This website is supported the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, which hosts the Public Inquiry (“the Public Inquiry”) into the Earthquake Commission. You may browse and access information contained within this website without providing any personal information.

Anonymised data about visitation to this site will be collected through Google Analytics. You can read more about this below:

Google Analytics

Google Analytics uses first-party cookies and JavaScript code to gather statistics about how the website is accessed. It anonymously tracks how our visitors interact with this website, including where they came from, what they did on the website. The information generated by the cookie and JavaScript code about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located outside New Zealand. Google is based in the United States of America (USA). Should you wish to contact Google, you can find contact details on Google's Contact us(external link) page.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google's Privacy Policy(external link) and for the purposes set out above. Relevant legislation of the USA will apply. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service(external link) provided by Google.

Information collected through Delib's Citizen Space

If you choose to provide a submission (and associated personal information) to the Public Inquiry through the link to the Delib Citizen Space platform on the Have your Say page of this website, your consent must be provided for your information to be used for the purposes of the Inquiry.

The cloud-based Citizen Space service is provided by the Public Inquiry into the Earthquake Commission. The technology behind this service and its operation is provided by technology company Delib(external link).

Delib processes data through the Citizen Space platform for the Public Inquiry, but the data is controlled by the Public Inquiry. You can read Delib’s Privacy Policy here(external link)

The submissions and associated personal information, provided via the Citizen Space platform, will be held securely by the Public Inquiry for the purposes of analysis and preparation of its findings and recommendations to New Zealand’s Governor-General, and the New Zealand Government.

You can read about how the Public Inquiry will handle the information it receives here(external link).

Raising issues or complaints

If you have a concern in regard to your privacy, you can contact the Inquiry team at

If not satisfied with the handling of your issue by the Inquiry team, you can seek the assistance of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner at link).

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