New Zealand Law Society - Privacy, copyright and disclaimer

Privacy, copyright and disclaimer

For more information on the Law Society's collection, use, retention and disclosure of personal information, read our Privacy and Information Handling policy.

This privacy notice applies to personal information that we collect through our website at

For more information on the Law Society’s policies and procedures for the collection, use, retention and disclosure of personal information see our Privacy and Information Handling policy.

Personal information

  • We do not collect personal information on this website unless you choose to give it to us.
  • There are some places on this website where you can choose to give us personal information, such as emailing an enquiry to us, making a complaint to the Lawyers’ Complaints Service, subscribing to our publications such as LawPoints Community and LawTalk, changing your details in the Register of Lawyers, or submitting an order for Law Awareness brochures.
  • Any personal information we receive through our online forms will not be made publicly available (unless publication is one of the specific purposes for which it was collected).
  • We do not collect identifiable information about you if you only browse our website.

Use and disclosure

  • We will only use personal information that you provide to us through this site for the purposes for which you supplied it or, in exceptional situations, for other reasons permitted under the Privacy Act 2020.
  • We generally do not share your personal information with others unless this is necessary for the purpose for which you gave us the information (for instance to investigate a complaint). Occasionally the law may require us to disclose it (for instance to investigate a criminal offence), or there may be safety reasons for disclosing it.
  • We analyse non-identifiable web traffic data to improve our services to lawyers and the community.

Your rights and choices

  • We are happy to provide you with access to any personal information that we hold about you. If it is wrong, please ask us to correct it. To ask for access and correction, see our contact details.
  • You can ask to be removed from the LawPoints Community, LawPoints, LawTalk or any other mailing list at any time.
  • Information provided will be held by the New Zealand Law Society. Personal information collected by the Law Society will be held by the Law Society no longer than necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.
  • See the Privacy Commissioner's website for more information about your rights.

Important information

For any further explanations of what we do with your information, read our Information Handling Policy or contact the Privacy Officer

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