enabled for this website:
- Remarketing with Google Analytics
- Google Display Network Impression reporting
- Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting
- DoubleClick Platform integrations.
The following Adwords Features are enabled for this website:
- Affinity audiences
- Custom affinity audiences
- In-market audiences
- Similar audiences
- Demographic and location targeting.
This means that Time to Screen allows Google Analytics to collect data about traffic to this site through cookies and anonymous identifiers, in addition to data collected through standard Google Analytics implementations.
Time to Screen will not share precise location information with Google without your prior explicit consent.
You can choose to enable or disable the use of some cookies and other tracking technologies on this website. Cookies that are necessary to the operation of this website and for the provision of the services you have requested will continue to function regardless of whether you have provided consent. Other types of cookies and tracking technologies will be turned off until you provide explicit consent. As a result, the functionality of Time to Screen may be reduced until you choose to provide explicit consent.
You can opt-out of any of the Google Analytics Advertising Features by downloading the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser Add-On.
You can also opt out by going to Google Ad Settings, which allows users to turn off the amount and type of data you are sharing.
More information about opting out can be obtained from the Network Advertising Initiative website.