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Privacy policy

The It’s time, Canterbury/Waitaha climate change website will not collect personal information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us...

How we handle information about your visit to our website

Information collected and stored automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. Information about your visit automatically collected and stored includes:

  • the Internet domain (for example, "" if you use a private Internet access account, or "" if you connect from a university's domain) including Google Analytics 4 (GA4) user ID
  • the type of browser and operating system used to access our site
  • the date and time you access our site
  • the pages you visit, and
  • if you visited It’s time, Canterbury’s website via a link from another website, the address of that website.

We use this information to help us make the site more useful to visitors to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We use Google Analytics 4 (GA4) to assist us with this (view Google Analytics privacy principles and Google's privacy policy). We do not track or record information that identifies individuals and their visits.


The website generates persistent session cookies for the purpose of monitoring website usage. The cookies do not collect personal information. You can disable them or delete them from your web browser without affecting your ability to use the website.

If you send us personal information

If you choose to provide us with personal information - eg by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through the website - we collect, use and retain that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested.

If you sign up to receive emails about climate change from It's time, Canterbury, you may receive emails about climate change from It’s time, Canterbury and / or any of our partner councils. These are Environment Canterbury, Ashburton District Council, Christchurch City Council, Hurunui District Council, Kaikōura District Council, Mackenzie District Council, Selwyn District Council, Timaru District Council, Waimakariri District Council, Waimate District Council and Waitaki District Council.

This information will be sent to you because you have indicated you are interested in learning more about climate change, and will relate to your local area.

We do not create individual profiles with the information you provide or give it to any private organisations.

In some instances, your data is stored by external secure online service providers. We use:

We do not collect information for commercial marketing.

Site security

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs commercial software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorised attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Except for authorised law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

Unauthorised attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable.

Links to other sites

The website has links to many other agencies and organisations. In a few cases, we link to private organisations, with their permission. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy and security policies of the new site. We do not have control over the policies or content of government or private sites.

Access and correction

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 info@itstimecanterbury.